23rd Planting 1632

The group develops a plan to liberate New Haven from the grip of High Inquisitor Stahn. Also: Varikass’s flock learns the joy of face painting, Calamity finds some catharsis, everyone finds out who has been pulling the strings, and the group falls into some money…

First appearance of:
Mirabelle, the Horse
Pûka, the Horse
Tanner (also his Last)
Billy, the Morad Architect

XP Awarded: 750XP + 50 Bonus XP
XP Total: 4,700XP

19th Planting 1632

The group heads to the Swamp to investigate Baba Gorkiya. Along the way they find creative uses for fish, bump into a familiar face, learn about the complexities of Lizardfolk life, and exit time and space for a little trip on mushroom stew…

First Appearance Of:
Baba Gorkiya
The Creepy Fisherman
The Lizard Queen
Rotark, the Bare-chested
Glenda
Laucian
Malfeaxx
Amboss and Eisen
Brother Darby
Calamity’s Parents

XP Awarded: 500XP plus 50 Bonus XP
XP Total: 3900XP

15th Planting 1632

The group takes a few days to rest, recover, and mourn following the banishment of Nerikesh. Chani delivers a warning, Hobgoblins set Bud on fire, and the group is thrown a bone and finally makes it through breakfast.

First appearance of:
Peraxia, Cleric of Scillia
High Inquisitor Heironyous Stahn
Tharg’s Brother (Tuesday)

XP Awarded: 600XP
XP Total: 3350XP

In the frozen north, a messenger enters a tower built in the shape of a hooded woman. The messenger climbs the many stairs inside to the top of the tower, where an older man, graying but surprisingly fit, sits at a desk pouring through papers.  After an awkward moment, the messenger clears his throat, breaking the man’s singular focus on his work.

“What is it?”

“Sorry to interrupt Father Darby, but…” the messenger hesitates slightly before finishing, his voice betraying the feelings of fear that he’d been trying to suppress,  “It’s Varikass. He’s been sighted south, in Carthellia.”

Varikass. Darby soaks in the word for a minute, his mind going back to that forsaken cave that plagued his dreams still. He notes the fear on the face of the messenger and wonders if the messenger is more worried about Varikass or what his reaction to the news might be. He takes a deep breath and weighs his possible actions, quickly realizing that there is only one course of action that he can take.

He looks at the messenger, who is still nervously waiting for some reply on his part. “On your way down, fetch my steward. Tell him we’re going south.”

13th Planting 1632

All preparations have been made, and the banishment ritual begins. However, Nerikesh knows more about the group’s plan than she’s let on and has taken steps of her own to prevent the ritual from succeeding. Also, the group finds a use for the Potions of Animal Friendship they’ve been acquiring.

XP Awarded: 1000XP + 50 Bonus XP
XP Total: 2750XP (Level 4!)

12th Planting 1632

The group makes preparations for the banishment ritual, while Varikass makes more sinister plans. Calamity learns more about her orb, Neristhanna finds herself getting attached to her kobold ward,  Rangrim makes a deal with some miners, and Varikass pisses off the Captain of the Guard…

First appearance of:
Chaltan, the Shopkeeper
Kyle, the Half-Dragon Cat

XP Awarded: 250XP + 50 Bonus XP
XP Total: 1700XP