Friday, 12 February 2010

To Make Up...

...for the lack of a game this week (and so, no report) I present the entire Time Line for a solo game I ran (using 3.5) for Craig and his monk Ipokken. It's a massive thing that starts simple, but gets progressively more detailed, and has some nice world info in it. I hope this will tide you over until the next active game. Enjoy!

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IPOKEN TIMELINE

- Inn Keeper - Baelios

21/7/1467 – Leaves Havenport with adventurers in search of ruins and plant monsters

22/7/1467 – 03:30: Fights Sebbatti and Hyenas in jungles
08:00: move on…
16:00: arrive at ruins
16:10: meet with other questors, obtain items
16:30: About to enter tunnel under Eastern Tower
Start face to face session
22:45: Meet the ghost of Khembrynn Athas’tar (Architect of the original keep. Mini quest to locate his journal and re-build keep).

23/7/1467 (Aradeus catches Filth Fever, incubation ends 24/7/1467)
10:00: Get going
10:25 After battle in gulley
10:50 After Lesser Algoid battle – Aradeus gets Know Stone.
11:05 After negotiating pit trap and fighting Twig Blights.
11.35 Mendle memorises additional spells
11:55 After Kampfults and Block Trap
13:00 After finding false trap and arrow trap
13:20 After Algoid battle in lake cave
13:30 returned to pit trap site to rest.
23:30 Group rested and Prepared

24/7/1467 Aradeus becomes ill at 16:00
01:45 Get across lake
01:50 Enter Crystal Cavern
01:55 Battle with Advanced Hivenest Crysmal
Discover psychic door (opens with a touch from Aradeus to reveal floating crystalline lift)
02:25 Exit False Dungeon
02:45 Return to camp
12:00 After nights' sleep
16:05 Meet Abatu's caravan. Ipokken helps with the shattered wheel.
16:10 Abatu gives Ipokken 1 use of Dust of Appearance. Encourages him to seek his shop at Three-Cliffs.
17:00 Attacked (By Abatu's comrades)
19:15 Having waited for a patrol.
19:35 After battle on cliff top and after Denambi agrees (under intimidation) to show secret way through cliffs with potion cache.
20:10 Arrive at entrance to secret way. Two guards on duty.
20:20 Encounter Embi (+3 guards) in cache room. Calvoreth on floor prone.
20:25 After battle (Embi fled), discover delivery note in chest of potions.
23:35 BACK AT HAVENPORT
25/7/1467
01:20 After Calvoreth and Ipokken have collected 450 gps trade note (bounty for Denambi)
01:50 Back at Inn
Meets Baelios the Inn Keep (organiser of the Finders Guild)
11:25 Wakes up
12:00 Arrives at temple
14:15 Meets with master
20:00 first monk battles Jyakim and is turned to stone. Ipokken agrees not to fight.

26/7/1467
10:00 Jyakim beats final monk and takes schools seal
One day will pass until monks from the school can hunt for Jyakim and attempt to recover the seal. Only monks that have sought and gained permission from the master can do so without penalty.
12:00 The “Dracani's Roar” thunder blast rumbles over Havenport (this is an especially violent eruption of elemental energy emerging from a magical front that has swept over the city since the arrival of the Setari)
The petrified monk collapses, his soul devoured by the Scion of Adathraine.
16:00 leaves temple
16:15 Wererat battle (Sees Jyakim in werewolf hybrid form)
16:20 battle ends. Ipokken is told by Jyakim that he is a pure soul, and hears from the Solumite crusaders (that save him from the wererats) that “they are gathering souls for the scion”.
16:40 Back at the temple. Tells them that Jyakim is a werewolf.
17:10 Leave temple
17:30 Meets with Calvoreth
18:30 Bed

27/7/1467
11:00 arrive at Oerdainite shrine atop the cliffs to the northwest of the main western gate (long climb up thin steps cut into the rock, lined with tiny shrines and alcoves to the goddess).
Speaks with Sister Marrianne and Brother Cadias about lycanthropy.
Given 3 amulets that (after 24 hours attunement) allow their wearers to strike as if wielding silver weapons (these are on loan, and will be made available that night / following morning).
Ipokken sells bands of the blazing arc

28/7/1467
get amulets

29/7/1467
head off
08:30 wererat battle
08:35 over
08:40 Urgorgori Zombies!!!
08:45 Finished
09:20 after pit trap, search of upstairs and shop front.
09:40 after skeleton, meat and illusion covered pit room
09:45 Trapped door – Ipokken has strength lowered.
10:00 having almost battered the door down. Portal opening behind group (satyrs)
10:02 Fight ends, corridor of faces
10:15 end of corridor
10:30 about to enter encounter trap
10:32 After encounter trap
12:00 After leaving the dungeon

2/81467

10:00 receive message about missing clerics (Sister Marianne and Sir Gultold)
Ipokken gives Sir Gultold the dust he was given by Dohr'Khustans.
Attacked by street rogues
Ipokken takes them to authorities
13:30 introduced to Tobiel

3/8/1467

0:20 – Re-enter the ruined butchers...
0:30 – Ghast fight
Calvoreth and Mendle contract Ghoul fever (D.C. 15). 1 day incubation
mendle sickened for 10 minutes
Aradeus sickened for 6 minutes
Calvoreth sickened for 6 minutes
0:50 – Fight Azanday and Demonic Elementals
0:51 – Aradeus shuts portal, Azanday flees. Calvoreth is killed in round before.
13:15 – Group emerge after destroying portal
14:00 – at shrine
16:00 – fully healed, taint removed.

8/8/1467

Calvoreth's memorial is completed and set in garden of rest (NW of Havenport, on top of cliffs, behind Oerdainite shrine)

10/8/1467

09:00 – About to head off to the ruins again.
19:00 – Arrive at ruins. Totally overgrown
21:00 – Group settle down to sleep
23:30 – Sebbati attack
08:30 – Enter the ruins proper
08:40 – Make it to tree
08:42 – Use wand. Triggers Kampfult attack
08:42 – Aradeus casts light. Lasts until 09:22
08:43 – Party turn their attention to the dungeon entrance, and the cloud of yellow “smoke” rising from below.
08:53 – Posion Spore Trap!
Algoid battle
Mendle casts Bull's Strength of Ipokken – expires at 09:00
09:02 – Aradeus disables spore trap
09:10 – After speaking with Plant Folk monk
23:30 – Arrive back at Havenport

11/8/1467

08:00 – Arrive at questors inn to speak with Baelios about the truth behind the plant ruins mission
08:05 – Get barred from Inn
11:00 – Leave Havenport for Three-Cliffs (4 days away on foot)
20:00 – Set up camp

12/8/1467

08:30 – Break camp
21:00 – Arrive at Ruined Tower Inn

13/8/1467

00:40 – Fight with guys after Merrem
01:00 – back to bed after throwing thugs into portal to Castle Armun
08:10 – Leave Inn. Tobiel leaves mount at Inn. Enter mountains
13:15 – ROCK SLIDE
17:21 – Living feeblemind attack
- Mendle is feebleminded
21:30 – Arrive at top of mountain trail in sheltered saddle (East-Cliff Pass)
22:30 – Group go to sleep

14/8/1467

04:23 – Lightning Bolt Infused Hyenas attack
06:37 – Non-combatant living Blast of Force spell appears. Group attack. It retaliates.
08:00 – Leave camp
12:00 – lunch
13:00 – Break camp
18:10 – Make it to ground level. See columns of smoke rising from Three-Cliffs.
18:50 – Encounter first pox zombie
19:25 – Meet with Cellinthites. Hear about the town. Western quarter burned this morning. Zombies been about since day before. Agree to meet with Sir Balaem.
19:40 – Arrive at Cellinthite camp. Meet with Balaem. Meet Lucas, townsman (ex-guard)
Discuss rescuing knights – Jail is in inner ward.
Ancient pipes being used by city as sewage pipes may be accessible from nearby ruins.
Jail has no connecting pipes
Balaem offers knights for help (Cellinthite reinforcements due by 20/8/1467 from Stonewall).
Group talk to Alzak. Alzak believes that there are pipes that exit into the jungle ½ day to the north.
Group decide too long.
20:40 – Mendle is healed.
22:00 retires to bed

15/8/1467

07:10 – Meet Sir Mathiel and Brother Ternver
07:30 – Meet Sir Raithis (Pentacle knight)
07:45 – Leave planning session
07:55 – Distraction is triggered on Southern Side of Three-Cliffs (Rathis et al triggering warning gongs)
08:15 – Group enter township (Ternver casts Hide from Undead – expires 09:55
08:40 – Zombie battle. Tobiel casts Bulls Strength on Ipokken (expires at 08:47)
08:55 – Ipokken gains access to outer prison. Meets Sebastian, Jailer apprentice (after Captain Faldas is taken out).
09:00 – Group Enter Outer Jail
09:15 – Encounter Demons in Main Jail Upper Vault
Mathiel protected by prot from evil until 09:25
Tobiel uses smite
09:16 – Fight over – group beaten up!!!!!

10:00 – Aradeus and Mathiel dead by time the Solumites are rescued.

16:00 – Group meet with knights. Discuss next steps. Ipokken decides to leave.
21:30 – Mendle leaves with Tyzanfer to work for Unified Order during the war
21:40 – Sir Balaem and Sir Raithis.

16/8/1467

05:30 – Wakes.
05:45 – leaves camp after talking to townsfolks.
06:45 - arrives at base of eastern peak
07:40 – Encounter – Rockslide (CR 9)
08:00 – Spots Cloaked Aelwyn ship headed NE
10:15 – Arrive back at Ruined Tower
10:30 – Meet with Gordoth – after initial unpleasantness, get on famously
11:00 – Bed
Nightmare with dream projection of Dark Born

17/8/1467

02:00 – Wakes after nightmare.
DEPRAVITY EFFECT – MINOR PHOBIA OF DEMONS ETC
02:10 – 04:00 – talking with questors in tap room. (Banturnite – Ralkathar)
Ipokken returns to bed

08:30 – woken up by Gordoth.
09:30 – leave for Havenport

18/8/1467
14:40 – Meets Abatu
14:40.010 – knocks him out
15:00 – ties men to fake caravan – heads off to seek out Embi
15:40 – Arrive at cave complex
15:45 – Abatu killed by summoned lightning as he tries to tell group about Embi's plan
15:47 – Enter caves – Air Elemental Fight!
14:48 – cave entrance is collapsed
15:57 – Discover chamber with monks faces in it, and Adathrainite fetishes.
16:00 – Ipoken collects severed faces of brothers. Head for deep exit
16:05 – Find Daemonori door.
16:07 – Enter Daemonori dungeon
16:09 – At bottom of spike pit, in Daemonori Sonic Spike Pit
16:39 – After searching pit bottom
16:40 – Ipokken breaks spike

19/8/1467

03:00 – After spiking wall using spikes from trap. 80' up; 120' shy of top.
15:30 – Wake up after sleeping
16:45 – After crafting a grapple from spike.
15:56 – After Ipokken has climbed to top of spike array
16:30 – After getting out of spike trap
16:40 – After first examination of Door to Golem Chamber
16:45 – About to enter Golem chamber! (D.C. 18 will save Vs Confusion)
19:00 – After eating and having a bite to eat
23:30 – Find secret door to Valiel's Hand's tomb

20/8/1467

01:00 – Having found a barrel of gunpowder near original blast site, brought it in, and set it up to destroy secret door.
03:35 – Ipokken has evil dream about parents.
10:00 – After waking and preparing.
10:15 – Ipokken picks up Valiel's Left Hand
11:45 – Back outside the cave. Ipokken bears the hand. Gordoth goes up a level.

21/8/1467

10:30 – Arrive back at Havenport.
Gordoth gets rooms at “The Wayward Soul”
11:30 – Meets Sister Marianne. Arranges to bury Aradeus next to Calvoreth that evening
12:35 – Leave for shenkiro do temple
13:00 – Arrive back at temple
13:10 – In the temple
Finds out the master has been in meditation for 9 days
Ipokken notices that temple, without master and head monks (who are dead remember) is a bit messy.
Meets with Chenzu Ikari – second monk in charge (minor psion) – reveals that Ipokken is technically joint head monk.
Gives him faces of three slain brothers
learns there are two more, and that the master is “joined” with them??
13:25 - Master is discovered; naked and half dead, in horrified trance. Smeared in own excrement “there is so much blood here. It is so dark” (still linked with other two brothers who are being held for sacrifice in Eastpoint)

13:40 – Master in comfy room, in trance. Soothed by the hand of Valiel.
Ipokken arranges care for him with Chenzu.
Chenzu agrees to have a message sent to Shenkiro Do schools in Outer Kai'Yassan, to seek help of sorcerer. (is accomplished by noon next day)
15:30 – Meeting with all the monks. All are updated of situation. Met with disciplined determination.
Ipokken declares state of war. No monks to be on own at any time. All monks to report anything strange. Be suspicious at all times.
16:30 – Meets with Gordoth. Gives her 200gps to pay for info on Jyakim's movements. Gordoth agrees to help him out.
18:00 – Aradeus is buried. Ipokken stands with Sister Marianne watching night fall over the city (nice metaphor), and silently vows to make things right.

22/8/1467 -
10:00 – Gordoth tells Ipokken what she has “found out”
Arranges to meet with Gordoth by the docks at 13:00 (meets her at “Wayward Soul” - nice building (three smaller ones knocked together – sign depicts tri-corner hat wearing devil grinning up with a pint)
13:45 – Meet Agarzat on board the ship (also sees Justin Irascur – First Mate)
14:15 – At “Black Hawk Inn” - (little more than big, empty warehouse, with free standing bar, no fires (illusory ones behind bar), and random, broken furniture. Sign is a tarred albatross mummy type thing, hung by chains. All painted black inside. Very dingy. Big pyramid of barrels behind bar.)
14:25 – Ipokken runs into Ulthas and agrees to fight in place of sailors.
Ipokken meets the Mongrel Dundorin (Mul) Amon.
20:30 – Sand Howler fight
- Gordoth is killed by Sand Howler after being paralysed
20:31 – Ulthas' thugs enter arena to finish the monk off...
20:40 – After Ipokken beats one of the thugs, the others lose heart. Ulthas enters the arena, and Ipokken gives a warning that no more innocent blood is to be spilled. The crowd mostly mock him, as does Ulthas, but non try to stop him leaving. Ipoken dimension doors out with Gordoth's body – much to Ulthas' fury.
21:25 – Arrives back at monastary with Gordoth's corpse.
21:40 – 22:30 – Prepares Gordoth's body for burial
Ipokken asks Chenzu to arrange for Gordoth to be properly lain to rest.

23/8/1467

05:00 – Ipokken wakes
06:10 – Arrives at STT, to see Captain.
06:25 – Meets with Justin (irritated) on the deck. Has a terse word, then leaves.
06:45 – Arrives back at Monastary.
rest of day spent in meditation etc.
teaches younger monks some of his skills

24/8/1467 – Armourer finishes Gordoth Daemonori Helm [+2 bonus on intimidate checks] – The Skookum TumTum leaves at 08:00
07:00 – arrives on board. Agarzat greets him and offers him free return journey, and thanks him for his efforts. Julian looks abashed.
07:05 – shown to room at aft of ship, near captains quarters.

28/8/1467

13:30 Arrives at Eastpoint
13:50 – Arrives at Rithuen'Ardanite temple (universal Tongues spell within). Meets the mongrel Aelwyn Priest Alaedori (Cl. 5). Asks about Jyakim.
14:00 Meets Brother Galyn (who can cast Find the path to locate “Jyakim's Lair”). Brother Galyn is Human Cleric lvl 15
Settari Crystal Charms (¼ Lb costs 10 gp, ½ Lb 25gp, 1 Lb 75gp)
Ipokken gives Know Stone of Animalistic Power for extended Find the Path spell.
14:10 - Extended Find The Path spell is cast on him (expires at 17:55)
Leaves the temple to find Jyakim's lair (carries 4 Lbs Settari Crystal).
14;11 – as leaving meets Kedestarr – won't join with him.
14:13 – encounters guardian constructs – they warn that region he is entering is tainted, and that he will not be allowed back in if polluted (each carry combination pistol / polearms).
Jungle is stagnant, dark and despite the weather, barely moving in its stillness.
14:35 – encounters 3 tainted Shamblers
After fight moves away from lake and rests...
14:55 – Ready to move again
14:58 – Comes to sunken temple (within highly tainted area – accumulate 1D2 corruption per hour unless D.C. 15 +1 per subsequent hour Fort save is made) – Taint Elemental in Moat (first taint save made at D.C. 15)
Ipokken realises that the elemental is merely one part of the lakes overall tainted energy
Ipokken uses abundant step to teleport to larger towers roof.
14:59 – alerts guards (makes first taint save for interior – next save D.C. 20)
15:04 – Guards and Ghouls attack!!!
- Ipokken flees
15:10 find a tree, climbs it, rests
15:30
16:20 – returns to Eastpoint
16:40 – Arrives at Rithuen'Ardanite Temple (Observed by Aelwyn at Rithuen'Ardanite temple)
17:25 – Leaves temple
17:40 – Arrives at the Krakens Roar
- Decides not to stay after seeing refugees, and not feeling too happy with staying in a plush place when they are so wretched outside.
17:50 – Arrives at the “Lights-A-Dancing Inn” - Smaller, homelier. Ships windows set into front (as in the front windows are actually ones taken from a galleon). Sign is an actual anchor with the sign hung on it. Sign depicts five flames in a circle above a whirlpool.
Nice, snug, rough but pleasant questors inn
Speak with owner Mervix Ardesson – Human Expert 3 (Feyan Expat). 34 in 1467.
Gets Mervix to Agree (for 50gp) to feed the poor for a week (+1 Shenkiro'Do affiliation points)
Mervix talks to him about the rumours he has heard about the war. He has family on Fey and hopes to meet someone who can ship them over to safety.

29/8/1467 – 1/9/1467 – Ipokken Rests. Organises to meet with local merchants to hammer out a deal to buy tents and food for the refugees.

1/9/1467 (bright, breezy)

10:00 – Ipokken meets with Gulvordyn Kuroth'Kebb; Dundorin Merchant – mining and adventuring supplies. Dundorin Expert 8.
Ipokken pays to get tents and supplies handed out as well
15:00 - Word reaches the council. They are pissed off that someone is encouraging the refugees. Word spreads amongst the town that a “holy man” has been donating to them.

The poor and pious of Eastpoint are inspired by this act. More donations follow from other individuals.

2/9/1467 (warm and breezy in morning, heavy thunderstorms in afternoon, increasing in intensity towards midnight)

People in the settlement begin to be polarised; those that want to help the refugees, and those that think they are parasites, and should not be encouraged to come to the township. Most of the council are of the latter persuasion.
08:00 – Ipokken Arrives at Rithuen'Ardanite temple
Ipokken is looking for a priest and fighter to accompany him (13th lvl)
12:00 – A council contact identifies Ipokken as the source of the last days events.
12:30 – Has met with new allies – Negotiates 3-way split of all treasures. Unusable items sold, and profits split 3-ways.
major Gillespie Trandark and “Andras”
13:00 – leave again
14:35 – Arrive by tainted lake – everyone makes saves Vs taint (except Snot Wing)
Andras casts Fly on Ipokken and Gilespie. (lasts until 14:43 – Andras' lasts for +1 minutes)
land on smaller tower.Andras casts Detect Traps
Finds Curse trap – destroy Door – Advanced ghouls and Rat demon footsoldier.
Defeat monsters – Use Fly Spell to descend into heart of tower.
14:36 – Arrive in Gate Caves at bottom of tower.
Ipokken destroys the taint removing fungus and they land on an island
Group make D.C. 18 save Vs taint (Ipokken fails)
14:37 – Search for way out.
Snot Wing uses Detect Magic and locates portal to Cavern Complex (and the fake death chamber holding the Quth'Maren and cursed treasure)
14:39 Group go through portal
Surprised by Undead. Sir Gillespie is affected by undead's fear gaze = cowers
beginning of round 3 Oculus Demon comes after them through gate.
Ipokken fails phobia check and is shaken
Session ends at end of round 4, as illusory wall drops to reveal advancing rat demon footsoldiers and an advanced example swarming to join the battle.
Gillespie, Ipokken, and Andras both Shaken until 15:39
Gillespie and Ipokken flee battle under the effects of magical fear. Andras is knocked unconscious for 3 hours
14:40 – Ipokken and Gillespie meet in ruined tower after panic subsides.
14:41 – Occulus demon comes through portal to attack them both
Gillespie rendered unconscious for 1 hour
Ipokken flees with Dimension Door to jungle with Gillespie and Andras...breaks his heart crying
Jyakim flies into rage when he hears they have managed to escape, and commands Three-Fold Talon forces to rip Eastpoint apart looking for them...
15:41 – Gillespie regains consciousness
16:00 – Group arrive to “escort” him to meet with them. Find he has gone and ensure that the Eastpoint Boys know to tell him to meet with them as soon as he reuturns on pain of imprisonment.
17:41 – Andras recovers (Heavy storms)
19:15 – arrive back at Eastpoint
Guardian at gate informs Ipokken that he must attend the Kraken's Roar and speak at once with Councillor Aspes regarding his “illegal” activities.
19:20 – attacked by Aelwyn.(Start with surprise round to Aelwyn)
19:30 – Arrive at kraken's roar after fleeing Aelwyn
The Krakens Roar has a huge stuffed kraken along the main bar
Downstairs is a gambling area (sub-level holds dog / cock fighting arena)
Upstairs balcony overlooks main bar area. Boothed (curtained off) areas for meetings
Ipokken agrees to encourage refugees to undertake tasks for the local merchants etc – 100 by 11/9/1467
Aspes also arranges for Ipokken to stay for free at the Lights-A-Dancing
Aspes will get list of jobs to Ipokken by end of 4/9/1467
19:40 – Meeting ends
Ipokken leaves to try and rally refugees
21:10 - Learns of the Three spokesmen for the refugees – Kaltharte (human commoner 3), Albus Dorring (Human Expert – Locksmith – 3) and Randuin Dorr (Dundorin Warrior 4)
A meeting will be arranged for the next morning – At the Rithuen'Ardanite Temple at 10:00.
21:25 – Returns to LaD and has a drink with Andras (talk of frontier nature of area, and gem filled mountains to the southwest of Eastpoint)
22:30 – Finishes talk with Andras. Pays for several more days in room (despite town leaders picking up the bill soon) Goes to bed

3/9/1467 (storms ease by morning, persistent driving rain. Afternoon thunderstorms)
03:00 – Visited by the Occulus demon – Demon thanks him for “freeing” him
09:00 – gets up
10:05 – Arrives at temple to meet with refugee leaders.
They agree to Ipokkens plan
High Priest Citraithus Oth'Rithuen (Human Cleric 26) agrees to train up to 30 in combat etc. (severe haircut, well built, 5' 3”) after overhearing them talking (he takes them to a private room). Priests to be dispatched to seek them out.
Randuin reveals that there are 800 – 1000 refugees in the city, and that many have gone into the sewers beneath Eastpoint.
There is also a ship in the harbour holding 60 diseased people
Citriathus mentions that some folks disease has reacted with energy from tainted areas to ill effect. Several have had to be destroyed.
Ipokken tries to arrange meet with elected representatives of the numerous factions of refugees spread through the city. They are to present themselves each morning at 09:00 at the Rithuenite temple (main lobby) – starting tomorrow morning.
Citraithus also raises concerns about those refugees dwelling in the sewers, as the tunnels are unexplored and possible home to dangerous monsters and energies.
The three leaders agree to spread the word.
12:00 – adjourn meeting until next morning
Ipokken spends time canvasing around local taverns for jobs for refugees,
Met with a lot of suspicion, but gets a fair few takers (24)
17:00 – returns to tavern
Meets with Gillespie and Andras
The Knight tells them both of a business opportunity; Carlina Vale (Human Expert 6) is looking for experienced warriors to command a retinue of soldiers accompanying a prospecting mission into the “Grey Serpent Mountains”, two weeks to the southwest of Eastpoint. Leaves on 12/9/1467
20:00 retires to bed

4/9/1467 – (Thundery into afternoon, then overcast, humid and windy)
09:00 – Arrives at temple – packed out with representatives. Aspes is there
09:15 – Taken by Citriathus into the Sword Slingers Inn; an adventurers inn within the temple grounds.
09:15-13:00 – Meeting gets intense. Aspes storms out with disgust at the unwillingness of the refugees to do something for themselves. Even Randuin gets pissed off. Citriathus tells them that they should encourage their ilk to come to the temple through the day and sign up for work.
Randuin tells Ipokken that he is going on the mission with Carlina.
13:10 – Ipokken speaks with Citriathus about possibility of clearing areas of jungle to grow crops...and the problems associated.
Ipokken spends afternoon trying to find out about lands to the north of Eastpoint (supposedly higher coastal regions, less tainted and less jungled – after regions of boggy valleys thick with taint and dangerous monsters)
18:00 – Returns to Inn

5th - 7th – Ipokken's plan goes quite well. A pleased Aspes comes to him to thank him. Aspes reveals that some of the refugees are fleeing...(he is unaware of the true number, but also, that the Draxians are here). Daily meetings are productive.

7/9/1467 (high winds, heavy rain)
20:00 – Met by Arli Velindari (16 years old, human female, south feyan)
Arli tells him of Draxian slavers stealing refugees from the docks.
Ipokken decides to take steps.
20:25 – leaves for Rithuen'Ardanite temple
20:29 – surprises Ubir Tesh'Maskim on his way to give slavers all clear
knocks him out, drags to Sword Slingers Arms
Meets Brother Derek Oth'Banturn
Kedestarr (recognising Ubir) offers services but merely irritates Gillespie, Derek and Ipokken
20:49 – Kedestarr (disguised as Citriathus) arrives at room. Persuades Ipokken and Gillespie to leave him to “question” the boy. Dimension Doors away with him as soon as they leave.
21:04 – Gillespie and Ipokken leave temple. Spot Citriathus on way out. Realise that the boy has been stolen
Citriathus (the real one) agrees to have word sent about the monsters presence and escape to the Warders.
(Slavers do not arrive as no word)
Ipokken and Gillespie go to Merriel'Shaavite temple to get Andras
21:07 – Ipokken arrives at front of temple
Is let in after meeting with guard and his trained licing spells
enters entry portal – finds way into the main orrery room of Vista Arcani (Aelwyn magical disruption causes malfunction)
Custodians meet him. Apologise and open portal to Eastpojnt temple.
Finds self in main worship hall (luminous crystalline. Five altars with magical flames burning on them round huge black, egyptian style idol of Merriel'Shaava.
Meets with Belcarius, Unified Order Rep, who calls for Andras.
21:30 – Andras, dishevelled but sober appears. Gillespie arrives.
21:50 – Leave temple, head for docks.
22:00 – Arrive at docks. Report to Captain Barrek (Human Male, Fighter 10)
Full sweep of docks in progress. Barrek reports odd happenings over last few nights.
Ipokken reports on possibility of Adathrainite activity in city.
No sign of slavers found
22:15 finishes speaking with Barrek. Head back to Merriel'Shaavite temple to see if anyone can divine the Ubir's location from his dagger (will locate true owner, his father)
22:25 – Arrive at temple.
22:30 – Priestess agrees to cast Divination spells to locate wererat and uncover the powers of Insidious. Ipokken donates two potions, and agrees to return with Wererat hair and 1 pint of its blood for spell components / payment
22:45 – Priestess emerges. States the boy is in the jungle, to the southwest of the Rithuen'Ardanite temples outer walls.
(Kedestarr has poisoned him and left him – this will infuriate his father, and form a rift between the local underworld and the Three-Fold Talon)
Ipokken tears off to seek the boy, leaving the mage and knight to catch up.
22:50 – Arrives at settlements walls. Climbs over and drops into the jingle.
22:55 – Ipokken finds Ubir, at bottom of waterlogged shaft (35' deep)
He descends it to rescue boy, and Kedestarr collapses the well with a lightning bolt. Then he legs it into jungle, enacts an invisibility spell, and hides.
Ipokken uses Abundant Step to take boy (battered, bleeding and nearly dead from the falling debris and poison) into the nearby Rithuen'Ardanite temple.
Priest of Rithuen'Ardana heals the poisoning.
22:56 – Boy taken to holding cell within temple to await the guard.
23:20 – Eastpoint boys and city guards arrive to take him to jail for questioning (he is taken then by wardens)
23:40 – Arrives back at Inn.

8/9/1467 (winds picking up. Reaching sub-hurricane levels. Driving rain, flooding)
02:20 – Andras wakes Ipokken to swear at him for allowing him and Gillespie to tromp around in the darkness looking for him and the wererat.
10:00 – Meets with the boys to plan wanderings next day
12:30 - Goes to Rithuenite temple to get Insidious examined. Advised to see Berolius at the Sword Slingers Arms (told he might get a discount).
12:35 – meets Berolius (male human Wizard 25; obese, lots of hair. Big beard. Smells strongly of scented oils. Flatuent due to past potion mishap. Grey-green eyes)
Berolius asks Ipokken to find him 10 Orchid Flowers. Gives Ipokken a small phial to keep them in. In return will Identify Insidious (immediately identifies it as being of Dwaer'Syth origins)
13:10 – Ipokken leaves for Wardens Spire.
13:30 – Arrives at tower. Meets with advanced force Golem Sentinels (silver swords and very powerfully enchanted gun spears)
Ipokken requests entry, but is denied
13:45 – 14:45 Has a spot of lunch in “Alnric's Pantry” - small eatery between tower and rithuen'ardaanite temple
15:00 – returns to temple
15:05 – meets with Beloriu. He identifies the Dagger. Recommends speaking to a True Bard staying at the Kraken's Roar.
15:30 – Heads to Kraken's Roar
15:50 – arrives at Kraken's Roar. Informed Daryyn Oth'Tremilla (Hum bard 17) is downstairs watching the dog fighting. Tunnels lead eastwards to back rooms / kennels.
16:00 – Daryyn seen surrounded by women, pissed as a newt (red hair, bright green eyes, plays the lute)
four active Fighting pits below the main bar. Ipokken draws some attention.
Ipokken meets Daryyn, and decides he is a cock and does not want to deal with him
16:10 – As he leaves he is approached by the Dundorin Mungoryn Utar'Duun. He's lost his Basilisk (shipped in for a fight. Presumed lost in the sewers. Wants it killing – genuinely worried about the families in the sewers. Offers to use the monsters parts to enchant and item as a reward)
Ipokken asks him to find work for up to 50 refugees. Mungoryn tells him the best he may be able to do is get five.
Ipokken agrees to job.
Mungoryn tells him to start search in upper harbour (the north most). Ipokken tells him he does NOT want his name associated with the job. Mungoryn agrees as long as his name and acts are also kept quiet.
18:15 – has collected the boys, and arrived at Sewer Outlet into harbour at the upper harbour.
Andras casts Fly on self and Gillespie (expires at 18:24)
Enter Sewer
Group wait for stomachs to settle after initially making save Vs stench
18:21 – move on. Andras casts daylight (lasts until 19:51)
18:50 – Encounter Greater Enhanced Abyssal Basilisk – quick victory
19:15 – Having gathered parts from corpse for Mungoryn to use in enhancing armour or weapons etc.
Push corpse into storm drain to be swept out to sea.
22:00 – Meets Mungoryn and gives him the bits and pieces. Mungoryn agrees to try and get a ring enchanted with the bits and pieces.
Ipokken is to meet Mungoryn at Kraken's Roar in 5 days (13th – IPOKKEN IS THINKING OF NOT GOING WITH CARLINA VALE).
23:00 Back at the Lights-A-Dancing

9/9/1467 (storm force winds and rain all day)
- 08:00 – Leave Eastpoint, headed for Nystar's Dig, accompanied by Gillespie, Andras and “Beltar Striker” (Human Fighter 9 / Divine Mind of Banturn 5)
- 08:40 – Arrive at Rithuen'Ardanite temple to look for Fly scrolls.
08:42 - Andras meets with Urias; heavily tainted wizard. He will ask group to recover something for him in return for teleports to and from Nystar's dig. He will collect on his side of the bargain after they return. (Urias is actually one of the Wardens and is willing to sponsor Ipokken as a prospect for their order – his mission will be a test).
He spins tale of taint curing crystals and portals and stuff
Ipokken agrees. Then begins to doubt wisdom of going. Then decides to adventure within Eastpoint instead.
Decide not to help Urias after all. Urias asks him why, and he explains why.
Ipokken learns that supply of Settari Crystal is dwindling.
Head for the “Roaring Rift”, a deep fissure in the foundations of the city in the outer northern sector of the city.
09:30 – Arrive at boundary wall near Roaring Rift. Beyond drainage ditch, over a stone bridge.
Given standard caveat about tainted area by Eastpoint Boy guarding heavy stone and metal doorway into tainted zone.
09:31 Beltar nearly falls into rift.
09:32 Andras casts Fly on Gillespie and himself. Expires at 09:41
09:37 Beltar arrives at bottom (roughly 100' down)
Andras casts Daylight (expires 10:57)
09:43 – Andras casts Fly on party – expires at 09:52
09:44- Cross Ravine
09:47 – Venom Spore Trap
7 Greenspore Minions attack!
09:48 – Group rests
search for treasure – Gillespie gets +3 Aelwyn Aberration Bane Longsword
other items; Ring of Antivenom (6 charges), Boots of Swift Stealth, and a Veil of Allure (MiC, Pp. 145)
11:00 – ready to move on. Ipokken to move ahead of group to trigger any more Greenspore venom traps safely. Andras casts Daylight(Expires at 12:40)
11;15 – come to far side of cavern. Huge tunnel 60' up with thick vines spilling out. Ridge of tree Ferns (20% miss 10+' up to 20', beyond that 50% miss). 9 Greenspore Minions attack.
Andras casts Bear's Endurance – expires at 11:25
As last minion falls, a roar is heard from the tunnel above...the group decide to rest to Andras can adjust the spells he has access to.
20:30 – The group are ready to roll (no encounters through the day)
Andras casts Delay Poison on Himself, Gillespie and Beltar. Expires at 06:30.
20:46 – Beltar arrives a top cavern. Andras casts Fly on himself and Gillespie. Fly expires at 20:56.
20:52 – Final Fight
Beltar is killed (Katana falls down crack made by Core's psionic stomp)
Andras casts Fly on Ipokken (expires at 21:02)
Andras teleports to Rithuen'Ardanite Temple
Ipokken dimension doors with Gillespie into jungle above caverns.
21:30: arrive back at Eastpoint
22:00 arrive at Merriel'Shaavite Temple
22:20 arrive at Rithuen'Ardanite Temple
22:30 – Sir Ahktar arrests Gillespie with five other knights
up to...

...10/9/1467 (full blown tropical storms all day)

02:45 – After Ahktar has finished explaining about Cavus and the crimes of Sir Gillespie.
Both Ipokken and Andras get rooms at the temple
06:30 – Gillespie tells Ipokken of his quest. (he was guided by an “angel” to seek out a certain tome kept in the last fortresses archives. In the tome, he read of sympathetic energies, and was guided by the “angel” to enter this version of Arbel'Verdaniss – the plane of the Burning King's origin – to seek out a number of items connected to his innocence as a child. Apparently, these can be used to seal the world from the Burning King; preventing him ravaging this plane, and also weakening him in that one. Gillespie though, has no idea where to start...or what he's looking for...or what he will do with the items once he has them...
07:00 – Gillespie leaves. Ipokken must decide what to do next...

10/9/1467 – 12/9/1467 – group get healed and seek access to Mind Blank spell.
12:00 - Ipokken meets with Azkazir Aem'Asheb – Representative of the Great House Consortium Azkazir will pay for Mind Blank spells, as long as he can send an observer. .
offers preliminary offer of 40% (and warns that the council will likely want 10%)
Ipokken enters into a verbal contract to the above (which will leave him with 50% of the profits).
Also agrees to talk council into lending an Eastside Boy for the mission
Will have Mind Blank Elixirs delivered to the Lights-A-Dancing at 07:00 on the 12th.
15:30 – Ipokken meets with the Anvil Mages at the Shrine of Dumordoin
They tell him of the Dundorin's disappearance.

11/9/1467 – Daemonori Core explode at 19:00

12/9/1467 - Portal to Dylor Completed – The monks are moved through it at 20:44 into the Dark Scions hidden stronghold. Forces begin to gather (under Jyakim's leadership), in the alleys and dark places of Havenport. Carlina cancels her mission
05:30 – Woken by Inn keeper swearing as flood waters pour into inn
07:30 – Andras arrives at Inn
10:00 Councillor Aspes and Azkazir arrive at Lights-A-Dancing
Meet “Burr”(Eastside Boy)
Group drink Mind Blank Potions
Andras casts Neutralise Poisons on self (expires at 11:50)
10:10 – Teleport into lair
Almost instantly kill the minions!
10:40 – After gathering treasures, and exploring further – Discover Source Gate
10:50 – Teleport back to top – rest of day spent with councillor and merchant exploring caverns and making plans.
Aspes and Azkazir are both amazed, and realising the potential make plans to get to work straight away. Aspes asks Ipokken to take post as “Councillor in charge of agriculture” (Has to clear with council first, will take until after the celebrations)
Final agreement drawn up; 40% profits for Great House Consotium, 20% for the council, 30% for Ipokken, 10% for Andras
Azkazir predicts that work will begin in the spring. Ipokken warns that there may be common knowledge of the place, and urges that security is placed in (a couple of Eastpoint Boys).
Aspes agrees (5 Eastpoint Boys in place), and Azkazir states that he will arrange for mercenaries to be brought in as guards.
18:00 – Taproom of Lights-A-Dancing flooded.
Ipokken and Andras plan to head to the Adathrainite Lair.

13/9/1467 (Weather continues to be unnaturally vile) [introduce new rules regarding feat and ability score increase acquisition]

08:00 – Meet with Merrielites to get items identified. They take two items as payment.
Andras begins scribing Scroll of Wall of Force

14/9/1467 – Andras completes scribing;



15/9/1467 – EASTPOINT – Celebrations of the final seal being closed begin
07:30 – Ipokken and Andras leave for the Sunken Fane
Andras casts Magic Circle Vs Evil on self (Expires at 09:10)
07:32 Ghoul Fight
07:33 – Kydraxi, Rat Demon and Retch Hound fight
07:34 – CHAAAAARGE!
07:35 – Encounter Plague Knight + Rat Demons
- Takes Plague Knights Sickle.
Ipokken and Andras discuss tactics, and upon sensing arrival of more monsters through teleport circle back at crossroads, decide to head back and mop up!
Encounter Abragrotha and three Ghoul warriors. The Xareth'Chelde gives the monk one more chance to join the dark scion, and then, when he point blankly refuses, launches a full attack against him.
Ipokken tricked by Abragortha into thinking it has surrendered.
Andras paralysed by Ghoul until 07:39
Ipokken uses Abundant step to 'port back to starting chamber (behind iron wall by capped gate) until Andras is free to move.
07:39 – Andras comes free of paralyses. Ipokken discusses resting back in city and returning next day, and Andras points out that the Xareth'Chelde made reference to another portal, as well as to the significance of the Autumn Equinox in supernatural terms, the next day.
They also discuss the disadvantages of giving the cult time to strengthen their defences.
They vote to heal up and press on.
07:41 – Enter teleport circle and then enter the final gate chamber
Ipokken and Andras defeated.
Ipokken taken to House of Beasts, and the Fist of Adathraine placed on his arm.
Ipokken recalls who he is (a sleeper agent for Adathraine)
Andras is kept in stasis. He will be reunited with Ipokken with his dark side awoken.

16/9/1467
Missing Shenkiro'Do monks are sacrificed at midnight by Ipokken. He fails to resist the Talon of Adathraine, and though some spark of light still remains within him, he is a fallen thing of evil...
At same time as the sacrifices are being conducted, a full scale attack is launched on Havenport's Shenkiro Do monastery by Lycanthropes, Demons and undead. Unless aid is forthcoming, this attack sees the temple destroyed.
ALSO; on this day, the Settari enters one of the ancient incantation shines, and works the first of the epic spells needed to unlock the dimensions where his kin are trapped. As midday arrives, and the magics gather, so the storms grow even worse. Eastpoint is swamped by near tsunami sized waves, and a number of ships are deposited inland. Many die. Then, at one minute past midday, the storms suddenly seem to weaken, returning to the levels they should be at this time of year. By late afternoon, the sun is shining through the clouds, and the only hint that anything is amiss, is a faint feeling of energy that hangs on the air.

17/9/1467 – The Settari seals the incantation shrine, and leaves for one further inland. After activating that one on the winter solstice, it heads for the next. All in all, there are seven shrines on Eathoran that need to be activated, and unless it is stopped, the Settari will do this by the Spring Equinox of 1469

19/9/1467 – Ipokken is given the Mask of Deception, which will allow him to appear as a holy monk to all and sundry (20th lvl). He is instructed to gather souls for the Dark Scion, in whatever manner he thinks appropriate.
05:00 - Ipokken decides to return to Havenport. Seeks out Sister Marianne.
05:30 – Ipokken arrives at the Healing Shrine.
He gets Marianne to recount the story of the fall of the Shenkiro'Do Temple
Marianne asks him to stay a while – he does.
She also gives him a gift from Mendle – (3x 14th lvl Potions of Stoneskin)
07:30 – Marianne and Ipokken leave the shrine to “visit the ruins of the shrine.
07:50 – Ipokken attacks her; mutilates and rapes her. Is uninterrupted. She is killed The good part of Ipokken tries to stop him but fails (Next save will be D.C. 34).
09:20 – Finishes
10:30 – After hiding the body
15:00 – meets with Andras to discuss plans. Decide to go to Irin to establish a shrine to Adathraine (Irin is close enough to one of the war fronts that its people are losing hope, and may buy into the faith).
16:30 Teleport back to House of Beasts

20-30/9/1467 – Ipokken tortures Embi, whilst Andras scribes several scrolls. Andras is given a Scroll of Disintegrate by the Threefold Talon to scribe as well – a weapon to be wielded in Adathraine's name.

31/9/1467 (Near Irin – Initially frosty and foggy, then clear but cold. Later remains clear and heavy frost)

08:00 – Andras and Ipokken appear 18 miles to the southeast of Irin, close to a recently shattered refugee camp, currently overseen by the Priestess Alarian Saeth'Namaea and her acolytes (Human Priestess Namaea'Isaala 15).
- Meet Gelduin and isaac (Dundorin and human mercenaries)
A couple of Mercenaries present. Priestess is looking for someone to travel south and track / destroy the Vulgol'Gigori that recently attacked the camp and stole away a number of refugees, as well as several holy items.
Ipokken and Andras accept mission to track down Vulgol'Gigori
08:40 – Come across dropped corpse in trees.
10:00 – Come to the ravine valley where the Gigori are lairing
10:25 – Come to end where the lair entrance is. Lots of crows. One Guard.
More Gigori appear. During this fight Ipokken reverts to hit uncorrupted self
Afterwards, fails save to stop corrupted Ipokken re-appearing (sets D.C. by making a Will save, then must overcome with second save vs that number. e.g gets an initial Will save of 23, must equal or beat that with second save to stay in current mode)
10:30 – Enter cave after searching bodies.
10:32 – Battle three leading Vulgol'Gigori. One is taken down, but group flee to valley due to being badly beaten. One follows, and Ipokken uses one charge of Third Eye.
10:35 – Re-enter cave. Female is hiding by entry, ready to smack firs tone who enters (it's Ipokken).
She is slaughtered!
10:36 – Andras' Fly spell ends
Ipokken and Andras search cavern
13:00 – Sit and discuss what to do next
14:20 – Return to Refugee Camp
Alarian gives them two healing potions each, and asks them to stay whilst she has a letter of recommendation written for them to present to Irin's forces.
18:00 – Letter arrives. Alarian recommends the group speak to Sir Tavis Oth'Cellinthar, an important commander in Irin organising the defence of the city.
Ipokken and Andras decide to stay the night
Funeral rituals go on into the night

1/10/1467 (Heavy morning frost + fog. Clears towards noon. Late afternoon fogs return leading to freezing fog by midnight)

06:00 – Leave camp for Irin
14:00 – Encounter Patrol from Irin. Meeting is peaceful, and on seeing the letter of recommendation, the two are shown the way to Irin, and told how to present themselves. Given pass phrase to safely bypass other patrols
14:30 – Encounter Warforged Patrol
15:00 – Arrive at Irin
Andras reports Gigorim attack on camps.
Andras reports to Unified Order / Merriel'Shaavite Church. Is cleared for use of new spells, and gets items recovered from Gigori identified. Is given permission to scribe scrolls.
Andras informed that he will be sent to front in 14 days, to bolster the forces there.
Andras speaks with High Priest about “a friend”, and tells them about Ipokken. The High Priest speaks of certain restraining items that might help the monk to stabilise his shifting personalities, though he is unsure of where such an item would be found.

2/10/1467 – 3/10/1467 – Andras scribes Prismatic Spray. Items identified.
16:00 – Andras meets with Ipokken

4/10/1467 – Ipokken bumps into Mendle

5/10/1467 (Thick freezing fog that remains all day)
03:00 – Ipokken slips out of Irin and wanders southwest, in an attempt to remove himself from any situation where he could bring harm to others.
07:00 – After getting lost, arrives back at Irin. Remembers compass.
07:30 – Andras discovers that Ipokken is missing
08:00 – After checking with Mendle, and realising that Ipokken is indeed missing, Andras sends word to his superiors in the church, requesting that the Unified Order not be informed for now.
09:45 – Andras meets with High Priest (Velluriel Salanathas – Cleric of Merriel 22 / Wizard 16), and tells them of Ipokken's exit. Confesses to “friends” identity. Velluriel offers to allow Andras to seek out Ipoken in order that he can be brought back and an item fashioned to lock away his evil half – though there will be a price.
10:20 – Ipokken is scried wandering in the forests...Andras teleports and asks him to wait a few more days whilst he researches an item that can restrain “Moiety” - an item he feels may be found in magic shrouded Laertraine.
Ipokken agrees, and gives Andras Bracelet of Friends.
Andras states he will find Ipokken when he knows more.

6/10/1467 (Thick freezing fog all day)
09:00 – Ipokken woken by voices.
10:20 – Ipokken heads off
12:00 – Ipokken sense bandit ambush. Chases them to their lair
12:30 -Ipokken hides outside sepulchre lair, and waits for bandits to emerge
16:50 – Bandits emerge
Ipokken moves to enter lair whilst they are distracted by their pissing
Activates door closing mechanism, and encounters bandit on steps leading deeper into the tomb
Ipokken disables several bandits before calling for peace
Bandit leader (Sorcerer Ardentius) appears to speak with Ipokken
Ipokken is enraged by bandits lifestyles, and barely holds moiety in check
Ipokken fails to negotiate with Bandit leader. In the ensuing battle, he uses quivering palm and strikes him down. Moiety resurfaces. [QUIVERING PALM UNAVAILABLE UNTIL 16:50 ON 11/10/1467]
16:55 – Moiety spends some time playing with the mages remains
Wears mages face as mask, and then skins two unconscious men
16:35 – Spends his time skinning to men, and sticking their skins to the walls with their fluids
Mercs in panic break into level two, and release the undead
16:38 – Ipokken encounters Overghast; quickly dispatched.
Ipokken prepares to drag corpses back to “shrine”, when two more arrive to attack...
Ipokken is paralysed and dimension doors to stairs
encounters another undead, kills it
opens doors and scares off bandits outside
waits...
17;19 – Three more of the monsters arrive and attack!
Tough fight (final one, CR 13, spits necromantic acid; 7D6, D.C. 21)
17:20 fight ends
18:20 – Ipokken waits to catch breath (8 Undead Killed in total by him, traps in dungeon and bandits / 9 remain + Zungus and Minions)
18:40 – Ipokken patrols outer corridor.
18:50 – Second (middle) corridors searched. Moves onto innermost corridor circuit (see tunnels heading to hole down to level two)
18:51 - Ipokken searches sorcerers chamber – finds three arcane scrolls (to detail)
18:55 – Ipokken discovers Spoils room (and crumbled petrified overghasts)
Destroys Encounter trap on door
19:15 – Finishes searching store room
puts on cursed amulet. (1D6 MAGICAL DAMAGE PER PHYSICAL HIT AGAINST HIM)
Ipokken about to explore next level...
19:17 enters level 2 tunnels
Explores one tunnel
19:22 Begins to explore another – the one leading to the Jailor.
19:26 Spots the Guardian – brief Ghoul fight – then backs off
19:41 Enters Zungus' chamber
Slays minions with Wand
Zungus teleports two acid spitting monsters
Moiety slaughters acid spitting Overghasts and final minions – Zungus Appears
Zungus engages the monk; Necrotic Aura seriously injures him. Moiety is barely able to wound the foul thing
Zungus paralyses Moiety. The monk uses last action points to activate Abundant Step, and returns to upper level by exit
19:45 – Ipokken emerges. Leaves tomb to rest.
20:00 – Ipokken find shelter for the night.
7/10/1467 Thick freezing fog – Sunny but the light and heat is swallowed by the cold vapour.

09:00 – Ipokken wakes.
Decided to return to the tombs to destroy Zungus
10:30 – After Ipokken spends time examining his cursed amulet...and hurting himself in the process.


15/10/1467 – Andras sent to the front???

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