It has been 8 months since the campaign in the city of Tornstin has started. Unfortunately we all lead busy lives and only get to play once or twice a month, if we get to play that often. But I thought a quick rundown of what the “Bad Asses of the Rough Boys” have been up to since the fall of the underlords.
That night they met with Cecil, a clerk with the city guard, friend of Abel Basehore, and a forger used often by the Rough Boy Guilds in the X Marks the Spot. He informed them that Abel wasn’t killed with the others in the meeting of the nine Underlords and was sent to Teskom Prison under a false identity. They devised a plan to get him out of the heavily guarded prison. They stole a seal from a member of the city council after Pepper Anne seduced his head servant to let them into the home (and then was forced to kill him when he stumbled upon Mirek searching the council members office). In the meantime Tolman, who was masquerading as Pepper Anne’s driver drove the council member’s niece to a ball leaving them without a getaway vehicle. They gave the seal to Cecil who forged release papers for Abel. Tolman and Pepper Ann killed three guards and they with Mirek impersonated them to go deliver the papers to get Abel released. When they got Abel out they found he was extremely ill and beyond their help. At Able’s insistence they took him to a shack in the worst and slummiest part of the city where a man healed him stating “I can’t believe they would go this far” to no one in particular and when questioned said no more other than to leave Able here for now.
A few days later the three of them received a message via Cecil to meet Able at his house. They went to meet him and Able divulged his plan to try and cut off some of the violence which was to come with people clambering for power of the leaderless criminals. His plan was to quickly recruit others of various skill sets in different parts of the city and set them up as guild leaders who answered to Mirek, Tolman, Pepper Anne and Cecil, who in turned answered to Able secretly (for now). The recruited several people and Able convinced them to agree with his plan and gave them each a territory to start recruiting and establish their guilds.
Able also made contact with one of the bandits who haunt the roads from the city to its outlying villages by the name of Horros Silverkin. He told Able of a man named Walter who had taken control of all of the bandits several months ago. His methods were cruel and violent and gave no profit to the guilds in the cities. Able had Mirek, Tolman and Pepper Anne go with Horros to find Walter and remove him from leadership and place Horrus, who pledged his loyalty to Able, in charge of the now united bandits.
They left the city early the next morning. About midday they ran into an ambush set up by a group of bandits. They easily subdued most of the bandits but one got away and they were forced to kill one. They interrogated the remaining bandits and learned that Walter continuously moved the main bandit camp and that it recently moved and that the only one who knew its new location of the group was the psion who got away.
That night they met up with some of Horrus’s men, Grunk, the Half-Orc Druid who spends most of his time as a wolf and Auren the Wood Elf who is quick with his blades. They had been trailing Walters camp and informed them that it was about a day away. They traveled to the camp where Pepper Ann transformed into a Hawk and scouted it. When she returned they devised a plan of taking out two of the guard posts simultaneously then rushing to Walter’s tent as he slept and taking him out. They took out the two guard posts quickly, swiftly and quietly. Mirek stunned one of the guards using his mental powers while Horrus and Viktoria (Mirek’s most powerful mental slave) took out the two guards with their arrows. At the other guard post Grunk slithered as a snake towards the guards and waited in case something went wrong. Tolman and Auren snuck up on the two guards and slit their throats. Meanwhile Pepper Ann in the form of an owl sat on a tree keeping watch and ready to react in case something went wrong. They quietly made their way to Walter’s tent in the middle of the camp. Hey entered to find Walter not sleeping but pacing in thought. He tried to get away but Grunk had transformed into a giant wolf and Pepper Ann transformed into a Bear blocking two of the four entrances, and one blocked by everyone else. Walter managed to get out the fourth entrance and yell for help. The bandits began to wake and the other four guards from the other two guard posts began to come towards the fight. But it was too late. Grunk rushed two of the guards and pinned them to the ground, but not before one of them fired a crossbow bolt into Pepper Anne’s behind. The bandits were starting to emerge from their tents in various states of drew, but all with weapons in hand. But it was too late for Walter. He took an arrow to his chest. It should have been the end of Walter but the shot forced him to transform into his true form. That of Cruksis, a vicious Green Dragon. He sprayed corrosive acid from his mouth seriously injuring Mirek and then he flew away yelling “You have ruined the plans. Tornstin shall pay!”