Nerath Calendar: Viertenmonat 15th, 108th year of the 6th Umbral Age – The Twilight Age of Man
Faerun Calendar: Tarsakh 9th, 1480 DR – The Year of Deep Water Drifting
Eberron Calendar: Mol, Eyre 16th, 999 YK
Athas Calendar: 4day, Macro 10th, Free Year 2 – Year of Wind’s Reverence (King’s Age Year Unknown)
Having cleared a section of beachhead at Crimson Water, the construction crew that had followed along began building a base. Meanwhile, the party proceeded to destroy every archon that emerged from the water. The following morning, the party was confronted by several thugs from Ikar’s Salvage who thought they were claim jumpers. The party made short work of the thugs. Realizing that they were part of a larger group, the party set up a trap, arranging the corpses around a campfire, as Silk and Samantha took the form of two of them. When the next group of thugs arrived, Roland began messing with their leader by projecting thoughts into his mind. When the group of thugs was thoroughly off guard, Coal and Moss emerged from the lake, while Cock and Roland jumped from their hiding places and the battle started.
A scout from the salvage company had been dispatched to watch the battle from afar after the first group didn’t report back. After the battle the party began setting up the dozen and a half corpses into another trap. Several hours later, a party headed by Ikar himself arrived at the site; he clearly had decided that the situation was severe enough to warrant his personal attention.
The trap set was essentially the same as before, though this time with some of the bodies in the lake with Coal and Moss. Upon arriving, Ikar had his men start spearing the corpses, knowing it was a trap. When he was about to spear the disguised Silk, the party sprang their real trap. Music out of nowhere began a low rumble over the hills. As the first major notes of Thriller hit, Coal and Moss emerged from the lake, joined by a dozen dancing corpses the party had rigged up. During the surprise round Samantha managed to critically hit Ikar with hideous laughter; he spent the remainder of the battle laughing like a madman, as the party made short work of him and his men.
After a total of five days guarding the construction crew, a preliminary base had been set up. The second mercenary team, a group of warforged, arrived to take over. The party then made their way out of the mournland, to the train that would start them on their journey back to Arcanix.
Nerath Calendar: Viertenmonat 20th, 108th year of the 6th Umbral Age – The Twilight Age of Man
Faerun Calendar: Tarsakh 14th, 1480 DR – The Year of Deep Water Drifting
Eberron Calendar: Sar, Eyre 21st, 999 YK
Athas Calendar: Macro 15th, Free Year 2 – Year of Wind’s Reverence (King’s Age Year Unknown)