City of Gryrax: The River Quarter
High: 58°F (14°C) Low: 40°F (4°C)
Any day now heavy rains are sure to drench the city.
This is where you find refugees that were forced to escape the Wild Coast when the orcs destroyed many of their cities and villages. Many have taken away low paying jobs on the docks from those that once held them. But these days, post Greyhawk Wars, many merchants are barely hanging on. Doing what they have to to stay in business.
The Froth and Pallet is an inn that is very popular in this area. It’s owner, Rusad Bheshid, is a retired fighter that loves to brag about his adventurers. Specifically about killing a young green dragon. In case there’re any trouble, he keeps a bastard sword right above the bar.
Tonight is a very special night. The Prince, heavily guarded, is part of the audience. Trey Anisette and Pip, both bards from Safeton, will be performing. They own the Trey & Pip’s Music Shop near The Market District in the center of the city. They came to Gryrax to retire from a life of touring and performing. But when The Prince asks you to perform, well, you fucking do it!
During the course of the evening, the newest of adventurer’s begin to show up at the The Froth and Pallet. 1st there is Helda from the city of Gryrax. A dwarf priestess of ____.
And then there is Bob. His obvious strength and build tell you he is not one to be messed with.
He bullies a beggar outside that goes by the name of Glen
This almost gets him arrested. The halfling, Pip, he begins to sing a song that distracts the guards. They can’t help but to forget everything and anything else that is happening at that moment.
Quirion Eveningstar, an elf, arrived a bit ago. He has decided to take pity on Glen and hires him as his personal caretaker.
Malkam Broadbottom, a priest of _______, is invited by Prince Corrond to sit at his table.
Raísa, an Oeridian human fighter from the kingdom of Keoland, like many has had a hard time keeping a steady job. She usually travels with merchants to protect their goods. She shows up at the inn hoping to find work.
After the show Raisa and Bob begin speaking with the halfling.
Those sitting at the Princes’ table realize that the gentleman, a mage of sorts, sitting next to The Prince, something seems off about him. Almost like he’s a 1 dimensional image.
. The elf, Quirion Eveningstar, he begins speaking with Prince Corrond. And then suddenly, along with the mage, disappears. During that time the others notice The Prince is still there. But he’s not moving. Like he’s been paused. A few minutes later the three of them reappear.
Prince Corrond offers each of the adventurers 100 gp to protect a very controversial ambassador that will be docking tomorrow morning. Father Legate, of the Scarlett Brotherhood, and two other ambassadors from Greyhawk and Celene, are arriving in the city to speak with the prince about how to help support Gryrax from the continuing attacks from Turrosh Mak and the orcs of the Pomarj. He is no dummy. He knows the Scarlett Brotherhood is likely behind many of the assassinations in his own principality of Ulek. And he knows citizens will be very unhappy. But he has no choice but to follow through. The adventurers have been hired to protect Father Legate and escort him to his private mansion.
The new group of adventurers are invited to stay at Pip’s place. There is plenty of room at Trey & Pip’s Music Shop. Not long after leaving The Froth and Pallet, a lady is seen begging on the street.
Not too far away is a mother and her two children.
Moments later she grabs a child away from its mother and immediately heads into the sewers.
While some of the new party members are hesitant to help, Raisa does not. They all ultimately decide to give chase.
A few twist and turns, the lady and kidnapped child disappear. But they do see several rats swimming in the sewers. The rats enter a room to the left. In the room they see the beggar and what looks like a now dead child laying at her feet.
The party rushes in. The beggar turns back to her true form; a were rat!
Suddenly, the entire party is surrounded by 6 other wererats. It’s a trap!
The cleric, Malkam, takes several hits. But manages to not fall
Most of the wererats fall. The one’s that get away turn back into rats and can be seen exiting the room through a secret passage.
A low growling can be heard coming from the sewers. Moments later 2 crocodiles, they look hungry, are going to enter the room and hopefully feed on 1 or 2 of the adventurers.
The adventurers quickly come to their wits and decide they should exit through the secret passage. It leads to a stairwell. It opens up into an unlocked door to a warehouse on the docks.
The rest of the evening is uneventful. The party finally makes it to Pip’s place. They relax, drink, eat, and get to know each other. Not everyone is happy about this job. Protecting such a vile creature goes against some of their standards of decency. But once again Raísa prevails with her sense of logic and diplomacy. She reminds everyone that they are doing this for Prince Corrond. And if he believes this will be good for Gryrax, then so should they.
Tomorrow morning will be a one busy one indeed. Father Legate will arrive by ship in the early morning.