Campaign of the Month: September 2021

D&D 3.0: Tales from Mystara

The Battle of Perfection

The Battle of Perfection
8008xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 468 on Taramis

Introduction:
The armies of the Taramis Alliance are getting closer to the hole in the middle of the Golden City of Kaziar were the Temple of Perfection once was. Over the marching armies, the The Thunder Wolf is docked on the flying city of Serraine, loading the Wolves of the Band and the last supplies. There is sole statement spoken by the The Preserver among the silence and anxiety of those who wait piercing the hole in top of the city with magical objects and far-seen devices: “ Here they come. “ he whispers and everyone hears him.

Soldiers of different armies, humanoid armies, start climbing out and running out of the hole running toward the Taramis Alliance Armies. “ Where do those three armies come from? They don’t look like The Golden Army of Taramis. “

The Preserver answers “ The Azcan Empire Army, Shadow Elves Army, The Nithian Empire Army. “

“ That’s impossible, both Azcans and Nithians were extinct millennia ago! “ answers Aranhil “ They are only in story books. “

“ It’s much more complex to explain, but let’s just know that I, The Preserver, not only saved lives of this apocalypse but of all apocalypses. I have been storing extinct races on a world within our world, a Hollow World. “ explains the Immortal Preserver. “ I can only assume that The One Immortal discovered the Hollow World and conquered it. “

“ So the Seventh World War was just a ruse to dig underground and conquer this Hollow World. “ answered Haldemar of Haaken “ We were all fooled. “

The first tower emerge: The Tangerine Tower with a Nagpa Obelisk in top. Then The Golden Tower and then the Coral Tower.

“ What are those crystal objects that are installed as siege weapons? “ asks Cornelia

“ They are Metamagic Canons, “ Ar “ a deadly invention of the Old Alphatian Empire. He must have fixed the last one located on the The Ziggurat of Faith and duplicated them. “

Tangerine Tower
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Golden Tower
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Coral Tower
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Then the Temple of Perfection starts to emerge in the back of the Devastation Beetle ….

Synopsis:
The Preserver pushed gently the side of The Thunder Wolf and every plank, rope and nail of the airship vibrated before disappearing and relocating in front of the Temple of Perfection just out of reach of the gigantic Devastation Beetle.
" Every one of us knows what needs to be done! Forward! For Taramis!!!!! " shouted Cornelia at the helm " Release the Tarrasque !!!! " she ordered the awakened Dire Wolves who pulled and release the chains that held the beast underneath the airship.

Group A: Composed of flying Axetor, Flint and Troyus, engaged the Devastation Beetle followed by a rampaging Tarrasque securely charmed by Raizak. With all the preparation they have, the unusual happened when the slow gigantic beetle started moving so fast it could attack its four opponents. " It’s some kind of swift attack like a special version of a Timestop spell " answers Raizak to the group using the Telephatic Bond they are sharing
" Let’s do something crazy! Let’s enter! " start shouting to each other Axetor and Troyus. Flint continues hit by hit piercing the armor of the Beetle. " Go!! "

Group B: Composed of Dio, Raizak, Yoshirou and Merkel mounting Poyo and leading his Purple Worm. The first tower to move toward them to protect the Temple of Perfection was the Golden Tower. The group was prepared with True Seen spells and discover the powerful ilusions the tower was using against them. " It’s our chance to disable it before they discover we can pierce the veil of their illusions. Everyone! "
There is a real Golden Tower and a false Golden Tower shouting Weird spells at them and using the Metamagic Cannons. The group moves fast enough and the Purplue Worm rips one of the Metamagic Cannons from the tower as Poyo does the same to another cannon.

Group C: Composed of Captain Cornelia’s crew, the Wolves of the Band and Aranhl with Carceran were in charge of keeping the Thunder Wolf afloat, shooting at the enemy and serving as a general support to the two main attacks.
Keeping their attacks divided between the Palace of Perfection and the Magical Towers, taking damage from both sides but attacking both flanks with their ballistas armed with acidic and fire bolts. Aranhil and Carceran use their powers to protect the most valuable weapons and keep the ship moving in the middle of the chaos.

The Brain Vault:
Accessed through the mouth there’s a special dimensional door, a secret chamber waited inside the head of the Devastation Vermin. There The One Immortal ruled his palace and controlled his monster directly. He was using a more powerful epic version of timestop to allow the beetle to attack many targets. At the same time commanding his troops.
A thick crystal jar filled with strange alchemical liquids was in front center. There was a mirror, an old Boldavian organ, a Nithian Empire tablet with the power of Beetles, Two Nagpa Obeliscs one in each side of the door, and the Arcane Order Focus Stone. Magic circles with epic spells been casted will draw themselves on the floor or walls and then disappear after changing color or casting weird music.

Kaziar had everything he needed, but now that the Band of the Wolf was there he wanted to consume all of them. Using the Telephatic bond they were sharing he pulled all members into the Brain Vault. " You have completed all the steps needed to fix the world. This is the moment you take my place and go to the past, fix everything on your image and make this a better, worthy world. "
" Why will we do that? " answers Raizak
" Because the change I made to history with the Obelisk of The Word was that this world should be known and remembered by everyone as Taramis… "
" And how it was known before that? "
" Mystara. " he laughs " You see, this is the broken future of your world, our world, if you take what I did, and make it better, you can turn Mystara into a paradise. Now we have the energy to do it. "

Another glass jail lights up and The Preserver can be see there in chains. He tries to say something but no words come from his mouth, Youshiru reads his lips " So powerful are them: A power not to trust. "

" That was the riddle The Preserver gave us before. The riddle was related to this encounter with Kaizar. "

" So powerful are them: A power not to trust.
One can penetrate faster than the straightest arrow to the center of a heart.
The stroke of a blade can be stop at the last very moment by one.
Weakens the strongest of bonds between two with only one though.
Escapes the clarity of certainly and clouds the trusted of words.
The smaller one is hated by faith and one of twelve frees the guilty.
So powerful are them: He will use one on you. "

" The answer is Lies or doubts. " they shout " Kaziar lies, is a trap! Fight "

As the Band of the Wolf move forward to attack the Brain in a Jar their movements start to become more and more slow. They realize that they are inside not only the brain of the Beetle, but that space was shared by the life force of the Beetle’s spirit and Kaziar’s life force. As the beetle’s spirit attacked them with devastation bites, they followed their instinct and attacked the villain with a weapon must damaging than steel or magic: Metaphor .

" Use words to damage him, use ideas, concepts, metaphors…. Win in his own mind! "

1. Agradecer a Raizak por ayudar a combiar el parecer y conseguirle la libertad a Flint
2. Disparar una flecha a Kaziar para enviar el mensaje de que no nos domina.
3. Meditar frente al cerebro y pensando en el momento que Youshirou se llevo la estatua como lo correcto, haciendo un lado el orgullo.
4. Declarar que su pensar era una enfermedad que inevitablemente lo destruiría por sus propias acciones.
5. Tocar el órgano y cantar la canción de cuna de Raizak.
6. Pedir disculpas por no aceptar y juzgar a Raizak.
7. Atacar el Beetle sculpure mientras se le decía que no era digno del trono que tenia y menos ante los ojos de la naturaleza.
8. Exponerle que era menos queriodo que un Lich que es lo mas odiado ante todas las razas incluyendo los mostros.
9. Agradecer por la hermandad entre magos que les permitió a ambos crecer en poder en vez de exigir akgo.
10. Felicitar por ser un ejemplo de lo que debe ser un mago para sus compañeros. (esta fue la que yo entendí de carceran, pero es la menos seguro que estoy en si fue así).

Their expressions were not just words. They were full of emotion, feelings, and memories. They were full of growth and empathy. Everything Kaziar couldn’t grasp.
They were like swords, and arrows. Like magic and fists, all hitting at the same time. The force of their eloquence was too much for the cristal jar that contained the Brain. With each word of truth it cracked until it couldn’t stand no more.
Kaziar was finished.

The Reconstruction:
After the defeat of Kaziar, the Allied Armies are able to push back the Royal Armies and capture the Palace of Perfection . Once The Preserver is freed and he uses his powers to re-join himself and the other immortals at the secret city of Pandius located on one of the moons of Mystara.
" The world of Taramis must be rebuilt before re-locating it on the original dimension it was taken for. "
" I want to help in that reconstruction process. " said Raizak as he looks back to his partners and they agree. " And many of my friends want to help too. "
" I have to part ways, my friends, I do need to go back to my family in the Alphatian Empire. I am not staying. " explains Flint with a tear rolling
" Maybe you can be so kind as to take a letter to my family? " asks Yoshirou
" And mine? " asks Troyus as some of the others agree.
" It will be my greatest honor. " answers Flints

A few days later Flint checks his pack with the letters and some gems as he enters the interdimensional vortex opened by The Preserver. He looks back at his friend for the last time. As he steps forward into the multicolor tunnel, he doesn’t know were he will emerge on Mystara, but he sure knows he has an amazing story to tell.

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 25
1 Devastation Beetle (CR:50)
Two flights of Sun Giant Paladines mounting Adult Red Dragons (CR: 19)
3 Magic School Floating Battle Tower (CR: 24)
About 10 Red Wizards (CR:10)
About 10 Red Warriors (CR:10)
The One Immortal (a brain in a jar)

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

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 8008xp
_ Adventure XP Awards: N/A
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: Axetor: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 24
Yoshirou Nakajima
Dio Stoutspark
Troyus Bloodstone
Raizak Derek
Nathaniel J. Flint
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Merkel Duncan
Aranhil Thunderseeker
Guest star the Wolves of the Band

Extra:
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Preamble to the Battle of Perfection

Preamble to the Battle of Perfection
XP = 6666xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 368 on Taramis

Synopsis:
The ragtag army of survivors are able to cross the Stairway to Heaven in about 30 rests. They arrive to the edge of Golden City of Kaziar ready to enter the city. A collection of spellcasters of all the groups cooperate to cast an epic incantation from the flying city of Serraine upon the Primal Air Elemental that roars like an eternal storm over center the continent sized city. The control over the elemental is achieved and the spellcasters send the elemental as a storm force to slay the miles and miles of Ruin Swarms that contaminate the under downs levels of the city. It takes rests of battle but at the end, both the primal elemental and the ruin swarm destroy each other, the last blasts of chaotic winds dispersing over the carcass of the smashed lifeless insects.

Another 30 rests of marching are waiting for the army to reach the former location of the Temple of Perfection, but before that, after the 20th rest, the Sun Legion under the command of Starfinder and her mount Ceoddrysda attack the incoming army.

The attack comes unannounced, with hundred of dragon riding sun giants swarming over the armies, attacking without a recognized pattern. " There is a pattern here. " explains Frutulich " They are weeding us out. Attacking the unprotected troops first to diminish our numbers. But they are also directing their only coordinated attack against them. " pointing to a group of dragons flying toward the flying city of Serraine.

" I will slow them down. " shouts Troyus as he jumps into the air with his flying armor activated. The Sun Legion soldiers around the Band of the Wolf jumped over them with a charging attack, dragon breaths, bites, gargantuan lances, claws, huge morning stars and spells.

Axetor fills the first giant with more than a few arrows on his chest as Yoshirou jumps in front of another sun giant using quivering palm to order him to die. A combination of spells casted by Frutulich and Dio to support their companions give them a wining advantage and soon Yoshirou is killing dragons with his fist and kicks as rapidly as Axetor is punching them with arrows.

The Wolves of the Band arrive to help their masters, biting the Sun Giants alongside them.

Frutulich hasn’t forgotten that Troyus is alone against the special attack on Serraine and cast a enormous black storm cloud that covers the flying sun giants. Slowing them out. Dio flies near the storm and stops the ones who escape the storm, allowing the inhabitants of Serraine enough time to stop the bombers from burning the city using a combination of Alchemist Fire and Dragon Breaths.

The golden dragons see that Frutulich’s spell is sabotaging their mission and move forward to stop him but the combined forces of the Band of the Wolf and their Wolves of the Band form a protecting circle around Frutulich.

In an epic battle Starfinder and her mount Ceoddrysda were killed in battle by Troyus Bloodstone as the Sun Legion was trying to burn the flying city of Serraine.

Having lost their leader and failed in their mission, the remaining sun giants and dragons of the Sun Legion retreat.

" This is the second victory over the Legions of the Golden Army of Taramis. " says Captain Cornelia

" They were not expecting from us to control the Primal Air Elemental. " says Aranhil Stormbringer

" What I didn’t expect from you, " adds Merkel of Beasts speaking to Aranhil Stormbringer " is to use that amount of power to save the ground forces from the Ruin Swarms instead of escaping with the primal air elemental under your power. "

" I can still surprise you, dear Merkel? " says Aranhil with a smile.

" … I … " tries to answer Merkel

" Let’s pick our wounded, fix what is broken and MOVE ON!! " shouts Vladimir Dracul " Now that they know we are not to be broken from the inside, they are going to attack with their strongest forces. We must expect only pain from now on. "

" They should expect the same. " says Troyus

[To be continued….]

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR:
Commander Starfinder, gooddaughter of The One Immortal
Sun Giants of the Sun Legion riding Adult Golden Dragons

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: Golden armors and weapons recovered from the battle
_ Total Wealth: 30,000gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 6,000gps each
_ Other Treasures: N/A
_ Expenses: N/A

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6666xp
_ Adventure XP Awards: N/A
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: Axetor: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Yoshirou Nakajima
Dio Stoutspark
Troyus Bloodstone

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 Tarrasque's Chain

The Tarrasque’s Chain
XP = 6006xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 248 on Taramis

Synopsis:
On the old road to the Emirates of Ylaruam a strange caravan is moving, The Tarrasque and 100 survivors of the ruins of Thyatis City walk toward the north. the speed of the monsters is very slow (a month of walking), but he is happy as Dio and Frutumal create food for him. The first army groups comings from Lakes of Selinar. The Band of the Wolf, mounted in top of the Tarrasque meet with the Terran Herd. They continue moving north toward the Stairway to Haven.

The Band of the Wolf proceed to solve The Preserver’s puzzle:

" You know were the tyrant could be.
You know the path is blocked,
by two guardians, not only one.
You have the tome that if invoked,
turns the first guardian against the last.

But you need to trust others with power.
Those who already have the power but not the tome.
If not, as you move forward toward the tyrant,
you will look back and your army will be gone. "

They decide the puzzle was a hint of how to attack the Golden City of Kaziar getting rid of the Ruin Swarm controlling and using the Primal Air Elemental so they trust the tome they found to Aranhil Stormbringer

A tome of research notes to attempt control over the Primal Fire Elemental . Using the tome and some weeks of work (1d4 weeks – Int Modifier days) a form of controlling one of the Primal Elementals (Fire, Air, Water, Earth) can be develop. – Written in Alphatian by Devrim AKuntesh (unfinished) Burnscar believes that the use of the corresponding Elemental Keys will help in the process. Studying the tome it was found that the book is unfinished and if finished (with bonus by a elementalist), it can be use to control only one Primal Elemental and it can only be used once.

Once all the armies of the rebellion convene on the part of the Stairway to Haven that is closer to Highnest City and Queen Thrikeen joins them with Captain Cornelia. The continental bridge is broken on that place with a breach of miles between the two sides and the solitary column where Highnest City is built in the middle of the gap. The group of leaders is finding a solution to cross the almost million and a half soldiers. " We have to reach the Golden City of Kaziar and only 10% of us fly or swim. "

Then the sky illuminates with a small sun and from the sun Starfinder of the Golden Army of Taramis moves forward over the armies. " In the name of the The One True Immortal, whos words I have heard and here I spoke them. I am a messenger of peace and prosperity in thy name. "

A giant illusion with the face of Kaziar shines from the sun and speaks: " Thanks to you all for coming to this my summit, as I have commanded to the Band of the Wolf. I am as benevolent as omnipotent and I concede to those who still want prosperity and protection to enter My Golden City as my children, to return under my favor. Surrender now live. Oppose me, and I will design a new hell just for you. "

The face moves over the Band of the Wolf: " Thank my clone Raizak Derek for leading you all here to these place and moment of decision. As I wished, I spoke, I commanded and I was not dissapointed of my minions. " the face fades inside the sun and the sun disappears with the Dragon Riding Sun Giant leaving.

" MINIONS?!? CLONES?!??? " shout the multitude. Their voices raising in alarm and hate with each breath. " Is a trap! We should kill them! " In less than seconds the multitude advances to kill the Band of the Wolf. Axetor The Great Blasphemer fills Troyus’s chest with arrows. Merkel of Beasts does the same with Axetor but didn’t kill him. Vrokolish slices Yoshirou and frutumal like fruits. Thrikeen tries to hold Raizak and silence him.

Axetor attacks, Merkel uses his beasts to protect his group and specially Raizak, Dio resurrects Yoshirou and casts a miracle to restore Frutulich.

Raizak shouts: “¡Silencio!” dice lanzando dos conjuros de Chained Geas corridos (afecta a 42 personas, para detener las peleas alrededor del grupo).

" Soy Raizak Derek, hijo de Marcus Derek y Renee Lestrange, mago de Glantri en el mundo de Mystara… y clon de Kaziar. Mi grupo y yo vencimos a Kaziar en nuestra dimensión y viajamos acá para ponerle fin. Reunimos este masivo ejército para vencer al tirano de una vez por todas. Dominamos al Warmonster original y salvamos los últimos sobrevivientes en Thyatinopolis. Descubrimos dónde se escondía Kaziar, armamos a sus soldados. "

" ¿Y todo esto para que Kaziar nos venza con unas palabras? ¿Tan fácil? ¿Sin levantar una espada? Sí, soy su clon.” dijo Raizak revelando su verdadera imagen. “¿Eso me hace ahora enemigo de ustedes? ¿O la mejor esperanza que tienen contra él? ”

“ Ahora mis compañeros y yo vamos a dirigirnos a pelear contra Kaziar. Los que no confíen, no estorben. ”

Captain Cornelia moves with his soldiers to join the geased soldiers who are protecting the Band of the Wolf, " We are now here, and is our decision to hear Kaziar or do what needs to be done to free this world. I, for once, I am tired of hearing Kaziar. And I am tired of us fighting among ourselves. Anyway, the steel of my rapier is ready to do either. Which way should I point my blade? " she points with her sword across the darkness toward the other side of the Stairway to Heaven " Against the Golden City ? " then he points it back to the armies " Or do you think we should finish Kaziar’s work and kill ourselves here and now? "

The armies stop. They look at each others. They raise their weapons to the sky. " Down to the Immortal! Death to Kayzar! "

" Sorry. " says Raizak to The Preserver " No offense intended. "

" None taken. A little dramatic and inclusive, " says The Preserver " but good enough. "

Troyus is restored by Dio and doesn’t wake up very happy. " No me sorprender que el Troyus de aqui lo consideren un traidor. Cada vez que pongo mi confianza en alguien fuera del Band of the Wolf resulta en muerte y traicion. Lo unico que se merecen es lo que recibieron, ustedes, no Kaziar, llevaron al mundo a su estado. Q ue conste, no cuenten conmigo si no son dle Band of the Wolf. Axetor, o te quedas en range de mi espada o te sales de mi vista. "

The Band of the Wolf and the leaders have to continue their plans to build a bridge to reach the Golden City of Kaziar.

[To be continued….]

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 20
1 The Tarrasque

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

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6006xp
_ Adventure XP Awards: +1500 to Raizak, Axetor, Yoshirou and Frutulich for the capture of The Tarrasque.
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: Axetor: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Merkel Duncan
Yoshirou Nakajima
Dio Stoutspark
Troyus Bloodstone
Raizak Derek

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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Broke Backcorridor Mountain

Broke Backcorridor Mountain
XP = 6006xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 164 on Taramis

Synopsis:
The hall of the Magical Corridor Main Plaza inside the abandoned Corridor Mountain sparks to life. The sparks of magic and the whooshing sound of the teleport spell stops. The Band of the Wolf sees themselves on a destroyed chamber with obstacles as big as houses. A few continual light spells are still working and an eerie sense of dread and destruction fills the air.

" If the Taramis Nekro Court is correct this is what is left of the Magical Corridor Main Plaza. All these debris are from the roof and walls collapsing into the Corridor Plaza from the upper level, the Corridor Mountain Work Level. We need a 60ft circle to do the ritual with the lightning bolt. So find a place we can clean. " says Raizak

The group turn on torches and light spells. There are some bodies around, even bodies of giants with the symbols of the Golden Army of Taramis in them. Armors that are crushed by very strong attacks. The bodies are from many decades ago. They fell from the roof above and continued a battle in this level before being crushed. They have no valuables as their bodies were sacked years ago.

" Will it be right to think that there are still some protections active on this place? " comments Axetor in the form of a question

" The Corridor Masters were famous for their greed and protection of their valuables and secrets. " says Aranhil

" The information they gave us at New Thanagara was that Stone Golems could still be here. " says Flint

" And something a lot bigger and stronger that can crush armored giants. " comments Troyus kicking the giant’s helm with the face of Raizak.

" Let’s do this. " says Merkel

The Band of the Wolf proceeds to remove enough debris in the Magical Corridor Main Plaza to clean a 60ft x 60ft area. Flint and Axetor are the main muscle with the rest helping (except Raizak that is not use to menial work) and Poyo as a lookout. After two hours of work, Poyo sees something and tells Merkel. The group prepares just in time to see two colossal Purple Worms erupt from the rocks and debris in the floor of the cavern. One of the beasts is killed and the other dominated by Raizak and controlled by Merkel. The Purple Worm is then commanded to clean the area needed and cleans a 100ft x 100ft area in10 minutes.

During these events, Axetor has seen twice something moving in the hole located on the roof that connects to the higher levels, the destroyed Corridor Mountain Top Level. Frutumal casts Daylight spells on two of Axetor’s arrows and he places them in perfect places to illuminate the area of casting. Frutumal uses his magic armor to fly to the hole in the roof and is able to see a huge metal golem hitting him with a strong metal fist. " Ouch! That must hurt, even to a lich! " says Yoshirou from bellow.

Four Stone Golems, ancient guardians of the Corridor Masters attacked the group on the newly cleared area. "They were attracted by the noise we are making, they are not in tactical formation. " comments Frutumal The group has to defend the area and destroy the four golems.

Frutumal explains what he saw. " That thing up there had the face of Kaziar, he must be spying on us. We have to finish him before continuing the ritual or the bastard is going to know what we discover. " comments Axetor and Flint agrees.

" I can send the Purple Worm to make a hole under the metal creature and he will fall down 150ft. " says Merkel

" Raizak can use magic to make the area when he is going to fall deeper, and we can attack him while he climbs out of that hole. " says Flint

" Agreed. " says Raizak

When the huge construct falls Raizak claims in a sarcastic voice " … and it is an Adamantine Golem…. " recognizing the monstrous construct.

Flint is curious about what the golem was guarding up there and he investigated to discover the destroyed area once known as Map of the Magical Corridors. There was something, a destroyed obelisk and he told the rest.

The Band of the Wolf attack the golem with all they have but he keeps climbing, Raizak places a wall of force spell over him to stop him from climbing. Frutumal, Raizak, and Merkel went up. Yoshirou and Axetor stayed behind to guard the Adamantine Golem and the prepared area of Magical Corridor Main Plaza.

After investigating for an hour the group discovered it was called the Obelisk of The Word. The spell on the obelisk is expended. But it was an Epic spell who steals one Immortal’s supernatural deities’ effect. The actual effect is to change one event in history so that it is completely forgotten and replaced by the new event of the choosing at the moment of casting the spell. Is unknown what thing, reality or event the obelisk changed.

Meanwhile the Adamantine Golem had burrowed his way out of the trap and was attacking Merkel, Yoshirou, Flint and Axetor who destroyed it. Flint’s last hit

The ritual with the Kaziar Golden Disk is completed. Once melted, the armed pieces with a lightning bolt holding it with mage hand spell on top of a cloth until the falling melted metal draw the map of the current location of the either or both the Vault of Kaziar and the Temple of Perfection.

Raizak assess the destroyed Adamantine Golem. " There are about 45,000 pounds of adamantine here. Enough to make one weapon to each of us and arm and army with adamantine arrows, bolts and even spears. "

" We need to calculate the correct numbers, but I understand what you are saying. " agrees Troyus. " Let’s take this adamantine to the Lakes of Selinar, and fire those Ignan Swarm’s forges. I will help coordinate the effort. "

The teleportation circle transport the Band of the Wolf to the Lakes of Selinar moving the adamantine treasure to the collective camp.

" The map of the Kaziar Golden Disk indicates that the hole on the Golden City of Kaziar, where the Temple of Perfection was, is actually a pathway to another place were either the Temple of Perfection or the Vault of Kaziar or both are located. " explains Dio to the leaders of the Army

" We can start marching as soon as we finish the adamantine weapons. " says Axetor The Great Blasphemer. " That will take a while but with our machines we can catch on with the rest at the Kaziar Golden Disk. "

" That will allow the Nekro Court Army to catch with us. " says Frutumal

" We can start moving now and pick the Manscorpions and Taramis Lizardfolk Nomads on our way to the Stairway to Haven. " says Merkel of Beasts of the Terran Herd

" If the Auran Flock allows my passage one more time, I will move the Aquan Shoal to the Highnest City and have them convinced to join us. " says Captain Cornelia

Aranhil Stormbringer answers " I will do that and move Serraine to the meeting place.

" Now there is only one thing left to do to be ready…. " starts to speak Raizak when he is interrupted by Axetor The Great Blasphemer

" Hey! Ugly human spellslinger. " he says " There is a message here from Prince Artist. Didn’t know you Bands of the Wolfies know such a prestigious bard and monster hunter. "

Raizak opens and read the letter. " The Tarrasque was found by the trackers destroying Thyatinopolis! "

" Yeah! Then we have our Warmonsters! " says Flint

" Two, actually " adds Merkel trying to locate were Melissa is located. " Somehow. we have the tendency to forget we have been travelling with one all this time. " he whispers to Poyo who agrees.

[To be continued….]

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 23
2 Purple Worms
4 Stone Golems
1 Adamantine Golem

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: 24,000gps in treasures
_ Total Wealth: 24,000gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 4,000gps per adventurer
_ Other Treasures: 45,000 pounds of adamantine
_ Expenses: N/A

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6006xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: Axetor: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Yoshirou Nakajima
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Merkel Duncan
Nathaniel J. Flint
Raizak Derek

Extra:
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New Thanagara Nights

New Thanagara Nights
XP = 6006xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 162 on Taramis
A week of researching and training and 18 days of crafting and other tasks.

Synopsis:
The Arcane Order Orb on Raizak’s sidepack is moving and doing some sounds. Raizak is able to heard only a few words. " Once in Thanagara… …take the… …and… ..leave. …Sun…marching… Don’t trust…. …Weapon… Disk…" and it suddenly goes silent. Raizak is the only one who hears the voice at he is attuned to it.

Even with that warning, the Band of the Wolf stayed for 18 more days on the city of New Thanagara continuing research, training, investigations and crafting. Using the available tomes the spellcasters of the group were able to define a formulae to modify Raizak’s Arcane Order’s Orb to attune to the TaramisSpellpool. He won’t be able to use 100% of the Spellpool’s spells, but he will be able to use arcane spells. They also discovered that Kaziar’s Orb can retrieve divine spells from the Taramis’ Spellpool.

Studying the legends behind Vladimir Dracul they find out that he is a formidable warrior and has a unique weapon he used to fight the Tarrasque that is now a zombie tarrasque. Dracul hid when the Purge Wars were happening, thinking everything will pass. He had done that before between the ( Eras of Taramis ) First Human Age and Second Human Age. When he came out and discovered a wasteland and that Thanagara was destroyed but could be rebuild, he round up all the surviving intelligent undead to form the Taramis Nekro Court. Legends about his weapon are lost in history. Not one person who saw him use it is still alive.

Vluax Omvechi reads the books that The Preserver and gets to the conclusion that the four spheres of reality (Matter, Energy, Time, Thought and Entropy) has been broken and there are things that have happen, and affects that are weird are caused by that.

During the time they are in Thanagara, Raizak continues the research of his spell.

The group discussed and solved the other puzzle:

As many times as silver trifle against the total of the sun disk;
Risk’s Son, focal place miffed, that silver shines as merry he’ll be.

" There are 10 silver coins in a golden coin. The person we are looking for has ten teeth or ten silver teeth. "

The Band of the Wolf accepts the Taramis Nekro Court offer to been teleported to Corridor Mountain, the dire wolves and mounts will be teleported to Lakes of Selinar with a letter from the Band of the Wolf.

[To be continued….] on Corridor Mountain

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 19

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: N/A
_ Total Wealth: N/A
_ Wealth per Adventurer: N/A
_ Other Treasures: N/A
_ Expenses: Modifications to Arcane Order Orb to have access to the Spellpool of Arcane spells. 720xp (Raizak), 7,000xps (Flint) + 500xpseach (Axetor, Merkel, Yoshirou, Dio)

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6006xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: Axetor 1001xps for solving the puzzle
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Yoshirou Nakajima
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Merkel Duncan
Nathaniel J. Flint
Raizak Derek
Dio Stoutspark

Extra:
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First Night at New Thanagara

First Night at New Thanagara
XP = 6006xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 137 on Taramis

Synopsis:
Arriving to the South New Thanagara’s entrance to the city, the group see two of the legendary Thanagara Skeletons one at each side of the great city door on the North Thanagara Keep. Like deadly omniscient statues. There are living humanoids dressed with clean clothing working around the area receiving the caravan. Most of the hard work is done by unintelligent undeads controlled by intelligent undeads or by necromancers who are also undead (vampires or wraights). Some wights and wraights controlling their spawns serve as additional security.

" Welcome, travelers, My name is Tepes. I have been expecting you. " a tall handsome vampire introduces himself.

" I see Lady Binder Kuolemita has her contacts in the city of Thanagara like she said. " comments Flint

" Oh my dear sirs. I am not here for the Caravan. Lady Binder Kuolemita’s people know were they need to go and what to do. " He moves forward toward the group that at that moment are dismounting the dire wolves " I am here for the Band of the Wolf on behalf of the Taramis Nekro Court. "

He signals some living humanoid slaves who move to help the Band of the Wolf dismount and help with their gear and mounts. " These people will keep your mounts safe. There is a place big enough to care for them. If you allow me, I can direct you to a house that has been prepared for your group to rest and eat as long as you remain on the city. Your mercenary identification bracelets are waiting there. You can also refresh before telling me how I can help you. " with a reverence he points to the streets. " Unless I am interrupting previous drawn plans. if that is the problem with my invitation, I can guide you to the house or send a servant to bring the bracelets back here to you. "

" I keep hearing about the bracelets and I don’t understand… sorry. " says Axetor

" Don’t worry about the bracelets, all non-owned living humanoids on the city of Thanagara has to wear one. Look at mine! " says Jad Kin as he pulls his shirt to show the band on his arm. " This is a trader bracelet. "

" This looks fishy. Vampires inviting us to enter. " says Dio " Shouldn’t it be the other way around? "

" This city is beautiful. " says Frutumal " And we have different objectives including speaking to someone call Vladimir Dracul.

" I can assure you, you will meet Vladimir Dracul before leaving the city. " answers Tepes

" We want to refresh and eat and have some business discussions with Jad Kin. " explains Raizak. " If that is ok with you. We don’t want to sound snobbish or ungrateful and we are very honored with your and the Court’s hospitality. "

" I will return after your rest. " he answers smiling

Later on the Band of the Wolf, resting at the house separated for them, are eating and cleaning themselves. the dire wolves are also been taken care off. Jad Kin is there to negotiate.

" The reality that they call us by name and were waiting for us to arrive hasn’t escaped my mind. " explains Raizak to the group " But I want to propose we negotiate with the rangers to track the Tarrasque for us. " After a long discussion between the Band weighting pros and cons and a negotiation with Jad Kin they all arrive to an agreement.
Jad Kin, will ensamble a group of monster hunters from four different nations to join forces to track the last free Tarrasque. They other three are: Beasthunter, Lenier Iamirus and Prince Artist. They will charge 40,000gps and communicate their findings to the Band of the Wolf. The hunt is expected to last from 60 to 120 rests. " But it will be worth every gold coin. " reassures Raizak

During that rest Axetor awakes to the sound of a swarm of vampire bats flying over his bed. He is sleeping in a room 40ft x 40ft with Flint and Troyus who are still asleep. A black blade comes out of the swarm and breaches the polymorph spell that keeps him in Kelvezu form turning him back into a dwarf. " What in the name of Moradin’s Hairy Ass!?! " The bats leave flying and

Three Shadow Giants enter the room and attack Flint, Axetor and Troyus. A fourth one is shooting from outside the window. Axetor is assassinated by a death attack of one of the giants. They all wear masks with the face of The One Immortal.

the battle between the Band and the Shadow Giants is bloody, as the rest of the Band comes from the nearby rooms and the Shadow Giants are dispatched. Tepes arrives alerted by the living slaves. He brings unliving troops. " This is some kind of delightful demonstration as it is a dangerous check on reality. Kaziar’s Golden Army of Taramis is back. " he said

" We are ready to speak with the Taramis Nekro Court now. " says Flint

" You! " pointing to Axetor " You entered the house with the face of a Kelvezu and exited it with the face of Axetor. " he points to Aranhil and Merkel " Those two are also leaders of Taramis Scavengers are you coming to the city to speak on behalf of your groups? "

" We are not who you thing we are. " says Frutumal taking off his hat of disguise. " These are not the people you think and we want to explain the truth to the Court. "

" Now that you have been honest, " says Tepes " prepare and I will guide you to the presence of the Nekro Court. "

" Was this some kind of test? " says Yoshirou

" The giants came after you, that is not a test from the Nekro Court. The Court’s test was honesty. Polymorphs and disguises are the tools of deceivers. We know. We were deceivers. We don’t need to be anymore. "

He signals the servants to clean the house and take the giant’s corpses. As he instructs to pay the Band of the Wolf for the fresh flesh and the equipment, he turns to them and adds. " This is a different world now. "

The Band of the Wolf are taken into the presence of the Taramis Nekro Court:

The different lords speak with the Band of the Wolf. They have been informed by Lady Binder Kuolemita of the mission of the Band of the Wolf and by their spies around the wastelands of the re-born forest and the alliance between the Taramis Scavengers.

" We didn’t survive the Purge Wars and rebuilt this city to be destroyed in a fourth Purge by the Golden Army of Taramis.

" We are not less evil. We are more aware that the eradication of all living beings from the surface of Taramis is also the end of our way of life. " says Benambra

" We are in on the alliance you proposed to the Taramis Scavengers. We will help you destroy The One Immortal once and for all. We are giving the alliance 1 million undead soldiers and a general. The General has to be Lord Vladimir Dracul. " finishes Vanderal showing the Band of the Wolf that their guide Tepes was actually the legendary vampire warrior.

" Here is the third part of Kaziar Golden Disk. " delivers Death Kahuna, the wraight of Kazada gives a golden triangle to Axetor

" What do you want in return? You should will want something. " asks Flint

" Of course we aren’t selfless. We are been egoists without stopping been pragmatic. We want the complete alliance to respect our existence, to continue our current state of affairs. We want New Thanagara to prevail. " answers Morphail Gorevich-Woszlany

" If your alliance fails or wins, more dead will roam the lands. "

" What will happen with the wandering ghosts trapped on this world once the Immortals return Taramis to its prime material plane? Are you going to respect the alliance then and let them leave to the Outer Planes? " asks Raizak

" You are on many assumptions that shows your mortal short lifespan. You all don’t see the longest game, the passage of ages and generations forgotten. " explains Attura " Billions have already died in the Seven World Wars. Even if tomorrow the immortals return us the Sun, ages has to pass before the planet is again re-populated. For green life to returns to the land and animals to roam away the wastelands what? A hundred thousand years? Your respective lineages will be long forgotten and we will still be here ruling our nation of the undead. "

" A stronger and bigger nation of the undead. " says Frutumal " This is the way of life of these people now. We cannot do anything to stop them. But we can use the few resources at our disposal to stop the Mad Immortal Emperor. "

" You have (paying) access to the forges and stores of the South New Thanagara and there you can trade life force and blood for crafting materials, magic items and gear. " says Bavmorda " Our library on North New Thanagara can be used for magical research and to study the Kaziar Golden Disk. I will help you with that. "

" When can the troops be ready? " asks Troyus

" The troops left 30 rests ago toward the Lakes of Selinar. They will arrive there in less than 60 more. They don’t move fast but neither rest or eat. " answers Morphail Gorevich-Woszlany " You can catch with them. "

The Arcane Order Orb on Raizak’s sidepack is moving and doing some sounds. Raizak is able to heard only a few words. " Once in Thanagara… …take the… …and… ..leave. …Sun…marching… Don’t trust…. …Weapon… Disk…" and it suddenly goes silent. Raizak is the only one who hears the voice at he is attuned to it.

" We have a deal, " answers the Band of the Wolf to the Nekro Court. " We will relay your conditions for joining us to the rest of the Alliance and I am sure they will comply. They are use to deal with you and they need your mines. They respect your territory. Is something beautiful you have build here. " finishes Frutumal

" I can’t believe this, undead caring more about the living than the living themselves. " whispers Aranhil

[To be continued….]

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 21
Diplomatic Encounter with the Taramis Nekro Court
4 Shadow Giants

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: 1,800gps on each of the 4 Shadow Giants
_ Total Wealth: 7,200gps – 2,500gps (Axetor’s True Resurrection)- 4,700
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 671gps and 43sp each
_ Other Treasures: 7,200xps taken from the Giants by the Undead. Grupal Treasure.
_ Expenses: Hiring of the rangers to track the Tarrasque: 40,000gps
__ Gold expended Raizak = 15,000gps, Frutumal = 10,000gps, Axetor = 9,000gps, All others = 1,000gps

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6006xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Yoshirou Nakajima
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Merkel Duncan
Nathaniel J. Flint
Raizak Derek
Troyus Bloodstone

Extra:
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Caravan to Thanagara

Caravan to Thanagara
XP = 6006xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 136 on Taramis

Synopsis:
Lord Binder Volospin Aendyr has proclaimed that the Band of the Wolf are spies of the Auran Flock and are stealing information from him.

The Band of the Wolf consider some options from teleporting away and leaving the investment of the caravan behind to travel alone to Thanagara. they weight the pros and cons of having such a corrupt city as an enemy of their allies the Auran Flock and the Ignan Swarm. One less city will be allied against The One Immortal.

The 6th House Militia escort the Band of the Wolf to the presence of the Binder Lords Council. There they meet the members that they haven’t meet yet including the most powerful one, the one who controls the alliance of the House of the 1st through 3rd Meridians, Lord Binder Ludwig von Hendriks.

Under the accusations of Lord Binder Volospin Aendyr the Band of the Wolf change their strategy. They deliver all the documentation copied and research done. Present themselves as not Aranhil Thunderseeker of the Auran Flock or Merkel of Beasts of the Terran Herd, but travelers from another world ( Mystara ) and on a quest to stop The One Immortal.

Just as all the cards were on the table, Commander Starfinder, a sun giant paladin, and gooddaughter of The One Immortal, presented herself to the Binder Lords Council ordering that the city doesn’t join the alliance against her master.

The discussion was tense, with the Band of the Wolf presenting the fear that The One Immortal wants to use shows only he is afraid. " You all are presented with a choice, between perishing during the 8th World War or you can all come to live in the new Golden City of Kaziar. "

Binder Lords Council decided to wait for the The One Immortal to present itself to decide if they join him or not. Commander Starfinder leaves. " The City of Salt in Wounds benefits from the trade with Thanagara, if a new purge occurs we will lose that trade. " adds Lady Binder Kuolemita

She adds: " Band of the Wolf, you are still escorting my caravan to Thanagara and beneficing from my contacts there, but it will cost you your 25% share of the business contract we previously had. "

" That leaves us without profit! " says Flint

" That gold will be used to bribe the others. " she points to the rest of the Lord Binders discussing the return of the One Immortal and the Rebellion against him.


The caravan take a twenty rest trip to Thanagara with The Band of the Wolf as escort. Their guide is an old and experienced ranger that goes by the name of Jad Kin and a young man who drives the cart. He uses a very tight canyon as their path.
Suddenly Yoshirou makes a silent signal for them to stop.
" I heard something, something strange. " That’s when they saw the Tarrasque Skeleton Colossal Advanced walk over them as they remained very still, in silence and remained unnoticed.

Yoshirou spoke " That wasn’t what I heard. "

Two Winterwights and 6 8HD Wights buffed by the Winterwights attacked the caravan. The battle was difficult. Merkel used Poyo’s claws to take one of the winterwights and grapple it up and up to throw it from 240ft of height. The winterwight used dimensional door to return to the spot on the air and try to kill Poyo but Axetor and Merkel killed it.

Frutumal was rebuking two of the wights and using an implosion spell on the third. The rest of the group, including the dire wolves were helping Yoshirou against the second wintewight until it was destroyed. Dio’s healing helped the group.

Furtumal’s dire wolf died and he was performing a create greater undead spell to raise it as a Wraith Mount.

Ad the end the group was able to arrive to Thanagara. The Caravan was intact and the cargo was secure.

[To be continued….]

[GM NOTE:

Separated entries for the undead city of Thanagara on Mystara and the rebuilt undead city of New Thanagara on Taramis have been created. ]

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 23
Diplomatic Encounter with The Binder Lords Council
Travelling to Thanagara
2 Winterwights and 6 8HD Wights buffed by the Winterwights

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: 15,000gps on the Wights
_ Total Wealth: 15,000gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 2,500gps each
_ Other Treasures: N/A
_ Expenses: N/A

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6006xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Yoshirou Nakajima
Dio Stoutspark
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Merkel Duncan
Nathaniel J. Flint

Extra:
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The City of Wounds

The City of Wounds
XP = 6006xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 80 on Taramis

Synopsis:

The four leaders of the present Taramis Scavengers listen to all the things the Band of the Wolf have to say. They look at each other while camping on the forest that was reborn on the area of the Lakes of Selinar. they agree: " That is a plan. "

Merkel of Beasts says: " Those Move Earth and Tremorsense spells should be on the Terran Herd library. Is not the biggest one but it has many druidic and Earth based spells. If the spells are somewhere, they have to be there. " He looks to the others " I also have two druids Antarea and Ivylse. They can awaken your animals. "

Aranhil Stormbringer sees that Merkel of the Beasts is in so she speaks too " Our library is well stocked for new spell research. I have researched a few conjuration spells myself. We have to speak to the Enumeration Council of the Auran Flock to give you access. I don’t take those kind of decisions. But I can take representatives of your group there to present the case to them. "

" As soon as Aranhil Stormbringer can take my messenger back to the Aquan Shoal, I will send them to speak to the Queen of the Highnest City. " says Captain Cornelia

" I can send some landsliders to contact the Manscorpion Tribes. " continues Merkel of Beasts " They are not very friendly so bring some meat from The City of Salt in Wounds just in case I need to bribe them. " he says to Axetor The Great Blasphemer

" The Auran Flock can go gather the Taramis Lizardfolk Nomads. " says Aranhil Stormbringer


Axetor The Great Blasphemer says " I will take you to The City of Salt in Wounds once there we see if I will drive to the Taramis Nekro Court. "

" 640 miles between the Lakes of Selinar and The City of Salt in Wounds. The Juggernauts are constructs that don’t need to rest. They leave a column of smoke form their internal forge more used by the crew. A little more than Twenty rests of distance. Taking a rest of each seven rests will make twenty three days. " explains Axetor The Great Blasphemer

" You need to arrive with water and the last source of clear water that north is the Isolle River. " He points to the map that is different as it has no Principalities of Glantri. " You should make containers with all the wood you could find in the way up to that place. Making the containers will take more rests from the trip, maybe five more rests. My Juggernauts can carry 3,000 gallons of water in a top container, but then it cannot open the roof doors and deploy the Ballistae. A wood and metal chart with up to 6,000 gallons can be pulled but we have not the materials, not the time to build something that big. Thing that each gallon of water is the equivalent of 1 golden coin. That’s how important water is in that city. "

He finishes " You will have twelve Juggernauts and my father as the Commander of the Battlegroup. You have to follow his commands. He knows what to do. His people obey him. "

The Juggernauts ’s heavy weight and metal wheels crush the rocks and produce sparks as they move across abandoned cities and scarred wasteland. Corunglain big city of the Republic of Darokin lies in ruins, even the Broken Lands are devoid of life.

" Five crew members per each Juggernaut, armed with light ballistas that fire fire bolts. One brave Commander. " We are going to go and return in one piece. " declares Tordek " We fill 11 containers for a total of 66,000 gallons of water. We will expend 40,000 gallons to buy 20,000 pounds of meat, package and salted, ready to transport and deliver to the Lizardfolks and Manscorpions. That will gain us their alliance. "

During the trip the division soldiers and Tordek tell the Band of the Wolf everything they know about The City of Salt in Wounds.

" We take the rest of the water’s value and use it to buy our safe way toward the undead city of Thanagara. " says Axetor

A pack of three large prehistoric dire wolves attack the camp, they kill 4 soldiers before the Band of the Wolf and Tordek’s division can kill two of them. " What in the name of the Tree of Life were those Magical Beasts? " asks Merkel

" I think those creature were also extinct on Mystara. We are moving into unknown territory here. " answers Raizak


Arriving to The City of Salt in Wounds less than seven rests later as plan and with minimum water lost. The caravan of Juggernauts is ordered to park outside and they rent a place on the part or The Throat Market that is outside of the city walls.

Axetor continues the sell of water and buy of meat as the Band of the Wolf’s members gather information about The City of Salt in Wounds:

The Band of the Wolf will keep 22,000 gallons of water in local equivalent currency and Axetor will return the 12 Juggernauts back to the Lakes of Selinar. The Band has a week to find information and buy their way in the next caravan carrying blood to Thanagara.

Important entries opened or updated:

[To be continued….]

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 22
Travelling Encounter (CR:20)
Random Encounter with three prehistoric wolves (CR:26)
Gather Information Encounter (CR:20)

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: N/A
_ Total Wealth: 22,000 gallons of water equivalent to 22,000gps
_ Wealth per Adventurer: N/A. This is a group treasure to solve the mission.
_ Other Treasures: N/A
_ Expenses: N/A

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6006xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: N/A
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Yoshirou Nakajima
Dio Stoutspark
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Aranhil Thunderseeker
Merkel Duncan
Troyus Bloodstone
Raizak Derek

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Rebuilding the Ruins

Rebuilding the Ruins
XP = 6006xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 50 on Taramis.

Synopsis:
Aranhil and Yoshirou have teleported to the location of the epic ritual, the pond were The Last Treant and The Preserver was part of the Lakes of Selinar. There they find the Ignan Swarm and their leader Axetor The Great Blasphemer.

The rest of the Band of the Wolf and Melissa and their mounts the Wolves of the Band materialize on the forest and meet Aranhil and Yoshirou. The group is able to impress Axetor The Great Blasphemer enough with their tale and trying to convince him to join. " I’m to old for this shit. You need a younger Axetor. " he answers as he stands and leaves.

The Band of the Wolf are invited to stay and do trade with the citizens of their rolling city. For seven rests (a week) the group of adventurers, study, train, recover, gather information, know people and try to blend in.

During the seven rest well armed representatives of the other fractions arrive Aranhil Stormbringer of the Auran Flock, Captain Cornelia of the Aquan Shoal and Merkel of Beasts of the Terran Herd. The four groups are arguing about who takes the resources on the recently reborn forest. They have ancient grudges and are eager to jump into each other’s throats.

Dio jumps in the middle of the discussion and intervenes, but Captain Cornelia identifies he has a magic item. She explains that Dark Cloak used deceiving and magic to trick all of them in the past. She is not falling for the same trick twice. Dio still made his point across and convince them to have a summit.

During the summit, done in a camp outside of all the groups, escorted by the Band of the Wolf, they get into a strong debate were The Great Blasphemer throws insults to Merkel of the Beasts and the Stormbringer. Dio is able to convince Captain Cornelia first with blunt and clear points. To the surprise of all, THe Great Blasphemer exposes the Aranhil and the Merkel from Mystara. The importants points of the discussion resumed here:

1. The Last Treant and The Preserver sacrifice the epic incantation ritual to create this forest to unite you all.
2. There is strength in numbers. United there is a better chance of finishing this and killing the One Immortal once and for all times. .
3. We the Band of the Wolf come from another world to help and we also hate the One Immortal and want him dead.

When the group was ready to discuss their plan, Frutumal fails to explains it correctly, but his discurse is interrupted by the arrival of the Golden Army of Taramis. The four tribes pick their stuff and prepare to leave, avoiding fighting the epic troops of the One Immortal. But the Band of the Wolf see this as an opportunity. " If we can repeal this army, the tribes will see there is hope of finally stop The One Immortal.

After a quick and hasted preparation Raizak teleports the group to the point were the troops can be intercepted before reaching the civilians. The dire wolves are left behind and told to run toward them to help.

As soon as the Band of the Wolf teleport into battle, Merkel notices the forest that was squashed and roll over by the Juggernauts is growing again.

" Keep you eyes on the task at hand, Merkel. " says Raizak

" They have two lines of 21 soldiers, separated by 100ft and between each soldier in a line they have 30ft of separation. " narrates Axetor as he spots it.

The group concentrate entangle spells on the second line and other spells on the first line. Flint, Yoshirou and Troyus are waiting their signal to rush toward the soldiers who survive the bombardment. Twenty of the giant gold-platted soldiers in the second line are entangle in vines and roots that cover them. Many of the giants on the first line die. But then giant arms come from the earth bellow attacking Dio, Yoshirou, Merkel, Aranhil and Axetor. Yoshirou and Axetor avoid been pulled down the earth, but the rest are buried alive.

The battle continues as some of the adventurers are flying and others receive a Xorn Movement Spell . Mass suggestion and I are other spells used alongside deadly killing spells.

The entangle giants burrow down their way out of the entangle and attacked the Band. The battle is hard and painful. When the wolves arrive with the armies of the fractions the giant soldiers are dead or controlled.

" You have proved that The One Immortal‘s minions can be fought. Let’s study your action plans next… "

The Band of the Wolf can now ask questions to the four leaders and coordinate the use of resources to win the war. The following steps were discussed by the members:
1. Does someone knows where’s the Temple of Perfection?
2. Can someone guide us safety to the city of Thanagara?
3. Troyus wants to contact the Dreadgnaught.
4. We need new spells like Move Earth and Tremorsense (if they are available).
5. We have two parts of the map that could either lead to the Temple of Perfection or the Vault of Kaziar. How does it work?
6. Were can we find Vladimir Dracul who we were told had a weapon that can be used to kill or stop Kaziar.
7. Someone has to contact the tribes of Lizardfolks, Formians and Manscorpions.

[To be continued….]

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 28
60 Craa’ghoran Giant
( 50 were killed 9 Geas and 1 Dominate)
Diplomacy encounter

Wealth:
_ Treasures Found: 60 Sectioned Mastercraft Golden Breastplate & Helm [Cost: 950 gp; Weight: 150lb.]
_ Total Wealth: 57,000 gps in gold armors. ( – 10% smelting cost.)
_ Wealth per Adventurer: 6 & 2/3 golden armors = 6,333gps – 10% smelting cost = 5,7000gps each
_ Other Treasures: N/A
_ Expenses: N/A

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6006xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: 1001 to both Axetor and Raizak for solving the riddle
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Yoshirou Nakajima
Dio Stoutspark
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Aranhil Thunderseeker
Merkel Duncan
Troyus Bloodstone
Raizak Derek
Nathaniel J. Flint

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The Ruins of Alfheim

The Ruins of Alfheim
XP = 6006xp
Time:
Mystara Calendar
Finished on: Day 50 on Taramis.

Synopsis:
The Band of the Wolf and Melissa travel from the Ruins of Dengar trying to reach the Ruins of Alfheim Town and find The Last Treant. They did find him before reaching the ruins of the town on the Deadlands of Alfheim and help him and the enigmatic Preserver invoque an epic incantation that creates a Verdigris Tsunami . The Band of the Wolf is also imbued with new energy to give them some improved attributes and help them on their new quest of destroying Dark Cloak and restoring Taramis.

When they arrive on the Ruins of Alfheim Town they have travelled two more days without resting. They haven’t restored the spell slots used on the epic spell.

The Preserver has told the Band of the Wolf " To understannd more perceive my unrevealed locale on the Ruins of Alfheim Town. " And that was what was guiding them. They followed the words carefully used by the old man on the message and found first the ruins of The Hall of Elven Legends and then the Band of the Wolf found a hideout under the ruins of the place formerly known as Feast of Starlight.

On a secret hideout a comfy habitat was setup with a bed, a table, a chair and some books. The Preserver, who the Band of the Wolf saw disappear two days ago during the epic incantation alongside The Last Treant, was there smoking a pipe and reading a book. " What do you want to ask me? "

Raizak has fall on the secret hideout and Axetor followed him down the stairs.

Meanwhile outside the rest of the Band hear 10 Craa’ghoran Giant with golden armors and helms that cover their heads with the face of Kaziar.

Aranhil goes down to help Axetor and Raizak. Dio moves to secure the door not before he casts the telephatic bond spell to keep all members communicating. While Merkel and Frutumal move the rest of the group, Poyo and the Wolves of the Band to hide from the Giants. Yoshirou moves stealthy and sees the Giants pass but some noise made by the wolves attract the attention of the Giants toward Merkel and the rest. Telephatically, the Band made a coordinated surprise attack, even using an enhanced entangle spell casted by Merkel.

Meanwhile, un the underground hideout, Axetor, Raizak and Aranhil speak with what appears to be a pre-programed image of the Preserver:

Question: " Did you know what towns are around? "
Answer: " Each one of the main fractions have mobile towns with everything they need on their vehicles: hospital, school, shops, homes. This include the Aquan Shoal, Auran Flock, Terran Herd, and Ignan Swarm. The biggest city is not moving is the one controlled by the Taramis Nekro Court. Highnest City is the second biggest city and has all the needed resources also. "

Question: " Where can we find more information about Taramis? "
Answer: " Serraine. "

Question: " Does you know how to contact the Auran Flock
Answer: " There are different government councils on the Auran Flock. The most accesible is the Supreme Symposium of Gnomish Syndicates who keep the flying city of Serraine flying. They can be impressed with alchemical knowledge and magical crafting skills. "

Question: " " Where can we find the best weapons to win this war? "
Answer: " A weapon that can do that is in the possession of Vladimir Dracul. "

The image of The Preserver tells the group that the place is going to blow for the danger of been found by the Giants.

Axetor and Aranhil takes as much books as they can and leave, Raizak stays confident he can escape the explosion n time. And then, the impossible happens. " The Preserver asked: How are you going to win this war? "

Raizak casts Haste, grabs some books., casts Quickened Ghostform and Quickened (Multispell feat) Teleport without error outside the flaming hell that is about to engulf him. He did answers to the image that is not an image but looks like is the original enigmatic old man: " If we can open a way to Mystara, we can bring powerful casters and warriors. I also think I can control Kaziar’s Living Vault if I can find it. I will find Vladimir Dracul. Keep in touch. "

" I will keep in touch. " says the image as the room explodes in a a few delayed blast fire balls.

Outside, as Axetor, Aranhil and Raizak join the others, they are told what has happen.

" The giants have been speaking among themselves. They recognize we have spells and weapons. They don’t know if we have something to do with the light on the east. " comments Yoshirou

" Those giants have no fear of sun light even when I used sunbeam spell on them and they are not expected to know what a sun is. " says Dio " That is very strange. "

Frutumal is studying the enemies strategy, including one giant soldier who sounded a battle horn and how the giants took the beating of the Band of the Wolf with minimum response. " Is a trap! They are more on their way here. This ones are holding us so we fall into their trap. We have to leave! "

" There are more of us now. We will need two windwalk spells. And even that wouldn’t be enough. " says Dio

" I know! I will teleport Yoshirou and I. The Taramis Epic Council gave us the formula to use our teleport spells in Taramis. I am confident is going to work! " says Aranhil

" I have no teleport spells left. Were are you going to teleport? Is has to be a place we know. " says Raizak " I know! Back to the Pond, the Lakes of Selinar were The Last Treant and The Preserver disappeared inside the Verdigris Tsunami .

" We will meet there! " says Aranhil as she touches Yoshirou’s shoulder.

" We will meet there! " says Dio as he turns everyone else into a cloud

As the group leaves the area with the wind walk spell, they see around 20 giants more walking toward the position they had the battle. Closing in a circle.

[To be continued….]

Encounters:
Average Encounters CR: 22
10 Craa’ghoran Giant
1 Search and Puzzle with a bomb
1 Conversation with an image of The Preserver

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

Experience:
_ Adventure XP: 6006xp
_ Adventure XP Awards:
__ Sam Award: N/A
__ Bilbo Award: 1001 to both Axetor and Raizak for solving the riddle
__ Éowyn Award: N/A

Characters:
Average Party Level: 21
Yoshirou Nakajima
Dio Stoutspark
Axetor Stonecutter
Frutumal Huntinghawk
Aranhil Thunderseeker
Merkel Duncan
Troyus Bloodstone
Raizak Derek

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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