Monday, 30 November 2015

Session 94 10/10/1484 Dunstan gets married, Phalazure attacks Loudwater

Dunstan marries Serka in the High Hall of Citadel Yaunaroth, Serka places the great gold armband of commitment on her husband; Paelias has returned and is among the guests.
Moonfire has summoned a Catastrophe Volcanic Dragon to protect the Vale. several guests receive a Sending from Esme of Llorkh that a vast black dragon is approaching Loudwater! Moonfire & Hallomak Stromm open a portal to Loudwater and send the dragon through; where it promptly allies with the black dragon Phalazure! The black dragon begins to demolish Moonfire manor, seeking the heart where Moonfire maintains her link to Karsus and the shield that protects the Gray Vale from Shadowfell invasion.
Dunstan Paelias Moonfire Jareth Dhaunayane & her orc Bolg eventually go through too; Moonfire struggles to regain control of her Catastrophe dragon and eventually dismisses it. Battle begins with the black dragon; Moonfire's morale fails and she flees back through the portal.The dragon kills and eats Dunstan but is trapped by Dhaunayane; Jareth & Paelias are able to kill the enormous monster and it crashes to the ground. Jareth cuts Dunstan out of the beast, a job for the Green Regent...

Roleplay, Catastrophe dragon issues: 10,000 each
Kill Phalazure, save Loudwater: 35,625 each
Total 45,625 each

550,000 for Level 27

M10 1484 DR:
Hallomak Stromm reports having made contact with the Shadovar mage-emissary Gerin Legatus, and reports that Netheril is in chaos. The Shadow Weave failed, the flying cities and fortresses have fallen, most of the Princes of Shade are dead; others have become hideous undead creatures in thrall to Orcus, as have many lesser Shades. The Thaluud war constructs have gone mad and are roaming freely, destroying whatever they encounter. Hordes of undead ravage the land, emerging from the Shadowfell. Thay has sent demands that Netheril surrender and join their empire; many Shadovar have bent the knee.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Session 93 RL26 4/9/1484 Conquest of Ched Nasad

When the heroes enter the hall of the ruling council from the roof they find the drow waiting, led by the two Patriarchs. A long and gruelling battle follows, Dunstan falls to the Guardian Spiders, but eventually the Jaezred Chaullsin perish; one drow battle champion flees along with a guard. A Potion of Life is found and used to restore Dunstan.
The matron mother of Teh'Kinrelliz has sadly fallen in the assault on the Temple of Shar, which had been corrupted by Orcus' dark energies, the Sharan priests turned to undead abominations. Her daughter Zesstra closed the energy portal opening rifts to the Underdark, ending the immediate threat to the city. Dhaunayane Nasadra is proclaimed Matriach of Ched Nasad.

2 Drow Blademasters Skirm-25 xp 7000x2=14000
1 Lolth's Reaver Brute-25 xp 7000
12 Drow Guards  min Art-21 xp 800x12=9600
2 Shar Hags Cont-27 xp 11000x2=22000
2 Drow Archmages, Zamzt & Tomphael Art-25 xp 7000x2=14000
1 Drow Shadowblade Lurk-24 xp 6050
Total  72650/4=18162 each
Level 26 Major Quest - Conquer Ched: 9000 each
Total 27162 each

450,000 for Level 26
550,000 for Level 27

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Session 92 4/9/1484 Assaulting the Castle

While the others sleep, Dhaunayane conspires with Zesstra Teh'kinrelliz. Lirael arrives. Just after 'dawn' the group approach the Ruling Council's council fortress in the highest web level, posing as a guard with prisoners, Dhaunayane attempts to talk her way in but unfortunately claims to be a drow already in the council hall; the guards open fire, shooting down her conscripts; the group rushes forward to attack. Paelias breaks into the fortress entry hall while the others scale the walls, defeating a second wave of guards; their leader flees and shuts the door behind him. Bolg and the Orcs run up, Paelias uses them as a battering ram to break through the acid-trapped second door into the inner halls...

Castle Assault 7000
14 Drow Guards defeated min-21 800x14=11,200
Door Trap lvl 25 7000
Total 25,200/4=6,300 each
450,000 for Level 26

Monday, 7 September 2015

Session 91 3-4/9/1484: Mean Streets of Ched Nasad

Heading through the slum district of Ched Nasad with their drow escort, the group encounter a battle between a gang of orcs & goblins and an onrushing horde of undead Dread Warriors and Hezrou demons - not to mention the Guardian Spiders corrupted by the Jaezred Chaellsin. All in a day's work...
The leader of the orcs is Bolg, a friend of Dhaunayane. He tells her the undead and demons are coming through Shadow portals all over the city, but most near the Temple of Shar, and leads her (with newly controlled Spider), her friends, and three surviving drow conscripts to his lair, then from there to the Teh'Kinrelliz mansion of her drow allies, where plans are made to depose the Chaullsin puppets and return Ched Nasad to the way of Lolth...

4 Hezrou 6050x4=24200
9 Thayan Dread Warriors 1750x9=15750
2 Lolth's Reavers (one controlled by Dhaunayane) 7000x2=14000
Total 53950/5=10790

Make contact with Bolg and Zesstra & Aunda Teh'Kinrelliz +3500 each

Total 14,290 + 409357=423,647
450,000 for Level 26

Monday, 24 August 2015

Session 90 27/8-3/9/1484 To Ched Nasad

Dhaunayane Portals everyone away to the Fiery Spire - the Green Regent restores Paelias & Anaveth at the Fiery Spire, while the college president Ashara of Akanul consults with Lady Moonfire on using Karsus' power to block Orcus' Shadow-Gates in the eastern Gray Vale close to deTrevani castle.
After consulting with Hallomakk Stromm (returned from Neverwinter, where he finally dispatched the Thayan elf-lich Valindra Shadowmantle) the group decide to accompany Dhaunayane Nasadra to Ched Nasad, while Hallomakk attempts to make contact with Emissary Gerin of the Shadovar and get more of an idea what is happening in Netheril.

Paelias walks the Dark Road with the group to an outer gate of Ched Nasad, where they find the guard post deserted - the reason becomes plain as a Nightwalker attacks. As it is losing it psychic-screams for the aid of three Gugs, who give the group a tough fight and threaten to kill Dhaunayane. Aid for the party arrives in the form of some Nasadi drow conscripts, their leader a low-ranking noble of the ruling house. After the battle Dhaunayane questions him, he doesn't seem to know very much. Other drow regard her with awe.

Nightwalker 30250
3 Gugs 18000x3=54000
Roleplay & Investigation 9000 each
Total 30062

450,000 for Level 26

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Session 89 RL25 27/8/1484: Glyphimor's Trap

Dunstan & Serka are taken by Brikos Stoneshoulder back to Citadel Yaunaroth for extensive dwarven wedding preparations. Dhaunayane researches Tharkorsil's seat in Hallomak Stromm's library.

Hearing from Anaveth that demons have attacked deTrevani Barony, the others travel via the Fiery Spire portal back to the Gray Vale, riding to Castle deTrevani to rendezvous with Sir Jorah, Anaveth, Cerdic, & Crag, and the elven ranger Ardan, now Chosen of Corellon. They are greeted by the Baroness Amara and her husband Sir Dolf Dragonheart, who is left holding the baby with Cerdic as the rest travel south to the village of Trevann, massacred by demons two days ago. A clear bloody trail leads NE through the woods. Lirael communes with the Primal Spirits, learning of a 'bad place' in the hills and that the demons also destroyed Heartford last night.
Following the trail NE, dismounting at the edge of the hills, that afternoon the group reach a place of destroyed trees. Pealias scouts ahead and spots toad demons and marilith lying in wait. The group attack, a second marilith joins the battle.
The fight is fierce but the group appear to have the upper hand, half the demons have fallen when Anaveth senses a growing energy vortex... Suddenly everyone but Crag, Jorah and Amara is pulled into the vortex, finding themselves and the remaining demons in the Shadowfell before a corroding statue of Shar that is beginning to transform into Orcus' likeness.
The truth becomes clear as three huge demons stride out of the shadows; two massive Glabrezu flank an enormous Balor, four times the size of those they fought before. By the golden runes inscribed on his chest he is Glyphimor, demon lord of Orcusgate, Orcus' champion!
Glyphimor gloats over the success of his trap and attacks brutally, an awesome blow slaying Paelias in the first moments of the battle before engaging Jareth, while the treachery demons launch abyssal bolts at Lirael. Paelias ghost sees the gloating visage of Orcus welcoming him to an eternity of torment... The wounded toad & marilith demons fall, as does Anaveth, but Jareth gets her to her feet - desperately she and Lirael pray to Selune, then Anaveth turns to the statue and prays to Shar... a portal appears, back to the World, a vortex down into shining sunlight. Ardan jumps through. Anaveth is struck down, but Lirael grabs her and Paelias' bodies and drags them through the portal as the whole group flee the place of death, returning to Faerun with the bodies of the fallen.

Roleplay etc 6050
Encounter XP
Survive Glyphimor S27 XP 55000/2=27500
2 Marilith E24 XP 24200
4 Hezrou S22 XP 16600
Survive 2 Glabrezu E23 XP 20400/2=10200
Total: 78500x1.5=117750

Need 375,000 for Level 25
450,000 for Level 26

Monday, 20 July 2015

Session 88 25-26/8/1484 DR - Aumvor the Undying, Dies.

The party are aided by Hallomak Stromm and battle Aumvor and his minions at the heart of his extradimensional prison, eventually overcoming the magic braziers that give him immortality, and finally destroying him. During the battle Aumvor claimed that Szass Tam's capture of Shar will also destroy Selune...

As his Periapt collapses, the group are returned to Fort Morninglord, where King Pyvim of Elturgard thanks them and offers them the resources of Elturgard in their battle against Orcus and Thay. The group return with Hallomak and Liana to Waterdeep to rest, where the high priestesses of Selune do detect a slight fading of their power... Paelias contacts his retainer Anaveth in the Gray Vale, who tells him that demons are reported to have attacked the village of Trevan in the Barony of deTrevani.

8 Vestiges 2250x8=18000
Aumvor 12100
Red Dragon 20750
Total 50,850/6=8475x1.5=12712

Level 24 Major Quest - Destroy Aumvor +6500 each

Total 19212+335,323=354,535
Need 375,000 for Level 25

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Session 87 25/8/1484 DR

Lirael and Dhaunayane arrive at Fort Morninglord, Hallomak Stromm directs them into the Periapt of Aumvor. They reach the battlefield at the same moment as dragonclaw swarms emerge from the toppled fonts and more enemy reinforcements arrive in the form of a huge red dragon, but during a fierce fight Jareth forces it into the Soulstorm Vortex; it escapes but he knocks it back in again and it is drawn into the Mirror of Souls, its life drained until it is but a Vestige. Aumvor's apprentice, a Larva Mage, is also destroyed, along with the dragonclaw swarms and the last two vestiges of the Peers of Elturgard.

11,140+324,183= 335,323 XP

Need 375,000 for Level 25

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Session 86 25/8/1484 Fort Morninglord - The Periapt of Aumvor

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Pyvim I Kyatt, King of Elturgard, Duke of Westmarch
In Hallomak's tower (where Dunstan & Serka have been getting thoroughly reaquainted) Dunstan Jareth & newly returned Paelias travel by Portal with Hallomak & Liana to Castle Kyatt in Elturgard, meet with King Pyvim Kyatt and his daughter Princess Shaedra, who is leading the attack on Fort Morninglord, where Aumvor the Undying is close to breaking the seals. Paelias remembers frosty dealings with Shaedra years before.
Group rides swiftly with the King & his entourage from Castle Kyatt to Fort Morninglord where thousands of Paladins encircle the fort. To cheers the 200 strong assault team enters the Fort, fighting through hundreds of undead to the inner chamber where the Periapt awaits. Hallomak & co establish a perimeter while Dunstan Jareth and Paelias enter the Periapt, fighting through the guardians...

Dragonborn Warmaster & 2 Bluespawn Godslayers 26,800
7 Vestiges of the Peers of Elturel 15750
Total 42,550/3= 14,183 each

14183+310000= 324,183 XP

Need 375,000 for Level 25

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Green Regent - The Avatar of Life

Avatar of Life

"Despite war, chaos, and hate, life endures, and you will ensure that it never falters.

You are the incarnation of a god, mortal and immortal beings united in the same flesh. You exist for the purpose of battling your true godly self ’s foes in the mortal world, of providing inspiration and hope to all who worship your divine being, and just possibly to learn a few things about what it means to walk in the world you helped to shape at the dawn of time. At the same time, you are also the mortal persona you have been throughout your current life, and you are destined to become part of the god you have served so well.

Avatars represent many different aspects of the gods, but you specifically embody the vital principle, the animating spirit of your deity. All life is sacred to you, and you are its divine protector. Your time as an adventurer has taught you how precarious life can be, whether it is the life of a butterfly struggling to escape its cocoon or a civilization living on the edge of lands inhabited by orcs and goblins. You hate taking life, but you recognize that it is the nature of the world that you must sometimes kill or be killed.

As an avatar of life, you might be blessed with incredible longevity. Your calling could draw you to retire to a monastery or a temple to live in obscurity, protecting a small community from harm. You might be fated to heal some great sickness in the world, battling a magical plague or putting an end to some corruption or mockery of life that threatens the natural order. Or you might be compelled to venture across the planes, bringing an example of hope and healing wherever you go.
Divine Reunion: After you have completed your Destiny Quest and lived out the years appointed to you, you are called back to your true self. Lying down in a fair green meadow or forest clearing, you allow your body to crumble into dust, nourishing flowering vines and creepers. Your soul returns to your divine self, recalling the awesome power and understanding that comes with godhood. But some part of your mortal being still survives, since your memories, your cares, and your journeys are now your deity’s too.


    Life’s Wisdom (21st level): Your Constitution score and your Wisdom score both increase by 2.
    Unfettered Durability (21st level): When you roll a 20 on a saving throw, each ally within your line of sight can make a saving throw against one effect that a save can end.
    Vital Revival (24th level): The first time each day you begin your turn dying or dead, you revive. You regain hit points equal to your bloodied value, and each ally within 10 squares of you can spend a healing surge.
    Persistence of Life (30th level): You and any allies within 5 squares of you can use second wind as a minor action. If a character can already use second wind as a minor action, then the character can use it as a free action. When you or an ally within 5 squares of you uses second wind, twice the normal number of hit points are restored.

Avatar of Life Utility 26Font of Life

Forming a circle with your fingers, you bring forth a sphere of divine energy that helps you and your allies continuously recover from wounds.
Daily        DivineHealing
Minor Action      Close burst 2
Target: You and each ally in the burst
Effect: Each target gains regeneration equal to 5 + your Wisdom modifier until the end of the encounter.

Published in Divine Power, page(s) 149.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Session 85 RL24 24/8/1484 Fall of Gorath the Pit Fiend

Gorath, very briefly a Duke of Hell
Maxtorious, Godslayer Champion of Tiamat

While Paelias & Dunstan assist Liana Arunsen and High Priestess Amathea in dealing the mortal Ashmadai cultists in Waterdeep, Lirael Jareth Dhaunayane & the Green Regent Halvath Cormarrin enter Hell to defeat the Evil at source...

They meet a Dragonborn Godslayer sent by Tiamat and a Treachery Demon sent by Graz'zt to close the rift likewise, and despite the Treachery Demon's frequent treachery are able to cross the Fields of Fire, reach Gorath's lair, and defeat both him and two Balors sent by Orcus. As the rift closes the heroes flee just before the lair/temple of Asmodeus explodes, burying the last Balor - which then also explodes.

The group returns to Hallomak's portal and home.

Monsters defeated
8 Legion Devils min-21: 800x8=6400
2 War Devils brute-22: 4150x2=8300
2 Ice Devils soldier-20 2800x2=5600
2 Balor Demons Elite-27: 22,000x2=44,000
Gorath, Pit Fiend Duke of Hell Solo-26: 36000
Entropic Collapse Hazard +5,100
Total Combat XP:  105400/5=21080

Level 26 Major Quest Close the Hell Rift: 9000 each

Total: 30080 each
30080+279074 =309154 XP
Need 310,000 for Level 24

Blessing of Mielikki: Party > Level 24,  310.000 XP! :)

Need 375,000 for Level 25

Friday, 22 May 2015

Max PC

Bluespawn Godslayer (Max) Level 23 Elite Brute
Huge natural humanoid (reptile) XP 10,200
HP 265; Bloodied 133
AC 36; Fortitude 37; Reflex 32; Will 34
Speed 8
Resist 15 lightning, 15 thunder
Saving Throws +2; Action Points 1
Initiative +15
Perception +17
Low-Light Vision
The bluespawn godslayer deals +10 damage against dragons, dragonborn, and immortals including devils & demons.
Standard Actions
m Greatsword (lightning, weapon) • At-Will
Attack: Reach 3; +28 vs. AC
Hit: 4d6 + 24 damage, plus 2d8 lightning damage; see also slayer.
M Awesome Blow (lightning, weapon) • At-Will
Effect: The godslayer makes a greatsword attack. If the attack hits, it makes a secondary attack against the same target.
Secondary Attack: +29 vs. Fortitude
Hit: The target is pushed 3 squares and knocked prone.
M Bite (lightning) • At-Will
Attack: Reach 2; +27 vs. AC
Hit: 1d10 + 21 damage, plus 2d8 lightning damage; see also slayer.
M Brutal Attack • Encounter
Effect: The Godslayer makes a Greatsword attack and a Bite attack.
Str 28 (+20) Dex 19 (+15) Wis 22 (+17)
Con 25 (+18) Int 10 (+11) Cha 16 (+14)
Alignment evil     Languages Draconic
Equipment heavy shield, greatsword

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Monday, 18 May 2015

Session 84 23-24/8/1484 Stonefang Destroyed, Shar Captured

The heroes enter the Pit of Doom, where Stonefang is making short work of the Shadowed Chain Dwarves. In the fighting Serka and 8 other Shadowed Chain dwarves are killed, but Jareth overwhelms Stonefang, who recognises him as the Invincible Vanguard before being destroyed. Brikos Stoneshoulder comes through the portal and returns the group to Hallomakk's tower portal room in Waterdeep, where Hallomak is holding against an attempt by the Ashmadai Diabolists, allied with Thay, to open a Gate to the Nine Hells. He needs the heroes to enter Hell and defeat Gorath, Pit Fiend leader of the Ashmadai.

The group take a jacuzzi break and rest, while Brikos brings the Green Regent from the Fiery Spire, he restores Serka to life and she proposes to Dunstan - he accepts. They spend quality time together in Hallomak's Jacuzzi. Hallomak realises that Shar, Goddess of Night, has been captured by Szass Tamm, Archlich of Thay, using Tharkorsil's Seat. It's all going to kick off now...

Shar Goddess of Shadow has been captured by Szass Tamm and Orcus, bound in the artifact Tharkorsil's Seat. This gives them control of the Shadow Weave, the source of power for the Shadovar of Netheril, and a lot of control over most of the Shadowfell, except for the Gray Vale and High Forest around Karse due to the presence of Karsus the Failed God.

Then it is time to enter Hell...

Stonefang, Level 26 Solo: 41,500/4=10,375 each
Stonefang Defeated, Serka & Dunstan United, Level 26 Major Quest: 8300 each

Total: 18,675 +  260,399=  279074 XP
Need 310,000 for Level 24

Monday, 20 April 2015

Session 83 RL23 23/81484 Smashing the Eye of Terra Terror

Earthquake Dragon

After much debate, the group proceed to the Inner Sanctum of the Roots of the Earth, where the face the Eye of Terror and its defenders... after a fierce battle in which Dunstan, leading the advance up the steps, is badly battered, they kill the remaining two Stoneshaper high priests of the stone cult, and Jareth smashes the Eye of Terror, rendering Stonefang mortal - but also free and supercharged...

2 Level 22 earth elementals 4150x2=8300
2 Level 24 Stoneshapers (priests) 6050x2=12100
1 Elite 24 Earthquake Dragon 12100
5 minion 24 Stone Thralls 7500
Eye of Terror 6050
+ bonus 5000 for interrogation of hill giant apostle & extra elemental AC

Total 51050/5=10,210 each

10210+250189=260,399 XP

Need 255,000 XP for Level 23
Need 310,000 for Level 24

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Session 82 23/8/1484 Pile the Bodies High

The battle for the Roots of the World rages. Lirael arrives, replacing Dunstan who is having trouble with his visor... Stone Thralls and Cthonic Apostles hit hard, but fall in droves. A human Cthonic Stoneshaper arrives, leading reinforcements, but Paelias evades his grasping stony hands that erupt from the rock... Defeated he attempts to flee, but Paelias skewers him and casts him into the pit. The last hill giant survivor surrenders and is interrogated by Lirael. He speaks of the Inner Sanctum where lies the Eye of Terra/Terror, and of a terrible Earthquake Dragon guardian...

18 Stone Thralls killed - 1513x18=27234
7 Cthonic Apostle hill giants defeated, 6 killed 1 captured - 6050x7=42350
1 Cthonic Stoneshaper killed - 6050
Total: 75634/4=18908 each

18908+231,281= 250189 XP

Need 255,000 XP for Level 23

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Session 81 21-23/8/1484 Roots of the Earth


After defeating the Butcher the party catch their breath among the toadstools, then Dhaunayane backtracks to locate the correct route and leads them deeper into the earth, through dark tunnels that show signs of Quaggoth habitation. The party sense they are likely being tracked, but the Quaggoth do not attack.


Having now trekked some 18 hours, the party are tiring. They locate a good resting point atop a flat-topped stalagmite, and are able to take an extended rest. Something big passes close by in the night - Paelias senses that an elder Shadow Dragon, a powerful servant of Shar, is near by, but apparently does not locate them.

After resting six hours or so the party trek on downwards into the earth.  Dhaunayne chooses a route through narrow winding tunnels, hopefully too constricted in places for the shadow dragon to follow.


The party trek down for another 12 hours, now some 12 miles deep beneath the central Greypeak mountains. With Lirael watching the rear, the party enter a large cavern, and see ahead great iron doors flanked by basalt towers. Dunstan approaches the gates while Paelias sneaks round the side. Earth elementals burst forth from the rock, flanking Dunstan, while a dwarven guard shouts down from a tower for Dunstan to drop his weapon and kneel in obeisance to  Stonefang. Dunstan refuses, and the battle begins. Two dwarf sentries fire heavy arbalest bolts down at Jareth and Paelias while the elementals pound them with heavy fists.

Reach the Roots of the World, level 24 minor quest: 6050
Battle at the Gate:
Two greater earth elementals, es 22x2 xp 8300x2=16600
One turret guard killed by Pealias, one flees mb 24x2 xp 1500x2=3000x1.5 (terrain)=4500
Total: 6050+21,100=27,150/4=6787 each.
6787+224,494= 231,281 XP
Need 255,000 XP for Level 23

The elementals are destroyed. One of the dwarven guards sounds an alarm horn then flees; Paelias teleports into a turret illumined by Dhaunayne's faerie fire and kills the other.

After defeating the gate guards the party enter the vast halls of the earth temple. Paelias scouts ahead, but then the enemy attack in strength - stone thrall dwarves, quaggoth and a grimlock, followed by powerful hill giant Cthonic Apostles. Paelias finds himself cornered in a portal chamber by three of the giants, while Dhaunayne brings a Rain of Lead down upon the enemy - and Jareth...