Outside of the little Sword Coast town of Triboar the remnants of the Last Legion have set up camp. The plan is to head towards Waterdeep picking up supplies and recruits along the way. Teams were sent from the legion to get supplies in Triboar, but they have failed to return in a timely manner.
The legion is left with little option but to send out a team to fetch the laggards back (the leftovers of the leftovers, SIR!). Our little band of misfit toys was sent out by Dundy, an officer of the legion.
As we approached the town…there was no town to approach. In Triboar’s place there was a stony mass about 100’ high and covering the whole village. As we came close to a corner of the town we saw a staff (wooden and covered in indecipherable runes) stuck into the ground. We unstuck it and stuck it into the thing that was covering the town. As we traveled along the edge we encountered Farmer Tim who told us that all had been well when he had left town two days ago. Rather than running away (as had been suggested to him), Tim instead became engulfed by the mass.
And it was at about that time that 5 humanoid bits of the mass came after us. We fought a decent fight …though perhaps the legion should be looking for fewer human recruits and more canid ones. Two of our number were thrust into the wall but we recovered with a fire attack to the surface. When the battle was finished we had no time to celebrate as the was disgorged many creatures of the type that we had just worked so hard to defeat. Knowing that this was a job for more…legion-y numbers. We calmly returned to camp (screaming our little heads off).
Upon returning to the camp, we had the opportunity to be doubted by many people, but eventually to tell out story to the high brass herself, Captain Rule. She allows us to meet Radu, a pathetic cult/terrorist cell member who agreed to place the rune sticks around the town. Radu confessed to everything he knew including that his cell leader’s name is Elgrim, that they serve “the dark one”, that his organization plans to try this on Waterdeep, and that the only one who can maybe stop it is Percy a priest of Pelor who is thought to be in Westmarch. People who left Radu to spill the beans are likely trying to kill the alliterative cleric so that their plan may continue unimpeded.
Just as we wrung the last useful bits out of Radu, the bloblings that we had outrun caught up to the outside of camp.