D&D 3.0: Tales from Mystara

The Day of the Evil Swordsman

The Day of the Evil Swordsman
XP = 2200xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 1 and a half day and 1 night
Finished on: Tserdain the 17th of the month of Ambyrmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
Using the information gained from San Yak, the Band of the Wolf study their options to defeat the Lupus Inferni.

Raizak uses his veil spell to disguise all the adventurers that are going to visit the city into ochaleans. A few clothes prepared by Flint complete the disguises. And a few spells of Tongue will help them communicate.

The group knows that The General’s military powers (and the abuse he is commiting with them) all depend on his ability to prove to the Thyatian Empire that the Shima Rebellion is real and a menace to the Empire. If he presses the people of Waping Piao to revolt against his opression, he can blame the Rebellion and move thousands of thyatian troops to take over the Celestial Territories and make it a military occupied territory.

Frutumal and Troyus visit the Thyatian Military Camp to spy on Rusianus Vladetronus and the Secret Unit M. He uses a Locate Object spell to try to locate the Scroll that conceds the special powers to the Secret Unit M. They discover that The General keeps the scroll with himself and gives it to the members of the unit when they need to enforce the special powers.

Yoshirou speaks to Zhang Ziyi Po about the short time they have to rescue Suliana Mulatovilus and stop the criminal resources of the Lupus Inferni ( Blood Fang ) without pushing the General into taking the city. She agrees to his plan to ask the people of Waping Piao for their help to spy on the General and his men. Yoshirou also speaks to Win Po to serve as the hub for all the information that the citizens can find. He agrees and tells him that a Hsiao will deliver the first day of information in 24 hours.

Raizak and Daero, take Zhang Ziyi Po in a teleported tour of all the guilds, groups and organizations of the city to ask them to help. She refuses Raizak’s offer to use his magical collar: " I have to speak to my people without tricks or shortcuts, they will listen. "

Eight hours later all the parts of the plan have been completed and there’s only the waiting. They rest and recover in Ji Kassa’s mansion helped by her servants.

But then, terror strikes! A mist covers the house making it fall into a supernatural darkness that turns the midday into midnight! A Hisiao breaks through the window. It’s wounded. He brings the battered body of Doraku in his centipede spirit form. The Hisiao gives Yoshirou a scroll with a list of all the events and locations related to The General and his men. " The People of Waping Piao has helped! "

Doraku shouts to Troyus: " It’s you! The immortals have guided my path to finish my mission. HE IS COMMING! "

All windows break as six flying swords enter and attack the Band. " The Dark Swordsman of the Nine Swords arrives. " He claims. " And I have a message from someone you know. Kana sends his regards and also her ninjas! "

Ninjas start flying, jumping and running to attack the Band using their abilities to surprise and umbalance their opponents. Raizak starts to teleport the people out of the mansion and into the Village of Nimshi. Zhang Ziyi Po, Troyus Machistes and Suliana Mulatovilus are rescued first. " This will take a while, I need you to buy me some time. " claims Raizak and the rest of the Band jumps into action.

The ninja’s are undead ninjas only faithfull to Kana and they are trying to find out the scroll that the Hisiao had. At the same time Doraku was explaining to Troyus: " Yeng Lo Zhung is already poisoned, he will last just days, maybe a week. If you can place him near my reach I can deliver the final bite. "

This is the Band of the Wolf third and final battle against Yeng Lo Zhung, The Dark Swordsman of the Nine Swords. Doraku, now in his real centipede spirit form, is able to bite for the last time and punish the evil samurai. He delivers in his bite the immortal’s justice with the help of a mortal, Troyus Bloodstone. " Like it was ordered by the immortals, for the transgression of violating the boundries of life, death and the mortals’ world. " Both the Dark Swordsman and the Spirit Centipede die.

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 13
Yeng Lo Zhung
12 Undead Ninja (CR: 11)

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: N/A
_ Total Wealth: 2000gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 333gps and 33sp each
_ Other Treasures: 2,000 reward for the killing of the Dark Samurai.

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 2200xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award:N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 12
Troyus Bloodstone
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Daero of Alfmyr
Dio Stoutspark
Frutumal Huntinghawk

Extra:
NOTE: Fell free to add comments to this Adventure Log Entry with information about the adventure from the point of view of your character. Each log that helps document the adventure receives a 25xp award.

To the reader: Additional material describing this adventure could be found in the individual logs of some characters: Adventures.

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Versus Lupus Inferni Part I

Versus Lupus Inferni Part I
XP = 2200xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 1 day and 1 night
Finished on: Moldain the 18th of the month of Ambyrmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
The Band of the Wolf and their allies Zhang Ziyi Po, Pos Lio, Troyus Machistes and Suliana Mulatovilus join forces and minds to find a way to solve three of the four problems they are confronting.

Daero makes a deal with the devil when he agrees with the dangerous San Yak that The Oni will lead the Lupus Inferni to their ambush. " If you fail to kill Lupus Inferni and they come after me, I will cut your throat. "

Zhang Ziyi Po was one of the four decoys who were disguised as Troyus Machistes using Raizak’s veil spell. She had the mission to move the people of Waping Piao to create distractions for the marching troops of Minotaur Legionaries and close the West Wall Gate Doors.

Lupus Inferni did arrive to Uluan Izo Rice Farm were the Band of the Wolf have their ambush prepared. They did arrive without troops but with a adult red dragon.

Raizak, Daero and Flint are able to infiltrate Blood Fang Hideout and resue the hostages ( Leiliana Greyward and her son ) from under his nose even when Blood Fang had demonic help that Kana left him. They teleported back to he the farm but teleported the hostages to the Village of Nimshi out of the reach of the Lupus Inferni.

Even when Carceran fell under the backstabing attack of Volet, the battle continues…

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 13
Blood Fang Hideout
Lupus Inferni
Adult Red Dragon

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: N/A
_ Total Wealth: N/A
_ Wealth per Adventurer: N/A
_ Other Treasures: N/A

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 2200xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award:N/A
__ Bilbo Award: 734xp (Raizak)
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 12
Troyus Bloodstone
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Daero of Alfmyr
Nathaniel J. Flint
Dio Stoutspark
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Carceran Sunreaver
Axetor Stonecutter
Cliona Cassidor Sulescu

Extra:
NOTE: Fell free to add comments to this Adventure Log Entry with information about the adventure from the point of view of your character. Each log that helps document the adventure receives a 25xp award.

To the reader: Additional material describing this adventure could be found in the individual logs of some characters: Adventures.

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Versus Lupus Inferni Part II

Versus Lupus Inferni Part II
XP = 3604xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: same day as last adnture
Finished on: Moldain the 18th of the month of Ambyrmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
The Band of the Wolf continues their complex battle against the Lupus Inferni on the Uluan Izo Rice Farm.

The Lupus Inferni change position, Lady Lamia uses a telekinesis spell to retrieve Gakizha from under Yoshirou’s Feet. And the evil war cleric heales all her companions includying the dragon. Raizak disintegrates Lady Lamia shortly after. Gakizha uses a heal spell on her and a Destruction spell on Veitor, killing him. Raizak kills her. Ragnakrom kills Troyus Bloodstone who has to be raised by Frutumal to continue fighting and he is able to kill Ragnakrom. The Adult Red Dragon is killed by Troyus Machistes.

Cliona searchs Gakizha’s body and finds the document that give the special powers to Secret Unit M. Xaphira flees leaving Volet Firespitter to save himself. Dio dispels the improved invisibility and haste spells from Volet. He escapes to the rice fields with the Band behind him when sudenly….

The dragon tattoo on Axetor’s chest that was placed there when he made a deal with Dontomi Padachi suddenly emerged from him as if becoming alive.The surviving members of the Band of the Wolf are instantly transported in a cloud to the Waping Piao Military Quarters. General Rusianus Vladetronus, Commander Kanaga Shigetsuna and Captain Pos Lio are there with their troops. Also present are Centurions Merkosasso and Okelucios Nalister with their legionaries, and about 600 soldiers of Ochalea and Thyatian Empire.

A body is in the floor and the sword of The General is bathed on blood, The Commander is bending over the body and stands up.
“ He was mumbling something. “
“ What was he mumbling? “ – askes The General
“ I lean over his and hear what was mumbling. It was a list of names. He just died. “

“ It was a genealogy from the first Archduke of Ochalea to her father. “ – exclaims The Captain.
“ Her father? What are you talking about, that was Troyus Machistes who I just killed for his crimes. “
“ She was reciting her geneology down to her father, Guin Po, Province Governor of the Celestial Territories. You just killed her daughter. “
" Zhang Ziyi Po! "

The fragile Lady had used her disguise to lure The General into killing her and spilling the Archiduke’s blood.

Dontomi Padachi: “ I’m here as representative of the Archduke of Ochalea, Teng Lin-Dieu. I’m his sword, I’m his arm, I’m his will. By the promise of the Emperor of the Thyatian Empire to the first Archduke of Ochalea, I’m here to impart the Emperor’s will and the Archduke’s will. I’m here to wield his sword and land the blow of justice. As it was written that no blood of the Emperor’s family should be spilled in Ochalea, and that the Archduke’s blood will be the Emperor’s blood. “
“ I know that you are soldiers under the command of this man, Rusianus Vladetronus. Some of you could feel that you are bound by duty to continue following his orders. For those who feel that way and will try to stop me, I’m here to tell you, you will die in honor. “

The Ochaleans and the Centaurs surrender. Dontomi asks the wounded Band of the Wolf to help him pass across the minotaur legionaries who are still protecting The General. Tired and still wounded by battling the Lupus Inferni, they do and he is able to claim The General’s head ending his reign of fear. They find a letter left by Zhang Ziyi Po.

" Don’t cry for me, every life is fragile
Every life is valuable not only mine
I grew in privilege of thousand clapping
But privileged is the flower under the rain.

I leave with only love as does the flower
As fragile as one of love is made
But I pinch the hand of the abuser
Like a green thorn made of jade.

So, the privilege that my end has given me
Is to die for my family and my land
To die for the people whose love is privilege
Like a flower catching the morning’s rain. "

On Zhang Ziyi Po’s funeral the Archiduke Teng Lin-Dieu is present, an epic level cleric and Raizak has the suspiction that the dragon spirit teleport spell was casted by him. " His involvement in all this was bigger than any one knows. " That’s how this generation’s Jade Princess is born.

As promised by the Band of the Wolf, Viikker Travelmarch uses his Corridor Masters’ powers to transport Troyus Machistes and Suliana Mulatovilus to the County of Cabanis in the Isle of Dawn.

The Band of the Wolf take a well earned rest of two weeks.

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 15
Lupus Inferni
Adult Red Dragon

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: Lupus Inferni’s Treasure (12,000 gps) and Machistes’ gift (6,000 gps)
_ Total Wealth: 18,000gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 1,800gps each (Carceran Sunreaver and Veitor Broskar receive half that each: 900gps. )
_ Other Treasures: Lupus Inferni’s incriminating documents, Senate’s Special Powers Document, Metal ornament with Karameikos Noble’s carvings and a map to the Caverns of Quasqueton on the back. Other thinkets to be studied and identified.

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 3604xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award:N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 13
Troyus Bloodstone
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Daero of Alfmyr
Nathaniel J. Flint
Dio Stoutspark
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Axetor Stonecutter
Cliona Cassidor Sulescu
Veitor Broskar

Extra:
NOTE: Fell free to add comments to this Adventure Log Entry with information about the adventure from the point of view of your character. Each log that helps document the adventure receives a 25xp award.

To the reader: Additional material describing this adventure could be found in the individual logs of some characters: Adventures.

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