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Dramatis Personæ

Wherein the Warband Slay More Yuan-Ti, Brumrumli nearly dies, and Some Fa’iel are Rescued…

  • With Brumrumli and Zistral covering a stairwell leading up, the rest of the warband spread out to clear out the rest of this level. Upon discovering a prison filled with Fa’iel, Thorn sets to unlocking their cells while Arn watches his back.
  • At the top of the stairs, yuan-ti send a barrel rolling down; it smashes against the wall at the bottom and explodes, leaving a swath of burning pitch to block off the stairs. Zistral is trapped on the other side of this mess and his terror of fire kicks him, forcing him to retreat. Brum and Lan-Fan also retreat, but do so toward the rest of the warband where they join up with Finn who is rushing to investigate the abrupt and unexpected explosion.
  • Another pair of yuan-ti appear from another stairwell that Thorn had discovered earlier during his recon and loose some poorly aimed arrows at Brum, Finn and Lan-Fan before quickly retreating. Brum and Finn opt to quickly pursue, hoping the catch them before they can reproduce the barrel trick, then Lan-Fan chooses to follow after a few moments.
  • Reaching the stairs, Brum charges up, surefooted and confident, leaving behind young Finn; the dwarf bounds onto the upper landing and, almost at once, finds himself in a hot fight. He prevents one yuan-ti from rolling another explosive barrel down the stairs that Finn is slowly ascending, then quickly finds himself blocking arrows; upon seeing the barrel and the lit fuse smoldering away, Finn pulls water out of the air and drenches the barrel, snuffing out the fuse.
  • The fierce fight on the landing quickly turns bloody. Lan-Fan springs up the stairs to join the melee and, upon seeing the number of the enemy, Finn uses the Horn of Defiant to alert the rest of the warband to their peril before surging up and lending his own minimal combat abilities. Brum, bloodied and with a shattered shield, clings to consciousness despite his grievous wounds, and continues to fight on.
  • Hearing the Horn, Zistral fights through his fear of fire and charges through the blaze to ascend the first set of stairs so as to hit the yuan-ti from behind. In moments, he too is hard-pressed and one of snake-men half-severs one of his legs. Thorn, abandoning his attempts to pick locks, and Arn charge forward and join the fight long moments later.
  • In the end, the yuan-ti fall, leaving behind a seriously battered warband. Luckily, Finn is able to heal the worst of their injuries, including Zistral’s near crippled leg.

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc. Loki was out but Andricus played Lan-fan for the fight.
  • As with the previous one, the session was dominated by combat as we continued what amounted to a good old fashioned dungeon crawl. This was a brutal fight, with Brum coming very close to death, Zistral nearly losing a leg, and Lan-Fan also nearly going down.
  • From the rescued Fa’iel, the warband learned that the lead yuan-ti has absconded with Sheikh Al’Dafar ibn Al’Hadir and Zyanra, evidently intent on using them to fuel terrible blood rituals.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein the Warband Slay Many Yuan-Ti…

  • With a loud, angry hiss, the yuan-ti anathema surges forward to attack. Arn unleashes a jet of flame against the creature as Brum and Zistral engage it with their weapons while Finn briefly blinds it with a magical flash before hurling an explosive lightning at a different yuan-ti. Against this onslaught, the anathema falls and Arn drops a force dome around the corpse, just in time to ensure the collapsing mass of serpents can’t escape; he then flame jets the lot of them.
  • At the same, Thorondil continues his pursuit of the escaping yuan-ti abomination, aided by the approaching Lan-Fan who is returning from informing the Fa’iel about the ziggurat temple. The two rejoin the warband just in time to see the anathema be destroyed.
  • Up the stairs the warband go where they quickly encounter another group of yuan-ti warriors. A fierce fight ensues with the band splitting into two groups to act against individual threats but the end result is the same: the enemy fall before the warband.
  • In the distance, the alert gong continues to ring…

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc. We began a little later than expected due to technical difficulties.
  • The session was dominated by combat as we continued what amounted to a good old fashioned dungeon crawl.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein the Lost City is Explored … and Hidden Dangers are Revealed

  • At the gates of Yaqut min Alraml, Finn Sardock sends Lan-Fan and Thorn into the city to find a high spot to recon while he and the rest of the warband escort the Fa’iel to some buildings to set up camp. The scouts are instructed to seek out a specific temple.
  • After, the warband ventures deeper into the city, intent on that temple, but deviate to investigate a dry public bath with many bodies. As night is falling, they return to the Fa’iel, intent on heading out on the morrow.
  • Both Arn and Finn suffer serious nightmares that night, and their troubled sleep is disturbed by cries of people who have discovered their kinsmen have vanished. Among those who have disappeared are the sheikh himself and Zyanra, Thorn’s new … friend.
  • With Zistral tracking, the warband follows the trail of some very large snake-like creatures which many of them suspect to be yuan-ti. This trail leads them into a prepared ambush with three of the beasts, but the warband expertly win through … although Master Brumrumli is more than a little irritated at Zistral for killing the one the dwarf hoped to capture and interrogate.
  • The trail finally leads to a great ziggurat upon which Lan-Fan and Thorn (who are ranging atop buildings on either side of the warband that is on the street) witness the sacrifice of a Fa’iel by a yuan-ti female that Lan-Fan recognizes from Kelmarane…

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc.
  • As Finn’s player, I’m a tiny bit uncomfortable with how this session sort of became the Finn Show. Planning on offering some suggestions to the GM for next week to make up for it.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

 

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein Finn Violates the Laws of Magick, the Warband and the Fa’iel find the Lost City, and Blood is Shed…

  • As a storm wails around the Gate from which armed centaurs are emerging, Finn decides to take quick action. Ordering Brum to array the warriors for a hit-and-run delaying action, he begins weaving magick, intending on pulling lightning down from the sky to disrupt the Gate.
  • It works … mostly. The lightning explodes against the Gate, causing it first to erupt violently against the forces of the djinn, but then something unexpected happens: later, Finn will be able to deduce that the unexpected surge of power slamming into the Gate effectively untethered it from the the origin point. At that moment, though, he is too intent on trying to keep from being torn apart by the raw magick surging through him.
  • After a brief moment of consideration, he bends his will toward finding a new anchor point, opting for trying to seek out the lost city. This too works, much to his surprise, and he is able to create a new Gate, now between the warband and the fleeing Fa’iel, who quickly reorient toward this avenue of escape.
  • Once the last of the Fa’iel are through and the warband also, Finn backs through the Gate, straining to keep from being turned to ash by the sheer amount of power he’s weaving with. As the Gate closes, a pair of hostile armored centaurs dragging chariots with a human archer within dart through, intent on taking out the warband; at the same time, another pair of female centaurs attempt the same, but only one of them makes it through. The collapse of the Gate kills one of the females, which causes immense agony to the other (who is mysteriously connected to her elder by a leash of some sort.)
  • A violent melee ensues, during which Zistral is temporarily lamed by well-placed arrows (though he certainly retaliates in a far more lethal manner against the archers in question.) One of the warrior centaurs is finally brutally slain when he ends up surrounded, and the other is intimidated into yielding by Brum.
  • After securing the prisoners and handling the wounds, the warband rejoin the Fa’iel who are waiting at the great door leading into the city. Because he led them here, Finn learns, they wait for him to be the person to push the doors open. He does so … and they enter the fabled Yaqut min Alraml

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc. Due to computer woes, Loki was unavailable, though she was there initially. For that matter, she wasn’t the only one who had trouble – I (Rigil) had to rush out to Best Buy immediately before the game to get a new headset for the game, CJ evidently had TeamSpeak issues while I was out, and Andricus’ internet connection kept dropping.
  • As Finn’s player, I’m a tiny bit uncomfortable with how this session sort of became the Finn Show. Planning on offering some suggestions to the GM for next week to make up for it.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein the Warband Escapes Kelmarane Intact, Reaches the Sietch, and Finds Tragedy…

  • Through a combination of skill and luck, the warband’s plan to rescue their captured friends and allies as well as freeing captured slaves succeeds. They leave Kelmarane behind and in sheer chaos.
  • Zyanra, the catgirl that Thorn defeated, follows him almost too eagerly, much to his consternation and Finn’s amusement.
  • After getting the rescued slaves to a rendezvous point with Proximo, the caravan-master who has agreed to escort those freed from their bondage to Castle Defiant, the warband returns to Sietch Altayih, but discover it in ruins. They search for survivors but find none though Zistral does locate some tracks. When asked about any potential boltholes in the direction these tracks run, Aslam knows of one and the warband decide to follow.
  • As they depart Sietch Altayih, Finn gets the feeling that they are being watched but no one else among them seems to notice so he chalks this up to mild paranoia.
  • Rather than proceeding directly to the bolthole, the warband take a wide, circuitous route in an attempt to shake off any potential pursuit. When they reach the new camp, they learn from the survivors – Sheikh Al’Dafar, his son Rashid, his daughter (and Finn’s psuedo-betrothed) Ammerah, and Janek Kaalem – that the djinn they are fleeing from found their sietch and attacked. Many of the Fa’iel’s best warriors were lost in the defense…
  • Upon learning about Finn’s suspicions regarding being observed, Sheikh Al’Dafar orders the camp to be struck so they can set out the following morning. He is greatly concerned that the djinn’s scouts are trying to find them.
  • That evening, Zyanra pursues Thorn to a high point and then claims him.
  • The following morning, as a storm approaches and the surviving Fa’iel prepare to set out, a massive Gate opens in the near distance, vomiting forth armed centaurs. The djinn has found them.

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc. Due to other obligations, Loki was unavailable once more.
  • We basically did a sort of “skill challenge” in the first part of the session and made some stuff up along the way. It worked okay but still requires some further hammering out.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein A Plan is Put Into Action, Thorondil Gains a … Friend, and Zistral Proves His Puissance…

  • During the day, three major bouts in the Battle Market take place. The first involves an Araterre fencing master named Aramis versus a snake-man who dared insult the art of fencing. This is a surprisingly short bout, with Aramis blinding the creature with a surprise lunge and dropping it.
  • A second fight takes place between Thorondil and a slave gladiator cat-woman wielding a spear. Unlike the previous one, though, this fight is far more exciting, especially with the woman’s aggression. Unfortunately for her, Thorn is the superior combatant and she soon collapses, unconscious. Her master, the repellent Farouq ibn Saïd, promptly casts her aside, which results in her being thrown into Thorn’s cell.
  • Finally, Zistral finds himself facing off against the minotaur who is seeking revenge against the centaur for the death of the manticore earlier. They clash … and Zistral proves himself to be much greater in battle. Bleeding profusely from multiple injuries, the minotaur is incapable of catching up with Zistral, who keeps dancing back out of range. Furious at this, the overseer of this camp, Kardswann, orders his mage to take action. A spell of berserk is cast at the two, though Zistral manages to resist the urge to fly into madness. The minotaur … does not.
  • With a roar, the minotaur lunges forward, misses Zistral who expertly dodges aside, and plunges into the crowd where he begins killing indiscriminately. And then, an explosion of fire erupts from a barrel of lantern oil. Suddenly, chaos erupts.
  • We dial back to earlier, as the rest of the warband having snuck into Kelmarane as they spread out throughout the ruined town to set plans into motion. Finn’s efforts draws the notice of two secretive individuals – Aguilar and Maria – and the three converse, quickly determining that their respective objectives coincide; when he learns they are members of an anti-slavery organization, he offhandedly mentions introducing them to Thorondil when he is rescued, the two react strangely and discuss in Elvish which Finn can barely follow. What he gleans, though, adds to his suspicions about Thorn’s parentage, but he says nothing and the two agree to aid in their efforts. Meanwhile, Brumrumli engages some dwarves in conversation, quickly determining that one of them is also an agent of the Seven Brother Kings of Zarak. The two converse which leads to Brum’s new contact to agree to assist in the coming action. Why, he might even be able to relocate some barrels of lantern oil! At the same time, Aslam manages to get into the battle market while using the press of people as concealment so as to sneak weapons and tools (such as lockpicks) to the captured Fa’iel and Thorn. And finally, Arn manages to meet up with Aramis and the two reach an accord as well with regards to the latter helping smuggle out any freed slaves.
  • The plan is set …

Player Notes:

    • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc. Due to other obligations, Loki was unavailable once more.
    • The Aramis character referenced is a potential replacement for Arn by Andricus who created him because he wanted to experiment with fencing and double weapons. We have a running joke about Arn turning evil in this game … so maybe Andricus knows something the rest of us don’t?
    • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
    • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein Aslam Gets Into a Fight and the Free Members of the Warband Put Into Action a Plan…

  • Days pass as the freed members of the warband plan and prepare. Per Aslam, Kelmarane is soon to become filled with slavers here for the ‘Games’ which the warband intend to use as cover for their insertion. Finn uses his magicks to reach out to his captured comrades to let them know that the others are coming for them.
  • While scouting and patrolling, Aslam al-Khalaf encounters a band of slavers who have stopped for the night before pressing on to enter Kelmarane in the dark. Seeing an opportunity, the overconfident Aslam sneaks forward and begins assassinating the slavers one by one.
  • Unfortunately for him, after he’s taken out the second one, the remaining three catch sight of him, forcing him to retreat; he circles around while in the dark, keeping an eye on them, then advances forward again when he observes the three beginning to nod off once more following their adrenaline crash. Two are neutralized relatively easily, but the third proves to be a bit more of a threat. Eventually, however, Aslam manages to take him out before freeing the slaves.
  • Inside the battle market of the village, Zistral wakes to find his wounds healed; he is in a cell and is threatened by the minotaur who is quite furious at the fate of his manticore. From his cell, Thorn is dragged out to a room where he is observed by a grotesquely obese man attended by several attractive women, one of whom touches the half-elf and declares to her master that Thorn will do marvelously. And finally, in yet another cell, Lan-Fan is visited by a strangely beautiful woman who has hints of greenish scales upon her skin; this woman declares that she looks forward to breaking Lan-Fan…
  • With the clothes and identities of the now dead slavers, the rest of the warband enters Kelmarane…

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc.
  • We got a really late start for this one though it was expected due to the GM having prepared us for it. As a result, what should have been a footnote sequence – Aslam takes out the slavers – turned into basically the entire session, especially when the GM mandated a couple of rolls that, inevitably, screwed everything up.
  • Also, Fantasy Grounds was insane with the rolls. During the course of this fight, I counted nine critical results (success or fails), including the very last roll. It was bugnuts crazy.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline.
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein the Warband Is Defeated in Detail…

  • As Finn flanks wide through the ruins of the city in an attempt to reach the jail area while Arn and Brum consider their next options and Zistral continues his race up the hills, the minotaur bellows a warning: they need to retreat if they value the lives of their now captured friends who, per the beast, now belong to his master. Long before any of the rest of the warband can get into position where they may aid their captured brethren, the minotaur withdraws with the captured Lan-Fan and Thorn.
  • Arn blinks to the other side of the force wall that he’d erected, then advances on the remaining gnolls, much to Brum’s irritation. The dwarf is forced to take an alternate route, eventually reuniting with Finn.
  • One of the Fa’iel ambushed by the gnolls who managed to escape, Aslam al-Khalaf is in the village, trying to find a way to rescue his surviving allies. Aware of the abrupt chaos that has erupted, he investigates, then observes Finn attempting to sneak. Out of curiosity, he follows.
  • Things get worse: Arn is targeted by bowmen, then drops a small force dome over himself … but then ends up falling down. Zistral, who has arrived by this point, charges forward, intent on rescuing the wizard, but is quickly targeted by gnoll defenders who manage to bring him down to the warband’s dismay. Gnolls murder a slave before them, causing Arn to use knowledge provided to him by his disembodied ‘ally,’ Lashiel, to teleport away. Finn, who has engaged hostiles at range, and Brum, who is racing toward a building with archers, are forced to withdraw, though they first make sure that Zistral is not going to be slain. Unseen by all, Aslam assassinates a gnoll, then pulls back himself, opting to trail Brum and Finn.
  • Retreating to the mosque they rid of the pugwampi where they discover Arn already waiting, Brum and Finn start trying to figure out their next step and how to rescue their comrades. Unaware that they are been observed by a hidden Aslam, Finn laments that they have no reinforcements from the Fa’iel; this leads Aslam into revealing himself and, after a few minutes of back-and-forth, they sort of confirm that he is who he appears to be.
  • And together, the four begin making plans.

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc.
  • Loki was out again this session due to school but the GM worked around this.
  • For the PCs, this was an unmitigated disaster. The dice hated Zistral as he was on the receiving end of two critical hits that I actually remember, then failed his major injury roll hard. And with no Haruki, there’s zero chance any of us were going to carry him out! Which resulted in the rest of the PCs having to pull back.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein the Warband Remains Split Up in Kelmarane and Deal With the Chaos They’ve Caused…

  • Lan-Fan and Thorn find that their situation has turned dire as a group of gnolls rush small prison; it is Thorn’s intent to ambush the attackers, but this does not work out quite as well as he would like as Lan-Fan’s use of her blink leaves her momentarily disoriented long enough for one of the gnolls to grievously injure her. Thorn also does not escape injury, though his is but a flesh wound.
  • In the temple, Arn, Brum and Finn proceed into a wide basement area that appears to serve as a library. Luck is with them as they quickly locate the map that they are looking for; the two mages also spend a few extra minutes grabbing scrolls of varying types while Brum loots the room of silver platters and candlestick holders. They exit the temple.
  • Zistral investigates the holding pen that the manticore was held in.
  • As Lan-Fan and Thorn prepare to exit the jail area, they discover that it is surrounded by more gnolls who appear to be led by a minotaur. The two go to the roof, intending on sneaking around them. As Thorn lunges out of hiding, he is seen … and then hit with a sleep spell from a gnoll caster that he had not seen before. The elf topples, unconscious…
  • Observing the gathering of gnolls surrounding the jail, Arn, Brum and Finn sneak forward and quickly hash out a rudimentary plan: Brum will seek to draw the minotaur away from the jail while the other two figure out a way to assist Thorn. Finn takes a few seconds to weave a message to Zistral, asking the centaur to make haste to join this mess, then casts a distant blow against the minotaur as it advances toward Brum. To both Brum and Finn’s surprise and confusion, Arn then erects a force wall between them and the beast.
  • Lan-Fan rushes to Thorn’s side just as a pair of gnolls climb up onto the wall. She kicks the unconscious half-elf before charging one of the beasts. The other creature threatens to kill Thorn if she does not surrender, seemingly unaware that Thorn has regained consciousness…

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc.
  • Loki was out again this session but Andricus, then Gigermann ran her character.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.

Dramatis Personæ

Wherein the Warband Enters Kelmarane, Splits Up and Chaos Ensues…

  • From the ambush site, the warband proceed toward the village of Kelmarane. With Zistral lurking out of sight, the rest of them climb up the rather sheer hill that allows them access to the rear of the village which is close to rundown church or temple. At this point, Lan-Fan and Thorn break off, intent on causing chaos further away from the temple, while Zistral, upon seeing his companions complete the ascent, swings wide and begins an approach toward the front gate.
  • Upon their entrance into the temple, Arn, Brum, and Finn can hear the sound of chanting but proceed forward. Upon reaching the larger portion of the ‘church,’ they discover five men upon prayer rugs; attempts to sneak by these men fail and the leader greets them ominously. To their horror, the leader’s flesh seems to burn away, revealing a hideous undead monster; the sight of this causes Arn to freeze up in terror, but Brum and Finn fight through the fear as the other creatures are also revealed to be undead beasts. A fierce fight ensues that leaves Arn unconscious and grievously injured but all of the undead destroyed…
  • Thorn leads Lan-Fan deeper into the village, intent on locating and freeing any captives. Their stealthy search leads them to a building filled with cages that hold people; bored gnoll guards slowly patrol the area or lounge in rickety chairs. Thinking quickly, the two climb to the roof – there is a convenient hole in the ceiling that they can use – and hash a very quick play. Lan-Fan uses the chain on her kusarigama to wrap around the neck of a guard, then jumps down; with the chain hanging over a rafter, her body weight easily yanks the gnoll up into the air. Thorn uses this distraction to spring down and engage the other gnoll in the room. In seconds, both of the creatures are dead which allows Thorn to find the keys for the cages. Unfortunately, it sounds as if reinforcements are moments away!
  • Zistral approaches the main entrance which naturally causes a great deal of consternation for the gnoll guards. They summon their leader – a minotaur – and he stares at Zistral for some time before issuing instructions. To Zistral’s surprise, the gnoll’s open up a barn and a manticore emerges. It roars (which Zistral returns with his own cries), then takes to the air. Hurling its tail spines at the centaur (who dodges), it circles for a time, clearly seeking an opportunity to strike. Eventually, however, the manticore is forced to land, then lunges toward Zistral who is waiting for his moment. With a flurry of well-placed blows, the centaur sends the manticore crashing to the ground…

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc.
  • Loki was out this session but Andricus ran her character.
  • Since we’re livestreaming our games every Saturdays (6:00PM Eastern) at our Olympus Twitch channel and then later uploading the stream on the YouTube channel, we’ve decided to dial back on the extensiveness of the recap to just the overall outline. Evidently, I’ve been providing the wrong Twitch address on these although Ronnke’s page simulcast with ours so…
  • We’ve also spun up a Twitter account to report our various statuses. Feel free to follow us @OlympusRPGGroup for news and updates.