- Players: HerrWalter, Swordfish, Tijs, monster87, MartenS
- Missing: David
- Experience gained/Total experience/Current level: 3000/13800/8
The group now find themselves deserted in the middle of a hostile valley, with many enemies in each direction.
Suddenly, they were approached by an old acquaintance, Balathar Uundyr, and his new employer, Hank Jolly. Apparently, they had been told to find the group by someone. This someone was currently at a fort named Fort Eastsky. Hank Jolly asked the group if they would help protect the fort against an incoming attack. He would reward them greatly with magical gear. The group accepted and together with the halfling and the dragonborn, they traveled east for a few days.
Taken prisoner in the fort was an enigmatic man named Sol Gazer. Apparenlty, he had trapped himself on purpose. He had been the one to tell Hank to find the group. He had no recollection of this however. When Sol tried to leave the prison, the prison spoke. It said not to free Sol until 10 o’clock the next day. The group decided to do what the lock had said, still being a bit confused after being spoken to by an inanimate object.
That evening, during a great pre-battle party hosted by Hank, someone else arrived at the fort. He said his name was General Vir. Hank Jolly was terrfied of this dangerous looking stranger, so when Vir asked who the leader was, Gabriel stepped in. Vir explained he wanted an item called the Dragontooth. His master needed it. It was in the hands of the leader of the attackers. The group didn’t really trust him, but accepted since Vir let it slip they were up against illithid. They would need all the help they could get.
The next morning, Vir left. He would form a front. The minute he left, Lianne noticed it was 10 o’clock. She freed Sol and together, they fought the few illithid who had managed to get by the general. It was a hardfought battle but thanks to their tactics and a few good hits from Rallin, the fort remained safe.
After the battle, the General was nowhere to be found. Hank told the group to keep the gear he gave them. Balathar gave a tip: the nearby gnomes had been fighting the illithid, and now they could maybe claim all illithid treasure for their own. The fort was abandoned a few days later, when a large caravan arrived to help move all the money and treasure from the fort.
The group decided to travel to the gnome settlement east.