Rise of the Runelords

Friends, Enemies, & Suspicions

Home may be scary

“First, let me thank you again for all you’ve done for Sandpoint. It’s fortunate you’ve proven yourselves so capable, because we’ve a problem I think you can help us with-a problem I wish I didn’t have to involve anyone with, but one that needs dealing with now before the situation grows worse.

“Put simply, we have a murderer in our midstĀ­
one who, I fear, has only begun his work. Some of
you doubtless remember the Late Unpleasantness,
how this town nearly tore itself apart in fear as Chopper’s
slayings went on unanswered. I’m afraid we might have something similar brewing now.
" Last night, the murderer struck at the sawmill.
There are two victims, and they’re. . . they’re in pretty gruesome shape. The bodies were discovered by one of the mill workers, a man named lbor Thorn, and by the time my men and I arrived on the scene, a crowd of curious gawkers had already sprung up. I’ve got my men stationed there now, keeping the mill locked down, but the thing that bothers me isn’t the fact that we have two dead bodies inside. It’s the fact that this is actually the second set of murders we’ve had in the last few days.

“I come to you for help in this matter-my men are good, but they are also green. They were barely able to handle themselves against the goblins, and what we’re facing now is an evil far worse than goblins. I need the help. But I’m afraid you’ll need the help too. You see, I’m afraid that this particular murderer knows one of you as well.”

The sheriff needed help again. There were bodies, mutilated and scarred, woman and a man. The group entered the lumber mill and found Banny Harker, and Katrine Vender, Shayless’ sister. Banny had a sihedron Rune carved into his chest. Dried blood had been spilling down his torso as he hung, a hook protruding from his chest, suspended by chain from the ceiling. 9444493.jpgPinned into his shoulder was a large wooden spike.

The group began to immediately suspect Tyler of being involved in these cruel murders. He had earned his reputation of being a suspicious and secretive individual. Avaric in particular was concerned about Tyler’s involvement. Arin and Pecan growing concerned over Tyler’s new predicament later went to visit the sherif. Belor gave Pecan and Arin a note, one that had apparently been taken from Banny’s body, it had been pinned into his shoulder.

“We have spoken of this before, my master, Tyler. Now it begins. Join the Pack and it will end.”

Belor asked that Pecan and Arin not say anything to Tyler and to keep this information private. He did not want panic to spread and he did not want Tyler knowing he was a suspect before more information could be obtained. Ven Vinder, also a suspect, had been arrested and was held in the garrison. Belor didn’t consider him a serious suspect but Ven assaulted the Sherriff when Ven found out that Katrine had been killed.

Sneakily, Tyler was spying on this meeting. Listening outside the Town Hall beside a window, he hunched down, hearing what was being kept from him. The sheriff mentioned requesting an executioner so that justice could be doled out in Sandpoint rather than Magnimar. Tyler didn’t take well to being a suspect of murder.



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