The current date of the campaign is Autumnfade 28, 1105. The party consists of:
- Biren Oathbattler: A dwarven warlord seeking a clan to call his own.
- Brandis: An inquisitor of the Dyad of Order, investigating a conspiracy within his church.
- Garet: A paladin of the Triumvirate of Light spreading the word of his faith to the unknowing masses.
- Ingrid Goldhearth: A dwarven cleric of the Dyad of Order, until recently tasked with recovering relics for the faith.
- Jebediah Daedalus Elderwind Venora Argentus: A wizard working to re-unite with his estranged family.
- Quinn: A sorcerer of questionable motivation and flexible morality.
Last Session: A Rude Homecoming
Autumnfade 28, 1105
After returning to the natural world, the villagers decided to move elsewhere and start anew. Some wanted to settle down in Ilmara, while others figured they would seek out Garett (JD's brother-in-law) and whoever he had with him. Ingrid learned she was on some kind of "watch list" held by Brandis; the two decided to sort things out back in the Dyad temple in Ilmara. In addition to working on reconciling with his wife, JD tried to contact his son through a ritual and made contact, only to learn he was in some slave mine working for dwarves. And there was a talking sword that often was forgotten.
The group headed north to Ilmara. After a relatively uneventful day of travel (uneventful if you weren't Garet, his new paramours, or a certain dwarf making lewd propositions to a certain wizard's prudish wife), the city came into view. Oddly enough, there was a great deal of smoke rising from in and around the city, and Brandis spied some machines of war scattered across the ground near its walls. While trying to make sense of what they were seeing, a patrol from the city approached the group. It was a mixture of warriors wearing the livery of Ilmara and priests wearing garb of the Dyad of Order.
When they reached the party, the patrol informed the group that they were to be detained for associating with the criminal heretic Calthorp. Brandis and Ingrid would be put on trial for their crimes while everyone else will be questioned and released. They also seemed ready to do permanent violence to Calthorp.
Despite this perfectly reasonable scenario, combat ensued. Strangely, the members of the patrol, save their captain, indiscriminately targeted the villagers as well as the PCs. Even more strange, when the guards or the priests were killed, their bodies transmogrified into those of serpent men.
The guard captain, Blackwood by name, stopped fighting once civilians were killed, and was taken completely aback when he saw the others transform. It was obvious to the party that he was not a part of what had happened, and was given quarter (editor's note: yes, Quinn was still with the party). When asked why the Dyad was with the Ilmarans, he found the answer odd, since the Dyad had assumed control of the city-state months earlier, after the old government had been destroyed by the Malcythian invasion and the attack by the Avellyn River Valley's marauding pit fiend. After further questioning the party realized that what seemed like days to them in the Feywild had been months in the natural world: they had been gone for over a year.
The group has paused, looking north towards the city and wondering what dangers now await them...
Chronicle of Events Past
- Adventures in the Feywild (Autumnfade 1-indeterminable, 1104)
- Fane of the Fire Lord (Autumncrest 15-29, 1104)
- Assault on the House of Pleasure (Autumncrest 9-12, 1104)
- And So It Begins (Autumncrest 1-7, 1104)
- The Roots of the Future (Autumnturn 15-30, 1104)
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