Session 1 - 15th June 2022 2
Recap for the characters:
We have the characters:
- Shadow Vulture, a human rogue - James
- Lael Umelee - Jess
- Rudi Lanniter - Jim
- Merlot - Mark
- Thio - Nathan
While waiting to meet Lady Alymir Glynlamin, you answered a cry for help to the north of the village - wolves were attacking. You successfully killed the wolves attacking the farm - though in the process, Lael’s father, Kendel, got hurt.
You took Kendel into the village where a crowd of elves were gathered, eager to help after the fight. The healer helped Kendel and Lael.
Lael’s other father, Toross, was knocking on the door to Lady Glynlamin’s house, asking for her help and leadership. When she exited her house, she looked ill and shaken.
She invited you in and asked if you would find the source of the wolves in the Forest of Beasts and stop it, if you can. You learnt from her that the attacks only started happening recently, that the forest is hard to track through, and it’s difficult to travel at night.
After a short rest, you found wolf tracks at the entrance to the forest and were able to follow them. You were attacked by more wolves, which you fought off. You continued to successfully follow the tracks and reached a footpath crossing the wolf tracks. Lael found a scrap of dirty cloth on the footpath.
Which way do you go to continue the journey?
So far, they have travelled 2.5 miles to their destination.
Session 2 - 22th June 2022 2
Recap for the characters:
You followed the path in each direction and found traps. Thankfully, the keen eyed Merlot saw the holes before you fell in them.
Lael led you in the wrong direction but the others managed to get you back on track.
Some bandits were in your way and you quickly dispatched them.
You crossed a river using a rope you fired across to support yourselves - thankfully nobody fell down the waterfall.
The sun was setting as you came across a large crater with a giant oak tree in it. You managed to fight most of the wolves off from a distance. The ones who got closer took out Thio who incredibly managed to get back up and Lael who was healed after the fight.
Inside the oak tree, you heard two women arguing, one begging for protection, and the other coldly refusing it. After entering, you quickly fought the druid woman who was protecting wolves - with Merlot throwing a huge orb of thunder at the woman. While the remaining wolves managed to knock Lael and Thio unconscious, you killed them and made the tree safe.
You found some treasure in the giant tree, including a gold oak leaf on Briid.
What do you do now?
Session 3 - 6th July 2022 2
You were asked by Lady Glynlamin to find out the source of the wolf attacks, which you successfully did - it was a druid Briid, in the Forest of Beasts.
You travelled back from the giant tree and arrived back at the village, finding that Lady Glynlamin had been attacked in the night. You met the Council of Elders (Ilphas, Maiele, and Alasse) who asked you to investigate her. After you showed them the golden oak leaf, they told you about the Glynlamin family connection to Silvanus, about the nearby Shrine to Silvanus and a druid settlement to the North West.
When you saw Lady Glynlamin, you saw that she showed no signs of physical injury but that she didn’t seem herself. You Lady Glynlamin and questioned her about the attack. It took some work, but she was able to tell you that she was attacked in the night by a cloaked woman
You next found wine stains leading outside and a very hungover Aien, the house servant for Lady Glynlamin. He admitted that he been drinking at the Easing Water Inn the previous night and so he missed the attack.
You went to the blacksmith, she was hiding something. She was the first on the scene. She was reluctant to say that she saw a cloaked figure arrive at the Council of Elders.
Brickny Spears did lots of intimidating. Shadow Vulture did a lot of window watching. Merlot berated the young Aien about being a bad worker. Lael is worried about losing her friends.
Session 4 - 20th July 2022 2
Information you’ve found out so far:
- Lady Glynlamin was inconsolable and was talking about how she’s a coward.
- Aien missed the killer. He was drinking at the Inn last night - confirmed by the Inn keeper.
- Aien’s keys are missing.
- Stains leading out the back door of Lady Glynlamin’s house.
- Orihil took Aien home one night when he was incredibly drunk.
- Blacksmith saw a cloaked figure enter the Council of Elders
You went to the Easing Water Inn to follow up on whether Aien had been drinking there the previous night. In the hot springs of the Inn, you were attacked by a water monster and in the ensuing battle, Lael was killed.
Merlot took her and Lael’s fathers’ mule into the Forest of Beasts to find the druids who might be able to help you heal her. Merlot narrowly escaped being eaten by spiders. After speaking with the Council of Elders, the rest of the party went to protect Lady Glynlamin.
Session 5 - 27th July 2022 2
You met Donkey, a druid who had been exiled from the nearby Silvanus. After some of you fought vine blights at the house and others fought twig blights at the statue of Silvanus, you confronted Lady Glynlamin about a letter that Merlot found at the statue. You deduced it likely wasn’t written by her, comparing her handwriting and the signet ring.
Session 6 - 3rd August 2022 2
In a gruelling fight, you defended Lady Glynlamin’s house from the attackers, finally killing (and unmasking) the attacker Elder Maiele. You lead the village to depose the other Elders and were planning to set off to find the druids in the Forest of Beasts. Before you left, you planted a suspicious letter to draw out and meet any remaining conspirators a few days from now.
Session 7 - 10th August 2022 2
You travelled to Silvat, discovering the cooling of hot springs on the way, avoiding getting bitten by snakes, and getting lost in a maze. Once getting to Silvat, you talked to the leader, Yorhorn. He agreed to revive Lael in recompense for the damage that Briid did to Lael’s community, and if you agreed to investigate the waning power of the hot springs.
Session 8 - 17th August 2022 2
Finally, Lael was revived, though she now has a fear of water! The very helpful⸮ Axilya lead you to the Wellsprings of Vitality. After killing the thugs and cultist leader outside, you entered the cave, coming across a chanting cult and a floating orb.
Session 9 - 31st August 2022 2
You fought the cult, taking out their leader quickly. The chanting brought through ice mephits. Just before killing the last cultist, his prayers were answered and more ice mephits flooded out of it. You killed them, though not without taking your own casualties. After the fight, you rested and repaired a shattered tablet, revealing some symbols on it. Thio quickly explored some of the nearby caves to find out what you might face next.
Session 10 - 7th September 2022 2
You explored the caves, recovering another gem, killing mephits and cultists. Using the gems and fire, you melted the ice blocking the waterfalls. You discovered stairs down but fell foul of the fiery fey-elf statues. You decided, at this point, to rest.
Session 11 - 14th September 2022 2
You fought a Chuul and travelled down to the lower caves. In the lower caves, you met an old man on an island in a large cavern where he asked to to burn a large corpse with him. In the fire, was the third gem. You rested here. After resting, you took a boat, up a channel. While rowing up the channel you were attacked by dark mantles.
Session 12 - 16th November 2022 2
You fought the dark mantles, with only a few of you going overboard. Travelling further upstream, you reached a cavern flooded, a tower reaching out of the water, stairs around it. Fighting the top of the, past the statues guarding it, then rested at the top, after Merlot went unconscious.
Session 13 - 23rd November 2022 2
Descending down into the lava caverns, you used rope ladder to get down the broken tower. A flameskull surprised you, you tricked the flameskull, Merlot fell into the lava, almost dying, but Thio saved him. You replaced the gems, creating a protective area and restarting the Wellsprings. After, you went back the way you came escaping the Wellsprings.