Bar in Merchport
Fled with mages on boat to winter haven
Sought refuge with Tamaran (got phat lootz)
Not safe for long! Junkweil attacks tamsend
They barely defend the shores (with Radagast)
They plan for a direct attack on Junkweil
They teleport/disguise themselves as tradesmen
Get in (*Where? Halos Castle maybe) – Smoke bomb
Get Into FIght with Council + Emporer
Kill all but Po and one scrawny guy (HE). Lots of Guards come
Flee down a trap door.
Hallway starts spurting black mist, and a door appears. They enter the door.
Chaos hyperbolic time chamber
They encounter chaos: Cue White mist/White Noise
“ Hello mortals
I came with needs help
We are chaos
Encountered council are but parts
Of great non-living strength
HE will rise foes,
HE has Fate:
The Great Necrotic Man
And holds them captive
He will control Fate to rule
But we are here to help
Lend aid to
You must oppose the great HE
He who has my Fate
I give a gift
To help seek
Take it after the
And follow the way”
Mist Turns Blue
Encounter high level creatures one after the other
Go through Fate/Chaos Dungeon
Get cool items and basilisk (*Annie the basilisk. Tucker got Belt of MM. Dylan got tatoo-ropes)
Then a wooden swirl with a doorknob appears on the ground (Fate stone)
Door with a Swirl on it directly ahead
They emerge outside the door in the forest of Sandown
Fate stone has become leaf on a particular tree
Encounter undead Junkweil soldiers
See the clothes and armor is old
Follow tracks to forests edge
See that the forest line is chopped and burned
Junkweil have set up ports and ships and lots of undead everywhere
Go back to forest to seek the tree
Find the particular tree (it’s huge)
It’s an entrance to an to an eleven tree city
Elves are suspicious of them at first
Taken to wise elders
Party explains they destroyed the Junkweil Council and Emporer
Elders explain that was 13 years ago.
King Loril tells them how Po seized power after the council was destroyed and continued the war
The main elder explains the situation is far more dire than that.
During the war, a great necromancer discovered the raw form of Fate and Chaos – a harmonious item that kept balance between the two. This necromancer was Po’s advisor, and also on the council.
He split Fate and Chaos in an attempt to use them to grow in power. He controlled the power of Fate through struggle, but Chaos couldn’t be captured. He used the power of fate to lead him to discover the ability to make living things into a phylactery.
After 7 years of Junkweil invasion and war, the Necromancer struck.
He dethroned Po, (DM**turned him into a phylactery) imprisoned him.
With the huge boost in power from lichdom and the power of Fate, HE raised gigantic armies of undead and took down Junkweil, Tamsend, and everywhere there after.
HE continues to grow in power each day using Fate.
There are only tiny havens of hidden life, like the elven city – Except in Junkweil.
All humans in the Junkwiel nation are his slaves, and the undead roam the wastelands.
Party decides to destroy HE
Elves have knowledge of an underground tunnel that goes from Sandown to east of Mopak
Elves say East of Mopak is deadlands filled with undead
The party decides to merch around town before descending – Meet Eldritch
Notice fate stone is now a black orb
They go to the tunnel
Ambushed by banshrea (bug people)
Surprised by spydren and kill ‘em
Taken to bug city (*bugs communicate telepathically)
Assigned to kill large demon spider
Bugs guide the way
Through fight and fire they killed the spiders and took down the demon-spider (*this might have been the battle when I used the hourglass)
Took it back to bug city
Got a *bug wife for connor (named Sheelia, has blowgun)
Got Thoril and Marvin two bug fighters. Name them Minoineé and Insubordineé
Tucker made a deal with leader for his army
Leader gave tucker a communication stone
Go to market – Marvin stole stuff
Then go to blowgun school
Tucker found a priest ring
Talked to Lisar – got spider boots and +2 AC Doublet
Notice commotion at Fate/Chaos temple in Bug City
Black orb transforms into a flat disk(Aleheart Companions door is a disk) – (this is supposed to be a crazy scene).
Thoril learns new healing skills from bug healer (gets +1d4 to heals)
Marvin has Lysar make a bandolier
Party convinces lisar to join them. Lisar is a coward.
Marvin competes in local arena, cheats, and wins
Checked out the local pool
Went back to bug palace
Thoril and Marvin want to leave, but Callahan wants to spend time with new bride.
Thoril and Marvin leave the city to investigate the underground tunnel southward. They entered into the bottom of a volcano and smashed up some demons. After climbing to the top of the volcano, the party (Marvin, Thoril, Minoineé,Insubordineé and Lisar – who doesn’t fight) see that they are in the middle of the ocean. They go back down to the underground. They continued down the main 20ft dirt tunnel. Here they find a huge disk, that look much like the Fate stone. They see it is the entrance to the lair of the Aleheart Companions.
After failing to unlock the door, Marvin sprung a fire trap and burned his new doublet. Lisar quickly patched it up, and they breached the door. Inside they explored the east and west passageways first. Down these hallways they encountered stone dwarf heads who asked riddles. After cleverly solving the riddles the party got the loot inside the doorways hidden behind the stone dwarves. In one They retrieved a sturdy set of armor of dwarven vigor. In the other they found an Amnesiac Avenger of the Raven Queen named Aödin. Aödin quickly joined the party, and they continued to a room filled with grimlocks, geysers, moving braziers, and ember moss. After quickly brute-forcing the enemies into demise, the party evacuated the room right before a big explosion. They rested and continued on.
Ahead laid a hallway trapped with flame jets around every corner. Marvin tried to disable the traps, but broke the control panel (nat 1). Thoril used himself and his shield as a flame blocker, allowing the party to pass through the flames.
Marvin decided he had to figure out these jets, and succeed in not only disabling it, but also collecting it’s parts (nat 20). He planned to use it later.
The party busted into the next room (beyond the hallway) and found it covered in flame traps on either side of the room. They also saw two sarcophagi surrounded by arcane circles. Patrolling the room was a group of grimlocks and a squad of grells. The party engaged them, but quickly began to lose hope.
Suddenly Callahan appeared with Annie and Sheelia in tow. THrough a hard fought battle with much acrobatics, heaven sent consecrated circles, and chaos magic the party emerged victorious. The party rested directly after.
During their rest, a mind flayer ambushed them. They struggled to find it, as it moved constantly around; disappearing and reappearing. After trying to battle the mind flayer for a short while, one party member (details are sketchy…) Stepped into the arcane circle surrounding the northern sarcophagus. A huge fiery rage devil appeared and started bashing everything in sight with its gigantic maul.
Marvin diplomatically reached the mind flayer through telepathy, and somehow convinced the beast to help them combat the devil. The devil now stood no chance, and was felled quickly. The flayer devoured it’s brain, and left abruptly. The party rested again. During this rest, Callahan sent Sheelia home. He had found out that she was pregnant. Bug people start to show quickly. Minoineé and Insubordineé escort her back through the dungeon to the bug city.
After their rest the party explored the room, disabled the remaining arcane circle, and unlocked the sarcophagi. Inside they found the prized possessions of the Aleheart Companions: A Rousing Hammer, a Hammer Shield, and a strange golden belt. Callahan wears belt – red energy from belt almost destroys him. Callahan can somewhat control the red energy, and shows off it’s devastating power. He contains some of the energy into the vials on Marvin’s bandolier. The party rests, and rises.
Marvin snuck away to seek out the mind flayer. He found the flayer working with one of his bottles of red energy. Apparently the unnatural beast had stolen it at some point. The Mind Flayer sensed Marvin, and froze him in place. The flayer took the remaining bottles of red energy, and then released his hold on Marvin. The flayer told Marvin to leave, but Marvin wanted those bottles back. Marvin attacked and missed, then FLED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
The flayer chased Marvin into the sarcophagi chamber, right as the other party members located an illusory wall. The party whole again, they flew down the large staircase behind the wall. Down the stairs they found an exit to the Alehearts companion’s lair, and lef the dungeon behind. They traveled farther underground and found a huge lake in a tremendous cavern; inside the lake – a hydra.
With his tattoo ropes, Marvin ferried the party across the lake, one by one. They continued through the tunnel on the opposite side of the lake, and noticed the ground begin to shift uphill. They were heading upwards now. Along the way they encountered some kindly lizardfolk, who showed them a portal to take them above ground.
The party went through the portal, and found themselves west of Mopak, in the remains of the Junkweil empire. The started to head towards Mopak when they were assaulted by an Adult Black Dragon. Thoril grappling hooked the beast as it swooped down. Callahn used his mirror to blind the dragon, and in that moment Thoril cleaved it’s wings into shreds, rendering it flightless. Thoril steered the beast into the ground, making it prone. Blinded, prone, and flightless, the dragon looked up as Annie dazed it with her gaze. Now blinded, prone, dazed, and flightless the dragon trembled with fear.
Marvin spoke to it in draconic, demanding the location of it’s lair. After revealing it’s lair, Thoril delivered the coup de gras, and sliced it’s head off. The three mounted it on a staff, as a sign. A sign of what, I’m still unsure.
The party traveled to it’s swampy lair nearby and basked in glorious loot (got a bag of holding). After optimizing themsleves, the party went outside the lair into the swamp and encountered some chuuls. The chuuls were deftly handled. Callahan noticed that the Fate stone had now become a map, with an X on Mopak. The party set their sights on the city and trudged in that direction.
The party fought through several hordes of undead to get to Mopak, and when they got there they were surprised to find a ragtag army of humans. They discovered that this army had been assembled by Po, who had escaped and remained in hiding for 6 years. They met with Po, and had a reunion of sorts. Po recognized them from that day 13 years ago, and remarks how they haven’t aged a day. He tells them some things:
- Every year the great HE holds a “Festival” of great sacrifice to celebrate his ascending to power
- Each year his power increases
- Po knows he is trying to turn the power of fate into a phylactery
- This year’s “Festival” will be the “Grand Festival” the 6th year of his reign
- This festival will most likely end with his success in binding fate as a phylactery, granting him immortality
- “Some say HE is Vecna himself, reborn as a mortal”
- Po has been building forces in Mopak all this time, and will strike the night of the festival, for better or worse.
- Po tells them of the castle’s defenses
After hearing all this the party and Po formed a plan to invade the castle. The Party would disable the Necrotic Defender, while Po’s human army attacked from the south. Thoril used the Bug Kings communication stone, and relayed the plan to the bug people. He told them to get here as fast as possible, and if they could make it, to attack the south wall of the castle. Once the Necrotic defender and the other defenses on the first wall are taken down, Po’s Men and the Bug People (if they arrive) will storm the yard, and cut a path through to the castle. The party must ascend the castle and stop HIM before the phylactery is created.
The Fate stone had now turned into the shape of a waxing crescent moon. They looked at the sky and saw that it was pitch black. The festival was in 3 days.
The party prepped for the following days, and as the waxing crescent reflected in the sky, the plan was initiated.
The party attacked the wall scaling and dodging their way to the necrotic defender.
Concecrated circle eliminating skeletons
Bag of holding so skeletons wont regen
Hiding behind turrets to dodge necrotic defender
Knoacked a lot of zombies in the incinerator
Callahan critting the skull lord
Skull lord constantly throwing people off the wall
Arcane turrets – Marvin disabled one and took control of another
Marvin almost got et by zombies
Skull Lord tries to resurrect skeletons, concecrated circle kills
Thoril used command and threw the skull lord into the fire
Annie squeezed a zombies head off
Callahans mirror broke
Zombie chain reaction explosion
Lisar Valiantly risking his life to save Marvin
First wall is breached
The yard is stormed
HUmans are losing
Bug people arrive
Is still a hard fought battle to the castle
Many die when storming the yard:
- Minoineé and Insubordineé fall
- The bug king dies
- Aodin Dies
- Lots of dead bug soldiers and men
- Po dies
The party is bruised and battered but makes their way into the castle. THey fight through the skeletons and zombies on the first level and head up the stairs. On the second level they encounter two Lich Vestiges, and destroy them. THey also discover that the treasury is here. Marvin begins to pick the locks, but THoril and Callahn say that there’s no time. Marvin says something like, “I’m right behind you…” proceeds to pick locks and disable traps while battle starts.
Thoril and Marvin confront HE. Describe an epic battle with the following:
- All the dangers of the map of the third level
- HE says that he brought them here using Fate and will create the ultimate phylactery by sealing fate and chaos into one phylactery that continually splits them using their own power to contain them.
- HE also says the party can’t kill him while Po lives. He made Po into a phylactery years ago.
- Party retorts that Po is dead – HE is stunned for a moment, but continues more invigorated
- Marvin appears after looting the vault (**maybe flashes between fighting and unlocking?)
- HE says that sealing fate and chaos will bring him unimaginable power. HE already gained immense power by making a living thing into a phytlactery and HE can’t even imagine what this new one will bring
- HE begins to lose and makes Fate into a phylactery for a second boost
- Belt glows
- Stronger battle, but they manage to break the phylactery, and KIll HE while he is weakened
Fate appears and dubs them the the new chaos. Fate and chaos (from the stone) merge with the three of them. All skeletons and zombies fall, and the rebuilding begins.
Rename the city Halos
Sent out messengers to wisest men in the lands
Also send out messenger to see if there are any hippogriff trainers
Sent a messenger to Eldritch to set up shop in Halos. Things they want Eldritch to build:
- Dragonscale gauntlets
- A dragonhat
- Schematics for a dragon automaton with a saddle
- A on man flying suit made of manticore wings
- Heavy Shield (for Thoril)
A painting is made of the great bug exodus – Flamencio’s first painting
Set up a new Council
People start rebuilding cities
Set up a central banking system with the 500,000 gold from vault
Modest tax rates
Put a booksmart gentleman by the name of trumper in charge economics and architecture
Tamaran of the Arcane college is still alive
Tamaran sets up a central college and city-wide defenses
Lisar Builds a tram system
Place a priest of Bahamut to Rule the City – a man named Jarvan
Callahan gets a Red Temptress to tempt Jarvan
Place a politician in charge to help with ruling – a Charismatic guy named Jaime. They make him wear a tiara. A figurehead maybe?
Tamaran makes hearings for the Kings of the lands:
- Nikolai and Brithel of Newport
- Loril, Elven King from Sandown
- Tamaran Reinstates the Arcane University at Tamsend
Tamaran also memorizes and studies the glyphs on the belt
Ceaser is born. Sheelia and Ceasar stay with Lisar while Callahan is away.
An Explorer from Onkro named Fred arrives
Tells them about giant beasts and boars and such
They decide they want to set up shop in Onkro for resources
Go to Onkro and see heard of great boars
Initiate the Great Boar Roundup and establish a city on the spot called Moarboar
Go back to Junkweil
Build the city of Konro (1st city in a proposed triangle trade with Moarboar)
Start a new tariff before to increase settlement
HIGH TARIFF ON LUMBER NOT FROM THE NORTH
- Proceeds go to infrastructure developement in Onkro
- Low interests loans for individuals building their first homes in Onkro
- Social programs will be expanded based on lumber income
- Subsidized lumber used for ships
Jarvan has been tempted and now worships Sehanine
Thoril trains a medical squad for their new empire
Party decides they want universal health care
Jaime now holds power in the city an opposes them
They convince Jaime he has “the bumps” in a council meeting
Jaime’s vote for universal health care changes
The first semester of Tamaran’s college has started
Trumper gets laid
Go back to Moarboar
Marvin gets in a bar fight, gets punched, then fucks with the guys mind
Hear news that Jarvan is looking for callahan and now worships Torog
See smoking mountain in distance, decide to investigate
Find entrance to ancient dwarven civilization
Enter it, encountered osteopedes
Portal back to Halos
Enjoy life for a little bit, Callahan plays with his kid, Thoril preaches and teaches, Marvin debauches
Get news of demon attacks in Moarboar
Go to Moarboar, slay demons
They decide to go back and investigate the dwarven ruins
Find a priests of orcus and demons
Preists summon a portal to the Abyss
The priest is pushed in the portal
The other one is too
Party slays demons
Doresian, High Demon priest of Orcus comes Out
Starts wailing on the party ranting about the belt
They retreat and find a perfect safe haven – they rest up
Leave through a different exit.
Run into 2 mimics
Mimics have mind control (dominate)
Hard battle – slay one and then convince the other to join them
Mimic’s name is Marie
Went back to doresian with Marie disguised as the belt
Tell Doresian they will help him
Doresian opens a portal to “Sigil” (The abyss)
The party strikes
Lots of card fuckery
Hard fought battle – they slay doresian
It costs callahan and marvin their lives, but they are brought back by thoril (more card fuckery)
Marie runs away while they sleep
They get a call from these people when they wake up:
- Jaime says Halos is being attacked by demons
- Tamaran says the elves may have a book about the belt called ”***SOMETHING***”
- Fred says that demons are attacking Moarboar
Go to Moarboar, see people on boars fleeing from Hellknights riding Nightmares. Marvin and Callahan stalled the Hell Knights while Thoril led the people to their safehaven. Marvin and callahan returned and they quickly set up the defenses for their new city: Moarmoarboar.
The party raced to Old Moarboar and saved the rest of the townsfolk and sent them to Moarmoarboar. Then the three portaled back to Halos. They recieve a call from Loril (King of the elves). He tells them the elves are being attacked by Mind Flayers.
Just then Jarvan and Succubus arrive. He hates Callahan for for driving him into temptation. He challenges him to a duel, and talks about how he has mastered the religion of Taimat. The party talks him into helping them fight demons, with the promise of a duel later. The party and Jarvan rid the city of demons. When Jarvan is distracted, they jump into the portal to Sandown to help the elves.
They got in a bit over their head. The whole city was full of mind flayers, tearing the place apart. They decide to recover the book and am-scray. They succesfully find the book in the elven kingdoms treasury. They take all their gold too (they reasoned that they’d all be mindless soon anyway). They portal back to Halos.
When they arrive they see a gargantuan demon (Molydeus) charging Halos. The demon keeps ranting about the belt. Callahan puts a massive amount of energy from the belt (and himself )into the Arcane Defender, and is able to hold the demon at bay. The demon continues to pound on the barrier, slowly cracking it. Annie finally petrifies her first thing, and it just so happened to be the huge demon. That statue still stands there to this day.
They notice the shadowfell begin merging with the mortal world.
They see a teenage shadarkai who says they, “Have a belt just like brother’s… I’ll find you!” then disappears.
Jarvan finds and confronts them. They fuck with his mind and convince him to worship Avandra the goddess of change. The succubus runs.
They receive word that the mind-flayers are opening a portal to the feywild. They portal to the elven city, scope it out stealthily, and challenge some flayers and their thoons. They win, and a thoon hulk joins their party. THey flee back to Halos, and start preparing for an invasion..
Tamaran arrives in Halos and tells them about the belt and its history with the Aleheart companions and Orcus. Refer to the “Taco’d” Notes for this. Tamaran also shows Callahan how to use the power.
More shadowfell occurrences while prepping for elves, and first feywild merge. Shits getting serious.
THoril gets warplate
Wento to invade the elven city
Encountered Marvis teh mindflayer monk and his elven thrall.
Very acrobatic battle between him and marvin.
They kill Marvis and take his Tattoos.
Eladin the Asassin is freed once the flayers control dissapates
He offers to show them to the castle, where the elder brain is
On the way they meet another mind flayer controll a band of children
Jarvan appears and helps save kids
He has now studied all the gods and has reverted back to bahamut
After killing the mind flayer, Jarvan gives Thoril the righteous fury of bahamut feat
Jarvan takes the kids, and the party continues to the castle
Demons and fey creatures and shadow giants, and mind flayers battle in the courtyard
Party beats them all and runs into the castle
Mind flayers are everywhere.
[MAYBE CUT THIS PART] The party challenges the elder brain to a tic-tac-toe match and marvin wins by cheating.
As the fight ensues Feywild and Shadowfell creatures begin to appear. (Cyclops and Undead dragon)
ORcus comes crashing through the ceiling, and crushes the elder brain.
Fighting ensues. Party is getting beaten pretty badly.
Marvin steal the wand of Orcus.
A Mindflayer opens a portal to the Feywild (now astral sea)
Party runs toward it.
RIght before they enter the Raven Queen and Aodin appear
Brief reunion with Aodin
RQ tells them that there are 3 belts, and the other 2 have been destroyed. She explains about the CHained one, ORcus, and how they plan to destroy the belt by taking it off this plane into the Astral Sea.
RQ weakens Orcus with her aura. Long fight ensues. Aodin is destroyed. Eladin is killed. The raven queen is knocked unconscious. Marvin takes her scythe and uses it as the final blow to elimnate Orcus.
RQ wakes up as more feywild and shadowfell creatures begin to appear.
Ravenqueen says that two of them must be sacrificed to restore the Feywild and the Shadowfell. It involves their binding with fate and chaos as well, and the belts, and other mysterious things.
Marvin becomes the Feywild. Callahan becomes the Shadowfell. Thoril rules the fucking world.