Rumors & Events of the Sword Coast, North...of Baldur's Gate

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Another night, another draft of volunteers arrive in Triel. This crew includes Captain Dunn, Ranger Jillian, and Ranger Panthan show up to work.

After completing whatever areas they can provide aid in, when the day winds down and its time to rest, Dunn and Jillian wind up near a campfire. There, Dunn is peeling pieces of wood like one might treat a peeled potato with a large crucible forged knife. After a time, these pieces take various shapes which get passed over to Jillian.

Jillian, for her part, has a few sets of paint and paint brushes, liberally applying herself to the painting of these miniature wooden objects. Whenever Dunn isn't watching her very closely, she might be seen coveting them or trying to sneak one into her pack - he'd let her get away with it at least once, but eventually a dozen are made and packaged up.
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DM Protector wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:14 am
In the Thundar's Pass, several heavily armoured figures and some not so made their way through the land, cutting down the Bugbears in their path as they cleared the way forward. Some traders witnessed them travelling further up river only to return hours later with a wagon in tow filled to the brim with supplies as it was carted back to Soubar shortly after. As questions began to rise about what happened, word among those in Soubar says that House Blackrose salvaged stolen goods from a Bugbear encampment, avenging those who had fallen before the beasts.
Rumored reports of organized "Bugbears." on "Thundars ride" would reach the "Northern Outpost." A Force would be sent out post haste to investigate and deal with the threat.
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Skirmishes could be seen along "Thundars ride" As "Blackrose" forces and the organized bugbears clashed.

A caravan could be seen waylaid and pulled over on the side of the road the cargo taken and many of those that had travelled with it dead.
The "Blackrose" force would follow the blood and drag marks up river until they would reach a "Bugbear" encampment.
A fierce battle would ensue until the leader was drawn out and after a brief exchange of words would be slain.

"The "Blackrose" force could be seen escorting a wagon of supplies after the Battle to "Soubar."

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They would be met half way by their Militia and escorted the rest of the way.
Later that day the Militia could be seen recovering the bodies of the dead on "Thundars ride" and giving them a burial.
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Another day, and more volunteers from the Whitewood Vanguard arrive in Triel. This time its Captain Dunn, Ranger Brillvingoth, and an outsider, Lily Summerheart, though the latter does arrive with the Vanguard volunteers.

Brillvingoth's natural inspirations can adapt to aid just about any situation laid before him. On this visit, Dunn is spending time creating and updating his maps of the surrounding area. As for Lily, she helped here and there.
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Another day, and three more Whitewood Vanguard show up to Triel. Captain Dunn, Ranger Jillian, and Ranger Vox.

The trio go about their tasks with the Captain in particular eager to assist on any Hellrider patrols likely to see a skirmish.
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The Half-elven Jon Smythe arrives in the North, veering off from the Tradeway now and then, a map in hand...and at times seeming quite lost, even as he consults this map (for those that may pass him in their own use of the Tradeway).

Some passersby may even reach their destinations, and may speak of encounters with Smythe, relaying a tale something like "...and he kept asking if I point out the road to Triel...," or "...have you seen or carry knowledge of the Vanguard that is rumored to patrol in the area," or "...have you seen or heard of the Hellriders in these parts?"

At one point, Smythe known to arrive at what seems a refugee outpost on the Northern Tradeway, but not learning too much behind it in his short rest stop, he is said to have moved on.


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Later, Smythe could be easily seen by travelers of the Tradeway sitting on some bend or in a quieter valley of the road, just...relaxing. Should a curious being ask to what makes a man looking and dressed as Jon Smythe is to recline in such a idyllic yet abandoned spot, he would reply: "The best way to find a ranger and his friends...is to let them find you." He then taps an index finger to his own temple, and smiles at they who would ask. He seems rather pleased with himself.


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For those present often within the farmlands to the East of Baldurs Gate. They would notice that an increased activity between members of House Vale and the Order of the Radiant Heart has been occurring daily. The groups would meet up, dressed for battle, and laden with supplies.

These two groups would take a Northern route towards Thundars Ride, and the Fields of the Dead, alternating daily.

For what reason? It will be apparent to many that the groups have taken an interest alongside others in the increased Undead presence in the region, and would appear to be co-operating in regards to these efforts.

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The Vanguard shows up to Triel for another day of volunteering, Captain Dunn returns with Ranger Durald, and Ranger Ezrel. There may even have been a weasel in and amongst the trio this time - yes yes yes!

They report in as they have on past days, touching base with Captain Vanders.
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A pair is seen at Corm Orp, planting a rose near the shrine, and remembering their parted friend, Merorry.

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yyj wrote:
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A pair is seen at Corm Orp, planting a rose near the shrine, and remembering their parted friend, Merorry.

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A large collection of assorted wildflowers tied together by a dip-dyed thread would be seen nearby, they are tied to a tree, so that as the wind shakes the bows, the gentle rustling of the leaves spreads petals evenly upon the vigil.
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This night, four of the Vanguard show up at once to volunteer, Captain Dunn, Sergeant Ril, Rangers Jillian and Vox.

Tired and worn out from patrols elsewhere, they make camp in the fort awhile before volunteering here and there.
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“There is more than one sort of prison, Captain," Chirrut said. "I sense that you carry yours wherever you go.”

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That night, Sergeant Vox, Ranger Mishala, and Ranger Panthan were the arrivals. Eager to work, eager to action.
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“There is more than one sort of prison, Captain," Chirrut said. "I sense that you carry yours wherever you go.”

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