The Bestiars

A Simple Test

Aiding the people of Keld

The adventure begins, the prospects show up at the Bestiar‘s Hall where they meet the Guild Master Lelien Raliegh. After being kept waiting Lelien came in and let the prospects know that the path they are embarking on could be a lethal one, with outside politics sometimes getting in the way but the work they would be doing is for the good of the people and they would be paid well for it. All the prospects agreed to the first mission something small scale to show their abilities and give them a chance to see if the Bestiar’s Guild is the place for them.

The first mission would be to go to the village of Keld and respond to reports of monsters stealing cattle. The Journeyman Scribe “Scribbles” would be sent to observe and guide the prospects on this mission. The crew set out in a mule pulled cart, Brogol walking beside, North East on the Old Trade Road towards Keld. After a fairly uneventful ride the party arrives in the village that afternoon and goes to the largest building in town to find Gwen, the mayor, and discuss the missing cattle. Gwen welcomes the Bestiars with free drinks and between her and her head rancher David they inform the party that while no one saw the monsters that took 5 of Gwen‘s prize aurochs there was significant evidence of goblin foot prints near the broken pen. It is highly unusual for goblins to herd large animals as they are more the kill and loot style of monsters thus the party realizes they have something unusual on their hands. After an unproductive conversation with the pig farmer Theodor the party decides to sleep in the cattle barn on Gwen’s ranch. The night is blessedly uneventful and the Bestiars set out bright and early following the Goblin’s tracks to the mountains north of Keld. The thieves make little effort to hide their tracks so the party has few issues keeping track of where they are headed, once onto the mountain trail the party puts together that the Goblins have some how lost the Aurochs and it would seem now both the Goblins and Bestiars are chasing down the Aurochs.

The trail of hooves and small feat leads to a long abandoned ancient trading post carved into the mountain side that once hosted elves, dwarves and humans few ruins remain outside the over 2000 year old building. The Bestiar’s almost immediately run into their quary as a goblin with an armload of cockatrice eggs attempts to throw off the angry cockatrice after him by throwing an egg at Brogol and fleeing. The egg comes no where near the target but the bird changes the direction of it’s wrath. Brogol quickly subdued the goblin as Keluvial, Malice, and Slithiss struck the cockatrice from range as Jarik holds back the bird’s petrifying blows. With the ugly bird taken out the Bestiars take their attention to the conscious goblin who once roused by a bit of heat tells the party that the “Leader of all cows” had taken the Aurochs from the original thieves and he, the aurochs, and goblins are now inside the Ancient Trade Post. Brogol hangs the subdued little wretch from a tree branch but as soon as the party approaches the great bronze doors of the ruins Malice snuffs out it’s life.

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