Beneath Tangled Roots

On the ship
what a long long time it's been

Zah stood on the ships rail gazing out over the sand sea, often looking down just to be amazed again. Then he glanced over at a few that were eating at just outside the main hull.

Zah spoke to the person next to him saying, “Father is not exactly as I remembered him. Not nearly as tall, not nearly as rugged and not quite as knowledgable.” he paused, “Though none of it really matters, a child’s perspective I suppose. He does however make some amazing food. I bet even with out that book he’s a killer chef.”

Zah turned from the group and again looked out over the rail and said, “Nearly 2 decades, has it really been that long? There was so much to ask. How many expeditions did he do, what did he find but most importantly where was mother.” He stopped almost frozen in place, but then with moments passing and small twitch he continued, "But these questions are too large for such a short time and it seems only right to keep our minds focused on the trip and the goals directly ahead of us. In my eyes father was such a iconic figure, but I suppose I’ve filled his boots more than he filled his own. "

Then he turned looked at the group and raised his glass. “Too Adventure!”, he said out loud and walked from the ships rail.

Session XIV

Queen of Plagues, the Barhudin Witch, Borum the Blade

Session XIII

New Dawn Comes to Xandrios, the Second Black Cube

Session XII

The Misery of Duskheim & the Mind Flayer

Session XI

Entering Duskheim

Session X

The Road to Duskheim & Captured Thralls

Session IX

the Black Cube & Slaves on the Roadside

Session VII
Aberrations in Xandrios
  • Seventh Point Inn
    • Met two members of the Servants of Dawn: Rook and Bishop Diadem
      • Bragging about finding a piece of the tablet on the jungle Ubertas Leaf
      • “A relic sacred to the Church of the New Dawn” and “Priceless beyond compare!”
      • Is elaborately distracted by Mongo, while Zah sketches the tablet’s design a few tables over
      • Mongo succeeds in getting Rook drunk, but Bishop Diadem does not partake
    • Met Braenor the Blessed
      • Owner of the tavern
      • Takes a liking to Gimlet
    • Approached by Steinn
      • A man with a terrible headache begging for money
      • After the party feeds him, they take him up to their room
      • He claims to be trying to contact Metallurgist Orum
      • Tells his (alleged) story:
        • Formerly an adventurer, though was captured in Duskheim
        • He was made a worker in the Dwarven work camps
        • Taken away to the Mind Flayer’s lair and “saw the brain!”
      • Steinn’s head busts, revealing a half-formed Mind Flayer
  • Kenway
    • Stalked the Servants of Dawn
      • Saw them browbeating merchants, trying to get items for very cheap
      • Saw them stopping at different orphanages
        • Preaching to the children, blessing them
        • Asking to see the orphanages’ books
    • Spoke with Spell-Nurse Mary Lynn, to get a lead on the missing orphans
    • Managed to track down a dark-robed figure, leading two docile children
      • Followed him to the basement, and a hidden cellar of a library
      • Witnessed the children being fed to an amorphous, alien creature


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Total XP: 2000 per player

Session VI
Dream Eatings, Arrival at Xandrios
Dream Devourers CR 5 3x 1600 = 4800

4800 / 3 = 1600

Malvo concerning Wayring’s poor handwriting:
“Basics, it’s the root of all arcane!” 1500
Blacklight Everburning Torch 200
“I was cuckolded by a Mind Flayer” 300
Total 2000

Grand Total: 2600 XP

Session V
Strix Ambush

XP Breakdown

Strix Ambushers CR 2 3x 600 = 1800
Strix Hedgewitch CR 3 1x 800 = 800
Strix Antipaladin CR 3 1x 800 = 800
Strix Archer CR 4 1x 1200 = 1200
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4600 / 6 ~ 800 per player

Roleplay XP

“Nightmare on Elm Tree” 500


1200 per player


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