I'll Fill This Out Later

Session 16: "Darman, you Glorious Fucking Bastard."
A.K.A. "Wasn't This from Stargate: Atlantis?"

The party continued their expedition into the elemental caves, besting an Air/Death elemental, meeting a new friend in the plane of Earth, and finally, the fierce Fire Whale.

The new friend came in the form of Shaitan, the Earth Djinn that after being beaten, would go back to his plane for a wonderful vacation. Despite the spiders he summoned, they dispatched Shaitan with ease. 

The Fire Whale was a pain for the party, spewing lava from its blowhole repeatedly against its foes.

In an unfortunate accident, the amount of blood in the Air/Death chamber made Cloak go into her bloodlust, biting Bolo before being pulled off by Ashana.

After laying in the chair, Aza and Ashana noticed a new door being opened in an empty room. They then walked up and were on their own personal earthmote…

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Session 15: "Have you heard of the Fire Whale?"
A.K.A. "YOU ASKED FOR NIPPLES!"

The party, after a rest outside, went inside the least suspecting cave, finding another adventurer known as Bolo. He told of his quest to deliver something for his master, a farmer back west. 

After introductions, the party found a chair surrounded by four torches and an inscription in Infernal. "Whoever tames the four elements will control them."

The party explored the cavern system, made some decent loot, and almost left Cloak tongue tying with the tongue of a Mimic.

They peeked into a fire arena to find a large fire whale, played with air nymphs and defeated a water genie.

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Session 14: "He Took Drugs! We need to like have an intervention!"
A.K.A. "If you try to sell Cloak for drugs, she's going to eat your face off."

The party moved on their way to Coralside, the small podunk adventuring town by the oasis nearby the earthmotes.

They settled in, where Cloak decided to buy a new hat, and possibly a monocle, Ashana was to grab a bath after a long day adventuring, and Darman was to make friends.

Darman first approached Vito Hazzif and struck up a long conversation, where much talk of religion, pesh and their various travels were had. 

Cloak decided to get completely shitfaced on Tequilale, a specialty in these parts, and attempted to drink upside down, throwing her mug in the air, casting her bat swarm, and catching it once reformed.

Aza stood, for once, passive at the various interactions, save ensuring that Cloak didn't cause an incident, and avoiding guano and thrown beer steins.

It was, however Darman who didn't get the hint with another group, who were sworn enemies of Vito's group (and who Darman first spoke to). Darman managed to sneak cast a spell on their leader, then before going to bed, flicking their leader off.

Whether it was the fact Darman was thicker than a bowl of oatmeal, or the other group were just annoyed to no end, a brawl broke out, where the party eliminated the other group, summarily being kicked out of the bar for destroying a number of tables and for killing people.

The party then went to the cliffs and caves of the area for their next chapter with the Earthmotes.

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Session 13: "TANKENVAGEN!"
A.K.A. "Mr. Country Bumpkin Salesman Sir"

The party left Lady Aujing's to study about the earthmotes that were their only lead.

Unfortunately, Cloak's shenanigans with some slavers got herself into trouble, and the party and her beat away the slavers and also by chance, freed the slaves.

In preparation for their journey south, they ventured forward and purchased two caravan wagons, including reinforced wagon parts and a ballista.

The adventure was without problem until the party decided to actively engage two beholders that were in the process of procreation.

A few ballista shots and flurry of blows later…

Cloak acquired a beholder hat and skull.

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Session 12: "Don't fuck with someone who might bloodrage when their hymen breaks and eat your face."
A.K.A. "Why Doesn't Anyone Else Name These Things?!"

The party, with the painting, took to their way to Serpent's Ridge to the Temple of Sheyln. There they bid farewell to Ursh, who took a job as a Caravan master in one of Lady Aujing's mercantile endeavors.

Ashana hid her heritage well in Serpent's Ridge, and met the Head Priest of Sheyln. While Aza was away attending to other matters, Cloak was in charge of talking. The pieces of the painting reformed. 

Cloak spoke bear to the head friar, which made him excited. He had an acolyte bring out an imp in a box that, in exchange for Cloak speaking like a bear, drew a picture of her.

They decided that due to the research, they should head their way south, looking for Earthmotes. 

They wouldn't pass up a chance to swing by Lady Aujing's for a nightcap, and to return the painting, though.

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Session 11: "I've lived in the forest for 17 years, I know when people fuck."

The party meets back up with Cloak (Giles still nowhere to be seen) at the entrance to the Dam's Facility. There they meet up with Tris, a half elf armed with two hand crossbows, that Cloak instantly took a hatred for.

Tris explains to the others that there is a large bout of magic happening deeper into the facility. That there are guards that need to be dealt with.

Aza and Ashana find an altar to Karsus, with the word Folly after it, and a number of books related to Karsus and the his origins. 

The party ventured forward into the dam, found an unnamed lieutenant of the Black Silence, and after a difficult battle, found two coils, draining the magic out from the remainder of the painting.

With the full painting, it was time for the group to return to Serpent's Ridge.

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Session 10: "Ursh gets a meal"
A.K.A. "A Seven Foot Orc Hurtling Through Time and Space."

The Party goes Goldeneye!

After going through the skeleton warriors (Da da da da da da), they approach the underground dam.

The party decides to stealth through this as much as they can, knocking out guards and hiding bodies until Ashana ends up being noticed.

Alarms are tripped, crossbow bolts are fired, and the party nearly wipes until Ursh rages with his Manatee axe, cleaving through the remainder.

The strange thing, however, was that the alarms that were raised were only raised for a short time—almost as if it was a false alarm, or a test. Ashana and Ursh grabbed uniforms from the subdued guards, and Aza, once again, rode in an inanimate object.

When the party got to the dam proper, they went underground. Ursh smelled food, and Ashana found a chef's outfit for Aza. 

Ursh stripped his breastplate off, and used it as a food tray, eating the combined stomachs of four or five men.

After scouting any information, the only way was down. The party started to look over the side of the dam after they got back to the dam surface.

It was at this point that the ruse was up, and the party had to jump or die.

Ashana slow fell her way down.

Aza glided her way down.

Ursh used his robe of infinite thread, ran out, cleaved his manatee axe in the wall of the dam, and fell through the pier at the bottom.

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Session 9: "You got this, Ursh"
A.K.A. "I'm about to do something very stupid."

The party was awarded various gifts by Lady Aujing—relics from her adventuring days. The party got news from Crusher that there was significant arcane readings coming from a cave network south of Serpent's Ridge. Crusher believes that given the painting's proximity for the other pieces, that might be where the last piece would be.

Aujing says that she is enlisting a caravan to go to Serpent's Ridge. They will be passing through the area. The first two days go without problem, but the last day had a series of skeletons and skeletal horses attack them.

After a series of Indiana Jones style dealings across the horses, the carriage driver being knocked off, they were taken to a former mining cave that led to a dam. There they saw monks of an evil order parading around.

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Session 8: "We might have survived this with only one case of friendly biting."
Or, "Giles! Roll to seduce the guards!"

The Party finalized their plans to infiltrate the hacienda of Signorina Brunhilda Aujing.

Cloak, Aza and Ashana took to the walls, scaling them while invisible. While stealthy to the eye, Cloak once again proved she wasn't too stealthy when it came to the auditory as they made their way up to the second story.

Giles and Ursh decided that  they would stay outside and create distractions as needed. Unfortunately, the guards (fazed by the fact an old man and a large orc were outside), came to investigate.

After speaking about the auction, the guards were confused about why Giles and his bodyguard weren't inside—as they were at the auction, they should've received an invite to the afterparty. They were sent inside.

Cloak, with her newfound freedom, started  running around the house until Ashana grabbed her by the shoulders, and guided her to the main house.

Giles, in a stroke of genius, popped open the ballroom door, lit a firework, and threw it inside, slamming the door shut.

The parties met up, and Aza's Locate Object spell gave the general location of the painting, in a wine and storage cellar. They accounted for the alarm spell, but not the fireball.

After receiving the painting, they were interrupted by Aujing and her guards. After some grapple attempts, the party ended up working with Aujing to repel Black Silence members from taking the painting.

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Session 7: "You can manipulate my fate, but not my biology."
Or "An Austrian puking up the Ganges"

Kobold has D'awws if you have the coin.

The party starts in two as the DM tries desperately to merge the two parties.

The party of Giles, Aza and Cloak make their way from Serpent's Ridge to the city of Ras al-Khaimah to get the third of the painting.

There they found that the racism found in Serpent's Ridge wasn't in this corner of the world, as kobolds lined the stalls, something to Aza's great delight

The party of Ursh and Ashana went to the market to get some proper clothing (against Ursh's fashion advice). 

There the two parties met as they secretly tried the patience of the most camp half-elf in the city.

Aza turned invisible, while being held by Ursh the orc, girl talk happened, Giles went drinking, and Cloak found out that debutante ball dresses are huge.

As they went to the auction, each person had a different item that caught their eye: a book of Victory in Orcish, a mess kit of magic items, a trauma painting and the handy haversack filled with gold.

They spotted the Baroness Aujing as the purchaser of the starry night painting. 

The party went to scout out the manor, planning to heist the painting from the Baroness.

 

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