Overcast, slight drizzle
The adventurers managed to get one of the Barlo townsfolk to use his horses, with his accompaniment. Once they made it to Southampton, Elora, Kyrs and Beldet sought an audience with Lord Eric in hopes of raising an armed force. Near The Lusty Lass, they came across two brave fighters, Sasha and Madmoresight, the adventurers managed to convince the two to join their ranks after telling them of the defeat of the witch and the sighting of the goblins.
Sasha and Madmoresight took the party to Southampton Manor, where Lord Eric and his very pregnant wife, Lady Margaret stay when they are in Southampton. The adventurers are allowed in when they show Lord Eric the head of the Witch of Windcrag. Once inside, they told Lord Eric of the goblin army seen on Windcrag Mountain. Eric sent one of his servants out to seek members of the tournament to form an army of men. Seeing that his new guests were tired, wet and hungry, Lord Eric set them up with food and a room to rest.
The adventurers accepted his offer. In the middle of the night, Kyrs tried on all the objects he found in the witch’s nest. For some reason, he never fell asleep – so he explored the manor. He found a wine cellar, and emptied the best bottle of wine he could find into his wineskin.
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The next day, the party is awakened to the horrifying sounds of screams. Looking out, they saw goblins in the streets of Southampton, terrorizing the townspeople. The goblins were armed with crude swords, knives and cleavers. Beldet, Madmoresight and Kyrs rushed outside of the manor to defend it while Sasha stayed upstairs and fired her bow at the goblins. Elora stayed inside with Eric and Margaret. Margaret begans to panic, and started to go into labor.
After slaying some goblins, the horde began to concentrate towards the manor in greater numbers. A Goblin Shaman appeared, and the party retreated into the manor. The goblins set fire to the back of the manor. The front door suddenly became surrounded by a strange goo, then exploded into splinters and shards. The ooze then formed into a strange insectoid bipedal monstrocity with large armoured arms and three eyes – the center glowing red. An infuriated Lord Eric, protecting his pregnant wife, charged the creature. Eric’s sword struck the thing, but his sword went through it like it was ooze and did not damage the creature. The creature attacked Eric, hitting him so hard that he flew across the room and hit the wall, Eric did not get back up.
Beldet followed Eric and had the same results – his sword went through the creature as though it wasn’t there. The monster hit Beldet, the force so strong it threw him across the room, also causing so much damage that he was out. Seeing goblins about to come in through the wide open door, Elora cast a mending spell, reforming the door and keeping any goblins from getting in, but trapping the disgusting creature in with them. The back wall began to smoke from the fire set outside. Kyrs threw two knives into the creatures center glowing eye, but appeared to once again cause no damage.
Elora continued to care for Margaret, as her condition worsened. Sasha was upstairs on the balcony looking out over the room while Madmoresight lured the creature in. When the monster was below the chandalier, Sasha cut the rope and the chandalier fell right onto the monster, trapping the creature for a moment. More attacks to the beast resulted in no damage, all weapons just going through it. The creature then oozed out of the trappings. Elora attacked with a shocking grasp spell, and the creature fell to a pool of smouldering jelly.
The party ran out of Southampton Manor. Once the goblin shaman seen that the beast had been slain, the goblin horde retreated from the city. The shaman escaped.
The goblins managed to burn much of Southampton down leaving hundreds of townsfolk homeless. It was noted that the goblins killed everyone in their path, except pregnant women whom they took with them. The city lost nearly half of their structures and about 300 people were killed or reported missing.