Papyrus Arcana

July Something

The group returned to Danaus. Dolan left to venture into the Cloudwood. The group finds that there’s a bounty on Dolan and Barkskin, which is raised after Dolan departs. The party is joined by Zabbo, a wizard, and is given the choice to help in the defense of Danaus, kill Barkskin, or go to the teleportation circles.

PREVIOUSLY: The group killed all the FTC baddies in the mine, some party members died and were replaced, and so on.

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May 24th

The surviving party members were able to find one another, take refuge in Temipol, and send word back to the Protectorate via their magical raven.

289/05/24:

Mage-Warden Alexi summoned Oscar, a dwarven fighter from [Dwarven kingdom name?] on loan to the Protectorate; and Elan, a half-elf Cleric of the Cult of Aperisi, and Seer in the Protectorate. After briefing the two on the party’s situation near Temipol, he arranged for them to be teleported, along with 20 seasoned dwarven warriors from Oscar’s retinue, to a nearby Protectorate outpost.

The meeting between the new and old party members was less than amicable. Oscar, a grizzled veteran, attempted to take charge of the operation. His 20 dwarven companions also caused quite a stir in the small mining community. Elan already had mixed opinions on the party and acted arrogantly, especially when he determined that the party had fought and lost to the Xorn, a usually-peaceful race which only steals gold because they need it to survive.

Later that night, Phan (the Warden of Lost Star) crashed into town, raving and flailing an FTC corpse. He then publicly displayed five earth blossom gems (valued at 1000 gp each) that the FTC had been carrying; this caught the attention of the townsfolk, who had not seen such valuable gems in quite some time. Oscar dutifully scooped up the gems before they could go missing. Elan attempted to calm him down using magic, unbeknownst to the rest of the party; Dolan then detected the magic present on Phan, and, assuming it to be the Dog Doom disease, dispelled it.

The party questioned him on how he was allowed to break the quarantine in Lost Star, but his assertion that it was done legally wasn’t completely convincing. When asked if he would join the party in their raid on the FTC lair, Phan declined, saying he would continue to hunt the FTCs in the woods instead.

289/05/25:

The party ventured out to the cave where they previously encountered the Xorn, and negotiated free passage through their caves and the return of Carric and Theren’s bodies in return for two earth blossom gems. The Xorn were unwilling to help fight the FTCs, however, despite their dislike for them.

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May 2nd, 16th

289/05/08:

The party wandered to the north of Lost Star in search of clues. Dolan found a recently-dead sheep at the bottom of a lake.

Found several downed trees, which appear to have been destroyed around the same time as the tree outside Lost Star, weeks ago. Dolan gave a plant sentience, then left.

289/05/09-10:

Back outside Lost Star, Alduin suggests cause of downed trees: an earthquake that was reported weeks ago. The exact epicenter was unknown, but likely in the mountains between Lost Star and Temipol.

The party left to investigate an abandoned crystal cave in the area.

Julien, Sumira, Dolan, and Carric contracted the Dog Doom disease. Dolan was able to cure himself and Carric before too many ill effects were apparent, but Julien and Sumira (who had been afflicted previously) became belligerent and resisted Dolan’s attempts to cure them.

289/05/11:

The party encountered strange monsters intent on stealing coin purses. Despite their mostly non-violent behavior, the party slew two of the creatures. As the remaining four fled underground, Dolan was able to track the coin purse they stole with the “Locate Object” spell. This led them to a cave entrance that seemed too risky to explore.

Later that night, the party noticed a flock of FTCs darkening the stars in the sky. Julien flew up to engage them, destroyed several with a fireball, and lured several more back down to the party. By the time Julien reached the party, however, the FTCs had returned to the flock.

289/05/12:

Dolan was able to dispel the Dog Doom disease from both Julien and Sumira without them noticing. Finally, the party was free from the disease’s debilitating effects. The threat of bloody conflict within the group was over.

Carric and Theren have perished. In a doomed battle with the four monsters from the day before, everyone but Sumira was knocked unconscious. Apparently the creatures did not take the death of their brothers well.

Sumira attempted to flee in the opposite direction from the cave entrance, hoping to find another exit. This led her straight into the lair of the FTCs, including one of the very large varieties. She fled back toward the site of the earlier battle, but took a different turn, and through some strange magic eventually found her way to the surface.

Dolan and Julien were less lucky, and were taken prisoner by the thieving underground creatures. Several attempts later, Dolan and Julien were eventually able to escape with the help of a summoned Boulder Person.

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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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