Arrived in Rowen Cove last night
This morning the Kraken Inn where we are staying had a rat infestation in the cellar (encounter 1a), dealt with quickly but the rats had broken through a cellar wall revealing stairs cut down into an old smuggling tunnel. Investigating (encounter 1b) there were giant centipedes and a spider which paralysed Dorin – after defeating it we retreat back to the inn to have a short rest and allow the paralysation to wear off.
Tom pays particular attention to the barmaid Kathy Newman, and she clearly appreciates the attention.
While we are resting Abermar takes out a strange black book from a cloth with motifs of Elenath woven into it – he has taken it out before on the journey here, but this is the first time we have had a good look at it – he seems to be obsessed with it. Shallyn cautions him against opening it as someone who he knows followed a similar path and it did not end well.
Exploring the underground stream where the spider came from we discover a room carved out of the rock and find a chest with some gold (62gp) and a potion in it. The stream continues and seems to have some divine quality to it.
Dorin tells us that we are currently under the Rowen wood and above is Goblin territory. eventually the tunnel in which the stream is flowing is too narrow to continue.