Waves of Antiquity

Session XII
Drow and Drider Attack Alayne
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Session X
Plotting / Return to the Gallows Wood / Preparing Cliffside
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Session IX
Lizard Swarm!
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Session VIII
Giant Black Widow / Chasing Narrier / Return to Sanctuary

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Session Events:

  • Giant spider web found, with bodies strung up in it.
    • Spider is found, fought, and defeated.
    • Davian cut down the bodies, finding:
      • One of Narrier’s men
      • The missing witch, Bavmorda
      • A pompous, aristocratic gnome, who was also seeking to monetize the spring with Narrier.
  • Oren the Ox shows himself.
    • He had been told by the party to watch Narrier, so when the thief escaped, Oren tracked him all the way to the woods.
    • He was chased out of Cliffside by angry citizens.
      • When asked about how he used to terrorize the village, he doesn’t recall it. He says all remembers is being trapped in a maze, and having Itham “Stone-Speaker” free him from the maze. Thereafter, he was taken to Sanctuary and used as a guard.
  • The heroes continued on to Cliffside, and left Oren outside the city limits.
    • They heard rumors that Narrier tried to buy guards to accompany him back into the woods, but none would have it. Finally, he bought a horse (was grossly overcharged by the stable master) and galloped off to the west.
    • Samara convinces the stable master to lend them horses, and they take off after Narrier.
      • Radurak is able to push his horse the fastest, and nearly catches up to Narrier, but then halts the thief completely by casting entangle.
      • Narrier is utterly defeated. They tie him up and bring him with them to Sanctuary.
  • At Sanctuary, the party finds that Lord Alain has awoken, though he is still not in his right mind.
    • He mentions that he was undecided on what to do about the spring, and would welcome their counsel on the issue.
    • In exchange for saving his life, he has offered to have everyone some armor commissioned by Galan “half-hand”, free-of-charge.
  • Radurak offers a skin full of the spring’s water to take to all the sick of Sanctuary, starting with the soldiers and craftsmen.
  • Another rain storm begins!

Total XP: 1300 per player

XP Breakdown

Combat XP:

Giant Black Widow Spider (+1 CR) 1 × 1200 = 1200
Narrier 1 × 1600 = 1600
Pompous Gnome 1 × 800 = 800
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3600 / 5 ~ 750 per player

Roleplay XP

Roleplay: 300 per player
Bringing the Cure: 150 per player
Horse Chase Winnar: 100

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Session VII
Gallow-Tree / Narrier Cutpurse

Session Events:

  • The adventurers find the spring, which is an oily black color.
  • A massive black willow tree lurks there.
  • The adventurers inspect the tree, but seem to find nothing strange about it.
  • When they reach for a drink from the spring, the tree attacks!
    • With terrible, strangling vines it entangles several of them at a time, and swallows Elwe whole.
    • The adventurers attempt to talk the evil down, but he is not very reasonable, and steadfast in keeping them from drinking from the pool.
    • Radurak Bloodmoon’s beloved companion Bubba is strangled to death.
    • After a brave fight, of fire, swords, and splintering blows, the tree is defeated.
  • They inspect it and find treasure from past adventurers inside it!
  • The pool rids them of the cursed plague.
  • Narrier “cutpurse” arrives with two fellow bandits. They’re looking to drink from the pool as well.
    • He is talked down from monetizing the spring, but it is clear that it is only a temporary agreement, one that will change as soon as they turn their backs on him.
    • During the conversation, Davien sneaks up on Narrier and attacks!
    • Narrier retreats like a coward, drinking a potion of Expeditious Retreat.
    • The other two guards, both human, are defeated.
      • One is interrogated. He was working for Narrier entirely out of profit: a promised 1% of all the proceeds from monetizing the spring.
  • Bubba the bear is skinned and eaten, for noble reasons of re-integrating his essence into the world.

Total XP: 1250 per player

XP Breakdown

Combat XP:

Hangman’s Tree (-1 CR) 1 × 2400 = 2,400
Narrier “cutpurse” 1 × 1,600 = 1,600
Narrier’s men 2 × 600 = 1,200
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5200 / 5 ~ 1050 per player

Roleplay XP

Roleplay: 100 per player
Cured!: 100 per player

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Session VI
Return to Sanctuary / Rumor of the Gallows Wood Spring / A Visit to Cliff-Side / Entering the Gallows Wood

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Session Events:

Total XP: 1350 per player

XP Breakdown

Combat XP:

Barghests 4 × 1200 = 4800
Vafri 1 × 800 = 800
-———
5600 / 5 ~ 1150 per player

Roleplay XP

Roleplay: 100 per player
First Town: 50 per player
Samara’s Family!: 50 per player

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Session V
Kalashesh the Plague-Bringer / The DROW! / "We're Free!"

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Session Events:

  • Kalashesh the Plague-Bringer, and his Drow ally were fought and defeated.
  • Treasure horde was rewarded!
  • The remaining kobolds were threatened to leave their den and go elsewhere.
  • An altar to the drow goddess Lolth was discovered.
  • Hundreds of half-elves, elves, and humans were chained before the altar, channeling their energy to some vile purpose.
  • Lord Alain Tyl was found, with his sword-arm severed.
  • Idruma and Duzin join the band in leaving the kobold lair, with Lord Alain in arm, heading toward Sanctuary
  • A thick layer of tiny lizards has covered the land during the storm.
  • They appear to be underwater cave-dwelling lizards.
  • When Radurak Bloodmoon speaks to them, they say only “We’re free!”

Total XP: 1000 per player

XP Breakdown

Combat XP:

Kalashesh 1 × 1600 = 1600
Plik-Plik 1x 1200 = 1200
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2800 / 5 ~ 600 per player

Roleplay XP

Roleplay: 100 per player
Called Shot to the Throat: 25 per player
Bagging the Darkness: 25 per player
First Boss: 100
First Crawl: 100
“We’re Free!”: 50 per player

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Session IV
Depths of the Nest / the Deftly Avoided Pit / DROW?! / Meeting the Masters

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Total XP: 850 per character

XP Breakdown

Combat XP:

Kobolds 8 × 100 = 800
Idruma (Kobold Adept) 1 × 400 = 400
Duzin (Goblin Warrior) 1 × 135 = 135
Whatever was in that pit 1 × 800 = 800
-———
2135 / 5 ~ 450 per player

Other XP

Roleplay: 100 per player
Shrewd Negotiations: 200 per player
Double-Bacon-Bonus!: 100 per player

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Session III
The Surface of the Kobold Nest / Dire Weasels! / "They Are Listening!"

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Session Events:

  • The Adventurers reached the entrance to the kobold nest, where Davian solved the ancient puzzle of the stone gate.
  • Davian sneaks into the tunnel, hears four guards playing dice in the first room.
    • An ambush is staged. The four kobold guards are massacred, though the commander puts up a heroic fight.
    • Those of the guards who were not killed in the initial ambush surrender.
      • But nothing stays the heart of Poros, and he slays one with his cruel chain, to Elwe’s disdain.
      • Davian slays the other with his swift longsword. Elwe is too preoccupied in keeping the raging Samara from bleeding out to interfere.
    • Treasure of a potion and a small amount of gold is found.
    • A large brass gong sits against the wall, above which is an arcane mark of a wizard.
  • Further exploration is made, discovering a trap of collapsible stairs, a statue of a skeleton warrior similar to the sculpture outside.
  • The Adventurers press forward to a huge room with a dim green glow at its back. A barricade of garbage has been constructed there, with 6 kobolds standing with readied crossbows.
    • Elwe tries in vain to convince them to speak with the prisoners. To which the speaking kobold tosses a string of ears forward and says “Speak! They are listening.”
    • Poros threatens as well, though this kobold lead is steadfast. Large, scurrying weasels are at his feet.
    • The battle breaks out!
      • Bubba scales the wall and Samara leaps atop it, the two dual off with the six fire-breathing kobolds.
      • With a magic slight, Elwe sends the kobold lead tumbling off the barricade to break his leg.
        • His dire weasels charges forward, seeking vengeance for their fallen master!
        • One latches onto Poros and drains blood from his neck.
      • Much spine crunching, throat tearing, and weasel smashing commences.

Total XP: 1200 per character


XP Breakdown

Combat XP:

Kobolds 6 × 100 = 600
Ydak (Kobold War 3) 1 × 400 = 400
Kobolds (Fire Infused) 5 × 135 = 675
Fikk (Kobold Rgr 1) 1 × 200 = 200
Dire Weasels 2 × 600 = 1200
Two Traps 2 × 600 = 1200
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4275 / 5 ~ 900 per player

Other XP

  • Roleplay: 100 per player
  • “You’re Getting It” XP: 200 per player (things definitely started to click last night, eh?)
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Session II
Introductions / Maysen's Burning / Kobold Nest

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Session Events:

  • The Adventurers introduce one another, and find a common tie: Lord Alain Tyl
  • Corpses of the slain plagued disposed of by Poros. Narrier “cutpurse” complains of the cruel disposal of his cousin’s corpse.
  • The Adventurers continue toward Sanctuary.
  • In the settlement’s outskirts, they meet Oren the Ox.
    • Oren angrily explains the news that the nearby village Maysen has been raided by kobolds.
    • He also mentions that Alain has not returned from his normal hikes for over a day.
    • Samara is angered by the minotaur, who she recognizes as having once terrorized her hill tribe. She is calmed by the party.
  • The Adventurers set out for Maysen. Narrier “cutpurse” wishes to go with, but they refuse him. Oren takes the wagon back to Sanctuary.
  • Along the way, they cleverly avoid an encounter with an ankheg.
  • They happen upon a small scouting party of kobolds, who are squinting miserably into the sun.
  • They manage to defeat the kobolds (who were in control of a vicious monitor lizard).
  • Kobold eggs are stomped upon by Davien, then licked off his boots by Bubba the bear.
  • One kobold is captured, and information is gathered from him. According to him:
    • The kobolds raided Maysen for prisoners.
    • They were lead by a devil-warrior Kalashesh.
    • Plik-Plik was not involved, though the kobold did know him.
  • A nasty wind storm strikes. At the heart of it, in the far distance, a massive creature roars.

Total XP: 1000 per character


XP Breakdown

Combat XP:

Minotaur 1 × 1200 = 1200
Ankheg 1 × 800 = 800
Kobolds 6 × 100 = 600
Monitor Lizard 1 × 600 = 600
-———
3200 / 5 = 640 per player

Other XP

  • Roleplay: 160 per player
  • Pity XP: 200 (for the three weeks off and to level)
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