The characters were lead by Daros to where his tribe was being held by the Bringers of Fire. After wiping the floor with the entire camp the characters released the White Wanderers and there totem dragon. Daros then explained that the plan to get them into the tower was that his tribe will gather their forces and begin a battle against the forces guarding the base of the tower. After they are engaged the characters should be able to sneak in easily through a lava tube leading into the tower.
After making there way through the lava tube and looting a dragons horde they found at the base of the tower they met up with a pair of barbarian brothers. After dealing with them and heading to the next level they found a group of men meditating in a room that seemed to generate lightning. …………..
The characters entered the library and found some Vol cultists walking out with the journal they were after. After killing them they managed to retreat back through the fire and began looking over the journal. They found that some pages had been removed and they believed it was by one of Eliam’s companions, a gnome named Thraxis. They managed to find out that Thraxis had been kidnapped and taken to a slave labor camp underneath Dreadhold prison. They worked out a deal with some pirates, who they felt were very incompetent, and after stealing a boat due for the prison were on their way.
After arriving at Dreadhold they dealt with the few guards they found on the way to Jukeam’s, another prisoner they had aggreed to help the pirates get out, cell. He lead them deeper into the prison to where Thraxis was believed to be. After releasing some strange prisoners from the high security block of the prison they found there way into the mines deeper in the prison. The had a quick fight with some dolgaunts and managed to find Thraxis’ body which was covered in tatoos and notes that seemed to be related to the journal. After escaping, with the two very dangerous criminals they released, the pirates made them leave the boat in a town far from the one they came to.
After deciphering the notes and symbols on Thraxis’ body, and burying him in a shallow grave in an alleyway along with some misc. items, the characters now only needed a map of the island to find there way. They found that a pirate prince had one of the only copies of the map in the area and after a charm person spell and a couple lost bets on some arm wrestling they were allowed to copy the map and were on their way to the haunted island of Trebaz Sinara.
As they arrived at the island they’re small rowbaot was attacked by an undead whale and some lacedons. After making their way past them and completely holding down and fingering a dragonne they found there way to the “ring of fire”. After finding there heading and an intense fight with a huge fire elemental they found their way to the caverns leading to Jheamast’s tomb.
They encountered some spiders and web mummies inside and after finding a staircase that was activated by their dragonmarks they activated a trap. The roof of the room collapsed on them and two undead gray renders dropped with it. After a long fight they retreated to a rope trick to rest.
Sur’Kil returned to the characters with a story about how previous adventurers to the temple of Kha’Shazul showed the same symptoms they did after leaving. He believes the leader of the previous expedition, a Sarlonan named Jheamast, had the artifact the Emerald claw was after, the “Dragon’s Eye” and was buried with it somewhere in the Lhazaar principalities. He hired the characters to search out this new relic and gave them the elemental galleon and a supply of sending stones to keep him informed on their progress.
After searching for information in Port Regal the characters find that the last expedition to Jheamasts tomb was by an adventure named Eliam about 2 years ago. No one knows the whereabouts of Eliam but there is a journal of his expedition that was recently acquired by a Karnathi expatriate named Vorgaard. After the characters spent about half an hour debating on whether to send him a gift with their request to see the journal (they decided to after letting it come to a die roll) they left for his mansion.
After they arrived at the mansion they found it to be on fire and the entrance to be surrounded Emerald Claw soldiers. After dealing with them and entering they found themselves facing the woman who confronted them in the jungle. She used some type of item to animate the massive squid hung from the ceiling. After dealing with them we ended the session with the characters headed into Vogaards library.
The characters continued deeper into the tunnels beneath Kha’shazul. They encountered some demonic doglike creatures (Canoloths) in the next room and after dealing with them made their way across some moving platforms and onto the next room. The next room was filled with spinning blades and after moving into the room they found it was also guarded by two small constructs. After eventually making their way through they found the final cavern in the tunnels and, after nearly plunging into the lava from a broken bridge in the room they found what seemed to be the relics they were looking for. As they reached them a mummified half-dragon burst out of a sarcophagus and nearly wiped the entire group out with a single breath weapon attack. After yet another fight where the characters thought they were goners they triumphed and gathered what they could from the temple. They used a sending stone to request a wagon and some chests be sent out to pick them up and waited.
After 5 days the characters noticed people coming up the path, emerald claw soldiers. After being asked repeatedly for something called “The Dragon’s Eye” they ended up fighting the soldiers and dealt with them easily. They did eventually get their wagon and chests and made they’re way back to town. They eventually noticed strange marks appearing on their skin and after reaching town recounted all the events to Sur’kil. He asked the characters to give him a few days to do some research on what they’ve told him and they are now waiting to hear back from him and possibly get some more work.
The characters continued after healing up after the previous fight. They ran into another group of lizardmen and, after another fight where I was pushing for a TPK, retreated to the jungle to regroup. They returned and found a passage in a well that led beneath the temple. Below they found the black dragons’, who had been plaguing them throughout the temple, hoard. After a very quick sort through the hoard Quentin found a secret passage that lead to a long hallway with a portcullis at the end. After reaching the portcullis the characters activated a trap and the wall began moving towards them. Using the staff of polymorph, Lanbo turned himself into a dire bear and smashed through a broken down part of the wall. Quentin went back and deactivated the trap just to be safe and we ended the session as the characters headed through a stairway to the next room.
The characters continued to the temple and discovered a couple guards at the entrance. After a failed attempt to lure the guards away from the entrance, which also lead to an increased alert being put up around the temple, the characters decided to scout around the temple first and attempt to pick off any patrols. They managed to clean up one patrol and eventually made their way back to the entrance where Killbot got impatient and lept into the open. After dealing with the guards the characters entered the temple and found a carving on the far end of the main hall. After searching they found a small carving worked into it that showed the temple they’re in but with the entrance missing and a cave in it’s place. They also uncovered a secret door at the other end of which they found a dire wolverine and another Blackscale lizardfolk. After a fight where i was pretty sure i was going to kill everyone we ended the session.
The characters began the session gearing up after the haul they pulled off the last two adventures. After reconvening they receive a House Sivis message that tells them they have a job offer and are to meet at Kerns Rest and Revelry in the morning. When they arrive they are directed to a room with a man who introduces himself as Sur’Kil (I didn’t realize that his name was technically Sir Kill until i said it aloud). He told the characters he had a job for which they would be paid 250gp a week and it should last around 4 weeks, he said he would pay them half up front. Since the negotiator hadn’t arrived yet (Tony was late to this session) they accepted under these terms and he told them they would leave in the afternoon by lightening rail. After switching over to a charted elemental galleon they arrived in Adderport on the coast of Qubarra.
They asked around town and got really no new information (the druid might have squeezed a little new info out of a baboon he shifted to talk to in the jungle outside town). They eventually headed into the jungle and ran into a tribe of Cold Sun lizardfolk. They apparently had just given tribute to the blackscales who had also taken there tribal spear. The characters seemed interested in helping them and offered healing and said they may look into the spear for them. They were eventually ambushed on the trail by small sized lizardfolk. They managed to kill all of them but one did manage to use an alarm whistle before he was killed. As they continued they were attacked again by 2 large black lizardfolk. They eventually came upon a couple of lizardfolk encampments off the main path and, after dealing with the current residence, decided to rest before heading ahead to the temple.
The characters escaped the two crashing airships by using the Staff of Transmutation (stolen from the ships secure cargo hold) to turn Killbot into a Young Red Dragon and ride him to safety, making use of his breath weapon on a skiff of archers on his way. They spotted Lucan fleeing the wreckage of the airships and followed him to a temple in the center of a lake. They eventually fought there way to Lucan staked him and took him back to Sharn to collect their reward.
The characters receive a letter from the Kings Dark Lanterns offering them work. After being caught trying to break into the restricted area they were meant to meet at they are offered an “interview”. The interview is to capture a Dire Gorilla let loose in a greenhouse alive. They manage to do so and receive instruction on the job they’re being offered. The job is to find a rogue agent who stole a valuable sword and has fled. The characters head to Trolanport with the only clue they were given which was the word “Krell”. They manage to find out that Krell must be Neya ir’Krell an Aundarian diplomat who resides in Trolanport. The group manages to get into a masquerade ball that is happening that Krell should be attending. After locating her they learn that Lucan is heading to Karrnath and has been granted access to an airship leaving shortly. After racing to the airship, they board, pay horribly yet again for passage, and begin searching for Lucan. They end up searching the secure cargo hold of the ship where they find a Staff of Transmutation and claim it for themselves. Shortly after they realize the ship is under attack by Emerald Claw agents.
The characters find the House Sivis message station they are told to check routinely for a message for a potential job offer ransacked. They piece together that it was done by a warforged with a few kobold followers. They receive a message from a giant owl shortly after to meet Lady E. While discussing they’re next venture they are attacked by a warforged and several kobolds. They fight off the warforge and head to Darguun to meet a contact to help them to they’re next destination. Along the way their ship is attacked by skeletons. After they pay horrendously for transport to the next location they head to Rose Quarry where they find Emerald Claw agents already searching the area. After finding the location of Whitehearth they pay even more for a ride to it in the Mournland. In Whitehearth they befriend an awaked dire wolf and eventually find the Schema. They are ambushed leaving the facility by the Emerald Claw who they give a copy of the Schema to. They return to Darguun and are paid to transport Lady E. back to Sharn.