Assault on Cragmaw Castle
Cragmaw castle was finally within sight, and Joe began to sneak closer to survey the challenges awaiting. Then… Volukk began an attempt to sneak closer as well, his greatsword clanging against his armor all the while. After the goblins in the castles watchtowers alerted over a dozen guards within, a short skirmish left Joe, Volluk, and Sarris captured while Calaway managed to remain free outside to recover and attempt to strategize some kind of rescue. After luring his enemies out into the open to fall victim to his spells, Cal finally freed the rest of the team along with Gundren Rockseer, but Sarris was grievously wounded. With everyone’s release and a nearby returning warband of goblins approaching, Gundren was helped safely away from the still occupied stronghold.
During the return trip to Phandelin, there was a chance meeting with a caravan of merchants. After helping to repair one of their broken wagons, they began a night of celebration and drinking with their new friends. The following morning the caravan was gone, presumably having left much earlier, and Sarris was found dead from his injuries despite several attempts to assist him. Everyone remaining discovered they had shared a vivid and disturbing vision during their dreams. Taking a short delay from their trip to perform Sarris’s funerary services, the travelers made their return to the relative safety of Phandelin.
(note: retroactive changes made may end up being reversed before the next session)