Sundered Schemes

13 Dec 2016 Session Narrative

13 Dec, 2016 Session Narrative.

At the Camorine estate, we fond out the Chatter Tooth is one of three, and that Daemon Fortroy could be one. The Red Queen could be the face of the movement and the Ash Weeper is the mind and born of this Earth.

Sprocket found information on where to locate the control unit for the recording crystal. It is at The Foundry and the contact’s designation is Nail.

At the Cuthbertian Temple, Raul talking to Casmeritine about state of things in Raul’s absence, Casmeritine states there is nothing new and Palor is taking his time in naming a successor. Attendance is up because of this. The Rod on the hilt of a sword with a tiefling is the Life Channel. Chatter Tooth’s incursions into the prison has left some of the prisoners mad and calling out Chatter Tooth by name. A name came up in conversation…Dolaldo. He is the next prisoner to arrive at the temple so the clerics can have a look at him. Raul wants to attend the questioning.

Vera is in the Entertainment district looking for a venue to play at since we will be in Lanterum for the next few days. Vera plans on two gigs; one at the Crooked Path and the other at the Golden Lion, where she is going to promote her gig at the Crooked Path.

Bilarro isn’t having any luck in locating Tony the Frog.

All return to the Camorine estate, except for Raul and Vera asked Camorine to help promote her gig at the Crooked Path.

Raul is outside the Temple as the prison wagon arrives. The prisoner steps out, bound and gagged with two magisters. The prisoner is taken to the interrogation room, as questioning begins, the prisoner states Chattertooth comes for you in the night. He chooses who will be the best among the ranks, a recruiter. Two Legs smells of death, grave, rot and sticks to the shadows. Every night, screams can be heard as whispers in the mind say aweful things like useless in life, better in death. Eats those who fail and is the Shepard of the end of days.

When the question was finished, Raul was outside the Temple when he noticed a hooded figure with black scales on it’s hands and long talons run into the temple across the street. Rauls followed with two Justicars to investigate. When they entered the temple, the Justicars split, one down each of the outside isles and Raul up the middle. Raul is calling for it to come out of hiding. The Chattertooth shows itself as a undead half-dragon.

As Raul returns to the Camorine estate by a magister, the stink from the Chattertooth is still strong on him. Raul tells The Party the Chattertooth is a gast, half dragon spellcaster.

Maxon, Sprocket, Bilarro and Raul are taking Camorine’s carriage to talk to the Chief Justice. As we make our way to a warded area of the prison, the prisoners are quietly watching us. Something else will come and get the prisoners, or Chattertooth will. The Assistant Chief Justice can commute this prisoner’s sentence and put him under Maxon’s control.

In the Entertainment district, Vera, Islay and Rasp are handing out flyers for Vera’s show tonight.

Assistant Chief Justice isn’t very happy the mob she is causing while she is promoting her show.

We make our way to the Fortroy estate, and it is way more opulent than the Camorine estate. Andholm exits the stable and we head to the keep for lunch as his mother arrived. We are asked to wait in Camorine’s carriage.

In Angel Spire’s Keep…(this is where my notes end. – Chad)

13 Nov 2016 Session Narrative

13 Nov 2016 Session Narrative

The Party contacted Andholm, through the mirror, to inform him about Rasp and the reason why he took the Water Stone. The Fortroy archivist spoke about the Water Stone, but he wasn’t telling the truth. Just then, the mirror fell over and broke, but just before the mirror broke, we could hear the sounds of Chattertooth coming through it.

We sent a message arrow to Brasco telling him we need to meet.

The fourth night, we theorized Chattertooth might have created Carnalsous.

As we theorized, The Gambit sailed southwest over the Goblin Hold, over the remains of farming villages.

Over the night, nothing happened.

At sunrise, the following morning, a signal flare was fired from the remains of the first Goblin city. Looking through a spyglass, there is a human female with a Redgulan war banner as both Islay and Maxon jump overboard and fly, feather-fall, respectfully to the human female.

She, Dame Vera of House Drega, was a part of a platoon, tasked to secure the southern flank, but most of the platoon has been picked off in the night, one by one. Now, they are down to a squad of 8.

They were able to capture two Orcs.

After bringing the squad and the two Orcs onboard, we continue on to Fortroy’s main camp.

On the way, Islay continued to urinate on the Orc prisoners.

Part way to Camp Fortroy, Vera’s mind-sight detects something attached to the keel of the ship.

Sprocket went over the side to attempt to communicate with it after Bilarro (I think -Chad) attempted to.

Upon further inspection, there appears to have a series of lights; blue, red, yellow, purple and green that blink from one color to the other. This blinking stopped when Sprocket approached it. It looked like a chrome sphere with claws on either side clamped into the hull.

Sprocket was able communicate with it. It is tasked with tracking/monitoring those moving through the Goblin Hold. Upon inspecting the probe, it has a docent slot with a docent slotted inside. Taking out the docent, Sprocket removes the docent out of its slot and slots in the one from the probe to find the docent seems to be a storage crystal, not a docent per se…and it is full. Sprocket went though the images stored, and it shows humans doing horrible things to the local population. This probe’s designation is X0142.

Arriving at Camp Fortroy, we brought Andholm up to speed on what has happened so far, and has elected to travel with us…without his usual security to Nefrem to meet with Brasco.

After a two week journey, The Gambit arrives in Nefrem.

At this point, The Party splits up.

Sprocket, with the probe, finds a Gnome shop and asks the probe. The clerk states the control unit is needed to retrieve the images off the storage crystal. Then the Gnome pulls a cable out of Sprocket’s right shoulder with a docent-like connector on the end. Slotting the end into the probe, Sprocket is able to see through the probe’s eyes. The clerk brings out his instructions on this kind of Warforged and spends some time reading it.

Raul heads to the Cuthbert Temple to ask on if there is any news from Lanterum. Raul was directed to the Palor Temple.

Maxon and Andholm head out. Andholm gets some cash while Maxon meets up with Brasco and brings him up to speed.

Vara, Islay and Bilarro get pretty drunk at a bar, so they will be sleeping pretty good tonight.

Raul arrives at the Palor Temple to see throngs of worshipers before a female leading the service with paladins in the guard positions. When the female finishes, a human male get behind the podium and begins to preach like a mad-man. This went on for about five minutes before the guards remove him from the stage.

16 Oct. 2016 Session Narrative.

16 Oct. 2016 Session Narrative.

After the fight, there is a child’s doll, a broken wand, 3 gems worth about 15gp each, a pouch with 75cp and some blueprints in Gnomish for some spider-like automatons used for carrying because they lack any offensive weapons were given to Sprocket.

It took the Party a lot less time getting outside than it took to get to the Prince’s stateroom.

It is raining.

The Acheron finished it’s bombardment and returned to Starfall.

Once moored, the Party looks in on the Prince and the Captain and they are up but look very tired.

The Prince returns to the Acheron and will meet with us in a half an hour.

Bilarro, Maxon, Raul, Islay and a group of cadets search for survivors.

There were none. By the sounds of the guns while the Party was fighting in the Prince’s stateroom, there shouldn’t be any. But, seeing the carnage, the bombardment went on longer than it needed to because the army didn’t stand a chance against the weapons of the Acheron.

Sprocket and Vera stayed in the tower.

The wounded child was a powerful demon lord by the name of Zelmcalor. This child was responsible for the creation of Nighthide.

Yanti was trying to summon another demon lord, Cirtris, to spread more chaos.

This demon lord and Deamon Fortroy were in the same company, but had different goals.

The Red Mist.

There are three statues of the founders of Starfall, Daskon Jax, Agrenna and Flint.

Maxon’s spell tomes are staying at Starfall.

Since Daemon Fortroy is involved in this, somehow, we need to find him.

Just then, a fish-bone message arrow arrives. It is from Rasp stating he is being chased down by Fortroy troops.

Then a message arrow arrives from Andholm Fortroy stating we need to look for a deserter by the name of Rasp. He is to be captured and returned because he has taken a war asset.

We are heading after Rasp.

The night before arriving at the frontier, Sprocket notices over the mountains about dusk time there are about a dozen dragon/wyverns. Sprocket informs the crew and Party in the morning.

We arrive at Rasp’s location…and there is a United Merchant Guild’s ship in distress. The helm and hull appear to be damaged and there is one humanoid on deck. As we attempt to rescue the Guild’s crew member, hobgoblins riding wyverns attack.

A message arrow was sent to Rasp asking his location. A few moments later the arrow returns stating he is about 2 miles away.

We leave to get him.

On our way there, Maxon hears in his head to give up the Water and Ember Stones and we will die if we don’t.

A few minutes later, the same voice in Maxon’s head repeated the order, but Maxon said no, we will not give up the stones.

Then, there is a demonstration coming.

Just then, 12 balefire rain from above the clouds as three hit The Gambit and four hit the Guild’s ship…destroying it.

We make our way to Fortroy, but taking out time getting there. We are flying casually.

02 Oct 2016 Session Narrative

02 Oct 2016 Session Narrative

The crew of the Archeron and the XO need answers to what is going on with the Prince and the Captain, and Bilarro and Islay let them in on what has happened so far.

At the Prince’s cabin, there is a wall where the door opening would be. The Prince, and anyone with him can enter, otherwise, there is a wall where the opening would be.

Islay is fielding questions from the crew as Bilarro is searching the Captain’s. The room is simply decorated in a Western frontier theme.

Isaly asks the crew about the injured girl and the nun, and they said they haven’t left the Prince’s quarters since they got onboard.

In the academy, Maxon is keeping pace with the Colonel who is trying not to evade. The Colonel found out the possessed Prince was looking into some of Balkurse’s old projects. The Prince is still unconscious and the Captain is muttering something in Abissal.

Some of Balkurse’s special projects are Blood Fire at the front for the fallen, Aberrant Mist – automatons to spray liquid and a node traveling machine.

Those who stayed with the Prince received message there is a fire onboard the Gambit. Bilarro, Raul, Maxon and Islay rush to the ship…but, once getting there realizing this was a ploy to get the Prince alone. Everyone, but Islay return to the Prince finding his status hasn’t changed.

Maxon returns to the Gambit.

Both Maxon and Islay see a Goblin behind a bush, and drop down to the ground to investigate. Once down, it smelled like a locker room.

Islay meets with Cmdr. Vren and she informs Starfall Academy has about 20 minutes before it is sacked.

All are onboard the Archeron, as the crew sees the army on the ground they make preparations to attack the army from altitude.

The Party is in the hallway outside the Prince’s stateroom. There are, what looks like golems on either side of the hallway.

(If memory serves me correctly, there was another device at the door…something like a fire, or an acid defense mechanism that got pretty much everyone in the hallway. Am I correct? –Chad)

Knocking on the door to the Prince’s stateroom, it open and there is someone who looks like a Palorian nun looking out. Seeing the need to gain access into the room, Sprocket uses it’s arm to prevent the nun from closing the door as Maxon tries to force the door open by rushing it.

Once getting inside the room there is the nun who was knocked out and a very badly injured girl on the bed with her eyes bandaged over and bandages over her wrists where her hand should be.

(This is where initiative was called and note taking stopped –Chad)

21 Aug 2016 Session Narrative

21 Aug 2016 Session Narrative

After the destruction of the Apocalypse, we are resting on the side of the mountain where the anchor was anchored waiting for The Gambit as she is 15 minutes out.

While waiting, Bilarro climbs up, about 75 feet and has a look through is spyglass and sees to the south some scrub, to the southwest and west, nomad camps.

The rest of the party notices there is something moving within 60 to 100 feet of the camp as the ship approaches.

As the ship ascends, the aberration gets closer.

Vera contacts the aberration to ask what it wants. It has a message to deliver when we reach our destination and the message isn’t for her.

The next morning, we, as a group, discuss the pros and the cons of joining House Fortroy.

Two days later, The Gambit sets down in a lake close to camp Fortroy and the aberration, a small beholder looking thing, comes up over the side of the ship and begins to look at everyone on deck. It focuses on Sprocket and states “it’s inevitable destruction has been foretold by the Creator,” and then went away.

This was a bit startling to Sprocket and the crew.

At Camp Fortroy, just south of Louvdon, there has been a massive surge in troops…and to show our support, The Party performed a “hero landing” to the delight of the troops. But the Captain is unimpressed.

At the Captain’s tent, with the contract fulfilled, the chest of 10,000gp and the decline on being on House Fortroy’s payroll. We stated we prefer to be independent. The Captain accepted our answer.

He made a request of us though. There was a delayed message that the Duke has a job for us. We agreed to it, but after we finish our current task.

On our way back to our ship, there is a familiar drum beat. It was Rasp. We asked him if he wanted to come with on a very important mission, he declined because there is a war going on…battle and glory is what he seeks.

Once back on the ship, we head to Feldorm to meet Fikal.

Two days and nights later, we are met by two small, two man sky-slips escorted us to a berth at the sky-slip tower.

Once moored, three warforged stand watch.
The next morning, a Gnome, dressed in fine clothes instructs us to follow him.

We follow him to a large bench seat. Once seated, a lap-bar deploys to secure us in the seat and then began a spiral decent down the tower with Islay getting sick over everyone.

At the bottom, there is carriage being pulled by a clockwork horse waiting for us. Islay elects to ride on top of the carriage and the others ride inside.

About 10 minutes later, we arrive at a very fancy estate with a large adamantine wrench adorning the façade.

After about 45 minutes of wandering around the estate, we meet Fikal in a back ally and he asks what we want after he determines, and calling for his warforged guards to stand down that Sprocket isn’t a threat. Sprocket hands over the docent it received from the courier-class and that Sprocket has the ‘coup de grace’ that worries the organics of The Party. Fikal then asks us to follow him down to his lab.

In his lab, there is a table built inside a gyroscope. Fikal asks Sprocket to lie on the table. After being strapped in, Fikal turns on the machine. As Sprocket begins to spin faster and faster, the noise outside is almost deafening with the sound of metal grinding on metal…and then a shard of Sprocket’s original docent comes flying out, almost hitting Maxon.

Then to find out what his docent does. Upon inspection, it would appear this docent is damaged and belonged to Revenge. Sprocket also informs Fikal about the small beholder-like thing relaying the message about inevitable destruction. This message, according to Fikal, can only come from Mechanis…but there is no time like now to find out what this docent does. Fikal locks Sprocket into a pillory, grabs a step on a stepstool, finds Sprocket docent slot and slots the docent. Things become more focused (there is a +4 attack, +1 will/ref saves and +3 fort save). Vera joked about mounting a cannon on one of Sprocket’s arms, and Fikal stated it has one. There is a button on the inside of Sprocket’s forearm, Fikal presses it and Sprocket’s hand flips out of the way and there is a cannon barrel.

After meeting with Fikal, The Party relaxes at a tavern named the Stale Sausage.

The next day, we depart on the 2 ½ week trip to Castle Fortroy’s ramparts.

At the castle’s main tower, we are greeted by the Duke’s chamberlain and escorted through the family’s tomes in the catacombs under the castle…under the river.

At an intersection, we follow the left fork as the chamberlain leaves stating he cannot go any further. Vera’s mindsight is able to see a life form that is smart enough just before we met the Duke.

The Duke has a job for us. He wants us to bring his son back, alive. The Duke hands us a warrant for his arrest. The Duke also asks us to prove to him that his son is alive. We stated we clearly saw him through a mirror in the office of a brothel’s manager. Though the Duke doesn’t seem too surprised that his son has been dead before, but he asks us why his son is in league with Nerull.

After taking the job from the Duke, the party split to gather clues where the Duke’s son might be. In town, the blacksmith made an odd looking hand axe that looked like it had a religious significance and made for a stealth kill. There was a whore state the Duke’s son wanted to be strangled instead of sex.

Returning to the ship, Tony informs us the ship stores are getting low. We agree that promoting him to quartermaster would allow him to purchase what is needed for the ship and crew without one of The Party to be there.

We head out for the two day trip to Star Fall Academy.

Arriving at Star Fall Academy, moored at the next pier is Prince Karus Archidiem’s sky-slip The Acheron(sp?).

Quartermaster Tony heads out to re-supply The Gambit.

The Party disembarks and made our way down the sky-slip port tower to the courtyard when we are met by a very upset Commander Grace. She is asking how we received permission to leave our ship. We told her there was no one to stop us from leaving. As we were answering her questions, she was escorting us to our ship. Vera also noticed there were things moving in and out of her mindsight while we were in the courtyard.

Once at the top of the sky-slip tower, we noticed there was a guard with his neck broken. This made Cmdr. Grace run away stating someone has been murdered.

The Party heads back down to the courtyard to meet Cmdr. Grace with her superior in tow…the Colonel (I do not have his name. –Chad).

The Colonel requests us to wait on our ship for a couple of hours so he can figure out what is going on.

About an hour and a half later the Colonel returns to inform us the Prince Karus requests to speak with us.

When we arrive to meet with the Prince, there is something odd. He normally is with his brother, Elias, but he no where to be found. We asked the Prince a few simple questions he should have been able to answer; his answers were either uninterested or lackadaisical. This lead we to believe the Prince might be possessed. It looks like the Prince, but not acting like him.

Maxon excuses himself to use the bathroom, but followed the Colonel to his office to explain the Prince isn’t the prince. Upon hearing the evidence, the Colonel pulls a larger leaver on the wall to activate an anti-magic field over the Academy.

Back in the stateroom with the Prince…he collapsed when the field went up.

Sprocket and Raul stay with the fallen Prince while the others head for our ship to make sure all is well, and they are.

Raul examines the Prince’s body to find a familiar looking cyst. The others head to the Prince’s ship let the Captain know what has happed to the Prince. The Captain rushes off the ship and through the anti-magic field and collapses.

Upon returning to the stateroom, we examined the Captain’s body to find another familiar looking cyst.

The Colonel heads off to look into what the Prince was at Star Fall for.

Maxon, Sprocket and Islay head off to the Prince’s ship to inform the crew what has happened.

Gaining permission to search the Prince’s ship, to find Steffan Camorine tied and gagged to a pole and Raul return to the ship to help. (From here is where my notes end and incomplete. –Chad)

07 Aug 2016 Session Narrative

07 Aug 2016 Session Narrative

The Party entering the next deck down, there is, again, a very hot blast of air rushes past as the doors are opened. In the center of the room, there is a ~20ft diameter pool filled with what looks like fire.

Entering the room further, the pool filled with fire was a kind of bed for something that looks like a fire elemental.

At the end of the fight with the fire elemental, at the center of the pool, there is the Ember Stone. Grabbing it and the other loot…a cutlass, 4 potions of cure serious wounds, potion of good hope, 110pp, 9 gems worth: 10gp, 50gp, 20gp, 1100gp, 90gp, 80gp, 1100gp, 50gp and 20gp and a chain shirt of glistening sparks (I don’t know if this is a thing or the glistening sparks is just a description – Chad).

After opening the final door on this deck, we are greeted with another hot blast of air and a short hallway. At the end, there is a room with something that looks like the outside of the boiler for the power plant and six, three on either side wall of the room, pipes with valves…and above the valves there looks like a shunt venting down at anyone at the valve.

After a fight with a group of salamanders, and figuring our the valves might be the way to overload the engines, so each member of The Party stands at a valve and, at the same time we open the valves. Upon doing this, each member is bathed in fire. Then, we decided to open the valves in sequence from one to six…and the same result happens. Then, figuring out there has to be a sequence the valves had to be closed in to prevent the fire shower and to overload the engines.

After figuring out the sequence to close the valves, Bilarro successfully closed them and almost immediately the whole ship began to shake and klaxons began to sound. The crew began to run…as did we. We needed to get off the ship, and fast and since Sprocket was the slowest of the group it was placed inside the bag-of-holding with one other (Vera, I think –Chad) to make sure everyone gets out alive.

Islay warns The Party there is an abomination onboard The Gambit.

The Party making it onto The Gambit, just to see The Apocalypse explode as its remains are pulled into the portal as it closes.

26 June 2016 Session Narrative

26 June 2016 Session Narrative

Returning to the same table from yesterday, our proctor is with the Dean, Tolenko Dulamon. The Dean’s responsibility is to restore the credibility to the University.

Islay explained to the Dean that he is from the far realm and he is worried the Illithid have been sent to do retrieve Islay, but the Dean explained the Illithid haven’t been seen for millennia. Then the Dean suggested it might be the Toskari who are after him. The Toskari are parasitic in nature and very tough to remove once inside the host. Islay has had contact with his collective since leaving. The Dean suggested a ward or an alarm to notify The Party when there is an abomination boarding The Gambit. We agree the 5000gp is money well spent.

Sprocket’s docent, the Dean suggested slotting it into another Warforged to find out what it does. Sprocket wasn’t too thrilled with that idea.

Maxon’s spell tomes originally belonged to someone named Agrenna who left to join Starfall Military Academy and may have been a Red Guard Wizard. The reason why the tomes are willed to Maxon is unknown, but traveling to Starfall Academy might get some answers.

On the Divine Crucibles, there is mostly rumors and nothing we don’t already know.

On daybreak on the first day, soldiers from House Fortroy approach the ship and request permission to come aboard. Permission granted. Anholm Fortroy asks to speak with the killers of Carnalsous for a mission to destroy the Goblin Hold’s skyslip, the Apocalypse.

We decided to see what they have to offer for taking down the Apocalypse, so we ride the day to their camp.

On the way there, we see soldiers who have seen combat.

At sundown we arrive. The camp is far from the front. We are escorted into the camp by Captain Kelster to the main pavilion and we are asked to sit at a round table.

The contract is that if we blab about this to anyone, you will die. If the information is forcibly taken, it will be garbled, and you will die.

For the greater good, The Party signs the contract.

The dimensions of the Apocalypse is 1500’ in length and 500’ beam made out of brass, bronze and copper…with elemental fire. It has bombs and missiles, but it’s major weakness is it get weaker the longer it stays on out plain. There is a portal in a volcanic mountain range where the bow of the ship is sticking out and she only has a skeleton crew. This information is ~4 days old. They want it destroyed by overloading the boilers.

There is a chest in front of Raul. Inside there are 7 scrolls of endure elements, a wand of invisibility with 40 charges, a scroll of protection from evil, two scrolls of feather fall and 5 scrolls of fog cloud.

On the night of the 5th day, we start planning the course to the western frontier.

The night of the 8th day, we see the Apocalypse anchored to the side of the mountain and the portal appears to be making a vacuum as The Gambit gets close to one of the anchor chains.

After climbing up the chains and a fight with the deck crew, we open the door to the forecastle and a blast of hot air greets us as we go invisible.

After going through the doors, there is a set of stairs that lead down to another set of doors. Inside these doors is the anchor control room. Vera and Bilarro lead on while the rest stay in the control room.

Then, a moment later, everyone in visible…Bilarro activated a trap on the door to deck three.

29 May 2016 Session Narrative

29 May 2016 Session Narrative

After the fight with the witch, Sprocket removed the witch’s head to prove to the lesser Worforges that she is indeed dead.

Inside her hut, there is a shrine to Nerull and the Red Queen posted a work order to manufacture a cauldron, like the one in the warehouse in Lanterum to open a portal.

Upon returning to the lesser Warforged village, Sprocket shows the Brass/Bronze designate the witch’s head. That designate takes the head holds it overhead and a celebration begins.

Just then, the brass dragon lands and apologizes for harming the villagers and the courier class begins to give the dragon a bath.

Since it is getting late, The Party elects to stay the night and call for the ship in the morning.

Sprocket inspects the docent, and discovers that it isn’t a gem, but more like an ore. This one seems the corners have been broken, but not from use.

Raul, with some effort, was able to locate Sprocket’s slot, and cannot find any damage. But he was able to find some water from Sprocket’s walk on the bottom of the marsh.

The next morning The Gambit is called. And about a half a day later, she arrives.

The crew informs us there are massive armies amassing to the north and west.

With Sprocket’s docent and Maxon’s dagger and spell tomes, we have a need to head for the arcane university to get them identified.

In about a day and a half, we arrive at the arcane university.

With no sky-slip berth, The Gambit has to anchor in a small lake outside the university.

On our horses, we arrive at the university. It’s gates are open and it appears there is a ward to protect from evil active.

A young female elf, with a clipboard instructs us to follow the red line, just as a red line appears and makes it’s way to a table in a room upstairs. the table has 6 chairs and human proctor.

The proctor was given the docent to identify, the fee waived for a rare item. He was also given to identify the three spell tomes. The proctor found it odd the books focus on one school because most wizards don’t do that. He was also asked about the far realm by Islay. He believes there are those who want to do him harm because they are not happy Islay left.

Fikal in Trexell in Fledorm is looking for rare docents like this, the proctor states.

The dagger appears to be a Red Band dagger from a Redgulan officer Fortroy.

The spell tomes need about another day to identify and the same for the answers to the far realm questions.

At the next table, there appears to be a group of 4 Mercs harassing one of the other proctors. Like a jock picking on the nerdy kid. Vera did something like take her top off, but the Mercs only saw penises where her breasts would have been. This caused them to bugger off.

The young elf woman gave us a token so we could bypass the line in the morning.

At the ship, that night’s first watch, nothing happened. The second watch, around 10pm, the sounds of splashing was heard. The Party was wakened to see the Mercs from the university swimming to the ship. Looking closer, there are two carving something into the side of the ship…then one was pulled under. And then another. We lowered a rope to rescue the others as we had The Gambit to rise out of the water to put some distance between us and what is ever under the water.

When we have the survivors onboard, we scolded them and let them go after the ship settles down in the water.

The third watch…nothing happens.

In the morning, we return to the room at the university to find someone with the proctor who looks very important…perhaps the Dean.

01 May 2016 Session Narrative

01 May 2016 Session Narrative

At dinner with Alabraxis at the Drunken Gypsy, we spotted sigils from different noble houses in Axion, but not Bangenstorm sitting around a large table.

It appears they are keeping very close as a bar maid drops off a platter of meats and cheeses and the staff leaves.

A representative from House Foreignhall began the discussion about the problem with the war between Redgulus and the Goblin Hold, Kurathmaul(sp).

House Winterheart has not pledged any troops, and then more of an argument than a discussion breaks out on if they should commit.

Alabraxis asks Sprocket why we are here, and over the sounds of the argument, the sounds of shudders closing and locking from the outside can be heard.

Maxon, without a sound was able to kick open the front door to find the two Blackhand soldiers’ guarding the front door had their throats slit.

Maxon notices Bangenstorm troops arriving and tells a city guard to go and get more help.

Out back, Raul, Islay and Vera notice a very large group of mercenaries approaching from the alley and the rooftops.

The Party decided to leave.

Looking back, the building is surrounded and calls for the Nobles to surrender…they said hell no. The fight was over quite quickly.

The city guard arrived but didn’t get involved.

The Party returned to the ship.

(-7000gp for having The Gambit to be hallowed with the secondary effect of protection from energy/acid.)

The next day, the city is abuzz about the attack at the Drunken Gypsy and the town Duke is asking for anyone who witnessed the attack to come to the castle and give their testimony. Maxon and Raul make their way to the castle to do so.

Lord Palthor Bangenstorm, the rightful heir to House Bangenstorm.

The next day, (-15,600gp for three (3) Aspect Mirrors) Maxon, on the back to The Gambit, was stopped by a little gypsy boy asking if he was a part of the group who killed the Paladin Eater. If he was, then Islay must to come and speak with Madam Vernna.

Raul is feeling very invigorated from spending time at the Cuthbertian temple.

At lunchtime, Vera gets 35gp for turning in a rapist and Maxon tells Islay about the meeting with Madam Vernna.

Raul and Sprocket remain on the ship while the others go off and meet with Madam Vernna.

Arriving at Madam Vernna’s tent, they notice there is something to ward off evil and the tent is from Tetrigar, but before the flood.

The kid Maxon talked to asks the group to sign in.

The group opens another tent flap. As smoke billows out, there is an old woman with a cane looks at the group and says danger is coming, coming from outside realm, seen it’s face, must fight or run. They come wearing any face. They are after Islay because his birth. They are from Tetrigar, from before the flood. The old temples have passages to other realms.

At The Gambit, the cleric finished sanctifying the ship.

The crew has shore leave until tomorrow.

In the morning, the crew returns and everyone heads to Louvdon.

Two weeks later, The Gambit drops off The Party outside the front gate and leaves to anchor in the river since there isn’t a sky-slip mooring tower.

Inside the city, the sight of soldiers and mercs having a good time was everywhere.

Maxon looking at the invitation he received about his relative wedding and asked a town guard where Trixie’s Bordello is at. Pointing into the center of town and saying that-a-way.

The place looks pretty high end. The front has magical lights flashing in a pattern.

Maxon shows the invitation to get in and he has to vouch for everyone in the party.

Once inside, there are males and females of all races walking about.

There is a loud grumbling from behind a door. One of the patrons said, dismissively, that’s Gerda.

Behind the receptionist’s desk sits and Elven woman who looks totally unimpressed goes to get Trixie.

About 10 minutes later Trixie invited The Party back into her office.

There is a bunch of liquor and food sitting on a table in the middle of the office.

After some small talk, then Trixie hand Maxon a chest that she was holding on to from his uncle. The chest has an amazing lock.

After opening the lock, the chest had a dagger wrapped in a finely crafted read cloth and three magical books. The dagger is that finely crafted it must be magical. The three books are wizard spell books from the school of abjuration, the school evocation and the school of enchantment. Sprocket notices there is a false bottom. Opening the bottom, there is ~1200gp worth of platinum bars.

The Party is staying the night at Trixie’s.

In the morning, The Party is off to get the items from Maxon’s uncle’s chest identified.

At an enchanter’s shop, the owner said the dagger is a Dragon’s bane dagger and the books are from the mage academy in Feldorm, something to do with the far realm. The owner pointed the party in the direction of an archivist staying at the Blue Mongoose Inn.

At the Blue Mongoose Inn, we find the archivist and he begins to explain the far realm is a place of madness and that some creatures use illusion to change their shape. Toscari, Nasty. Psynads, the archivist knows and Islay shows his true self. And the archivist didn’t tell us anything we didn’t know about the three books. Though, there are rumors of a brass dragon to the west, it might have something to do with the defunct Warforged in Shein.

It will be about a three day journey to Shein.

About midday on the second day a brass dragon was spotted.

On the third day, a courier class Warforged was spotted…and it seemed to be very scared of Sprocket. The book Marcinko gave Sprocket had a picture of a designate that looks like Sprocket, but the caption under states it’s designation is Husk. This unit was trying to get away from Sprocket/Husk, but not getting very far because of the rough terrain and it’s wheels were designed for smooth roads.

The courier class reluctantly agreed to tell the party where their colony is.

About 18 hours later, The Party arrives at the Warforged colony. There is one in brass/bronze with something that looks like a docent around it’s neck. There are two others with read stripes. The colony was also not happy to see Sprocket/Husk because it might return as the Overseer. The holder of the docent decided in a trade, a trade in if we defeat the witch, Fanclla, to the north in the swamps the brass/bronze courier class will give us the docent. The witch was using the life force generated by the Warforged for something and the colony want it stopped.

We agreed.

About three hours later, The Party emerged from the tree line to see a mound in the center of a pond with a thatched roofed hut on it and a brass dragon.

We attempted to convince the witch to stop harming the Warforged…she wasn’t having any on it.

20 March 2016 Session Narrative

20 March 2016 Session Narrative

The Party came up with a plan to get the cannons, shot and powder. Bilarro is going to head off to the prison, with the bag of holding, and gather the 2 light cannons, 8 shot and 20 shots of powder since he is the one in the Party who has the best chance of not being spotted. After making multiple trips, he was able to gather everything and we departed the island.

Raul is looking much better, but the crew isn’t happy with having the slaughter king onboard…and the same goes for Maxon’s dog.

After ~16 weeks, the trip to Marcinko’s was uneventful.

Marcinko is looking more upgraded than the last time we saw him. We show him the mind leech, but it seams to have a conscience. This proved to be problematic for Marcinko. How does he save the conscience because in order for him to study the mind leech, it needs to be destroyed?

While Marcinko decides on what to do with the mind leech, he asks The Party what we plan on doing with our time at his castle. Sprocket and Vera would like to use his Ganglion (sp) for answers to Sprocket’s run-time error, killing blow fault and docent. Vera wants to find out if there is anything new in regards to the Rods and Channels. Islay is going to be resting on the ship. Bilarro, Raul and Maxon question Marcinko about augmentation grafts.

Marcinko can do augmentation grafts from Elemental, Construct, Wyrm, Beholder, Fiendish, Illithid, Silithar (The list can be found on Marcinko’s character sheet on the Portal. –Chad)

Outside, The Party’s horses are out stretching their legs and Maxon’s dog catches himself a dear.

The night of the second day, Sprocket was given a book on the origins of the Warforged. It was written in common with gnomish footnotes. The 50,000gp was delivered for the mind leech. In Mazon’s room, two message arrows were returned. One states the Princess was recovered and Fortroy was not caught.

Sprocket, reading through the book it was given; it sees some illustrations of, according to the caption under the picture of an Overseer class with the designation of Husk. The picture looks like Sprocket. The book goes on to describe other discontinued classes. One of those classes was a Courier class. This class was common in Feldorm, north of Louvdon in a town named Shein.

The next morning, Joff will take more time. Marcinko will keep us informed on his progress. Brasco is willing to forgo most of his share for the Void Stone. We inform him why we are searching down the Stones and we are going with him to search for the remaining Stones. Brasco’s contract is from Redgulus on expensive velum and from a house of worship and in legalese.

The Party makes our way to Balcorran where the crew is retained and the Void Stone was given to Brasco, as well as a message arrow.

The Party opens an account at the Bank Of Hammerstrike’s branch in Balcorran with the amount of 50,000gp +30,000gp from Islay +10,000gp from Raul +10,000gp from Maxon -11,500gp for a wand of cure serious w/50 charges (Raul) -5,000 scroll of restoration (Raul) -22,000 for 2 type4 trunks of holding for The Gambit with a total deposit of 61,500gp.

The Party making out way into town to a tavern named The Broken Foe. Inside, there is talk of the war with the Goblin Hold. The Therminians and Axonians are worried the war will spill over onto their lands. Sprocket and Vera see Alabraxis talking to a nobleman from House Banginstorm in Axion. We also hear rumors there are recruiting to attack the Idald lands from Proust and there are problems in Feldorm. This might be a starting point because Sprocket and Maxon have business in Feldorm.

With the information that was overheard about the attack on the Idald lands, we make out way to the Duke’s Voltire Keep. We meet with the Archivist, Bangor, and informed him what was overheard and he issued arrest warrants. While we are here, we asked Bangor about the Divine Crucible. We were pulled off to the side and asked how we know of the Crucible. We answered Raul’s brother’s noted makes reference to it and Bangor knows of it from the Order of the Archivists.

Back at the Broken Foe, we see the Axonians being escorted off in chains and Alabraxis walks up to us, asking how we are and inviting us to dinner.


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