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Mistaken Identity
On the Way Home

The party, minus a still sobbing Magnolia, followed the werewolf silhouette into the forest.  In an attempt to navigate the darkened woods, Thalia used her driftglobe to light the way only to draw attention to themselves.  Gart is grabbed from behind by a werewolf and brought closer to two other werewolves and a man.  The man, revealed that the one he was talking to was Ludevic and that he was the one who turned the handyman.  He was trying to get Ludevic to turn on his people and destroy Marten, but he refused and a fight broke out.  As the leader and another werewolf lie dead on the ground, the third turned tail and ran away.  Gart, trying to think of some way to leave a calling card of his own after seeing Bing leave his coppers, decided to try to draw an image of dickbutt on the leader but soon relapsed and was inconsolable.  Ludevic, carrying the bodies of the other two werewolves, now human, and Gart lead the party back into town.  Reaching the edge of town, they began to hear the loud murmurings of a crowd.  As the approached the town square, a large crowd seemed to be gathered around something.  That something was a small boy, mangled and dead on the ground.  As she try to run up and help, Thalia was stabbed through the stomach and fell unconscious.  Bing cast suggestion at Ludevic and told him to run.  The werewolf dropped Gart, who snapped out of his trance, and ran off into the woods and was followed by a small group.  All the while, a weirdly elated Odric was dancing around telling everyone, "I told ya so."  Oskar told the group what he had seen.  Normally the werewolf who is seen around town, is gentle and children get near without fear.  This child, Alek, had done what any other kid would have and was cut down the the werewolf.  Others raised their hands claiming to see the same thing.  Gart was soon tackled by a large group of people and Bing, in attempting to flee was grabbed by someone on the rooftop.  

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Werewolf of Marten
On the Way Home

After knocking out Prince Nibner, yet again, the party continues to make their way back to Oaken Hollow and the Dragon's Knuckle.  Aarya starts to explain her situation and in doing so, Rin projects himself in front of the group and begins to scold her for giving him away.  The group comes across an old man, Odric, as they walk down the path who asks for their assistance in dealing with a werewolf terrorizing the town of Marten.  He claims that the werewolf appears once a week instead of every full moon.  As they reach the small farming town, they see that no one seems as scared or paranoid as they should be.  Kids playing in the street, people walking about.  The only thing that seems off is that there are really no adult men in town.  Upon talking to one fixing a wagon, the group learns that there have been werewolf sightings in this town, usually coming from the woods.  Thalia, further inspecting Odric, discovers the old man to be senile as he stares at a wall kind of mumbling to himself.  They follow the man, Ludevic until they reach the center of town and begin to snoop around themselves.  They find the Horse & Plow tavern and go inside.  The bartender, Oskar, is immediately stricken with Aarya, who at the time was being illusioned to look human.  After some time the illusion is dropped but he doesn't seem to mind.  The group, because they're with her are given free lodging and food.  Oskar tells them more about the werewolf saying that it brings in hard to get game from the forest and drops it at the butcher's and has even been seen around kids with no problems.  More shenanigans occur when both Thalia and Bing use Disguise Self to look like Aarya, knocking out the bartender, and Magnolia gets bitten by a spider when she wakes up from her trance.  As night rolls around, the group, minus Aarya and Magnolia make their way to Odric's shack, being led by Ludevic.  As he turns to leave, Bing notices that his voice got deeper, almost to a growl.  They are pulled into the old man's shack where they are informed a little more about the werewolf.  At the same time, Aarya gets bored of the Bar and decides to go find the rest of the party by shifting into a dire wolf in the middle of the bar and running out into the night.  Picking up on the scent of the group rather easily, she finds the shack and breaks down the door.  Odric, shocked to see a wolf break down his door, reaches for an ax on the wall and starts to swing it at her before Thalia yells at him that she's with them.  Odric, satiated with this answer puts the ax back on the wall and continues talking before looking over, seeing Aarya again, and repeating the cycle.  This time, Gart held onto the ax and the old man seemingly forgot that he was swinging it and went to sit back down.  The party left to begin their search, when Bing saw a humanoid silhouette in the distance, with an elongated snout, pointed ears, and a tail. 

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Out of the Woods
Just a Stroll Through the Woods

Quickly defeating the not so dead Shia Lebeouf, the party continues to another clearing, surprisingly empty but the path split in two.  They group followed the left path and found themselves in yet another clearing.  Magnolia noticed a glint of something coming from the grass and found a ring, which would provide better protection according to the elvish writ ting on it.  The party move to the next clearing where Gart notices up in the sky are giant inflated versions of all of their heads.  Bing takes a shot at his and promptly deflates it as he feels pain in his own cheek where he had shot the head.  The heads now notice the prescence of the party down below and begin to float down towards them.  They notice hanging off the neck of the head seems to be a rope with a noose on the end.  Thalia quickly dodges out of the way while Gart gets caught in the noose and his head begins to fly away.  Thalia and Gart are soon brought back to reality but Bing had not been.  Gart throws him into a tree and succeeds in snapping him out of it.  The party  moves forward through the woods into another clearing.  Thalia notices an arm growing out of Bing's back.  In turn, Bing notices Thalia start to turn into a dragon.  Gart sees his hands and other extremities disappear.  After not too long they three are brought back to reality.  Magnolia turns to notice a patch of flowers behind her and they seem to be the ones they were looking for.  The party each grab a few and discover another path.  Walking down it they find themselves where they went into the forest and it seems only about an hour passed from when they left the house.  The party go inside to tell Mama Yagi and she welcomes them inside.  Gart notices that things seems different.  The room is bathed in a green glow, the knick knacks on the shelves have been replaced with jars and bottles filled with mysterious contents and Mama Yagi no longer looks like a kind old woman but instead like a hag.  She begins to cook a meal as she asks for Bing's help in cleaning the oven.  Gart tries to tell the rest of the party but comes off as rude and is bound, silenced and put in the corner by Mama Yagi.  The oven door quickly shuts on Bing and Thalia goes to help him out.  She manages to yank the door open and throw Bing out who is caught by Mama Yagi who reveals her true form and the fighting commences.  Bing drinks his potion of fire giant's strength and throws a now unbound Gart at Mama Yagi.  Outnumbered and out matched, Mama Yagi is quickly defeated by Bing who throws her in the oven and locks her inside.  Thalia's wild magic kicks in as she casts fly on Gart who takes advantage of it and begins to fly around.  Magnolia and Bing find a large shelf of potions and clean it off.  Magnolia then goes on a ride with Gart who soon loses his power of flight and falls to the ground.  The fall is broken by Bing who notices the potion has begun to wear off.  The group decide to head back to Oaken Hollow, job done.  After the first night on the road, everyone wakes to find Magnolia smells of rotten fruit, spoiled milk and other sour smells.  She tries to wash off in the nearby river but to no avail.  She soon realizes that the ring she picked up is somehow the cause of the smell and throws it into the river.  However she still smelled.  The group go to sleep that night and miraculously she no longer smells.  Traveling through a small patch of woods, they encounter Prince Namfoodle Nibner, who tried to get with Magnolia at one point under the guise of brokering peace.  After learning this, Gart gives him a swift kick to the groin sending him skyward.  He soon lands and begins Gart strips him of his outfit.  After noticing that he was waking up, Gart takes off with Magnolia on his back.  Namfoodle wakes to see the two running away and takes off after.  The rest of the party follows closely behind.

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Actual Cannibal Shia Lebeouf
Just a Stroll Through the Woods

The group, recovering from their hangovers from the previous night, decide to restock on some supplies and go shopping.  The manage to get some new weapons, armor and steal a potion from a woman who seems to have had some sort of interaction with Bing's father at some point in time.  Thalia also learns of a secluded city of Dragonborn who live to the south of the mountains where she may be able to get some answers concerning that pendent.  Gart tries his luck at playing a large lute that Ricki has but ends up breaking the strings.  The party leaves well into the night to investigate tales of a forest seemingly appearing out of nowhere to the south of Gaiete.  After a few days travel, they come across the woods as well as a small, cozy looking cottage.  Inside, they meet Mama Yagi, a very sweet old woman who informs them that these woods have been around for as long as she's been there.  The group questions about several things they have and Bing learns he has a potion of fire giant's strength.  Mama Yagi asks the party if they could help her find a final ingredient she needs for a potion of flight, a blue flower with red thorns.  Apparently it grows in the woods in the center of a clearing in the middle of the forest.  Some of the party seems skeptical of this woman and her intentions but are overcome with feelings of home and love.  After spending the night there, the group sets out in the morning into the woods.  Upon reaching a clearing in the woods, the party finds nothing but Gart, Thalia and Bing notice that everyone in the group keeps growing and shrinking.  After noticing that it stopped, they discover that the way they came in is no longer there and that they might as well press on.  They come across another clearing which again appears empty.  The same three begin to hear strange chanting coming from all around them as well as seeing hooded figures with glowing red eyes.  Aarya and Magnolia look at the rest of the party confusingly as the chanting gets louder, the eyes get brighter and eventually stops.  The group the moves into another empty clearing.  Bing climbs a tree to get a better look and discovers what appears to be a sea of treetops with no end in sight.  As he climbs back down he narrowly misses getting caught in a bear trap.  Out of the corner of his eye, Gart spots a figure swinging an axe at him.  The man, Shia Lebeouf begins to fight the group.  Gart takes off his arm and beats him to near death with it.  Arrya, who is a giant crab at this point, finishes the fight by removing his leg from his body as he seems to bleed out.  With one last attempt to seem if he's dead, she stabs a claw right through his chest.  The group moves forward, hearing a a strange noise behind them as Shia Lebeouf, who isn't dead comes lunging at Magnolia, jaws open wide about to take a bite.   

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Party Time
Cult of Cornix

The party resurfaces after refreshing themselves in Corvo's bed and make their way back into Gaiete where the festivities are beginning to die down.  Voicing some concern that Gart owes Cecil, the jester a favor, thinking that he's one of the cult, he appears and explains himself.  Bing challenges the gnome to another lute-off and while the two don't play great, Cecil plays a little bit better.  The group spends the next 3 days traveling back to Oaken Haven to celebrate their victory.  Aarya, not really wanting to get involved transforms into a mouse.  The group enters the Dragon's Knuckle and tells Forba of their victories and he buys the first drink.  Surprisingly only two later everyone is off their feet.  Bing and Magnolia begin to drunkenly start singing, catching everyone in the bar's attention and getting some dirty looks from Ricki and the new girl, Calie.  Thalia begins to float into the ceiling and Gart watches this all unfold.  A small man in a robe approaches him and offers Gart a single small mushroom which Gart skeptically takes after Forba tells him it should be fine.  Gart begins to have visions of a small creature known only as Dickbutt which start out fine but soon turns bad.  He ends up putting a hole in the wall and Forba puts him in a cage, where he stays the rest of the night, occasionally screaming.  Forba forcibly sobers up Bing to tell him his friend may have some more problems down the line because of what he took.  Loud singing comes from this end of the room but catches the audience in a good mood this time.  Calie shoots Bing another dirty look and Bing promptly apologizes and she noticably blushes.  She soon comes over to apologize, and Bing asks Ricki if her and him are a thing to which Ricki says not anymore because Calie's a bit of a control freak.  Bing tries to sneak away only to dive out the window, attracting more attention to himself.  Forba not too happy with this, throws Bing back inside through another window.  He tries again to sneak away from Calie, but to no avail and eventually tells her he's not really interested.  She walks back to the stage defeated.  Most of this time, Magnolia is sitting underneath the bar, crying.  Everyone goes to bed despite only drinking for about 2 hours and Thalia almost catches the place on fire.  In the morning everyone wakes up and makes their way downstairs where Gart is throwing up on the floor.  Forba tells them of a job they may be interested in, and the group decides to take it easy for a little before going to check up on it.

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Revenge for Mom
Cult of Cornix

Leaving the Doom Croaker's lab, the group travels down stairs and finds a ruined chapel with a single person praying at the altar.  The group confronts the man there who is revealed to be Corvo, the leader of the cult.  From out of nowhere, their god, Cornix appears and explains how he never ascended Corvo due to an issue several years ago when he thought he was following his god but it happened to be an imposter of some sort.  So while it was Corvo who killed her, it wasn't Cornix who told him to.  The god leaves a parting gift by ascending his follower creating a bird monster they had never seen.  The group beings to attack but soon realizes their attacks have little effect, until Aarya tears off one of it's wings.  The fight goes on until, Gart knocks it aside and stabs it in the throat.  Waking from his unconsciousness, Bing rejoices in the death of his mom's killer by creating a smaller set of wings from the creatures own.  The group finds what seems to be Corvo's room, and find a Raven Statue before all falling into a well deserved sleep

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Getting A-head
Cult of Cornix

Bing sneaks his way into the torture room and manages to kill one of the hooded men through laughter and acid…mostly acid.  Gart however takes the more subtle approach, kicking in the door and slamming down his owlbear head onto the head of the other hooded man.  Magnolia follows up with a mace to the groin, dropping the other man.  This leaves the ravenfolk with the spear who begins to fight the group.  After things seem like they'd taken a turn for the worse, he runs into the other room and brings back with him the doom croaker who right off the bat, drops Thalia with necrotic energy.  Gart manages to dismember the warrior and kill him while Aarya transforms into a wolf and starts tearing at the croaker's neck.  Gart takes this opportunity to tear the his head off and throw it to Bing.  He and Thalia play with the head like a ball for a bit before she kicks the head onto a statue that she had accidentally taken the head off of.  The group moves into the next room and discovers the doom croaker's workshop.  In a nearby chest they find tons of papers with mysterious symbols on them but no one knows what they are.  Aarya pockets them and Thalia takes the papers in another unknown language that were on the desk.  

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Enter: Aarya
Cult of Cornix

After "narrowly" escaping the "trap" floor, Bing and the party make their way out of the room and down the hall.  Thalia suddenly hears breathing coming from down the other hallway and the group finds Aarya in a cage.  She, being captured by the cult, has her own business with them and decides to go with the group to settle this issue.  The come across what appears to be the dining room of the place and Bing walks in.  Sitting down next to one of the people, a cultist named Fenton, Bing informs him that 10 people are dead upstairs, essentially recounting their battle beforehand.  Fenton thinks it's a joke and Bing almost gets into a fight with a ravenfolk member.  The bard makes a song for him and leaves happily.  Bing eventually convices Fenton that Qara's followers came in and killed those 10 people.  Fenton takes Bing to go see Corvo and the party follows.  Upon reaching the next floor, Fenton doesn't know where to go next because he's kind of new.  This is when the party gets the jump on him.  Gart, in typical fashion, also kills a sleeping guard by kicking him straight into the ceiling.  The party moves forward and finds a room with more robes inside and seemingly miscellenious religious items.  They take what seems to be a special robe and mysterious green-hilted dagger with a serpentine blade.  As they attempted not to get lost and find out where they were going, they begin to hear their own voices coming through an ajacent hallway.  Upon investigation, they discover a ravenfolk locked in a jail cell.  The group learns that she had joined the cult willingly as some kind of elf.  She soon realized that it was a poor choice when she "ascended" and became a ravenfolk.  She was then jailed for not following the cult itself.  The party frees her and she leads them up to the torture chamber where she takes her leave.  Looking inside the group sees 2 people in executioners hoods, a larger ravenfolk, a vat of what seems to be some sort of acid and many torture tools and racks.  

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We DID Start the Fire
The Cult of Cornix

After waking from a poke to the head, Gart learns from Cecil of the location of his companions as well as the cult, in return for another favor down the line.  Gart finds the ruins and is ambushed by a lone guard who taunts him.  Gart returns the favor including a swift kick to the groin.  The guard, who becomes to scared to fight back, shows Gart how to get down below.  He makes his trek downwards into the darkness and sees the group of cultists.  Magnolia, disguised as them notices Gart and reveals herself to him.  As the cultists open the secret door moving forward, Gart attempts to follow only to fall in a heap on the floor, alerting everyone and the battle begins.  Thalia is suddenly hit with a surge of wild magic and the area everyone is in is covered in grease.  The fight turns ridiculous as everyone just begins to slip and slide all over the room.  Gart even throws Bing at those who have fallen and begins to knock them around on the floor.  Thalia attempts to take out one with a fire bolt but misses and sets the room ablaze.  Suddenly everything is on fire.  The other cultists are slain and Magnolia has a wash of relief as she knows that Eldath is still watching over her.  The group reopens the door and moves forward, disguising themselves as cultists with robes and masks found in a nearby room.  They discover another room filled with crows and see a hole leading up toward the surface and figure out they are pretty deep underground.  Moving onward, they find they bathroom and a door to another room.  In normal Bing/Gart fashion, Bing is thrown at the door to open it up.  He lands in the middle of the room and hears a small click as the floor begins to open up underneath him.

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Clownin' Around
The Cult of Cornix

After some failed attempts at stealing an owlbear, the party makes their way to Gaiete in hopes of finding the group who killed Bing's mom, Prisca.  Upon arriving, the Fool's Carnival is in full swing.  Once they enter the gates, a small jester, Cecil appears, insults each of them and beats Bing in a lute-off before Bing insults him enough to get him to leave.  Walking through the city, they buy food, and each member, save Bing, thinks they see someone very familiar only to be mistaken.  The group splits up.  Magnolia plays games in hopes of winning a large stuffed lamb and after several attempts, and terrifying the vender, she succeedes. Bing manages to sneak his way into a group of clowns in hope of finding either the man with the crow tattoo or find out where tattoos are done in the city.  In these attempts, he winds up on stage and wows the crowd with his mopping skills.  Soon after, he manages to impress everyone, even the actual circus people with his acrobatics and tightrope walking, flipping circles all around them.  Through a clown named Mark, he learns of Cas, an old gnome who's be in town for a good long while and might know what he's looking for.  The group find the gnome drinking at the Bronze Cat Tavern and learns about the Anders Company, a circus group that, after some unexplained incident was shoved into the back of the city during the Carnival.  Cas refers to them as a creepy cult and they go to find it.  The group arrives at a large black and blue tent and peaks inside, seeing a group dressed as crows listening to another one standing on a platform.  Bing, Magnolia, and Thalia, lie and deceive their way into the circle and learn about the cult, their god, Cornix, their leader, Corvo and the opposing goddess, Qara.  After a wild magic mishap, Thalia notices that Cecil was sitting in the far back of the tent in the stands.  The group of cultists leave along with the three and walk to some ruins where a large crow-man statue sits.  The statue moves revealing stairs as the cult members walk downwards.  

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