By Sigrunn (Adam F.)
Cael, my friend the half-elf Paladin and I were sitting at Heykitd’s enjoying a meal and discussing the events in the region over the past few months. When he decided that he wanted to head up to Proximus Flumen and see what lies beyond the southern outpost where they were encountered. He and I make a good team having twice gone into the field together so having no pressing matters until the start of next month. We put the word out that we were heading north to see what is going on up there.
Our notice gathered a halfling wizard who was right off the boat named Meville, a gnome wizard named Ponzi (a shortened version of the typical long gnomish name) and a human fighter named Merchelm. The human and gnome knew each other from discovering a mine. The three of them had just arrived at Fort Providence from Griffin’s Roost and decided that they would like to see these dragonborn that everyone is talking about.
We headed west in some canoes that Cael rented from Hamilton, crossing the bayou to reach the river. We reached the river without incident but were soon attacked by the bullywogs that call the bayou home. They and their giant toad proved to be no match for us but the toad was a match for one of our boats. After the fight we headed out on foot.
We headed north until we had to camp for the night. During my watch we were attacked again by bullywogs and some poisonous snakes. Killed the snakes and one of the bullywogs before the others ran. I collected the snakes for Vecca as I know that she is always looking for potion ingredients.
The next day we continued our march along a path made by some sort of herbivore. We crossed the river and killed another giant toad before I snapped my crossbow string nearly putting out my eye. We moved up river again and I think crossed over again. I lost track of the crossings we made. Merchelm turned out to be a boating savant or something, I’ve never seen someone handle watercraft like he did. Makes me wonder if he was a pirate before taking up this life of adventure.
We found the herbivore, it was a Sea Cow that also went onto land, some sort of green amphibian? It didn’t bother us so we didn’t bother it.
The next night,during third watch, when we were maybe a day or so from the outpost, when we were awakened by crashing footsteps right before one of those hill giant monsters broke through the trees. We went right into battle mode with everything we had. I encountered these creatures during my first days here and knew them to be tough. Spells flew and swords flashed. The giant threw a tree at us and missed before we brought him low. We found a trove of stuff in his pack in the morning and divided it up between us to haul home. We also drained its blood and took its fingers and toes. We were battered and tired and decided to head back to Great Scale Village so that our new friends could meet our allies.
We headed back down river once the giant had been disposed of hoping to get back without incident. We were not that lucky as three giant crocodiles attacked us. We were unable to defeat the beasts, in fact Merchelm went down and I had to revive him. Once he was up we ran, distracting them with an illusion.
We managed to get to GSV without further encounters. We divided up the loot, I managed to find a magical crossbow with his belongings and a fair amount of gold. I gave Cael half of the fingers and toes as he is attempting to craft some magic items then gave the rest, along with the poisonous snakes to Vecca to make what she could out of them. It will take her at least a week to make anything out of them so when I come back this way at some point I will see what she has managed to craft. I also turned over all of the unwanted items to the village. They, like most societies of this developmental stage, can make use of things that we would consider useless.
Once that was done we returned to Fort Providence to discover that there was quite a bit of excitement during our five day journey but that is not my story to tell.
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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