Pathfinder: Avengers of Westcrown
we’re moving people into the old pathfinder society for now and i need to be looking out. The place is difficult to get into, defensible, and big enough to house the avengers. The past couple of hours have been hellish, but I guess I’ll start from the where things went wrong. For too long the avengers have been the actors in this play. Something happens or needs done and we step in to lend a hand, or a knife if its more suitable. Something is moving against us now. The Hellknights were definitely coming after us, the council of theives are probably starting to notice our movements. Anyways, someone approached Crowfeather and informed him that they were holding a celebration for the “heroes of the city” or whatever. Apparently some dumbass decided to take credit for ridding the city of the shadow demons. Personally, i don’t have an issue with this, but Manden and the rest of the gang seemed adamant on checking this out. Something about this seemed just a bit too well timed. Motyl flips a shit and goes batshit insane, we have a barely living girl in our midst and now were supposed to drop everything and investigate some celebration? This was very clearly either a distraction or a trap. I hunkered down as I was trained to do and put out a warning. My concern was not unfounded as it turns out. Xian betrayed us, summoned down some horrible demons and cut some people down on the way out. When the party got back, Wundras faced off with a motyl-esque abomination, lost-it and turned into some kind of horrible demon thing(the word lich was thrown around). He also rigged the temple to self-destruct. I managed to get most of the habitants out and escaped myself with scorpio, but manden, crowfeather, and leandra insisted on staying behind. Apparently had developed some lasting feelings for a shell made of stone. And here is where I start becoming confused. I have secret safe houses located all over the city. They were meant to be a place I could hide if an assassination attempt went wrong, but they fit the current purpose fairly well. But Manden insisted on using the pathfinder lodge or Nindra’s bordello as a resting place. I can see the logic in the pathfinder society, but the bordello? there’s no room, it’s a crappy place in defensive terms, plus it’s a location that we frequent. It would be the first place any assassin would look for us. We wound up heading to the pathfinder lodge. Someone close to me was looking out for me then, because they informed me that the hellknights were looking for us. To stall for the others, I confronted Arial and Xian (who was there for some unknown reason) and found myself unsure. Xian had betrayed us but I couldn’t hate her for it. As far as I can tell she was just doing her job, Something I can understand. Arial, was the shock though. He surprised me with a very reasonable explanation of what he’s been doing. This was the first time I realised that perhaps, the avengers were not as beneficial to the local population as we had hoped. Unfortunately Leandra and Manden defeated the entire purpose of my stalling by doubling back around. Really? I can take care of myself. Why can’t they just do what I ask on occasion? As it turns out, I’ve been trained to handle these kinds of situations. Stop bumbling around like kids in the dark when I’m handing you a fucking torch! nevertheless we all wound up safe and sound at the pathfinder lodge aside from crowfeather who ran off to find a slime(facepalm). I hope he can handle himself. I’m not so sure about the rest of us.