Session began with the party in the cave of the rage drakes/giant ants. They had just defeated the drakes, and before they could take an extended rest, they were beset by a wave of giant ants, which turned into two encounters before they were able to say they were done.
* 650 gp of Residuum
* 155 gp
* Battle Standard of Healing (Level 3 Item)
* 925 Total divided by 3=308 each
Then the party wished to take an extended rest at “Fraley’s Mud Hut,” but determined that some kind of creature that utilizes webs had entered it, went to the tower area, and finally just traveled back to Restwell Keep to rest well. At the Stumbling Giant, they ran into Jarek, who initially gave them the hook to go to the drakes cavern, and gave him a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for setting them up. Boom! An extra 60 xp!
By the way, a natural 20 on a Charisma check at the Stumbling Giant to perform for pay will get you 2d6 gold for a night.
Ashi is an awful dancer, embarassing herself twice in the Stumbling Giant dancing on tables. Mother Aran said to her, “Please stop, dear, you’re going to hurt yourself.”
In the rest day, Ashi went to Oneus and presented him the Chaos Shard they extracted from the drakes cavern. He verified that the Shard was the same kind of magic the party has found in other places in the Scar, a weird, otherworldly, and evil kind of magic. She left it with Oneus to study.
Mid-morning the party met with Cousin Reginald, who arrived with six guards. He invited them to a private lunch. Ashi bought herself a wedding dress and arrived fashionably late. Cousin Reginald was instantly smitten. The party was invited to a campfire party outside the Keeps gates at sunset that night. They accepted.
Benwick was at the party, and mentioned his distrust and dislike of Ronnick, the moneylender. It seems Ronnick has cemented his reputation as an asshole by getting rough with some of his customers who are having a hard time making his payments.
Finally, as the moon got high in the sky, Cousins Reginald and Karl withdrew to the tent to discuss the reason for Reginalds appearance. Karl was told about the true history of his family, and about the treasure stashes his grandfather Dystrachan had created in the Chaos Scar. It seems that Dystrachan’s journal has revealed one, and Reginald wishes Karl to find it and split the treasure with him equally. He presented Karl with a Bard’s Songbow +1 as a gift, and the deal was sealed.