The party has gathered in The Screaming Mime, a bar that caters to adventurers. The characters know they are competent, but haven’t proven themselves on an actual quest yet. Even without proven experience the party is accepted by the veteran adventurers who offer them friendly advice, some valuable and some less so.
Over the course of the evening the party attracts the attention of a bard Itinere who is well known among adventurers as a great teller of tales, but also one who instigates the unwise to take risks they might not take otherwise. He is a dark haired man with ruddy skin and a chin that always seems two days overdue for a shave without ever forming a beard. He is a jovial sort who truly enjoys adventuring tales and smokes a pipe carved from a shark bone.
Itinere tells them that “While it is a long trek for a first adventure there is a place in the dwarven vales called the Eye of the Serpent where a wealthy clan of gem miners were wiped out and their treasure never recovered. It is not an easy quest, in fact the famous ranger Salutem and his elven companion Sagittandi vanished on that very quest some 40 years ago and the great bard Viatori Patuit followed their trail ten years later and also never returned, but if you were to succeed it would certainly earn you free drinks for the next week with such tails, I’ll buy the first round upon your return.”
It would take about a week on foot to travel to the valley and while horses might make the first part of the journey easily the mountain cliffs are very steep.
Andrew – Human Fighter (Levels to 2, will go up to 3 in 2 more sessions)
Bill – Dwarven Fighter/Cleric
Diego – Dwarven Fighter/Cleric
Erik – Elven Thief/Mage
Jen – Elven Fighter/Thief
Matt – Elven Thief/Mage
Some treasure was found, but the group hasn’t returned from the adventure yet.
Along the way they defeated 7 orcs, a Vilstrak, and a Snow Lion. Bill’s Dwarf was scarred by a spear wound to the chest from and orc warrior.
At the end of the session the party was camping in the first valley on the downward slope of the mountain opposite of the way they climbed up. There is a herd of musk oxen in the valley and a mated pair of Roc up above.