PCs: 6 - Arya, Jareth, Pealias, Quinn, Dunstan, & special guest star Ardan the Untouchable
21/6/1480 - Midsummer Ball
22/6/1480 - Lirael & Dunstan visit Baroness Amara. Quin meets Tanara Cothwick. Asks about buying Fishers Friend from Al (no). Asks Marsh Laval about buying Green Tankard (maybe). Karse Portal opened at sunset by Lady Moonfire, green energy arc from Loudwater to Karse. Tigerclaw invade Feywild, spied on by Pealias.
23/6/1480 Quinn in town at FF, makes 'friends' with Pamela Bardew, late lunch with Tanara Cothwick. Pealias to Northwood Manor, meets Ilvanus there, then to town. Visits Tammy. Long Pealias/Quinn chat in Fishers Friend. Thanes come in - Barstomun Thane has hired Ilvanus Tarc. Lirael & Dunstan visiting Downwater Shire Halflings.
24/6/1480 Lirael and Dunstan return to Northwood Manor. Arya & Jareth visit Rensard manor, Arya consults with Lord Myuni over the Red Comet. Myuni speculates that the Death Cyst is a 'Death Pole', an opposite to the Life Pole at headwaters of the Unicorn Run. Arya translates Ammarindar Plates. Myuni leaves.
25/6/1480: Jareth & Arya breakfast at Rensard - Myuni gone - then return to Northwood. Lirael has fallen sick.
26/6/1480: Lirael very sick. Halvath the Green Regent can barely keep her alive. Death Cyst needs to be closed. Hallomak Stromm Sends to Quinn, asking how she's doing on closing Death Cyst - reached Phaervorul yet? Elf Ranger Ardan arrives at Northwood Manor, with news Death Cyst needs closing, and he can take the party to Phaervorul. Pealias sends message courier with 4,000gp to Tammy Hill to buy the Green Regent. Arya sends a message by courier (2 of Jareth's men) to Queen Esme, apologising that they will not be able to attend Shieldmeet. Quinn sends messenger to Pamela Bardew, asking her to go spy on Rensard Manor as a maid for a few days, for 100gp. Pamela goes to Rensard Manor and gets hired (evening, ca 8pm). Party eventually sets off from Northwood to the Endless Caverns - Arya Jareth Quinn Pealias Dunstan & Ardan.
9pm - Party reaches entrance of the Endless Caverns around sunset, go in. Halvath transfers the Death Cyst Necrotic energy from Lirael into himself.
To 3am: Party treks for 6 hours, passing the Underdark tower of the Lich Nolav at about midnight - they sense they're being watched as they pass through his mushroom garden.
3am: Party camps just north of the Lake of Fire.
7am: Party attacked by Fire Giant patrol, defeat fire giants & minions. An Azer, Rylgoth, surrenders and agrees to join the party. He thinks Arya is a Primordial. On Rylgoth's advice, to avoid further fire giant encounters the group treks on without having rested properly.
12pm: PC Group nears a rift, beyond which lies the deeper Underdark. Rylgoth says that Hook Horrors have been seen in the area, preying on those attempting to cross the bridge over the rift.
8pm: Messengers reach Esmerelda of Llorkh with Arya's message of apology. That night Esme dreams of her Father.
3.30am: Kitana & Goblins sack Rensard Manor. 5am - Kitana, Banites, captives & hobgoblins ride east on worgs, making the 34 miles from Rensard
to Llorkh in one day (ca 5am-7pm, 8 hours travel & 6 hours rest in
the middle), while skirting Valeris' southern villages.
7pm: Kitana returns to Llorkh with Warlord Delderosh and captives including Jaela Rensard and Pamela Bardew.
9.30pm: Feast in the Great Hall.
Roleplay & Investigations: 500
Fire Giant Patrol Group (4 Azers, 3 Hell Hounds, 3 Fire Giants): 9,100/6=1,516 (EL 16) x1.5=2,275
Need 57,000 for 15th level
Recruited Rylgoth the Azer Minion. Worships Arya as a Primordial.
Took 3 suits of dwarf-sized lvl 16 mundane masterwork adamantine-alloy chainmail from the dead azers (+9 AC, -1 armour check penalty). It's Forgemail in the PHB and the online character builder.
Lirael is very sick. When the Death Cyst ruptured, it seemed to poison
Lirael. Halvath the Green Regent is suffering to a lesser extent. Those
skilled in History & Religion (Arya) think it is because a True King
is linked mystically to the Land - as the Land suffers, the King (or
Queen) suffers. If Lirael dies, the poison will spread outward and
poison the Gray Vale itself, eg the children now in their mothers' wombs
will be stillborn. Sir Jorah offered to give up his own life to save
Lirael - transfer the poison to himself. The Green Regent is channeling
healing energy into Lirael working on a Ritual to transfer the poison
away from Lirael & into himself - since he also has a mystical link
to the Land - with Mielikki's power flowing through him he can survive
longer, hopefully. However the best thing would be if someone could
close the rupture. Arya had visited the Warlocks Jaela & Myuni and
found some hints about that in some familiar looking Ammarindar copper
plates that Myuni showed her. The rest of the group has just started
into the Underdark, dispatching a Fire Giant patrol.