Call of the Vigilant

Mission Report - State of Ayodhya

29 Strassa 1509 – 14 Charassa 1509

Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

We left with the the objective to determine the state of the Ayodhya life rock, and if possible make contact with the Ayodhya brotherhood.
Accompanying us is Action Team Manticore (Caradoc, Americk, Azra, Shai-lan)

We make our way V’strimon with little trouble and start gathering information.

Overgovernor Kypros was unaware this operation we being planned
The triumph is commanded by Nikar Carinci.
Military troops include the 8th legion from skypoint, and the 5th legion (brought with). Roughly 1000 warriors
Everything within about 1/2 days walk is under theran control.
A wealthy obsidiman named Omasu is not happy about the triumph sitting on his liferock.
There are a huge number of slaves
K’Tenshin has done most of the river enforcement and shorline claiming.
Vivane merchants have started to move in to take advantage.
Servalen setting up a large slave market.
Theran merchants on west shore are from house caranci.
Under the city, been brining in a lot of slaves.
Elf named mabon arbos – slavemaster – in charge of major construction projects that involve using slaves.
Brought in about 200 slaves and have ships brining in more.
He is a bit of a beast. Most likely a dis worshiper.
Ork with a strong visgothian accent, several in the group that were looking into stuff. Likely counter-intelligence.
Fortress has 3 gates : east, west, north
The fortress and its walls completly cover the liferock
Twelve guard towers, at night there are searchlights
Outside the city is a couple 5 man patrols

We located another member of the brotherhood named Gorad. They are a dockworker and was wanting information.

A closer operation determined that the fire cannons are of superior make and can target individuals.
There is an elemental air net over the citadel
Also a phallic symbol was drawn on one of the towers, they did not approve.

Team Manticore was sent to another objective and we gained secondary mission – long term
Develop a channel into the fortress (look for opportunities, develop contacts, etc)
Backers are currently group of Urupa merchants, backup Eye of Throal.

A letter was crafted and sent to Omasu.
While we waited we recieved a quest from Captain S’dek of the Morning Dew
We were asked to go to Marrek and ask the alchemist Menta Redbeard about delivering the package for the widdow J’dar.
Take this package to Jill’has a dockworker in P’kralan.
Jill’has would give us another item which we need to bring back to S’dek.

We finish this operation sucessfully and when we arrive back we have a note requesting we got to the Girded Arms in Kratas and announce to the proprietor “lynx is here”

We book passage on a V’strimon military ship that is trying to run the blockade. Wynnar gets to show off his new explosive flame arrow and blew up a huge chunk of a K’tenshin ship (he hit their fire cannon and ammo storage).

We arrived in Daiche and made our way towards Kratas.

We arrived in Kratas and after few unfriendly encounters made our way to the girded arms and announced that “lynx is here”
That night we meet with an orc scorcher how discussed information and gave us a job :
Find out more information about their food supply.

We decided to head back overland, as water travel seemed more difficult.

Along the way we encountered a strange grove that was clear of astral taint, we spent a day studying it. Lenore summoned a spirit to converse with in hopes of learning more about the area. The spirit was from the netherworld of sylvar and unfortunately did not know much about the area, but we did have an interesting conversation on philosophy.

Further north we found a strange valley and within it there were 5 namegiver statues. 3 humans (2m, 1f), a female orc, and an elf.
There appeared to be some form of magic overlaid on their patterns.
This has been noted down for a specialist to study.

When we arrived back in Marrek the leader had been murdered!
Lenore bravely used her nethermancer abilities to relive their last moments, from this we established where they died (rather then where they were found).
It was extremely painful, with burning sensation and vomiting of blood. It felt like your insides were being liquified.
We perform some tracking and determine it was Ellen Lefair a washerwoman. We found 2 vials of the poison used, it appears to be a death cult.
We were publicly praised and covertly brought Ellen back for interrogation.

Mission Report - Groma pursuit

8 Borrum 1508 – 1 Strassa 1509

Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

Our primary objective is to locate the Groma of Jasper Hillwalker.

From previous missions we have learned that Marius the Even Handed was looking into Jasper Hillwalker’s past.
There was records of him meeting with Borgin son of Thrane, the last court troubador of the kingdom of Ustrect.

He died somewhere in Ustrect or Landis, the only clue being “He fell at the end of the water”

Our first objective was to locate more information, our options were either to head to the Great Library of Throal, or to Parlainth. We chose the path that did not raise the alerts of the Dwarves.

The political group “Justice for all” headed by the Ork Liberator Justice Bells is trying to ally Parlainth with Throal.

We located the main archives for a house, we found many cabinets of information covering topics such as : Thera, Navey, Parlainth, Dragons, Heaven heards, Indorisia.

Skypoint map
Maps of parlianth

indorisian – spies in theran empire, indorisian death cult infiltrating thearan society
heaven heards – dossiers, sketches – obelisks, structures, rights of protections and passage, backstories that dont quite make sense

Evenhanded – questor of mehnbruheh, and house mehndari
hillwalker died ~800 years before evenhanded, approx 1300 years from present

Person who opened skypoint was a dossier from heaven heards – Aeric the weaver
Heaven heards, a navey mission to Ustereck that was planned but never performed. To mordant veil with 2 ships + a bunch of troops

Mordant veil – home to the crimson x tribe of ustereck
Known for brilliant red dyes for cloth – allum deposits
Southern Delaris Mountains near the liaga river
Rockhorn troll moot controls the area
Books of hera were found in the vicinity of the Delaris Mountains.

We also found that there were others researching hillwalker: Aldelphis of hosue mendari, Baghra the fine winged of house Mendari.

We packed up as much as we could carry, some tablets, and a strange sealed box and headed back to New Marrek.

After a short jaunt of training we headed to Syrtis and go passage on an airship heading to Jerris. The Exultant Tempest captained by Maktosh the one handed (missing his right hand).

We headed to a local sage and tried to gather further information. The first thing we learned was that another group was asking for the same information just a few days earlier. We also learned that they were being tailed.

Doddle 23rd

We arrived at the town of Miracle and had a small celebration.
We successfully managed to get ahead of the dwarves on the road and decided that heading out on horseback would get us there before the boat arrived.

Along the way we encountered a small group of Cave Trolls, and later a Stone Lion

We arrived in the valley and navigated up towards our goal while managing to hide from the hunters from the nearby troll moot. Thankfully their airship was out raiding.

We managed to cross over the mountain and in the distance we saw the boat arriving and a camp being constructed.
The next day we explored and found a path heavily traveled by what we later would learn was Cadaver men. Along the way we encountered : Globberog, Troll Troll cadaver men, Felux, Wisps
We made camp in the remains of the agriculture town. Continuing on we found a paved trail that lead to the waterfall. There were steps going up to the plateau.

The top plateau had a fountain and 16 houses arranged in a pattern significant to elementalists. On the side of the mountain was a open Kaer door and had a lion motif design.
We opted to rest for awhile and during the night many wisps made their way up the waterfall to mingle by the fountain (they leave during day time)
We entered the Kaer and began disabling all the traps. Eventually we got to a section that was entirely made of crystal. We heard a voice from the other side of the door asking “what do we want”

Negotiations began and some of them began investigating their records; others entertained us with… singing. We managed to trade our friendly wisp for a sealed box that should be hillwalkers personal items.
We realized that this crystal was actually a huge Crystal Entity.

Satisfied that we had completed our job we left and made a trail that would be difficult to follow. We later found out that we had been marked by the horror.

Along the way through the overgrowth we were attacked by a Triplicant. During the fight I had perished.

We managed to escape the valley and make good time back to Miracle to find out that there was a plague around. After investigation we found and killed the cause, a Plague lizard. After yet another celebration we headed north back to Jerris.

Along they way we had to evade a mating group of Preces. As we approached Jerris we saw an airship fly full speed at it. A behemoth had been spotted heading east.

Lenore sent a message to New Marrek and we booked passage on an airship heading to K’Tenshin, whereby we booked passage on a riverboat heading to Syrtis. We saw the behemoth and its destination… It was parked on top of Ayodhya.

We made it back and were informed that all action teams were being recalled to form a strategy, the game has changed.

Mission Report - Scholarly Safeguard

18 Rakhas 1508 – 19 Teayu 1508

Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

Given that time was critical we were authorized to grab an airship from Marrek and dropped off west of Throal. We arrived in Throal and began gathering information. There appeared to be a shortage of adventuring grouping due to a sizable bounty currently active to the southeast. There was another group in town that could have been a potential candidate.

Using previous contacts we established word that we were in town and available to work. Needless to say we were hired for the task.

Lenore, Kira, Wynarr, and myself embarked as bodyguards for Tamir Forrin, Janec Edrin, and Tela Ponell. We headed down the Coil River toward lake ban, then made our way down to the Mist swamps on a K’tenshin ship.

At one point our transport was attacked by the Henghyoke, with assistance of another boat we managed to mount a successful counter-attack. They started to flee and Kira noticed one of them acting suspicious and so followed them below deck and thwarted their attempt to cause the engine to explode.

In the mist swamps our employers met with Sevastos. Lenore utilized some nethermancy spells to eavesdrop on what was discussed. We left to the southeast through the badlands.

As we approached our destination we learned more about what they were looking for. The journal of Marius the Even Handed and his last known whereabouts was a trading outpost off of the river of bones which is a branch from the Iontos River.

Along the way we encountered the following:

  • Another group of adventurers, they appeared to be kaer hunting.
  • A pack of Gnashers, we funneled them into a cave to eradicate them; the cave potentially has merit for exploring.
  • Basilisk, they are weak to ranged attacks and are tasty
  • Chimera, tough critter

We managed to locate the trading outpost, it was in ruins. There was a storeroom with some interesting merchandise. Note there is a container of True water, it was too fragile from age/decay to transport. Nearby was the entrance to the Kaer they tried to use to survive the Scourge. We noted what appeared to be a construction project outside the entrance that… lacked creativity.

We eventually discovered that the Kaer was under the control of The Muse, a Wormskull that apparently made its way into the Kaer before it closed. The entire population had been turned into whom had retained much of their former selves and were compelled to create works of art. The art was of course horrible and corrupt.

While attempting to scout via night fliers we determined that The Muse was also a nethermancer, and had a spirit form of Marius the Even Handed.

The Muse being a Wormskull , everything was incredibly dessicated. We sent Wynarr into the Kaer with the task of starting a small fire. Needless to say this turned into a large fire and succeeded in raging every Cadaver men inside the Kaer; thus clearing out the population. The Muse without any more subjects left during the night and headed north.

Upon investigation we found the journal they were looking for and managed to copy the last 80% of it during the restoration process. There was also notable quantities of valuables discovered. One piece of art that was created were Orichalcum pillars (either solid or a coating, we could not discern) that was made from all the Orichalcum from the kaers warding glyphs.

We headed back to Trosk, the trip as uneventful as most of the major predators had been previously dealt with. During our Journey Kira would borrow the journal during the night so that Lenore could finish making the copy. Upon reaching Trosk she created a bone circle to inform New Marrek of the location of the Kaer and what riches were ripe for taking with the proper crew.

Our journey along the river was mostly uneventful, While staying in K’Tenshin was saw the windling female that fled during Mission Report – Airship Appropriation. We also had an attempted robbery by a known Thief.

We learned that what they were looking for was information about a Groma that Marius the Even Handed had interacted with before entering the Kaer. After reaching Ardanyan we received an armed escort to Throal and the mission was considered a good success.

Mission Report - Airship Appropriation

{Date range here} – 28 Gahmil 1508

Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

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Mission Report - Parlainth Pickup

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Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

Mission Report - Vivane Vacation

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Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

Route of Travel Marreck – > ThroalIshkaratJerrisVivane

Found slaver encampment, dealt with them and saved many people.

Jerris city was on lockdown, suspected of horror infiltration. Corrupted spirit.

South of Jerris, Corrupted liferock

Vivane gather information about military strength. Collect uniform samples. Collect Regulations.

Journey back encountered storm hounds, ignored

Mission Report - Alchemist Attendant

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Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

Escort alchemist to city south of Ishkarat

Obsidiman ritual to try and purify corruption with vines/plantlife that tries to grow over the city. Fought back by Cadavermen
Encountered trap repairing horrors

Found the Mcguffin

Mission Report - Missing persons

14 Raquas 1507 – Unknown

Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

Head to Servalen and discover why a mole has missed regular report schedules.

Taken captive by K’Tenshin

Mission Report - Resolve domestic dispute

16 Gahmil 1507 – 30 Gahmil 1507

Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

Our task was to head to Marrek and meet with Ork Cavalryman Snarltooth to settle a clan dispute between the the Yahn and Carls, two prominent farming clans. The Yahn stand accused by the Carls of sabotaging their crops and destroying land.

Team Hound went out to the Carls’ place to investigate and found that their fields and stonewalls had been destroyed. Looking deeper into the problem we discovered that the saboteurs attacked from underground. We tracked these attacker back to a stand of trees some miles away and discovered that a pod of Earth Q’Wril were responsible for the damage. We put down most of them, returned with the evidence, and suggested a beastmaster or elementalist be hired to create a permanent solution.

Mission Report - Pilgrimage

21 Mawag 1507 – 11 Gahmil 1507

Mission Report
Action Team HoundDederick

The pilgrimage was a success and our requested question was answered as follows: {Insert response here}

On the 24th we began making our way North along the pilgrimage route, taking necessary preparation for the 15 day journey. We were not the only ones on the pilgrimage at this time. There were also some humans, a few T’skrang, one Obsidimen, and a rather large group of Dwarves

Aside from the bodyguards, one of the dwarves was of the House Avalus and his unidentified friend whom later was discovered to be King Varulus III of Throal.
As a direct result of this we encountered several assassins whom were dealt with as follows:

Dwarven beastmaster : Used turf cutter beetles in an ambush along trail, attacked indiscriminately. Status: killed
Human elementalist : Attempted to sneak in during the night at the inn and made an attack specifically at the target then fled. Status: Captured, interrogated, let go.
Ork elementalist : Ambush along trail using puddle deep and blizzard sphere, attacked indiscriminately. Status: killed
Troll : Ambush in the Canyon of a Thousand Voices. Status: Leader and one accomplice killed, 2 escaped
Windling : Ambushed the dwarven party as they crossed the Aildar pilgrim’s bridge by 2 archers and 1 unseen, the dwarf was heavily wounded. A second attempt was potentially thwarted by the city guards on high alert. Status: escaped

On the 9th of Gahmil we reached the city of Syrtis we found out that the ‘friend’ was in fact the king of throal in disguise. He met us and personally thanked us with a token of his esteem.
He also asked us to consider keeping a journal of our adventures so that they can be added to the great library of Throal. This journal will be of our adventuring group alter-ego Lynx.
Additionally during our travels I asked if they would be of interest in knowing who had arranged these assassination attempts, to which I used my opportunity at the oracle to discern. The response was as follows: {insert response here}
I am hoping this information will be useful in improving relations.