Evernight: The Dying of the Light

Evernight: Prequel

1st Session

Jason’s Folly

Our tale starts in the small village of Dyrinak in the Red Swamp. Dyrinak sits on one of the deeper channels, where the villagers fish for silverjacks and eels. A week before the town was attacked by several scattered troggs, large, vaguely humanoid fish-men with a penchant for human flesh. The villagers banded together and fought back, but more and more troggs kept coming.

Jason Dane often delivered dried fish and eels to their lord, Sir Gerald Redspar. The knight was a well-known hero, though he had hung up his magical sword Dragon’s Tooth many years ago, and had no sons to give it to.

Jason wasn’t much help in fighting the troggs that plagued Dyrinak, but he thought that perhaps if he had a magical sword like Dragon’s Tooth, he could defeat the monsters, save his village, and become a genuine hero. Of course, he planned to return the weapon after the fight, hopefully with Lord Redspar none the wiser.

Jason “borrowed” the priceless blade and fled into the swamp. He did quite well at first, and even managed to slay a large trogg single-handed. He told his neighbors that Redspar had lent him the well-known relic for just this very purpose.

That was a week ago. Now Lord Redspar has found his blade missing and he wants it back. A passing ranger told him a “boy” from Dyrinak claims the knight lent it to him. Lord Redspar summoned heroes to retrieve his blade. Tyrkas Tigersoul, Garet Silverhand, Jared and Rhonan Firefox, the Red Knight answered his call for help.

After a promise of 20 silver each for the retrieval of the sword, the heroes left the mansion and headed towards Dyrinak. On the way there the party fought a giant alligator who nested by the river they were to cross. Once at the village they made the acquaintance of Janus Strang. As she was about to tell the heroes where to find Jason, the village was attacked by yet more troggs. The party defeated the incoming menace and resumed their search for Jason and the missing sword.

The trail led them to a swamp where they found Janus’ body and the sword Dragon’s tooth, right next to a young swamp dragon. The heroes defeated the dragon with the help of the sword. After returning to the village there was a grand celebration in honor of the heroes. Janus accompanied them to Lord Redspar’s manor while they returned the sword. The party assumed she wanted to keep an eye on the sword and make sure it was returned. Which was true as well, but she also had eyes for the Red Knight Rhonan Firefox.

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