First Foray

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Update on what has happened since the last post

The skirmish and Priest were killed and then looted by Jin. Some new faces came in: Ariel the Eladrin Wiz, a Tiefling Cleric, and a Human Fighter. However, all three soon had to leave the session. Yeti almost got killed by the priest until Jin intervened and Yeti got some healing on him. That left the 3 Dragonshields left, the third being completely surrounded by Yeti, Azariah, and Ariel. The week after that session, we were unable to play due to issues beyond my control

- SESSION 3 -

Jer (Tiefling Cleric) rushes in to help Viper as he struggles with the two Dragonshields before him. Calling upon the powers of his god, a lance of golden energy forms in his hands. Aiming for the back of the turned away from him, Jer thrusts his lance forward. The lance misses the kobold’s back but grazes his shoulder, bringing it’s attention to Jer. (Lance of Faith)

After taking what little possessions the dead priest had, Jin looks around and sees Azariah and Ariel engaged with the farthest Dragonshield. He walks over there, his morning star swaying in his hand as he strides forward. Muttering to hid god as he raises his morning star, Jin says the last syllable as the weapon hits the kobold on the head, crushing the skull inwards and instantly killing the creature. He bends down and begins to loot the body of his latest victim. (Priest’s Shield)

The first Dragonshield that is left facing Viper decdies to strike out in furry at the breath of the Dragonborn. The small sword creates a gash on Viper’s arm. The kobold facing Jer stabs forward with it’s sword in an attempt to finish off the newcomer. The sword pricks Jer’s hand and he glares down at the kobold.

Viper decides he might be able to finish this fight quickly. He tries to force the kobold to jump in at him while setting up for Jer to help if possible. However, the kobold does not fall for his trick and blocks his sword. (Viper’s Strike)

Yeti is breathing hard after his duel with the Wyrmpriest. Blood cakes his arms under the tatters of cloth that acid had burned through. He walks forward before Jin and holds his hand stretched out towards the kobold Jer is fighting. He starts uttering a simple phrase in a fiendish tongue. The kobold blinks in surprise at the unfamiliar feeling that has come over him. The creature looks around and sees the Tiefling continually holding his hand out towards it. Yetigrins wickedly as dark energy forms around his hand. He then throws it at the kobold causing the creature to whelp in pain. (Warlock’s Curse, Eldritch Blast)

Ariel strides over the dead body of the one she had been fighting before coming next to Jin and within a few feet of the second Dragonshield. She saw the dark energy hit the kobold and decided she might add to it’s suffering. Holding her arms straight up before her, she calls upon the element of fire. Her hands become engulfed in flame as his leaps into the air. She then throws her hands forward towards the kobold releasing the fire onto the creature. A cry of pain issues of the creature’s mouth as flame licks at it’s hide. (Burning Hands)

Jer watches dark energy and flame land blow after blow on the kobold before him. He calls upon his god again and creates a second lance of energy into being. Grabbing hold of it and screaming, he thrusts the lance into the kobold’s chest. The kobold’s eyes watch as the lance pierces it’s armor and explodes out its back. Blood drops to the dirt road as the creature is held up motionless. The lance disappears and the kobold falls in a heap on the road. (Lance of Faith)

Jin decides to help Viper since it seems he is having trouble with the last kobold. He forms a lance of green energy in his hand and walks up behind the last kobold. Muttering a pray to his god and holding the lance in a downards position, Jin thrusts the lance down. The kobold feels the pain of the lance as it breaks apart on impact from the thrust. (Lance of Faith)

The kobold growls as it throws its arm holding the short sword backwards behind him, gazing Jin in an attempt of getting at whoever struck at it.

Viper thrusts his sword forward, sticking the kobold in its side and bringing it’s attention back to him.

Yeti still holds his hand up and draws in dark energy to surrond it once again. He throws his hand forward, sending the dark energy inot the kobold. The energy explodes upon impact with the kobold’s chest. The creature’s frame can’t take very much punishment in the first place and this latest attack cause the creature’s heart to stop as blood flows down the front of the armor. The kobold falls face forward into the dirt road. (Eldritch Blast)

Everyone looks over each other’s wounds before agreeing to continue on to the site indicated on their crude map.

- END SESSION -

The players got there, but I will make that an entire post next time.

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Second Day

Not much going on in this post. We had very little time to actually get through anything and many interruptions kept bogging us down.

- SESSION 3 -

Jin, Yeti, and Sage are at the smithy the next morning trying to see what they can buy from the place. While they are talking with the owner, we switch to the jail cell where last night, Viper had his gear taken away and locked into a small lonely cell. This morning, a guard comes to the cell and unlock the door and allow Viper to come out. In the guard room Viper comes face to face with the lord of Winterhaven, Lord Padraig.

“I have heard about you and are lucky to be alive right now. We take threats towards members of this town seriously and deal out punishment in the same. It is only through the generosity of your friends that you are able to stand before me right now. Most of those that threaten Winterhaven are executed immediately. What have you learned with your stay in our jail?”

Viper’s answer is barely above a whisper. “I will not make threats against this town or anyone that inhabits it. I will also stay my weapons and behave as one should behave when a guest.”

Lord Padraig’s eyes seem not totally convinced of this statement from this particular Dragonborn. “We shall see. The next time that this incident happens, you will be publicly executed.” Viper gulps at hearing this last statement and slightly bows before Padraig. “I understand.” “Good. Now we come to the part your release. For staying the night in a cell, the city will collect 6 silver from you. Though I happen to know you own more than this, silver will do since that what most of the people here in town usually carry. You can also claim your gear that is setting on the bench next to the guard after I leave. I hope we do not have not meet like this again.”

Viper took hold of Padraig’s hand and began to shake it. “Thank you so much… “Do not touch me again you filthy Dragonborn!” Lord Padraig screams before turning about and leaving the room. Viper goes to his gear and finds the required silver and deposits it the outstretched hand of the guard. “Way out if behind me and to the left,” the guard replies to Viper’s confused look. He quickly grabs the rest of his gear and hurries off into town to find his companions.

While this was going on, Azariah walked into the town from the entrance and saw the rest of his companions at the smithy. He hails them before joining the group. “Greetings. Been waiting for you arrive. When did you get into town?” “Last night,” Jin replies. “I arrived the day before you did. I just came back from scouting nearby but nothing so far. Any word on where Douven is at?” “We have located information that he is at a dragon burial site. The one he was talking about when he began his journey. We are preparing to head out to day to begin our search there,” Yeti relates as some of the group looks at the wares that the smithy has. “Where is Viper?” Azariah asked when he saw the Dragonborn not among them. “Got himself locked up last night for threatening the guards,” Sage chuckles out. “Had to spend the night and should be released soon.” “When do we begin to head out?” “Now if everyone is done.”

Viper rushes through the town and sees his companions leave through the gates. As he nears, he spots the smithy as well and stops for a quick look at the wares. His eyes come across a light shield and has the gold ready to give to the smithy that second. Handing over the money, Viper takes the shield and quickly catches up to his companions. “Thanks for leaving me behind!” “You would have eventually caught up to us anyway Viper,” Yeti explains while the group continues to walk down the road following the map given to them by Eilian. Viper pushes past everyone to take up the lead of the group with Azariah off the left behind him, Yeti right behind him, Jin behind Azariah and Sage taking up the rear.

Suddenly the group was ambushed by kobold as they rushed out from under the foialge that lined the road. Two kobolds wielding shields and short swords rushed at Viper from the right of the road while a third rushed straight into Azariah. Two other kobolds, one wielding a spear and the other wearing a skull, came in from behind and the spear wielder came rushing into Sage’s back. The two facing Viper missed in their surprise attack against the warlord while the same befell the rest of the ambush party. The skullwearing kobold begins to form a greenish orb between his hands and flings it Sage. The orb however falls short of its target. The kobold starts jumping up and down with strange sounds coming out of it’s mouth at the failure of his spell. Azariah took the initiative. Two scimitars appeared in the elf’s hands and he struck out with one and trying to move to give him some area to work with. But the blade missed the mark and the kobold facing him blocks his attempt to move around. Jin decides that it is time to strike out in an attempt to aid Sage. Moving so he can get a clear line of sight on the spear wielder, Jin casts a spell but it does minor damage to the kobold.

*Sage’s form becomes transparent

With a roar, Viper swings at the kobold to his right but his rage blinds his attack and he misses. The two facing Viper decide to attack in unison. The one to the right swings at Viper, the sword banging away as the broadsword of the warlord strikes the enemy’s blade. The second kobold stabs forward, catching Viper’s left side with a nasty gash. Viper roars again but begins to notice a slight change overcoming him. The kobold facing Azariah slips it’s blade past the elf’s whirling defense and stabs the ranger in the shoulder. Grunting with pain, Azariah pulls free of the blade and begins to notice a slight change to himself as well. The spear wielder rushes towards the cleric to tie him up and thrusts his spear forward. Jin knocks the flimsy weapon away with his morning-star. The skullwearer looks towards Yeti, the only member of the group who has yet to take any action. Another greenish orb forms between the clawed hands as the creature flings it at the newest target. The orb once again falls short and the kobold’s outrage plays itself out again. Yeti seeing the attack upon lifts up his hand while holding his scythe points out a slender finger at the skullwearer and utters in a strange language. A small thin black line flies out and strikes the skull on top and burns an X into the skull to mark him. Grinning with a toothy smile, Yeti hefts up his scythe and swings it down upon the skullwearer. The kobold jumped backwards as the blade passed through the spot the creature had just occupied.

- END SESSION -

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First Day

June 28- Campaign Begins!

This list will be edited with all the players that are playing.

  • Jin, Elf Cleric
  • Ariel, Eladrin Wizard
  • Yeti, Tiefling Warlock
  • Sage, Human Fighter
  • Viper, Dragonborn Warlord (DB)
  • Azariah, Elf Ranger

This will be edited later to reflex those that I forgot at the top of my head. For now, these are the players that took some kind of action.

- Session 1 Recap -

Day 1:
  • Group started on the road to Winterhaven in search of their mentor Douven Staul.
  • Ambushed by kobolds that were waiting for travelers.
  • 5 Kobold minions begin a charge towards the group.
  • Jin steps forward and calls upon Lance of Faith onto the first minion with a crit. All that is left is two shoes with smoke trailing out of them. Rest of the kobolds are stuck dumb and stop after seeing their leader get obliterated.
  • Ariel casts Magic Missile but to avail as she misses her mark.
  • Minions decide to continue on suicidal mission of rushing the group, 2 Dragonshields start coming out with a Slinger to provide ranged support.

— Group size decreases, minions drop to 2

  • Dragonborn fries the two minions who happen to get close to him with his breath.
  • Jin decides to stand some distance behind the DB.
  • 1 Dragonshield engages the DB, the other goes to the cleric, while the slinger switches between the two group members.
  • Jin beats his opponent into a bloody pulp with his morning-star.
  • DB doing some damage to his opponent but still missing quite a bit. Dragonshield putting the pain on the DB.

- End Session -

See Wiki for information regarding players and decision I have come up with that

- Session 2 -

Day 1:
  • Jin advances upon the annoying Slinger, Lance’s him to bloodied.
  • Dragonshield keeps attacking the DB, doing some minor damage, down to bloodied at this point, marks the DB.
  • DB decides to Second Wind to regain some health.
  • Jin begins walking over to help DB, Lance’s again.
  • Dragonshield misses hits against the DB again.
  • DB manages to hit the Dragonshield and drop him to 2 hp.
  • Jin bashes the Dragonshield into a heap with War Priest’s Strike.

Yeti and Human Fighter appear together.

Jin and DB decide to being looting the bodies of the kobolds that are around. Jin takes the dragon scale the Dragonshield was using and his short sword as well. DB takes the bandoleer with 3 ceramic spheres attached from the Slinger as well as the sling and the pouch of bullets. The party agrees to continue on down the road to Winterhaven because night is approaching.

Upon reaching the walls and gate of the town, they are greeted by a guard on duty at the gate. He begins asking the players what their business is in coming to such a far place when the DB begins going gangsta and threating the guard(somewhat). He also began to pull out his weapons and the guard immediately calls for back up. Two guards on top of the wall pop out and have bows with arrows ready pointed straight at the DB. Two more guards come out and wrestle the DB to the ground and shackle him before hauling him off to the Barracks for a night in their small jail. The first guard looks at the other party members and demands if they will be causing any other trouble. Party agrees they will not. Guard once again what they are doing out this way and the group describes their mentor to the guard, who has a hazy memory of someone of that description but knows nothing. Points the group to Wrafton Inn where all traveler’s stay in the town and maybe the innkeeper might know something. The group goes into in the inn where they are greeted by the innkeeper Salvana. Upon asking the group, they once again give their mentor’s description and name, she does give some light to the characters that he had indeed stayed and sent them in Eilien’s way. Eilien tells the group that he gave Douven directions to a burial site for him and draws a crude map for the players so they can follow after. Night has ascended upon the town and everything is closed up. The party decides that sleep is in order: 3 get somewhat comfy beds in an inn while the DB gets to sleep on some straw in a jail cell.

- End Session -

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