Eh? Oh shit! Fuck!

The End

And…the heroes saved the day! But Vedi died.

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The Realm of Flesh and Blood

Sweet Torii!

I read all your updates so far! Amazing! Thank you! Great work!

We'll see about an xp bonus, maybe catch you up ;P

Anyone who wants to do the last session from their chars POV, just edit this entry

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Lord Incinerous and the Lost Soul

“Great. Just great.” Eliana thought to herself as she looked on at the elemental chaos the stretched beyond her eyesight. “Why exactly did we agree to follow these guys again?” Orion asked as he also surveyed the landscape. Eliana couldn’t quite remember what she had been thinking when she followed the rest of this rag tag party into the portal. Sure, it would be helpful to have them along on her journey, but this was definitely not her journey. Whatever gain she had found in helping them at first was now being replaced by a severe sense of doubt. Although part of that was Orion. If he had a bad feeling, she did too.

Eliana’s eyes finally settled on a volcano in the distance. The only landmark of any sort in the barren skyline. “Guess that’s where we have to go if we were going to get out of this place any time soon. One thing is for sure” Eliana thought to Orion. “there’s no changing our minds now. Prepare yourself.” As Eliana thought this the rest of the party had decided the same as them. Head towards the impending doom the volcano seemed to hold.

Thonlok and his hippogriff lead the way towards the volcano. As they got closer Eliana started to see the same as everyone else. A swarm of demons surrounded the base of the volcano. “Looks like fun to me.” Eliana thought, getting herself ready to charge right into battle. “Calm yourself Eliana.” Orion warned her. “There will be plenty of chances for battle. Save what energy you can, where you can.” Eliana snapped back from her conversation with Orion as she heard one of the demons speaking.

“He would dare to send more of you?! I will not tolerate this!” the demon hissed at the group. Eliana looked around at the others wondering who exactly this party was associated with, only to find the others just as confused as herself. She could see the others were as unsure about how to handle the situation as herself and decided to follow Orions instructions. Although not as gracefully as he had hoped.

“And who exactly do you think sent us?” Eliana snapped, her irritation and power eminating a little from her eyes. The demon, feeling it may be better to answer her than fight told Eliana they smell of the undeath prince; Lord Orcus. “Who the hell is that?” Eliana thought. But before Orion could answer her they were both caught of guard by Thonlok’s burly voice speaking Elven to the demons. “Tree cast in many squirrel.” Eliana looked to Thonlok with great confusion and a slight amount of anger. How dare he take such a chance when diplomacy mattered so much? But as Eliana went to say something Orion stopped her and pointed his head toward the demons. Her jaw almost dropped as she saw many of them nodding their heads in agreement. “Sometimes I wonder how his silly tactics work so well.” Eliana thought. But her surprised showed on her face and the intimidating effect she had held over the lead demon lost it’s use.

Eliana began preparing herself for a battle, now sure her attempt at avoiding it had failed. “Look.” Orion thought to her. “They are not attacking. It is almost like they are afraid to. Strange.” Eliana surveyed the demon’s faces to find Orion was right. They showed a hesitation to attack. That was strange. They out numbered her and the party by far. What was there to fear? But before she could figure it out, Thonlok started speaking to the demons again. This time he grunted many random words and some of the demons seemed so moved by his words that they allied with the party. Eliana was astounded. She watched on as Thonlok gave each of the new allies a rock, and each one look at the rock like it was the best treasure. The largest demon seeming the most impressed by this simplistic gift. Perhaps this was something she would never understand.

The rest of the party seemed to be trying to figure out why the demons smelled undeath when Vedi suddenly remembered a relic they had gathered on a journey that Eliana had not been a part of. She watched as he reached into his pack only to find that the relic had long since been missing. This is bad. This meant that Vedi had been touched by the relic. The stench of undeath was not leaving any time soon. Luckily, this seemed to be the only thing that was stopping the demons from attacking the party. For now.

The party made a final attempt at asking the demons to let them pass. With all of the allies that they had now gained, the lead demon had no other choice but to allow it. Eliana went along with the group, still at her guard in case this was a trick of some sort. But the party made it through and to the cave entrance. All except the new allies and Thonloks new friends, the demons. As they tried to follow into the cave shackles formed around their legs, keeping them at the entrance. Thonlok stopped and went back saying farewell to the demons. Eliana could see how much it meant to them that Thonlok cared. Perhaps the Ogre was smarter than he seemed.

The cave was unlike any other cave Eliana had encountered. She had started to become accustom to such abnormalities. The walls of the cave were a lava blood color. She reached towards one of the walls when Orion snapped at her not to touch it. Surprised at how rude Orion was being Eliana found herself getting more and more angry by the minute. Even the simplest of things made her fill with rage that she could not explain. “The walls.” Orion thought to her. Realizing this rage wasn’t her own she started to try to repress it and hold it off. Orion had a little more trouble in doing so and growled. Eliana was about to scold him for his weakness until Starry saw a shadow figure along the wall. It was there for a moment then darted down the passage way. The party deciding to follow, hoping maybe he would lead us to the person we were after.

After bypassing several small passages they finally ended up at the entrance of a dimly lit cavern. Eliana decided in her haste to fight, to attempt sneaking into the cavern. Unfortunately, her mind split so many ways, so didn’t see the rock until it was too late and slipped, alerting all enemies that they had arrived.

(What was the first battle about? I forgot and my notes don’t say? I’ll add it here when I remember. lol.)

The shadow reappeared. This time creeping up right beside Orion. Before Eliana had any time to react, Orion fell into the shadow disappearing from sight.

Eliana screamed in rage as she watched her companion and best friend disappear into the shadow. She was so wrought with rage and sadness that she could only stand and stare at the wall in silence before the shadow reappeared.

“Missing something?” The shadow asked, malice in his voice. “This can’t be happening.” Eliana thought. Although this time, only to herself. “Give me him back!” Eliana demanded, trying to intimidate the shadow. But all that she got in return was a laugh followed by the sadows demands. “I want the death of Lord Incinerous, and in return you can have your precious dog.” And then he was gone.

Eliana was sure that she would find Lord Incinerous and fight until death. With or without the party, she was going to get Orion back, or die. Demons were underhanded and sly. Trusting his words was a big chance, but she really had no choice. Not if she wanted Orion back. Though it seemed she didn’t need to take this journey alone, each party member had their own reasons to why they were going. None-the-less, they were going. The party moved it’s way through small spaces and tunnels, Thonlok mapping out where they were going, so they could get back.

Finally the party came to a chamber, the guards inside. Vedi and Eliana attempting to stealth in, making it until they could see the demon on his throne. Vedi making the first attack. Eliana is sure that is the guy she is after. Staying back for her long range attacks, she watched as the others took down each of the surrounding guards. But her focus was on the guards by the throne, and the demon they were protecting. Each of the guards was easily defeated, and soon after so was Lord Incinerous. Perhaps a little too easy for when the demon died he said “Lord Incinerous will have vengance” followed by a shrill and high pitched cackling. The true Lord Incinerous appearing on the throne, he says “Who dares disturb my keep?”. Eliana looked at the other party members to plan their next strategy when she was caught off guard. There was recognition in their eyes. This demon was no stranger to them.

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Deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole...

The party found a young boy, leading a band of women and children away from an attacked village. Fearing that the party had ill intentions, he sent them away.

Nevertheless, the party investigated the matter. Thonlok used his superb cartography skills to forge a map! Amazing!

They encountered, once again, a village being submerged into the Feywild. Vines and tree roots grew rampantly over the village. At the heart of the mess was a glowing green orb, guarded by hideous beasts that drew back flaps of skin on their faces to reveal their terrifying skulls to its victim.

Starrynight destroyed the orb, believing that it had something to do with the odd occurrence, but did not understand its arcane nature. With an explosion of primal engergies, the party was sent hurdling into the primordial fey—a portion of the feywild known only to the Moonshae isles, odd in that it houses both primal and fey spirits.

After being overwhelmed by ants – giant, poisonous, carnivorous ants, mind you – they dashed deeper into the wilds and found refuge near a temple of the primal spirit Meeznu.

The rite of entry, Thonlok observed, is a test of Meeznu’s followers to be admitted to the temple. A puzzle, riddle, or similar test is given. After trying a few different things, Thonlok decided he would throw himself against the temple wall and knock it down, thus gaining entry through a feat of strength. It worked! Surely Meeznu smiled upon him this day!

Sadly, the hobgoblins on the other side of that wall were not smiling. A gritty battle left the adventurers sore and low on energy, so they rested once more.

Just inside the temple they found a dead eladrin. He had beautiful sleek hair and natural wooden armor, magically imbued to be as strong as steel. He held an amulet of a sun and a beautiful eladrin-crafted silver longbow, set with jade gems and adorned with a griffin-hair drawstring, this work of art immediately caught the eye of Starrynight.

The temple was seemingly abandoned, overrun by bandits or wildlife. A nest of cockatrices petrified Dorenmar, and was narrowly saved by Thonlok greasing him up with mud and cockatrice feathers.

In the final chamber, Thonlok found a chest that bouncing around. Something inside was banging on the interior. When Vedi unlocked it, the a giant boar burst out, thrashing in anger.

so…They tried to kill it. Then Thonlok crushed its skull. Then Thonlok beheaded it.

Little to their surprise, the temple started rumbling and a giant boar guardian emerged to battle the party, seeking vengeance for the now-dead Meeznu. In a quick explosive battle, they felled the giant beast and Thonlok took the head of Meeznu as a helm.

Travelling onward, the party met another eladrin of the summerfey, looking for Alendil, his friend. The bow that Starrynight found belonged to Alendil, and his son has rightful claim to his father’s family heirloom.

Before she could give it back, a demon appeared, yelling “Give me mithrandil!!!” and switched appearances with Thonlok to confuse his friends. Nearly defeated, the oni turned into the eladrin fellow, and wrestled him off the griffin.

Not knowing which one was which, Starrynight held up the bow, threatening to destroy it—thinking that only the true eladrin would react to such a notion.

One of the two eladrin cried out “Mithrandil, no!!!” Forgetting the demon’s earlier words, they struck down the silent eladrin.

The oni, disguised still, requested that Starrynight to return the bow. When she did, he cackled maniacally with glee as the bow transformed into a hellish instrument of destruction, and he disappeared in a blast of fire.

The phrase: “Eh, Oh shit…. Fuck!” comes to mind.

The party faced a challenge of traversing the Feywild, looking for a roost of griffins, so that they may easily travel to the Eladrin city that the summer fey spoke of earlier. During their journey, they encountered a community of Farthernear gnomes. The gnomes reacted violently to the parties presence, but starrynight was quick to win over their hearts with a massive feast, the likes of which Farthernear had never before known!

The gnomes explained that poachers and a shadowy figure had been preventing them from hunting and gathering, and the village was starving. The demon may also have been hunting down important fey spirits, weakening the forests power.

The party agreed to chase down the demon for the gnomes, and retrieve the Eladrin Longbow.

The gnomes guided the party members to the Griffin roost, where the poachers were slaying all of the griffins!

Thonlok dismounted one of the half orc hippogriff riders, taking the Hippogriff “Fluffy” as his own steed. The party made short work of the poachers, and the cloaked figures atop the roost known as the “Shadar Kai.” They were servants of the shadow oni, and held off the party as the oni disappeared into a portal atop the roost.

Vedi found four griffin eggs, one of them black as a starless moonless night. The adventurers kept the eggs for safe keeping, and bravely followed the demon into the mysterious portal.

They thought they would end up in the shadowfell, but found themselves somewhere far far worse…

A river of fire floated over head; they sat atop an enormous floating earthmote, with floating globules of purplish water; in the distance sat a Volcano, lava streaming down its sides and over two large demon statues—over 80 feet tall.

They had arrived in the Elemental Chaos, just on the border of the Demon Abyss, realm of the God Asmodeus and all of the demonic legions.

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A desperate land, A desperate girl

Again, I’ll put this in story form later. I just want to catch us up to current sessions, so you can begin glogging. (rpg log is to glog as web log is to blog)

  1. Party is planted in a frozen plain
  2. Starrynight foretells the coming of a great blizzard. Thonlok builds shelter, complete with sagely protective ritual (animals don’t like goliath piss)
  3. Party awakened, surrounded by a pack of wolves. Thonlok jumps through the tree house floor and duels the pack leader, a mystical wolf, in a primal warrior’s challenge, the Moruk-Tar!
  4. Thonlok bests the mighty beast in one on one combat. He discovers it to be Ashmar, a guardian spirit of Winterglen, a child of the Earthmother.
  5. He takes the wolf’s hide as a symbol of his victory, and accepts the honor and responsibility of the protection of Winterglen, as its sole Stormwarden. He is one step closer to achieving his village shaman’s quest

During her watch, Starrynight’s keen elven eyes spied a bloody figure traversing the horrors of the icy Winterglen blizzard. Her unapathetic slumbering companions turned a cold shoulder to her pleas, so she braved the harsh weather and ventured out alone.

She found a young direwolf, injured and bleeding to death. By luck, or the will of the gods, she made her way back to ‘fort Winterglen’. The beast was saved by the healing talents of Delaios the Bard (no one noticed anything about this change, after many failed insight rolls, so this portion of the story goes unnoticed).

Even though it would risk severe injury or death, the beast attempted to make its way back out into the storm. It was gravely concerned about something, as a mother might worry for a pup in danger. Starrynight noted the deep intelligence in the direwolf’s majestic emerald eyes, and allowed it to leave. She and Vedi convinced the others to aid it, and trail it closely.

The direwolf led them to a forested area where clouds of green fog hung in the air, and plant life grew rampantly and wildly. They neared on the ruins of a simple village—one that belonged to a tribe of wolf-worshipping shifters.

The smell of death pervaded their senses, but they noticed a speck of life amongst all the villagers corpses. A girl, surrounded by mushrooms, was fighting for her life. When the heroes moved in to help, the mushrooms stirred to life, and attacked.

Delaios the bard made a daring bolt through the fray of combat to give medical aid to the dying girl. He chanted a hymn, healing her wounds with arcane energies summoned by the power words he spoke.

Furious, the girl with the ears and tail of a wolf stormed into battle, and her direwolf Orion attacked in unison, cleaving through the Myconids with her greatsword as if they were little more than moist vines.

To the party’s dismay, Delaios opened himself to more harm than he expected. A swarm of evil fey forest sprites sprang at him from the shadows. They entrapped him in a globe of shadows. Held off by the fierce myconids, the party could do little to respond to their friend’s screams of agony, as the foul creatures raked Delaios to death.

After killing a majority of the sprites, the last few cackling imps flew away to safety.

The loss of a friend was heartbreaking, but the wolf girl had taken ill, and needed immediate attention.

  1. Find food for a broth. The girl is dying again, and they dont know why!
  1. Meeting pith and Dorenmar: Starrynight and Vedi were stalking a strange bird, seeking meat to add to a medicinal broth for the dying Eliana. Vedi stepped on a twig, alerting the awkward avian to their presence. Angered, as the halfling may have cost her dinner, Starrynight drew back her bowstring, aiming for the beak. Her arrow sailed through the air, toward the gangly lanky moving object, through the pockets of leaves growing from trees scattered by the dozens between Starrynight and her target. Despite all odds, the skilled huntress shot true—surely a feat only manageable by a wood elf of Moonshae! The freakish fowl toppled over himself, legs over head, wing over leg, adam’s apple over liver, liver over wing, rolling with the same great momentum he used to flee from his grim fate—finally clobbering into a tree and exploding into a thousand feathers. There was no trace of the bird, as the spirit feathers floated gently to the ground, decomposing into a fine green glitter. Go critical hits!
  1. Dorenmar appears, and relays his skills as a talented healer. Vedi and Starrynight take him to the wolfgirl. She is poisoned by the myconid spores, and her condition is rapidly deteriorating. This village has somehow become a fey crossing, strengthening the myconid spores. They took her away from the feywild, and her condition immediately improved.
  1. Wolfgirl named Eliana, and her trusty companion Orion. Her pack called themselves the Pride of Amarok, worshipping the great primal wolf spirit Amarok. Eliana recognizes the power of her new companions, and owes them her life. Perhaps she will travel with them…
  1. Eliana is suffering from shock and trauma, and cannot recall the particulars of the attack. All she remembers is her elders last words: “Seek the elves of the Synnoria. Make peace with the druids of Myrloch. Enemies must become allies, and allies must become kin to face this ominous threat, or the whole of Sarifal is doomed.”

To be continued

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Continuation of Chapter 1

The Sea Witch: Whispers of Glory

To be edited:

  1. Find secret cave entrance
  2. Fight past monstrous creatures that took up residence in the dank lair
  3. Find goblin camp, they are taking refuge here
  4. Meet a monk, once prisoner to goblins, but became their leader after display of prowess
  5. Delaios acting strange, like he’s a different person
  6. Starrynight finds a strange mechanical construct that swears fealty to her??
  7. Monk is at odds with delaios, delaios provokes the monk
  8. The party nearly has fatal encounter with cave creatures on a makeshift raft, floating down underwater rapids. crazy skill challenge
  9. the raft is destroyed, but the party escapes into a cave troll lair. fun
  10. bullywugs. yum. they were worshipping something evil?
  11. bullywugs were being used by a demonic imp, who was trying to make his first evil lair. but he needed the bullywugs to destroy the powerful magma beasts that lie awaiting within
  12. the party kills the magma beasts, thus helping the imp, and befriends him. The lawful good monk cannot stand for this evil act, and leaves the party to fend for himself.
  13. with the imps limited assistance, the party goes through the hot tunnel (chad drank the thirst quencher alch frost) and finds the sea witch!
  14. Encounter with air genasi who followed the party, to take the treasure from the water genasi
  15. party emerges victorious, enters the sea witch and fights a 500 year old cursed elf ship captain sorceress. once they free her of her curse, by kicking the crap out of her, (they killed her, but the powerful socreress instilled her own soul with an immortal freedom)
  16. Before delivering her final vengeance, the bracelet that the warforged servant gave Starrynight proves to the Sea Witch captain that Starrynight and crew are here by no coincidence.
  17. starry night finds that she is a descendent of the captain. the captain was once the empress of a nation called sarifal, in moonshae, and was forced away from her homeland, cursed to rot on this ship. she was twisted by teh ravages ofthe spell plague.
  18. now free of the curse, empress moongleam handed the scroll and her blessings over to starry night, and used the “Spelljammer” to take the party to winterglen, so that Starrynight might realize her destiny.
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Chapter 1

The Adventure Begins: Skaug, and the Warring Genasi

The Misty Gale arrived at Skaug two days later, a tough journey for a large passenger transport manned only by a handful of landlovers. The ports were being monitored by some cutters for hire, paid to give government officials the run around and weed out bounty hunters. The party easily slipped by with the cunning tricks of Veddi the rogue.

The city’s inhabitants were extraordinarily shady, or dangerously violent, or, in many cases, both. All of Skaugs residents, merchant and pirate alike, dropped everything they were doing and ran toward the Bazaar beneath the ship. A magnificent flying ship with sails of glass, hovering atop a small cloud, darted along the ceiling of the enormous cove that covered the city. Laughter could be heard from above as it literally started to rain gold. Before the party members knew it, they found themselves amidst a massive brawl. Pirates were beating the snot out of eachother in vain attempts to grab a few coins from weaker-looking opponents.

After several minutes of this, (when even the party members’ pouches and pockets jingled with the familiar ring of coin, with their fists bloodied and their brows sweaty) the rain came to a halt. The five heroes of the Misty Gale stood victorious over the scum of Skaug. A ranking officer of the floating pirate ship, an Air Genasi whose name remains unknown to this very day, jumped off the deck and flew toward the ground, laughing at the misery and chaos he created below.

Thonlok took this as an insult. Who is this flying man to laugh in such a mocking tone at Thonlok? Before the Genasi even touched the ground, Thonlok was airborn, enraged, and clashed midair with the crystaline pirate. The Genasi lieutenant called for his brothers. Outnumbered, the party started to make a run for it, diving into the water below the floating terraces. You’d have thought it was their first time swimming; the panic of the oncoming slaughter dulled their senses, becoming disoriented under water. The Genasi quickly caught up, and a deadly conflict spiraled out of control below the water.

They struggled to remain conscious while holding their breaths through all the fighting. When things began to look gritty, the adventurers were joined by a small group of Water Genasi, who aided in slaying the Air Genasi forces. They made their escape, safe at last.

The water Genasi were the Bluebeard pirates of the ship Poseidon, and the air Genasi called themselves the Cloudstalkers, of The Skygoddess. The two factions of pirates were warring over some matter, a dispute between the captains of the two collectives.

The water Genasi invited the crew to the Bluebeard deck of Keelhaul Tavern, an ancient ship that was turned into Skaug’s greatest and most notoriously violent Tavern. When there, they were shown to Poseidon’s First Mate, Krethik Aqueon, a huge genasi with a blue crystaline beard and flesh of watery swirls behind a sapphire skin. He made a deal—he offered the party a treasure map, and a ride to Candledeep, and all he wanted in return was one item: A scroll, with a symbol of a magical rune, and what looked like dragon heads atop it.

The item was aboard an ancient pre-bluefire ship called the Sea Witch. It was a ship manned entirely by the most fearsome wizards and sorcerers of the Sea of Swords. It went missing nigh 100 years ago, but rumors of its location had begun to resurface.

One of Krethik’s servants put the sweet Rose into the caring hands of his wife, and guided the party to Hullcarver reef.

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Prologue
Adventure 1

Adventures in the Sea of Swords.

Introduction: Ghost Ship, The Misty Gale

Delaios the Wizard, Rellis the Paladin, Starrynight the Elven Ranger, and Vedi the Halfling rogue were all prisoners aboard a Valen Marine Vessel. They were being transported to some brutal prison island to face certain doom. During a storm, the party befriended one another with the sole purpose of escaping their grim fate. They took advantage of a massive sea storm to outsmart the marines, befriend the vessels captain, and escape with little more than a weeks rations, some basic navigation equipment, and a small raft.

Nearing dehydration and starvation, the party celebrated when they were found by Captain Ralleigh of the Misty Gale. The ship’s crew was friendly—they took advantage of the warming hospitality. Late that night, however, the party was awoken from slumber with a nasty crash and the screams of passengers. The crew and passengers had all but vanished, and a rotting ship full of undead and apparitions was all that remained. The Valen fugitives faced these hellish threats for answers, looking the source of these abominations.

After drowning to death in a room full of blood, three of the adventurers jumped from their cots, startled by what was apparently just a horrible nightmare.

Or was it? Rellis the paladin had gone missing, and all three of them had the exact same nightmare.

New passengers boarded the ship on this day. Among their numbers was a goliath Warden who called himself Thonlok. That night, the party’s slumber was disturbed once more by the Ghost Ship’s transformation. They endured the terrifying trials of the haunted vessel, and met the ghost of a young girl named Rose.

Following Rose, they discovered the source of the malign spirits—a strange dark artifact, wielded by the helpless girl, that possessed the crew to perform murderous acts of violence.

The party freed Rose and Captain Ralleigh from the curse of this dark artifact—an artifact constructed from an oversized human vertebrae. The adventuring crew wanted to find the original owner of this malevolent creation, so they headed to the port city of Skaug.

This wasn’t your ordinary port—not by a long shot. Skaug is the pirate capitol of all of Toril.

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