Loosely Connected Adventures in the Nentir Vale

Aelars Log 20110519

We’ve been in the Feywild longer than we anticipated – we only came here to subdue some ferocious wild beasts that were leaking into our plane, but now that’s over with, I’ve taken a liking to this strange land, with its rich hues, exotic plants and interesting natives, who seem to enjoy wondering around without much in the way of clothes, and seem endlessly fascinated with us ‘mortals’.

Katsa is up to her usual tricks, hitting on absolutely anything with legs and a skirt. Meryell, the Eladrin Lord’s maid seems to have be taking the brunt of it at the moment, but she seems to be quite immune to mortal charms.

We’ve offered our services here, so we can stay here a little longer, and have been sent on escort duty, to make sure Tiandra, Queen of the Summer Fey, safely rendezvouses with the other Fey factions so that they can sort out some issues they’ve been recently having. Not to sound pessimistic, but I’m expecting some trouble, but we’ll see…

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Aelars Log 20110309
Stealing Back Samm's Virtue

2011/03/09

I had just about had enough of Samms chatter when our wagon pulled up near the Old Hills (some hills that were named after their age, it would appear), to a village that definitely had an aroma. The village’s sheriff met us at the gates, a nice old man who went by the name Donus Harn. He seemed vaguely interested in our backgrounds, but was expecting our arrival as a matter of urgency, and so we convinced him to discuss the village’s immediate dangers down at the local tavern over some warm and questionably flavoured mead, served up by a fellow half elf called Jona Mystwalker. They explained that girls had been going missing, so we decided to go check out the next girl on the hitlist, Miss Marillia Hardwick. It turns out Samm can be quite a useful addition to the party, at least when he stops talking, as the Hardwick residence was indeed attacked whilst we were there, by stone gargoyles, of all things. We beat them back before they could get to the girl. I’m sure she’ll return the favour at a later date.

We discovered from the local temple that clerics can be just as forgetful as me, as Lucian and Andrea swore that they had seen something useful on a high tower somewhere, but couldn’t quite distil their information into anything more concrete. Ironic for clerics of Ioun, god of knowledge. We did the rounds, talking to most of the village to try and find out where these gargoyles could be coming from, and in the end, got told to head to a tower in the east.
On the way there we bumped into the most foul mouthed and rude merchant trader imaginable. She had some nice gear on her, but I wouldn’t do business with such a wretched cow. Highbourne needs a good kick in the chin, damn gypos.

We found the tower, and purged it of all monsters. Turns out some old hag was trying to get back a soul of something, by stealing the virtue off innocent girls. There were no beautiful heroines to rescue, just one naked samm, who’d got himself captured. Typical.

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Boraxis Defeated
You're heroes of Fallcrest!

You headed to Gardbury downs towards Gardmore Abbey to try to rescue Lord Markelhay. On the downs, you passed a half elf historian named Sirin Whitecloud, from Talar in the Elsir Vale, who was looking for his sister, Narbela. Hw told you how the downs was the site of the last battle of the forces of Fallcrest against the Bloodspear Orcs, 90 years ago. It was rumoured that the previous Lord Markelhay fled from the battle into the ruins carrying his magic sword, Moonbane.

At the ruins you found a band of orcs defending the entrance, that you swiftly dispatched, although sadly Aeler’s horse was killed the in the attempt. Aeler got his revenge by holding the offending orc over a brazier!

Under the ruins, you found a wounded young iron dragon called Lestrion, who had been captured and assaulted. He was very sceptical you were allies but you finally mananged to convince him. You released him and he showed you a secret door.

You then entered a chamber where you found the old (dead) Lord Markelhay who has risen as a death knight. You saw he carried a beautiful glowing sword – it must be Moonbane. Along with his undead cronies, he fought you, but was no match for your heroic abilities. You took moonbane for your prize.

Finally you came to the lair of the scheming dragon Boraxis. He had Markelhay chained up. The forocious dragon tried to eliminate you with his poison breath weapon and his sharp claws, but couldn’t withstand your barrage of attacks and fell. You slew a full dragon and claimed his huge loot pile!

Lord Warden Markelhay thanks you and on return to Fallcrest you are all awarded with the title “Defender of Fallcrest” and are given a medal. You are then told how Fallcrest is much safer place, and your skills are needed more in Nenlast, and are asked to travel there to help.

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Attack on Two Roads Fort
It was a diversion!

The adventurers got given two horses (daffodil and tulip) and a wagon from the Lord Warden (Russ bought a warhorse) and set off to investigate Two Roads fort, that has been assaulted. After rescuing a dying dwarf, and killing a captured ogre and some vicious orcs, the party found a green dragon wyrmling had organised the attack, in order to divert the attention of the party from Fallcrest. The group defeated the wyrmling on the rooftops of the fort and returned to Fallcrest to find that the Lord Warden had been captured at Gardmore Abbey.

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