Taking a scouting job the group came across giants, and determined they possessed traits that were unexpected. One of which is training. The night guard was ambushed late in the night, and although routed the party pursued. Which led to another ambush. The giants proved strong (as expected), but used the situations they put the party in were unexpected. Beating them a second time Cognitionys cast a suggestion spell to tell the survivor to warn his allies of Thokk, the giantslayer.
Tracking the giant to base camp, there were no other giants. Much searching was had and Tihiro was isolated held captive. Thokk scouted forth, and came across an awaiting ambush. One was a giantess with a cannon as her personal firearm.
Although a tough fight the party prevailed. Licking their wounds they continued onward. They came across a caravan protected by a mercenary unit. Manipulating the mind of the elf Jahali the unit was found to be double agents, however their motive unknown. Finding the missing supplies the party eventually called in aid.
A few more days travel south Grumabar was met again who bore Cognithionys a written message along with gifts.
The week ended with the party reaching the city to re-supply and obtain their reward (1,000gp).
Party requested to take jobs outside of normal scouting jobs given to other mercenaries. There were 11, of which three had a small seal in the lower corner of the page. Each of the three had soft per-requisites that if not fulfilled would make the job very difficult to fulfill. The jobs themselves also paid less, but had other benefits.
Interrogate a giant
Obtain information from a seemingly fire giant foreman.
Needs: ability to speak the giant tongue
To redirect supply lines
Manipulate giants uprooting train tracks to bring them to a nearby city.
Needs: a strong mage with mind magic
Disrupt enemy supplies (hit and run)
To take supplies from the fire giant foundry within a volcano, and bring them to the Templars.
Needs: crew with members of exceptional strength and speed
Taking the interrogation job the party journeyed deep under the city. Where the party is met with a fire giant captain. The information the fire giant gave:
- The factory is in the volcano
- There are 20 giants there, 4 are more powerful than the fire giant (cloud and storm are the options)
- It’s industry is powered by the volcano
- If we turn off production the volcano will erupt
- The volcano is the source of a super weapon on Caelum
- The leader is small but giantkin (unknown name)
- They’re building a supercannon called a wall breaker (5 weeks till complete)
- Caelum is a floating fortress 4 weeks travel south
Other information found:
- The discs are favors
- Challenging a worshiper of the Rival eggs them on (potential advantage)