Caer Dineval

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Character Role Race Age Gender Descriptors
Alassar Sulmander Kennel Boy, Imprisoned at Caer Dineval Human Young Boy
  • Miscreant
  • Savvy
  • Coin-minded
Crannoc Siever Speaker of Caer Dineval Human Middle-Aged Man
  • Firebrand
  • Stir-crazy
  • Blowhard
Dassir Ravenscar Dogkeeper, Imprisoned at Caer Dineval Human Adult Man
  • Shy
  • Kind
  • Vegan
Elprekt Norbrav Butler, Imprisoned at Caer Dineval Half-elf Adult Man
  • Effete
  • Gangly
  • Sommelier
Fel Suparra Gate Guard, Black Swords Cultist Tiefling Adult Woman
  • Disingenuous
  • Fervent
  • Cultist
Hethyl Arkorran Soothsayer, Black Sword Cultist Dwarf Elderly Woman
  • Doomsayer
  • Heartless
  • DEAD
Huarwar Mulphoon Gate Guard, Black Swords Cultist, Innkeeper's Son Human Young Man
  • Strapping
  • Surly
  • Brave
Kadroth Black Swords Cult Leader at Caer Dineval Tiefling Middle-Aged Man
  • Charismatic
  • Thin-skinned
  • Visionary
Karou Chorizo Chef at Caer Dineval Dwarf Middle-Aged Man
  • Gruff
  • Tight-lipped
  • All-business
Lanthis Alderdusk Notary Scribe, Imprisoned at Caer Dineval Human Middle-Aged Man
  • Feisty
  • Spry
Mere Servant at Caer Dineval Tiefling Teenage Woman
  • Frightened
  • Naive
  • Helper
Mylbara Norbrav Translator, Imprisoned at Caer Dineval Dwarf Middle-Aged Woman
  • Educated
  • Stout
  • Hard-headed
Roark Tavernkeeper at the Uphill Climb Human Middle-aged Man
  • Good-meaning
  • Curt
  • Wary
Tam Sharf Housemaid, Imprisoned at Caer Dineval Dragonborn Adult Woman
  • Mute
  • Thieving
  • Dexterous
Thoob Kadroth's Servant, Black Sword Cultist Human Adult Man
  • Sadistic
  • Klutzy
  • Lackey
Yajath Guard, Black Sword Cultist Human Adult Man
  • Bored
  • Grim
  • Gruff


Dinev's Rest

Abandoned inn in disrepair.

Uphill Climb

Tavern overlooking Lac Dinneshere, halfway up the hill to the Caer.

The Caer

The fortified keep around which the town was built.


§ Details
20 #BlackSwords Five captives had been held in Caer Dineval's cisterns. These were Speaker Crannoc Siever's former scribe, butler, translator, dog keeper, and servant. Lanthis, the scribe, needed convincing that the speaker sold them out. Incredulous but resolute, they pleaded for the party to assist their escape, even if they lacked a clear destination.
20 #BlackSwords It was decided that the free folk may not be safe in Caer Dineval's small village. With some provisions, the party insisted they tough out the march to Easthaven. Using their sending stone, they notified Imdra Arlaggath about the situation at Caer and requested a crew to meet the refugees halfway. They then trudged through the night, making their way to Caer Konig by dawn.
19 The 8 hour trek, on foot, from Easthaven to Caer Dineval was uneventful and bleak. Few travelers were met on the road. Perhaps the winter is worsening. Perhaps the Caers are more remote than they thought. Perhaps both. Arriving in late afternoon, the party noted that Dinev's Rest, the local inn, was abandoned and in disrepair. Looming at the top of the hill and overlooking Lac Dinneshere was the Caer itself. A local look quizzically at the group and suggested they stop by the one tavern, The Uphill Climb.
19 #BlackSwords At The Uphill Climb, the tavernkeeper Roark reluctantly served the guests. The large tavern, a prominent structure in and of itself, was nearly devoid of patrons - just a dour old man and a quiet couple with a young child. When asking about lodging, Roark said he couldn't have room to spare. When asking about vitals, the innkeeper brought chowder but no ale; shipments of such goods had all but died this last month. The town's speaker, Crannoc Siever, had fallen "ill" and kept to himself in the Caer. Roark didn't want to talk about it. The quiet couple eventually slipped over a note before leaving in a hurry. The note stated that the speaker was not ill and that something odd was afoot in the Caer.
19 #BlackSwords #ADuergarPlot Thoob grimly greeted the party through a slit at the barricaded wooden gates of Caer Dineval. The speaker was ill he said. A bit of lackluster deception with Hazel posing as a doctor didn't move the black-hooded guard. What perked his interest was talk of the Duergar. "This would appease the master. I will come back to you." The party was left unattended for a while, during which Tetro boosted Crank up the eastern ramparts. Thoob did return and led the party though the barbican's gatehouse, past the raised courtyard, and into the great hall of the keep. Passing a tiefling servant girl, Mere, that Thoob hassled to clean up dishes, the party was led to a sumptuous sitting room to meet Kadroth.
19 #BlackSwords Unsealing a marble slab that opened to the rear area of the cistern, Oona and Fern rowed down, seeing a final room. Meanwhile, Azgul caught a glimpse of metal in the water. His unseen servant pulled up a chain of bloated, but otherwise preserved corpses - the former guardsmen of Caer Dineval. As Oona entered the back room, which reeked of filth, a man jumped on her back attempting to grapple her. She tossed him off like a sack of potatoes and then looked at her surroundings. Five of the Caer's former servants were imprisoned here. She swore to free them and brought news to the party - loudly. The wizard Avarice surely overhead them.
13 The party left Targos the dawn after dispatching Sephek Kaltro before news about the scuffle at the warehouse spread. They decided to head to Easthaven to follow Arcane Brotherhood activities as well as pursue several quest leads in the paper. Notably, they deduced Cora Mulphoon's lost son Huarwar, who was last seen with shady figures, may be located in the sanctuary stronghold of Caer Dineval or ruins of Caer Konig.