Ravensgate

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
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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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Session 38: To Save a Unicorn

Madox is off to get in touch with the other monk.
The party lays low at Phandalin for a month.
JOHN – For upkeep, spend half money for the month.
Silver Feather sends a message to Ravensgate to see what is going on during the month. Spring trading season has been going on. Zoloto and Sarbryanyi and Zachod trade among themselves (Mimnir is the largest kenku settlement in the Eryee). Ravensgate boss war has yet to happen (but it’s coming). The sent kenku from last session made it to Ravensgate and are settling in.

Mike hints that we need to make Zachod easier for the kenku to deal with.

Kingsreach (ruins) Jillian the druid (bad druid and the highest druidess in Umbra) has taken it over. And Duke of Aramoor wants to be the King of Umbra but Jillian is withholding it BUT also influencing him. In regards to the kenku, he does not officially oppress them and his kenku are in a better position. Aramoor is a rich city.

The line of the Umbra kings died out a century ago. The Duke of Aramoor is the most powerful. Cevorik Duchy is his land. He supports the druids but they keep him at arm’s length.
Caeside is curious about finding someone from the old royal bloodline. No one is left but there are rumors.
JOHN – Caeside asks Silver Feather to get his kenku spies to start looking into the possible royal bloodlines. Sent to Ravensgate as a magic message along with 100 GP to start to look for possible royal alternatives (bastards and minor houses).

Caeside gets Wren to join the party in Phandalin as his apprentice. She joins and Caeside begins teaching her about the Phoenix.
Aranel, for the last month, she went back to her elven village (Kota-Hutan). She is met by Del Saren and tells her that the unicorn of the Aderyn Forest has been captured.
Human wizard with a big, garish hat and a wagon has captured it.

Aranel comes to get the rest of the party and tells them of the unicorn and the kidnapping wizard.
Caeside thinks this wizard is Lee-Lorge. He collects animals. He is from the south and powerful. He captures animals. His garishly, brightly colored wagon.
Lee-Lorge is headed north toward Ravensgate.
Caeside casts Summon Animals to summon hawks to search the road for Lee-Lorge.
Conjure Animal (8 hawks for an hour)… not Summon Animals…
One of the hawks comes back and says that he pulled off at Talleux and doing a show (for a couple of days).
Wren (the kenku druid apprentice) joins the party.
The party strikes through the southwestern corner of the Arrowfell Woods to shave off time. Two days travel to do the trip to Talleux. They rejoin the road south of Thundertree (to avoid the dragon).
Marching order:
Silver Feather
Caeside
Wren
Aranel
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Apr 15, 10:21 PM
Off in the distance the party hears the howl of wolves.
About two miles away, we hear over a dozen wolves, and maybe two dozen goblins.
We decide to make for Cragmaw Castle.
Western side of the castle. Arrowslit room to the south will be Silver Feather and Wren while the arrowslit room to the north will be Aranel and Caeside.
Caeside casts Spike Growth.
15 wolves and 6 or so goblins.
Silver Feather misses the first shot.
Aranel misses with her first shot and hits a wolf with the second shot and kills one wolf.

Aranel yelling at the goblins – “Hey, your wolves were driving us nuts with the howling! And your breath stinks!”

Silver Feather does 6 HP to a wolf.
Aranel kills two wolves.

Spike Growth on the wolves.
Apr 15, 10:56 PM
Leland Beauchamp
Wolves stop before the spikes.

Silver Feather does 6 HP to a non-wounded wolf.
Aranel does two shots and kills one wolf and then kills another.

The wolves go through the spikes and take 6 HP each (killing 2). They take hits every 5 ft. rest come in to the entry room. 4 more HP. The wolves freeze there.
All wolves are dead.
Caeside sends bears to the north side as the party circles around to attack from behind.
First bear takes 14 HP. 10 HP on the second one.
Bears attack (claw on wolf plus a bite on a goblin). One claw on wolf one (8 HP) and a bite on goblin two (7 HP – Dead).
Goblins continue to stream in for one more round of bear vs goblins.
Bears take damage.
First bear misses. Second bear kills a wolf and does 5 HP to another goblin.
PCs arrive at that moment.
4 more goblin/wolf pairs waiting.
Silver Feather does 17 HP against a goblin (dead).
Aranel does 8 HP and kills a goblin. Second attack does 9 HP.
The remainder run off.
Bears get attacks of opportunity (9 HP and 5 HP and 18 HP). Two wolves dead.

900 XP for the whole party.
257 XP per PC and 128 XP for Ren.
Apr 15, 11:30 PM
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We miss our goal destination and end up in a swamp.
Aranel dives off of her horse as three displacer beasts with 6 legs attack.
Aranel took a few HP.

Silver Feather shoots one with an arrow for 8 HP.

Aranel misses with the 1st and 2nd does 13 HP.

Wren casts Faerie Fire on the Displacer Beasts. All of the Displacers failed their saves.

Caeside does Witch Bolt for 12 HP.

The other two rush forward.
Caeside takes 8 and 6 HP.
Silver Feather takes 8 HP.
Wren takes 19 HP (17 is her max). Faerie Fire is over.

Caeside does 9 HP with WB.
Silver Feather misses with the first rapier attack but hits with the second for 12 HP
Aranel hits twice for 12 and 14

Takes:
Caeside 7 HP
Silver Feather 12 HP
Aranel 19 HP

Wren fails the first of three death rolls.

Caeside 9 HP via Witch Bolt.

Silver Feather hits with Green Flame Blade for 18 and 10 (Aranel’s) and the second attack is for 8 HP.
23 mins
Aranel does two attacks and does 13 and 11.

Wren does 10

They miss Caeside both times

Silver Feather hit for 7 HP.
Aranel hit for 8 HP.

Witch Bolt for 3 HP.

Silver Feather attacked for 23 and 9 (Aranel’s) and the second is 12.

Aranel does 14 and 11 and kills hers.

Wren made a save.

Caeside takes 10 HP.
Silver Feather takes 3 HP.

Witch Bolt for 3 HP.

Silver Feather misses the first attack. For the second, it does 19 (killing it) and 10 (and Caeside’s).

Displacer Beast runs. Silver Feather does 9 HP on an opportunity attack. Caeside does 10 HP on its. Killing it.

Aranel is able to heal her and Caeside heals her for 13.

2,100 XP. 700 XP each PC and 350 XP for Wren and Aranel.

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Session 37: Returning the Mask
Agatha is Happy

As we cross the Greensward, an eagle (under Animal Messenger – from Parsalien) lands and warns us (Caeside) that the druids are looking for us to stop our plan to give the mask to the banshee, Agatha.

Caeside casts Conjure Animal and sends eight animals in a different direction (toward the Wandering City) to distract the druids.

The party goes to the Willow Marsh to meet the druid, Neven. He’s the druid least happy to be ok with the druids.
Neven is about as powerful as Parsalien.
We arrive at the river that is the border of Neven’s Willow Marsh as night falls.
Each of the party takes a 2 hour watch.
Caeside casts a Pack a Good Berries.
Apr 8, 9:58 PM
About the midnight hour as Baylin and Silver Feather are on watch they are attacked by 8 giant owls about the size of horses.
Silver Feather is hit 3 out of 4 times for 24 HP. 35 HP left.
Baylin is hit 3 out of 4 times for 32 HP.

They are coming back for another pass.
Silver Feather casts Fire Bolt (first time) for 12 HP against one of them.
Baylin shots with his crossbow but misses.
They are circling back and there are 8 of them and they are spreading out.

Silver Feather casts Jump and lands on the biggest owl’s back and loops onto the back with a rope around the owl’s neck. The owl can’t support the weight and face plants into the ground for 13 HP.

Caeside casts Wind Wall in front of their path. It catches three of them for 13, 10, 14 damage. 2 failed in their saves and flutter down to the ground.

Madox attacks both of the ones on the ground. Flurry of Blows. 24 HP on the first owl and Nat 20 with the dagger and does 20 HP (10 of which was necro).

Aranel shots two arrows doing 8 and 15.

Madox is hit with a NAT 20 for 21 HP of damage (he had 10 extra to start with).
Baylin got 2 hits for 15 HP killing it.

Two swoop at Caeside for 12 HP. They stay on him.
Apr 8, 10:29 PM
2 unwounded giant owls and 2 wounded ones left.

Silver Feather shouts “Surrender” in Auran (Silver Feather’s people’s language) and it does. Silver gets it to send the other giant owls away.

“Parsalia sent us.” His flock is at Parsalia’s command. They are actually conjured fey turned into giant owls. We ask the owl about Parsalia. “She is close,” and then he bursts into blue sparkles.

Par-tsalian casts a spell causing hail. Does 9 and 12 damage or half on a save.

Save is 15.
Silver Feather – 12 – down to 14
Aranel – 20
Caeside – 21

Silver Feather downs all of his Good Berries (20). He is now at 34 HP.

Madox uses his amulet to cast Detect Thoughts.

Caeside thinks she disappears (using locate object).

Aranel spots a small crow or raven and she shoots it with her bow at extreme range for 10 HP.

She disappears from Caeside’s spell a second time when she takes another form.
Madox uses Wholeness of Body to regain HP (he’s down 3 overall).

Caeside does Detect Magic and finds a Divination magic about 10 feet away. It is following Caeside.

Caeside casts Dispell Magic. Caeside rolls a 14 and it disappears.
The Druidess is Par’Tsalia.

The party debates – chase Par-Tsalia or cross the river to Neven or flee to Agatha’s. In the night, the party decides to go to Neven to get him our side.
Under a half moon, the back of the party have torches while Aranel is in the front with her nightvision.
By dawn, the party has only made it a short distance thought the Willow Marsh. The party spots a house on stilts populated with animals.
There is a causeway built through the swamp to the house.
Caeside goes to meet the druid alone.
Apr 8, 11:27 PM
Caeside meets with the druid and, after they talk, he invites the rest of the party in.
We all talk.
About the druids, Phoenix, the Worm, Agatha, and assassinating a vampire lord.
Going back and forth about consequences until the discussion comes to the point that Silver Feather loses his mind and starts yelling at the druid because he keeps telling , calling him “swampman” for staying out of things while Silver Feather and his people are in danger and need to do things to help his people.

The Golden Horde is putting together an army and the Ossirri Lords can charge across Umbria.
Apr 8, 11:51 PM
John McGuire
2100 xp total divided by 5 = 420 xp each
John • 58 mins
John McGuire
[RETRY]
… yelling at the druid because he keeps telling the party they are ruining the world. This upsets Silver Feather because he has to do a lot to survive and raise up his people. As he starts yelling, he calls him “swampman” for staying out of things and becomes insulting. While Silver Feather and his people are in danger, he is trying to help, and need to do things to help his people.
He storms off.

The druids talk and have a good conversation.

The Golden Horde is putting together an army and the Ossirri Lords can charge across Umbria.

While Neven does not take Caeside under his wing, he does offer this. A direct attack on Caeside is a direct attack on Neven.

At the end, Silver Feather (after being calmed down by Aranel) returns to the hut and apologizes for his outburst to the druid.
Neven is cool and gives Silver Feather a sack of worms.
50 mins
NOTE – Caeside carved Phoenixes for everyone as his symbol even before knowing of the Phoenix.

The party makes it to Phandalin where Baylin and Anya decide to stay. The town is good.

The party presses on to Connyberry. The town is good.

On to Agatha’s cave. Just Aranel and Silver Feather enter her lair, weaponless.

Agatha appears and Silver Feather and Aranel present her mask to her.

“My face! My face! My face!” She becomes beautiful again.

Silver Feather asks her if he can reach out to her again for help. She agrees.

He also warns her about the fact that the Ossirri may come for her (because he is distinct looking). As a result, she gives him a Ring of Alter Self (3 Charges and regains 1 per day. No time limit on how long a single use lasts (save for Concentration)).
Each of us get a 1,000 XP each for finishing the over arching quest.

NOTE – Agatha’s Mask is returned.

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Session 36: Chateau de Vampire Part 2
Dungeons & Ambushes - On April Fool's Day 2017

The party plans out their attack.

After midnight, the vampire and men arrive. They opened the door, and Silver Feather called out (in a servant’s voice), “Help me!”
They rush in, the 5th man through is the vampire. Caeside drops the portcullis. Madox throws a fireball from his necklace. The fireball does 27 HP total against the 5 men.
Madox throws a second fireball (tries for past Valeric) and the fireball does 30 HP.
Three of the men are down but not dead. Two are trying to put themselves out. Valeric is charging at Madox with his great sword.

As Caeside leaves, he sees 30 or more horsemen charging down the road toward the chateau.

Among the men already there, he sees 2 women with the men.

Valeric gets initiative over Madox. Valeric hits Madox once and does 12 HP.
10:11 PM
Leland Beauchamp
Aranel attacks and hits twice (one a crit).
Valeric – “You fools, the horsemen are upon us all!”

Aranel laughs derisively – “You fools are the ones who are biting people and stealing their blood!”

We all laughed.

Silver Feather hits Valeric for 20 HP (magical damage) with the Long Sword.

One of the mercs attacked and missed.

Valeric attacks Madox for 12 HP and misses with his bite.

Two guards come up and attack Silver Feather and Aranel.

Aranel gets hit for 4 HP.

Silver Feather gets hit for 11 HP.
Next Round.

Aranel is at 41 of 45 HP.
Silver Feather is at 48 of 59 HP.

Caeside casts Witch Bolt against Valeric and does 5 HP.

Valeric – “The Golden Bastards are upon us!”

Silver Feather does Green-Flame Blade for 25 HP on the first and 11 HP on the second.

Aranel does 6 HP on the first one and the second (she crits) and kills him via decapitation!
Aranel (to the dead men) – “Never mess with the elf, bastards!”
Madox attacks for 12 HP (magical dagger). Nearly dead.
Mercs both go. One hit does 4 HP.
The men trying to force up the portcullis succeed. 6 men come in.
Caeside does 6 HP with his Witch Bolt.
Valeric tries to break about but Silver Feather and Aranel stop him.

Madox does 18 HP (magical) to Valeric and kills him. Silver Feather grabs the mask. Caeside and Silver Feather stake and behead Valeric.

Madox does another Fireball against the 6 coming up the hall. 30 HP. It kills one outright (Mike rolled a 1) and 5 take 30.
They retreat.
Caeside – “Your master is dead!” He tosses in the lord’s head.

Aranel laughs. “Look what we got, monster mash.”

They surrender (Mike rolls a 1).
Girls. One is a Golden Riders female and one is Umbrian.

Valeric has a NICE great sword +2 of incredibly high quality and 50 GP and 60 PP.
40 mins
John McGuire
As the rest escape down the stairs, Silver Feather pulls the Golden Rider female to the side and asks if she wants to go back to her people. She is surprised by the offer. “Please, just give us time.” She consents.

Going to the dungeon, we get the rest of the men to go to the dungeon to free their allies. They do that and we decide to escape.

10,000 XP total. 2,500 XP apiece.

Mask. Formed in the face of a beautiful person. Neither male nor female. Caeside casts Detect Magic (Illusion, Enchantment and Necromancy).

The party (with the mercs) escape across the fields and rivers and travel at night to Rema’s Watch.

Caeside sends a message to Lady Silva thanking her for the advice. Caeside does not get to talk to her but leaves her a carved phoenix so she can reach out to him if she ever needs him.

The Eyes of Rema give the party advice. The Golden Riders are attacking all along the Greensward. The party decides to travel to the east side of the Whitefang Highlands.

Madox leaves a pouch of 50 GP for the Eyes of Rema.

Madox and Caeside (without Silver Feather and Aranel) discuss if something should be done about Agatha. Cause they’re evil.

Caeside asks Aranel if she has a way to contact the dark elves. Aranel has a magical whistle to contact the falcons that can deliver the dark elves.

Caeside writes a letter to Marada (to be sent via Aranel’s falcons via a magical whistle).

At Palin’s Field, the party angles east and – Perception (17) reveals to Madox and Aranel realize that they are being surrounded by kenku.

Kinnique of the kenku. He is from the Wastlelands of Cavala. 7 warriors and 8 women and hatchlings. They look ragged.

The party and the kenku talk. Silver Feather gives them information about Ravensgate and where it’s safe and then more about the Phoenix. Silver Feather gives 100 GP to the kenku. Silver Feather also sends a letter with them to Greywing. Caeside sends one to Ren.

Silver Feather pushes them to go to Ravensgate and settle there. Silver Feather Persuasion check 16.

Kinnique share this:

Renewed war between Ma-La-Kai-Tsu (Kenku’s original island) and Westernlin. Ma-La-Kai-Tsu are winning.
The humans there have pushed a lot of kenku out of their island to Ravensgate or Griffon’s Eyrie or Mimnir.
Galadan and Callain are warring. Galadan is winning.
Ancient forces coming out of the desert (home of the humans).
Migrations are happening.

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Session 35: Chateau de Vampire Part 1

Return to the port town after the Phoenix/Worm Temple.

We spend two weeks there.

In town, Aranel recounts what happened to her – she was separated from the group and ended up in the library with a dark elf who gave her a book (The Reaving of the Eldane by O’Tommo the Sage written in common, originally in Calvalen) and recommended that she read it.

Dark elf (worm follower) we ran into in the temple, we let him go.

We found another book called The Fourth Prophecy of Nat-The-Nail.
The river port of Skjor.
Misfits – https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Misfits&*
Mar 18, 9:41 PM
Vistula suggests her brother may be at his chateau – Valarik’s Chateau. 3 floors and a dungeon. 20 standard guards and some vets and maybe a few sons of the Ossirri Lords. Staff of 20 standard servants.
Guards have a separate guard post.
Valarik is a very dark character who tortures virgins over the course of months. The towns around his chateau are his “hunting” grounds.
Vistula suggests that he uses the mask to travel about during the day. If it is removed during the day, it will hurt him. He removed it at night. Holy men can drive them away. They do not like running water. Silver hurts them.
The mask looks like an elven face and made of silver. No straps.
Mar 18, 9:58 PM
John McGuire
The chateau does not have magical defenses. No traps to speak of. She draws out a quick sketch of the chateau.
The party travels along the river from Skjor to Blackstone Keep.
Baylin and Anna join us. They are expecting good loot.
Silver Feather waits on the barge while the others pretend to be Vistula’s servants. Vistula slips into the city to find out that her brother will take a vacation to his chateau soon.
We decide to go ahead and try to take it before he arrives.
Half way between Blackstone Keep and Valui the party exits the barge to cross the orchards away from Braan (avoiding people) to the chateau.
During the day, we take a break and then start out that night.

We leave out about twilight. We are on foot.
Some people out in the orchards during the day.
Mar 18, 10:39 PM
Vistula is wearing a black velvet mask to be disguised.
We have a few days before he arrives.
We expect 5 to 10 servants and 2 and 5 guards and a vet commanding.

Raid of the Chateau.
From the Swan’s Nest as our hideout.
Aranel will wait outside of the bolthole to snipe escapees.
We come at dawn.
Silver Feather will be in one of the trees so he is not seen.
Caeside scouts the manor.
10 servants, 3 guards and 1 vet.
Caeside does Goodberry the night before. 90 created.
Aranel – 10
NPCs – 10 each
Caeside – 10
Madox, Silver Feather – 25 each
Madox bluffs his way to get them to open the door and Madox grabs him and knocks him out.
A child sees it and runs in and starts screaming. Anna tackles him to the ground.
Silver Feather joins them.
In one of the side rooms, Madox opens the door and encounters a guard who fires a crossbow at Madox. Madox pulls the bolt out of the air and charges the guard with his new magic dagger (hits twice for 21 HP).
Mar 18, 11:14 PM
We tie up the child and the old man into one of the side rooms.
There is a maid that is captured.
There are 3 guards dining in the dining hall.
Silver Feather kills a servant (accidentally).
In the room.
6 servants
1 vet
2 guards
Unbuckle their sword belts.
Perception checks.
The captain palmed a dagger and attacked Silver Feather.
Silver got initiative. Hit and disarmed the vet.
Silver and Madox grapple the vet down for 10 HP (Madox).
Caeside tries to intimidate the guard.
Captain rallies the other guards due to SOME FUCKING BULLSHIT AS HELL FUCKING ROLLS.
So, these mother fuckers were eating in full plate with facemasks and runes and dragons and fucking bullshit.
Silver Feather misses him.
Madox faces the captain.
The other two have weapons now, of course.
Caeside kills a guard.

Because of BULLSHIT RULES, Silver Feather had to drop the magic long sword that the captain took.
Silver pulls his two rapiers but because the captain wears plate to eat porage. Captain takes 15 HP from Silver.
Guard killed by Madox.
With everyone dead, the captain asks for quarter.
The party captures everyone.
Puts them in the dungeon.
Pre-pillage of the chateau.
Large gold bracelet
Gold ring set with blood stones (x2)
Carved ivory statuette of a woman
Carved ivory statuette of a warrior
Bronze crown
Box of turquoises animal figurines
(250 GP each.)
Chest with 1,100 CP, and 5,000 SP
Some tapestries but they are too big
We disguise ourselves as servants and guards. to prepare for the ambush of the vamp lord.

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Session 34: How Do You Say "Surrender" in Elvish? OR Ruins & Robots
Dungeon Part 3: We Get A Magic $#%&ing Spear! D@mnit!

Dungeon Part 3.

Caeside, Madox, Silver Feather, and 2 mercs.

The captain’s room with the treasure chest. The party decides to hide and leave it and lock the door. The mercs each take a handful.

The party decides to continue the crawl into a new area (as opposed to the original entrance). To a four-way intersection. Silver Feather goes down the hallway with doors on the left side for sleeping cells (5 × 10). One has a light under it. Idols in the room (phoenix and worm). With a curtain. No one there. Red and black robes. More than 70 sleeping cells on a hall that circles back to where the started. 30ish of the cells look lived in.
The party found 3 PP, 6 GP, 14 EP.
All of the lived in cells have those statues in them. A third have the phoenix on top (2/3rds have the worm on top).
The ones with the phoenix on top look older.
Agatha was a high elf who became a dark elf prior to becoming a banshee.
The party finds:
7 dead dragonborne, 1 dead dark elf in a wolf mask, and 4 dead thralls
Lots of blood. Werewolf and the thralls were human.
The party enters the room.
Altar in the room. Covered in inscriptions in an unknown language. It’s made of obsidian (possibly). Sacrifice altar with channels.

Double doors have blood running under door.

Silver Feather to Madox. “This room, for your vampyress, is like when I find a room with a giant worm god to eat. Yes.”

Werewolf elf has pale, gray skin.

To a new room with candles in it. Pool in the middle of the room. Murals of battles between Phoenix and a Worm. Sometimes they are lying dead at the hands of skeletal-skinny humanoid form.
If slender man appears, he is winning against them both.
Madox inspects the bath. Touches the water. It’s pure water.
The west hand wall has a slender man mural has a secret door. It slides open. We leave one behind to keep the door open.
Several trap floors fall away. Silver Feather avoids them.
Hallway to 30×30 room with a stairwell that goes down 20 ft.
Return and gather the party and head down the hall and to the stairs.
Madox shuts the secret door.
The party makes it down the stairs down 20 and then 20 into another 30×30 room.
Room has open doorways.
Down the hallway to the left that has a large hallway (30 ft wide).
Mining like mine.
The party hears metal grinding on metal. We move toward the grinding sound.
The metal grinding sound is coming closer. The party turns back from the sound to a smaller tunnel.
Something glowing as if with fire, grinding.
From the stairwell room the party sees a burning robot. Arms, chest, head, and tank treads. 15 feet wide.
It rolls past the party.
Its speed is 25 (per the DM).
Going where it came from.
The party hears it sounds ahead and hides from it again.
The party keeps ducking away from the robot.

There is a 50 by 40 room we enter. It has pillars and there is something clanking in the room. The party goes out to the large hall and comes around to sneak up on the thing behind the pillars.
We enter with weapons ready.
The dark elf knight is there and Silver Feather speaks to him. He is Marada. He works for Lord Drasha. He wants to fight so Silver tries to shoot him.

Marsha – 20
Silver Feather – 18

Silver Feather is shot with a short bow for 8 HP
Silver Feather misses twice.

Madox spots a wolf faced one.
Caeside produces flame on the wolf mask for 7 HP.

Madox lights the guy up for a combo of 4 hits for 29 dam, and then 15 more when he tries to get away

Madox hits the wolf 4 times. 29 HP total. He was knocked prone.

Madox gets an opportunity attack for 15 HP. #$%&s him up.

Madox pursues him.

Silver Feather ran out to the hallway but did not enter it. He shouts for the robot.

He attacks twice for 12 HP and 7 HP (19 + 8 HP).

Silver Feather hits him for 20 HP and 14 HP. He staggers back.

Caeside comes to help Silver Feather.

Mercs help Madox. Hit for 7 HP and kills the wolf mask.

He drops his sword and cries for quarter.

High elves are of the phoenix. The dark elves are the middle path between the phoenix and the worm. The slender man is the destructive force between them.

After Marada requests quarter, Silver Feather talks to him and disarms him and agrees to bring him along as Marada wants to talk to the worm. Marada says that you can speak to both Phoenix and the Worm.

Madox loots the wolf mask man. Spear magical +1. Caeside takes the spear. Wolf mask.
1,400 XP

The party and the elf travel westered.
Come to a set of double doors. One with a Phoenix and one Worm.
Silver Feather and the Elf open their respective doors.
Massive cave with crystals and a pond and a waterfall. Phoenix bronze or gold and Worm black iron statues on either side.
Small island with a white dragon with crimson eyes. She looks up and says, “Welcome.”
Silver Feather takes a half bow next to the dark elf while Caeside enters the room to speak.
Caeside has a DC 18 Wisdom save (he makes a 15). He is Frightened.
She asks us to come in and closes the door to keep the robot out.
She leaves her island and turns into a bleach white skin half-elf with red eyes.
She is friendly and the fright vanishes.
She leads us to the shore of the lake and feeds the party. Counts as a short rest.
HD 3d10/1d8 for 26 recovered for Silver Feather and used to recover.
She sat on a rock while the party ate.
Silver Feather is at 44 HP.

Madox is at 45 (has 1 HD left, 2 Luck points left, 6 KI)

The slender man is the third, he is trapped within the temple.
Lots of discussion around the cycle and the evils of the slender man and the need of the other two.
Caeside and Silver Feather go to meditate before the Phoenix while Marada meditates before the worm statue.
The dragon speaks to Madox while the rest commune.

The dragon tells Madox that the Order of the Phoenix may destroy the world.

Silver Feather feels at home where he should be. And has a vision of his people as they flew on the wind and they advised the One-Eyed King. He remembers lore that will help him to find his wings.

Caeside feels and the sees the powers of creation and he makes contact with a powerful intellect. The old orders have fallen to the worm.

Caeside becomes a warlock of the Phoenix.

The meditations takes several days.

The dragon’s name is Felicia. Madox asks about Aranel and the vampire. Aranel is in a library. The vamp won many battles and waits at the surface for our return.

The dragon is here because she was hurt and learned of the balance. She is not aware of the year (she’s been down here for a long time).

2,000 XP for each of us.

We stop here.

Treasure from the treasure chest:
600 CP
10,000 SP
1,500 GP
80 PP
Potion of Vitality (was found earlier)

The mercs get a share of the treasure.

Silver Feather Notes

Cantrips:
Fire Bolt
Green-Flame Blade

1st Level:
Burning Hands (maybe)
Feather Fall
Jump
Searing Smite (maybe)

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Session 33: Scared of Bears!
The Temple Part 2

Dungeon continued.

In another room. More corpses. More broken bones. Broken ribs. Tortured bodies.

“Purple worms!
Purple worms!”

“Who misses with my toys?” A humanoid, vines, tail, wings, crocodile head. Pulls a pitchfork from the shadows.

Initiative. Silver Feather – 10
Croc Head – 6

Silver Feather misses the first time and WASTES action surge to do 15 HP.

Croc Head misses with pitchfork but bites for 5 HP against Silver Feather.

Caeside hits for 7 HP down to 1 HP.

Madox hits croc head for 3 times killing it.
Aranel talking to Vistala. They are talking before descending on the elves and draconians.
Aranel – “Cause you know how we females are.”
Aranel and Vistula face 20 or so creatures.
Aranel takes 9 HP from a claw. 45 HP – 9 HP = 36 HP

Aranel does a nat 20.

It bites Aranel for 5 HP (31 HP left). She has to make a Con save (+4). She got an 11. No update.

“Ok, wolfman, you’re mine!”

Aranel hits for 9 HP and her second attack hits for 11 HP.

He disengages since she’s shredded him. He’s around the corner from her (where the battle is).

Vistula is in the middle of the battle.

Aranel peers around the corner to see where he went.

Vistula has killed one werewolf. She is beset by an elven knight and several others.

The elven knight shoots fire from his hand. And she cries out and flees.

Aranel backs away from the battle. She wants to sneak away. She tries to be stealthy (d20 plus 8 for 15). They do not notice her and the enemies pursue Vistula down another hallway.
Aranel sneaks after the enemy party to help Vistula.

As she sneaks she hears draconic.

“I don’t understand your language!”

She uses her elven bow against 3 draconians.
They have plate (AC 18).
Aranel flees out onto the porch.
She jumps over the edge and crosses the bridge.

==-=-=-=-

Cut back to Caeside, Madox, and Silver Feather.

Explore the dungeon room and an ironbound chest. 18 by 9 by 9. Check for traps. Try to pick the lock. Fail Con Save for 5 HP and 1 level of exhaustion. Silver Feather is at 49 HP in total. Silver Feather eats his last two Good Berries for 51 HP total.

Caeside casts Lesser Restoration on Silver Feather.

Chest had 300 CP, 700 SP, 90 GP, 6 gems for 60 GP each.

Caeside casts Detect Magic as a ritual (10 mins) while Madox and Silver Feather go check out more of the dungeon.

Find a 20 by 20 room. On each wall are dark stains. The floors have grooves that make it seem like the walls move and squish what steps out.

==-=-=-=-

Back to Aranel.

She is in a river valley. Three draconians chase her.

She is going to scramble up and shoot at the draconians.
Aranel climbs up and shoots at the draconians.
She hits them but they spit acid back at her.

She takes 9 damage from the acid

22 HP left for Aranel.
Aranel is climbing up the cliff/hill to put more distance between them and her.
She is waiting for them to go away.
They hunt for her for a hour before they give up and depart completely.
She goes back to the temple.

+_+_+_+_+_+

Back to Caeside, Madox and Silver Feather.

Caeside sees a magical aura coming from just outside of the trapdoor where the main bones of the dragon/phoenix are.
All types of magical forms.

Caeside rejoins Madox and Silver Feather.

+_+_+_+_+_+_+

Back to Aranel.

She heads back to the temple. Coming from the high ground.

Aranel tries to sneak back into the temple.

She follows along to the waterfall and she detects a secret door. She searches around to find a way to open it. She gets a 21 and finds a way to open the stone door.

She reenters the dungeon. She makes it to the second level of the dungeon.

She travels and comes to a door and listens at it. She does not hear anything and opens the door into a arched ceiling room. In the middle of the room is a stone sar-cough-a-cuss.

She checks it out. It’s intricate.

She goes to the opposite side and opens the door.

She continues to bare right. She enters a library.

+_+_+_+_+

Back to the Caeside, Madox, and Silver Feather.

Alteration Magic from the switch across the room (Caeside). The right hand wall also exudes alteration magic.

Silver Feather runs back to get the banded metal box and copper to put into the room.

Big fight with 4 Dragonborn. Fairy fire lights up all 4, giving us disadvantage
The NPCs are beaten and battered. Baelin is injured badly. but we managed to take down the bad guys.
2800 from the Dragonborne

450 xp for Lurker

Madox enters the room at a full dash – 90 move.
Nothing happens when he runs in.
He touches the button and the wall comes crashing over. It bends the iron banded box.
We hear something. Two figures coming down the stairs with torches. To ambush them, we put out our torches and let them come. Silver Feather has bow, Caeside has a bow. Baylin and Anna are with us. They ready heavy crossbows.
Caeside casts Fairie Fire on them. They are all lit up.

Silver Feather does 16 HP.
Madox does 7 HP.
Baylin does 11 HP.
Anna misses.

The draconian on the right is bleeding badly.
They are 2×2 in the hall.
Armed with great swords.

Mercs attacked (they were the first rank on a knee). Baylin parries and Anna takes two blows for 19 HP.

Silver Feather does 14 HP with his bow.
Madox does two darts for 13 HP.
Baylin and Anna – Misses for Baylin and Anna hits twice (one Nat 20) for 8 and 19 HP (27 HP total).
Caeside hits with a Nat 20 for 2 HP.

Front rank draconians try to switch places using disengage.

New draconians come in. They hit Baylin twice for 18 HP (down to 12 HP). Anna does not get hit.
Baylin disengages and trades spots with Madox.
Madox uses a ki for 3 hits (of 4) for 27 HP.
Anna hits twice does 18 HP.
Silver Feather shoots for 15 HP at Anna’s.
Caeside shoots for 4 HP.

The draconians miss everything for the round.

Madox burns another ki. Does 8 and takes down that one. He hits on the next one (does 6)… he’s bad. Does 8 more and he’s down. Madox goes for his 4th attack (Nat 20) for 14 HP.
Madox kills 3 in one round.
One left this round.
Anna and Baylin does
Silver Feather does 24 HP (Nat 20)
Baylin does 14 to wipe out the 1 HP

2,800 XP for Caeside, Madox, and Silver Feather.

Croc Head (Lurker/Canopy Dragon) was 450 XP for Caeside, Madox, and Silver Feather.

+_+_+_+

700 XP for Aranel (11,033 now but will be 11,733 XP when added).

A figure in dark armor smiles and sits down next to Aranel and says, “Well, this is entirely civilized.”

+_+_+_+_+_+

Weird howling hissing sound from behind the draconians.
Caeside checks to see if he knows the sounds but he does not know it.

Search the draconians for 23 CP, 8 SP, 7 GP, 16 coins the likes of which you’ve not seen before (electrum). Great swords and plate armor. The NPCs take the great swords.
Madox gives Baylin a potion of healing and 20 Good Berries.
Then we move on to the door and use the draconian’s body to block it.
We continue past the door and up some stairs.
We enter a 20 by 20 room with no exits and a secret door to an odd shaped room.30 by 40 L-shaped room and we’re at the bottom. There is a door in the opposite wall. Cots and tables and dicing tables.
We find 33 GP and a barrel with liquid inside.
Only one other door out of here.
Brandy in barrel.

We go through the door into a hallway. Torchlit now but could be some natural light further on.
There are two doors and we listen to the one on the right first. One on the right is a sleeping chamber. But it does not look lived in for a while.
At the other door, we hear two draconic voices. We could ambush them or move passed them.
We decide to ambush them. Mercs in the side sleeping chamber, Madox and Caeside in the L-shaped room. Silver Feather will make noise to draw them in.
We did a short rest when the party did a short rest.

Start. Red and black draconian come in and…

Surprise for the party.
Madox burns a ki and attacks the red one. Hits four times for 29 HP.
Caeside comes in on the black one with staff/shileghie for 12 HP.
Red attacks with a fire breath attack (con saves). Caeside takes 5 HP and Madox nothing. He strikes with his spear and hits Madox for 9 HP.
Black attacks Caeside for 8 HP.
The red shouts at the top of his lungs.
Silver Feather hits for 16 HP.
Baylin and Anna come in and shut the door behind them. Baylin does 4 HP on the red. Anna does 14 HP.
Party first
Draconians

Madox uses a ki for patient defense. He hits 2 of 3 times for 14 and 5 (19 HP) on the red.
Caeside attacks and misses.
Silver Feather misses.
Baylin hits twice on the red for 8 and 6 (14HP).
Anna misses twice.

Red attacks Madox twice at disadvantage. Hits once for 14 HP.
Black attacks Silver Feather for 6 HP (down to 45 HP).

Anna slams herself against the door as more things come at us. Silver Feather gets Baylin to help her hold the door.
Caeside assumed bear form at the end of the previous round.
The bear’s eyes are glowing.
Madox and Silver Feather are frightened of Caeside (black is too but not red).

Caeside charges the red. The red salutes with his spear to Caeside.
Caeside hits twice and does 8 (bite) and 12 (claw).
Red ramps his spear up and does 19 HP to Caeside bear.
Madox, Silver Feather stare at the black before attacking.
Caeside uses a bonus action to heal up.
Caeside attacks and claw (only) hits for 12 HP. Ripping out his throat.
Madox saves against the fright.
Madox hits 2 times for 12 HP to the black one.
Black attacks Madox takes 19 HP.

The next round, the door shutters, the mercs open it so the two dragonborne will see the bear, frightened and run.
Silver Feather does 13 HP to the black leaving him with one. POS! Silver Feather tries to shoot him but misses. The Black gets away and unlocks the door to release the world’s ugliest chicken shows up. Fortunately, Silver Feather had set a number of things in the hall and some brandy and lit it on fire.

Madox regains 18 HP using his ability.

Caeside chased down the two dragonborne. They got away after he let them go. ;-)

Capt’s room:
Strong box (3ft by 2 ft by 2ft) with thousands (10,000) of coins (mostly silver and then gold in second), silver jug, open gold locket with a painting of a young dragonborne, carved bone statuette of a six-winged kenku, cloth of gold vestments, potion, Capt’s body has a small gold braclet and a pair of bone dice. Each is worth about 25 GP apiece.

2,500 XP

Ending on figuring out what to do with the coins.

1438 xp a piece for Caeside, Madox, and Silverfeather

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Session 32: The Temple of the Phoenix and the Worm, Part 1
Full Party Split (Twice) / Caeside and Madox Reach 6th Level

The party starts in Skjor. An ancient temple to the Phoenix. Caeside, Madox, and Silver Feather tonight (Miyah is out).
Baylin and his wife, Anna. Viking mercenaries. NPC Veterans with survival and stealth. 20 GP plus shares of the treasure.
The full party plus vampire plus mercs head several days moving through a rough terrain to the valley.
North end of the valley is a pair of waterfalls with a huge bridge crosses a deep chasm. There are statues of a Pheonix and Dragon.
40 feet wide. Same stonework and style as the ones from the Worm Cult.
Each of us get 20 Good Berries, NPCs get 10 each.
Feb 18, 9:47 PM
Aranel spots people following us. 5 miles back. At least 20 of them. 5 are mounted.

Baylin does not know of any parties that have been hiring to follow.

Caeside transforms into a frog to go spy on the party.

Silver Feather asks Baylin and Anna about the statues and bridge. HIs wife says many OLD ones are in Umbrea.

Closest settlement is in the Blackhawk Barony.

We set up on the other side of the bridge. Vamp takes Aranel up a cliff to a statue and sets up to have the high ground. Vamp will leap down on one. The rest of the party (Silver, NPCs) setup on a high spot on the far side of the bridge. Madox will wait with the party.
Caeside sees:

6 on horseback and heavily armored, rest on foot. 4 have woodsmen cloaks with wolf masks. The wolf in woodsmen cloaks are tracking. 10 who are human thralls. 2 of the faceless ones. 1 tall guy. Wearing various forms of metal masks.
Caeside spies. They are speaking elvish.

The party finds they are within 100 feet of the temple.
3 Dragonborne are in the temple.
1 red flanked by 2 black ones. Heavily armored.
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Leader wearing elven mask.

The figure in the cloak is made of a patchwork of bodies.
6 HP from Caeside’s spell. 6 more and 6 more. 18 total from the spell to the large creature.

From Aranel two hits twice for 10 HP and 7 HP but does no damage.
We enter the temple.
Silver Feather, Madox
NPCs with torches
Caeside.
Go into the room and see that the waterfall flows into the room.
NPCs have ropes as well.
The party enters a giant room.
Humanoid from the waist up, snake for the lower part, made of fire come out of a fire pit in the giant room.
Initiative
Fire Snake
Party

It misses Sil but hits Madox for 15 HP and 8 HP for fire damage.
Silver Feather misses with the magic Longsword.

Caeside misses with his target.

Its AC is 15.

Madox does two attacks with a sword (1) for the first one and 26 for the second. Does 9 HP.
Madox takes 4 HP of heat damage.
NPCs attack. 6 attacks for 5 HP 10 HP and 4 HP.
Baylin takes 7 HP and Anna takes 4 HP from heat.
It hits Baylin for 11 HP and 6 HP (heat).
Anna avoids the hit.
Silver Feather hits with a Nat 20 for 21 HP.
Can no longer use its spear two-handed.
Silver Feather took 2 HP of heat damage.

Caeside hits for 8 HP.
Madox does 8 HP.
Caeside and Madox take 6 HP a piece.
NPCs go in. Hits for 6 HP and 11 HP.
Baylin takes 5 HP of heat and Anna 9 HP
Silver Feather shoots it with his bow for 5 HP.
The fire snake disengages.
Caeside does 8 HP.
Caeside takes 9 HP of heat.
NPCs shoot it for 13 HP total.
Madox eats a bunch of good berries.
It takes the dash.
Caesides gets an opportunity attack 8 HP
Caeside takes 11 HP in heat.
Sil and NPCs chase and pop out and shoot at it.
Silver Feather misses with a 1.
Salamander. Baylin hits for 4 HP with a bolt.
Madox throws two darts at it. Hits twice for 5 HP and 6 HP.
Madox killed him.
1,800 XP split 4 ways.
450 XP each.
Library is on fire by the salamander. Put it out. Grabbed several scrolls that were in common poetry.
On the dais, there are large bones (dragons and phoenix) 10 foot tall kenku statues with 6 wings surround it.
All of the statues are the same and made of the same material as the small one we have.
Silver Feather hides among the bones.
4 of the black dragonborne appear.
They are angry.
Perception check from Silver Feather spots a trapdoor beneath him. Slips into a trapdoor (Silver Feather only).
Silver Feather goes down 10 feet and is in a room that is 40 × 40.
Exit to the right.
The room is covered in humanoid bones and 290 SP and 30 GP. Rusty armor and weapons. No signs of violence on the bodies. They may have starved to death.

Hall to the right 30’ hall. Silver Feather is using a torch.
A side corridor to the left with another body whose legs appear to be broken.
Caeside and Madox and the NPCs encounter a few dragonborne and they demand a fight for the test.
Two dragonborne. AC 18 for the dragonborne due to wearing plate.
Madox misses.
Caeside casts flaming sphere.
Anna hits for 20 HP (Nat 20 and non-nat 20).
Dragonborne use Greatswords
Slowly wearing the dragonborne down with flaming sphere and Madox. NPCs missed.
Dragonborne spits acid to do 3 HP each (they both saved) to Madox and Caeside.
49 mins
Leland Beauchamp
They kill the two Dragonborne.
1,400 XP for the party (for Madox, Caeside and 2 NPCs).
41 mins
John McGuire
467xp for each
John • 40 mins
John McGuire
Left is 40’ ft ahead to the a T.
Went ahead straight to the hall and there was a door and behind it and growling with hiss at the door.

At T, to the right 20’ into a wider room.
30 by 30 room with a door and another 30×30 and bodies and a trapdoor.

Up ahead it ends at 60 feet. Inspect and get trapped by a portcolius. 10 × 10′ room now that the portcolius . Try to remove the trigger stone… nothing else Silver can do.
28 mins
The rest of the party finds the trapdoor and come down to find Silver Feather.
When they find Silver Feather, it’s by his torchlight and the hissing growl he’s doing to scare any potential attackers off. But it was the party so it all worked out.

From the body room, 160 GP and a dagger made of not-steel. A human woman wearing some silk. Ruined remains of a book

16 HP worth of Good Berries given from Silver Feather to Madox. Silver has 2 left.

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