Yeah, I'm fine if you just let us know how it resolves. I didn't want to bring things to a head if it doesn't work for the narrative, but I can't see anyone being the target of attempted murder, twice, and not confront the only person that might be able to do something about it. (Haftor doesn't actually think that Bloodtusk is involved in the scheme, but being a straight-up racist as per the rules of the game, he's not going to let the guy off the hook.)
Seconded on best wishes for Kris' family.
Haftor is going to sell his surplus stuff and donate the proceeds to the party treasury. He has a MW breastplate (350 gp), a MW warhammer (312 gp) and a heavy steel shield (20 gp). If I can get the standard value for them (50%), total proceeds would be 341 gp. Actually, 340 gp, since he'll top up his quiver of crossbow bolts while he's at it.
Haftor is good on magic items. He scored big on loot, so if Trianne is going to craft anything, it makes the most sense to do it for someone who didn't just get a boost in AC and comba power as Haftor did.
For my level up:
Also updating my profile.
My plan was to be more of a secondary melee guy in support of a dedicated tank, which would allow me to heal folks as required. We find ourselves without a melee fighter, though, so I've stepped into the gap. It's been working out better than I expected it would, and I'm happy to continue to stand up front.
Bottom line, Jarrek can play whatever role you want him to play, though I think it would be helpful if you were mobile and could hop into the front line on occasion either when I'm knocked out or needed for healing .
As for our 5th player, a rogue, dedicated healer, or tank would all work well, though they would each shift the current dynamic in different ways.
Greetings from Fort Leavenworth! (No, I'm not in federal prison.) Given my crazy schedule lately, the pace is actually working fine with me, because I'm less likely to miss key encounters.
That being said, I'm fine with skipping the more repetitive stuff, as long as DM C is OK with botting me on occasion during more consequential encounters. I still have a few weeks before things settle down. I'm here for one more week, then at Fort Leonard Wood for a week.