After leaving Avalia, Karnak, Sharat and Jai met up with the rest of the party who were waiting in the wilderness with Cathra Hallstatt, the daughter of the Avalian lord. Theros volunteered to escort Cathra to wherever it is that she wanted to go to get away from her father and then catch up with the group in Fallcrest.
Ten or so days pass fairly uneventfully, until the group is a day or so outside of Fallcrest… when they see that the road up ahead is blocked by a broken down cart. Suspecting a trap, they dismount and, sure enough, are confronted by a Halfing and his Hound.
Rassimohn chats up the Halfling, trying to figure out if they’re about to be ambushed. Turns out the Halfling, name of Thannigan, is looking for adventurers just like them to deter them from coming to Fallcrest. Over the course of their conversation, then Thannigan reveals that the Porter’s Guild and the Swiftwater Clan are feuding and the Porters have sent word for mercenaries to come to Fallcrest and help them. Thannigan is watching the road to prevent that from happening.
Rassimohn eventually persuades the Halfling that he and his compatriots are merely returning home, and Thannigan eventually realizes that this is the very group of adventurers who killed the vampire in the Tombwood—pretty much making them good-guys in his book.
PC’s present: Elestrynna, Karnak, Rassimohn, Sharat (100xp each)
Over a late breakfast, the group hears word of what’s been happening in Fallcrest since they left… – the Swiftwater Clan of Halfings do brisk trade up and down the Nentir River – the Porter’s Guild runs the warehouses above and below the falls in Fallcrest, portaging goods to and from the quays on either side of the falls. – the Porters and the Swiftwater Clan have long had disagreements on their mutual territory of commerce, and the Porters would often make grand claims of certain Merchants being ‘off limits’ to the Swiftwater Clan – a week or so ago, a caravan of the Swiftwater Clan was brutally assaulted and blame fell on the Porters—although this extreme act was well beyond anything that had been done before – so the Swiftwater Clan and its many extended family have converged on Fallcrest to protect their interests. things are very tense in the city.