Tales of the Party ... From the desk of Ang Orasan

23 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic

August 18, 2011
What a night ... infighting, the undead and a strange changes
While on Watch, the young wood elf Quarren was shocked to see a block of skeletal warriors marching in a column. Quickly but quietly rushing to raise the party, first to be be reached was Ottusk the cleric who went into the automatic mode for one of the cloth and called on divine assistance to deal with the dead foe ..
Half heeded the priests calls, and the others turned from thier parallel march to march on the party ..
Meanwhile , Quarren had moved to the next tent and tried to rouse the newest arrival, Bran. However the wizard was caught quite unawares and as the elf pulled him from his tent he grabbed his quarterstaff and swung wildly, narrowly missing the fighter's face.     
At almost the same instance .. A harsh scream came from Alyssa's tent, waking most of the rest of the camp. When Ariadne came to investigate, she found the young sorceress sat bolt upright in her tent, clutching her forearm upon which now was strapped the Claw Bracer they had taken from the Orcs yesterday, and when she looked at the scout, her eyes had changed shape to those of a cat ..  
Unable to dwell that with the undead bearing down on them all efforts turned to destroying the creatures .. Ottusk's desire to use his bare hands over the greataxe he bares does seem to be worsening .. and why he does so is beyond me I fear.
It did not take long to dispatch the undead and then the various conversations flared .. On one side much calmer than the other .. While Logan and Ariadne determined that Alyssa was in face well and that the bracer on her arm had awakened part of her and that she could now channel the energies of prayer as well as the arcane .. and the the incident with her eyes was only the burgeoning of her relationship with the goddess Sharess .. the other was an argument between the new wizard and the mountain orc cleric that resulted in the latter running off to bury the formers staff that he had snatched from the wizard's hand just after it had nearly removed Quarren's nose.
Such were to conversions though that all failed to notice that the undead that Ottusk had turned with his prayers had returned and were tearing into the camp. Again no match for the skills of the party, but a timely reminder to make sure
that ALL enemies are felled for sure I would think.
Continuing to follow the tracks of the goblins, after Logan finally figuring out which set of tracks they were following, and in which direction, after following them for about an hour only to reveal embarrassedly that he had been leading them back the way the had come last night that is, that had attacked them the walked straight into an ambush of Orcs .. Outnumbered and nearly crippled from the day before .. the fought valiantly, several party members nearly dying, but for the new found powers in the young sorceress Alyssa, Things could easilly have gone so ill for the group .. Especially as the Orcs had with them a Shaman, or at least that was what he appeared as whoever he tried to effect, suffered no ill, apparently ... other then a fear overwhelming the mysterious Solomon Kane as he skulked at the rear of the party and fortunate that the Orcs seemed not to have the will to fight to the death and ran once roughly half their number was felled ... 
One can only hope that the group can survive these onslaughts, or find some refuge to bind thier wounds and recover or Tymora may grow bored of their troubles ...
 

22 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic

August 8, 2011
Mixed fortunes today .. 
First came an almost comical introduction to some new recruits Ariande was on watch and heard movement beyond the ridge-line, waking Ottusk and Logan before a javelin came shooting through the night and bouncing over the camp-fire. Ottustk threw a rock into opposite direction to be greeted with a high pitched squeal and cursing .. As a large brutish figure came into view .. t was lucky Logan was awake to recognise Durth otherwise things could have gotten nasty .. As it...
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21 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic (cont..)

August 8, 2011
.. After patching up the wounded members the party pressed on, but what hit them earlier must have been merely an opportunistic scout patrol, as a notably greater number of goblins was waiting to catch them this afternoon, and with a shaman in their midst also .. this was a more prepared strike and did cause the party some consternation, although they were still dispatched without loss on the part of the group, our band was not without their scars. Discovering this band had come from a differ...
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21 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic

August 8, 2011
Aldus Evenwood must have been impressed with what he had seen from the party to come back to them so soon, Unfortunately severer members have decided to seek thier coin in other enterprises .. I guess some personalities don't mix .. Although this Solomon fellow Pav has recruited, I do not see mixing well with ANYONE, and Aravilar will find it difficult to be inconspicuous .. not just for being quite so tall and lean, but also for his ten foot wingspan. His ability to fly could well prove usef...
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13 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic.

January 30, 2011
Oh Gods, my head, 
That is absolutely the LAST time I let Pavel Starag order the drinks I don't know what goes into a 'Jolly Jack Tarr' but I would wager some ingredients would cause even the most foolhardy alchemist to use tongs at arms length.
Anyway, the Party returned safely last night and Pav called me down to The Red Griffon to celebrate. Finally I had the chance to meet some of the people they have encountered on this jaunt as well. The young sorceress Alyssa amd her even younger brother...
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9 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic

January 30, 2011
The roads may be somewhat safer after today, but it had almost cost the Party dearly. In fact, were it not for Royryn Bardenhall and his dwarven companions, things would have turned far more ill then they did. To encounter the Priest of Dugmaren Brightmantle and his associates was a boon this morning, given what lay before them later this day.
The dwarves were apparently tracking the same bandits, all be it for different reasons. Apparently, in the possession of the bandits, was a seal. An ite...
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8 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic (Continued)

January 21, 2011

I was so exited by the action earlier that my quill broke and I had to look around for a new one and when I came back things had gotten even more tense..
Just as the Party thought they had rescued young Istvan, bound their wounds and were ready to sneak back out, there came a crashing of bells and bellow of calls, THe dead guards at the entrance had been discovered.
Whether it was the noise of battle, Ghelt, of the unfortunate timing of a shift change, I guess we'll never know, but what becam...


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8 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic

January 14, 2011
A Damsel in Distress, Evil hoards in their dank, dark lairs, rescuing the innocent from the clutches of twisted Lords of Evil ....
The Stuff of Legend ..
At the request of their new friend Alyssa, the party snuck into the Lair of the Bandit Lord Mirko Kolic who had been using them for his own means, Alyssa was forced to use her arcane abilities and her Brother Istvan was forced to learn top steal and use stealth to acquire the things Kolic could not get by force, balancing one's work against th...
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7 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic

January 7, 2011
It's scary that bandits would feel the need to work with Ogres, but why they wouldn't want people to know. Surely they would want people to know, proof of their power and strength. "There are bigger things in these mountains than me" the leader had said, and I don't think it was the Ogres he was talking about. 
The group were fortunate the girl Alyssa chose to change sides and cast her magics against the bandits. Apparently her and her brother have been working for the leader of the Bandits, a...
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6 Kythorn, The Year of Wild Magic

December 21, 2010
I thought the Goblins had what they wanted, but last night's encounter was after what appeared to be a hunt for them. but then to track them down and and summon the undead to assault the party, Why?
Do they think the group have something they want? I fear there is more to this than meets the eye at present. 
The attack itself was well organised, more so than the response was however. Durth was, well I think the most polite way to put it would be 'Enthusiastic'. Others would say 'Headless Chicke...
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