26th Planting 1632

The group leaves Lumberson for Lawrencar. Along the way Rangrim finds a sword, and an Owlbear finds the group. Once in Lawrencar, the group sells some Art, find themselves with an abundance of precious metals, and mingle with the locals…

First appearance of:
Ham Ham
Katherine Hardway, Captain of the Lawrencar Guard
Thurgen Stonehammer
Latruvian, Antique Seller
Dalton, a shopkeep
High Priest Malthus of Morad
Jo Ellen, town guard
Luther, head of the Halfling Grotto

XP Awarded: 750XP + 100 Bonus XP
XP Total:  6,600 (Level 5!)

25th Planting 1632

The group heads south to collect their money from the Bank of Carthell, but make a pit stop in Lumberson to send Aster back to New Haven. Unfortunately for them, Lumberson is a lot less lively than it used to be.

First Appearance Of:
Walt the Wight
Kerazu
Barcus, Bounty Hunter and Paladin of Colth
Carbunkle, the Skeletal Horse

XP Awarded: 1,000XP + 50 Bonus XP
XP Total: 5,750XP

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

11th Planting 1632

The group discovers an alternate plan to zapping the Dragon with a lightning cannon, Rangrim breaks into the Mayor’s house, Calamity discovers some unsettling truths about her orb, and the group finds out that tactics help when fighting a horde of Goblins…

First Appearance of:
Cleric Dryden Fletcher
Bitey
Granite, the Riding Dog
Ricki
Tharg (also his last appearance)

XP Awarded: 500XP + 50 Bonus XP
XP Total: 1400XP

Due to an audio mishap, there was no audio saved for this session. Here’s what happened:

9th Planting 1632

The group is at The Lusty Narwhal talking to Kalia about their current situations. (Kalia’s take: “You’re fucked.”) Kalia tells the group about her time with The Azure Scales, an adventuring company, and how Nerikesh took her arm and defeated the group. She mentions that Brana, the Captain of the Town’s Guard, lost her wife in the attacks. She advises the group not to run, but to stay close to town—the group has a better chance of defeating the dragon if they work with the remaining Scales.

The group proceeds to Lannet, the blacksmith, in order to sell their loot from their recent adventure. Varikass, using his famed diplomacy, makes a sour first impression on Lannet. They then head to the constabulary to claim the bounty on Algren the bandit. There they find Darig Gundarion, who is eager to get rid of the kobold the group has left in his jail cells. He introduces the group to Brana Ironheart, Captain of the Guard, who congratulates the group on their good work defeating Algren and offers more work, once the dragon business is taken care of. She also instructs the group to check in with the Mayor about Chaluck.

Next they visit the mayor, Chani, who takes great delight in proving how much about the group that she already knows. She gives the group leave to let Chaluck out of jail, and signals to Rangrim in thieves cant that he should meet with her later. She feeds the group exotic and expensive dishes and sends them off with bags of cookies. The group splits up.

Neristhanna goes to pick up Chaluck and is shocked to discover him not only playing cards with Darig and a troll, but speaking the common tongue as well. She forbids him from speaking common, until she can figure out what is going on with him. She takes him to the tailor, Ollivander, to get fitted for an outfit. While the outfit is being modified for Chaluck’s reptilian form, she bathes him, finding that Rangrim has snuck a dog-tag on the kobold, with the message “If Found, Return to Neristhanna” on it. Rangrim delights in her anger. Later that evening, she once again finds Chaluck playing cards, this time with a gnome named Tundi. True to his word, he’s not speaking common, but rather Dwarven. Flustered, Neristhanna retires for the evening.

Varikass and Calamity embark on the first of their many mundane adventures together. While exploring the town, they buy feed from the Feed and Seed shop. They talk about the impending doom coming to town, seriously startling the shop keep in the process. The also buy feed for Varikass’s horse. They also visit The Enchanted Florist, meeting Foxglove, an elven florist. Zie amicably chats with two adventures, trapping them with zir hospitality. Things get awkward, and Calamity decides that buying a flower is the only way out. They drop the flower off at Narwhal and split up. Calamity heads to the public baths and splashes around for a while.

Varikass heads to The Temple of the Eight, where he meets Chucchus, a veiled Oracle of Morad. Chucchus reveals to Varikass that he’s a goblin and he’s had  a vision of the group. He admits that he manipulated Valthrun (the Prescient!) into sending the group to fight Nerikesh’s spawn. He also mentions that he saw the group fighting an Ettin, but refuses to divulge any more information on that topic.  Varikass spends the night at the temple, in prayer to Morad.

Rangrim meets up with Chani, who sends him to steal some poison from Foxglove, whom she reveals as an assassin. She offers 250 crowns for the poison, and an additional 50 crowns if he can find out whether Neristhanna knows her father. He breaks into Foxglove’s store that evening, stealing the poison and escaping without apparent detection.

10th Planting 1632

The next morning the group breakfasts with Liza, a beautiful traveler from Lumberson. She amicably asks questions of the group, however their suspicions are soon aroused by the pointed nature of her questioning. Calamity detects magic and is nearly blinded by the bright aura being cast off of Liza. At that point Liza reveals that she’s actually Nerikesh, and she has all the information she needs about the group, including tacit admissions of their guilt. She walks outside, turns into a dragon, and flies off, causing a panic in the town.

While the town panics, Kalia brings the group to meet Thurga, a half-Orc Wizard, at her tower on the edge of town. They climb to the roof of the disorganized and cluttered tower, where Thurga shows them her most impressive invention: The Lightning Cannon. They test it with Melrock, who delightedly fires a large burst of magical energy into the air.

Back at the tavern, the group finds Chaluck playing cards again, this time with a large crowd of entertained patrons. Suspicious, Calamity detects magic on him, finding out that he’s been enchanted by some sort of magical spell. The question being, who enchanted Chaluck, and why?

First Appearance Of:
Brana Ironheart
Liza
Chani
Chucchus
Bud the Troll
Foxglove
Lannet
Ollivander, The Tailor (definitely not a wand-maker)
Trish, the Bartender
Tundi

XP Awarded: 150XP+50 Bonus XP
XP Total: 910XP (Level 3!)