The Red Awakening

The Lakehouse Murders

Recap 12/3

Attendees: Gromper, Pip, Jarv, Maecey

  • Gromper visited with a priest, discussed murders that needed to be investigated, and left for a town
  • Modest fishing village, Springwater
  • Series of murders have been going on – appear to be from a horned beast
    • Family killed in their homestead
    • Couple in love killed by the lake
  • Mayor Dumpy offered 1000 gold pieces to anyone who would help deal with the monster
  • Gromper challenged the mayor with not doing enough to protect his village
    • Dancing lights helped him mesmerize the crowd
  • One of the crowd volunteered Pip to help
  • Jarv stepped forward and offered to help
    • Already hired by [the woman in the couple in love]’s father to find out what happened and kill the beast
  • Mayor Dumpy explained some things to Gromper/Pip/Jarv
    • Millie was a witness to one of the killings (her boyfriend was one of the members of the family killed at the homestead)
    • Asked Jarv who hired him
    • Family at homestead was killed a 10-day-ago
    • Lovers at the lake were killed 3 days ago
    • Attacks were brutal, killed via clawed to death
  • Headed down to the lake to investigate the bodies
    • Met Millie on the way, she explained that she saw the beast leaving the homestead where her boyfriend lived, she didn’t see the actual attack, but she knew it must have been the beast
    • Met Maecey by the lake
      • Jarv noticed her following
      • Pip and Maecey were already friends
      • She had been following the group with mild curiosity and had stopped along the shore to look for new fishbones (she carves them into things)
    • Bodies had been strangled, the claw marks had been added post-mortem
    • It didn’t appear that the bodies had been robbed at the time of the murders
    • Millie was troubled at the sound of the bodies being strangled
    • Millie mentioned that there was a guy that kept drawing the beast (man with a shock of blond hair)
  • Went to the tavern to find the man with a shock of blond hair
    • Barkeep knew who it was – Dyllon
    • Dyllon wasn’t there, but there was a table that he drew on frequently
      • Pip and Maecey investigated the table – it had a drawing of Baphomet (evil god) on it
      • Maecey carved a small statue of Baphomet based on the drawing (2 attempts, first looked like a toucan)
      • Gromper came in to see what was going on
      • Man (Paul) near table said he knew about Dyllon
        • Gromper tried to intimidate him to get info (broke the table, which Maecey had to fix)
        • Maecey bribed him with a beer
        • Man explained that Dyllon lived in a shanty on the roof of the cobbler’s house
    • Jarv was outside and introduced Millie to the man who hired him
      • The man was uncomfortable around Millie – said that she showed up after the attacks
    • Gromper/Pip/Jarv left the tavern to go see Dyllon, Maecey stayed behind to fix the table
    • Found Dyllon, who was holed up in the shanty
      • Lots of drawings on the walls
      • Afraid of everything
      • Jarv tried to follow track Millie, but lost her, found a home with lots of women instead
      • Maecey showed up, so did a unicorn
      • Had a scar on his hand from being initiated into the cult of Baphomet
      • Promised to give the location of the beast (drew a map)
        • West to the willow
        • North to the forest
        • West to the chasm
        • North, Northwest to the ruins (lair/labyrinth of the beast)
  • Left to find the labyrinth
    • Ambushed by bandits on the way
    • Gromper made one flee
    • Jarv shot them full of arrows
    • Maecey poisoned and froze them (with some side effects – flying)
    • Jarv restrained the flyer
    • Pip kicked out some kneecaps
    • Jarv shattered a bandit that Maecey froze
    • Maecey almost died
  • Made camp for the night (stopped at the beginning of an extended rest

Character / Current Level / Current Exp / Next Level Exp / Inspiration / Fate Points
Gromper / 3 / 2300 / 2700 / No / 0
Jarv / 3 / 2300 / 2700 / No / 0
Maecey / 3 / 2300 / 2700 / No / 0
Pip / 3 / 2300 / 2700 / No / 0



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