Burnt Offerings: In the first of the Runelord series, the party assists the town of Sandpoint by first saving them from a Goblin raid. They meet the wealthy Aldern Foxglove by saving him from death at the hands ofthe goblins. They next find and defeat the evil Tsuto Kaijitsu (brother of the friendly Ameiko, owner of The Rusty Dragon Inn) and his goblin allies in his father’s glass factory rumored to have extensive tunnels underneath. Later they locate and destroy the Thisletop goblin tribe in their hideout on an island off the rugged Varisian coast north of town. Only the goblin tribe’s druid, Gogmurt escaped. Later they discover ruins from the Thassilon Empire under the goblin hideout and defeat Nualia, a female cleric of the evil goddess Lamashtu and her allies who had rallied the goblins to raid the town. Finally the party kills a Bharghest locked for thousands of years in a chamber under the island. The party returned as town heroes.
The Skinsaw Murders: Soon after they return to town, the sheriff asks for their help to solve recent grusome murders where grusome seven pointed stars have been carved into the bodies of the victims. At the same time, Aydeen, female cleric of Desna, begins to receive haunting love letters that appear to be from the murderer. At first some in the party suspect the Scarnetti family that lives in town, but soon the trail leads to ghoul attacks in the farmlands outside of town. Finally the party kills all the ghouls and the trail leads on to a house known as Misgivings owned by the family of Aldern Foxglove. The house turns out to be haunted and filled with various haunts. In the caverns below the house the party finally finds their former friend Aldern Foxglove who had become a ghoul himself and was beyond help. In his belongings they find hints that the trail of murder leads to the City of Magnimar to the south. They travel to the city and Adina contacts the temple of Iomadae for help. They gather information and soon discover Aldern’s townhouse and find two killers (faceless stalkers) waiting for them there. They defeat them, capturing one and manage to interogate him, but he eventually escapes after being turned over to the law. Next they follow the trail to a sawmill owned by the Brothers of the Seven and find it occupied by a death cult, led by none other than Justice Ironbriar. They face trial, but their association with the temple of Iomadae and the evidence show they are not guilt of murder. Next the path leads to an old clock tower in the Shadow district under the ancient Thassilon bridge. Here they fight a large and powerful flesh golem and narrowly avoid disaster when a huge bell falls on them from above. They fly and climb to the top of the tower and face three more faceless stalkers, killing two and tying one into a robe hangng from a beam with a 160 foot drop. Ascending scafolding outside the tower, they reach a chamber in the roof and are immediately subject to magical attacks from an invisible creature who is finally revealed to be a large half woman, half viper. She wears a strange mask and holds a wooden spear with a spike-like head as she aims to kill.
Today is the 11th of Lamashtan (second month of fall), 6 PM. It is the 21st day of the campaign.