Living Greyhawk Redux

Experimentation
Set in the Lands of Iuz

While Brottor went to the wild to summon the Buckinator, the rest of you were hired by a merchant to guard their caravan on a journey to Needlebough, near the border between the Empire of Iuz and the Shield Lands. Jaedric and Halon, his bodyguard, were rather glum company, and it rained continuously on the journey. Close to Needlebough, Jaedric wanted to push on through the night in order to get a hot meal and a warm bed. Halon was not so sure, and his reluctance was understandable when the wagon hit a rut and broke the axle. You spent another unpleasant night, and hoped to get on to Needlebough the next day.

The rain let up for what seemed the first time in weeks the next morning, and although it was foggy and grey, the four of you trudged on to Needlebough in order to purchase a new axle. Jaedric and Halon stayed behind with the wagon. Arriving in Needlebough, you found a scene of devastation. In the middle of the small hamlet, nailed to a post, was a dead elf. Attached to him was a parchment, from which a magical mouth appeared, warning you that death had come to this village, stay at your own peril.

In the village were a number of buildings. One was a house, burnt to cinders. Another was a temple, you determined of Farlanghan and Trithereon; a holy symbol to each remained in their own piles of fine ash. On the altar in the temple was what appeared to by a dead young child eunuch with milky red eyes, greyish skin, and leathery black wings. A magical band was around its neck. None of you were sure what this thing was. The wagoner’s shop had a man frozen in horror, made completely out of ash. Being careful not to touch him, you found a wagon axle and moved on. Another building was an inn. Inside, a longsword was stuck in the ground, and a white apron covered another pile of ash. You found nothing alive in the inn, but you did recover a finely made silvered dagger. Another building was the general store, which appeared to be devoid of life, but fully stocked, except for thunderstones. Some of you thought that you could loot some stuff from here, but a dwarven ghost appeared as you tried to exit, and demanded payment. You chatted to the ghost for a bit, trying to convince him that he was dead, but to little avail.

There were two other locations of interest in the town. The first was a track leading out of town, and the second was a smouldering pile of wood. You decided to investigate the pile of wood first. You spied three dead bodies in the pile here, and as Kendrik moved closer to inspect them, his eyes locked with a glowing pair of red eyes, and he turned to stone. Fortunately for the rest of you, you managed to slay the basilisk there without any other casualties. You decided to head back to the wagon to see if the merchants had something to fix the “turned to stone” condition, dragging Kendrik along with you, but leaving the axle behind (as collateral). You were fortunate that the merchants did indeed have a scroll of Break Enchantment, which restored Kendrik, and then you headed back to the hamlet to fetch the axle and explore the track. Down the track, you found a semi-insane man called Fischer, a trapper, who had somehow survived the attack on the village, through the use of thunderstones and holy water, he claimed. You headed back to the town, grabbed the axle, and went back to the wagon, delivering your report on the situation to Jaedric and Halon, and convinced them to turn around and leave. They agreed to do so, departing the next day, for it was already late at that point.

That night, however, you were attacked by two men. Luckily, Kendrik had the willpower to withstand their sleep arrows, at least, the first two, and raised the alarm. Dealing with the would be murderers, you found that one of them had a map to the secret lair. In the morning, you trudged off to find it.

At the secret lair, little more than a hovel in a hillside, you found two rooms. One had cages and a pair of bedrolls. Gildon managed to find a secret compartment containing a spellbook. In the other room, was a folding table, chair, bedroll, and chest. Gildon searched the chest for traps before opening it, but it still exploded in his face, and the papers that were inside became ash instantly. All that remained of value in the chest were a few coins.

Heading back to the wagon, you came across Jaedric, Halon and Fischer tied to the wheels, being interrogated by a wizard. As you approached, two children with milky red eyes and black leathery wings, wreathed in flames stepped out to attack you. Sitting on -9 hitpoints became a popular holiday spot, but eventually you prevailed. Fischer wanted to stay in his village, and so you, along with Jaedric and Halon, headed back to Rookroost (large town in the area).

After a final meal together, Jaedric finally dropped his persona, and admitted that the Shade had recommended you, and offered thanks from that elusive “organisation”. As thanks, he left three wooden chips on the table. At this point, you suspect you may have seen some of the creatures that Felkas informed you about, after your foray close to Dorakaa.


XP: 1120 xp each, mostly from the final combat, +20 xp Kendrik
GP: 1972
Loot:

  • MW Silvered Dagger
  • 2 potions of Heroism
  • 1 potion of CMW
  • A Pendant of Breath (valued at 1500 gp)
  • A Spellbook (valued at 3600 gp, sells at cost, because wizards are greedy)

Other Stuff:


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Dark Waves
Set in Traft

Travelling from Drell’s cave in the Clatspurs, you wended your way back to the city of Traft. Arriving through the city gates in the morning, you were greeted by the sight of a man in the stocks, a proclamation ongoing that despite being a revered member of the clergy, he was to be hung that evening for the murder of an aristocrat girl. Such is the kopprijs for his deed.

Talking to him, he implored you to investigate something strange about a relic his church received, which he believes possessed him and forced him to commit the crime. Agreeing to go looking, you headed off to the temple of Rao.

Along the way, you were attacked by an assassin, who unsuccessfully attempted to murder Jarik. At the temple of Rao itself, you talked to the man’s assistant. While being told about the relic, tiger nomads burst into the temple and killed him. It appears that you have started dabbling in something that somebody did not want you to. However, you had a lead on a furniture shop, called the Bottomless Haversack, and so you headed there next.

At the Bottomless Haversack, you encountered Birkie Blabbermouth, who didn’t want to speak to you. That is, while his tiger nomad buddies were in the shop with him. Afterwards, however, he blurted that all the furniture was coming from a warehouse and here it is and please don’t hurt him.

A short jaunt and an obligatory thug attack later, and you had arrived at the warehouse. Inside were a pack of rasts which you dealt with handily. There didn’t seem to be much here, but an elevator leading underground…

… which lead to a white dragon. Glacialismagnificus, as he introduced himself, monologued that Panshazek of the Boneheart had sent him to Traft to oversee the distribution of once-holy relics tainted by the Old One. He mentioned something about a Crook bringing Old Wicked low, but you’re not exactly sure what that was all about. Regardless, he almost wiped the floor with you (or perhaps he did wipe you with the floor?), and it was only for the intervention of Moradin that you survived.

Stacked up the back was a bunch of furniture, and hidden amongst it were the tainted relics. Racing back to save a man’s life, bringing evidence of a chromatic dragon, no less, you convinced the Watch Detective to spare the priest’s life. Afterwards, the acting Voorman, Bildgear, announced that Perrenland was going to send troops to Vesbergen to prepare for the annulment of the pact of neutrality with Iuz.


XP: 1300 for Jarik, 1510 for everyone else. Brottor, Illene, Kendrik and Gildon level
GP: 1366 gp from selling goodies and junk, -540 from spells

Loot:

  • 20 throwing axes coated with Black Adder Venom
  • Arcane scrolls of Ice Knife, Spell Flower, and False Life
  • 1 large white dragon’s worth of hide (see pp 115-116 of the Draconomicon for what can be done with it; you may want to save up for when you have multiple dragonhides available to make something ;-)

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The Stone Man's Puzzle
Set in the Clatspur Mountains

You began in Verbeeg Hill, a town bordering the Vesve forest, having safely returned from the lands of Iuz. The rumourmill was hard at work today, with news that a giant stone man had waltzed into town, plucked out an accused tax cheat from the city court, stuffed him in a sack, and left town again. Knowing that rumours can get out of hand, you went to investigate the city court for yourself. At the court, the old bailiff begged you to see if you could recapture the escaped criminal. None of those present looked like they were keen to go chasing after a giant. Thus, you ended up following the giant’s tracks out of town. Along the way, you came across a couple of hill giants with their direwolf puppy.

At the end of the day, you came across a gnomish settlement. They weren’t all that pleased to see you, and seemed to be covering for the giant in some way. Ignoring them, you trundled on through. The next day, you arrived at the giant’s cave, and he invited you in to talk. It turns out that Drell, the stone giant, has a maths problem in the back of his cave, and its been interrupting his meditations, because he doesn’t know how to solve it. Thus, he borrowed Cullen Gregor, an accountant renowned for his skill with numbers, to solve it. The puzzle appeared to be a maths problem, but before you could deal look into it too closely, a loud voice challenged Drell, who went outside to see what was the matter. Another stone giant was intent on murdering the peaceful giant, and so you went out to defend Drell. After some difficulty, the stone giant fell, and you returned to look at the puzzle. It appeared that Cullen had vanished, but had left annotations on the puzzle enough to figure out that it was a riddle. Solving it, you were pulled through the wall to a secret complex.

Inside the complex, there were five rooms, each with strange magical runes crawling all over them. An entranceway, a pantry, a kitchen, a bedroom, and a laboratory. It was in the laboratory that you found a grotesque creature made from the bodies of gnomes sewn together. It was in the process of killing Cullen, but was somewhat interrupted by your appearance. After doing battle with the flesh golem, you investigated the laboratory and found a magical helmet. Leaving the strange place by the same way you came, you found the gnomes from the village chatting to Drell outside. You decided to let Cullen go, and he promised that he had friends around the Flanaess whose help might be useful to the party.

Leaving, you continued on over the Clatspurs to Traft, where the next adventure will begin.


XP: 1100 to those not Jarik. 900 to Jarik
gp: None
loot:

  • Helm of Comprehend Languages and Read Magic (5200 gp in value)

Other: Brottor, Gildon, Illene and Jarik are afflicted by Arcane Numerology.


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Across the Border
Set in the Lands of Iuz

You started out in Traft, where you were approached and asked to consider undertaking a mission of immense danger in the lands of the Old One. You travelled to Redoubt, a border garrison in Furyondy, in order to meet with an enigmatic person known only as “The Shade.”
(see here for the location of Redoubt – it’s just South of Crockport on the Northern border of Furyondy).

In Redoubt, you were met by the Shade late at night. She told you that she worked for an organisation devoted to bringing about the fall of the Old One. They had an operative inside Dorakaa who needed help escaping the town, and you were requested to rendezvous with them, and get them out of the land. Posing as crooked merchants, you were to approach the Northern outskirts of Dorakaa, rendezvous with Felkas there, and then get him out of Iuzian lands.

You began by meeting a grey olve, Bowsong, in the forests of the Vesve. He provided a wagon, complete with hidden compartment, and various goods. From there, you travelled into Iuzian lands.

Your first encounter with Iuzian forces was just past the border of the Vesve. You bribed a patrol to allow you safe passage through the lands. Your next encounter was an attack by a couple of ogres and worgs, along with a wizard. Ensuring that there were no survivors, you travelled onwards, looking for a place to rest for the evening, away from the site of the attack. You came across a hillock with a door and light, looking like somebody inhabited it, but wisely kept on moving.

Next, you came to the Dulsi river. Your intelligence was that there would be a ford there, but instead, you found a garrison defending a bridge. After making a fool of himself, you ended up paying a generous bridge toll, and kept on moving. Unbeknownst to you, you were followed by a quasit here, who figured you couldn’t possibly be who you said you were (or as dumb as you looked).

The next few day were quiet, as you trundled across the Desolate Plains, heading towards Dorakaa. On the third day of the monotony, a roiling storm in the form of a skull engulfed you, and you did battle with incorporeal undead. It was here that Kendrik learned that he can actually turn undead.

Rolling along further, you made it to the outskirts of Dorakaa. Here, you waited for your contact to show up, and pretended to be undertaking wheel repairs in the meantime. After a couple of hours, Felkas showed up, but was being pursued by a team of Iuzians. Here, the quasit chose to reveal itself, and joined the attackers. You managed to defeat most of the Iuzians, but the quasit got away, and will undoubtedly report to his fell masters in the Old One’s city.

After the attack, you hid Felkas in the secret compartment, and retreated from the Old One’s lands as fast as possible. A few days later, and you were back in the Highfolk town of Verbeeg Hill. Here, Felkas told you of what he had found – abominations wreathed in flames, made from the flesh of the dead, and with deadly powers. The Shade gratefully thanked you for your help, and turned you on your way. There will be more to this, you are sure.


XP: 1200 each. Jarik levels to 7, the rest of you are still at least two adventures away (depending on how generous I’m feeling).
GP: 1080 from direct sales of the proceeds of crime.

Loot:

  • Gloves of the Slaver (500 gp in value)
  • Wand of Web (9 charges left) (810 gp in value)
  • Potion of Cure Moderate Wounds (300 gp in value)
  • Lesser Bonerod (3 charges) (1350 gp in value)

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The Pfaltzgraf's Fury
Set in the Valley of Kershane

Tensions in Schwarztenbruin are high, and somehow, you’ve managed to be involved with many of the incidents that have sparked the fires, quite literally in one case. The acting Pfaltzgraf of the Weisspeers, Greta Vosser-Weisspeer (Hasten’s widow), asked you to investigate rumours of conflict between the Roodbergs and the Weisspeer allies, the Vossers, in the Kershane Pass. Although a unit of the 6th Auszugen has been dispatched to the area to act as peacekeepers, Greta suspects that there is something more sinister unfolding.

Travelling along the Kershanetrek, you met a travelling band of Vossers, who introduced themselves as members of the Fellkatz Vosser sept. They informed you that Twin Bridges, the town which straddles the Kershane River, is a Roodberg stronghold, and knowing that they would not be welcome there, they were planning on travelling around. They said that the Roodbergs were claiming territorial rights and levying ridiculous taxes upon the Vossers, who had finally refused to pay, thus precipitating the current conflict. Despite their warnings, you headed into Twin Bridges. Although not particularly welcome, you were permitted to pass through the town, which seemed to be swelling with a muster of Roodenhund warriors (a sept of the Roodberg clan). You passed on quickly through.

On the other side of Twin Bridges, you came across a battle site, where a number of Auszugen soldiers lay dead, as well as some goblins and hobgoblins. You also found the bodies of the Vosser party you met previously, along with a wary vosserkatz. There seemed to be a warband of goblinoids roaming around, and you decided to follow their tracks.

You were soon met by a Ravenlord, half elf half nymph, who had evidently spent too much time as a bird for the past thousand years. Seeking revenge on the goblinoids for their desecration of her part of the forest, she enlisted your aid. First, however, you needed to escape the incoming forces who were searching for you, which is where you found your first indication that the Roodbergs were for at least some part, working as agents of Hextor (big bad lawful evil deity, google him :-) and with the goblins. The Ravenlord led you to a safe area, which she revealed as the ancient Valley of Kershane, a city of Grey Olves which had been locked away in time for countless years. She explained that the goblinoids were the Guurhok, the ancestral enemies of the Kershane, and it was little surprise that they had been stirred up at the same time.

After a night’s rest, the Ravenlord led you do a battle in the woods, between the Roodenhund warband, their goblinoid allies, and the Fellkatz Vossers who had fled from the region. Guided through the mists by the Ravenlord, you were led to the leader of the Roodenhunds, the Obstergraf of the Sept, known as the “Pfaltzgraf’s Fury”, and there you did battle, albeit somewhat briefly.

With the death of the Fury and his revelation as an agent of Hextor, the Roodenhund and Guurhok warbands routed, and you were celebrated by the Fellkatz Vossers, as well as a squad of Grey Olven rangers, who had come to the aid of their old Vosser allies.

Leaving the Kershane pass, you met with a unit of the 1st Auszugen escorting acting Voormann Orgus Bildgear himself, who thanked you for helping to prevent the slaughter of the Fellkatz Vossers at the hands of the Roodenhunds. As a Roodberg himself, you wondered if perhaps Bidlgear knew what his kinsmen were up to.


I’ve attached the history of the Kershane which Sergei summarised for you.

XP: 900 each

GP: 100 gp upfront payment + 500 gp division of spoils for a total of 600 gp each, or 3000 gp total.


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Fury of a Cold Man's Heart
Part two of "For The Greater Good", set in the Lands of Iuz

The adventure began with Kendrik receiving strange dreams, luring him to Critwall, in the Shield Lands. In Critwall, you came across droves of refugees from Rishvian, just over the Veng river, who had been displaced by a Priestess of Iuz taking people as slaves. You decided to investigate. Just outside the now ghost town of Rishvian, you saw that a temple was being excavated. Here, you were found by a group of Knights of Rao (The Reasoned One, which is what I was trying to remember today ;-), who were planning an assault on the temple. Rojan Arden was the leader of the knights, and he planned to attack at dawn.

Zelt Damascus sought you out at their camp, and Kendrik in particular. It turned out he had another tattoo curse, similar to Kendrik’s. He said that he had received the curse when his father died. His research indicated that three medallions bore the curses, and they were made in the temple here somehow. He thought that the curse might be undone inside the temple. The child Aaront was there with him also, who seems to be somehow related to the curses. Zelt proposed infiltrating the temple from the back entrance, and making your way to the altar of blood, in order to try and remove the curses.

Before entering the temple, Zelt asked if Kendrik would take his curse, as he didn’t want it to pass onto his young child should he die. Kendrik agreed, and Zelt gave him his father’s ring, as well as his curse. You stormed the rear entrance, and made your way to the altar of blood. There, you were attacked by a blood golem, but you dispatched of it fairly quickly. Zelt placed Aaront on the altar, and bade Kendrik drop three drops of blood on his forehead. Alas, this did not remove the curses, but instead released the demon Theron who had been trapped within Aaront. Zelt attempted to take the curse back from Kendrik, but could not succeed.

At this point, you were distracted by the assault of the knights on the temple, but arrived too late to join the fray. As the knights freed the slaves and started leading them to safety, you looked at the temple again. Aaront magically cured Zelt of the ailments of the curse, and then pointed out that the bad lady was getting away, she was over there – and she’d made more medallions. You pursued, but she planeshifted away, leaving only her cronies, which you dealt with summarily.

Aaront started following Kendrik, but realising he wasn’t welcome, vanished, saying there was a third for him to follow.

Looking back on your latest escapade, you understand that Zelt’s father was the second of the priests who corrupted the original ritual you saw in the vision, probably by using a Medallion of Dis. Given that the temple in which these medallions were created lies in the realm of Old Wicked, perhaps Iuz has something to do with the original betrayal. Perhaps you might find out more about what the ritual was for somehow?


XP: 840 to Brottor, 1200 to everyone else.
GP: 4680gp is the spoils of battle!

Loot:

  • Cloak of Resistance +1 (Claimed by Illene)
  • Pearl of Power (1st level) (Party)
  • Medallion of Dis (Party)
  • Ring of Damascus (Kendrik)
  • +1 Longsword (Gildon)
  • +1 Chain Shirt (Gildon)

Other:


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Brother Mine
Set in the Sepia Uplands

Traipsing up to Schwunglestadt in search of adventure, you responded to a notice posted at the temple of Zilchus who wanted an escort for a geological survey. Brother Shekem hired you to escort Trennan while he performed his job in a nearby mine. Inside the mine, you found a bunch of what appeared to be dissident Zilchans plotting to raid caravans, and dispatched of them handily. A little further into the mine, you found a vein of mithril, being eaten by rust monsters. After some (understandable) fear of losing valuable equipment, you eventually killed the rust monsters. Following a little further in, you became trapped in the mine by an earthquake. To your left, you found an old temple of Ulaa guarded by a simple riddle, and therein, the ghost paladin Sir Delanit bade you to recover the lost Hammer of Ulaa.

Heading back to find Solrina, you encountered a pair of incorporeals, including your first spectre. Routed, you regrouped, and came back for vengeance the next day. Giddy with victory, you charged on to find the witch Solrina, and discovered that although imprisoned for centuries, her magical powers were still strong. Regardless, you eventually defeated her after a protracted battle, and recovered the hammer. In reward, Sir Delanit offered to enchant a magical weapon to flaming, and Brother Shekem offered a discounted mithril item for assisting in locating the vein.


XP: 1500 for Brottor, Illene, Kendrik (Illene spent 3 xp scribing scrolls), 1260 for Jarik

Loot:

  • Hat of Disguise
  • Potion of False Life
  • Everything else sold for 1950 gp + 400 gp payment
  • 3022 gp used on various purchases (including rebuying Buck’s barding)

Favours:


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Moradin's Forge
Set in the Nation of Khundholm

Journeying back to Khundholm to help clear out the tunnels, your adventure started with a drunken party. The party didn’t last long, however – soon, news that Moradin’s forge was under attack filtered through, and you joined the call to arms. As part of the dwarven warband, your first assignment was to help dispatch some fire giants. The party soon learned that fire giants are tough bastards, even without their weapons, as Brottor was slain. A dwarven cleric was thankfully present to raise Brottor from the dead, although such magic comes at a cost.

Journeying onwards to rejoin the warband, you came across a carriage being driven at reckless speed by some derro. The wagon careened and crashed into the wall, and the derro opened fire. They were easily dealt with. However, inside the carriage, there lurked an explosive device of some sort – the part got out of the way just in time to avoid the huge explosion.

As you drew close to Moradin’s Forge, you met with some Azers, who gave you some information on the forge and the history of the Khund and derro. They were just there on a pilgrimage to the forge, however, and didn’t want to intervene. In the forge itself, a number of fire giants lay dead, but a variety of derro were engaged in battle against the Khund. Baradon himself was holding a bridge against them, although he looked to be being picked off by a derro sorcerer. You engaged the sorcerer, and after taking him out, the tide swung in the favour of the Khund, and the derro were soon routed.

In gratitude for your help in the defense of the forge, you were presented with an Adamantine Dwarven Waraxe.


XP: Brottor died and went back to 12500 XP, then gained 1500 xp for the adventure. Illene gained 1500 xp for the adventure, and Jarik gained 1200 xp.

Loot:

  • Adamantine Dwarven Waraxe
  • All other loot sold, including some magic items, in order to pay for raise dead. Net loss from adventure: 1448 gp

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Under the Hills
Set in Exag and the Yatil Mountains

You were requested to investigate a suspicious death in the city of Exag. Following a variety of leads, you quickly decided that the Obstergraf Frau Glassen was almost certainly involved. Part of your investigations led you to the Den Zauber guild, which Illene was invited to join. Eventually, you decided that a break and enter plan was required, but were sidetracked by the hasty exit of a group of people from nearby stables. Giving chase, they led you to an ogre slaver band, and then a slave camp. Liberating the slaves, you took a peek inside the cave in the Yatil mountains that they were building a fort around, and discovered something of dwarven origin.

Heading into the complex, you discovered a whole labyrinth of caverns and tunnels, with directions carefully labelled in chalk. However, off in a side tunnel, you heard a heard sounds which turned out to be Derro torturing a pair of dwarves. Dispatching with the derro, you found that the dwarves were part of a royal lineage, who had come to reclaim their birthright. However, a curse was preventing them, and all dwarves, from doing so. It was Kendrik who blew the great horn that shattered the curse, and in doing so, was bestowed upon with the Blessing of Moradin.

The next morning, dwarves from all walks of life were beginning to gather in the halls of ancient Khundholm, and you set about chasing your original quarry. You eventually caught up with them in a geothermal valley, but alas, Frau Glaussen and the Den Zauber wizard implicated in the crimes teleported away, leaving only a pair of archers to deal with (and they quickly were). You recovered papers implicating Frau Glaussen in the murder, and headed back to Exag with the information. The Obstergraf was arrested, but the location of her wizard accomplice is unknown.


XP: 850 xp for Brottor, 1000 xp for everyone else.

Lootz:

  • Kendrik upgraded his armour to +2.
  • Sold loot for 4885 gp total profit
  • Got paid 200 gp for helping out
  • Found Eyes of the Eagle

Favours:


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Amidst the Mists and Coldest Frosts
Set in the Land of the Frost Barbarians

You were relaxing in a dockside tavern in Schwartzenbruin, enjoying hot chocolade that the kinder of Schwartzenbruin were shouting you to, when an odd person walked through the door. It wasa small kobold, wearing a beautiful purple cloak, carrying a staff with a dragon’s head carved into the top of it, and wearing a pink ribbon tied in a bow around her tail. She looked at you, decided you looked good enough for her purposes, and talked to you. Introducing herself as Conans the Barbarian, Mighty Sorceress and High Priestess of Azrinens, she said she wanted to hire you to travel to the Land of the Frost Barbarians to secure the trade rights to the legendary argentvorax furs. She said she’d give you her old Cloak of Charisma +2 as a reward. You were to talk to the Jarl of Jutgandgard to undertake the negotiations. She’d teleport you there, more or less, but you’d have to walk home. Kendrik asked for a token of favour to sweeten the negotiations, and Conans procured what she says was a magical holy symbol of Azrinens. One teleport error later, and you were on a beautiful tropical island. One more teleport later, and you were in the snow. Conans wished you good luck, and vanished.

You quickly came across the scene of a fight; a Frutzii (frost barbarian) was taking on two polar bears, who had already downed his companions. Defeating the polar bears (just), the Frutzii introduced himself as Charbel, and invited you to join him on his boat, sailing up to Jutgandgard. Arriving there, a feast was prepared to celebrate Charbel’s return, and you got an opportunity to talk to Endemuk, advisor to the Jarl. He said that the Jarl would award the trading rights to whoever defeated the spectral beasts that plagued his lands, but that there was already another party interested in it; a woman and some orcs. The next morning, you were accused of kidnapping the Jarl’s advisor, who had vanished. A ransom note was left for him. However, somebody had seen the abduction take place, and had followed the raiding party back to their camp, and offered to guide you there.

They were camping in a cave a few hours away. You easily dealt with the orcs, and even their wizard was no match for your prowess (although Jarik learnt about pit traps). Endemuk was quite pleased to be rescued, and the next day pointed you in the direction of the spectral beasts. It took a couple of days to find the beasts, but eventually you did, and you slaughtered them with ease. The Jarl was pleased, and offered you the trading rights, as well as a 400 gp bonus for saving his advisor. Charbel offered to represent the hunters of the argentvorax, and you negotiated a deal with him to Conans’s satisfaction.

Returning to Schwartzenbruin, carefully avoiding travel through Tenh, Conans was pleased with your efforts, and gave each of you with the Blessings of Azrinens.


XP: 1333 xp to Brottor, Kendrik, and Jarik

Loot:

  • 400 gp in rewards
  • Magical Holy Symbol of Azrien (you didn’t trade it in, so you get to keep it. Is anybody game to wear it?)
  • Cloak of Charisma +2 (slightly used) (claimed by Kendrik)
  • +1 Bracers of Armour
  • 108 gp in miscellaneous loot from selling stuff
  • Jarik wanted a quarterstaff. Go for it. It’s free. (Beatstick for Kendrik)

Other:

  • Brottor, Kendrik and Jarik each receive the Blessing of Azrien (or as Conans would call it, the Blessings of Azrinens). Who knows what this might do?

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