First Adventure Log for Adoraith's 2nd Campaign
Many months of sessions in one post

An extremely quick synopsis of events since the start of the campaign:

The party started out like so many adventuring groups in Freeport, scrounging for money and searching for adventure. Soon they were entwined in the political struggles of the free city. In particular they ran into trouble with the prominent Moore family when Cuthalion and Harrington Moore butted heads. This rivalry led to the first of many dubious moments for the party when Harrington was killed after an exchange in which he was knocked unconscious but his wounds had been bound. The Adventure Begins

Events of March 21, 2010
Into the Abyss

Treachery, deceit, lies and a fool’s errand probably best characterizes your time in the evilest of places. Where to even begin? One should expect deceit from the demons that dwell in the Abyss but when the party encountered the tortured soul of Katsuo, still entwined with the evil of Tharizdun, I did not expect what happened next. Into the Abyss

Characters Present: Sveta Knucklebone, Joselin de Cassiel, Jia Liau, Grishma, Edge Sharpsword, Tomishii aka(Orek), Omar

XP Award (APL 10): 2000 (650 story bonus)

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Omar

Events of March 28, 2010
The Wastes of Thanatos

There are some who believe that the Abyss itself is a living thing, a bloated beast infinite in size and evil. Demons dwell within, the embodiment of the beasts rage and disdain for mortal life. Evil penetrates everything, from the demons you battle to the very air you breathe. The beast is pure evil. However, evil is not its only defining feature. The beast is all at once an endless ocean and burning desert, frigid tundra and volcanic wasteland, a labyrinth of rock and an endless void…forever changing. The beast is also chaos.

By its nature, it cannot help but corrupt all those who come here. Like a vulture, the beast watches mortals, those who dare trespass, enter its gaping maw and travel down its throat. Fury and rage building as the beast has to witness the tumor that is goodness and innocence enter it’s body unopposed. All the while plotting, scheming, and impatiently waiting for its chance to destroy the tumor forever. Whether through its children, the Tanaari and Obyrith, or through the horror that is the beast and its infinite faces, those pure of heart cannot remain long in its belly before their spirits become lost forever.

This is where the party finds itself. Fractured and fighting one another. There are some who have clearly been deeply affected by your short time in the Abyss. Compromises made for the sake of survival. Others stubbornly cling to an unwavering sense of goodness and honor, willing to even die, damned to the Abyss forever, without even a chance at the afterlife they had earned rather than stray an inch from their path. In Fighting

Characters Present: Sveta Knucklebone, Mirari, Joselin de Cassiel, Jia Liau, Grishma, Edge Sharpsword, Tomishii aka(Orek)

XP Award (APL 11): 1465

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Edge

Events of April 11, 2010
Marching Towards Oblivion

After using Orek’s fly spell to shuttle the party across the river Styx a day and a half march through Oblivion’s End lay ahead of you. Oblivion’s End is a desolate desert where the very ground you walk upon consists of the finely ground bones of millions of Orcus’ victims. Orek warned that incorporeal undead gather in this region. Still accompanied by the small quasit the party set out south east into Oblivion’s End. Moving On

Characters Present: Sveta Knucklebone, Omar, Joselin de Cassiel, Jia Liau, Grishma, Tomishii aka(Orek), Edge Sharpsword, Mirari

XP Award (APL 11): 1465

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Sveta

Events of April 18, 2010
The Plight of the Damned

Battered and bruised you made your way into what Raudrogdos called “the valley of crypt things.” Absolutely nothing grew in this place. It was filled with boulders and loose gravel that made a loud crunch as you walked. Checking the ground Omar could see that large numbers had passed this way just recently. Fearing an encounter would be more than you could handle given your current state the party picked a nondescript tomb and forced it open. Read on

Characters Present: Sveta Knucklebone, Kreuzzuger, Joselin de Cassiel, Tomishii aka(Orek), Omar, Grishma, Jia Liau

XP Award (APL 11): 1465

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Omar

Events of April 25, 2010
Nothing is as it seems

Abyssal Standing atop the 300 foot stone the party could peer down at the fortress below. From here it didn’t look as large as the others you had seen since coming to the Abyss but you were unsure how much of the structure was built into the rock itself. Looking around you could see a vast army encamped outside its jagged walls. The bulk of the force seemed to be comprised of humanoids and giantkin which were haphazardly camped closest to the fortress outer wall with a ring of demonic forces enclosing them on the exterior. Flowing through the camp and directly into the fortress was a tributary of the river styx that seemed to be deliberately diverted to this location. Continue the Journey

Characters Present: Mirari, Grishma, Tomishii aka(Orek), Edge Sharpsword, Joselin de Cassiel, Jia Liau

XP Award (APL 11): 1465

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Joselin

Events of May 2, 2010
Beware for Hope is Kindled

Glabrezu Finally rested and healed Orek used an invisibility spell to scout down the north hall. He could see that there were two side passages up ahead and a double door at the end of the hall. Arriving at the four way intersection Orek could hear the shouts and screams beyond the double doors grow louder, only this time they were mixed with blood curdling screams and cries of mercy. Looking left you could see the horrific scene of hundreds of arms sticking out of the walls. The arms were swinging wildly in a vain attempt to break free. Looking right Orek saw that the passage opened up into a small cavern through which a river could be seen flowing. A wooden bridge connected the opening to a large pair of doors on the other side. Beware for Hope is Kindled

Characters Present: Mirari, Grishma, Tomishii aka(Orek), Sveta Knucklebone, Joselin de Cassiel, Jia Liau, Edge Sharpsword

XP Award (APL 11): 1465

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Sveta

Events of May 9, 2010


Hell. The word conjures images of despair, oppression, torture, and damnation. The 9 Hells is a place of evil beyond imagination. Ironically each and every one of us owes a huge debt of gratitude to the Dukes of Hell. It was the Dukes of Hell who first recognized the dangers of an Abyss unchecked and it is the Dukes who, to this day, wage a war against the never ending hordes of the Abyss. If it were not for constant warfare culling the demons of the Abyss the rest of the multiverse would have been overrun long ago. Even so, it is to this unspeakable place that you must go to destroy a devil and free Hans Drubal. Reunion Continued

Characters Present: Mirari, Grishma, Tomishii aka(Orek), Sveta Knucklebone, Joselin de Cassiel, Jia Liau

XP Award (APL 11): 1465

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Joselyn

Events of May 23, 2010


Unkempt and with an odor that would challenge even Sveta, Cuthalion came down the stairs with a little spring in his step. “My friends! It has taken ages to find you!” he said with a stained toothy smile. Cuthalion moved about the room rambling as the stunned party looked on. Finally, after a lengthy speech about friendship and the many games he enjoyed to play he asked the question that the group knew was coming, “Where is Katsuo’s soul? Which demon lord was holding it?” Everyone knew that if Cuthalion recovered the soul and united with the evil within it that it would spell doom for everyone and everything. Joselin finally broke the silence, “we have nothing to say to you.” Cuthalion nervously began to fidget as his eyes darted around the room. Several of the party could feel his attempts to pry at their minds but they stood fast. “Friends do not treat one another this way Joselin,” he finally said. Joselin looked around at the faces of his comrades. Each of them knew that Cuthalion was more than a match for them. His eyes coming back to Cuthalion Joselin replied, “Your actions are not that of a friend and I do not consider you such.” Cuthalions famous smile returned as he waved his thin finger at Joselin, “You see! Do you see! Only a friend could be that brutally honest!” Damnation Continued

Characters Present: Mirari, Grishma, Tomishii aka(Orek), Sveta Knucklebone, Joselin de Cassiel, Jia Liau, Omar

XP Award (APL 11): 2500 (1035 story bonus)

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Omar

Events of May 30, 2010
All Hail the King


The road home to Freeport had been long and the most trying of your lives but Sveta was eager to fulfill her promise to Cormanthyr. “Who is this orc that I need to kill? Where can I find him?” she asked the admiral. “ His name is Dashglunk, a warlord of the Ashbloods. They were camped out east of town but have since moved into Scurvytown and are carrying away anything that isn’t nailed down.” Durge grumbled a bit and whispered to his daughter, “I know this Dashglunk, very dangerous…perhaps I should fight him.” Sveta sneered at her father and simply replied “no.” She had been itching for a standup fight and after dealing, bartering, and sneaking her way through the outer planes the time had finally come for open bravado. All Hail the King Continued

Characters Present: Mirari, Grishma, Tomishii aka(Orek), Sveta Knucklebone, Omar, Kreuzzuger

XP Award (APL 10): 1350

Roleplaying XP Bonus: Sveta


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