A spring day was seeing an increase in sea trade coming from many corridors; Candenord was no exception. Only this time, the rumors of several months ago were beginning to take wing, as a pair of ships from the eastern continent headed for the rocky jetty surrounding the bay. Chased by a small cloud of birds, Kalia first picked up that a group of birds, strangely colored and acting odd, heading for shore; between her and Moreaaiwe, they were able to estimate the 20 gulls; meanwhile, Daniel and Ailwin noticed that the two ships were quickly picked up by the harbor guard. But, as quickly as they came, the birds managed to converge around a nearby group of workers, clipping a man who was rushed to shelter. Raine then approached the scene, ready with her potions to treat the wounded...
Realizing the danger the flock was presenting to the immediate area, the group sprang into action. Kalia used her wind powers to push several out of formation, while Daniel focused his lightning magic on them. Jessica and Ailwin both built up some shielding on themselves and others in anticipation of further attacks, while Moreaaiwe boosted the efforts of her allies. They continued the effort against the flock, slowly dropping a few of the score of avians. Raine shied her way into offering one of her healing potions to the injured man, only to find that his friends were staring in shock as he transformed into a mushroom man. Meanwhile, Daniel caught the ire of the birds with his shockingly weak attacks, using a sonic attack that was similarly low-powered. At the same time, Ailwin shielded him, and Jessica teleported to Sir Fortesque out of trouble.
Soon, the band was faced with threats from the air and ground; Ailwin grabbed the attention of the ground monster, while the others took turns drawing the ire of the birds. Things proved troublesome as they continued to dance around both threats; Kalia eventually received a scratch for her efforts, and began a similar purplish transformation while Ailwin got a blast of spore-wind from mushroom man after levitating him with his telekinesis. Moreaaiwe lulled groups of them to sleep step by step, and Raine continued to support Kalia and Ailwin with her healing. Ailwin tossed the fungal menace atop the sleeping birds, effectively putting them out of commission. Daniel did his finest in making sure he kept a now-charging monstrosity focused on him, where Jessica lept in the air to finish it off with a one-two kick.
At about the time the final charge was taking place, a rather oversized gull caught the attention of the docks, further worrying the group. But, it turns out, a druid named Wareish from Candenord arrived, pulling someone who understood him from the dock crew in order to explain that he followed the flock, and showed a symbol to the group in hopes of tracking down one or more books. Kalia took good notes, while Moreaaiwe divined that three moderately obscured locations - a ship's hold, the old Mage Guild, before the Mage Hunters ruined it, and Jack'o'lantern Avenue of GHOUL.
All decided to divide the efforts in finding the symbol in the places prognosticated; the interpreter offered to centralize messages at his flat in the Wayward Ho, where Wareish would stay considering that he had only one translator. However, the druid will eventually take up Jessica's offer of going to the Outpost in an attempt to convene with the forest druids for additional assistance. The plan in place, the dockmaster then collected details for authoritative reasons, part of which would be in the eventual form of a small reward sent to each person's residence.
Kalia: 2M, 2C, 1XP
Ailwin: 2M, 1C, 2XP
Daniel: 2M, 2C, 1P
Jessica: 2M, 2P, 1XP
Moreaaiwe: 1M, 2C, 1S, 1XP
Raine: 2S, 1C (left early)
+50 Silver from the dock authority for ensuring the general safety of the workers and citizens of the area
+3 reputation with the Ramsalon Populace
Ailwin has a minor fungal affliction that will last with him for three days (three separate interactions - scenes, RP, or other sessions taking place after this one) and will roll CON once each time to determine his immune response to the invasion. Should he not pass in three days, then for one week, his fingers, especially at the tips, will prominently display proportionate mushrooms.
Raine has 2 uses of Major Healing Potion item deducted from the 5.
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