The party rescues Mariah and then finally makes it back to the resistance.
Gayle – Finds Bat’s very disturbing
Suresh – Makes use of his criminal background to lockpick a bitch outta some chains
Lorella – Murders a fence (and not a criminal who buys stolen goods, an actual physical fence made of wood)
The party rescues Mariah and her friend a goblin, along with seven other humans from Grugo’s camp. They then travel back to the resistance. Their bats get killed on the way back but they are still able to get all the POWS back to base. They then tell the resistance that an army is coming and that they need to evacuate ASAP. They decide to have the resistance move on deeper into the preserve to a potential temporary base (an old elf village that might be uninhabited). While the party will go investigate the mountains and see if they can find a good new home for the resistance there.
The Midnight Rescue of Mariah
The party travels by giant bat to just outside of Grugo’s camp, there they are able to finally rest and get healed up. The next day Gayle scouts out Grugo’s camp as a small bird and finds out where they are holding Mariah. The party sends Mariah a message telling her that they are going to break her out. Mariah asks them if they can break out her friend a goblin woman who Grugo was also using as a slave, and seven other humans who are down in the slaughter pits (where the orcs keep prisoners that they are going to use for food). The party tells her that they will do their best.
Gayle speaks to the bats and convinces them to help the party. She also learns that the bats are sadistic creatures who enjoy hunting live prey and get enjoyment hearing the screams of their victims.
Gayle turns into a giant eagle and Suresh gets on one of the bats. Bolas casts invisibility on Gayle, Suresh and the bat. Suresh and Gayle fly to Grugo’s where after only a little bit of trouble they manage to free Mariah and her friend the goblin Jareez Fargob.After getting Mariah and Jareez safely back in camp. They travel back to rescue the seven humans. WIth some good planning and some clever spell use they are able to rescue the seven humans with little trouble. They then using eagle and bat they transport the POWs back to the resistance. There is a hickup when some of the empires bat riders see them, the bats end up getting killed but everyone makes it back to the resistance camp safely.
Once back at the resistance strong hold. The party tells Belonz and the rest of the resistance leadership that an army is coming and that they have to relocate. They decide to have the resistance move on deeper into the preserve to a potential temporary base (an old elf village that might be uninhabited). While the party will go investigate the mountains and see if they can find a good new home for the resistance there.