Sandpoint Varisia

The Swallowtail Festival

After their business up in Darkmoon Hollow the party returns down river to Sandpoint to bring Lord Cydric back in time for the Swallowtail Festival in Sandpoint. This years festival will be opening the brand new cathedral in Sandpoint replacing the one that burned down 5 years earlier.

The majority of the party spent the night at the Rusty Dragon Inn the night before the festival. On the day of the festival everyone spent the time visiting various events throughout the day. At sunset a large crowd gathered in front of the Cathedral for the Consecration. Just as Father Zantus began to recite the prayer for the consecration a series of screams and quick motions began happen to the crowd. Just as everyone started to realize what was happening smoke and flames started showing up over large sections of the city as many goblins assaulted the town.

The party split into two as they took care of the various groups of goblins, and their goblin warchanters singing their bardic songs. After a couple of minutes of battle the majority of the goblins were defeated in the square. With that the sound of more goblins came from the road to the north gate. With that Raya ran off on her own to help the next fight. As soon as they could the rest of the party chased after her as soon as they could. Persia informed the Priest that the wounded townsfolk needed help, and Zula healed a young child who had been wounded by the fight.

Raya came upon the gate just as a group of Goblins on Goblin dogs killed a large mastiff that was guarding a man who was cowering in the doorway of a nearby building. Launching herself at the goblins she got their attention quite well before anyone else caught up.

The rest of the party soon made it to the gate to defeat the rest of the goblins and saving the nobleman who introduced himself as Aldern Foxglove a visiting noble from Magnimar. He immediately started fawning all over Raya for being his savior and offered to buy her dinner and talk more with her. Raya left with Aldern for the rest of the day.

The rest of the assault was taken care of by the guards, the town began clearing up the mess and trying to take care of those who lost their life in the attack. Shortly afterwards Sheriff Hemlock asks for the parties help as it seems one of the grave vaults has been broken into. Since they were so helpful in the attack and his men were still quite busy with the cleanup if they could help investigate the grave vault.

Upon closer inspection Korin noticed the tracks of a human amongst those of the goblins. going deeper into the vault they discovered a few undead which seemed to have been left to stop snooping. They discovered the body of the former priest who died 5 years ago was missing.

Mizuki related some of what she knew about the events from five years ago. After going back through the information at hand the party decided it seemed suspicious that Lord Kaijitsu was sick on the day of the attack, and had not been available for the last few days due to illness. They went around the his manor house on the southern side of the harbor. There Mizuki was able to convince the servants she was relative come to visit. The servant informed them that regrettably Lord Kaijitsu was in the town, and had gone to get his daughter as he was planning on leaving this town and taking her with him.

Thinking something was wrong the party rushed back into the main part of Sandpoint. Just as they got close to the Rusty Dragon they were stopped by Bethana Corwin an elderly woman they knew that worked at the Inn. She was out looking for the Sheriff, but ran into the party first saying that she had not been able to find Ameiko all day, when she checked her room she found a letter. The letter was written in Minkaian. Handing the letter to Mizuki who could read it they discovered that Ameiko’s brother had called her out to the Glassworks at Midnight about their fathers involvement with the attack.

Heading straight to the glassworks the party discovered the building locked up and the smokestacks pumping out smoke. A couple townsfolks also attempted to find out what was going on as they wanted their glass order.

Feeling as if they were on a time limit the party rushed through the building as fast as possible, until they came to main glassworks room where they found a wide amount goblins and Tsuto. In the center of the room was the still red hot glass pile that Tsuto poured over Lord Kaijitsu. As the door flew open Tsuto motioned for a group of goblins to carry Ameiko towards a doorway in the corner. Korin and Vincent rushed past the first group of Goblins in order to get to Ameiko before they could carry her away. Korin was quickly surrounded by goblins and Vincent and Tsuto entered combat. In the resulting battle the party was heavily battered and wounded, but in the end as Tsuto attempted to escape Mizuki got a critical crossbow shot on him and ended his escape. It was easy for them to catch up to the goblins who had Ameiko and overpower them.

Healing Ameiko they brought her to consciousnesses and helped her exit the glassworks. Going through Tsuto possessions they found his journal that explained about several of the attacks and that they were being order by Nualia who was planning on sacrificing the entire town to Lamashtu with the help of a Quasit living below the city and the combined goblin tribes of Thistletop.

Bandaging their wounds the party returned to the Inn to discuss their options and heal overnight.

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