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by Caelesti
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 1/30/20 - Storming the castle
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Notes from 1/30/20 - Storming the castle

A carriage took the party up to Strahd's and stopped in front of a long bridge. The party got out of the carriage, and the carriage rode off across the bridge. The party followed on foot. A board broke under Brandt's foot, but he caught himself from plummeting to his doom. The party entered the cour...
by Caelesti
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 1/23/20 - Kili go smash!
Replies: 1
Views: 1384

Notes from 1/23/20 - Kili go smash!

The party rested to heal up from the fireballs that singed them. That gave them time to discuss how to get to the holy item hidden under the model of the castle, as mentioned in the prophecy. Once rested, and with some new spells, Kili cast a Divination spell to determine the best course of action t...
by Caelesti
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 1/16/20 - Roasting in an open fire
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Notes from 1/16/20 - Roasting in an open fire

Brandt hit the slaad with a a distracting strike. Cat closed on it and struck it with his rapier. Kili cast a cure on Calder. Morpheus moved into the room and struck the slaad twice, adding a divine smite to one attack. Kasimir cast Magic Missiles at it. Ezmarelda dragged Calder out of the combat ar...
by Caelesti
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 1/8/20 - Dredging the ichor pond
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Notes from 1/8/20 - Dredging the ichor pond

The rest of the party was stable, but unconscious, so Chip and Fuma had time. Chip grabbed a spear from an orc, and tried to dredge the bottom of the pool of ichor with it, curious if there was anything of value in the ichor, without sticking his hands into it. After a bit of effort, he was able to ...
by Caelesti
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 12/19/19 - Funny witches
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

Notes from 12/19/19 - Funny witches

Brandt charged forward and struck a witch. Cat hit her with a sling stone. Calder cast Scorching Ray, and hit with all three rays, dropping one and wounding another. Kasimir cast a Firebolt, but missed. Kili cast Guided Bolt, but missed. A witch released her broom at Brandt; it struck him. She also ...
by Caelesti
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 12/11/19 - Brain squeeze
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Notes from 12/11/19 - Brain squeeze

The party searched the dead illithid and found several items: a robe, rings, a bracelet, etc. Items were split up temporarily, as none were identified. The party moved to a secluded area, and Eclipse cured everyone before they rested for the night. In the morning, Detect Magic revealed that two ring...
by Caelesti
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 12/5/19 - Can't touch this
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Notes from 12/5/19 - Can't touch this

Kili cast Detect Magic and scanned the piles of loot, getting no readings. He scanned the party to make sure the spell was working. Brandt picked up an item from a pile, and the amber golem attacked. Cat flung a sling stone at the golem, and it bounced off ineffectively. Brandt dropped the silvered ...
by Caelesti
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Note from 11/27/19 - Illithid in my head
Replies: 1
Views: 1657

Note from 11/27/19 - Illithid in my head

Mercy shot arrows at an umberhulk. Chip cast a Fire Bolt at the nearest orc. Sedon hexed the umberhulk and cast Eldritch Blast at it. The umberhulks moved into different corridors and banged on support beams, causing dust to rain down. The orcs shouted commands. Some of the closed on the party, and ...
by Caelesti
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 11/21/19 - If at first you don't succeed
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

Notes from 11/21/19 - If at first you don't succeed

Cat fell to the ground. A vampire spawn clawed at Kili. Brandt closed on a spawn and struck it twice with his silvered sword. Two more spawn attacked Kili, drawing blood. Kasimir cast Cone of Cold at three of them. Calder cast Fly on himself and flew into the room, staying out of reach. Ezmerelda cl...
by Caelesti
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 11/14/19 - Hold the bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 1162

Notes from 11/14/19 - Hold the bridge

A fist (four orcs and an ogre) approached from across the bridge, and two wyverns were flying high above. Mercy shot arrows at the ogre. Sedon attempted to within range of the ogre, but slipped in a pool of blood. Fuma crossed the ledge to the bridge and waited. The ogre and orcs shot arrows at Fuma...
by Caelesti
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 11/7/29 - Respawned
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Notes from 11/7/29 - Respawned

The party searched around the level. One door was locked, and the party couldn't unlock it. Another led to a terribly ransacked room that seemed to house a poltergeist. Another had a rotting bed and lots of dust that made Brandt and Morpheus choke until they were out of the room for several minutes....
by Caelesti
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/24/19 - Offer declined
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Notes from 10/24/19 - Offer declined

A white-eyed orc tried to negotiate with the party to give up the dwarves. Sedon refused and cast Eldritch Blasts at the wyvern under it, missing. Eclipse cast Healing Word on Chip. Mercy cast a cure on herself. Chip stabbed the wyvern and withdrew. The orcs on the wyverns fired crossbows at Fuma. F...
by Caelesti
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 10/17/19 - Eye trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Notes from 10/17/19 - Eye trouble

A flaming skull shot flame rays from its eyes at Morpheus, missing. Calder cast Magic Missiles at the lead flaming skull. Another flaming skull shot flame rays from its eyes at Brandt, hitting once. Kasimir and Vilnius both cast Magic Missiles at the lead flaming skull. Ezmarelda flew up to lead sku...
by Caelesti
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/10/19 - A very slick ramp
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

Notes from 10/10/19 - A very slick ramp

Sedon, still invisible and flying, started to fly back to the party. He saw five wyverns fly down to investigate where he had been. On the floor below the party, lots of orcs and ogres seemed to start organizing. Fuma called out to the dwarves to try to incite a riot. Several dwarves grabbed ore and...
by Caelesti
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 9/26/19 - Love your statue
Replies: 1
Views: 1651

Notes from 9/26/19 - Love your statue

Those not affected by the Sympathy debated plans on how to rescue the others. Destroying the statue or dispelling the magic were possibilities. With a rope tied around him, and Morpheus and Kili holding the other end, Calder went into the room with the intent of casting Dispel Magic on it. Calder be...
by Caelesti
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 9/19/19 - Trapped in the mines
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Notes from 9/19/19 - Trapped in the mines

With strife left in the citadel above, the party made plans with the dwarves to free their brethren from slavery in the mines. The party needed to sneak in and close some timed gates that cannot be unlocked for two days. While the gates are locked, the dwarven army will fight the orcs below. Then th...
by Caelesti
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 9/9/19 - Sarcophaguys and gals
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Notes from 9/9/19 - Sarcophaguys and gals

Cat drew her rapier. Kili cast Bless on Brandt, Morpheus, and Ezmerelda. Brandt shoots an arrow into one. Morpheus attempted to turn any undead, just in case. Only two were affected. A sarcophaguy closed on Morphues and clawed him. Another clawed Brandt, who partially parried the blow. Another set a...
by Caelesti
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 9/5/19 - Avoiding capture
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

Notes from 9/5/19 - Avoiding capture

The party talked to a suspicious dwarf who didn't seem to have a name or a clan. The party decided to tie him up before leaving the room so he can't alert others. After tying him up, two crablike creatures broke through the ground. The crabs attacked Mercy and Fuma. Fuma was pinched. Eclipse turned ...
by Caelesti
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 8/29/19 - Khazan is gone
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Notes from 8/29/19 - Khazan is gone

The party set up watches for the evening and began their resting. During the night, a suspicious elf entered the room, identifying him/herself as Cat. The party allowed Cat to join them. The party opened a door leading to a new area. The room was partially collapsed, but contained a large amber stat...
by Caelesti
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 8/22/19 - And behind door #7 ..
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Notes from 8/22/19 - And behind door #7 ..

The priest pointed at Fuma, and a scimitar flew from the altar at him. Sedon hexed the priest and cast Eldritch Blast at him. Fuma shadow-stepped behind the priest and stabbed him with a spear. Eclipse stepped up and swung a scimitar at him. The priest cast Flamestrike on Chip, Sedon, and Mercy. Chi...
by Caelesti
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 8/8/19 - Gladiator champions
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

Notes from 8/8/19 - Gladiator champions

The party headed down into the temple. The corridor opened up into a very large room with amber doors and fancier stairs leading to the lower part of the room. The party looked around the upper part of the room first. In a small room, the party found a secret door to another room. That room had arro...
by Caelesti
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 8/1/19 - Successfully disguised
Replies: 1
Views: 1353

Notes from 8/1/19 - Successfully disguised

The priest left the kitchen to retrieve the human elite guard and bring them back for an ambush; the party assumed they'd be ambushing the elite guard. The human elite guard entered the room; one pushed Chip aside. They closed the door. Fuma cast Silence. Sedon hexed the rogue, followed by Eldritch ...
by Caelesti
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 7/25/19 - They were amber giants
Replies: 1
Views: 1739

Notes from 7/25/19 - They were amber giants

The party bought warm clothing for the journey into the mountains. They traveled to the Luna River Crossroads, and headed south towards Barez following the river. A skeletal rider on a skeletal horse rode by. Later a group of [lupine] humans passed by. At dusk the party set up camp. In the middle of...
by Caelesti
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 7/3/19 - Curses
Replies: 1
Views: 1786

Notes from 7/3/19 - Curses

Brant attacked the werewolf lady. Morpheus went wide-eyed. The others joined in, as did Morpheus after a short delay. The werewolf was struck down. The cages containing the children were opened up. The frightened children stayed in their cages. The party found a book that seemed to be represented in...
by Caelesti
Thu May 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 5/30/19 - Prince beats priestess
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

Notes from 5/30/19 - Prince beats priestess

The plan was to walk across the bridge in disguise, go into the citadel, go down to the 2nd level, and close the gates. The gates cannot be reopened for 48 hours. The party has to secure the mines in that time and reopen the bottom gate to escape with the slaves. A dwarven prince entered and gave th...
by Caelesti
Thu May 16, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 5/16/19 - Orcs and Allies
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

Notes from 5/16/19 - Orcs and Allies

The party planned to cleverly get answers about Juiblex, Arabel, and how to stop the confrontation. Sedon asked his book when Arabel would kill Juiblex if the party didn't intervene. The response was a moon or two. The party moved back onto the ledge to scout. A dwarf called for the party to stop. U...
by Caelesti
Thu May 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 5/9/19 - Who's afraid?
Replies: 1
Views: 1902

Notes from 5/9/19 - Who's afraid?

The wolves were werewolves. Ezmarelda tossed a silvered shortsword at Brandt and turned invisible. Calder cast back to back Fireballs in the midst of the werewolves, dropping three. Brandt closed on the biggest werewolf and struck it. Morpheus simply closed on it. Kili ordered armor to attack, moved...
by Caelesti
Thu May 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 5/2/19 - Looted
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

Notes from 5/2/19 - Looted

The party tried to recall the location where they had seen a dwarven trader before he disappeared into the mountain. Some thought it was back up the mountain some ways, so the party backtracked. Fuma noted that all the animal noises had stopped, and alerted the others. Mercy spotted a dragon up abov...
by Caelesti
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 4/18/19 - Two heads are better than one?
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

Notes from 4/18/19 - Two heads are better than one?

At a pool, Ireena was grabbed and taken through a portal. Then dark clouds rolled in and a lightning bolt struck nearby, knocking everybody else down. Ismark was at least satisfied that Straudt did not take his sister. A child came to the door looking for the abbot's wife to pray for them, as his mo...
by Caelesti
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 4/11/19 - Skirting conflict
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Notes from 4/11/19 - Skirting conflict

The party continued on their way. Eclipse recognized a howl ahead and dashed forward, shaking Chip off her back. She greeted the winter wolf, tossing it a rabbit. Conversation, somehow, covered orcs in the area that are hunting the wolves and making pelts from their fur. The party headed towards the...
by Caelesti
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 4/4/19 - Hey Abbot!
Replies: 1
Views: 1890

Notes from 4/4/19 - Hey Abbot!

The Burgomeister at Krezk said he would not let the party through the gates of Krezk until they helped the town. The request was for wine. The party claimed the wine was on the way. The Burgomeister, Lord Dmitri Krezkov, said he'd let them in, but said there were no inns or taverns. The Burgomeister...
by Caelesti
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 3/21/19 - The green glowy gem in the rough
Replies: 1
Views: 1790

Notes from 3/21/19 - The green glowy gem in the rough

The party searched the druids, berserkers, and mounds. The druids had staves, and the berserkers had odd trophy items. The mounds were graves, containing old mundane objects. Kili cast Detect Magic, locating something at the heart of the statue. Though the statue was easy to climb, it was tightly wo...
by Caelesti
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 3/7/19 - Evil druids with friends
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

Notes from 3/7/19 - Evil druids with friends

The party rested in the clearing around the colossal tree. Calder attuned himself to the druid's staff; Kili attuned himself to the battleaxe. Kili chopped the tree down, leaving just the stump and lots of sticky sap. He spent the rest of the day chopping up the stump. At night, chanting could be he...
by Caelesti
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: 2/21/19 - Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

Re: 2/21/19 - Notes

Kili declined the druid's staff, claiming it was evil, so Calder took it. The party crossed the hilltop, taking the path between the boulders; the statue remained inanimate. The path continued to a copse of dead trees with a huge dead tree towering over the others. A needle blight stood at the edge ...
by Caelesti
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 2/26/19 - Save everyone, take 2 ..
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Notes from 2/26/19 - Save everyone, take 2 ..

The party rested by the murky pool, recovering health and spells. They then continued on, marching along the north side of the very long pool until the ledge stopped at the upper edge of a chasm. There seemed no way to go but down. Sedon, with spider climb, climbed down to a lower ledge. Eclipse tur...
by Caelesti
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 2/14/19 - An undead friend
Replies: 1
Views: 1756

Notes from 2/14/19 - An undead friend

The party located the winery owners outside the winery and led them back to there home. The party was prepared to guard the family for a few days. The winers told the party that the grapes at the winery were only good enough for their wines due to magic gems buried in the fields, one for each of the...
by Caelesti
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 1/14/19 - Creatures from the deep
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Notes from 1/14/19 - Creatures from the deep

Eclipse didn't want to bring the green lady to meet Shar, and urged Sedon to talk to his daughter. The green lady (also the gargantuan black dragon) went by the name The Hunger. Sedon suggested the name Arabel. Arabel wanted the party to kill Shar, and Arabel would help, gifting Sedon a special dagg...
by Caelesti
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 1/10/18 - One down, two had to go
Replies: 1
Views: 1877

Notes from 1/10/18 - One down, two had to go

The party explored the top floor of the winery, finding no opponents until the last door. A painted druid stoop upon a winch brandishing a staff and babbling. The party charged into the room, and the druid slid down a rope into a wagon below. The party rushed to the stairs and down to the next floor...
by Caelesti
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 1/3/19 - One down, many to go
Replies: 1
Views: 1903

Notes from 1/3/19 - One down, many to go

The next day, the party better prepared for battle. Calder turned Belle invisible, and she was going to only heal people during the battle. The party made it all the way to the winery before there were signs of blights rising from the fields. The party went inside and down into the basement. One of ...
by Caelesti
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 12/20/18 - Couldn't take a little needling
Replies: 1
Views: 1871

Notes from 12/20/18 - Couldn't take a little needling

The party decided to do some prelimary investigation of the winery. Calder cast Invisibility on Brandt, who then wandered around attempting to move quietly. He spotted three druids, and heard another, in various parts of the winery. He also spotted some blights (vine creatures), but much fewer than ...
by Caelesti
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 12/13/18 - The right time at the blight place
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

Notes from 12/13/18 - The right time at the blight place

The burgermeister invited the party to be the guests of honor for the next festival since they had the right attitude, that all would be well. The next festival was the following week. The party had dinner with the Burgermeister and his wife. The Burgermeister seemed to believe that being cheery kee...
by Caelesti
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 12/4/18 - All aboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

Notes from 12/4/18 - All aboard

Sedon and Chip were the only ones standing. They decided to bring Fuma around first (using Chip's boon from Shar). Then Sedon carefully poured a healing potion down Eclipse's throat. Eclipse had healing spells available; she cast a Healing Spirit to heal everybody somewhat. Eclipse prepared to strik...
by Caelesti
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 11/27/18 - A little too close
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

Notes from 11/27/18 - A little too close

Eclipse cast Healing Spirit spells, and the party cycled through it to recover from the recent battles. The party then went to a room below to rest. During the rest, shadow demons descended on the party through the ceiling. Sedon hexed a shadow and hit it with two Eldritch Blasts. Chip stabbed the s...
by Caelesti
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 11/19/18 - A vrocky start
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Notes from 11/19/18 - A vrocky start

The vrocks screeched, chilling the party to the bone. Sedon pushed Chip aside and slammed the door. A vrock pushed the door open and sprayed a cloud of spores all over the party, poisoning all but Fuma. The other vrock clawed and bit Eclipse-dwarf. Mercy breathed acid on the vrocks and closed the do...
by Caelesti
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 11/15/18 - The penalties for malicious unhappiness
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Notes from 11/15/18 - The penalties for malicious unhappiness

The party followed the little girl home, keeping her safe on route. The greatful dad offered the party stuff from their wagons. The party also tried to gather information about one of the prophesies; they were directed to the wolf hunters. The party was told about the amber temple, hidden in the mou...
by Caelesti
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 11/8/18 - The price of good fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

Notes from 11/8/18 - The price of good fishing

Belle retreated. Calder hit a spawn with a Firebolt. Kili tried to break a window. Spawn clawed at the party. Morpheus cast Protection from Evil on himself. Brandt struck the spawn. Belle joined Henrik. Calder hit a spawn with a Firebolt. Kili cast Sacred Flame at it. The spawn clawed Morpheus, drop...
by Caelesti
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/29/18 - The weapon that binds
Replies: 2
Views: 1849

Notes from 10/29/18 - The weapon that binds

The party moved down the corridor to the south. Chip opened the door to a small barracks with dead duergar. Chests full of clothes and stuff were lying open. The party crossed the room. As Chip approached the far door, a drow spirit appeared in front of Fuma and asked why he intruded into the temple...
by Caelesti
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/22/18 - Worked out a better deal
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Notes from 10/22/18 - Worked out a better deal

The party tried to rotate the mithral sheet to make the door appear, but had great difficulty. Acid continued to spray into the room. Eventually, the door appeared. Chip tried to open it, but it didn't budge; runes glowed a bit. Chip called out the problem. Eclipse turned into a worg and moved to ob...
by Caelesti
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 10/11/18 - Spawns spawned
Replies: 1
Views: 1859

Notes from 10/11/18 - Spawns spawned

The party returned to the church the next morning to talk to the gravedigger, Milivoj. Kili cast Zone of Truth to aid in the interrogation. The party asked Milovoj if he was aware of the disturbance under the church, not specifically mentioning the bones, since that secret would make people worry. H...
by Caelesti
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 10/4/18 - Acid rain
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Notes from 10/4/18 - Acid rain

Fuma attempted to converse with the healed Duergar (Edgrark), but he didn't speak common. Eclipse was able to speak to him, and did. Eclipse translated for the rest of the party. She relayed that the net (Grepnir) was there to keep back The Dagger of Shar, which was a big beast. The net was a gift f...

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