Battle Over Kanella

June 17, 2012
Vampire lair, Stelville, Quinon

The group figured out the Sphinx’s door puzzle: they had to cut their hands to weaken themselves before entering. They found a room with 2 cages: 1 for humans and 1 for humans turned into vampires. There were enemies in the room, which the group defeated. They freed the prisoners, who seemed very wary of Renard Montenegro. The group found a drider statue in the chest.

They then went into the hallway of “hear no evil.” They proceeded through to a room with a boneclaw and some vampires. Their new companion, Kierkan, one-shot the boneclaw and they took the fight handily. They found a ruby etched with the symbol of Lolth.

They entered the “see no evil” hallway. They fought some undead enemies in a crypt then proceded to the next room where they disabled the tapestry/spectral tendrils trap. They heard some people in a pit in the next room (figuring they were vampires) and left them in the pit. They did not fall in, but instead found a letter that detailed a bit about the vampire/werewolf rebellion and a silver idol in the shape of a symbol.

They placed all 3 collected items in the area next to the main locked door. The door unlocked. Inside, they found Quinon, 2 Drow, and a Vampire lord. Quinon set the room on fire and pushed the group into the fire; the party bested the enemies (with a little help from the sun). Sierra found her sister recently buried to be resurrected as a vampire. Sierra chopped off her sister’s head to prevent the Vampire rising inside her. She took the body and head with her to resurrect her sister later. Amnon made an undead slave out of one of the dead Drow.

They followed the path leading out of the Vampire lair and found a skeletal mount and 2 griffons. They rode/flew them to the city of Stelville, where Sierra was able to resurrect her sister. She bought 5000 religion components at a magic shop and had the lead cleric, Dorcen, perform the ritual. Kierkan tried to rob that magic shop, but was spotted. He posed as a hobo and got away unscathed. Amnon did his magic sand thing and was able to sneak into the magic shop to steal from the shopkeeper. He got away before the shopkeeper could catch him.

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June 17, 2012
Vampire lair, Stelville, Quinon

The group figured out the Sphinx’s door puzzle: they had to cut their hands to weaken themselves before entering. They found a room with 2 cages: 1 for humans and 1 for humans turned into vampires. There were enemies in the room, which the group defeated. They freed the prisoners, who seemed very wary of Renard Montenegro. The group found a drider statue in the chest.

They then went into the hallway of “hear no evil.” They proceeded through to a room with a boneclaw and some vampires. Their new companion, Kierkan, one-shot the boneclaw and they took the fight handily. They found a ruby etched with the symbol of Lolth.

They entered the “see no evil” hallway. They fought some undead enemies in a crypt then proceded to the next room where they disabled the tapestry/spectral tendrils trap. They heard some people in a pit in the next room (figuring they were vampires) and left them in the pit. They did not fall in, but instead found a letter that detailed a bit about the vampire/werewolf rebellion and a silver idol in the shape of a symbol.

They placed all 3 collected items in the area next to the main locked door. The door unlocked. Inside, they found Quinon, 2 Drow, and a Vampire lord. Quinon set the room on fire and pushed the group into the fire; the party bested the enemies (with a little help from the sun). Sierra found her sister recently buried to be resurrected as a vampire. Sierra chopped off her sister’s head to prevent the Vampire rising inside her. She took the body and head with her to resurrect her sister later. Amnon made an undead slave out of one of the dead Drow.

They followed the path leading out of the Vampire lair and found a skeletal mount and 2 griffons. They rode/flew them to the city of Stelville, where Sierra was able to resurrect her sister. She bought 5000 religion components at a magic shop and had the lead cleric, Dorcen, perform the ritual. Kierkan tried to rob that magic shop, but was spotted. He posed as a hobo and got away unscathed. Amnon did his magic sand thing and was able to sneak into the magic shop to steal from the shopkeeper. He got away before the shopkeeper could catch him.

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6/17/12
Vampire lair, Stelville, Quinon

The group figured out the Sphinx’s door puzzle: they had to cut their hands to weaken themselves before entering. They found a room with 2 cages: 1 for humans and 1 for humans turned into vampires. There were enemies in the room, which the group defeated. They freed the prisoners, who seemed very wary of Renard Montenegro. The group found a drider statue in the chest.

The group left the cave to search for Samuel Barette. They found what was left of him at the Orc camp behind the cave. They had dismembered him.

They then went into the hallway of “hear no evil.” They proceeded through to a room with a boneclaw and some vampires. Their new companion, Kierkan, one-shot the boneclaw and they took the fight handily. They found a ruby etched with the symbol of Lolth.

They entered the “see no evil” hallway. They fought some undead enemies in a crypt then proceded to the next room where they disabled the tapestry/spectral tendrils trap. They heard some people in a pit in the next room (figuring they were vampires) and left them in the pit. They did not fall in, but instead found a letter that detailed a bit about the vampire/werewolf rebellion and a silver idol in the shape of a symbol.

They placed all 3 collected items in the area next to the main locked door. The door unlocked. Inside, they found Quinon, 2 Drow, and a Vampire lord. Quinon set the room on fire and pushed the group into the fire; the party bested the enemies (with a little help from the sun). Sierra found her sister recently buried to be resurrected as a vampire. Sierra chopped off her sister’s head to prevent the Vampire rising inside her. She took the body and head with her to resurrect her sister later. Amnon made an undead slave out of one of the dead Drow.

They followed the path leading out of the Vampire lair and found a skeletal mount and 2 griffons. They rode/flew them to the city of Stelville, where Sierra was able to resurrect her sister. She bought 5000 religion components at a magic shop and had the lead cleric, Dorcen, perform the ritual. Kierkan tried to rob that magic shop, but was spotted. He posed as a hobo and got away unscathed. Amnon did his magic sand thing and was able to sneak into the magic shop to steal from the shopkeeper. He got away before the shopkeeper could catch him.

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Vampires 6/2/12
Vampires, Lydel Monastery, Stelville

The group finished their business in the Lydel Monastery. Alcor Xin pledged his path to the lost Dragon Chalice of Bahamut. When their wizard, Samuel Barrette, went to find a library, he was smacked in the had by an orc and carried away. The group found his possessions on the ground with a tiny fellow collecting them; his name is Kierken McLaughlin, a gnome with sticky fingers. He joins their party.

On the group’s way to Stelville, the Vampire cult, and the Orc hoard who kidnapped their friend, the group encounters a few mysterious things. First, they encountered a ghost caravan with the lead merchant being one that Renard recognized from Stelville (his hometown). They also met a traveling Revenant who was infinitely looking for a person named Dorin. The only information they got from the man was that Dorin killed him and was working for higher masters. They also helped a hurt merchant fix his carriage and he gave Renard a gift for curing his wound. Alcor bought something from him too.

They found the Orc tracks leading to the cave of the Vampires. They entered into a room with 3 skeletons in the poses of “hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil.” They entered down the path of “speak no evil” where they all lost the ability to speak. They fought a Lich and his minions and solved a riddle laid out by a sphinx. They left the session when they couldn’t figure out how to get past the sphinx’s door. He had a message: “like the tongue, the knife cuts without drawing blood.”

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5/27/12
Ice palace, Jordette, Mikhail, drow

The group finished battling their way through the ice palace. They saved an Eladrin Warlock from his prison in a secret hole. His name is Amnon. After they fought a dragon with 3 beams of differing abilities, they walked through a door and found an Eladrin woman in the next room stirring a potion. They discovered that woman was the Drow daughter, Jordette, in disguise so the Drow would not find her. She calls herself Leado when in her Eladrin form. Mikhail (after drinking the potion she has concocted to disguise himself as an Eladrin) calls himself Dorn.

Jordette tells the group that she did steal the mirror shard from the Feywild and hid it. It is with someone who helped her escape, Rhaego of the Lydel Monastery. The group eventually goes to find this person to retrieve the mirror shard.

Jordette says that she took the shard so that the Drow could not open the portal to the Abyss from the Feywild. She informs them that there is another portal in The Unknown world though. She tells them that there are indeed 4 mirror shards, not 2 as the Drow prisoner, Kraya, informed them. When all 4 mirror shards are combined, a portal opens between the Volcanic region from Grakul’s keep and The Unknown region. It is the only way to get to Rincon to destroy him and the portal to the Abyss. The 4 shards are in the following places: Jordette via Rhaego, Archmage Cruban, Mikhail originally smashed the mirror and took a piece to hide, and Grakul has the 4th shard.

The group learns that Kraya is Mikhail, Grakul, and Rincon’s mother; she is Petorin’s grandmother and Jordette and Quinessa’s great-grandmother. She rules the Drow and uses Grakul and Rincon as pawns in her plot to please the Spider Queen. Rincon rules The Unknown and Grakul rules the Volcanic region.

Jordette also informs the group that she and Mikhail are very powerful psions who can read and control people’s minds. They communicate telepathically. She fled the Drow because they wanted her to make Archmage Cruban kill himself. She refused.

After returning to Peynol, Mage Petorin is forced to release his prisoner, the powerful and high-ranking Drow priestess, Kraya. Mage Petorin then informs the group of another threat to the capitol city, Kanella. He states that 2 factions, 1 vampiric and 1 lycanthrope, plan to combine forces and overrun the capitol. He asks them to stop the 2 factions taking over. He states that the vampires are congregating near Stelville in the mountain region. The Lycanthrope are forming their brigade in the rainforest region. The group then goes to the Lydel Monastery to speak with Rhaego. They learn that Rhaego has been kidnapped, most likely to the Volcanic region. They are about to leave to silence the vampires in Stelville before continuing onward to the volcanic region to find Rhaego.

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Past Adventures
Kanella, Cruban, Brethana, Petorin, Drow, ship, Peynol, Feywild, arctic, Falenshire, ice palace

The group started off the campaign in the capitol city of Kanella. They heard that “the council” was meeting. This only happens once very 40 years. They recovered a stolen horse that caught the approval of Mage Brethana. She asked them to be her escorts back to her city in the rainforest, Halenshire. They agreed. On the way back, Brethana was kidnapped by demons. They rescued her from a dungeon. This is the first time the group met Quinon and saw the symbol of Lolth and a secret society (even though they didn’t know what it meant yet). They returned Brethana to her keep in Halenshire successfully.

Brethana then sent them on a quest to retrieve something small and broken from Charn. This thing would help identify the symbol and the danger behind it. The party went to Raven’s Point to obtain underwater gear. In Raven’s Point, they met a wizard who was told of their arrival. He gave them gear and sent them on a boat with a captain, Pru, to Charn.

In Charn, they attended a boisterous party thrown by Mage Belril. He met with them the next day to discuss where this small, broken object might be. He told them of a sunken ship that was rumored to be haunted because the only living survivor was the captain. The group left and found some mermaids to lead them to the ship.

In the ship, they fought some skeletons, angels, and wights to find what they discovered was a broken mirror shard. In the ship, they met a dark figure who remained invisible thanks to his cloud of darkness. He did not say his name or what he was doing there. He wanted to know what they wanted and who had sent them.

The group returned to Raven’s Point where they gave the mirror shard to the wizard they had previously met (per Brethana’s instructions). They found him a bit odd this time around. He gave the shard back after conferencing with Brethana and Cruban. The group went to Kanella to hand the shard to AM Cruban. He told them it was a fake and that the wizard they met was a doppleganger and stole the real shard. There was a party for Mage Zanmorn of the desert region. Samuel met his old headmaster during the festivities. He told Sam that his old school was under siege by evil doers and asked for his help. The group then went to save the school and recover the shard, which was thought could be there.

In the school, they discovered many illusions at work, each section detailing the weather of a certain region of the world. They met a few Drow with whom they made a pack. The Drow would give them the mirror shard if the group convinced Petorin, Brethana, and Cruban to release their priestess, whom they claim was captured under false pretenses. They met the Tiefling Warlock, Quinon, again at the end of the trials. After they defeated the end enemy, they were transported into a Vampire lair where they stopped a ritual, found the mirror shard, and rescued the student body.

They returned the real mirror shard to AM Cruban in Kanella. Cruban then sent them to Peynol to retrieve another piece of the broken mirror, where the Drow prisoner was being held in Mage Petorin’s keep. Brethana went with them. Petorin leads them to the captured Drow priestess, Kraya, and asks that they get information from her. She tells the group that she was sent to the Feywild to hide 1 of 2 mirror shard pieces. She was lying (they find that out later). She tells them where it is located in the Feywild.

The group battle through the Feywild to the Palace of Saladoun to find the missing mirror shard. They enter the castle and are transformed into animals and given different powers while in those forms. They fought some mummies and were given gifts from their Gods. They reached the end of the castle and stopped a ritual that would have opened a portal to the Abyss. They went through a portal which led them back to Peynol.

Instantly, they hear screams and see a delegation of Drow approaching the keep. They demand the release of their priestess. It is discovered that the leader of the delegation is 1 of 2 of Petorin’s Drow daughters, Quinessa. The group learns the following information after talking to Petorin and Brethana:
*Petorin’s father is an escaped drow who married an Eladrin woman
*Petorin fathered 2 Drow daughters, both of whom fled the city after Brethana’s parent’s murders
*it is rumored that Petorin’s father was killed
*they think Jordette (Petorin’s other daughter) was framed by Quinessa and unwillingly forced into Drow society.
*Quinessa killed Brethana’s parents and her own Eladrin mother

Quinessa, from the Drow delegation, tells them that Jordette stole the mirror shard (and that she was really the person told to put the mirror shard in the Feywild). She tells of a rumor a woman in the city of Underlake in the swamp knows where Jordette is. The group goes to Palanthal, the capitol city of the swamp and meet with Mage Leodak. He tells them the woman they seek is a hag and to be careful. He tells them how to get there and sends them on their way (after taking payment for their visit).

The group goes to Underlake and convinces the hag to tell them where Jordette is located. She tells them that Jordette is hiding in the arctic wilderness of Falenshire. She gives them a boat and a guide to get them to the arctic shore. They find the city of Hyran and Mage Panice. He makes them do 1-1 trials to prove that they can survive the Falenshire wilderness. He says that he is the only person who can grant access to the wilderness via a portal that he creates. He says that he would not help a Drow, but if she is there, she is in the Ice Palace in the SW corner. The group goes through the portal.

Once in the wilderness, they meet a ghost who leads them to the Ice Palace for payment. He wants them to resurrect his body, which is at the Ice Palace. During the journey through the wilderness, they have to outrun an avalanche; most of them survive, but Pinecone the Pixie and Blizzard the Half-orc ran into a pack of wolves and were killed.

The rest of the group reached the Ice Palace and resurrected the ghost’s body, whom they discovered was a male Drow by the name of Mikhail. He proclaimed himself “Mikhail, born 4th son to Kraya of the House of Krahn.” He is Jordette’s grandfather and Petorin’s father. The group battles their way through the Ice Palace.

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