Tales of Tolgard

Session 56

Tharr’s Rough Notes:

18th of Mai

Zeffbot went out first thing this morning for
Quarry is on the outside, eastern edge of town
Serpent Mines

Headed outside of town to a mine inside of a hill. Asking around the people direct us to the foreman.
Yes- he was here a little bit ago. Bought some premium stone for repairs.
Working on decent granite digs and we found some precious metals as well.
He looked very happily then he wondered over there in that region.
Over to a collection trees a little way away. Zeff is getting stoned. (he’s been working for about 30 minutes for 2 hp)

We started traveling north towards Greysand

Medium sized green dragon lands behind us.

The dragon said, I had a message for you- but we can do it this way…
I’ll be back with reinforcements…

Damage I took times 10 in gold repair for acid attacks.

Teleported back to Serpent
Hit the weapon shop:
Potions or Poisons?

Armor gets fixed.
Carl went to the church of Ehlonna
Mid afternoon.
Teleported to Tydra.
Stayed the day for Zeff to heal up.

19th of Mai
Headed west to Silentbreeze.

Late that day- right before sundown…

I thought I heard something.
Someing just outside of my vision…

Cast fly and flew up…
Flew back down and Shield of Faith Mass

Weird- Zeff was yelling at trees

Flew around, looking and listening…
Did not hear anything out of the ordinary.

Panther, 6 legs, nothing but miscle and bone. Tentacles.

Slept through 2 yells

Displacer Beasts

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Session 55

Tharr’s Rough Notes:

Group Loot: 60 pp, 97 sp, 9 cp
Today is the 17th of Mai

Killed the shrieking monsters

Golem can’t use armor but he can carry shields
Still can’t be healed
Magic Oils will enhance slam attack
Potions don’t work

I moved forward to gather coins- something clicked and gas started coming out of the throne.
Ramirez said it wasn’t poisonous.

Semi-opaque gas, coming out from under the chair.
20 locations of interest

Twice your con score
DC check every round to not breath
Holding breath- checked first point of interest
Checking- use two rounds
It turned out to be worthless garbage

The aura is strong and magical – Ramirez
Garbage
Garbage

Ramirez found a fire opal.
Zeffbot found a fire opal.
Garbage
The gas expanded- the four pools started bubbling
Ramirez found junk
Carl found junk
Zeffbot found a coiled up cord made of silver
I found a suit of chainmail out
Ramirez found a necklace with a series of orbs
Carl found junk
Found junk

Rising out of the two closer pools are:
Huge Dragon Skeleton that has animated
Ramirez found a violet garnet
I found a well-crafted wooden box with runes denoting abundance.
The third skeleton is missing some bones- partial skull, three legs
The fourth pool is really bubbling violently
Zeffbot found picked up a bejeweled golden tiara
I found a fire opal

The close one moved up and attacked Carl
The fourth is really boiling

Tried to teleport us to Serpent…
And ended up next to the bad dragon.
Rocky took out a let, if fell, and shattered and exploded.
Ramirez starting breathing and summoned a celestial lion.

The fourth boil is going overtime.
I tapped myself, Ramirez, and Carl with my wand of water breathing – 3 1/3 hours each
Finally, emerging from the fourth pool- a tiny little skeletal Kobold

Ramirez cast a flamestrike on the two skeletons

I healed the Paladin a bit. He headed over for combat. I cast fly and flew over behind him.
Ramirez popped the kobold and attacked one of the dragons with light of venya
I dimensional doored over to the treasure and started gathering it up.

Shield of Faith does effect Zeffbot

Ramirez finally dropped the last dragon skeleton
A blue floating trinket type thing- looks like Zeff’s- glowing softly.

The rune on the trinket is similar to one that would cause planar shift

We collected all the loot
The throne has some ornate designs to it- green marble.

Made sure we were all touching when Zeff touched the rock

We found ourselves beside a river – with a fading blue portal.
Critted the check- we’re home!

We moved away from the ruinic portal and I attempted to teleport us to Serpent
I teleported- it was just down the road.
Headed back to Serpent- It’s been about an hour…

Looking for a magic shop

He fiddled with a rock, found ourselves somewhere else, dealt with some stuff, Paladin returned from the dead, Zeff turned to a rock monster, 2 teleports used…

Magic and Mystery shop
Silver Cord *
Necklace with Trinkets *
Wooden Box *
Chainmail does not
Tiara does not

3400 gp
150 pp
3 fire opals (1000 gp ea.)
1 violet garnet (500 gp)

Outside is as expected – a couple of strange looking objects in the window. Inside- further confirmed- strange items cannot ID- with a few that look familiar.
Shopkeeper looks up, acknowledges us, then back to his tome. Stands behind his counter.

100 gp per ID
(-300)
Silver Cord – cord of favor – +5 comp bonus on sense motive checks, continuous
3 times per day – sac a divine spell or slot – 1st or higher- to use divine favor as a spell- cord or caster level, whichever is higher
Occupies the waist slot
(sold – 1500 gp)

Wooden box – Field Provisions Box – produces a full days sustenance for 15 humans and 5 boxes, used once per day.
(sold – 100 pp)

Necklace – Necklace of Fireballs Type 5
7 orbs on it of 4 different sizes
1 orb with 9, 2 with 7, 2 with 5, 2 with 3

Carl showed him his tree (less bird)
I haven’t seen this before- some residual divine resurrection magic- lingering effects
(-100 gp)

You may have had an interaction with something otherworldly…
Trickster or something otherworldly…

Ramirez whipped out his elephant and put it on the counter…
(-100 gp)
This looks like a variant of one of the figurine of wonder power- of the marble elephant
The marble elephant – upon utterance of a command word, grows to the size of the elephant- only used 4 times per month for up to 24 hours at a time

Extra precautions to contain it- cost extra.
(-300 gp)
We’re gonna have to put this in a neutralization zone
Brought out the skull…

The shopkeeper – I did detect the mesmerize effect you mentioned- if you can figure out how to properly, an undead mastery and undying fortitude.
UM – increase effective turning level by using charges
Poison, sleep, paralysis, stunning, disease, death effect, critical hits, nonleathal damage, physical ability damage, ability damage, ability drain, fatigue, exhaustion, death from massive damage, don’t breath
Last for 3 rounds- used 3 times a day

Have to work around mesmerize to figure out how to use it

We have a little market area that has a couple of vendors that would buy the jewelry as well as the armor- find a merchant there

Zeff sold:
Fullplate +3 – 5500 gp
Amulet of Health +2 – 2000 gp
Ring of Jumping – 1250 gp
Ring of Swimming – 1250 gp

To the market place- merchants of both
Tiara – 1250 gp
Chainmail – 100 gp

2550 gp ea.

I purchased a Belt of Healing (-750)
I purchased the Giant Stag Beetle Amulet of Vermin (-1200)
Gave my Amber Amulet of Vermin – Praying Mantis – to Zeff
Gave my Spellsink Scarab to Zeff as well

Purchased a Wand of Cat’s Grace with 22 charges

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Session 54

Mai 16th

Tharr’s Rough Notes:

16th of Mai
Group Loot: 60 pp, 97 sp, 9 cp

Walking down the road
See some creepy old mysterious guy standing behind a road side stand.

Greetings, travelers! Would you like a free mysterious trinket?
On the stand- 6 trinkets!
Dropped 3 sheets of parchment on the counter.

No two are even remotely the same
A jade figurine of an elephant
Series of interlocking rings with a small metal figure inside
A tree with a bird in it
A non-descript rock with a couple of strange markings on it
A skull made out of ivory
Horse drawn cart made out of wood but the inside of the cart has straw in it

He handed me a token as well as Ramirez
Ramirez claimed the elephant
I picked up the skull fist-sized skull
Zeff picked up the rock
Carl picked up the tree with the bird

Picked the items that matched your deities

I go by many names…
Everything went dark
We woke up in a prison area. All of us were in different cells. There is a rack. A set of double doors and a watering hole.
Everyone feels a little light headed.
The skull is in my possessions.

Cast detect magic and started looking around.
Set of double doors opens and a person in guard garb enters.
I’m glad to see you’re all up crazy night last night.
You all entered the city ranting lunatics- had to lock you up for the night.
What town is this?
-This is serpent!
If you promise not to cause a scene I’ll let you out.
The guard opened a cabinet in the wall and pulled out some keys.

Exited the cells- a little area- administration
Today is the 17th of Mai
The skull does glow

Morning
The Skull – strong magic, can’t tell the school
Rock – overwhelming
Tree and bird – strong

Followed Ramirez out of the north gate
Took out the skull and looked at it
It seems to be finely crafted with no imperfections- not crafted from tools. The more I look at it the more it seems to look back into me. A sense of longing in the empty eye sockets.
Ramirez knocked it out of my hands.
I picked it up, without looking at it, and dropped it in my backpack.

Heading north to Greysand
Walking- Zeff reaches into his bag, pulls out the rock, rubs it and speaks a word in a strange language

Inside of some sort of cave. Luminescent green slime here and there. Sparkles of something shiny off in the distance. Series of loud growling noises coming from above.
Pair of heavily muscled reptiles on 4 limbs. Dark and red scales are scarred and chipped- unchecked rage in their visage.
Got charged
Got clawed – Protection Devotion, then used my boots to teleport without error 60 feet away.
Throne looking thing with money and treasure

The paladin was down…
I dropped a flamestrike and hit them both
Ramirez dropped but didn’t die- I used my boots again and healed him.

Stone jumped up and landed nearby, digging itself in the ground.
A stone version of Zeff appeared where the stone went…

I’ll take his +3 Heavy Mithril Shield
Sell my +1 and give him the money

Over to the throne- a large number of bones of various animals and people. Larger skeletons in the three pools.
Nightmarish flying starfish. At the end of each head is a human-like head.

Terrible shriek

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Session 53

Tharr’s Rough Notes:

Mai the 4th – first day of training
Training for 10 days.

Got a Holy text from my temple
During the training- Furt approaches the group
Says after having the reaction to seeing the undead- and our path would take us further down that way- he was not sure if he was ready to accompany us yet, but he may return at a later time when he has worked to overcome that kind of fear.
(Furt left the party)

Ready to roll on Mai the 14th
Today…

Dwarf- Full platemail – shiny shield – axe at his side

We’ll head zagaran adv. guild
Enillos
Asked guildmaster- you guys have gotten outside the main ilk we have around here – a certain reputation…

Over to RARE – Contract still out for the Starfall Amulet
NEW: Information about the location of a codex that was reference
We think the recovery of it would probably fetch a decent amount
Some really in depth instructions on how to create automatons.
No entirely sure- we think it a day or two travel from Xaveron
Cost: 600 gp, Payout 6000 gp

Group loot: 90 pp, 10gp, 3sp, 3cp; (including Ramirez’s donated loot)
Pay 60 plat for the info:
Seeking out the Nier’s Automaton Codex
Located a day’s travel outside of Xaveron
We have a drawing of a tool at mid-day – it looks a lot like a compass. You have to get this forged or we could probably come up with something in a couple of days
Central part at mid day- the reflective piece will point in the direction – a days travel west of Xaveron
Is it curesd? No, it’s a book with info about how certain things are accomplished with golems. Not magical in any form or fashion.
Gave 30 platinum to fabricate it.
Just give us a couple of days and we’ll have that ready, calibrated, and shined.

Heading over to Azana’s crib
You guys are late…
I found some guys that would fit with your party…
Before we do this, we have some payment.
I think that Lynette is wearing the amulet I gave Azana- it looks a little bit less energized.
Lynette, are you wearing the amulet we gave Azana?
It was a gift…

Into a small room. A number of items on a table.
I’m sure this will cover your
Gold and Platinum – 60 pp, 3500 gp
1 violet garnet (500)
5 fire opals (1000)
Ornate brass mug (250 gp)
Onyx wand * 100 + Eternal Wand – single spell of 3rd or lower. Any that cast arcane spell can use it two times per day. Cure Moderate
Jeweled Scarab * -100 + Spell Synch Scarab – activate whenever you would take damage from a spell or psionic spell. Reduces the damage taken – 2d6, 2 3d6, 3 charges reduces 4d6 (1000 gp)
Light steel shield (80 gp)
Bracelet * -100 + Goodberry bracelet
basic nourishment and minor healing- 5 silver berry shaped charms. Plucked – half bonus of wisdom, can add 2 so each berry heals 3 instead of one. (1000 gp)
Crystal * 100 + Crystal of aquatic action, least – any armor does not pose an armor check penalty during swimming – 125gp
Note: Who loves you
Azana loves you!
Amulet that looks like the one that Lynette is wearing *

Group loot: pp, 10gp, 3sp, 3cp; (including Ramirez’s donated loot)
+60 pp from group loot

8930 gp to split three ways
Wand, scarab, bracelet, crystal tbd

2976 6sp 6cp

Group Loot: 60 pp, 97 sp, 9 cp
(including Ramirez’s donation)

Talked it over with Ramirez- we decided to return the amulet to the priest in Tydra

Gave Lynette her share
Bought out the scarab from them.

The new folks?
I did some research to find some people to confirm to your efforts..
A holy knight – seeks an opportunity to vanquish evil in the world
A dwarf with something to prove

Tell me about yourself, dwarf- currently I’m a caravan guard in between gigs. Before that I lost my family to the Dremdesh getting wiped off the map. In the Dwarflands. Zeff Stormshield.
What do you bring to the Raiders of the Forsaken Dragon.
I’ve fought on this continent for almost 17 years. Was in the Keshian campaign from 96 until it ended.
What do you bring to the party?
I jump good and I’m used to standing on the front lines.

Ehlonna
He appears to be a bit more divinely aligned than the average human
Similar in appearance to Lynnette, Jeffrey, and Azana
He’s in platemail, wooden shield, sword, golden eyes, silver hair
A pair of rings, a necklace, and gauntlets
I am into defending the forest and the faith of my goddess. I destroy evil, I had demons. I’m searching for Seeds of Eternity.
A knight of the order- a paladin.
I would be definitely in the front lines.
Carl Chance

1100 owed later from Carl
225 from Zeff
Lynette and Ramirez – both donated their 1/3 from the crystal

Group Loot: 75 pp, 9 gp, 7 sp, 9 cp
Lynette offered portal service to Enillos…
We portaled to Enillos…
She led us into a small room- a portal up against the wall…
We headed to Zag HQ to check on the job

Zag:
I got gold with 3 gems
4 more jobs to get to the next metal level
1 job:
Echoes of the War
Woman who’s been trying to get people to take this job- no one seems that interested. We’ve put it up on the board but no one seems to want to bite.

Trying to recover some family heirloom that was lost in the war on the battlefield. The place that it’s supposedly lost at- no man’s land, a spooky place. She’s in Mizunah- we don’t have an office out there yet. There’s just not a whole lot of extra people to get that far out. She cares a whole lot- not a short trip. I do have her address in Mizunah. Lyre Chaemoira – an Elf

Attempted to teleport us to Tydra- found ourselves on a road. It seems to be going mostly north/south.
Second time was the charm.

Headed to the toasted temple.
Welcome back, brothers! Brother Roland!
Ah, yes- this is it!
We shall say prayers for his lost soul…
I have to admit my faith has faltered a bit
We do not have much to offer- we all live very simply. We can offer the blessings of the church- if you seek guidance, we can offer this as well. The people need this symbol of faith to focus on. It saved this city once and it will save many more lives.
We can provide a place of refuge and perhaps some potions.
A number of the congregation are looking at the amulet again…
Roland comes back with a case with 8 vials.
Here – hopefully this is adequate payment.
6 cure light, 2 cure moderate

Let’s head down to Serpent…
Make it a half day’s travel. It’s dark out. ¼ of the way there.
1st watch – Tharr & Carl
2nd watch – Carl & Zeff
3rd watch – Ramirez

3 Owlbears

Cast two defensive spells
One tried to coup de gracie Ramirez
I dropped a Flamestrike on two of them.
Dropped a second flamestrike on them.

Pick up next time

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Session 52

Tharr’s Rough Notes:

Quick scan of the pond- a couple of badly decomposed bodies at the bottom- look to have drowned.
I flew over and looked at the amulet. A simple necklace with what looks like a piece of burnt stone. It looks like it’s on fire.
I picked it up by the necklace part. Something feels different though. I put it in a pocket.
We made it back to the chasm- across the darkway spell.
3rd of Mai
Entered about midday
Early afternoon
We headed up the ridge to camp.

Three watches- second was Furt- something happened.
Furt sees a large creature coming – lean, muscular human- hard, hairless flesh is smooth and gray. Deep, sunken eyes make it look grim.
Picks up a boulder and chucked it at me and hit
Moved up – hit furt
56 to Furt
Devotion, moved back, tapped Furt with Bear’s Endurance
I used the wand on Ramirez and stepped up to the baddie.
+6
Seems to be of the giant race
stone giant
Then another one showed up.
Made it through last watch.

Cast Speak with Dead
Would you like to return to the land of the living?

At this time, no- but I may be needed at a later time.
My God says you can, but not right now- several years later you can.

Any final requests?
Burn my body – the stuff ya’ll can have, of course- I just don’t want nerull bringing the corpse back

Now that you’re on the other side, is there any advice you can give us?
Try not to get yourselves killed.

We spend the time- set up a small pyre- prepare the body for burning.

Mithril Blueshine Chainmail 3 (claimed by Ramirez) => +2 Breastplate (2100 gp)
+2 Heavy Steel Shield (2000 gp)
Morningstar +1 (claimed by Tharr) => Masterwork Dwarven Waraxe (160 gp)
Masterwork Light Crossbow (150 gp)
70 bolts
Periapt of Wisdom +2 (2000 gp)
Heward’s Handy Haverstack (Tharr Keeps)
Helm of Comprehend Languages (Group loot)
Ephod of Authority (
1 to turning undead) – shirt/vestment (400 gp)
Ring of Protection +1 (Furt)
Scroll of Speak with Dead (Tharr)
Climber’s Kit (Donate)
Divine Sacred Text – (donate to church)
1 vial of 1000gp diamond dust – (500 gp)
5 vials of 100gp diamond dust – (250 gp)
2 holy symbols – one gold, one silver – (Donate to church)
5 scrolls of neutralize poison (Tharr)
2 effie scales
4 CMW potions – 3 to Tharr, 1 to Furt
Guild Ring
4 daylight pellets – 2 to Ramirez, 2 to Furt
2 belt pouches (Donate)
Winter blanket
Healer’s Kit (Donate)
Trail Rations (Donate)
Loaves of Elf Bread (Donate)
10 chalk (Donate)
Whistle (Donate)
Sewing Needle (Donate)
Ink Pen (Donate)
2 scroll cases
Spell Component Pouch (Donate)
Waterskin (Donate)
Flask of good wine
1 blue diamond (5000 gp)
2 100 gp gems
70 plat
30 gp
9 sp (To church)
7 cp (To church)

Used the winter blanket as a makeshift shroud
2 cp on the eyes
Drank the wine as a toast

Teleported back to Whisper

11,230 /4 = 2807 gp 5 sp
2100 /3 – no Ramirez – 700 gp
160 /3 – no Tharr – 53gp 33 sp

Went to the church of Pelor

Zagarian – Seek Guildmaster – 30164 Recruit
Turned in the ring

We could use something strong and beefy
Someone for healing and dealing with undead

Blip on Ennilos
Ring of Feather Fall – 1980 gp
Ring of Water Breathing – ???
Wand of Water Breathing – 10,125 – fully – 50
Wand of Water Breathing – 42, 5, 20, 27, 9, 38
9 charges – 1,822 gp
Level 5 caster – 10 hours/casting

Heading to Temple of Azana
Typical amount of people in the pews
A priest doing a sermon
Head Priest near the portal…
Welcome Back
She is expecting you

Have you seen Lynette around?
You may want to speak to our lady as well…
He activated the portal and we went through

As we enter- we see Azana standing next to another woman that appears to be blond dressed all in white- very similar to Azana in appearance but more earthly…
About Lynette…
There was a miscalculation in the effectiveness of my amulet. There was a large explosion where her body lied here.
A result of our travels here- the fact that Lynette was out of synch with things- I may have caused the synchronization issue getting involved a few months ago
I would not want any of my flock to feel their lady does not have their best interests at mind. I was able to restore Lynette- in fact, improving her- she stands beside me reborn. I have decided her new form
We lost the servant of Pelor
I sort of recognize the person as if I’ve seen them before- race is assimar
I see that you are down much of your flock- do you with to have Lynette to come with you? If not, she’ll be taking an active role as my head priestess
She will be moving to the mainland to assist in any way possible.
Lynette- I aim only to spread your greatness…

You, dwarf- I have a question for you.
I hold the amulet out for her to look at
If you would hand it to Lynette- I will make sure everything is taken care of accordingly.
I fill her in on the details- I think there might be an opportunity there for some retribution
Return tomorrow and seek out Lynette in the main temple and she will point you in the direction

Gave Lynette 38 sp
5000 gp
60 gp

Lynette and Azana are speaking another language

Come back the next day to Azana’s Temple (Mai the 4th)
Amulet reward –

‘There is an opportunity for you if you wish to seek it out- to bring glory to your deity…’

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Session 51

Tharr’s Rough Notes:

(Cave Talk between Anvil and Lynette)
What have you been up to since the war…
After the settlement I wondered about and decided maybe a little bit of mercenary work would suit my coinpurse. Ended up over on the island of Zegara where I joined an adventuring group.
What was it’s name?
Didn’t have one. Didn’t develop a secret handshake- we were professional, at least I thought we were professionals. The spellcaster was a bit trigger happy- he effectively eliminated the enemy, but the party as well. I suspect that he was consuming various ales.
Incompetence does not equate to evil. You saw all those young troopers in the war – some of those people we fought in the war were wet behind the ears.
Was it a cleric or a wizard? I think it was a wizard but I wasn’t paying a lot of attention.
Shortly after the run in with the inept spellcaster.
I’m not much for words- at least on the page.
I was happened upon by a traveling priestess when I was hurt. She arrived at the right moment – Lady Azana. She was able to get me back on my feet and we parted ways.
After that ordeal I had some soul-searching, visiting pubs more than I should have. Over consumption.
I decided to get back on the horse- I was already a member of an adventuring guild. Decided to start hanging out at that bar- a group came in that needed another person and it sort of worked out.
The Dragon party?
We happened upon Azana again who was being waylaid by some creatures. She had her own security detail but they weren’t doing the best job.
Found out she had started a campaign to expand a church for like-minded people.
Her heart’s in the right place- after catching up with her.
So you got religion? Yeah, sometimes it works out that way…
I started passing along her word- partially out of agreeing with it and partially out of what’s owed.
She’s not a demi-god or anything. Through some of the research- she’s not been around very long.
She has a strong lean towards revenge.
But Lynette doesn’t really lean that way.
So- is this underground stuff normal for you guys?
Uh, we have a pretty wide grab-bag of situations we get ourselves into.
You guys ever fight any mindflayers?
I know you and the tentacle ones have a history.
Now that you mention it, we have had a run in with one of them. One of our members that’s no longer with us had a very close encounter with it…
I’m almost 120 years old.
Seeing them turned to stone like that- I’m not sure I want to do this anymore.
I was thinking up a group- guards and mercenary types.
If you’re looking for a bit more stability.
Our group has formed a settlement on the island-
A lot of traffic through there?
3 day trip between a coastal town and the center of the island.
We could get Tharr to drop you off with our Mayor- Cuthwin.
Everybody has to pay their way- we could put a good word in for a war buddy.
You have to pay the laborers- we have a layout that we’re trying to work on. In the city core, not on the fringes…
Where is this Azana from?
She did come through there from somewhere to the west… Amawa

Does she like flayers?
She sent us on a mission to eliminate one.
Is she a dwarf? I don’t she’s human…
You wanna get an audience with her? She’s kinda – I can’t use a better word than inspirational.
I’m tired of the night terrors…
If you’re hearts in the right place, I’m sure she could help.

What the name of your town? Deepshade. Not on any maps. East out of Whisper.
Is there a temple for Azana in your new town? Me and Ramirez championing her cause…
Her temple in Whisper is second to none.
He main base of operation… Her sanctum might be somewhere not in whisper… Teleportation is involved. Those magic types we fought for and against in the war.
The scope of her things- she may have transcended material needs. It seems a little silly- we don’t argue by any means. The temple had to have cost her millions to purchase…
Even rivaling the great Pelor and Nerull.
Guards is more preventative where adventuring guild is more reactive.

I’ll let you in on a little secret- it seems she’s taken an interest in my- I have dreams when she communicates information to me- information is actionable.
Is that normal? Does she normally talk to her followers in their dreams?
Let’s see if your friends are ready to go?

A little later- went to the Temple of Azana…
Anvil is interested in pursuing some new opportunities…
Lynette asked Ramirez, do you dream about her?
He’s probably going to start a guard service.

This is (Xian) Furt (male human, stooped late teens, early 20’s looking- skeletal features, wirey, short). Given our name by the Zegaran Adventurers.
Small troop of undead. Azana hates Nerull.
Her exact origins.
No, not Versat. A distant land- myself I come from (Continent, Provence, Kingdom – Aebios, Kingdome of Aebios {City of Edinberg} – a Material Plane). She is from the same realm of existence. Much more in depth origins.
Our Lady, or My Lady. Just being very respectful…
Don’t be surprised if you feel a little warmth or power emanating from her.

I feel like I’m about to go into battle- so exciting.
Furt, where are you from- actually from a pocket dimension from (Far – my god) – when you go through the portal you suddenly speak the language of the realm you in.
He made it- biggest crossroads in the multiverse.
I dropped into Versat where I’ve been living since I was 10.
This was their home location- my adventuring group- Killian – the leader of our group. All are dead except for me.
Nice bow, couple of Kukri – backpack – general gear with winterized equipment, nice clothing.
Furt’s outfit – made to hide in nature but fine enough to be a merchant’s outfit.

Went through the portal with Lynette:
In a rather large room. Followed Lynette’s lead.
I was filled with divine inspiration – she looks a little too symmetrical and perfect.
Azana said, I’ve been expecting you both- you’ve had a rough past.
I believe in justice and revenge when needed. Grave light to spread in this world and despise darkness.
If you would assist me- I can provide benefits. Fit that which is broken and show you a higher calling.
She glides over to me and says some strange words and touches me. I have given you my blessing- that which was broken will me mended. Weight off my soul and a peace I’ve never felt.
I mentioned my idea to start a business to protect people…
I have heard of that- You will have success in your endeavor…
My travels, my journey has been a long one and a difficult one- Lynette has helped me to find that which I seek. I seek one additional item- soon they will seek it out for me. And then the real journey will begin.
I must meditate now- Lynette, I’ll be seeing you real soon.
She doesn’t really speak in terms that make sense.
Yeah, we can speak to the priests when we get back to the temple.

How do you feel? You look different…
It’s the absence of weight that feels strange…

Lynette gave me a fire opal for the startup business.
Anvil had 680 gp.
Some advertising, the right licenses, and business.

I think we’re going to pop into Deepshade.
Might start walking the road to get a feel for it…
Eris?
She’s out impromptu mayor…
We’ll talk to the head priest about an amulet…
Up to the head priest and ask for an amulet.
We’ve got some holy texts – the bigger ones are to remain here – but you can study from them.
If we don’t run into you we will probably cross paths at Deepshade.

(Anvil’s conversation ends, exit stage right)

They found Tharr
Furt from the scattered tribe.
(see above info about Furt)
Looking for the entrance to the Pocket Dimension- part of the trials. Bring back information about our trials and the differences.
If you don’t make it in this life you’ll make it in the next…
A bad time with some undead?
My last group- I was hit with a spell- the rest of
We were in (Keshuna border area)
My old group was from the Southern part of Keshuna – they cut their teeth in Versat.
Killian- he was known.

Quiver of Ehlonna – 1800 gp, 1620gp Whisper Rate – holds 60 arrows
Up to 60 arrows, up to 18 javelins, up to 6 bows, spears, or shafts.

Quiver of Ehlonna – 1620
Heavy Crossbow Bolts – 100 for 10 gp
Arrows – 200 – 10 gp
Total – 1640 gp
Mai 3rd – next morning
1st – Kurt and Xaxis – made it.
Made it back
2nd – Lynette & Ramirez – made it.

We made it to the cave and started digging at the rubble.
Cast 4 Ebon Eyes on the rest of the party.
Peeked around the corner- large natural looking chamber. Land in the center- bright purple portal, 4 of the people who keep popping up and causing trouble.
He yelled, “We have visitors!”
Lynette moved in and took some shots…
“Interlopers!”
One went through the portal
Threw an object in the water…
He was casting: fireball
I got hit hard by it
Cast shield of faith mass and backed up.
Good thing, too, as they got hit with a magical hail storm…

All four went into portal
3 water-soaked corpses come up out of the water.

Dimensional Door the Ramirez & Jurt 400 feet up the tunnel
330 feet up the tunnel

Xaxis drowned.
Then Lynette drowned.
Got the rest out with Dimensional Door

Large, sickening Explosion heard throughout
Little bits of the ceiling displodge a bit.

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Session 50

Tharr’s rough notes:

We moved the rod around- found the spot pointing straight down. Lynette found a tiny little revine about 20 feet deep. Looking down into it an entrance to a cave. Walked down into the ravine.

Entrance of the cave slants downward and to the left.
240 foot ravine from end to end, 60 across.
Rope bridge- looks to have been cut- on the far end.
Ramirez cast dark way- magical bridge across.

Large humanoid- horned head and stony hide.
Look consistent with the gargoyles from St. Cuthbert’s church
Knocked Xaxis into the ravine. Two tried to knock Anvil off without success.
Lynette took one of them out with a trio of arrows.

Stink of rotten meat- multi-legged – 8 tentacles growing from below it’s clacking mandibles.
Caterpillar thing attacking
Anvil swung and snagged a gargoyle with his grappling hook.
It pulled me over the edge but I couldn’t hold onto the rope so I fell, but the rope was piled up nearby.
Cast fly on Anvil so he could escape.
50 rounds of walking

The room looks to contain the majority of warped earth- the walls look to have been magically altered. It looks like it was warped by magic but has since crumbled.
Most of the pile of rubble looks like a different type of material than the chamber.
Tharr flew in and cast detect magic.
3 Haggard humanoid creatures in a small cloud of dust. Like ancient statues battered by the elements.
Fort saves all around
Moved, cast Shield of Faith Mass, and tried to figure out what the creatures were.
Resembles an earth element- magical nature outside of elemental norms.

Cast a flamestrike on them
We finally managed to kill all three.

Took a day- turned them back from stone

Waited another 24 hours
Brought us all back to Whisper- took 3 trips.

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Session 49

Tharr’s Notes:

22nd of Aen
Group loot: 90 pp, 10gp, 3sp, 3cp; (including Ramirez’s donated loot)
No Effie / One Gemstones at the Gold Level (Sapphire, Ruby, Fire Opal) (4 missions to Platinum Lvl) (33 done)

1300 gp
Fire Opal (1000 gp)
Tapestry (200 gp)
Magical Helm (-100 gp) -

Swung by what passes for an item shop.
Sold the tapestry.

Teleported Tordek with me to Whisper to get the helmet ID’d
Helm of Battle
+2 bonus on next attack roll to do lots of things – bulrush, overrun, disarm, sunder, and trip
3x per day
(1000 gp for it)
180 ea.

Teleported back successfully.

28th of Aen
Headed to the temple
Asked around about the elf- showed up first thing in the morning and then stormed out in a huff.
We sought out the head priest- he said that yes, we did
She said she was going back to the inn to wait.
We headed back to the inn…
Lynette is sitting at an empty table.
Lynette yelled at Ramirez, Why didn’t you tell me?
She pulled him aside to talk to him.

Tharr (-5), Xaxis (14), and Tordec (29)

A couple of words- upset about not being tolk about Azana and something about dreams and ‘let them have their gods’

Lynette- I’ve gotten us a lead!
Something you said yesterday- St. Cuthbert has very similar ideology- maybe he has some affiliation with Azana- maybe she follows him. I got communicated in my dreams by Azana- after talking with her last night I went to talk to the priest to verify some information.

She has no affiliation with this amulet…

She said, based on her understanding of the situation, she would be able to help us find it. Specifically, there is a magic item that I’m supposed to find that’s hidden here in the town that if we use it on the pedestal that it was being held, it will give us a tuning as to where it is.

They have similar ideologies…

Tordek went to get digging tools.
The description leads us just outside of town- the tree has been split violently by some sort of storm.
The ground in front of the tree has been disturbed.
Based on the scorching of the tree- lightning strikes or multiple lightning strikes- with the faint smell of burnt wood.
The grass around the area is overgrown.
Almost immediately after start digging – hit something metal sounding.
A charred rod of some sort.
It has a slight vibration to it.
Headed back to the temple…

The mass is wrapping up.
The head priest is at the pedestal.
I asked a parishioner the name of their head priest: Brother Roland.

The pedestal looks to have at one time held the amulet.
Put the rod on the pedestal…
I spun it in 360 degrees- didn’t seem to vibrate in any particular direction.
Lynette tapped it – vibrating harder
I took it and pointed it around- seemed to vibrate towards the NW part of town.
Reached the edge of town- still vibrating.
Roughly in that direction is silent breeze.
As we start to leave- Lynette says, I just recalled:
Something about a mention of a bucket.

Rolland was outside the perimeter tending to the flowers.
Rolland knows nothing of a bucket.

Heading to Silentbreeze
First day and night were fine.
Waking up the next day.
It seems to be vibrating northward rather than NW.

Heading north.
Survival checks…

We headed north through the woods.
Starting to get dark- at this point the rod seems to be behaving in an erratic fashion. It doesn’t seem to be pointing in a specific direction- it’s trying to align itself in a different way.
It sticks at an angle towards the ground.
Not near a mountain or a hill.

Made some markings on the ground where the rod is and which way it’s pointing.
Camped for the night.
1st and 2nd watch went by.

Large, skeletal humanoids. Slender clawlike claws- up to 10 feet before slowly contracting.

Got stabbed hard while asleep-
Woke and cast protection devotion, shield of faith mass, and got to a kneeling position.
Tordec woke up and carefully stood up, shield handy.
Boneclaws
Isn’t clear where these things come from- most likely from a fell nether plane. Exceptional control over their claws. Notoriously difficult to kill.
Cast light of mercuria.

We won the day…

A small kingdom you probably haven’t heard of…
The name of the kingdom: Aebios
Wracked my brain- known as the lost Continent. As it disappeared hundreds of years ago- disappeared one day with a terrible mega storm. Very little remains or even it’s exact location wasn’t indicated in the history. It was believed to have been entirely destroyed by a catastrophic storm. No reliable way to know where it is. No known maps are said to exist.

Codex: Where is Aebios?
The location is unknown- it is most likely to be somewhere south of Versat and Keshiki.

We moved the rod around- found the spot pointing straight down. Lynette found a tiny little revine about 20 feet deep. Looking down into it an entran

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Session 48

Tharr’s Notes:

22nd of Aen
Group loot: 90 pp, 10gp, 3sp, 3cp; (including Ramirez’s donated loot)
No Effie / One Gemstones at the Gold Level (Sapphire, Ruby, Fire Opal) (4 missions to Platinum Lvl) (33 done)
Enillos
‘Deadshot’
‘Anvil’

Ramirez put up about 10 of the fliers in our town.
Teleported us to Deep Shade and then back to Enillos.
Checked in the guild shop – no new jobs
Checked with the guildmaster…
Headed to the Fox and the Hound for a drink- mid day- planned to leave in the morning for hilreen.
Ran into Anvil

23rd of Aen- heading out to Hilreen
Made it to Hilreen
The town seems to have kicked it up a notch- the miner’s inn is full
It’s taken care of

3 ½ days to Tydra
24th of Aen
The evening of the first day’s travel
Hideously ugly woman- deep blue, open sores, scraggily hair, broken yellow teeth, red eyes.

She started copying us…
Lynette, then Anvil
She said, “That’s fucked up” after I laid down…

She turned into a puddle of mush and rags when Anvil tried to decapitate her.
Nothing of value in the puddle of rags- Anvil looked through them.

Day 2 went by peacefully
Quiet nyte.

Day 3…
Stopped by a strange man dragging a chest behind him.
Wearing rags.
Greetings, travelers!
Riddle – two guesses
This creature- part man and part tree hates the termite as much as the flea.
His tracks do not match and his limbs do detach- but not a strange creature to see.

A man with a peg leg!
He disappeared in a puff of smoke…
Chest is magical
A pile of coins
A fire opal
A rolled up tapestry
A helm (m)

The chest would not move- Anvil removed everything from the chest and the chest disappeared.
Anvil counted the coins – 1300 gp
Some not minted on this continent…
A number of them have symbols on them I’ve never seen on all of our travels.
3 or 4 symbols that we haven’t seen before.
A couple that Anvil recognized from back home.

Day 3 evening…

Day 4 – middle of the day – 27th of Aen –
Approach the town of Tydra- there is a large, blackened (burnt) area surrounding a temple of some sort near the entrance to the town. The wildlife seems to be dead- the temple seems to be in pristine condition.
There is a picture over the entrance of the temple that looks like a falling star inside of a circle.
I tried to identify the temple: Don’t recognize the symbol, the symbols on the windows for St. Cuthbert
Looked at the burned area- there are spell effects that could have created this kind of burn, but spells typically don’t leave this kind of effect.
What do I recall about St. Cuthbert:
God of retribution, lawful neutral- exacts revenge and just punishment on those that flaunt the law. His clerics cannot be evil.
Xaxis went into the entrance.
Five foot circle of lush grass with a pedestal in the middle- surrounded by a burnt area. 7-8 people sitting in the pews. A priestly looking person over against the wall looking at some books.
Priest asked, Have you come here, brother, to pray
Heard the story of Brother Grafaris and the star shard
Many years ago, when the gem mines just outside of town were first discovered, this brought about a lot of unwanted attention- lots of people wanted to come here and take the riches that were earned with back breaking labor.
Our Brother G said I will go out there and attempt to steer them away and towards the path of light. He was initially very skeptical- but he said he’d do what he could. They seemed uninterested in what he would say- they were unimpressed. He prayed before the slew him- down came a falling star killing the lot of them. Killing them but sparing him any harm at all, despite being right in the explosion.
He declared there could be no other reason. Gathered the remaining pieces and collected the pieces and made a holy symbol. Cool to the touch though it glowed- and kept him warm. Built a temple just outside of Tydra. For many years he taught here- we left the star shard on the pedestal behind me- however, a number of months ago it was stolen from the temple.
What do you know about the people who took it?
It appeared to be some people in robes who seemed to want to listen to the sermon but had particular interest in the shard. They did make an effort to sneak in here when no one was look. We do not know a whole lot about where they went. Asking in town someone had seen something like someone like the robbed figures heading west into the woods- we travelled a day in that direction but saw nothing that looked like a clue.
How long ago? A couple of months ago. They were very secretive – at least human sized. They did speak common without any particular accent. A little raspy, maybe.
Checked the codex:

Common description is fallingstar cult
Fallen Star Cult
No entry
Star Shard
The star shard is an artifact that was acquired after it fell from the heavens, made of some platinum metal, and is being used as a holy symbol. It looks like it should be burning hard but is cool to the touch. It was crafted by brother G- reports say he prayed for assistance and it destroyed the invader but did not hurt him in anyway, leaving a circle of green where he stood. It remained in his possession until his death- at which point it was placed on display in the temple he built. It is believed to be a legacy item.

Lynette has an idea:
Maybe we can meet up tomorrow morning and I’ll see if that ideas has grown any.
Wanna meet up with me tomorrow morning…

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Session 47

Tharr’s Rough Notes:

9th of Aen
Group loot: 90 pp, 10gp, 3sp, 3cp; (including Ramirez’s donated loot)
No Effie / One Gemstones at the Gold Level (Sapphire, Ruby) (1 missions to 3rd gemstone) (32 done)

Lynette moved to the end of the walkway, peeking into the next room
I flew in
I see a bunch of equipment at various levels of decay. Coins scattered about mostly centered near the top.
I hit a web flying around- 22 feet off the ground.
Far tunnel goes downward at an angle- only see 20-30 feet before looking at the bottom of the tunnel.
Leroy attempted to head up the hill and failed.

Large, monstrous spider descends from the cave.
Five spiders appeared.
The mound stirs as the fire hits it.
It poisoned me- took str to 2 floating in the air helpless
Lynette dragged my floating body…

Next day
Pathway goes down steeply
Blocked the tunnel about a mile down.

Back to town.
Report success.
Signed paper saying it was taken care of.

Loot:
M – Belt (-100) Carrying capacity is doubled. 2 times per day- sac prepared spell. (4000 gp)
Blue Diamond (5000 gp)
100 pp worth of coins (1000 gp)

Turned in the mission:
Town + the city:
160 pp (1600 gp)
Bronze Music Box (2500 gp)
Fire Opal (1000 gp)
M – Globe looking thing (-100) Globe of Sunlight (3000 gp)

Fire Opal in the ring

12th of Aen
Group loot: 90 pp, 10gp, 3sp, 3cp; (including Ramirez’s donated loot)
No Effie / One Gemstones at the Gold Level (Sapphire, Ruby, Fire Opal) (4 missions to Platinum Lvl) (33 done)

17,100/5
3420 ea.

9 days of training…
21st of Aen when done

Boots of Big Stepping – 5400 gp
+2 caster level to teleportation spells
Command Word – twice per day – teleport up to 60 feet, no chance of error, as Greater Teleport spell

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