From the pages of Marvin Underhill’s Mission Log
We’re on day 2 of this mission and we already got some strong leads thanks to last
night’s fun in the alley. I’m glad I asked for the best room in the inn because,
after that fight, I needed a good night’s sleep . It’s been a long time since I’ve
slept in an actual bed, so it was a welcome change. Feeling rested, I left my room
around daybreak and decided to go get some breakfast and, after how awesome dinner
was last night, I was pretty excited about it.
My excitement got cut short though, when I met Bruner, Samantha, and Tobs at the
stairs and saw them being questioned by that odd Governor Alistair. Apparently our
deeds last night did not go unnoticed because Alistair was asking us if we knew
anything about thieves getting killed last night. I decided to keep my mouth shut
and let them sort it out. I didn’t even understand what the big deal was…So
what? One less thief to worry about in this town, right? He should be paying us
extra. I’m glad they sorted it out though, ‘cause Alistair seemed like we wanted to
throw us in prison for what we had done at first. I’m glad that Thunderstone guy
vouched for us. He’s an alright dwarf if you ask me. Runs a hell of an
After that fiasco was handled, I finally got to sit down and get some breakfast.
And man…what a breakfast! It was a bitchin’ breakfast you might say. That Chef
Sarah is a damn fine cook for a human. After this mission is all said and done
with, I may just have to steal her so she can cook for me back at my home. Heh.
After a good meal, we all decided to follow up on the lead we got last night and
find out where this Romeo Rook character was hiding out. And since Din decided to
bash in Tarak’s head with his staff before we got an idea of Rook’s whereabouts,
we had to fall back to some good old-fashioned detective work. I would take it
outta Din’s pay for wasting my time asking around town, but that guy doesn’t hold
any value for coin. Odd fellow…but perfect business partner for me!
As we were asking around town, Tobs saw a battle axe for sale and decided to buy
it, which I thought was a great idea ’cause I was having serious doubts about him
carrying that club around. He looks like a half-decent mercenary now! After that,
a couple beggars came up to us asking for coin. I ignored ’em but Bruner gave them
a whole gold piece! I about smacked him in the back of the head, but turns out
those beggars were quite useful as they told us exactly where Rook was hiding out.
Apparently they saw him around some dilapidated shack at the end of town.
We followed their directions and found the shack so Din decided to sneak up and
see what was inside. I offered to help him with my superior sneaking skills but he
shrugged me off, which fine by me. If he wants to go off by himself, that’s one
less thing I gotta do. We had to be at the right place, because, after Din got to
the window and looked in, he motioned for us to hide somewhere. Not 10 seconds
after that, the door opened up and a man came out. He looked pretty tough but I
could’ve definitely taken him. Without any hesitation, Din stalked after him. That
guy is brave, I’ll give him that, but I had no idea what he hoped to accomplish by
running off on his own like that.
A few minutes pass, then I saw Din heading back towards us. I see him head towards
the door of the shack, so I follow suit and try to catch up to him but by the time
I got up to the shack, Din was already inside and I could hear quite a brawl
starting already. Din wasted no time by sound of it as I heard a loud thunk and
then something fly through a window . Next thing I know, Tobs goes charging
through the door like a maddwarf and by the time I get inside he’s no where to be
seen. I saw a large hole in the back wall so I think he charged right through the
building! What a crazy asshole! HA!
Samantha, Bruner, and I follow in after Tobs and I set my sights on some grunt. I
almost felt bad for these guys, as I sneaked up to guy and plunged my scimitar
through his back. After that I saw Din get cut pretty deep in the chest. I’ve
never seen someone take a blow like that and keep standing! Then I saw Bruner and
Samantha fighting the other grunt and was going to help them but apparently Tobs’
death charge was too much for the shack as I saw it coming down all around us.
Bruner being the good fellow he is, put an arm around Din and ran him outta the
shack so I decided to follow his lead, and grabbed Samantha’s hand and told her we
needed to get the hell outta here! We ran out just in time too as the whole shack
collapsed behind us crushing the poor bastard that was left inside. Luckily, our
whole group made it out in time.
Din looked pretty messed up but he was talking like it was nothing. Bruner offered
to patch him up but he declined. I guess he’s got a thing for Samantha though as
he let her try to help him. I decided to look for Rook’s body in case he was still
alive while Samantha and Bruner were trying to help Din. Tobs ended up helping me
clear the rubble and as were searching I saw something incredibly bright light
emanating from Samantha’s hand as she was touching Din’s wound. It was quite a
sight! That girl must have more tricks up her sleeve than I thought.
As Tobs and I continued searching the rubble, we managed to find Rook alive but he
was looking pretty messed up. I think Din almost knocked his damn jaw off! I would
not wanna be on the business end of that stick of his. We got Rook awake finally
and tried to find out where we could find the bandits. I’m not sure if it was me
telling him that his body would look like his broken-in-half lute if didn’t tell
me what I wanted to know or if it was Din’s promise of medical aid, but we got him
to tell us the name of their leader and directions to his hideout. Some guy named
Jax is hiding out some cave north of town and apparently he’s a pretty big deal so
I plan on showing him what my blade through his chest will look like. It should be
a pretty good time! Din kept his word and took that Rook to the midwife. I thought
it would’ve been easier to just slit his throat and be done with it, but to each
Before heading out to the cave of bandits, Tobs mentioned that we should head back
to the inn for some food since it was around lunch time. My stomach agreed with
him as did everyone else so we headed back for some bitchin’ lunch! While eating
lunch, Samantha’s suitor showed up again. I could tell Samantha was in no mood for
such a conversation as she was in deep thought and not being very talkative during
lunch, so I told the guy off but Din stepped in and offered the guy a drink over
at the bar. What Din does with his money is his own business but I think he was
being way too nice to the little shit. I finish my meal up and the next thing I
know, Din is walking up to the table with that farmer behind him. Din introduces
him as Bartholomew and tells us that he wants to train with Din. That must’ve been
one hell of talk Din gave him. I guess it’s no concern of mine as long as he
doesn’t get in my way.
After Din made a traveling friend, we set out north from Minsc. About an hour into
our journey our handy ranger, Bruner, heard a group of travelers on the road up
ahead. We thought quickly and decided to hide in the brush near the road and find
out who they were. Once they got close, we saw that there were 3 men on horseback
followed by a group of kobolds. We heard them talking about raiding Minsc so, in a
flash, we all sprang up outta the bushes and took them by surprise.
It was a hell of a fight to say the least. My short legs were hurting from all the
walking so I had my sights on one of their horses. So first thing I did was sneak
up and jump on the back of one and kill the guy mounted on it. And what a kill! I
don’t know my own strength sometimes as I cleaved his head clean off his shoulders
in one blow before he even knew I was there. I pushed the corpse off and tried my
hand at some mounted combat. One of the other humans on horseback, who looked like
their leader by how he was garbed, didn’t take me killing his buddy too kindly so
he charged up and took a swing at me. I almost laughed at his attempted strike at
me as it was way above my head. He must’ve thought I was some stupid human! I
thought I would play his game and try the same only, with my incredible expertise
at combat, my blow connected and almost cut that poor bastard in half. Next, I
thought I would try my luck at one of the kobolds since they weren’t paying any
attention to me, so I took out my crossbow and took aim at the back of one of
their heads. What should’ve been a killing blow to any other kobold I know of,
only staggered this one. I was impressed to say the least. But that feeling
quickly subsided as Din’s new found friend, Bart, came up and bashed him over the
head with his club. It was an impressive kill strike. I might’ve been wrong about
that silly poop farmer.
Our group was completely decimating our enemies but Bruner and Samantha were
having quite a hard time with the last bandit so I decided to go help them out. So
I galloped up beside the thief and cut a nice gash in his chest. He slumped over
and died. The leader’s horse got away but we made sure this one stuck around. All
that was left after that was one little kobold, so he made the smartest move out
of all these fools and started to run for it. We chased after the little bugger
but he was an agile son of a bitch as he dodged both Bruner and Din. All that was
left in his way was Samantha. The sorry bastard probably thought he was in clear
but he was way wrong as Samantha raised up her hammer and swung it down with such
force I think it’s head imploded! Samantha must’ve been practising in her room
last night ‘cause I haven’t seen her hit anything till now, but that was killing
blow I won’t ever forget! HA!
After the battle was finished, we found our selves with more gold and two horses.
Not too shabby for a days work if you ask me. So Tobs and I claimed the horses and
we set off towards our quarry. We found the dead tree and began heading west like
Rook said but this was tougher than following a road, But, luckily, our resident
ranger, Bruner, had some impressive tracking skills and followed the hoof prints
from the horses of the raiding party we slaughtered. A couples hours later and we
at last grasped sight of our destination right before sunset. What is it with
thieves and caves anyways?
Well I’ll stop writing here. I got some bandits to kill and pillage!