Tears of Idris

Adventure log :12
Tear Touched

8-27-17

Combat: Gorgons in the field

 XP: Multiclass Level

Loot: One large chrystal that granted us powers.

NPCs Met: 

  • Sold the magic mirrors to an Ainzland fanatic. Found out that the staff we got from the sorceress's house was a teleportation focus that would allow us to teleport between places and planes that we were familiar with.
  • Trial for Ivan's goons: The judge was a Ratkin. After the trial he told us that the Ratkins were outgrowing their space in the town and would like to move to a town of their own.
  • Started traveling towards Edmond's property. While passing by a corn field, we heard strange fighting sounds. Edmond ran in to the field and the rest of us followed. We fought and killed two Gorgons and then saw more Gorgons in the adjacent field drinking from a water hole that had a large chrystal in it. Donavin got the chrystal out of the water and brought it back to the wagon. We gathered around to look at it, and strange changes happened to each of us as we each received new abilities. the stone then disintegrated as if it had infused its power into us.
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Adventure log :11
Is Gonna get Eaten by Spiders

8-20-17

Combat: Elf Sorceress, undead, and fire elementals 

 XP: 700

Loot: 250 small crystals of the 8 types. One large crystal of each of the 8 types. 16 soul gems. Bracelet of Empowered Elemental Summoning, 6 bottles of alchemist fire, Sorceress staff

Red: fire, Blue: water, Yellow: storm, Black: necrotic, Orange: earth, White: holy/radiant, Green: nature, Clear: planer/temporal

NPCs Met: 

We drank all of the "fast rest" potions and, leaving Gronxus, Sipplen, and Korzite in the care of Ferni, traveled to the neighborhood where their summoner was residing. When we reached neighborhood, Edmond used beast sight to have an alley cat peer through the windows of the neighborhood houses. None of them contained a woman matching the description that the elementals gave us.

We came to another house with no ground floor windows, and the door had a sign on it saying if we wanted to discuss religion or sell something we could come on in. We opened the door and found a second door behind it that was rigged with a trap door. There were two upper windows that were blocked with curtains. We broke one and Maggie turned invisible and flew in. The upper story was one large room lined with shelves all loaded with crystals. In the center of the room there was a hole that formed a magical circle. Seeing that no one was in the upper room, Maggie flew back out and joined Akmenous who was breaking down the inner door. On the other side of the door there were 6 fire elementals trapped in magic circles and 6 undead humans chained to the walls.

As we entered the room, we heard a sound from above and the undead were freed from their chains. Sylvaris held them off by casting turn undead and then killed them one by one.  Meanwhile two of the fire elementals were released from their circles and and we could see movement and lights coming from the upper room. Maggie flew up through the hole that formed the magic circle and saw the woman that Korzite had drawn a picture of going around the room and stabbing herself with with the largest of the chrystals from the shelves. She had two chrystals stabbed deep into her upper body already, and from each place on the shelves where the chrystals had been a trail of light now lead across the floor, back to the magic circle in the center. Edmond caught sight of her from below and summoned spiders to surround her. She was soon engulfed in spiders and lay unconscious on the floor. We tried to revive her for questioning, but the ritual that she had been performing with the chrystals had already taken her life force.

We gathered up all the chrystals, checked out the hotel across the street, which seemed to be a decoy from her real hideout, and then went back to the Carved Leaf.

 

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She who Plays with Fire

8-13-17

Combat: 3 fire Elementals (Gronx, Sipple, and Korz) that were burning the Elf apartments

 XP: 700

Loot: Fire crystals (250g worth), 5 jars of mysterious liquid

NPCs Met: Gronxus, Sipplen, and Korzite

We went from room to room on the main floor of the apartment building, but did not see any source of the gas that was billowing through the halls. We headed up to the second of the three stories and found several rooms that had their doors rigged with traps. Within the rooms was the gas producing contraption consisting of a bowl of fire crystals set beneath an upside down jar of some unknown fluid so that the liquid dripped slowly down onto the crystals and caused a gas emitting reaction when the two came in contact.

We broke through the walls to get into the rooms and disassembled the gas makers. We then headed up to the third floor and found three familiar elementals starting fires in the hallways. Combat ensued and Korz was almost dead when Gronx called a stop to combat and promised that if we spared them, they would stop burning the building and leave. We asked them for information about who was sending them to burn the apartments in town, and they told us that they were sent by a woman they called "Master." 

Sipple drew an image of "Master" in fire and then drew a map of where to finder her. The image was of a middle aged human female with sharp features, short hair, and waring a cowl. She had a spiral tattoo under her right eye. She was holding a scepter, a long wooden rod with a magical sphere at the end. The map showed the northwest area of Dormir a few streets back from the docks.

They told Andrew their true name of Gronxus, Sipplen, and Korzite. Sylvaris recognized these as common names that were used in part of the Elvish lands that are now covered in the Sea of Tears. Donavin had an idea that perhaps these fire elementals were acctually peope who had been corrupted by the crystals, so he cast his Channel Divinity to remove any corruption from Korz, which caused the little flame to turn into a small Elf child with blue flaming hair. Gronx was extremely pleased with this and asked Donavin to do the same to him. Donavin said he would when he was able on the next day. Determined to put a stop to this mad destruction organized by "Master," we took the three tear-touched Elves back to the Carved Leaf for safe keeping and prepared to set out after their maniac summoner. 

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Adventure log :09
A New Recruit

8-6-17

Combat: Thugs out side burning Elf apartments

 XP: 

Loot: 

NPCs Met:

At the Carved Leaf we met an Elf named Sylvaris, who joined our group. While we were eating dinner we heard the now familiar sound of the town warning bells ringing. We rushed outside and saw smoke rising from an Elf apartment building. Around the outside of the building was a crowd of onlookers, some of them looked like innocent by standers and some looked suspiciously like hired thugs. As we made our way through the crowd towards the building, Sylvaris and Akmenous were pick pocketed by a group of kids. Sylvaris turned just in time to catch hold of the boy who was carrying away her money bag.

She froze him in place with a spell and took back her money. Akmenous ran after the boy with his bag and took it back. As all this was going on we noticed that some of the bystanders around the building were passing out, and the thugs were dragging them away to nearby benches. Upon further investigation, Sylvaris noticed that the people who were passed out had stab wounds.

Maggie flew forward to open the gates to the apartments front gardens, not noticing that two of the thugs reached out to try to stop her as she passed by. The thugs then turned to the rest of the group and told them to leave. Donavin called up angelic beings that beat them off and they ran away. We broke down the locked the gates, entered the building, and immediately felt the effects of a toxic gas which was clouding the halls of the apartment building and making us slowed and sluggish.

 

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Adventure log :08
Fire, Sale

7-30-17

Combat: 3 fire Elementals (Gronx, Sipple, and Korz) that were burning the Ratkin apartments

 XP: 500 

Loot: 5000g for mirrors, 800 crystal rose, 650 fancy clothes, 2000 Conjurers Circlet

NPCs Met: Malcoulmus Voisin, innkeeper of the Muddy Leprechaun 

We arrived at the docks in Dormir and unloaded the ship of its prisoners and treasures. The head nurse at the Angel of Healing hospital came down to the docks and healed the former slaves of their mind damage. We took these Kobalts, Dragonborn and humans to an inn. We paid Malcoulmus Voisin, the innkeeper of the Muddy Leprechaun, for the first night of food and board for them and then a city official arrived and paid for them to stay for the next week. He informed us that the trial for Ivan's bandits was set for the next week and that the prisoners were to stay as witnesses.

While we waited for the trial to take place we learned that an auction was being held in Dormir in a few days, so we submitted several of our items to sell and signed up to attend. Meanwhile, Edmond unknowingly bought a stolen horse and used it to returned to BoydShille to retrieve his items that he had left there. Donavin, Akmenous, and Maggie fought off a group of arsonist and rescued the Ratkin whose home they were burning. 

We then attended the auction, sold some of our items from Ivan's hide away, and bought a few new items for ourselves.

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On the Captain's High (Idio) Seas

7-23-17

Combat: Violet Tide Shriekers, Violet Tide Gas Spores. 

 XP: 500

Loot: 

NPCs Met: Captain A. Harrigan, captain of The Scimitar, Rer, first mate on The Scimitar 

We set out towards Dormir in the ship The Scimitar. The captain, a complete idiot, navigated us out to sea to gain more speed as we circled through the islands. We immediately ran into a mass of purple bubbles floating on the ocean surface. The ship's first mate, a rather intelligent man, explained to us that we were seeing gas spores called the Violet Tide and that these spores, when touched, would explode, causing damage that would quickly destroy the ship. Interspersed amount the round bubbles there were several large almond shaped fungi with tendrils. These creatures, Shriekers Rer told us, would attach to the ship, slowing our speed.

We quickly rushed to the front of the ship and fought off the bulbous fungi using arrows and called lightening to target those that were close enough to come in contact with the ship. Akmenous used his axe on the Shriekers that got past us and attached to the ship. 20 minutes after we fought off the first batch of Violet Tide we met another bunch that we fought through in the same fashion.

After fighting off the second group of Violet Tide we saw three boats full of Kuo-tua charging towards us to attack and plunder our ship. As these fish-like pirates drew nearer we got a better look at their unique boats, which were created using a giant sea shells and had a coral ladder on them for boarding ships. The three boats surrounded our ship and prepared to board. At this point Ferni came on deck from below and ordered us to keep the Kuo-tua confined to their boats. He then performed a ritual that targeted each of the three boats with a fire tornado that destroyed them and the pirates they were carrying.

 

 

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The Last Draw

7-16-17

Combat: 

 XP: 2,000

Loot: +1 Scimitar, 1000 g ea., crystal rose w/ create food & water once a day. 

NPCs Met: Sara, member of human first group

Edmond sent animal messengers to DeLarosa telling him that we found the roses, and The Three Torches in Dormir telling them that we found a hidden port with the bandit's prisoners that needed help and the bandit's themselves that needed brought back for trial. 

While we were waiting for responses, a row boat returned from the ship that had just left the harbor with Sara and four of her goons in it. She wanted to take Ivan's human followers, but we told her that we were going to take them back to Dormir to stand trial for there crimes. She said that as long as the trial was fair to humans we could do that because she did not agree with how Ivan was handling his pro-human actions.

Ferni Ignous, one of the founders of The Three Torches, arrived on the ship from Dormir. He looked around the port and seemed very sceptical about the beacon. However, after talking with Blithen he accepted all of it without question.

Before loading up the ship and leaving, Maggie and Akmenous drew cards from the Deck of Many Things. Maggie drew 3 cards got higher HP, higher Dex, and had to fight a shadow version of herself. After she defeated it, she then had a +1 Fire Longbow. Akmenous drew the remaining five cards from the deck and got higher HP, higher Dex, an egg to hatch, also had to fight a shadow version of himself for a +1 Fire Sword, and was able to receive that answer to his question of choice. 

When the last card of the deck was drawn and had taken affect, a jinni came out of the deck box and declared that he would destroy us all for keeping him captive. We, of course, fought and defeated him.

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Adventure log :05
The Balance

7/9/17

Combat: 

 XP: 3,750

Loot:

  • Armory: Barrel of Smoked fish,  30 polls with hooks, 4 agats worth 10 gold ea, 
  • Storage barrels: 18 Salt, 12 Flour, 4 Sugar, 9 wheels of cheese, 1 Lye, 4 Molasses, 3 empty, 110 platinum kugarans, 3 Salmon, 5 nets, 300 ft of Marine rope, machine oil, 4 pulleys, 1 block and tackle, 
  • Barracks: 1 deck playing cards, 30 dirty blankets, 13,000 in silver, 12 wheels of cheese, box of black tea,  box of tea/rose leaf mix, potion of fire breath, 2200 copper (-1300 for rooms at Dormir), 3 crates of citris fruit
  • Atrium: 2 lg rose bushes, 6 pots of rose bush starters.
  • The statue room: Writing on the floor: "Restoration _opens the path _ a gift of   power to fix, a  tithe _of gold _to _empower."
  • Ivan's Room: 2 lg illusion mirrors w/gold and bone framewith an engraving that said manufactured in the castle of Ainzland (worth 6,000 – 60,000 gold each (48,000)), necklace of golden pearls (800 g), 6 bars silver (empirical), 7000 copper in chest, 30 mirrors (20-200 g ea), crystal rose (300 g), 2 +1 shields w/ Elven carvings (1 Logan & 1 statues), clothes (500g). Elven princess who we gave 3 wishes to. She wished everything had not happened and wished herself back home.

NPCs Met: Conayan Foucault a goblin artificer who was making gold statues for Ivan.

We explored Ivan's hide away and found a "throne room" with a map of Awn'laia carved into the floor as two circles side by side. Above this was a bed room with mirrors of various sizes lining the walls, a hole in the floor and ceiling matching the the map on the room below, and several slave girls. We also discovered a room below where two statues had been removed from their stands and had been replaced with two statues of Ivan, one of them was gold and the other was half gold. We removed the Ivan statues and put the original statues (a Titan and a Monodrone) back in place. Beneath the statues there was writing on the floor that said "Restoration opens the path, a gift of power to fix, a tithe of gold to empower." After reading this (with some help from Conayan the goblin) we experimented with the statues. While we were working on this, Donivan had a vision of the god of magic who told him to use knowledge of the Balance if we wanted to restore the statue's power.

Eventually we used the light stone crystal from upstairs on one statue and the gold broken from the Ivan statues on the other. As soon as the Titan and Monodrone had consumed both, a hole opened in the floor with an elevator. Donavin and Maggie (with Edmond as a spider on Donavin's sholder)went down to explore and found a small globe on the floor with the world of Awn'laia represented on it. It appeared to have fallen off of the table it was next to. On the table were two statues, one on either end: a Titan and a Monodrone.  The globe looked as if it would fit in one of the five slots on the table. Remembering his vision about the Balance, Donavin placed the globe in the centermost slot, and a beacon of light shot out from it to the two table statues, from them to the large statues upstairs, from them through the ceiling where the maps of the world were, and then out through the top of the cave. 

The room was now glowing with a magic light. Maggie, Donavin, and Edmond turned in surprise to see the eyes of a sleeping crystal dragon opening in the gloom. The dragon did not move and seemed to be very week. Maggie walked slowly forward and pressed her last Goodberry into the dragon's mouth. The dragon ate the berry and then got up and went to the side of the room where three eggs were begining to hatch in the magical light. After a moment's time, three baby dragons had hatched, one ruby, one saphire, and one emerald. The large dragon turned into a man and told us how pleased he was that the magic aura had returned to this place and that dragons needed magic in order to servive. He declared that he would now live hear at this port and take care of it with his children. He then took the baby dragons up to Ivan's rooms and cast wards so that no one could go in or out of there. We didn't feel like arguing with a dragon that otherwise seemed to be fairly nice. So we let him take charge of the port.

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The Downfall of a Deity

6/25/17

Combat: Ivan and his bandits.

 XP: 3,450

Loot:

NPCs Met:

Long story short, there was a deity, and he fell down. Into the water. Presumably eaten by sharks. The end.

Post Script: Donivan cast Zone of Silence while he, Edmond, and Akmenous fought off Ivan's goons, and Maggie shot Ivan multiple times, taking out one of his eyes before he feel into the afore mentioned water.

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Cave Entrance

6/18/17

Combat: #1 fight at the entrance to Ivan's Caverns – archers, thugs, wolves, kobalts, warlords.

 XP: 2,000

Loot: 100g for protecting the caravan. 200g for nondisclosure in regards to the rose bushes and Ivan. 6 "fast rest" potions, 7 rose potions (1d4 1). Conjurers Circlet of the Burglar (attunement): The bearer may cast prestidigitation once per day and gets 1 to slight of hand checks. The Defensive Quiver of the Favored (attunement): Once per day the bearer can make a save roll w/advantage and can move an addition 5ft when making a dodge action.

NPCs met:

Donavin interrogated the prisoners who attacked the town the night before using a zone of truth. One archer said that he would take us to Ivan if we let him take back the money chest from the hotel. We agree and filled the chest with rocks (duh). As we finished talking to the prisoners a passenger coach arrived in town, and Voleur De Larosa got off with a tulip in his button hole and a cup of tea in his hand. De Larosa asked us about our progress with the mission, paid us 100 gold each for successfully protecting the caravan, and asked if we had recovered any of the roses. We showed him the prisoners who had the rose thorn infections. He tapped them each with his cane and the rose growth fell away from their arms along with the daggers. De Larosa collected the daggers, seeming rather distressed that the roses had been used as weapons.

De Larosa then took us aside and told us about the secret abilities of the rose bushes that he had sent to his cousin for her wedding. The main reason that he had sent the rose bushes was because his cousin, and Elf, and her husband, a human, would have difficulty having children, and the rose bushes would provide them with the magical influence needed to conceive. The rose bushes also had other benefits, though, such as combining the petals with water to make a healing potion. In the hands of Ivan, however, the roses had been used to create a disease. De Larosa then became very hushed about the roses and told us to keep this knowledge secret. Maggie mentioned that the last time De Larosa gave us nondisclosure instructions, he also gave us 200 gold. De Larosa seemed amused at this presumption and gave us each the requested money.

We then left town, following the archer that had agreed to take us to Ivan in exchange for the chest from the hotel. After traveling for half a day we came to a cave opening, and the archer told us that this was Ivan's base. Realizing that a soon as we got inside the cave the archer would not be a trustworthy guide, we knocked him out and entered the cave tunnel. Within the cave the tunnel split in three directions. Unsure which direction would take us to Ivan, we went back outside and waited for the archer to wake up so that we could follow him to Ivan. The archer woke up and started into the cave. He noticed us following him right away and began sounding the alarm as he ran into a small room and pulled a lever to drop a barred gate across the cave entrance dividing our group in half. Akmenous, Maggie, and Edmond were now inside the cave with Donavin and Barker without (Maggie, of course, could move in and out between the bars, but mostly was inside). We then were attacked with an onslaught of enemies. The not so helpful archer released a pack of five wolves that had been chained to a wall in the room directly ahead of us, a band of four archers came at us from the room on the left and four thugs charged in from the right. A patrolling archer and two swordsmen that were circling the cave attacked us from behind as well. After a good deal of fighting three Human leaders along with their three Kobalt slaves came at us from the passage on the right as well. Edmond defeated the group of archers, chasing them back into their room in spider form and wrapping them in webbing. Maggie took out the the Kobalts and a few Humans, knocking them out with her poison arrows. Barker mind-controlled the patrolling swordsmen causing them to attack each other. Akmenous and Donavin thrashed the remaining enemies for a thorough, but exhausting, victory.

We then searched the rooms around us for loot and rested for an hour before continuing on through the tunnels. While looting the rooms, Donavin found a large crystal in the room on the right, and Akmenous discovered a blue canary in the same room that seemed to be made of light and flew into his soul to be his now faithful companion.

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