D&D 3.0: Tales from Mystara

Passing through the Black Rock

Passing through the Black Rock
XP = 2152
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 2 days and 1 night.
Finished on: Moldain the 18th of the month of Sviftmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
The Band of the Wolf travel from Temple Ruins of Korimizu and find a wooden wall. After checking their papers they are invited in by the gracious Lady Kitsune who tries to be a good host, sells poor quality food and clothing and shelter to the Band.

Toupil‘s Patrol was already on the Village of Kuroiwa but they aren’t what they appear to be. Flint speaks to him and finds some loopholes on what he declares to be his mission: The last month he has been following some Bandits of Ochalea under the command of the dangerous Kou Yun.

Venter Tun’s Patrol arrive to the village following the Band of the Wolf and ask for information about the Village of Lasimar and the Temple Ruins of Korimizu. He is the brother of Chaei Tun The White and son of the elder of their village, The Revered Blades. He hates his brother, who he sees as a traitor for leaving the village to go travelling with his part of the family heirdom.

The town cleric, Huy Otgon, explains to Dio Stoutspark that Shan Hou-Yan is a dangerous creature. That he fears the leader of a Demon Cults who claims to be a deity. Dio recognizes Shan as one of the two monsters on the Village of Lasimar.

Venter Tun The Black feels offended because Yoshirou Nakajima mentioned his brother Chaei Tun The White but later Troyus Bloodstone finds a way to calm him down and speak. The Band of the Wolf prepare a written report of what they found on the Village of Lasimar and Venter Tun gaves him a letter to speak to the Village of Nimshi’s elder.

Neku the Bakaneko confess that she cannot lie to the one who holds her cage and that she has been stalling her knowledge so that the Band of the Wolf don’t kill her. Raizak Derek does the question that places Neku in a bad position. Why should we keep you alive? Kitsune makes a deal with the Band of the Wolf and gives them the location of the Village of Nimshi and a letter for the village elder, a friend of her. She received in return Neku who she sentenced to death immediatly. The execution included the story of what Neku did in that village: " This Bakaneko perverted thirteen children from these village and used them to trap and eat the grown ups of their families. She make the children beleive that they were some kind of Dream Warriors and used them to decimate the village more than 20 years ago. " Neku was killed using cold spells on the metal container of the village’s smelter until she died.

What was discovered later was that Toupil was a member of the Shima Rebellion with a childhood friend of both Yoshirou Nakajima and his brother Takashi Nakajima, the young and restless Sangyeng. They took Yoshirou with them and escaped up the dangerous Mountains of Ice.

The Band of the Wolf took the road east toward the Mountains of Ice to rescue their friend Yoshirou who they believed was capture by the fake soldiers of Toupil. They are ambushed by bandits under the command of Yeng Lo Zhung who prepares a treacherous ambush using the environment. Yeng Lo Zhung, the half-fiend, wanted to find Troyus Machistes and kill him.

Sangyeng explains to Yoshirou Nakajima that his brother Takashi was also a member of the Shima Rebellion and was transporting a precious cargo to visit the villages of the provinces and move them to rebel against the Thyatian Empire. Takashi was transporting The Jade Princess and that now his soul cannot rest because he lost such a precious treasure. Sangyeng has been seen the ghost of Takashi who has guided her to find Yoshirou. She believes that Takashi wants her to help Yoshirou find the statue.

The Band of the Wolf continue their trek to find the Onedea and his Quikasa Gnolls. They know Yeng Lo Zhung is not far behind.

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 11
Diplomatic Encounter
Investigation Encounter
A Ghost
Spies & Rebels
Yeng Lo Zhung A dangerous half-fiend psycopath and his bandits

Wealth:
_ Treasures N/A
_ Total Wealth: N/A
_ Wealth per Adventurer: N/A
_ Other Treasures:
Delicious chicken and ham soup with rice, Good quality wine, a night of rest inside a walled town. (you have to appreciate the little things)

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 2152
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A
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Characters:
Average Party Level: 11
Troyus Bloodstone
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Nathaniel J. Flint
Merkel Duncan
Dio Stoutspark
Carceran Sunreaver
Daero of Alfmyr

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.

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Ambushing Onedea

Ambushing Onedea
XP = 3003
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 6 days and nights of tracking, 1 day of battle, 1 night and 1 day of travelling.
Finished on: Nytdian the 26th of the month of Sviftmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
The Band of the Wolf travel from the Village of Kuroiwa across the Mountains of Ice to try to find the Ice Caves of the Quikasa and continue their trek to find the Onedea and his Quikasa Gnolls. They know Yeng Lo Zhung is not far behind so they decide to use strategy to continue their mission.

Toupil’s Band of Rebels of the Shima Rebellion will make Yeng Lo Zhung and the dangerous Boryoku to find each other. This could prove to be a good distraction for both of them and they could continue searching for Onedea. First Raizak will use a Weather Control spell to make Yeng Lo Zhung lose their track then the Rebels will make the armies of their enemies find each other.

The strategy works fine enough for Toupil, Sangyeng and the Band of the Wolf to find Onedea’s Lair and track him to a dangerous place on the Mountians of Ice were he was travelled to offer some treasures as tribute to one of the dangerous monsters of the area. The Jade Princess was one of these treasures.

The Band of the Wolf followed and ambushed Onelea, after thoughfull preparation and a motivational speech from Frutumal.

During the battle a cart with many banners arrived to the scene. The driver, a dwarf, jumped and turned into a huge demon. More small small demons appear from the cart and ran to steal the treasures. A voice declared: " Onedea, your death doesn’t end our agreement. Those treasures are mine or I will take the soul of your men. " The Gnolls shivered in fear of the voice and acted to defend the demons that were taking the treasures attacking the Band of the Wolf with fierce blood motivated by their fear more than their loyalty to their fallen leader.

Yoshirou was able to escape away with The Jade Princess. The rest had to choose between leaving some of them behind to die in the claws of the demons or risk all of them dying. They stayed and were able to kill the demon.

Inside the cart Troyus found a prisoner. A princess dressed in very valuable clothing wrapped in thick ropes. " You have saved me, honrable warrior, please tell me your name and those brave ones who accompany you. "

" My name is Troyus Bloodstone and this are my soldiers. "

" Then, " answered the prisoner changing into an horrendous monstrous version of herself, half snake and half woman " now I know the name of he who dare oppose me, The Devil Demon Kana. "

The woman who was commanding the demons disappeared on a cloud of smoke and sulfur.

After the battle, the Band of the Wolf killed Onedea, some of his high ranking officers and 50 of his gnolls decimating his army.

The Band of the Wolf leaved the place with treasures and Onedea’s head on a bag toward the Village of Howaito Rokku.

The ghost of his brother Takashi Nakajima appear to him, now revitalized. Yoshirou told him: " I’m not looking for this responsibility, I cannot be part of the Shima Rebellion like you. I’m not into politics. " Takashi’s ghost answered: " You don’t have to be. You did something greater for your brother’s soul and that is bigger than honor, that’s love. "

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 11
The coldness of the Mountains of Ice
Onedea and his army of Quikasa Gnolls.
Kana and her demons.

Wealth:
_ Treasures: 2500gps, 100gems of 10gps each, 10,000sps (looting the gnolls)
_ Total Wealth: 4500gps.
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 500gps of treasures per adventurer
_ Other Treasures:
Onedea’s reward 3,000gps (collected on returning to Waping Piao is gps per character. 333gps and 34sps per character.
The Band of the Wolf expended one of their magical Oils found on the Temple Ruins of Korimizu.

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 3003
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A
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Characters:
Average Party Level: 11
Troyus Bloodstone
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Nathaniel J. Flint
Merkel Duncan
Dio Stoutspark
Carceran Sunreaver
Frutumal Huntinghawk
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.

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To free Lasimar

To free Lasimar
XP = 2100
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 1 day and 1 night of rest and party, 6 days and nights of travelling
Finished on: Nytdian the 5th of the month of Eirmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
After a night of party at the village of Village of Howaito Rokku who are more than happy of knowing that Onedea and his Quikasa Gnolls are dead the Band of the Wolf speak with Doraku about the Village of Lasimar.

He agrees to travel the Mountains of Ice to the Village of Kuroiwa wiith the Band of the Wolf and waits patiently to their definitively answer about helping the peopleof Lasimar. A trio of Shimo Kyojin
attack the caravan. Doraku refuses to help under the assumption that the Band hasn’t decided to help Lasimar yet but Raizak convinces him that their intentions are to help. With spells, arrows and melee attacks, they defeat the frost giants.

Arriving to the Lasimar Rice Hamlet they find Venter Tun and a camp with two military patrols. He has been trying to help the village, entering with food for the villagers and leaving before nightfall. He tells them that he send messenger to Waping Piao to report the problem and that Shan Hou-Yan and Tun Mi Lung have increase the damage to the Village of Lasimar and now they don’t allow people to enter. Doraku is unable to enter the Village without raising suspictions from Shan Hou-Yan and stays away, promising that he will find our about the so called ‘curse’ of the Village and report back to them.

Venter Tun The Black and his patrols create a diversion while the Band of the Wolf infiltrate the village just to find the two old men Hui Ash and Fei Lung playing Maghong again. They ask two questions:

Fei Lung: " Are you coming back to accept our hospitality or are you going to offend us by leaving again? "

Flint: " We are not going to offend you again, we are staying the night. "

Hui Ash: " Are you ready to play ? "

Raizak: " We are so serious that it shouldn’t be called a game. " while he touches the game pieces and moves them making Fei Lung win.

Fei Lung is laughing. Hui Ash sees his opportunity: " If you are so full of confidence why don’t we play for the higher stakes. "

Fei Lung stays quiet thinking about the proposal.

Hui Ash asks Fei Lung: " It looks like tonight is going to rain again. "

Fei Lung answers smilling and agreeing: " Just until dawn. "

Hui Ash agrees with him: " Until dawn them, we meet at dawn north of the village. "

The two leave for their huts with Fei Lung who plans to enchant the Band’s weapons and Yoshirou’s fists with (temporarily) + 2 enchantment and a 2d6 specific (cold or acid) elemental effect. He gets mad when Yoshirou asks about keeping the villagers safe, he doesn’t care and ends negotiations by telling them to go out of his hut.

The Band go to the big shelter house, still holding after all the winds and rain. They use a Divination spell to try to find some guidance: " ?Ayudar al Tun Mi Lung en vencer a Shan Hou-Yan salvará la Village of Lasimar? "

Frutumal receives an answer in the form of a voice that speaks in his head: " The house is in danger of burning and to extingh the fire, water is needed, buckets will help, but not too much water, so don’t divert a river. "

Doraku returns briefly, he has discovered that the curse is real. One villager made a deal with the Efreeti. He received a wish and the fiery demon turned the wish into the curse. The wish was: " I wish to be the protector of this village and that people are safer around me. ".

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 11
Frost Giants
Hui Ash
Fei Lung

Wealth:
_ Treasures: 1400gps
_ Total Wealth: 1400gps.
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 200gps of treasures per adventurer
_ Other Treasures: N/A

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 2100
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: 500xp for Raizak for his role playing with Kitzume and the old men
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A
[ GM: Fell free to propose and vote for these awards on the comments below. Explain why. Help the GM use this rule! ]

Characters:
Average Party Level: 11
Troyus Bloodstone
Daero of Alfmyr
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Nathaniel J. Flint
Merkel Duncan
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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Lasimar Epic Final Game

Lasimar Epic Final Game
XP = 3303
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 1 day of combat and 4 days of travel to the Village of Nimshi
Finished on: Gromdain the 9th of the month of Eirmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
The Band of the Wolf find only one viable solution to stop the danger on the Village of Lasimar that the two dangerous monsters, the Tun Mi Lung and Shan Hou-Yan have imposed. They allied to the Typhoon Dragon against the devil Efreeti in a duel of wits and powers.

The Band of the Wolf convinced the two titans to fight outside of the Village, they moved the battle north east near the Korimizu River’s shore. The Band prepared, the Typhoon Dragon temporarily blessed their weapons with either Frost/Cold Blast or Lightning/Lightning Blast on their weapons or fists.

Tun Mi Lung had the Band of the Wolf as ‘game pieces’ on his side of the ‘board’. Shan Hou-Yan had thee Fire Giants, two Nightmares, his grandson Huy Otgon and a prisoner ( Kitsune ). The game has to continue with the Typhoon Dragon’s ‘game pieces’ fighting the Efreeti and the Efreeti’s ‘game pieces’ fighting the Typhoon Dragon.

The battle started with the Efreeti’s cleric casting a spell unto the Typhoon Dragon’s brain to preserve the magic pearl he has in there. The Efreeti wanted the gem intact to cast an epic spell that could conjure a dangerous elemental construct called the “Living Holocaust”. That was his reason behind the whole encounter between both monsters.

The Band of the Wolf fought bravely against Shan Hou-Yan combinations of fiery powers and monk abilities. He is well trained and a born leader who knows how to use his powers and followers to his advantage. He has his grandson Huy Otgon bound to serve him using Kitsune to call for Shan Hou-Yan’s wishes on his favor to destroy the Tun Mi Lung. He is able to do that, even casting a magical iron web around the dragon and making a meteor swarm rain from the sky over his opponents.

The Band are able to both defeat the Efreeti and help the Dragon against his Giant opponents. The Typhoon Dragon’s side is victorious. " You have been very entertaining game pieces Band of the Wolf. " Raizak Derek begs the dragon to give him a ride through the winds in his back. " You are a mighty dragon of the winds please conceed me this wish. " The dragon laughs and agrees. " You will find this short trip to have long forecommings. "

Zhan Ila saves the villagers of the Village of Lasimar by taking all of them with her outside of the village and away from the monsters. " Thanks for saving my village. "

Doraku is very happy of the outcome of the battle and gives the Band of the Wolf the location of his hut in the Mountains of Ice if they need to find him somewere in the future. " You have prove your worth and the value of your word. "

Kitsune, keeps Huy Otgon as his slave, he doesn’t kill him. " Now that you have no one to fear, you will have to fear me. " And yes. Kitsume is discovered to be both a WereFox and a male in a double plot twist. He offers the Typhoon Dragon the location of the Village of Kasai so that he can go and tell the people of Shan Hou-Yan that he lost the game. Kitsune also asks the Band of the Wolf to keep his secret. " You could always have a warm bed and a cold beer waiting for you at the Village of Kuroiwa. "

Venter Tun and his Patrol escorts the Band of the Wolf to his Village of Nimshi were they can see the wonders of how the Rakastas live in harmony and peace. " You have earned passage to my village, I’m sure my father will agree that you are men of honor and bravery. "

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: One encounter of CR 20.
Fighting as the Tun Mi Lung’s pieces on an epic game of chess against Shan Hou-Yan and his three Fire Giants

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: 8,000gps, 10 gems of 200gps each (2,000gps)
_ Total Wealth: N/A
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 800gps, 1 gem of 200gps value
_ Other Treasures:
Shan’s bottle and animated red suit to present as evidence to collect reward of 4,000gps on Waping Piao.

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 3303xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award:N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 11
Troyus Bloodstone
Nathaniel J. Flint
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Daero of Alfmyr
Dio Stoutspark
Veitor Broskar
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Carceran Sunreaver
Axetor Stonecutter

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.

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Secrets of Nimshi

Secrets of Nimshi
XP = 2200
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 7 days and nights of downtime, 1 day adventure on the Village of Nimshi
Finished on: Tserdain the 17th of the month of Eirmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
After a week of leisure and strange occurrences, Elder Nazahn Tun returns from his small trip and meet the Band of the Wolf at dinner on his Nimshi Daimyos Palace.

He asks again about why the Band of the Wolf came to the conclusion that the retired general and hero Troyus Machistes was on the Village of Nimshi. Troyus Bloodstone explianed humly and confused that they meet Chaei Tun The White on Ierendi and he told them so.

Elder Nazahn Tun and his son, Captain Venter Tun, laughed and explained to them that both Chaei Tun and Ji Kassa were not exiles of the Village of Nimshi but merchants with the mission to deliver crafting orders around the Known World and collecting the payment. They also obtain materials, goods, books, clothing and exotic food and beverage who are sent to the village in secret caravans. The people of Nimshi love their way of life, the balance of tranquility and personal growing of their village and they don’t want outsiders to change them.

Troyus Machistes enter the room and presents itself leaving Troyus Bloodstone speachless. He asks for explanations and Bloodstone narrates everything from Benedetto Difusallo’s con to the delivery of Letter from Caesonia Scipio Machiste to Troyus Machiste to the wrong Troyus in Ierendi. Troyus decides to go to his farm, get his posessions and return to the protection of the Village as soon as possible.

Nazahn Tun explains of the incomming danger of the Ogre Magi Ox Clan moving troops near the Village of Nimshi and their new unexpected giant troops. He is sending messengers to nearby rakastas to move to the protection of Nimshi to expect the attack of the Ogre Magi.

Hearing that the village will need more supplies and some of the younger and older of the village are sick prompts Merkel and Axetor to leave the village in search of creatures to hunt and bring back the meat.

Raizak, Daero Maiavel and Aranhil want to help. Raizak raise stone walls on the entrance of the village and the others are patrolling and helping with spells and skills. The soldiers feel ofended by their intrusion and because their leader, Venter Tun, has no knowledge of these maneuvers. Venter Tun is also offended, " You are telling my men that you don’t respect my decisions by taking actions without my approval. That offends theirs and my pride. " Raizak ask forgiveness for the group and Venter accept his words. He tells them go with Kaminaggi and wait for instructions. The Wizard makes them help him researching some books and all arrive to the same conclusion: " The Ogre Magi could have rediscover the darkest of their ancient magics. " Kaminaggi believes the Black Scrolls of Ochalea were inked using The Blood of the Demon God.

Frutumal also hears about the sick people and tries to help Voi Kassa the village’s healer. He is able to track and discover that the disease was posion in the water of the pond. Maiavel was sent to swim to the botom of the only water source of the village to discover a tainted wight-like creature bleeding poison on the water. The poison is known as Fuantei shi (Ingested; DC 18; 2d6 Con; 1d6 Con; 300 gp). The source of the poison was removed and the process of cleaning the water started.

The soldiers that were earlier offended by Raizak actions were humble and apoligized to him. " We didn’t know you were a human who rode in the back of a dragon. You are are bearer of luck for rakasta soldiers. "

Machistes, Bloodstone, Yoshirou, Dio and Carceran are ambushed by Tiger Men looking to benefit from all the people moving around the Jungle of the Tiger Men who are fleeing from the Ogre Magi.

Troyus Machistes explained to Troyus Bloodstone that the Lupus Inferni, and his leader the infamous Volet Firespitter work as assassins of Senator Xaturis Mulatovilus to advanced forward his evil schemes. Lupus Inferni is in reality a secret group of politicians conspiring for a common goal.

Troyus Machistes and his group of counter-conspirers, banded together for different reasons, common enemy, hatred of the Senator, stopping his conspiracy and love. Troyus separated from the group 2 years ago when he and Suliana Mulatovilus got married and left civilization. Members of this group includes Alphatians with ties in high levels of the Empire. An agent that had information on Troyus Bloodstone‘s family’s murder was a spy who was capture and escaped, his name is Nathaniel J. Flint.

Merkel and Axetor fight an ogre magi and a giant. They are able to defeat both and return to the village with the body of the ogre. Raizak hears about their battle and shouts: " We need to get the other body and analyze it. The giant could be the key to all this mistery. " Nazahn Tun doesn’t want to risk more people, but he is grateful the Band of the Wolf will go with a cart and two horses to bring the body of the giant into the village to study it.

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 11.
Ogre Magi Ox Clan‘s ogre and ’giant’
Tiger Men‘s hunting patrol
Yeng Lo Zhung’s poison

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found:
5000gps of the Tiger Men
350gps, 75eps, and 2 gems (of 50gps each) of the Ogre Magi
_ Total Wealth: 1,100 gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 100gps each
_ Other Treasures: N/A

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

Characters:
Average Party Level: 11
Troyus Bloodstone
Merkel Duncan
Aranhil Thunderseeker
Maiavel of Alfmir
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Daero of Alfmyr
Dio Stoutspark
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Carceran Sunreaver
Axetor Stonecutter

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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The path of snow and swords

The path of snow and swords
XP = 2300
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 1 days and 1 night
Finished on: Moldain the 18th of the month of Eirmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
The Band of the Wolf takes the biggest cart and the two strongest horses from the Village of Nimshi and move as fast as they can into the Jungle of the Tiger Men to find and retrieve the body of the giant that Merkel and Axetor killed. If a study of the body can be made, the theory that they are Ogre Magi permanently enlarged could be proven.

When the Band reach the location they see two giant eagles in a tree looking down to the dead giant who has slowly broken the tree that was holding him with his weight. They still have time to get the body and take it to the Village.

Yoshirous tries to look around the jungle but it’s already getting dark. He feels shadows moving, branches breaking, something waiting. Raizak decides to start the process of shrinking the body to make it easier to transport. When he starts casting the spell, an Ogre Magi shoots a Cone of Cold and disrupts his spell doing a lot of damage. Dio uses Truesight magic to discover that the Ogre Magi are around them transformed into Clouds of Smoke and ready to attack. He is able to tell the others and bless them before the battle starts.

Troyus starts hearing a whisper “ Leiliana…. Leiliana… “. He asks the others, but they cannot hear it. He tries to dismiss it but then the voice changes to that of Leiliana Greyward and calls his name “ Troyus, help! “. Another voice of a child “ Father, help! “ He rides his horse at full charge inside the jungle. “ I have to help them, I will use my whistle if I need help. “ he tells the others.
Troyus falls into a trap set up by the evil Yeng Lo Zhung. He painfully discovers that Yeng can animated at least six of his cursed blades who attack him and Nathaniel J. Flint who shortly follows him.
Yeng has some kind of magic that makes Troyus and him speak the truth at the same time they are stabbing each other. “ I work for the Lupus Inferni and you should have checked your backpack for magic marks when they let you leave the jail of Waping Piao. “
“ I want to know were is Troyus Machistes! “ Troyus feels the voices trying to pull the information Yeng wants from his mind. “ I won’t betray my word. “ he answers the Dark Samurai.
Yeng is hit again and confess, “ Your enemy is on Waping Piao and he has your woman and son as hostages. That’s why I know their names. “
Troyus hits him and his dancing swords as strong as he can and Flint, who is trying to take Troyus away from the battle, does the same hitting Yeng with his whip. One of Yeng’s baldes is broken in half by Troyus’s greatsword. A portal opens to take away the Dark Samurai back to the Shadow Lands. They have been fighting on a path of tainted land all the time. The gate tries to swallow both Troyus and Flint and Troyus falls inside the Shadow Lands. From inside Troyus body has uncontrolable comvulsions as an ugly centipede spirit exists from his mouth and attacks Yeng. Troyus is able to escape not without first recognizing the Centipede as Doraku who was sent by the spirit world to punish Yeng.

With a sword cut in his chest, the fallen giant is still the mission, but now Raizak needs to uses his magic to battle the dangerous ogre magi opponents. Carceran runs with his horse through the middle of the battle and jumps inside the body to do the needed study of his insides. The giant starts to regenerate, his flesh closing around Carceran, snuffing him and entangle him in his organs. Merkel’s wolf tries to help Carceran attacking the giant but instead bites Carceran. Veitor is able to pull him out of the closing wound on time. Carceran, covered in blood (some his own) and ogre’s flesh, after puking he shouts to the others: “ It’s an ogre, let’s get the hell out of here. “

The rest of the Band are able to dispatch the giant eagles and ogres. “ They will regenerate, we have to leave. “ They do see that fire damage doesn’t heal on the ogre’s flesh as easy as cuts and other wounds. They did charm monster spell on one of the ogre and discover that they will attack Nimshi in two to three weeks.

The Band returns to the Village of Nimshi to report their findings. Nazahn Tun makes counsel with his trusted leaders and his friends Troyus Machistes in full armor, Yoko Kurama and Pi Kalu are allies of the Village of Nimshi and the Band of the Wolf. Carceran explains the truth that the Ogre Magi have the ability to permanently grow proving that the information on Kaminaggi’s book about the The Blood of the Demon God is true. Kaminaggi advices the Elder to use a difference strategy than all the other attacks made by the ogre magi in the past decades. Nazahn ask Troyus Machistes for advice " You are a Thyatian General. How will you handle this? "

Troyus didn’t want to be placed in this position after all this time, he is old and tired, but he understand the dangers. " Sent word to Waping Piao about the menace, they should be prepared if we fall. A direct attack is the best approach, to make them use their resources before they can use them to cheat and attack us. "

" That is very good advice and I have more to add: " interrupts Kaminaggi " The Ogre Magi are power hungry and greedy. The Ogre Leader must have the Black Scroll and the remanent of the Blood of the Demon God in his posession. He will not easily share that amount of power with anyone. "

" Find and kill the Ogre Magi leader, return and destroy the Black Scroll and the Blood. Looks like a very straight forward plan. " adds Machistes.

" One that we should implement. " adds Flint " They know less of our abilities than yours. They won’t expect us to do a direct attack to his Ogre Magi Ox Clan Strongholds. "

Nazahn Tun agrees and leaves his forges fired on so that the Band can craft, buy and prepare for the mission. " We need less than a week. I can teleport to Waping Piao, cash Onedea’s reward, talk to the authorities about the menage and return. "

" I wil write a letter for the Province Governor Guin Po. He is my friend. "

" The Lupus Inferni are still after us. " speaks Daero

" I can go with Raizak, disguise us both and gather as much information as I can. It will take 8 to 9 hours to do all these if we go together. " adds Flint

" I shall go too. I have to rescue Leiliana from the bastard Volet Firespitter. "

The rest of the Band of the Wolf look at each other. They know this is a mistake that can jeopardize the whole mission, and get Troyus fall into a trap and killed. They cannot be in two places at the same time, and they cannot leave him alone.

" We will discuss that while preparing to teleport there, Troyus. "

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 12.
Ogre Magi Ox Clan’s ogres
Yeng Lo Zhung

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found:
2000gps of Yeng Lo Zhung’s obsidian broken sword
3000gps from the killed Ogre Magi
_ Total Wealth: 5000gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 500gps each
_ Other Treasures: N/A

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 2300xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award:N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 11
Troyus Bloodstone
Nathaniel J. Flint
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Daero of Alfmyr
Dio Stoutspark
Veitor Broskar
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Carceran Sunreaver
Merkel Duncan

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A desperate plan against the Ogre Magi

A desperate plan against the Ogre Magi
XP = 2200
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 2 days and 2 nights teleporting and a week and 5 days preparing and travelling
Finished on: Moldain the 4th of the month of Ambyrmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
Raizak anf Flint teleport to Waping Piao to find help and tell the autorities about the ogre magi menace in the wilderness. They also jump to Ierendi City to check on their assets. They come back with healing potions and bad news. General Rusianus Vladetronus negative to move troops to the Village of Nimshi he has used the event to his advantage asking for additional troops for himself to be moved from the Province of Cao to Waping Piao. Province Governor Guin Po is moving some troops under his command to Nimshi to help them.

The Band of the Wolf are sumoned into the war room on the Nimshi Town Hall by Nazahn Tun, Venter Tun and Kaminaggi who are making plans for the defense and the strategies for the attack against the Ogre Magi Ox Clan. Nimshi’s troops have been activated to 150 Rakastas (Rng:5) and Pi Kalu has 100 soldiers (Fig:4). The ranger Yoko Kurama is also present as he knows the territory like the back of his paw. Troyus Machistes is there giving wartime advice.

The group decides to follow Machistes’ advice and Kaminaggi’s warning and infiltrate the Ogre Magi Ox Clan Stronghold of the current army who is formed and moving toward them. They will need to cross the dangerous Jungle of the Tiger Men and into the Southern Forested Hills were the ogre magi live.

Kaminaggi explains that Black Scrolls are made on human flesh and the ink is red-black, The markings are written in ochalean-giant with Nithian Empire and Nagpa Overlords symbols on the edges. The Blood of the Demon God is red-black, and smells like burning sulfur. It has to be storage on a container made of cold iron.

Yoko Kurama guides the Band of the Wolf on their trek and they arrive to find a bigger army than expected on the stronghold. The banners of Wolgor Wong and Kou Yun together with the following army 50 ogre magi, 100 Quikasa Gnolls, 100 Pokku Goblins, and Kou Yun’s band of 100 orcs.

The Band of the Wolf has to infiltrate the house of the dangerous Wolgor Wong and find the Black Scrolls of Ochalea and the The Blood of the Demon God.

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 11
Ogre Magi Ox Clan’s ogres
Jungle of the Tiger Men

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found:
_ Total Wealth: N/A
_ Wealth per Adventurer: N/A
_ Other Treasures:
A potion of healing (1d8 + 1) for each character.

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
Nathaniel J. Flint
Yoshirou Nakajima
Raizak Derek
Daero of Alfmyr
Dio Stoutspark
Veitor Broskar
Merkel Duncan
Cliona Cassidor Sulescu

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Stealing from the Ogre Magi Part I

Stealing from the Ogre Magi Part I
XP = 1802
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: less than 6 hours
Finished on: Moldain the 4th of the month of Ambyrmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
Using the veil spell, the Band of the Wolf infiltrate the Ogre Magi Ox Clan Stronghold of Wolgor Wong in the snowy Southern Forested Hills. As they walk around the armies, they see that the place is undergoing a renovation using the labor force of the 100 Quikasa Gnolls and 100 Pokku Goblins. The banners of Wolgor Wong and Kou Yun are prominent and Kou Yun’s band of orcs and other humanoids have privileges and are not working. The works include a new stronghold’s wooden wall that extendes the area of the stronghold to the size of a small city and buildings that are been upgraded for huge and gargantuan sized creatures. They see what is happening, Wolgor Wong has increase the size of many ogre magi to gain their loyalty. They are bigger and stronger. Ogre crafters craft new weapons and armors for the recently enlarged leaders.

Using detect magic and spellcraft the Band of the Wolf explore for hours the areas of the stronghold that have more magic and magic items. They also discover that the servants are gathering rocks from underground caves that are located bellow the stronghold.

The ogre magi are gatering around a small pool with three monolits. Raizak recognize the design and markings as the one he saw on the old books of Kaminaggi. Wolgor Wong appears and declares his victory over the Village of Nimshi as he presents the new enlarged Kou Yun! Not only the dangerous ogre is enlarged but it’s revealed that he is a tiger men! (weretiger) and Wolgor Wong is sending him to kill the leader of the Village of the Tiger Men and force the weretigers to march against Nimshi as their allies!

Wolgor Wong retires to his underconstruction house under the constant chanting of his followers " Wolgor! Wolgor! Wolgor! " and the Band follows, too. Raizak cast a improved invisibility spell on Daero Maiavel and Yoshirou who enter the house inconspicuous.

Inside, an enlarged Wolgor speaks with his closest people; 5 ogres and a strange devilish beast. He is preparing to march against the Village of Nismhi. When he removes his thick cape, Maiavel sees the scroll (the size of a medium sized rug) on his belt and the medium sized jar of the demon blood hanging from a rope on his neck. He and his brother approach silently the ogre to steal the objects while Yoshirou is keeping an eye on everything.

Wolgor feels Daero’s hand trying to move the scroll from his belt and casts defensively a Dispel Magic spell that removes both brother’s disguise and invisibility. The battle has started and as Wolgor shutouts for his guards, Yoshirou uses the Messenger spell casted by Raizak earlier to call for reinforcements.

The Band enters the house as ‘fellow ogres’ and see Wolgor’s guards attacking the shadow elves. This allows them to attack by surprise as the ogre magi doesn’t expect them to be outsiders.

Raizak uses a potion and a combination of magic items to bluff the soldiers not to enter yet. He has to keep talking to them outside of the house: and army of 50 ogre magi of sized large, huge and gargatuan. " Ungh! " With growing numbers of gnolls and goblins addying up.

The battle inside the house is a complex one as constant casting and countercasting is been perform by the combatants. At one moment the strongest of the members of the Band attack Woldor with all their strongest attacks only to discover that under his tick hides and clothes he has casted an Iron Body spell and now resists many of the attacks made.

The recently enlarge and raging Kou Yun moves in front of the rest of the army and enters the house without listening to Raizak ( who in his wisdom moves out of his way ) He takes Frutumal with one hand and uses it as a throwing weapon against Troyus. Frutumal and Dio use spells to stop him for a while. Raizak enters and closes the door casting a Hold Monster spell on the ugly bastard. This magic only works for a while as Wolgor Wong dispels some of the spells and moves to attack. Daero is able to steal the scroll and pass it to his brother. The battle intensifies with Kou Yun atacking the Band and the rest of the Ogres trying to tear down the door.

Black Scrolls of Ochalea and the The Blood of the Demon God are still inside the house and the Band of the Wolf know that it will only be a matter of time before the army closes their ranks around them even if it takes them to tear down their master’s house.

" How will the Band of the Wolf complete the mission? Will they survive? Will the items be retrieved? Will Kou Yun be stopped before he conquers the Tiger Men and uses them as pawns in this ogre magi feast of fear? " …. we will find out in our next chapter.

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 14
Ogre Magi Ox Clan’s ogres
Wolgor Wong
Kou Yun

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

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 1802xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award:N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

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

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Stealing from the Ogre Magi Part II

Stealing from the Ogre Magi Part II
XP = 3301
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: the battle was less than 1 hour. Waiting in Nimshi (downtime) for the army to arrive was 7 days. Healing and teleporting to Waping Piao on the 8 day.
Finished on: Nytdain the 12th of the month of Ambyrmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
Continuing the battle started on Stealing from the Ogre Magi Part I, the Band of the Wolf oppose Wolgor Wong and the strongest of ogres, Kou Yun.

Raizak was able to paralyze the gigantic Kou Yun with a spell and Axetor used his bow to make a coup of grace with a silver arrow on the were tiger. The body stayed up becouse it was magically frozen in place. Any way the band’s members were able to go up his body and cut off his head also. " No resurrection for this bastard! " yelled Carceran as he took the risk of using his magic to complete that task.

Dio is able to dispel the flying spell that Wolgor was using to stay floating above the Band and that was the opportunity that Troyus was waiting for. Troyus slayed the dangerous Ogre Magi with his greatsword in a blow that gashed the monster from his belly thru his back. The ogre magi lay there, slowly regenerating, something that was not in Troyus’s plan. His sword struck once more the body of the chieftain of the stronghold and the enlarged head of the ogre magi separated from his body.

Daero took the vase with the Demon’s Blood from Wolgor’s mutilated body and the group started to fight their way toward the point were Raizak could teleport them away. This proved to be no easy task as ogre magi keep entering the house in gaseous form and materializing to attack the members. The ogre magi who were stronger teared apart the walls of the house and giant eagles and ogres closed a circle of deadly blows and spells on the necks of the Band of the Wolf.

Finally the teleport spells were cast by Raizak and the Band of the Wolf dissapeared from the center of the Ogre Magi Ox Clan Stronghold and travelled back to the Village of Nimshi. There, Raizak used his last teleport to take Black Scrolls of Ochalea and the The Blood of the Demon God to the Arcane Order on the Principalities of Glantri. " This is too dangerous and must be in the safest place I know. "

Kaminaggi gasps at the sudden change of plans but Nazahn Tun agrees that " The more far away those demonic items are from us, the better. "

A week later the Ogre Magi Ox Clan‘s army arrives. They are less than expected as Wolgor Wong wasn’t their leader and Kou Yun didn’t enslave the Village of the Tiger Men. Their delayed arrival to Nimshi provoked by the change in leadership, allowed the reinforcements from Waping Piao under the command of Captain Mori Izo to arrive in time. The ogre magi’s army was wiped out. The menace of the Ogre Magi contained for at least a decade.

Nazahn Tun gives the Band of the Wolf a list of secret contacts around the Known World to allow them to order or buy magical weapons from the Village of Nimshi at a – 25% cost. The turnover time to receive the weapons back is 1 month. They also have permission to teleport to the Village if needed.

Mori Izo and his men start the 12 days trek back to Waping Piao, knowing that their movilization means trouble with General Rusianus Vladetronus and their direct commander Kanaga Shigetsuna.

The Band of the Wolf say farewell to the rakastas of the Village of Nimshi and mass teleport to the mansion of Ji Kassa on the Waping Piao Sun Quarters of Waping Piao a place that they believe is a safe house for them in that city…

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 14
Ogre Magi Ox Clan’s ogres
Wolgor Wong
Kou Yun
Giant Eagles

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: N/A
_ Total Wealth: 9,500gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 1,000gps per adventurer with the exception of the following characters that receive partial reward of 500gps for been in only one of the two parts of the adventure: Nathaniel J. Flint, Carceran Sunreaver, Cliona Cassidor Sulescu, Maiavel of Alfmyr and Frutumal Huntinghawk.
_ Other Treasures:
Reward of 8,000gps for killing Wolgor Wong and Kou Yun.

Nazahn Tun gives the Band of the Wolf a list of secret contacts around the Known World to allow them to order or buy magical weapons from the Village of Nimshi at a – 25% cost. The turnover time to receive the weapons back is 1 month. They also have permission to teleport to the Village if needed.

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 3301xp
_ 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
Merkel Duncan
Axetor Stonecutter
Maiavel of Alfmir
Carceran Sunreaver

Extra:
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Going against the Blood Fang

Going against the Blood Fang
XP = 2200xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Duration: 2 days and 2 nights
Finished on: Soladain the 14th of the month of Ambyrmont of the year 1032 After the Coronation of the First Emperor of Thyatis (AC)

Synopsis:
After returning to the city of Waping Piao the Band of the Wolf has to hide inside the mansion of an arrested Ji Kassa. They are looking for information to find the Lupus Inferni and stop them. These are the highlights of the adventure plus the PbP:
1. Hidding in Ji Kassa‘s and having the four servants help them. Bond an alphatian human male servant, Dominus a thyatian human male servant, Sadish, an ochalean halfling and Mashsm an ochalean elven male servant.
2. Contacting Captain Pos Lio and learning about the dire conditions of the city with General Rusianus Vladetronus’ political and military movements.
3. Contacting Lady Zhang Ziyi Po who is trying to keep the populance from raising in arms and provoking a masacre.
4. Yoshirou reads his mother’s letter and visit Master Librarian Win Po (updated entry). Master Win Po tells Yoshirou Nakajima that he was the last Province Governor and that he was the one who made an alliance with the honorable Elder of the Village of Nimshi at that time, Daka Shi to protect the wilderness. Both are at least 120 years old.
5. Axetor makes an extrange pact with Master Samurai Dontomi Padachi and now he has a message spell tattoed in his whole body to be called (he and the Band ) by the Samurai when the time is right.
6. The Lupus Inferni has hired the most despicable criminal in Waping Piao that goes by the name of The Blood Fang. He has hired for them dangerous criminals like Yeng Lo Zhung, ninjas and
7. Flint and Daero find a strange, old and angry criminal named San Yak who claims to be in a destructive path of vengance against the Lupus Inferni.

San Yak and the Band of the Wolf make an alliance against the Lupus Inferni, he will provide intell, the Band will provide some gold and muscle. His plant is to create a small dispute between the Crescent Moon and the Shadow Hand that will keep them occupied for a few days and their resources (specially ninjas) outside of the payroll of Blood Fang.

The Band of the Wolf steal a statue called the Farukon Toryō wa tabemasu that is valuable to the Crescent Moon and blame the Shadow Hand. They will have to survive in San Yak Fig Farm five waves of ninjas that will attack them to retrieve the statue. Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. If they are “lucky” the teacher of those groups of ninja will also attack. " some will die but it will be better for our goal. " explained San Yak.

The Gold Ninjas, they carry swords and highly reflective shields (to blind opponents). Is not much fun to have somebody throwing chains at you when the sun is in your eyes. Armor is covered in mirrors. Attacks in daylight and outside.
The last Gold Ninja is enchanted and explains that Water Ninjas fight from underwater or move underwater to attack target. Is camouflage to hide in water. Has no penalty fighting underwater. Takes victim underwater to drown him.

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 13
Ninja of the Crescent Moon 13

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: 2610gps in goods taken from the corpses of the first 10 ninjas killed.
_ Total Wealth: 2610gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 290gps
_ Other Treasures: Daero took 150gps in 10gps gems from the vault of the Crescent Moon.

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
Nathaniel J. Flint
Raizak Derek
Daero of Alfmyr
Dio Stoutspark
Veitor Broskar
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Cliona Cassidor Sulescu

Extra:
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