Ravensgate

Session 48: VELA!

Caeside casts Animal Friendship and Speak with Animals to get a bird to scout Thundertree. The bird saw a dragon, druid, cultists, but did not see zombie plants.

Our mission is to find out what’s at Thundertree and if we can cause a fight between our force and the dragon.
Oct 14, 9:35 PM
Michael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
http://ravensgate.obsidianportal.com/wikis/thundertree
Michael • Oct 14, 9:49 PM
Caeside goes ahead of the army to Thundertree in animal form (direwolf) to deliver the Sword of Emo Arcade Fire (1d6 damage) to the dragon and warn them that the Lord Mayor is taking this land (and we’re trying to forewarn him).
AND mooooooorrrrrreeeeeeee cats!!!!!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2007660791/cataclysm-the-rpg-of-feline-proportions
Caeside approaches the dragon (as a direwolf) and scopes out the minions and then switches to a spider to appear before the green dragon and then turns into a human.

The dragon is Venomfang.
Oct 14, 10:05 PM
The party is led into town and the dragon springs the trap. Many die and the force is scattered.

The party leads the leaders (and the one that Silver Feather needs to impersonate) into a zombie plant house.

Silver Feather shoots twice at the lead knight from the trees and hits for 6 and 9.

Caeside does Conjure Animal (2x bears) to scare off the mounted knights to keep them from running off.

Cultists fire more arrows at the troops. Bears go after the horses.
Silver Feather hits the knight for 12 and 11. He bolts on the horse and Silver Feather shots the horse and hits for 7 and 9 downing the horse.

The bear eats the scout that Silver Feather wants to impersonate.

The knight fights back against the bear.
Oct 14, 10:49 PM
The dragon, Venomfang, lands near Madox and says, “I said if you ran” [that was the agreement with Caeside] and proceeds to attack Madox.

Silver Feather moves toward the knight and shoots at the knight but misses and the knight misses Silver Feather.

Silver Feather and the knight lock up and Silver Feather hits 6 points of damage.

Knight swings back and misses once and hits the second for 10 HP on Silver Feather.

20 points to the dragon from Caeside’s Call Lightning.

Madox and Venomfang lock up.
Silver Feather hits the knight for 11 and 8 and kills him.
Caeside and Madox kill and zap the last of the cultists.

The dragon swings around and breaths on Madox and Caeside. Silver Feather flies up to attack and hits once for 23 HP.

But it breaths for 25 HP.

Caeside does a fireball necklace. Silver Feather gets a 25 save against 14 HP (Silver Feather takes 7 HP).

Fireball necklace for 35 HP against the dragon. The dragon face plants.
Madox attacks the dragon for a lot.
Madox kills it.
It roars out, “Shandrith!”
Caeside kills some of the last cultists with Call Lightning.
1,600 XP Each for the battle.
Madox is down 14 HP.
Silver Feather is down 17 HP.
Oct 14, 11:27 PM
Michael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
700cp, 10000 sp, 2300 gp, 100 pp, Gems (8 @ 100): – Garnet, Garnet, Amethyst, Coral, Coral, Chrysoberyl, Garnet, Coral., Potion of Clairvoyance
Michael • Oct 14, 11:35 PM
40 of the soldiers bodies are found but not 10 (7 more are found… 3 left and one went into swamp). The druid checks the rest.

After talking with the druid, the party raids the tower and gets the above. The party recovers some horses.
Silver Feather morphs into the messenger, takes a remount and tries to get the 3 survivors to step out and come to him.

Caeside conjures animals and tries to catch’em.

Madox will… monk…
Silver Feather’s polymorph looks like its hurt from the encounter.
Caeside heals Silver Feather up (and gives us each 30 Good Berries).
“I am Venteer” the messenger.
Oct 14, 11:58 PM
The three split up.
Silver Feather gets ahead to the rendezvous. Madox meets up.
Caeside finds a hag that killed the three soldiers and sends a message that there’s danger. Silver Feather flies off to find and save Caeside. He has melded into stone and we miss each other for a good bit.

Finds one of the soldiers dead.
No crickets around Silver Feather.
Find another soldier dead.

Silver Feather hears a bow and dives for cover. Gets hit twice for 9 and 10 HP (19 total).

We’re trying to sneak up on each other.

Silver arrows him for 7 HP.

He fires back 3x times for 8 HP (27 HP).

Silver hits with a sword for 12 HP and miss and 6 HP.

He strikes back and hits twice for 8 and 4 (39 HP).

Tuvote, one of the soldiers covered, looks at him. He describes the hag. Black night skin, red eyes.

At the cave, Silver Feather webs up the entrance and calls in for Caeside (expecting it’s him). Instead, it’s Vela.

She has a reddish aura and does 4 HP to Silver Feather.
The soldier runs away and screams and it alerts Caeside who comes out of the rock to see Silver Feather fighting Vela. She wins initiative.
The roots start reaching up and Silver Feather is restrained. Fucking awesome since it’s just Silver Feather versus Vela.
Vela slashes Silver Feather for 21 HP.
Silver Feather is already down 30 HP.
Silver Feather can’t get unrestrained because it takes a fucking 17 to get out and Silver is plus 1… Caeside casts a spell to break her concentration and freeing Silver Feather.

Silver Feather uses his Action Surge and hits 3 times for 12 HP 8 HP 10 HP.
She slashes back with her claws for 15 HP.
Silver Feather is down 45 HP.
Caeside casts Witch Bolt does 8 HP.

Silver Feather hits her for 20 HP.

She hits Silver Feather for 17 HP (leaving him at 19 HP).

She retreats further into the cave. There’s a large pool of water in the cave that she’s headed for.

Witch Bolt does 15 HP.

Silver Feather’s Scroll of Fireball does 19 HP and she saves… cause my dice SUCK!
She summons 4x crocodiles.

Witch Bolt does a lot.
Silver Feather hits her for 5 HP 10 HP 7 HP. Putting her on her last leg.

She misses Silver Feather.

Caeside faces off against 4x crocs. They try to grapple him.
37 mins
John McGuire
Madox dreams of the ship he’s going to buy once they deal with the Super-Mayor. He turns over and pulls the blanket tighter.
John • 37 mins
Caeside’s Witch Bolt takes her down.
She is unconscious but still breathing.
Silver Feather puts his foot on Vela’s throat and pulls out his bow to shoot one for 12 HP 9 HP and kills it.
Caeside is still facing 3 crocs. He charms the three.
He sends them after the last fighter.
Caeside gives Silver 30 Good Berries from Caeside to 49 HP.

They take Vela out of the cave and tie her up and put a HEAVY rock on her legs so there’s no way to escape.

Caeside searches her lair.
27 mins
Michael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
1900 cp, 800 sp, 70gp, 6 10gp gems.
Michael • 27 mins
John McGuire
The fire is dying down so I grab a couple other pieces of wood. Maybe eat a little hard tack I found in the saddle bags.
The stars have a different look to them tonight. I guess that’s what happens when you kill a dragon, everything smells and tastes better.
John • 24 mins
The Lord Mayor Superior wants the kenku dead because it was a deal he made with her.

She did not reveal much and had to be killed.
Each of us (Madox included) got 1,000 XP for Vela.

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Session 47: Enter the Lord Mayor Superior
Silver Feather Gets Wings

Silver Feather leveled. For that level, we agreed it’d be the Ability Score Modifier or a Feat. I’m looking at the Dragon Wings – You sprout draconic wings. With your wings, you have a flying speed of 20 feet if you aren’t wearing heavy armor and aren’t exceeding your carrying capacity.
https://media.wizards.com/2017/dnd/downloads/RJSJC2017_04UASkillFeats_24v10.pdf
9:38 PM
Three weeks later.
Silver Feather (5th level/3rd level) has sprouted wings.
Since the Goat LORD, the nobles have been fleeing to Aramoor and Zachod (Mimnir uses Zachod as a port and Mimnir has a number of kenku).
The kenku are blamed for the recent problems.
The three main lords meet with Caeside, Madox, and Silver Feather.
Which bosses are losing the most people? Njegovan, Gradimir, Ljudent, and Alexi are most impacted.
10:00 PM
Michael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
Dimitri has given the sage’s items to Arwin (Sara’s character).
10:02 PM
Dimitri is willing to cover the costs of extra sages to check the sages stash.

Is anyone leading the anti-kenku sentiment?
No single leader (scattered around).

Caeside and Stanicek have a side conversation about the Lord Mayor Superior.

Kvetoslav, Vaclav, Ljudevt are likely to take Vela’s territory from Stanicek.

Dimitri has some in-roads with Njegovan.

The Lord Mayor Superior is Il-Rodian Derrevan. In his late 50s and has been in place for over 20 years. He’s the head gangster. He keeps the bosses paying taxes/bribes up to him. He’s a sorcerer (he mentally controls others).
Njegovan is the second weakest boss. Vaclav is the third weakest.
Dimitri and Dvorkin are the wealthiest.
Stanicek and Jasen fight over the mines to the north.
We decide to try to meet with the Lord Mayor Superior. Over the next month, we work on the plan to meet with him.
Two weeks later, the Lord Mayor Superior sends 20 heavily armored to escort the party to meet him.
Ardin meets the party at the Black Towers and Silver Feather does the introductions.
In the courtyard, 300 soldiers are training.
The party meets the Lord Mayor Superior and he is at the top of a tall throne above the room.
Lord Mayor Superior D’Revin.
32 mins
Leland Beauchamp
He wants Rockseeker to accept 50 troops from his levy to defend them.
In Phindalen.
XP = 500 each

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Session 46: THE FINISH!

The next morning, each of the three bosses send 50 guards each. Collectively they move to the altar/statue in a box. Coat the box/crate in silver. This happens and it cries as that’s done. Then put onto a boat and sail back to the fort/castle.
Aug 5, 10:01 PM
Leland Beauchamp
egg you there?
Leland • Aug 5, 10:01 PM
On the ships, a terrible storm is rolling in. The party has to roll into shore.
Detect Magic shows that the magical storm in originating in caves from the north.
Using spells and Madox’s good navigation skills, the party gets to the cave minutes before the storm front lands. The thugs muscle the box off of the ship.
At the cave, a storm surge takes many of the thugs out to sea leaving:

The party
6x Sisters
4x Kenku
1x Mermaid (ha! She goes to save some taken by the storm surge)
2x Stanisic
6x Demetri
4x Alexi
Aug 5, 10:25 PM
In the first major chamber there are 12 undead mouthing chants and aware that they are undead. They are dispatched by the party (no fight).
Silver Feather tries a deeper door to the crystal chamber.

Of the silver bars, Sister Tamara recognizes it as Abyssal but the text is wrong.
Undead Goatmen bang on the door.
Web Wand’s DC is 15 for Dex and Str Saves.
Caeside does Call Lightning on them (the 6 undead Goatman). They are insnared by the Web. 4xKenku hit each of them once each.
Madox and some thugs attack.
Silver Feather attacks with his magic longsword with Green Flame Blade. Does 22 and 8 spillover.
Two undead goatman charge up the stairs at Caeside.
Madox and Silver Feather and the kenku/thugs continue
Silver Feather attacks and misses and attacks for 15 points.
Silver Feather takes 16 HP and 7 HP (23 all told). A sister heals Silver for 12 HP (

2x Kenku attack for 10 and 8.
Silver Feather started this session at 50 HP. 50-23+12=39)
Silver Feather attacks and does 23 and 5 as spillover.
It hits Silver Feather for 15 HP (24 HP).
Silver Feather makes his save.
Finished them off.
Aug 5, 11:42 PM
The Goat God is in the box gets freed in the box. Its roaring.
Madox stabs it with his silver bar from the blocking bars (stabs as a staff). It throws the bar into the crystal.
Silver Feather stabs into the box for 7 HP.
Madox attacks the crystal with the staff/rod.
It does a lot to break the crystal up until it shatters.
Silver Feather takes 5 HP (19 HP).
Silver Feather stabs in again and bloods it.
Black blood.
Until the screaming of the goats disappears.
The shadows in the next room have gone still.
Everything is destroyed.
We use the silvered box to carve in runes and put it in place of the missing bar.
45 mins
Michael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
300 cp, 4000 sp, 2400 gp, 130 pp, Ivory Scroll Case inlaid with Bronze (250 gp), Small Carpet (250 gp), Ornate Silver Mirror set with Eye agate (250 gp), Platinum Pendant set with Citrine (250 gp), Lacquered Wooden Urn (250 gp)
Michael • 45 mins
Michael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
The red priest had magic evil robes. Yippie!
Robes (require attunement) gives the wearer:
3 charges 1d3 regained at dusk
Shifting pattern of shadows
Dim light
15 DC Wisdom Save or Stunned.
Page 194.
Caeside gets it.
XP 1600 each.
+100 XP for story.
Everyone reaches 8th level.

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Session 45: 5th Session...

Two cultists have strange books with strange writing. The Sisters don’t recognize them. Caeside recognizes some parts about the planes of existance and some of the symbols is of the Outer Dark (possibly the 3rd figure we’ve seen with the Phoenix and the Wyrm).

After clearing the stage, Caeside messengers:
The few on the boat
The Sisters
Alexi
Stanasic

The Sisters and the boaters arrive. Giving us Sister Nanya and 5 other Sisters.

Bonfires around the cities start as night falls. A mass of people moving throw the dark toward the amphitheater.

The EVIL altar is on a wooden stage. Caeside tries Dispel Magic on the altar.

Madox touches his silver blade to the altar. It sparks and causes a tiny crack on the altar.
We have 477 pieces of silver on us (20 lbs).
We see 20 owls around and as Silver Feather and the kenku move to deal with them, Silver Feather notices The Lady of Owls.

Silver Feather hears whispering and fails his Wisdom Save and is in Fear Condition and takes 11 HP. 25 – 11 = 14 HP left.
Silver Feather takes a Potion of Heroism. 24 HP now.

4x Kenku hit and kill 2 owls and hurt a third.

She has the owls attack him and 66 – 17 = 49 HP

Silver Feather tries the Web Wand to no real effect. It doesn’t really web them up.
Madox throws a Fireball at her. She takes 16 HP then goes to attack Madox.
Caeside casts Daylight on the altar. It starts to break the power

Silver Feather is no longer in the Fear Condition. He charges up the seat toward the Lady. It’ll be a round. Owls miss him but he misses them.

Kenku x4 keep attacking owls. They kill one and wound 3 others.
Madox and her can’t hit each other for a round.
Caeside does Thunderwave while holding silver coins onto the evil altar.
The Silver Coins are now embedded into the altar and cracks form.
Silver Feather hits the Lady for 18 HP. Impales her. On his second attack, he rolls fourth 1 of the evening. She fades away… naturally.

The people outside have stopped.
With the Lady and the owls are gone (they fly up high)

Silver Feather and Madox go see the Sisters to get healed. Silver Feather gets 35 back (59 HP).
59 mins
From the top of the amphitheater, the Lady is seen by the kenku appearing and taking a human and draining him.
Madox tries Amulet of Thoughts to find The Lady. She is 10 feet behind Caeside.
Invisible.
The Lady appears out of nowhere and grabs Madox for 8 + 12 and drains Madox of 19 HP of Necrotic Damage. This heals her.
Leaving 2x Kenku to shoot at the expected owls.
Silver Feather and the other 2x Kenku race down to join the fray.

Madox attacks her back for 12, 12, and 8 HP and she has to make a DC 14 Dex Save.

2x Kenku shoot several owls and it breaks up the incoming owl swarm headed for Lee. 4 hits total (one Nat 20).
Caeside does Witch Bolt on the Lady.
She dodges it.
She goes flying up at Silver Feather.
Silver Feather attacks for 12 HP and misses with the second one.
The 2x Kenku hit for 17 HP, 8 HP, and 8 HP.

She hits 9 HP on Silver Feather.

Next round there’s no point. 5 misses against her.
All Silver Feather and Egg rolling for Kenku x2 misses…

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Session 44: Fourth Session of Fighting the Black Goat

Silver Feather is to go see Demetri. Drop off Alexi’s offer, update him on the evil cults, and check the sage’s workshop.

Caeside it to go to the Sisters and see if any of them or the revenant (he is too far west of the city… very far west) will join. Sister Nanya.

Madox go to the dock bar to look for the evil brotherhood guy. Grey Shadow Inn to find Radiveer.

Meet back with the kenku.
Silver Feather – Sage’s workshop has been taken over by Arwin. Blast from the past. The place has been neatened up. She has a man servant.
Black God of the Woods with a Thousand Young.
The cult was old and fought the druids.
An anchor that is holding the rope of shadow evil. An alter of the Black Goat. Something hideous. Crystal or obsidian. Could be old or new. Could be very large (twice the height of a man). They think it could be brought in recently. Be wary if its been sanctified to the Black Goat and it could have defenses.
Jul 15, 9:38 PM
The party hops on a barge to look for the place to get the alter off of a barge.
Along the canal.
Jul 15, 9:55 PM
Gradimir Volinskaya is a mage.

Sava Durnovo is the head of an old family (older than the Lord Superior Mayor).
Controls the largest thieves guild in the city.
Runs an assassins guild out of the thieves guild (all on the down low).

Alexi’s territory was granted to his father from Sava’s land. He wants to take down Sava.

Before we get on the barge. We need the clothes of the cultists and to track down the guy that Madox put the marked coin on (using Locate Object). The coin is in Njegovan’s territory (Southeast of the city) possibly at the amphitheater.
Jul 15, 10:22 PM
Toward the amphitheater. There we are stopped by guards. Boss Njegovan has closed the amphitheater.

Silver Feather wastes a polymorph charge and is barely able to get past the guards.

In the amphitheater they find the target, Rudiveer.
Jul 15, 10:57 PM
A dozen voices chanting behind the curtain.

One of the guards tells them that they working for Lord Mayor Superiors.
Jul 15, 11:14 PM
On the stage are the cultists and the alter (a woman with a goats head with goats sprouting from her).
There are a dozen cultists and six goatmen.
We send messages to the kenku on the barge, Stanisic, and Alexi to get them to send reinforcements.
Kenku and Sister Nadia.
A veteran and 6 guards from Alexi.
2x Cultists killed in a single round.
The party charges the stage.
Sister Nanya casts Spirit Guardians.
Caeside will cast Thunderwave.
Caeside is a rat. One of the Goatmen spots the rat and stomps it NAT 20 (for 16 HP). This pops Caeside into human form underneath the goatman’s hoof.
Madox hits a goatman for 27 HP in the first flurry of blows. He attacks the one on Caeside.
Silver Feather tries an attack (hits once of three times) for 14 and spillover of 7.
2x Kenku are climbing up the scaffolding.
2x Kenku are shooting at further away Goatmen for 13 and the other for 5 and 7.
Silver Feather gets bitten for 8 HP (71 to 63).

Our guard’s AC is 16.

Goatmen kill two of the good guards in the first round.

Half of the cultists join in.
Madox kills a goatman.
Silver Feather hits a new goatman for 19 (9 for spill over), second attack for 11 and final one for 12.
2x Kenku on the scaffolding climb away from the goatman that’s chasing them.
2x Kenku on the ground shoot the goatman climbing up the scaffolding 3 times.
Goatman misses Madox.
Silver Feather gets bitten for 9 HP (63 to 54).
The goatman misses the 2x Kenku scaffolding (they moved to the 3rd level).
Madox kills another goatman.
Silver Feather hits one goatman for 17 (kills it) and does 10 spill-over. Second does 10 and 12.
A guard joins Silver Feather and does 2 HP to the goatman.
2nd and 6th Cultists are shot by Kenku on the ground for 5 HP each.
Sister Nanya moves near Silver Feather to use her Spirit Guardian next round.

Silver Feather is held by Hold Person cast by a Cultist.
Silver Feather (locked) takes 16 HP and 6 HP from the Goatman. (54 to 32). I disagree with the timing based on the rules “starts its turn there”.

It takes Spirit Guardian damage and dies.

Sister Nanya casts lesser restoration to fix Silver Feather.

4x Kenku kill 2 x Cultists

Silver Feather was freed by Lesser Restoration and got to attack. Killed one cultist and injured 2 more.
Madox kills another cultist.
Silver Feather begins chanting in reverse which throws off the cultists to no avail.

Silver Feather does 19 HP to a cultist but did not kill him. Silver Feather runs past and gets to the inner circle of cultists.

Cultist grabs Silver Feather 19 HP (32 to 13) and failed Con Save so HP is permanently reduced by 19 until a Long Rest.

Silver Feather hits for 6 HP and spill-over of 12.

Caeside kills a cultist.

Veteran kills a cultist (after being unheld).

The kenku arrows hit for 8, 8, 7, 6, and 9 but do either no or reduced damage.
The cultists have stopped chanting.
Silver Feather is hit for zero HP.
He is down.
48 mins
Michael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
http://newoldearth.blogspot.com/2017/05/schrodingers-hit-points.html
Michael • 48 mins
Michael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
We used Mike’s new rules.
Silver Feather will be dead in one round.

She uses Channel Divinity and heals Silver Feather for 25 HP.

Silver Feather is at 25 HP.
Several characters are over Silver Feather to save him.

4x Kenku attack and hit for 10, 8, 7, 9, 9, 9, and 12.
Another guard was killed.
30 mins
Leland Beauchamp
5 shadows left. 2 hurt and 3 pristine.
Madox kills the one that downed Silver Feather.
Silver Feather attacks. Misses with the first. Second does 18 and spill-over of 7 (killing one). Last attack kills the first target with 14. 2 dead.

Sister Nanya does Destroy Undead to get rid of the shadows.

The statue is leaking green tinged shadows.

Who is left:
All PCs
Sister Nanya
3x Guards
1x Vet
4x Kenku
2,360 XP per PC.

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Session 43: The Escort

Caeside speaks to the Sisters of Solace while Silver Feather and Madox take the Red Priest and cultist back to the kenku area.

4 sisters of the 16 sisters are missing.
2 of the sisters are in Devorcen’s territory.
One near bazaar.
One near Stanisic.
Jul 8, 9:37 PM
Owls are out watching Silver Feather. Owls are the eyes of death. One pops up and a half-dozen townsfolk pop out from an alley and attack. Because of a CRAZY number of Nat 20s, Silver defeats them all in a single round because Mike felt it’d be cinematic. Good call.

Silver Feather threatens the owl as it flies off – “If you attack again, I will kill the Red Priest.”

Caeside becomes a Giant Spider to catch up with the party.

At the kenku territory. Walked the Red Priest into a house that overlooks a well. Silver Feather is in disguise in there with the Red Priest and tries to interrogate him. He reveals very little (plans in place, the well water will take months to take over someone, the Strega Form of the Lady of the Owls does not care if the party lives).

Glances toward the well and thinks.
“Fools stopped me from saving the children.”
“Shrine in this city.”
He does not care if he lives.

For the children? Don’t know.

Silver Feather is pulled out and replaced with the real cultist (later). Gag the Red Priest.

The main characters pow wow.
For the kenku mythology, The Lady of Owls is the personification of Death itself. A trickster that causes death. She sees through the eyes of owls. She is a demon.
Red Priest. Children were something that he pities when talks about them.
Looking for the shrine.
Two owls are inspecting the kenku quarter. Silver Feather wounds one and it flies back toward Alexi’s territory.
The party sends 4 kenku with Caeside GPS to track another owl to Alexi’s territory.
Jul 8, 10:25 PM
Silver Feather checks with the kenku while Madox talks to the Cultist.

Everything is ok with the kenku lands.

Madox finds out:
These guys are dedicated asshats. The Lady of Owls is assisting but not in charge.
Kenku messengers are sent to Alexi and Stanasic about what we’ve captured.
And Demetri.
The party gets a long rest.
Before the long rest, Caeside heals Madox for 14 and 11 (25 HP).
4 Good Berries for Madox and 26 for Silver Feather.
Silver Feather is at 36 plus 26 Good Berries (62 HP). Plus 5 HP more from a HD (67 total).

The bosses all want to meet. All of the kenku return (messengers and hunters). Owl went down on the western edge of Alexi near the bridge and into a cave there.

Demetri has one of the sisters from last night.

Caeside and Madox go meet Stanisic while Silver Feather remains with his people to insure that the Red Priest does not escape or is liberated.
Jul 8, 11:18 PM
The prisoners are taken to Alexi. In Vela’s old territory, at least 2 men (2 more show up) come to attack.
Party order:
3 Kenku and Madox
Prisoners and Silver Feather
1 Kenku and Caeside
Caeside and Kenku drop back to stop the 4 men.
Caeside starts preaching to the crowd.
The preacher offers the cycle as his sermon.

This stops the thugs ability to easily follow.

The four circle around and march on. One remains behind and he becomes the subject of the speech and ends up driving the one off.
Madox sends one of the kenku back (to be a pair).

Area has textiles and few allies.

Silver Feather falls back and hires the mercenaries. Lead by Eck-fin.
Silver Feather gives Eck-fin 100 GP. Wants 500 GP plus information bonus.
12:00 AM
Leland Beauchamp
Silver Feather and Madox go to meet the thugs. One is killed by the priest while the other three take. Silver Feather and Madox take the priest back to Alexi.
Eck-fin met with the cultists at the Grey Shadow Inn near the docks. Madox has been there.
They met Rud-a-veer, older guy. In good shape. A fighter with a holy symbol. Red hair going to gray. Pale blue eyes. Likes ladies.
23 mins
Alexi wants to meet with Stanisic to reduce the number of bosses. We agree to convey

Demetri is having trouble with Gradimir and Dobrica. Alexi is willing to help.

Silver Feather gets Alexi to employee the 3 new thugs and cover the 400 GP in exchange for his services in the future.

Cave that it flew into is too small for animals. Caeside suggested smoking them out.

The Lady of the Owls is vulnerable to silver. Is capable of of summoning a parliament of owls. She is terrifying and can disappear into the shadows and is a powerful sorcerer. Weak against bright lights and holy powers.

XP = 1,600 XP each for all of the RP.

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42 Session: Kill the Red Priest

Start out with a Short Rest as we contemplate a hallway of darkness.

Caeside gives 10, Madox gives 1, and one of the Kenku gives 3 Good Berries to Silver Feather. Silver Feather is now at 61 of 66 HP.

There is a release mechanism (Madox spots it). Silver Feather is able to jimmy them out with his thieves tools. Remove on bar allows 9" to get through. Then pop out one more. These silver bars have Eldritch Runes carved in them. Save the bars for later (on the far side of the room). 11 bars are still in place.

Madox checks the darkness with his torch. It turns to black flame. Some experimentation finds that the black flame spreads. The silver bars dissipate the darkness and turn it back to light.

Caeside casts Daylight cast on a stone. And we see hundreds and hundreds of black shades. They might be the shadow creatures from the city.

As they come, we replace the bars. They approach the bars and that stops them.
Caeside had to make a DC 10 Chr save against touching the darkness. He rolled a 17. The stone is only lightly glowing and Caeside’s skin is grayish. Caeside touches his hand to the silvered part of the staff and it feels like ice but then clears up.

Because of a large sound that is coming from the darkness, we back to the northern door. Silver Feather waited behind (and is hiding) to see what is coming.

In the hallway to the north, the party hears, from the western door, has babbling in shear terror or religious ecstasy. Madox and Caeside find the door is barred.

Silver Feather waits and hears and feels before he sees as something enormous comes and lays down before the bars. Silver can’t see anything about it but waits and listens.
A few of the shadow beings are on the far side of the bars.
Silver Feather tries a coin toss, they followed it. He tries a chant and it spreads to them and they react to it with prayer like chanting.

Silver Feather returns to them and finds that there’s someone on the far side of the western door. They believe that maybe the darkness changes beings into shadows.

We use the chant as a distraction and get through the door. Door opened, Madox charges in at who ever is in there. It’s a person praying to be delivered in old Calanier that Madox recognizes.
Madox grabs the person. He calls for Caeside and Silver. We all come in and Caeside throws the doors closed and bars them.

Captured is pale/gray skinned. Irises and eyes are messed up. He’s afraid of the light and screams.

He is Darius. Wren gives him a Good Berry. He is from Ravensgate. 5 full moons ago. Wren may know him.

He follows the Black Goat and the Red Priest. Tall and shaved head and dark eyes and thin and eats a lot and red and black highlights (inverse of the robes he’s wearing).

Madox asks what the shadows are. They are her young and they want warmth and skin.

Darius warns that night is coming and that will unleash the smoke. Silver Feather wants to leave, now.

Caeside touches him with the silver of the staff. He screams and breaks free and runs until Wren casts entangle.
It restrains him.
As the smoke comes, the party runs as the smoke comes out of the cave and heads out toward Ravensgate (invisibily). This is the source of the malaise.
Jul 1, 11:05 PM
The party heads back to Ravensgate. They make it back to

At one of the wells, a figure is about to drop poison in. Silver Feather shoots him for 13 HP and kills him. His last words were “But it’s for the children…”
We collect the poison and his holy symbol and robes and body (sling it across a horse). Wren is in charge of the body.

As we move through the town we see more and more allies of eyes staring. They appear to be townsfolk.

Caeside suggests that Silver Feather polymorph into the dead man. Silver then follows the party far behind. He may be able to draw out those enemies.
Jul 1, 11:40 PM
As Silver Feather steps through the ally, he is surrounded by dark taken townies. The green flame blade startles them but when it goes away, they attack.

Caeside casts Entangle on half of the townies.

The non-Silver Feather party is overcome in fear.

INIT
Townies – Higher
Silver Feather – 13

Silver Feather gets away from the townie attacks and then uses the flat of the blade to flat for 8 and 13 HP. Taking out 2 townies. Then Cunning Action to Dash to Caeside.
Caeside and Silver Feather lead the party back to the the kenku.
Jul 1, 11:58 PM
The kenku section of town are under siege and they offer some information. In the bazar yesterday during daylight hours.

The three party members race to find the Sisters of Solace. There, they find the red priest amid a riotous crowd.

Silver Feather does Potion of Heroism to add 10 HP and Bless for a hour.

Caeside will cast Long Strider and then Entangle on the crowd, then yell to pull the crowd and run away.

About a sixth of the crowd follows

Then Silver Feather will do the Web Wand and Madox will attack. The web seals off an ally.

Madox is off the roof and running straight at the Red Priest.

Next to the Red Priest is a form with a scyth that hits Madox for 10 HP.

Red Priest tries to Hold Person Madox. Madox makes his save. Madox burns a ki to Fury of Blows.

Red Priest is AC 17. He has a spear.

Attacks – 19 for 8 HP, 20 for 8 HP, 21 for 9 HP (magical and make a Dex save or be knocked prone against DC 14). Crowd tries to save him as he falls into them.
Madox attacks the shadow thing and does 10 HP to it.
Silver Feather casts Fire Bolt and aims for the Red Priest but at Disadvantage and a Nat 1, he sets a woman on fire and it does nothing useful. The crowd does not break and the Red Priest is instantly able to turn it to his advantage (of course cause he’s been knocked down and still winning). As a result of not getting anything positive, Silver Feather gets hit by insta-hit rocks for 6 HP (3 hits).

The Sisters light up the temple and the crowd breaks and runs.

Red Priest and followers run. Madox follows and tries to get at him.
Silver Feather is 55 HP.

Madox is attacked by shadow creatures that are summoned by the Red Priest who is waiting to get at him with his spear.
INIT
Crowd behind Madox – Higher
Madox – 13

The crowd tries to grapple Madox down.
Madox stabs him once and does 7 HP, and kicks twice for 7 HP (Dex Save that he makes) and misses with the last kick.
Caeside is crossing roofs and about to get into the fight.
Madox is hit by the spear for 10 and 5 HP.
Silver Feather and Caeside arrive to help Madox at the same time.

Silver Feather hits the Red Priest for 24 HP and 5 (spill over to a commoner) and 10 HP on the second attack.

The Red Priest does a horrible face and everyone takes 9 HP.

Madox is grappled beneath them.

The crowd tries to seize Silver Feather but misses.
Two rocks hit Caeside for 5 HP.
Cultist fails at Hold Person on Caeside because he is a spider.

The Red Priest spins around and attacks Silver Feather.

Silver Feather hits him once for 15 HP and 9 HP spill over (onto a townie on Madox’s chest).

Silver Feather takes 10 HP from the Red Priest’s evil look (Horrifying Vestige).

Silver Feather is at 36 HP.

Madox gets free of the crowd. The Red Priest misses his opportunity attack against Madox.

Cultist tries to hit Caeside with a floating shadow scythe for 4 HP (and a rock for 3 HP).
Crowd tries to grapple Madox but he avoids it. Madox gets to attack the guy. Ki to Flurry of Blows. Hits for 11 HP, 8 HP, and 8 HP (and a Dex Save) and misses with one. He goes down and the civilians run.

Silver Feather leaves Madox to deal with the dying Red Priest while he cuts the cultist out of the crowd and brings him back.

Madox does Amulet of Thoughts on the Red Priest.
That does not work so well.
9 mins
Leland BeauchampMichael Bugg (michael.bugg@gmail.com)
Caeside heals Madox from 12 to 20 HP.

XP total is 7,300. 2,433 XP each.

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Session 41: Enter The Goat Men!
We Skipped 3 Sessions to do Playtesting

After 3 playtest sessions, we return to the regular campaign.

Less Aranel, the party heads north to the old fort. Caeside, Madox, Silver Feather, Wren, Skybreacher, and 2 other kenku form the party.

Due to a malases, Madox and one of the kenku gets disadvantage on Wis and Cha checks.
The old fort is a ruin. A path leads down the cliff face (leads to an open . When looking down, we feel anxiety as we approach.

Caeside provides:
Good berries PCs x20
NPCs x10
The party goes to the fortress gates we hear wolf-like howls from the ruins.
Wisdom Saves:
Silver Feather – 4 (failed)
Skybreacher – 16

Because of the Fright, Silver Feather insists on leaving the ruined fort.
Instead, they go down the path to a cave (above the ocean).
The party enters into the cave. There are artificial columns in the cave and stairs.

Silver Feather acrobats up the ledge. A set of double doors of wrought iron with imagery of the goat and young girls. Nothing else in the room.

Silver Feather tries to lift the bar using his magic sword but can’t. Caeside transforms into a chameleon and goes under the door to lift the bar. Caeside hears voices and sees light on the other side.
Caeside lifts the bar and is not noticed. The voices continue. Caeside opens the door. They begin chanting.

This is Caeside with the party http://files.elderscrollsonline.com/cms/2017/02/5c0aa27b836b1c526d3e9a78bae10015.jpg

7 distinct voices. Not a known language.

Hall has 4 alcoves that used to have statues. Some have feet that might have been kenku.

Silver Feather and kenku nok bows.
Maddox does hiding in shadows.
Caeside and Wren…

Into a diamond-shaped room with a dais in the middle and pillars and doors at the points of the diamond on the walls. In the center we see seven figures in robes facing each other. Light is coming from fungus on the doors and pillars.

Silver Feather uses his Web Wand (takes concentration). Silver Feather will concentrate and use magic longsword.

Caeside wildshapes to a spider and crawls around the ceiling.
That IS Caeside!

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/cirith_ungol.png

The ceiling is a mosaic made of stones. Spider-Caeside sees two rooms cut off by bars with one figure in each room (far wall to the sides). They are staring at the room. They are in robes that are more ornate than the 7 in the room.

Caeside communicates through Wren what he saw.

Caeside (right one – waiting above him) and Madox (left one – directly under him) to go after the 2 “barred” guys.
Silver Feather and the kenku will web wand and then do bows against the 7.
3 are webbed into place, 2 get away and 2 were not in the area of effect.
Skybreacher hits for 10 (killing one) and 9 (not dead).
Other kenku hit for 7 and 6 (both on the same and killing one) and other kenku hits for 11 (killing one).
No action for Wren.
Madox tosses a Fireball necklace on one of the caged ones because it appeared he was about to cast a spell. Against a DC 15 against 8d6 (37 and he took half). He retreats down a stairwell.
Caeside tries to hit his guy with a spider’s web (NAT 20). To restrain him against the bars and he cannot breakfree against it in the first round.

Madox goes to the straight back of the room door and opens it hoping to chase his guy. He flings it open. Half-circle room with pillars and another dais with an enormous black cracked crystal. With doors on the far end are open and it is magically black.
Madox breaks to the left and that door (wooden and locked). Madox kicks it in (with a 27 to hit and does 12 to it). It goes flying inward. Madox feels like the guy closed a door and locked it.
Skybreacher catches up.
The door blows out and a goat headed creature pops out and hits Madox for 13 HP.
Skybreacher misses, misses, hits with a dagger for 8 HP.
Goat makes a snarl and several more are coming. Skybreacher had to save against Wis 15 save. Made it.
Madox hits 4 times for 30 HP total.
Humanoid goat men.
Skybreacher is hit with a crit for 17 HP (66-17=49 HP). Saved against STR.
Skybreacher Disengages and Dash (powers).
Madox gets hit for 17 HP.

“It’s actually my dice that are evil… I’m actually pretty good.” Should be a 1 panel comic in Knights of the Dinner Table
http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/SJIZCQLhl
Madox initiative – 12

Silver Feather leaps up and tries to intimidate the caged robbed one (no avail) and does 16 and 14.

The restrained figure aims at Caeside with sacred flame. He takes 3 HP (resistant to Radiant).

Caeside goes for the guy to bite and does 11 HP before poison. Killing him.

The kenku deal with the others that are webbed up (killing humans no problem).
Wren attacks a restrained one (quarter staff). But it’s blocked. He tries to hit and does for a few HP. The kenku kills all but one.

Skybreacher comes in and Silver Feather pulls him up.

Madox is leading the goat men around the room.

Madox 12
Wren 12
3rd Goat Man arrives
Skybreacher 11
2x Kenku 9
Silver Feather 8

Skybreacher wants to shoot one with 2x arrows.
The 2x kenku plan step off the dais level with the goat’s head.
Silver Feather wants to use the web wand.

Caeside webs one but it tears through.

Madox gets bitten for 10 HP.

Madox tries to stab one and then ride him down. Does 8 HP but not much else goes as planned.

Wren casts Entangle and only gets 1.

3rd Goat Man is going after Madox but the goat is at disadvantage and misses.

Skybreacher hits twice for 12 and 11.

Kenku 1 hits twice for 7 and 8.

Silver Feather rolls 1 and 2.
Final goat man misses both kenku.
4th goat man at both kenku (1 of them) for 7 HP.

Caeside goes first and he leaps down on the entangled one and hits and does 11 HP and the goat man does a Con DC 11 for poison and 16 (he takes half for 8 HP).

The goat man headbutts the spider but misses. It is not entangled.

Madox and Wren are next.
Madox attacks the one that Skybreacher is on. Hits twice for 18 HP.
Wren does Poison Spray at one of the goat men but it fails.

Goat Man goes next against a kenku and does 10 HP (.

Skybreacher hits for 6 HP and 10 HP and a NAT 1 to lose his sword.

NPC Kenku x2 attack one on the dais. NAT 20 on first swing for 14 HP and kills it. They advance on the other. Two more hits for 12 HP killing another. Other kenku tries to kill the unwounded one but he misses with 3 hits.

Silver Feather crits for 9 HP and misses… fucking worthless dice…

Wren fails her perception check and fails.

Goat man on dais misses Silver Feather.

Goat man head butts Skybreacher (66-49-32=17).

775 xp each

New round.

Caeside tries to bite the one that pounded on Skybreacher. Misses.

Madox tries to hit the goat man for 8 HP and hits again for 7 HP and hits for 7 HP (killing it).

Last Goat Man runs. Silver Feather tries to web him to no effect.

Madox heals up completely.

Skybreacher eats his and Caeside’s Good Berries. At 47 out of 66 HP.

Battle so far: 3,875 XP / 775 XP per PC.

With this it puts Silver Feather at 26,276 XP.

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Session 40: Shadow Bears!
First Battle of the Displacer Beast Cloaks! DM vs Caeside!

NOTE – The party has three Displacer Beast skins to make three Cloaks of Displacement. 5,000 GP each and the skins already covers 3k of additional costs.

The party approaches Ravensgate.
The party enters town but everyone is oppressed and down. No energy.
Checked the Bazaar but everyone is down.
They pass corpse carts but most of the bodies of children.
They go see the Sisters of Solace. She says theres a plague killing the young and elderly.
It’s been going for three weeks.
Started in the docks.
Has a lesser impact on the kenku.

At the kenku area, the party meets Wren who is trying to save the children. Wren is exhausted and runs up to Silverfeather and passes out in his arms.

Caeside realizes the disease is a poison (he saw it during his early days as a apprentice). Poison and he tells them as much.
Caeside provides Goodberry from that point.
10:09 PM
Kenku ritually boil water before they consume it. This reduces the poison among the kenku.

Sunset shadows are longer than normal. Wren says that something comes out at night unless a flame is present.

Aranel, with her darkvision, and the rest will go out to see if we find what’s going on. And we’ll go to see Stanicek’s second, Marcus around 11 (they leave at 9).
10:25 PM
Caeside shares with the Sisters that boiling the water (the exact Kenku Ritual).

Aranel spots a party of several figures pouring stuff into a well. She tries to make them out and sees – Shadow only.

One-story buildings make an alley. Madox jumps up on a building and closes across the roof.

Aranel attacks with her bow and CRITS on the first shot and does 11 HP and kills him. The rest charge Aranel.

Aranel – 22
Shadows – 15
Silver Feather – 13
Madox – 10

For her second attack, she hits a second one and does 10 HP. It does not die.

It attacks her back and does 8 HP of Necrotic Damage and STR is reduced by 1.

Madox drops among them and does Flurry of Blows – 17 on the wounded one for 9 HP and kills it. Madox hits the second one for 11 HP and it only hurts it. Hits a third time for 8 HP and kills it (the wounded). Misses on the 4th blow.

Silverfeather misses twice and it misses Silverfeather when it counters.

Madox gets hit for 11 Necrotic and 3 points of STR.

9 left that can be seen.

Caeside casts Create Bonfire among the Shadows (3 of them). They take 7 HP (on 2) and one half that. One minute of the bonfire. All of the Shadows are moving away from the bonfire.
Perception Checks about the Shadows are faded back into the shadows.
Madox – 21
Aranel – 14
Madox – 12
Silverfeather – 1 (no idea)
Aranel says the Shadows are trying to flank the party.
Aranel
Shadows
Caeside has a 14 initiative.
Silverfeather
Madox

Round Two.
Aranel hits again for 8 HP and misses with the second attack.

Shadows miss everyone.

Caeside cancels and moves and casts Create Bonfire to get any flankers.

Silverfeather hits once and kills one and does Red-Flame Blade damage (5) on the second. Misses with the second attack.

Madox kills the other one that Silverfeather damaged.
With the Shadows on the run for the flank,

Silverfeather shoots arrows down the alley from the main road (16 for 7 HP and 19 for 6 HP) and it staggers it back.

Aranel hits it for 16 HP and the second one misses.

The rest run.
Aranel – “These things will give you a cold in a heartbeat.”
1,225 XP – 307 XP each.
26 mins
The party tries to work through the issue where they took STR 3 and STR 1 penalties.

Caeside gives them 10 Goodberries each. It fixes the HP but not the STR.

The party finds the flask of poison (Caeside) and the Shadow corpse has a amulet of a thousand goat heads.
The party heads off to see the Sisters to get the Greater Restoration (but it turns out that a Short Rest cures it all).

Silverfeather asks if it could be Vela. The Sisters are not sure. Madox suggests sharing the amulet. They recognize it. The Goat of the Blackwoods with a Thousand Young.
Ancient cult associated with fertility and the end of the world.
They were housed in an ancient fort centuries ago.

The Sisters do not feel that any of the bosses is involved in this.
A few miles north of the city (3 hours).
The party meets with Marcus. Toward 10 at night. He is drinking and talking to a wench.
Madox suggests showing the amulet.
Marcus will convey this to Stanicek.

We also need an alchemist/ herbalist/ poisoner.

Silverfeather will send a kenku to teach Marcus, and through him Stanicek, the kenku water purification ritual.

Madox’s question for Marcus about Dead Dalric’s stuff? Dimitri (on the bazaar) is holding his house. Waiting for an heir. Dimitri would likely allow entry to the house. The other bosses are worried about what the magic items.

NOTE – Mermaid is in a lake near Ravensgate waiting on us.
Plan is to go to the fort in the morning and meet Dimitri the next morning.

Charisma Save (DC 10):
Madox and Caeside – 10
Silverfeather and Aranel – 7 (Failed)

RESULT: Disadvantage against Saves, Checks for WIS CHA against a non-Shadow’ed creatures.

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Session 39: To Save a Unicorn Part 2
Egg 12ish ONEs out of 25ish rolls

Yeah, I can’t get to it… it has my character sheet… fun!
And Aranel’s.
Thanks for checking.
Apr 22, 9:17 PM
John McGuire
redirecting as well
John • Apr 22, 9:17 PM
The party arrives on the road and finds that the wizard is headed to Talleux.

The party follows after the wizard to study him at the town.

Wizard’s train is 4 wagons.
Wooly rhinoceroses pulls the main cart.
Orcs drive the other wagons.
Human guard, the Huntsman. Near legendary warrior in the Umbrian March.
Lee-Lore the Magnificent.
Apr 22, 10:04 PM
2 orcs (large… nearly ogre sized).
Unicorn is silvery-white. Some goat features.
Apr 22, 10:27 PM
NOTE – 3x Displacer Beast tentacles taken from the last battle.

Madox got bamboozled in his conversation with Lee-Lore.

The Huntsman was spying on the team at the inn. Decided to attack.

Order of Battle:
Caeside
Huntsman (AC 18)/Madox
Aranel
Silver Feather

Aranel and Silver Feather are on a skiff and try to get behind the Huntsman.

Caeside and Madox engage him.

Caeside bites the Huntsman for 10 HP.

Silver Feather and Aranel try to close but fail to do so stealthily.

Aranel shoots the Huntsman for 10 and 10 HP.

Silver Feather misses twice.

A whirlwind/waterspout comes at the party. Hits Madox and carries him away.

New round.

Caeside hits for 11 HP.

Huntsman hits Caeside. Misses first but does 16 HP of damage on second. 8 HP on third attack. Silver Feather takes 7 HP.

Aranel rolls two 1s leaving her prone.

Silver Feather hits for 15 and 5 HP.
Silver Feather and Aranel is paralyzed.
Caeside disspells Silver Feather’s condition.
12:11 AM
Caeside casts Lesser Restoration to remove Aranel’s paralysis.

She finds the Huntsman is holding back in the trees, with crossbow ready.

Lee-Lore was invisible. Caeside does cone of cold or the like.

Aranel shoots his for 18 and 14 HP
Silver hits once for 10 HP. Both against the mage.

Huntsman moves through the trees to rescue Lee-Lore.

Gen gets recalled.
Aranel aims for Lee-Lore for 11 and 12 HP.

Aranel and Silver Feather chase after the Huntsman.

Aranel takes 24 HP for around half her total.
Caeside – 25
Gen – ?
Aranel – 17
Huntsman – 16
Silver Feather – 1

Caeside casts Witch Bolt against Lee-Lore (11 HP) who is unconscious against a tree. His clothes start to smoke.

Huntsman points at Caeside with the gen ring. Caeside takes 10 HP and 4 HP from the gen.

Gen creates a stone wall between Caeside and Lee-Lore.

Whirlwind that carries Lee-Lore away. Aranel shots him one more time for 9 HP as he’s being whisked away. Shooting him in the face.

Huntsman hits Silver Feather for 13, 6, 5 HP.

Silver Feather hits for 10 HP.
Lee-Lore is dead (killed by Aranel).
2,300 XP for Lee-Lore.
Looted items.
Spellcasting component pouch.
Hat.
Cloak.

Performance fails to convenience anyone that Lee-Lore is dead.

The Huntsman frees the gen.
900 CP
8,000 SP
2,100 GP
130 PP
2 x Jewelry 250 GP each
1 x Alteration Potion
1:29 AM
2,500 XP for Huntsman. Freeing Gen and Unicorn is 1,000 XP. 6,400 XP total per Mike.
1:48 AM

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