The Uneven Dog
Boirin, Rhogar, Rána, and Roden are hired by Gundren Rockseeker at a Neverwinter tavern (called The Uneven Dog) to escort a wagon of supplies to the burgeoning town of Phandalin.
Roden Hobblebuckle is hoping to clear the bounty on his head. Boirin Ashcloak is doing a favor for his cousin Gundren. Erresea Rána, newly returned to civilization, is in it for the money. Daardendrian Rhogar is busy defending that civilization from the perils of the wilderness on behalf of the Order of the Founders while he investigates a missing colleague named Iarno Albrek.
Gundren and his sellsword, Sildar Hallwinter, depart for Phandalin.
The hired party departs for Phandalin escorting Gundren’s wagon of supplies.
Gundren and Sildar are attacked and captured by goblins en route to Phandalin.
Ambush on the Triboar Trail
The party thwarts a goblin ambush on the Triboar Trail. Rana’s skin turns blue indefinitely due to a wild magic surge.
Gnerx “the Helpful,” a goblin, is captured and forced to lead the party to the Cragmaw Hideout, which is cleared. Klarg the Bugbear is beheaded, Ripper the wolf is set aflame and driven off, and Sildar Hallwinter is rescued.
The party arrives in Phandalin after reclaiming Lionshield Coster merchandise from the Cragmaw Hideout. Payment is collected for the delivery of Gundren’s wagon, loot is sold, and the adventurers pass the night in the Stonehill Inn. Gnerx begins ingratiating himself to the group.
Boirin receives divine visions from Marthammor Duin, Rhogar receives a missive from the Order, Roden goes missing, and Rána questions his faith in Corellon Larethian.
Andrena joins the party.
Investigation of the Redbrand mercenary threat leads the party to Tresendar Manor which is under the command of one “Glasstaff.” The party clears the Redbrand dungeon. Rhogar pledges Rána one favor after nearly getting him killed, the party learns that Andrena is a mermaid, a group of undead skeletons are defeated, and Mirna Dendrar and her children are rescued.
A wizard’s workshop is found. Boirin collects “Urmon’s Journal.” A strange rat turns out to be the wizard’s familiar and warns Glasstaff, who escapes via a hidden door. A letter from the Black Spider reveals that Glasstaff is, in fact, Iarno Albrek — the wizard whom Rhogar and Sildar were searching for.
A nothic monster nearly kills the entire party but is bested by Boirin with the help of a hand mirror and some string.
Iarno nearly escapes, but Gnerx, who had been left behind, knocks him unconscious. Iarno is arrested and placed in Sildar’s custody. Iarno delivers Beltiln’s Bequest to Rhogar.
Gnerx leads the adventurers to the castle where he is being held and promptly betrays them. Goblins drag the party down to the dungeons to be tortured alongside Gundren and a gnome called Gerbo the Tinker, who is searching for his son. Gerbo turns out to be Gnerx’s long-lost father.
With Gnerx’s help (it was a feigned double-cross), the party escapes from the dungeon and clears the castle. King Grol, Vyerith the doppelganger, a grick, and a goblin priest of Maglubiyet are defeated. Gundren’s Map to Wave Echo Cave is found!
The party convinces Gnerx to stay rather than leave with Gerbo. The party reencounters Ripper the Charred Wolf. After sustaining injury, Rána reduces the wolf. Boirin then easily lifts and grand-slams it into the forest with his warhammer.
The party purchases horses at the Phandalin Stables and rides north along the Sword Coast and past Neverwinter, turning east toward the ruins of Thundertree.
The party meets Marius the Madman, a curiosity merchant, just outside the ruins of Thundertree, which are promptly explored. Mirna’s emerald necklace is retrieved after fighting some ash zombies and twig blights.
The party rescues Acorn the Sprite and a pseudodragon from Dragon Cultists who are searching for a powerful magic item. Rhogar forms a magical bond with the pseudodragon. Thundertree’s town square is the site of Boirin’s visions, which leads the party to discover a planar portal. Just as (most of) the party passes through the portal, a young green dragon arrives.
Rhogar stays behind to face the dragon. Venomfang the Dragon circles Rhogar while posing riddles. Rhogar answers two of three correctly; on the third, he makes a dash for the portal, but is grievously wounded. He answers another riddle correctly. Finally, he asks the dragon one of Beltiln’s Imponderable Questions: “Where would we be without rhetorical questions?” and the dragon flies away in a fit of rage. Rhogar crawls through the portal.
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The party enjoys the wonders of the Feywild’s beautiful and whimsical magic. Rána comes face to face with Corellon, the god of the elves. Rána’s Wethrinaer brand, meaning “deceitful one,” is divinely revised to read “deceptive one,” emphasizing his freedom of will to influence his destiny. Rána’s blue skin is returned to its normal hue, and he also receives a divine gift — the Glowstone, a powerful arcane focus.
Acorn sends the party back to Thundertree. Unbeknownst to the party, nearly 14 days elapsed in Toril while they were in the Feywild.