Wednesday 18 June 2014

Session 69 15-16/1/1483: Winter for Valeris

15/1/1483 DR
Jareth & Arya are drinking in the Green Regent. Rumour has it that frost giants are attacking the eastern Gray Vale. A messenger asks them to attend on Lady Moonfire, who is being visited by Queen Valeris of Orlbar. They are joined by Dunstan. Valeris tells them that frost giants descending from the Graypeaks have conquered the territory of the Mountain King. Stone Cultists opened the gates of Ogremouth to the giants. Valeris is worried that the giants may be moving on Orlbar. Jareth wants a reward to help out.

16/1/1483 DR
Dunstan, Jareth, Arya, Cerdic, and Boulder ride east with Valeris and four of her Royal Guards on the road from Loudwater along the south bank of the Grayflow. It is cold and snowy. South-west of Orlbar the Grayflow freezes. Arya senses powerful Fey magic. Then frost giants and a huge mammoth are spotted through the snow, crossing south across the frozen river, and attack. In the fighting the giants are defeated, but Valeris and her men are killed.

Discussion with Moonfire & Valeris: lvl 16 minor, +350 XP each
5 frost giants lvl 17 brute XP 1600x5=8000
1 Nyfellar mammoth lvl 20 brute XP 2800
Total: 10800/4=2700+350=3050 XP each
3050+129800=  132850 XP
143,000 XP for Level 20

Monday 9 June 2014

Session 68 17/10/1482-M1 1483 DR: Fall of the Fire Giants

17/10/1482 to M1 1483 DR:
Party & Azers defeat King Snurre and loot his treasury.
Pealias catches Taz'zt, drow emissary of Ched Nasad. He says he was sent by his liege Eclavadra to secure an alliance with the fire giants against the threat of Orcus. Ched Nasad is allied with Netheril. 120411 XP
143,000 XP for Level 20
Azers secure the Halls and capture Queen Frumpy.
Azer rebellion liberates their people and drives the Fire Giants from the Endless Caverns.
Arya reunites with a joyful Rylgoth the Azer, her first priest. He says he worships not what she is, but what she is destined to become.
Heroes bring Taz'zt to Lady Moonfire; she interrogates him and establishes that Ched Nasad is weak, and fears being destroyed as Phaervorul was.
Halvath the Green Regent consults with Mielikki. She tells him that the Shadovar Empire of Netheril is in grave danger, and this may ultimately threaten the Vale.
As the first snows of winter are falling, Jareth and Pealias travel west to Daggerford and take ship south to Baldur's Gate, city of the Twenty Thousand Flaming Fists, where Jareth consults with the High Priest of Tempus, known as the Arch Templar. The Arch Templar tells him that a true follower of Tempus obeys the Rules of War, including the granting of quarter to honourable foes.
By the time they return to the Gray Vale in M1 1483 DR the snow is more than two feet deep, and it is bitterly cold...

Battle with Snurre: 30,000/6= 5,000 XP each
Free the Azers - Level 19 Major Quest - 2,400 XP each
Interrogate Taz'zt, Drow Emissary of Ched Nasad - 400 XP each
Seize King Snurre's Treasure - 1,200 XP each
Jareth gains enlightenment from the High Priest of Tempus at Baldur's gate - 400 XP each
Total: 9400 + 120400 = 129800 XP
143,000 XP for Level 20