Leoroar and Kadren entered the town of Algoran looking for fame and fortune to find there was a great deal that could bring them fortune. For starters there was the man yelling at a poor public servant about a witch that was blighting his land. There were also goblins and kobolds aplenty with bounties on them. Heading to the inne, the pair ran into Slaybright Hamfistson who promptly interrogated Leoroar about his opinions of the sun. Finding him agreeable enough the dwarf kicked in the door to the inne, breaking the frame and costing a gold to placate the innkeeper. There the group met up with Lord Edric who told them all about the witch who had been destroying his farm. Apparently she had blighted the land and caused his wife to go blind. Kadren was pretty sure he was hiding something, but they couldn’t pry it out of him even with a couple free drinks. The innkeeper had different things to say about the witch however. Apparently she had lived in the woods and had done anything to hurt anyone before. There were even stories of her helping people lost in the woods, although no one ever actually saw her.
After giving up on getting information from Lord Edric, they saw the truly strange sight of a moon elf walking through the broken door. While elves are generally tolerated in Algoran, this particular group was not fond of them. Despite Slaybright’s best attempt at intimidation the elf lady did not seem impressed. Maybe it had something to do with his height. After questioning this newcomer, who identified herself as Alexzis, they determined that she could be of use to them and invited her to join them on their quest.
The group decided to go after the goblins first and visit the witch on their way back. The traveling was so smooth and quiet that when they got to the edge of the forest where the cave was rumored to be they didn’t notice the small band of goblins until Kadren took one of their arrows. The battle was short lived and they found some good loot on the goblins as well as a trail leading back the way they came. Leoroar led the way with Slaybright tromping along behind while Kadren and Alexzis melted into the forest.
Before long they came to a cave where two sentries were half asleep on their watch. Intending to kill them while unaware, Kadren and Alexzis snuck up on the goblins and managed to take out one, but the the other was alerted before they could finish him off. The battle was quick, but it seemed the rest of the tribe had been alerted by the commotion. The group took positions around the cave for an ambush, but it seemed the goblins had the same idea and did not come out. After much deliberation and a few arrows flying past their heads they decided that Slaybright would go in first and the rest would follow with a torch. Unfortunately Slaybright took a nasty wound to the arm forcing him to retreat when the others charged in. This was a hard fought battle, but thanks to Slaybright’s healing skills no one fell to the nasty goblins. They decided to loot the bodies before clearing out the rest of the cave, but were interrupted by two stragglers who arrived too late to be a part of the ambush. These last two were the toughest of all. Perhaps they were better trained than the others, or perhaps the group was simply tired from all the previous fights, but in a series of strange events Alexzis managed to tangle herself in her gear and get spun around. Then when she fell back to get herself untangled and Slaybright stepped up to take her place he tripped on a vicious root and landed on his face getting blinded by the loose dirt. Fortunately Kadren managed to finish them off before the goblins could take too much advantage of the situation.
The group decided to finish clearing the cave before looting this time and found that it was already empty. They had succeeded in their first adventure as would-be-heroes and now all that was left to do was tend their wounds, loot their enemies and collect their hard earned reward.