The World of Torne, The Setting Sun

The Dire Bear Tavern

With Drayss recovering, the team spent some time buying some supplies and training their skills. Eventually, Yuri (Julie?) and Nix sat back down with the old man Willow, who explained what the orbs that they had in their possession were – essences of the Gods. Willow instructed them to head to the temples that dotted the landscape, and to collect all the orbs to aide them in their task to save the world from the Shadow Goddess Nephiria.

After the discussion, the party decided they would hit up Rox’s temple first, located on the far side of the world. They headed out, and after crossing a very rough river, arrived on the outskirts of City Talison. Still not to their desired location, they decided to make camp on the outside. In the middle of the night, they were attacked by a family of pick pockets looking for scraps to survive. Taking the moral approach, they offered the family food and paid for a caravan to take them to the City by the Lake. The family explained that they had just lost their land to the nobles of City Talison, so the party decided to take a look and see if there were any jobs to be done on the inside.

The captain of the guard explained to them the reasoning for peasantry losing their lands, and enrolled them in the task of bringing down one of the heads of a big gang in the area. The captain directed them to the Northern District of town, a notably poorer and rowdier district, to find a man named “Bob,” the informant. After finding Bob, and purchasing the tavern frequented by the gang, the “Dire Bear,” the team waited in ambush.

After poisoning a good lot of the gang, and slaying the gang’s leader, “D,” the party took control of the gang.


After winning the tournament, the party had a seat at the bar with an elderly man named Willow. he instructed them to head East, and offered a shiny yellow orb filled with some form of magical essence as payment – up front. Along the way, Yuri brought down a nice sized doe, feeding the group for two nights.

Once the party reached the Dragon’s Pass, strange sights began to take place. They found that all of the animals, even dreaded Stone Draga, were fleeing the area around where they were headed. As they exited the pass, they saw a dark purple smoke rising from the Temple of Sophina, the Water Goddess, and decided to rest one more day before making the journey there.

Upon entrance to the temple, a woman was seen standing in front of the Alter, the smoke originating from her orifices. When questioned, she stated it was because “My sister visited me.” As they approached, the orb in Nix’s pocket began to burn, and a similar orb in the color of blue was shown to glow in the womans abdomen.

After a long fight, which almost took the life of Drayss, the woman was finally defeated. Upon her death, she evaporated, and the orb took flight, hovering inbetween the party. Yuri quickly grabbed it, and placed it in his satchel, at which point both orbs stopped burning.

The harvest festival

The party entered the town of Del’Ri, in the northern country, where the yearly harvest festival was taking place. They spoke to a elderly man, who went by the name of Willow, who showed special interest in Yuri. After their short conversation, the party entered a tournament, and won, allowing their final foe to survive and be dragged off. Willow again appeared, and asked for the party to follow him for some drinks.


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