Dramatis Personæ

Wherein Arn Gains an ‘Ally,’ the Expedition Seizes the Ancient Mosque, and Plans Are Made to Enter Kelmarane…

  • We begin in media res with the warband already locked in pitched battle with skeletons while Arn, who has been cutoff from the others via a force dome, faces off against a sinister cloaked figure who appears on the verge of sacrificing a helpless young woman. The skeletons prove to be little threat to those outside the dome, and as they turn to Arn, they witness him incinerate the robed figure with a flame jet before reaching out to the woman trapped within a cage…
  • And everything changes with this touch. Abruptly, Arn finds himself wearing a strange ring as well as realizing that he had cast the force dome. The other members of the warband are shouting at him and not saying what he thought they were. Worse, he’s standing atop some sort of now broken ward and there is a soft whisper of … something in his ear. From crypts he had not seen before, skeletons rise but are easily smashed by the warband. Arn mumbles a half-hearted excuse about his actions but Finn at the very least plans to keep an eye on him…
  • With the mosque secured, the warband spend a day watching Kalmarane so as to plan their next move. After monitoring the inconsistent gnoll patrols, they decide to ambush one on the presumption that it will not only reduce the number of hostiles they’re facing, but also ensure that there is a large gap in the defenses.
  • The ambush goes off beautifully but with some unexpected results – during the quick skirmish, Arn hurls a fireball at the gnoll leader and the resulting screams of agony are shockingly loud which they perceive as problematic. Leaving behind the corpse of a pugwampi (in the hopes that it will further complicate matters), the warband heads out, angling toward the west of Kalmarane…

Player Notes:

  • CommJunkee continued as GM for this adventure arc.
  • All of us but Andricus were read-in on the opening fight and how it wasn’t actually what was happening.
  • 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…
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