Jeremiah Squeakers (BJ)- A lighthearted ratfolk, working as a rogue for hire
Jeffhew Von T (Jon): One man brass band, trained to inspire all form of adventurer with his eclectic cluster of musical instrumentation
Percy (Annie): A tiefling ranger, as comfortable in the big city as the wide open plains. Also currently toting Hryhory’s equipment for profit.
Leon (Ian): A quiet, reserved, yet exceptionally accurate human ranger.
And, our hero, Hryhory Gnestor (Steve): the frail and exceptionally aged wizard, looking for a long term solution to a problem that gets closer each adventure his unavoidable death..
Our heroes, upon completing their most recent assignment from the adventuring guild, were allowed to enter themselves into the guild’s books and records as an “official” group, thereby earning themselves potential opportunities worldwide, as well as a small amount of glory. They unevenly settled on “The Singing Seven” as a working name, though Squeakers seemed to silently vow to oppose the naming with every opportunity.
The paperwork completed, the group set out to deal with the merchant’s guild and their trading problems, namely the barbarian horde that disrupted trade and looted the caravans.
Travel was largely uneventful, until the group found themselves ambushed by two spiders and the forest dweller that controlled them. Our heroes measured well to the task, and quickly got the man to surrender. His information gave the adventurers the first clue that things were not as they had been told. It was, in fact, the barbarians who were under attack, and the greedy merchants who sought the treasure the encampment was rumored to hold.
The team moved forward, contemplating their next course in this increasingly murky situation. Krusk, an enormous half-orc and leader of the barbarians, stopped them next to persuade them further and inform them of the plans of ambush. Faced head to head with the towering orc, the group agreed, perhaps as much out of fear as desire.
Continuing on, and having agreed to now side with the barbarians, the team finally met Tim, the original merchant contact to whom they had been assigned. Time in the forest had not been kind to Tim, who had developed a squirrel fixation. The group, led by the seemingly impulsive actions of Gnestor, ambushed Tim, and took his valuables, before gagging him. They reluctantly were compelled to surrender Tim to a wandering band of merchants, who had recognized him. And left the scene before they could be held to account for their robbery.
They rejoined with the barbarians, and a glorious battle ensued. the Barbarians were outnumbered, but they had ferocity, defense of their homeland, and our mighty adventurers on their side, and emerged victorious.
Well compensated with some gold, and awarded the very treasure the merchants sought to steal, a mysterious golden egg, the adventurers returned to Central Demille, their second successful mission completed.
Hryhory Gnestor also received a greater treasure still from the ancient, blind orc shaman at the camp- a hint toward the goal he had so long craved.
We also got a candle of truth, cloak of elvenkind, and….some gold?