Halcyon, The Golden Age

Arrival in Erelhei-Cinlu

Marcedin comes over and gives them a drink

LL says “Not the worst coffee I’ve ever had.” Not coffee I stand by my statement

Tall’rene takes a sip, then sets her coffee (and cup) on fire

Baelthar just avoids it

Binyamin analyzes it; pours it out (killing plants)

Marcedin says that he goes several times a year to trade; he likes that they don’t care about his orc blood, he’s just a filthy outsider like everyone out

Marcedin has been trading with the Svartalfr for 10 years. He was traveling with someone for a few years; his mentor said the wrong thing, and then he was promoted.

Binyamin asks for advice on the intricacies of being svartalfr; so as to avoid being stabbed in the back; Marcedin laughs, says that’s probably not a worry

Discussion about setting people on fire that time (that first time, no, etc.) Light people on fire like a marshmallow (evenly)

Binyamin asks what to do there; Marcedin suggests the Ghetto of Foreigners
Ll sends away Tall’rene to talk to Marcedin

MetaNote: Binyamin periodically goes behind a tree or something for too long because he was told to pretend to pee

When they arrive at Erelhei-Cinlu the gate is only wide enough for a single wagon to go through (slowly)

Travel through the streets to a mix of races/slaves

el’inssrigg colnbluth-Innkeeper Aeton dark clothing with accents of blue

Plan: tell Anybys that Narkissos is after her and has been seen; offer to meet alone and find out if she is with the Violent Dark; why Narkissos wants her dead

recon on the actual house and look for weak points there

possibly kidnap using magic

find place to meet that is out of the way but gives her no advantage;

Ll and Vakil have hat and ring of disguise; Wand of disguise 4500gp Lindal 52, Maeve has full

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The group proves their worth.
After a visit to the library, the transformed group travels with Marcedin.

Books filled every horizontal surface in the buiding the that Lindal and Maeve entered, disguised as human women. A halfling sits their reading, spectacles on her snub nose and a cuneiform stylus in her messy hair. After finally noticing their arrival, the librarian, Acenath, was incredibly excited to see people in her library.

Acenath allowed them to take Meili’s Guide to Tourism among the Svartalfr.

MetaNote: Maeve and Ll have pearls of speech) MIC 118

The party met Marcedin at the marketplace. He was accompanied by an additional guard, Thaamir el-Farrah, and a shadar kai guide, Jasaar al-Kaba.

MetaNote: Disquise recap
Myantha (LL’s female character warrior)
Binyamin (Vakil’s Khayal character, warrior)
Baelthar (Lindal’s shadar kai mage)
Tall’rene Arken’arn (svartalfr “House of the Mages of Fire” mage)

Myantha stationed “herself” near the guide in the front.
Tall’rene took up her own wagon, accompanied by Baelthar (her assistant)
Benyamin was on a nightmare next to the wagon

On the fourth day as the group measured it, the caravan was ambushed by a band of outlaws, including two illithid, and a number of shadar kai and duergar.

First up, Baelthar casts arc lightning from his place within the wagon.
Next Benyamin picked up one of the outlaws, proceeding to use him to beat another outlaw.
Myantha activated her armor and used her two handed sword to attack, brutalizing her opponent.
Tall’rene put a desultory hand out between the curtains (held back by Baelthar) to cast fire storm, killing several outlaws and badly singeing the lead guard.

After the battle, Myantha walked to the burned guard and apologized while healing him, saying, “I’m sorry for my mistress, she doesn’t care that you exist.”

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Vierthrae speaks
Interrogation of the svartalfr

Vierthrae

Discussion between

Llewelyn first two, Maeve second two; Lindal will meditate the whole time (4 hours)

Llewelyn tries to convince Vakil that he needs a new name

Detect Scrying (lasts 24 hours, sunrise)
Pull her out, tie her to a chair
Maeve casts zone of truth on the area

good day foul villainess
name: vierthrae
org: many names, you know us as the Violent Dark
what do you do: whatever is needed to further your aims?
currently what are you doing: I am dealing with a thorn in the side of our organization
do you have any backup around: I have no need of backup
that was not an answer to my question: you are correct
why would your group be interested in bringing about Ragnarokr: your world is not as we would wish it. it will not be the first time we have brought about change
so your group is the one that caused a flood that we believe was the previous apocalypse of this world: I would not that was before my time
when Lindal encountered you before, you had other people with you. where are they?: I don’t their whereabouts right now
are they on their way: I wouldn’t know, but it’s possible
when I encountered them they had just put down the hound Garmr; how does your group expect to move forward from here: we have plenty of time, we will be triumphant (Maeve: notices a flash of uncertainty)
where can we find your bosses: we are the leaders of churches, guards, and kingdoms. we are everywhere you look, and everywhere you don’t
where do they meet?: we are where the shadows are deepest
who do you report to?: I will not have to report to Xunan’na; she already knows of you
Is Xunan’na the leader of the svartalfr: [laughs] not of all of the svartalfr
where is Xunan’na located: where Hel’s power is strongest

“This is getting us nowhere!” (
Then let’s be done with this, summons his axe
This is my prisoner 31 Ll gets hit by Vakil
the chair goes flying, partially breaking, and the ropes come free
V and Ll continue to have minor “altercation” over treatment of prisoner

“Lindal” it was nice to see you again
bows; and takes a step back into the shadows, where she disappears

Notes for future:
*Discern Location on Vierthrae (after scrying)
*Refuge for each new plane (one per day; 1500 gp each)
*Probably going to Plane of Shadow
*Eventually go to Mimir’s Well?

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Treasure of the Dragon

Now comes the end times.
Harp inscription, bracers have trouble reading it

Money and art: 182706gp, each 60902gp

Everything else: 291, 628gp 3 sp

Diogenes kept the Ring of Invisibility
Lindal kept the Tome of Clear Thought +4

Gjallarbru was built in a cave, the ceiling of which is covered in mica, so the rare times that it is hit with bright lights, it glitters like gold.

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Tawantinsuyu, At Last
The adventurers follow a lead to Tawantinsuyu

Players discuss Tawantinsuyu, Xochicalco

Sell items and buy items.

Players decided to: Each keep one stone, 3 celestials, Khenemet, Seti, Kiya, one in the Sebennytos, one to Se-isi to send to Alexis, give one to Ladon

Will arrive at Xochicalco next session.

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The Final Mummiform gods
A swarm of mummies attack!

Lindal lies on the floor, bleeding profusely. A worried Diogenes takes a cautious step towards him and cures him as best he can. Rurick moves behind a mummy, and watching him carefully, attacks him with his urgrosh. The mummy recovers quickly from the wound, and clumsily attacks Rurick, missing him. Several of the other mummies attack Rurick and Diogenes, receiving only wounds for their trouble.

Lindal lays there for a moment, recovering from his near death. Diogenes repeatedly hits one of the mummies with his flame wreathed longsword, defeating it. Rurick finishes off the mummy that he’d been fighting with, and uses his momentum to attack another nearby mummy. Lindal, over his momentary disorientation, gets up and reactivates the powerful holy light that formerly surrounded him, causing several mummies to flinch in pain. The mummies miss their targets in their mad shuffle.

Lindal’s divine light continues to damage the nearby mummies, and the wizard also summons a powerful ball of lightning which crisps up one of the mummies. Diogenes swings his magical sword again, decapitate a nearby mummy in a series of blows. Rurick pauses, waiting for a strategic advantage, which he receives when several mummies move in to attack. After one of the mummies deals such a strong hit on Lindal that he is knocked unconscious, Rurick attacks and kills the mummy attacking the mage, and then attacks another on several backswings.

Lindal lays wounded on the ground, and Diogenes again takes a step to heal his friend with a wand of healing. Rurick wades into a group of mummies, and kills one mummy and injures another. His ability to pay attention in battle standing him in good stead, Rurick takes a swing at an unwary mummy, though he is hit once in return.

Lindal heals himself further, and Diogenes slashes at another mummy. Rurick becomes a whirl of axe and spear blade, killing three mummies in quick succession, then stepping between two others. Diogenes takes advantage of a mummy’s movement to hit him, while he and Rurick take damage in return.

Lindal continues to bolster himself with healing, while Diogenes deals several quick blows on a mummy, killing it, before stepping slightly to hit another. Rurick dispatches another mummy, though he is clearly tiring. Several mummies move in closer, one landing a hit on Rurick.

Lindal again heals himself, and Diogenes quickly kills the mummy he is engaged with, moving on to hurt another. Rurick deals the final hit to the mummy that Diogenes had just attacked, whirls to hit another, and then yet another upon killing the first two. The remaining mummy tries to recover, but misses Rurick.

Rurick deals the final necessary hits to the last mummy, ending the battle.

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Preparation for Travel
The group readies themselves for travel to Spira

Heraios 10th

The interrogation of Philomena continues in the questioning room of the mage guard.

Why was Canace’s house chosen for your assignment?
-It is a place where there is a lot of information passing through.
When you speak of the site of the rising water … in what current race’s lands do you mean?
-saves, no answer
How is it that Inyotef is alive?
-He works for a dark god.
Why would Set want to wake Jormungandr?
-No answer, saves
The followers of which other deities are trying to bring about the rise of Jormungandr?
-I know only of Set and the dark goddess.

After the questioning is concluded, the group returned to the house of Dinindal to decide what to do next. In addition to investing in gaining the ability to see false forms (True Seeing), they also intended to find out who hired Philomena, and perhaps figure out if anyone else knew that she was a yuan ti plant.

They would then head up to Spira to see if Lindal’s mother knew any information, now that the dark goddess had been referenced. Also a priority were Hvergilmir and Trondheim, in the dwarven lands, where the group will ask about:

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Interrogation Continued
The interrogation of the seemingly elven girl Philomena continues

Heraois 10th

The group continued to question Philomena

Tell us what you know about the appearance of the stones.
-I don’t know much, although I’ve heard they have writing on them.

What kind of writing did you hear that the stones have on them?
-The ancient script of our enemies.
Which enemy are you talking about?
The dwarves.
Where were the previous stones found?
-Saves
Why does your sect of yuan ti consider the group from Areopagus betrayers?
-They were swayed by their desires for war.
Where is the next closest den of yuan ti?
-Saves
What are the distinguishing characteristics of Ghiz’kith?
-Saves
How do you get into the city of Brimir?
-Where?
When does Archoutas arrive?
-I don’t deal with the business side.
Who deals with the business end of the slave trade?
-I don’t know, that isn’t the information network I’m part of.

What are the aliases of other yuan ti who are disguised in the city?
-I’m not part of that circle, I only know my superior, and they each know theirs.
Who was your superior?
-Asstarot.
Where is your Asstarot?
-He cycles within Arconnesus, and alerts us where meeting places will be.
What does Asstarot look like?
-Saves
What was your assignment?
-I was a servant at the house of Canace Ioannou

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Interrogating the Elven Girl
A truth potion gives some interesting answers.

Philomena is the girl’s name.

State your full name for the record.
-Philomena
Where were you born?
-Here in Arconnesus
At what point did you become involved with the yuan ti?
-no answer
What was your role while working with the yuan ti?
-I gain information for them
By that, did you mean you were a spy?
-no answer
What kind of information did you obtain for the yuan ti?
-I got the information that they couldn’t get.
What are the latest repercussions from the information that you obtained?
-We learned who had captured one of our assassins.
Why are you working for the yuan ti?
-I’m not working for them, I’m working with them.
Who was Ssaadet’s superior in the yuan ti structure?
-The high priest who channels the Ouroboros.
Where is the high priest who channels the Ouroboros?
-At the site of the rising water, where the stones will unite.

Doesn’t know a geographic place, but there are specific signs of the rise of Jormungandr. The one most specifically for him is that of crashing waves.
-Don’t forget, the group would like to check for signs of waves on the map.

Why are the yuan ti taking the magic users?
-No answer
Why are you working with the yuan ti?
-I am of the yuan ti.
How is it that you are of the yuan ti?
-I was born to them.
Conjecture: Polymorph other or self, maybe permanent
So essentially, you are changing your appearance from yuan ti to be more humanoid, and going to Arconnesus to get more information for your superiors?
-Yes
Why the silver hair?
-People trust us, they think we are good.
Conjecture: The girl was probably born a pureblood, and chose to polymorph and potentially sacrifice any higher rank.
What happens to the magic users that you capture?
-We send them where they cannot harm us, and we can profit from them.
What knowledge do you need to track the stones?
-No answer
Who do you know that can track the stones?
-Those trained by the high priest.
What is the name of the high priest?
-Ghiz’kith

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Questioning

Diogenes yelled racial slurs at the yuan ti from the corner.

“What is your nefarious plan?”
-We will rule after the end, the way that we did before.
“Before what?”
-The end. (Conjecture: many apocalypses have/will occur)
“Is Jormungandr on this plane?”
-He is here, and he waits.
“Waits for what?”
-To rise above the waves and shake the earth
“Who is the girl?”
-The girl is an ally.
“Who’s in charge here?
-Ssaadet
“Is Ssaadet in the room right now?”
-no
“How much deeper does this lair go?”
-no deeper
“How many more chambers will we have to proceed through before we reach the one where your bosses are?”
-2 or 7
“How many other yuan ti remain?”
-Many

“What is on the other side of THAT door.” and points to discovered door
-crits on save
“Where do you keep the captives here?”
-saves
“Why are you capturing spellcasters?”
-we are removing obstacles
“obstacles to what?”
-our plan
“How do the silver haired Chosen fit in?”
-I don’t know what you’re talking about
“How do your move your captives out of the city?”
-saves
“How are you able to use the shadows to travel?”
-Not all of us can, only some with proper ties and training.
“What do you know of the city of Brimir?”
-I don’t know of the city of Brimir
“Are you being helped by someone in the aristocracy or the mage guard?”
-no
“Are the yuan ti working together with the Violent Dark?”
-we use them as we like

“teitr-setja?”
-who
“kaldrhaed?”
-who
“brunimenskr?”
-no, they lack finesse and planning
“what do you do with your captives after you remove them from the city?”
-we do nothing, we care not their final fates
“Was the assassin Iolanthe (description) working on behalf of the Violent Dark or your people?”
-Iolanthe was given the order by the Violent Dark
“We know pureblood and abomination. Tell us about the third kind.”
-saved
“How does she (the elf) aid you?”
-she is a mage
“How long have the yuan ti been established in Arconnesus?”
-Since before it was Arconnesus
“How will you release Jormungandr?”
-We will open the stone and light his way
“How do you open the stone?”
-saves

“Where is the stone?”
-In pieces
“How many pieces are there?”
-As many as there are pieces of the dead god of our enemies.
(talk of Set and Osiris)
“How are you able to track the pieces of the stone?”
-they have omens that surround them
“Does the ability to use magic allow people to track the omens?”
-not on its own, they must have knowledge as well
“Is the elf someone who tracks the stones?
-no
“How many pieces of the stone have the yuan ti found?”
-I don’t know

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