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Episode 006: Greenest in Flames
Campaign Date: Eleasis 29-Marpenoth 26, 1489 DR
Adventure Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Episode Recap:
The heroes arrived in Baldur’s Gate and said farewell to Keelin, Gier and their employer for the past 49 days, Quinn, who gladly paid them for their service. The companions celebrated Balamin’s 11th birthday with a feast generously paid for by Delg. During the celebration, Baltrex met a merchant who mentioned that many small communities to the south and east of Baldur’s Gate had recently been raided by the Cult of the Dragon; each picked clean of their valuables.

The adventurers left Baldur’s Gate and set out for the town of Greenest. Late in the evening on the 26th of Marpenoth, they found Greenest under attack by cultists, mercenaries, kobolds and a blue dragon! The heroes rushed into the besieged town and headed toward a stronghold situated atop a small hill near the center of town. On their way, the companions came upon a young family pursued by a pack of bloodthirsty kobolds. The adventurers dispatched the reptilian creatures, rescued the family and then made their way to the garrison.

Inside the fortress, the heroes met a pair of individuals in charge of Greenest; Governor Nighthill and the dwarven castellan named Escobert the Red. They were shocked by the sudden attack and desperately sought to understand why. The companions, accompanied by the governor and castellan, surveyed the town from atop the keep and noticed a stately female dressed in purple robes overseeing the attack. She was accompanied by a half-blue dragon warrior and a dozen or more well-armored kobolds.

Governor Nighthill observed an enemy force bearing down on the temple to Chauntea and begged the adventurers to help. The keep was surrounded but Escobert recalled an old, unused tunnel beneath the fortress that led to a stream to the southeast. The heroes used this tunnel to exit the stronghold and make their way to the temple where they battled cultists and kobolds attempting to burn it down.

Episode Highlights:
  • While in Baldur’s Gate, Baltrex wrote a note to Amara inquiring if the bandit showed up. He paid a caravan guard heading north to Neverwinter 5 gp to deliver it.
  • Balamin spent a few days at a shrine to Bahamut in Baldur’s Gate. While there he learned that a month ago, a small group of monks led by a half-elf named Leosin Erlanthar was in Baldur’s Gate asking questions regarding dragon cults.

NPCs Introduced:
  • Governor Tarbaw Nighthill (early 60’s human male): Governs Greenest.
  • Castellan Escobert the Red (middle aged shield dwarf male with knotted, tangled, bright red hair): Master of the keep.

PC Notes:
  • None

Session: Episode 006 - Saturday, Sep 15 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Episode 005: High Road Trouble
Campaign Date: Midsummer Holiday & Eleasis 1-29, 1489 DR
Adventure Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Episode Recap:

The heroes returned to Oakhurst where they learned that Erky had found Sharwyn and Bradford, the young male and female supplicants of the Gulthias Tree, wandering aimlessly outside of the Lost Citadel and escorted them home. The adventurers gave Talgen’s signet ring to his grieving mother, Kerowyn Hucrele, who kindly rewarded the companions for their efforts. Mayor Vurnor Leng thanked the heroes who in return assured him that no threats remained within the citadel. The following day, the adventurers, accompanied by their gnome friend, Erky, returned to Neverwinter.

In Neverwinter, the companions dealt with Delg’s seedy “friend” who had threatened Amara’s Orphanage. Then, at Baltrex’s request, the heroes prepared to travel to a small town southeast of Baldur’s Gate called Greenest. The adventurers secured employment, with Erky’s assistance, as escorts for a wealthy merchant named Quinn Maras. Quinn had some cargo he needed delivered to Baldur’s Gate and didn’t want to wait for a caravan to assemble. The companions, Quinn, and his loyal bodyguards; twin brothers named Keelin and Gier, left Neverwinter and began their long journey southward.

Just north of Carnath’s Roadhouse, on the eastern edge of the Mere of Dead Men, the heroes were confronted by bandits which they easily drove off. Then, a few days south of Waterdeep, the adventurers battled a hungry hill giant and its dire wolf pet. Later that night, the companions’ camp was beset by cultists determined to kidnap Balamin. The abduction was thwarted, the cultists defeated, and the heroes arrived safely in Daggerford the following day.

Episode Highlights:
  • Kerowyn Hucrele, Sharwyn and Talgen’s mother, rewarded the companions with 125 gp.
  • In Neverwinter, Balamin researched the symbology from the dragon shrines within the Lost Citadel and discovered it pertained to the Cult of the Dragon. He also learned that the cult has been very active recently along the Sword Coast.
  • Balamin generously donated 58 gp and a potion of healing to Amara’s Orphanage.
  • Baltrex learned that someone named Cyanwrath was assembling mercenaries and sell-swords in a small town named Greenest. Apparently, Cyanwrath had a large shipment to transport and needed a sizable force to secure its delivery.
  • In Waterdeep, Delg met a dwarven scholar who informed him the cryptex was of dwarven origin. Upon careful inspection and meticulous research, the scholar believed the runes indicated it was from Clan Hammerstriker.
  • In Waterdeep, Balamin discovered a rundown shine to Bahamut maintained by an aging dragonborn named Fayal. Balamin gave Fayal 43 gp to help with the shrine’s upkeep.
  • During the attempted abduction of Balamin, the cultists insisted the gold dragonborn not be hurt and was to be delivered intact.

NPCs Introduced:
  • Quinn Maras (early 60’s human Turmish male): Merchant with cargo to be delivered to Baldur’s Gate.
  • Keelin Banis (mid 40’s human male): Quinn’s bodyguard and Gier’s twin brother.
  • Gier Banis (mid 40’s human male): Quinn’s bodyguard and Keelin’s twin brother.
  • Adwan (late 20’s human male): Captain of the bandits that tried to rob Quinn and the adventurers.
  • Fayal (70’s dragonborn male): Caretaker of a shrine to Bahamut in Waterdeep.

PC Notes:
  • None
Session: Episode 005 - Saturday, Aug 25 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Episode 004: Dragon Doors
Campaign Date: Flamerule 30 & Midsummer Holiday 1489 DR
Adventure Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Episode Recap:
The heroes were unable to wake the unconscious male and female by shaking them or using magic, so they fed them the fruit from the Gulthias Tree and waited. Their efforts appeared to have no effect, so after an uneventful 8-hour rest, the companions bound the pair and set off to investigate a few unexplored areas before heading back to Oakhurst.

The adventurers came upon another stone door with a rearing dragon carved into it. This time, instead of a keyhole situated in the dragon's open mouth, the carving featured an image of a small, curled up dragon. Delg withdrew the crystal whistle they found a few days earlier and hesitantly put it to his lips. He drew in a deep breath, pushed the air through the whistle and fell to the floor coughing and retching. When the heroes turned their attention back to the door, they noticed it had disappeared! The small room beyond contained a strange, tattered Cult of the Dragon banner, a rusted statue of a five-headed dragon and a metallic cylinder with a half-dozen movable rings. The metallic cylinder and each of the rings were inscribed with dwarven runes.

Following a lengthy trek into the Underdark in pursuit of a fleeing bugbear, the adventurers returned to the druid’s cavern and discovered the young male and female were no longer there. The heroes made their way back to the first dragon door and used the key from Yusdrayl’s treasure to open it. Beyond the door they faced several traps protecting an ancient burial chamber containing a large sarcophagus adorned with dragon imagery. The companions opened the sarcophagus and defeated the dragonpriest troll entombed within while his quasit guardian disappeared and presumably fled.

Episode Highlights:
  • None

NPCs Introduced:
  • None

PC Notes:
  • None
Session: Episode 004 - Saturday, Jul 28 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Episode 003: The Gulthias Tree
Campaign Date: Flamerule 29-30, 1489 DR
Adventure Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018

Episode Recap:
As the adventurers attempted to recuperate, angry goblins and their hobgoblin superiors harassed them repeatedly. The heroes prepared themselves for a full force attack, but one never came. While exploring goblin territory, the companions battered through a door that led into the kobold chieftain’s throne room. The kobolds defended their chieftain Yusdrayl and secured her escape despite taking heavy casualties. With the kobolds defeated, the adventurers eagerly removed the large metallic key from the jaws of the rearing dragon carving!

The heroes considered their options and decided to press on through the goblin infested portion of the citadel in search of the enchanted fruit the goblins were rumored to possess. The adventurers confronted the goblin leader, a nasty hobgoblin named Durnn, and defeated him along with his entourage. Durnn’s chamber held a circular shaft that pierced the floor and from it shined dim violet light. The walls of the nearly 100’ deep shaft were coated with strange white and gray vines which provided the companions with an easy means of descent.

The adventurers discovered a huge cavern in which a grove of sickly trees grew among a ruined structure. In the distance, a blackened, twisted tree bearing a large, ruby-red apple reached upward like a skeletal hand. Standing before the tree were three figures; a young male and female whose eyes were black, and their skin was gray with the texture of bark, and a middle-aged bearded druid. The druid spoke reverently about the Gulthias Tree and he informed the heroes they would make excellent supplicants. The companions overcame the druid and his allies by destroying the Gulthias Tree with showers of radiant fire from Delg’s Sacred Flame. The enchanted fruit was harvested, and the adventurers turned their attention to the young male and female that fought beside the druid.

Episode Highlights:
  • Balamin, Baltrex, Delg and Nym advanced to 3rd level

NPCs Introduced:
  • Durnn (male hobgoblin): Chief of the Durbuluk tribe

PC Notes:
  • None
Session: Episode 003 - Saturday, Jul 07 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Episode 002: Legendary Leap
Campaign Date: Flamerule 29, 1489 DR
Adventure Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Episode Recap:
Meepo, the kobold Keeper of Dragons, led the heroes into goblin territory. Beyond a sealed doorway the adventurers found an obsidian altar with an image of a five-headed dragon carved into it. Atop the altar sat a burning candle and a small whistle. After defeating the sanctuary’s skeletal guardians, Baltrex gleefully destroyed the altar at Balamin’s request. Delg pocketed the whistle, even after Balamin warned him it was undoubtedly evil.

The companions battled a few small groups of goblins, the most dramatic of which involved Balamin’s 20’ leap over a caltrop filled hallway! The monk landed atop a low wall and dispatched a pair of goblins on the opposite side. The heroes found a gnome named Erky Timbers locked in a cage that was much too small, even for him. After several failed attempts to free the gnome, Nym strapped the cage to his back and Erky made the best of the bumpy ride.

Inside a grisly trophy room, the adventurers encountered a white dragon wyrmling. Meepo was overjoyed to see the creature but the wyrmling didn’t share in the kobold’s elation. The dragon exhaled a blast of frigid breath and froze the surprised Meepo solid! The companions defeated the wyrmling but decided to make camp and tend to their wounds before pressing onward

Episode Highlights:
  • None

NPCs Introduced:
  • Erky Timbers (gnome male): Acolyte of Nebelun (gnomish god of invention and luck)

PC Notes:
  • None
Session: Episode 002 - Saturday, May 26 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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