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  • The Story So Far - 52

    The floor of the tower was clear. Deep inside was a human form, Geof-Ray the mage, trapped in the glass. Dunkirk felt his spirit trapped as well. With a quick song through the god Ulraini, he sent the spirit on to the afterlife. And, with that, the …

  • The Story So Far - 1

    On the ninth day of Lambdhnassah, the eighth month, of the seventh year of the reign of Queen Gwebbhian of Cliath, the ceremony of ordaining was performed in the ringed city of An Clia Kestria by the High Priest of Mithrian, protector of the Sacred Eye …

  • The Story So Far - 2

    They broke camp, leaving the forest deep, with the body of the Mithrian Knight tied to the bottom of the cart (to protect Anya's sensitive nose). After several hours, and a short stop for lunch, they finally found the edge of this strange wood. The …

  • The Story So Far - 3

    To rewind a bit.... On the ninth day of the quest bestowed upon this intrepid band, our heroes had finally cleared through the second enchanted forest along the westward road of An Cliath Kestria. A visitation by a very large while owl, who shared …

  • The Story So Far - 4

    The baths were wonderful, and the time in the Mithrian Keep, so far, a good thing. The next morning, our adventurers prepared to meet with the Castelan. A quick message to Corporal Khral, relayed to Sargeant Jonaval, to Sir Darvbhi, The Captain of the …

  • The Story So Far - 5

    In the middle of the night, on the 25th day of the quest, a small creature ventured forth and found its way among our heroes. It was only three feet tall, but it weilded considerable magic as it began to lay about upon Raven and Eamon. In short order …

  • The Story So Far - 6

    At dinner a great rush of power filled the room, and who did manifest but the Master of UnDeath, our Necromancer (from scene 14). He summoned his power and inflicted a disease of skin on Sir Hilzana, and raised up fighters from the bones he carried in …

  • The Story So Far - 7

    The plan was simple, and yet incredibly powerful... Eamon, at full run down the cliff-face of the Keep, would approach the massive engines of war. Then, calling upon the power of his circle, he would cause the support beams to rot, thus toppling the …

  • The Story So far - skipped

    The characters went forth, slew the vile maidens, saved poor dragons, and otherwise advanced in time, until a day in which the party split up to take on other pursuits. Aoife, the last of the party, found herself without a job or direction, and so.... …

  • The Story So Far - 15

    Langail the Death Mage was hit with a tree limb from the Sylvan in the center of Lalia Durien, but was capable of doing instant resurrection magic and didn't die, but casting life magic under the sylvan gave her a special bond to the tree. This …

  • The Story So Far - 16

    The intrepid band of adventurers finally prepared to start out from Antorus Nor. As they talked amongst themselves about how to proceed, and who this new young lady was, a bardic troup entered town. It was quickly decided (as art sometimes has this …

  • The Story So Far - 17

    Dunkirk because quite dull, as though he was lifeless..... So, Aoife painted him purple and dressed him in a little hula skirt. Or, she could have, but didn't.... --------------------------------- It was the 25th day after the Equinox, and the …

  • The Story So Far - 18

    Dunkirk prayed. Not that this is very different from any other day, but in this case, Dunkirk prayed to find out what was going on. One of the side passages was discovered towards the back of the cave, and in it was a small house. The house, made …

  • The Story So Far - 19

    Just down the passage behind the secret door was a store room. This room also connected up to a river tunnel, and thus provided a way around the pile of dead goblins and spiders in the hall. In the stores were piles of salted meat, a small hand …

  • The Story So Far - 20

    Up on the ledge was a series of tunnels, and what appeared to be a stone desk. Just past the desk in one passageway was a room that had been locked shut from this side. Inside were young gnomes, all dead of starvation. Off of the main room were three …

  • The Story So Far - 21

    Coming out of the pass a few days later, Rashe and Aoife began discussing the quality of roads and the lack of blood in the river. Did we fail to note that the river (and the cave rivers, too) had been full of blood for about a week? Well, they had. …

  • The Story So Far - 22

    Aoife and the tree (and everyone else, but when a ranger brings something like this, everyone else is seen as an entourage) were taken through the city rings at great fanfare. Most everyone seemed to recognize what was happening, as if this was the …

  • The Story So Far - 23

    Narel and Aoife begin the journey from Duine Dora to the Greater Circle, a low rising mountain with standing stones around the base, halfway up, and in a great henge on the top surrounding a massive sheet of black granite that is nearly perfectly …

  • The Story So Far - 24

    All the ents died. Did we mention that? Seemed worth repeating. Narel continued to meditate as she recovered, wondering what she did to cause her Goddess to abandon her. So much did the events on the other planes shake her faith that she was in a …

  • The Story So Far - 25

    Rashe loaded up the cart, one bag, bin, box, or pouch at a time, until all the money was secured. Aoife kept the box of gems safely under her seat, and with a creak, groan, and lurch, the party headed back into town as dragonslayers, or at least …

  • The Story So Far - 26

    With a better map, the intrepid band of adventurers stealthily drove two loud carts up a new pathway hacked through a forest by a bezerk frightened and now dead dragon. A quick stop for Narel to pray gave Rashe and Aoife something to do, so they began …

  • The Story So Far - 27

    In the evening, in the middle of a forest with a lot of dead trees, Aoife began to contemplate how her life had brought her to this place. As a ranger she had always wanted to be out in the wilderness, surrounded by the stars, the chirps of crickets, …

  • The Story So Far - 28

    Not a single ent interrupted the party as they ran across the field between the great house and the mausoleum. Obvious tracks inside lead down a hallway, but stopped at the end of a sloping floor. Strong winds here made further progress difficult. …

  • The Story So Far - 29

    A trail of dry and broken bones in the forest still leads north, in a strong message to the dark practitioners that Aoife the EntSlayer is equally at home tearing apart the undead. Passing animals crunch the forest floor underfoot, grinding bones …

  • The Story So Far - 30

    It was a surprisingly easy trail to follow. The orcs had no interest in stealth, and their push through the underbrush left enough signs of their passing that a blind mermaid could have flopped along through the heavy forests without worry. Even so, …

  • The Story So Far - 31

    Rashe waded out into the Acolytes of Morcani with a smile. They raised their talismans, prepared to begin a ritual that would destroy this rogue cleric, and were brought to the unfortunate realization that this slight man with leather gauntlets wasn' …

  • The Story So Far - 32

    Danger and Doom stalked the land like two giant stalking things. Or more accurately, like one REALLY big one with a magic ring that let it change type as required, with infinite healing power. The red dragon continued to colorshift across the sky, …

  • The Story So Far - 33

    It gets cold on the top of a cinder volcano in the middle of winter. In the summer, though, it isn't too bad. It's not warm, by any means, but the lake on the top of the mountain was crystal clear, and you could see the 20 miles to the center where a …

  • The Story So Far - 34

    Rashe looked up at the big white head. "Hi?" he replied, in the same questioning way. "Hi!!!!" said the dragon, curling its neck a bit, in an imposing way. Aoife, noticing the dragon, grabbed her bow and quiver and began walking over towards the …

  • The Story So Far - 35

    Fire, brimstone, sulfurous gas... all of these can kill you quickly. The lake was turning to steam almost instantly, and explosions of smoke and water echoed from one lip of the caldera to another. It is always a good idea to stay indoors when …

  • The Story So Far - 36

    Story #36 The sudden laughter didn't startle anyone. Jezebel had been carrying the sword of Mara since they found it, and she'd learned that it liked to talk, insult, cajole, and otherwise be unhelpful. Even though the power of the sword had been …

  • The Story So Far - 37

    The hobgoblins didn't seem to be a sentry group, and weren't obviously brigands, but a pitched battle ensued as they worked to protect a single member of the group from assault. Though four died, the one that seemed to be at risk ran off amidst a hail of …

  • The Story So Far - 38

    A short rest in this enchanted place helped Aoife heal amazingly well. Lnorn's willpower also returned, helping him to feel better about himself and his role in the party. Everyone was so well and well-adjusted that the caravan of elves travelling …

  • The Story So Far - 39

    The dwarf finally started coming around. Narel had been saying soothing chants over his burns as Rashe directed Lnorn through camp setup, and the wounds seemed to be doing a bit better by the time she traded duty so she could bless the camp for the night …

  • The Story So Far - 40

    "That's a dragon skull," said Kae. "Yes," replied Aoife. "We're here to get a dragon skull?" asked Kae. "Yes," replied Aoife. "Why do they have a dragon skull?" asked Kae. Aoife looked at Lnorn, then at Narel and Rashe. "They stole it from …

  • The Story So Far - 41

    It should come as no surprise, either, that Rashe immediately beat the giant mountain spider until it stopped moving, then looted the stomach for 81 iron tiks and 100 pieces of silver, and then dug out the poison sacks with Kae. He then spent some time …

  • The Story So Far - 42

    Aoife quaffed the potion.
    Aoife feels much better!
    The goblin attacks....
    The goblin attacks....
    The hobgoblin shoots Rashe with a normal arrow....
    The hobgoblin shoots Kae with a normal arrow....
    The hobgoblin tramples Lnorn with a giant  … 

  • The Story So Far - 43

    The week in Zeraka seemed like only a day, now that there was a rush to catch the south-bound caravan to the Fire Temple. Lnorn jumped on his lizard, everyone else gathered up their goods, and a quick acquisition of some winter clothes and a basic pull- …

  • The Story So Far - 44

    A student of Dunkirk's watched the preparations for departure. She was human, which was unusual enough by itself, and not a cleric, which really sealed the confusion of the acolytes and workmen building the fire conveyor. She was often seen around the …

  • The Story So Far - 45

    Rodanthe was drunk. She was also hitting on Lnorn, who, as the perfect gentleman he was, offered to show her his massive windmill attack. Alas, there was never time. The grand procession arrived at the Temple of Fire. Around the grounds were parts …

  • The Story So Far - 46

    Lnorn rescued Rodanthe from the side of the mountain. He had to, because she was drunk. Dunkirk called upon the power of Droashi and stabilized the ground under his feet before almost running up the sides of the rim cliff. Lnorn followed, only to find …

  • The Story So Far - 47

    Rodanthe used the palantir to find bits of the undead army, an orc army, and a caravan of dark figures winding from the south to the northeast. She also worked with Aoife's knowledge of the location of the phylacteries and tried to scry out what the …

  • The Story So Far - 48

    The road into the desert was fairly straight, directed nearly due east. Occasionally odd mounds of white stone would rise up out of the sandy floor, and these were covered by small forests. The white stone was gnarled and covered with tubes and pits, …

  • The Story So Far - 49

    The people disappeared. Great stones were rolled across basement doors. Foreigners were told "try not to open any door or window, or bleed too much on anything." Many people were confused, but the streets, for the most part, cleared as hundreds of ' …

  • The Story So Far - 50

    The Regent of the Sun held court, and announced to the people that the festivities would proceed as planned. Things would not suffer just because of the loss of his father. He would attend to his coronation during the ritual, making it a DOUBLE holiday! …

  • The Story So Far - 51

    The sun rose, illuminating the Valley Of The Sun. The great white stone walls, carved from the ancient salt floors, gleamed with an orange light. Kae beat on the door, and drew out The Sword of Mara. "OPEN!" the sword bellowed. The guards pulled …

  • The Story So Far - 53

    The caravan south took no heavy carts. Pack animals, yes, but the wood from the carts had been taken to build reinforcements in the city. Everyone carried their share of materials, and the horse was laden with a rather obviously large, light, and …

  • The Story So Far - 54

    The desert bars that Aoife had created using the recipe book in the Sun City had given everyone lots of energy without a need to stop for food and water. While it made the travel around the volcano easy, this proved to be a problem now. It took only a …

  • The Story So Far - 55

    The fighter and the green dragon clashed over and over again, until the fighter carved out some scales from the belly of the beast as it flew over, then fired a heavy arrow through the plating. It crashed into the riverbank below, thunder rocking the …

  • The Story So Far - 56

    Rodanthe noticed the earth lines were vibrating, and cast a speak with stone spell to learn from the land. Alas, the column of stone wasn't that smart, and provided little information before cooling into a pile of basalt. Dunkirk and Inamak went back …

  • The Story So Far - 57

    The sun rose in the valley of the orcs, over fields of grains ripening after a sudden mystical growing season. Rashe dug up his stash of weapons from a secret hiding place. Lnorn was conflicted about [[:27802 | Kae]] -- bury her, or loot the body. In …

  • The-Story-So-Far-58

    It was dark. The sun had not yet risen when the security detail from the city arrived at the adventurer's home in Duine Dora. Three brisk knocks were met by the dwarven butler, who got everyone ready to go. Well, everyone that wanted to go, that is. …

  • The Story So Far - 59

    Vengeance or no, the spider was quickly dispatched in a team effort. Rashe took the poison glands from the dead Rhagodessa, to use later. Everyone continued on down the road to Antorus Nor, and found a nice quiet city, with people doing business, …

  • The Story So Far - 60

    After watching the goblins smoking and smouldering on the altar, the party finally left the chapel (where the holy symbols on the door had cracked and broken), to walk back towards the exercise yard. Tammera realized she needed her sword fixed, and so …

  • The Story So Far 61

    The party made their way out the southern edge of the desert, and onto a plain of scrublands and light forests. The road, obviously travelled less this year than in days past, is still reasonably easy to navigate. The rush of water to their right was a …

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