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Thread: The Story So Far (Campaign Notes and Encounters)

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    August-September in real time

    Still Lamashan (October) in Golarion (still second day in Riddleport)

    OUTSIDE CYPHER LODGE

    Party returns to Riddleport via the elfgate. Following Samaritha Beldusk's cryptic note of invitation the party meets her at Cypher Lodge. She grills them about whether they intend to take down the Hag and her sharkmen/aberration allies, and whether they found her note and magic items she placed inside Ishareen's giant crab. The planned meeting with Speaker of the Lodge (and secret crimelord the Shadowlord) Elias Tammerhawk goes sour. The wizard demands proof of their infiltration skills before they ally against Ishareen. Elias suggests (with her being part sea troll) that a certain green gem acid powered steel staff in Memnok's wizard tower would be an excellent weapon, and retrieving it from the hag's aberration allies a fitting test of their skill. Instead he agrees if they liberate the sun priestess from Fort Gnash that will be sufficient demonstration of what they can accomplish.


    CONFRONTING CROAT'S THUGS, PART I: INTERCEPTING A DRUG SHIPMENT

    The party spies on the checkpoint where Croat's capp Jasker Gant and three thugs await the drug shipment for inspection. They strike when the cart with two barrels of drugs arrives. With Hakon's illusions and Lucianna's fire and his new unnerving mask and glamoured equipment, Flint very convincingly masquerades as the invincible and deadly 'Devil of Riddleport' out to make Croat "bleed" and then dispatch his body and send his soul "to the nine hells" to which it is owed. His team kills the hag's escort cloakers with fire and arrows, and wounds the thugs. Their combined efforts cow Jasker into surrender and drive the other half-orcs into fleeing, but they also ignite and blow up the drug shipment in the process.
    [This scene in progress.]

    TENTATIVE: Flint proposes they need new "bait" to get an audience with the druglord. [This scene in progress.]


    NPCs introduced:

    SAMARITHA BELDUSK
    (half-elf cyphermage)
    ELIAS TAMMERHAWK (Shoanti Skull Clan cyphermage, Speaker (head) of Cypher Lodge)
    SCARLIP (reprise) : Croat's thug who beat Korman almost to death months ago (and recently saw him in Umbral Market), part of the patrol driven off in the mountain pass
    JASKER GANT: Croat's second in command capp, also nearly beat Korman to death, cowed into obedience by 'Devil of Riddleport' charade

    Last edited 9-30-18
    Last edited by magrat4; 09-30-2018 at 04:55 PM.

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    October-November in real time

    Still Lamashan (October) second day spent in Riddleport


    RECON/PARTY SPLIT:
    --ULVENN/HAKON/KORMAN & MAK TO EVISCERATOR ARENA
    --FLINT INFILTRATING FORT GNASH TO RESCUE SUN PRIESTESS
    --LUCIANNA GUARDING KORMAN'S CABIN

    At the Eviscerator the trio watch the Hag's four-armed champion (cavalier) Prince Dagron and his dragon turtle Iocasta defeat a paladin of Shelyn called Haruna and her white tiger Ragur in a rather underhanded way. (It heavily relies on magical gear granting him extra attacks, or attacking her weaker mount.)

    Ulvenn's offer as the infamous masked Wolf of Riddleport to help the arena owner crimelord Clegg Zincher (with personal reasons for resenting Dagron and the Hag) are well received. Zincher asks Ulvenn (or his proposed fighter) to come to a gladiator tryout at dawn the next morning AND to retrieve his prized roc amulet from Dagron's neck by any means necessary.

    Hakon's request to Shelyn's paladin to team up against the Hag and discuss details over dinner are also well received.

    Korman is approached by a strange acting Kwava (without his trusty hawk companion Gan or usual compliment of silver arrows). He and Kwava make plans to meet tomorrow at Sharkbait pub and set up an ambush, just the two of them and Mak, for the Rotgut Reavers in the slums (with someone hired to act as bait).

    All three overhear a half-orc thug asking Zincher for money to help his old friend Croat flee Riddleport after a break-in/robbery at Fort Gnash and threats on his life. Clegg Zincher seems to want to discourage Croat from leaving and offer him backup and plans a personal visit to do so.

    All of them (minus Kwava) decide to hold a meeting at St. Caspieran's about how to handle Prince Dagron, and eventually the Hag of the Tower Sea.


    MEANWHILE AT FORT GNASH...

    At Croat's compound Flint sneaks in and does the following with near total secrecy and without raising his weapon against anyone except a watchdog:

    --Pilfers two armories and a War Room
    --Ransacks (and later burns) Croat's office (after leaving a threatening message from the Devil of Riddleport)
    --Rescues Sun-Sister Yasmin
    --Overhears that Croat is going to call for an immediate vote over whether to flee Riddleport on the Lamprey tomorrow morning
    --Overhears that Bello's sycophant Nisha is visiting Fort Gnash tomorrow late afternoon to pick up a half-breed subject (Yasmin) and more lab drugs
    --Raids the medical and alchemy labs and burns them (and the illegal drugs)
    --Has a painful flashback about his changeling mother Laurel dying in a house fire set by an angry mob, and Bunce the pawnshop owner finding him in the ashes


    MEANWHILE IN THE FOREST...

    Lucianna squares off with an inexperienced half-orc recruit of Croat's to stop him from discovering Korman's cabin and the orphans he helped escape Croat's clutches hiding therein. She does so first as the Devil of Riddleport and then as his fire-shooting minion.

    Flint and Jack arrive and help finish the scout off (the almiraj's horn turns him to stone, Flint takes the resulting statue with him). Then they and the two kids and their half-orc prisoner go to St. Caspieran's.


    NPCS Introduced:

    PRINCE DAGRON (CHEATER, Sea Hag's sahuaguin lackey and arena champ, rider of fire breathing dragon turtle Iocasta)
    HARUNA
    (Kellid---think barbarian---paladin of Shelyn with white tiger mount Ragur, enemy of Sea Hag)
    KWAVA
    (Korman's elf buddy from Riddleport with hawk companion Gan---or is he?)


    Last Updated 11-12-18
    Last edited by magrat4; 11-12-2018 at 05:12 PM.

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    November in real time

    Still Lamashan (October) second day spent in Riddleport


    PLANNING MEETING AT ST. CASPIERAN'S:
    --FLINT REVEALS CROAT'S PLANS TO FLEE CITY, AND APPOINTMENT WITH BELLO'S ASSISTANT NISHA
    --HARUNA REVEALS PRINCE DAGRON'S PLOT TO HAVE BROTHER URTHAS KILLED BY ARENA CHALLENGER WHO DEFEATS HIM, AND HIS INTENT TO LEAD REVOLT ON HAG

    --ULVENN PLANS TO FACE DAGRON IN EVISCERATOR ARENA

    The party plans its next moves. [This scene in progress.]


    Last Updated 11-12-18
    Last edited by magrat4; 11-12-2018 at 05:17 PM.

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