The heroes left the now deserted bugbear village and continued thanks to the navigation of Azimi towards the Seaforth tower. A night later during Thorsgrim’s watch a raiding party of Orcs approached but were spotted by Thorsgrim and Brother Stargard who immediately let out a battle cry and charged off into the orc host simultaneously alerting the sleeping heroes and hacking and hewing orc war band. Without much fuss Thorsgrim brained and Orc as Brother Stargard eviscerated two. The heroes near the campsite woke grabbing the nearby weapons to hack down more orcs with ease. Two orcs appraching Azimi were blasted to bits by a well aimed lightning bolt. The Orc approaching Ragnar was hewed with such force that the two parts of the orc flew several feet appart. The remaining orcs seeing their comrades demise immediately turned to run and were all chopped down with ease. Some 16 Orcs were slaughtered in 20 seconds. Some small coins were discovered on the corpses by Sven the looter.
During the next two days of well navigation fun a merchant caravan was discovered who surprised the party and stood in amazement as Thorsgrim still wore the crown and even managed to barter some horses from the merchants to replace the ones eaten by Bugbears. Of course King Thorsgrim got his free. Azimi just stood behind Thorsgrim like a bonded servant. News was gathered about the lands and the heroes continued on their way towards Seaforth tower. Azimi had been watching Sven’s children and the horse trader ex friend of Sven’s to discover that they were being held in the village of Dovefell where a secret entrance was spotted into a semi underground lair.
The Heroes continued to Seaforth tower and were spotted by some royal guards headed by Rolf who they had previously met. Rolf was impressed with their quest and offered to ride with the Heroes towards the Seaforth territory. He revealed that a gypsy caravan and black robed riders had traveled on the road before them. As they approached the tower the heroes headed towards the cliff face spotting immediately a secret way into the castle. Climbing down the cliff (or being carried down while levitating down) allowed the party to camp out till low tide before heading up the secret “passage”. A side room was discovered by a large crab that effectively pincered Skrogg twice before being calved up by Skrogg and the heavy hitting Ragnar. Finding some treasure beneath an undersea boat they carried on into the castle proper.
A portcullis blocked their way and after all the warrior types failed to bend the bars, with a magical word, Azimi opened the portcullis with a magical Knock spell. The heroes continued up a spiral staircase and Kurin spotted a secret door exiting out to a barracks. One armoured individual was based there but perished under the combined hack of Skrogg, Kurin, Ragnar & Thorsgrim. A dart from Azimi flew forth and struck Skrogg as he had rushed into combat first, but being steadfast he ignored the poison. The guard managed to let out a “hey” before dying silently with his left hip pierced by a shield spike, his right knee hit with a hammer and his head removed by Ragnar’s Axe as his neck was exposed by his knee collapsing. Azimi & Sven just said “ohhhh” and gave a professional golf clap. Seeing the danger Thorsgrim then blessed everyone as Azimi raised her magical protections.
The heroes continued to discover a mess hall with a trap door, down inside the dungeon’s were empty of “the heir” but contained a boat captain who after being released and healed agreed to add his services to their aid. Perhaps this was fate talking as a boat might be required in the future. The captain was then armoured in the armour left by the swordsman in the barracks. The heroes continued into a kitchen finding it empty but another trap door. Sven crept in to see two cooks counting wine and decided to bolt them in. Azimi wondered why would you close the trapdoor that you were working under anyway, very bad work and safety practice. After a feasting hall was discovered Sven and Skrogg left to scout ahead spotting a guard with a crossbow guarding the courtyard, and Sven picking the lock entered the castle armory (finding nothing but weapons and armor) and then silently slipped into another barracks. Seeing 4 sleeping figures he put 3 under the knife, but the last died with a gurgling sound waking the 4th. This figure was mightly hacked by Sven, before he turned and fled (hacked again by Sven) only to be surprised by the heroes waiting outside who likewise stopped in surprise. Only Brother Stargard reacted slaying the fellow with a well timed double dagger slash. The heroes continued up the stairs.
Nearly forgetting the guard in the court yard who had spotted Azimi last. Azimi wasn’t surprised, and raised her blow pipe and puffed but missed. The guard fired his heavy crossbow fully expecting to ping the unarmored Azimi, but his bolt deflected off the Azimi’s magical shield. As he reloaded his crossbow bolt another dart from Azimi flew forth and struck the neck of the guard who looked perplexed as his legs folded under him and died with barely a gurgle as the magical poison took it’s effect.
Day ends as the heroes travel up the stairs.