Shadow Legends

Down There and Back Again, by Twang
  • Down there and back again, by Twang …
  • We find our heroes in the forest where we last left them, it’s 1pm, 2pm, 1:12pm (final answer)
  • They venture on towards Fartstain (where the crystals were being shipped)
  • They pass several farms, until they find a city surrounded by stone walls
  • There’s a guarded gate
  • They approach the gate, the guards are aware of their presence
  • The group decides Alren would be the best person to speak to the guards
  • Alren introduces his pythons
  • The guard points them to the Rising Talisman (hotel)
  • They head into the inn, Kenan welcomes them
  • They decide to casually knock over some of the crystals to see if anyone reacts
  • Alren lays a bag of crystals on the table
  • Aelar keeps watch
  • Alren reaches for his drink and knocks the crystals on to the floor, then he casually grabs for them and puts them back in his pouch
  • The inn is hushed, our heroes have everyone’s attention
  • They talk to Kenan and ask him if he knows anything about the crystals
  • As they talk to Kenan, a man wearing a dark cloak notices. His name is Aylin
  • They ask Aylin what he knows of the crystals
  • Frea asks him who is in charge of the guards, his name is Daligus Rowdy
  • They find out Aylin is a farmer
  • Aylin tells them the delivery of crystals happens at night; was regular, but has slowed down
  • Aelar comes up with an idea: to talk to the king and convince him that Twang is also in the slave trading business, and they know of another vein of the crystals in a secret location
  • ….guage his reaction, and try to figure out what he’s doing with the crystals
  • They head back to the pub to ask him about any rivalries
  • They ask him about the King
  • They find out the 2 jails hold orc prisoners
  • Alren, Chant, Frea and Yurana head for the south gate in hopes of talking to the king
  • The guard tells them the king doesn’t just talk to anybody
  • …but he agrees to let them talk to the king if they do something for him
  • The guard tells them of a problem north of the town; someone is killing the traders who pass them
  • The guard marks somewhere on the map (on King’s road)
  • The gaurd’s name is Trenwold Unfora
  • Alren asks if Trenwold has any men he can spare to accompany our heroes on their quest north
  • Trenwold says no, but offers them 1,000gp if our heroes are successful
  • Chant wanders around the merchant roads in the town, asking around to see if anyone knows anything about the crystals
  • A merchant offers our heroes a potential gamble: 149gp, DC 15 to receive a magic item – body slot item (1d4 is the level, can add 100gp to add +1 to the level); Frea wins the gamble with flying colors! A level 5 magical item
  • Chant asks around the town to see if anyone knows anything about the fountain in the mountains (Frea’s wizard friend, Raynar, told Chant that visiting the Fountain in the Mountain might be a way to reverse his Undead curse!)
  • Chant keeps an eye out for a delivery, but he sees nothing of interest
  • They head into the forest, after 12 hours of searching, they finally find the sewer that fits what the guard had told them
  • They enter the sewers
  • They notice a flaming beast; Frea recognizes it as a Flaming Spiker
  • A battle commences, 1 of the wind devils escapes
  • Frea, Aelar and Chant chase after the running wind, but it escapes
  • They continue to chase after it
  • They find a room, filled with water, 4 alters, 3 holding urns, 1 alter has an urn beside it
  • As they approach the center of the room, entering the pool of water, they see the wind pick up the urn, place it on the alter, and a whirlpool appear in the pool in the middle of the room
  • There’s something oozy in the middle of the whirlpool (an oozy blob?)
  • Alren thinks it’s a plug
  • The blob engulfs Aelar
  • Chant tries to read one of the urns, and is sucked into the whirlpool because of it
  • Alren takes a closer look at one off the urns, and realizes there are words on it; he remembers hearing of such a situation where each urn has a word that needs to read outloud to rid the room of the whirlpool; he disables the southwestern urn
  • Chant reads the words on the northeastern urn, disabling it
  • Yurana disables the last urn, and the whirlpool disappears
  • Frea is knocked out, but is saved by her commrades
  • 130xp each
  • In the pool, they see a necklace swirling around
  • Yurana picks it up; Alren recognizes it as a Healer’s broach +1’ed-ness
  • Alren pees on the broach, Yurana swirls it around in the water to clean it, then equips it
  • They continue venturing through the sewers
  • They find a room with a beast in a cage, one roaming free
  • Frea recognizes the cages beast as an elemental beast that tends to bury its victims in mud
  • Aelar sneaks closer into the room
  • Yurana tries to sneak in behind Aelar but her armor is to clangy
  • Aelar runs up to a priest praying to a pentagram and jabs his rapier smoothily into the priests abdomen, causing him to cry out in pain
  • Yurana tries to stop him, her compassion is temporary and stems from her over consumption of 3 too many steins of ale
  • They kill the priest who was praying to the pentagon, the angel and one of the mud puppies
  • When one mud puppy is left, it no longer attacks, Alren and Yurana decide to not attack the mudbutt, but wait until it does something aggressive
  • While Alren is looking through the chest for loot, Chant kills the last mud puppy, and eats it; he then heads over to the recently killed priest and starts eating him, too
  • They find a nice staff on the priest, a Staff of Missle Master (Frea takes it)
  • Chant recognizes that the priest was praying to the alter to summon elementals
  • In the 2 chests, there were human clothes
  • 140xp each
  • They can’t decide whether or not to take a full nights rest in the priests room or a short rest and continue on through the sewers
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Mar 19 - Mine, Aelar's Story, & the Wicked Mage
  • And so our story begins…
  • Our heroes start off in the cave
  • Head over to notawall to check things out
  • They hear fighting sounds and grunts as they enter more into the area
  • Straight ahead, they see a blue-ish gas-ish blob; it smells of feces and sorrow
  • They head towards a purple blob, realizing it’s a huge vein of crystal
  • Alren tiptoes closer towards the vein of a crystal
  • “There’s something there!” says Aelar, and feels something tickle his beautiful hair
  • They see humans fighting off wraiths
  • The biggest bad guy kills off 2 wraiths, as Alren approaches them
  • Frea casts sleep on the 2 remaining men and they are all slowed
  • The big guy is happy to see our heroes and threatens to throw them into his grinder
  • Alren slowly walks up to the big guy and attempts a coup de gras, but slips on the blood and misses
  • Lamar rushes Chant and slams him against one of the huge veins of crystals
  • Chant is dead
  • Yurana cries
  • Alren and Aelar shackel the big guy
  • Nazla Kanag moans, “I’ve failed.”
  • Nazla has failed Mirkshave
  • He tells our heroes that he sends the heroes to Fairstan
  • Frea daydreams of Raynar the Great, in hopes that he can revive Chant
  • As they question Nazla, Chant starts twitching awake, his flesh gray, his breath foul with hunger
  • Our adventurers recognize that he is now undead
  • Chant crawls over to the big guy, and kills him with necrotic damage
  • He quickly starts chomping away at his flesh
  • “Twang” sleeps but they keep one eye open to make sure Chant doesn’t start to chomp on their man flesh
  • 180xp
  • On the bodies: Biggest Nazla had a fancy axe on him, but Shane broke it in half; Frea recognizes it as a +2 blood claw executioners axe; the handle was broken, but they hope to bring it to a town for repairs
  • at will: take 2 damage, if 2 handed +6 damage if hit
  • Chant realizes he can touch the crystals without harm
  • Alren asks him to fill up a bag of crystals for him
  • They head back over to the room with crates and sacks
  • They notice that one is locked
  • 90 gp each, 2 rubies (100 each)
  • Frea, the study nerd, remembers the Fairstan location
  • They remember the slaves they left at the fortress
  • They head back to the fortress to check on them
  • Alren tells the group he has a sneaking suspicion that the fort has been heavily fortified; and any attack on the fortress would be suicide
  • They sneak back into the forest, and they head towards Raynar’s home
  • After asking Raynar to research and study the crystals, they head to Fallcrest to stock up and sell/purchase goods
  • Omlarandin Mountains: Aelar tells the group about the mountains where the people he met were overrun by orcs
  • His mom got called/killed
  • Aelar vowed to kill/call 100 orcs for every friend of his was killed
  • Tier Farested rules the town of Farestan
  • Tier tells them how best to travel to Farestan
  • They head to Harkenwold
  • Merchants of harkenwold have said the trade has been difficult w/ Farestan
  • They travel through a forest
  • Frea notices something move in front of the group
  • Alren and Chant dismount their horses
  • Someone notices there’s a bite taken out of Chant’s horse; his “friends” are suspicious
  • Aelar notices that the thing Frea saw is a flying demon-like creature….watching them as they enter the forest
  • a fight begins
  • Frea recognizes her as a mage, and she’s human
  • A righteous battle
  • They don’t find anything of value on anybody or in the house
  • Aelar uses his forestry picking kit and finds deer feces
  • Frea checks the house for loot and finds nothing
  • Aelar tries to pan for gold in the stream and finds water
  • Frea checks the house for loot and finds nothing
  • Frea laugh cries
  • Alren daydreams about his Clay Scout
  • 175xp each
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Feb 19 Adventure - Into the Mine We Go
  • “2 of us are not Gay (a.k.a. Twang)” wake up at noon and are confused as to what just happened
  • Aelar recalls that one of the men with the brown hats ran into the mine
  • Aelar and Alren compete over who can have sex with more of the tents
  • Aelar admits that he burns everything he bones
  • Chant looks around the camp for fresh tracks; he finds nothing
  • Alren yells, “Surrender cave!! All your comrades are dead!”
  • Nothing happens
  • They slowly approach the mine and enter it
  • Into the mine: Ahead of our heroes is a railroad track, and crossing their path is a huge puddle of blood
  • A wagon of purple crystals sits on the left of the railroad
  • Taking a closer look at the puddle of blood, 2 of us Are Not Gay, notice there are 4 dead bodies that look as if they have been torn apart
  • Aelar and Alren inspect the bodies
  • Chant inspects the crystals in a cart near the tracks
  • Alren puts his hand close to the crystal and it feel unnaturally cold
  • Alren tries to push Chant into the Crystal and Chant resists
  • Aelar starts to miss Joteh, the donkey they came across a few moons back
  • Into the cave they explore
  • They find 3 chests, and a weapon’s rack
  • In the chest they find 6 sunrods, 2 potions of healing
  • Aelar grabs the shackles and stows them away in his garment
  • As they past the 2nd bundle of bodies, they notice the bodies are not mutilated; they are just gray, as if the life was sucked out of them
  • Aelar takes their clothes off and notice some blackened marks on their bodies; he recognizes them as necromantic damages
  • Chant heads to the cart, and touches one of the crystals; he jerks his hang back immediately; he is in pain; his fingernails start to peal off
  • Alren reaches for Chants hand, attempting to wrap it in cloth and force it on the crystals but Chant fights him off
  • Aelar picks up some crystal dust, wraps it in some cloth he took off the dead bodies and sets it on fire: the cloth burns, but the crystals remain the same regardless of the fire
  • Chant and Alren pull the cart onto the tracks and push it out into the sunlight, curious to see how the crystals will react
  • As they’re putting the cart onto the tracks, they hear some groaning
  • They head towards the sound, and notice a blue light to the south
  • Yurana slaps him around and he awakens
  • They recognize him as the man from the camp outside who ran into the cave
  • He mentions everyone’s dead, and something about a ghost
  • He starts to fade, Yurana tries to revive him, Alren hits him with the butt of his weapon and knocks him out
  • They feel a chilling wind brush past them
  • They approach the blue-ish light, and all of the sudden 2 ghostly figures appear!!!
  • As they fight off the ghost, Yurana screams, “There’s something scary around the corner!!!”
  • Our heroes notice some creepy figures heading towards the unconscious guard that they left for dead
  • They recognize them as Wraiths
  • Frea remembers something about the Dreadwraiths and yells, “They cause weakness when they touch you!!!” and they are resistant to necrotic damage, and susceptible to radiant damage
  • Frea fires an acid arrow at the Wraiths
  • Aelar starts to day dream of John Ham
  • 230xp each
  • An epic battle
  • After they kill all the bad guys, they head over towards the blue light
  • Chant says, “What’s this?” and walks into the blue “orb” and attempts to wrap himself in the pulsing, dark, crackling, necrotic energy, basking in its energy
  • Around it are skeletons
  • And it gives off a vengeful energy
  • Frea tells them, “Great desperation and evil happened here.”
  • Aelar pulls out his shovel and hands it to Alren
  • Yurana forms a lasso with some rope, throws it around the nearest ring, attempting to yank it, and pull it far away from the blue orb
  • The rope catches, but quickly breaks as soon as it touches the crystals
  • Aelar tries telling the crystals some jokes, but they don’t budge. Billy Crystal is dead.
  • Alren disappears for a second, returns with a severed arm and hurls it into the orb; it crackles and disintegrates
  • They realize their attempts are futile and decide to explore the rest of the mine
  • They enter into one of the tunnels and find more dead bodies
  • They notice a woman that isn’t quite dead
  • Alren heals her
  • She tells them that the slaves uncovered a part of the cave that they shouldn’t have
  • Anger and hate came out and killed everyone!
  • She is hungry and thirsty
  • Aelar talks about his horse
  • Frea offers her some of her trail rations
  • Alren suggests we bring her back to the tents, do her, leave her in the tents, and head back to the explore the rest of the mine
  • Our heroes all receive 3 sexperience for doing the woman survivor
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Jan 33: Into the Woods, & Thru the Forest to Treethan Mine We Go
  • Still in the woods
  • 30 minutes into the creepy forest and not even half way thru it
  • They see a figure holding a couple of horses, they think he may be Elven
  • They greet him
  • The stranger says he’s been watching the heroes for quite some time
  • Frea asks him for the horses back, and he complies
  • He is named Drenga Sansfur and has lived in the forest for many years
  • Drenga warns them of an outpost that is heavily guarded run by slavers
  • He tells them of a secret passage way on the north side of the fort
  • Drenga agrees to walk them through the forest, but he will leave once they approach the forest
  • Alren takes a closer look and recognizes Drenga as a Dark Elf
  • Aelar sneaks north to see if there really is a secret passage way, indeed there is
  • He pushes apart some ivy and sees a door which he quietly opens
  • The rest of the gang stealthily join him near the secret passage way
  • Salami no mayo, no mustard, sourdough roll , add peperoncini
  • Roast beast, dutch crunch, swiss cheese w/ everything, add onions and jalapeƱos
  • Fresh roast turkey, no mustard, w/ swiss cheese add avocado, dutch crunch
  • Pulled Pork sandwich
  • Pastrami, dutch crunch, only lettuce and mayo
  • Aelar recalls something that Raenar mentions: Mirkshave is a shapeshifter, and he works w/ the Treethan Clan
  • They agree that if they feel one of them has been copied by the shapeshifter the password combo is: hippopotamus + Mugwomp
INTO THE OUTPOST
  • Chant and Alren sneak into the secret passage way, and into the outpost
  • They peak into the largest building and see about 15 people in rags, hanging out, eating, etc.
  • They hide in some foilage in the Northwest corner
  • Alren sneaks along side the largest building
  • Waits for the guard to start walking away, throws a rock behind the guard and starts scratching on the building
  • The guard investigates the sound while Alren gracefully slices the guard’s head off
  • Chant and Alren gather the rest of our Heroes
  • Chant, Alren and Aelar investigate the smaller building in the south side
  • It is a pub named “The Ye Old Pub” w/ an ‘E’ written at the end in blood; they see 4 guards drinking inside
  • They investigate the door and Aelar sets up a trip wire at the front door
  • They sneak up to the building on the southeast side
  • Alren attempts to take out the guard but misses
  • Aelar stabs the guard
  • Aelar quickly puts on the freshly killed guard’s hat
  • One of the guards turns around and yells, “Hey! What’s goin’ on over there??”
  • Aelar puts his hand up and mumbles something unintelligible
  • The north most guard falls for it and turns around after calling him an idiot
  • The south most guard is a bit suspicious and keeps his eye on Aelar and his hat
  • Frea sneaks up to the Ye Old Pube and casts a sleep spell on the 4 guards: 1 falls asleep
  • Alren climbs up the ladder and attacks the guard
  • The sleepy guards rustle to the door
  • One rushes out, trips on Aelar tripwire, falls, and Frea hits him with a mighty spell
  • Alren shouts, “i’m not one of the gay ones of the group,” as a rainbow shoots from him killing one of the pirate men
  • Guards surround Yurana
  • Frea casts a ball of acid towards the group
  • Fortunately, it misses Yurana due to her short yet respectable size
  • Frea’s acid spell hits the enemies and slowly eats away at their supple flesh
  • Aelar heads over, does a handspring into the fight and deals killing blows to some of the guards
  • Alren is covered in smoke
  • He rummages through the dead body and finds 2 explosive bombs
  • A huge 5-foot rat comes out of the pub, runs north into the secret passage way and escapes
  • After the fight, Frea suggests the group stay together while they check the houses
  • Alren suggests piling up a bunch of naked bodies to block off the secret passage way to the north
  • Aelar suggests cutting off every penises from the dead bodies
  • Chant suggests blocking off the passage with wood
  • Our heroes loot the bodies and find 2 bombs each on all the guards (find a total of 6 bombs: 2d8 fire and thunder damange, range of 10, weighing 10 pounds)
  • In the barrels, Aelar finds 8 more of the bombs (black powder grenades), divided up to 3 bombs each
  • Northeast bldg: foods, rations, etc
  • Southeast bldg: armory (locked in a cage a sword and a harness; Alren recognizes it as magic, but isn’t too sure what kind)
  • Aelar attempts to pick the lock, after breaking 2 bobbi pins, he unlocks it
  • Frea recognizes the sword as a Shapechangers Sorrow, bastard sword +2
  • Alren takes the bastard sword, Aelar takes the harness
  • Yurana grabs a crossbow and some bolts from one of the tower guards
  • 220xp each (bonus for not storming in like tirds)
  • 30 gp each
  • They enter the building housing the slaves; there are 22 slaves present
  • They tell our heroes the slaves arrive once a week
  • They have been working in a mine to the west (they mark it on the map)
  • The mine is not heavily guarded, just 1 or 2 guards
  • They worked in the mine earlier in the day
  • They’re mining some kind of purple crystal that stings to the touch; they don’t know where it goes or what it is
  • Our heroes set up one of the bombs in the Secret Passage Way
  • After a quick pep talk, and some quick prepping of the slaves (telling them where the armor and weapons are), “2 of us are not Gay” head to the mine to free more slaves
  • They approach the mine; tie up their horses, Chant unleashes his dog
  • They hear a hyena barking
  • 4 dwarves, a cleric and a donkey shield
  • A battle ensues until 3am
  • 1 evil dwarf remains; Yurana doesn’t recognize him
  • Aelar yanks the beard of Dwarf Adventurer #1
  • Frea asks him how many guards are at the mine: 2 guards, and 1 mage
  • He works for Sazgor (the guy in the note mentioned Sazgor wanting slaves)
  • Dwarf #1 says he reports to Mirkshay
  • The mage at the mine is named Gothinew
  • Gothinew: apparently is a mage that uses cold magic
  • Cleric had a magic mace on it: +1 Lullaby (to Frea)
  • 41 gp, 8 each
  • 230 xp each
  • They rest and head for the mine
  • They charge right into the gates
  • 2 guards in towers, 2 drakes, guys with hats emerging from the tents
  • Alren runs into the middle of the fort and yells, “All of your comrads are dead! Surrender!”
  • Aelar runs into the north guard tower
  • Yurana and Frea head for the south guard tower
  • Chant runs to Alren’s aid
  • A fancy dressed mage appears, casts a cone spell on Alren, knocking him out
  • Chant runs to Alren’s rescue and pours a healing potion into Alren’s mouth
  • Alren is back in the battle and charges the Mage
  • All are killed except the 2 guards in the towers
  • The heroes yell for them to give up
  • Chant attempts to scare them out of the towers but stutters and pees a little (same result for Aelar)
  • Chant tries again and scares the crap out of North Guard, and he jumps out of the tower, and takes off running
  • In the house: staging area for preparing meals
  • On Mage they find a fancy necklace that Alren recognizes as an Amulet of Health (which goes to Shane)
  • 170xp each
  • it’s 4:30am and they call it a night
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Jan 22 - The Killing Continues

And so our story begins…

We begin tonight’s adventure in Winterhaven.

  • Our heroes think about what they should call their gang
  • Lots of ideas, but no final
  • (Chant and the Magnificents, 4 Adventurers and a Dwarf that kills fish, and 2 of Us are not Gay to name a few)
  • Recap: the sage in Winterhaven recognizes the map the heroes found on the Treethan clan member (who was the one who captured Frea’s fatherly Uncle, Arcamel)
  • They decide to go southwest which leads to the place on the map
  • Chant reminds the group that the Tyvelian Alliance are no good and we should stop them from getting closer
  • Alren does some research in the towns library and finds more about the area on the map: finds references to mines; it is tucked up in the Stonemarsh Mountains
  • The adventurers and their horse: Sprinkles, Horace, Horace2, Porous, and Clamidion head northeast on the road.
  • They find a road leading to some sort of a building
  • Aelar sneaks in to investigate
  • Alren knocks on the door, but hears no response
  • They slowly enter the house, and look around on the bottom level
  • On the top level, they see a granite table, crazy rug and a huge trunk
  • Aelar is able to pick the lock and finds: boots (boots of withdrawal) (, a staff (+4 acid and flame), gem of auditory recollection (used to record conversation) [pages: 105, 127]
  • they decide not to steal what they find because it would be immoral, since they do not feel the potential owner is evil
  • Channt finds note w/ the name of Raenar on it; he is a wizard
  • Chant feels magic pulsing from the room w/ a table/alter on the upper floor
  • Raenar turns out to be an old friend of Arcamel
  • The heroes decide to trust in Raenar and tell him of the map and of the Treethan clan who have captured Arcamel
  • Raenar tells them that Frea’s family never found Frea’s sister’s body, and Raenar doesnt know where Personet’s body is
  • He tells them that the Treethan clan has been very active, and they have a number of outposts/camps set up near by
  • Raenar tells them of Mirkshave, a warerat, was present during Frea’s sister’s death
  • Warerats are shape shifters
  • After a nice night’s rest, they head to the creepy forest that leads to the Treethan outpost that Raenar told them about
  • Alran pulls out his jug of wine and rides his horse, Horace, closer to the group of pale men
  • The men clearly have fangs, but do not respond to Alren when he approaches them pretending to be drunk and happy
  • Holdilocks is now a potential name for the group
  • The group of “men” ask Alren what he’s doing out here, and remind him that scary things are out here
  • Alren notices that one of his fangs moves
  • They demand payment from our heroes, but our heroes will not comply
  • They successfully kill the the bandits, except 1 who begs for his life 225gp and 45sp,
  • Yurana runs after the survivor and kills him in cold blood. Kord is upset
  • They loot the dead bodies and look at the necklaces on the pale guys
  • The necklaces weren’t anything special, not magic; Chant, Frea and Aelar take a necklace each
  • Alren opens the chest and springs a fire trap
  • 230xp each
  • They rest, and wake up around 8am
  • They enter into a dark forest, it is eerily dark for 9am
  • Into a creepy forest
  • They find phantom warriors coming out of the wood
  • The horses are spooked and run about
  • They defeat the phantoms, and try their hardest to find their horses
  • 160xp each
  • Chant recognizes the necklaces to be elven from the great war between humans and elves
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Dec 20 Adventure

We find our heroes back in the lower level dungeon room, where blood floweth towards the center in a pool of grossness

  • The glowing circle/emblem in the ground is still dim from Chant’s chanting with his Plat. Dragon
  • As they stand inside the pool of blood, they battle the remaining 2 skeletons and the priest
  • The priest casts a spell, and all of the sudden, the 2 skeletons appear stronger
  • Aelar and Yurana are knocked out and slip closer and closer to death as their ongoing necrotic damage eats away at them
  • Frea runs to Yurana’s side and is able to stable
  • Alren and Chants’ kill off the last 2 skeletons with their fancy footwork and amazing teamwork
  • Aelar slips into a colma and dies in his sleep
  • Chant helps Yurana up and stablizes her
  • Alren ties up Aelar, as Frea searches the bodies and finds: a dagger and a rod; they quickly stash their loot
  • Alren has an idea: to pray for bahamut mercy and kindness to bring back Aelar
  • Alren and Frea are able to climb up the chains bringing their dear friend Aelar up with them
  • Yurana is to weak, and barely makes it up 1 feet of chain; she and Chant remain in the lower level waiting for Frea and Alren
  • Alren and Frea make it to the Alter and pray to Bahamut in hopes that he would raise their friend Aelar
  • Bahamut hears their prayers, and asks them WHY he should even return Aelar’s life, returning his soul to his life
  • Alren sings to Bahamut the praises of Aelar; Frea speaks of one passionate night she spent with Aelar where he (Aelar) disclosed a goal of family vengence he held
  • Bahamut asks them if they will sacrifice all of their magic items for Aelar’s life, if they would give them up and lay them upon his alter (all the while, a somber, yet uplifting aura fills the chamber)
  • After much hesitation, Alren and Frea agree to sacrifice ALL of their magic items, including Frea’s precious wand and amulet, and Alren Ikirus long sword
  • Bahumut once again, asks if they are absolutely sure that they are willing to sacrifice their items
  • They say, yes
  • Aelar slowly blinks back into existence. “Quickly. Grab the magic items,” he coughs.
  • While Yurana and Chant await their friend’s arrival, they meticulously search the room with the blood puddle. They find 982gp
  • 345xp each 196gp each
  • Alren inspects the dagger (+2) and rod
  • After the short rest, Chant finds dward poo and a small Onyx figure of a dog in his bag
  • He inspects the figure and finds that it is an “Onyx Dog” known to conjure a large black mastif
  • After they gather their belongings, they head back to Winterhaven with the news
  • Frea suggest the team buy healing potions, but Alren is dead set against “giving money to these assholes”
GROUP SUMMARY
  • heavy drinkers, met in a bar, Frea, Aelar
  • FREA: was a twin, an evil witch wanted to kidnap Frea’s mom, but never could. Captured Frea and her sister Parsonit when Frea was 10. The witch ate Parsonate, and Frea ran away. THe witch sent her clan, the Treethins, to recapture Frea.
  • Arkamel knew of this, and took Frea under his wing and kept her under protection and taught her how to be a powerful wizard
  • CHANT: knows of a dangerous clan called the Tivelian alliance, and if their heading in their direction, it is not a good thing; he is slowly going insane
  • They have closed the portal that was letting in the evil
  • When they return to Winterhaven, the citizens are in an uproar
  • Apparently, they have locked an angry green monster in house #5, they need help killing and ridding their village of him
  • Alren remembering he has no weapon screams, “SOMEBODY HAND ME A SWORD.” An adjacent citizen hands him a rusty short sword that is unsatisfactory to Alren
  • Aelar rummages through his bag and offers Alren what he has.
  • Alren takes the short sword from the citizen
  • They enter the home, and it is glorious, beautiful and ellaborate
  • Chant and Alren look around for something to maybe “borrow” and sell
  • Yurana wonders is a precious mirror would be worth anything, but is reminded that it came from her purse and should be returned back…...to her purse (she doesn’t get stealing when she’s had 1 too many meades)
  • They continue to explore the house
  • Alren yells in Draconic, “blow yourself!!!!” but his Draconic was rusty and he really meant, “SHOW YOURSELF!”
  • They see the green monster and ready for an attack; Aelar pulls out his sling and flings a pot of fire towards the monster; it didn’t go off
  • The beast, the big green beast and his montrous green hands grab at Aelar
  • Alren takes a better look at the beast and yells, “It’s a bloody TROLL!!!! USE FIRE!!”
  • He has an idea: wrapping the Troll’s legs together with his rope, causing him to lose balance and fall, but everyone continues to attack the troll
  • Frea brings over her candle, attacks him and tries to set his hair on fire, but the candle just bounces off his oily, stinky scalp
  • Yurana knocks him unconcious; Frea drops her lit candle on him, but he still doesn’t catch on fire; Alren runs towards the front door; Chant tries his witch fire; Alren suggests we drag the Troll out while continuly hitting him so we can set him on fire outside, but Chant sets him on fire and fire comes out of his ears and eyes
  • Alren pushes the door open yelling, “IT”S DEAD! Don’t go in there!”
  • The villagers are thankful for their heroic efforts and take them to their storage chambers for the heroes to look through
  • Alren finds a Long sword “Harsh Song Blade +1” and is in love
  • Chant finds a flame wand (+1 that shoots flames and adds a +1 item bonus when use a power that uses fire); he hands it to Frea saying, “here…i have no use for this, but you might.”; he also found Serpant skin armor
  • Yurana finds a rundown horse and a Scalebane Double handed greataxe (that reptilian fear)
  • Aelar finds a Subtle Rapier +1
  • 80xp each and a really dirty cloth\
  • They try to decide the name of the group; “Chant and the magnifisense” is on the table, but Aelar and Alren vote for everyone to sleep on it and come up with new ideas over night
  • Alren suggest: magnifismells
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Oct 16 Deeper Into the Dung

Oct 16

  • 160xp each from the last fight
  • Our heroes decide to baracade themselves in the room by triggering the gate closed while they rest
  • After failing to trigger the gate by throwing chairs at what they believed to be the trigger spot, Aelar decides to walk into the hall to trigger the secret tile.
  • Our heroes played cards, and told stories until they fell asleep
  • They head back to one of the doors they past in the hall way
  • Aelar leans his ear against the door and hears nothing
  • Angry and frustrated from a bad dream he had during his rest, Alren throws the door open
  • A humanoid figure hears this and yells, “We’re under attack!!!”
  • Alren runs to a door in the back of the room and jams the door handles shut w/ his 4 sunrods
  • Eventually, 2 hobgoblins break through the double doors Alren was guarding, breaking all 4 of Alren’s sunrods. The pitiful goblins charge into the room only to die a miserable death.
  • Aelar does a slide flourish, swings his vicious sword. With a raging boner, he screams at the top of his lungs and plunges his sword into the belly of the mage.
  • After killing the mage and his last minion, our heroes loot the bodies and search the crates
  • In these crates, they find loads of rations enough to feed a large hoard of goblins
  • They find 4gp each, and Aelar gets all 34sp for dealing the critial blow with critical scrotal shot
  • 160xp
  • Alren tries to convince the group to run through the dungeon screaming at the top of their lungs. It doesn’t go over well, and the group continues to carefully explore the dungeon.
  • They head south and find a set of double doors, w/ a piece of wood nailed blocking the door w/ the words “CLOSED” in common written on it.
  • Someone mentions he heard there was meade beyond the door, causing Yurana to charge at it with all her might. The door is tough and she bounces off it like a slice of chocolate sponge cake.
  • Aelar jabs his shovel behind the piece of wood and is able to pry the door open
  • Down the hall they go, and they come across another set of double doors, but this time they open up happily.
  • Chant thinks he’s on fire, but it turns out is just a tramatic flashback. He thinks he hears something coming from the eastern corridor
  • The room starts to feel deceptively cheery
  • As they walk down they find a strange alcove, and out of it comes a strange gelatinous cube
  • The cube engulfs Chant, Alren and Yurana
  • Aelar is able to slip away from the cube’s grasp, Frea sees the action from afar and is fueled with rage at the site of her friends misfortune
  • Frea and Aelar team up against the cube, attacking it relentlessly
  • Chant teleports out of the cube, followed by Aelar and Yurana jumping out
  • The cube slimes away from Yurana and Aelar, heading toward Frea and Chant. In his path lay Alren, who he then engulfs
  • Alren swings his weapon, fighting for his life and hits the cube from within with all his might
  • Frea fires the most magic of magic-est misiles in the belly of the cube, and the ‘beast’ wrythes with pain
  • Yurana runs to the cube and rapes an exposed orifice, dealing the killing blow, freeing Alren
  • 80xp each
  • They continue down the corridor and find a room w/ 2 huge sarcafagi on the west wall.
  • Yurana is curious about the coffins and goes to check one out, but something inside Alren compells him to run towards the doors to the east and pull its handle
  • Our heroes hear 2 large sounds from the coffins, as two corrupt corpses emerge from the coffins
  • The one closest to Yurana slams her into the wall, as the other blasts Alren
  • Aelar runs to their rescue, and with an Torcherous Strike kills the corpse that was attempting to rape Alren.
  • Aelar is able to pick open the lock, inside the room, they find a chest containing a bracelet, 2 medalians (one has a name Dristan Kegan etched in it) one was magical, a hairbrush, doll, and a toy sword
  • Chant and Frea recognize the amulet as a Safewing Amulet +1
  • They head back towards the south facing door that they passed earlier
  • In this room, there is a large humanoid statue, 2 dragon statues off to the eastern wall, and 4 cherub statues and a puddle of water towards the south
  • Aelar suspects traps
  • Yurana leaves the chest outside of the room (after Frea takes the amulet out and equips it)
  • Frea feels that we still have a chance to leave if things get hairy
  • Alren suggest the run-around-yelling-technique he previous mentioned, but alas, he is ignored.
  • They decide to slowly explore the room
  • As Yurana approaches the huge statue, the statue swings its humungous sword at Yurana, knocking her down and breaking her nose
  • They walk the perimeter of the room, trying to avoid the swipe of the large statue
  • Everyone pulls out their silver dragon statues in hopes of appearing friendly to the large statue
  • Aelar walks towards the room of cherubs and is immediately trapped; a forcefield locks him in and the cherub statues start to spit out water; the room slowly fills and they fear Aelar will drown to death!
  • Alren approaches the dragon statues and is instantly attacked
  • Yurana crushes one of the cherubs, and the flowing water starts to slow
  • Aelar crushes the other cherub, and the forcefield breaks
  • Water rushes out pushes the adventurers back with a small river of doom
  • Aelar opens the double doors slightly, but hurridly closes them and locks them shut w/ his shovel as he and his friends rest and nurse their wounds
  • After a quick nap, they re-enter the room to find zombies eagerly awaiting their arrival
  • Alren runs down the hall and encounters a stinky, bandaged man that starts scratching at him
  • Zombies emerge from every orifice in the room
  • Aelar breaks the neck of the first crazy zombie
  • Frea magic misiles the bandaged zombies to death
  • The creepy clay bat runs out the double doors to the east and escapes
  • Frea finishes off the last strong zombie
  • After they search the zombie bodies, they notice a small opening in a wall
  • Chant squeezes into the tunnel and finds shreaded clothing, rusted armor (past meals of the zombies), and a Bag of Holding w/ 176gp (35gp each in it)
  • No loot on the corpses
  • 200xp each
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October 1
Our heroes continue to explore the dungeon
  • They see a massive oaken table, but are instantly blocked from entering by an iron gate that fell
  • Everyone attempts to open the gate. With Aelar’s crazy strength, he is able lift the gate and lock it open
  • They find 4 bottles of good red wine, which Yurana quickly runs for
  • In this room, there is a double door straight ahead of them, past the table, and a small door to their left
  • All of the sudden, the double doors and the side door springs open revealing a group of hobglins
  • The tall one yells, to keep our heroes alive, and that they could be sold to the Treethan clan
  • Alren yells at the top of his lungs, “TRIUMPH!!!!” and attack the hobgoblins at the doubledoors to the south
  • Aelar runs to Chant’s side and slings like a mother fucker, and attacks the 3 hobgoblins in the corridor and kills them
  • Yurana runs to the side door, sloppily swings her great axe and ends up missing the two hobgoblins in the door.
  • The tallest Hobgoblin is angry! He runs toward Aelar and hits him with extreme force!
  • Frea runs towards the single door to help out Yurana and tries to hurl a Force Orb over Yurana’s head but it is extinguished by the humjidity in the dungeon.
  • With beautiful acts of teamwork, Alren and Aelar take down the Tall Hobgoblin
  • In our heroes attempt to finish off the rest of the hobgoblins, Yurana is knocked unconcious
  • +1 Vicious short sword, 76 gold each and…
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September 24

The adventurers wake up in the Tavern, fresh and free breakfasted

  • After their tummies are filled, our heroes decide to head back to the keep and check out the 2nd level.
  • Pass through a forest and see a bridge
  • As they cross the bridge, Aelar hears a rustling behind a nearby boulder. Aelar notices a hot female teifling in the distance
  • They beat the wolves, and chase after the Teifling, into the thick fog
  • Alren tries to talk to Teifling hidden in the fog
  • She says ‘you don’t know what you’ve stumbled upon’
  • They hear a second deep voice giving them the same warning to leave
  • Aelar apologizes for throwing rocks at her
  • Alren walked through the fogg and sees a huge golden archway and what looks like to be some sort of bloody ritual. He recognized the Teifling, and ~4 other figure (humans) and 1 other teifling. There is a glowing mark in the center of this ritual, and 4 fire pits
  • Aelar thrusts his sword into the Teifling’s open wound, twists it ever so slightly, dealing the killing blow
  • Chant bites the female teifling’s eye, causing her to lose her sight and she can no longer see Chant
  • As the Teifling tries to run, Yurana jabs her in the crotch. The Teifling retaliates, bringing Yurana near death. Chant runs to help and is able to prevent her death
  • The Teifling female runs up the mountain
  • Chant and Frea chase after the female Teifling, up the cliff and into the foothills
  • Alren keeps the last guy alive, he was one of the guys that was under a trance when our heroes first walked under the golden arch; Yurana bounds and gags him.
  • Alren climbs up the cliff to join Chant and Frea
  • In Chant’s attempt to follow the Teifling, he sees something shimmering in the foothills, and he finds a Pact Blade
  • 5sp each
  • Yurana finds 2 healing potions, 17gp each
  • 170xp each
  • Chants recognizes the glowing the symbol as a Symbol from the Tyvellean Alliance (Dangerous Teifling Warlords); these guys were worshipping demons; which probably means the female Teifling probably left to warn her clan
  • The Heroes head back to the 2nd level of the Keep
  • 2 human guards standing infront of a 30ft deep chasm yell, “Shadows seek Shadows”
  • Chant yells the pass phrase, “From the ground magic was found”
  • During the mahem, 3 Hobgoblins run towards a huge caged spider and releases it
  • 228xp each
  • 2gp, 5sp each, (alren got the 2sp for dealing the killing blow)
  • fat goblin had a key in his pocket
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August 11

The dungeon adventure continues…

  • Our heroes travel back to a pair of bronze double doors
  • There’s a message on the door that reads “Stay out, Really”
  • Inside they see a beautiful lake of lakitude
  • Aelar lights a candle
  • Frea calls upon her Mage Hand to float it across the surface of the water towards the island and back
  • Our adventures tie some rations onto Alren’s old long sword and drop it into the water
  • Aelar’s rope sinks 20-30ft and stops
  • As Alren and Yurana hold one end of Aelar’s rope, Aelar jumps successfully across the water onto the island
  • The water bubbles and a blob emerges from the water
  • Yurana and Alran help Aelar jump back away from the blox
  • The blob creeps onto the land, towards our heroes
  • Our heroes draw him into the hallway in hopes to flank him
  • Aelar deals the killing blow
  • Potion of healing (to Yurana)
  • sheild of protection: provides user & adj ally w/ resist 4 damage (as std action)
  • 33gp, 157 sp, 150ea XP
  • Wood message cylinder (to Frea): in it they find 3 sheets of velum: 1 is a map w/ keep of Shadow fell keep; 1 is message “don’t wet the nodule unless calorel is receptive; water will bring creature out of its dormancy and will kill ”...offer for you…. eager to buy humans as slaves….if you find any, send an envoy back to me” – sazgor wethi of Treethan clan
  • They head back to town and Lord Padraig tells them of his villagers have been disappearing by zombies
  • Graveyard is South of the city
  • They finally convince him to let them in for a short while
  • _ convinces Lord Padraig to give them a reward and he offers them 50gp to get rid of the zombies
  • Chant goes around the town asking if anyone knows about Calorel and the Treethan clan. No one knows anything about the Clan, but the heroes remember tha Calorel has dealt with the people of Orcus
GRAVEYARD
  • Heroes approach a 10ft tall gate
  • Alren slowly pushes the squeeky gate open
  • Frea runs quickly runs up to the hinges and sprays it with lube to silence the creeking
  • Aelar remembers a tiny shovel he has in his pack and thinks about digging up some graves
  • They walk through the graveyard; Frea studies the glowing blue symbols on the ground and doesn’t recognize it
  • As they near one of the mosliam, flesh rotting, bone-exposed dogs, and skeletons start crawling out of the ground
  • Aelar runs onto the glowing blue symbol covering the ground, and hits the zombie dogs hard; to his surprise nothing happened when he stood on the blue glowing ground
  • As our heroes attack the skeletons and dogs, and elf emerges from the mosliem they initially approached
  • Aelar recognizes her as Ninaran, the rechid elf from the pub that gave them nothing but attitude
  • Aelar is near death, but Alren runs to his rescue
  • Frea, angered by the almost death of her friend Aelar, furiously shoots an acid arrow at Ninaran, piercing her belly
  • Alren deals the final blow on the last of the deadly dogs
  • Chant searches Ninaron’s (female, elven archer, body and finds: 39gp, fancy longbow (when he touches the bow, he gets zapped) bow is a +1 longbow w/ an evil past, sheet of velum (velum says: rec’d report on adventures, nxt time you see them, kill them)
  • When you go to the 2nd level of the keep, the pass phrase is “From the ground some magic was found”
  • The adventurers found no kidnapped villagers, nor zombies
  • Yurana questions Lord Padaraig’s honesty and feels this has all been a set up
  • They head back to Winterhaven to talk to Lord Padraig
  • With a warm welcome from the guards, they are directed to the Inn to meet w/ Lord Padraig
  • He give’s the adventurers the 50 gp
  • Lord Padraig’s invitation to stay and rest in his city
  • Chant speaks to Lord Padraig regarding Shadow Fell Keep
  • They go to Baronwen to try to sell the evil bow, he’s instantly zapped, but Alren convinces him that it’s perfectly fine, and is able to sell it for 72gp
  • They decide to stay the night and have an early start in the morning
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