Chronicles of Tellus
The Reptilian War was a month long period of aggressive action between the men of Sandpointe and the Lizardfolk native to the nearby swamp. The war began on Maee 23, 4762 SR and ended fifty-five days later on Ryul 7. While the war is unlikely to ever be heard of outside of Sandpointe, the people of the seaside village will no doubt recall the events for generations to come. Were it not for the efforts of a group of valiant adventurers, the village would surely have been destroyed.
Timeline of Events
- Maee 23: The Blackscale Lizardfolk attack the Sandpointe lighthouse, murdering the Kojar Family in the process. A false lighthouse is constructed further along the coast, which will cause incoming ships to inadvertently beach on the shore.
- Maee 24: The Blackscales begin attacking the fringes of Sandpointe. Their goal is to spread out the militia forces and steadily weaken them through use of long-term poisons and psychological warfare. Their methods are highly effective.
- Ryun 14: Dwarfle Hammerhelm, Magar Gimeft, and Kirrn Valanthe, three adventurers stranded in Sandpointe, are summoned by the Mayor. The lack of trade ships arriving in Sandpointe has the city starving, but the militia’s hands are full with dealing with the lizardfolk. He requests they find out why ships have stopped arriving, and offers they start with the lighthouse.
- Ryun 16: The adventurers reach the lighthouse and find the Kojar family slain. On their way back they are attack a small group of blackscale lizardfolk that are looting a recently beached trade ship. Lucien von Helmutgruber, the sole survivor, is found wounded but offers his services nonetheless. He reveals the existence of the false lighthouse, but offers that they will need more men before attacking.
- Ryun 20: After the Mayor is notified, Dwallup and Rayche Colbaster are assigned to assist the group in their attack on the false lighthouse.
- Ryun 23: The false lighthouse is destroyed, but the time for celebration is short. Interrogated blackscale lizardfolk reveal that they are being led by the Dark Talon Lizardfolk, a much more powerful and intelligent breed of lizardfolk. The Dark Talons are planning on swarming over Sandpointe and claiming the town for their own.
- Ryun 26: The Mayor is told of the Dark Talon threat. Knowing that the militia cannot stand against such force, he orders the adventurers to seek the aid of Gaed, a powerful druid that lives in the swamp. Another stranded adventurer, Georg Eemak offers his assistance.
- Ryun 28: While seeking Gaed, the group is ambushed by a patrol of Blackscale and Dark Talon lizardfolk. Dwarfle is slain during the battle, and his body is left behind while the others retreat.
- Ryun 30: Gaed’s house is reached. He is convinced of the threat and offers to enlist the assistance of the creatures of the swamp. He does not say how he can command the forces of nature, but he assures the beasts will come.
- Ryul 1: Dwarfle’s soul returns to the Material Plane as a ghost and immediately leaves the area. Witnesses say his specter was headed toward the Mycen Mountains.
- Ryul 4: A Poison Dusk Lizardfolk enters the town of Sandpointe under a banner of truce. While his tribe has long been an enemy to Sandpointe, their Chieftain has realized the two now share a common foe; there is no room for the Poison Dusk in the Dark Talon tribe’s plan. The Poison Dusk know of the imminent attack on Sandpointe and are offering their assistance. In exchange, they will gain control of all the swamp lands. The Mayor agrees.
- Ryul 7: A preemptive assault in lead on the Dark Talon lair. The militia of Sandpointe have joined forces with the Poison Dusk tribe and the beasts of the swamp led by Gaed. The adventurers Dwarfle, Kirrn, and Georg fight side-by-side with Krelian Hardfoote and Dwallup. During the assault, Krelian and Georg are both slain, along with nearly half of the allied forces. However, the day is theirs and all of the Dark Talon and Blackscale lizardfolk are slain, save one. The leader of Dark Talon swears bloody vengeance against all the opposed him before using his magical powers to teleport away. The Reptilian War has ended.