After your encounter in the wilds outside of FairWeather you catch sight of a small hillock with an additional Drow apparently standing watch. You attempt to speak to him, but he draws a wicked looking sword of black steel in reply. A quick fight ensues ending with the Drow’s final scream stopped suddenly by Magnus’ massive maul.
A quick inspection shows that he was guarding the entrance to a small cave. It only travels back 15’ into the hillock before dead-ending. A thorough search finds no secret doors or other apparent exits.
In the back you find a small fire pit and the sleeping pallets apparently used by the hunting party. You also find a small chest that contains an amount of loose coins as well as 5 bags of 100 gold that are marked “Queen’s Inn”…the missing payment to Inigo’s village.
In addition to Inigo’s money there is:
Very large sapphire valued at 1,000gp.
The black sword isn’t noteworthy, other than it’s designed to hold and dispense poison when a target is slashed.
Upon return to the village you find that most of the villagers are headed back to their homes after cleaning up and dealing with the night’s terrors. Even though dawn is just lighting up the sky your exhausted frames eagerly except the inn keeper’s offer for free lodging.
The inn keeper himself apologizes profusely to Inigo, and the party in general, for his behavior. He knew that something was wrong, but didn’t seem to have the ability to tell anyone. He described it as being inside a room with broad windows. He could see what he was doing, but he couldn’t interact with the outside. He’s clearly traumatized.
After a long rest, you’re awakened, once again to the sounds of the villagers in panic outside the windows and a pounding at your door…