Our intrepid heroes have made their way to the small village of Oakenville. Upon arrival, our adventurers went to the local brew-house for some much needed breakfast and rest.
After a brief stop, they began to wander throughout the village and discovered that the entire town appeared to be empty. Eventually, they discovered everybody was at the local church as a local wedding was taking place.
After the wedding, the mayor of the town, Rynnak approached the adventurers. He agreed to tell them about their destination and together they went to his home. Their, they met his wife, Jewel Fireshadow and the two of them explained what happened in this region.
Hundreds of years ago, Heaven’s Gate was the name of a citadel located in the mountains. so named for the rock formation shaped in the form of praying hands. The rock formation has crumbled and the citadel sank into the earth, swallowed whole killing all who lived there. It is now known as Fallen Grace.
Since its fall, the intervening forest has fallen to the wild. Orcs and other monsters now live where once the wood elves patrolled. Travelling through the trail is a dangerous and perilous journey. With this new knowledge obtained, our heroes set forth in procuring some additional gear before heading out into the dangerous unknown.
It didn’t take very long for the dangers of the forest to reveal themselves to our heroes. Shortly after leaving Oakenville, a band of Orcs thought to make easy prey of our adventurers. Unfortunately, for them, their prey turned out to be not easy at all.
On their second day, just as they were making camp, another would be hunter showed itself. Three Krenshars thought to make a quick meal of our adventurers. Once again, keen senses saved the day as our heroes were able to dispatch the hunters before becoming the hunted.
On the third day, while breaking for mid-day meal, our heroes stumbled upon the nest of a giant spiders. Fortunately, one of their own discovered the web-spinners before becoming the spider’s next meal. Choosing to leave the spiders alone, our heroes heroically chose to tactfully disengage.
At the end of the third day, a ‘guest’ arrived at the adventurer’s camp. A wood-elf warned the adventurers that they were dangerously close to their territory. And further encroachment would be met with hostility.
With only another day of travel ahead of them, our heroes are ever closer to their prize. But will they make it?