Moyra, the head cleric of our village in the Nentir Vale, gathered up our group of friends and told us to go to Winterhaven. (Quest Link)She was always asking us to do little jobs near the town for her, but this was the first time she sent us out of town for an extended time. Apparently, a Cult of Orcus had set up shop either in or near there and she wants us to find out anything we can about it and, if the rumors prove to be true, then put a stop to it. From what I remember from my religion classes Orcus was a very evil god who was killed and resurrected without his divinity and is a demon lord instead of a god now.
Not long after leaving home, we were waylaid by a small band of kobold raiders on the King’s Road. It should be noted that the road has fallen to ill repair, probably due to the kobolds harassing travelers too much to make it worth the risk in taking this route. This didn’t seem like a normal kobold gathering group, there was one in the back who slung some poorly aimed pots of goop in our direction, missing everyone. There were also a couple of slightly larger than normal kobolds among them, carrying shields that were shaped like dragon scales. After a short fight, we took out the band and kept their spears. Rena and Sátōkō found 34 silver pieces; I do not want to know where they had to check to find that on those disgusting little creatures, I sure didn’t see any belt pouches on them. After that encounter, our journey continued uninterrupted all the way to Winterhaven.