Rova, 4714 AR, to Gozran, 4715 AR (8 months)
- The Greenlords continue to build and stabilize their frontier barony. Zeneloy experiences its second norther winter, and its people grow more resilient with every terrible blizzard that scours the countryside.
- In the early winter, before the snows fall heavy, the Greenlords clear the land near the Stag Lord’s fort and begin rebuilding the ruin into a fine stone castle. By winter’s end the new fortress of Winter’s Gate is born, standing as a bastion of civilization on the windswept northern shores of Tuskwater Lake.
- The Greenlords continue to foster good relations with allies and vassals – Maegar Varn to the far east, the good fey of the Narlmarches, and the Sootscale kobolds – throughout the winter. Melianse the nixie advises the Greenlords that a violent forest drake has taken residence in the southern Narlmarches and has been terrorizing the wildlife and sentient folk there for weeks. She entreats the Greenlords to assist in ridding the forest of the Narlmarches.
- In the early spring, while snow still covers the realm but the days grow longer and warmer, Zelenoy is visited by a wandering celebrity – the famous sorcerer Alizander, mayor of the city of Westcrown in far-away Cheliax and member of the widely-renouned Returners. Alizander and his companions are said to have wrested control of Westcrown away from despots dilettantes, so that now the city stands as a beacon of civility in a land beholden to devil-worshippers. Alizander’s journey through Zelenoy brings the citizenry out of their winter-torpor, and generates much talk and excitement.
1-4 Desnus, 4715 AR
- The Greenlords head south and west from Winter’s Gate castle. On the western shore of Tuskwater Lake they meet the so-called “Old Beldame”. Although replete with the trappings of witchcraft, the Old Beldame does not seem as vile as the citizens of Zelenoy would suggest. The Greenlords speak with the old woman for a time, learning that her name is Elga Verniex, and they her fey-blood is responsible for her green-tinted skin and pointed ears, and hence her reputation as a hag. Elga is brunt and irritable, but the Greenlords do not get the sense that she is evil. They learn from her that there is a tribe of lizardfolk at the mouth of Murque River, and that a madman stalks the south-eastern Narlmarches.
- Heading south along the shore of the Tuskwater, the Lords of the Green eventually come upon the mouth of the Murque River and the lizardfolk village Elga warned them about. The Greenlords parlay with the lizardfolk guards and manage to get an audience with their King Vesket. Vesket proves to be less than cordial as a host, and diplomacy soon turns sour. The final straw is drawn when King Vesket attempts to trick the Greenlords into falling prey to the lizardfolks’ so-called “ancestral spirit”, in truth an evil will o’ wisp who has taken to feeding on the lizardfolks’ fear and goads King Vesket into ever more reckless actions. A battle ensues in which Vesket, most of his lizardfolk guards, and the will o’ wisp perish. With the will o’ wisp and Vesket dead, one opportunistic lizardfolk warrior is able to calm the tribe down an dmake them see the wisp and its influence over Vesket for what it really was. This lizardfolk warrior names himself the new King Guhet, and declares the Greenlords brave friends and allies of the Stisshak tribe. Rather than face an angry reptilian mob, the Greenlords are hailed as saviours. King Guhet bestows gifts upon the Lords and Ladies of Zelenoy in return for their assistance, and the two rulers – King Guhet and Baroness Alys – declare a truce between Zelenoy and Stisshak. The Greenlords give an oath never to claim or settle the Stisshak tribe’s traditional hunting grounds.
Session 21 Treasure
Session 21 XP