Prelude: Nimue

Prelude:  Nimue

Nimue-   It all really started with the bandits when you were twelve.  You and Jeremy had made all the way through the Southlands to Erebor completely unhindered, hoping to find work on some of the expansive plantations or fisheries there, when you were accosted at random on the road.  Jeremy was stabbed and left for dead, and you were taken to their small camp.   The big bear of a man with the strange longsword walked right up to their fire.  He introduced himself as Count Isaac Vane, ruler of the lands on which they were camped, and he told them they were under arrest for thievery and murder.   All told, there were ten of them.  They didn’t stand a chance.   When they attacked him, it was like the sword leapt into his hand, and he danced among them.  There was...

Prelude: Dan

Prelude: Dan

Dan-   You wake.  Hell yeah.   Wait…where are you?   Wherever it is, it must be because you belong there.  It must be pre-ordained.   It’s a workshop, and you’re laying flat on your back, above the blankets, on a small cot in the back, next to a tiny wood-burning stove.  The workshop itself is pretty awesome. There are a number of big heavy tables. One is dedicated to chemistry things. One is dedicated to mechanical things.  One looks like it could be used for biological things. The tables are relatively low, so you bet they’re for a Halfling or Gnome. There are a couple of fogged-up windows, but through them you catch glimpses of trees and snow flurries.  Your things are piled neatly on a shelf next to the cot. Your sword smells freshly-oiled.   You’re not...

Khevoran 3 Session Notes – 28 April 2018

Khevoran 3 Session Notes – 28 April 2018

25 Gozran, 44 NC The party debates for a time about their options.  After much discussion, several facts and theorems emerge: It is clear that the Ringwielders have some ability to sense the tome’s general location. Ralben previously stated that Mengst and Muerdetta would likely be headed for the Waygate.  He didn’t clarify his reasoning for this assumption. Sanorin appears, by all accounts, to nullify the power of the Ringwielders.  A message has been dispatched to Thane Ironfist to aid in testing some of these assumptions. The Waygate excavation site is protected by a company of soldiers and a fort.  The Waygate is likely only weeks away from being unearthed. General Vane will likely have the support of a meaningful percentage of the armies of the...

Khevoran 3 Session Notes – 24 March 2018 (The Story So Far)

Khevoran 3 Session Notes – 24 March 2018 (The Story So Far)

24-25 Gozran, 44 NC THE STORY SO FAR   Sergei Volkov and Smoot, both former Black Rose Society officers, have been waging a civil war against Duke Stephen Tyr for years, and gather a group of individuals together to help end the war by invading the city of Westergarde.  They seek to rescue Jacob Mengst, the son of Kironius Mengst and Anastasia Altair (the heir of former Emperor Joseph Altair).  Smoot assigns one of his specialists named Dan Strait to the team.   At the same time, Lord General Isaac Vane, commander of the Kisharan armies at High Guard Fortress, and Thane Ironfist (nee Gronk, nee Ari Stonehand, RIngwielder of Earth), conspire to take advantage of the Kisharan Waygate being buried to slay Aril Flambeau, Ringwielder of Fire and leave Khevoran in the...

Prelude – Matten

Prelude – Matten

Matten-   You were nine, swabbing the deck of Count Isaac Vane’s Relentless, when the storm of the decade overtook the ship.  It blew half the crew off the rigging, and was threatening to take the whole ship, if not just the mast, over with it if the topsail didn’t come down.  You didn’t think.  You were always light on your feet, and honestly, while you were scaling the rigging and cutting free the topsail, you weren’t scared.  Not like, you’re-so-absorbed-you-didn’t-have-time-to-be-scared, but while the wind was desperately trying to rip you free of the ship and fling you into the forty-foot swells, you really weren’t concerned.  It was difficult, but you never for a moment felt like you were in real danger.   And Vane saw.   You weren’t the sort of kid that...

Prelude – Kagdir

Prelude – Kagdir

Kagdir- You sat on your heels in a relatively remote passage, outside an unmarked iron door, in the barrens South of Karak ap’Karak.  It’s not as dangerous as it was a few short years ago, when the capital was freshly liberated from the Orcs, but still a little further out into the dark than you were strictly comfortable with. The summons was simple, practically monosyllabic.  It gave the location and the time along with the royal seal.  You’d been isolated since you got back from that forward recon near Karak Fel.  No one would have much of anything to do with you, and it had been going on for months, and it was getting tiresome. After a span of time that bordered on insulting, there was a heavy clang and the door swung open.  Warm lamplight spilled out into the...