Ulfgar Geshalt Campaign

Thirty First Adventure
In to the Deep

Cast of Characters
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy
“Sen” – Dean
Seth – Mike
Shere Khan – Tim
Pathox the Prestigious – Quinn

The group continues to set their affairs in order. They meet up with Aun Guan who seems to have been waiting awhile. Thadeus asks if they were supposed to meet up earlier. She says that obviously not because this seems to not be important. The group decides to leave Ulfgar. They travel to the circle with the priestess. She covers the circle as she is entering the address for the Underdark. Thadeus spots the address and lets Sen know what it is. The circle activates and the group heads out on their journey.
They arrive in the Underdark. The Drow circle seems to be in great need of repair. The only statues surrounding it are ones of evil or neutral gods. They seemed to Jury rig their circle with some unusual plants. As they are walking, Aun Guan tells them about the layout of the city. She also informs them they will be staying at an inn near the lower level. We can explore if we wish but she tells us it would be in our best interest to stay out of the temple of Lolth. Sen turns himself in to a Female Drow. We enter the Drow inn and find it is full. Shere Khan walks in confident and unafraid as he approaches the bar and asks for a glass of milk. The bar tender gives him a strange drink squeezed from a slug. Thadeus watches the crowd in the bar and realizes that every single person in the bar is a spy. They are seeking information on what and who we are. Sen talks with the bar tender and reveals his true identity. Thadeus begins a card game with Sen, Seth, and a Drow Noble. He beats them all hands down and is accused of cheating. The man goes to attack Thadeus but Seth turns him in to a sheep.
The next morning, Aun Guan returns to tell us about the ceremony that will happen for our arrival. They will be sacrificing 100 criminals in our name. We will be asked to speak after their will be some of the crowd against us. How we deal with them is very important, we must show power. Seth and Sen sneak off to where the speech will be given. They examine the area and find powerful magic all around especially in the center of the platform. The group decides to wait until the speech.
The day of the speech comes and we are escorted through the main chamber. We must walk up to the main chamber through the crowd gathered. Thadeus is hit by a spell that drains him of life. He then puts five arrows through his head. No one else seems to be bothered except Pathox who seems to scare everyone he passes. He witnesses a mother beat her son. He ignores it telling them, “The Lino cares nothing what the Sheep think.” Once at the top, the Queen gives her speech about allying with the Godborn and defeating Rovagug. We are each asked to speak to the crowd, we each go in order with Pathox going last. We all do well and Pathox caps it off with a grand speech. The crowd begins chanting and wanting us to pledge to Lolth’s cause. Thadeus asks Aun Guan what words need to be said to accept. She says just step forward and accept. Thadeus is the first to do so. He chooses to accept a scar down his shooting arm. Sen and Shere Khan accept one on their face. Pathox and Seth are given one by Lolth. We have been given rights and privileges of Noble Drow. They begin sacrificing the hundred criminals. Seth hears the voice of his mother and looks over to see that within the hundred are 20 boy children. Seth walks forward and demands that these 20 are released as his servants. We are told we will be given our next test by Aun Guan and if we succeed it will solidify our allegiance.
Aun Guan comes to us and tells us our next task is to find seven items that were taken by Lolth after a Priestess disappointed her. These seven items will repair the Drow circle. The seven items are Set of Runes, a Power Crystal, a Power Key, the Hand of a Deity, a Lost Soul, a forever light, and a loveless kiss. We must travel down to the vault. A while ago an earthquake happened and the vault broke through in to the Drow territory. We ask for an escort which makes the trip easier. There are still battles but they are quickly handled.
We arrive at breech in the ground. There is an opening with Lava pouring down through it. The Drow soldiers say they will wait here until our return or sign of our death. As we are heading down there is no sign of this place ever ending. We land in a place of water. We must find the first item in the depth of this water. The group begins looking when they are attacked by a Pit Fiend. The group begins the fight but before they can kill the beast he enacts a wish. Time rewinds as if the battle never happened. The only people that remember it are Thadeus, Shere Khan, and Seth. They head back down to find the Hand of the Deity. They look for the way out to find a portal to the next area. It is an icy world, it is so cold that they take damage every moment they are here. They are traveling when they are attacked by a group of Horned Devils. They quickly dispatch the five devils and Seth retrieves the Power Crystal. They find a place to rest for the evening and have spent two days looking for the next portal. We appear in a swamp land. Pathox uses a spell to find our next item. He gets a feeling it is two hundred feet North in a patch of land with a Giant Venus Fly Trap. Sen sends a giant fireball at the creature. Shere Khan runs up and attacks. The creature has a bunch of slugs surrounding it. Shere Khan lays the killing blow on the Fly Trap. Sen decides to kill all the little slugs. We find the third item, Set of Runes. We decide to rest for the night and Seth casts a spell that creates a giant mansion.

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Thirtieth Adventure

Cast of Characters
“Send” – Dean
Seth – Mike
Shere Khan – Tim
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy
Pathox the Vengeful – Quinn

After the children are taken by Rovagug. The group in shock and disbelief each do their own thing before leaving for Ulfgar. Pathox angry with his gargoyle for not protecting Cassie, decides to punish by taking his wings and making him protect one platinum from a mob. Seth prays to his god and finds that there isn’t much the gods can do. Thadeus calls his dwarven militia to meet him in Ulfgar. Shere Khan rushes to Ulfgar to speak with Prince Fifftiffnes. Send attempts to fix the portal in Highfall. He can not do it but learns that this portal will burn out soon. Which will make Highfall a safe haven for children.
The group rushes to Ulfgar to meet with the King. Upon arrival they are directed straight to the King. In the chambers are a sea of important people discussing what has happened. The paladins wish to attack the Temples of Rovagug for his taking the children. One Anti-Paladin tells them this is only a distraction. He says we have Rovagug on the ropes and he is only trying to distract us. When asked for an opinion, the group agrees with the Anti-Paladin. They know it is time for them to head in to the realm of Underdark and face their destiny. Thadeus offers to use his group of Dwarves to get payback against the Priests of Rovagug. After the meeting, the King pulls them in to his private chamber and wishes to know what happened. We give him all the details and he gives us the rest of his fortune (500000 gold). He asks if we can to find a way to save the children to at least try. They learn that he lost two of his own children to Nue’s Song. He also informs us that there is a group of Drow waiting to speak with us.
They meet with the four Drow; A Bard, A young wizard named Maedriz, A thief named Sabet Spear, and an old crone named Aun Guan. They say they have been sent by Lady Dominique to be their guide but we must choose which one. We learn a little about them. The young wizard wants the thrill of learning from us and being around power. She also wouldn’t mind sleeping with some of us. The thief is only here because he has been commanded to be. The old crone believes in our cause but will not coddle us. She will tell us what needs to be done and expects us to follow. Seth doesn’t want to go with the old woman though most of the group thinks she would be the best choice. The group sends them away for the day while they discuss who to take.
The day goes by and after much debate they decide to take the Old Woman but they hear of a spy in the King’s inner circle. Shere Khan gives Thadeus his artifact to read minds and has him search out the traitor. They meet up with the four Drow and excuse the bard and thief. Thadeus finds out that Maedriz is not who she seems to be. Thadeus lets Shere Khan know and gives him back his amulet. They confront the woman and she splits in to 3 different monsters.
After the battle, the group talks with the Old Crone about the details of where they are going. Seth demands that she makes no sacrifices while she is with us. She agrees but tells us the Drow plan to execute 100 people in our name to welcome us and gain the favor of their god. The group is split on this decision and decide to discuss it later. SHe says we will be leaving within the next couple of weeks.
The group goes out and buys equipment for their journey and then decide to part ways to put their house in order.

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Twenty Ninth Adventure
Damsels in Distress

Cast of Characters
“Send” – Dean
Pathox the Jubilant – Quinn
Isabella – Robert
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy

-Learned about some Duergar smuggling a human in to the city. He has his Bard look for information. He visits his dragon and beats her in to submission. He then talks her in to staying his servant. He hears the instruments in the keep playing. He heads in to the chamber and doesn’t see anyone around. He notices part of the magic of this instrument is dragon. He then relaxes and listens to the music for a time.
-Pathox comes home to his lair and finds his little girl attacking him. The gargoyle has created these gems that can give people suggestions. Pathox asks his little girl how her training is going she tells him she wishes to be a lich. He asks why and she learns she wants to be immortal and powerful. He then checks his shrines.
-Isabella works on growing her garden. She then talks the birds in to looking out for her.
-Send has his monthly meeting with Jan Greenery. Jan asks if the guild can use the arcane scrolls of seed magic. He then begins playing with the airships. He then checks up on his sewer system and keeps them on schedule.
-The group finds out the Duergar are smuggling in a girl that the temple of Rovagug is interested in. They hear one of the King’s men is a mole. The group heads to the King to inform him and offer assistance in finding this. The King gives them the power of search.
-Thadeus heads to Fifftiffnes, who thinks the group doesn’t like him. Thadeus assures him that the group appreciates all he has done for them. Thadeus gets some info that he knows isn’t true but still thanks him for his info.
-The group heads to the Slave Pits and see that the area is about a 1/3 full. The group hides and waits for the meeting. They see some Duergar are coming with a chest. Four sorcerers appear in the middle of the pit. They begin talking when Send casts a suggestion on a Duergar when combat begins. Battle breaks out. During the battle, Pathox goes down and the Isabella heals him. After the last big bad falls, Thadeus pleads with the orc guards to stop fighting. They stop and begin helping their allies.
-Send goes over and opens the chest. He finds a Slave Girl named Nue. Thadeus investigates all the bodies and finds +2 axe(x6) 49800 gold, +2 waraxes (x6) 49800 gold, 6 suits of +1 chain and shields (25800 gold), metamagic lesser maximize, Ioun stone +1 to saves (x3). 8000 gold. They talk with the girl and find out she heard they wanted to sacrifice a man on the circles and have her sing to a god. Thadeus searches her for any tattoos or brands. He does not find any. They take her to the circle and find she is enchanted by it. They kick the guards out and find out she hears a song within the circle. They head to Highfalls and let her sing the song of the Circle. It opens a portal to the Fae and she sings a beautiful song. The group brings her in to the keep and when she hears the song of the harp she screams in pain. Send takes her to the keep and lets her rest there.
-During the night, the group hears a creepy song calling out from the circle. As they head to the circle they see the children of Highfall, some dead already, being drawn to the circle. Nue is in the circle singing sending all the children to Rovagug. Even Pathox’s girl has been taken. The girl introduces herself to Send as his sister of destruction.

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Twenty Eighth Adventure
Exploring the Keep

Cast of Characters
Shere Khan – Tim
Seth – Mike
“Send” – Dean
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy
Pathox the Valiant – Quinn

The group decides to investigate Tobius’s Keep. They find the Big Daddy Red Dragon is snooping around. They allow him passage in to the city of Highfall but do not allow him to go in to the keep. Thadeus decides to have his assistant make a law that the keep is off limits to all but those invited. The law is enforced by an extremely steep fine.
They enter the keep and arrive in a dining hall. A servant appears and begins to ask them questions. The group quickly realize the creature is stalling and trying to learn more about each of them. The creature appears and it is a Glass Golem. The battle begins, whenever one of these creatures dies they explode and turn in to a swarm of tiny golems. Send and Pathox work together to destroy the swarms.
The group goes in to the next room and finds a beautiful instrument. They sit around as the instrument begins playing a peaceful tune. After the music stops the group heads out and finds a giant chamber. Engraved in the floor is a giant golden ring. Above seems to be levels of rooms but no stairs going up. Thadeus ateps in to the circle and disappears. The group follows him through.
The group appears at a grand castle. On top of the battlements are demonic creatures and a certain Winter Knight who seems to want vengeance. In front of the castle walls are four gargantuan scorpions. The group rushes in to battle. They win the day through decimating attacks and clever spells. The Winter Knight dimension doors away before he can be killed.
After the battle, the castle comes alive with strange apparitions. They are invited to participate in a contest. Pathox enters a debate, Shere Khan shows off his amazing endurance, Thadeus gives a grand display of acrobatics, Send participates in a game of intelligence, and Seth shows off his wisdom. They are each granted a bonus to the attribute they performed.
They reappear in the keep and are greeted by Tobius. He asks us if we received his gift and if they have helped them. The group relates their stories on how his gift has helped them. He gifts the keep to us and tells us a little about it. He also has us declare our title. Each of us gives one.
The group splits up the levels between each other. They also decided all decisions regarding the keep shall be a voted upon by all members who can meet for the vote. Proxies are allowed. The group finds out that all documents have been changed to their new titles and the castle is now in their name.

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Twenty Seventh Adventure
Dragons...Dragons... Everywhere!

Cast of Characters
Shere Khan – Tim
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy
Incendieldur “Send” Amrunelara – Dean
Pathox the Imposing – Quinn

The group was in the Adventurer’s Guild enjoying a nice drink. When they were approach by a beautiful woman bathed in flames. She wanted to know if any of us were interested in having a good time. At first the group refused but then she offered Pathox 10000 gold. He accepted without hesitation after that.
Send and Thadeus were sitting around when they noticed a man gazing there way. This man was quite peculiar, they decided to approach him. The man introduced himself and asked if any of us would like to partake of another one of his daughters. The group confused by this statement asked what he meant. He told us Pathox went off with one of his daughters and he was wondering if he could tempt the two of them. They both said no again. He then asked them if they would like to come to his party. He informs them it will be a three day event. They agree to go.
At the party, the group meet some strange people. There is an old hag who doesn’t talk but wants to look at the godborn. Both of them refuse but she still follows them. The group finds out that this party is full of dragons. Thadeus meets a Great white dragon who wants to slay him but only if he leaves Ulfgar. He has her dance with Send. The two do well dancing but every time they mess up Thadeus makes it look like part of the move by dancing by them.
Send eventually accepts the mans offer for information. The group finds out this man is an extremely old red dragon who is said to have an unending wealth. He is wanting to use the godborn to make children. Thadeus begins looking for a dragon to be his sidekick and mount. He meets up with a Great Bronze Dragon in the form of a woman. She is hotty and believes herself better then everyone. Thadeus after talking with her ends on neutral terms but Send pisses her off and she attacks them. The group attacks ferociously and the dragon is about to attack Send when Pathox tries to seduce her. He succeeds and is taken off to be her plaything.
The group learns all the dragons here wish to kill them. They are being summoned by a powerful artifact to kill us. None of them actually dare do it in Ulfgar, due to the King’s Protection.
The Red Dragon informs them of where they need to go to find this artifact but warns them they will be fighting some nasty creatures. The group heads out to find this artifact. They use Send’s riptide spell to arrive at the island of the gods and combat immediately begins. The group wins the day but are hammered for their efforts. They find the artifact an ancient device that brands dragons and forces them to the will of Rovagug. After some debate the group decides to destroy it.
They return to Ulfgar and most of the dragons have left. The white dragon, named Ka, has stayed and still wishes to kill them but will not. Thadeus talks her in to staying and being his mount. Send gets a writ form the king and visits the bronze dragon. He humbles her and makes her leave Ulfgar. The red dragon after talking with Send decides to stick around. Pathox finds out he will have six children.

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Twenty Sixth Adventure
Here comes the Winterwights.

Cast of Characters
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy
Shere Khan – Tim
Pathox the Regal – Quinn
Seth – Mike
“Send” – Dean

Tobius appears before Seth and tells him a special tomb is opening. The group must travel to the desert of the Narn to find this tomb. Seth and Send ready some spells to help speed the trip.
They arrive at this ancient tomb and they find some freshly killed corpses. As they enter the tomb they are approached by a young girl. She says she has escaped her parents and wishes to leave. She shows her true colors and is revealed to be a Winterwight. The group asks for her help and she decides to come along.
There are a couple more dead bodies in the cavern and find they are worshipers of Rovagug. They are attacked by some weird creatures who have the ability to rip out pieces of their enemies and scatter them across the plains. Send gets a claw so he can study this ability.
They enter the main chamber and are immediately attacked. The group kills all but the two parents. Pathox puts up a wall of iron across the door and the group dimension doors to the next room to heal up. Thadeus casts a scroll that blocks all travel in and out of their room.
They head back in to the room and find that the two Winterwights have left and taken all their treasure. They find some Ioun Stones that are intricate and worth full value when sold.

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Twenty Fifth Adventure
Seth's Party and A Search for Treasure

Cast of Characters
Shere Khan – Tim
Pathox the Mirthful – Quinn
“Send” – Dean
Seth – Mike
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy

The group is busy getting ready for Seth’s Birthday Party. Pathox is summoned by the King of Ulfgar and is informed the King is using this party to draw out any who oppose us. There is someone who is planning on killing a member of the group but they don’t know who. Pathox informs the group what is the King is planning.
The group gathers for the shindig. It is a grand party, Seth decided to have a theme where everyone brings a pet. Shere Khan takes to guarding Seth throughout the party. Thadeus catches the Jackal trying to sneak up on him. He quickly sneaks up on him and puts his arrow straight to his head. He tells him, “You have three options; you can leave, I could have you arrested, or I can put you out of your misery.” The Jackal decides to leave and Thadeus has the guards follow him out.
The party continues with three games. There is a game made for people of great intelligence. A girl with flaming red hair wins this event. The second game is a grand game of Acrobatics. Thadeus wins this game. The third game is a Zero G arena. A random party goer wins this. The girl with red hair wishes to dance with Seth. Shere Khan blocks her way but Seth accepts the dance.
After the dance, The girl wishes to give Seth a present. She grabs his hand and begins breaking it. She pulls out a ring and is trying to force it on his finger. The rest if the group notices this and starts to attack her. The Archmage pulls out a rod and Stops Time. The group is stunned to learn that they are not affected by this. The Archmage tells us we only have a short time to beat them. We see two Red Dragons frozen in place. The group kills both of them and the mage disposes of the remains. He tells us to act like nothing happened. Thadeus collects a tooth from one of the dragons. The party winds down and the group heads out to find the Lost Treasure of Joneth.
The group headed out to Creotia. They embarked on their journey through the Creotian Desert. They found the ancient mine once dug out by their past selves. Upon entering the mine they take command of a group of shadows. Seth decides to send them after the Narn forces. As they dig through the mine they find an old shaft filled with water. They decide to dive in and are aided by Seth’s spells.
They swim through the catacombs and fight some creatures. They end up in a strange cavern swirling with shadows and the ancient specter of a once faithful paladin. Send decides to attack her and the battle commences. After the battle the group finds the missing treasure of Joneth. They find crates of metal worth 100000 gold. They collect the treasure and head home.

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Twenty Fourth Adventure
Blast from the Past

Cast of Characters
Isabella – Robert
Shere Khan – Tim
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy
“Send” – Dean

Send is in his keep studying when Tobius’s crystal comes to life, although the person who comes forth is not Tobius. A dwarf is standing in his place, he then presents himself as Joneth. He is seeking a group of adventurers and asks Send to meet them at the Docks. Send gathers the group together and they head to the docks.
As they arrive at the docks, they see nothing but the daily activities of the area. A couple of hours go by when they see an ancient ship port at the docks. Tobius comes out and ask the group for their names and what title they should go by. Shere Khan presents himself as Defender of Purity. Send gives a list of all his titles and it is quite a list. Thadeus presents himself as The Hawkeye. Isabella says her name and title. Joneth introduces his fellow companions. His human daughter Gilly, the ship wizard named Gareth, and a Paladin of Light named Teresa. We all sign on and he says we will be leaving at fourth call. Shere Khan knows this as a time before sunrise. The group sticks around the docks until the ship arrives.
Ulfgar seems to have changed through the night. There are humans gathering at the docks talking of revolting against the dwarfs. They are quickly taken away by Dwarven guards. Joneth wants the group to go collect supplies for the journey. They also realize though they are themselves, they no longer possess all their abilities. Send steals the mages spellbook and throws it over the boat. The mage gets in a fight with Joneth and is kicked off. They gather on the ship and head out.
Their journey takes them all the way to Creotia. Once they arrive Joneth approaches some guards and finds out the tax for him coming is 1000 gold. The group gives forth all their gold to enter the city. Thadeus goes gambling to win money for supplies. Shere Khan goes off with Gilly getting supplies. Send is asked to go with Joneth. They see that the people of Creotia are quite strict and do not tolerate any trouble. They hear of people disappearing and never coming back. The Paladin is unnerved by these servants of Palor. Thadeus tells her this is not Palor’s doing but just men. They leave the town and head in to the desert to find a grand treasure.
They travel the desert for months, Gilly and Shere Khan begin a relationship. Thadeus is rejected by the Paladin.
Years go by as the group travels the desert. Shere Khan and Gilly in this time have three kids together. The paladin has rejected her faith and decided to be with Thadeus. Most of the mercenaries and helpers have begun to abandon this quest. Shere Khan and Send go after them for not having faith. They come across a Drow named Slyph who helps them survive the desert.
The group finally discovers the mine they are looking for. They begin digging out this mine when they find an underground water source. They come up with a way to pump the water out and dig even deeper. They end up finding a great cache of mithril. Joneth makes plans to sneak through Creotia. Teresa disturbed by this plan wants to stay in this new place we have made. She asks Thadeus to come with her and meet some people. After some debate she leaves and the mine is attacked that night.
The group battles a massive army of Narn. Quickly being out numbered they withdrawal back in to the mine. Every time they kill ten there are ten more waiting. Joneth asks what they should do with the all the treasure. Should we let them have it or blow the reservoir destroying the mine. The group decides to blow the mine. Send informs the group he already has it set up. Shere Khan tells Gilly to take the kids and leave. She refuses at first but succumbs to the decision. Send gets to work detonating the reservoir while being defended by Thadeus and Shere Khan.
As the mine blows, the group is transported back to Ulfgar. The learning crystal is active and it is Joneth sending one last message to Tobius. He doesn’t know if anyone will receive this but the treasure has been buried. It is waiting for one group to come find it. We must journey to the heart of Narn territory to get it.

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Twenty Third Adventure

Cast of Characters
Seth – Mike
Shere Khan – Tim
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy
Pathox the Fierce – Quinn

Pathox checks on his lair and it is almost done. He buys gargoyle head for the entrance. You have to make it laugh in order to get in. Pathox also goes off and plays with the little girl at his lair.
Shere Khan goes to Prince Fifftiffnes and asks for a place to stay as an emissary. The Prince doesn’t have anything but his own place. He goes to the king and is given a palace with 40 guards.
The King wants to send people to protect Highfall the group makes a deal for fortifications and temporary housing.
Seth finds out that Fashia is the last of her tribe, the rest were either killed or torn up coming through the veil. He wishes her a farewell journey. She asks him if he is a faithful man. She grabs him and tells him to pray for protection from her flames. If his gods are with him he will see visions that will help him. He prays and hears the voice of his god. He is told, “When we arrive at this crystal we will have to fight ourselves.” For this vision he needs to either make someone beautiful or donate art or help someone discover their inner beauty. He goes to visit his stalker and helps her realize her inner beauty. She says she truly loved him but shouldn’t have expected the same back. She wanted him to know that there will always be someone here that cares about him. He sends his harem to help fix up Tobius’s old keep. The girls come back with two wands from his keep. Tobius tells him one wand is of magic missile with 100 charges they can be cast one at a time or all at once with a 25% percent chance to blow up in the users face. The second one a fake arcane wand of Cure Light wounds, it has 25% to become negative energy.
Thadeus meets up with the Fae girl and finds out she is engaged to be married. Thadeus being a little jealous wants to meet this man. She offers herself to him but he tells her he needs to be wined and dined. She charms him and they both get a feeling of love. She tells him she needs to leave and break up with her fiancé. She is now in love with the Half Dwarf. Thadeus visits with his harem and his restaurant. The Leader of the Rat’s nest talks with him and asks for command over 10000 troops. Thadeus tells him no but these people should show him respect.
Seth finds out the group needs to go to Senstun and use their circle to get to the next place. Shere Khan finds out about the Senstun army. The King wishes to speak with us. He asks us to behave ourselves and talk with Senstun about moving our troops through their territory.
We head to Senstun and are approached by a High Noble. Pathox begins talking with him and makes fun of his hat. The group escapes their circle as the guards are trying to arrest them. The group travels to the shipyard. Thadeus decides to approach the gates. They are met by a relative of the King of Senstun. The group ends up finding an ally with this mage and are able to use their private circle. The mages at the circle inform them there is no returning from this circle.
The group teleports to a small platform surrounded by black negative energy. Four forms materialize and the group faces off against themselves. Both Pathox’s cast pits cutting the small platform in half. Shere khan starts to fall and Thadeus catches him. He then springs forth and pushes evil Pathox in to the black. With no where to land, Shere Khan follows him in to the black. The rest of the evil clones are killed off.
There is a sudden light and a diamond appears at the center of the platform. The diamond cracks and Thadeus leaps for it. He is struck by negative energy but quickly grabs the last piece of the artifact. He quickly disappears and the rest of the group is left on the platform. They jump in to the light and are teleported to wherever they wish. Seth goes to the Goddess Shaelyn and is greeted warmly. Pathox goes to Apsu and learns how to use the artifact. He then learns that whoever uses the artifact will be killed. Pathox realizes he is the only person that can come back from this death. Thadeus goes to the church of Torag. He has the last piece of the artifact. One of the priests wishes to examine the last piece. When the priest gets within five feet his arm is blown asunder. Thadeus quickly tells them to stay away. He then places an anti magic field around himself and heads to his vault at the bank.
The group decides to put the three pieces together. Once the three pieces are put together they can’t be taken apart. The Archmage wishes to place the item in their vault. The group after much debating decides to keep it in the bank vaults.
Thadeus runs in to a sad man in the streets. The man says Thadeus has ruined his life by taking his love. Thadeus claims he did no such thing. He gets a strange vibe from this man and realizes he is part godborn. The man swears revenge and that he will live up to his namesake. He will drink the blood of Thadeus like a Jackel.

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Twenty Second Adventure
The Temple of Elemental Balance

Cast of Characters
Isabella – Robert
Shere Khan – Tim
Thadeus Aeducan – Billy
“Send” – Dean
Seth – Mike

The group quickly packs up camp and begins flying north. The group is attacked mid-flight. We kill the creatures and capture one of them. The captive wishes to make a deal to find the artifact we are seeking. Shere Khan ends up killing the creature in a duel. We search the creatures and find 3 +1 falchions, 5000 gold in gems, 3 sets of +1 scale mail, and a bag of holding. The Bag contains 17 human heads and various barbarian artwork (8000 gold).
After searching the bodies, we begin looking for a structure. Thadeus flies up and spots a strange structure farther north. We arrive at an old temple built in to the ice with flowing lava. We see a group of monks are waiting outside the temple. Shere Khan approaches first and the master asks, “Are you seeking Mastery of the Elements?” Shere Khan says yes and the monk begins descending in to the temple. Send finds out the masters name is Akatat.
Shere Khan goes off with the master and finds out they have the artifact here. In order to claim the artifact this temple must be destroyed and all the monks with it. The Monks can not leave the temple due to a pledge they made. He asks if the artifact is worth the price. Shere Khan shows him the image of the world decimated by the Narn and the Titans. Akatat crying from the vision accepts the price.
The group is lead to a lever in the middle of the temple. There are no guards posted and they are told anyone within the order can destroy this place whenever they want. All they have to do is pull the lever. The group must become members of the temple in order to pull the lever. The monks take them to a chamber. Each person must contemplate what their biggest weakness is and give advice to ourselves.
Shere Khan’s greatest weakness is not Knowing Fear. His advice would be not to be afraid to live his life.
Isabella’s weakness is that her fear will debilitate her in combat. Her advice is to accept fear and harness it in combat.
Seth weakness is seeking everyone’s approval. His advice is to trust his instincts.
Thadeus’s weakness is not being able to let people die, even if it puts his own life in danger. His advice is In order for the whole to survive, Sacrifices must be made.
Send’s weakness is his fear that something trivial will be the end of him. His advice is Don’t burn bridges with people that can protect him.
After the trial, the group begins helping the monks through their own trials with the stones of learning. Seth summons Tobius and the old mage bows to the Master. We find out that Tobius was the one that had this order started. The monks use the stones to gain great insight and are able to leave this place. Then Shere Khan pulls the lever.
At first nothing happens, but then the temple begins to shake. The lava begins melting all the ice surrounding it. This releases hordes of undead. Shere Khan, Thadeus, and Isabella fight off this horde and after a lengthy battle destroy them. They are then attacked by twelve larger skeletons and fight them off. Then three giant skeletons attack with great magic. The group beats them and are given a quick break. Theya re able to heal up and restore lost abilities. Then the ground begins to shake and a colossal scorpion burrows out of the ground. The group summons all their might and dispatches this creature. Within the creature is the second piece of their artifact. It is called Lord of Nightmares. It can affect an entire population with nightmares.

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