Condorous & Company

An unexpected night of Spottle

At the Spottle Parlor

[Game Session 1; RW Date: “Aug?,” 2012]

Dates [Mystaran]: Soladain, Ambyrmont 14th, AC 1001

Location: Northern Principalities of Glantri, north of town of Ostbruck.

Condorous was invited to and spent an evening playing the locally-known gambling game of Spottle with one of its promoters, the retired well-known bandit Bradbert Niss. He had been invited by the bandit’s employee Bufred Shabbin (a dwarf). Once accepted, he played the game with four other players: a local priestly “Shephard of Rad” named Vansin Vanslep, a snot-nosed teenage Glantrian named Gergy D’Ambreville, Shkad, a lizard man, and the bandit Bradbert Niss.

Bradbert Niss had retired years ago. He had been “let off” after being caught following decades of banditry; because he had rescued the Prince Jherek Virayana, who was a Constable at the time, the authorities had let him retire without punishment. He was also regarded highly by the commom peoples, as he had typically “stolen” from the nobility, and shared his largess with the peasantry, during his years of notierity.

After some time of playing the game, the evening eventually ended in disaster.

Bradbert Niss behaved strangely much of the night, handing out gems and money fairly generously. Then, Gergy D’Ambreville changed in to a wereboar, having been unable to resist the transformation brought on by the appearance of the full moon. This would not have been a concern, had the lizard man Shkad not started a fight.

Gergy ended up nearly slaughtering everyone, with the help of two boars he summoned from the nearby woodlands. Condorous escaped with his life. He sought herbs in the woods for healing aid, and was able to obtain some ‘[holyoak],’ which assuaged his pain until he was able to get back to the small town of Ostbruck.

It became generally known that Condorous was somehow involved or in the vicinity of the events that lead to the Bradbert Niss’ death. The Townmaster of Ostbruck — Luis Turnick — was not impressed that the locally-known “hero” had been killed. At this point, Condorous’ local reputation was tarnished; few people of any repute or nobility wanted to have much to do with him.

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