Everyone feels good and well rested. Kero feels like "chicken tonight". Behrito says he wants to go back into the snow globe and unsee what he's recently experienced over the past few days. The party is ready to… sell tacos!! Kador attempts to sell tasty tacos. "These are the best tacos that we've ever eaten. They were so fresh that they… were alive!" Stewart attempts to play the taco jingle and attracts a plethora of fan girls…? Looks like the job was successful!
The party starts to head out and assembles a marching order around the caravan.
Day 1 and night 1 passes uneventfully. The party's reaction, "yaaaaaay".
Day 2, the party makes it to town. The party stops for lunch. Elleanna, Kero, and Kador hang back and keep eyes on the driver. The driver starts walking; Kero and Kador follow the driver. We all meet back at the caravan after lunch. Kero goes to "use the facilities" but ends up looking for books. No useful books were found unfortunately.
The party heads out and the rest of the day passes uneventfully. We set up our camp with an actual fire.
1st Watch – Jamie points out flying creatures nearby. Stewart believes that it may possibly be draconic. Jamie, Stewart, and Behrito have a "watch-off" between the draconic creatures. The rest of the watch happens uneventfully. They notify 2nd watch of the nearby draconic creatures that were watching the party.
2nd Watch – Giles, Kador, Tammy, and K-Bob start their watch. Kador wants to get closer to the creatures, but decides not to. The creatures start approaching the party. The creatures appear to be made of… paper? 2nd watch wakes up the rest of the party. That's initiative!
Queue battle music
The party notices that the paper dragons are rather small. Kador launches a fire arrow into the night sky. Stewart plays an inspiring song which gives the party 1 hit. Tammy blesses the party which gives + 1 hit. Behrito starts putting on his armor. Elleanna casts magic missile for 6 damage. Kador attempts to fire another fire arrow into the swarm of paper dragons. The arrow connects for 7 damage! However, the fire was ineffective. The dragons seem to be flying toward Kador and Elleanna. More start flying toward Elleanna and Stewart. K-Bob casts magic missile which deals 5 damage. Elleanna casts spark, yet, it fizzles instantly. Kador nails another dragon for 3 damage. Giles snipes a paper dragon with a dagger. It dies and spews ichor all over Stewart. Stewart fails his saving throw and takes 2 points of CON damage. Jamie jumps up (Mario-style) in the air and strikes a paper dragon for 9 points of damage. Stewart does a whopping 10 damage! Tammy successfully storm bursts, however, the paper dragon doesn't seem to be negatively affected. The dragons perform a brutal wave of attacks which hurts the party and their morale. One of those attacks was the dragons that had been pierced would throw ichor on portions of the party (which hurts con). Once the dragons throw off their ichor, they are "safe" until pierced again. The dragons keep bleeding… bleeding everywhere. The party keeps getting hit with CON damage. After more fighting, the dragons are finally vanquished. However, the party is still ticking with CON damage for the next few rounds. Kero and Tammy frantically keep the party restored. Stewart ends up falling unconscious due to the amount of overall CON damage taken. Elleanna carefully loots the corpses. L00tz galore!
Tammy falls asleep to attempt to quickly refresh restoration casts. The party scurries to identify all of the things.
The rest of the night passes uneventfully. "Yaaaaaaay."
Next day – Kero and Tammy get right to it and start restoring the party's CON damage. The party finish up the trail to make it to the town by dinner time. The driver takes off. Giles goes to follow the driver. Kador attempts to follow the driver as well. The driver obviously sees him and is confused why Kador following him. Kador ends up coming back to the inn to the rest of the party. Elleanna also goes to follow the driver. However, she's pretending to be browsing and it looks like it's working efficiently. She notices a box being unloaded at the "Crossed <s>Wands</s> Juans". She continues to follow the driver. Elleanna wasn't able to continue following in stealth. So she goes to the closest shop, which conveniently sells magical scrolls!
Next morning, the party goes to the inn. Giles still hasn't returned. The party is slightly concerned. Half of the party (Stewart, Behrito, Tammy, and Kador) goes to the Crossed Juans. The bar has seen better days… The architecture is literally crumbling.
Kador initiates a drink-off. The elf is the first one down (naturally). Kador surprisingly manages to out-drink the dwarves and the halfling. Tammy starts flirting with the innkeeper. But, she is bad at being bad. When going to leave the "Crossed Juans", Stewart notices that the innkeeper has the mark of the assassin. Which he points out once the party leaves the bar.
Now onto the other half of the party, who are going to the "Dragon's Quill".
Elleanna purchases an oil of cure moderate wounds for 300 gp of group funds. Kiero asks if there is anything to liven up the evening. Elleanna blushes convincingly. The store keeper stutters and has some trouble coming up with suggestions. Eventually the store keeper considers shellele, and keen edge to be possible solutions. The store keeper also recommends visiting a healer or druid. Kiero persists in asking whether there is anything in the back that might be helpful. The store keeper continues to stutter, but doesn't let Kiero / Elleanna into the back.
The store keeper excuses himself to help others (being Kbob, and Jamie). Kbob and Jamie then ask for descriptions about the potions … and keep the keeper busy.
After the exchange, Kiero and Elleanna exit (with a little butt-wiggle) and walk around the back of the building. Kiero looked in a window, and saw supplies, as well as two crates that match the description of the crates we are looking for. Elleanna and Kiero barter with a couple kids to open the door. The kids play hard-ball, and demand a gold. The little girl opens the door after their demands are met. Once the doors are open, Kiero and Elleanna enter.
(for later … a bunch of money had disappeared … the kids were pretty skilled pickpockets)
Kiero and Elleanna opened the large crates, and found a 19 year old girl and 12 year old boy. Both of them were still in stasis. Kiero removes the box-kids from their boxes, and removes stasis from them. The box-kids were still unconscious, so Elleanna uses reduce person to shrink them, and then carry those kids back to the inn.
Kbox and Jamie are still purchasing potions. Eventually purchase potion of remove fear.
People re-convene back at the inn. The two box-kids are still unconscious, and Giles is still missing. Box kids are named Lewis and Yvonne. Lewis is 12, and doesn't remember where he is from (there was a lot of magic in the boxes …. he's still going through some shock and confusion). Yvonne was the oldest of a family, and was sold to pay off some of her family's debts. Yvonne says her lot in life depends on where she was sold to (she doesn't know). She would either be a servant for someone wealthy, or she could end up working in a brothel. During the ensuing discussion, Yvonne wanted to stay out of sight for a little bit.
We found that there were tracking rings around Lewis and Yvonne's ankles. Kador and Jamie broke those off with some effort. Elleanna and Kador then put the tracking rings on a street dog and squirrel, to throw off attempts to locate the peoples.
We, head to a brothel. The plan is for Kiero to enter, and to try to sell herself. Kador is to follow a little while later, to make sure Kiero is OK. Kador follows a little too closely, so they have to try to play a lover's tiff in front of a guard. Kiero goes around the back. Kador sulks away.
After about 10 minutes, Kador, Elleanna, and Kbob enter. Kador has to pay the guard two gp in order to enter. Party members grab drinks, one sp each. After 10 minutes, there is a line of girls that is brought down. Kador picks the cheapest girl, at 70gp. Elleanna picks Kiero, for 100gp. Kbob picks an awkward girl for 100gp. The three people have conversations with their counterparts. Kbob sees Violetta during his conversation. Kbob excuses himself, supposedly looking for the restroom. Kbob then interrupts Violetta and her patron, asking for the restroom location. The patron is annoyed, but Kbob dazes him. Kbob then whisks Violetta down the latrine, into the street. Jamie appears, offering a spare robe. The three try to make themselves unnoticeable.
… Violetta doesn't give more information … yet …