The group sold and purchased a few things, and realized their map of the Darkmoon Vale was actually magical. Much like the way they got to Blackhold, they returned to the Darkmoon Vale by simply using the map and then leaving the town. A few short combat encounters and several hours of walking later and they arrived in Mistwood.
From here, the group asked around. They had heard rumours that the captain had got burned by a group of wandering adventurers. The captain must know of their return, so why isn’t he dealing with them?
Sneaky Pete took the opportunity to ask around for information, and got denied at basically every turn. The bartender of the less-than-reputable tavern was much more amicable with Sneaky Petes ways, especially when considering the fact Sneaky Pete seemed to have no concept of what money was worth. The bartender redirected Sneaky Pete to a man in the fish market named Dwight Sails. Mister Sails was apprehensive as per usual, but agreed that if Sneaky Pete could deliver a closed box, unopened and undamaged to a man named Thuldrin Kreed, who runs Falcon’s Hollow, they could speak further about work. Thuldrin Kreed would pay something, but if the box wasn’t delivered or was tampered with, Thuldrin would kill Sneaky Pete.
Pete, understanding how these things worked, agreed that was fair and brought the box to the party. Some disagreements ensued, Jeremy Mill genuinely believed he could repair the box if they just took a second to glance inside it. In the end, as Sneaky Pete had done the legwork to actually obtain this job, they agreed to go with Sneaky Pete’s idea, and not tamper with the box.
The group began their journey south through the Darkmoon Vale, having decided the path was for losers and this way they would totally impress Thuldrin Kreed with their awesome package delivering speed. The group encountered an assassin vine which desperately attempted to kill them but didn’t succeed. Shortly after they encountered what appeared to be a large spider web which one of the more eagle eyed members noticed had a giant spider beside it in a tree it was made on.
The group dispatched the spider, while several hundred smaller spiders attacked Dionysus who promptly began dry heaving. Once the smaller spiders were also dispatched, Dionysus passed out on the horse, exhausted and frightened.
Chet Manley found atop the spider webbing a ring. Once he brought it down, Razamuth identified it as the Prisoner pair to a Jailers ring. Without listening to what exactly that means, Chet quickly put the ring on, as he felt it was fashionable. Unfortunately, Chet is now unable to remove the ring. Someone, wearing the jailers ring associated with the prisoners ring, got a “blip” that someone was wearing the ring, and was alive. Confusing, possibly, but not impossible.
The group proceeded to make their way further on, briefly interrupted by Jeremy and Razamuth having an aside about how a powerful wizard could be listening in at any time they happen to be within 10 feet of Chet. Not sure how this affected them, they continued on. Eventually with a few short encounters between them, they reached Falcon’s Hollow relatively without incident.
The group is now looking at the North Gate of Falcon’s Hollow, preparing to enter.