The adventure begins with the majority of the party enjoying a nice lounge in the public bath of Gardmore Abbey. The Bard on the other hand has decided to spend his evening with the lovely Sarah, a merchant in the business of selling lingerie. The rest of the party is visited in the bath by Linn in the guise of a male as she talks shop with the men of the party. She notes that they will most likely be facing off against trolls soon and that she can whip them up some Alchemist’s fire. The party agrees to her generosity. Taking her words to heart Saf sought to find a weapon capable of producing flames in order to combat the trolls in the nearby area.
Later that day Trevon asks Sir Oakley for a map of the mountains and markings as to where the scouts were sent off to. Making his own notes Trevon and the rest of the group decided to investigate the trolls themselves. Sir Oakley told them though that it might be prudent to go and visit the grove in the Abbey in the morning before setting out. The party did just that once the morning had come. Visiting the grove brought some interesting insight into the groups lives.
Later that morning the group set off on the same trail that the scouts reportedly took, not long into their march they were ambushed by a group of trolls. What resulted was a short skirmish in which the party won. The victory was short lived however when they were confronted by a troll calling himself Hurly. The party threatened death to the brute but he nearly had a laughing fit in response. Yet another, this time tougher fight ensued. The group quickly found out that Hurly was one troll not to mess with. Finally the party brought him down and burnt him to a crisp, as Oliver went to investigate the body, he got a nasty surprise as Hurly returned from the dead and attacked him. Finally the party put him down again and this time with acid, fire, and dismemberment. During their short rest Trevon was attacked by the newly revived Hurly. At whits end the party finally got Hurly was immortal and figured it was best to take him in after subduing him once more.
Back at the Abbey the party turned over Hurly and learned that people were getting sick, for some strange reason. Putting that to the side for the moment the group learned from Hurly that the Githyanki in the mountains had met with a man resembling Krallix, this man supposedly told the Githyanki he could get them what the desired the most. Qoul the Githrezai was disturbed by this and went off on his own to seek out information. The party also found out that Hurly could only die when he and his brother Burly were in close proximity to each other. Exhausted the party told Oakley that they would investigate the cause of the sickness in the morning. Hurly was taken to a special cell to hold him.
In the morning the group learned that the disease had exploded over night and was affecting the majority of those in the Abbey. Steeling themselves the group went to the lowest part of the Abbey, to investigate a strange force they felt emanating from the area. Once there they were attacked by undead and what seemed to be a giant insect with glowing orange crystals. At first the party thought they had the upper hand until something horrible came forth from the crystals. With it’s power alone the battle soon became uncertain, never the less the party fought an up hill battle and won. They soon found the body of their fallen comrade from the first visit to the Abbey to be the cause of the disease. Making sure to bless everything and burn it for good measure the party returned topside to begin the process of healing.
Two day late Qoul returned battered and beaten up, he told the defenders of the Abbey that the Githyanki were coming and they were riding pact dragons. With these weapons in the possession of the enemy the Abbey would soon face a full scale invasion. Sir Oakley quickly tried to marshal reinforcements only to learn that the nearest place had already fallen to Burly the troll. Burly went on to inform every one that reinforcements were not going to make it in time, because he was going to be a hindrance. The party and the Abbey has a day and a half to prepare themselves for the oncoming assault. For now and army comes marching towards them seeking to bring ruin to the Abbey once and for all.