Mysteries Redux

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Mysteries Redux

Postby Veracity » Wed May 16, 2018 1:33 pm

-In the townhall of a deserted (underground) halfling settlement, we found a special dagger enbedded in a tentacled creature. The creature had one eye (white) and said it had been part of "The One." It begged for death. On the wall was a message about finding and killing The Minions of the One. Mercy pocketed the dagger. The tentacled thing did not have a liver but tasted okay.

-Chol'k, a merchant and male-liberation drow, met up with us near the townhall. We decided to go in search of his downed airship (to better get to Shar).

-Mercy found evidence of an army covering their tracks. There appeared to be a dragon among them.

-We heard giant worms pass in the night. The next day we battled Gricks (who had come to eat worm eggs). The Gricks had delicious livers.

-We fought a path through a "fence" of Zombie bodies.

-We saw evidence of another Zombie vs Party battle, but wisely decided to leave it be.

-We entered a stalagmite forest and were attacked by a Wraith and several Shadows. We left the forest and they followed and we finally defeated them. But we are on the wrong side of the forest now.

-Chol'k says the forest used to be a portal between 2 Planes (which ones?).

-While we were healing up, a voice spoke in Chip's head and asked for help. Chip invited it to come forward and a white-eyed halfling approached. Still in voice in Chip's head, it said it wants us to help it get back to someplace. (We think to another plane.)

(Note: This plane is quarantined. However, those of us who were on the Shadow Plane adventure can act as portals. Or so we have been told.)

-Mercy (and ONLY Mercy) then spied more creatures in the distance.

-We just saw Mercy go flush, draw her Special (One-Killing?) Dagger, and step forward in the direction of the white-eyed halfing.

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Re: Mysteries Redux

Postby Hazen » Wed May 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Veracity wrote:-While we were healing up, a voice spoke in Chip's head and asked for help. Chip invited it to come forward and a white-eyed halfling approached. Still in voice in Chip's head, it said it wants us to help it get back to someplace. (We think to another plane.)

I believe the halfling wanted just to get to the other side of the Wall of Wailing. Recall that they appear to be the survivors of a battle with zombies - the place where we found dead zombies, a halfling, bugbear, hobgoblins, and the trail of blood leading away. So it appears they were trying to cross from this side to the other (opposite the way we did), but failed and were pursued by the zombie guards. They want our help because we have a trained dragon.

Veracity wrote:-Mercy (and ONLY Mercy) then spied more creatures in the distance.

-We just saw Mercy go flush, draw her Special (One-Killing?) Dagger, and step forward in the direction of the white-eyed halfing.

It's not a dagger. It's the "Mind Hunter" sword. The one that was used to impale the tentacled creature to the wall back at the halfling village. Mercy pulled the sword out to free that creature, and then kept that sword.

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Re: Mysteries Redux

Postby Veracity » Thu May 17, 2018 6:57 am

Did you make note of which planes used to intersect at the stalamite forest?

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Re: Mysteries Redux

Postby Veracity » Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 am

believe the halfling wanted just to get to the other side of the Wall of Wailing. Recall that they appear to be the survivors of a battle with zombies - the place where we found dead zombies, a halfling, bugbear, hobgoblins, and the trail of blood leading away. So it appears they were trying to cross from this side to the other (opposite the way we did), but failed and were pursued by the zombie guards. They want our help because we have a trained dragon.

Interesting! I didn't get that they were heading in one direction or another when they had their Zombie battle.

I thought that... because the Halfling had white eyes - like the last creature of the ONE whom we encountered and because the halfling spoke to Chip in his mind - like the last creature of the ONE whom we encountered... we were saying (during the game) that we thought the halfling (and his pals) are creatures of the ONE.

Not sure why creatures of the ONE would want our help getting through the Wall of Wailing, but maybe you are right.

Or maybe, because we are next to a forest that used to be a portal between planes, and because we are supposed to have the gift of passing through planes, they might want that kind of help.

I don't really know. But it will be very exciting to find out! ---assuming we live after Mercy attacks them :shock:


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