by theobold peacekeeper (Alan H) 23HS 1AE
TL;DR Make Summerport Great Again. Kenku live in “Winterport”. Adventure is open!
Account from Theobold Peacekeeper:
Our ship, the “Whisper Dawn” arrived in Summerport under interesting circumstances. Two ships were actually fleeing the city as we arrived, and dropped us with two adventurers, Thrugg and Dwain, that were supposedly behind the reason they fled. Tales of undead and wolves were on their lips. As our boat sailed along the coast, a giant constrictor snake boarded the boat from the cliffs and we made short work of it, especially with Dorros’s distracting moves.
Summerport had an unexpected surprise, as we got closer the temperature dropped from tropical to downright freezing. The bay of the port was even blocked by ice! I did not come equipped for this….
Our guides, Thrugg and Durros, were certainly interesting as they began leading us to the Thieves Tankard, a supposed stronghold of civilians. They claimed to be from a past when the city was whole, nearly 700 years ago. They both seem mentally unsound, so I am skeptical of their words. As we approached our destination, we spotted an ambush ahead of some sort of feathered humanoids. With a well-placed entangle from Tharrus, they were caught in the vines and their ambush thwarted. Only one Kenku fell before I convinced the leader to stand his men down, just as a lizardman, Salazar approached with guards of his own from the other side. Unliked the lizardfolk of the bayou, Salazar spoke perfect common, as he told us he was part of this group from 700 years ago, presumably before the Cataclysm. I am still reeling from this knowledge and cannot wait to probe them further on the knowledge they might have.
After getting acquainted with everyone in the Thieves Tankard and delivering supplies, Salazar let the Kenku go and I offered a peace negotiation to Kroaker. He sounded...apprehensive of dealing with us and had a particular disdain for humans, who said had enslaved his people long ago and whom they broke free from and had been living in Winterport as their home for the past several generations. I look forward to hopefully showing them the benefit of a relationship with the pioneers of Sanctus and hope we can ally ourselves with them to reclaim Summerport and begin restoration. I was particularly inspired by Salazar’s speech on his plans and vision to reclaim the ruined city and make it great again. He is very very different from the lizardfolk of the bayou.
After discussion on next steps and assessing the tavern’s current resources, it seemed clear that we had to destroy the ice bridge blocking the way into the bay for easier supply access to this base as a our first foothold in Summerport. Tharrus is a skilled druid who used a combination of ice destruction and fire to destroy the bridge as we guarded him. And with that, Summerport seems ready for anything now. We must seek diplomacy with these Kenku, the streets and building can be reclaimed for use by the population and future settlers from Sanctus, rumors of the nightly undead and wolf attacks will have to be investigated, and I have to find some kind of mittens if I’m to survive in this frozen island.
Tharrus (Mike B)
Theobold (Alan H)
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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