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September 20th and 27th, 2015
Vincent thought quickly, knowing that red dragons were powerful foes, and struck a deal with the dragons. The dragons fight with the party, and in return, the dragons were promised the killing blow against what they assumed were the cause of the enchantment. The dragons agreed, and the blood bath ensued.

The two lamias were certainly powerful foes, battling fiercely with the dragons and the party. However, suspiciously, a third lamia showed up with two unexpected foes at her side; Tsuto and Nualia. Vincent immediately saw this as an illusion, despite not knowing these two. Vincent was told the stories of how Reiner killed Tsuto and ripped out his heart, there was no way he could honestly be standing here now.

Reiner and Malia entered the room a little behind the group, as they ensured that the Sandpoint Villagers were taken care of. Reiner got into the fray and made quick work of one of the lamias. This angered the dragons, as the humans were not true to their word. Instantly, one of the dragons attacked both Malia and Reiner. While this was largely unsuccessful, Reiner readied himself to take on the dragons with full force. The other party members shouted at the dragons and at Reiner, stating that they had a common enemy, and now was not the time to battle that out. Reiner scoffed, and agreed, turning his attention back to the lamias.

While I agree there are more important foes to face at the moment, we should work together if you want to make it out of here alive.

Despite the good intentions behind the statement, the dragons snorted a bit of flame out of his nose, and tripped Reiner as he tried to approach the Lamias. As the 2nd Lamia fell unconscious, the dragon was able to snap it's neck, getting the kill. The dragon who tripped Reiner roared:

Let's see how you handle this last one.

With that, they retreated from the room, leaving the Heroes with a lamia, Tsuto, and Nualia. Philip sealed off the exit for the enemy with a wall of ice, while Nevik got into the fray with Tsuto. Tsuto wasn't putting up much of a challenge at all, and he was eventually put to sleep by Naolexa. Naolexa also petrified the Lamia completely, leaving her a statue in the middle of the room. Nualia attempted to teleport to another section of the room to get a surprise on Philip and Naolexa, but Reiner quickly came to aid of them and tripped her flat. While still on the ground, however, Nualia teleported again to the other side of the wall of ice. Through the ice, Nevik and Reiner were able to spot the outlines of what looked like trolls, and Nualia speaking with them. The heroes turned their attention to the statue in the room, and after debating, Reiner smashed the statue to pieces.

The options on the table now was to either try and pursue the enemy, or return to the altar room with Conna to try and rest up. The spell casters were mentually strained and running low on spells. The party decided returning to the altar room was best, so they began to head back in that direction. Nevik took one last look through the ice, as he only saw one troll outline. Nualia was not seen.
Session: The Jorgenfist Raid: Part 9 - Sunday, Sep 27 2015 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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June 28th, 2015
Our Heroes could see the giants at the watch tower, roughly two hundred feet away. Near a bonfire that burned next to the tower, two giants were throwing material on to it, as smoke billowed up higher and higher. The party knew this was a smoke signal, and could easily tell that things going forward wouldn't be exactly easy.

Naolexa had the idea to cast a poisonous cloud of gas on the two lower giants, in attempts to whittle away at their health. As she casted, a rock came flying through the air almost instantly, crashing in Naolexa just as she finished the spell.

A barrage of rocks slew forth from the three giants, as one moved closer and closer to Naolexa. Nevik stuck to the mountain side, and got in close to the other giant. The tall giant ducked down into the tower after a bit, and emerged from the tower. She stabbed into Nevik , Vincent, and Valtyra easily, all the while the other giant slamming his great club all over the place.

Things looked grim for Nevik and Vincent. Naolexa managed to sleep one of the giants, while Valtyra had to focus her efforts on healing. Shalelu pelted her targets with arrows, but had a few mishaps with her bow. When all seemed bleak, when it seemed that Vincent would have to watch Nevik fall, and then see himself fall...

Reiner and Malia rushed in on the scene. Seeing the bloody mess not only near him but also where Nevik was, he knew what he had to do. Malia went over to the giant who lay sleeping, and performed a cooup de grace. Luckily, after a few death gurgles, the giant succumbed to his wounds.

Vincent thought fast, and rushed over to Nevik. Luckily, the giant was distracted and didn't take a swing at him. Quickly, he teleported back to where the other casters were. Valtyra now stood between the giants and the party, as Reiner rushed as quickly as he could into the fray. Faster than expected, Reiner cut down the other giant, and brought the lady giant to her knees. She attempted feebly to stab at Reiner, but was unable to hold her spear steady. Reiner cut her down and returned to his friends to make sure they were okay. They focused their efforts on healing, but knew that if this is what lay ahead, they could be in over their heads.

While Philip and Naolexa toiled over the loot, appraising it and determining the magic properties of them, Nevik climbed to the top of the tower. He was able to get a better look at the area, and an attempt to see what lay ahead for them. He could see that the camps that were visible near the ring of towers were a buzz with giants, and a lot of them. He spotted around forty ogres in one camp alone, while the next closest one had eleven stone giants.

He relayed this information, and the party knew that their only course of action was to rest somewhere secluded and make a plan. Philip took to the air and invisible, scouting over the mountain range to the south. He was able to find a small area that seemed safe from the trouble. He returned to the party, guided them there, and then took to the air again while the party set up camp. He flew around the area, sticking close to the river side. Luckily, he saw two cave entrances near the river. Flying near the entrance of one of them, it smelled of a reptilian stink. The other didn't smell, but was covered in darkness and webs. Knowing he wouldn't be able to deal with this on his own, he returned to camp and relayed the information.

For now, the best course was to stay here one more day and prepare themselves for the road ahead. There were going to be numerous tough fights ahead. They had to prepare themselves for the worst here, lest they be catching up to their death.
Session: The Jorgenfist Raid: Part 1 - Sunday, Jun 28 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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April 26th, 2015
Tired and bruised, the Heroes had only one more problem within the town; the Scarnetti Manor was on fire. They quickly rushed over to the manor, luckily void of any giants along the path. They seemingly abandoned a looting cart, and had numerous belongings of the Scarnetti's in the cart, ready to be rolled out. Unsure on why they left the cart, they only saw Aldern over at the front of the Kaijitsu Manor, out of breath. Did he take on the giants single-handed?

Valtyra quickly went to work trying to douse the fire, but the manor was near destroyed. Naolexa spotted a piece of paper sticking out of the desk, however, and took the opportunity to snag it. It just so happened to be a letter from Jubrayl, her father, to Titus Scarnetti. It detailed the blackmail that Jubrayl was putting on Titus for hiring Jubrayl to start the fire that destroyed the competitor's lumber mills. The rumors they heard on the lumber mills just so happened to be true, but Naolexa never expected Jubrayl to be the cause. The letter detailed the agreement of a payment to Jubrayl, and the continued protection of Kaye Tesarani. Naolexa pocketed the letter just in time for Titus to show up, out of breath, and not able to believe the situation. His manor, his home, destroyed, all while he was away. Naolexa decided it best to approach him later about the letter after getting an idea on what she wanted to do with this information. She could certainly have Titus locked away for this, but would the agreement of Kaye's protection be voided?

The group took the opportunity to assess the damage and rest. They found out that not only was Shayliss Vinder and Greyland missing, but also Ameiko Kaijitsu was missing after the dust settled. Other villagers reported missing family members, the Two Knight Brewery was destroyed, and the two brothers missing as well.

Speaking with Mayor Kendra Devrin, they explained the situation, who they knew to be missing, and waited the opportunity to rest and recover. Mayor Deverin paused a moment, and asked if any hostages were taken. It was then that Naolexa remembered, Dov freezing a giant outside the north gate. If the heroes were lucky, that giant was still there.

Luck have it, it was still there, frozen. The ice definitely took some hits, but it looks like whoever was trying to free this giant failed to, and ran off before finishing the task. Reiner melted down the top of the ice to the giant's shoulders, as it gasped for air. They immediately began questioning it, asking where they were commanded to take hostages to, and why they attacked Sandpoint. The stone giant was hard-headed (literally and figuratively), and grunted at the thought of giving information as a prisoner. After threats against his life from Vincent, he finally decided that it was either provide information, or die at the hands a puny human.

Captured Stone Giant
Defeated by nosy little humans, never thought this would happen to the Plateau People. Well, I can tell you this: My lord is might Mokmurian, one of the dark giants of old come again. His magic, the things he has made...He has convinced the tribes that they will rule all the lowlands again, down to the sea. He has mastered the ancient arts.

He will certainly kill you all, run rough over your tiny homes with the army he has called. The fortunate few will become slaves. You beat us today, but you won't beat us when there are a hundred or a thousand of the Plateau People marching together. Lord Mokmurian will make it happen. He's almost a smooth a talker as you are, little one.

Teraktinus--he was the leader of our scouting party. He convinced us that you'd be easy pickings and we'd all get rich. He obviously underestimated you, and he paid for his mistake. I've no interest in paying for that mistake as well. Grant me safe passage out of your lands, and I'll tell you everything you wish to know.

They wasted no time asking him where the hostages were being taken to. He explained that they were to take them back to Jorgenfist. He knew not why they were needed, or what sort of ritual they were needed for. THey asked where Jorgenfist was, and he explained that was indeed northeast of Storval Stairs. They also asked if he had heard the name Nualia at all. He thought for a moment, and said he believes he heard a similar name spoken of around the camp by the leader, but he wasn't sure of the details.

The heroes wanted one minor revision to the agreement before setting the giant free; when they release him, he had to go south instead of back to Jorgenfist. He agreed, saying that returning to the fort could mean death by dishonor regardless. Philip used an arcane mark on him, showing a image of a garden hoe, and they melted away the rest of the ice. The giant stood, stretched after being in his icy confines for so long, and then left on the road, turning into the forest he could cut through to begin his travels south.

The group turned to the Mayor, asking what to do now? She, stern faced, had been at the interrogation the whole time. She stated they knew no details on this Mokmurian leader, aside from him being able to use powerful magics. They also don't know why the leader was going after the Old Light, but something had the attention of who the giant called Teraktinus. They need a plan going forward, it was obvious they would be heading for Jorgenfist, but they needed to rest, and Valtyra was still missing an arm.

The Mayor had a connection in Magnimar who specialized in prosthetics, specially made from clockwork gears. The Mayor wanted to go visit the Lord Mayor anyway, to inform him of what had happened in Sandpoint and to see what support he can provide, so Valtyra decided to join on the trip to Magnimar as well. The others stayed in Sandpoint to help clean up the mess, and get some rest.

The body of the dragon still lay in the sanctuary grounds, so the group took as many trophies as they felt necessary; numerous dragon scales and even severing the head to have it mounted and placed somewhere in Kaijitsu Manor. The other villagers helped pick through the remaining parts of the dragon, scavenging meat, bones, what scales were left...they wanted nothing to go to waste from this dragon. The Heroes feasted well, as dragon meat is very filling when cooked correctly. Sandpoint ate well that night, thanks to the heroes and likely will for a while.

The group split to do their own activities. Yama and Nevik agreed to round up the various equipment of the fallen foes, bringing it to the armory in town for scrap metal and coin. Vincent approached the Pixie's Kitten, hoping for a good time, but was only greeted by a sour-faced Kaye. "Shop's closed for now, dear. Come back when there isn't a giant hole in my building." He meant no harm, and agreed to come back later to perhaps assist with the cleanup and reconstruction. Philip collected his thoughts and simply meditated prior to going to bed. Reiner helped where he could with the clean up, before turning in for the night.

Naolexa helped with the clean up of the Pixie's Kitten, while asking her mother on what to do with the letter. Kaye was just as shocked to hear that Titus was in agreement to protect her, she hardly sees the man a protector role. She thought about it for a moment, and said she should approach Titus on it. See what he knows, and how he reacts to Naolexa knowing this information. Naolexa agreed, and said he would approach him tomorrow.

THe next day, Valtyra made it to Magnimar in the early morning. The Mayor showed her to the doctor she mentioned, and said she can meet back up with Valtyra here afterwards. After a hefty bill, some signing of contracts, and a few minor preparations, she readied herself for the surgery. It went through with no problems, and she easily healed of the tissue damage that was caused by the various incisions. She now had a clockwork arm to replace her previous one, and catch back up with the mayor afterwards. They secured some assistance in the guard for the next few months, so they headed back to Sandpoint to get Valtyra back with her friends.

Naolexa, Reiner, and Vincent went to the Scarnetti Manor to approach Titus Scarnetti. Naolexa caught them up to speed on the situation, and Vincent was all for blackmailing him. Naolexa approached him, and slyly explained that she knew of the agreement between Titus and Jubrayl. This of course displeased Titus, as it meant his belongings were gone through. He offered to pay for Naolexa's and her friend's silence, but that was not enough for Naolexa. She wanted 3500gp, assistance given to the reconstruction to the Pixie's Kitten (a blow to the Scarnetti family, as they protest the building daily and wish prostitution criminalized), and the continued protection of not only Kaye, but also Jubrayl and Naolexa. He scoured, but agreed, knowing he had a reputation to protect. They left Titus to his own devices, pleased with the results. Naolexa debated about turning him in anyway, since she already pocketed the funds given by Titus. She held onto the letter and the thought for now.

Philip was introduced to not only Aldern, but also the Heroes' Manor they acquired. Excited to have a place for the group to call a base of operations, he quickly got to work taking orders on what plants to grow in a miniature garden for the party. His garden hoe, imbued with magic, helped foster the plant's growth, and he already saw progress of the plants when he finished his work. He spent the rest of the day writing scrolls and resting his mind.

The others rested, waiting for Valtyra's return before heading out for Jorgenfist. The sun set and rose again, as the dawn of a new journey awaited our heroes. They rejoined with Valtyra and her new arm in the morning, and left for the road north.
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April 19th, 2015
The Heroes had to act fast. Naolexa was worried about her mother, hearing the Pixie's Kitten was in danger. She used dimension door to get herself, Valtyra, and Philip as close to Pixie's Kitten as possible. Vincent, Reiner, and Yama wanted to intervept the retreating boss, while Nevik, Malia, and Shalelu took a round-a-bout way to scout and keep Malia safe.

Vincent, Reiner, and Yama teleported to a 3 way intersection to get themselves in front of the boss. This landed them in a position not exactly favorable, as they suddenly noticed they were outnumbered and surrounded by an additional 6 giants. They had to act fast if this was going to work; they were going to focus all of their attention on the boss, then dimension door again to teleport to safety. They wailed on the boss, and while they were pelted by rocks, managed to slay him in one fell swoop. They quickly left the scene, seeing the despaired look on the giant's face as they left.

Naolexa, Philip, and Valtyra were able to land on a dock near the Pixie's Kitten, with only a short jog over. They rushed over to find a stone giant holding a bag, accompainied by two bears. They worked to try and bring the sitution in their favor by charming the bears to turn against the giant. As they had some success with this, they were unable to control one of the bears from tearing into them. However, the previous group teleported into the scene to help clean up this rabble. The giant managed to get a vital hit on Yama, crushing his throat. He still fought bravely, as he slowly suffocated. Luckily, the foes fell just as Yama went unconcious from the loss of breath, giving Valtyra the opportunity to address the situation. He was healed up as best as possible. Naolexa helped her mother out of the bag, who had only taken minor injuries. They looked upon the building of the Pixie's Kitten, now with a gaping hole in its front. The other heroes eventually teleported over to Thanning's house with the others.

Nevik, Malia, and Shalelu originally tried to set themselves up on top of the roofs to help with the boss fight, but they others dissapeared before they made themselves noticed. They then turned their attention to a group of three giants they spotted eariler, who had bagged Thanning Catum. Malia swallowed her pride, and stood against the giants bravely. She acted as a decoy to let Nevik attempt to drop down on the giants, and Shalelu riddle them with arrows. They managed to take one down, but two more remained, and they were broken and bruised.

Just then, Reiner, Vincent, and Philip teleported over to this area hearing the commotion, and helped tear through the giant towering over Malia, ready to smash her to the ground. The final giant was already retreating, and went into a full out sprint once the other giant fell. Reiner, enlarged still from an eariler spell, followed in pursuit. Using his genie bloodline, he closed the gap and attempted to trip the giant to stop him completely. Sadly, the giant saw this coming and stood firm. However, when he continued to retreat, Reiner caught him in the leg, drug him closer, and finished him for good. The bag fell to the ground and a feeble Thanning crawled out.

Nevik took the opportunity while near the Bottled Solutions to try and find some healing potions to help with the damage. He snuck into the building, but the owner of the store was there. Frightened already, Nevik threatened him, stating that he needed the best healing potions he has, and all of them. THe storeowner hesitated a moment, then quickly scampered to the back room when Nevik stated that more will die if he does not provide this. He rushed out with 24 potions of Cure Moderate Wounds, plenty of healing to even help soothe Yama's repairing throat. Nevik gladly took these, and stated that the Heroes owed the shopkeep one.

Vincent, Philip, and Naolexa teleported over to again intercept the giant with the bag that Reiner was intercepting, in the event he wasn't able to catch him. They were close to the general store, but sadly a second too late. Giants far to the north, near the Old Light again, were seen running. The players exausted their options to hunt them down, and saw the gaping hole in the Vinder's general store.
Session: Raid on Sandpoint?! Part Quatro - Sunday, Apr 19 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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April 12th, 2015
The group prepared themselves as the giant slowly moved it's way over. It downed a potion while he approached, and rested his hand on one of his picks. He saw an opportunity arise while the party moved about, and he threw the smaller of his two picks. It was aimed directly at Valtyra.

It hit with sure accuracy, and severed her right arm off. Carried by the momentum, her arm smacked Vincent in the face, and the pick went crashing into the raised platform that Shalelu stood on.

While the party tried to handle the situation, the giant had made it close enough to speak.

???: "Are you certain you want to fight? You seem to have a member not fully functional. I offer to you a bargain; let us leave the town peacefully at this point, and we will spare your lives. Stop us, and you will die beneath the foot of the Plateau People."

Reiner, worried about Valtyra wounds, gripped his sword tight, and stood to face to giant. The others tried to help Valtyra get it under control, but Valtyra insisted she would be fine and told them to worry about the giants.

???: "Very well. Men?"

Before, the giant only showed himself. However, behind the houses, other stone giants were waiting, along with another dire bear. The party was certain they were outpowered by these numbers, but stood against their foes.

Naolexa conjured up a Wall of Ice, in an attempt to bottleneck the forces straight to Reiner. Yama used the opportunity of tall ice columns to climb on top of them, ready to get the drop down on the enemy. Vincent did what he could to help assist by casting haste and get a few bow shots off, and Shalelu fired a barrage of arrows on the enemy. Valtyra handled her wounds as best as she could, just in attempts of stopping the bleeding. She wavered a few times, but managed to keep herself alive through out all of it.

The group slew 4 of the giants before the mysterious leader decided to retreat back into the town. The remaining giant followed after him when the bear was defeated, and the party decided not to give immediate chase to help Valtyra deal with her continuing wounds. Yama, not well-versed in the medical fields, took the opportunity to get a vantage point from a rooftop to keep an eye on the boss.

When he did, he also saw that there were numerous villagers being stuffed into bags. He caught sight of a few isntances, but since he was not from Sandpoint, he didn't recognize the people. He saw a human female being snagged from the Pixie's Kitten (Kaye Tesarani, Naolexa's mother), a Tengu male being stolen from the Rusty Dragon (Greyland, one of Dov's tribes members), a human wizard, being defended by a tiny bird who pecked at the giant's hand (Thanning Catum, Naolexa's childhood friend), and finally a red-headed human woman from the general store (Shayliss Vinder, who at a tryst with Nevik eariler this year). Other villagers also were being grabbed, but they were not as well seen as these four.

The group had to act fast if they wanted to rescue them all, but how would they go about doing it, and taking out the retreating leader?
Session: Raid on Sandpoint?! Part Trois - Sunday, Apr 12 2015 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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March 10th, 2015
Confronted with this threat they thought they handled, they had to act fast. The water has rose from previously, so getting to the dam the same way might have been difficult. Instead of taking the road by Kreeg Wood, the heroes opted to go by Ash Wood, and north into the Wyvern Mountains.

They made it to the border of Ash Wood when they ran across the scene of a cleric huddling over a body. He noticed the adventurers approaching, and rose to greet them. He explained that his friend was recently taken down by the local werewolves. Luckily, by inspecting what he could see, there were no bite marks on the body, only claw marks. The cleric did not want to see his body rot out here, but also wanted the equipment to still be put to good use. The party opted to relieve the gear from the cleric and provide it to Malia, giving her the opportunity to train with sword and shield.

They assisted with getting the deceased cleric's body back to Turtleback Ferry with the cleric, and then rethought their decision on attending to the dam first. The only thing stopping them was the guilt of still carrying around Lamatar's remains in a bag of holding.

VINCENT "The people can defend themselves against the flood. They can't defend themselves against the wrath of whoever this person was demanding the bones."

They opted to go to Whitewillow first, return the remains, and then head to the dam. They recovered a fishing boat to get the group across Claybottom Lake. When they neared Whitewillow, they heard the small sound of someone crying. Continuing forth, they discovered a small pixie trying to get their attention, as it was talking about how his mistress has gone mad and cursed the forest. The pixie was requesting the help of the adventurers to help put Myriana at peace. The heroes happily agreed, since they now knew the pixie could lead them straight there.

However, this forest was certainly cursed, and proved to have some troubles for the group as they passed through. Gnarled trees, mystical reflections in the water, and a ghost pirate ship greeted them here. Passing all of this and trying to stay focused, they followed the pixie's guidance the entire time.

Reaching Myriana, they discovered her sad fate of also being undead. Not wanting to anger the fey spirit, they offered Lamatar's remains rather quickly. Instantly gratified, she began to make numerous lights around the forest spin in the clearing they were in. As they swirled faster and faster, the area grew brighter and brighter. Vincent got a last glimpse of the nymph, as she smiled upon him before the flash. He felt confident from this smile.

When the light died down, Myriana was no-where to be found, and before them was a naked elf. Myriana used her own life force to bring Lamatar back to life via reincarnation. Vincent offered his cloak of elvenkind to the elf to help him cover himself. Lamatar thanked the adventurers, and stated he should honor Myriana's sacrifice and take over the forest as it's protector. Seeing the forest restored back to it's glory, the group said their farewells to the elf and went to pursue the ghost ship.

Luckily the ghost ship was still there, as they clambered up onto it to see what they could find. Inside of the captain quarters, they found the remains of the captain, but also a massive harp. On top of it was some sheet music, of which Vincent immediately snatched up. When the group exited the captain's quarters, they saw a white, ghostly dog sitting on the ship, looking off into the distance. It got up, hopped down off the ship, and then ran off into the forest.
While Reiner wanted to pursue the dog, the group decided they should leave this place. Out of fear, Vincent left the sheet music behind on the ship.

They moved quickly to try to get up to the dam. They decided to just go as far as the water would take them along the Kreeg Wood, and travel north-east through there. They made it to the dam and used Dimension Door to pop right back to the room where they fought the Skull Ripper. Seeing the device there, Vincent walked up to it and pulled down on one of the skull's mouths. A sudden rumble shook the dam a little bit as water began going through one of the floodgates. Too terrified to return to the devil with no results, they evacuated the dam as quickly as they could, not knowing anything about his condition.

After checking back in with Turtleback Ferry and updating the Mayor, they decided they were ready to head back to Sandpoint to try and help with the raid if Sandpoint still stood. They recovered the ferry which had floated down towards Pendaka, and followed back through the Yondabakari River to Magnimar. After making some quick stops to the library and various stores to sell and restock on supplies, the group made their way to Sandpoint.

Arriving there, they saw the building still stood, the people still here, and the seagulls still flying above. The town looked the same, but on the horizon to the north-east there were billowing clouds of white smoke...
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March 3rd, 2015
Once the party woke up for the morning, they gathered around the campfire to devise a plan to get back at the necromancer, and end his threat to the region for good.

Reiner decided it would be easiest for him to teleport right up to the necromancer, and cut him down there. Vincent and Valtyra would teleport behind the throne and try to flank him, while Shalelu and Philip would keep their distance as best as possible.

When they returned to the cave and the throne room, they found not only the necromancer waiting for them, but also a skeleton of the stone giant they killed yesterday. They wasted no time, as Reiner poofed in to get toe to toe with the necromancer. Malia was instructed to stay out of sight, should they target her and kill her.

The Necromancer stood no chance. Valtyra and Vincent took out the skeleton while Barl Breakbones was cleaved in two, only able to get of a single spell. Our heroes looted his remains, and found a stash of Black Arrows equipment behind the throne as well. Most of it benefited Shalelu, so she outfitted herself with some of the things found.

They returned to Turtleback Ferry to convene with the mayor-priest. Upon reaching the town, however, they were greeted with a loud crack coming from the north.

The dam was nearing collapse.
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Feburary 17th, 2015
Needing to know the rest of what this cave had in store for them, our Heroes opted Nevik to do some scouting ahead to find out what else remained, and what the biggest threat was. He borrowed Philip's ring, and went to work.

He discovered that there were two other rooms in the cave; one with a single man standing in front of an altar, while the other room was the largest of all. It had two stone giants and a whole slew of humans in the room.

Taking this back to the group, they needed to decide what the biggest threat was; the room full of ogres, the one "big-bad" as they referred to him as, or the room with the stone giants?

Weighing their options, they decided that the "big-bad" should be first priority.

Sneaking up onto the room, they wanted Nevik to set himself up so he can get the spring up on the enemy first. Vincent quicken the pace with haste, as the group went to work. Nevik noticed something while sneaking up on the target: This creature donned the symbol of the Black Arrows, and wore a crown. Reiner came crashing into the scene, however, eager to lay a heavy hit into the fiend. It came to attention at that point, that this creature was undead. A frost wight, which was then assumed to be the missing commander, Lamatar. Knowing he was undead, our heroes rather wanted to show him peace than mercy, and quickly slew him after a short battle.

A howling wind came blowing through the wind, carrying the screaming of a woman.

Return my beloved to me! Return my commander to my heart, or I shall find him with my vines and my dark trees will eat the land and churn your people to bone and misery. Return Lamatar to my embrace!

Being immediately frightened for their future and safety, they removed his armor and weapons and shoved the remains of his body in one of Philip's burlap sacks. Being left with two choices here, however: deal with the forge or deal with the stone giants. After discussing the issue thoroughly, they decided the forge would be better to take so that the reported 11 ogres do not ambush them during their fight with the stone giants.

They prepared themselves for a heavy fight. Vincent caused one of the campfires in this room to burst with light, blinding the tougher looking ogre and a few others. Reiner came crashing him, sweeping the tougher ogre off of his legs, while Nevik got a running start a leaped an incredible distance, bringing the blade down into his foe. The ogres began to gang up around Reiner, who then doubled in size and strength and met eye to eye with the ogres.

The tougher ogre died before he could even get up, which cause a good number of the other ogres to panic. Some of them began running towards the staircase, trying to escape. They met toe-to-toe with Vincent, who immediately used fearing magic to cause them to flee back into the room. As Shalelu, Valtyra, and Philip all took swings and shots at the weaker ogres, eventually all of the ogres lie dead on the cold ground Within a matter of a minute or two, the room of 11 ogres was massacred, with no sight of Malia.

They traveled to the final room, not knowing anything of what will happen, but expecting answers. They discovered that the humans in the room were undead, dressed in slave's rags. However, one person was next to the throne occupied by one of the stone giants. It was Malia.
Session: Hook Mountain Summit: Ogre Overpower Part 2 - Tuesday, Feb 17 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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