Happy New Year!~
Thogar, Persephone, Onyx, c, Enter Raikon (WELCOME!)
played for Gunder
We begin running toward Red Larch to find out the loud explosion and whooshing sounds followed by screams and shouts.. We had last heard of a strange incident from townsfolk leaving Red Larch in a merchant cart- That there were some hooded and solemn people wearing cloaks bearing a familiar symbol of what we describe as the water cult heading to town bearing a box upon poles- could this be the famed weapon of the Water people- “Drown?”
As we approach the water damage is evident and we find ourselves trudging though shin deep water through the town that has been flooded. People are dazed and livestock moved around-
We make our way to the Swinging Sword to talk to our original ally from the Caravan , BRUNDENTHAL – when we arrive to the tavern, JAYLESSA the proprietor tells us of the sudden loud din and rush of water
With worry and disbelief we are informed that these water cultist came to the middle of town, put he box they had been carrying down and began chanting. The box and their robes than started to glow. The box emitted a floating blue ball which began pulsating and exploded in huge torrents of water eclipsing all people for a while in a flood of water.
((Cilandra- “Water balloon to the extreme”))
We wade though the flooded room moving furniture aside to get up to BRUNDENTHAL’s quarters- With him in the room is a robed man we come to know as the wizard, RAIKON.
We ask BRUNDENTHAL to tell us about the incident – we are recommended to talk to CONSTABLE COSTALAMAR- there are some suspicions as to the connection to THE BELIEVERS
As well Gunder tells him about our request from the Lich, RENWICK CARADOON who has the missing knight’s body from the caravan , NARL ERLACH , KNIGHT OF THE TEAR who was killed the the Spine of the Earth in battle and destined to be interred with honor at summit hall. RENWICK’s request is for us to acquire his brother’s remains from Summit Hall in exchange for those of the knight NARL ERLACH . We have determined the (EARTH) cultists had taken the body form the caravan.
His brother is SAMOLAR CARADOON “DEFENDER OF THE NORTH” who has been at summit hall for centuries! And from whom the KNIGHTS OF CARADOON are named.
We learn that our lich friend/inkeeper RENWICK is a mage/wizard of great power who was driven mad and used his dark power to make himself eternal.
BRUNDENTHAL expresses to Gunder separately, his grave concern that Thogar has in his possession and wields publicly, the War Pick -Earth Fang indeed the great weapon of power of the EARTH CULT. Informing all of our creeping suspicions that the weapon is powerful, dangerous and evil – having potentially destructive and lasting effects on the one who wields it.
Acquainting us to DAIKON the wizard – 30 years old with no beard, who wants to join our fight, we all introduce ourselves-
In their own words-
CILANDRA Sad goth punk with dark eyes and pointy ears- tall- wears clothing found along the way- stone cloak, fire braces, and lovely leather armor
THOGAR a barbarian human with flowing hair, tall and muscular with no pants who speaks in the 3rd person of himself and yes, carries the war pick –
PERSEPHONE- Is a half elf who jumps out of the woods 5 ’11’’ in height who wears leather never metal
and talks to herself she also has some nice jewelry from our findings
ONYX is a half orc fighter – more human than orc who is a smithing enthusiast and isn’t concerned about being pretty because she’s strong.
Looking for some supplies and possibly healing potions Onyx leads the team to VALLIRO sundries shop- in the nick of time too, because after finding the shop empty she calls out and hears a faint reply – saving VALLIRO from certain death as the magical flood rendered him impaled by his own items-
Reluctantly paying full price for one of the missing books from the caravan – sold to him by a traveler – human with dark hair and robes- a boat skipper-? to return to BRUNDENTHAL – Onyx reminds VALLIRO of her saving him .
We did not find out he fate of the crumble cake bakery- but wet cakes are now known as GRUMPLE SPONGES – yuk.
We head out to the AIR CULT resolved to take them down…. as we are still in search of the following caravan delegates:
RHUNDORTH_ dwarf- and Gunder’s friend
TERECIEL- elf from the golden field and Persephone’s friend
DESENIA- a female ( human?) we believe to be a prison in the AIR CULT’s spire.
Making an uneventful journey to a familiar place the hold of the Air cult- after not answering the ringing bell on the second ring the gate comes down and we are brought in by SABRA and 2 cultists with masks. They take us to the top of the spire where we are greeted menacingly by THURL and many AIR CULTISTS who surround us and attempt to grab us and are mostly successful – other cultists ride the large vultures above. With success and a quickness THURL decides to hurl us over the edge of the Spire – some easier than others- as he proclaims
:Feel the elemental Power of YANCY BIN!!"
Cilandra first- who uses a spell to fly –
then Persephone – who turns into a giant spider
Gunder wont be thrown – he wriggles away and jumps thinking he would try Misty step…
Onyx fights but is then sent over the edge and attempt to pull out her rope-
Raikon is thrown as well.
Thogar remains and is beginning to rage-
Those without spells resign to their fate when suddenly-
Their bodies are caught in mid fall – miraculously by humanoid bird men –
The distinctive leader of the bird men who speaks in broken common- goes in to rescue Thogar- and we are all head away from the spire much to the chagrin of THURL -
Persephone is attempting to find a birdman who has fallen who is still alive- try to heal them to get back with the team and Cilandra sends Pikatoo to find Persephone- ( will have to be after she turns back into an elf)
… stay tuned!