Party at the Three Wishes!
The group is introduced to the town and the first part of the adventure is a party! The town is throwing a farewell party for those brave individuals going to found a new town, and the adventures that will be putting their lives at risk to collect magic.
The party observed the Mage Kater acting unusually. She was seen talking to a young man and actually touching him on the arm. Kater left the tavern and the young man, Anthony Forde, went to the bar, purchased a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses and went over to talk with a friend of his – Jeff Adams and they talked for a few minutes, then both got up and left the tavern shortly followed by members of the party who were concerned about the female mage.
After a while screams and sounds of frantic splashing were heard and the party rushed to investigate. First on the scene was Remus the Centaur and Darin the Ranger who were quickly joined by the priest Sam BrightHeart and the paladin Nathaniel. On the beach was a blanket, and the wine and glasses Antony took from the tavern, but nowhere was Antony to be found.
Remus quickly moved into the river and began the search for Antony. He continued calling and searching , but did not find Antony, but did find a huge crocodile. They grappled and the centaur prevailed. With a huge effort he flung the crock out of the water and onto land where it was quickly killed.
The now believed Antony was dead by the crock, but where had it come from, and why in the world had he gone skinny dipping in town. Through interviews and investigation they came to understand that Kater had arranged a “romantic date” on the beach with no intention of showing up – it was a prank! However, the crock didn’t know about a prank, it was just hungry and saw a quick meal.
1. Why was he undressed? It was warm, but why would he go swimming without Kater?
2. Why was there a crocodile there? Kater had been practicing summon monster, but why from out in the bay to this river and this beach?
3. Obviously Kater and the bully boys have issues – why?
4. Why does Kater have such a sever limp? Why was it never healed?