Part 1: Gearing Up
After a few days in Baldur’s Gate, the party gathered their things and met with The Caravan heading north.
Each wagon entry has a description of the people traveling with it, but not all people on each wagon are listed, as there are a few extra NPC’s on the trip which may become important only in certain events (such as a replacement character in case someone dies on the trip).
Part 2- The Hobgoblin Ambush
On the morning of day 5, the caravan was attacked by a squad of hobgoblins. Eldkin took command and gave orders which put most of the caravan to the north defending from the mass group and a party of adventurer’s (The PC’s heading south to deal with the leadership). Harshnagg and Volga both made their own decisions and each went one on one with one of the two trolls. The party came out victorious after a harsh battle. The group to the north won with few injuries, and both Volga and Harshnagg each killed a troll single handedly, though while Harshnagg had an alchemist fire to help end his troll, Volga had Eramil aid him with a fire spell to prevent the troll from getting back up.
Part 3- Following Maab’s direction.
A strange voice, that of Maab most likely, called for Cillian to lead his allies into the woods to find a golden stag. Upon finding it and following it, it led them to a tomb. “You are on the right track, continue to follow the river of gold until you reach the castle in the sky.” and “She now has an investment in the outcome” are the only two things the stag said before pointing you into the tomb and leaving.
Once inside, the party fought against a wight and his group of zombies. Channel divinity and smiting proved rather effective in the battle and the party went on into the tomb and found a man missing his leg chained to the wall. This man was Michael, and he was working with Kirrik Laselles in exploring an old dragon tomb used by the Cult of the Dragon back when they concentrated their efforts on undead dragons and mysterious prophecy. When he and his group encountered the wights, the zombies, and an undead copper dragon, they called for a retreat. Michael knew if they got into a battle on the stairs it would be a slaughter, so he shut the doors as everyone else left and fought to what e expected to be his death.He managed to kill two of the wights (well, finish them off from the fight everyone was in) before succumbing to his wounds and loosing his leg to the dragon. He informed the party that the dragon was still alive (well, still undead). His hoard was in the next room with him, as would be the information they were seeking.