On our way back to Redrock we came across a dead giant, and several human sized tracks leading away from the road. We followed the tracks to a farmstead that that had recently been attacked. Glorfindel crept stealthily up to the barn to take a closer look, and that’s when the bounty hunters looking to collect on the price our heads sprung the ambush. They should have brought more men.
We rested at the farm and then made our way to the mines outside Redrock (where we guessed the giants had taken their captives). Glorfindel once again scouted the entrance, and attracted the attention of one of the stone giants guarding the cave. We lured him and his partner out one by one and finished them quickly.
About half the captives were mining inside the cave, and we sent them back to town. The rest of them had been taken deeper into the mine. In the next room we found 2 sleeping dire wolves. Glorfindel woke with well-placed arrows, and when they chased him to the next room the rest of the party dispatched of them quickly, but their howls echoed throughout the caves.
In the last room we found the rest of the hostages – covered in lamp oil and being used by a human shield for the giant’s leader. She would have been a very attractive elf, had it not been for the insects crawling over various parts of her body. Her green eyes glowed as she called out.
“Throw down your arms, and you will live. Choose otherwise and we will gnaw the flesh from your bones around our fire tonight.”
But we never listen. At the end of the battle, 2 giants, 4 orcs and their strange leader lay dead at our feet. Spread across the table were notes on their raiding parties, and a map of the north that identified a handful of their strongholds deeper in the mountains
The notes also reveal the giants have a spy named Lott who has infiltrated the queen’s servants. He carries a sending stone that he has been using to inform the giant’s about the Red Hand’s defenses.
Current treasure (23,906 gp)
8 pearls (100 gp)
2 sapphires (250 gp)
6 emeralds (500 gp ea)
jewelled necklace (1500 gp)
+2 holy symbol (1500 gp)
+2 chain mail of fire resistance (1500 gp)
+2 amulet of health (1,500)
Raise dead scroll (ritual)
1 cure moderate wounds potion (heals 2d8 + 10 hp)
new item: stone of earth