Temple of Elemental Evil (and possibly beyond)

Chicken fights and Moathouses

Never pay for something that you can get using dead animals for barter

So the party spent some time wondering what to do in town and wnadered around causing various mischief:

  • Austin PendlebrookeWent fishing to pay for his food and save up for a Crossbow, like the neat one he saw used by Miro Pincup.
  • Meanwhile Miro Pincup went to get his crossbow repaired as it had broken literally the first time it was fired.
  • Morgar Stonetipper kind of stood around and agreed with people on things.
  • Doffsky Tumbledon and Durik Norjyr of the mountain Norjyrs went off to get some supplies and somhow managed to escalate a simple bartering session into a pitfighting challenge involving Durik’s dozen chickens and the merchant’s donkey.

In summarry , the party got many free things including a wounded donkey, the crossbow repair, a pipe, and (of course) some custom made platemail for a chicken. (the chicken however was bartered to the merchant, so currently the armor is merely a curiosity carried by Durik).

All of this, along woth the spectacle of the party entering town with a dying priestess after mostly thwarting the bandit ambush, prompted a local retired mercenary to hire the party to disperse some bandits located in a nearby moathouse.
They agreed, provided they were given an up front stipend to equip with, and salvage rights.
So off they went.

The moathouse was easy to find and after scouting they determined that there were less than a dozen bandits in the house and that there were a few giant frogs outside.

they entered the moathouse through a fallen wall on the west side and dispatched 5 of the 6 bandits there. the last fled.
They took a moment to recover, and circled around the outside and went ito a similar fallen wall on the east side (after a short scuffle with some giant frogs that set upoin them).
inside they found the bandit that had fled and 5 others. a long tense battle with many near fatal mistakes on both sides left the party victorious, but barely alive in many cases.

Thorugh much experimentation with bandages and poorly applied direct pressure, the party finally got everyone mobile. They have barricaded themselves into a room of the moathouse and have taken to camp and recover…



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