After resting from the Goblin Raid at the Swallowtail Festival and meeting with various public officials like the Sheriff, The Onyx Daggers splits up much to the enjoyment of the DM, with Sessel, Milos, and Dogan staying at their abode, while Jager (umlaut on the “a”) and the ever fabulous Monroe Valentino head out on the town. Which of course means they went to the Grinning Griffin to drink. Soon after arriving, a man who appears drunk barges in, yelling at the supes hot waitress Ameiko Kaijitsu. This turns out to be her father, Lonjiku, who despises the life choices his daughter made and demands that she return home. Jager (umlaut on the “a”), not enjoying the disturbance and Monroe, hoping to score brownie points with the girl with daddy issues (his favorite kind of girl), come to the verbal defense of Ameiko. After a brutal battle of words, Lonjiku storms off after realizing that he’s lost. Jager (umlaut on the “a”) and Monroe take this time to tend to the emotionally distressed Ameiko, at which point Dogan, still in the house, feels the urge to shake his head in disappointment, and he does (thrice, to be exact). Later in the afternoon, Jager (umlaut on the “a”) and Monroe are joined by their fellow Daggers, and continue drinking, though Dogan drinks a bit less than the others. During their ale consumption, Aldern Foxglove comes by and rewards the group with 15 gp, lamenting over the death of his dog, and unsatisfied by the way Monroe ‘sploded the goblin’s dog with one arrow as retribution. Eventually, they all return home AS A SINGLE GROUP.
The next morning, The Onyx Daggers are awoken by the sounds of someone or something pounding on their door (except Monroe, he was busy pounding one out). Dogan cautiously opens the door, with Jager (umlaut on the “a”) at the ready in case things go sour. The visitor turns out to be a maid of Ameiko’s, who has come to tell the Daggers of her gone missing, and to deliver a note found on her bed, telling Ameiko to visit the Glassworks during the night. After a bit more talk and huge restraint on Monroe’s part to let her leave untouched, the Daggers set out to find out what happened to Ameiko AS A SINGLE GROUP.
During the uneventful travel to the Glassworks, Dogan and Jager (umlaut on the “a”) were diligently checking for traps every 5 seconds or so. When they reached the Glassworks, the group split up (because the DM obviously needed more work to do). Jager (umlaut on the “a”), went around the building one way, eventually finding his way onto the roof). Dogan, Monroe, Milos, and Sessel remained for a few minutes before Milos checked out the front door (without checking for traps like the stupid fighter he is). This door turned out to be unlocked, which the group deemed to be “Sketchy as Fuck”, and so they went around the building in the opposite direction of Jager’s (umlaut on the “a”) path.
While on the roof, Jager (umlaut on the “a”) moves silently to each of the glass domes on top of the Glassworks, and nearly breaks on because he is so fat (or the glass on the Glassworks building is of very poor quality, you decide). At one dome, he sees a man covered in glass, as if it had been poured over him while alive, and Jager (umlaut on the “a”) recognizes the man as Lonjiku. Jager (umlaut on the “a”) also notices that there are a large number of goblins who appear to be having quite the time around Lonjiku’s transparent tomb. After this discovery (and when the DM reveals that the dome will soon break if Jager (umlaut on the “a”) does not get off) he heads back to join the rest of the party.
After a short distance around the building, Dogan and friends find a door that is locked, much to the relief of the party. They attempt to break through the door (because subtlety is only in the thief’s vocabulary). As it turns out, it takes a few hits before the door gives way into an… empty room. Fortunately, there are a number of doors for the party to check, and they manage to break one more open before they are joined by Jager (umlaut on the “a”).
It is at this point that the Gods decide to collectively shit on Sessel and Milos (for reasons unknown to the group).
Jager (umlaut on the “a”) reveals to the group what he saw, and as the group approaches another door. Beyond the door comes a large amount of noise, which Jager (umlaut on the “a”) confirms is where the goblins he saw are partying. The Daggers formulate a plan on how they wish to deal with the goblins, and decide on Jager (umlaut on the “a”) to again leave the room and travel down the hall to another door which also leads into the room with the goblins. Using his advanced lockpicking skills, Jager (umlaut on the “a”) manages to unlock and slam open the door, followed immediately by the remaining Daggers storming through the first door, surprising the goblin gang inside.
Immediately after the doors open, Monroe, who definitely pulled out his short bow before opening the door, steps in, exclaiming “‘Sup Bitches!", and fires an arrow at the nearest goblin, an insta-kill, and thrusts his pelvis at the now dead body. Jager (umlaut on the “a”) also manages to kill a goblin right away, though not in a fashion as spectacular as Monroe’s. Dogan even manages to wound one of the goblins at this time. However, Milos and Sessel (being shat on by the Gods), make no such amazing moves, and simply walk into the room.
(End Surprise Round)
During the ensuing combat, Monroe, Jager (umlaut on the “a”), and Dogan all manage to do work. However, Sessel managed to get hit with an empty glass vial (as did Monroe and Jager (umlaut on the “a”)), and was temporarily blinded by the shattered glass that resulted (while Monroe and Jager (umlaut on the “a”) had no such problem, most likely because the Gods were shitting all over Sessel to blind him as well). Milos, also subject to God shittery, managed be entirely useless. Shortly after, Sessel was no longer blind and managed to get his first hit and kill in the battle (though it was on a goblin that both Jager (umlaut on the “a”) and Monroe had already hit). However, this would be his only kill for this part of the battle.
Thanks to Sessel’s and Milos’ poor performance, two of the Goblins managed to escape the initial confrontation, one of which called for reinforcements, specifically calling for Tsuto, who was mentioned in the note given to the Daggers by the maid earlier that day. During the brief calm before the reinforcements arrived, Dogan shattered the glass surrounding the now dead Lonjiku, and Monroe (who is staggered) attempted to loot him, to no avail. Jager (umlaut on the “a”) moved on closer to the group, finding no decent place to hide, while Sessel hid behind the door like a true warrior and Milos again stood still.
As reinforcements arrived, the goblins deem it a good idea to enter the room one at a time. Monroe, being the badass archer he is, one-shotted the first goblin to walk through, Jager (umlaut on the “a”) did the same for the second, and both teamed up to finish off the third goblin. Then Tsuto issued a challenge to Dogan, after firing an arrow and scoring a hit. After a short exchange of words, an enraged Tsuto rushed forward to finish off Dogan.
Unfortunately for Dogan, Milos (who was flanking Tsuto with Dogan) failed to properly wield his weapon, and failed to prevent Tsuto from knocking Dogan unconscious. Adding insult to injury, Tsuto immediately after knocked out Milos (If it’s not obvious, Milos and Sessel aren’t doing too well). Sessel believes that this is the perfect opportunity to slam the door he’s hiding behind shut, and foolishly rushes forward to meet Tsuto in battle. Following in the footsteps of his half-brother, Sessel manages to nearly be knocked unconscious, were it not for Monroe’s goddamn amazing bow skills scoring a critical hit on Tsuto followed by a direct hit by Jager (umlaut on the “a”) knocking Tsuto himself unconscious.
After the survivors manage to stabilize their compatriots and Tsuto, Jager (umlaut on the “a”) and Sessel venture deeper into the structure, returning with maps as well as an unconscious and bound/gagged Ameiko (who is lucky Monroe didn’t find her first). Monroe also decides to arm himself with the composite shortbow wielded by Tsuto, because America. The survivors collect any other gear deemed valuable, and headed back to the house with the unconscious bodies in tow, garnering many a weird look by the townsfolk.
After resting for sufficient time for all the party to return to full health, Ameiko is informed of her father’s death, and allowed to leave the house. However, Tsuto is instead brought to the Room of Truth, and interrogated, providing valuable information to the Daggers, such as the purpose of the goblin raid and plans on a larger future raid. After the interrogation, Dogan, Sessel, and Milos head out into town to try and find an authority figure to help in matters as well as visit the shops to sell old equipment and purchase health potions, leaving Tsuto along with Monroe and Jager (umlaut on the “a”)…