FOR THE CHURCH OF ST. CUTHBERT
St. Cuthbert, the god of retribution, is a relatively new religious force in the game world. In the specific locale of Hommlet, his church (#33) is ever on the lookout to expand its influence under the leadership of Canon Terjon. Aside from the Farmers Feud quest, there are a few additional tasks that the party can perform for the church.
The first time you arrive here though, the warden, Calmert, will insist that you make a donation to the poor box before going upstairs to see Terjon.
Incidentally, Calmert also has a few goods for sale. The most notable are a Holy Mace +1 and Holy Water. When I can afford it, which wont be until much later, I buy the Holy Mace +1 for Ferofist. It allows him to score blunt damage when the occasion calls for it. While Sir Tirion might be a candidate, it must be borne in mind that Clerics only start off with Simple Weapon proficiencies. It is best to let Ferofist have it.
Calmert himself has a task for you. A recent convert, named Cavanaugh, hasnt been keeping up with the monthly dues that he owes to the church. Calmert wants you to procure those dues.
As it turns out, Cavanaugh is one of the apprentices at the brewery (#30). He can be pretty difficult to spot within the brewery, and thats deliberate on his part. Hes maintaining a low profile by hiding amongst the barrels along the back wall of the brewery.
There are two ways to handle this quest. A character with a modest Intimidate skill can scare him into paying his dues. Bring the news to Calmert for an experience point reward. Allow 24 hours to elapse. Youll notice that Cavanaugh is no longer a brewery apprentice, but now a panhandler in front of the Welcome Wench at #7. He was caught stealing by the brewmeister, beaten, and then turned out on his ear. At this point, the party can ask for his forgiveness and then offer him a place in the party. At the time of writing, I dont know what his ability scores are, but Im sure Id rather do without.
I preferred to go the other way, which was to go back to Calmert and offer to pay the dues owed. This also nets the party an experience point reward.
the basement level of the church, youll find Myella. Shes become
impatient about waiting for sacks of grain from the local miller,
The Mill can be found at #26. Mytch is hesitant to, because he hasnt received permission from Jaroo yet. There are 3 possible routes to go.
One way is for a character with a sufficient Bluff skill to trick Mytch into believing that Jaroo has already approved of the donation of flour to Myella.
For those of a more evil bent, a character with a good enough Intimidate skill can threaten harm to his family in order to force him to donate the flour.
My preferred method was to have Sir Tirion use his Diplomacy skill. Hell indicate to Mytch that hell take the matter up with Jaroo. The party then visits Jaroo at #9, where Sir Tirion can persuade Jaroo to permit a weekly donation of flour to both faiths. The party then returns to Mytch, and Sir Tirion persuades him to seal the deal. The party can then bring the good news back to Myella for an experience point reward.
In order to gain an audience with Terjon, the party must first provide a 10gp donation to Calmert, whos on the first floor of the church. Once the donation is made, the party then goes upstairs. Terjon will be in the south corner of the 2nd level. To get this quest, question Terjon about the history of the church of St. Cuthbert. Then ask him about the Temple of Elemental Evil. Hell reveal that he lost a pendant of sentimental value when he fought during the Battle of Emridy Meadows. The party can then offer to retrieve the pendant for him. Terjon will also mention that the pendant is underneath the Rainbow Rock if you started with the Neutral Good vignette. Otherwise, hell simply allude to a multi-coloured rock as a hint.
Emridy Meadows is a rather desolate place. Indeed, it is crawling with Skeletons, Zombies, and Gnoll Skeletons. It is helpful to bring along both slashing and blunt weapons for this trip. Blunt weapons will be able to damage the skeletons, while the slashing weapons are for choice against the Zombies. There are two principal locations in this field that the party should take note of.
Loot the Hill Giants corpse for no small amount of treasure. Look around the spot they patrolled for various items. Ill describe the more notable ones. There is a Cloak of Elvenkind, and a Green Elven Chain. Youll also find a Wooden Elven Shield, which makes a decent enough shield for Alliria, being a Druid.