Ruling a Fairy Tale Kingdom

Session 56
Ravenmoor part 3 Loot

June 4714 (Continued) Week 2 (continued)

Synopsis:
Mayor Andretti turned out to be the cult leader.
He created Leondard from unnatural ritual with his mother Iola Kriegler.
Vioric Korzha was appointed as Mayor.
Shel changed sides to us and did not sacrifice Leanna.
We currently have her parents imprisoned as she attempts to rehabilitate them – good luck to her.

>>Manor ..
one of the guest bedrooms was a note from Missing Collector ( list of cultists all dead )
Pantry
4 vials of anti-toxin
2 pot neutralize poison
Dinning Room serving glasses left there ,
wand of lessor restoration 17 charges Leana
Kitchen Galt wine
Master Bedroom
large chest 800 gold old journal ( Viroic ) Linguistics ,
small leather pouch with 3 pots cure mod,
signet ring of our kingdom ,
>> Farm house.
Room collapsing floor Jewelry lots worth 1400 gp
Plant room ( alchemists Lab )
5 vials alchemist fire
2 pots of shield of faith +3
2 pots neutralize poison
1 pot cure mod
Basement lots of bodies buried and mangled one is the missing collector
Crawlspace quilt …I want to destroy
Barn more body parts all hacked up ..
gold necklace worth 200 gp
mw mace
pearl of power 1st, Leana
hand of glory
Lenard items
sickle +1 wounding
bracer ac 3, Leana
Vireck ..Items
Spear wounding +2
Ring of Protection +2, Gelan
3 pots cure light

destroyed items writings / rubbings prayers to gossamer king ( Golander ),
destroyed eggs 4 of clippoffs ( chaotic neutral outsiders ), one empty that was used in the pig
destroyed quilt that seems to be of the cultist god.

June 4714 (Continued) Week 3-4

Exploration

  • Explored 1816, 1817, 1818

July

Kingdom Turn – Week 1

  • Plan to head to Varnhold after party vote
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Session 55
June (Continued) [/h1] 2 (continued)[/h2]

Meanwhile, back in Ravenmoor, strange Dreams are had by some (Stasja). Others dream normally (Nisha and Kaiden). Others wake from dreams by being stabbed (poor Gilain).

Alexi and Leonard travel down to the dock to seek out Skinder. Along the high trail, they spots specks of light moving around in the lower town area. Alexi points the lights out to Leondard but they continue on.

Stasja wakes about now and then sees a masked person with a rope.

Gilain also sees the person who stabbed him wearing a mask.

Fighting ensues.

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x Cultists[/li][/ul]

Stasja beats her cultist down and then stabilizes him and heads out to check the scream of pain. The person under the mask is the General Store owner.

Gilain’s cultists commits suicide rather than be taken. Lifting the mask, he finds the Barber.

Oewyn makes it back to town and sends Shel back to her parents house to check on them.

Alexi heads back to the heart of town and when he glances back, Leonard is no where in sight. Alexi is going to try to wake and gather the party together. He wakes Nisha and they head to get Gilain.

They gather at the place Kaiden was staying and after a brief recap – half the party head to the Mayor’s room. The rest gather gear and then will meet us there.

They find Leanna is missing – her bed is unmade and her gear was here.

The Mayor’s bedroom door is locked and he did not answer to calls. Kaiden hacks the lock out calling out “Mayor Andretti” with concern in his voice. A few minutes later they are in the room and the bed is made and the room is empty.

Kaiden quickly check Leonard’s room and then goes back to start a thorough search of the Mayor’s room.

Oewyn goes outside and starts looking for tracks that are useful. Nisha goes outside.

Oewyn uses Eagle Eye to spot some thing interesting:

[ul]
[li]A Terrain is a bit off – phosphorescence glow – a specific field – it’s kinda maze like with a central area/li]
[/ul]

Kaiden didn’t find much in the Mayor’s room. The quilt on the bed denoted Iola herself traveling through a swamp then teaching villagers to cultivate and then offerings to a Butterfly.

We get the group together and brain storm.

Kaiden thinks the glowing field symbol might be loosely tied to an entity known as ‘Glonder’ – involved with parasites and disease. Kinda like a lesser old-one. Worshipers tend to infiltrate communities posing as that religion.

Our next stop is the glowing field. As we near the farmhouse area, some buffs are cast. The house has a wicker and gourd moth winged woman. There are faint flickering lights inside.

As we approach the front door and position ourselves, the scarecrow shifts and attacks. Seems it looked like a personification of Desna being crucified.

[/h3]

[ul]
[li]1 x Scarecrow – Crucified Desna[/li]
[li]3 x Cultists[/li]
[li]2 x Malformed People[/li]
[li]1 x Mutant Spider[/li]
[/ul]

We search the house. Nisha heads into the basement area where we fight a Mutant Spider Caster thing.

After that, we heal a bit and then head out towards the field with a quick stop at the barn. On the way, we are ambushed by Stirges.

[/h3]

[ul]
[li]5 x Stirges[/li]
[/ul]

The fight finished in the surprise round. We then check out the barn. Moth shrine at the back of it.

We head for the maze of corn. The sheafs of corn are covered in sheets of webbing. There shapes of things in it.

There is some light seen from the middle. We hustle towards the middle. The path we are on is wet with blood.

[/h3]

[ul]
[li]8 x Web Dancers – Cultists[/li]
[li]1 x Leonard[/li]
[/ul]

During the fight, Leonard approaches through the maze and says “Wrong Choice” and his form shifts and his face opens in a large month.

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Session 54
June (Continued) [/h1]

Evangeline would like harvested parts from hybrid magical animals.

2[/h2]

Nisha talks with Leanna about going to visit Ravenmoor since there taxes are missing and the investigator she sent there has not returned. He might not be the most reliable person, but he should have returned. Elias Kyle is the missing collector .

Before we go though, Alexi and Gilain we put Donovan Stormfist, one of the leaders of the underworld factions up on charges and we were going to hang him. The morning he was going to be hung, he was found stabbed dead in his cell.

We approach the Shrine and have ‘Speak with Dead’.

would someone kill you before you were executed? – Answer: I don’t know[/li] he receiving cash from infusions from outside the kingdom? – Answer: No[/li] would his bandit group use as a rally point be? Answer: <location>[/li]

[/ol]

His body is carried through town and buried in the graveyard.

We charter a large fishing ship to take us all to Ravenmoor. It takes a few days to arrive.

of Interest[/h3]

[ul]
[li]Andreti Kriegler – Town Mayor[/li]
[li]Skinder – Crooked backed man – gruff personality – 60’s[/li]
[li]Ornigaard – boy and his pet Stirge “Applesauce”[/li]
[li]Vioric Korzha – Onrigaard’s father[/li]
[/ul]

It’s about 11am when we arrive. The stone pier is still ruined, but it does have some wooden crude dock. There is a ferry skiff there and a ferry house.

We meet old man Skinder at the dock. He tries to shoo us off as Traders, but we explain who were are. He points us to tallest building is the mayors house. He becomes upset when seeing Oksana. We talk about it a bit and then Kaiden asks Stasja if it’s okay for Oksana to guard the boat.

Have you seen Elias Kyle? Showed up about a week back. Doesn’t know where he went.

Did he leave? Points to a skull on the shack. Maybe the water wolf got him? Unusual sized skull on the ferry shack wall.
The wolf in the water will prey on anything that goes into it. It’s been seen eating the guts of children.

How long has it been going on? They were aware of it shortly after they arrived.

We make our way towards the Mayor’s house. Crossing a grassy field, Alexi hears a little boy calling to Applesauce, here boy and the grass moving near the party.

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[ul][li]Applesauce – domesticated stirge?[/li]
[li]Boy[/li]
[/ul]

The boy asks if we are hear for the Festival. It’s a Desna’s festival. His name is Ornigaard. Huzsa. He leads us to his dad.

How did he get such an unusual pet? He’s not unusual. He raised him.

His house is a small simple dwelling. The father comes out. Build of someone that farmed all his life.

Vioric Korzha is his name. Chides Ornigaard then sends him inside. The founders festival is tonight. Bonfire.

Asking him about Elias Kyle – stayed the night and left the next day about a week ago. Had the taxes before he left. Kaiden senses he may know a bit more. There was a little rumor going around that maybe he was planning to head south.

What about the unusual pet? If they are raised right, they are nice.

He offers to escort us over to the Mayor. Two story manor house on a hill overlooking the town.

The town center is less than a dozen buildings. Have a trading post, but no inn. The manor is the largest building in town.

There is a burly man working near the town center. Handy man that works the area. He moves into the path and addresses Vioric Korzha about us. His name is Leonard and is the brother of Andretti.

He welcomes us and we go in. His table seats six. He gets us refreshments. He takes better care of himself.

Kaiden offers his condolences on the loss of his mother Iola. Then we talk about the taxes. They sent the taxes in several weeks back and then collected again what they could to send in when Elias Kyle showed up with the proper documents.

Though the investigation is important, can we hold off until after the Festival tonight. We could take the opportunity to get to the know the villagers tonight and there will be activities.

He would like to register a complaint against Elias Kyle. When he arrived, he alienated the villagers, ordered them around. He was here for a day and a half.

Nisha and Kaiden say that behaviour was unacceptable. Nisha makes assurances that the next collector will be respectful.

Andretti is looking for us to provide rooms at his manor and around the town.

As it’s a festival, we all won’t be wearing armor. We will wait up here and he’ll send a runner up when it’s time for the Festival.

Oewyn investigates the area around the manor for signs of fresh tilled earth (graves). He finds a marked grave “Amanda” – wife.
We occupy ourselves for a bit until the Desnan Festival begins. (around 3pm)

Ground[/li]

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[li]Smithy
[/ul]

Games[/h3]

[ol]
[li]Dreamer’s Leap – Jump a bonfire[/li]
[li]Falling Stars – Box with Starknives – Founder Iola carried them – set up ranges[/li]
[li]Raven Fights – 8 ravens – put bets on them to win – Clawfoot (Kaiden/Winner), Foolscap, Grizzle, Snap Haunce, Greedy Guts, Soot, Vinegar Tom, Worm Wart[/li]
[li]Three Legged Race – Oewyn and Alexi win (Kaiden and Andreti come in second with a photo finish)[/li]
[li]Greased Pig – Nisha, Oewyn and Kaiden participate[/li]
[/ol]

As the Pig is grappled by Kaiden, the pig goes limp and stops breathing. Something bursts forth from it.

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[ul][li]1 x Pig Plant Monster[/li][/ul]

We destroy it, but in the process one of the wounds inflicted on Oewyn had a plant spore spawn in it and encase him. He tears our the plant spore. Mayor Andretti directs people to get rid of the pig corpse and for someone else to bring another pig.

They crowd had disgust, but weren’t surprised. Seems this happens from time to time.

Markeesh things it’s a planar phenomena. An infection, a seed. Leanna examines the body. They try burning it and then after a half hour through it into the lake.

We then get the festivities going again. We sit with the mayors group. They have some exotic foods.

Some of us try all the dishes, some of us do not. Alexi realizes some of the leaves mixed in the salad are Flay Leaf – a hallucinogenic narcotic. He inquires about the Flay Leaf – it encourages visions (for the Dreaming Lady – Desna). Stasja knows it is a common use for Desna worshipers.

After the last dish made it’s first circuit and people are settling in to eating and having conversation. The Mayor stands up and calls for attention to several new arrivals. A few families are escorting three young girls in white and with elaborate braids. The young girls circulate amongst the groups. It’s a local custom – the three girls are candidates to be the Queen of the Founders Feast.

It’s based on how well they doing in recounting some stories from history.

The girl singled out is named Shel as the Queen. (17 ish in age). Has wonderlust and a bit of other lust in her heart. Alexi directs her attentions to Oewyn.

At the end of the Festival, they break down the festival very quickly.

The Dream Tender’s particular active (Desna title). Villager’s will burn a Flay Leaf fetish to enhance dreams.

[ul]
[li]Shel will bypass that and go for a walk with Oewyn and Valkyrie.[/li]
[li]Kaiden will be staying with Vioric Korsch.[/li]
[li]Nisha is with one of the families from the three legged race.[/li]
[li]Gilain is with the Barber’s family.[/li]
[li]Stasja is with the general store’s body.[/li]
[li]Alexi, Leanna and Oewyn will be staying with the Mayor.[/li]
[/ul]

After lights out, Alexi goes out to case the Mayor’s house for anything of interest.

Painting – Voice from behind him – Leonard – Alexi was straightening it out. Alexi then has a conversation with Leonard. After the discussion, he goes with Leonard to talk with the Ferryman Skinder, but leaves a secret message on Leanna’s door (Ferry).

Oewyn goes for a walk with Shel down to the beach landing. It takes 2 hours to get there. At the bottom, of the path down to the beach, he is ambushed by some people wielding sickles. After defeating them, he takes their masks off. None of them are distinctive, but are dressed like villagers. Do you recognize them? Davis – works at the Mill. Recognizes the others too. He takes one of the masks. Asks her if she knows what is going on. She notes that there are people that work in the shadows in night. Not sure why.

Each one has 2 vials. (8 vials)

Oeywn plans to head back to town and not comment on the fight to the villagers and see who comments on missing people.

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Session 53

[h1] 4714 May (continued)[/h1]

[h2] Week 1 – Kingdom Week (continued)[/h2]

Dusk[/h2]

We pressed on into winter.

Midnight[/h2]

There is a frozen river before us.

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  • 4 x Warg
  • 4 x Buchawn
  • 1 x Horned Female Figure -
  • 1 x Rider – ???? – Riding a Goat Mount

“The Emmissary approaches to witness the sacrifice. Hold them off”

“Raewind, kill this one. Prove yourself to me.”

“Coming father.”

We killed the Rider and knocked Raewind unconscious. Oewyscn died during this fight. Leanna tried to move Thorn into his scabbard, but it becomes a dagger and for now Leanna is the Arbiter. Inside the cave Mevenwy and Nisha find the foal “Efyllia”. They rescue her.

Jeweled Adamantine Dagger with Red Gems and a Mallet near by.

We loot the Buchawns and the Rider then load up the Oewyn and Raewynd.

We head forward we transition to Spring Dawn.

Dawn[/h2]

We find Cyollis and give Raewind to her.

He gives us a carved stick (magic rod) from Raewind in recompense.

We track to the portal and traverse through it with Leanna’s help.

And we are back in the Prime Material Plane.

We backtrack to recover the loot from the Buchawns then head to the Autum Grove. Since we have a new Arbiter, we wait at the border for a bit and then see Queen Syntira.

She would be willing to reincarnate him if we gathered the materials. We thank her and head back to Priomdahl with his body.

[h2] Week 2 continued[/h2]

We speak with a Cleric who uses Speak with Dead. We elect to Reincarnate Oewyn.

Nisha seeks out Oewyn’s daughter especially to let her know what happens.

Oewyn is reincarnated….as a human.

We identify the items and selll the loot.

The party split is 603 gp and 7 sp.

Second split is 571 gp and 4 sp.

[h2] Week 3/Week4 [/h3]

We go to Hex 1815 and 1814 and explore them.

[h1] 4714 June [/h1]

[h2] Week 1 – Kingdom Turn[/h2]

Claim hexes 1416 and 1415 (Tatzelford)
Rebuilt Herbalist
Continue building Caster tower
Mivon relation +1

[h3] Kingdom Events[/h3]

  • Taxes generated 4 BP less than normal; Can be investigated.
  • Underworld activities

[h3] Freebie Kingdom Research[/h3]

  • Leanna – Research a spell
  • Nisha – Tracks down the the 4 BP shortfall – It was that our taxes from Ravenmoor did not arrive.
  • Oewyn – Failed on Spirit of the Land
  • Gilain – Underworld (One of them is Donovan Stormfist (Dwarven))
  • Kaiden – Failed on Spirit of the Land
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Session 52

[h1] 4714 May (continued)[/h1]

[h2] Week 1 – Kingdom Week (continued)[/h2]

We take about a minute to catch our breath and then we are off.

Sequence[/h3]
  • Rules
  • Some obstacles are group obstacles – one person passes results in all passing it
  • Each turn takes a minute
  • Each action other than working on it results in -1 to a check. You can still do a check up to -5.
  • Leanna can fly past most obstacles but only to catch up to someone. Fly check.
  • 1 Full round actions is considered 2 standard (-2 to check)

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  • Finding the trail – (Perception or Survival) – group – succeeded
  • Underbrush and thick brambles (CMB or Escape Artist) – succeeded
  • Boggy Stream – (Swim or Acrobatics) – succeeded
  • Entangling Foliage – (Reflex or Strength Checks) – succeeded
  • Dense Brambles ahead (Surival or KN: Nature) – group – succeeded
  • Combat – 2 Wargs and 1 Bachans and Korred (Small Disheveled Woman (stunted and very hair)) versus Stasja and Oksana
  • Rugged Dell – (Climb or Con check) -
  • No Obstacle Woods -
  • Combat – 2 Warg and 2 Bachans

The sun is setting we enter the last area. There are a pair of twisted oak trees. Starlight field between them – like a portal. A planar gate.

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  • 1 x Satyr Creature

She cast Confusion on the group and then turned invisible and entered the portal.

As the fight ended, the portal closed.

Markeesh is able to figure out some things. It will duplicate plain shift when active. It plane shifts to the First World – not sure which realm. It would typically be activated by some sort of talisman (or force it with UMD). It can also be bypassed by magic – plant or wood magic (entangle, etc). They portal can be opened under moon light.

The First World is fluid (think of realms as floating islands). A realm is powered by an individual.

After some effort, Leanna (with Stasja’s help) is able to activate the portal. Seems it only stayed open for a few seconds and Leanna had to try again to get the rest of us through.

On the other side of the portal, Oewyn enters a similar clearing, but instead of oak trees making the arch, there are two stone menhirs. It is dawn here.

with Cyollis (Faun)[/h3]

As Oewyn, starts to get ready to start tracking he hears pan flute (greeting tune). He enters into a musical dialogue with the pan flute player. Asking after a unicorn foal.

Kaiden asks Mevenwy what her child’s name is. She replies “Efyllia”

After a bit of time, a faun comes out of the woods. His name is “Cyollis”.

We enter into a performance describing why we are here. He has an additional request of the group – someone he knows has fallen under they sway of the Huntsmaster. He would like her returned to him alive.

Cyollis lets us know the realm is known as “Realm of the Seasons”. There are 4 areas in this realm. You can consciously shift yourself from one area to another while focusing on the area while traveling. It is harder to go against time.

  • Spring Dawn
  • Summer Noon
  • Autumn Dusk
  • Winter Midnight

The Hunt was heading for Summer.

If we are following a trail and it dead ends, then we should try to get to the next season.

This Wild Hunt that we are pursuing’s leader name is Harakund. He is a Partitioner. He is cruel and violent. Most of his kind don’t care for Harakund. He’s doing it to gain the favor of the Queen.

The Children are on our side. The Parent isn’t. It seems however that of recent times, the Queen’s interest has increased in us. He’s not sure what has caused this recent change.

He’s heard rumors that the Queen has been harvesting strange things from the land of mortals. They collects innocuous things.

Broken statues, pieces of ruined buildings, saplings from sacred groves, items of great craftsmanship, and unicorn horns. Could be binding items – tying her lands tighter to the mortal lands.

Oweyn begins to the track the hunt. As the path leaves the fruit grove, it vanishes. After about an hour, the trail vanishes and we have to push into Summer.

The groups makes it into summer and fields of giant flowers.

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  • 1 x Flying Fae Bear

We talk him and convince him we mean no harm. He also grants us a small boon (3 x fae nectar).

Another half hour on the trail and it ends and we seek out Autumn.

The terrain is full of barbed briars and prickly under brush and the trail is lost to normal view. Those of us with with the dust of pursuit can continue to track. There are heavy areas and light areas.

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  • 4 x Large Twig Jacks

Follow up with looting the wargs and buchans

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Session 51

4714 March (continued)

Week 3/Week 4 (continued)

We finish collecting the loot and prepare to talk to the captured Druid (Bull guy). We discuss things we want to convey and then have Stasja heal him and talk to him.

While initially unfriendly, Stasja is fairly persuasive in discussion. He does not come around to our side of things. There is some merit in the views we shared. He is willing to agree to bring them up and discuss them with his circle. Advocate the view.

We heal him up and release him. He leaves.

Nisha and Kaiden sift through the wax tablet and almanacs.

Symbols on the banner can be correlated with the wax tablet. The ritual was tied to moon phases.

The principles could be applied back in the capital. But why would we want to turn our people into Beastmen?

We camp out and start heading back.

We return by the of week 4 of 4714 March

4714 April

Week 1

NOTE: Those with Rings of Sustenance can retrain during the Kingdom Turn Week
Before the Kingdom Turn – we have a few things to cover:

  • Speak with Ivana Orisana about Mivon and events around the 4 men
    • Why was lethal force used at first? It was a mistake. NOTE: Try to use non-lethal damage
    • She’ll provide a Dueling Primer 101
  • Nisha talks with Caleb Northwood about getting an Elven Magic Instructor
  • Speak with Dahlia about Mikhail Petrovich (purported of the Circle) and the Green Faith – their goals, their method
    • Doesn’t remember him being as aggressive in his outlook
    • The way the Order was, would not have used these methodologies. They seem to have been radicalized.
    • Glad we let the last one go.
  • Speak with Dahlia about installing the keystone
    • We have the keystone installed
  • To research the Prosperity, Travel, Strengthening needs a Library
  • Kaiden sends a letter to Jenna Varn
  • Introduce Stasja to the council
  • Kingdom Turn
  • Holding off moves to next month while we move Alexi to Loyalty
    • Stasja to Grand Diplomat
    • Annalise to assistant Grand Diplomat
    • Dahlia to High Priest
    • Jhod to Assistant High Priest
  • Tried to claim Ravenmoor – The mayor said no. He was unaware of this arrangement. Asked our people to leave. New research topic.
  • Espionage of Public Info on Mivon
  • Kingdom Events
    • Day 7 of Kingdom turn- Kabran does not show up – Unrest increases by 2
      • Gilain assigned to investigate
    • Mivon trade route suspended pending review and resolution.
    • Violence and Vandalism breaks out -Continuous Event
      • House Destroyed and Shop Damaged
    • Banditry Breaks Out
      • 3 BP – Continuous Event
    • Feud – two rival workcrews
    • Loy has a notice of his recall – in light of recents in Brevoy, he has been recalled. He wishes to pass on that Elusandre Morningstar
  • Kingdom Investigations
    • Oewyn investigates Banditry
      • Internally generated bandits – impulsive, greedy, not a lot of forethought, opportunistic and random – Thorn is quiet on his investigation.
    • Leanna and Alexi investigates Assassination
      • Find a bottle of open wine that was poisoned (Leng’s Tears) with a paralytic – he was dismembered alive – empty healing potions
      • Smaller hits – less precise and more wild
      • Motive – despite “anger” of method, the process seems very planned and methodical
      • One glass by the bottle of wine – markings of who sold it – can be traced to who sold it – Storm Crow
      • Kabran was seeing the wife of Namdrim
    • Gilain and Kaiden is on Violence and Vandalism
      • Less than upstanding members of our community – underworld activity – Have to hammer at it or Alexi can make them an offer they cannot refuse
    • Annalise/Stasja is researching Ravenmoor diplomacy
      • Letters via messengers – biggest info is that (Mayor Andretti Krigler) – His grandmother passwed away before winter (Iola). Her Desninites came to Candlemere and settled. If there was any agreement, he was not made aware of it and Iola’s passing was sudden. Would like to maintain their secular disposition and are inclusive. They are neutral to friendly and a future roll might reveal a path forward. The village is simple.

Week 2 through Week 4

  • Kaiden – Jenna Varn +2 Rep, Jhod x 2 +4 Rep
  • Gilain and Alexi investigate

Return letter from Jenna Varn

  • Her father was very pleased with our army unit assistance over the winter
  • Centaurs seem to be probing the edges of the barony

Nisha now has Pervilash as a companion.

4714 May

Week 1 – Kingdom Week

Target for next month
Acquire Hex 1716 – Ravenmoor if possible
Acquire Hex 1319

Farm
Roads
Farm

Fix Shop/W
Build House/W

Added Ravenmoor – Self Contained till end of next winter

Kingdom Events

  • Banditry
  • Vandalism and Violence
  • Underworld Feud – Gilain setting up a sting
  • Hunting Horn – Dead Unicorn Found by Oewyn – Body mutilated – Horn missing – no other footprints.
    • Note from Syntira – Arbiter, A group of hunters now stalks to the forest. This Hunt will pose a threat to your domain as well as ours. I ask that you travel to the grove post haste and meet Mevenwy
    • Has bite mark wound and a piercing wound and it’s horn was chiseled off

Week 2

We are going to head to the Autumn Grove (1514) asap. 2.5 days to get there. We use a wagon and bring the covered body of the unicorn.

We are guided to Syntira who is seated upon her thrown. His name was Baeyolen (unicorn).

She has asked us here as an intermediary to the others (unicorns).

The mother Mevenwy is here.

We hear faint crashing sounds in the underbrush to the north west.
We have a few rounds to prepare for whatever is on it’s way. Bursting into the clearing is a Unicorn foaming at the mouth…several arrows in it’s flanks. Baying of wolves in the distance.

Combat

  • 6 x Wargs and Bukkans Wolf Riders – small humanoid with swarthy skin – aggresive fey – but not as vicious as some others
  • 2 x Fae Wolves – Night Black Wolf with eery green eyes

Mevenwy says, “Where is she?” to her mate. The Hunt came across us. A satyr in the party cast a spell that kept them from teleporting away. They took his daughter across their goat mount. He fled back back to here.

Mevenwy is looking to go back right now.

Syntira throws a pouch to Oewyn. It’s Pursuit Dust. 3 uses – each use lasts 5 hours when rubbed into eyes.

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Session 50

4714 March (continued)

Week 3/Week 4 (continued)

We heal up some of the poisons and get ready to move on to the east after getting another bearing on the keystone.

Strong Winds (-2 on ranged attacks) and Rain (-4 perception and ranged attacks)

After about an hour, we spot a yellow light from the ground stretching into the sky. It’s like a column of lightning.

Markeesh notes to Leanna that there is a druid ring near here. Briar Henge – Made by servants of Gozreh. Leanna shared that information with us.

Gozreh – God of storms/sky and wave/surf – nature god. Fickle deity. Brian Henge is surrounded by a wall around the ring. It’s magically grown briar’s. It’s a maze around it. The cultivation prevents woodland stride. The henge is open to the sky.

Our next sighting indicates that the keystone is possible at the henge.

Another hour sees us to the henge. The hedge is 12 feet tall. The hedge will do 1d6 points of damage.

It’s shadowy in the hedge, but the center is probably brightly illuminated.

Resist Energy Communal (Electricity) – 9 minutes – (20 pts) on each person
Dark Vision Communal – 1 hour
Blessing of Courage on some party members

There is an entrance 5ft wide and 8ft high.

We start to explore the hedge.

Oewyn (Alexi, Leanna) finds an area (A) with a warped wooden table with some chairs around it. In the same area is a tapestry/banner (complicated lunar calendar).

Nisha, Kaiden, and Stasja go another route and find a second area (B) that is a living area. Hammocks. Large sturdy chest. small sturdy chest.

Combat

  • Group A – Twig Men (x3)
  • Group B – Twig Men (x3)
  • Group C – Twig Men (x2)

Sylvan – “I myself, do not want any trouble Arbiter, with your permission I will depart.” “Agreed, I am called Lamplighter” (male voice – small sized)

Oewyn identifies them as Twig Jacks (fae and constructs)

Nisha finds area C – the stone henge at the center. In one of the stone gates is a spider web of electricity. In the center of the electric web is the keystone.

Menhirs are 12 ft tall and 3 ft wide. The dolmens are 10 ft tall and 15 wide.

The keystone weights 800 lbs.

Electricity is hitting the 4 menhirs and then the 4 druids.

Mikhail Petrovich – Druid Leader of the Green Faith – Preparing for the war against the Queen. Their ritual has been making the peasants able to ‘defend’ themselves. They are turning them into beast men.

They talk of a war to come. But it is wrong to force this change without asking the peasants.

Detente ends as Oewyn makes it clear they cannot continue without asking and since they will continue then we are enemies.

Combat

  • Druid x 3
  • Druid Leader x 1 – Mikhail Petrovich

When we killed one of the druids, the tendril of electrical energy going to one of the stones dissipates and the large electrical strike to the top, dims some.

Mikhail Petrovich turns into an earth elemental and leaves. “He’ll find another way.” When he leaves, the electrical tether snaps back and the main spark decreases again.

The fight winds down. The Bull Druid survived and his companion. We tied them both up and break down the stone wall around the dolman where the keystone is.

Leanna and Gilain are able to wrestle it out. It’s a big 800 lb rock. When it comes out, the lightning coming down dies off.

And Alexi no longer looks like a boar.

We then examine the area. (Area D) has some tarps over parts of it to keep the rain off. -

Area C where the dolmans are and we recover the gear from the druids.
(3 of them)

Area B – trees and two chests

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Session 49

4714 March (continued)

Week 3/Week 4 (continued)

Follow Up

  • Blaze would likely not reach out of the house of Falbin
  • Detect Evil.
  • Why are they destroying the crops?
  • Mivon????

20% of the fields are left from the flame.

Alexi interogates the conscious one while Stasja

  • These 4 were charged by Mivon with dealing with northern border issues.
  • Kinda like Texas Rangers
  • Issues involving Lycanthopy tends to bring bounty hunters (which are a problem) so they wanted to destroy the resources that bounty hunters would use to carry out their activities.

We are not within borders of Mivon, but in an area of interest to them.

The leader of the group is the dead one.

Things escalate and Oewyn duels the second in command and Kaiden heals the fallen Mivon before he dies.

Kaiden writes a letter for them to take explaining what happened after getting input form the party. He makes a duplicate of it.

They are dispatched to head back with the letter.

The others f the party work to bury Hemzel and his wolf companion.

Stasja talks with Falbin and fills him in on what happened with Hemzel and the fey Ziflander.

Falbin provides 14 doses of Wolfsbane

Most sightings of the beast men are east of here. The logging camp of ‘Axe Fall’ is to the east of us.

We head out to get to Axe Fall, we’ll get there about nightfall. On the way, Oewyn detects a static cloud bank to the east.

We get to Axe Fall and there is a light drizzle and the cloud bank is over it.

As we enter the town square, we note that appears it’s abandoned. No lights.

The church is a shrine of Pharasma. We find some scraps of cloth that were burst out of.

We camp for the night in a inn on the main level. During the first watch, Alexi hears a noise on the roof. Kaiden steps outside to look up and is attacked by beast men. They are partially changed.

Combat

  • 10 x Beast Men

They were beast men from the shoulders up (arms and heads) and knees down. They did not revert to human form upon death. They did not detect as Evil.

We gather their bodies in the Inn and Leanna casts secure shelter for us to camp the rest of the night.

The next morning, Alexi wakes and has boar beast man features. He wants Leanna to help him.

It seems Break Enchantment is needed. Today, Leanna is not able to break it. We’ll need to find the source to see if that can fix him and Leanna can try again.

We lay out the bodies of the beast men in a sealed house and leave a note that we said we did the best we could for them until a Cleric of Pharasma could say the proper rites.

We mount up and head in the direction the Lore stone leads us. Of note, the winds are picking up strength.

We come to a river crossing with a make shift log bridge. Across the way is a line strung between two trees with a haunch of meat hung from hit.

On the log bridge, Oewyn finds a trap and Alexi attempts to disarm it.

As Alexi gets back on land, hounds break out from the underbrush.

Combat

  • 3 x Hounds
  • 3 x Hunters

A female hunter called out in Elven, “Die Monster” They fought to the death. They were elves.

Oewyn is able to recover 2 Wolf Hounds.

We recover loot from the bodies. We find a signet ring on the Elven girl.

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4714 March (continued)

Week 3/Week 4 (continued)

As the fire is put out from the Ice Storm, a half-elf and giant cat approaches the house.

She seems distraught and collapses over Heimzel for a moment and then collects herself. We explain what happened from here. Her and Hemzel’s relations with the fey had been friendly.

The empty ornate box and journal catch her attention. She says she knows what they took. An faceted piece of crystal about the size of our fist. We think the keystone should be a carved piece of stone. They don’t seem to be the same thing.

Hemzel would use this crystal at night almost like a scrying device. Almost like a nightly ritual.

Stasja tries to decipher the the journal (which is in code).

  • The crystal is a lore stone. There is mention of a keystone. The Lore Stones are like a compass – attuned to a specific thing. Maybe it’s attuned to a keystone, but maybe not. It’s implied to it’s attuned to the Key Stone.
  • A few days ago, some fey asked him for the lore stone, but he declined. It ended without conflict.
  • The Lore Stone is over sensitive to light. If they are exposed to light within a druid circle, they can be reset.

Quietly, Nisha talks with Gyre (the atome) finding out what Ziflander had directed and why. She doesn’t know what happened to create the Lumber Jack Unseelie (tortured) thing. The plan was to meet at a nearby druid circle. Gyre is a Fey Warden type – thought she was doing her part to protect the fey from attack (Ziflander said Hemzel was going to attack the fey).

We’ll have Stasja hold onto his posessions and we’ll bring his body with us. We bring the body of the wolf too (it’s his animal companion). We believe Ziflander is headed to a Druid Circle to the north.

We press on into the evening and over night continuing to look for the Druid Circle. We’ll be fatigued.

With the advent of false dawn, we approach the druid circle. It’s on an island in a small lake.

Dawn is in about a minute. We’ll need to move quick.

Combat

  • 2 x Snakes
  • 1 x Crocodile
  • 1 x Quickling – Zifilander
  • 3 x Spriggans
  • 1 x Lycan Bear with Silver Fur

“Too too late, filthy intruders. In a few seconds, your lore stone will be wiped. Humans are always failures….”

With about 30 seconds to day break, Leanna finds 3 magic item. (Brooch, Cloak, and something in pouch) on Ziflander

Any angry bear stomps out of the water (larger than normal legs, and glowing eyes, and silver furred).

Silver was not bypassing it’s resistance to damage and it was regenerating even while unconscious. Hmm. Dahlia was able to do something last time to stop the regeneration. Gilain suggests seeing if it can regen drowning. And it didn’t. It died. After 4 minutes more, it turns into a naked man.

We identify the Lore Stone. (At-Will – pulse intensify in the direction of the attuned object).

Leanna uses the Lore Stone and gets a ping to the South East.

Stasja mentions a nearby Gnome name Falbin who was a friend of Hemzel. We’ll take Hemzel’s remains to the Falkbin.

Falbin has been cultivating wolfsbane.
Hemzel and Falbin were sharing info of the beast men and were looking to have Hemzel patrol the area.

We then camp for the day. While resting, many (but Nisha and Oewyn do not) have unsettling dreams about teeth and claws.

After resting we head for the Gnome’s. Oewyn spots an inordinate amount of smoke at the Gnome’s homestead. We hustle up.

Part of one of the buildings and part of the field is on fire. There are several human’s scattered around the homestead. Stasja does not spot Falbin (or any other gnomes)

Combat

  • 4 x humans – paired two hander blades and a bow each

“Get them in the name of Mivon” Wielding Aldori dueling swords.

One is killed. 1 surrenders and 2 are healed at stabilized in negatives. Oeywn spots a gnome prone in the fenced garden area. Leanna goes over and finds a pulse and heals all of his subdual damage..

Follow Up

  • Blaze would likely not reach out of the house
  • Detect Evil.
  • Why are they destroying the crops?
  • Mivon????
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Session 47

4713 November (continued)

Week 2/Week 3 (continued)

Aftermath from the Pallid Plague

Made the Stability and Loyalty checks in both Olegdahl and Priomdahl so only 1 point of Unrest accrued.

Due to the fires in Priomdahl, we lost one wooden house.

Loot Split – 2768 gp (We’ll have another split in December of the same amount)

Allocated to Leanna
2 x Scroll of Lessor Restoration
1 x Pearl of Power (2)

We leveled. Welcome to level 9!

NOTE: Mark Hex 1521 (Urghar Tribal lands) as explored

Ideas for things to do over the winter:

  • Retrain
  • Okay – Maybe not travel in the winter
  • Find Druid Hemzel – Tidestone – 1721
  • Hex 1621, 1720, 1721 (Druid Hemzel) , 1622 (Lake Silverstep), 1722, 1522,
  • Hex 1823, 1822, 1821, 1820

Wrap up the the battle. We killed them all and looted.

We burn the bodies and things.

The plague diminishes over a few time.

Death Count is about 25 including the camp.

Dahlia met with one of the cultists during and was not swayed by them. Ended up in a conflict and she ended up killing the cultist. (The Circle)

Full disclosure with the council.

Publicly, we say it was the work of a Plague Cult.

Kabran apologies for the illegal activities of the Logging camp.

Week 4 – Aftermath week

Supervising the recovery of people.

Kaiden and Leanna help with healing those that they can.

Oewyn help with the harvest.

Alexi and Gilain and Nisha pend time in town with the people. Nisha promotes that she was instrumental in the anti-plague.

4713 December

Week 1 – Kingdom Week

Snow starts.

Research is done.

Loot Split – 2768 gp

Week 2

Kaiden – Retrain feat.
Nisha – Face to face with Annalise

Week 3

Kaiden – Relationship with Jenna Varn

Week 4

Kiaden – Relationship with Jenna Varnj – Total went from 17 to 21. Follow up with Toby on trait.

4714 January

Week 1 – Kingdom Week

  • Kaiden – Isandrea’s Basin – 12 pts (and 10 more from Gilain)

Carved from the heartwood of a Treant
Enchants Liquids put into it.

  • Any water placed into it becomes unholy
  • Liquids transformed carry disease

Week 2

  • Kaiden – Work on Jenna Varn

Week 3

  • Kadien – Work on Jenna Varn – 21 to 25 (Romantic)

Week 4

  • Kaiden – Work on Akiros (19 to 21)
  • Oewyn- Planning hunt with Jhod in the Spring – inviting Kaiden, Jenna Varn, Akiros, Ivana Orisana, Caleb Northwood (Envoy from Kyonin)

Ruling: +2 stat item is CL6, +4 is CL8, and +6 is CL10

4714 February

Week 1 – Kingdom Week

Research happens

Isandrea’s Boon -

  • It was the source of the Pallid Plague if used
  • Since the basin made partly out of Isandrea’s body, Thorn potentially could affect it.
  • Oewyn is able to destroy it. After it is in 5 pieces, we burn the pieces.

Plan is to finish Caster’s Tower in the long term build slot and then work on Castle.

Week 2

  • Kaiden – HP Training
  • Alexi – Researches Young Fey Queens -

Week 3

  • Kaiden – HP Training

h2 Week 4

  • Kaiden – HP Training

4714 March

Week 1 – Kingdom Week

  • Promoted The Old Beldame to be an assistant Magister

Research

Events

The Centaurs tried to force the Varn maneuvers to stop by raiding the Varn lands. That is where we had the casualties. The actions were successful for Varn though and established temporary dominance. Centaur incursions will be abated for an indeterminate amount of time.

Week 2- Target for Spring Hunt

Oewyn’s Invitees: Kaiden, Jenna Varn, Akiros, Ivana Orisana, Caleb Northwood (Envoy from Kyonin), and rest of party (Leanna, Alexi)

Nisha holds a ‘peasant’ hunt.

Gilain works on relationship with Evangeline.

At the end of the week, Jenna Varn returns home.

Week 3/Week 4 – Travel to Hex 1721 (Where Druid Hemzel is supposed to be)

Takes about 5 days to get there. There are rumors of beast men in the area.

We arrive and spend day 6 searching hex 1721. It will take 2 days as it’s hills.

A point of interest is found. We find spot smoke (chimney) leading us to a hut. We arrive close to sunset.

“Too late, too late for Hemzel. Gyre, get them” in a high pitched voice from behind the hut.

Combat ensues.

Combat

  • 1 x Quickling (departed quickly)
  • 2 x Rat Swarms (summoned)
  • 1 x Gyre (tiny, green skinned fey – Atome)
  • 1 x Dire Wolverine (summoned)
  • 1 x Axe Wielding man with grey skin and green glowing eyes (Unseelie)

“Ha ha, we killed, the leader, the one leading the attack on us” (para-phrased) speaker is traumatized

“Ziflander saw to that. (Killing Hemzel). He was going to lead an attack, so she attacked.”

Who was he organizing the attack with?

Inside, the hut is on fire.There is an evicesrated humanoid corpse that is on fire. There is a wolf corpse and next to it is the corpse of an Atome.

On the table, is an ornate box that stands empty and a stack of pages..

Axe Wielding man with grey skin and green glowing eyes appears out of no where and attacks Kaiden.

Leanna is able to put the fire out with an Ice Storm.

We’ll review aftermath next session.

NOTE:
Find sketch artist for Kaiden
Review Leadership roles –
Monuments?
Alexi – start recruiting 1 BP/week of recruitment until Alexi moves spycraft bonus to loyalty—-then 2 BP/week.

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