Expeditions to Elsewhere

The Undermine

After a mining accident, the party was recruited to explore an area that had opened up beneath the mine.

They went down and found a weird smelly pool, which they tested – melting Hawthorn's boots - before pressing on finding some form of forge where the inhabitants appears to be melting down some kind of artefacts belonging to an advanced race.

They were attacked by some stinky and hideously ugly lizards, which Ser Bryan called Hizzards, and were triumphant.

The continued exploring the cavern, finding a storage area with a ripped banner showing an anvil with a hammer above it, a large underground lake (which they couldn't and didn't explore at that time) and some form of worship area and shrine. They also found a hatchery, and destroyed or removed most of the eggs.

They slew all the Hizzards they could find and were attacked by some weird sort of lobster-spider that they also slew.

As they were exiting the cavern, they were attacked by a weird tentacled monster in the original pool, which they left alone, strategically retreating instead.

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The Murder Stone (Part II)

The party continued south along a barely used path, fighting more Gants along the way, until they found a Stog encampment by a lake.

They bravely slew everyone they saw, before finding a fallen monolith with writing that was once again translated by Persis.

"On the final day of midsummer, Jogrog, of clan Stonesmasher, having proven himself the strongest of our kind, did give himself up to the living rock as tribute."

They decided that in honor of Jogrog, that the lake would be named Lake Stonesmasher.

They also found a well-guarded cave that they decided to ignore, before heading home.

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Bear Friends

The group set out into the western woods where they found a Gurblyn arrow.
Following some tracks, the party came across a bear cave, and as it was late, Eira made friends with the bears and the party stayed overnight in the bear cave. Mummy Bear asked if the party could find Daddy Bear who had gone missing, and the party sent out trying to find him. They found him, stuck in a bear trap and in pain. The party freed him from the bear trap, but as they did so a number of gurblyn wolf riders appeared and attacked the party. The party managed to defeat most of them, though one escaped. The party escorted Daddy Bear back to the bear cave and took a gurblyn body back to Mysthaven.

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Maiden Voyage of HMS Butterworth

The party met up on the docks, where Mynister Tavin christened the new sail boat that had been paid for and built by the Council. The party boarded, ready to set sail, but due to lack of wind, the boat did nothing. Then taking meteorological advice, the Mynister discovered it would be a few days before they had any wind, so the party disbanded, and reconvened at a later date.

One a nice windy day, the party set sail on HMS Butterworth, and ventured out into the unknown waters of Lake Mysthaven. Hawthorn took the wheel, directing the boat through the waters, and the party soon found themselves near a mysterious rocky island which looked abandoned apart from a shallow trough in the centre. The Mynister led a small party ashore in the row boat, accompanied by Teddy and Eira, where they discovered that within the trough sat a trident and some blue gems. The Mynister took the trident, while Teddy distributed the gems among the party. 
However, having done so, some undead fish like humanoids (now called Finbies) emerged and began to attack the group. A number also appeared under water, and swarmed the heroes on the boat, causing Laucian to jump ship and swim to his companions ashore. The Finbies were eventually defeated, and the party retreated to the safety of their boat. 
While aboard, the Mynister tested his new trident, and found he could control fish.

The party spent another few days on the Butterworth, exploring the lake, where they found another island with a cave, and a third island that was sandy and uninteresting. Sailing north east, the party saw lights on the shore, and sailing closer to investigate, were soon met my numerous small multi-coloured frogs on canoes. These were Grung.
Laucian and Teddy went ashore (the Mynister who wanted to attend too was unable to), and were taken to meet the Chief Grung who was gold. Teddy and Laucian engaged in struggled conversation with him, due to the magical conch that he held to his ears. They agreed with the Chief that they would help the Grung by assisting them in destroying the Bullywugs, who they were part enslaving, part killing. They persuaded him by talk of shinies (the blue gems found earlier) as well as making some Bullywug slaves fall asleep (to appear dead), who they then took back to HMS Butterworth.
The party sailed back to Mysthaven with the Bullywug as captives, trying to learn a few words from them, and anything about them. While the Mynister wanted to take them back to Mysthaven, a number of the party (particularly Teddy) did not like this idea. On the final night before the party reached Mysthaven, somebody released the Bullywugs from their hold.

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The Murder Stone (Part I)

The party headed out to the structure spotted by Persis and Ser Bryan when they went looking for Barnabus the dog.

They found a collection of strange piles of dirt and when investigating, several giant ants attacked! These were quickly slain, and named as Gants by the quickly growing bromance that was Ser Bryan and Dustil.

They eventually climbed the hill, only to find a giant table-like stone, surrounded by a dozen or so standing stones.

Unknown writing was found on the stone, which was translated magically by Peris, deciphering it as: "Only the strongest may serve."

The party attempted multiple ways of activating the stone, including pouring divine energy into it and spilling blood (D'Alessio shot Persis!)

They camped overnight, and were attacked by a Stog hunting pack – they just about beat the pack back, before finishing their rest, swearing to press on the next day.

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Finding Barnabus

The party was contacted by Lord and Lady Grainger to locate their daughter's missing dog.

They headed out, eventually tracking the creature to a hilltop encampment where it was being held by some 'standing dogs' (which Ser Bryan helpfully named Stogs) and their beasts.

Barnabus was rescued, however the party was attacked – Ser Bryan bravely defended the group as they scarpered, only making his own retreat when the odds were stacked too heavily against him for it to be wise to continue.

As they returned, the party spotted a strange construction on a distant hill, noting it for a future expedition.

The Graingers were thrilled by the return of Barnabus and showered the party in gold!

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Discovering the Dindle

The group decided to go into the woods, looking for some herbs to sell to replenish to stock of Herriot Greenthumb, proprietor of Potions 'n' Thyngs.

The party successfully harvested a thicket of Purple Dindle, before settling down to lunch where they were attacked by a swarm of giant bugs!

The adventurers quickly slew the foul beasts before starting to head back to Mysthaven, upon which it became clear they were being followed by a owl the size of a bear that appeared to want to play hide and seek.

The party obliged it for a moment until it turned hostile at which point they killed the hideous creature in defence of their beloved Mysthaven!

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WI Outing: Crabfest

Eira, Dilys and Myrtle set out on a mission to find the perfect picnic spot, ready for the annual WI Picnic. Taking a small lunch of their own, they set out north east from Mysthaven venturing up the beaches alongside the lake.
As they were traveling, a seagull decided to make Eira a target, and pooped on her.

The ladies soon came across a mysterious dead body, which once disturbed produced swarms of insects which bit and attacked the ladies. After fighting them off, the ladies ventured further north up the beach, where they found a nice selection of rocks to sit on.
Myrtle tapped a rock to make sure it was safe to sit on, and sat down, while the other ladies took up rocks nearby for their lunch. The seagull appeared again, and repeated it's attack on Eira, so Myrtle blasted it from the sky. 
As they finished up their picnic, a number of the rocks, including the once beneath Eira and Dilys began to move, and a number of the rocks were revealed to be giant crabs! The women fought the crabs, and once all dead, their meat was collected to take back to Mysthaven to make delicious delicacies. 

On the way home, the women collected the dead body they had found earlier, and took it back to Mysthaven, where it now stands stuffed and preserved in the Trophy Hall. 

It was later revealed that this dead creature was a Bullywug.

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