In the morning the party awakens to find Rimo has a new friend a wolf. The wolf seems to have disappointed Dario and Sik, because it seems to have untied Rimo from his ropes. None-the-less the party finishes the dear that was captured the previous meal time, for breakfast.
With the meal finished the party cannot seem to decide on where they should go from here. The group sits around the camp and discusses the journey and they decide to travel on to Port-a-Lucine via Port-a-Museau, to which Diamonion reluctantly agrees. Having made the decision on which path to take, the next problem is finding a means of actually getting to Port-a-Museau, since the party is lost in the middle of the woods with no road, path or even deer trail out of the woods.
After searching around for an hour Rimo manages to lead the party out of the woods and on to a road that happens to lead to Port-a-Museau. Despite the well worn road, Sik seems to have trouble riding her horse, and almost falls off at one point. Rimo makes a quick remark about jiggling and bouncing that causes Sik to look at him with a cold stare. Rimo doesn’t help the situation when at noon he manages to cook a stew so foul that no-one can barely eat it.
The horrible stew is left behind and the group rides onwards for a while. A few miles later Diamonion hears a woman’s scream, and quickly charges off toward it, leaving the rest of the party to only follow and hear him say that someone is in trouble. As the rest of the party charges forth, Sik and Dario seem to jockey for the right to bring up the rear, and start to slow their horses down to a gallop.
Off the road the party comes upon a clearing where a ring of three dire wolves surround a sumptuous lady with short dark brown hair. Sik manages to get to the clearing and spotting the lady quickly dismounts and fires a crossbow bolt into one of the dire wolves. The rest of the party, still on horse back, charges at the wolves, with weapons drawn.
Tallorn is the first of the mounted party to reach the wolves and with his long- sword slashes into the dire wolf that Sik hit with her crossbow earlier. The dire wolf quickly turns on Tallorn and bites into his mounts flanks. Another dire wolf nips at the lady, while the third spies Sik and bounds off after her, and fails to bite into Sik’s throat. Diamonion seeing the lady is being bitten, charges upon the attacking wolf, and with his rapier leaves a deep wound across its side. Rimo tries to follow Diamonion’s lead but only manages to barely keep his war hammer in his hands. Dario seeing Sik in danger turns and charges the wolf and leaves a deep cut in its flanks.
Sik drops to the ground and tries to play dead, but her bad acting only convinces the wolf that she has fallen to the ground. Tallorn continues to use his long-sword to carve into the dire wolf in front of him, and the wolf in great pain tries to run away. Before the wolf can turn and run, Tallorn brings his long-sword down and slices straight through the wolf’s side nearly chopping it in half, killing it. The other wolf in the fray turns way from the lady and gets a bite in on Rimo’s leg; in return Diamonion pierces the wolf in its hind quarters. Rimo chants something mystical, but the sharp bite from the wolf interrupts him, and he only manages to let out a loud scream instead. Dario meanwhile trying to help Sik, with his short sword leaves another bleeding cut in the side of the wolf.
Seeing as how her playing dead didn’t fool anyone, Sik quickly gets up and runs for cover behind Diamonion, and manages to fire a crossbow bolt into her assailant. Tallorn turns his attention to the other wolf and leaves a small slice in its side, but the wolf quickly strikes back with its claws nearly felling Tallorn off his horse. With Sik behind Diamonion, the other wolf attacks Diamonion instead, and as it lands a claw on him, Diamonion slices it through with his rapier killing it. Rimo meanwhile continues to scream madly and even starts to sing a bit. Dario seeing as how the last wolf is distracted with mauling Tallorn, sneaks up behind it and lands a heavy strike upon it, but not enough to kill it. At this point though the lady manages to swing with her dagger and lands it on the wolf killing it.
Tallorn and Diamonion quickly tend to Rimo and calm him down. Dario quickly walks over to the lady and helps her up, and asks her who she is. She introduces herself as Natalia and she is heading to Port-a-Museau. As she explains how thankful she is that we came along, she smiles politely to the members of the party, but skips smiling at Diamonion.
Bringing her gaze back to Dario, and as her reward for saving her, she hands him a fancy necklace of amber with a golden chain. As she puts both arms around Dario to put the necklace on him, Sik interrupts by putting her arm around Dario. Dario deftly slides out from under Sik’s arm, and gives Natalia a reassuring “hug” during which he pats her down for anything she might have, but doesn’t find anything. Rimo lets out a small umph sound, as Dario “hugs” Natalia. Natalia asks him what is wrong and his mentions that he was punched, and it hurt a bit. She replies saying that being punched doesn’t mean he should frown, but he should smile as it can be fun at times. Rimo smiles at this notion.
Dario and Rimo both offer to let her tag along with the party for safety, to which she agrees to immediately. Natalia quickly walks over and hops on Dario’s horse. Dario with a big smile walks over to his horse and offers to tend to Natalia’s wounds before they take off on the journey. Rimo and Sik though both look on the two of them with a grimace.
The party rides on towards Port-a-Museau until nightfall, when they stop to make camp. Rimo decides to let Howly help out and points in to the woods and tells him to go fetch some dinner. After the fire has been made and the party is settling down to cook, Howly returns badly bruised up, almost looking like he had fallen off the edge of a small cliff, or was attacked by a bigger creature. The party not having anything fresh, manages to eat what rations they have, or what little bit of vegetation they could scrounge up near the camp, without having to go too far into the woods.
Diamonion takes first watch, while the rest of the party decides to get to sleep. During his watch he sees Rimo suddenly crawl out from under his blankets and stand up. With a blank expression on his face, Rimo pulls out his dagger and walks over to a tree. As Diamonion watches, Rimo then begins to start carving into the bark. Diamonion walks over to Rimo and tries to talk to him, but Rimo does not respond, even to Diamonion’s poking him in the side. Since talking and poking aren’t doing anything, Diamonion shakes Rimo, causing him to fall to the ground and quickly wake up.
Rimo wakes up and is startled. He asks Diamonion what happened, but doesn’t know what to make of Diamonion’s statements about his carving into the bark. Rimo decides to not go back to sleep but instead pace around the fire, and as he does so he hums to himself.
Diamonion wakes up Dario at the start of second watch, and explains to him what had happened with Rimo earlier in the night. Natalia wakes up as well, so she can spend the watch with Dario, but Diamonion doesn’t tell her what had happened. Diamonion out of a bit of worry decides that he will stay up a bit longer to keep on eye on Rimo.
With Diamonion keeping an eye on Rimo, and Rimo walking in circles around the fire, Dario takes Natalia away from the camp. Dario then asks her some questions about the area that they are in. She answers with what little she knows. Dario then points out the runes carved by Rimo, and asks if she knows what they are, but this time she doesn’t know anything. When asked if she might know of some place that could help Rimo, she says the only place she knows of is The Asylum.
Dario and Natalia then head back to camp where the two settle down for bed, but as they do so, Natalia tries to take things a bit further. Dario quickly wiggles out from under her, and walks a bit away from the camp. Outside camp he portends that it isn’t such a good idea to sleep with her. He gets back to the bunk and is able to fend off her advances and settles for just snuggling.
Tallorn takes the next watch and seeing Rimo walking in circles around the fire stops him and convinces him to get some sleep. Diamonion decides to also get some sleep at this point and goes to bed as well. A few minutes later Rimo gets back up with a blank expression on his face. But before Rimo can pull out his dagger Tallorn slaps him hard across the face waking Rimo up. Rimo now awaken again starts to hum a bit more, and a few minutes later Sik suddenly wakes up and yells for Rimo to stop humming. Rimo startled and maybe a bit frightened by Sik’s yelling stops humming and runs over to a small tree and tries to climb it.
The tree though isn’t big enough, and only bends over under Rimo’s weight. As it bends enough to let Rimo stand back on the ground, it suddenly breaks in twain with a loud snap that wakes everyone in the party up, except for Diamonion. As the awakened party tries to figure out what is going on, Rimo walks over to the fire with the broken part of the tree and tosses it onto the fire. Tallorn quickly pulls the broken tree from the fire before it can catch. Rimo then reaches down and picks up a piece of wood and starts to hit himself on the head with it.
Thinking Rimo is distracted by hitting himself with a piece of wood Sik tries to sneak around his back. Rimo though manages to spot her and turns around and stares at her. While Sik and Rimo stare at each other Tallorn swings at the back of Rimo’s head to knock him out but misses. Rimo spins around and then stares at Tallorn. Sik then makes an attempt to knock Rimo out, but since Rimo is taller then she, she misses and unbalanced falls to the ground instead. Tallorn then stops Rimo and convinces him that he should go back to sleep. Rimo agrees and then quietly walks back to his bed and goes back to sleep.
In the morning the party awakens, and scrounges up some grub to eat. Rimo burns a rabbit that he ends up eating by himself. The party then make there way on to Port-a- Museau which they reach by Noon.
As the party rides on into town Rimo pulls out his dagger and shows it Natalia, but before he can ask her if she knows anything about it she quickly backs away from Rimo. Rimo sheathes the dagger, and the party then asks a local if they know of any place that could help identify mysterious equipment. The local tells them that the hermit Ben- Jin on the outskirts of town would be the best person to ask. The party then turns and heads back out of town to visit with the hermit.
Ben-Jin is able to tell the party a good deal of information about what they have, or at least more than they knew before about the equipment. As the party pays for the appraisals, Rimo begins to hum again, but Sik quickly tells him to stop it, and Rimo stops. With the appraisals out of the way, Dario sells his helmet to Ben for some money, which Ben pays for with a paper-check worth 720 gold pieces. The party then says their good byes and head back into town.
As night falls the party manages to find an inn on the outskirts of town to stay at, this happens to have stables as well for their horses. After a meal Diamonion and Rimo head up to their rooms to get some sleep. Tallorn follows shortly after them, and quietly boards up the door to Rimo’s room so he can’t get out, and then stands watch at the door.
Dario and Natalia find a table for just the two of them, and chat over their dinner. Sik from the bar watches on, and convinces the barkeep to send a drink to Dario with a note saying it was from a busty commoner in the room at another table. Sik quickly retreats to her room before the barkeep makes his way over to Dario.
Dario gets the drink and looks around the room for the busty girl, and winks at her when he spots her. Natalia just looks on and continues to chat with him over their meal. Dario learns that she is on her way to Darkon, and she wouldn’t mind his help getting there. Dario casts portents to decide if he should help, but Natalia notices and gets a little spooked by it. Dario calms her down and then tries to convince her to stay with his party for safety. She agrees to stay the night and the two head upstairs. She takes his hand in hers and walks him to her room where the two crawl into bed together for the night.
About two hours into the night, Dario is suddenly awakened by the sound of the door crashing in. Standing in the doorway is a dark silhouette, with a guy standing in the hallway behind it. As the silhouette steps into the room Dario notices that Natalia is neither in the bed beside him nor, in the room at all. As the silhouette walks over to Dario, Dario sees that he is a big man dressed all in black. The man in black then demands to know where she is, and Dario can only mutter that he has no idea.
The man in black then turns to the other guy in the doorway and motions him to watch the door, and then proceeds to search the room tossing things aside. Dario quickly gets his pants on and climbs out of his bed. The guy turns to Dario and with a quick squinty look over; he tells him that he was lucky that he wasn’t bitten. The guy then grabs the amber necklace off the night table, and puts it in his pocket.
The rest of the people in the party, except Rimo, quickly run to Dario’s doorway having been awoken by the crashing of the door and the sounds of furniture being tossed around. As Sik gets to the doorway she pulls out her crossbow and aims it at the guy, but he turns on the assembled group and tells them to put their weapons away.
Dario steps up to the guy and asks for the necklace to be returned, but the guy in black refuses. Dario as he grabs the rest of his outfit asks to know why it was taken in the first place. The guy in black asks Dario if he knew what the symbol in amber meant, and when Dario says he doesn’t the guy explains that it’s the symbol of Lycanthrope.
Tallorn rushes to Rimo’s room and pulls off the boards off the door. As he opens the door he hears some movement, peering into the room he sees Rimo standing on his bed with nothing on but a big grin. Tallorn walks into the room and slaps Rimo hard across the face waking him up. Tallorn tosses Rimo his and notices that the interior of the room is covered in carved symbols. With Rimo now wearing pants and a shirt, Tallorn drags him to meet up with the rest of the party.
Rimo and Tallorn get back to the rest of the party just as the guy in black and his companion start heading down the stairs in a rush. He tells the rest of the party they can join him in the hunt for the beast, but he will not wait for us. He says this is the closest he has gotten to her, and he will not let her get away this time. The rest of the party quickly grabs their gear and grab their horses and catch up to the guy on the outskirts of town.
As the party rides out of town, Rimo jokes with Dario about sleeping with Natalia. Dario laughs in good humor at Rimo’s remarks, but then asks the guy who he is and what is going on. The guy tells the party that he is George Weathermay and he has been hunting the were-wolf we know as Natalia for a long time. He, much like Dario, was once drawn to her and he was practically in love with her, when he found out what she was. It turns out that she was using him to get at his friend Van Richten, but he found out about that and stopped her attempt. Since Natalia didn’t get Can Richten, she took what she could and that was his daughter Gennifer Weathermay. Fortunately Gennifer survived Natalia’s attack and attempt to turn her into a lycanthrope as well. For that he will destroy Natalia.
The other guy with George introduces himself as Azar de Telos, and he has been helping George Weathermay track Natalia for a few months now. As he tells the party this he sits up in his saddle a bit higher, and shows the party the emblazoned symbol of Belenus on his armor.
A few minutes later the party rides into a clearing where four dire wolves are standing there waiting for the party to arrive. Rimo with his war hammer charges at one of the dire wolves, and fails to hit it, the wolf takes advantage of the miss too sink a claw into Rimo’s horse. Another dire wolf claws at George but he bats the wolf aside with the flat of his sword. Sik tries to attack the wolf going after George but misses. The third wolf doesn’t miss with its attack on Rimo, getting claw in on his thigh. George retaliates against the wolf attacking him by striking it with his sword four times chopping it up into pieces. Tallorn charges in to help Rimo, by attacking the wolf that clawed him, but misses opening himself up to a swipe from the last wolf. Dario manages to clip one of the wolves, while Diamonion also hits with his rapier one of the wolves. Azar connects on one of the wolves with his flail.
Tallorn misses the wolf nearest him, while Rimo does manage to hit a wolf. The wolf though lunges back at Rimo and knocks him off his horse onto the ground unconscious. Sik manages to launch a crossbow bolt into one of the wolves, causing it to whelp. George charges at another of the wolves, but fails to do more than put a slash into its side. George's charge distracts the wolf enough to let Dario sneak up on it and run it through with his Short Sword, killing it. Diamonion and Azar both miss with their weapons, the wolves attacking them.
As Rimo lie bleeding on the ground, Tallorn misses the wolf that took him down, but the wolf doesn't survive much beyond that as Sik's crossbow bolt finds its mark and lodges firmly in its skull killing it. George manages to land his blade squarely through the side of the last wolf killing it as well.
Despite George's desire to keep riding and exact revenge on Natalia as soon as possible, the party decides it is best to take the time to mend those that need it most. Quickly Rimo is tended to and brought back to consciousness. The others in the party bandage up what they can and mount back up. Rimo is quickly helped back into his saddle, and with that the party rides forth again.
Not much farther onwards the party rides into another clearing in the woods, this time there are only two wolves. This doesn't help the mood of the party because between the two wolves stands Natalia. George seeing Natalia yells at her to prepare for death. As George finishes his statement Natalia starts transform into a huge lumbering werewolf. The party quickly dismounts their horses and rushes in to engage the foes.
George attacks Natalia with a hand ax while Rimo fires two crossbow bolts into her, which she pulls out with out much as a flinch of pain. Diamonion swings at Natalia but fails to hit, and actually gets his rapier stuck into the ground, allowing one of the wolves to claw him. Natalia strikes back at George but failing to get either claw on him, lunges and bites his arm instead.
Suddenly Sik turns her crossbow on Azar and fires a bolt into him. Azar with the bolt in his shoulder turns on Sik and grabs her crossbow and tosses it across the clearing.
Tallorn swings both his long sword and short sword at one of the dire wolves, and lands both of them on it, leaving a deep gash in its side. Dario taking advantage of the wolf being distracted by the strong hit, sneaks behind it and slices a wound into its hide quarters. The wolf wheels around on Dario and slashes across his chest with its claw leaving a few lines of blood dripping from the wound. The other wolf leaps forth at Azar and takes a small slice out of Azar's leg.
George continues his assault on Natalia and lands a few hand-ax hits upon her causing her some heavy damage. Diamonion manages to pull his rapier out of the ground, but isn't able to get a swing in on Natalia, because of the time it took. Natalia again fails to land a claw on George, but still manages to bite into his shoulder.
Dario meanwhile dashes behind the second dire wolf that is attacking Azar and sinks his short sword into its side, causing it to spill a lot of blood on the ground. Azar turns on the bleeding wolf and lands a hit with his flail. Seeing as how Azar is distracted by the wolf, Sik rushes forth to grab her crossbow. Azar spots Sik going after her crossbow and tries to hit her with his flail, but misses. Sik manages to get to her crossbow and turns and fires a bolt into Azar, causing him to bleed heavily. Rimo seeing Sik attacking Azar, brings his crossbow to bear on Sik, but instead of firing the bolt breaks in the crossbow.
Tallorn continues to attack the wolf in front of him, only managing to land one blade upon it. The wolf quickly returns the damage by slicing into Tallorn's side with its claw, causing him to double over and fall to the ground unconcious. The other wolf also manages to land a strike, but this time on Dario, and with such force that it knocks Dario to the ground unconscious.
George swings his hand-ax several times landing with each swing, leaving Natalia looking seriously hurt. Diamonion with his rapier in hand stabs into Natalia running her through, causing the her to continue to squirt blood from the hole left in the werewolf's body. Natalia, now seriously hurt, can only flail her claws at George missing each time.
Rimo, with a non-functional crossbow, pulls out his dagger and stabs Sik in the side with it leaving a good sized dagger hole. Sik tries to punch Azar, but fails to connect due to Rimo's stab wound hurting so much. Sik grabs her side and runs off into the surrounding woods.
Azar seeing as Sik is no longer around to be a threat turns his attention back to the wolves, where he lands his flail on the skull of one smashing it to death. The remaining wolf though leaps at Diamonion and lands on top of him digging its claws into his body. The strength of the hit, and the claws causes Diamonion to fall unconscious under the wolf.
George quickly finishes Natalia off with his hand-ax, and then attacks the wolf that struck Diamonion, but only manages to get a glancing strike on it. Azar having just smashed in the skull of the other wolf, rushes over and smacks the last wolf with his flail on the side of the head, killing it as well. Rimo though, managing to get his crossbow back in working order fires two bolts at the fleeing Sik, only managing to hit with one of them, before Sik hops on to her horse and disappears into the dark of the surrounding woods.
With the battle over Azar stumbles and falls to the ground unconscious. George manages to wake Tallorn and Diamonion up, and then with Tallorn and Diamonion's help brings Dario and Azar back around.
George then uses his powers to heal the party back to health, and with that he says he will never be able to be restored. He has been bitten by Natalia enough times, that he will surely become a lycanthrope. This is a fate he cannot resign himself too, he wants us to do him a favor and take his body to his daughters in Mordentshire. Before anyone can stop him, George falls on his longsword, running himself through
Dario seeing that George is now dead walks over and starts to rummage through his belongings. This causes Azar to pull his weapon out, and tells Dario to stop. Dario doesn't take any head of Azar and continues to search through the stuff. Tallorn walks up behind Dario and smacks him in the back of the head with the flat of his blade, but not hard enough to knock Dario out. Dario quickly tries to take a swing with his short sword at Azar but misses. Azar tries to knock Dario's sword out of his hand but fails, while Rimo stabs Dario in the side with his dagger with such force as to break several of Dario's ribs, and knock him out cold from the pain.
Rimo then proceeds to tie the unconscious Dario to his horse with his silk rope. Azar and Dario then strip Dario down to just his clothes, and Azar holds Dario's possessions for the journey to Mordentshire. George's body is placed on his horse and mounted there so it can be taken to Mordentshire in accordance with his request.
One of the interesting problems in this campaign is that Tallorn is not very literate in many languages. In fact he only knows, Darkonian, Tepesti and Vaashi. This causes some problems because our of the rest of the group only Rimo knows Darkonian, and later we find out that so does Dario, but the rest of the party tend to only speak Mordentish or other langauges Tallorn has no understanding in. As a result Tallorn is reduced to hand gestures or drawing on peices of parchment when Rimo is not around to translate for him. Here are the scribblings Tallorn has used through out this adventure to "talk" to other members of the party.