The group left the Santorini’s office and talked to farmer Sims. He lead them to where he found his daughter’s milk pail. There they found that several beings in boots struggled with the girl and headed to the woods.
Following the trail, the found the girl’s clogs and noticed that the group was joined by two beings with larger boots. The group they were following was moving slowly through the woods and the characters soon caught up with them.
The group the found consisted of six cultists and two warforged. The warforged were not wearing the robes of the cultists, but were wearing clothes and oversized boots.
The group engaged this group and fought them until the last standing member, one of the warforged, surrendered.
As we closed the session, they were releasing the girl, Larna, from her bonds and preparing to bind up the warforged, Jonas (J0NA5).
During the fight, the group determined that the cultists belonged to the Fleshweavers, an off-shoot of the Mockery who have a special affinity for warforged.
This was an abbreviated session, necessitated by crazy work schedules this week. Nevertheless, I try to run a session every week as I feel missing a week causes loss of momentum.
All of the villains of this piece came directly from the monster builder with little modification. For this encounter, I used the Cultist Thug, a level 8 skirmisher, and the Warforged Savage, a level 7 brute. I used the savage as it was written, but I wanted to have a quick fight, so the cultists became minions. I did the conversion on the fly, by giving them a single hit point and a constant 5 points of damage.
I expect that the group will determing where the cult is hiding from Jonas and go there to terminate further activities in the area.