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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:54 pm

Review of session 34 (Tuesday 30th October 2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven
Bochi playing Alkaia the Sea Rune Ranger.

Events from middnight 4AM 11/10/4447 - 5PM 11/10/4447

The burning ship illuminated an horrific scene. Hoards of zombies swarmed around all three ships. The few survivors from the fireballed brig to the north fell screaming into the churning sea to be eaten alive by the voracious undead. The parties little vessel was also under attack with large numbers of the evil creatures clambering aboard. Arrows flew but the hoard came ever onwards. Clyw ordering the minotaur to sail towards the burning vessel to rescue any still living.
Unfortunately the second flying wizard had flown in under cover of smoke and darkness and let loose a terrible Ice Storm that layed both Alkaia and Thebia low and left all others aboard badly battered. Things looked grim.
Earendil set loose Mitra's holy power. Blasting divine light all around the ship and turning great numbers of zombies to dust and a healing word brought Alkai back to her feet. Thebia slipped closer to the eternal bosum of Athena however. Only quick thinking from Clyw saved them from total disaster and his Charm spell convinced the wicked mage to turn his attentions northwards.
More healing followed and the party steered towards the second vessel that was now swarmed with hundreds of soaking wet but all too active cadavers doing battle with the marines. The race was on to save them and our brave lads and lasses fairly flew across the waves their ship surrounded by swirling packs of spirit lions slaying all before them. Alas they were too slow and they rounded the first burning wreck only to see the last brave sailors fall to the ravenous horde...
With a sad heart they headed west, the first squalls of the rainy season on their heels reaching the safety of the Sleget Haven where no earthly storm can follow and thence to the welcoming arms of Actun where they choose to wait and gather their strength until Spring.
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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:54 pm

Events 1. 11/10/4447-1/2/4448

News during the Rainy Season.

Nativad, who tried to assassinate Redon the Enchanted has been exposed as working for the Black Adders - agents of Hautulin Seheitt. Could this spell war between ancient Actun and Veridistan?

The Witches of the Marmonmist Swamp are stirring up the monsters. Sliant is now hunting deep in the Elsenwood. Koses was driven mad and marauding in Lyoophiath Province and Falsum the Black Dragon is moving upon the Bitter Ridge. What further horrors have they awakened and why?

The Natchai, outlawed from the City of Veridistan by the Green Emperor are planning some terrible sacrificial rite. But to what end? And who is this mysterious figure White Fire that rumour whispers of?

The Lion and the Lamb have lain down together in the North. The imperial city of Tel Qua has seceded from Empire and raised the banners of Mitra and Mycr.
They have offered the hand of friendship to the wild Tharbrian clans and the cavemen of the Elphand Lands.
Will the Green Emperor stand by and let this happen?

The Red Reavers are massing their power and have allied with several humanoid tribes. Will they strike east at the Invincible Overlord, west towards Veridistan, south at Actun or do they have other hidden motives?

The Black Sun are not having a good time of it.
The Red Witch, Megaera Lorvas and her Skandik allies led by their King, Alkazed Ulfursson; the Black Dragon, the Eldritch One, the Kinslayer; were dealt a great blow when their fleet was scuppered by a freak hurricane as it sailed to make war upon Modron and the Invincible Overlord.
Kaystar Saru, Knight Concordant of a would be resurgent Nerath and leader of the Black Sun survivors also had his designs set back following a surprise night attack which saw his fledgling fleet in the Romilion Sea burning on the beaches of Palen Spring.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:00 pm

The missing warlord Hakeem Greywolf has returned to his native Altanis bearing the Eye of Morg. At his back a huge horde of Altani Barbarians. He is sweeping through those lands that the Bronzes of Hara usurped. None have the courage to stand before him and his wife the Golden Queen, Malenn of Mitra eagerly awaits him at Ahyf.



The Invinsible Overlord, free for now from worries of attack by the unified forces of the Black Sun and the Skandiks of Ossery turns his attention west. Will there ever be a better time to throw off the yoke of Veridistan? Or is it time to re-secure his position at home? He is furious at the Hero Hakeem Greywolf for stealing the Eye of Morg from under his very nose and worries that he should have accepted the barbarian’s offer of alliance when it was offered.

The Amiondel elves of Ludgates have intensified their raiding, reaching even as far a Dianchect.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:24 pm

News for Clyw.

At some stage during the rainy season Clyw is summoned by Sir Sandar Half Elven. He is sat at his desk and on it is a long thin wooden tube. Decorated with bright feathers and the skulls of small animals. Beside it an embroidered leather pouch containing 20 little darts and a small dtoppered leatheren bottle full of a nasty sticky substance. A gift from the Jungle Hobbits for returning their Shaman.
It is a Blow Pipe +1 (PHB) and the poison is a DC 15 Con save or 2d6 damage.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am

Review of session 35 (Tuesday 6th November2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven
Bochi playing Alkaia the Sea Rune Ranger.

Events from 9AM 1/2/4448 - 1034AM 7/2/4448

After the great party overlooking the Sleget Haven the party were cloistered with King Redon for a time and a plan of action forged.
The elves of Actun would wage a campaign to drive back the Orc and Gnoll tribes locally whilst the party headed back into Veridistan.
They would unite the elves of the Elsenwood the Fair Folk of Shelter Haven and Redon’s folk into an alliance to thwart the Green Emperor’s plans to march his Vast Hosts North to quell the Mithratic and Mycretian rebellion at Tel-Qa.
To achieve this they were to firstly make contact with Splendulin and Efrinodel at their hidden city in the Hefaelond Cleft. No easy task. But one they would attempt by snaring the dreadful Sliant using a magical horn to summon and bind him and then offering his head to the Wood Elf monarchs.
The Grey Elves would be equally difficult to contact but they knew from Harlgrim the Wildman that among the captives of the Natchai was Arthur of Valon a friend to the Fair Folk and they would attempt to rescue him and the merchant, Umber Hoggart from the Moat House lair of Lareth the Beautiful thought to be found near the Sprinkle Creek Crossing.
It was a fair bright morning that they set off upon this next stage of their adventures. Frolicking upon the waves Thebia riding upon the back of mighty Vykhor whilst Clyw rode Mr. Piggles all kept afloat by Earendil’s magic whilst Alkaia looked on.
The journey was mostly uneventful once they had outrun Amiondel pirates south of Gheulost Island and they made land at the friendly port of Sully where they were greeted by Mithraic sympathisers led by Olaewia Aude, landlady of the Silver Eel before starting their deadly hunt for the foul serpent.
Leaving at dawn they headed west along the eaves of the Elsenwood blowing the Enchanted war horn until around mid morning they were answered by a terrible roar. Sliant was upon them!
They made their battle lines in a small clearing as Sliant burst upon them. Mitra’s magic protecting them from the worst effects of his poisonous breath. Then they fell upon him. Too late the evil creature realised his plight. Bound by the magic of the horn he could not flee and even though his claws caused terrible wounds he could not stand before our heroes. Alkaia dealing his death blow with the star-spear before Thebia removed his head.
We will join them here next week.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:11 pm

Review of session 36 (Tuesday 13th November2018)

The Court of Splendulin and Efrinodel. Assault on the Moathouse.

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven
NPC Alkaia the Sea Rune Ranger.
NPC Halgrim the Tharbrian Berserker

Events from 1034AM 7/2/4448 - 0030 18/2/4448

Taking Sliant’s head the party ambled northwards deeper into the Elsenwood. After several miles they noticed they were being shadowed by wood elf scouts riding giant wolves and soon they made contact. Indeed contact with an old friend as it was Hekate and her wolf Nightfang that was their leader and she took them to the hidden city deep within the forest as night fell.
The huge trees were illuminated by shades of faerie fire and the music of the sylven folk filled the air. They climed up the staircase which encircled the biggest tree they had ever seen and waiting atop it's highest bows were Efrinodel and Splendulin the ancient Kings of this realm to whom they showed their grizzly trophy. Much celebration was had and for several days the party was cloistered with the high councilors of the wood elves or questioning Sliant's dead spirit to find the location of his treasure. Both went well and agreement was reached that Elsenwood would break their treaty with Veridistan and block the Green Emperor way before Hautulin Seheitt can march his vast hosts north to pacify Tel-Qa and the old serpent's treasure was gathered up including an old bronze, Veridian shortsword forged to battle the Giants of the Yakin Ley.
Harlgrim had gone ahead to keep watch on the Moathouse and his friends joined him around midnight several days later. After a brief chat an attempt was made to sneak up the broken wall in the south east of the square tower. Using Earendil's magic to create a circle of silence they waded the moat and started the climb but to their consternation a huge boulder seemed to rise out of the rubble and bound at great speed towards them!
Harlgrim, quick as a flash leaped to attack it but it sailed over his head and is about to land on Thebia. Will it squash her flat or fly past harmlessly? Find out next week. XP 1,000 each.

Initiatives order is.

Harlgrim #21
'Boulder' #20
Clyw #15 (dex)
Earendil #15
Thebia #14

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Post by Chris107 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:18 am

Review of session 37 (Tuesday 20th November2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven
Bochi playing Alkaia the Sea Rune Ranger.
NPC Halgrim the Tharbrian Berserker






Events from 0030 - 0050 18/2/4448

The boulder sailed harmlessly over Thebia’s head landing with a splash in the moat and then unfolding into a huge stony humanoid figure. One that the cool headed Clyw enspelled and suggested that it helped them within the tower and attacked the first creatures they saw.
Entering the square tower they were swarmed by black scaly Cave Imps but once they were squished the Galeb - Duhr reverted to type and much bashing was done before it was beaten to rubble.
Harlgrim pointed out the secret door and our chaps crept down the well worn staircase beyond.
They entered a natural cave system guarded by a fearsome Stone Giant. Boulders were chucked and Earendil’s flares saved the party from serious damage. That is until emboldened by causing massive damage with her new Giant Slayer Sword, Thebia got too close and took two huge blows on the head from the stone club and down she went.
Furious, Alkaia sent an arrow which pierced the lumbering monster’s brain and it fell dead.
We leave them healing their wounds until next week.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:12 pm

Review of session 38 (Tuesday 27th November2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven
Bochi playing Alkaia the Sea Rune Ranger.
NPC Halgrim the Tharbrian Berserker






Events from 0050 - 0530 18/2/4448

With a mighty crash the staircase behind them collapsed expelling a dusty Harlgrim. It seems that there was at least one Imp left above and it had got an Earth Elemental to help him trap the party below.
They pushed on regardless and found the Giant’s sleeping quarters which they robbed blind but failed to shift his huge bed that may have granted them access to some kind of escape route.
To the south an subtle and intangible curtain seemed to block their way but cunning Clyw donned one of the Natchai unholy symbols they had found and passed through untouched. The rest followed suite and they found themselves in an eerie cave. A red stone obelisk at its centre and the walls set with skulls. Skulls who’s eye sockets glowed with eldritch light. Smashing these to pieces they proceeded through stone doors to the south which led into a domestic area. After searching a storeroom they disturbed three sleeping Natch-Ur cult fanatics and butchered them without mercy. It seems this battle has disturbed something though... what it is we shall see next week.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:07 pm

Review of session 39 (Tuesday 4th December2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven
NPC Halgrim the Tharbrian Berserker
Bardrik captured Guard Captain

The Tree of Woe

Events from 0530 - 0830 18/2/4448

Clyw slid to a halt seeing the dark skinned warrior emerging from the room up the corridor. The rogue's magic was strong however and the fellow rolled around on the floor in fits of laughter whilst Clyw bound him and fetched his friends.
It turned out that the captain was simply a mercenery recruited by the temple and with a bit of bribery he was gotten onside to help rescue the prisoners who he knew were held captive upon 'The Tree of Woe' but knew not what this was.
They headed south and found three magical gateways to the inner sanctum of the Natchai. Choosing the middle path, The Heart of Stone they battled an Earth Elemental to finally win through to the massive chamber that housed the forementioned mythical tree.
It soared up out of sight and twisted within its thorny branches were many dozens of inoccent captives including Umber Hoggart and Arthur of Valon.
Surrounded by the Holy Lions of Mitra, Earendil mounted his magical Fly and buzzed up to try and free them only to be attacked by flailing branches from all around. He was dealt several mighty blows but somehow kept his head. Now battle began in earnest. Lady Luck was not with the party this night and things looked grim. Blows were traded and it seemed as if they would flee the deadly encounter but (and I'm not sure why?) they took heart and attacked with renewed vigour. Earendil was smashed from the sky his enchanted mount destroyed and Thebia of course took viscious blows to the head but eventually it was Clyw who finished the thing off. It crashed to the ground releasing the captives from it's grasp.
They hurried back through the complex and with much heaving managed to move the Giant's bed revealing a hole below leading to a murky and foul stream. Following this they were surprised by Giant Frogs but easily slew them before emerging, blinking and filthy into the cold morning light.
We will join them here next week.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:20 pm

Arthur of Valon's story.

When first you met Arthur, the Ice Wizard of Valon he asked your help to get him north from the Jolly Ent to the Shilly-Shallows as he was on a mission to visit the Fair Folk of Shelter Haven. After you parted company at the little town of Y'Dell he was captured along with the merchant, Humbar Hoggart.
Following his release by your hand and listening to your story he shares the following information.

"It seems we work towards a similar goal and strange paths have led us to this point. I had news for the Fair Folk regarding Natchai involvment in the provinces since the Green Emperor banished their leaders two years ago from the City of Spices. Indeed at Caer Cadwen on the very doorstep of Shelter Haven I discovered that the ruling Shah is actually a Demon taken human form summoned by the Natchai Prelate Wu-Ug!
I now know more as Lareth the Beautiful who captured us would torment me as I suffered upon that horrid tree. It seems that far to the east at Grimlon in Gommeroth province, Taata-Ert, Natch-Ur'sPrimate has pulled off a similar coup and replaced the ruller there with another foul spawn of Hell.
It would seem that even this is not enough and that there is a shadowy figure behind these actions. A guiding power determined to bring down Hautulin Seheitt and the Empire itself. A figure known only as Whitefire. But this Whitefire has business here too for the Moat House was originally built on the site where a great Cathederal to wickedness stood a high holy place of Natch-Ur long since sunk beneath the ground by the saintly Emperor Cneninadus the Mycretian during his reforms. This planned sacrifice, this Scarlett Sprinkle was set to raise the temple from the Abyss and once more unite the evil earth cultists!
I will take the words of King Redon and his brother monarchs in the Elsenwood to Shelter Haven where we can make common purpose."

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:21 pm

Review of session 40 (Tuesday 11th December2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven
Bochi with Alkaia. Amazon Ranger of Sea Rune.
NPC Halgrim the Tharbrian Berserker
Bardrik captured Guard Captain






Events from 0830 18/2/4448 - 1500 19/2/4448

Friends were waiting to greet our gang of bedraggled adventurers and those they had rescued. Hekate and her chums the elven wolf rangers along with Catchpole the Hobbit who they remembered from the Jolly Ent. Trusting the civilians into their care our heroes rested under the eaves of the northern Elsenwood chatting with Arthur of Valon and deciding what moves to make.
At dawn, the Avalonian Ice Wizard set off to deliver King Redon's plan to the Grey Elves of Shelter Haven whilst the rest, joined now by Barlrik (who had taken quite the shine to Thebia) once more ventured ino the dungeons below the Moat House.
The place was deserted until they passed the doors beyond the Tree of Woe. Here they found a large audience chamber, the walls and ceilings made all of shadow and sat on a throne, high on a dias at the far end was the insipid and pale skinned youth, Lareth the Beautiful.
As villians are want to do he outlined his plans to raise up from the Abyss the once great temple of Natch-Ur and as the party had deprived him of his sacrificial victims he would use their sould to do it!
But Clyw was too quick for him and using his suggestion magic drew forth yet more information on the place and the cult as the rest crept closer...
Then with a great shout battle was joined. Harlgrim leading the charge with the rest close behind. Alkaia drew first blood with a flurryof arrows then drawing her Star Spear when she realised that mundane weapons did little harm to the youth. Mitra's Lions snarled and pawed around their master and all struck wounds that would have slain any mortal foe. But Lareth proved far from mortal. His form twisted and made the most horrible changes becoming a giant half ape, half boar monster. A demon from the deepest pits. Nalfeshnee! Worse still he summoned forth Shadow Demons from the very walls of the place and their sneak attacks did terrible damage, dispelling the Holy Lion's of Mitra into the bargain.
But our chaps were well prepared and they set too doing war upon the foul beast with magic and blade. Seconds before Lareth would have fled the very plane of existence it was Thebia who's enchanted blade split his physical form in two. Sending his wicked spirit back to Hell.

And here we must leave them until we can meet again in the new year.
Thank you all for some great moments and memories. It has been a privilege to explore the Wilderlands with you over this last year and watch the story unfold through your actions. Here's to the next 40 sessions :)

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