Campaign of the Month: February 2012

The Legacy of the Realms

"The Garden of Graves" Part 4
A Tomb of Horrors Story Arc

Eleint 4, 1479, Year of the Ageless One


From down the hall, the sounds of dull murmurings of multiple people talking softly at once, as well as the occasional clinks of glasses can be heard.


To be continued…


Adventurers:

Patch, and Kallin Rourke

RIP:

Fredara, Jobek, Monro, Vyn
& Orva (female gnome arcanist companion, from the Feywild)

Companions:

Luthan Graythicket (male half-elf ranger companion, from Elturgard)

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"Ancient Grudges"
A Shadowblades Story Arc

30 Eleint, 1479, Year of the Ageless One
Town of Daggerford



To be continued…


Heroes:

Gaerd De’barronn, Sgt. Carric of Daggerford

Companions & NPCs:

Gomorrah Entreri

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"Spiders Man '!'"
Land of the Purple Dragon (Adventures in Cormyr)

Tarsakh 5, 1481, The Year of the Grinning Halfling
Mines of Madness, Northeast of Azoun’s Hold in the eastern border of Cormyr

Weather:
Description: Rain
Temperature: Moderate
High: 54°F (12°C)
Low: 41°F (5°C)
Relative: Normal
Wind Force: Light
Wind Speed: 2 mph (3 kph)
Rain: Rain reduces visibility by half, imposing a -4 penalty on Spot and Search checks. It also imposes a -4 penalty on Listen checks and ranged weapon attacks. Rain automatically extinguishes candles, torches, and similar unprotected flames. It causes protected flames, such as those of lanterns, to dance wildly and has a 50% chance to extinguish these lights.

Light Wind: A gentle breeze, having little or no game effect.



The Purple Dragons settled in for a good night’s rest.

To be continued…


Heroes:

Cormyrian Purple Dragons: Bryan, Brando, and Waingrove

Companions & NPCs:

Sword Captain Dorin Goldhammer


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"Does it taste like chicken'?'"
Land of the Purple Dragon (Adventures in Cormyr)

Tarsakh 5, 1481, The Year of the Grinning Halfling
Mines of Madness, Northeast of Azoun’s Hold in the eastern border of Cormyr

Weather:
Description: Rain
Temperature: Moderate
High: 54°F (12°C)
Low: 41°F (5°C)
Relative: Normal
Wind Force: Light
Wind Speed: 2 mph (3 kph)
Rain: Rain reduces visibility by half, imposing a -4 penalty on Spot and Search checks. It also imposes a -4 penalty on Listen checks and ranged weapon attacks. Rain automatically extinguishes candles, torches, and similar unprotected flames. It causes protected flames, such as those of lanterns, to dance wildly and has a 50% chance to extinguish these lights.

Light Wind: A gentle breeze, having little or no game effect.



To be continued…


Heroes:

Cormyrian Purple Dragons: Bryan, Brando, and Waingrove

Companions & NPCs:

Sword Captain Dorin Goldhammer


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"The Hunt for Goblins"
Land of the Purple Dragon (Adventures in Cormyr)

Tarsakh 3, 1481, The Year of the Grinning Halfling
Northeast of Azoun’s Hold in the eastern border of Cormyr

Weather:


Sword Captain Dorin Goldhammer entered the dilapidated shack after finishing his morning business outside.

“Soldiers, I have discovered what appears to be humanoid tracks outside.”

Bryan stood after he finished lacing his boots. “Sir, perhaps those tracks belong to the humanoids we fought yester—”

“Don’t you think I know the difference between those tracks and the ones I found?” the Sword Captain snapped in response. “The tracks I found were clearly smaller than the ones belonging to the creatures we fought yesterday. Although I am—at the moment—still uncertain as to what those creature were, I suspect these tracks belong to goblins. The tracks lead towards the hills to the north.”

“What are your orders sir?” Waingrove asked.

“We will follow the tracks and slay every one of those foul things we come across,” the Sword Captain said with absolute finality.


To be continued…


Heroes:

Cormyrian Purple Dragons: Bryan, Brando, and Waingrove

Companions & NPCs:

Sword Captain Dorin Goldhammer


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"On His Majesty's Secret Service"
Land of the Purple Dragon (Adventures in Cormyr)

29 Ches – Tarsakh 2, 1481, The Year of the Grinning Halfling
Azoun’s Hold, Eastern Cormyr

Weather:
Description: Cloudy
Temperature: Moderate
High: 50°F (10°C)
Low: 40°F (4°C)
Relative: Normal
Wind Force: Light
Wind Speed: 1 mph (1 kph)
Light Wind: A gentle breeze, having little or no game effect.


Sword Captain Dorin Goldhammer was an imposing dwarf and Purple Dragon officer.

His chainmail and shield were polished to a perfect shine, while his uniform was as sharp as the features on his face.

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“Listen here you poor excuses for soldiers!” the Sword Captain barked. He paced back and forth before a group of soldiers assembled before him. “I am here to make sure this mission is a success. We have been ordered to travel to the Mines of Madness in search of the Forever Stone, a powerful artifact rumored to have many great powers, first among them the power to grant eternal life.”

He intentionally paused to let the last few words settle in before he continued.

“According to half-forgotten lore,” the Sword Captain said in a tone mimicking that of some great historian. “The stone was hidden from the world long ago by evil wizards and greedy dwarves who coveted its power. They are said to have perished in an orgy of magic and bloodshed after turning on one another.”

He stopped pacing and turned to face the soldiers standing at attention before. He made sure he had their complete attention before he continued. “Naturally, we don’t expect all the rumors to be true, but one thing is certain. Over the years, many have tried to claim the Forever Stone, but none have succeeded. However, gentlemen, I intend to be the first to succeed where many have failed before us. I will not lie to you, soldiers. To retrieve the Forever Stone would catapult me into the annals of awesomeness. Bards will sing of my glory, while historians record what I have accomplished. And so here we are, on the brink of greatness, ready to descend into the depths in search of glory and, more important, fame!”


To be continued…


Heroes:

Cormyrian Purple Dragons: Bryan, Brando, and Waingrove

Companions & NPCs:

Sword Captain Dorin Goldhammer


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"The Vault"
Against the Giants (Sunset Mountains)

7 Marpenoth, 1479, Year of the Ageless One
Past Midnight, Far Hills, Sunset Vale, Steading of the Hill Giants

Weather:
Description: Windy
Temperature: Moderate
High: 57°F (13°C)
Low: 38°F (3°C)
Relative: Warmer than normal
Wind Force: Moderate
Wind Speed: 11 mph (17 kph)
Moderate Wind: A steady wind with a 50% chance of extinguishing candles, torches, and similar unprotected flames.


With dwarves safely out of the dungeon, the surviving adventurers gathered together in the steading’s main hall. Their plan, to go back into the dungeons below to free the human captives being held in an area known as The Vault.


To be continued…


The Company of the Siren’s Song:

Note: Caldreas and Dred were killed by Nosnra and The Keeper in “A Chief’s Last Stand”.

Lo-kag, Therand, Deb

Companion(s):

Javok (half-orc scout from Asbravn)


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"Dead on Arrival"
Tomb of Horrors (Reaching Woods)

7 Marpenoth, 1479, Year of the Ageless One
Morning, Northern Reaching Woods, Sunset Vale, elven ruined tower

Weather:
Description: Cloudy
Temperature: Moderate
High: 56°F (13°C)
Low: 39°F (3°C)
Relative: Warmer than normal
Wind Force: Light
Wind Speed: 2 mph (3 kph)
Light Wind: A gentle breeze, having little or no game effect


The forest surrounding the elven ruins was dead.

Every tree looked like wooden skeletons. Boughs reached out like skeletal hands.


To be continued…


The Heroes:

Cain Justice, Freda

The NPC:

Alvyna Littleknight (member of Faerun’s Fantastic Five)


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"A Chief's Last Stand"
Against the Giants (Sunset Mountains)

7 Marpenoth, 1479, Year of the Ageless One
Past Midnight, Far Hills, Sunset Vale, Steading of the Hill Giants

Weather:
Description: Windy
Temperature: Moderate
High: 57°F (13°C)
Low: 38°F (3°C)
Relative: Warmer than normal
Wind Force: Moderate
Wind Speed: 11 mph (17 kph)
Moderate Wind: A steady wind with a 50% chance of extinguishing candles, torches, and similar unprotected flames.


Nosnra, greatest of the Hill Giant chiefs, was fighting for the survival of his tribe and his steading.

Rage swelled inside him as he fought alongside The Keeper, his favored and most trusted friend. Among his tribe, everyone knew that The Keeper—for the brutish hill giant did not go by any other name—was only second to Nosnra is brute strength and skills in combat.

But would it be enough? For nearly a tenday, the troublesome adventurers had attacked his steading, slaying many of his finest warriors, allied giants, and other humanoids.

Their tactics were unlike those Nosnra had fought before. They entered his steading in the middle of the night and had slain the others while they slept. Despite the chief’s attempts to strengthen the steading’s defenses, the adventurers kept pressing the attacks.

Each attack left Nosnra with fewer giants in his tribe than he started out with months ago.

To make matters worse, the adventurers even killed Ironjaw, the pet dire bear Nosnra found as a cub deep in the Reaching Wood. He had raised and trained Ironjaw to be his trusted companion. And how Ironjaw was dead.

As tears, born of loss and rage swelled in his eyes, Nosnra felt that a sense of hope yet remained.

When the adventurers retreated during their last midnight attack, Nosnra had ordered all twelve of the young hill giants to escape the steading under the cover of night. The young ones were joined by their mothers and three of his best warriors to protect and lead them to the safety of the hill giants’ allies.

However, it had deeply saddened him and his wife, Morzul, to say goodbye to their son, Berrak. But Nosnra knew that Berrak’s survival meant the future of his tribe was secure.

He also knew that someday soon when Berrak comes of age, he would seek out and kill every single one responsible for the death of the young giant’ parents.

Nosnra’s and the death of Morzul would be avenged!

This thought brought some comfort to the chieftain who was now more than ready to fight and die if need be, to rise again and serve his god, Grolantor, in The Steading, his god’s home in Carceri.


To be continued…


The Company of the Siren’s Song:

Caldreas, Lo-kag, Therand, Deb, Dred

Companion(s):

Javok (half-orc scout from Asbravn)


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"Hell to the Chief" Part 3
Against the Giants (Sunset Mountains)

7 Marpenoth, 1479, Year of the Ageless One
Past Midnight, Far Hills, Sunset Vale, Steading of the Hill Giants

Weather:
Description: Windy
Temperature: Moderate
High: 57°F (13°C)
Low: 38°F (3°C)
Relative: Warmer than normal
Wind Force: Moderate
Wind Speed: 11 mph (17 kph)
Moderate Wind: A steady wind with a 50% chance of extinguishing candles, torches, and similar unprotected flames.


With the deaths of several giants including hill giants, stone giants, and a fire giant, everyone considered their next plan of action.


To be continued…


The Company of the Siren’s Song:

Caldreas, Lo-kag, Therand, Deb, Dred

Companion(s):

Javok (half-orc scout from Asbravn)


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