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Two-Shot Horror

Session 36

The group settled the details of their camp. Liss and Xiach-Li went scouting for interesting stones, and Liss fell into a sinkhole! In the sinkhole, she discovered a 2’ tall tunnel leading into the darkness.

Umber Stroon, Xiach-Li, LaCrosse daRud, and Halfron (accompanied by Pinkus) mounted an expedition into the tunnel. It was rough going, as the tunnel was cramped and difficult to navigate. After discovering a tall cavern containing a rope, pulley, and bucket, several PCs fell into the pool at the bottom while trying to traverse the cavern to reach another tunnel opposite the original one.

Once in the tunnel, the group heard diminutive tittering in the distance, encountered a pit trap, and had poisoned blowgun darts fired at them by bright blue beings with big, orange eyes: xvarts (so named for the sound they bark out upon death).

The PCs forged ahead and encountered the xvarts’ lair. Xiach-Li took a few magic missiles from their shaman, Umber Stroon silenced him with divine magic, and the tide of battle of was turned when LaCrosse daRud unleashed Dawnbreaker on the little guys, blinding them. Xiach-Li finished them off with arrows.

Meanwhile, back in camp, 4 giant bats strafed camp. Each bat carried a xvart rider. These riders lobbed flaming pumpkins filled with Westphasia Fire at the wagons! Liss, Erfu, and the soldiers put out the fire with dirt, and sand, but not before the wagons were superficially damaged.

Experience earned by Umber Stroon, Xiach-Li, LaCrosse DaRoad, and Halfron: 210.

Experience earned by Liss, Erfu, and Ned: 50.

Treasures found: Miscellaneous amethysts (110 GP), 1 potion in a squat leather bottle, 1 potion in a small calabash, 2 bottles of fancy Elven hooch (100 GP each), and a 8” cask of sticky, green blowgun poison.

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Plus Pinkus

Session 35

Play began in Sir Spode’s drawing room in Castle Ulspar, furnished with overstuffed leather chairs, trophy heads on the walls (including a medusa replica), and bay windows looking out on the Field of Crimson Victory.

Many events occurred in this session:

  • Umber Stroon hired Tieran Grey, erudite sage and alchemist.
  • In the Crimson Victory, a tavern near the field of the same name, Halfron met Pinkus, a halfling ne’er-do-well.
  • Erfu attended the shrine of Haldar in Castle Ulspar, where the ranking warrior-priest gave him a stirring pep talk. Erfu could not smash the gold “zombie coin”, so he abandoned it on the side of the road. Pinkus later picked it up.
  • While gathering river pebbles, Liss encountered a strange aquatic humanoid who was looking for girls and called himself “Timmy”.
  • Xyach-Li wrestled several men-at-arms on the training field, and won the support of the young Lord Arvale and his men.
  • Ned and LaCrosse loaded up on candy from a store on the Floating Bridge.
  • The party set out toward the Ruined Abbey and encountered the Black Line Bandits (so named for the vertical black line on the bridge of their noses), who inhabited in a shoddily rebuilt guard tower. The bandits gave the group no trouble.
  • The group and their retinue gathered on the Field of Crimson Victory.
  • Upon reaching the village of Orm, a group of Goldcloaks (militant zealots who follow the Lord of Light) aggressively asked the group the avoid the village.
  • After travelling north on the Broken Road until sundown, the group set up camp.

The retinue consists of the following:
12 men-at-arms, sponsored by Sir Spode
5 men-at-arms, led by child aristocrat Lord Arvale
Tieran Grey, sage and alchemist, in the employ of Umber Stroon
Dunstan, a bard, along for the ride and adventure
1 armorer, sponsored by Sir Spode
1 bowyer-fletcher, sponsored by Sir Spode
1 leatherworker (and bullwhip expert), sponsored by Sir Spode
1 cook, sponsored by Sir Spode

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Session 34

Arrive in Ulspar and stay at the Laughing Owlbear. Run into Gumpuss.

  • Ned befriends the battering blovine.
  • Get paid by Jeantreaux of Beck
  • Travel to the savage elves to find a smith who can craft dragon scale armor
  • Dragon scale armor and a few other items crafted
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The Cat Laughs

Session 33

Liss introduced

  • Xychar introduced
  • Sounds of battle, then silence, from within the dungeon. Doors magically glued shut.
  • Xychar led the group to a rest area within the woods
  • Revenge battle with the black dragon’s son
  • Watcher of the World Axis appears in pool
  • Chu-Mi reincarnated as “wolfwere” cat
  • Summon centaur, who provides battering blovine
  • Retrieve cart full of heads
  • Next session takes place in town of Ulspar, where it all began.
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Kill the Dragon

Session 32

Epic battle with a black dragon ended in victory for the group, but defeat for Rovanjal and Chu-Mi. Chu is now doing Blackwater contract work in Hell. He is dead, but could still return to the Realm should he find a suitable Gate.

The party intends to return to Ulspar to claim the reward on the 100 Greenskin heads they have accumulated. However, the dead dragon’s 2 juvenile children are looking for their mother …

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Damage is Damage

Session 31

The group checked out the stairs to the east and west of the spectator chamber when they heard a gentle rapping on the chamber door. Ibzek, a kobold, reported that he was unhappy with how the Greenskins had subdued his lord and master, the black dragon. Ibzek opened the portcullis and the group ascended the stairs, where they found a pitched battle between Realm and the Greenskins.

After Rovanjal’s near death, the party and the Realm won the day. Umber Stroon was given a Wave of Light scroll, and the rest of the group were kitted out with plate mail and shield to prepare for the struggle ahead, as they are going to go back into the Corrupted Temple of Eyes to retrieve the Darklighter. The Realm XO gave the group a platoon of 20 soldiers to assist in the effort.

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There’s a Bad Smell Coming From the Hole

Session 26

October 12, 2018

After a short respite in the shrine of Saint Hamish, Rovanjal lit the saint’s spirit candle in hopes of receiving a blessing. But it was not to be, as the statue transmogriphied into a ravernous toad demon! After a pitched battle, the group slew the Infernal beast and collected its acidic blood in bottles.

Smelling something foul on the air, the group headed to the overgrown cloister, where they were waylaid by three bipedal “stinkfish”. Rovanjal broke out the their net in a feat of heroic strength, and Erfu decapitated two of the reeking monsters with a single mighty blow from his cursed bastard sword.

The unnatural thunderhead above grew worse and a bolt of octarine lightning smote the broken altar. A naked man, covered in frost, lay there shivering. Mr. Umber Stroon offered him healing, and he came to. The man indentified himself as the Knight of the South Wind, explaining that he had been mastered by a fearsome foe in “the battle at the Edge of Chaos”.

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As a Paladin, He’s a Bit Average

Session 25

May 17, 2018

Although the Hall of Illusions offered the many tempting vices of the One Who Serves, the party did not choose to imbibe. They retreated to the home base in the shine of Saint Hamish, and recovered their spells. Then, they returned to the second level of the dungeon, where Erfu, Paladin of Haldar the Victorious, discovered a magical sword clutched in a skeleton’s hand.

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I Don’t Like Taking Orders From Jewelry

Session 24

Here are a few highlights from this session:

– Discovered humanoids’ pool and pit extending into the earth
– Lacrosse polymorphed into an alligator and explores the pool
– The stone demons pried open the demon doors and the party sees the a terrifying, shining city of metal and flame in the distance.
– The group fleed upstairs and entered the Hall of Illusions

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Flickering Tongues and Expectancy

Session 23

April 12, 2018

Here are a few highlights from the session:

– Decended to the third level of the dungeon via the hole created by the Greenskin shaman
– Explored main cavern and encounted stoic, demon-like creatures made of living stone guarding a twenty foot high, Infernally inscribed double door
– After a band of semi-aquatic, rubbery humanoids attempted to net a few mercenaries, the group fended off their attack
– Discovered magic circle set into the stone floor of a chamber