League of Xee

Session Eighty (NBL) - We’re De-Boned

There goes my back. GROSS

The deboned heroes (Doki, Xillali, and Derek) are lying helpless, prone on the floor.

Doki knows the following about Orcus. He is special among the demons. He carries a shard that is a key to another realm. He is the god oif the undead, that hates all life. He hates the Raven Queen for taking over the realm of death. He is rumored to have created the first vampires. General badass motherfuckler, who has recently been raging war against The Fey.

“Who are you that are not the flesh of my master” says the monster

Erdan engages. Orcus insinuaqtes then that he must then know the price. Erdan tries to sweet Orcus, lying through his teeth. Erdan offers to help Orcus kill the interlopers.

Orcus accepts his offer “Bring me the blood of the Unseelei and we’ll talk again.”

The Naga curls its tail and stares. I don’t think we’re getting our spines back. Nagas are immortal, the cannot be killed. If defeated, they just reform.

Doki tries to appease to the Naga, asking it to help. The Naga creepily whispers “No” in her ear and slithers away.

Demetri picks up the spineless heroes and tries to wrap them around his arm but he realizes he should actually cradle them like baby kittens as it is painful for them to bend their jelly bodies like that.

They move into the hallway. They hear the vampires whispering in their strange vampire language, saying “Come to us, comeee, you need help don’t you? Comeee”. Erdan goes towards them, much to the dismay of Dimitri.

Demetri dons living bone armor that deflects critical hits. It conforms to his body like a sexy dragon corset. The jelly heroes rest for an hour to regrow their spines while Naora stays watch .

Erdan walks in the vampire’s den, and sees their bodies have been absorbed intoi the flesh of the living wall. They have cloudy eyes. When Erdan walks into the room, they start to giggle and are quite mad. Erdan tries to make friends with them, even though they’re just babbling gibberish and rhymes.

“No flesh nor feather nor scales nor bones, but they have fingers and thumbs of their own.”

Erdan realizes it is a riddle and asks them the Sphinx’s riddle, in return. The vampires are amused and stumped by this riddle. He trades them a hint for a hint.

All three resting heroes regain their spine through magic, and through the ambient energy in their location. Xillali uses THE compass, its arrow points straight. The party goes to find Erdan. Doki counter charms when she’s around the corner. The vampires slither “More prey, We mean visitors.

Erdan makes a bad pun. Demetri arrogantly demands to know what the riddle is. He guesses the answer is “A Glove”. He solves the puzzle easily since he has been blessed by the Sphinx, and egotistically states “Master of Riddles!!”. Demetri’s demand for information about the Unseelei. The vampires creepily stall, and giggle to themselves. Eventually they state:

“The Unseelei were here, they left traps. They left guardians to look over sleeping fairies. But if I were you I would leave them alone, because those fairies are the bad kind.”

Doki asks “Why are the Fairies bad”. To which the vampires respond “What do you value the most?” implying that the Fairies steal memories.

The vampires ask her another riddle. “He who builds me doesn’t want me, he who buys me doesn’t need me, he who uses me doesn’t care.”

Doki answers: “A coffin.”, so she is now allowed to ask the vampires a question. She asks how she can grow back her arm. The vampires state that the only way is buying gaining a wish. To do so they must either go to the black tower guarded by Orcus or the white tower guarded by Nero.

The vampires stop giggling. The one in the center looks at Xillali, as if his sockets can still see her. He asks why she want to visit the heart, only death is there. Xillali give sass stating that it is unfair to be asked more questions and not be given answers. The vampires tell her “to make friends”. The room poops them out as the vampires giggle maniacally.

Xillali takes out her compass again, it points towards where the screaming came from. They walk in that direction. Doki’s counter charm has worn off. They see a little side area, there is a gollum like creature with bite marks all over his body, he has no name, hereafter referred to as NoName. He is held to the wall with living tendrils.

Doki tries to set fire to the tendrils but it only tightens the hold on NoName. NoName screams obscenities at them and begs to be set free. Doki tries to make friends. NoName responds with gibberish. Naora and Demetri hack two of the tendrils. Derek hacks the last of the tendrils and NoName scurries off.

NoName runs past the knight room and into a room with a dining room set. The party chases after him. Erdan runs into the knight room. A red knight starts to attack Erdan. It multiples so there are now three red knights chasing him. The blue and green knights are standing still in the back, watching. The party is now separated. Erdan starts running away towards NoName, with the knights hot on his heels. He cowers down behind the table and casts an illusion of a trap in the doorway.

Doki shakes her furry head in exasperation. Xillali is scared and can’t do anything. Erdan yells for the party to close the stone door once he is through. A red knight moves towards Demetri and attacks. A second knight moves towards Demetri and attacks. Demetri takes damage from both attacks., The third knight interacts with Erdan’s trap and realizes it’s an illusion. Erdan yells for his party to turn the dial. The doors close and the knights are trapped inside. NoName runs out into a cave, and Erdan chases after it. There is a giant bat on the ceiling. NoName covers itself in bat guano. Erdan casts a suggestion spell and tells NoName to follow him. NoName angrily complies.

The party meets up. Xillali asks NoName if she can heal him. NoName takes bat guano and rubs it on her face. She takes this as a “Yes” and heals NoName. They figure out that NoName is a goblin. Doki sings NoName a bawdy goblin song. Erdan tries to sweet talk NoName to draw more information. They find out the vampires have been biting NoName, but NoName has no memory of how he got to ShadowFell. NoName tells them that the knights have something to do with the heart, but he doesn’t know what.

There are a lot of vampires here because they are attracted to the heart, it is sentient. When they make their way to the heart, either 1 of 2 things happen. Either they are found worthy and become part of Shadowfell or they die instantly. Erdan lowers his suggestion spell, at which point NoName punches him and runs away.

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Session Sixty Eight (TMA) - Zuggtmoy's Quest

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Venture into the former Drow Entrance to the Underdark

D’ragh’s people are a few levels down.

At the top level is a former drow waypoint but it’s currently overrun with yellow fog

The team ventures in, attacked by black pudding.

Team is able to defeat it, cosmo goes exploring and finds a statue to Lloth

Team ventures further in, finds a room with a sigil and works to disarm it. talks to an intelligent gray ooze and gets past it by feeding it some of Maziel’s Sunweak armor

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Session Seventy Nine (NBL) - We’re Boned

EEEWWWWWWW, everything is still GROSS

Dimitri starts to feel very strange and very odd, then fades out. His eyes fade out.
The floor underneath us starts to do something and the feet start sinking into the fleshy floor
Doki and Xillali are blinded after getting spit in their faces. Everyone feels slower, weaker, etc. Some of us get stuck on the floor and can’t move. As minions get killed effects are removed.

Doki destroyed the shrine. All of Doki’s hair grows longer. Erdan’s hair is white.
We all feel stronger, smarter, less lightheaded.

We manage to kill everything. Search the room.
Dimitri loots moving bone armour

Short rest

Pass without a trace, see humanoids stuck to the wall. Erdan is able to figure out they’re vampires. They seem to be important to something.

Naora rips open the spyntar. The room looks like an active orary that maps the elemental chaos. Downside, it’s large.
Erdan grabs it anyway.

Doki, Xillali, and Derek fail. Xillali loses concentration on pass w/o trace. Everyone affected drops to one hitpoint, their spines leave their body and create a giant skeleton surrounding the map.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW D:

“Who are you that are not the flesh of my master” says the monster

LOOT
2 fiery axes (magical)
Moving bone armour
6 scrolls, 4 of them Erdan doesn’t know about
One of them is a teleportation sigil
symbol don’t recognize on his body
Doki has a handful of bone things
BOOK

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Session Sixty Seven (TMA) - Cloudgoat

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Outer city –
Cloudgoat

most of city is in ruins – not inhabited – core group of goliaths and dwarves have resettled
strong enough to fight forces of primus, but they are thinking of leaving

5 places
Ironmaster – I CAN make a +1 shield for you – but it will take something
The Chieftan – you can clear out the dungeon and bring me the horn? I will offer a great reward
Melora’s church – cagey – knowing – potions (healing, poison proc) – who to side with? the land, of course.
The Keep (dwarf den) – learn more about the dwarf curse (the two xee’s and zuggutmoy) – Give US the horn!
The market – buy shit
Wildcard: Melora has an active interest here – ask around and investigate – get melora’s blessing (protection, advantage on saves vs. everything “natural”, on activation, for 24 hours)

Kolae niddhog [ dwarves who make trap – won his favor

Klotonk – 10 – go to the chieftan – Kilot – 0 cleric of melora

maziel – 8 goes to sisters of Eilistraee, learns about drow living in peace with dwarves
dragh – 7 – iron masters
cosmo – entertainment – got a wish spell from robbing the church of Melora

dagon – 8
Drunken Swan – got drunk and got married to an ugly dwarf. Vagga Ironvien

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Session Seventy Eight (NBL) - Stinker Surprise

Xillali levels up. Hell yeah guys, thanks for reading!

Approaching this large mass of pulsating flesh. In front of Naora there is this large hole. Everything is covered in a fleshy substance. She gets a bone that’s still fleshy. Super nasty, Do not want to touch. She throws it, thank goodness – it’s so ichy. Goodness this is disgusting.
Hear clatter clatter clatter and more noise than we expect. Hear, in common, “WHO DARES DISTURB MY SLUMBER” something BIG comes down the ceiling. GIANT BAT. It’s NOT happy.

Doki feeds it a skull, and the giant bat bites doki she gets dragged upwards. Doki teleports away. Derek and Erdan suggest that it eats a pile of bones.

The walls pulsate every so often, everything is most. To our left, we see the pathway constrict. To the right there is a set of ribs/bones that look like a stairway. As they touch it, it pushes back a little bit. SUPER GROSS. Aurg. Disgusting. EWWWW. EWWWWWWWW…..

Naora massages it enough that she falls through the section. There seems to be black clusters. OH GOODNESS IT GOT MORE DISGUSTING. The black clusters are poisonous.

EEEEWWWWWWWWWWW

Naora pushes back. It’s harder to get back.

Naora goes into the other room, two fire elementals create fire swords. They tell her she’s not a part of the unseelei and not welcome here. She heads back. Derek is harvesting poison in the other room.

Unseelei are a part of the fae court. They are blocking blocking an entrance.

Xillali knows the direction of the heart.
Dimitri and Naora touch a hole with their Javalin and Staff.The second it touches it they decompose, touching it causes mummy wrath.

There are scrolls in little crevesasses in this viney chamber. GROSS but kinda cool. Still GROSS. The scrolls are stuck in holes. There seems to be a subtle magical effect in this room. Erdan throws the scroll through the hallway. Nothing happens. Doki brings it back. After everyone keeps walking away. Erdan opens the scroll. He is now affected by a chaotic curse. Negative affect on him. Saving throws are reduced by 1 pt until long rest. The book is about vampires. He can tell that it’s stuff he shouldn’t know about.

All scrolls that he gets are orcus. He takes out the gem card. It resonates with three different cards. One is Tiamat, the other is Torog, and the last one is Veckna symbols. They resonate very strongly. He opens Tiamat’s scroll. No noticeable effect (he failed saving throw). Scroll describes a story of a vampire. Description of meeting Vodja. He sensed that she had various chaos magic. He found out he had she had the card.

The two other scrolls are testaments from Vampires. One of the vampires worked for Torog. He found out that there was a card of the red dragon. Which is the prison card, that lived in Solstice, but it was under a time spell that no one can get at. The Vecka one is about the Tallons. There are certain agents of Vekna that had this card. He tracked it down to Veklan’s hidden city called Citadel Caveteas. It’s currently in the hands of the captain of the city guards called the reevers. It looks like a very harrowing place, even for a vampire. It’s a haven for undead. His curse is undone when opening the Veckna scroll. He takes all four scrolls.

In a different room there is a sundial, in the body, that I want. SRSLY want.
Sundial looks li

“Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era”

Xillali moves the dial so the line and the “f” match. Xillali leaves to get Erdan.
See three suits of armor. One is black, one is white, one is red.

Erdan passes the sundial icon, and he now sees that the area is now open. Erdan sees tables and chairs, all made of bone. He sees light from way back, like a blue light, similar to karassi.

Doki hears a lot of muttering/voices. Sounds of torture coming from upstairs.
Helmed Horrors. They posses intelligence, fly, serve w.o ambition or emotion. They follow orders through complete loyalty. They’re immune to three spells that the owners chose.
Embedded into the wall there are humanoid. He could guess that they are vampires merged from the wall.

Find a very small sphinter on the wall, where the book direction is at. In front of us there is a cleric sitting in front of an idol with the symbol of orcus. You are forbidden here. One weapon is is flame, the other flame is blue flame.
EEEWWWWWWW, everything is GROSS.

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Session Seventy Seven (NBL) - Un-bear-able puns

Head monk comes to visit Erdan. I have an interesting story that might be relevant to you. Apparently there was a monk that studied here and had a lot of information on the hearth. He took books from into the abyss. The monk is hoping for us to find him, or the book “Decay of Power”, at least make it back first.

The red cloud is completely opaque. The red fog smells like guts.
Laughing black bones, they sound the alarm. More zombie stigian skeleton. They’re remnants of fallen heroes that die in an area corrupted by evil.

One of them has a bright green feather. Path widens significantly, the bell hits something and make a loud dong. It looks like the bell is up against a large bone. Dimitri thinks it’s a dragon bone.

Compass points to the path on the left. Naora feels the presence of a very powerful fiend.
!0 minutes pass. Erdan finds the book, same direction as the Fiend, and the hearth.

Hear in front of us, “what is this? what is this?” “A bell?” chackles
Hear a voice in our minds “whoooo wishes to pass the gate”
“Would you bell-ieve it was just a bell” says doki
The voices start laughing, “ohohoho this one is funny!!”

There are two bones devils, in front of what looks like to be in front of a giant dragon’s head.

That’s an acceptable bride for one of us. Give them the mirror that doesn’t show reflection to the other one.

They open the gates for us. There’s no fog when you go over the gate.

LOOT
7gems various ~10gp
466gp
various black bones
Erdan has a green feather.

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Session Seventy Six (NBL) - The other Zee

Zee is a part of the family, he’s looking for the deck of many things. and is currently in shadowfell. The family is part of undead?

Go to kord district, dimitri and naora are further away near the gate
Ham is with the enchanter
address is a burned down building
has never been burned down
Cards are vibrating.
Only the key card is vibrating
Erdan’s eyes start glowing red, he can see the door, wants to go inside, xialli wont let him

go inside, see Ham, you aren’t supposed to be here, oh you have cards? come right in.

dimitri and naora get thre, were gone door opens and they see darwen vampire wearing death knight armor

Haemnathen – blood lord, primordial, super gluttonous,
the race of blood fiends are decescendants from him, orcus designed vampires based on the blood fiends.
During tghe dawn war, he was slein, parts of his body were scattered across the shadowfell, no one knows who killed himn, just rumors

The wall around glimmer is remains of his spine and parts of his brains.
His heart is rumored to have fallen in a mountain range a few days away from were’ at. The impact created a giant crevasse, it’s the one major peiece of him that no one has access to it. People make pilgramages there, the GITHZERAI have a monsetary near. It’s the same race of the GITHYAKI, but they’re more zen months, vs rapangeging warriror
Found a book/journal that indicated all the people that have gone through in the last 10 years, The list contained mostly vampries, adventurous and Bobert the Goodfellow (Erdan’s Brother).

Set of entry with a list of who comes back, it was empty.

three possible oppiurtuties, tomorrow there are a group of slavers going in that general direction. Pay well for extra bodyguards. Few days is a resupply mission. Don’t pay as well. 1 week from now there are patrols from raven queen that are flying there.

Kaess is the patron, the dead guy, he’s traveling with us

Dimitri, Naora and Xillali get Fear after seeing slaves being sold for pleasure. A few days pass and 6 riders appear, they look like us. We ignore them, and keep moving.
4th week passes by and we get there, the slavers pay us the remainder. While we’re there there is a mist that rises up around us. It starts to get really cold.

5 people are plants that are moving and the other 5 are fae
The 5 fae are ridding the plant creatures spider plant things. Speak Silvean, they want us to leave, so they ask us to move down for an hour to give them more space. We head back down, and for our troubles get 50g worth of amethysts.

The monks do not expect us, they ask us if we are here to see the crevasse. They were looking for a monk of the green flame.

Blood red fog, covers the crevasse, there is a
the fog causes a confusion effect, avoid fog affects, some people come out. a goliath fighter came out about 50-60 years ago, without much memory. He saw things of bone.

Show a device that was used at one point, it looks like a bell looking like device with tubes

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Session Sixty Six (TMA) - Asimba After

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Dagon rolling on down the hill, Mage of War slows him down and gets him back to normal

Klontonk – Read the book, get exhausted (resolved)
Gnomes – Build cooking implements – serve
Kolae – tries to get D’ragh to hook up with Maziel
D’ragh explain estraylee to Maz, actually interested

Kolae Mad on for the Two Headed Dragon

Do a scene shift – bunch of stuff happens – team cleans up other skeinpaths -

one is an ancient fighting barbarian arena – an ancient spirit from the skein has been attracted to the recent break and will attack the players trying to restore it (this one team broke)

One is a in grove on top the hill – corrupted nightmares protect this one

One is inside an abandoned monastary – place is a maze and there are odd ghostly things haunting it – will find a corrupted monk with strange powers

D’ragh D’Nambra doesn’t worship Lloth – his group worships Eilistraee “the Dark Maiden” -
came up through the crevace (there are strange yellow fog, moving fungus creatures – it’s a strange landscape where the creatures and plants won’t talk to us – they are listening to some other song)

The Hole in the ground is abandoned drow elf entrance to the underdark – first level is all zuggutmoy’s

Nearby city – ruined dwarven city, but will see smoke – holdouts are bandits but not neccessarily hostile

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Session Seventy Five (NBL) -

Lots of books about Osoum. There is a book on rune magic that Erdan might be interested in. Erdan doesn’t take anything.

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Session Seventy-Four (NBL) - A farewell to Arms
Blue > Bronze

Everyone is fucked

Erdan is kicked out of the bookstore. He notices how dark it is, and decides to head back home. Meets up with Xilalli at the bar, talking to the old guard. The guard recommends to Xillali that she shouldn’t change her hair color while in town.

Xilalli needs to go to the roots

Derek bribes his way out of the island (-10gp). He remembers “Mario”, the moustached guard who wields the keys, for next time. He makes it back to the Inn.

Dimitri needs to kill the dragonborn, he saw his face. Ham recommends that instead of killing it, he’d wrap him up in ropes. Naora and Dimtri walk back to the Inn. They hear a sound, see a raven with a necklace. It starts following them even after they left the raven queen’s domain.

The last thing Doki recalls is an old lady who helps her take her back to the Inn. Xilalli makes sure that Doki’s arm heals properly and won’t get infected. She notices that Doki’s arm was cut off and healed.

Derek sneaks off into the kitchen to go bake a poisoned pie. Looks for a crate to stand on since everything is human sized. He gets all the materials and then he hears a cough “what do you think you’re doing?”
Derek and Chef are now on a pie cook off. Both members switch pies, both pies are disgusting. Switch pies, and pies are still disgusting. The chef gives Derek better ingredients and leaves him alone. In the morning the crew finds Derek and the Chef in the kitchen still going at it, with fifty pies of all sorts ready for everyone to consume. Derek keeps one pie which is poisoned for the guards.

Doki wakes up, and gives Naora her arrows. Xilllali tells Doki she can’t have the bag of holding anymore. Gives it to Naora to carry instead. Xillali does not believe Doki at all.

Party goes downstairs in the morning and see Derek and the InnKeeper Chef filled the kitchen with pies.

Xillali goes to buy a shawl to cover her hair. Erdan haggles it from 5 copper to 1 copper by ripping it.
They reach the entrance of the Roots. The guards inquires on his
He gives us 3 Necklaces each, “wear this and you shouldn’t come to any harm while you’re inside. Beware if you wander outside the guided path, we cannot guarantee your safety.“

The Elf takes us to the Inculaba, get stuck in truth telling spell. Xillali fails so she gets questioned. She has to answer truthfully. She gives up her braces for 10K and be taken to Steven’s office. Research for a very high level spell. From what we understand, they want to go back in time and alter one particular event. They’re in a chain of at least 10 different descendants. They’re searching for the books in hopes of finding more words from the spell. Erdan learns a spell. Detect Book (3rd level spell Ritual – as long as you’re within 1000 ft of a particular book. You can name that book and it will let him find it. He needs to know the name of the book).

LOOT
-20gp Inn

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