Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sarenth 11, 4710

The triumphant heroes return to Staghome to spend some time ruling Eternya. A forest glade is claimed on the western border, and the environs around Bokkens hut as well. A famous poet spends some time in "The Hungry Tatzlewyrm" and an extraordinary Tinker shop is erected. Its unique architecture brings curious visitors from nearby kingdoms.

A new charter arrives, sending the Baroness, Councilor Eudon & Manservant Carlton to the east. News from nearby Varnhold has ceased, and the Swordlords of Restov fear the worst. The group travels east, through a mountain pass. They arrive at Varnhold to find it abandoned. No signs of struggle or conflict is evident. A hungry giant feral hog is defeated, and a river dwelling Chuul is talked into leaving. A gang of Spriggans were found to be squatting in the empty town. The crew find them holed up in the stockade overlooking town. They gain access through the roof and kill every Spriggan they see.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Roval 17, 4709

Baroness Maggie, Spymaster Zett & manservant Julian Carlton arrive back to Staghome by boat, only to find it in flames! The stunned townsfolk inform them that a rabid owlbear rampaged through, tearing up the cemetery and a few dwellings. They are upset, and a little bewildered that a beast would come in and tear up a new cemetery. Zett prays and meditates a day, to get a new horse companion to replace the one recently killed by a drakes breath.

They head south, following the obvious devastation caused by the owlbear. On the way, at an old ford crossing, they stumble upon a smoldering homestead. In a near by grove of trees, an angry shambling mound waits, ready to kill any thing it sees. They destroy the heap of vegetation, and explore the ruined home of a gnomish locksmith, recovering his collection of fine locks.

The owlbears lair is discovered, and the beast killed. It was wearing part of a suit of barding, and it's dead mate and cubs were inside the cave. The party rescued one hooting infant, and discovered a map showing the lair and Staghome on a dead barbarian within. They return to Staghome, and are greeted with cheers and accolades, for killing the beast.

Over the next 10 months they stay in town, expanding the kingdom and Staghome. A herbalist shop, a house, a stable, a baker, and a new graveyard were founded. A serial killer was apprehended, and Grathis was caught in the bed of Grand Diplomat Svetlana. A pack of rabid Worgs were threatening the borders of the barony, so the party set out to dispatch them.

Arodus 27, 4709

The party returns to town, delivering the charred skull of Howl-of-the-north-wind. It is put on display in front of the town inn. A graveyard is founded just outside of town. A new charter arrives, tasking the rulers of Eternya with chasing off a gang of Trolls. Crackjaw the killer turtle is hunted down and slain in his lair. The mud bowl is explored, wherein a patch of black rattle cap mushrooms are found. Also there is a hideously large carnivorous plant called Tendriculous. It swallows a couple of party members whole, one of which was the butler Carlton. He lets loose a "Qualls tree token" inside it, bursting it asunder.

A miserable wandering hill giant named Munguk is found. Communication with him is difficult, but The Magister Deemous slowly begins to understand Giantish. He tells them about trying to join the Troll gang and being rejected. They use this information to set out to find and kill these Trolls. On the way they kill an Elk, and encounter a green drake that kills two of their horses with its poisonous breath.

The Troll lair is located, in a hidden ancient Dwarvish out post. The party starts the assault by throwing fireballs through the arrow slits. They continue the raid by dousing as many of the Trolls with alchemists fire and spells as possible. The Troll boss is slain. As the party starts to travel home, they see devestation and torn up fields. Off in the distance, they see smoke and fire engulfing Staghome.