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Underworld images:

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More to come!
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Session V XP = 192 per PC!

:)
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Penny-Whistle wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:
Penny-Whistle wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:Next week . .

Descent into the Underworld!

:?
I can't help the compulsion to sing, "You you in Hel, my friend(s)."

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Will not make it tonight. Labor Day sales, retail sucks, sorry comrades. Nextweek, come Hel or high water.
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Gringnr wrote:Will not make it tonight. Labor Day sales, retail sucks, sorry comrades. Nextweek, come Hel or high water.
No problemo.

I'm working tomorrow . . double time and a half, but yeah retail sucks!

:P
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Looking at a delayed start to the game or a possible cancel . . . just opened the windows to cool off the computer room and my neighbors are having a party. Nice people but loud talkers and they just started playing some rowdy drinking game.

So, check back in a half hour or so - or check SKYPE.

Thanks. :)
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Game on . . . server is up!

Start in 10 minutes.

Thanks. :)
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Fun session!

Thanks to all.

8-)
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Session VI - The cavern rooms of the fortress ~ or "Rats and spiders don't bother me . . cause I'll just eat them, you wait and see!*!

The Players:

Aergraith as

Elderberry Scrubroot, the wildly bold and audacious gnome rogue

ssfsx17 as:

Norik, the faithful dwarf cleric
and
Barduris, the enigmatic but absolutely fearless half-orc fighter

Penny as:

Penny-Whistle Scrubroot, the practical and wise gnome cleric who now has the bloodlust up for evil monsters threatening her beautiful planet Jorde!

Gringnr, the mighty dwarf cleric


The action:

The next day, the adventurers wake and gather outside the small cavern room to refresh themselves with a light breakist! It is decided that they shall explore the north cavern first and then later, the south tunnel. As they gather their equipment and ready themselves to leave the stalactite cavern, they notice the remains of the frost naga ~ only the skull and bones are left.

The group leaves the west cavern and continues into the intersection, led by Elderberry and Gringnr. They cautiously go north and find a large cavern room that is inhabited by rats. The rats watch from their hidey-holes. No magic is detected, nor anything observed.

They move carefully to the south cavern and while Elderberry is checking for traps, he spies the spider webs high up in the corner. The group torches it and moves on.

Everyone agrees to head out of the cavern area and to explore the northern curved corridor. They enter the intersection and spot some goblins. Magicks are thrown by the gnomes to cause them to retreat and turn back east.

The party encounters some volts and electrical arcing creatures and then some ogres. A major battle occurs with all creatures fighting for their lives. The adventurers win the day and continue on to the north and then head east in a large corridor.

End session.

* from an old gnome marching song ~

"Boiled, broiled or roasted on a spit, it’s all I can do to not have a fit.

I learned this when I was little and wee, from my old granny scrub who sang to me
!
"
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That morning as Penny watched her adorable pet jumping spider leap out at a passing fly she had a vision. What if ... a person could somehow combine the loyal qualities of a puppy with the beauty of a spider?

Inspired, she attempted a conjuration. The result was interesting but not quite what she imagined. It had the head of a dog. It could spin webs. But Oh My Copperpots the creature sure was yappy! And it only had six legs! Oops. "Nevermind," she thought, "Webster (for that shall be his name) will make a great guard for those times when we need an extra set of eight eyes!" Noticing the discomfort of some of the dwarves she quickly dismissed Webster and diverted their horrifed attention to a batch of really good cookies fresh from the campfire.

DO NOT go to this link if you don't like spider dogs http://guardianlv.com/2014/09/beware-of ... dog-video/

mua hahahaha

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Thanks to Penny for posting in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15626

I did mean to ask all of youse to vote on my next title for a module, if you wish.

:)
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Penny-Whistle wrote:That morning as Penny watched her adorable pet jumping spider leap out at a passing fly she had a vision. What if ... a person could somehow combine the loyal qualities of a puppy with the beauty of a spider?

Inspired, she attempted a conjuration. The result was interesting but not quite what she imagined. It had the head of a dog. It could spin webs. But Oh My Copperpots the creature sure was yappy! And it only had six legs! Oops. "Nevermind," she thought, "Webster (for that shall be his name) will make a great guard for those times when we need an extra set of eight eyes!" Noticing the discomfort of some of the dwarves she quickly dismissed Webster and diverted their horrifed attention to a batch of really good cookies fresh from the campfire.

DO NOT go to this link if you don't like spider dogs http://guardianlv.com/2014/09/beware-of ... dog-video/

mua hahahaha
Excellente!!!! 8-)

And the video . . . :lol:

OMGosh do I want to find/buy/make a costume for my dogs like that!!! :D
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Rhuvein wrote:
Penny-Whistle wrote:That morning as Penny watched her adorable pet jumping spider leap out at a passing fly she had a vision. What if ... a person could somehow combine the loyal qualities of a puppy with the beauty of a spider?

Inspired, she attempted a conjuration. The result was interesting but not quite what she imagined. It had the head of a dog. It could spin webs. But Oh My Copperpots the creature sure was yappy! And it only had six legs! Oops. "Nevermind," she thought, "Webster (for that shall be his name) will make a great guard for those times when we need an extra set of eight eyes!" Noticing the discomfort of some of the dwarves she quickly dismissed Webster and diverted their horrifed attention to a batch of really good cookies fresh from the campfire.

DO NOT go to this link if you don't like spider dogs http://guardianlv.com/2014/09/beware-of ... dog-video/

mua hahahaha
Excellente!!!! 8-)

And the video . . . :lol:

OMGosh do I want to find/buy/make a costume for my dogs like that!!! :D

If you do you MUST take photos!

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Penny I sent you a PM
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Session VI XP = 216 per PC.

Useful items found:

Medallion of thoughts
Wand of magic missiles (5 charges)
1 potion CLWs (3-8 hps)
Boots of striding and springing
Manual of bodily health
2 weeks reindeer jerky
2 waterskins
2 wineskins
10 sling bullets (+1 to hit and damage)
1 potion CMWs (3 hps)
5 luckstones

:)
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Game start in 15 minutes or so!

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Rhuvein wrote:
Penny-Whistle wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:
Penny-Whistle wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:Next week . .

Descent into the Underworld!

:?
I can't help the compulsion to sing, "You you in Hel, my friend(s)."

Please forgive me.
What's that from?

A metal band called Grim Reaper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMOeBTHbTUs
Finally got a chance to listen to this . . heavy metal thunder! 8-)
There is an old school metal band called Cirith Ungol, and each of their album covers was one of Michael Whelan's Elric covers....

The 80's, man... ya hadda be there.
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Session VII - The Shield of Odin ~ or "Gnomes of nature, and . . . the nature of gnomes!!

The Players:

Gringnr as

Gringnr, the mighty dwarf cleric

Aergraith as

Elderberry Scrubroot, the wildly bold and audacious gnome rogue

ssfsx17 as:

Norik, the faithful dwarf cleric
and
Barduris, the enigmatic but absolutely fearless half-orc fighter

Penny as:

Penny-Whistle Scrubroot, the practical and wise gnome cleric who now has the bloodlust up for evil monsters threatening her beautiful planet Jorde!

The action:

The adventurers cautiously move east and find the hiding area of the guard snow goblins who shot at them when they came down the spiral stairs. The group quickly dispatch the goblin crossbow men.

Moving further east, the group finds a north hallway and an entrance door that differs quite a bit from the usual dungeon doors. Runes are spotted and interpreted.The door is unlocked and opened. Skeleton sentries are spotted, but they are un-moving.

However, one the party enters this chapel like room - warrior skeletons animate and attack.
The clerics move into position and hold out their holy symbols. Many of the undead are turned. Some are not, and the adventurers begin to fight them.

Finally, all undead are defeated. A search is made of the room and a secret door is found. Dwarven runes explain how to open the door. It is carefully opened and the goal of the mission is found ~ The Shield of Odin!

Rune marks on the shield:

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Image

Image

Image

End session.
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Session 7 = 326 XP!

8-)
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Rhuvein wrote:
Penny-Whistle wrote:Oh, I am so sorry to startle you. I looked but didn't see a way to remove the image. I promise to never show another scary arthropod.
Bah, what a big baby!

Just wait until I present HUGE MILLEPEDES that should get him to start projectile vomiting!!! :lol:
Every gnome gknows that millipedes are herbivores. We will just throw some lettuce at them. Or every child's nightmare: some limp broccoli hahahhaa

(enjoyed your write up. thanks for doing that all the time!)

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Penny-Whistle wrote:(enjoyed your write up. thanks for doing that all the time!)
Tank smudge! ;)
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Session VII ~ XP = 326!

8-)
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Guys and gals, my wife's long-ailing grandmother passed away Thursday night. I leave for Corpus Christi tonight to be a pallbearer in tomorrow's funeral. I apologize for the last minute notice, but I have been extremely busy. I sincerely apologize for my continued absence, and look forward to getting back on schedule next week. Again, I am very sorry, I should have said something sooner. I greatly appreciate you all making a place for me at your gaming table, and I hope I have not proven to be too much of a disruption.
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J, sorry to hear this. My sincere condolences to you, your wife and your family.

No worries at all about the game.
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Gee. Sorry to hear the news. Best wishes to your family.

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Game on . . in 15 minutes! :)
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Here is one of the main saints of Ilmater, Kaelyn the Dove.

Kaelyn the Dove was originally a Celestial (closest thing there is in D&D World to an angel). She was a Doomguide of Kelemvor. Kelemvor was the second Forgotten Realms god of the dead.

But, one day, she saw the Wall of the Faithless. She saw that it was made of the souls of those who had not pledged to any god, and that it tortured them and inflicted great pain until they were nothing more than statuesque faces embedded in the wall. She saw that it was merely a scheme to make peace with the D&D World equivalent of demons - a sort of cowardly peace. So she attacked it, and switched gods from Kelemvor to Ilmater.

Kaelyn introducing herself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KP6xkXOVQo

Kaelyn talking about her eyes and other things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwcxmKHWLnQ

Kaelyn talking to Myrkul, the first Forgotten Realms god of the dead. Myrkul was the one who built the Wall of the Faithless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLAXvh__bUM

Unfortunately there isn't nearly as much material on Lathander - this is the most complete source I could find: http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Lathander

Norik reads and views all of the above as he studies up in the Abbey, and thusly adds a new god and a new saint to pray for. He expects that he will need such patronage to survive in the Underworld.
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