War of the Witch King

Chapter 2: Lizardman Bayou of Butcher Swamp

Balance the scales, and bring justice to the bandit lizardman

The party, having traveled at the behest of Krael towards the Halfling Downs, discovered that the medicinal herb shipment was waylaid by scalykind bandits. Following their trail through the marsh and swamp, they find themselves at the edge of a small village, raised up on trusses above the swampy stew in the middle of Butcher Swamp. Standing in on of the ramshackle guard towers is a sleepy-eyed Lizardman. The adventurers, having witnessed evidence of ambush, murder and banditry, decided to take the law into their newly authorized hands; it is time to balance the scales and deliver swift justice!

The adventures, spotting a lone hunter standing watch on a guard tower, open up with a volley of death. The unsuspecting hunter is knocked from his tower, and spends the remaining conflict skirting the battle’s edges due to severe injuries. In response to the warning cries of the hunter, the Lizardfolk warriors rally to defend their village. Two warriors, with solid oaken shields, rush to the fore while the simple hunters do their best to contribute with javelins from afar. The tribal chieftain also enters the fray, bellowing in rage and swinging his trident to and fro with great ferocity. The village shaman hangs in the back, aiding his fellow villagers with spells and divine hypnotism, but with no great success.

The remaining lizardfolk, with their chieftain and shamans slain, flee the fight for the safety of the bayou. The adventurers discover that the lizardfolk of the village were plagued by a disease, and their theft of the halfling’s medicinal delivery was a desperate attempt to find a cure. Showing mercy, the group finishes the herbal concoction began by the shaman, treating as many sick Lizardfolk as possible, but to ensure the villagers never stoop to such violent and murderous ways in the future, the hut of the evil shaman was burned to the ground. Warning messages were scribed in the ash, in attempts to prevent evil from finding a foothold here again. Packing up the remains of the herbal shipment, and leaving brief instructions for the remaining lizardfolk on how to prepare the antidote, the adventurers continue towards the Halfling Downs to update them on recent events, both those in the swamp, and the disturbing news from beyond the mountains to the northwest.


Session Experience:

Breakdown
Enemies: 650
Roleplaying: 75
Creative Problem Solving (Herbal Salves, Burning Hut as an Example): 75

Total: 2400 XP (800 Per person)


Session Treasure:

Lizardfolk Bayou Encounter:
1) Curve blade, elven 80 gp [117.5%, High Quality] : 94gp ]
2) Potion of Cure light wounds {1st/1st} : 50gp [

3) Potion of Fox’s cunning {2nd/3rd} : 300gp ]
4) Potion of Pass without trace {1st/1st} : 50gp [

5) gp value in replacement of impossible result : 106gp ]
6) Masterwork Quarterstaff : 600gp [

Gems and Jewels Breakdown
Necklace 157gp, Red-brown spinel 55gp, Golden pearl 79gp, Blue quartz 1gp, Lapis lazuli 2gp, Azurite 5gp, Agate 1gp

Treasure Value
Treasure(1094gp)
+ Gems & Jewels(300gp)
+ Coins(206gp)
= 1600gp

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