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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:06 pm

ew of Session 12 (Tuesday 24th April 2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra, Cleric of the Light
Kentheconfused and Xandor the Wizard
Bochi playing Alkaia the Amazon Ranger
Dreamteam introducing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden introducing Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven.




Events from 10PM 15/9/4447 - 10:30AM 17/9/4447

Firstly a bit of a recap on Thebia & Clyw’s Sea journey aboard the Betty-Anne including a couple of hooks I was hoping to introduce before we ran out of time.
The journey was long and arduous. Taking 46 days in total, this should give some idea of the undertaking Alkaia is suggesting.
Thebia made the acquaintance of one Maglor, the High Elf Vizier of The Golden Queen newly crowned in Ahyf. She was charged with (and we will assume she did?) delivering a sealed scroll tube to the High Priestess of Athena at Diancecht. For this she receives Inspiration, sorry I forgot to mention that in the rush.
The pair also briefly explored one of the entrances used by the now dead Black Dragon, Matriarx on the Isle of Dread.
Other stuff that they can pass on; The Fingers are most dangerous to pass as The Amiondel, the Elves that delved too deep, are launching raids from their home at Ludgate much to the vexation of Imperial Overlord and World Emperor.

And so onto the night’s action.
Landing at Targnol Port our new chaps made enquiry as to the pyrotechnics they had witnessed as they sailed along the coast and were told that a ruined fort, thought infested with Gnolls was close by that location. Brave chaps set straight off to investigate and by the end of the 16th had found our heroes.
Joining forces the following morning they attacked the fort. Aiming to get around the east side and enter via the broken wall in the SE corner.
Much fighting and magic was evident with our fellows eventually winning to within 30’ of their goal. 3 Gnolls lay dead before them another burned and transfixed upon the watchtower where two further wounded Gnolls are in magical slumber. With these is one Gnoll archer currently drawing a bead on Clyw who has climbed the east wall and is now 10’ from its south end. Below a brace of Gnolla have removed the makeshift driftwood gate. No evidence of further movement within the courtyard is visible.
We join them next week at the start of round 7.
Initiative Order
#17 Thebia
#17 Gnolls
#13 Clyw
#9 Xandor
#9 Earendil
#4 Alkaia

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:03 am

Review of Session 13 (Tuesday 1st May 2018)

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

Events from 10:30AM 17/9/4447 to 1:00PM 17/9/4447.

Our heroes make swift work of the remaining Gnoll the others flee north towards larger ruins in the distance. The two sleeping ones are captured, questioned and then released.
Working on information received our chaps venture down a spiral staircase found in the ruined tower into an spooky green marble clad underground Mur Shunna Temple. They explore a row of marble heads on plinths leading to a chamber where four copper wolves stand guard over the last. More ancient Veridian writing is on a lupine mosaic beyond, Earendil translates this as ‘WHEN ALL EYES ARE ON THE EAST, THEN SHALL THE WOLF RISE.’
Returning west along the long chamber they see through an ancient copper portcullis the temple’s alter to Amadad Bog but decide to go through the copper clad door they find to the north. Firstly rescuing a merchant, Hassan, captured by the Gnolls, his friends eaten. Then up a narrow winding stair they go to do battle with the huge, hairy Gnoll leader. This fierce creature comes close to slaying Thebia but in the end a combination of Xandor’s Magic Missiles, Mitra’s holy fire, Alkaia’s spear and a cunning blow from Clyw finish the brute off. Considerable loot is found.

Total XP for last week and this 415 each

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:52 am

ew of Session 14 (Tuesday 15th May 2018)

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




Events from 10:30AM 17/9/4447 to 2:30 17/9/4447.

Clyw managed to open one of the chests revealing silver within. The second lock resisted both his nimble fingers and the more direct actions of our ladies.
In a huff Earendil and Thebia went topside to keep watch for vengeful Gnolls while Alkaia and Clyw set to searching out secret doors in the temple foyer below.
Both took about an hour to yield results. Our secret door searchers found nothing but did ascertain that the lion mosaic wall was hollow beyond. They were disturbed about this time with shouts from above and Alkaia went up to investigate leaving the Rogue twisting the busts of Amadad Bog atop their pedestals to face eastward.
Meanwhile Thebia has been watching a solitary figure traipse from the Hradd ruins across the Targnol Plain towards her. It turned out to be a sturdy if ancient Dwarf. Hunchbacked, dressed in furs and leaning on an oaken staff. It seemed he wanted to talk and after a brief altercation he was helped into the fort across the new barricade. His news about the Gnolls been robbers for sure but not man eaters (indeed they ransomed any captives to subsidise their income) set alarm bells ringing.
Quite rightly so as it happened for as Clyw was twisting and turning the heads the creature that had been Hassan gave away its true nature; it was a Dopplganger!
The foul thing attacked our thief who fled up the stairs and was only saved by throwing marbles behind him which caused the perusing monster to go flying and cartwheeling back down the steps. Clyw raised the alarm and our heroes along with Kappa (the Dwarf) went down to do war upon it .
A nasty little fight followed with the creature deciding it was bested and fleeing. But our fellows were too quick and it was brought down before it could reach the road. Thebia taking it’s head to make sure.
Here we leave them for now.
XP 175 each
Bonus XP for Clyw. 25 for his inspired marble trick actually working and 50 as promised for the map.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed May 23, 2018 9:10 am

Review of Session 15 (Tuesday 22nd May 2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Kentheconfused and Xandor the wizard
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven.




Events from 2:30 17/9/4447 to 17:00 17/9/4447.

Alkaia and Earendil kept watch above as the others, bidding Kappa farewell went below to start bust twisting in earnest. Firstly turning them all south to lower the bars into the Mur Shunna Temple where a thorough search turned up a mother of pearl bowl containing half of a bronze key.
Next they moved them all to face East in line with the verse in the mural. This caused the wall section to the east to lower and also animated the clockwork wolves. The battle that followed did not go well and it looked like curtains for brave Thebia but desperate spell casting, spear chucking and final sneak attacking won the day.
It was about now that Earendil popped his head in to investigate further through the secret door with the rest. A staircase in the chamber below wound down to sea level and here a room was discovered with statues of Amadad Bog and a large sea water pool. Standing up out of the pool was a green marble pillar with what they took to be the second part of the key upon it. Further rumination was suspended by the sudden appearance of a Giant Octopus from the depths below sending our hero’s scattering for safety. Well all but Clyw who calmly shot and stabbed at the many writhing tentacles before making a debonair exit.
After a little chat and brow mopping it was Xandor with his Mage Hand cantrip that secured the rod and made the key one again. Sure enough it fit snugly into a key hole above and opened a small door into a natural tunnel leading north-south.
We will join our likely lads and lasses here next week.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:35 am

Review of session 16 (Tuesday 29th May 2018)

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




Events from 17:00 17/9/4447 to 13:30 19/9/4447.

Sleep was much evident and all awoke feeling refreshed with their shiny new powers. It was decided that a visit to Krak the Gnoll Warlord was in order to try put things right over the massacre at the fort. Trudging across the damp plains towards the Hradd Ruins they were intercepted by a party of the shaggy humonoids and a pack of hyenas. Thankfully parlour tricks were sufficient to cow the craven creatures into taking the party to their leader.
His Hall was barbaric to say the least. Krak sat on his wooden throne with two massive Hyenadons on chain leaches at his feet. He regarded our chaps with surprisingly intelligent eyes. Eyes that were smart enough to spot the supplicants casting spells and one of them even trying to sneak off through one of the many exits, right under his snout!
This did not please the Lord of Gnolla but some sweet talk from our sensible lasses had stuff moving along nicely and even gaining information on the Night Mother, the Wight mentioned as haunting this area of coastline. Or it was until Clyw decided to use more magic and conjured a spectral hand to pet the fierce giant Hyenas laying there minding their own business up until now. The effect was two fold. Firstly the huge beast so rudely awakened by the disembodied claw appearing from nowhere to scratch at its ears jumped out of its skin then enraged began to pull at its chain trying to savage its would be tormentor, his cohort joining in the fun and straining to escape his chain to attack. The second was to enrage the Gnoll chief, already short on patience having warned these cretins about sneaking and witching, into a frenzy! They were lucky to only be shown the door with dire warnings that if they were still infesting the seaside outpost by midnight that a grizzly gate would await them.
Returning to the Mer Shunnan temple and the little secret door, they turned north. The passage soon turned cold and then freezing. Alcoves to either side seemed to harbour their own ice storms but Earendil cunningly deduced that these were creatures of the elemental planes and talked to them briefly before roasting them with his fire magic! The Ice Mephits put up a token resistance but the party made swift work of the partially defrosted imps. They had learned from them however that somewhere ahead lay an enchanted blade that the Green Emperor and his priests were keen to keep hidden...
We will rejoin them here next week.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:37 pm

Review of session 17 (Tuesday 5th June 2018)

Players and their characters
Genghisdon with Earendil of Mitra
Kentheconfused and Xandor the wizard (for end of session)
Dreamteam playing Clyw a Rogue from the CSIO
Icemaiden and Thebia, Amazon Paladin of Athena from Highhaven

Events from 13:30 19/9/4447 to 20:30 19/9/4447

What can I say but our guys done good.
It waited like a great bloated DM spider with anticipation for the characters to fly with fear from the Barbed Devils I’d set to guard the magical sword Ashrune. I may even have dribbled a little in anticipation. But I was undone. The fearless Earendil and Thebia boldly set to dragging a reluctant Clyw through the dangerous Fiend filled chambers until the enchanted blade was in their hands. Even more surprising was the way they cleverly spelled their way back out. Athena & Mitra were both smiling upon them this day.
Finally checking the southern path they discovered the body of a recently dead wizard. Taking from him clues to a conspiracy, his spell book and his miraculous folding boat. The later they loaded up with treasure and sailed it north into Targnol Port Just as the September sun was setting.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:39 pm

The Clue Scroll.

Master, I will see a copy of this report gets to Wrench at the Boatman's Tavern. He can get it to Lareth at the gatehouse easily from there (If those wretched frogs don't get him!) and thence to you at Caer Cadwen. The map you gave me was accurate, though Gnolls lurk in the ruins above I was able to find the secret entrance and gain access to the sanctum as you had guessed. Alas I could get only a short way in. I was attacked by foolish Ice Mephits which I destroyed with ease but the next chamber was not so simple. The Priests have bound a Devil there and my magic was unable to penetrate their wards. I could not risk battling the monster physically so will take the boat to Targnol Port and seek bravos to aid me once I rest up. It would seem you were right as always. The cursed Mer Shunna really don't want the sword found! Your Servant Papak Amanj Praise be to the Natchai!

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:43 pm

Review of session 18 (Tuesday 12th June 2018)

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

Events from 20:30 19/9/4447-17:00 20/9/4447

The parties arrival in the harbour did not go without notice and the agents of Natch-Ur set to work to entrap the ones who had returned in their master's magical ship. But that was for later...
Seeking out the Star of the West our guys and gals booked in to the luxury accomodation and enjoyed the pampering. They dined with captain Matteus and arranged to sell him their loot. They also heard rumours concerning a flying iron kettle, seen over the city that day and of a possible shop where arcane supplies could be purchased (the latter been a set up by the Natchai Cult leader Hamid Hasham who had tailed the group here).
After a suitably relaxed breakfast they booked their rooms for another night and set out to find the various bits and pieces they desired. Finally ending up in Black Lotus Street and falling into the trap, where they were attacked by cultists of Natch-Ur, including a fearsome bererker.
The gals got the fight off to a good start, resisting the Command Spell of the leader and things went down hill for the baddies after that. A clever spell from Clyw saw the Bererker rolling around in laughter rather than frothing at the mouth and after gathering information from him, he too was dispatched. They searched the area and made good their escape. Clyw taking the magical obsidian dagger that Earendil detected and the Cleric of Mitra the red metal half plate armour.
They casually gathered the last of the supplies they needed before meeting back at the 'Star'for another evening of the finest luxury that money can buy in Port Targnol.
Until next week.
+525 XP
Journal to follow.

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 am

Review of session 19 (Tuesday 19th June 2018)

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





Events from 17:00 20/9/4447 - 13:00 22/9/4447

Clyw has a trip around the dives finding out stuff about the shipment of Altani virgins and the Flying Kettle. On the former he discovered that the slaves buyer, Siah Coubja, is rumoured to be a high ranking Natchai and that the caravan leaves at dawn 27/9/4447. With regards to the latter it seems the kettle was flying in a straight line betwixt the Mermist Swamp and Bitter End.
Thebia’s gift was well received on board the Betty-Anne and horses and mules were purchased before our gang reconvened at the Star.
Over nibbles and cocktails Earendil was approached on behalf of the Artabid (a minor imperial functionary) Lejla ib Aasama who’s family hold the logging concession for the Thistledown Forest, where it seems they are having problems with Koses a horrid creature that has haunted those woods for centuries. Fifteen feet tall with a Gorrila’s body, four powerful human legs, no arms and three simian heads who’s eyes shoot stunn rays! Deals are struck and the cunning Mitran also sets the scene regarding the Natchai to this imperial flunky.
Later they leave their luxurious domicile and make their way back to the Street of the Black Lotus to ambush the surviving Natch-Ur cultists. Their cunning plan to grill them for information soon disintigrates as Earendil grills them for real and Thebia reveals the power of Ashrune by severing three of them at the waist with one blow!
They spend the rest of the evening pampering themselves and gorging on bulls balls at their hotel. Alkaia and Thebia making the most of the bathing facilities until the next time.
Setting off at dawn they follow the Emperor’s Road along the North bank of the Stickhorn River, breaking for lunch and a quick summoning by Clyw of his Owl Familar a most useful creature set to look out and scouting duties. After a quiet night Alkaia’s eagle eyes spot the fresh tracks that could only have been made by a four footed giant and trail them to a desolate clearing.
The clearing is littered with bleached bones and a stinking central gorge is where they find mighty Koses, luring him from his den with magical noises and illusions.
He proves a daunting opponent, springing 60’ a time on his powerful legs and stunning Earendil with one glance removing him from the fray and then savaging him brutally before his chums can help.
But help they did regardless of receiving dreadful wounds of their own.
The one-two-three of arrows, sneak attacks and mighty sword prove just two much and a critical strike from Athena’s Paladin layed the legendary beast low.
Much healing was done and a plan hatched to loot the lair... next time.

XP 1,000 each

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:52 pm

Review of session 20 (Tuesday 26th June 2018)

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

Events from 13:00 22/9/4447 - 15:30 23/9/4447

The brave chaps ventured into the lair of the late Koses after diagnosing that the old fellow had not been well. Here they were attacked by Giant Ticks who latched onto Thebia and Earendil before they were dispatched. A close look at them revealed they were not a species found locally but were native to the Marmonmist Swamp to the northwest home of the Witches.
Pressing on further they came upon the huge bone filled lair of Koses himself, many small gems were to be found among the debris but it seems that Koses was not yet done. His terrible shade inhabited the bones turning them into a veritable tornado of shards!
Alkaia led the charge fearlessly and even Clyw joined the fray supported by Earendil’s magic. Massive damage from Ashrune the Star Spear and the Obsidian dagger sent the Koseses soul to Hell with a final shriek!
They gathered a small fortune in gems and a scroll of Raise Dead complete with a huge diamond. The shine was taken off their victory a little when they found that their mounts had been stolen by bandits. Even the Rangers amazing tracking could not find them once they reached the Green Emperor Way however and so the party took out their magical boat and had the brass Minotaur paddle them back to Port Targnol in style arriving late afternoon.
A crowd gathered to see the amazing vessel once more and increased greatly when Clyw decided to display the huge simian heads of the legendary beast. The common folk thronged the wharf sides to see such wonders and it became close to a riot by the time a mounted patrol of soldiers charged into the crowds wielding their fearsome hippohide whips!
We will see how this turns out next week.

XP 1,100 each

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:51 pm

eview of session 21 (Tuesday 3rd July 2018)

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





Events from 15:30 23/9/4447-11:00 26/9/4447

The crowds were downtrodden or otherwise dispersed by the wicked thugs on horseback. The leader of whom turned out to be no other than the Satrap of Fagamuc, Tarique Aasama. Older brother to the Artabid Lejla. Transport was laid on and a big bash thrown to celebrate our heroes victory over Koses.
After dinner Earendil filled the Sayrap in on the fiendish Natchai whilst Clyw updates him on the situation with the Witches of the Marmonmist Swamp.
A tacit if unspoken arrangement was sorted for the party to equip themselves and harry the shipment of dancing girls set to soon leave for the City of Spices. A favour was also asked of them to recover a family heirloom, a jade circlet from the Barrow of the Night Mother, ancient ancestor of the Aasama’s but the spectre herself should not be harmed in doing so.
Interesting times would lay ahead it seems. The next few days are spent equipping and enjoying the luxurious Star.
We will join them 11AM 26/9/4447 as they lay in wait along the Green Emperor Way....

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:27 pm

eview of session 22 (Tuesday 10th July 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
NPC Harlgrimn the Wildman





Events from 00:00 25/9/4447- 13:00 26/9/4447

Harlgrimn finally tracked the party down to the Star of the West and plans were made to ambush the slave caravan the following morning. They rode out on the instant and found a clever site to stage their attack about 15 miles south of the Port Targnol Bridge.
Earendil halted the slavers in front of rocks that had been layed to block their passage and then the trap was sprung. The fight was mostly short and brutal with Spirit Lions of Mitra tearing up what Harlgrimn did not. We leave the evening with just two uninjured eunochs fighting the Barbarian, one, prone in a pool of magical grease and one in combat with Earendil who may just get backstabbed.....

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Re: Blatant plug for my CSOTWE online game.

Post by Chris107 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:29 pm

Clyw watches the Black Palace, important folks come and go as you’d expect. He creeps closer to look at the withered, loin cloth clad form of the Mystic. Next thing the rogue knows, he’s nursing a warm pint of ale in a dockside tavern. These words repeating themselves in his head....

Lady, Fool, Lord
And Sea Rune’s Daughter
Emperor’s Child preparing for slaughter.
Mer or Menhir or Hags of the Mermist
King of Normoot or King of Rags caring?
Ancient reeds shifting if only they’re daring.

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