The Hammerdrier campaign arc
The PC's approach the shrine Script
When the PC’s first meet Bill he is weak and on the edge of death.
His race, the Fossergrim (FFpg79/B4pg114) , are a type of fey that are intimately connected with their waterfalls, if the water dries up they will die. Fossergrim, like dryads, cannot stray more than 1000’ from their waterfalls before they begin to sicken. They will do anything to protect their waterfalls. Bill is holding on the best he can but death is just around the corner
As you approach the shine of Lenndra you see where the waterfall should have been and the large muddy spot that was the pond, on the opposite side of the pond there is a small thatched roof building that serves as the shrine and hospital. Beside the empty waterfall is a large wooden statue of the goddess Lenndra , painted beautifully and draped with wish ribbons. An acolyte prostates herself in front of the statue crying and praying. Next to the front door of the shrine, a man sits in a ½ barrel tub. He looks human, middle aged, with long white hair and neatly trimmed beard. His eyes are crystal blue and his skin is pale and has a faint shimmer. He looks like he hasn’t eaten in a long time, his cheeks and eyes are sunken in and his skin seems to hang off his arms. Even though he is sitting in a tub he is wearing a fine suit of silvery chain mail. He looks up at you and with a raspy voice he says:
“Greetings strangers, I’m afraid whatever you have come for I cannot help you, the shrine is closed, I’m sorry”
He Answers: Oh the druid council saw fit to send you 4 eh? Well I guess I should be happy for any help you can offer. 4 days ago, the amount of water that was flowing over my precious waterfall began to decline, now its barely more than a trickle. My poor acolyte Alissia hasn’t stopped praying for 2 days straight now and the folks in town think the goddess has abandoned us, many are packing their belongings and leaving town fearing something even more terrible is going to happen. They might even be right. I would have investigated myself but I cannot leave this shrine or its sacred waterfall without falling ill, not that its mattered, I will die within a few hours if you cannot get the water flowing. Follow the stream bed, sooner or later you must come upon the problem. I wish I had more information for you but that’s all I know.
Bill sighs and sinks deeper into the water of his tub