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
Ryld – 3 Wealth gained back from tax guy
Chris – 1 Fate to help Rook
Ryld – 1 Wealth for tax avoidance
Current XP: 5320
- 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.
The Avatar of the Raven Queen’s hideout.