Beneath Tangled Roots

Session III

Customs, Introductions at the Grey Minstrel, Freeing the Beggar Children

  • Derz Naga departs from the group.
    • In search of the scorpion Asura was searching for
    • Entrusts them with his Wand of MM as a well-wishing gift
  • Customs:
    • Mongo hid the Wand of MM under his stilts. Additionally, he purposefully wet himself to make the guard unwilling to thoroughly search him.
    • Players got a feel for the flow of Customs
  • Grey Minstrel Inn Patrons:
    • Petyr Riddish-Royce
      • Introduces himself to Mongo
        • Reveals the dire importance of Mongo’s broken tablet
        • Establishes himself as a contact
      • Introduces himself to Kenway
        • Gives him the smuggled Onyxia
        • Reveals that people from the work camps are being sent through the Branchways, possibly to Duskheim
    • Boomer Tuntapper
      • Warmly introduces himself to the Dwarves
      • Tells outlandish stories of his ancient battles
    • Jason Skilhollow
      • Introduces Malvoy to Kenway
      • Feigns grief over the rumors of slave trading
    • Beggar Child
      • Approaches Zah, asking for money.
      • Zah tells him to wait for him outside.
      • Zah informs Kenway
      • While interrogating the child about his master, Tan, Darren’s missing daughter approaches.
        • They learn of her plight, being captured in the night by two black robed individuals, and stuffed into a sack.
        • She managed to escape, and was later taken in by Tan.
      • Kenway and Zah return the children to Darren for safekeeping, ordering him to pay for a sitter while he is on the clock at night, then slipped him some gold.
  • Content Not Found: malvoy makes his appearance
    • Confused to discover that Kenway Slickfoot is not the Invisible Blade he thought he was
    • Content Not Found: malvoy, Kenway Slickfoot, and Mongo, and establish their interconnected relationships
    • Both Malvoy and Mongo’s mothers are in Dhamsareen’s work camps

XP Breakdown

Roleplay XP

Combat is not always necessary 300 xp
Trustworthy Fellow (Smooth New PC Intro) 200 xp
Soiling oneself to get through Customs 200 xp
Aversion to the Flaming Sandstone 50 xp

Grand Total = 900 XP per character

Session II
The Barhudin Battlecry; Welcome to the Caravan district; An Evening of Stabbings at the Diamond Spider tavern
  • The Desert
    • Players left Onyxia Temple
    • Met the Ogre Magi Asura, hunting for the legendary black scorpion
    • Tracked the scorpion for a while, only to find it vanish into a sand pit that Zah narrowly escaped
    • Barhudin tribesmen ambushed the characters
      • Fighting with hooked temple swords, no armor at all, and a strange, dance-like stance
      • Cloaked in shadowy magics
      • Only one of the tribesmen escaped: the caster
    • The heroes found a place to rest for the scorching heat of the summer day
    • Then continued on at dusk down the switchbacks leading into the Barren Sea.
    • They navigated the Barren Sea, finding treacherous dunes of sand and the weathered skeletons of ancient whales and sea creatures
  • Then arrived at the switchbacks leading up into Dhamsareen

XP Breakdown

Barhudin Warrior CR 2 3 x 600 = 1800
Barhudin Caster CR 3 1 x 800 = 800
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2600 / 6 ~ 450 total

Roleplay XP

“What do you mean, your people?” 150 xp
Vanishing under the table 50 xp
Blessing the booze 50 xp

Grand Total = 750 XP per character

Session I
Battle of the Bugs

Session Events

  • Campaign begins with a battle in the last room of an ancient Samrahal temple against a vile infestation of insects
    • A vile, spore spewing queen. Shocked by Derz’s electrified terbutje and scared off by the commanding presence of Mongo (and a dancing rapier to boot)
    • Giant maggots, roasted by Derz, devoured by badger
    • Giant flies, cleaved in twain by Maldorn
    • Corpses grotesquely pupeteered by the queen, opened up from ear-to-ear by Content Not Found: kenway
  • Kenway and Gimlet chase after the Queen, bravely passing through a room filled with former host corpses
  • Crowding into a tiny alcove, the three spar off
  • Ultimately, the Queen is lured out by the threat of drowning and is killed
  • The ring Onyxia of the fabled bane set has been retrieved

XP Breakdown

Queen Bug CR 6 1 x 2,400 = 2400
Giant Fly CR 1 4 x 400 = 1600
“Zombie” CR 2 2 x 600 = 1200
Giant Maggot CR 1/2 4 x 200 = 800
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6000 / 6 = 1000 total


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