Ruling a Fairy Tale Kingdom

Session 25

Note

  • Decide on Pro-Fae, Anti-Fae, and Undecided

January 4713

Week 1 – Aftermath and Kingdom Term

Fox shows up the next day with a pouch. It has a herbal concoction that if administered by New Moon to reverse the tree curse. The Coopie Doll is the equivalent of a minor curse that can be removed over the coming month through Remove Curse.

Death Count – 70
Casualties – 140 (adjusted for tree curse)

Unrest +2

Mutters Konlan – Murderer running around – his body was found

  • Party Action – Kept it private – Sent letter back to the family with the body – "We believe he was guilty of “these” actions, but no proof. Was accused by a woman, he was found attacking. He could have been under the influence of dark magics, but not sure. He died during the horrors of the night."

The carnival location will become a site of superstition.

The next evening Oweyn is interupted in the middle of the night with a pounding on his door. He finds the dog faced girl with a letter. “The Carnival is done and she has no where else to go.”

Namdrin cannot go anywhere – most of the carnies were killed off during the “Night of Darkness”

We can extend our kingdom to the East up to the mountiains, west to the edge of the swamp.

Kingdom Term Activity

  • Svetlana steps down as Councilor and Oleg steps down as the assistant to the treasuer due to the coopie doll curse with their daughter.
  • Elevating Flora to Councilor

Events

  • Kaidan – Fox messenger from Syntira – “My settling in at the grove has been completed. If there is anything you wish to discuss, the borders will be open to you and yours.”
  • Gilain – Becomes aware of undercurrent of anti-fae sentiment – passes the info to Alexi
  • Alexi – Investitgates and finds several people are anti-fae – including Svetlana and Oleg – Kesten and Kabran as well – Corax – lumberjack that had the issue with the nyxie – Loy is also anti-fae.

Shortly after a council sessions – visitor seeking an audience with Kaidan – Iola – Priestess of Desna. She has two petitions to be considered. They are not urgent, time sensitive – but are not time independant.

One. She has become aware of an island in Candlemere lake – she had received a dream that caused her to journey there. Her investigation found ruins and encountered Willow-O-Wisps. She withdrew and came back here and is seeking to gain assistance in dealing with it.

Two. Further, in her dream, she saw in her dream that the island had been cleared and that a settlement had been founded there. She would like us to possibly sponsor a settlement and join our kingdom. (20 BP)

Willow-O-Wisp – Magic immune except to Magic Missile and Maze – fliers – naturally invisible -

Week 2 – Downtime

  • Leanna – work with Svetlana and her baby
  • Oewayn – works with his dog headed girl
  • Alexi – works with Flora
  • Gilain – works with Akiros
  • Kaidan and Ava travel to the grove
    • They pass through the nixie’s pond area and check to make sure all is well
    • They arrive at the grove to see Syntara
      • Ava seeks knowledge of what an Arbitor is
        • An Elder (like a god for the fae) created the blade
        • No set of strictures – can improve her views on the Fae as long as they do not contest it

Syntara provides an overview of the history of the region – The Stolen Lands – Long ago – close to the First World – rules by Syntara’s Mother – The Old Queen – The Old Queen sought to become Eldest and was rebuffed and moved “off the board”. In the subsequent vaccuum, many daughters sought to fill the void and sought edges. Building alliances and such. There were eight (including Syntara). Eventually Syntara had to make an alliance as well – made pact with the Witch Queen of the North (Baba Yaga). From that pact, the power of winter was unlocked and the remaining contenders were driven back and imprisoned and unification was brought about. At that point, Syntara saw that the pact of winter was affecting her people and turning them into that which they were not. The pact thrives with her and gets stronger as she does – so she put herself to sleep. The Cold Rider is a physical representation of the pact. With his defeat, the pact was broken and she no longer has to go to sleep. But that also means that the other young queens can push back into this territory from their prisons. The sword ‘Thorn’ appeared when the Old Queen made her play to become an Elder. At that time, there were no humans.

Not adverse with a working relation between us.

She has a tasks that we could help her with. One of her former subject.

“Howl From the North” – He is behind the raids on our territories. Syntara casts some sort of spell – silent image to create map made of flowers – indicates by time we return – he’ll most likely be in Hex 1518 – just outside the town.

Some of her court have not arrived – can we check in on Pervilash and Tig Tigger Tuk and see where they are. (After dealing with Howl from the North).

Week 3 – Travel to 1518 and deal with Howl from the North

We gather the group together and head into the east (Hex 1518). Oewyn begins to track the wolves down. The next day we start to coral the wolves to herd some of the packs and start to winnow them out.

Oewyn recalls a small box canyon that we can herd them into and start a fight with a pack of 12.

Combat

  • 12 Wolves
  • 2 Warg & 1 Dire Wolf
  • 2 Warg & 1 Dire Wolf
  • 1 Winter Wolf – Howl from the North

Kaidan skins the Winter Wolf for it’s pelt.

We head back to town.

Week 4 – Work on Relations

  • Oweyn – Works with Dahlia
  • Gilain – Works with Flora
  • Kaidan – Works with Annalise – Has become indifferent to fae – Suggests any future outdoor festival/activity have defenses
  • Alexi – Travels to Grove – Works with Melianse -
  • Leanna – Travels to Grove – Works with Teresia -
  • Ava – Travels to Grove – Brings word to Syntara -
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Session 24
December 4712 (continued) Week 4 – Winter Festival (continued) The Cold Rider

After dealing with the windmill of death, we raced to our next goal, stopping the sleigh rides of DEATH! (Children ride for free) As we were doing so, a fey fellow came out of nowhere and challenged us. Around his neck was a necklace of ice and he taunted that we could never catch him. He zip past us, insulted Gilain, and disappeared into the crowd. I mounted Socks and took off after the sleigh while the rest dealt with the taunting fey.

As the taunting fey ran through the crowd he began to attack innocents while the group had hoped it would come back. My ardent friends responded by their insults and tried to chase after him. He tossed a bead of force at my dog caretaker who became trapped in a bubble. I caught up to the sleigh and with a daring feat of bravery I leapt off my surefooted steed and landed on the sleigh. I began to fight the driver, a insane looking gnome with a beard of living ice tendrils and one eye swollen to monstrous size.

While we dueled the party chased the quickling into the pie eating contest tent. I need not go into the what exactly the contestants were eating, but it was quite disturbing. I was told that the contest leader was a big pig fey with a butter churn on his back filled with disgusting offal. Gilain shattered the churn with his wand while Eva killed the pig man. She almost succumbed to sleep venom on the quickling’s dagger who had stabbed her previously, but Lianna’s anti-toxin prevented this fate.

After nearly a half minute of viscous close combat I finally finished off the mad gnome while my noble steed slowed down the sleigh. It cursed me with its last breath and while I feel a deep brittle chill in my bones I am PERFECTLY FINE and I saved the children afterall. Meanwhile, my friends were still chasing the little fey fellow, its next stop was the ice maze. Valkyrie led the way and fell into a pit whose bottom was filled with ice cold water. After some effort they got Valkyrie out.

There was a sign.

“Beware the Ice Chain Jingling Devil”

Such a thing did show up wearing a collar with a chain attached. It breathed frost. Whatever it was was unknown as apparently it was a magical creature disguised in a paper mache costume. After dispatching they moved on till they reached the center. There was another mad ice gnome there. They fought it and it displayed more magical powers like creating walls of ice. Thanks to my timely arrival it died even more quickly than his brethren.

After healing, we followed the quickling to the ice carving area. Townspeople were frozen in blocks of ice, being chipped away by eager artists. There was a gaggle of ice gnomes present. All of them ran except for one who engaged us. After killing him, we chased the quickling onto the ice, forcing it to abandon the ice shard containing the soul of the Carnival leader’s wife. After Gilian grabbed the shard, the Carnival master stepped out of nowhere and demanded the crystal.

He was given the crystal. He shattered and it reformed into the unconscious body of a woman. He picked her up and walked off. He then returned after putting his wife in a tent. He gave Lianna a cure light wounds wand as a gesture of thanks. The Cold Rider then made his appearance on an undead stag. He attacked us with Ice Storm and the final battle began. The Caravan Leader assisted with haste and bardic performance.

Depsite the curse, I fought for the people and glory, slaying the foul thing with some help (Gilan using the shatter wand, my brave dog and his caretaker, Eva likely did something but I didn’t notice). Despite being impaled on its stag like horns I as I delivered the killing blows. Afterwards, the the veil that covered the twisted Carnival lifted, revealing the cold harsh reality of the horrors that occurred.

“I am far from the only one,” the Cold Rider said to me before its existence ended.


Loot: Type 1 bag of holding, Wand of Cure Light 45 charges, +1 Battle Axe, +2 STR Belt.

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Session 23

December 4712 (continued)

Week 4 – Winter Festival (continued)

Where to next?

  • Fireworks Display (includes ice skating area)
  • Wonders of Engineering
  • Titan Wheel
  • Pie Eating
  • Ice Maze
  • Blind Peep Show
  • Wild Sleigh Ride
  • Ice Carving
  • Strong Ale Tent

Wonders of Engineering

  • We see one of the ‘workers’ pulling people out of line and putting them under tent.
  • When he circles around, we start combat. After a brisk fight, the lumberjack is defeated with a crit from Ava.
  • We approach the exit and see freakishly small critters and we start trying to take them out before more townspeople are slaughtered by the machines.
  • We defeat the 4 brownies and dismantle the 8 machines.

Strong Ale Tent

  • People are being turned into trees. Something invisible is shooting us with poisoned darts!
  • We fight off the invisible pixie and win the area. We break a bunch of barrels and then head on.

Blind Peep Show

  • Half orcs and dancers and two musicians hung with their eyes and mouths stuffed with daisies just outside.
  • Inside, a veiled naked spirit nymph is dancing – “blindingly beautiful”. Hmm and two brownies? Kaiden was struck blind before the nymph disappeared after vowing revenge.
  • The two brownies were killed.

Titan’s Wheel

  • We kill the three brownies inside. Gilain was almost torn apart.

On the way to the Wild Sleight Rides, we are intercepted..by what…we’ll have to see.

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Session 22

December 4712 (continued)

Week 4 – Winter Festival

First part of the day

  • Going into this week, we level to 6th level.
    • The carnival opens at noon.
    • Evening Time Block is 9pm
  • Kaiden invites Oleg and Svetlana.
  • Ava and Alexi invites Annalise.
  • Leanna invites Akiros.
  • Murderer and Rapist – Mutters Condlan – Business Tycoon

Evening Time

  • Many of the party are tracking down Mutters and Annalisse found him.
  • Cry of fear cuts off in the Ice Maze. We head in and find many bodies, all killed with one heavy blow. Hoof prints in blood. At the center of the maze is a Minotaur.
    • Found 4 live victims and we get them out on the way in.
    • The Minotaur was killed quickly.
  • We head out of the maze and meet up with Gilain.
  • Small red fox trots out and has a rolled up note. “Hail Champions. A bleak and bitter frost has fallen across the forrest and I fear it has fallen upon some of my people. A bleak badness will be visited upon your people and if you would help me head this off. Meet this at the grove. Be not disturbed by my appearance. Signed Syntira.” (some paraphrased)
  • We deputize Akiros to deal with Carnies and find out what happened with the Minotaur.
  • We head for the grove. Point of light the grows into a beautiful nude female. Hard to make out her features. Brown eyes that draw attention in. Syntira, Nymph Queen. Made a bargain with a dark rider. Put herself to sleep to pause the bargain.
  • Snow melts – 7 vials of liquid -
  • Eye of Rapture – Purple Crystal
  • Namdrin (leader of the carnival) – has a bargain to return the soul of his wife that died at the hands of fae and the soul is encased in witch ice – and is likely on the dark rider 6 inches long – the witch ice is draining the soul to empower further things.
  • We’ll need to thwart several of the dark rider’s ploys with the various twisted entertainments then we’ll draw him out and can then try to negate the Eye of Rapture.
  • We make our way back to the carnival and what we see is altered.

Encounter with Griggs

  • The Fireworks are Leeches!

Where to next?

  • Wonders of Engineering
  • Titan Wheel
  • Pie Eating
  • Ice Maze
  • Blind Peep Show
  • Wild Sleigh Ride
  • Ice Carving
  • Strong Ale Tent

Wonder of Modern Engineering

  • On the way there, we saw that some fae are running some of the contests.
  • Socks meets us as we arrive there.
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Session 21

During the last kingdom turn, Alexi was named Baronet of Olegdahl.

Now, the aftermath of the battle with the vampiric elf. Eva is cursed (-6 int). Alexi has been blood drained. We perform a bit of healing and then search the room.

We find stuff (recorded).

We gather the horses in doors on the bottom level of the central tower and set up a campfire in one door.

The darkness (extra darkness) seems to be a planar trait.

During the first watch, Alexi keeps seeing shadows moving in the darkness. During second watch, Gilain feels a hand on his shoulder and there he spots a pale woman in black and grey who steps back into the shadows and is gone. During third watch, Oweyn notices the darkness ‘effect’ start to fade during his second hour of watch. That was earlier than the last time we were in this location. Maybe the effect is weakening in some way.

The next morning Leanna identifies the elixir (elixir of love).

We spend half the day searching the rest of this Hex (1614).

The weather takes a turn for the worse (rain). Oewyn spots some writing in rain rivulets on a tree trunk and then fades, “The Harbinger Comes”.

We spend an hour or two building travois and start to transport the loot back to the Priomdahl.

We head west through Hex 1615 (not going through the grove). A few days later we make it back.

We took a total of about 2 weeks of travel and exploration – leaving 1 week of downtime activity.

November 4712

Kingdom turn completed – 1 week

Downtime – Week 1

  • Oweyn, Kaiden, Jhod, Elyn (and the Forrest Hawks) go on a hunt for meat
  • Gilain is staying in Priomdahl to guard it
  • Alexi, Ava, Leanna are going to Restov to research the Harbinger and sell the Elixir of Love.
  • During the second day – Torrential snowfall covers the region – 1 foot of snowfall in 6 hours
  • We cancel the hunt and deploy the Militia to help bring in the harvest (cost is 1 BP per week)
  • Alexi, Ava and Leanna are one day on the road when the snow comes. They decide to turn back and encounter wolf pack.
  • The citizens of the hex report wolf attacks. We’ll split the party – half (3) working with the Forrest Hawks to work on the wolf problem – half (4) working on the harvest with the deployed militia.
  • Harvest – 34 rolled – Saved all the granaries
  • Wolf Culling – 16 rolled – Center work on the farmlands – Source not found during the week – 13-14 citizens lost over 7 days – attacks trail off at the end of week

Downtime – Week 2

  • Deploy militia and party to sweep through and cull wolves.
  • Kaiden remains in town to coordinate
  • Oewyn, Gilain, Jhod, Kestan, Akiros lead 24 militia each into the hexes
    • Bet on which group comes back with most wolves tails get’s 3 gp per person (75 gp) from Gilain
  • Elyin and Forrest Hawks will check out the border hexes
  • Alexi, Ava and Leanna head to talk to the Old Beldame
    • Conversing about the Harbinger, the Oak Grove closing their borders to us,
    • Harbinger – in this scroll – Fae of Power – The Dusk Queen
    • They stop by Melianse’s pond and she is still not there.
    • Then head to Tiressia’s Grove and encounter Falchias at the edge.

Downtime – Week 3

  • Forrest Hawks had a sweep and came across a caravan from the River Kingdom that was attacked by kobolds and jumped in to help. The kobolds were routed and split up and one group when to a staging area in a cave in Hex 1717.
    • Nandarin Quin – half-elf – Leads the circus (carravan) – stoic – will probably end up wintering with us.
  • The plan is to hit the staging area with the party and use the Forrest Hawks to cut off the lines of retreat.
  • We’ll send a militia out to cull wolves (5 teams and collect 5 gp per wolf tail) 3 groups
  • We take out the kobolds force and when the are dropped to 25% they flee and the Forest Hawks think they got all the stragglers.
    • The kobolds had been raiding caravans – we recover 5 BP in supplies
    • Intel: Missive to leader of Kobolds (Fighter 2/3) – written in Giant – crude scrawl (in blood?) – increase your activities – cut them off from other contacts – spread them out until they are on their own – signed H
  • Old Beldame – info – Hags can control weather – Possibly the source?

December 4712

  • We have the option to level an edict – if the bounty is low enough – we could do a total of 1 BP

Kingdom Turn – Week 1

  • Circus puts forth Winter Festival – Split profits with us
  • Dahlia contacts Kaiden for a meeting – she could use the obelisk to combat the weather effects – it will require sacrifice (live stock)
  • Forest Hawks will keep scouting

Week 2 – Ritual

  • We visit the Old Beldame to consult on the ritual Dahlia proposed
  • We are looking to do it small scale (as a test) in Hex 1518
  • We evacuate the Hex
  • By weeks end, the ritual will be performed
    • Dahlia, Alexi, and Leana are in a tent with the obelisk ans the rest of the group is outside in case the hag (?) send something to disrupt the ritual. It doesn’t go as Dahlia thought and there is backlash. She is turned into something not human for a few seconds and then into a wolf for a few seconds.
    • Dahlia learned things – the obelisk has a keystone and we need it.
    • She recommends building a library from local books to aid in research.

Week 3 – Downtime week

  • Members spent time on downtime activities

Week 4 – Winter Festival

  • Going into this week, we level to 6th level.

REMINDER: Check on profession: kingdom skills to see if that boosts anything.

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Session 20

September 4712 (Continued)

As the fight comes to completion, there is a commotion among the town guard.

A large sized Owl burst out from beyond the guard and lands near us and changes into a human woman in traveling guard. She is wet. She has a faint tint of green. She asks “Is he dead?” Her name is Dahlia of the Green Faith. The Green Faith is a non-deity religion – worship nature in general.

It seems that since Alexi was bit, he needs to take precautions for lycanthropy.

Dahlia asks if we recently came into contact with a carved stone. Like our obelisk.

Gear consists of:

  • Broken Hide Armor
  • Magical Potion – remove fear
  • +1 Great Axe
  • 4 Javelins
  • 11 gp

Pay Receipt – He was part of the work group that relocated the stone

Dahlia says the obelisk is not unlocked by magic, but ritual.

The next day Kaiden visits the family of the shepherd that died and Flora for the waitress.

The party then spends one week of downtime activity.

At the end of the week, Dahlia asks Ava to bring Kaidan to a meeting. Her investigation she believes she can disperse the energies into Flora or Fauna (we choose Flora).

October 4712

Kingdom turn spent.

We are heading back to the barrow (1519). It will take two days.

During the first night of travel, during watch 1, something happens. Alexi notices the colors become odd. He notices a cloaked stranger in the group and is hunched over. “It’s a fate worse than death if we fail against the undead menace in the barrow.” He was known as Wren Lakejumper. After a dialogue, he fades away and the colors return to normal. Was he some sort of Fae from the other side? Hmm. We don’t know.

Oewyn’s dog Valkyrie has a ivy collar with faint magic on it. Seems to be a living collar. It won’t last more than a month.

The next day, we mem our spells for the barrow as we plan to enter into it tonight.

After we defeat him, we re-inter him in the cairn. Eva claimed the sword, which fed on her blood to restore itself and change into an Adori long sword with Fae Bane enchantment. On the way out we encountered a cloaked figure similar to Ren. This was not Ren though. He told Eva “Congratulations on your success and burden. We will meet again…Arbiter.”

After stopping by Olagville on our way to our next destination, we went to the Dryads. Along the way we ran into snow area, but strangely our campsite bloomed as if it were spring. We ran into the Satyr, who greeted us with his weapon out. Strangely, he adressed us as if he were recivieving a diplomatic party. Perhaps the sword? He asked if we were here for Peace or for Punishment (???). Eva answered “Peace” and he allowed us to enter. He told Eva that the sword is called “Thorn” but could not say much more on the subject because it wasn’t something his Lady controlled. He did say that Eva was now in the service of one of the “Eldest”.

In exchange for a future favor, we were told the following. By bringing the blade back into the world Eva has been made Arbitier. She has the authority over the Fey, to judge them if they overstepped their bounds, by diplomacy or force. There is a fey neighbour to the South is on par to the Lady, the ruins are located in this territory.

The next day we arrived at the ruined Tower. We entered and went up the stairs. The trap had not been reset. We got to the top and arrived in a room that was filled with greenery and a floor covered in loam. There were large windows that were not shown on the outside. There was an elven woman there, alabaster skin, golden hair, emerald eyes. While she seemed pleased to see Alexi, she became unfriendly when she saw Eva. The woman began to swish and sway, dancing alluringly, captivating most of us. She then told Eva that her burden belonged back underground and cast entangle. And thus the battle began.

She used suggestion magic, grew claws and teeth to feed on the dwarf, who raged. We managed to trap her on the stairs and eventually killed the vampiric elf. When she died, she cursed Eva declaring, “Your arrogance turn your strength into a weakness.”

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Session 19

Lacratta Cave Loot:

Blue Dragon Hide Breastplate and Heavy Shield
Feather Token Tree
Ivory Comb 50 GP
98 GP

After returning back to our fair city, we went our separate ways to pursue our various individual goals. Gilain spent his time in the tavern owned by Flora Kegtapper. Oewyn patrolled with Elyin and the Foresthawks. Leana visited the fey Nixie Melianse.

There was a stirring of unrest as commoners were upset some local trappers were found dead by the Foresthawks (failed roll 2 Unrest ,8 consumption, 21 BP to spend, claimed 2 hexes 1017 and 1119 and built farms in both for 6 BP, built 2 more granaries in Ologdal and Capital and a house in Ologdal. Recruitment was changed to normal. We failed the income roll, the Mivan trade caravan made it so we gained 1 BP).

The mangled bodies (1419, 1618) were not eaten nor was loot taken. Mysterious.

Another bar fight occurred with Akiros and a female dwarf who apparently lasted an impressively long time.

After dealing with personal matters we traveled to Restov to receive our well deserved accolades. Besides the Lord Mayor and his adjutant, there was a Consular from the Capital named Victor Surtova. He was there to insure that we were aware that it was the Kingdom of Brevoy, not the city of Restov, who was awarding the Barony.

In Restov there was a tension in the city. There were rumors that the Reagent (who was the head of House Surtova) was pushing towards becoming the actual royal ruler of the Kingdom.

When we returned we found there was a murder. Two days previous, livestock were slaughtered, that morning a local maid named Saki was killed and half eaten, last night a shepherd and a half dozen sheep were slain and half eaten. We suspect a werewolf. The last two nights were a full moon. Jhod seemed reluctant to believe this.

After procuring some silver weaponry, we went to the first site where the livestock were killed. There were no tracks to be found. The farmer heard wolf howls.

We went to the body of the maid and found a wolf print. We followed them until they disappeared and we found a bare human footprint. We followed these tracks back to town till they disappeared.

We split up then. One group staying in town to gather information, the other going to the site of the last killing. The group that went to the site found more wolf prints but nothing else. In town, we found out there was a local who recently returned to town who had been coming and going to town disheveled. He is staying at the Gilded Tankard (where the maid worked). We decided to investigate but not confront the man, so as to not cause a mob.

The dwarf and Akinos went inside and eventually got up into the man’s room. There they found a dismembered ear with an earing. This was identified to be Saki’s. It appeared he cleared out, but we got a description of the man. We instructed the town guard to look out for them and to give an alert if they spot him (they have whistles).

We split and scoured the town. Oewyn and Lod found the suspect first. The blew the whistle and Oewyn tried to reason with the man who was quite drunk. He managed to delay things long enough for help to arrive just as the man started to transform. A vicious fight followed, during which Solider died, and the werewolf himself grew large and glowed silver. When he fell he remained large and silver furred. Don’t werewolves become human again.

At the periphery of the fight there was a commotion among the town guard. Someone else had arrived.

Experience 3600 / 600 each.

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Session 18

Erastus (July) 4712 (continued)

  • When we return, we sell loot – PARTY SHARE is 776 gp 8 silver 5 copper
  • Alexi suffers from Filth Fever
  • Luckily, just outside town we run into Iola the wandering priestess of Desna.

Arodus (August) 4712

  • Kingdom Turn (1 week)
    • Loy recommends building a Noble Villa to live in for greeting visitors
  • Events: Relocate the Menhir to Priomdahl
  • Events: Leanna is thanked by a member of the populace and given an alchemist item: Hounds Blood
  • Events: Of note, this month 3 people died from duels.
  • Events: Now that Bokken’s hex is in our kingdom – we can dispatch NPC or Rangers to go pick up potions.
  • Event: Following the night of the new moon, the residents of Hex 1618 claim they saw a large (barn sized – huge or gargantuan) shape fly over that area. They think it was a dragon. Kaidan attempts to minimize the rumor. With a ruler roll, Kaidan makes some small speech and calms the populace. (He kept unrest from growing)
  • Event: Mivon supplies made it through this month. They are working on building a noble villa.

Exploration (1 week)

  • we dispatch some npc’s to get our potions from Bokken, should have them in a week.
  • Travel to Hex 1718 (1.5 days)
    • While traveling through 1618 – the people share all of their problems. The further south we get, the more reports we get of night time harassment – things going missing – things broken or destroyed. One thinks that kobolds are behind his problem.
  • Explore Hex 1718 (1 day)
    • Evening of the .5 day of the explore – Alexi thinks that we are being trailed by more than one thing. We try to find a good defensive camp site. We spot a spire or tower towards night fall. It is a ruined watch tower – made of stone – 2 stories. It is collapsed on one side. Maybe a watch tower of some type. Alexi, Kaidan, Gillain do a quick explore of the tower to make sure nothing is nesting there.
    • Rubble covers a hole in the floor and there is a rotten smell. Walls are soot stained.
    • On the second floor, Alexi find a tarnished/blacked badge – Taldorian in nature (from south of the river kingdoms). Scattering of bones and rusted armor. Parts of 5 different skeletons.
    • Oewyn hears about half a dozen things moving in the darkness. We move the horses into the tower and prepare.

Combat

  • 9 x Kobolds (CR)
  • We kill 5 and capture 1 and 3 run away from the side of the tower the three of us were defending (Alexi, Kaiden, and Gilain).
  • We question the captured kobold and then let him go. Bounty on non-Blood maw tribe. His chief is south and west across the river and is allied with Hargulka (troll leader).
  • Gilain looks down the hole see what’s down there. Dessicated arms sticking up from the rubble. He has a brief confrontation with 2 zombies.

Combat

  • 2 x Zombies (CR)
  • During the search of the rest of the hex, we find scattered ruins of a village. Looks like there was alot of fire damage.
  • Travel to Hex 1719 (1 Day) – During travel, Oewyn spots 4 mounted (man sized) riders on a ridge that note us and then ride off.
  • We camp for the night.
  • Explore Hex 1719 (1 Day) – during the day – we come across a craggy, broken ravine. We spot the carcass of a dead horse – half eaten – has reins tied to a low tree branch. Alexi hears a cry in a language he can’t understand.
  • Alexi, Gilain and Kaiden head into the ravine. As we move in, we hear the cries and is plaintative and weak. We come upon a split in the side of the fissure that goes into a tunnel (triangular). We find a stitched hide shoulder bag. After Gilain and Kaiden entered the tunnel a rock side blocks the tunnel separating them. They investigate further in and find a corpse and then are attacked.

Lion with the head of a badger and legs of a goat. Size of a horse. One attacks Alexi and Socks out in the ravine too

Combat

  • 2 x Leucrotta (CR5)

As the one facing Alexi gets ready to flee, 4 arrows hit from 4 mounted riders above to kill it.

The 4 strangers have foreign features. Feathers and bear skins.

Tentatively ID’d as members of the Ughar Clans, an Insular people that live to the Southeast of the kingdom.

Potions from Bokken
Cat’s Grace (4th level) – 300 gp
Delay Poison (4th level) – 300 gp
3 x Comprehend Language – 150 gp
3 x Protection from Evil – 150 gp

XP = 4500 total, 750 xp each.

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Session 17

Erastus (July) 4712 (continued)

  • 1 Week Downtime (NPC Faction Building)
  • 2 Weeks Downtime (14 days)
    • Travel to Hex 1514 – 3 Days
      • Day 1- During Hex 1516 Watch 3 – half inch of snow fall accumulated. It melts quickly in the early morning of travel. The bloomed trees are not affected.
      • Day 2- During Hex 1515 camp – it snows again.
      • Day 3 – Travel to the Autumn Grove – We encounter Falchios on the way to the grove.
        • We share news of the trolls and Hargulka.
        • Party with Satyr and them
    • Day 4 – Recovery from Party
      • There are ruins (non-fae) – Hex 1614
      • Unaffiliated Fae – do not bend their knee to Tiressia’s Lady – (No name given) – The Dancing Lady – Last one Falchios has seen – Tioralen (thin elf with bark like skin, sharp teeth and poisonous claws) (Tone from Tiressia indicates she will not share any details on the Dancing Lady for now)
    • Day 5 – Explored Hex 1514
    • Day 6 – Travel to Hex 1615
      • During watch 3 – Soldier growls – Oewyn finds tracks of large paw prints (solitary) – large canine (horse sized) – in the morning – tracks indicate it circled us 3 times – it’s wolvine.
    • Day 7 – Search Hex 1615
    • Day 8 – Travel to 1614 – Forrest is quieter but not dead silent – it gets dark earlier than normal
      • Camping that night – during first watch – Leanna has a private talk with a raven – Alexi sees the raven fly of.
      • No snow and it’s warmer. Leanna warns bad stuff could be in this hex and we should be prepared to retreat.
    • Day 9 – Start exploring Hex 1614 – ruined keep found

Found a Circular Ruined Keep – 4 towers -1 is crumbled – covered in moss

  • Porculis Trap (CR)
  • Investigates South East Tower
    • Humanoid Scalps
  • Investigate South West Tower – Collapsed (20 ft)
    • Ruined and rubble filled
  • Investigate North West Tower – Humanoid Skulls

Combat

  • Plant Grabby Monster – Assassin Vine (CR)
  • Man Sized Figure (CR)
  • Quickling (CR)
  • Continue Investigating North West Tower – Humanoid Skulls
    • The wood carvings are elven in nature.
    • Most in tack tower so far. 75% of roof is there.
    • Chest in this tower – we us a crowbar to open it
  • We decide to camp for the night in the Quickling’s tower (South East Tower). It gets very very dark.
  • Investigating the North East Tower
    • 100’s of Red Eyes Star Back
    • 2 x Tiny Plague Rat Swarms (CR)
  • Investigating the Central Tower – 70 ft tall – ivory stone – completed roof
    • Cloud Trap (CR)
    • Ava and Leanna were comatose and insane. We evac’ed out back to town and got back on Day 13.5 of 14.

August Kingdom Turn Thoughts

  • Claim one of the plane hex and add a farm to it
  • Build a Library or Barracks
  • September Month – Limit Building to get a ‘buffer’

XP : 2000 each.

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Session 16

Desnus 4712 (May) (continued)

  • Selling loot – Party Split 304 gp and 3 sp

Sarenith 4712 (June)

  • Kingdom Round Occurs (Week 1)
    • Event – Oewyn – Marshall – Runner from the Forrest Hawks – Hex 1118 – Incident at a farm – people collapsing – Magical sleep – Elyin Ursage – Mile wide area affected now – Oewyn investigates – magic mushroom (neon green)
    • Event – Constructing farm in Hex 1318 – Large Obelisk is unearthed covered in runes and is very old – Menhir – Can count as half the cost of the cost of sacred grove (will cost 1 BP to move it)
    • Event – Altercation – Kobold and a Guard get into an misunderstanding – Gilain summoned – Kobold has note – Boss, you come to caves – important – now.
    • Event – Local midwife wants to thank Leanna – give her a potion of cure light
  • To Hex 1419 – 1.5 Days to visit Kobolds (Reminder – MicMac was the kobold we rescued)
    • As we get to the common room, there is a large, armored scaly humanoid, a two headed humanoid (troll types), and a large female.
      • Chief Sootscale
      • Hargulka – Troll Leader
      • Two headed troll
      • Large Hag
    • We enter into an agreement to make part of the town available to the kobolds. The chief will be an assistant Marshall for Oweyn. We’ll make a house for them in town next month.
    • we can divert BP for him to recruit other Kobolds.

Downtime (21 Days available)

  • 4 Days to resolve Kobold Situation
  • 3 Days to Bokken – He’s appreciative
    • Reward – Ready next month
      • Cat’s Grace (4th level) – 300 gp
      • Delay Poison (4th level) – 300 gp
      • 3 x Comprehend Language – 150 gp
      • 3 x Protection from Evil – 150 gp
  • 3 Days back to the Capital
  • 1.5 Days to Hex 1717
  • 1 Day to explore Hex 1717 – Fight with Plant Monster – We recover 13 Rattlecap Mushrooms

Combat

  • 1 x Plant Monster
  • Ava recovers specimens from the Plant Monster
  • Camping that night, during watch 3 – Oewyn sees a large shape break the surface of the Tuskwater and then submerge.
  • .5 + .5 Day – Travel to 1716
  • Camping that night, Leanna will mem 2 x Water Walks
  • .5 Day (14 Days) – Travel to Witches Hut
    • We share some news and give her 13 Rattlecap
    • Reward: 1300 gp
    • Oewyn asks about the neon green mushroom (sleep)
    • In the morning, the Old Beldame says that she did some consultations last night – what Oewyn encountered is called a ‘Bloom’. It is something when the first world forces itself to be coterminus with the prime material plane. It was a weak version. The weakest ones mimic powers/effects associated with the fae. Bloom’s have anchoring points that can be destroyed. Anchors are distinct from the surrounding area. The last Bloom event she has information about was over 1000 year ago.
  • 1 Day travel back to the Capitol (6 Day)
  • Player Downtime (6 Days)

Erastus (July) 4712

  • Kingdom Round Occurs (Week 1)
    • Events
      • Kestin is asking for 1 BP for drilling/training the militia
      • Cultural Clash over Kobolds – Quelled with a good roll
      • Leana gets a gift for her good words – 1 Air Crystals
      • Traveling Desna Priestess – Iola Kregler – Middle aged – Has mid-level spell casting
      • Splinter Aldori Kingdom Personage from the South of the Trolls – Evana Orisana – Muvon – built manor
        • Accusation that we were the forefront of invasion from Brevoy. We averted that with diplomatic.
        • They are interested in a trade route. -
        • That they can build a structure

Xp: 1667 Each

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