Thobin Silverkin, Krisdiana, and Kevfalcon Shortcloak were hired by Bjarnjarth, son of Count Bjarnodd in the Twisted Tankard in Aldeijaborg. For the price of 100 gold pieces and a share of any valuables recovered they were to help him bring an end to the goblin raids plaguing his father’s land. The party made haste towards Aldeijaskjold and stumbled across a group of goblins raiding the village of Cowtowne. The village was saved and the goblins were tracked back to an abandoned Heironeoan Monastery. The goblins were cleared out of the monastery and the catacombs beneath were explored. The party recovered a strange cup from the catacombs and an intriguing note on one of the goblins suggesting that Ingë Quickwit was behind the goblin raids.
The party headed north to Alaborg and came across a goblin warband near the duchy border. The goblins were dispatched and the party continued north. The party was accosted by a band of elves with unusual ear markings. Upon arriving in Alaborg, the party visited several taverns looking for information on the mysterious Ingë Quickwit. Kevfalcon made contact with the local thieves’ guild and suggested joining it to acquire information. Kevfalcon was given a membership test by Dag Many-Dagger that involved the retrieval of a sword from a crypt below the city. The sword was retrieved with help from his companions and the thieves’ guild enforcer, Srax Greatshade, who had been monitoring the test for foul play was killed. Upon returning to the thieves’ guild, Kevfalcon was informed that the guild no longer sought his membership, but that a meeting would still be arranged for him with Ingë, the guild boss.
Upon learning of Ingë’s presence within the city, the party decided to take the information they gathered to the Duke of Alaborg, Stenkil auf Stenkil. They met with the Duke and found out that Ingë Quickwit was the Duke’s spymaster. They were captured and placed in a labyrinth beneath the Duke’s stronghold by Erik Fredricksson. The party managed to escape the labyrinth by killing Erik’s apprentice Elda Fredriksdotter. They also acquired a talking skull who, after several false starts, settled on the name Steve the Splendiferous.
On the run from the Alaborg authorities, the party escaped across the border and returned to Aldeijaskjold. Finding Bjarnharth’s brother Bjarnvarth presiding over the county court, they reported their evidence against the Duke of Alaborg to him. Bjarnvarth left to inform the Duke of Aleijaborg and the Prince of Novgorod and asked the party to clear out a nest of ghouls in his absence as the county forces were stretched thin by the continuing goblin raids. Bjarnharth called upon his childhood friends Alfr, Baldr, Karl, and Dagr to join the party as his warband and also enrolled his squire Eiríkr. The party found the ghouls nesting in an old elven temple, dedicated to a pantheon of eight gods. The ghouls’ nest was destroyed and the party headed for Aldeijaskjold. During their travels, a wandering mercenary on his way to Alaborg was encountered and killed. The mercenary had been delivering a mysterious mirror containing a beautiful elven woman. After trying to play to the party’s pity and then threatening the party, the mirror and the trapped woman were turned over the Elven king, Rí-Ruirech Satatieto of the Karelians. Rí-Ruirech Satatieto also told them that the elves that attacked them were extremist renegades and that while the Duke of Alaborg’s practice of allowing beastmen onto their former lands enraged them, that attacks on humans are not condoned. The Rí-Ruirech also asked the party to clear out group of ogres near elven lands. The party cleared out the ogres and returned to the elves to learn that the mirror contained an ancient and evil cleric of Iskara.
On the party’s return to Aldeijaskjold, Bjarnvarth informed them that the Prince Mstislav V was now preparing for war with Alaborg and suspected the involvement of the Principality of Rostov. Bjarnharth was also informed that his father Bjarnodd had been killed fighting with goblin raiders. Bjarnvarth presented the party with a letter of introduction and told them to seek out Duke Ulfr of Aldeijaborg if they needed future work or wanted to help the war effort.
The party travelled to Aldeijaborg to meet with Duke Ulfr auf Bragi of Aldeijaborg. Duke Ulfr asked the party to investigate a dig site that had recently discovered within their borders. Beastmen that he suspected were in the employ of Duke Stenkil were digging hastily for something. Duke Ulfr’s spymaster Ivan Rodislavich also asked Kevfalcon to hire a group of spies and send them into Alaborg to try and gather information; he also presented Kevfalcon with a bear coin and instructed him to give it to anyone in the spymaster’s employ if he needed assistance. Thobin started preaching his special brand of Pelor worship and attracted a small congregation.
The party found the digsite two days north of a Novgorodian village and set to work eliminating the Bugbears found within. After eliminating a small tribe of Bugbears, questioning and then killing two captives, they learned that Ingë Quickwit was personally directing the dig site and hoping to recover artifacts of great power from the lost city of Alech. The party pressed deeper into the dig site, where they discovered and killed Ingë. The party returned to the village south of the dig site to recover from their encounter with Inge and was met by a messenger from Duke Ulfr as well as some wandering adventurers. The messenger took their report and delivered a monthly payment with the instructions to continue exploring the dig site to recover whatever artifacts might be in the lost city. The messenger also delivered a message to Bjarnharth from his brother requesting that he and his warband return and join the forces that the county was sending off to war.