Session Recaps

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Session Recaps

Post#1 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 pm

Session One

Four mysterious individuals come across an equally mysterious monster which has appeared near the Temple Citadel square of Ephe. In the midst of people screaming and running away, they fight the creature, revealing a young Tiirthan who was the creature itself. Spiriting them away from the authorities, they formally meet each other and the Tiirthan in an alleyway, before deciding to head into the seedier part of town to grab a few drinks. While trying to unravel what happened and get to know each other, the Tiirthan ingests "fairy dust" (slang), and he immediately begins to morph back into the monster. Subduing him, they head outside and begin to figure out how to get the Tiirthan home.

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Post#2 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:12 pm

Session Two

After retrieving a map and information on where to best find the Vaults of Tiirtha, the group experiences a miserable failure as they attempt to break into a local store to steal supplies. They catch a balloon down to the Ephean docks and catch a final glimpse back at the massive and beautiful city. Upon landing they split up to find supplies and a boat. Elgin and Mothy procure a giant necklace bedecked with massive red rubies and pawn its companion chest for a modest monetary gain and incur a mysterious debt from the salesman Tibba Smith. They realize without knowing how long the journey would be, they could not get sufficient supplies, and so regroup with Elthera, Lullabelle, and the Tiirthan Garu. Lullabelle charms her way into getting them free passage on a 30,000gp galley. A deckside gala is thrown in their honor and so they went to the baths and got fantastic outfits. An ancient bronze dragon blesses the ship as is tradition before setting sail, and the party begins. Lullabelle befriends a beautiful woman who she discovers IS the bronze dragon, and after revealing her abilities the dragon trusts Lullabelle enough to give her information on where to find the Vanishing Isle of Hbral in order to locate the first Vault Relic. Mothy befriends a handsome onion knight who reveals how to supposedly find the Vaults themselves.

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Post#3 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:17 am

Session Three

After a good night's sleep and hot baths to wake up Lullabelle and Mothy share the information they've acquired with their comrades. Elthera speaks to the Captain and convince him to let them see his maps to calm Elgin's feigned fear of the ocean while Mothy and Garu have a quiet time visiting while Lullabelle looks through the window at the ocean. Elthera distracts the Captain's son while Elgin makes a copy of the map of their known world and looks around the cabin. She obtains a pair of cheating dice, a collapsible spyglass, and a compass. While looking at the Captain's desk she notes a feverishly scratched note "She's here". Elgin looks at the captain's private journal and takes it as well. She shows it to Lullabelle who discovers the captain's obsession with the dragon and the various parts of the dragon's anatomy (and their magical properties). Lullabelle rushes Mothy and Elthera to the dragon's quarters where they discover signs a struggle and the remains of fairy dust, leaving Elgin with Garu. The Captain catches wind of a Tiirthan being on board and enters their quarters, taking Elgin and Garu prisoner. He throws them in a room with the imprisoned dragon-woman. Lullabelle, Mothy, and Elthera search the ship for Elgin, Garu, and the dragon-woman. Mothy encounters the onion knight again and he reveals his stores of fairy dust (which he smuggles) were tampered with, and he saw people being taken through a door in the galley. He confides in Mothy that he was intending to fake being drunk and barge into the room as they talk on the deck. Mothy runs off to tell Lullabelle and Elthera what she's learned. They decide to concoct a distraction.

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Post#4 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:55 am

Session Four

Mothy, Lullabelle, and Elthera create a plan to distract everyone in the galley with a performance in an effort to draw the guards out of the back room. Mothy goes back to get the onion knight but finds him missing. They proceed with their plan and Lullabelle and Elthera successfully pull off their distraction. Mothy sneaks into the room to find Elgin, Garu, and the dragon-woman. After a lot of fumbling around Mothy remembers she is a magical girl and transforms, granting her double stats for a minute and a half. She bends the bars of the cage and breaks the dragon-woman's chains. Initially Garu carries the dragon-woman on his back until they realize she is covered in fairy dust. Mothy carries the dragon-woman instead, but then guards come back to the room. Mothy shoves one guard down the stairs and Elgin Commands the other to Halt. Attaching a rope to the window Mothy shimmies with the woman on her back across the outside of the ship and pulls herself up on deck. Garu follows with Elgin on his back. Lullabelle and Elthera slip out of the galley and they all regroup. However, the captain and his crew confront them on the deck as a vicious storm rolls in. The captain's son comes to the deck to witness everything. When they attempt to take the dragon-woman, she steps off the ship rather than be taken by them, grievously wounded. Lullabelle successfully Sleeps half the attacking crew and she, Mothy, and Elgin make it to the other side to the lifeboats. Elthera is grabbed by the captain and Garu is grabbed by two crewmembers. Elthera is knocked unconscious by the captain, and Garu is also beaten unconscious by the two mates. Lullabelle is almost bloodied by four of the crew. Seeing no way out, they all transform, activating their temporary bonuses. Elgin is able to Bane two of the crewmembers, and Mothy kills one of the crew holding Garu and injures another. Lullabelle casts Hideous Laughter on the captain successfully and runs to Elthera, pulling her onto her back. The remaining crewmembers are focused on Lullabelle and Mothy.

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Post#5 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:52 pm

Session Five

Elgin heals Elthera who immediately taunts the captain and is knocked out again. Mothy and Lullabelle sustain extensive injuries as Connor - the captain's son - looks on confused and helplessly. Lullabelle successfully sleeps five of the crew and Mothy kills the last crewmember holding Garu. Elgin again heals Elthera who transforms and stealths, reappearing later to shoot an arrow at the captain. Her shot misses and she instantly kills Connor. Witnessing his son's death, the captain becomes enraged and inhales a large amount of fairy dust before throwing the rest onto Garu - triggering a transformation reaction. Elgin creates a massive amount of water and washes off most of the dust from Garu and he fights to stay in control. The rest begin to attack the captain relentlessly. He seems mostly unfazed though they successfully bloody him, before he turns to attack Elgin who he has pinpointed as the reason people keep getting up to fight. As he moves to attack Elgin the onion knight pulls himself from the side of the ship having survived the captain's murder attempt and begins to fight the captain. The captain bears down on him and plunges his sword into the onion knight's chest. As he dies he thanks Mothy for showing him kindness. The group begins to batter the captain and he stumbles backwards to the other side of the ship and holds onto the railing. A pillar of lightning plunges into the ocean and the Bronze Dragon shoots out of the water, fully rejuvenated. With a snap she swallows the captain's head and his body tumbles into the ocean. Returning to her human form she washes the corpses from the deck and thanks the group for their work - especially Lullabelle. She presents Lullabelle with a bronze Ouroboros as a token and announces Lullabelle to be her avatar - imbuing Lullabelle's physical attacks with additional lightning power when transformed. She then heals the group and calms Garu. She walks over to the bodies of Connor and the onion knight Riker and sadly says she can only bring one back. They choose Riker. He is revived and bound to the dragon, and they return to the ocean. The group decides to use Lullabelle's Disguise Self to trick the remaining crew who took refuge during the storm into thinking she is the captain. They move their belongings to the captain's quarters and secure an emergency rowboat outside the windows before preparing to deceive their way once more to their destination.

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Post#6 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:20 pm

Session Six

The crew of the ship attempts to get an answer for what happened to Connor, the captain's son. Lullabelle, disguised as the captain, is evasive and refuses to come out of the captain's quarters. The shady behaviour sparks rage in the crew who demands answers. After consulting with the group, Lullabelle agrees to hand over control of the ship to the First Mate. The group manages to hide in the rowboat while he and two crewmembers gather maps and navigation implements he will need. The group rummages through the Captain's belongings and discovers his notes. His obsession with the dragon did not spike until after he was given a strange dragonscale shoulderpiece marked with a sigil the group recognizes as the high courts of Ephe. According to his ledger, it was given to him the day they boarded the ship. The group finds themselves assaulted by strong psychic energy threatening to turn them against themselves and each other. Garu swiftly borrows Elthera's knife and breaks the enchantment on it. He then hands it to Elthera as it is no longer cursed. Elthera now has a dragonscale shoulderpiece which changes colour according to their desires and gives them a +1 bonus to stealth. After they have eaten and rested, Captain/Lullabelle is informed that land has been sighted. Realizing they need to escape, the group packs up their things as Garu has Lullabelle assist him in writing a forged suicide note for the Captain. They quietly lower themselves into the water, and row down the coast of the Docks of Aeaea where they finally make landing.

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Post#7 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:36 pm

Session Seven

The group makes landfall south of the Docks. They consult the enchanted locket which guides them through the small rainforest and to the edge of the town. Elthera and Mothy stealth into the town to gather intel on who there could help them on their mission and seeing how the ship they vacated was faring, as well as retrieving cloaks. Elthera and Mothy repeatedly startle townsfolk by slamming their hands on shop tables to question them before stealthing away. From the Fishmonger, Elthera learns where the Inn is and decides it would be a good idea to gather information there. Mothy wants cake, and so they go to the local baker and buy a Better-Than-Sex cake with a purple icing penis on it. At the Inn, Elthera flaunts their wealth by buying Mothy a hit of Fairy Dust and renting a room, hoping it will make people more amenable to assist. However, it just piques the greed of the Innkeeper and their flunkie to try and rob Elthera. Elthera and Mothy make a break for it but not before recognizing the symbol from the locket on a random decorative item - revealed to be given to the Innkeeper by a smuggler named Gella. Elthera and Mothy return to the group to reveal what they have learned. Elthera is reminded by an exasperated Lullabelle that they didn't check out the ships OR get the cloaks they need. Elthera rushes off, steals cloaks, and is able to assess that the ship they had been on is grieving but ultimately fine. With their cloaks the group successfully stealths into town and travels through winding alleyways to the top of a hill where the homes are covered in talismans. At the very top is a strange building with a sign reading "The Oasis". Lullabelle enters first, while the others stay stealthed and hide in the building coming in behind her. She gets the attention of the "Shopkeeper" who is a tall silvery-blue skinned elf with silver tattoos and jet black hair named Gella. Gella is unwilling to help until Lullabelle persists, but then Gella shows her hand and reveals she can see everyone who is trying to stealth. She shows particular interest in Garu which makes the group uncomfortable. She demands they leave to give her time to think and form a plan, and unceremoniously kicks them out. They go to the Inn which thankfully has another Innkeeper on shift, and the group rests in the room Elthera had previously rented. They return to the Oasis in the morning. After taking them into her back room and discovering they were on the same ship as Riker, Gella is saddened to discover Riker will likely no longer be coming to visit her. She speaks to Garu in Tiirthan, which surprises the group, and then agrees to help them. She gives them her schooner, and grants them a magical charm which will keep them safe while they are on the ship. Elthera is given the ship's charm and subsequently made the ship's captain. Before they leave, Gella gives Elgin a beautiful ring of citrine and topaz (+1 to AC) for her courage in wanting to protect Garu from the perceived threat of Gella. Gella gives Mothy a small ring when Mothy gets sad. They say their goodbyes and head to the docks.

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