PbP Start Date: 9/13/2009
MT Session Date: 9/12/2009
Adventure Date: First-day, Tarsakh (The Claw of Storms) 1, 1479
Base Location: Town of Loudwater
Adventure Module: Menace of the Icy Spire
Session Number: 2.1
- MT 1.3 b57
- Need to Level up to L2
- MT tokens
- Used equipment can be sold for 50% of its value
- Iris can learn up to (12) 1st or 2nd level rituals
- The Loudwater apothecary will sell Gweena any 1st or Second Level ritual she wants to learn or she can learn them from Iris.
First-day, Tarsakh (The Claw of Storms) 1, 1479 DR, the Year of the Ageless One…
Six days has passed since the CFP last made peace with the High Shaman Sancossug and the goblins of the Southwood. Thus far, Sancossug seems true to his word. No goblins have been sighted in the vale and nothing has mysteriously gone missing. However, there has been one rumor of a child kidnapping from a farm located near Secomber.
At first, the CFP were regarded as heroes, not having to buy a single draft, but having to recount their exploits to a countless number of patrons in the Tankard. Today, the CFP’s heroism seems almost non existent, albeit, the children a still ask to hear about the High Shaman Sancossug, but not often.
Two romantic interests have come to light over the past days. Megana Nistral, head of the Loudwater smithy is a brawny human female who is as broad as a dwarf. She enjoys drinking with the CFP in the evenings and is good company with her hearty laugh. The end of every night is much the same with Megana offering her skills as a blacksmith to Digi. Apparently she wants to forge him a great axe.
The other is Lady Moonfire, the town leader, a female half-elf who seems more interested in adventure than civic-duties. Lady Moonfire has been showing up at the Tankard every night, and eventually makes it over the CFPs table. With her elverquist in hand, she constantly prods Amagar about his past exploits. She also seems very interested in Amagar’s heritage, especially the demonic side.
Curuvar the Brazen seems no longer interested in the Skull Totem, and after hearing the CFP’s tale of the goblin shaman and his ritual, he replied with, “Goblins… what a dull race.”
Curuvar now has bigger fish to fry with the Gray Vale’s weather turning for the worst. The past 6 days have been miserable, with temperatures in the Gray Vale dropping to levels that would normally be typical during the Feast of the Moon. Things have become too dangerous for travelers, and to all indications, winter is not going to end. If that occurs, the ground will never thaw, thus no crop will be planted, putting the entire area’s food supply at risk.
There is precious little information in Loudwater to be had. However, some local woodsfolk report that the cold temperatures appear to be more pronounced in the area of the Dire Wood. Some claim it is the work of evil faeries, but rumors have it that the town’s leaders believe that a more likely source of the problem is Draigdurroch Tower.
Welcome to Menace of the Icy Spire, Session 2.1…
Closing Location Details
Nation: Gray Vale
Town/Area: Delimbiyr Route, 3 hours NE of Loudwater, before the confluence of the Heartblood River
Module Location Number: J1. Chauntean Caravan
Weather Condition: 7 F, None, Scattered fluffy clouds, Wind 19 mph
Other Information: The CFP are invited to a dinner party at Lady Moonfire’s Manor Home. After dinner the CFP meet with Curuvar the Brazen, Lady Moonfire, and Brother Griffon to discuss the Gray Vale’s latest dilemma, the unnatural weather which brings with it the promise of a never-ending winter.
Curuvar mentions Draigdurroch’s Tower and recounts its history…
About 30 years ago, a dwarf warlock named Draigdurroch came to the Gray Vale. Draigdurroch was part of a cabal of warlocks, and his particular research dealt with the creation of new types of eldritch pacts. He believed that the Dire Wood contained a particularly potent source of untapped energy—the remains of a failed deity. Thousands of years before the Spellplague, a Netherese city called Karse stood in the area, and the demigod Karsus was its patron. Karsus tried and failed to ascend to full godhood, dying in the process, and his city (along with the rest of the ancient Empire of Netheril) fell not long thereafter. Draigdurroch’s research suggested that the petrified remains of Karsus yet lie beneath the forest’s heart. Draigdurroch hoped that he could tap into the latent energy that Karsus had accumulated and use it to power his new pact. The dwarf warlock built a tower about a mile outside the Dire Wood and began his experiments in earnest.
Draigdurroch’s hunch turned out to be correct. A powerful nexus of magical energy is beneath the heart of the Dire Wood. However, the fey spirits who dwell within the Dire Wood have long been aware of how dangerous the remnants of Karsus could be if the demigod’s power fell into the wrong hands. They have appointed themselves as guardians to ensure that no one tampers with the failed deity’s resting place. When Draigdurroch’s efforts began to bear fruit and the dwarf warlock drew upon the latent echoes of Karsus’s power to form a dark pact, the fey approached him and warned him to cease his meddling. The warlock was confident in his powers and ignored the warning. For his temerity, the fey punished him. Draigdurroch was imprisoned within the Feywild and his tower was sealed in a block of magic ice as a warning to others. The fey set a powerful gemstone holding a spirit of winter to act as the keystone holding the icy barrier.
||HP: 20/34 Surges: 8/10
||HP: 19/37 Surges: 10/11
||Bloodied HP: 9/28 Surges: 7/7
||HP: 17/31 Surges: 9/9
||HP: 30/30 Surges: 7/7
||HP: 24/24 Surges: 2/2
Last Major Events
- [Major Quest – Fix the Weather]
- Discover the source of the unnatural winter like weather and remove it so that the seasons return to normal.
- Lady Moonfire rewards the PCs 500 gp on behalf of teh the grateful citizens of Loudwater for completing this quest.
- [Minor Quest – Find Draigdurroch’s Research]
- Bring Draigdurrock’s ritual books and his research notes to either Lady Moonfire or Curuvar the Brazen.
- Either NPC is willing to pay up to 100 gp per item retrieved for these items.
Last Minor Events
- CFP encounter a Chauntean Caravan on the Delimbiyr Route
- Gweena recognizes her fellow priests and informs the rest of her crew that it is common of the Pastoral Faction of the Great Mother to disperse seed in the early spring to the local farmers.
- When the CFP get closer they discover that the Pastorals have suffered major frostbite and have been mysteriously changed into undead.
- CFP defeat the Undead
- Magic Holy Symbol of Chauntea +2
- Iris’ Endure Elements Ritual ends in 21 hours