It’s been a while since we last played D&D and there have been a few changes to the party.
First: Nuraya (aka Josh) has left the group due to a disagreement.
Second: We have 3 new characters – Glitch, a Vect Gunslinger/Technomancer, played by my friend Curtis; Fenrina Crelkel, a Dragonborn Pendragon, played by my mum, and Josh’s sister, Lauren, whose character I don’t know.
Third: I have made some changes to T’Kel.
T’Kel is now a second level Alchemist, with a level in Artificer.
I have changed T’Kels Hero Lab mini to better match the changes.
T’Kels personality has changed with him becoming more curious about the world.
T’Kels flaw is now a form of rage/insanity because of what happened with the children in the recent session.
Due to issues, such as exams, it has been a while since we’ve been able to play D&D. Unfortunately Chandler had to leave the group so Dusty never existed.
Session 5 continued from where Session 4 left of, with a group of children from the village preparing to attack them.
One of the children, a large girl (who turned out to be the daughter of the blacksmith), charged first attacking Nuraya. Kel then proceeded to create a cloud of fog before starting to leave toward the village.
Kio also left the fog cloud, but was spotted by one of the children who charged around to fight her.
The leader of the group went after Kel and agreed to talk, during which Kel tried to make a deal to stop the fight, however after taking Kel’s portion of the gold from the treasure point, he told his friends to continue the fight.
At this point Astrid arrived from the village, and started to heal the injured party members.
The fight continued, at one point Esan left to get help, returning with the blacksmith toward the end of the fight.
The leader of the groups lack of honour angered Kel, until eventually he unleashed a Burning Hands spell, injuring the leader and almost killing his younger brother.
The party, realising what happened (except for Nuraya (who Josh decided was 200 years old and a bit senile)) stopped fighting, and Astrid and Kio started healing the children, while Kel broke down, realising what he did.
The session ended with Nuraya returning to the inn, Kel crying in the field, Astrid watching him, and Kio going with the blacksmiths daughter, who was almost killed by Nuraya, to continue healing her.
This post is a bit late because I recently went back to school. Chandler was unable to join us again, so D’esti was ill.
Having brought back the Aarakocra’s magitech engine, and received our reward, we were invited to join the Aarakocra for a feast. During the feast, Kel started to converse with a Half-Gnome who was travelling with, and advising, the Aarakocra. He introduced himself as Esan Tabernacle, who wrote the in world book, A Comprehensive History of the many Peoples and Events of the Continent of the Gatelands, which Kel had read copy of. At the same time, Nuraya started acting strange and insane. Esan started to take notes, but Kel warned him that most Shardminds act like they have a “stick up their arse”.
The next morning, the Aarakocra started packing up their camp, revealing that the main building was an airship. The chieftain offered to give them a lift to the last town before the desert, where there was going to be a festival. Upon takeoff, Kio went straight into ship duties, like she was used to.
During the journey, a group of wyverns with riders attacked the airship. The party went to defend whilst the Aarakocra worked to keep the ship flying.
Upon defeating the wyverns, a fight that nearly killed the party, the Aarakocra thanked them again, and the ship continued on it’s way, with the party helping to solve probllems on the ship.
Unfortunately Mary was ill, so the party left Astrid behind at the nomadic Aarakocra town of Thriwood, whilst they travelled into some nearby mountains in search of a Magitech engine that had been stolen form the Aarakocra by Goblins.
The goblins were hiding in a cave. Inside the first part of the cave there were two goblins and three wolves. Whilst Lunk and Kioko worked to calm and free two of the wolves, Nuraya fought the third and Dusty and Kel worked to defeat the goblins. Kel used a fog cloud to blind the two goblins whilst Dusty climbed up to the platform they were stood on and pushed them off. Dusty also found the keys to the chains holding the wolves to the wall, allowing Lunk and Kio to release them.
In the next room was an old bridge. Lunk walked across, Dusty jumped the gap. Kio then followed Lunk. Nuraya was next to attempt to cross, but fell, however Lunk cast Featherfall and Nuraya made it to the other side safely. Kel managed to cross okay but nearly fell about halfway across.
In the main room were several goblins and a Mechagoblin (goblin in a mech suit powered by a magitech engine). Kio used her acid breath to attack the mech directly, whilst Nuraya and Lunk fought the goblins. Kel imbued Dusty’s crossbow bolts with a thunderclap spell, causing a blast of sound every time an enemy was hit. Unfortunately, the Mechagoblin had flamethrowers that caused Kel to drop to -1 HP, thankfully Kio managed to heal him fast enough to get him back in the fight. The death of the Mechagoblin came at the hands (and spells) of Dusty and Kel, with Kel landing an imbued bolt in its eyeslit, which then caused his head to explode due to the thunderclap.
Upon returning the magitech engine to Thriwood, the party recieved a few magic items, including a Magitech Pistol, two stones that allowed the users to cast a communication spell through them, an item that could light fires and act as a taser, and a magic amulet that gave fire resistance. Every member (even Astrid) received 60 Gold, 30 Silver, and levelled up.
Over the last two weeks myself and a group of friends have started a new Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Each week I’ll be posting a summary of what happens in each session.
The role of Dungeon Master is currently played by my friend Sean. For those who don’t know, the DM’s role is to write adventures that he then guides the players through.
T’kel Arbeyn (Kel)
My character in the Gatelands campaign. A Fey Tiefling born in the village of Forest’s Edge, near the Elven city of Vi’scarn. Dark green skin, eyes glow pale blue, hair is crimson styled as dreadlocks tied back in ponytail. Horns look like polished mahogany. Wears leather armour and carries a hammer that he forged himself. Close friends with Astrid. Is both an archaeologist and a blacksmith. Is a vegetarian. Aims to discover the fate of the Servitors, a race of god-like machines that turned the southern desert into a paradise, then disappeared with the explosion of the far gate, leaving the paradise to return to being a desert.
Played by my sister Mary. A Half-Drow who lived in Forest’s Edge and was attracted to the nearby river from a young age. Pale grey skin, silver eyes, dark hair tied in a ponytail. Wields two daggers, and able to turn into a wolf, cat, and horse. Lived in the forest for the last few years. Aims to find her mother, a Drow noble who disappeared a few years ago.
Kioko Kioshi (Kio)
Played by my friend Morgan. A former Catfolk pirate, who discovered the remains of a dragon and gained power from them. Hates her powers, but uses them anyway to gain power and wealth. Has a habit of taking trophies from enemies.
Played by my friend Anthony. A blue-skinned Goblin orphan, who discovered that he was capable of reading magical script (but not normal script). Is a capable wizard, except that most of his spells are not useful in very many situations. Is afraid of water.
Played by Josh. A Shardmind and former guard from upper Vi’scarn. Was stripped of rank on suspicion of substance abuse. Dusty and Lunk helped him to survive. Only speaks when necessary and sometimes seems more like a golem than a sentient being.
D’esti Tu’tione (Dusty)
Played by Chandler. A Half-Elf, who grew up as an urchin on the streets of lower Vi’scarn. Close friends with Lunk. Him and Lunk owe their lives to Kel.
Knowledge of characters is restricted by what the players have revealed so far
Due to personal issues, Chandler was unable to show up for the first session. This prompted Sean to improvise a quick adventure.
The players have been travelling together for a while and had made camp in a small forest east of Forest’s Edge, on their way to a human settlement north of the Elsinki desert. In his quest to discover the Servitors, Kel wants to visit the Elsinki of House Winter.
In the morning, Kio is the first to wake and she groggily starts to make a morning drink. Kio’s groans wake Lunk, who ends up stabbing his tent. Kel woke next, and began his morning routine of cataloguing his equipment and cleaning his hammer, Forgeshaper. Next to wake was Astrid, who was so groggy that she could be compared to a zombie. Finally, Nuraya ended his meditation and pulled himself away from the tree that his crystalline body had started to grow around. Lunk starts playing pranks on the others, while Astrid and Kel head to the nearby river. Kel gathers algae to make a stew, whilst Astrid goes for a swim.
While preparing to move on, the party find a note telling them that Dusty has been kidnapped by a group of bandits who want the party to pay them 500 gold for the return of their friend. The party choose to invade the bandits hideout in the mountains and rescue Dusty. While inside the completely terrify many of the bandits with their magic. Eventually it comes to a showdown with the bandit leader. He tells them to give him all of their gold in exchange for Dusty, however Kel responds by demonstrating his power as an Artificer by imbuing the leader’s armour with a fire spell, burning him but not killing him, however he keeps his grip on Dusty. While Kel and Kio (who aims to fill the leader’s lung with acid through a kiss) fight to free Dusty, the others finish off of the bandits. Kel shrouds the room with fog allowing them to separate the leader from Dusty and kill the leader and the bandits.