League of Xee

Session One Hundred and Fourteen (NBL) - I stand in Judgement

Fourteen (NBL) –
Orb have runes – the bigger ones are protective. The runes read: “Guardians, defeat, door, and drown”. The runes are moving, the orb is spinning.
Doki inferred that there is something we have to do.

The walls are made out of solid granite. Doki doesn’t see any opening no door or creases. Nothing in the walls – it’s solid. At the edges of the room there doesn’t appear to be mortared to the wall.
The are two vertical walls that aren’t mortared to the ceiling.
Floor drops 10 minutes, two runes appear. Then two forms appears. The forms are Stone Columns. They’re guardians.
ROLL INITIATIVE
Guardians, on a failed save, a target can’t use reactions, its speed is halved, and it can’t make more than one attack on its turn. In addition, the target can take either an action or a bonus action on its turn, not both. Floor slowly moves down, and party starts to drown. After a few rounds, party is completely underwater.
Kill both,
The water drains downwards. The egg descends from the ceiling and it stis there 5 feet from the floor. There is another entrance.
There is a radiating bright light on the left, and darkness on the right.
As we move into the space, we see a long dead corpse of some humanoid creature. The bones are there, it looks like an elemental earth cultists. They try to find evil primordial stuff. It’s clothes look super worn and tattered. It’s almost mummified but the clothes are contemporary. Xillali can identify the clothing was fashionable 10 years ago. As she begins to touch the corpse, and the body dissolved. A ghosty thing appears in it’s place. “HELP, HELP ME REST”
“I failed because of my fear” it whispers as it leaves.

In a different room there is a floating d8 cristal. It’s magical.
“Time, test, fear, fail”
Crono Elementals. Past, present, and Future. They are ageless, and were born from a rift of excess time.
Locations of importance attract them. They can be bound as defenders and guardians.
Xillalii gets a glimpse of a future, an event that she sees vividly.
Hear a giant BOOM sound from the area
Another door opens, as we walk, the floor clonks and feels cold. The darkness stretches.
We are standing on the top of a Titanic Anvil – around you the roof stretches, you can see the walls of the room – illustrations of primordials building the archons at anvils like this to wage war (and die) to the angels and other gods – (Destruction of Shom by the god of the word , Destruction of Amoth and Kalendurren, Chaining of Torog, Death of Lakal by the Golden Dragon Bahamut

We realize we are standing in an avil that is 40 feet long. In the center there is a sarcophagus
“Lord, titan, steward, hammer”

Doki opens the sarcophagus, it looks like a mummified archon. On its brow is a crown made out of the same type of metal we’re standing on. In one hand it has a flail, on the other it has a hammer. It has a featureless mask.
“WHO WAKES ME IN MY SLUMBER”
“It is I, YOUR CHAMBERLAIN” responds Doki. It reaches out, the hammer reaches out to Doki. She dies. “YOU LIED”
“I WILL NOT STAND FOR LIARS”
“WHY DO YOU JUDGE YOURSELF WORTHY” ON WHOSE MANDATE
I DO NOT DEEM THEE WORTHY. I DO NOT RECOGNIZE YOUR MANDATE”
“NONE OF YOU ALONE CAN WEAVE THE POWER NEEDED”
“AGREE TO SHARE YOUR SUCCESS AND YOUR FAILURE AS ONE”
Muttters a word, and a chronous elemental comes back and bring Doki back to life.
“I WILL STAND IN JUDGEMENT. IF YOU FAIL NO ONE WILL REMEMBER YOU, IT’S AS IF YOU NEVER EXISTED”
A door opens, and a bridge opens. You may rest here before your trial. You have now petitioned yourself in head, hand, and heart.
The trial of hand is combat
Trial of head is a puzzle
Trial of heart is unknown

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Session One Hundred and Thirteen (NBL) - Rust Drakes

Naora gets the sense that the land is moving up. Zukko gets us to the start of the mountains.
The dust gets everywhere, it starts to cake on our skin so it turns red. We get to an area that we can recognize as a mine.

Oil up the elevator inside, and head down. Slowly get to the bottom. In the darkness there are piles of skeletons.
As I look down, I see a pile of footprints of other creatures that have passed by. Out of the shadows I see a large dessicated corpse that looks like a demon nailed to a wall. There is faint magic coming out of the demon. The nails have an inscription. Doki sees the primordial rune for “transgressor” “warning” and “death”.

There are no exits

Rest at night
Doki wakes up coughing. Lay on hands does not work.

Attacked from the sky by drakes. After their death, we notice each rust drake and rust drakes have a metal band around their neck with rune for “key”.

They clearly have magical effect on them. They have a hinge, there is a faint abjuration on them.

The tiny hut starts having holes in them. The town does not go away when we reach it.
As we walk in, the area is ruined and we have no clue of where to go. At some point, we notice that
rust is doing the circular thing like there is a magic source.
There is a set of stairs going down, at the bottom we see the body of an arcone. It’s a stone arcone.

Dimitri finds a secret passage. It leads back to a building. Parts of the ceiling has fallen, quickly navigate through rubble.
Hexagonal shaped rune, in the center there is a big metal piece of ore, almost perfectly polished.

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Session Ninety (TMA) To Hestavar, Celestia

Celestia
Trial of Kord and his minions

Two Ghostly giant standing at the gate
Ice giant (from the asimba)
Erebus, storm giant

Only those who have the blessing of the orb may approach..

…And unfortunately for you, we have unfinished business.

You raided my home

You broke the greatest threat to giant kind from its cage

For that you must pay for your transgression

Fire giant, 3 Cyclops

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Session One Hundred and Twelve (NBL) - The Plane of Rust

Get Black Dragon Mask. Doki wears for safekeeping.
Plane of rust is a place without a deamon lord. It is an area that is devoid of most intelligent life. It has gone through a few incursions as various folks have invaded. There are a few buildings and complexes scattered about. It’s mostly incredibly deadly territory, with mostly acid lakes. Winds that can destroy armor. There is an occisionaloccasional deamon.
The forge was a place where Arcones were created.

Go to mages guild to find out more information.

Go to Hestavar.
Erdan accepts quest from Ioun’s Guild for Sun Blade. (-250g)

FOR SUN BLADE
https://roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Sun%20Blade#content

Party goes to Hestavar
Those who pledge their heart
Their light will forever guard
Against the cold and darkness

Say “Kurasi” or “Nusemnee” and the light will appear

Zukko is having a hard time getting back into the Bard Temple. He out beat another guildsman and got acceptance. Artisan Gabriel is his enemy. Will foil any of his plans.
He finds out that the best way to survive is to not go to the demonic wasteland. Need Holy geas.

Naora is looking for a ring of acid resistance. Intimidates the shop owner to tell him the name of the owner. Doki and Naora go to look for the owner of the ring. He wants a month’s worth of service at an establishment. Bouncing and singing. Doki convinces him to let us keep the ring for 6 weeks. Then must work for one month. Noto Hasagawa

Dimitri buys potion for protection of acid (-250g)

Xillali buys rod of attunement for Callenduran (-250g). Will take 4 days to make.

Doki talks to Mutus. Gets him to make her a bone lute.

Cast spell
We’re in a twisted landscapes coated in dull red particles.
Arrow of finding does not work here. As Xillali begins to cast, there was some kind of force that was resisting her. The rust starts to move around her in a circular pattern.
Dimtiri casts a spell. The rust unnaturally clumps towards him.
Lakes and huge petrified forests
Acid lakes
Sense of buildings
Sense building with tunnels
Buildings
Hills
Sense evil presence that feels hidden
Fiendish and undead that also feel hidden
Dust goes towards me, then line up. After there’s a rumbling.

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Session Eighty Nine (TMA) Illium Stories - Blacktower

5/11
Dagon – Lord Gerald Blacktower
Week 2 – what was Gerald Blacktower
Dagon and double successes

Week 3
(drow show up and want to watch dagon?)
Tinker Gnome missing
Arch-Magi

Team meets up w Arch Magi

Contact the Dragons
Arch Magi
Knock Primus out
Teleportation Circle to get him over to viceak’s tower

Arch magi
Dragons

Write scrolls
Use the Collar?

Minions
Mind Control Powers
Teleportation Painting ?
Restoring the ley lines -

Summon the Dragons
Blessing of Bahumut (legendary resistance

Summon a dragon

K – Got a yellow mold potion
T – Got the band

Step 1
Step 2

Mage of war pissed at klotonk for mixing the green juice into his beer

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Session One Hundred and Eleven (NBL) - The Shadow Library

Erdan and Xillali get
Inside the chapel it’s eerily empty and quiet. Out of the shadows Beaforn walks over and closes the door. He wants to help, but he’s in an odd position. He’s trying to stay alive and help the forces of good. Seela is someone who has helped out in the past, but tensions are rising.
He doesn’t know a way out. Vecka’s creatures will catch us.

We can cast magic in the Temple, it’s safe here
“Move it’s third finger the trap door is open and we can go to the library.
Do to the research that’s been done there. There are three runes, and you have to match them up with three doors. That should help you match them to the shadow room.”
Gargoyles attack if there’s any threat.

The priest slam the door opens, Exclaims, and calls the gargoyles to defends them and it does nothing.
The servant we attacked said we’re the interlopers.

The priest walks up to Erdan – “which lord do you really serve”
Erdan says we’re servants of Harn. Doki tries to convince them that we need the book. He gets incredibly angry, I SEE WHATS HAPPENING HERE. You just want to get to the shadowed room. Then the priest sinks to the floor.
“You don’t have time. I have one condition. Add me when you cast your spell. I will wait here then. The gargoyles will not move.”
Go down the stairs, see different alcoves. Far end of the wall is blank wall.
Erdan casts truth seeing on Dimitri. He sees a hidden door.
There is a black and red carpet with symbols, in the middle. There is a pedestal that holds a clear glass box.Three stones. There are three full length mirrors. Walk up and solve the puzzle.
The room begins to spin, and then it’s dark. Karasi flares. Can see a library extending back 100 ft or so. It’s like a vaulted, church like place with books everywhere.
Dimitri is looking for a curse removal spell. Doki wants secrets, Naora wants books on the Karasi Knights, Erdan wants to get the ritual, Zukko wants
A book is open on a pedestal. Erdan knows that’s the book he wants. Dimitri picks up the same book, and starts to grin. This book details a 10th level spell that the Incunabula were looking for. What it does, it will go back and make one event and it’ll be like nothing ever happen.
Has a list of all these books, the Incunabula have 99% of them. They’re only missing one book. The book is called, “the book of inverted darkness”. It’s held in Bahamut’s temple in the storm drauss.
Note: the timekeepers guarded that particular book in that area.
Take that one book.
Xillali finds a book that details the assimba clan, rise and fall. The big take away is that they have always made a dark compacts with dark characters. But most recently they came across a dark artifact. They need to protect it, and gain more power to make things more powerful. Xee fell into a compact with agents of Asmodius, which corrupted him and brought Asimba down.

Naora finds more information about the sword. After someone says the ritual, the light will shoot out, a flamer erupts from the empty side of the sword. It will be a +2dmg to attack, light, and radiant.

Zukko learns that he needs to talk to a Fae to get an epic quest to get epic status.
The room looks faded.

Find the demon alone, “oh that was fast. It’s only been a few minutes.”
He joins us, since he can be anywhere in the city. Not just tied to the temple.
At the bottom of the staircase is the invisible stalker with the rod.

Party leaves, and goes to Illium after getting the tuning fork.

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Session Eighty Eight (TMA) Illium Stories - Making Everyone Happy

Day 4
Taelim unlocks the book
Kolae and Odi come back
Klotonk dreams to Cosmo

Week 2
Maziel one weeks of wages – 2 contacts
Klotonk – Lore Token
Taelim – talk to mom – Krow can get you to feywild but wants a favor
Can’t ask lysandra – asks Maziel
Cosmo -lute

Maz and taelim

Ilya is missing
Harthoon
D’ragh

Taelim – wants to ask mom about the Glaistig to get the torc
(thinks that Glaistig has the book)

Klo – spends lore token
Teleporting Painting – ancient archdruid royal city – fey – lost to time – made this
Taelim + Kolae to Cloudgoat and the sump
Got Gnasha to agree w the terms
Dmitri – Quest to learn your power

Relocate to Swamp south of Baron Sliths

Magicallly terraforming?

Ursa the Owlbear

Primus
Slith
Lowfort
Move the Tower (talk to Mage of Myth)

Klotonk studying
Taelim/Kolea and Gnasha go back to Illium

Mage of Myth will move the Tower to Alternate Illium

Terraforming druid book

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Session One Hundred and Ten (NBL) - City of Traitors

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Erdan: Going to go check out the Shadow Library … doesn’t know where to start
Dimitri: I think we should betray Heirloon(sp?)
We may get the tuning fork this way
Zukko: It would be interesting to overthrow some lich god

Erdan is doing a thing with a library

We noticed an inculabum(sp?) who might know what’s going on

Zukko greets this inculabum.

Inculabum is attractive, but looks sick.

“Can I help you?”

“I have been sent to find some general knowledge. Is there a library or a place where I can acquire knowledge”

“There are many places… “ Inculabum looks around, “ I don’t think one of your stature would be allowed into any of those places, what info. Are you looking for? I am a purveyor of knowledge. What do they call you?”

“I’m Zukko”

“I am Voice that Weeps” “There are many storehouses of knowledge but for those like us, acquiring knowledge is not good, I myself am looking for a cure to this illness, but none would help me as I do not have the stature”

“Maybe Heirloon might help”

“You don’t look like the type of person Heiloon might use, unless you’re hiding another… I won’t question you” “Heirloon favprs the female sex, so you say you work for him?” “I’ll take any help that is offered, your price was that you were looking for knowledge? I may help you” “I do know many things, I am an avid recorder of stories”

“What type do you specialize in”

“Oh, all types! Ballads, plays…” … etc.

“I’m looking for knowledge about locations or maps or instructions to find secretive places”

“You seem like an adventurer, you’re not from here… would you know someone with the ability to cure disease”

“I may know someone”

“If you could help me with this ailment, I would be most grateful”

“Have you heard of the Shadowed Room?”

Inculabum looks around… “You’re not alone… I don’t feel safe discussing this. I mean you no disrespect and no harm. I know a few legends of the Shadowed Room, but at the same… “

Zukko persuades him that he has nothing to worry about.

Inculabum: “We shouldn’t talk here… I know a place that might be safe. Have you heard of a place called the Silent Shroud. Let us relocate”

Inculabum tells Zukko about torturing: It’s an holy act that is called the Unveiling. Some of their ranks train to become inquisitors. Their job is to extract information from people unwilling to share information, it’s like a religious calling for them.

We all follow him back to the Silent Shroud.

Naora heals the inculabum.

“This is not a spell… you’re a paladin. I must know all about you”

First give the information.

“The shadowed room is rumored to be destroyed. Many have looked for it. The last known public legend of someone looking for it was Koss. Koss was tryin to destroy vecna and thought the power in the room would be powerful enough to destroy him. There’s rumors of both cases of him finding and not finding it. There were some things that I’ve heard that no one else has heard: It’s in a room that hasn’t been opened in 10s of years, when this place was occupied by the doom guard, they were never able to find it.” “There are rumors that the room could be inside the palace or the temple… but the palace did not exist at that time, it’s new construction. If I were a betting man, I’d think it was in the temple. However, my kind and your kind, we aren’t generally welcome there.

There’s one other thing I heard. I heard in order to get in, you need a special key. The key is in the same room as the door. But… there’s no lock”

Erdan asks The Voice that Weeps if he is familiar with Truth of the House Ineffable (the other inculabum we met)

He’s familiar with house Ineffable. They tend to produce inquisitors and high wizards, but hasn’t heard of Truth

Some talk of Flying Books. Voice that Weeps: “It seems like a very odd thing to do, unless you’re trying to hide knowledge from people”

Erdan tells the story of those books to the Voice that Weeps and the Inculabum writes it all down

“How do we keep in contact with you?” asks Erdan

He makes his home in Jakarn’s Covy, he goes around to various bars and taverns
We need to have a pearl to approach the temple. (which we have)
Everyday in the morning the local clergy ascend the stairs and do a sacrifice. (a person)
If we want to know more she knows a Man by the name of Brafrom, who is a body guard of a priest. The priests tend to hire their own bodyguards.

The next morning we head over to the temple, for the sacrifice.

Doki buys a priest robe.

The bodyguard we’re looking for is hunched over, as he moves and walks Dimitri notices that he’s more build than his frame implies. Totally faking it.
The group is escorting a slave with a bag over their head. Doki follows the main ceremony and Dimtri pretends to be her bodyguard. The rest of the party is behind the main party. They notice that a couple of body guards are watching our crew.

Go inside the temple, as our eyes adjust to the darkness there is a floating over. Surrounding the walls are gargoyles and deamon statues. THe clerics push the slave over. They do a ritual chant and the slave rises up the floor. The floating oval moves down, and they put the slave on it. Dimitri and Doki stay.
As we exit standing next to us there is a large shadowy figure. We swear it’s smiling at us
“So where’s the bathroom” Demon’s grin gets bigger. Points toward the stair case
Points to a small staircase…..

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Session Eighty Seven (TMA) - Illium Stories - Jailbreak

Cosmo – IS IN JAIL
Kolae and Odison went to Hestavar
Maziel & Taelim and Feeps Breakfast
Dagon is Carousing
Klotonk and Maziel – Cosmo
Maziel goes to work
Klotonk – go to mages guild and ask if they have spell scrolls
Look for scroll/spellbooks
Kolae and Odison
Temple of Pelor – Odison wants to hang out
Odi religion check -9

Kolae goes to the trade district sold corlleoan helm for 100 pp
Cosmo – explores the room, realizes the look on the door isn’t too tough but doesn’t know how to escape

Taelim – vallum
He’s accountable
KIllian on a date
Feeps – friend making time
Klotonk – Very Rare (mass suggestion)

Spell scroll (very rare) is 10,000 gp

Day 2
Team gets message from cosmo
Klotonk – research on where cosmo is
Maziel – Jail
Klotonk price on mass suggestionis 2,500 gp
Kolae got HUGE price on vicious sword but no one wants to pay
Odi doing nothing
Cosmo escapes

Day 3
Klotonk, Maz, Cosmo
Klotonk leaves
Ilya Bleeve – Impatient, interrupts people
Maziel goes to work
Cosmo hangs around in the house
Ilya leaves in a huff, thinking Taelim broke Cosmo out of jail and that he was being bribed
Klo Doing more of the Viceak’s Library
Kolae – 200 pp for the scroll
Taelim – has cosmo’s stuff

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Session One Hundred and Nine (NBL) - The Citadel Cavitius

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After four hours, road slowly starts turning into pavement. See a giant orb like structure that is radiating light. As we get closer we see two black pits of darkness. It resembles a skull.
As we get closer we hear muttering of a city, it’s almost as big as Illium. There is two rows of heads on stakes.

There is a gate and two giant statues in front of the gate. The giants are undead.

As Xilalli begins to cast, she sees a fog coming out of the citadel. Fog stays at the gate.
7 undead.
Above us is a building, with a demonic presence. Everything is silent.

Go near the gate. The two giant undead turn towards us.
They pull big massive level, and the gates open. In complete silence.
As we walk in, we gradually start hearing the city.

Naora and Zukko go find a Bar/ Inn. The Silent Shroud.
Learn that we there isn’t that many free people.
There is an underground fighting arena.
Do NOT interact with people who want to give money for information.

As Erdan and Dimitri start walking around, it feels like a labyrinth of buildings. Some buildings have been knocked down and rebuilt. There are a lot of guards and soldiers. They look uneasy and suspicious.

Xillali goes shopping

Naora and Zukko talk to Jakar, who is in charge of the fighting pits. The dude is interested in the mask. Zukko asks about the rod, and Jakar may know information about it. A very nice looking servant ask if they’re from outside. She wants to know if we know how to leave. Those who leave are destroyed. We don’t speak his name, but his birds will destroy you if you try to leave.
You were looking for something, I know someone who might be able to help you.If I help you, will you help me escape. She;ll meet them after the fight at 9.

Doki is alone, and she notices that only female guards are there, at least with four guards. When she’s done scouting, she inquires about THE temple of veckna. An inculabum points up. There’s a set of stairs that surrounds the cimcounfrance of the city that leads up.

There is a skeleton that is assembled by bones. Singed the praises of the whispered one. She makes up a song.
After walking for more hours, she finally gets to a doorway, she sees a moving shadow.
The shadows stretch in her direction. A full shadow walks towards her.
“You want to pay your respects? You wish to pray? Then you may pass” It’s demonic.
In the wall, there are a couple of entrances, and a large white building with a door. Through one of the opening it looks like a meditation center. Doki goes through the main entrance. The entire inner chamber is black. There is a floating black stone platform suspended into space. With the hand and eye symbol. There is an altar in the back. Doki sings a beautiful song, The Fiend was super in love with the song, that she gave Doki a bone. The bone will let her go up the stairs whenever she wants. The priests won’t bother her. The shadow fiend gives Doki it’s name: Trendilla. That is the name it was given when it was created .

Lady comes over, she wants to leave. She grew up here as a slave.
Don’t make deals with jerk from the pits, he WILL backstab you
She thinks that the person whom we want to is that a person with the name of Harloon has it.
She knows people who can give us an audience with him
Give bribes. Several days to talk to the right people to get to know merchant folks. (~200gp)
Rumours that people have snuck out by the sewers. No one has come back.
Kas was driven out, Veckna is in palace.
There are is alters for other gods, in an area called the Secrets.
Doki enamored three sisters, we can get one favor from each of them
Naora and Zukko didn’t get very far in the Pits, only got 50gp
Erdan and Dimitri earn a favor. They give us 6 bids. It signifies that we’re initiated with Veckna.

Group goes to see Harloon. See female guards step out. Armour accentuates their figures. Everyone is female. He is an undead. He walks in
“So my friend has told me all about you. It’s not for sale. Even if you could, you wouldn’t be able to pay the price. Have you heard of the Shadowed Room”
Doki said yes,
“it’s an ancient library, now lost. For many years I have wanted to bring an end to the one we cannot speak of. There are many secrets and many things that are unknown. There are rumours that Kas has been doing some kind of ritual that has weaken Veckna and Veckna’s army. I need to find a piece of a ritual that is in the shadowed room. If I go there, I’m sure I could find the ritual I would need. However, even with my great influence, I don’t know where it is in this city. I suspect it’s in the temple or in the palace. I don’t want you to help me take him down, I want access to the room.”
He can get us a way out of the city.

Doki and Dimitri want to screw over the merchant, not Veckna.

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