Upon returning to Murdered Bow Markos made good his promise to the ki-rin and removed the last of the metal bindings. Sa paid a visit to the baker's widow discovering that business had not been good since the death of her husband; something he remedied by buying a round for everyone in a local drinking house and pronouncing the greatness of her wares. The word of such a great hero soon had people flocking to the bakery.
Zenon had been busy in the intervening time and presented the other members if the party with a number of useful one-shot items such as tokens of Obscuring Mist and powder of See the Invisible.
The treasure ships were investigated for an item of power suitable for a new member of the party and Val chose to replace one of her bladed gauntlets with the one name Mageslayer - a bleak, black iron piece with a taste for the blood of spellcasters. Markos replaced some of the blades on her other gauntlet with ones of meteoric iron; the better to face Anthony's never-ending creations.
( Back to the caverns )
( Sanctuary and conspiracy )
( A plan and an ambush )
( Homecoming )
At this point we bid a sad farewell to Aiu's player whose real-world adventures are taking her from us. Aiu will continue on as personal speechwriter and counsel to the Prince but the rest of the party are taking their leave of him to once again challenge the multi-headed monster which are the Anthonys and the resources they might lend to the usurper Quinten.
Journal link: Sa-Dagget's version of events from joining the party until the end of the previous entry.
Author's note: I wasn't present at the table / Markos was not involved for much of the next two vignettes.
( Sa punches a bear )
( Getting Eric back on his feet )
( An ocean excursion )
( Brother Anthony )
( Dangerous Beasts )
( Sunstones and spidery things )
Next session: it is the first full moon since Zenon was shown to have contracted lycanthropy and since it was pushed into overdrive by the Scroll of Restoration. Will the other party members be able to keep him contained?
( Markos Level 5 )
Returning to where they had initially left the road the party found the area even more overgrown than before. In fact glimpses through the trees now showed forest extending as far as the eye could see across the far-off hills. Some vestige of a trail did still remain, and here Zedidir picked up Daggakorian's tracks and followed them to a campsite where the Mojh was in a stand-off with two 3-headed, spine-covered doglike creatures. The loud arrival of four more people rather than scaring the beasts off prompted them to attack but they were quickly slain. Examining the bodies it was noted that each was wearing a collar with a number on it, in writing which looked suspiciously like Anthony's.
( Murdered Bow )
( Warehouse of beasts and surprises )
( Anthony's Legacy )
The party spent the remainder of the day making themselves helpful to the locals. Those with the ability to cast healing or mending spells were particularly welcome as the settlement had little in the way of casters. Markos made a point of healing the surly sibbecai hunter.
( A new tale )
- Paladran the Swift (Sibbecai)
- Paldroon the Violent (Sibbecai)
- Rundatin the Wicked (Sibbecai)
- Drodan Palemane (Litorian)
( Some very old stone )
( Mixed outcomes )