The party arrived at the city of Kimbolton safely. Cailove Loyalar informed her father of what happened in Haven in front of the party. Her father, Lord Elkas Loyalar, was very grateful and awarded the party 5000gp as a reward for such a noble act. The party asked a few questions about Haven and Adoril, revealing that Adoril had been killed. Lord Loyalar summoned a rider, and sent him off to Hope’s Bastion with great haste, to deliver a message to the king. Suspecting the dwarves of the Mouqol Merchants Guild of setting this ominous chain of events in motion, he asked the party to investigate a new dwarven mine outside of town. He couldn’t spare the men, and the scouts he sent earlier had not returned.
The party did some shopping and stuff around town at this point.
That evening, Lord Loyalar threw a grand feast in the party’s honor, but used most the feast to mingle with various rich traders, nobles, and other movers and shakers. The party wasn’t even at the head table…
Late into the party, when most people were feeling very buzzed or drunk, the party asked Lord Loyalar to go into more detail about Adoril and what is happening. He pulled them aside to another room and told them about the Gatekeepers, guardians of the gates to other realms/planes of existance. He knows there are at least four Gatekeepers. Only the king knows who all four are, but Lord Loyalar knew that Adoril was one, as well as Thakas Millstone, who Swiftar recognized to be the name of the Dean at the wizard college he attended in The Silver Hills.
With this new information, the party agreed to investigate the mine for Lord Loyalar. They got a good rest in the castle/palace and headed out early morning for the mine.
Upon arrival, there were no dwarves in sight. The excavation pit outside the mine had a group of kobolds that the party enaged in combat with. The party has now just descended the rope ladder into the mine, and that is where we are now.
The party descended into the mine, they fought more kobolds and killed them all. After finding a key on the priest kobold, Albino disguised himself as an injured kobold to initiate a surprise attack on the enemies in the final room. After the initial surprise and the combat had begun, Albino got thrown into a position where he laid eyes upon a young White Dragon Wyrmling who had taken control of the mine. After a long fight where Ohms almost died, the party was finally victorious. They took their loot and eventually found the prisoners. The twelve dwarves, including Kavalar Coppernight, were dead. With the twelve dead dwarves were two humans, one dead and one alive. The party gave aid to the living one who informed them of another way out of the mine.
The party returned to Kimbolton with the dragon’s body, their loot, their horses, and the injured/weak city guard scout. Many commoners gazed upon the dragon’s dead body as the party dragged it through the streets. There were cheers and screams, etc etc.
Eventually they arrived at the castle where Lord Elkas Loyalar was waiting with his captain of the guard and daughter (and others). The party offered the dragon’s head as a trophy to the lord, who accepted the gift with great excitement and elation. The party also told him about Kavalar… the party then took the conversation inside.
After explaining what happened at the mine, Lord Loyalar blamed the dwarves of the Mouqol Merchants Guild for this whole mess. He talked on and on, theorizing about how the dwarves could have let loose the kobolds and that dragon with their blind mining operations… He came to the conclusion that, for the safety of the city, the merchants guild could no longer be a part of this city. He has no legal authority to disband them here, only the king can do that. However, he asked that you discreetly remove the other high ranking member of the guild in town and destroy the guildhouse if possible. As a distraction, the lord is going to throw a massive feast. At this feast he can show off the dead dragon and the safe return of the scout, etc etc. With most of the town distracted by the feast, the party can remove the the last high ranking member without being caught… maybe. The lord is also going to supply Albino with oils and other alchemical items to burn the house down once the job is done, solidifying the ‘accident’ claim and avoiding any reason to believe that foul play was involved.
For now, the party is sleeping and preparing for the next day. Tomorrow night will be the night of the feast…