Uktar 30th, 1372 DR The Year of Wild Magic
Day 51 – Midday
Fallcrest: Ye Olde Magic Shoppe
It is the day of the Festival of the Moon, an annual night of celebration held between dusk on the last day of Uktar and dawn on the first day of Nightal. It marks the beginning of Winter and is a time to honour the dead with people gathering to tell stories and legends of those who have come before. Graves are blessed, and the Ritual of Remembrance is performed.
Knowing that all the shops will be closed tomorrow with everyone, the Party included, nursing a hangover Happy decides to use the day to go hunting for a new hammer. With Haggis, Snow and Robb in tow he searches the town for a smith versed in dwarven weapons while the rest of the party lay in supplies for both their upcoming travels and the night of celebration to come.
Happy is directed to a magic shop in the south of Fallcrest which is rumoured to have weapons of the type he is seeking. Upon arriving at the shop they find it is empty but after banging on the desk demanding attention an assistant finally comes out. Happy asks for his current hammer to be appraised for possible sale or trade and the attendant replies that he will take it into the back room to be examined by his master. Happy is uncertain about this and has some doubts about letting go of his hammer, but the attendant ignores his protests and walks away closing the door behind him.
After only a short time Happy’s doubts turn to anger and he moves to follow the attendant but finds the door barred from the other side. Slamming his body against the door he attempts to force it open but is interrupted when another man comes in the shop’s front door and demands that Happy stop smashing up his establishment. On explaining that they were trying to follow his staff-member who appears to have stolen Happy’s hammer the man replies that he has no staff having run the shop by himself for many years.
Spurred on by this Happy forces the door open and finds an empty storeroom behind, old boxes had been piled up behind the door to block it from opening. Spying some footprints scuffed on the floor Robb searches the wall beyond and finds a secret switch which causes part of the wall to pivot open revealing a passage beyond.
Telling the shop-owner to go call for the town guards Happy and the others venture into the passage to hunt down the thief.
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The shop owner is thankful to the group for ridding him of the bandits who, he realises, must be the cause of all the items which have been going missing from his shop recently. In gratitude he gives Happy a good deal on a new Hammer as well as allowing them to keep a few other items recovered during the chase.
• Happy: Hammer of Defense +2
• Haggis: Velvet Crown
• Snow: Elixer of Dragon Breath (Acid), Elixer of Dragon Breath (Cold), Potion of Regeneration
Crossbow Turret, Tiefling Heretic, Human Ambushers, Acid Sludge