The Campaign takes place deep within the Earth in an Ancient City of Mind Flayers called Profundus Sententia or Deepthought. The city is ruled by eight great houses which specialize in various aspects of Illithid life; the players are 3rd or 4th generation thralls who have been trained to perform in The Praetorium.The thralls having spent so many centuries amongst the Illithid have begun to manifest minor psionic abilities. The Praetorium is where the Illithid send trained thralls to compete against each other in various tasks or games in order to settle disputes and trials between the houses; also as entertainment. The two houses who are to compete set the rules for the different challenges and prepare the Praetorium for the challenge.

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The Journey into the Deep of the Praetorum
The Tributes continue within the contest of the Praetorum; hearts low with the loss of fellow Tributes Kili and Adrian. They make their way down a hall and find a score of giant centipedes feasting on the corpses of dead Thralls. They attack the beasts and find two Tributes still alive chained to the wall. The two humans are a brother and sister named Corvus and Anabel. Corvus a warrior of unmatched strength; brutal and hardened is balanced by his ranger trained sister; quick and strong and with a kind heart. They join the tributes in the contest determined to win victory for the house they all share. They work their way through the dungeon caves the Domini has set before them; meeting challenge after challenge. Seeing that rest is needed as the challenges within the Praetorum are harsh the Tributes decide to instead work for gaining chalices and goblets foregoing speed to finish before the other house. Many treasures and items are gained bolstering the strength of the House of Where the Bay lays Tributes. With their strength waning the Tributes discover a room that leads to the lower levels. Deciding to chance an encounter and make it to the next level of the Praetorum; they enter the large room with frescoes carved upon the ceiling and walls. As they move toward the center of the room the forms of two stone women step from the carvings and transform into flesh with blades drawn guarding the stairs down. With a mighty battle cry Corvus leads the Tributes forward into battle; his mighty enchanted two handed sword lighting the way. Two more blade wielding women form from the ceiling and fall upon the party and to prevent their escape. Corvus, Anabel, Eldritch and Kern each engage one of the creatures; leaving the rest of the tributes to focus on one of the engaged enchanted guardians. Battle ensues as Anabel learns of the enchantment of the women. As her magical bastard sword strikes the woman; a loud ring of steel on stone fills the hall as her weapon shatters. The Tributes focus on the guardian Eldritch is fighting and in a few minutes destroy the creature. Dinnel in a moment of desperation drinks down a potion found earlier of dragon fire and unleashes a blast of heated flame upon the guardian Corvus is engaged with. The flames belch from his open mouth an in horror engulf the guardian and Corvus burning and destroying them both. Anabel in a scream of rage grabs her brothers fallen blade and dispatches the guardian attacking her. The rest of the Tributes turn on the remaining guardian and destroy it; but too late for the blast of Dragon Fire from the potion was too much and Corvus was lost. Now the tributes stand with sunken hearts and gaze down to the next level of the unforgiving Praetorum; wondering what their cruel test their masters have set before them...
Session: Game Session - Saturday, Jun 29 2013 from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM
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Your first venture into the Praetorum
You have deprived me of my Thrall! Her mind was so rich with discord...She had such will, such power. I was to make it mine. But No. You let her die. Let her take her wonderful thoughts to the...what do you call it, yes, Grave. And that other, Disolved! A gelatinous Cube. You failed against a cube of jelly! One less brain I will have to taste,. A shame that, but I have many more whose glories they will share with me. Patience. I must show patience. The waiting makes it that much sweater, that much more knowledge for the Elder Brain.
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