Among the Unified Schek

On September 15th, Year 4, the Citadel House Adventurers resolved to send a delegation to the orcs and goblins of the Union of Schek in answer to their invitation. They are:

  • Verdis (HuS): Level 9 Human Fighter
    • Phineas, Talking Rock Companion
    • Mukdue, Sentient Bag of Holding
  • Randall (HuS): Level 4 Human Druid
    • Oliver, Level 4 Fox Animal Companion
  • Agon (Hus): Level 3 Elf Magic-user (Speaks Orcish)
    • Ventius, Level 2 Bear Animal Companion

With 5 days of food, they opt to go via the West Confluence river and visit Nekolyns at the blight around the elven bunker. By evening, they reach the Nekolyn camp, learning that by blade and flame they have been clearing the blight since the rain, thunder, and continuing blighting was ended on a previous visit. Continue reading

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Biweekly Monster-Lucifugi

Lucifuigi

Having made this final boss of the Rotating Labyrinth in Mind Weave and D&D 3.5, its about time I converted it to 5e. This conversion is part of an effort to completely remake the Rotating Labyrinth for a 5e generation of DMs.

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Vale-Union of Schek Treaty

This treaty shall define the relationship between the new peoples living in the lake vale Northwest of the Green Wood (“the Vale”) and the Union of Schek (“the Union”) including Schek Charuke, Schek Degrik, Schek Kagirt, Schek Garim, and Schek Micheia. Continue reading

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Biweekly Item-Time-Pocket Watch

“Verin, look at this! It’s one of these intricate, little time pieces!” Pellus pressed a button on the little pocket watch and looked over at Verin, seeing him stock still. “Whoa, are you okay?” He walked over to him, concerned.

Verin suddenly vanished as he drew close and Pellus found himself being shaken and Verin yelling, “what’s wrong? Say something!”

“Nothing!” Pellus yelled, breaking free in confusion. “Nothing.” He looked in wonder down at the watch and slowly pocketed it.

Time-Pocket Watch

Wondrous Item, very rare (requires attunement) Continue reading

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Raglan’s Journal 08

We are at last free of Araj, that hellish menagerie built by Invern the Shortsighted to keep his foolish specimens. We rescued him from a mighty devil, the Archdevil Conall by his notes, but we could not rescue him from his own folly. The acts we performed were worthy of legend, to be sure, but the cause for which we fought proved to be a vanity. Can we take credit for courage when we only pursued the only means to escape, trapped by a madman’s selfishness? Our only credit is that we were the first to succeed. I will at least do my best to recount our mighty battle before the arch devil:
Having rested and steeled ourselves for what awaited us, we passed the portal one last time. On the other side, we came upon a patchwork plane comprising all the layers we had encountered to that time in Araj. We searched it carefully, saving the study for last (my curiosity will forever be unsatisfied for a cellar we could not access and had not seen before).

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Return to Cria Basin

On September 8th, Year 4, a magic-user named Rovert arrives through the portal in Citadel, joining two other adventurers at Citadel House. They are:

  • Randall (HuS): Level 4 Human Druid
    • Oliver, Level 4 Fox Animal Companion
  • Osiris (CoB): Level 3 Elf Magic-user
  • Rovert (TrS): Level 1 Human Magic-user
    • Drej, Level 1 Pseudodragon Familiar

Despite misgivings, Randall decides it is finally time to return to Cria Basin and see what the Ar-a-mach were after there. He hopes the two mages will be able to overcome the dangers there better than he and Bart were able to. They pack 5 days of food and set out. Continue reading

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ToM Session 16: At the Gates

The magic ban opposition team, after five days traversing the tunnels under the gnome mountains, approaches what their directions indicate is the abandoned Gnomish mine. They are:

  • Doane Six (ByW): Level 6 Nekolyn Monk
  • Lamila (BiW): Level 6 Half-Orc, Half-Elf Fighter
    • Benquil: Level 2 Spider Monkey Animal Companion
  • Lucifer “Lucy” Underfoot (RiH): Level 6 Halfling Bard
    • Gelda Roughsole: Level 4 Halfling Thief Follower
    • Eymen Hunyadi: Level 2 Drow Padfoot Follower
    • Rav Lugulu: Level 2 Goblin Chemist Follower
    • Hilderek Ferlwinkle: Level 2 Gnome Tinker Follower
  • Alfred (JaH): Level 6 Human Thief

As they draw near, their lantern light reveals arrow slits above and beside the tunnel and then a heavy door with a portcullis. As they creep toward the door, arrows strike out at the party from the sides and above. In the ensuing chaos, Lamila rips the portcullis from its mooring and hurls it aside. While Doane helps ram against the door, Alfred searches for a hidden access and Lucy and his cohort withdraw a ways. Lamila hacks at the door with her axe, each strike accompanied by flashes of lightning. Continue reading

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Tomb of a Warlock-Knight

On September 1st, Year 4, Citadel House adventurers answer a call from Dargos to return to Slighe Domhainn to investigate a tomb beneath the town. They are the same pair that have helped Dargos in the past:

  • Verdis (HuS): Level 9 Human Fighter
    • Phineas, Talking Rock Companion
  • Q (TrS): Level 2 Human Thief

Their journey to Slighe Domhainn is fairly uneventful, staying a night in the Rathad Oidhche inn and Verdis greeting those they pass on the way. On Wednesday, the 3rd, they arrive in Slighe Domhainn under a fog and go straight to the old palace where Dargos governs. They are given a room and told they can see Dargos in the morning, as expected, but things turn secretive when the attendant who showed them to their room returns with food personally. As they are preparing for bed, Dargos arrives and thanks them for coming. Continue reading

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Haven Peripheral Activity Report 08/2018

This is my second out-of-session report, a little late, for the Haven real-time campaign. The players haven’t been doing much out-of-session, but NPCs act while time passes, so there are changes to the landscape worth mentioning.
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Glic’s Puzzle of None

An abacus is set into the wall across from the door. Inscribed inside the inset circle at the center of the room in gnomish is the puzzle:

“My daughter, Myta, loved to run. I went to watch her jog one day and she ran one of her favorite circuits, a near perfect circle. While I waited at the start, she ran at a steady 3 mion per minute. My dog, Cucu, ran back and forth between she and I as she ran, running at a constant speed of 4 mion per minute. The length of Myta’s circuit was 51 mion, how many mion did Cucu run?

When the correct number is put into the abacus, the circle in the floor opens to reveal the room below.

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