Fort Rannick, as you discovered, has fallen. A notorious clan of ogres known as the Kreegs launched a devastating assault on the fort three weeks ago, an assault that left little doubt of treachery in the mind of the few survivors. Someone must have given the Kreegs detailed information about the fort’s defenses—the assault was too perfect in its execution and timing for any other explanation to make sense.
The three remaining Black Arrows rescued from the Grauls tell you how they arrived at the fort near the end of the battle, and that their attempt to retake the fort resulted in a disastrous rout that had the Black Arrow patrol fleeing for its life into Kreegwood. Their capture by the Grauls was practically guaranteed, but now that they’ve been rescued, the three Black Arrows are in need of support. You think that the three survivors should be able to answer any question about the Fort that you need answered.
Fort Rannick is located at the northern end of a wide valley that runs along the southern edge of the mountains. This bleak landscape stretches on for miles along the border between the mountains and Kreegwood. This rugged, forlorn landscape fits well with the morose and grim attitude of its guardians, the Order of the Black Arrow. The Black Arrows can provide the party with a detailed map of Fort Rannick, so you should be able to plan your invasion of the fort.
[Map of Fort Rannick below] The surviving Black Arrows can provide support as NPCs but there may be a penalty to experience points – your decision]