Empire of Bane

Venture through the elven land!

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Tokens gained

  • 1 Favor – Chris saving an elf of the court of stars.
  • 1 Wealth – For basically robbing a dragon’s lair

Tokens Spent

Current XP: 11305

Active Participants:
Ryld
Lumon
Chris
Dredge

Roselily (Hirling)
Rook (Hirling)
Kassia (Sorceress – Hirling)
Kyrta

Notable moments

  • The group took down a Black Dragon.
  • The group met up with an Elf that was captured by 5 Satyrs.
    • Chris and Lumon talked with the Satyrs. Ryld shot one in the head and killed it. The Satyrs ran off.
    • The elf got scared of Ryld and ran off. Chris and Lumon gave chase, but Chris was just that much quicker.
    • Chris met up with the elf who found several other elves. Ryld secretly managed to find Chris and catch up, but stayed hidden. While Chris talked with the elves, Chris learned they are part of the court of stars and that he earned their favor.
      • Chris, Lumon, and Ryld know her name was Aedhel
  • The group got some mounts and headed off to the mountains to find an Elder Sign.

Items:

  • Elven Robe (Safewing Amulet mod up) – Chris took it.

Locations
At the mountains location with the Izbek empire, waiting for Gulbran to talk to the hobgoblins about what is going on.

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Family Affairs

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Tokens gained

Tokens Spent
Chris – 3 Fate – For 1 crit.

Current XP: 10555

Active Participants:
Ryld
Lumon
Chris
Gulbran

Roselily (Hirling)
Rook (Hirling)
Kassia (Sorceress – Hirling)
Kyrta and Kryta

Notable moments

  • Chris temporarily became a whirlwind for damaging Zarra through 6 attacks in 6 seconds.
    • Chris also went down and got a Sprained Wrist.

Items:

Locations
In Nightshade Keep planning how to deal with the green star coming to the world.

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Death to the beholder, and innocence lost
The destruction of the beholder and Chris killed someone unexpectedly... is he still worthy?

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Tokens gained
1 Favor to all
1 Fate to Lumon for diffusing the situation
1 Wealth to Gulbran from Chris as the forced repayment ruling

Tokens Spent
Lumon – 1 Fate – Stave off death from machine explosion.
Gulbran – 3 Wealth – “Replacement slave” for Chevska’s death.
Chris – 1 Wealth – having to give it up to Gulbran

Current XP: 9755

Active Participants:
Ryld
Lumon
Dredge
Chris
Gulbran

Roselily (Hirling)
Rook (Hirling)
Chevska (Prisoner) (Deceased)
Kassia (Sorceress – Hirling)

Notable moments

  • Chris killed Chevska unexpectedly
    • This resulted in Chris losing his Crown of Good
    • Chris gained a red mark that was on his forehead, that then went invisible. No one knows what the mark is and Chris doesn’t know about the mark.
  • The beholder was destroyed by his own machine
  • Gulbran nearly arrested Chris for killing Chevska which was “his property.”
    • Chris tried to start a duel against Gulbran to try and force him to drop his stance of arresting if Chris Wins or if Chris loses, he would belong to Gulbran, no question’s asked.
    • Before the battle could fully begin, Lumon stopped the battle by interfering and forcing Gulbran to realize that it was Yseult’s responsibility. Gulbran stood down in agreement after that.
    • When discussing it with Yseult, the ruling became that Chris had to pay back Gulbran with money (1 wealth token) to replace his slave.

Items:

Locations
Back at Nightshade keep in the meditation room to find Kyrta bound and a drow waiting for Ryld.

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All Hail the King
Anything can happen in the city of mages.

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Tokens gained
1 wealth each.

Tokens Spent
Lumon – 1 Fate – make giant crystal monster reroll it’s death beam attack.
Dredge – 1 Fate – same as Lumon.

Current XP: 8905

Active Participants:
Ryld
Lumon
Dredge

Roselily (Hirling)
Rook (Hirling)
Chevska (Prisoner)

Notable moments

  • Lumon and Dredge fly across a chasm while being chased by indestructable crystal monsters.
  • Ryld becomes the king of the slime people.

Items:

  • Amulet of Warding (level 8)
  • 2x Lesser Elixer of Invisibility
  • Potion of Cure Moderate Wounds
  • Magic Cicle Ritual
  • Lesser Telepathy Ritual
  • Animal Friendship Ritual

Locations
Heading to the top of the silver tower to fight the beholder.

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Discoveries
Discovery isn't just about where you go, its about what you learn...

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Tokens gained

Tokens Spent
Chris – 1 Wealth – 5 Potions of Cure Light Wounds

Current XP: 7805

Active Participants:
Chris
Ryld
Gulbran
Lumon
Dredge

Roselily (Hirling)
Rook (Hirling)
Chevska (Prisoner)

Notable moments

  • N/A

Items:

  • N/A

Locations
Heading off to find Simon.

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The Dark One
Chevska Round 2, begin!

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Tokens gained
1 Favor
1 Fate
1 Wealth

Tokens Spent

Current XP: 7355

Active Participants:
Chris
Ryld
Gulbran
Lumon

Yseult (Companion)

Notable moments

  • N/A

Items:

  • 2x Elixir of Levitation (Lvl 8) (1 used)
  • Potion of Regeneration (Lvl 9)
  • Elixir of Luck (Lvl 10)

Locations
At Cedarvale taking a 2 week sabbatical to patch up all heavy wounds and get back into action.

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Witches, Zombies, and People
"But I am Yseult's Knight!" - Chris

The group began their adventure leaving Nightshade Keep. The journey was rather long when you consider Gulbran’s armor weighs him down considerably. They decided to spend the night near some open area by a murky swamp. Unfortunately, the group was caught in an area with a siren as it desperately tried to take the heroes down and work for her. Unfortunately for her, she was quickly defeated. The orcs that were with her on the other hand didn’t run off. The group made as quick work as possible, but one escaped as the other was taken down.

After some rest, they managed to continue the journey and stopped by Cedarvale. Cedarvale though was under lockdown. The group tried to gain entry with Chris leading, but the guards laughed after his comments about being Yseult’s Knight. After revealing a small portion of his power to show mental images as he furthered tried to explain the truth, the guards assumed him to be a witch and captured him along with the rest of the group. However, Ryld had already left and snuck inside. After some time, Ryld managed to get a hold of Yseult to get the others out.

Yseult revealed the current state of the witch’s domain that she knew. She also revealed that if she was to leave with the group to see what she can do to help, she would lose her title as Princess of Cedarvale. However, she felt she had to see for herself and joined the group regardless.

As the characters traveled on to find their “friend” Cheska, they had to tread cautiously. As they got closer towards the source of the undead invasion, they were finding themselves more and more surrounded! They did well to avoid as much as they could, but then they stumbled upon a town that was under attack. The group responded by helping the people, but unfortunately, so many were lost in the attack and more during the group’s attempted defense for the people. Only 2 villagers remained and were rescued. How it currently affects them or Yseult, is unknown. The villagers did direct them to a tower that had been getting more active. Will our heroes be able to take down Chevska?


End of Session roundup

Tokens gained

Tokens Spent
Chris – 4 Wealth for an uncommon item.

Current XP: 6405

Active Participants:
Chris
Ryld
Lumon
Yseult (Companion)

Notable moments

  • The group was amusingly captured (sans Ryld) when the guards didn’t believe that the group were friends of Yseult. Yseult got them out of the jail with Chris rasberrying the guards working there.
  • Yseult joined with the group of her own accord at the high possibility of losing her title as princess.
  • 2 villagers in a town managed to escape horrible death and conversion. The rest did not survive and those that were just converted had to be forcibly killed.

Items:

  • N/A

Locations
Traveling to a tower

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Ryld's Results!
Can Ryld get his cure to his inner demon? And will the group get home?

The group arrived at the temple where the Avatar awaited them. The avatar talked with Ryld about his issue. It seems that Ryld has to deal with it himself despite his thoughts for the Raven Queen needing to step in. This disappointed him greatly. But…

The group was found by some of the people from the City of Lanterns that was planning to destroy the avatar. The group fought their hardest, but alas, the group didn’t do so hot. Chris went down first and not too long after, so did most of the others. By the end of it, it was up to Lumon and Gulbran to stop the last creature from attacking the Avatar, but not even their might could stop it as it succeeding making its swipe and killing the Avatar. But the Raven Queen’s connection only let her spirit come out and say that he may have won the battle, but that it was far from over as they could never defeat her. As offer for the group, she used her power to open a portal for the living. Chris was still unconsious, so Brinna grabbed him. She tried to go through the portal, but alas, being as she is cursed as a vampire, she could not as the portal was meant for only the living to be in the world of the living. She gave Chris to Lumon and told him to give Chris a message. To tell him she loved him. Lumon agreed and carried Chris through the portal, while looking back only to see a piece of the temple’s rock crash in front of the portal.

The group found themselves a little ways inside the territory that heads closer towards the city of the vampires. After Chris was healed up and told what had happened to Brinna, he was saddened, but managed to find a small resolve to continue on. They managed to get themselves heading over to Nightshade Keep.

Upon arriving back, there was some joy for Chris at least that Roselily was waiting for them. She also told them a man came by to talk with the group. It turns out that man was a courier from Cedarvale on mission for Yseult. It seems the princess had to inform everyone that a witch and some body guard was raising the dead and causing havoc near the kingdoms. It was Cheska and the traitor to Gulbran’s organization, Durom. The group told the courier that they accepted and would be on their way.


End of Session roundup

Tokens gained

Tokens Spent

Current XP: 5855

Active Participants:
Chris
Ryld
Gulbran
Dredge
Lumon

Notable moments

  • The temple was falling apart. The avatar made a portal for the group to get out and return to the land of the living.
    • Brinna grabbed Chris while he was unconscious. Her attempt to bring both of them to the portal failed as she was not living anymore. So she handed Chris to Lumon and told him to tell Chris that she “loved him.”
    • Brinna was last seen with a boulder that dropped down blocking the path of the portal entrance. Her fate is unknown as of this time.

Items:

  • N/A

Locations
Nightshade Keep preparing to leave.

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The Amulet
That path to the Raven Queen is clear enough.

The group was trying to catch their breath after dealing with the threats of the guards when they broke out of prison. Rook in tow, panicking in general, was squaking about. After some frustrations being let out from the group, Rook was to answer for what he knows about the avatar. Unfortunately, his panicking was worsened by Ryld’s over intimidating stature in the situation. Suddenly, the group was spotted and the prison guards gave chase.

Unfortunately, the group could not outrun the guards nor get out of the way and found themselves surrounded. After a brief fight, the group had to carry Gulbran out as Gulbran was practically incapacitated. Ryld had an idea and jumped at the chance to take Rook and go in the sewers to hide. While a decent idea than any other method currently available, it wasn’t the greatest. They hid in the sewers for a time. The group discussed options, but found themselves to just stick with resting in the sewers.

Chris fixed up Rook’s wounds. Then Rook had to give his knowledge. To the surprise of the group though, he had no knowledge of where the avatar was! It seems it was just a lie to earn him great respect. With the group moral’s almost lost, Chris told Rook that he needed to find a way to repent for it or Ryld would find a way to make it interesting to have Rook in the first place. Rook was quick to inform that he had an amulet that would find a way to the avatar. When he took it out, it seemed to be just an ordinary amulet. As soon as Chris took it, the amulet glowed with the information on how to unlock its abilities. Chris read out loud…

Words sure hidden from every eye,
Except those who live, condemned to die.
If you seek the mistress of fate,
yet wish to live to tell what you see,
Do not now long hesitate,
To bring to me these gemstones three,

Gem of White for Winter
Gem of Black for Death
Gem of Red for fickle fate

Then add to these but one last breath.

After, the group contemplated and tried to make a plan to find out how to get what is needed for the amulet. And thus, the group set off… only to be stopped quickly by a gelatinous monster in the sewer. After making quick work with some minor cleaning, the group came up topside and went to work quickly on finding the gems. After everyone gathered information and Rook paying his debt to Ryld while Ryld got his money back from the person that mugged him earlier, they came back together and told of their findings.

So first, the group went after the black gem. When they arrived at the store, unfortunately, they arrived just a tad too late as a necromancer bought all the gems the guy had in stock. After some tough negotiations, Ryld set off to find for the necromancer a fresh and valuable corpse. All Ryld did was track down and find the guy that mugged him… just to kill him in cold blood. He returned to the store, informing the necromancer of where to find his corpse and obtained the first gem. However, so much time was wasted, it questioned if the group would find the 2nd and 3rd gems!

For the second gem, the group arrived to a different store just to find that the specific type of gem they were looking for, a red one, was all sold out to a woman. When the group pleaded with the clerk about them needing it, she said that the woman wouldn’t be all that hard to find. Outside, a celebration was commencing. It seemed the person was making her appearance while showing off the gems adorned all over her outfit. Chris decided that he could possibly get the white gem and together with Brinna, left to find that white gem. While the others were contemplating on how to get a red gem from the dragon lady, Gulbran had a brilliant idea to use his new weapon’s gem that he obtained in the gauntlet as a replacement while hoping it the amulet wouldn’t make him lose his gem.

Chris came back later with a white gem. Apparently, his trip went without incident. If only it was easy for everyone.

And so, the group put the gems in just to find nothing happened. After playing with the amulet, they couldn’t get the amulet to do its magic. So they figured they needed to get what the writing said earlier, someone has to take their last breath as they die. After a… rather morbid idea from Chris of all people, the group set for a hospital under the suggestion of Lumon. When they arrived, there were many sick people. Some trying to be taken care of, others that apparently were of lower value were hardly taken care of even with priests there. They went off to find one when Chris found one first. A boy around his age who was dying. Chris was quickly saddened as he saw a bit of himself in that boy. And so Chris did what the boy was asking for. The help to pass him on to the Raven Queen. He only chanted a few words he learned from Brinna’s teachings. The boy smiled and Chris held the amulet above him. His last breath hit the amulet and then the amulet’s magic began to happen! It seemed to show the way. Afterwards, with a tear in his eye, he spoke to himself uttering the words that the boy was safe in the Raven Queen’s hands. He turned to find people were not so caring on the idea of what he did, much less speaking the Raven Queen’s name.

A battle commenced. Chris passed the guards and went after the one that told him it was forbidden to do what he did. The mage tried to subdue the boy, but was quickly pushed back and parished a horrible fate as the top of his exploded by Chris’ assault. Chris growled as he turned to help the others as they made quick work on the remaining guards of the hospital.

Afterwards, with Rook in lead, they head off to find where the Avatar was hiding and hopefully, a cure for Ryld’s fate.


End of Session roundup

Tokens gained
Ryld – 3 Wealth gained back from tax guy

Tokens Spent
Chris – 1 Fate to help Rook
Ryld – 1 Wealth for tax avoidance

Current XP: 5320

Active Participants:
Chris
Ryld
Gulbran
Dredge
Lumon

Notable moments

  • Much to some group members disappointment, the group slept in a sewer.
  • Ryld got his money back
    • Also killed the guy to offer the fresh corpse to a necromancer in exchange for a gem
  • Chris had to offer peace to a child similar to his age in a hospital so the child could move on.
    • Unfortunately, some people didn’t like that Chris not only offered that peace to basically a streetrat, but spoke the Raven Queen’s name.
    • This did cause Chris to become upset and angry, completely destroying the person who called him out for speaking the name.
  • The group found the location for the Avatar of the Raven Queen.

Items:

  • N/A

Locations
The Avatar of the Raven Queen’s hideout.

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Find the Avatar
Let us find the avatar! Also... what is with the city...?

As zap wasn’t in that session, totally using DM’s last time to fill this in

Last time on Dungeons and Dragons!!

Jail Break!

Ryld, desperate for questions as to how to cleanse himself of the demonic corruption that the group now knows inhabits his soul, comes to the shadowfell and eventually to the city of Xin-Yang. There the group searched for an avatar of the Raven Queen, apparently displaced by the evil Oni Yang’tse who rules over the city.

The group picks up a lead in a gambling hall from a mysterious snake-like woman, but is frustrated to learn that the one person who apparently knows the Raven Queen’s location is in jail. Gulbran and Ryld instigate a fight with two guards who had previously assaulted Ryld, and wind up in jail.

From there, the group meet two fellow inmates, Dredge the Tiefling and Lumon the Halfling, who aid them in breaking out of the prison and finding the Kenku Rook.

After a difficult battle fought in blinding fog against a number of creatures possessing blindsight, the group has succeeded in rescuing the Kenku. However, Gulbran has been beaten nearly unconscious and it seems unlikely the group can struggle on any further without a place to recuperate. As the group is recent escapes from prison, that just might prove to be difficult.


End of Session roundup

Tokens gained
None

Tokens Spent
Ryld – Lost all wealth from being taxed.

Current XP: 4805

Active Participants:
Ryld
Gulbran
Dredge
Lumon

Notable moments

  • N/A

Items:

  • N/A

Locations
Outside the prison in an alley.

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