We rejoined the Legion of Hope in Waterdeep. Final preparations began for the impending journey to the underdark.
Brie named her pet dragonette Pipette. Pipette seems agreeable to this as long as she is treated well. You notice Pipette sometimes cooks her food with a little breath of fire.
Fria picked up her mechanical friend, Alex. Tomble Quarterwidget, the tinker seems to have done remarkable job not only fixing him but improving him as well. His movement rate is now 4. In addition, his speech seems just a little less mechanical….
Safwin decided to investigate Ramona prior to his date. He learned that she was employed delivering packages for a merchant known as the Amazon… or maybe just Amazon.
Ramona picked up Safwin at the Yawning Portal in a carriage she rented for the evening. Soon the new couple found themselves in the Dancing Court located in southeast Waterdeep in the Southern Ward. They passed through a fest hall known as the Jade Dancer.
Ramona led Safwin to another club behind the Jade Dancer known as RockIt. When they entered a band was playing on stage. Unfortunately, their evening was quickly interrupted by Mathew Patel. Mathew turned out to be Ramona’s ex boyfriend. He told Safwin that they had to fight if he wanted to date Ramona.
To make a long story short, Safwin was challenged by each of Ramona’s 7 evil exes. Victorious he learned enough about himself that he was able to manifest a new weapon from within his own person. The weapon’s name is Makura.
You departed Waterdeep at long last. With Fria’s assistance, you purchased horses for those who didn’t already have them. In addition, you purchased a rather nice carriage and horses to pull it with.
On your 4th day of travel, the Legion of Hope was looking for a camp site south of Dragonspear Castle near the end of the day. Just at that point you came upon an occupied camp site. There was another carriage similar to yours, two armored guards and three female humanoids which you assume were humans, perhaps with traces of elven heritage.
They invited you to share the camp site. You saw a lovely young woman with flaxen hair, a middle aged woman with dark hair and an elderly crone who emerged from the cart. They were all dressed on flowing garments with colorful scarves and large hoop earrings. Gypsies perhaps?
The crone introduced herself as Widowbark and introductions were exchanged.
Fria hunted and brought back several fresh rabbits which you added to the stew the ladies were cooking. Later, you all shared the delicious, well seasoned stew.
The crone offered to read your fortunes. Haldir went first and drew two cards from the tarokka deck the crone had. He received a couple of effects. First three random targets have bonus damage until the next long rest. Second a random friend or foe will be dominated by a random foe in the next combat. uh oh
Haldir began to ask questions and the crone offered to cast divination spell for him. She said she needed a lock of hair to cast the spell which he allowed her to snip. She burned the hair and Haldir was allowed three questions. He learned some more details regarding the Rod of 7 Parts.
Quintus went next and also drew two cards. The two effects were (oh shoot, I don’t remember) two things that also occur during the next combat. Hopefully Quintus made a note of it.
Quintus also willingly surrendered a lock of hair to the crone. With his three questions, he learned that his father was located in Shadowdale and that his name is none other than Elminster Aumar.
The crone showed a brief moment of surprise at this revelation.
You settled down for the night but everyone fell into a deep, dreamless slumber. In the morning you all felt rested and refreshed. However, Fria, Stick, Marg and Safwin were all missing locks of hair. Brie is not missing any hair because she has no hair to begin with. There was no sign of your camp mates.
We wrapped up the day as the Legion departed the camp site the next morning.