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Improvised Rabbit Leotard

Session 11

December 21, 2017

The Rustlers camped on a hill in a copse of woods. Abaraxus, the Giant Celestal Star-Nosed Death Mole, appeared before the group, having descended from the sky. The mole approached Umber Stroon and, in return for service, gave information that there is a hidden entrance through the Wasp Wall which surrounds the Ruined Abbey.

Later, the party was attacked by hidden assailants, who were driven off after several volleys of missile fire. Of the unknown adversary, only a clawed, green hand clutching a bow was seen.

The next day, Kanti spied a burning body in a nearby hollow. In the distance, the group heard a bellowing beast! They discoved that the body was the corpse of a familiar elf maiden, Lorem Tirathis. A battering bovine began to consume the corpse, and the party attracted its attention. After a pitched battle in which Glof was nearly slain, the party slew the beast! Chu-Mi extracted its fire glands.

At the end of the session, from the top of a hill, Kanti saw a flash of rainbow light — the wizard Gumpuss! Distantly in the east, they saw the Broken Road, leading north.

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Until Our Stones Erode

Session 10

The group, using the bandit Nard as point man and bait, explored Gumpuss’ the Sorcerer’s lair under the gatehouse. They triggered a door trap and falled in the pit. Rovanjal broke open Gumpuss’ chamber door, and the magic-user fired back, wand blazing. Rovanjal delivered a terrific blow with his long sword, and Gumpuss vanished in a two-dimensional door of glittering light.

Glof observed the metallic ooze in a deeper chamber, but the group elects to leave that room unexplored.

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Ned the Mighty! Ned the Mighty!

Session 9

December 7, 2017

As the group left Orm northward to the Ruined Abbey, three unpleasant villages in the disheveled huts on the edge of the town offered to join the group. The villagers did not hide the fact they follow the One Who Serves. Rovanjal suspected trouble,and rejected their offer.

After a day’s travel, the adventureres reached the gatehouse on the Broken Road. After a bit of sneaking, the group was nearly defeated by Red-Eye Bandits. Only bandits’ desire to take the Rusters alive prevented three deaths. The bandits poured a foul healing draught down Duma, Rovanjal, and Glof’s throats, saving their lives. Ned rallied and slew two bandits with a dagger, and turned the tide of battle.

Holed up in the the west tower, the group was aware of a secret door.

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Kill the Abbot

Session 8

November 30, 2017

Chu-Mi slew Big Brother, a swamp ogre, with a single, sharp strike to the groin! “Mildly epic,” reported Chu-Mi.

The Rustlers chatted with Tlaloc and Consta, who told them that the Abbey has been overrun by Infernal energy. Tlaloc let slip that he was somehow responsible for allowing the Infernals access to the Realm.

The adventurers returned to Orm, where four mounted men-at-arms in blue and white Realm livery share they were passing through the village on their way to join the army rallying near the southwestern city of Diz.

Kawti and Chu-Mi visited the church of the Lord of Light. Chu-Mi discracted Brother Maynard while Kawti attempted to find the “goggles of some repute” of which he had heard tales.

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“Oh yes,” Said Ned

Session 7

November 16, 2017

The fey, seeing that their guards had been slain, fled into a secret passage to their lavender bathing grotto. The group explored the Belissa’s lair, where they found not only the Sword of the Dawn and other goodies, but the halfling thief Kanti as well, a prisoner of the fey ladies’ whims.

The group travelled several hours north along the lake and camped in a defensible area.

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So I Strip the Body

Session 6

November 9, 2017

Play began on the hillock campsite behind the standing stone where the Rustlers captured Belissa. Nothing happened overnight, and in the morning, Yushli, Lacross, and Lorem skirted the frog village to retrieve Lorem’s boat. In the swamp east of the village, Yushli was slain by a vroat. Lacross kissed his dead, mangled lips. Lacross and Lorem commended his body to the swamp, then the two retrieved the small Ormish fishing vessel.

In the morning the group took two trips on the boat toreach the island, where they found booted footprints (both small and large) crisscrossing various paths. They approached the central purple willow.

A small group of goblin and human slaves of Belissa attempted to sneak up on the group, but failed miserably due to their weakened, malnourished condition.

The magical tree door remains locked.

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Fish Often Play Dead

Session 5

November 2, 2017

The group captured Belissa, the charming fey woman, with a net and forced her to break the charm on Rovanjal in exchange for her freedom. She was supposed to return and tell them something about Daybreaker, but she never did.

The PCs entered the Teráthu camp. The frog-people took no notice until the Rustlers entered the central temple, at which point nine Teráthu followered them in. The idol’s tongue lashed out, and the Glof smote it with a mace. Yushli placed some stinking black moss in his mouth and could telepathically sense what the vocal noises of the frog people were: threatening. Suddenly, the nine frog-people brandished stone knives. The group made haste from the village, but not before Lacross found Lorem hog-tied in one of the yurts.

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Cranks the X-Bow and Grins

Session 4

October 26, 2017

The “Ned Rustlers” along the lake shore for two days and find several impassable areas that need to be skirted.

They found a sheltered camping area in the scrubby, dry hills northwest of Lake Aischys.  Intelligent wolves patrolled the area, but avoided combat. They didn’t speak, but drew simple pictures in the sand with their paws.

The group slew four Red-Eye bandits.

An aquatic, fey lady of the lake — some would say a “watery tart” — charmed Rovanjal.

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Who’s Partying Now?

Session 3

Play began in the Lake View Tavern, where the group bought several rounds of drinks for the fisherfolk patrons. The towns people shared their knowledge from they area. One old codger told the Legend of Tlalok and Costa, the doomed lovers who brought devastation to the Ruined Abbey.

Upon visiting Tlalok and Costa’s cottage in the woods near Lake Aishyss, they were warmly greeted by Tlalok, who revealed the nature of their curse. Tlalok mentioned that the reclamation of the abbey from the forces of The One Who Serves would break the curse.

Travelling along the trail, Harry was slain by a bandit’s arrow. When told to “freeze”, he took three steps forward. His last three steps.

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Orm Village

Session 2

May 12 2017

While spending the night in the ruined guard tower, the party saw numerous puple and blue, luminous “spiders” flitting from tree to tree. Investigating, they found that the spiders had lashed an elf maiden named Lorem to a tall oak tree. After the group slew one spider, the arachnids bagan a high keening, which summoned a much larger spider. The large spider was nearly slain by crossbow quarrels, and the spiders retreated en masse, but not before the halfling was poisoned. The PCs freed Lorem from the tree and invited her to stay in the tower with them.

The group arrived in Orm, where the Glof and Rovanjal paid their respects at the temple of the Lord of Light. The abbot, Jarin, a middle-aged man wearing a black cassock, offered the poisoned halfling a neutralize poison potion.

Meanwhile, the rest of the group descended on the aptly-named Lake View Tavern, run my Mama Windmere and her two daughters. They told the group about the sword Daybreaker, the Sword of the Dawn, which lies at the bottom of a lagoon of Lake Ayshiss about five miles to the southwest. The group also learns of the “frog people” who inhabit the lagoon, the Teráthu.

The group decides to retrieve the Sword of the Dawn, and they spend the night at the tavern, courtesy of Mama Windmere.