How's it goin'? My name is Teldorthan. I'm the only masterwork arms maker here in Fallcrest so stop by my shop if you need anything new. I do repairs, as well, although my plate is a little full now that I got that green dragon hide back from those kobold bandits.
What a week it's been. I lost the dragon hide when the merchant wagon that was bringing it to me got ambushed by kobolds on the King's Road. Foolish me had taken responsibility for the hide before it ever arrived here and I thought I was sunk when it was lost. Do you know how much a good dragon hide costs? Well, let's just say the 200 gold I paid for reward was a bargain.
Well, not only did I get that green hide back, but now I've got a future commission to make some wyrmscale out of the carcass of a young, white dragon that was killed while my green hide was being rescued. You see, all these new faces suddenly showed up around town. Some dragonborn from down south came up the King's Road to Fallcrest. They're from the Arkvana Peninsula – some sort of protected breeding ground for the dragonborn. They were led by a cleric of the platinum dragon – a dragonborn called Enubrius the Bronze. They had some tieflings and humans with them, too.
The dragonborn had trekked to the City of Sosh where they picked up the King's Road and took it up through Spearpoint and Bridgeblock and past the little villages of Harkenwold. Said they didn't run into any trouble along the way which was lucky in these dark times. There always seem to be bandits or beasts harassing travelers along the roads into town which is why the trade route dried up in the first place and which is why I'm a damn fool for ever agreeing to take responsibility for that green hide before I got my hands on it. I'll never do that again.
So, where was I? Oh yeah, the dragonborn…well, they weren't the only newcomers to town. Some elves and eladrin came down through the Winterbole Forest. They are some sort of protectors of the Rain Valley to the north. You ever been up that way? Neither have I but they say there is a rift to the feywild in that valley which opens up under a canopy of flowering trees each night at dusk as the rain washes over the valley. Quite a sight, I guess, evidently the tribes of elves up there protect the valley from threats trying to enter or exit the feywild.
So this Enubrius the Bronze was meeting these elves so they could escort him up to the Rain Valley. That was smart. If I was going through Winterbole I sure would want a squad of elves protecting my back….not that you ever will catch me crossing through that forest.
Word is that Enubrius and the Rain Valley contingent met with Lord Warden Markelhey before departing and then left behind a group of young adventurers to help the Lord Warden and other residents clean up the threats in the Nentir Vale. Now, they don't work for free, but I've met some of them and they're reasonable folk and effective. Why, three days after they showed up I had my green dragon hide back, Kobold Hall was cleaned out of kobolds and they slew a young, white dragon they found in the hall's basement.
The Lord Warden was commissioning them to go get them kobolds one morning when a merchant came running into town saying he had just been ambushed the kobolds during the night. The whole group packed up their bags and headed west on the King's Road. Two days later they come through the King's gate with the merchants wagon, my green dragon hide, a white dragon carcass and nineteen kobold heads. I hear the Lord Warden paid them 10 gold pieces per head.
I had some drinks with one of the dragonborn warriors last night. He's going to pay me to make wyrmscale out of that white dragon as soon as he can afford it. You see, the dragon scales need some strong magical enhancement in order make them into armor. Without the enhancement working with the scales is impossible. It will be great armor when completed but it will be expensive. The amount of residium needed will cost about 45,000 gold pieces. For the time being I'll make the remainder of the hide into a couple sets of hide armor and see if I can sell of the meat and organs.
Torinn is the dragonborn warriors name and there is another dragonborn warrior called Bralvuna. Enubrius left those two as well as a tiefling named Morthos Azaer. He is related to the family that owns the trading company House Azaer. He carries alot of knives and throwing stars.
The folks from the Rain valley left behind three people as well. One is an eladrin soldier named Barnoble Eeace the Fifth and there are two elves – a ranger named Theren Brightwood and a wizard named Baal Riverwind. Also, a local half-elf whose mother recently passed away has joined their group. He had been a member of the town guard for a short while and they say he has a knack for military strategy. His name is Rudolph Harmony.
They all met with Lord Warden Markelhey this morning and are following some clues they found about more kobold bandits near the western town of Winterhaven. They left right after breakfast. I wish them luck.