Zarmina

Session 14

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
?

What will you do with Shale’s new infernal battalion?

Who are those sneaky goblinoids, and why did they force you into Hell?

What’s the next step for Steppin’ Out Industries 2000?

And what of the possible machinations of the Dreamers?

I don’t know, let’s find out!

View
Session 13
Ribbon-Cutting, Interplanar Travel, and You

Help out by adding your characters’ memories from this session!

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Benedict Cumberbatch
Mr. Pink
Lord Padraig
Shale
Tagi

6 months later.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Steppin’ Out’s first public transcontinental test, from Fairhaven to Erlaskar to Sharn, with flashbacks to planning, such as recruiting celebrity bard Jory the Glutton. Event is a success – world is shocked.

5 debauchery-filled days and nights in Sharn later, you’re called to the portal which is on, oscillating oddly, and glowing orange. Tagi heads straight in, Mr. Pink investigates and is pushed in by sneaky goblinoids, and the rest of the group (Padraig, Ben, and Shale) storm in after them.

On the other side of the portal, the adventurers find themselves in Hell. No really, Hell. Fire and burning vapor lick up at earthen motes scattered throughout a field of lava. They see scores of suits of spiky armor in the lava below, and one suit on a mote far away guarding a glowing sword.

They fight the infernal golems, leading them away from the sword – which is promptly grabbed by Shale. At this, the guardian kneels and swears fealty.

The sword is inscribed in ancient Draconic: “North South East West, Glad to go, Glad to serve, Glad to die”

Shale might be compassionate now? Violet is a bit of c word but agrees to go with Cumberbatch. Releasing portal technology. Invitations delivered to falcon punch. Fucking teleport bro. Steve knows his shit, like magic. Circling it up, bamf in and is all like, " hey bitches, check it." Dance shale dance, let’s talk portals. Suck. It. Invitation titties. Flash forward and back, back and forward. Gathered all the bitches for sharn. Rocky up in this bitch. Tony stark moments, shit yeah. Bitches be jivin o’ padraig. event is great success. Party time mofuggas. Party o clock. There is no portal, only zuul. Fucking hard reset that shit. Lizards have balls. I’m like, whaaaaat. Nether realm is like, holy dick bags. A pool of knowledge is created, things are learned that cannot be unlearned. Superfire. Zero fucks given. Suits of armor rise, dick tastic. Jumpin up in this bitch. Flips, tricks, whatevsies. North south east west, we got an army. Suit of armor army, harness it. – Mr. Pink’s drunken stream-of-consciousness

View
Session 12
Steppin' Out

Help out by adding your characters’ memories from this session!

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Benedict Cumberbatch
Mr. Pink
Lord Padraig
Shale

Alright, so what I am thinking is we go with the plan of bringing all the Department Heads with us, and we basically give our whole presentation to the the Twelve and have each of the departments discuss what specifically they could have been doing under “White” and were not allowed to. I think we should also be direct about our plans for Winterhaven, and if they approve, maybe immediately set those things in motion. - Mr. Pink

I feel on board with this plan. Meanwhile I can be walking around the facility on my hands! - Garth

The new Steppin’ Out Industries 2000 presents its case to The Twelve in Korth.

Feelings are mixed, but generally positive.

The group meets up with Lady Vada d’Phiarlan, Dean of the Demesne of the Motion and Ben’s Mrs. Robinson.

The group wins over Ben’s cousin and current House Lyrandar member of The Twelve.

View
Session 11 Part 2
Let's Really Kill White

Help out by adding your characters’ memories from this session!

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Benedict Cumberbatch
Garth
Mr. Pink
Lord Padraig
Shale

More alliances forged. White attacked and killed.

Deal made with House Orien via Violet.

“I don’t remember what happened, but I woke up with a terrible head ache.” - Garth

“All I remember is that we had White on the ground and we didn’t stop kicking him until he was dead. LOL.” - Lord Padraig

View
Session 11 Part 1
Let's Kill White

Help out by adding your characters’ memories from this session!

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
?

Alliances forged, etc.

View
Session 10
In His Tomb, Ashurta Slumbers...

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Benedict Cumberbatch
Carlitos the Coward
Garth
Lord Padraig
Mr. Pink

Padraig, Garth and Cumberbatch convince Violet to take a portal to Graywall. Cumberbatch and Violet stay back to sell pastries. Padraig is jelly. Group enters hole, one at a time. Hole feels violated and takes revenge on Shale by creating a big bullshit hole. Spelunking ensues. Pyramid is all like “I’m a fucking pyramid.” Group is like “The hell…?” Padraig is a pouty little bitch about the Skull Hole. Garth is like, “Fuck you.” and hucks Padraig’s ass down the hole. Snoogins. A door with this cryptic message

Ashurta, slayer of these weaklings, keeper of the Blade of the Ashen Crown.
Even in death, he is stoic and strong.
The might of the Dreamers has not bested him, and HeIl goes with him.

…is investigated and jimmied past with a Knock ritual. The party realizes the ruins are a Dhakaani tomb.

Stairs are fucking crazy. A room opens before the party. Letters present trouble for the adventurers. Imp attack. Silly string erupts from the poisoned Garth. Fuckin’ portal, looks a lot like Shale. Padraig and Pink look bad. pink looks worse. Like un-fucking-conscious.

Scary statues. Carlitos and Garth ride the shit out of some stone. Stone is like “Fuck that.” Ashurta is big and mean. Also scary. Balls.

Ashurta dies like a nancy bitch. Carlitos jacks sword all bitch like mid battle. Garth is pissed. Sword goes crystal, then all big and giant. A battle for box privileges arises. END.

Loot: 8 amber gems, 54 gold pieces, a simple brown belt, a skull mask, Ashurta’s Blade

View
Session 09
Guineas Pigs, Trolls, and Bears, Oh My

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Carlitos the Coward
Mr. Pink
Shale

Carlitos emerges from one of the First Step portals dragging the body of j’Hold the Dark. j’Hold is taken to the infirmary, Carlitos is retrained.

in the morning, shale is asked about Carlitos, who vouches for him.

second mission is accepted, with promise of teleportation themed reward for shale: go to Graywall, in Droaam, and meet with “Gray” who needs them to investigate a lead. Gray can’t because Graywall is too heavy with his own Housekin.

method of travel = untested Leapfrog System of portals (series of endurance checks)

“Gray” meets them at end of painful journey, informs them of what he knows so far and about city of Graywall.

lead takes them to the location for the Goblin Market, artifact found 200 feet underground, tharashk digging crew offered to help.

tent procured from matronly troll selling pastries.

Mr. Pink wants bag of holding, finds one at wondrous item dealer, enlists Carlitos to help steal it. Mr. Pink distracts dealer by fighting him. Carlitos makes off with bags and knives. dealer summons bear with magical idol. Carlitos bribes shale to help fight bear with a flickering kukri.

bear fights valiantly, but is laid low.

Loot: a bag of holding, 2 small leather satchels, a simple gray bag, a flickering kukri, a sickle with a flame motif, a dagger with a heavy crossguard, a shiny silver dagger

View
Session 08
The First Step

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Benedict Cumberbatch
Lord Padraig (and Steve)
Mr. Pink
Shale

welcome to the first step. bags over heads, taken to interrogation, tying/roughing up occurs thanks to “Black” and “Blue”.

shale meets “White”, who offers deal.

deal offered to others as well; ben offers to take penalty upon himself. NDAs signed with help from “Gold” the dwarf and “Green” the hemophobic gnome. ben deftly tricks everyone into thinking he actually signed NDA; pig somewhere far away fears for its life.

tour of the First Step

first mission is accepted: break into one of the four towers of the Arcane Congress and steal an artifact valuable to First Step research.

break-in and acquisition successful – books acquired as well.

group convinces herd of Hogwarts-style apprentice wizards that show up to scram

ben witnesses “Black” and “Blue” staying behind to plant a small eldritch machine in the tower. “White” tells group to chill out, it’s none of their business.

View
Session 07
Northwest to Passage

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Benedict Cumberbatch
Halt
Lord Padraig (and Steve)
Shale

shale tracked down by halt (tharashk bounty hunter), shale assumes halt is now his assistant, both go to fallcrest, find ben and padraig

halt informs ben he’s taking him home asap, ben knifes him, shale sets his barstool on fire, deneith guard calms them down, ben agrees to go home escorted by halt

(padraig decides he wants to sit on the throne of galifar)

ben and padraig go retrieve their replies at the sivis message station
chereth had no new info on the town council
ben brother, gatiss, replied with promises to lead their house in conquering the land; ben can help or get out of the way (this shed some light on the storm front cult in house lyrandar)
shale received an unexpected message from a man calling himself ‘White’ asking to speak with shale in person in the nearby city of passage (home of house orien); shale replied, “your offer is intriguing but lacks detail”; White replied that this venture could shed light on shale’s origins and could help him realize his true purpose; shale fails to reply to white message

group decides to head to stormhome by way of passage, riding skysleds created by shale’s ritual
group confronted by teleporting squad, allegedly under the employ of White, that uses shale to create a portal, allegedly to passage; reason for force used was the heroes’ known history for violence and shale’s apparent refusal to accept White’s offer
the group went with the haggard squad through the portal

View
Session 06
Welcome to Fallcrest

DRAMATIS PERSONAE
Benedict Cumberbatch
Garth
Lord Padraig (and Steve)

left chereth in charge of wintervhaven (with letter for others)

Dear Group,
We’ve taken some horses and hit the road to Fallcrest. An elemental cart with the rest of our supplies will be leaving in three days, you are free to take that or my aide Chereth will provide you with whatever you need. If you see Steve, tell him he sucks.
Kisses,
Padraig

travel safely to fallcrest

got info on fallcrest, the eldritch groves, and aundair

interacted with Lyrandar Airport Admin (stole money and secrets), fallcrest town council (near-deadly knife-dodging show outside)

got info about various orgs & persons

padraig sent message via sivis station to chareth to get info on town councillors who deserted Winterhaven & ben sent message via sivis station to brother (Gatiss Cumberbatch) amount intentions/activities concerning house orien

View

I'm sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Please upgrade your browser or install Chrome or Firefox to enjoy the full functionality of this site.