Adventurers League

DDEX 1-2

The Secrets of Sokol Keep

DM- Esh
12.5 GP each
XP450
Renown 1
Downtime 10
Played: Trevor, Vegas, Vystair, Zulgor
Treasure- Zulgar Wand of Magic Detection

Decades have passed since Sokol Keep was reclaimed, and a small garrison placed there along with a beacon to help guide ships. Now, that beacon has gone dark, and the garrison has disappeared. In Phlan, rumors circulate that something ancient was discovered in the grounds beneath the keep, dating to before the clerics of Tyr built the small fortress. Uncover the secrets of Sokol Keep!

Conclusion:
While enjoying a famous cabbage soup at the Laughing Goblin, the PC’s are stuck in the middle of a bar fight between three humans with ink-stained hands and shirts and some local dock workers who are out of work due to the lighthouse on Sokol Keep being out. The PC’s discover after the brawl settles that Black Fist Guard Sergeant Grim, who is assigned to the Thorn Island, mentioned a treasure below Sokol keep and that he was close to finding it. They are pretty sure he was spinning tall tales, as usual, but the The Black Fist has been openly recruiting in response to rumors of a spirit ship attacking coastal villages which perhaps could be the cause of the issues at the lighthouse.

After gaining access from Liela the local House Sokol Representative at the administrative office at the docks, they travel to Sokol Keep but the sergeant and his guard contingent are missing. They met with the local grounds keepers (Shandra and Darvag) who told them that Igan Sokol had become very friendly with Grim and the two disappeared a couple nights ago and ever since then strange things have been happening including the inability to light the signal light.

The PC’s discovered after some ghostly interference a secret complex under the west tower and dealt with Igans animated remains in some sort of temple worship room to a jade idol. They discovered the black fist guards hiding in a sealed treasure vault and claimed that the undead murdered Igan after he touched the idol. After cornering Grim they discovered that he in fact betrayed Igan out of greed and wanted to keep the idol for himself when suddenly mysterious whispers started and the undead came to life causing them to hide. After they all leave the complex the lighthouse mysterious re lights. The PC’s bring Grim to justice and he hangs the very next day from Stojanow Gate.

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