Played on September 25th, 2016
There we were, hiding behind an illusionary bush looking at the tower. We were surprised by a voice appearing from behind us saying 'Hello!'. I quickly turned and summoned my Warhammer in my hand. It turned out to be a friendly trustworthy halfling (at least that is what we thought at that moment) called Arisys. She showed us that she also is a Harper and joined us on the lookout.
Half an hour later we saw the tower door open, and a group of 5 people walked out. They all wear the feathers and the white cloak, and 1 of them seemed to be the leader (later we learned her name was Savra). They walked in a straight line towards us. It looked like they found us, so that would be an interesting talk we would have. Was it not that Arisys decided otherwise.
As soon as they were within range, Arisys shot an arrow at the leader. It was a good hit I must say, but not the smartest action. They started attacking us back, and also big birds from the tower joined the fight. I tried to stay defensive, keeping my hammer on my back, helping protect the others with my shield. 4 of them threw daggers at me, so I quickly raised a force shield which blocked 3 of them. After that Varaf killed those 4 with one hit of his loud Shatter spell. The leader quickly went down after 1 or 2 dagger stabs from Arisys. Iymril inspired me and others, but soon after that he got attacked by the big birds mounted with ray of frost shooting man and collapsed. I'm not sure where Naeris went, but he probably agreed a fight is not the smartest approach. Still I would never leave the others behind.
It looked like we could handle this group, but I saw more and more people and big birds coming from the tower. And from the bottom floor a Hippogriff appeared ridden by someone with a lot of feathers and nice looking armor. He flew at us at insane speed and asked us to drop our weapons. Since i had no weapon equipped i just stayed put and waited. The others dropped their weapons and Varaf ran towards Iymril to cast a spell on him that spared him from dying. The leader asked us who we were and why we tried to attack the tower. Not knowing what to say i told him "I am Rodan Thundershield". After that he asked who send us. I showed him the map we found, and told him we were attacked without reason by his people. They took us with them and put us in a locked room. In the meanwhile 2 birds also picked up Naeris who joined us in the 'cell' a few minutes later.
While we were in the cell, Arisys found out there were guards before the door. Next she opened the locked window. It seemed she was in a hurry to leave and explore the tower further. After looking out to a great view (great views are one of the things I love about exploring mountains) she closed them again. Then the leader came to get Naeris and took him out of the room.
It turned out he took him to the top of the tower, and asked him some questions. He wanted to find out if we were part of "The Black Earth". Luckily he was quickly convinced that we are not and never heard of it. He would decide the next morning what he would do with us, and especially the halfling. This would also depend on the fact if Savra survived the attack or not.
Meanwhile we got something to eat and drink in the cell and had to spend the night. I was hoping for some ale, but I guess they don't like us that much yet...