Darkness Binding - Session 4

After saving Frapness, an Eldarin wearing leather armor and sword going by the name Kelleran, came to investigate the commotion.  Frapness showed everyone a threatening letter from "The Shield of Daznoroth", an organization of ill repute, and asked the group to investigate.  His first suggestion was to talk to a half-orc by the name of Gaboul Coindigger down at the docks.

Using a magical portal in the basement of The Alchemist, the group were transported near the docks and found Gaboul easily.  The party managed to subtlely ask about the Shield without drawing too much attention to themselves, and convinced Gaboul to provide information.  He agreed to meet them for supper at the Broken Trail Tavern.

While meeting Gaboul, in hushed tones, he divulged two pieces of information.  The first being that the Shield of Daznoroth are rumored to have a base of operations in The Living Forest, a wooded area about two days ride from Hlonde.  The second piece of information is that it is rumored that one of the counsel members of Hlonde is a member of The Shield.

That night, Fergus was able to arrange the use of enough horses to take the party to the Living Wood in the morning in exchange for entertaining the Broken Trail patrons until the wee hours of the morning.

Two days later, upon entering the wood, the party was attacked by a band of stealthy goblinoids.  Their fate has not been determined.  May Avandra protect and guide them.

Darkness Binding - Session 3

While traveling to the town of Hlonde, the party was wagonjacked by an ex-associate of Rack.  Rack pleaded with the party not to start a fight with the brigands for fear of his children being hurt or killed.  The party agreed and Rack gave up his wagon and goods for the lives of his children.  Upon reaching Hlonde, the party parted ways with Rack.

While walking around the town, the party witness the attack of Frapness, and Gnome proprietor of an alchemy shop called The Alchemist.   The party intervened and despite the legal objections of Callie (shouldn't they call the guards first?).

The party was victorious, and Frapness was relieved to be alive.

Darkness Binding - Session 2

Fergus (a leprechaun bard) Ko'Wingmi, (a war-forged ranger), Sticks (a scarecrow storm sorcerer), and Callie, (a halfling cleric of Avandra) are on the distant continent of Blemingsworth looking for wealth and adventure.

After defeating the human jailors, the party explored the cave and managed to find all their equipment, though not before Fergus set off two nasty traps.  They also found a magical augmented door designed to blast them with fire if tampered with.  

Upon donning their equipment, they heard footsteps and the magically augmented door opening and closing.  They party was then quickly attacked by three Shadar Kai, humanoids from the Shadowfell.  

The battle was grim and all almost lost their lives as the Shadar Kai proved to be almost impossible to hit.  Fergus, Callie, and Koko were all dying on the floor when Sticks and Septem managed to kill the last two Jarring half-witted baggage (according to Fergus) Shadar Kai.  

The party was able to rest after the battle and recover.  They found that just past the main gate was a door (that perfectly matched it surroundings) that lead to a forest.  At this point, Septem disappeared.  

The smell and sounds of the sea came from the East, and the party traveled that direction until coming upon a path that lead North and South.  Sticks felt that North was the better direction, and so the party traveled North.  Finally, as dust approached, a strange and peculiar cart being driven by well-dressed goblins approached from the south.  On a hunch, Callie called out and asked if they spoke common.  Indeed they did!  Goblins are normally foul creatures, but to the encounter a more civilized goblin was intriguing!   

Callie using her skills of diplomacy (Rolled a 26) managed to navigate the encounter without violence.  The leader is a goblin named Rack.  Accompanying him was his children Tamarac, and Ick.  There were two goblins in the cart both named No-one.  

Rack invited the party to camp with them in a near by grove, and found out that the road south led into the Cashmere mountains, while North led to the port city of Hlonde.  The party accepted the offer and rested for the night in the grove.

End of session.
Loot:  10gp, 15 black Shadar-Kai daggers.
XP:  250
Notes:  the players rolled so awful it was clear Avandra was nowhere near the vicinity, and had totally forsaken the entire party.  The spellcasters each missed six or seven times in a row, while the DM (who had luck to spare) rolled max damage six or seven times in a row.  The party was one or two hits away from a total party kill.  It was ridiculous.  But we LIVE!  Huzzah!


Darkness Binding - Session 1

Fergus (a leprechaun bard) Ko'Wingmi, (a war-forged ranger), Sticks (a scarecrow storm sorcerer), and Callie, (a halfling cleric of Avandra), have all set sail on the Loyal Watcher bound for the new continent of Blemingsworth for wealth and adventure.

The journey was pleasant and normal until a ferocious thunderstorm overwhelmed the Loyal Watcher, and it capsized.  As the adventurers began to sink into the cold icy depths of the sea, they were magically plunked from death and lost consciousness.

Upon waking, they discovered they were in a dark cave with a locked door.  A strange humanoid figure wearing a long raven mask calling himself Septem was with them, though had no idea how they, or himself, ended up in captivity.

Ko'Wingmi (also known as Koko) was able to open the door, where they were attacked by four human jailors.  The party was able to defeat their jailors. 

End of Session
Loot:  two clubs
XP: 275


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