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9/04/2021 9:53 am  #1

So many session summaries I can post.

However, I'll just that during Thursday's session...giraffes exist now in my Hyperborea.

I have not clue where, but a sailor called on of the party (an NPC in the group actually) a giraffe and the PC, she was leaning against, a pygmy.

The NPC is Kallisto from Brazen bull. I have her at like 6' and the PC is 4'5".

This led to a brawl where Kallisto knocked the sailor out.

This was during the peak of Bealltainn. Four of the party got high on russet lotus and then started was a rather interesting session.

Last edited by gizmomathboy (9/04/2021 9:53 am)

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9/11/2021 10:00 pm  #2



  * Mark (Nabazos - necromancer)
  * Jason (Dominall - scout)
  * Yanick(Gromm - barbarian)
  * Dave (Altheda - cleric)
  * Chris (Perakos - runegraver)

### 576-01-15
The group gets off the boat and heads to the Adventurer's Guild Bar and Grill.

They get their drink and check out the place.

Dominall buys a drink for the lone, old Kelt in the corner. The fellow has tattoos on the left side of his face, down his neck, and the exposed parts of his arm.

Dominall sees the runes for fire and flame weaved into them.

He introduces himself as Kenaz. He's lived in Stonebrook for about 2 years. He grew up on the Skarag Coast, traveled a bit of Hyperborea including Khromarium.

He only knows about what the party knows about the missing peat cutters.

Next stop is the Peat Cutters Guild Hall. They are taken to the cutters' camp and are introduced to Tullamoor.

They are shown about where the missing people were last known to be Dominall and Gromm find a faint trail and follow it for a little bit. It is decided to go back to the camp before nightfall.

They get back just as dinner is finishing up, they get some of the stew and bread and chat with the peat cutters.

One theory they hear is that the thew wagons are in the middle of mating season and are extra aggressive for some reason. Probably lotus.

Another cutter suggests they were dumb asses and probably fell into a tar pit or some such. No accounting for any kind of common sense nowadays.

A passerby stops and listens to the conversation. He tells the group that the Dead of the Lug are rising up. The Long Night is coming early this cycle and not when it should.

This is all taken into consideration as everyone turns in for the night.

Dominall decides to take a stealthy walk about the camp a few hours after sundown. He notes a lax sort of watch is setup but not much else. Just the expected night sounds in a swamp.

### 576-01-17
The next day they eat breakfast with the rest of the camp and set up along the faint track they found the day before.

After about half a day's walk they surprise a trio of ghouls. Altheda is not able to turn them, the ghouls are able to paralyze all but Perakos and Nabazos, both of whom use the opportunity of the ghouls feasting on the fallen to make an exit.

At least Nabazos' cat is able to distract and harm a ghoul.


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9/12/2021 3:21 pm  #3



  * Mark (Nabazos Iramboustos - necromancer)
  * Chris (Perakos Iramboustos - runegraver)
  * Dave (Labrás MaccBrógán - priest)
  * Jason (Aldsvider - huntsman)
  * Yanick(Verg-La - magician)

Did some retconning of dates and such to make more sense to me.

Then about 4 days was spent from the time of landing at Stonebrook,
visit the Peatcutter Guild, get to the cutter camp, get to the encounter
with the ghouls, and get back to the cutter camp.

Then head back out after the replacements join the group

### 576-01-19
Well, first...there is the woolly mammoth encounter  and later 6 giant ants to deal with first.

A width berth is given to both encounters.

Some zombies are encountered and taken care of.

### 576-01-20

Nabazos, Perakos, and Aldsvider found boots that fit.

Perakos takes the spare pair of boots.

A ghoul wearing a bronze medallion worth 100gp is defeated

They  set up camp and night passes uneventfully

  More zombies dealt with.

### 576-01-21

They find a pit and short tunnel full of zombies. They climb out of the pit and then slowly take care of them.

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9/12/2021 3:22 pm  #4



  * Mark (Nabazos Iramboustos - necromancer)
  * Chris (Perakos Iramboustos - runegraver)
  * Dave (Labrás MaccBrógán - priest)

  not present

  * Jason (Aldsvider - huntsman)
  * Yanick(Verg-La - magician)

Year 576, Month 1, Day 21?

### 576-01-21

A giant beetle wanders in during second watch and quickly dispatched.

### 576-01-22

meet the patrol (World War 2 rangers)

Wyvern attacked. Party scattered.

Perakos went down but recovered.

The encampment let them in and one sort of speaks something like Old North

The party spent the night outside the palisade.

### 576-01-23

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9/12/2021 3:24 pm  #5



  not present
  * Jason (Aldsvider - huntsman)
  * Yanick(Verg-La - magician)
  * Mark (Nabazos Iramboustos - necromancer)
  * Chris (Perakos Iramboustos - runegraver)
  * Dave (Labrás MaccBrógán - priest)

### 576-01-23

Wake up and talk some of the rangers to join in on the fun.

Lt. Dan, Sgt. Rock, and 2 Rangers join the group.

They encounter what looks to be a large eagle with a bare human torso and head.

It is quickly driven away by some skillful bow fire.

### 576-01-24

The next day 8 creatures that look like some hellishly large mosquito with pterodactyl like wings. A ranger gets nearly sucked to death along with Labras before they are driven off.

### 576-01-25

About midday they approach a small rise and note a glow emanating from behind it. At the top of hit they look down and see a horde of what look to be zombies about 200 meters away. The rangers immediately crouch down as does the rest of the group.

In the center of the horde is a glowing orb, as near as can be determined since there are so many zombies or other undead. They are in a shallow depression that doesn't seem to be filled with water, or even any water at all.

Watching the show for a bit they note what appears to be a zombie approaching from the "north", their right. It shuffles towards the glow and joins the mass. Everyone decides to nope out of there and head back.

The 2 day march back to the encampment goes by.

### 576-01-27

That night a ghoul attacks the party but it does take long to kill it.

Later, at dawn a large troll attacks the group. The rangers make short work of it. Labras remembers that trolls can only be killed by fire. A pyre is quickly made on it.

### 576-02-02

The walk back to the peat cutters camp is mostly quiet. A giant beetle approaches and it quickly killed.

peat cutter camp - tullamoor then has them go to town.

adventurer's bar and grill - meet to figure out to do

The rangers hangout.

Meet peat cutter guild master

Go meet the duke

get money, 500gp for the party

Last edited by gizmomathboy (9/12/2021 3:50 pm)

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9/12/2021 3:24 pm  #6




  * Yanick(Verg-La - magician)
  * Mark (Nabazos Iramboustos - necromancer)
  * Chris (Perakos Iramboustos - runegraver)
  * Dave (Labrás MaccBrógán - priest)

  not present

  * Jason (Aldsvider - huntsman) - npc mode

### 576-02-02

everyone gets:
  - 500xp
  - 120gp

It is decided to take a boat to Khromarium.

The 2 day journey goes by

### 576-02-04

they take up Xill's offer to rid the Silvery Eel of its rat problem.

Perakos takes the Xill's shield

Verg and Perakos go to the basement.
  They find a discolored flagstone.

  5 rats are disturbed and attack them
  They are dispatched and find a pile of shiny coins:
    336sp and 133ep
    each party member get
      67sp each, Verg gets 68sp
      29ep to Verg, Perakos, and Aldsvider
      26ep everyone else

Nabazos goes to talk to Annesta.

Before that Nabazos and Labras here Perakos yell and go to the basement.

Naby loses his squirrel as he sends the cat and squirrel into the rat holes.

Naby animates a dead rat.

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9/12/2021 3:52 pm  #7




  * Yanick(Verg-La - magician)
  * Mark (Nabazos Iramboustos - necromancer)
  * Dave (Labrás MaccBrógán - priest)
  * Jason (Aldsvider - huntsman) - npc mode

  not present

  * Chris (Perakos Iramboustos - runegraver)

### 576-02-04

It is decided to go buy a pry bar to try and lift up the discolored flagstone.

Doing so they find a rusted, iron trapdoor with a large pull ring on it.

Several attempts are made to open it. Oil is used, ropes are use, but eventually some brutes off the docks/ship area are paid to pull it open.

A sandstone enclosed spiral stair with old, dusty cobwebs is revealed. There are signs of giant rodents being on the stairs. They weren't able to get through the iron door.

A torch is lit and the group descends into the darkness.

At the bottom is opens up into a large room. Two pearly, rose colored columns are seen from the bottom of the stairs along with crates and boxes and some stairs going down.

The pile to the right is explored. They find rotted and rotting boxes, crates, and casks. During the search 5 giant rats surge out of the mess.

They are quickly dispatched but not before Perakos and Verg suffer bites that immediately start festering. As they are assessing their wounds 4 more giant rats swarm Nabazos and Aldsvider. Nabazos is knocked unconscious. Eventually the rats for killed.

They pack Nabazos' unconscious body back upstairs with them. Xill asks how it's going.
They meant a huge room under the basement. Xill is stunned to hear this. He had no idea about it. He is a bit concerned about the general state of the party.

The party crashes in Xill's room to recover. They ride his journal and enjoy the prose of him descending into madness because of the rats.

Labras visits his temple to inquire about some healing to cure his friend. Perakos uses his healing on himself first. Labras gathers money from the party and gets a potion to save Verg.

Nabazos convinces the party to pay for his research to successfully learn Exterminate.

Two days of recuperation plus the week of spell research pass.

### 576-02-13

Back in the sub basement the room is explored more. They find a low dias with a 14 foot tall statue of Auroras. There are old, moldy curtains to either side of it. The reanimated rat is sent behind the curtain. They see its form as it moves along the walls.

On the "east" wall is an archway. It is explored. A door on the left side of the hallway opens into what they determine to be a vestry. Three tarnished silver holy symbols of Auroras are found. Labras takes ownership of them.

Across from the door is an archway to a largish room. There are old, shredded, dilapidated divans. There are some vhuurmis pelts about. During the poking around of things 4 giant rats attack. They are taken care of. Further searching afterwords garners 6 pewter goblets.

Back in the main, large room Verg tears down the curtains along the northeast and east walls. They are able to not something that looks like an ajar door that pivots on its vertical axis.

Looking into the room with a bed, a dresser, and a small bookshelf. The walls are covered by fine velvet curtains dyed maroon.

Labras goes into the room but is not joined by the rest of the group.

As approaches the bed, 5 tall (7 feet) skeletons emerge from behind the curtains. Brandishing halberds the chop down Labras.

Seeing this through the secret door the rest run away.

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9/12/2021 3:53 pm  #8


    - Dave (loman-paladin)
    - Yanick(Verg-La - magician)
    - Mark (Nabazos Iramboustos - necromancer)
    - Jason (Aldsvider - huntsman)
    - Marge (Verica - purloiner)

  not present

    -  Chris (Perakos Iramboustos - runegraver)

### 576-02-13

The party had gone back upstairs after securing the entrance to the subbasement.

When they get up there they are joined by 2 new friends, Verica and Loman.

After getting acquainted they head back down.

Nabs sends a rat friend down to explore. After a bit it comes back. Then an empty barrel is rolled down the stairs.

The group follows with Loman in the lead. At the bottom of the stairs he finds 5 skeletons around the barrel.

He moves in and attacks Aldi and Verg are able to move in as well.

Loman fells his skeleton with a mighty blow. Aldi hits but isn't as successful. Verg throws some Freezing Hands at his but isn't able to stop it.

The skeletons return the favor by giving Aldi a big hit with their halberds.

Verg's second round of Freezing Hands stops his.

Aldi is knocked unconscious and is bleeding on the ground. Perakos fires some arrows and does some damage to a skeleton. Verg pulls out his axe and joins the fray.

Verica comes down the stairs and heals Aldi, bringing him back to consciousness.

The skeletons are dispatched.

Examining their piles of bones the party notes that 4 of the halberds are mottled with rust but the fifth has a silvery sheen. It is decided that Perakos should have it. Nabs notes how fine and well preserved the homespun cloaks are and picks them up.

Their attention now goes to the room with the corpse of Labras.

Loman beats his shield, waits, and then enters. He pulls off the curtains on the walls. The left hand walls is bare but the right hand wall has 5 purple velvet gowns. They are embroidered with gold thread. On the breast are 7 small gems in the shape of a constellation.

Verg checks out the bookcase and the cedar box on it. It has 3 vials in it: one that is light blue, on green, and one clear. He takes the box.

Nabs checks out the book next to the box. It has the symbol of Auroros on the cover. Thumbing through it he recognizes the writing as Hyperborean but that's about all he can figure out.

Next the only unopened door is examined by Verica. Finding not traps nor locks she turns over opening duties to Loman. He is unable to budge the stuck door.

Aldi steps up and with a loud shriek of rusted hinges it opens. Nabos sends the rat in to explore. They see it walk in the cracked open door and disappear.

When it doesn't come back after some time Verica listens at the door. All she hears is scratching.

Verg is positioned to open the door, Loman is waiting to take on what might come through...and nothing.

Loman looks in and sees a hole going down. It has the look of a cistern with sandstone block walls. It goes down 20 feet where he sees the rat scratching at the wall with its one good leg. He can see where it landed and then crawled around the brown, filmy grime covered floor.

Nabos says good bye and the door is closed.

The halberds, gowns, and capes are taken to their upstairs room along with any loot acquired from Labras' corpse.

The corpse is taken to the Auroras temple they visited earlier. The pries checks over the body and asks about his prayer book. Nabos asks how much he wants for it, "Your life" is the priest's reply. Nabs hands over the book.

He then shows the book acquired from the subbasement of the 'Eel. "How much do you want for this?"

The priest's demeanor changes, "how much are you asking?"

After a quick confirmation with his fellow travelers he asks for 125gp and some help exploring the subbasement. Some negotiations lead to 2 acolytes and the 125gp price.

The acolytes will show up 2 mornings hence. They will support the party. Mostly for lifting, a little fighting, and a little healing.

Also they want to inspect the temple and such where the statue of Auroras was found.

The session is paused here.

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Yesterday 12:13 pm  #9


Goodness but I have a backlog of session summaries I can post :-)

I'll just say. Having a snake-man in a campaign as an antagonist really ups the plot complexity

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Today 6:17 am  #10


Go, go, go!!!


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