The red haired girl that greeted them was quickly taken away from the group and replaced by her angry father, a half elf named Dalen Vros. He surrounded the group with armed guards and proceeded to talk to them about why they were here. Dalen the leader of the camp of people was concerned that the Count had sent the group to find his daughter. Thom assured the man that they had stumbled into the camp by accident, after fighting with some Druids in the woods.
Dalen could not help but believe the charming bards story and went on to express concern about a missing child believed abducted from the village that morning. He said that the Shadow Druids not only preyed off of Histaven, but also off of the Ghost Walkers as well. The group promised to continue their search for the Druids, and to save the boy as well if possible. Dalen let the group recover for a few hours in a guarded tent before sending them out into the raining woods.
Following the map Dalen gave them, the group soon found themselves in a confrontation with what appeared to be living earth. The creature was very resiliant and sought many times to engulf the group in its muddy body. The group fought to gain control, and just when they seemed to have it, a black ooze chased a herd of deer through their fight and decided they would make easier target.
Moments after the ooze appeared, two bears burst out of it in a frenzy trying to save their lives they attacked everything they saw. Despite the forest bursting into chaos, the group continued their efforts on the living earth knocking it into the ooze. The ooze and earth struggled against each other and the earth creature was killed. One of the bears fell to Gloomhollow’s sword. Archemenos and Azrukal fought in an out of the ooze and Thom attacked relentlessly. The second bear was engulfed and died just before the group fell the liquid creature.
The group continued to follow the vague directions given by Dalen to a alter shaped like an Anvil on a hill in a clearing. Thom used magic to conceal the group and they waited in the rain for someone to arrive.
Around midnight, torched lit in the woods behind the group and two robbed men passed right by them and up to the alter. With no sight of he child, the group decided to wait a little longer. Seconds later, a third robed man appeared from the other side of the alter and lifted a frightened naked and bound young boy laying him on the surface.
The group sprang into action. Azrukal ignited a bush near the alter and teleported to the fire in an instant. The rest of the group charged out of the woods and towards the hill. The main robed man noticed the group and shouted get them as Azrukal blasted him with fire. The woods around the group came alive. Smaller earth made creatures, and wooden men swarmed around the group. The group focused their efforts on the nearest earth creature and Azrukal rain fire down from the top of the hill. The three robed figures focused their attacks on Azrukal and knock the sorcerer into submission. The group below gained the upper hand on the creatures thanks to Azrukal, and Thom’s healing awoke his fallen comrade.
The last of the forest creatures fell to the group and the robed figure next to the boy transformed while howling at the moon into a half man, half wolf. The other robed figures cut the boy loose who stood frozen with fear on the alter facing the werewolf. The robed man pushed him from the alter and he ran into the woods. The werewolf crouched and began chase as the other two robed figures split and ran into the woods as well.
Total experience per player for session: 1200