Heroes of Hillsfar
Rumours and Information 3
Rumours heard after the Shackles of Blood adventure
- Something huge and powerful was attacking Red Plumes and merchant caravans alike on the Moonsea Ride. Bodies, horses, and wagons had been found on the road completely torn apart. The Red Plumes were doubling their patrol sizes on that road. The elves of the Cormanthor Forest had tried to track the creature, but the tracks disappeared as if it had flown away or teleported out.
- A mysterious sickness, where people seemed to get cracks across their skin and lose their memory and behave bizarrely and chaotically was taking hold in some rural communities. It seemed to be linked to Dr Jubal’s Travelling Carnival and the illness appeared soon after its visit.
- Shallow graves have been found of people who look like they have been ritually sacrificed. The graves are often marked with the symbol of a black hand with six fingers.
- In the city of Hillsfar there are reports of a monster abducting people at night.
- Hillsfar has gotten much worse with the demonic madness. A large percentage of people have completely given themselves over to narcissism and hedonism. Drinking, wanton sex and fighting have escalated. No one knows where it will end. Many still sane people are leaving to go stay with relatives in the Dalelands or Sembia, or even the Sword Coast. Everyone is waiting to see if it is going to start up in smaller communities.
- The Red Plumes have lost about 10 percent of their numbers in Hillsfar to the demon tainted madness. It’s making it hard to police the city that seems to have gone mad.
- Symbols of black hand with six fingers have started appearing everywhere, especially in Hillsfar. At first it was thought it was some kind of graffiti but now the Red Plumes believe its some kind of cult activity.
- A large, charismatic man has turned up out of nowhere and wormed his way into the court of the First Lord. His name is Gheriot, and he is the Master of Ceremonies for the Arena Games. Apparently Gheriot thinks the games should be more spectacular, and more bloody. He was apparently livid that his non-human captives escaped and has ordered the off duty guards be arrested and forced to fight in the Arena in the escapees’ place.