Quest for Glory

Session 35
Glory Achieved

What Happened?

  • We do some quick shopping and raise the alarm for the city to try to evacuate people.
  • We go to the mountain to try to intercept the Dragon while it is still in the cave. The earthquakes are getting stronger and more frequent. We can hear roaring form the cave.
  • Melest punches the hell out of an illusion of the Dragon. The the Projected Image casts Harm on Melest, nearly killing him in one blow.
  • Wimnor Dispels the Projected Image.
  • Lyran straightens the leaning Dragon Pillar and Melest seats it in its socket.
  • The Dragon tears into Whiskers, grabs him in his mouth, and breaths negative energy all over us.
  • The Dragon Pillar reacts somehow that diminishes the Dragon in some way.
  • Lyran and Melest have a great round and hurt the Dragon very badly. Whiskers can’t seem to lay a glove on the Dragon.
  • The Dragon tried to fly away and gets hit several times. The Dragon’s breath weapon blinds Whiskers and Wimnor and nearly kills all of us.
  • The Dragon Pillar flairs again and the Dragon shrinks from Gargantuan to Huge.
  • Lyran Teleports himself and Melest above the Dragon and Melest finishes it off with his Pummeling Style!
  • Lyran says, “It still only counts as one.”
  • There is a grand ceremony in our honor. All the poised people have recovered. Lyran is now King.

Loot

  • We have unimaginable wealth now.

What Do We Do Next?

  • Next

Live on in legend.

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Session 34

What Happened?

  • We Teleport to Minos’s island to find out what’s really going on.
  • The house is protected against teleportation magic, so we Teleport to the island and break into the mansion.
  • Avoiding a pair of Good guards, we circle around to the back door.
  • We learn that Goons hit like Rancors.
  • During the very difficult fight, Melest gets turned into a rabbit by one of the Sorcerers.
  • And then Wimnor gets turned into a snake!
  • After the Babau Demons that Lyran summoned managed to change Melest and Wimnor back, we triumphed over the Goons and Sorcerers.
  • The entire keep begins to tremble as Minos begins some sort of bad ritual. So, using the Demons as scouts, we head into the tower.
  • Lyran replaces his Babaus with a trio of Succubi and Dominates one of the Goons guarding Minos.
  • We manage to defeat Minos and interrupt his ritual leaving us with a shattered ritual stone, but the entire island is shaking now. So,Minos will not become the Dragon, but the Dragon of Doom has now been summoned!

Loot

  • We have unimaginable wealth now.

What Do We Do Next?

  • Next

Defeat the Dragon of Doom

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Session 33
Saving a Dragon Pillar...for now

What Happened?

  • We go looking around for a description of Atlantis so we can Teleport there.
  • The dude from the Adventurer’s Guild has been there and can tell us about it.
  • We should bring something from the surface for the Queen (flowers). The city is actually on Skyros. We get details on secret passages and the Queen’s bed chamber.
  • We go to Science Island to see if they have some way to breathe underwater. When we get there, no one is around, We can hear a noise coming from behind a wall.
  • Whiskers works the “scientific lock” to get us in the secret lab.
  • We talk to Dr. Mobius.
  • We guard the Dragon Pillar. At night we hear a woman scream and then she runs out of cover towards.
  • She claims to have been attacked by someone named Bruno. The woman IS Bruno (the asshole bandit from Spielberg) and attacks Lyran. We take him down, but Lyran is afflicted with Black Lotus poison.
  • We question Bruno. We get nothing useful. Lyran executes him.
  • We Teleport to Atlantis, turn ourselves over to the guards, and hope we’ll get to speak to the Queen.
  • We negotiate a truce with the Queen and she tells us about the Prophecy Stone. Whoever holds the Stone will become the Dragon of Doom. The lore to repair the Dragon Pillars has been lost.
  • We go back to ponder our plight and to report our victory.
  • Elsa come to us to tell us the shocking news that Minos is behind all the troubles. Whaaaaaaaaa?
  • We rest and go the announcement the next morning.
  • The last rite is the Rite of Justine (go get Minos).
    *The Dragon Pillar was destroyed in our absence.
  • We Teleport to Minos’s island to find out what’s really going on.

Loot

  • Mercenary note ordering them to interfere with the Rites. Signed by “M”
  • + 2 Belt of Strength
  • + 1 Shocking Dagger
  • + 1 Amulet of Natural Armor
  • Hat of Greater Disguise
  • + 1 Ring of protection
  • Masterwork Chain Shirt
    (8,276 gp)

What Do We Do Next?

  • Next

Current Quests

  • Compete in the Rites of Rulership.
  • Meet Arana on the Isle of Limnos.
  • Mete Katrina on the Isle of Zante.
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Session 32
Like a Bat Out of Hades

What Happened?

*We go to the volcano looking for water entering the earth. We bleed, pour, and chant. It creates an earthquake!

  • …aaaaaaaand now we’re in Hades. In front of Cerebus.
  • Our choices are to feed him some virgins or fight. We decide to fight.
  • Whiskers is paralyzed by the gaze of Cerebus! Wimnor is panicked by his howl!
  • Melest gets paralyzed while in melee with the beast while Lyran is seriously wounded.
  • As Whiskers and Wimnor re-enter the fray, things turn around. As Melest becomes unparalyzed, he finishes the great beast off.
  • We enter the gate of Hades.
  • In a room with a small pond of black liquid, we’re attacked by a pair of Grave Knights.
  • One of the Grave Knights bull rushes Whiskers into the river causing Whiskers to lose his memories. Perhaps this is the River Styx.
  • We kill them shortly after that.
  • Next, we enter a chamber with a Devourer and two Grave Knights. We kill them in a damaging fight, but Lyran is energy drained by the Devourer.
  • We get to a room full of pillars and the floor is covered in bones. As we traverse it, the bones form up into a Huge Skeleton. It’s a Gashadokuro. It’s bad.
  • We defeat the Undead menace and rest and recover. As we move to investigate the second river, a floating figure addresses us.
  • Arana comes forth to talk to Lyran. Katrina speaks with Melest. We (Lyran & Melest) each sacrifice part of their life forces to birng their loves back to life. Arana is on Limnos, Katrina is on Zante.
  • As a reward for our deeds in saving so many lives, we are allowed to return to the land of the living.
  • We teleport to Shapier for healing. Then back to the city to claim our victory.
  • The poisoned people are slowly recovering from the poison thanks to the black louts antitoxin the alchemist made. He gives some to us and begins treating Erasmus with the Waters of Lythe.
  • Someone delivers us some (probably poisoned chocolates) which we tale to the alchemist.
  • Another Dragon Pillar has been destroyed. “Dragon regains its strength.”
  • The next Rite is the Rite of Peace (go to Atlantis and negotiate a peace with the Tritons).

Loot

  • Mercenary note ordering them to interfere with the Rites. Signed by “M”
  • + 2 Belt of Strength (Wimnor)
  • Water from the River Lythe.
  • Water from the River Styx.

What Do We Do Next?

  • Go to Atlantis. Negotiate peace with the Queen.

Current Quests

  • Compete in the Rites of Rulership.
  • Meet Arana on the Isle of Limnos.
  • Mete Katrina on the Isle of Zante.
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Session 31
Fucking Assassin, Man

What Happened?

  • We turn in the Teeth of the Hydra.
  • No new assassinations, but a third Dragon Pillar has been destroyed. A civilian was abducted and used as a sacrifice to destroy the pillar (we assume).
  • We decide to investigate the unbroken pillars. “…shall be driven into the cave of dragonblood.” “…shall be weakened.” “…the doom cannot triumph while I still stand.” “…now sleeps.”
  • We decided to let the villain destroy the next pillar during the next rite, since then we think we know which pillar will be after that.
  • We go to Science Island. The entrance is blocked with a giant gear with a glowing green screen.
  • We pass the science quiz and enter.
  • Dr. Mobius is there (Gort’s creator).
  • Dr. Mobius talks to us about tests to become a lab Junior Scientist.
  • (Whiskers robs the bank. From the ledgers he learned that Minos withdrew his money from the bank to build his island “retreat.” Unfortunately, all the gold for the Rites was transferred to the Royal Vault.)
  • We get a sample of the poison to give to Dr. Mobius to study.
  • The fourth Rite is Island of Delos to speak to the Prophet Sybil. The Rite of Destiny.
  • Rakeesh tells us the island is inhabited by Dryads.
  • We head off to Delos with some contingency plans. Rakeesh is sending guards to the two pillars we think are in danger.
  • The assassin attacks Rakeesh and teleports away again. Lyran gives him a Potion of Delay Poison.
  • We meet a Dryad who will direct us to the Sybil in exchange for the story of our deeds in Tarna. Whiskers gives them the awesome Pegasus water and Melest gives them the seed of the Venomous Vines.
  • The Dryad escorts us to the Prophet.
  • There’s a black lotus in a fountain. Could that be the base foe the poison?
  • We summon forth Sybil and she lays a portent on us.
  • “You way is marked with death. Face it gladly.” Also, the fourth pillar is already broken.
  • We Teleport back to the city. We’ve won four of the seven Rites.
  • Erasmus has been poisoned and cannot be woken. His chocolate was poisoned.
  • The “sleep” pillar was the one destroyed.
  • We deliver the black lotus to the apothecary. Waters of Lethe may be of use in helping the poison victims recover.
  • We go to talk to Fenris to learn about Erasmus. The chocolates were discovered on the platform with a note that they were sent by us. The writing looks like Mobius’s writing, but something’s not right about it.
    *To get to Hades, pour blood mixed with water into a hole (a spring) and chat the passage.
  • We go to Sapier to collect our stuff and go back for the Rites in the morning.
  • The fifth Rite is The Rite of Courage (bring back water from the Styx).
  • We go off the volcano looking for water flowing into the ground.

Loot

  • Mercenary note ordering them to interfere with the Rites. Signed by “M”
  • + 2 Belt of Strength (Wimnor)

What Do We Do Next?

  • Find a cure for the poison that is killing Ugarte, Rakeesh, and Erasmus.
  • Go to Hades.

Current Quests

  • Compete in the Rites of Rulership.
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Session 30
Re-Assaulting the Keep

What Happened?

  • We Dimension Door into the General’s room and begin our counterattack.
  • With a combination of Phantasmal Web, Create Pit, and Black Tentacles we basically overran the General and his minions. A Scroll of Cloudkill, several Fireballs, and lots of invisible sneak attacks ended the fight.
  • We sell our booty and turn in the General’s sword.
  • Magnum Opus was found murdered by a second broken Dragon Pillar. He was killed with a poison dagger, just like Kokino.
  • The next Rite is “Journey to the Hydra and return with its teeth.”
  • Its a five-headed Dragon mostly immune to spells. It can only be harmed by magic weapons. It’s poisonous.
  • Whiskers meets with Ugarte to gain information about the assassin. The assassin strikes during the meeting and Ugarte gets poisoned. Wiskers administers a Potion of Delay Poison, but Ugarte is still unconscious
  • We take Ugarte to Jolinar the Healer, but all he could do is keep him stable. We need to find the plant that makes up the main ingredient of the poison if we hope to save him.
  • We go to kill the Hydra.
  • The Hydra’s blood is poisonous and very dangerous.
  • We kill the Hydra, take it’s teeth, and cure ourselves of the poison after a trip to Shapier.
  • We go off to Science Island to see if they have any information about the potion.

Loot

  • Mercenary note ordering them to interfere with the Rites. Signed by “M”
  • + 2 Belt of Strength

What Do We Do Next?

Find a cure for the poison that is killing Ugarte.

Current Quests

  • Compete in the Rites of Rulership.
  • Junior Scientist needed (Science Island)
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Session 29
The Second Rite

What Happened?

  • Notes
  • We go shopping.
  • Kokino was murdered and one of the Dragon Stones was broken.
  • The next rite is to kill General Claudius and bring back his sword.
  • We fly out to the island and use some spells to assist us in gaining entrance to the fort.
  • Our attempts to take out some guards silently fails and we’re now fighting the entire castle full of guards.
  • We were able to kill the lightning Sorcerer, but the General turned out to be a Cleric and his Blasphemy spell reduced Melest and Wiskers to helpless masses of flesh.
  • We were forced to Dimension Door away.
  • We heal up and prepare to Dimension Door back into fort.

What Do We Do Next?

All loot has been distributed.

Current Quests

  • Compete in the Rites of Rulership.
  • Junior Scientist needed (Science Island)
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Session 28
Quests & The Rites of Rulership Begin

What Happened?

  • We go out onto the island to look for Pegasus feathers after gathering a bit of information.
  • We find a second Dragon Pillar. “By the raising of this stone, now the Dragon sleeps.”
  • We easily get a bunch of feathers by turning Whiskers invisible and using a Fly spell to get into the nest.
  • We look for signs of raiders and find nothing.
  • We go to the arena to watch the match between Kokino and Elsa. Elsa wins.
  • We go to the Hall of Kings for the first day of the Rites if Rulership.
  • We see Gort for the first time. Gort is a Flesh Golem (sort of). It’s “intelligent” after a fashion, but still seems like it would be a bad king. He seems to be “controlled” by some bald scientist.
  • The first rite is the Rite of Freedom. Free a fishing village to help repulse the invaders. We are left with Naxos.
  • After using a Prying Eyes spell to scout out the village, we Dimension Door into what we thought would be the leader’s room. We were right. An epic battle ensues. We won.

What Do We Do Next?

Ben will tell us the loot next session.

Current Quests

  • Compete in the Rites of Rulership.
  • Junior Scientist needed (Science Island)
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Session 27
Who Wants to be King?

What Happened?

  • We leave Gaston in charge of our new chapter of the Adventurer’s Guild in Mordavia.
  • We Teleport to Shapir so we take a Flying Carpet to SIlmaria on the island of Marit.
  • The “recent troubles” involve invaders and the king has been assassinated.
  • We meet with Logos, the current councilor/regent of Silmaria. He believes that whomever assassinated the King will attempt to “fix” the Rites of Rulership so that their person becomes King of Silmaria. He wants us to compete (the Sultan has put up most of the entrance fee for us).
  • Other problems: invaders raiding fishing villages, Tritons harassing shipping, King assassinated, a well-respected merchant was also assassinated.
  • A poison dagger with a highly exotic poison killed the King.
  • Other contestants: Magnum Opus, Kokino Pukumisso, Gort, Elsa Von Spielberg.
  • We go to check in with the Adventurer’s Guild. Toro (Elsa’s guardian) is at the guild and he tells us that Elsa is with a man that he doesn’t like.
  • Staying at the Gnome-Ann’s Land Inn. We proceed to gather information about the other contestants and the possible location of some Pegasai.
  • Kokino has lived and worked (as a guard) in Silmaria since he was a child.
  • Magnum is from Rome and he’s a douche. Staying at the Dead Parrot Inn.
  • Elsa staying at the house of Minos (her companion) on an outlying island in a fortress. He’s a wealthy noble and used to advise the king. (We suspect he’s the bad guy for no real reason.)
  • Senor Fearraii owns the Dead Parrot Inn. He and Ugarte are there. Melest signs up for the Arena.
  • Pegasai or northwest of the island.
  • Sarah lost her wicker basket on the seashore by the “Dragon pillars.”
  • We go to the seashore to look for Sarah’s basket.
  • As we approach the Dragon Pillar, we’re attacked by potion-drinking Haespirian raiders. They are very, very tough, but we defeat them. We interrogate/Detect Thoughts on the one survivor. They are mercenaries hired led by a general named Claudius. He’s in a fortress on a nearby island.
  • We find the wicker basket (which is a magic Basket of Gathering) and study the Dragon Pillar – “By the placing of this pillar, the binding of the Dragon of Doom begins.”
  • We bring back the basket and go to the AG Correspondence school to learn about the Dragon of Doom? May have been a Black Dragon. It attacked Atlantis. The people escaped by becoming Tritons, sinking Atlantis, and building the five Dragon Pillars to bind it. Also something about a Prophecy Stone.
  • We go to the Arena to witness how the fights work and how good Kokino is. He is a spear & shield light Fighter.

What Do We Do Next?

All loot has been distributed.

Current Quests

  • Arena contestants needed (Senor Ferrari)
  • Compete in the Rites of Rulership.
  • Pegusus feathers for (Jolinar)
  • Junior Scientist needed (Science Island)
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Session 26
Avoozl Banished!

What Happened?

  • We complete the final ritual (after being transported to some strange space.
  • Adaviz and Jamilla suddenly appear in the area and, after some threats, attack us.
  • Jamilla intervenes and saves Melest from Adaviz’s Phantasmal Killer.
  • Adaviz calls for his minions while blasting us with powerful spells.
  • Jamilla ends up sacrificing herself, banishing Avuzl, but Melest had to promise to “come for her.”
  • Vampire Spawn keep appearing in pairs, causing many problems.
  • As the crystal in the space begins to radiate holy radiance, we kill Adaviz.
  • Arana comes back into the world (as a spirit) and heaps praises upon us.
  • We find ourselves back in town at the Staff.
  • We rest the night and then head to the castle to rescue Tanya.
  • Tanya is awake when we get there and convinces he guardian to let us in to talk.
  • She gives us a question for her parents and a message.
  • We return that night and notice that night time is no longer super creepy and cursed.
  • We bring Tanya and Toby to the Staff in the town.
  • The voice of Aranah asks who will trade their lie for the life of the child. Toby volunteers. Melest tries to intercept the blow. The staff drops Melest, but doesn’t kill him. Toby dies. Tanya is no longer a Vampire. We bring her back to her family.
  • There’s a big celebration and it’s announced that the swamp is drying up, that trade with the outside world can begin again, and that the castle will once again be a bastion of protection.
  • The Councilor of Silmaria has sent a note requesting our assistance signed by Logos, Rakeesh, Arasmus, and Fenris.

What Do We Do Next?

All loot has been distributed.

Current Quests

  • Get Baba Yaga to lift the curse on Punybones the Gnome.
  • Go to Logos in Silmaria.
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