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From the Court of the World Emperor to the Barbarian Tribelands of Altanis. Explore Bob Bledsaw's Wilderlands under the shadow of the Invincible Overlord...
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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:56 pm

The Grand Dagmaggus

The Natchai believed their machinations to replace Shah Satyrbis with a demon had gone without notice. They had not taken one quiet man into their calculations; Dagmaggus the unassuming vizier.
Dagmaggus is high in the councils of the Green Emperor himself and had he not assumed his current watching brief in Caer Cadwen he would have undoubtedly risen to lead the Black Adders.
It seems the Emperor’s foresight did not fail him for now as if on a gilded serving tray, those heroes known as the Children of Destiny have just walked right into the throne room denouncing the Shah for a Demon! It is time for Dagmaggus to rid Caer Cadwen of the imposter and free the emperor from these cursed adventurers!
After a fierce battle he fled through the throne room doors. There being no immediate chase given he used his Misty Step to avoid trackers (bonus action to the foot of the spiral stairs to the north) the with the aid of Invisibility escaped into the serpentine labyrinthine ways of the palace.

Dagmaggus’ cover story — dark, tall and skinny with an ugly beak-nose — is just as cold as his boss. He carries out orders exactly but has a few designs of his own on his superior’s job, as well as dastardly plans for amassing a private fortune. His ruby sword sweats blood whenever a person of 10th level or higher is present who has aggressive designs on its owner. The “blood,”however, is poison (DC 16 Con or 6d6).

Abilities, Skills & Equipment.
S17
IQ16
W13
D17
Co18
Ch14
Common Veridian Fighter (Eldritch Knight) 17th.
Alignment: Lawful Evil
AC: +2 Plate Mail + Shield + defensive fighting style = 23
HP 14 +(16x10)=174
Attacks x3 with the Ruby Sword* +10/1-8+4 + DC 16 Con 6d6/3d6 poison.
Skills: Athletics (+9), Perception (+7), Deception (+8).
Saves: Str+9, Int+3, Wis+7, Dex +9, Con+10, Cha+2.
Concentration Saves +10 with adv.
Feats: Res Wis, War Caster, Res Dex.

Spell Attack Modifier +9
Spell Save DC 17
Cantrips: Ray of Frost, Light, Shocking Grasp.
Spells Known 11
1st. Shield (r), Magic Missile, Burning Hands.
2nd. Mirror Image (a), Misty Step (b),Invisibility.
3rd. Haste, Fireball, Counterspell (r),Dispel Magic, Lightning Bolt.
Spell Slots 4/3/3

Fighter Skills.
Defensive fighting style.
Second Wind (bonus action) 1d10+17.
Action Surge x2
Indomitable x3
War Magic cantrip +1 attack as a bonus action.
Eldritch Strike. A hit causes disadvantage on an enemies save.
Arcane Charge (up to 30’ teleport on action surge.)

Equipment.
+2 Plate Armour
Shield
The Ruby Sword. Long Sword +1 weeps blood (poison) when an enemy above 10th level is within 30’ DC16 Con save for half 6d6.
Ring of Free Action.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:08 am

Well here you are in the luxurious seat of power at Caer Cadwen with it’s golden throne and magical mirror.
A town that was old when even the City of Spices itself was young,
the architecture here is unlike any other found in the empire. It’s twisting , maze like streets are narrow with the overhanging timber frames of the higher stories reaching out to each other across the cobblestone pavements below. Often no more than the width of a man’s outstretched arms these high curbed pavements are rarely cleaned and are strewn with discarded waste thrown from the windows above.
However despite its appearance Caer Cadwen is of considerable strategic importance and its loss would be hard felt by the Emperor controlling as it does river traffic from the metropolis to much of the outer empire.
You know that the locally levied troops are at best unenthusiastic and now with both Shah and vizier gone who can say what will happen to law and order? Perhaps they can be persuaded to open their gates to your forces? For it would make a fine stronghold south of the mighty Leander from which to do war at the very heart of Veridistan....

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Post by Chris107 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:18 pm

Clyw is frustrated. It seems the Grand Dagmaggus was well prepared for flight. He had followed the fleeing vizier into the labyrinthine passages that riddle the earth far below ancient Caer Cadwen whilst his friends had searched for the charmed Earendil.
However Dagmaggus had planned his escape well, leaving numerous false trails, traps and using many well hidden secret doors.
Finally giving up the chase the rogue stopped to drink from a strange fountain. Three heads, three female heads and a plaque....
The water from the fountain is clean and icy cold, refreshing him after his long chase in this stygian,subterranean realm and not for the first time he’s thankful for the gift of Elven sight bestowed on him by Cilborith. It is only as he’s about to return to the surface world that he notices the ship pictured on the plaque has a name. The Mull Kreen.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:04 pm

Review of session 72 (Tuesday 29th October 2019)

The three from the Mull Kreen

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.

Events 0102 2/5/4448 - 0630 2/5/4448

Our reunited party wound their way back to the strange fountain far below the palace at Caer Cadwen. Here Clyw discovered the way to make the whole thing move back to reveal a dusty chamber with three bronze sarcophagi set into the wall opposite. Thebia’s holy senses detected undead beyond and soon with the aid of his Mage Hand Clyw had the coffins opened. Athena’s Paladin turned the unholy things and they prepared a barrage of fiery missiles. Except Clyw who’s keen eyes had detected what looked like a piece of crumpled parchment in the mouth of the central mummy and beyond this fellow the outline of a secret door. Snatching the parchment then retreating into the corridor to read it, the thief made himself scarce. The others began their attacks.
It was a short lived affair especially once Earendil caught the monsters in his Wall of Fire and very soon the mummies were all destroyed.
The parchment proved to be very ancient indeed (see note 1) almost 5,000 years old judging by the dates on it.
After a brief discussion they pressed on through the secret door and down some steep, stone steps.Here they fell foul of an acid gas trap but after much healing went on to discover a vast underground cave. The cave was surrounded by a glowing semi opaque curtain of light. Stalagmites and stalactites almost meeting as they dropped rich mineral deposits. Deposits that had almost engulfed the ancient ship moored at an underground dock beyond. But this wasn’t what captured their attention. For stalking around within was a huge beast. A thing of nightmare.

As the last line in the poem had promised. A thing of fiendish fang and hairy hell!

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:04 pm

Note 1

Legible entries from the log of the Mull Kreen.

Third day of The Birthing 2572AOC

A fair wind follows us across the Churning Sea. It has been two days since we picked up the three strange ladies who seemed in such a hurry to leave the village of Tula (and paid much good gold to do so!).
Let us pray to Father Poseidon it continues.

Forth day of the Birthing 2572AOC

Faygus the nightwatch is missing. Unlikely he went overboard in such calm weather. Possibly Lacedons. I have trebled the watch.
Wind still to the north-west. Holding steady.

Eleventh day of the Birthing 2572AOC

Praise Poseidon! We have entered the mouth of the Leander. Seven crew now lost. Moral is low and I fear mutiny should this continue. Our passengers are rarely seen but came on deck as we drew close to the coast. They seem unconcerned about the disappearances, strange.
I must have a word with the galley. They seem remarkably well fed after two weeks at sea.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:12 pm

Review of session 73 (Tuesday 5th November 2019)

A Plot Night shocker!

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.

Events 0630 2/5/4448 - 1700 2/5/4448

Earendil had read of such a barrier as this blue curtain before and informed the others that no magic could pass through it. So waiting until the great beast was far away from them they slipped through into the cave where Alkaia then shrouded them with her Pass Without Trace enchantment. They stealthily crossed towards the callcinated ship. Sneaking aboard they discovered an ancient journal within a magically protected chest. Reading it they learned much of the three witches of the Marmonmist and some of their plans regarding Mycr (to be posted separately). They also found within the journal a map giving directions to the witches lair deep within the swamp.
Creeping back to the entrance and safety they were suddenly possessed with the spirit of recklessness and decided to attack the mighty demon. Such a fight is rarely seen. The dice were all over and all in the favour of our champions! They played a blinder. At one point Earendil hurled himself as an attack of opportunity between the 20' tall 14,000lb charging Demon and poor Clyw who was about to get trampled. I gave him bugger all chance to say the least, never expecting him to make the roll. With his +1 bonus and disadvantage he still managed a decent score of 14. No problem. The demon had a +13 Strength modifier. I rolled a 1 and the Goristro was knocked sideways, missing his target and his attacks ! This was to signal his doom and in only 4 rounds they sent him back to the Abyss in style.
Well done guys. XP to come next week.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:58 pm

Review of session 74 (Tuesday 19th November 2019)

Assault on the palace!



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.






Events 0630 1700 2/5/4448 - 1930 2/5/4448

Following a search of the demon cave the party made their way back through the labyrinth to the secret door into the palace. Without a second thought Earendil stepped through boldy exclaiming at GODLIKE volume that he was here to take over the palace as Mitra's chosen and would spare anyone who didn't resist.
The servents fled in terror and the trained palace guards lept into action!
Clyw brought down a magical fog, the girls repaired in the opposite direction to take cover in the rooms beyond whilst Earendil walked sedately into the mist declairing his offer of redemption relying on his sanctuary spell to keep him safe. Unfortunately three burly soldiers resisted his enchantment and he made no effort to resist when they overpowered him.
Two rounds passed seeing Earendil, defiant and blasting his tormentors with holy radiance but still gagged and held hand and foot . Clyw, magically disguised as a guard charging out of the mist to rescue him and Thebia and Alkai making it to the foot of the stairs.

We rejoin the action at #9 on round 5.

Initiative order is

Clyw - 19
Thebia - 14
Alkaia - 14
Earendil -9
Guards - 5

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:37 pm

Review of session 75 (Tuesday 26th November 2019)

Pacification of Caer Cadwen.



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.






Events 1930 2/5/4448-2000 2/5/4448

Earendil struggles futilely against his tormentors whilst Clyw rushed forward (still magically disguised as a guardsman) and with some quick thinking sleight of hand set loose rope bonds around Earendil’s hands.
The captain of the guard appeared demanding to know what was happening and down below Thebia butchered more hapless guards in the conjured fog.
Alkaia stormed up the stairs just in time to strike the captain a viscous blow then everything changed.
Now partly freed Mitra’s High Priest summoned forth his guardian spirit lions. They ripped all about them to pieces (a roll of 46HP out of a maximum 48!) and this took all the fight out of the defenders.
It took some smooth talking but eventually the guards came on side and agreed to surrender both palace and city.
During the negotiations Alkaia had been searching the throne room and had discovered the legendary magical, all seeing mirror of Caer Cadwen.
More to follow on this.
XP total for this and previous sessions +6,000 each.

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Post by Chris107 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:19 pm

Review of session 76 (Tuesday 3rd December 2019)

Pheobe found, Grand Mitran Caliphate of Caer Cadwen founded.

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.

Events 2000 2/5/4448 - 1200 14/5/4448

Much work was undertaken. Earendil abolished slavery at the end of a rope for those who objected. Among the freed slaves Thebia with Clyw's help find Alkaia's long lost shield mate, Pheobe and an emotional reunion took place.
Work was commisioned in several areas to improve the cities defence and to shape it in the image of a Shield Hall of Mitra. Reinforcments summoned to the city using a mixture of spells and their Orb of Morg. First came Hecate and her wolf riders, they shared news that the fearsome war machines were still in position along the Emperor's Wall. Then came Harlgrimn's Berserkers who got along famously with Alkaia, Thebia and Pheobe.
Next with much pageantry came Lady Rosmix and her silver armoured knights. She swore fealty to Earendil and the pair got to work securing the religious institutions within the town. Last came the Giants and their Blink Dogs. When all were asembled a great Heroes Feast was arranged and the city rejoiced in it's good fortune. Earendil accepted rule of Caer Cadwen by popular acclaim and declaired it a Mitran Caliphate.
Alkai had also noticed during her scrying that the Shaha of Port Targnol was planning a major offensive against Krak and his Gnolls at the Hradd ruins. Warnings were magically sent with an invitation for the Gnoll Lord to join them at Caer Cadwen (sent 11/5).
Clyw's attempts to sway the Half Orc, Agon-Tosh to form a spy network fell on deaf ears though with the roll of a natural 1.
Some discussion was had as to the nature of Mycr but the only choice reflecting this was not to invite the Zealots into the force to defend Caer Cadwen.
The joyous news that the Red Reavers had been defeated was received from Ernason Blue through the Eye of Morg on the morning of the 14th. Clwy, Alkaia nd Thebia's position as the Lords Grimalon was now secure.

For the record, those that hold the Orbs of Morg are:

The Party
Redon/Actun
Anstruth/Fair Folk of Shelterhaven
Lady Rosmix/Mitra
The Elf Kings/Wood Elves
Harlgrimn/Berserker Wild Tribes.

XP 0 with the new test rules.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:48 pm

Review of session 77 (Tuesday 10th December 2019)

Well antics and hidden Natchai temple.



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.






Events 1200 14/5/4448 - 1500 14/5/4448

Whilst discussing an amnesty for spell casters, Pheobe, Alkaia's old shield mate told them of the couple who had held her in thrall. One of whom was deffinately a witch.
She led them to the elegant riverside town house where she was held in slavery. It looked incongruos among the run down warehouses and such that surrounded it. The front had all been boarded up, a few days previously according to the chandler next door.
Clyw broke in around the rear but set off a Glyph of Warding when he opened the back door. They decided to look for another way in and found it at the bottom of the well situated in a grubby little square east of the house. The slippery walls of the well proved too much for Thebia who went flying down the narrow shaft. Galant Earendil for some reason dived in afterwards and landed atop her with a splash and much cursing. Alkaia's water breathing spell saved them from drowning in the deep water and eventually they hauled themelves out into the narrow tunnel.
A further glyph trapped secret door led into an exquisitly decorated bedroom. But our heroes had little chance to explore when they were set upon by the waiting forces within who watched through peep holes from the next room having heard the party splashing, cursing then detonating the runes.
Things did not start well. Spirit Guardians flittet around them and a Cone of Cold struck three of them. Alkaia thrust her spear through the tiny hole and wounded the witch then Clyw Misty Stepped into the chamber with their tormentors only to be paralyzed by a Hold Person spell. Thankfully quick thinking Earendil used Stone Shape to bypass the locked door and Thebia dispelled the troublsome spirits.
A raft of spells and blows later saw the Witch vanish but the rest of the Natchai laying dead.
We shall join them here next week.

Experience 1033XP each.

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