The Peering Eye

Overview

Crashmine (hamlet): Conventional;
Previously known as Obersmine.
AL CN;
100 gp limit;
Assets 1,375 gp;
Population 275;
Isolated (94% human, 3% kobold, 2% Orc, 1% Ibixian).

Housing
There is not enough accommodation for all the residents.

Authority Figures

Janus Antonicus
Mayor: Male human War4, age 55.
Janus is an ex-Torlandish Sergeant who helped the Potens set up the new colony.
He was rewarded with the Mayor position in Oversize.
He also saved with enough cash to build the village inn, Laughing Jacks.
He has been charmed by the new owners.

Boer Thurston
Mine Owner: Male sic-human Expert 3 age 45
Boer is an engineer and miner who founded and runs the quarry and mine at Oversize.

Militia

Male and female human War1 (10).
Male and female orc War1 (10).

Town Guard, male and female human War1 (10): CR 1/2; Medium humanoid (human); HD 1d8+3; hp 7 each; Init +1; Spd 30 ft.; AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 13; BAB +1; Grp +2; Atk/Full Atk +3 melee (1d8+1/x3, longspear) or +2 ranged (1d8/19-20, light crossbow); AL N; SV Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +0; Str 13, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 10.
Languages: Common.
Skills and Feats: Climb +5, Handle Animal +4, Ride +5; Toughness, Weapon Focus (longspear).
Possessions: Longspear, light crossbow with 20 bolts, studded leather armour.

Town Guard, male and female Orc War1 (10): MM203 CR 1/2; Medium humanoid (orc); HD 1d8+4; hp 8 each; Init +0; Spd 30 ft.; AC 13, touch 10, flat-footed 13; BAB +1; Grp +2; Atk/Full Atk +4 melee (2d4+4/18-20x2, falchion) or +1 ranged (1d6+3/20x2, javelin); AL N; SV Fort +3, Ref +0, Will -2; Str 17, Dex 11, Con 12, Int 8, Wis 7, Cha 6.
Languages: Common Orc.
Skills and Feats: Climb +3, Handle Animal -2, Ride +0; Toughness.
Possessions: Falchion, 2 javelins, studded leather armour.

Neogi Invaders

A Neogi deathspider, "Kishs K Spah!! ,"All Mine!!", slaver spelljammer landed in the Stormshield foothills. It has a cloaking device on board and it managed to slip past the COTM by using two decoy Githyanki Frigates from Darkspace. To ensure they avoided detection the deathspider captain ordered the ship to race to the planet at maximum speed, then brake as late as possible. The manoeuvre, difficult at the best of times, was hampered by a fierce blizzard raging over their passenger’s chosen landing site. The crew, aided by their captain's magic, almost pulled it off, but at a crucial moment in the insanely fast touchdown a braking sail yardarm snapped and a spider leg landing brace sheared off. The deathspider crashed into deep snow between the arms of a small hill. The crystal body lay cracked but whole, the legs however were scattered about the white snow. The painful scar of the ships passage trailed behind the ship for a few hundred yards. The Githyanki passengers leapt free of the impact, tucked, rolled and came up running before they disappeared into the hills. Shortly afterwards the helmsman woke and reported that they had stolen the helms tuning gem. The captain's plans for stranding his passengers had hit a snag.
The Neogi, a horribly evil and greedy race set to collecting some local resources. The highest priority being weak willed sentient humanoids. Humans would do. Once enough labour was available the ship could be fixed and hidden. Then perhaps a mine or Athrú-forbid, a trading post. Better yet a small war.
Currently the Neogi have completely enslaved a nearby village and have instigated a breeding program. Neogi, Hulk and Humanoid...
The settlement had just opened a quarry and the Neogi captain saw no reason not to continue this operation, especially with Umber Hulk help. He installed himself in the village in the guise of a half-elven wizard. This would explain any unusual powers at the mine.
The town was renamed Crashmine. The main tavern was also renamed The Hairy Snake.
Crashmine is four days north east of Ozkellthorpe.


Some invaders are disguised as guests at the Inn, some are in the locality gathering slaves, others are trying to get the tuning gem back, the rest are back on their downed ship trying to repair it.
The Ship originally had 10 Neogi and 10 Umber Hulks as crew.

Crash site
Many of the slaves were taken to the crash site and the death toll there is rising.

The Barracks

A 15-foot-high stockade fence surrounds the isolated mining hamlet of Baphen Crossing. Two 20-foot-high towers flank the gate and serve as the barracks for the town’s militia. The towers contain storerooms, living quarters, a small jail, and a training room.

The Wolfspider

Crashmine’s largest building is a tavern and inn called The Wolfspider. Operated by Janus Antonicus, the wooden building has an extensive tap room and 10 rooms available for rent. The food is simple and of reasonable quality and the taproom is always busy at night primarily with miners. Spending some coin and asking the right questions reveals the background information on Crashmine. They claim that the mine's name changed in honour of people who died in a mining accident. The Wolfspider used to be called Laughing Jack’s but it was recently changes by Janus. No one knows why.
The following goods and services are available:
Item Cost
Ale, common 2 cp/mug
Ale, dwarven 5 cp/mug
Brandy 1 sp/glass
Wine, common 1 sp/pitcher
Wine, fancy 1 gp/pitcher
Meal (roast pork with potatoes) 3 sp
Meal (mutton with potatoes) 2 sp
Roast vegetables 1 sp
Bread and cheese platter 3 sp
Single room 5 sp/night
Double room 1 gp/night