|Sa'di Abd Al-Aziz the Ifrit|
When asked about his resources and does he come with an offer? Al-Aziz laughs and says he comes with the questions of similar nature. The rumors, Al-Aziz says are that our characters trade in hides and raw alchemical ingredients. In fact our trade has enriched those markets. There is also word that we fight the ‘dragons’ of the swamp. Mesha emphasizes to him our fight against the Hags and asks him if he comes here for merchant opportunity or something greater?
Mesha mentions the half-dragons (owlbears and Minotaurs) encounters on the road. Mesha believes the Hags are inciting general disfavor against half-dragons (and by extension Kazzurog) thereby expanding the Hag's influence. At this Al-Aziz begins a series of questions where some of us pick up on that he’s really uninterested about the Hags.
He mentions Dragon Hill and was asking if our characters would be interested in establishing business relations. Mesha says that she would be interested, the rest of our characters say that we will consider the offer.
We ask if Al-Aziz is aware of the uprising in the swamp? He has only heard of reduced river traffic. Has he heard of Gyronna? And yes he has. He inform him that there are those who believe Gyronna itself is in Horcton. Al-Aziz does confirm Kazzurog awaits a dignitary from Stormhaven to court. Our characters ask if he has heard of our battles against the half-dragons on the road and/or if there have been attacks from half-dragons? Not to his knowledge, however the road from Five Tower Keep is not a well-traveled road.
Our final question is will Al-Aziz be reporting back to Kazzurog directly? He says he will report to the Ambassador but will include some personal notes when he sees Kazzurog. He seems keen to be the one to introduce us to King Kazzurog.
Later Arnil Garrod or A.G. is introduced to our characters by Thethmommon, this attracts the attention of Jamal Riverwalker who is pleased to see Arnil, Jamal joins us after introductions.
Arnil, grim and defeated, comes with news of the destruction of Dock Port. He describes a massive dragon laying waste to what was Dock Port five days ago. The attack was made all the more terrifying as the creature announced his name as Alibarum Klamphus as he defiled and destroyed Dock Port. Klamphus was a scaled draconic terror who’s gaze turned villagers to stone. He doesn’t recall Alibarum using a breath weapon. Arnil also mentions a second dragon terrorizing the elves of Elf Lake (Elfhome) a black dragon and declared a hunter of a family of wild elves (the family of elves that raised Melderon). Its name is Saturim Crueldruentherruurr and it is spoken of as having acid as a breath weapon. Arnil is gravely concerned about dragons on the rise.
At the end of the social night Jamal sates that he plans on traveling up the river to Dock Port; it is our character’s agreement to travel with him.
The next morning we meet up with Jamal who has six long flat boats that will take us five days up the river.
On the morning of the fifth day our characters will come into view of the destruction Dock Port and eventually our characters see several petrified humanoids. Eventually our characters identify four tails in the water and the approach of drakes. We dispatch them in short order and return our attention to the devastated Dock Port. In places our characters discover evidence of people returning to the village scavenging for supplies.
Stoutwood looks for clues and finds the dragon in question was a large size and confirms a dracolisk which soon reveals itself.
We begin next session with two rounds to prepare for the dracolisk.