The Exploration Of Faerun

Day 1, Travel Along The Northride

The Shadowdale Four set off from The Old Skull Inn at first light. After conferring with Lhaeo and the map he gave them, they surmise that according to the information they have, the long lost tomb is located in a valley to the north called Giants Craw. It was supposedly a landslide which uncovered the crypt.

The party guess that if the weather is fine and encounters are favourable it should take them between three and four days to reach the valley.

Soon setting off, the party pass the usual travellers on the Northride. Most are citizens of Shadowdale who are going about their daily life and for the most part ignore the party.

Not to long after beginning their journey the party see a long procession of carts, wagons and horses approaching from the South West, further along the Northride. As the distance closes between the two groups the party see a band of 6 riders gallop forward from the wagons.

They get closer and the party can see they are all dressed in some sort of livery. Ultyr Ravenwing informs the rest of the party that the riders are Purple Dragons from the kingdom of Cormyr.

A man, the leader, breaks off from the group and heads toward the party. They can see he is wearing full plate mail armour and carrying a sheathed long sword. He introduces himself to the party as Commander Scott Harikon and is currently guiding the House-Merchants of Arabel northward to Shadowdale and beyond.

He offers to sell the Shadowdale Four any items they require and it is during this bartering that Ultyr Ravenwing strikes up a conversation with him as she is also from Cormyr.

After they have stocked up on their provisions the party bid farewell to the caravan and continue onwards.

Later as the sun begins to set the party come across a small stone building with a thatched roof that looks very well maintained. After a close inspection of the outside of the building and the surrounding garden the companions discover that this building is a shrine to four gods (Torm, Chauntea, Silvanus and Mielikki) and decide to pay a homage and rest there for the night.

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