Jarik and Reed Thornbrooke were passing through the town of Loudwater on their way to find someone who could help relieve Reed’s insanity, while Thurin and Gearbox were traveling from the City of Shade to Waterdeep.
Mid-afternoon, a portion of Loudwater’s southern wall of Loudwater blew inward as a Goblin raiding party attempted to ransack Garwan’s Curiosities. The four fought alongside each other, and barely managed to slay the goblins before they escaped into the forest.
Garwan, out of thanks for saving the goods of his store gave to Jarik a dagger made out of a long horn. It was called the “Horn Totem” by Garwan, who also mentioned he bought it off of a Wizard named Curuvar who was staying in town.
While Garwan was talking to them, the captain of the local patrol approached them with a satchel that the Goblin Hexer had worn slung over his shoulder. Inside was some writing in goblin ordering the war party to steal the horn totem from Garwan so that the “Ogre King” could be revived and rule the land once more. It was signed “High Shaman Sancossug.”
Deciding to find out more about the situation, they found the wizard Curuvar in the tavern. In response to their questions he was canny and merely told them he’d deal with the Party if they brought back a skull matching the horn from the Barrow of the Ogre King.
Upon this, they departed for the Barrow of the Ogre King. After a series of battles, they made it to the bottom of a spiraling chamber at the bottom of which stood the Shaman, Sancossug. After failing to negotiate with the Party, he attacked and during the course of the fight struck down Jarik. As Gearbox and Thurin backed him into a corner, however, Jarik managed to bring himself back from the brink of death, and plunge his dagger deep into the Shaman’s kidney twisting viciously resulting in Sancossug’s immediate death.