The heroes and Keg-E made their way to Durlain’s Pass in hopes of saving the beer (and Gurlock)! White-Hawk Bandits had blocked the road and were assaulting the Beer Baron’s magical caravan. The party jumped into battle and swiftly defeated the bandits. Unfortunately, the Baron’s guards fell in combat but he was grateful that at least his caravan and most of his beer survived the encounter.
After clearing the road the PCs rode the the caravan back to the Pegasus Roadhouse where Gurlock raised a toast to his fallen guards and thanked the party for their bravery. He then rewarded everyone by tapping his newest brew: The Old Chaotic Neutral! The adventurers were named Heroes of the Beer and were given free room and board at the Pegasus Roadhouse.
The next morning, Gurlock hired the party to escort him back to his estate, Brewcore. Upon arriving, he was to pay them with 5 gold and a party. The journey to Nestora went extremely smoothly. Tolls were no problem thanks to Tor’s intimidation of one of the Baron’s nemesis. Flick and Rakon were able to repair and even improve the core reactor of the Caravan, expediting their travel time. And not even the elements of weather were an issue as the party held barrels of beer in place through gusty winds. Upon arrival at Brewcore the PCs are treated to a tour of the Beer Baron’s fantastic grounds and manor. As promised, the Baron pays them 5 gold and throws them a grand party in his banquet hall.
The heroes awake to a delicious breakfast and the Baron’s hangover antidote. As they prepare to head into Nestora, they are interrupted by a traumatized brewery worker who claims strange creatures are assaulting the brewery. The Baron once again requests the aid of the PCs.
Within one of the mills the party quickly encounters and disposes a group of Hellions who had been destroying machinery and killing mill workers. As each Hellion was slain its life-force was drawn deeper into the brewery. And so the heroes followed the trail into the brewery’s well room in an effort to discover what was drawing each Hellion spark.