We started this session with the players eagerly awaiting their reward for slaying the ghouls. Once the mayor had collected items and presented them to the group the Paladin declined saying that the town would need any supplies more than they would, to the dismay of the other players. They then set on their journey to Noonday, the capital city of this island-state Arkus.
During the way they decided to camp very near to the path after rolling low on a survival check. During the first watch something was heard and the Druid cast Light onto an arrow and the Scout shot it in that direction, the noise scurried off and they went back to sleep. The second watch was not so lucky, after failing their listen checks they were ambushed by a handful of Derro. Derro are dwarf like blue creates that dwell underground and in my opinion look like a blue version of the Leprechaun from the Leprechaun series.
They managed to win the fight mostly with the Druid using her healing abilities for the first time and help from an NPC. Everyone in the group acquired a +2 short sword which provided the Rogue with a better weapon and everyone else with a backup weapon.
They made it the rest of the way without incident and soon arrived at the sprawling port city. Due to geography they are the primary place for ship repairs, and due to the mining operations on the volcanic (dormant) south end of the island it was rather booming. As they entered the heart of the city their NPC gave them a small box to deliver and said he would return with the final payments.
To be continued…