Day 1 on the road to Three Rivers. Slow going today due to rain and heavy fog. Still it wasn’t a complete loss, passing through Kostelos territory we managed to trade for several bundles of furs. Our presence caused quite a stir with the Kostelos, despite the poor weather it seemed the whole forest was alive with the people of the woods coming out to gawk at us. It made for something of a festive air which helped lift our spirits as we slogged across the wet ground. I think I saw Hidden Moon shadowing us for a while before disappearing into the mist.
I told my fellow caravaneers about Eedraxis’ cottage and suggested that we stop and see what trades could be made there. Alchemical items can be very lucrative and it seemed like the hermit had little in the way of getting his goods to market.
This turned out to be a horrible idea. Eedraxis was very upset by all these people approaching his home and reacted, shall we say, poorly. We quickly moved to leave, but quickly with this many horses and people isn’t all that quick. He threw alchemist’s fire on one of our wagons and it was all I could do to convince our guards not to attack him. Thankfully because of the wet conditions the fire was damped and extinguished quickly before it could do much damage.
We would hear Eedraxis shouting curses at us for the next several hours – his voice really carries. I was mortified, I felt like all the goodwill I had built up with the merchants by interacting with the Kostelos was ruined by that bad decision.
Late in the day my hounds sniffed out a stalking forest cat, I’m told they’re unusually aggressive in bad weather, and I chased it away from the group by firing with my crossbow and sending the dogs at it. But this victory was small comfort after the debacle with the alchemist.
I lay on a blanket in the back of a wagon seething with anger as the day came to an end.
Funds: 83 gold, 5 Silver
Inventory: Peasant outfit (with hidden pockets) , Signet Ring , Stiletto , Map case, quill pen, red riding cloak, candlerod (2) , poison ring, awful pendant, disguise kit (5 uses) , Fashionable Accessories, hollow heeled boot, poison locket , courtier’s outfit, different fashionable accessories , Ring of Many Garments, money belt, light crossbow, playing cards, hooded lantern, 2 guard dogs, traveler’s outfit
Revenge List: Duke Eaglevane, Piltis Swine, Rince Electrum,
White-Muzzle the worg, Percy Ringle the butler , Alice
Kinsey , “ Patch”, Heroes of the Lost Sword, Cardshire Arms manager,
Erist priest of Strider, Riselda owner of the Sage Mirror, Eedraxis
Anti-Revenge List: Dorehe the maid
Rumors : Murderous servants (Reoccurring), exiled noblewoman (Reoccurring), vigilante “Litheria”(30%)
Caravan – Offense 1(5), Defense 1, Mobility 3, Morale 2 , Speed 36 miles per day , Extra Wagons
Traveler Capacity 34 , Cargo Capacity 63 , Consumption 17
Covered Wagon (3), Supply Wagon (5), Horse Train, Trade Goods 58, Stores 35
Cook, 5 Merchants, 10 Drivers, 4 Guards
Progress to Three Rivers – 18 miles
Behind the curtain – I got the Bad Weather event and the Security check was failed so only half progress was made.