Tharr’s rough notes:
Knowledge Planes – Not something I would normally see on my plane and does not look friendly.
Yelled to wake everyone up.
Cast shield of faith mass…
It growls move over…
Goes up to the fire and sits down. About 10 feet tall sitting down.
I saw your fire and I came over- apparently, I spooked you… So, I will take my tribute from you now. Place it in a pile when you have a chance.
Put the bottle of wine in front of him and the crystal skull.
Thomas put 5 copper coins and some beef jerky.
When the rogue drew his bow, the creature said that would do.
Getting you rocks off- a gentleman’s guide to rock collecting and a belt of mighty blows.
Eric gave 2 scrolls of Azana & old holy symbol.
Put down two crocodile teeth daggers and a red dragon dagger.
He said, You all right, patting me on the head.
Kevin put 3 poisoned arrows on the pile.
Leather pants and arrows from Thomas.
Zeff put down his crossbow and all his bolts.
Alright, I guess this will work. Shovels all of it into a large sack that could easily
Your tribute has earned you a couple of minutes of your time. Thank you for the fire.
“We heard tale of a many-colored dragon in the area. Heard anything?”
This area is near infinite in size-one dragon would be hard to find.
“Is this your native plane?”
Very few are native here.
“What’s up with that city there? (the one we are heading towards)”
That is plaguemort which is where I come from- you will find many like me there. I wouldn’t recommend going there unless you get a game plan… Acting the way you are doing out here…
“Are there other dragons beside the one we are after.”
The outlands are infinite in size. To say there are other dragons is an understatement. You’ll probably want to go up. (pulls a horse out of his satchel- starts roasting it on a stick over the fire.
“When you say up, do you mean the spire.”
That is the city of doors. It goes everywhere.
He says, this is what I’m talking about. You stick out. You have to blend in.
“How would you recommend we blend in?”
Act like you are supposed to be here. Don’t be afraid of everything.
“So we should have attacked you?”
I could tell, by the time I sat down, that you were afraid of me. You need to act like you are bigger and better.
“What should we call you friend?”
It’s a strange request to ask someone’s name. That would also be an indicator you don’t belong. But you may call me Kag’Draxan.
“Where are you from originally- home plane?”
I am from the plane that PlagueMort is intimately connected to- the Infinite layers of the abyss.
“Have you heard of Lady Azana?”
No, should I have.
Is she a high demon?
“Are there cities like PM
Yes, they form a ring all the way around- all equidistant. From the center and each other.
“When you say equidistant, do you mean the city of door?”
Yes. I would recommend you find one more friendly to your kind.
“What’s the closest city you would recommend we go towards?”
Probably your best bet is Xaos. Although be ready.
“What is Xaos?”
Xaos is tied to Limbo. If you can handle to chaos, that’s probably best.
“can you tell us which way?”
He points it out.
I would say see you later, but I’m pretty sure I won’t see you again.
Puts the horse back in his bag and leaves in a new direction.
Bear man and Corvellius had no opinion
Both chance and Zeff thought Xaos. I agreed.
Altitude- see what looks to be a settlement about 200 miles away. What appears to be around the city- massive and very apparent storm weather. Swirling wind and dust. Wind based.
Looking back- towards Plaguemort- it looks abyssal. Charred brimstone, a lot of smoke coming out of it.
Another distance from swirly city is another city that looks – chaotic mess of chunks of land crashing into each other, twisting and morphing. In the other direction beyond PM – got tendrils of the earth warped almost into a shell or cage around it.
The windy city – reminds me a rough description of the plane of pandemonium.
Chaotic mass of chunks of lands crashing into each other – Limbo
Tendrils of earth forming a cage – not really sure.
Heading towards the spires.
The one way back… Looks very bland and gray. All the color and energy has been drained out of it. Could not tell what it was…
Next one after traveling for 4 hours…
Earth cage town
Plague Mort – Abyss
Wind – Pandemonium.
Crushing ground – Limbo
Constructed of hundreds and hundreds of statues, some of which have been destroyed. The main feature of this city- almost. Heroic Domain of Ysgard. Wages war and valor is proved. To approach this place- represent ourselves as heroes of battle.
After 6 hours of travel, start to notice the party is briefly starting to appear. Starting to seem a little more solid. Going through an opening in some mountains. No other animals or settlements. Occasionally see all manner of various humanoid style things.
Traveling on for another hour. Exited the mountain range- open flatness.
Noticed the distance from the spires when things started to get weird.
Understanding of planes- things are the way things are in each plane.
I had a dream- I am on a wheel that’s spinning- the closer I get the further it seems to get from me. I have a sense of hopelessness. Through all my efforts, the person I am trying to reach to help gets further away- and I awaken.
Set watches that night…
Woman dressed in robes walks out of the woods…
Showing hands are empty.
Dressed in robes, red hair. Looks to be human.
I was actually curious to see who or what was camping out here in the middle of nothing.
Profession wanderer. A connoisseur of the arcane arts. My stuff is back at my place. Nobody lives here- everyone is just passing through.
Considering the traffic around here, it’s hard to set down roots. If you aren’t in the outer spokes, things are a little odd.
What’s wrong with him- his essence doesn’t match his body…
Nothing of value except this bauble…
Tell me of Azana – Moment, Reaction, Retribution
Wake up- red head woman was sitting there.
There’s only a certain number of ways here, and most of those are through towns.
Chance gave her a scroll.
“What city is friendly to good people here?”
If you are traveling this way- she points in the direction we are going.
Corvellius- a written note.
“Is there some sort of field around the central tower that disrupts magic.”
Magic drops off entirely when you get to the spire or anywhere close to it.
“Endra, have you seen any multi-colored dragons around here?”
That’s the thing. You don’t really want to draw attention to yourself here. There’s- I haven’t personally, but- that which you speak of would probably not want to be found unless they need to be found.
“If one were seeking said thing, where would one go to find said thing.”
All of the border towns both go back to their subsequent planes and to the city of doors. I think the city of doors is the best place to go. The longer you stay in a border town, you more you will stand out. You will need a key- it’s not like you can just find a portal. Need a key from a border town.
Cast wind walk- flew for two hours.
Then two more hours.
The next city – looks to be built from wood, like trees. Cities Olympian Glades of Arborea. The domain of elven lords- abundant in nature and patchwork glory.
Look back- the earth was moving- the city fell into the ground.
10 hours of travel gets us there…
Next city looks like- similar- looks like a cluster of trees. City size forrest. Consistent with the wilderness of the beastlands- forest eternal where faithful animals go. Plane with nature unbounded would be.