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Second Darkness (aka: khy0te's game)

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Posted On: 01/08/2013 at 01:52 PM
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Here is the wiki's homepage if you wish to see the links http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/gaiscioch-second-darkness/adventure-log.

 

The story thus far:

 

The Fiery Night and The Lavender Lady

December 30, 2012

The party was sleeping at the Nameless Inn about a half a days travel from Riddleport. In the middle of the night they smelled smoke and woke to discover that the inn was engulfed in flames that a group of bandits was starting. After dispatching all but one of the bandits and finding out that the innkeeper man, his wife, daughter, and two sons had been killed they interrogated the remaining bandit. He was none too bright and not very well informed. All he knew was that the orders to burn down the inn came from the boss’ contact that came from Riddleport and that the contact was referred to by the boss as " Z ".

With nowhere to sleep the party pushed on through the night into Riddleport arriving mid-morning. They were not in town 5 minutes when a barker came up to them with a flyer for a gambling event called “Cheat the Devil, Take His Gold”. The party decided to go check out the Golden Goblin where this event was being held later that day. While Ona, Faraois Siuloir, Edrik Earlhammer, Shifty, and Sharha looked around and talked to some of the guards at the Golden Goblin; Samantha and Bulosh took the captive bandit to the Riddleport docks and sold him into slavery. Ona thought something might be up and questioned Samantha before she and Bulosh left, she convinced him they were just going to scare the bandit (more) and release him.

After they were done talking to the guards the majority of the party went to a tavern that was nearby for some drinks. While in the tavern they were approached by a woman named Lavender Lil who had a proposition for them. She needed an escort to the Golden Goblin during the “Cheat the Devil, Take His Gold” event tonight. She said she was in trouble and needed to lay low for a while and she was meeting someone there that was going to hide her. The party agreed to help her. At this point Samantha and Bulosh returned and found the rest of the party in the tavern talking to Lavender Lil. Samantha decided that it’d be funny to mess with Lavender Lil and grab onto her horns. Lavender Lil did not take kindly to this and flipped out a war razor and returned Samantha’s kindness by informing her that if she did that again Samantha would leave without one of her breasts.

 

Of Mages and Thieves

January 06, 2013

The party, with the exception of Ona who fell suddenly ill, escort Lavender Lil to the “Cheat the Devil, Take His Gold” event at the Golden Goblin. After they arrive they decide to stay for a little while and Edrik and Bulosh find the bar. A few rounds in Bulosh starts feeling woozy and then finds the lavatory. Suddenly there is a brilliant flash that blinds the patrons and guards of the Golden Goblin. A group of six individuals attempted to rob the Golden Goblin and its patrons during the “Cheat the Devil, Take His Gold” event. The party managed to fight them off before they could accomplish their goal of taking the event prize money and the patron’s belongings. As a reward for this Saul Vancaskerkin owner of the Golden Goblin offers to employ the players to help him get the gaming hall back on its feet.

During the day after the “Cheat the Devil, Take His Gold” event the players go around town asking about the " Blot " (as it is being called) that is over Riddleport. They find themselves directed to the Order of Cyphers. While at the Cypher Lodge, they ask about the " Blot " and find out that no one really has any idea what it is and so far all lines of inquiry have lead to dead-ends. The only thing that anyone has been able to discern is that something is in the Blotand very far away and it is radiating transmutation and evocation magic. Faraois Siuloir spent some of the day observing the local wildlife and noted that nothing seems strange with the way the animals are acting.

During the party’s first evening on the job at the Golden Goblin three drunkards come in and begin to harass patrons of the Golden Goblin, pushing a Half-Elven lady into a table and knocking all of the bets around on that table. Buloshasks them to leave, which causes them to become more belligerent and call him a “green-skin”. At this time Samantha approaches and is pushed down, very unceremoniously onto her butt, by one of the three drunks. She proceeds to stab him through the throat with her rapier. She then begins to saw the dead drunks head off in the middle of the casino floor. This causes other party members to drag her and the dead drunk’s corpse off into a back room. Bulosh again asks the drunks to leave, this time they do. The Half-Elf that was shoved introduces herself as Samaritha Beldusk to Bulosh and offers to do the party a favor in return for dealing with the drunks. Bulosh declines, saying he was just doing his job. Samaritha leaves the offer open anyway.

 

Snakes, Space Oddities, and Bored Meetings

January 13, 2013 17:00

The next day Bulosh talks with Saul about training the house security of the Golden GoblinSaul agrees that this would be a good thing. Saul decides that Samantha will be guarding the vault from now on to keep her out of the public eye, especially now that she’s keeping the skull of the drunk she killed with her.

As Saul was finishing up talking to his new staff members a package arrived for him. He went and opened the package, inside was three venomous snakes. Saul ran off into the vault and the snakes were expertly handled by Faraois. Whom took the snakes outside and fed them chickens to satiate and calm them. After the snakes were safely outside Saulreemerged from the vault and was given the note from the bottom of the box. The snakes and note were a warning from a man named Klegg. Saul insisted that this matter did not involve his new associates and they shouldn’t worry themselves with it but he did have something for them to do.

A man named Lymas Smeed owes the Golden Goblin 2,000 gold and Saul wants his new associates to collect the debt. The party approached Lymas Smeed’s residence they find out he is a usurer. The door has a sign that reads by appointment only. Bulosh knocks on the door and doesn’t receive an answer. After a couple of tries with no resultFaraois and Samantha head to the back of the building to see if there is a back exit, which there is. Bulosh kicks in the front door and heads inside. Faraois and Samantha begin trying to kick in the backdoor to the building with much less success.

Once inside the group are confronted by a strange beast that they have never seen before (a baboon). Edrik moves in to swing at the beast but falls short. Then a crossbow bolt is shot from the stairs but it misses EdrikBulosh heads toward the stairs to engage the man with the crossbow. During the chaos of the fight Shifty is struck by the man with the crossbow, between the strenght of the shot and the poison on the bolt’s tip Shifty is brought low. Edrik moves to heal Shifty with his divinely granted healing power and Bulosh tackles the crossbowman.

At this time Samantha manages to break down the back door and Faraois moves into the building and quickly launches a stone from her sling at the baboon which flies wide. The baboon is slain by Shifty with his magic afterEdrik’s healing. Bulosh and the crossbowman fight up and down the stairs. The crossbowman realizes things are not going his way and makes a break for the door. He is tripped by Samantha and uses a vial of poison to take his own life. As he dies Sharha hears him mutter “… won’t Z”. The group searches the building and finds the 2,000 gold owed to Saul plus some and notice that the crossbowman, whom they now know to be Lymas Smeed, was carrying a masterwork crossbow, masterwork scimitar, 2 potions and wearing a suit of magical studded leather armor, plus some personal coin.

Later that night while working at the Golden Goblin all metal becomes magnetized for around 30 minutes. The group also discovers that Samaritha has begun working at the Golden Goblin. The next morning everyone except Faraoisnotices she is emitting a purple smoke. When looked at with detect magic she is surrounded by a faint aura of transmutation and evocation magic. Some of the group go to ask the Cyphermages about this. The Cyphermages are at a loss to explain either event.

When the group returns to the Golden Goblin they find that Bulosh has called a meeting for the next day. During the meeting Bulosh discusses his new training and security plans to the staff and asks Samaritha to learn fire extinguishing magic, which she agrees to do. As the meeting was coming to a close a man rushes in and tells Saul that his shipment isn’t being unloaded from a ship as planned and there may be some complications…

 

Import Problems 

January 20, 2013 05:00

After the messenger runs in at the end of Bulosh’s meeting Saul asks the group to head down to the docks ofRiddleport to The Foamrunner, a merchant vessel, to convince them to release his shipment.

After the group arrived at the dock the were rebuffed by the second mate of The Foamrunner. Edrik returned to theGolden Goblin to ask Saul what they should do. Saul says they need to get his shipment by any means.

After Edrik returns to the dock he informs everyone that they are to return with the shipment. Because of the group’s need to acquire the shipment and the crew of The Foamrunner’s reluctance to release the shipment a fight ensued. The group was victorious in the conflict and returned to the Golden Goblin high grade alcohol in hand.

The group also realized they had learned from their experiences until now and were becoming more powerful.

 

A Night in the Boneyard 

January 27, 2013 05:00

A couple of days after the return of the high grade alcohol Saul calls the group up to his office in the Golden Goblin. Once they group is assembled he tells them of a meeting he’s heard about in the Boneyard, a section of Riddleportwhere derelict ships, and bodies, are dumped. The meeting was to take place that night at midnight so Saul gives the group the night off from their normal duties to allow them to pursue this lead.

A few of the group go early in the day to take a look at the site the meeting is supposed to take place at. From the look of that area of the Bone yard they determine that a westerly approach is the best option. They return and report this to the rest of the group.

Near midnight the group heads out to the Boneyard. Taking the westerly approach to the meeting location, they come upon 5 people standing in a circle being very quite, or so they thought. Sharha approaches the group and realizes that the group are strawmen. At the moment wererats jump out of hiding spots and attack.

During the fight an unknown person appears and helps the group defeat the wererats. After the fight is over he identifies himself as Kwava, and his falcon as Genmeed. He shows the group a note that he recovered from a wererat that he ambushed on it’s way here. After spiffing the wererats they had just killed the group discovers a second note that confirms the note given to them by KwavaBulosh was bitten by one of the were rats during the battle and the group decides to return to Kwava’s camp with him to see if Bulosh becomes sick and to recover before acting on the notes… confronting Saul Vancaskerkin.

Bulosh did contract Filth Fever from the wererat bite. After some discussion Bulosh says that he’ll be fine and they should go confront Saul. As the group approaches the Golden Goblin they see four armed men they have never seen before at the steps leading into the Golden Goblin. These men engage the group and are quickly defeated. Proceeding in to the Golden Goblin the group is assaulted by more of these thugs and continue further into the Golden Goblindefeating the thugs as they go. As they move into the kitchen Bulosh and Faraois Siuloir think they hear grunting like a pig. In the kitchen they encounter more of the the thugs and out of the stairwell bursts a large boar and his master. After defeating them the group moved upstairs, still looking for Saul

 

Changing of the Guard 

February 03, 2013 17:00

As the group assaults the second floor of the Golden Goblin they are intercepted by two more hired thugs in the hallway that leads to Saul’s office. The group rushes these thugs and quickly overpower them. Finding the door toSaul’s office locked Bulosh uses his crowbar to force the door open. Ona rushes into the room and is attacked by three more guards. Over his shoulder Sharha lobs one of her alchemical bombs and Faraois launches a sling stone at the thug directly in front of Saul. In the resulting chaos Samantha rushes in to confront Saul and is charmed by Old ScratchBulosh in his rage rushes in and tackles SaulSharha Throws the last bomb she has concocted and kills the last of the thugs and Old Scratch; releasing his magical hold over Samantha. At that moment two short crossbow bolts are fired from outside the window, one shatters the window and the second finds its mark in Saul’s throat, silencing him forever.

The group looks around the Golden Goblin for answers. Finding a secret room that is obviously a hidden, and much more well maintained office. In this office they find two letters incriminating Saul in a bigger plot of some type. After this the group heads to Larur’s house, finding him luckily alive. Larur confirms that Z is Clegg Zincher, a prominent crime lord of Riddleport. He has to admit he does not know who this D.A. that Clegg Zincher referred to in the letter is though. Larur asks what will become of the Golden Goblin now. Bulosh informs Larur that the Golden Goblin will remain in business but now under Bulsoh’s ownership.

After spending a couple of days cleaning up the Golden Goblin from the fight that occurred there it is almost ready to open, until almost everyone smells a horrible smell coming up through the floor… Faraois identifies the smell as troglodyte musk. After using the over-sized key that Saul had attached to his wrist to open the trapdoor hidden in the floor of the Golden Goblin’s main room the stench becomes almost unbearable and the group decides to keep theGolden Goblin closed until they can root out the troglodytes…



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» Edited on: 2013-01-27 22:28:02



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Bulosh Half-Orc male barbarian, preferred weapon is his gauntlets and an unusual weapon of Orcish origin called a Sakat-Kokan (Common Translation: Axe-Hammer). He is illiterate and not very fluent in Common which makes him seem as if he’s stupid when in fact, he’s a lot smarter than he looks. Some time during his life, he found religion and became a believer of Fharlanghn, God of Horizons, Distance, Travel, and Roads. It is not known how he learned of this god, but His teachings made sense to Bulosh. It was then he decided to become a traveler and, “Go where ever the road takes him.” He is now temporarily employed at the Golden Goblin as front door security. He has other plans for the Golden Goblin as well. http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/gaiscioch-second-darkness/items/sakat-kokan

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Replied On: 01/17/2013 at 11:36 PM PST
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Sorry about getting this up so late, I had a case of the lazies... ok I was playing another play through of Skyrim.

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HA, excuses escuses. =P~ I actually did my write up and a thing for a blog before going back to my fun get a novel handed in by the 27th. Prioritis, man! Just kidding. Hopefully people are having fun reading Faraois' view of things that may not always be right. LOL! I actually had to get that out of my system before I could actually concentrate on a last edit through a novel some more. =) see you guys on Sunday, we'll be back from our trip to see family by the afternoon.

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Ok, last two session blogs are now posted.

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Replied On: 01/28/2013 at 06:55 AM PST

ok that sucks the one time we need leathal force i have to pass out....:(

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Poor man, just could not get your sleeping to work out. Well, we are still at it, stopped as we got the 2nd floor with at least two of those goons to take out as we file up the stairs and into the hall. The taking down of Saul continues in the next episode. Will our intrepid adventurer's succeed in getting Saul? Will they learn more about Z? Or is there another surprise to thwart them in learning more?

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Don't mess with Mama Bear, I might hug you too tight. =D
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Replied On: 02/03/2013 at 08:34 PM PST
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Updated for today's game.

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It's okay guys. Bulosh now owns the Golden Goblin! Don't worry! If he starts to run it into the ground, he'll be sure to pass the deed over to Lar. :p

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Sorry about missing the game yesterday; I totally thought there wasn't going to be anything going on due to the Superbowl but I should have checked :/

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No biggy, Nash. We ended early too. We got the Golden Goblin cleaned up, now just need the underside. We all had to take time to adjust for hitting Level 3 as well. We figured it would be good place to stop and then have more time to go into the tunnels after the stinky Troglodytes. We didn't have Engwar, but Faraois was able to keep Bulosh from keeling over at any point. No major injuries sustained. Most of what Bulosh had was left over from the last session. Next week we should have everyone and we can go full steam ahead into the mayhem. =) I'll have Faraois's take on the event written up in the next couple of days to share, as well, in my Tales of a Treehugger thread.

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What order does Ona follow?

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Good question - looked at his character sheet and I don't know either. I know I put it on my character sheet for my cavalier in Nash's game so I could remember it and the special things I got from it. I know he said it once, but my memory fails me.

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I need to apologize for not showing up on Sunday. I wish I had a great excuse, but I actually got so wrapped up with my new Mesmer in GW2 that I didn't keep track of the time. I hope it didn't upset everyone too much. I'll be on next weekend and look forward to seeing some of you on Tuesday.

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We were wondering what happened to our dwarf. There was even a spot where your stonecunning racial ability would have came in handy. But, you did moonlight as a fire beetle, a stirge, and I think another summoned creature as well. :) We are fighting some drow, and are hurting for some dwarfy heals.

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Just be glad Ona made that second save vs. the poison... So now I'm just deciding who to kill if Engwar doesn't show next week though. ;P

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They are gonna have a tough time of it with my bombs flying all over the place. :)

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Oh, you are going to pay for this in my write-up in my Tales of a Tree Hugger. MUWHAHAHAHHAHAA!

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