Dominium

In Falias
Session 18: Shadows in Halftree

Back in Halftree the party again crosses paths with Miklós Baranyai, Temesvár Bálint, and Ilonja Darány, the Eladrin adventurers.

The remaining residents of Halftree have tried to destroy the lingering undead, but they’ve struggled with a few tenacious individuals. The leaders of the village: Orestes the trader, the halflings Turios and his wife Thabitah, and Khalkeus the smith, ask for the party’s help to purge the remaining undead.

The Fairlady, the ship used by the Order of St. Tristan — the “Ascendants — is still tied up at the dock, but it has been occupied. The Eladrin have hired some of Tialina Max’s crew from the Venturess to take over the Fairlady, and make it ready for departure.

  • The bard Talion Blackwind listens eagerly to the party’s tales, and agrees to join them in their adventures.
  • The party sets about hunting down the last of the undead haunting Halftree.

Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Talion
Tikkin

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Session 17: Paladin of the Raven Queen

Cyrus is claimed by the Raven Queen. As the party steps out of the Shadowfell through the ring of standing stones, they realize that Cyrus will not be able to accompany them. Disheartened by his passing, they begin the descent to Halftree on the coast.

  • The party is ambushed by Gehenna d’Telesio, Kirves Ahtisaari, and her mercenaries.
  • Kirves takes an arrow to the knee.
  • The bounty hunters and their mercenaries are slain.

Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Tikkin

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Session 16: The Death of Weshi Seirbu

In the darkness beneath Liafáil, the party interrogates the captured Ascendants. The nature of the Shadowfell taints their actions as they confront and kill Weshi, and the Ascendant soldiers, looting the bodies before they leave.

  • Ophandre takes one of Weshi’s horns.
  • Tikkin leaves his warhammer on one of the Ascendant corpses.

Cyrus
Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Tikkin

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Session 15: Under Liafáil

The party has inadvertently involved the Raven Queen and Pelor in a direct conflict of interests by raising Cyrus. The Raven Queen deigns to allow Pelor’s cleric to use his power, but binds the party to the Shadowfell for a time, in her service.

  • Weshi Seirbu fled from the confrontation between the Ebony Guard and the Ascendants under Sreng’s Gate, and left the Black Geode heading for Liafáil. The party pursues him.
  • Tikkin is grateful that his daughter is safe, but vows revenge against the Ascendants of the Protectorate.
  • Beneath Liafáil the party fights three Ascendant soldiers, slaying their leader and capturing Cicero and Jovian.

Cyrus
Guntar
Nascha (afflicted by apathy, due to extended exposure to the Shadowfell)
Ophandre
Tikkin (afflicted by dread, due to extended exposure to the Shadowfell)

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Session 14: Beasts in the Ruins

In the ruins of the courtyard of Liafáil, the party battles displacer beasts and spiders.

  • Ophandre hears voices from the Subtle Knife …
  • Nascha’s owl Otis is captured by Weshi.

Cyrus
Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Tikkin

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Session 13: The Bounty Hunter

On the surface, amidst the standing stones of Sreng’s Gate, the party spots humanoids in the forest shadows below the ridge. Gehenna d’Telesio is a bounty hunter with a warrant for Ophandre. When she confronts the party, she is in the company of Kirves Ahtisaari, a mercenary from Dubrava, and Miklós Baranyai, Temesvár Bálint, and Ilonja Darány, a trio of Eladrin adventurers.

  • Ophandre defies Gehenna, saying “I don’t know about no mancy!” and stabs her with the Subtle Knife.
  • The party escapes the encounter, as much as Gehenna escapes the party. The Eladrin seem inclined to avoid the conflict.
  • The party pursues Weshi towards the Netheril ruin of Liafáil.

Cyrus
Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Tikkin

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Session 12: Orsolya's Bane

The party tracks Weshi Seirbu and grapples with the Night Hag, Orsolya in the caverns of the Black Geode of Sreng’s Gate.

The Black Geode is a network of wards designed to seal off the Shadowfell here from the Faewild. Its focus is a revelation sphere. Revelation spheres are solid marble spheres roughly 8 feet in diameter set into the ground. Each revelation sphere is covered in glowing runes that pulse with arcane energy.

  • The party slays Orsolya.
  • Tikkin thanks Cyrus for his help in the quest to find his daughter.
  • Ophandre reveals a bit about his history with Weshi.

Cyrus
Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Tikkin

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Session 11: Beyond the Gate

A bewildering variety of factions battles beneath Sreng’s Gate to secure the secrets therein. Orsolya and her duergar minions, Ascendants (the elite agents of the Protectorate), and the Ebony Guard of the Raven Queen, in addition to the party, are all striving here.

In the depths they find the Well — an ornate frame of stone and metal worked in an ourobouros form with a Phoenix (elves), a dragon (dragonborn), and a demon (tieflings). It is about 8’ in diameter, sits upright on edge, and appears to be full of quicksilver. The surface of this liquid may only be pierced by a blooded blade.

Beyond the gate, they find Yllviðrislá, the Silver dragon is a sorceress, perhaps even the original mother of all sorcery. She is guarding Tikkin’s missing daughter, having rescued her from the Ascendants.

  • Cyrus falls, and though Guntar calls upon his most potent miracle of Pelor, the Raven Queen retains her own: The paladin exists here in the Shadowfell, but beyond there he will be only a specter …
  • Yllviðrislá warns Ophandre about the Subtle Knife.
  • The party learns that Weshi Seirbu, a Tiefling dealer and collector of arcane goods from Dominium City, is lurking nearby and may be close to finding the fabled Shroud of Lialdra.

Cyrus
Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Tikkin

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Session 10: At Sreng's Gate

The mistress of Sreng’s Gate, and the Bane of the Black Geode, is Orsolya, a powerful hag. Her vile machinations and dread deeds in the Faewild compelled the Court of Stars to banish her, but she gained a foothold on Falias.

The party battles ghouls and Orsolya as they seek to descend into the caverns beneath the standing stones of Sreng’s Gate.

Cyrus
Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Tikkin

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Session 9: Into the Shadowfell

Hiking into the interior wilderness of Falias towards Sreng’s Gate, which rests on a spot that contains a rare conjunction: Crossings to both the Faewild and the Shadowfell.

Cyrus
Guntar
Nascha
Ophandre
Tikkin

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