Rumors of the Valley

  • ((OOC: This thread is for any and all rumors that can be found circulating about the Silver Valley. Please refrain from making arguments or discussions within this thread, as well as lengthy bardic tales.))

  • A young female hin, dressed simply with her cloak pulled tight around her small body, has been seen in Norwick and in the Silver Valley camp near the crossroads.

    When approached, she asks if anyone knew the Proudfeet family of the old Jiyyd Silver Valley, or if they know anyone who might have some information about them.

    Right-sized folk get an invitation to drinks at the Mermaid in Norwick (PM me)

  • _Rumors fly up and down the Nars, originating from the Halfling camp that a golden golem of some kind appeared just outside the camp’s boarders last night. Fortunately a group of adventurers were there to lead it away from the refugees, but unfortunately it appeared that the golem itself was after one of the better known adventurers to the camp, and halfling, Atel Vai’sini.

    On horseback, Atel and her friends led the golem into the Nars, where the group vanished under a cloak of darkness. Since then, Atel has gone into hiding, her location apparently known by her close friends, but kept secret._

  • _Atel Vai’sini late last night was seen standing upon Hero’s Bluff, staring out across the lake at the remains of Jiyyd. After a few minutes of this, she comes down off the hill and immediately heads across the lake and into the ruins of the town. She is gone for a long while and comes back looking beat up but otherwise okay. She is asked by a townsperson or two what she was doing and with a smile and a fire in her eyes, she replied:

    “I’m taking back my home.”_

  • Deep down in the rubble of what was once the Tealeaf camp in the Silver Valley, an adventurer might hear a recognizable female hin's voice:

    I think we're getting close now. We're almost out… just a little ways to go... Sure wish I hadn't blown through all my mining picks last year... Careful! Don't want another cave-in setting us back. And for goodness sake, hand me another jar of fenberry preserves. This is hungry work!

  • The Silver Valley was overrun by huge bugs, fire beetles, and goblins. Many homes and buildings were destroyed and parts of the hillside collapsed. Damage and casualties were extensive. While the town's defenders fought valiantly, they couldn't stem the onslaught alone. In the midst of the fight, adventurers suddenly appeared to help. These included hin General Theaon, the mage Askseli, the dwarf Silver, and the red-haired cleric Shesarai. Together they managed to clear the village of the vile filth and heal at least a few of the defenders.

    Nevertheless, the damage was so extensive that Theaon led prayers from the hillside and wept in sorrow. The cleric of Mystra seemed far more distraught by just one of the casualties: a gnome tinker who was killed and his home crushed and burned by the invaders.


  • Theaon can be seen warning the Valley guards about small beetles that the goblins may be using as spies. Word is a few have turned up in Norwick in recent weeks.

  • _Her entire family having been in the Great Glacier for over a decade, they finally return to offer their aid.

    Mara at this point will be taking a permanent station in the Silver Valley, helping in what ever way she can. Years of wear and tear on her body, she decides to pick up her axe once more, only when necessary.

    The little hin goes back to active duty. Her son can be seeing helping with any relief efforts and magical protections needing, as well as keeping watch when he can under the guise of invisibility.

    Her two daughters in the mean time Marie and Maera do what they can to make the lives of those in the town a little easier._

    "The Hiltold family have return from the Great Glacier, and we do what we can to help those in need, yes."

  • General Theaon is seen in the Valley warning the guards about a note found at the Grapevine Inn in Norwick. It appears a goblin supplier has just made a delivery of potions to his customers. Could this mean another attack is coming soon?

  • _A scant day or two previously, the Valley defenders saw themselves hard pressed to fight back another bug-and-goblin assault. Warned in advance, thanks to the watchful eyes of adventurers Sheserai and Silver, the stout halfling defence was ready when the strike came, likely sparing the Valley's commoners great pains. The defence was bolstered to some extent by a long-legger blonde who rushed into the fray at the start of the attack, fighting alongside the Valley's own.

    Though the aggressors were fought off successfully, victory came at a cost. Several defenders lost their lives, many others suffered grievous injuries._

  • _The bodies of 10 hins were brought in from the Rawlinswoods earlier this evening. When asked about them, Theaon says they were found in the Rawlins near the hobgoblins and that they looked as if they were gathered for some sort of experiment completely unrelated to the recent beetle attacks.

    The fallen hins were given their last rites. Their fellow kin can take comfort their souls are now under the care of Yondalla._

  • Frequenting the Valley is the nomadic blue mage, shifting into large creatures to assist with the rubble removal and providing strength spells to the small diligent folk when requested.

  • General Theaon can be seen spending much of the last tenday between the Silver Valley and Norwick. While in the Valley he assists with the clean-up efforts and can also be seen giving the Dragoons advice about the Valley's defenses. Occasionally he is seen escorting some hins from the Valley to Norwick. Perhaps some of the Valley residents are no longer feeling safe in their homes, so close to the ever-dangerous Rawlinswoods.

  • _Smoke rises from the Silver Valley and trickles of refugees can be seen leaving the small-folk haven in the aftermath of two successive goblin raids. The first attack saw chaos erupt as giant fire beetles and bugs strapped with explosives made their way inside.

    A small group of adventurers, including well-known local long-legs Elaine and Rasuil, are said to have come to the Valley's aid, but not before significant damage had been done. The bathhouse was completely collapsed and the bodies of the fallen counting double digits.

    The second wave came less than a week after the first, though appears to have been stopped from reaching the Valley proper by the concentrated efforts of several adventurers. Eye-witness reports may mention a very large bug carrying multiple kegs on its shell, making a speedy bee-line towards the settlement.

    It was stopped half-way up the hill…_

  • General Theaon of the Troff Legion has been going around the Valley asking the guards about the strange mist that has appeared in the small town.

  • After tending to the wounded and helping the clean-up efforts after the undead goblins were defeated, Theaon can be seen heading to the Valley Bathhouse and spending several hours there.

  • No smallfolk in all of the Valley seems to have heard of anyone called Rustblade.

  • A red-haired woman, a "tall-one" and not a hin, was seen in the Pipeweed Shop and other locations around the village asking if anyone knew a Harvey Rustblade.

    "You sure he's a hin?" Circini asked. "No. The woman responded. "He might be one of the Moldy Rat Tribe grave robbers for all I know. I just need to find out who and where he is. Send word to the Grapevine if you hear of him."

    Login: AubreyMaturin

    Characters: Romulus Grey, Bard the bowman
    Trotter, Spooky halfling ranger
    Shesarai Foutopolis, Red-haired cleric of Mystra

  • Maki Hiltold, Sorcerer extraordinaire can be seen spending numerous hours attempting to divinate where the poor hin might be. Using magic detection skills as well as any traces of hair from the hin's home (with permission from the valley to be granted access).

  • nothing out of the ordinary was seen in the morning according to family and neighbors.