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Episode 18: Heroes to Zeroes (Gameplay Recap & Behind the DM Screen)

Date of Session: Saturday, 2 March 2019.
In-Game Time: 11 Beltane 500 CE (Day Thirteen of the Campaign)
Where: Honorbow Keep Excavation Site, then the fair city of Strierbridge

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TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Aevar Dragontide (Human Tempest Cleric), Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elf Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. With Zora Bersk (Human Arcane Archer / NPC).

TL;DR Receive licensing agreement from Arcane College before leaving Honorbow Keep; teleport to Strierbridge; encounter Keeva, Claire, Shava, and Leoline’s mastiff there; a caper to charm guards to release Garrett from his cell; shopping at the Smithy; drinks and letters at Olde Resting Grounds Inn; Aevar storms off; the party decides to follow; tell Garrett to go to Gardenarea; Aevar confronts Viper and a Goliath in the street; Uthgar the Goliath challenges Aevar to brawl, which Aevar accepts, but uses magic instead of his fists; Uthgar denounces Aevar as a cheater and a weakling; the assembled crowd boos Aevar for denying them a street fight; Uthgar tells Viper he was right about the Tealights, solidifying the Goliath’s bond with the Whitesnakes; Astrid demands to know what in the ever-living hell Aevar was doing.

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Episode 17: The Hollow Hands (Gameplay Recap, Part Three of Three)

from here.

Date of Session: 16 February 2019.

In-Game Time: Day Thirteen [11 Baltane 500 CE]

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Aevar Dragontide (Human Tempest Cleric), Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elf Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. With Zora Bersk (Human Arcane Archer / NPC).

TL;DR Exit the Honorbow Keep dungeon without attempting to free Roisin’s soul; feted by population at encampment; ale, food, and merriment; camp outside gates; in the morning, fight two wyverns; debrief with Arcane College; paid well and given license to buy magical items; sell arcane artifact to college; interrupted by sudden arrival of hostile ranger looking for Fingers; revealed as Fingers’ brother, Lucan; Finger’s true history revealed; intend to return to Strierbridge to resolve unfinished business with the Whitesnakes Continue reading “Episode 17: The Hollow Hands (Gameplay Recap, Part Three of Three)”

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Episode 17: The Hollow Hands (Gameplay Recap, Part 2 of 3)

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Date of Session: 16 February 2019.

In-Game Time: Day Thirteen

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Aevar Dragontide (Human Tempest Cleric), Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elf Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. With Zora Bersk (Human Arcane Archer / NPC).

TL;DR Exit the Honorbow Keep dungeon without attempting to free Roisin’s soul; feted by population at encampment; ale, food, and merriment; camp outside gates; in the morning, fight two wyverns; debrief with Arcane College; paid well and given license to buy magical items; sell arcane artifact to college; interrupted by sudden arrival of hostile ranger looking for Fingers; revealed as Fingers’ brother, Lucan; Finger’s true history revealed; intend to return to Strierbridge to resolve unfinished business with the Whitesnakes

Recap Part the Second. Part One is here.

I Love the Smell of Wyvern in the Morning

It’s a misty morning around the encampment. The icy peaks of the Threllkeld Mountains loom to the north as the sun struggles to burn away the morning marine layer. The Tealights gather in the common area of their tent, dressed for the day (even Ana is wearing all her clothes). Outside the wide doors of the tent (a swag-curtained portal with tie-back canvas flaps), there’s a flurry of wings, the two guards startle, looking up, and one vanishes suddenly, lifted off the ground by an unseen attacker, screaming all the while. The servants scream and more screams and alarms echo in the distance.

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Episode 17: The Hollow Hands (Gameplay Recap, Part 1 of 3)

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Date of Session: 16 February 2019.

In-Game Time: Night of Day Twelve; Day Thirteen

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Aevar Dragontide (Human Tempest Cleric), Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elf Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. With Zora Bersk (Human Arcane Archer / NPC).

Leah is unable to join us tonight, so Jeremy runs Astrid in combat and everyone (mostly the DM) does her roleplay.

Jeremy rolls to recap Episode 16. You can read about our previous episode here.

DM’s Note: I’ve broken the recap into three parts to reflect the tripartite structure the session took. After many episodes following a singular goal, this one separated out socialization, a single long combat episode, and intrigue with a character reveal while also providing closure to our previous quest. In writing it, I’ve felt the differences very clearly. So, I offer it in three parts. The TL;DR provides a simple overview of the entire episode.

TL;DR Exit the Honorbow Keep dungeon without attempting to free Roisin’s soul; feted by population at encampment; ale, food, and merriment; camp outside gates; in the morning, fight two wyverns; debrief with Arcane College; paid well and given license to buy magical items; sell arcane artifact to college; interrupted by sudden arrival of hostile ranger looking for Fingers; revealed as Fingers’ brother, Lucan; Finger’s true history revealed; intend to return to Strierbridge to resolve unfinished business with the Whitesnakes Continue reading “Episode 17: The Hollow Hands (Gameplay Recap, Part 1 of 3)”

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Episode 16: Three Rooms, Five Hours, Six-and-a-half Pounds of Chicken Wings, and Thirty-Two Beers Later, We’re Still in a Dungeon (Gameplay Recap)

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Date of Session: 5 January 2019.

In-Game Time: Day Eleven to Twelve (we should probably do with a long rest soon); Day Five in this dungeon.

TEAM TEALIGHT’s adventures continue with Aevar Dragontide (Human Tempest Cleric), Ana Goldleaf-Hatfield (Half-Elf Bard), Astrid Morninghide (Aasimar Grave Cleric), Fingers Ol Susage (Wood Elf Rogue), and your Dungeon Master. With Zora Bersk (Human Arcane Archer / NPC).

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