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*'''40 For Gourds and Glory''' Slew the dragon Xevriss in his lair
*'''40 For Gourds and Glory''' Slew the dragon Xevriss in his lair
*'''41: He Who Watches Over the Wilds'''  Learned about The Seven; learned the Green Knight's identity, and defeated him




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* Were betrayed by [[Chadwick Sagemoore]] and ambushed by Xevriss and his forces -- cultists, Pumpkin Giants, and other dragons, including [[Jatil Jivelg]]
* Were betrayed by [[Chadwick Sagemoore]] and ambushed by Xevriss and his forces -- cultists, Pumpkin Giants, and other dragons, including [[Jatil Jivelg]]
* Fell into Xevriss' underground lair and succeded in defeating Xevriss there, winning his dragonmark and his hoard
* Fell into Xevriss' underground lair and succeded in defeating Xevriss there, winning his dragonmark and his hoard
=== Session 41: He Who Watches Over the Wilds (Keller, 11/4/2023)===
Highlights: learned about The Seven; learned the Green Knight's identity, and defeated him
* [[Cookie]] sent [[Lupine Lucas]], [[Winter]], [[Paris Hilton]], [[Marion Ette]], [[Nassir Tycho]], and [[Amaris Luanach]] with [[Skippy]] to join researchers Zeek, Shela, and Bobby at a recently discovered ancient ruins where [[The Green Knight]] had been seen
* Freed six bound dryads and the imprisoned [[Ferdinand Core]]; discovered statues depicting and naming each of "The Seven" primordial beings
* Learned that the Green Knight was not an individual but a mantle; that the current Green Knight was Lord Bellaphon, father of the previous Green Knight; and that this was his lair, which had an associated Oculus Orb able to scry any point in the structure
* The Green Knight returned and told the party that he was sick of taming the wilds and that it was time for the wilds to run free
* Defeated the Green Knight, whose helmet kept trying to reconstitute his body so left it in the camp's central fire to prevent this





Revision as of 02:08, 20 November 2023


Wicked Wilds: Tiny Little Digest of Recaps

(Sources: SWAAR, The Story So Far, Player Recaps)

Overview

  • 1a Spiders and Ichor...: Cleared temple ruins and found a secret door and key (south)
  • 1b A Funny Thing...: Explored swamp, met the Warden (swamp location?)
  • 1c Thinwhistle: Met the kobolds of Thinwhistle; Hunk joined TBEC (southwest)
  • 1d Ruins of Maddening Dreams: Learned the Green Knight and gnolls killed the Perseus Company; Bulio joined TBEC (camp location?)
  • 2 Curious Company: Explored a temple; Acquired a book for the Collector; met Jack of Hearts & co. (east, near the Scar)
  • 3 All That Glitters: Investigated deaths of missing research team on a ley line; harvested magical flora (northwest)
  • 4 River Me Timbers: De-polluted a water source; harvested hell-influenced mushrooms; Ratchet perished (upstream location?)
  • 5 Slim Pickins: Hired a new airship crew, but did not hire Caligas (Galik)
  • 6 A Penguin's Problem: Rescued Pennysworth, contracted Sight Rot, nearly encountered Mother (east)
  • 7 Winds of Change: Made friends with the druids of Thistlebrook (northeast)
  • 8 The Loss of Tassa: Acquired Eyebright from swamps; talked to Mother, and Tassa volunteered to join her (swamp, east near the Scar)
  • 9 Oblex Infestation Investigation: Interrupted Jubilex's conduit for amassing oozes (northwest)
  • 10 Heart of Stone: Explored a temple; encountered Galidant and the Green Knight (north by skiff)
  • 11 Underdark Strikes Back: Revisited the Lolth temple to kill aberrations; spoke amicably with drow; Dochas perished (south)
  • QCon Trials of the Gods: One party helped the other across time; encountered the Timeless and the Nameless (Thistlebrook, northeast)
  • 12 The shifting Scales...: Explored Mt. Alkinimic; encountered Lorrie Haslo, "The Fleshcrafter", the Collector, and the Philosopher's Stone (mountain location?)
  • 13 Nature, uh, Finds a Way: Revisited Thistlebrook; protected the forest from a blight-spreading monster (northeast & northwest)
  • 14 Off the Rails: Battled Jack of Hearts and his party (southwest)
  • 15 A New Hire: Met with Lily; revisited Thinwhistle and rescued kobolds; encountered Tassa (southwest)
  • 16 Smoke Signals: Disabled a massive gnoll forge facility; encountered Ripjaw and Scournia (west)
  • 17 Fossils and Fools: Revisited Thinwhistle; slew the Draculadon and its kobold spawn; Nester perished (southwest)
  • 19 Road Rage: Encountered Lorrie Haslo, Ripjaw, the Music Man, and the Collector; fought gnoll war machines; Lowkey perished (east)
  • 21 Church Attendance: Investigated temple ruins on a ley-line intersection; witnessed Jim Stacy summoning a greater demon (north)
  • 22 Slow and Steady: Awarded guardianship of a new magical area by local gastrosapien community; encountered Wiggler's creator (north)
  • 23 Alkinimic's End: Slew Alkinimic (location of Mount Alkinimic?)
  • 27 Doing Hard Time in Thinwhistle Escaped the Green Knight's Thinwhistle prison with Jack of Hearts; killed Thrax
  • 29 Work for the Warden Helped slimes fight gnolls; encountered draconic and humanoid slimes; received the Warden's boon
  • 30 We're Going in Circles! Traveled with Olly Bartholemew and learned of his curse; found Drakemire Hollow
  • 32 What Lies Beneath Explored catacombs in Drakemire Hollow and recovered the core of an ancient drilling vehicle
  • 33 Gotta Getta Grung Found grung village; fought gnolls and fungus people; delivered grung children to the Warden
  • 34 Honey, I Shrunk the Adventurers Partied at the Collector's place; thwarted Dynia; learned of the return of Xevriss to Amusa
  • 35 Harvest Hoedown Visited the Court of Hallow's Eve, proved Dynia's guilt to the Pumpkin King, restored Western Amusa's food
  • 37 Disrupting Demons' Designs Visited a ruin with dragon motifs, defeated a necromancer demon, recovered an artifact for Alkir
  • 38: In the Sewers New TBEC recruits saved kidnapped dock workers in Galik and embarked for base camp
  • 40 For Gourds and Glory Slew the dragon Xevriss in his lair
  • 41: He Who Watches Over the Wilds Learned about The Seven; learned the Green Knight's identity, and defeated him


Details

1a: Spiders and Ichor and Ruins....oh my! (Julia, 4/29/23)

Highlights: Cleared temple ruins and found a secret door and key

  • Sabbatical, Reedy, Paris, Yewvane, and Therrin (and Paul) secured a ruined temple of Lolth several hours south
  • Killed spider creatures, and got the (large, red gem) key to a secret passage

1b: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bog (Dave, 4/29/23)

Highlights: Met the Warden

  • Wiggler, Tassa, Kamakuras, Cinder, and Joylee scouted a swamp and fought off an oblex
  • Met "the Warden" (who claims guardianship over the entire wilds of Amusa), saw their home, and received a brooch to contact them via animal messenger
  • Learned about creatures living nearby: lizardfolk, yuan-ti, kobolds, and grung

1c: Thinwhistle (Aaron, 4/29/23)

Highlights: Met the kobolds of Thinwhistle; Hunk joined TBEC

  • Lambda, Rina, Nassir, Neru, and 22 made nice with the kobold village of Thinwhistle, one half day west
  • Killed large, bipedal, fire-breathing lizard, and fled a similar lightning-breather
  • Heard from Chief Snatu about an ancient, powerful kobold city
  • Returned with Hunk as envoy between Thinwhistle & TBEC

1d: Ruins of Maddening Dreams (Keller, 4/29/23)

Highlights: Learned that the Green Knight and gnolls had killed the Perseus Company; Bulio joined TBEC

  • Amaris, Obsidian, Lysvan, Chrysaor, and Deralickt tried to make contact with the Perseus expedition, but found their people massacred
  • At their basecamp, fought gnolls, hyenas, a 'deathpledge' and The Green Knight, who escaped
  • Contracted some kind of madness and/or sleepy sickness and fled hundreds of approaching gnolls
  • Found some documents and rescued Bulio

2: Curious Company (Keller, 5/1/23)

Highlights: Acquired a book for the Collector; met a mysterious adventuring party led by Jack of Hearts

3: All that Glitters (Julia, 5/10/23)

Highlights: Investigated deaths on a ley line; harvested magical flora

  • Sabbatical, Marion, P'Rahp, Neru, Hermes, and Helli investigated Arc's missing research teams (at a camp on a ley line, a few hours west-by-northwest)
  • Found dead researchers as well as a magical (glowing) tree with a connection to nearby fauna
  • Fought large, magically enhanced dinosaurs

4: River Me Timbers (Julia, 5/20/23)

Highlights: De-polluted a water source; harvested hell-influenced mushrooms; Ratchet perished

  • Dickweedus, Lysvan, Finny, Yewvane, Twilsby, and Millar
  • Collected warm, glowing mushrooms (indicating that the area has infernal connections)
  • Fought two humanoid-faced snakes, two crocodiles, and then the clan patriarch, a large crocodile with humanoid arms, which killed Ratchet
  • Restored the river to its natural state

5: Slim Pickins (Keller, 5/21/23)

Highlights: Hired a new airship crew, but did not hire Caligas

  • Nassir, Felix, Amaris Luanach, Lowkey, Chrysaor, and Obsidian went to Galik and hired the following airship crew
  • Two applicants died during interviews
  • Caligas—Amusa's one and only pantsing octopus—applied as captain but was not offered any position
  • Hired:
    • Captain: Tiki-Ti (Thri-kreen)
    • First mate: Polly (aarakocra)
    • Engineer: David (human), and intern Klerica (dragonborn)
    • Cook: Bob (ogre)
    • Navigator: Bink (kenku)
    • Others: Rome Holiday (human), Snoot (kobold)

6: A Penguin's Problem (Aaron, 5/24/23)

Highlights: Rescued Pennysworth, contracted Sight Rot, nearly encountered Mother

  • Sabbatical, Lambda, Kompi, Therrin, Paris, Nester, and Hunk found Pennysworth's airship where it had crashed east of basecamp
  • Fought off demons while repairing it, including one with the voice of Jim Stacy
  • Some contracted sight rot from the spores of a dying foe (causing blurry vision and nightmares)
  • Fled before the demons' "Mother" appeared

7: Winds of Change (Julia, 5/26/23)

Highlights: Made friends with the druids of Thistlebrook

  • Reedy, Helli, Marion, Nix, Jo, and 22 Tracked down stolen livestock a short distance northeast
  • Found the thief to be from the nearby druid conclave of Thistlebrook, which did not sanction his actions
  • Engaged in conversation and friendly competition with the group (not at a festival)
  • Made an agreement to give minor mutual assistance, and learned of a way to combat Sight Rot

8: The Loss of Tassa (Aaron, 5/30/23)

Highlights: Acquired eyebright; Tassa volunteered to join Mother

  • Millar, Tassa, Deralickt, Dragonett, Neru, p'Rahp, and Lowkey went to the Swamps to acquire eyebright plants to combat Sight Rot (and succeeded)
  • Fought some children of the demonic Mother
  • Acquired eyebright
  • Talked to Mother, which led to Tassa voluntarily joining her

9: Oblex Infestation Investigation (Dave, 5/31/23)

Highlights: Interrupted Jubilex's conduit for amassing oozes

  • Millar, Rina, Dochás, Dickweedus, Finny, and Yewvane traveled a few hours west to investigate an ooze infestation
  • Found a colossal tree stump full of baby oozes; the demon lord Jubilex was using it as a conduit to gather oozes
  • Disrupted the conduit, triggering defenses including fire-hurling slimes, and fled as the area burned

10: Heart of Stone (Keller, 6/3/23)

Highlights: Found a temple; encountered Galidant and the Green Knight

  • Sabbatical, Frankie, Wiggler, Amaris, Jo, and Dragonett (and Skippy) traveled several hours north by skiff (several days' walk) to investigate dinosaurs being killed
  • A roc damaged the skiff, which crashed through the jungle floor into a ruined temple of Kavanmort and others
    • Tiamat, the Dragon Queen
    • Kavanmort, the Twin Doom - two-headed, blue and black dragon
    • Xevriss, the Devourer of Gourds
    • Alkinimic, the Ancient
    • The One Taken by the Underground - a mysterious draconic force
  • Slew a mutated Medusa, and freed the undead dragonborn Galidant (the Exaltant of Kavanmort), who was initially hostile, then grateful
  • Were attacked by the Green Knight (who dramatically captured the roc and said the party knew too much after speaking to Galidant); barely escaped

11: Underdark Strikes Back (Julia, 6/4/23)

Highlights: Revisited the Lolth temple to kill aberrations; spoke amicably with drow; Dochas perished

  • Reedy, Paris, Lysvan, Nix, Thordon, and Dochas (and Paul) visited the temple of Lolth several hours south to handle aberrations that are attacking drow
  • Fought ropers, mushrooms, cloakers, and a mindflayer beneath the temple

QuelmarCon 2023: Trials of the Gods (Julia & Aaron, 6/10/23)

Highlights: One party affected the other across time; encountered the Timeless and the Nameless

  • The PCs touched sphynx statues representing two Gods, the Timeless and the Nameless, as part of a celebration at the Thistlebrook Conclave
  • Lambda, NickRivers, Neru, Reedy, p'Rahp, and 22 were sent forward in time to fight an eyedrake and a hydra
  • Wiggler, Twilsby, Dothand, Zimper, Helli, and Patrick's PC were sent backward in time to engage in puzzle-solving that affected the future fights. (NickRivers and Helli switched places between fights.)
  • The gods made magic items available as rewards for succeeding in their trials

12: The Shifting Scales of Mount Alkinimic (Keller, 6/11/23)

Highlights: Encountered Lorrie Haslo, "The Fleshcrafter", the Collector, and the Philosopher's Stone

  • Sabbatical, Yewvane, Dickweedus, Finny, Lowkey (Girl/Guy), and Radion (with Velemar and Skippy) traveled by airship to Mount Alkinimic, named for the eponymous ancient dragon, to confirm his death and secure his horde
  • Discovered an encampment of Haslo Historical Expedition (hired by the Collector to find an artifact from the horde)
  • Fought mimics and recovered the Philosophers stone (studied at camp, then sold to The Collector) and other items

13: Nature, uh, Finds a Way (Julia, 6/16/23)

Highlights: Revisited Thistlebrook; protected the forest from a blight-spreading monster

  • Sabbatical, Marion, Nassir, Hermes, Juno, and Thordon (after speaking to Billiam, Galaros, and Curian of Thistlebrook) traveled a few hours northwest of camp (near the site of the prior oblex infestation) to investigate withering of flora and fauna.
  • Fought a giant creature of ash, wood, and fire; prevented further spread of its withering energy
  • Heard the creature imply in primordial that it used to be a protector but became a destroyer when it got burnt
  • Nassir got a cool stone axe (related to the creature) that wraps itself around his arm

14: Off the Rails (Keller, 6/25/23)

Highlights: Battled Jack of Hearts and his party

  • Sabbatical, Reedy, Wiggler, Radion, Chrysaor, Cealion, and Frankie tried to transport some mysterious tablets by train, near the border of Galik and western Cauldomo, to a researcher called Makamane
  • Jack of Heart's party tried to rob the train to get the tablets -- plus he has info about people in camp, so he likely has a mole. He blew up a bridge and killed some civilians
  • Jack's party comprised himself and: Theta (warforged), Titan (dragonborn), Yellena (Eladrin), Malakar (undead), Tini (Kobold), six Pentulvan brothers (human)

15: A New Hire (Aaron, 6/27/2023)

Highlights: Met with Lily; revisited Thinwhistle and rescued kobolds; encountered Tassa

  • Thordon Akieye, Therrin Flare, Nix, Twilsby Pendergras, Bellix, Deralickt, Nester, Aine, and Hunk met Lily and Thrax in Thinwhistle (to the west) to pursue Lily's research regarding Theylra
  • Followed Hunk to a cave from where a kobold team has not returned, encountered a dinosaur with a breath weapon, and fled into the cave, where Tassa's voice said they were "early...for the party".
  • Fought mind-controlling spiders and saved two of three of the missing kobold team
  • Tassa, Topi, and a diseased-looking demon disappeared deep into the cave

16: Smoke Signals (Keller, 7/1/2023)

Highlights: Disabled a massive gnoll forge facility; encountered Ripjaw and Scournia

  • Reedy, Finny, Dickweedus, Wiggler, Amaris, and Radion (with Skippy) traveled west and found great plumes of smoke rising from holes in the earth that led to a huge underground forge facility
  • Learned that the Gearhead gnoll pack (led by a gnoll cyborg called Ripjaw, and working with other tribes) was gutting warforged individuals for parts and forging weapons and massive war machines, powered by a captured Efreeti called Scournia
  • Disabled the forge, freed the prisoners, encountered Ripjaw and a strange fungus creature, and fled

17: Fossils and Fools (Keller, 7/7/2023)

Highlights: Revisited Thinwhistle; slew the Draculadon and its kobold spawn; Nester perished

  • Nester, Dragonett, Cealion, Thordon, Amaris, and Dickweedus traveled southwest to the kobold village of Thinwhistle, where something had been taking people by night (with the kobold Hangoon being the only known survivor).
  • Discovered that a large monstrous vampiric dinosaur, the Draculadon, had been turning kobolds into its spawn
  • Slew several spawn and the Draculadon itself, but lost Nester and learned that its creator was still at large in the wilds.

19: Road Rage (Keller, 7/14/2023)

Highlights: Encountered Lorrie Haslo, Ripjaw, the Music Man, and the Collector; fought gnoll war machines; Lowkey perished

  • Radion The Forged, Thordon Akieye, 22, Dragonett, Lowkey, and Lorrie Haslo (with Skippy) flew east in in pursuit of a convoy of gnolls, who had just attacked Lorrie's company, to retrieve stolen cargo and preclude its being destroyed by the Galik military
  • Fought their way forward across four fast-moving Gearhead gnoll war machines
  • Encountered Ripjaw and The Music Man, and rescued The Collector
  • Lowkey was killed by wild magic while sparing 22 from a devastating attack by a gnoll siege weapon

21: Church Attendance (Aaron, 7/28/2023)

Highlights: Investigated temple ruins on a ley-line intersection; witnessed Jim Stacy summoning a greater demon

  • Radion The Forged, Sallen "Hummer" Mason, Kompi, Cealion, Weedus, Finnegan (Finny) Warbler, Nassir Tycho, with Lily investigated temple (to the north), pulsing with energy, with statues of The Mistress, The Unformed King (desecrated), and Malice
  • Found notes about the power of ley line intersections and a book about summoning demons
  • Encountered gnolls, demons, and mind-controlling fungus -- and Jim Stacy, who finished summoning a greater demon before the party escaped

22: Slow and Steady (Keller, 7/23/2023)

Highlights: Awarded guardianship of a new magical area to the north by local gastrosapien community; encountered Wiggler's creator

  • Wiggler, Helli Moltenshield, Thordon, 22, Yewvane, and Timmy investigated a newly exposed ley line and the surrounding community of gastrosapiens (snail people), called Escargonia.
  • Encountered: Wiggler's creator, Talyth (who informed them that something bad was growing in the wilds); Dynia, a Zevris-worshipping pumpkin person; and Alkinimic-worshipping kopybolds (mimic kobolds), whom they eventually killed when one tried to seize control of the area's magic.
  • Competed against Dynia and the copybolds (in a race that included tests of character) to win the guardianship of Escargodia and the source of its magic -- a huge root that feeds the Hydrail, the gargantuan mutated-snail progenitor of the gastrosapiens.

23: Alkinimic's End (Keller, 8/5/2023)

Highlights: Slew Alkinimic

27: Doing Hard Time in Thinwhistle (Keller, 9/2/23)

Highlights: Escaped the Green Knight's Thinwhistle prison with Jack of Hearts; killed Thrax

29: Work for the Warden (Dave, 9/14/2023)

Highlights: Helped slimes fight gnolls; encountered draconic and humanoid slimes; received the Warden's boon

  • Sallen "Hummer" Mason, Neru, Finnegan (Finny) Warbler, Danke Schön, p'Rahp, and Therrin Flare were directed by the Warden of the Wilds to the western edge of his swampy lands where gnolls were reportedly stirring up slimes and oozes
  • Found a ruined keep on a plateau being held by slimes and oozes (including a "slime dragon") against a siege by gnolls
  • Joined the fray and took out several gnolls before being paid to stay out of the conflict by a slime in a humanoid form; and discovered a semi-secret entrance to the keep
  • Were rewarded for the information they brought back to the Warden with a druidic staff that could be used to protect the TBEC base camp

30: We're Going in Circles! (Keller, 9/16/23)

Highlights: Traveled with Olly Bartholemew and learned of his curse; found Drakemire Hollow

  • Billium Teddly, Twilsby Pendergras, Dragonett, Sir Yewvane Eedryll, and 22 learned from Lorrie Haslo that the Collector had provided information about a lost kobold village, which the mysterious explorer Olly Bartholemew could help them find
  • Were hounded by a misty wolf-like creature that showed them each visions of losses they had suffered, and later discovered that this was the result of a curse on Bartholemew, which keeps him and his companions alive indefinitely and on the run from the wolf creature, Tertha'volf
  • Solved a logic puzzle that Bartholemew claimed was necessary to continue the quest, and evaded some wyverns to discover Drakemire Hollow, the kobold village, long deserted after a volcanic disaster, where a tunnel emitted magical energy

32: What Lies Beneath (Keller, 9/24/2023)

Highlights: Explored catacombs in Drakemire Hollow and recovered the core of an ancient drilling vehicle

  • Prof. Mann (and Chester Iros), Dragonett, Dickweedus, [Paris Hilton]], Marion Ette, and Sir Yewvane Eedryll visited the recently rediscovered Drakemire Hollow
  • Explored ancient catacombs, encountering mephits, traps, a door puzzle, a basilisk, zombies, and a party of gnolls
  • Found a large drill the kobolds may have used to escape the destruction of ancient Thelrya, and recovered its powerful core

33: Gotta Getta Grung (Dave, 9/24/2023)

Highlights: Found grung village; fought gnolls and fungus people; delivered grung children to the Warden

  • Radion The Forged, Sallen "Hummer" Mason, p'Rahp, Tommy, Thordon Akieye, and Neru visited the Warden and, with their magical assistance, traveled to a nearby grung village, where they encountered several children and an elder named Oma
  • Learned that gnolls had been attacking the village regularly and had taken all the adults except Oma, searched for the gnolls' encampment, and found gnolls forcing grung to work
  • Defeated the gnolls and several fungus-covered humanoids, burned everything, and brought the grung children to the Warden

34: Honey, I Shrunk the Adventurers (Keller, 10/1/2023)

Highlights: Encountered the Collector, Dynia, and Lorrie Haslo; learned of Xevriss' return to Amusa

  • Thordon Akieye, Danke Schön, Amaris Luanach, Twilsby Pendergras, Rina, and Amelie Luxaeterna investigated The Collector while attending his Hallow's Eve ccostume party with Lucinda Grimfold, Lyowyn Mossbringer, and Skippy.
  • Dynia used a magic hourglass to shrink the group to one-inch tall, and brought forth a pumpkin beast that transformed the guests into whatever their costumes represented; Lorrie Haslo used abjuration magic to stop the latter effect on the group.
  • In the walls of the manor, the party encountered and won over Don Rat'ilion and his Rat Mafia, who helped them reverse the shrinking spell by finding and destroying the hourglass.
  • The group defeated Dynia's pumpkin beast, freeing the party-goers from the transformation spell, and Dynia revealed that he had returned Xevriss to Amusa.

35: Harvest Hoedown (Keller, 10/15/2023)

Highlights: Visited the Court of Hallow's Eve, proved Dynia's guilt to the Pumpkin King, restored Western Amusa's food

  • Because food had been disappearing across Western Amusa, Adrian Tempest contacted The Warden of the Wilds at the behest of several local governments in hopes of finding the suspected culprit, Dynia
  • The Warden helped Cealion, 22, Tommy, Juno of Galik, Nassir Tycho, and Therrin Flare (along with Chadwick Sagemoore, a captain of the Gourd Guard, an ancient order associated with Xevriss, the same dragon to whom Dynia was devoted) to travel to the Feywild court of Dynia's origin, The Court of Hallow's Eve
  • The court's ruler, The Pumpkin King], invited the group to a feast but required proof that Dynia, now working as his head chef, was responsible for the problems in Amusa
  • The party discovered many clones of Dynia, totems he had been using to transport food to a pocket dimension, a clockwork contraption Dynia had used to break into The Collector's vault, and a letter bearing a demon-associated seal; they presented the letter to the king
  • Dynia incapacitated the king and began a ritual to send all of the food to Xevriss, but the party destroy the totems and defeated Dynia, sending all the food back to its rightful owners and winning the favor of the Pumpkin King, who agreed to allow their new friend Sam the Door to take human form once a year

37: Disrupting Demons' Designs (Talia, 10/21/2023)

Highlights: Visited a ruin with dragon motifs, defeated a necromancer demon, recovered an artifact for Alkir

  • Thordon, Heli Moltonshield, Lambda, Amaris, and Wiggler were assigned to help the dragonborn Alkir to retrieve an artifact before demonic forces could aquire it
  • Ventured to a ruin warded against dragon-kin and featuring murals of ancient dragon battles, where they defeated a necromancer demon who had been working to access the artifact
  • Found the artifact – an obsidian statuette of a dragon – within the nest of a giant lizard, from whom they aquired it peacefully
  • Gave the statuette to Alkir after deciding he could, in fact, be trusted with it

38: In the Sewers (Keller, 10/22/2023)

Highlights: New TBEC recruits saved kidnapped dock workers in Galik and embarked for base camp

  • At the Tempest Brothers Expeditionary Company's headquarters in Galik, Lucinda Grimfold assigned new recruits Winter, Lupine Lucas, and Tinkerton Tinklebottom to investigate a string of dockside disappearances
  • Visiting the most recent victim's favorite watering hole led the party to Tinkle Tinklebottom, who informed them that the halfling was dragged into the sewer, and investigating there, the group learned that the cuprits were Troglodytes
  • In the process of saving the kidnapped dock workers, the party also encountered and defeated two bugbears and their summoned demon
  • With their test completed, the recruits boarded and airship to the TBEC basecamp

40: For Gourds and Glory (Keller, 10/28/2023)

Highlights: Slew the dragon Xevriss in his lair

Session 41: He Who Watches Over the Wilds (Keller, 11/4/2023)

Highlights: learned about The Seven; learned the Green Knight's identity, and defeated him

  • Cookie sent Lupine Lucas, Winter, Paris Hilton, Marion Ette, Nassir Tycho, and Amaris Luanach with Skippy to join researchers Zeek, Shela, and Bobby at a recently discovered ancient ruins where The Green Knight had been seen
  • Freed six bound dryads and the imprisoned Ferdinand Core; discovered statues depicting and naming each of "The Seven" primordial beings
  • Learned that the Green Knight was not an individual but a mantle; that the current Green Knight was Lord Bellaphon, father of the previous Green Knight; and that this was his lair, which had an associated Oculus Orb able to scry any point in the structure
  • The Green Knight returned and told the party that he was sick of taming the wilds and that it was time for the wilds to run free
  • Defeated the Green Knight, whose helmet kept trying to reconstitute his body so left it in the camp's central fire to prevent this


Unrecorded Sessions

...18: Mysterious Henge... (Julia, 7/9/2023)

"There are stories of strange monuments in the forest. Constructs that possess some unknown power. The Company‘s various scouting teams have discovered what may be one such artifact, a unique Henge hidden away. Are they just stories, or like most legends, is there truth to the tales…?"

...20: Cabin in the Woods... (Julia, 7/15/2023)

"A lone cabin found in the woods, Seemingly abandoned, but with a strange air to it. The Company is sending a team to either discover as to whoever is the rightful owner, or glean whatever supplies could be salvaged from it. But be careful trespassing, as you never know what might still be lingering…"

Et al (see Within_the_Wicked_Wilds/The_Story_So_Far)

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