One more favor…
With Greenest’s forces helping the townsfolk to rebuild and prepare for another attack, the governor asked the Heroes of Greenest to track down the raiders and gather information:
- Where were the raiders hiding?
- Why did they attack Greenest?
- How many raiders were there?
- Where will they strike next?
The Governor promised a meager sum of 250gp to each adventurer, the best he could scrape from the armory in these trying times. Additionally, the adventurers would have full access to supplies and services at the keep while they assisted the town.
Does anyone need help?
A shameless search for side quests
A young man walks up to you, limping heavily on his bandaged left leg. "I hear that you intend to follow the raiders and see where they’ve gone. I’d like nothing better than to come with you, but in this condition, I’d slow you down. In the midst of all this tragedy, there’s no reason you would have heard about the fate of my master, Leosin Erlanthar, but it’s important you know. He is a monk from Berdusk. He disappeared last night, after we fought a particularly savage battle against raiders. A few others and I fought our way to the keep, barely. Leosin didn’t make it at all. We went back thos morning to look for him, but all we found was his broken staff and this choker, which he always wore.
“Leosin has been investigating these raiders for months. I fear that he might have tried to infiltrate their group when they retreated, or worse, was captured and carried away as a prisoner. No one understands these bandits better than he does, and his knowledge will be invaluable against them. When you find their camp, please look for any sign that Leosin is there. One of my brothers has already departed for Berdusk to bring back help, but it will be many days before help arrives. Anything you can do before then would be a godsend.”
Following the Trail
The party discovered that the retreating footsteps were pressed deeper into the ground than those from the approach, suggesting the raiders were carrying a considerable amount of loot and treasure away from the town.
Along the way, the group encountered a group of humans and kobolds arguing over how to properly cook a game hen. When they began their assault, the kobolds scattered, and a rough battle against several magic-users ensued. After a quick feast on the hens roasting over a cooking fire.
The group decided to rest for the night before approaching the camp to learn more.