Papyrus Arcana

April 18th and 24th

The group reached the Elf city, debated what to do, and wandered around outside the city to search for FTCs. Several in the group appear affllicted with Dog Doom.

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April 11th
The group investigates the quarry

The group reunited Maven with his wife. Some talk about the mining town saw that there was a farm nearby with some lambs missing. Also, some men from the mining town were cut down by a madman with arrows (perhaps elven). There were some other skirmishes and a dog went crazy with mad dog disease. Wild animals have been aggressive.

Yurms mate to the east. THe group arrived at the quarry, and saw shone in the shape of tentacle creatures. Dolan thought last minute to try to lure some Yurms to fight the tentacled beasts, but the plan backfired when the tentacled beasts proved to already be dead and the group had to fight the Yurms. The group killed the larger Yurm, and then rested in the treeline. The group was awakened from their rest by a flurry of arrows and a figure walking towards them.

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April 4th
The group prepares for a trip

Julien and Carric questioned the toymaker Brimmin and farm equipment maker Razzibar. Razzibar was making some strange contraptions, he said they were sappers. They suggested questioning Manconan, a professor in the College of Tinkstery in Kerpolis.

Julien purchased a creepy toy for Dalia, the girl left at the orphanage.

Therin purchased a falcon.

The group traveled to Losstar, going through Mosswall (no bad news there) and reaching Temipol.

Traveled to Temipol, and encountered a wandering merchant with goods with a mountain witha face in it, the shape of the one from the FTC cave. Dolan sensed an enchantment aura around him and dispelled it. Learned that his name is Maven and he is from Temipol. Said he carved the statues a month ago when he was wandering in an abandoned stone quarry.

On 5-4, the group arrives in Temipol. Sumira disguieses herself and Therin finds out that 3 minors were attacked by an elf 2 wks ago.

Other things:

  • overheard that Aexaroera is at war with Thisea
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March 28
The Tribunal of Golar

4-17 to 4-19, in the year 289 A.C.

Carric and Therin have dinner with Alanna and Content Not Found: camus. Cerrik discloses the impending thread of the five tentacled creatures. They also discuss the disease in Losstar. It is known as Umbar-Huo (Dog Doom). Alana writes a note to take to Arbaine. Alanna also says Losstar can be accessed by a path from Tenepol, known as the Tenepol Path, which goes through a group of mountains known as “the barbs”.

The group members head to the Citadel, mostly separately (Sumira has a small altercation with a panhandler). The group meets with Denisov, who returns all the magic items, save the teleportation book. Denisov also says it would be useful for the group to bring back anything the FTCs have touched.

Next came the Tribunal of Golar. Before the tribunal, Cerrik was sworn into the Protectorate. Speaking for the group, Julien defended Golar, and Golar was only told to live in the Citadel, and that he must provide services to the protectorate as necessary, and must register with the protectorate. Jovan was sentenced to 10 yrs in prison.

Next, Denisov informed the group that the explosion from the funeral was from a mundane device, somehting worth investigating.

Dolan checked in with Grimwick, who aid that a similar device was unleashed in Kerpolis. That it might be connected to the tinkerer guild in kerpolis, although they are not known to dabble in crime. In Danaus, grimwick said they could check in with a Toymaker (Grimmin), or a farming equipment maker (Razzibar). In Kerpolis, the group could contact Torrick, the cartmaker.

The group is left deciding whether to head to kerpolis or head to Losstar. b

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March 14
The group sells stuff

4-17 GC

The group tries to unload much of their valued goods. The group is introduced to Steward Radamere by Lurk. The group sells several things to the prince through Steward Radamere, including the necklace, copper mugs/silverware, artwork, and statue. The 1500 coins are sold through Grimwick, and the blue gems are kept.

The group also attends the funeral of Ophelia, but some half-orcs attack the funeral, and a small battle ensues. The group kills of the half-orcs.

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March 7
The party returns to Danaus

After dispatching the redscale attackers, the group rides to the redscale caves, with two of the redscales fast steeds. Inside the cave, the party meets Jovan, who appears to be a treasure hunter from Danaus. He seems a bit shady, and wary of being in the presence of the protectorate, and says he would reward us for returning him unharmed to Danaus.

The party discovers a chest, which Dolan stupidly opens without much examination. A flame burst erupts and damages the party, knocking two people out. The group finds some of his belongings, and a gold knife belonging to Jovan. Some gems and stones are found, presumably belonging to Golar, and some ashes, presumably Golar’s bag, and whatever else flammable might have been in the chest.

The party travels to meet with Golar, returning his belongings to him. The group convinces Golar to return to Danaus with them, and travels to the portal. Along the way to the portal, the group encounters more of the Bouldars, and converses with them through Golar. The group tells the Bouldars that the Flying Tentacled Creatures are coming and the Bouldars should flee west, to the mountains north of the dwarven kingdom. The group teaches the Bouldars to make the dwarven rune for peace.

The party reaches the portal on 4-16, and finds a note from Alexi with a scroll of sending, that only Golar can cast. The group is transported back to Danaus, but not before Alexi orders the death of Golar’s mount, Thizebald, but to everyone’s dismay. Upon returning to Danaus, Golar and Jovan are taken away for questioning, and Kerrick is allowed to remain with the group for the time being.

Oh, btw, Sumira was a cactus the whole time.

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February 29th
4-4 GC

The party had finished dispelling the ice portal, searching the castle, and interrogating the redscale. The group decides to let the redscale go. The group also searches the library to see if they can find any portal location close to Danaus, they decipher the locations of portals, but don’t find any that would bring them closer to Danaus.

On the night of the 3rd, the group sends a message to Denisov: “Mission accomplished, need way home, meet at portal on 4-17, urgent info, Danaus in danger – signed Julien, Sumira, Therin, Dolan.” [correct message? – sent to denisov or alexi?].

The group then heads out to travel two weeks to the portal. They notice a horse mounted figure on a neighboring mountain. The group decides to continue traveling. The figure then starts across the valley with seven other mounted redscales. A battle occurs and the redscales are dispatched.

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February 22nd
A stone statue is slain, treasure is found...

4-1 GC (Game Calendar):
With an awakened stone statue looming before them, the group readies themselves for a fight. But first, the effect that turned Therin into a potted plant wears off, and he becomes his usual elf barbarian self again. At this time, however, Sumira changes into a potted cactus! At this point, the party starts to fight the animated stone statue. The statue casts a spell that turns brings in a gust of cold wind, that turns the floor to slippery ice. Cerric tries to back away but slips and falls 40 feet down the chasm. Dolan and Therin try to take on the statue on the same side of the chasm, while Julien casts fly and moves to the far side of the chasm, to bombard the statue with spells from afar. The party fights the statue, with Cerric casting lightning bolts from the bottom of the Chasm, Dolan casting a failed storm cloud, Therin almost succeeding in pushing the statue into the chasm, and Julien using Eldrich blast and giving Therin a magic weapon.

Eventually, the statue is felled. Therin hacks the hand off of the statue, which is used to unlock the door. The group enters the room and finds three magical items: a spear, a silver raven, and a matching pair of boots and a coat. The spear is a frost spear? that can cast a cold spell?, is a +1 magic weapon, but gives the user -1 charisma. The silver raven can send a magical message anywhere in the world and then return it. The white fur boots/coat provide the wearer with protection against cold and perhaps some other things.

Next, the group returned to the redskin that was left starving. The group failed at interrogating the redskin. Dolan finally succeeds at dispelling the portal into the cold realm where the yetis came from.

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February 15th
Searching, Cerric, Centipede, and Secret Passage

The group had just finished exploring the bottom portion of a tower, briefly examining some books and taking some magical ones.

Dolan casts another detect magic spell, to aide in their searching of the remainder of the castle, but when he does so, Theren turns into a potted plant! Although this behavior in the wastes has been noted before when magic is cast, this time, the transformation does not wear off immediately, and Theren remains in potted plant form for the entire couple of days the group is searching the castle.

The group continues up the tower, with Dolan carrying Theren the Potted Plant. On the third floor of the tower, a teleportation circle is found, the design of which is sketched into Dolan’s scrapbook for future reference. On the third floor of the main castle, there is a room with a master bed/bath, and some artwork (from the Biscus period of Lora).

The group also finds some non-magical blue stones with interesting runes on them.

Continuing to search the castle, the group notices that one of the doors to the side tower on the second floor was left open. The group cautiously heads in and finds that inside a circular tower there is a prison chamber. Inside the prison is one of the redskinned raiders, and Cerric Omicurn, an elf.

Cerric explains that he has been enslaved in the wastelands since the cataclysm, and several months ago was captured by sinister creatures – the same tentacled creatures that the party encountered back East. He and his kin had been enslaved by the shadow creatures, but he was able to escape with a small group before being captured by the Yetis. Unfortunately the Yetis disposed of his companions, and most likely ate them. Cerric desperately needs to send a message to the kingdoms to the east: They must prepare for war with the flying tentacled creatures. The group agrees that this needs to be reported to the Protectoratd as soon as possible. Cerric joins the group to fulfill this task.

The group continues to search the castle extremely ineffectively, because the extreme cold is starting to affect them. An interesting book is found in the library, that explains teleportation circles and their types of magic. Also, a small gold stash is found, which is given to Cerric since he has nothing. The group is unable to find any trace of Golar’s belongings.

At one point, the group decides to approach the well from which the ice storm magic seems to be originating. Dolan attempts an unsuccessful dispel magic spell, but is then attacked by a large centipede that emerges from the snow. The group battles the centipede whose attacks chill to the bone, before retreating into the castle. The creature also retreats deeper underground after Julien attempts to attack from the terrace above.

At wits end, the group tries one last search of the castle, still not satisfied that they’ve uncovered the magic relics that brought them there to begin with. Finally, Julien discovers a secret passage through the back of the castle and into the mountainside which opens into a large room/cavern. There is a large fissure in the middle of the room and at the far end is a door blocked by a stone statue. The group crosses the small chasm, and then the statue awakens after Simera fires an arrow at it, and the group is faced with an animated stone statue.

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February 8th
Game Calendar: 3-26 to 3-27

The five winged-yeti-like creatures fly into the room and form a bit of a semicircle. A sixth one comes out and sits on a dais. It shouts in an unknown language. Julien uses the stone given bo Golar to cast a Tongues spell, and communicate. The yeti leader says he is Kler Kler, 17th son of Blur Klers, Lord of Cold Fort. They are very hostile and battle quicly ensues.

Julien starts by casting a fireball into the center of the yeti.

Battle.

The first five yeti fall fairly quickly, thanks to Julien’s fireball. Ophelia (the strongest party member in single combat) charged forwards to confront Kler Kler, her longsword held high and gleaming with the light of the Keepers. The yetis seemed to have multiple attacks – one from their eyes, as well as their vicious claws. Kler Kler made use of his attacks, first to stun Ophelia with his hateful gaze, then tearing into her with his claws. Already suffering from battle wounds, Ophelia was knocked backwards, hitting the ground heavily. The rest of the party had virtually no time to react before the life left her body, partially due to persistent cold damage from Kler Kler’s attack. Upon her death, her steed, Crystal Acorn, let out an unearthly cry, then disintegrated into a shimmering mist.

Sleep and then fight two more.

Find some scrolls and stuff.

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