Burnt Offerings Pathfinder
Post Die Dog Die
Once the goblins are dealt with, Aldern thanks
the PCs profusely.* If one of the PCs is an attractive female human,*
elf, or half-elf, he focuses his attentions on her, complimenting her
on her skills in the fi ght and on her beauty. Otherwise, he focuses
his attention on the PC who seemed to do the most damage in
the fi ght, complimenting him on his skill at arms and bravery.
As he glances about nervously for more goblins, he informs the
PCs that he’ll be in town for a few more days; he’s staying at the
Rusty Dragon to the south, and when they get a chance, he’d
love to talk with them more and perhaps reward them properly
for saving his life.
By this time, the battle has been decided. Surviving goblins flee
north in droves, in some cases preferring to leap to their certain
death off cliff s rather than be captured. Several of the little menaces
are in fact caught alive, but they prove useless when interrogated;
none of these goblins know much more than that they were
given orders to kill everyone in town and burn down the place.
None of the captured goblins can even remember their leader’s
name, apart from the fact that he was one of “you longshanks.”
Their leader was on a secret mission to the town’s graveyard—that
much most goblins can say, but none of them know what that mission
was. It was secret, after all!
In fact, this was Tsuto Kaijitsu. He led a group of Thistletop
goblins into the cemetery, stole Ezakien Tobyn’s remains, and then
returned to Thistletop so his lover Nualia could off er the remains
to Lamashtu in return for the fi rst stage of her transformation into
a demon. When Father Zantus discovers the theft, he reports it to
Sheriff Hemlock (who might mention it at some point to the PCs)
but tries to keep it quiet, hoping to avoid further distress to the
people of Sandpoint.