Eruantien Alan (henceforth know as E-Man or just E), Tuck Smallburrow, and Vagn Stoneshard (collectively known as The Party) were gathered in Gildenglade by Elminster. Tuck and Vagn are locals in Gildenglade, while E-Man is an apprentice to Elminster. The Party were tasked to deliver a scroll to an old acquaintance of Elminster, Ostrick.
The Party traveled northwest to Ostrick’s secluded house. They were waylaid by bandits, but overcame them and continued on after some odd antics from Tuck. Once they arrived at Ostrick’s home, Ostrick invited them in after some tense conversation. Ostrick and Elminster have never been on the best of terms (as is the way of powerful wizards), but Ostrick agreed to review the document that The Party was tasked to deliver. The Party was disheartened to discover that the document they delivered was nothing more than a recipe for Elminster’s famed cabbage soup.
Ostrick, however, understood the message behind the message, and knew that Elminster had implanted the true message in E’s head. Ostrick, not revealing what the true message was (as is the way of powerful wizards), asks The Party to travel northwest to the town of Lujahn. Ostrick had looked over the small town, but had not heard from anyone there in quite awhile.
The Party traversed through the mountainous area to the northeast, eventually reaching the outskirts of Lujahn. As The Party made their way to the town, the found that the local populace was…odd. While they were not forthcoming with any information, they also were not hostile. All they could get was that The Party would need to speak with Dama, apparently the leader of Lujahn.
The Party made their way to Dama’s residence (creepily surrounded by the local populace), and were accosted by some of his more loyal followers. The Party managed to fight their way into Dama’s inner sanctum, where they faced the man themselves. The Party successfully overcame the wizard in a hard fight.
The Party made their way outside, prepared for the wanton slaughter of the townsfolk. However once they got to the patio, they found that the people of Lujahn looked as if they were coming out of a daze. The Party was treated as heroes and asked to speak to the freed townsfolk. E stepped up and delivered what will go down in history as one of the worst speeches ever delivered; impressive given his extreme charisma. Thankfully the town, rejoicing their recent freedom from enthrallment, shrugged off the terrible speech and celebrated the heroes anyway.
The Party was given lodging by Crenz, the owner of Lujahn’s only inn (The Crossroads Inn). Being saviors, they enjoy the limelight until Elminster arrives in the town. He informs the group that Dama was a lower level wizard for the country of Thay, and that it would have almost been impossible for him to enslave an entire town by himself..
The Party, after enjoying the hero role in Lujahn, eventually makes their return to Gildenglade. They stop by Ostrick’s place and let them know what happened in Lujahn. Ostrick does not thank them, assuming that him asking them to help was thanks enough (as is the way of powerful wizards).
The Party arrives in Gildenglade, and returns to their homes. The calm does not last, as Elminster again joins them together for another adventure.
Date: Ches 19-24, 1372