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Start: 5th of Sommer Tide, 2522
Our adventure started in Buntwald. Hethisa Stronghand seeing that Fran Tallhelm was doing very badly unloaded her from the wagon and attempted to put her out of her mutating misery. Fran was able to escape the murderous mercy and is off in the woods somewhere.
Hallman Houfer seeing Hethisa Stronghand method of mercy offered to “Take care of” Renald Wechsler on the trip back to Wechslerberg freeing Isa to seek out the rest of the party which was headed to Bridge Span.
Coming south from Bridge Span our party encountered an unlikely pair of travelers. Belrilthyn Blackwood and Belkrin and female elf and male dwarf respectively. The duo were headed south on separate missions but had agreed to travel together for safety. Told of the plague and general chaos before them, they decided to join up with what was left of the trade mission and head back to Bridge Span as guides.
Eugen Hoch an human gambler from parts unknown having escaped from Buntwald and befriending the Dwarves Tray Froglicker and Katakin also decided to throw his lot in with the trade mission.
So of the 8 who only left Wechslerberg 2 days before, at least 2 were presumed dead, 2 were returning home plague ridden, and 4 were pushing north to establish trade in this perilous land.
The 3 day trip north was fairly uneventful. One evening some local fauna came sniffing around for food, but the bear cubs were scared off using common sense and tactics. The mother bear not enraged by the needless slaughter of her cubs did not attack the camp and eat anybody.
Upon arriving at Bridge Span the party was stopped by red attired men at arms belonging to the church. The party was questioned and then after reporting the sickness of the south was detained until they could be seen by Dr. Klaus and deemed plague free.
Dr. Klaus and another lower acolyte directed the party to the inn and arranged a meeting with Father Johnn the leader of the Sigmarite church. Father Johnn a large bearded man was happy to have trade reestablished with the south and promaced to send caravans south now that the road was clear and the bandit Dunburn was no longer in power.
Attention was then turned to Father Emil who was dead and crucified above the main alter. It seems that Father Emil was a bit of a drunkard and had stolen the Churches relic, The Shroud of Mother Elsbeth. The Shroud s reportedly a fragment of cloth from the robes of Mother Elsbeth which holds great healing power.
Father Emil had held to his story. A dream vision of a “Great sickness in Buntwald rising up to cover all the land”. He had sent the shroud south to the local healer in a dwarven cypher box to help with the sick. He was not believed and died on the cross.
Father Johnn having learned that he sickness was real had Father Emil’s body removed from the crodd and had begone a little needed atonement.
He has also offered a reward for the return of the relic.
Several days were then spent in Bridge Span shopping and requiping.
End: 12th of Sommer Tide, 2522