Craggin's Lament

Character aspirations

These are long term goals espoused by the characters:

Redemption for Christopher Robbin: Chris R. is seeking a way back into the good graces of his clan, after some unfortunate incidents led to his exile. The dwarven settlement he grew up in is located in Altea, the valley east of the one containing Craggin’s Lament.

Answers for Baden Switch: Raised by itinerant merchants of patent medicines, B.S. has more questions than answers about his family history.

Scalas McGee: ???

Wevelfox: ???

Jimabaryl: ???

Level 7 Hiatus Summary

The party received what appeared to be a beholder eyestalk from Vecna the Butler in the prior session. Convincing their stalwart paladin and well-intentioned pyromancer that they had received it by killing the ‘floating-eyeball-death-priest’, they then journeyed to the giants’ camp and presented it to the giant chieftan, Uruk-Hur. Upon exposure to full sunlight the eyestalk shimmered and changed into a long-stem rose— the necromancer had double-crossed them!

Their ruse discovered, the party was immediately challenged to combat by the giant champion, Nick-Nack. It’s a very terrifying name, in Giant. 485 points of damage later, the party slew that flower of the giant civilization. It should be noted that they were greatly aided in this feat (he started out as a level 10 solo, you guys) by the wand given to them by Twitterpuff.

After a tense and awkward moment the giants embraced them as kin forevermore. The party was faced with a choice to use their new-found goodwill to avert the planned raid on the the valley below, or to join the giants and pass from the ledgers of fame to infamy.

To be continued….

The Autobiography of Christopher Robin (As Told To Surly Bob)

“You killed… a beholder?”

“Not just a beholder. A beholder necromancer.”

“My mistake. And you found this beholder necromancer where, exactly?”

“There was an enormous wizard’s tower made from obsidian high in the mountains to the north… kind of a big deal. We killed a sphynx and some undead abominations too, but who hasn’t? …Want to see the eyestalk?”

“When I woke up this morning, I said to myself, ‘I hope today is the day someone shows me a beholder eyest—’ sweet Pelor, that reeks! That’ll rot the food, put it away! Is this another one of your trophies for the wall?”

“The warband of giants out east want it as proof of services rendered so we can avert an outright war against the peoples of the valley. You know how it is. But the next beholder we kill is all yours, promise.”

“I won’t settle for less than another beholder necromancer.”

“Always the shrewd bargainer, Bob. We’ll try for a lich.”

Collected Inventory

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Completed Quests

Hearth Morgh: The party cleaned out the kobold infestation and explored the settlement (part of the Dwarven Settlements Arc).

The Missing Baron: The missing baron of Altea was found to have been murdered by bandits in the Summer Pass. His body was recovered and set to rest by his family.

The Band of the Red Hand: has been wiped out, with the exception of their cook, Oswald. Oswald announced his intention to return to his former home in Altea.

Hearth Kiek: has been explored, and the party greatly enriched. (part of the Dwarven Settlements arc).

The King of Serpents: the basilisk that was terrifying the kobolds in the mines of Hearth Morgh has been slain.

Isor the Legitimate Businessman: The merchant Isor has been exposed as a lycanthrope and his smuggling ring dismantled. For this and their handling of the Baron of Altea affair the party has earned the esteem of the merchants.

A Wayward Paladin: Scalas McGee successfully convinced Orthis, master of the chapterhouse of Bahamet in Corm, of his piety and zeal… for now.

A Giant Menace: The party defeated Nik-Nak, the champion of the giants, thereby averting the certain destruction of Craggin’s Lament by the giant war band. Earl rewarded the party by giving them custody of Scalas’ brother, Acra (part of the Giant Politics plot arc).

A Most Vexatious Necromancer: Whether out of a noble desire to cleanse the world of evil or in simple vengeance for being hoodwinked, the party returned to the North Tower and took bloody revenge upon the ‘Floating Eyeball Death Priest’ (Part of the Clay Idol plot arc).

Drake eggs for Turis: Turis requested some live drake eggs. The party found some in a frost drake warren near the North Tower. In return, Turis will allow the party to send mail for free.

A congregation for Iach: Iach requested that you find some worshippers for him. Acra, the brother of Scalas, was eventually persuaded to lead the new sect. In return, Iach granted the party the Boon of Iach. Some intriguing details about the flora near the shrine also came to light.

A Small Problem: The party accompanied Tik to the frozen highlands and with a ruse and a hard fight slayed a frost giant. Tik now has the credibility he needs to become the champion of the giants (Part of the Giant Politics plot arc).

Bank Deposit

Deposited Gold
0 gold

Safety Deposit Box
1 gold, Dwarven Empire mark
9 mithril ingots

XP Tracker

Session 03: 1166 XP, 2196 total
Session 04: 475 XP, 2354 total
Session 05: 637 XP, 2991 total
Session 06: 560 XP, 3551 total
Session 07: 750 XP, 4301 total
Session 08: 937 XP, 5238 total
Session 09: 775 XP, 6013 total
Session 10: 700 XP, 6713 total
Session 11: 1312 XP, 8025 total
Session 12: 762 XP, 8787 total
Session 13: 450 XP, 9237 total
Session 14: 550 XP, 9787 total
Session 15, 1875 XP, 11662 total
Session 16, 862 XP, 12524 total
Session 17, 1600 XP, 14124 total
Session 18, 420 XP, 14544 total
Session 19, 766 XP, 15310 total
Session 20: 385 XP, 15695 total
Session 21: 350 XP, 16045 total
Session 22: 1166 XP, 17211 total
Session 23: 700 XP, 17911 total

Current Quests

The Clay Idol: Having sent a bird to the archbishop Aelfric in New Arkerech requesting an audience, the party met with his inquisitor, Marcellus. They gave Marcellus the letters they had found thus far, and he returned to New Arkerech. Also, the miner who was hired to start a fight in the Fallen Maiden the night Benjamin was killed has turned up dead.

The Dwarven Settlements: the dwarves of the empire period were famed for their arcane knowledge. Most of that knowledge died with them, the powerful magical items they created remain. The map found in the Band of the Red Hand quest contains the locations of two other settlements.

The Dwarven Outposts: From the map on the ceiling of Hearth Morgh, the party identified what appeared to be a number of smaller settlements or military garrisons. The settlements are located in the western hills, a barren and uninhabited section of the valley (recommended for 3-4 person party).

Redemption for Christopher Robbin: Chris R. is seeking a way back into the good graces of his clan, after some unfortunate incidents led to his exile.

An item sought by the Githyanki: Jimabaryl has been sent to the material plane with the task of locating an item. Details are sketchy beyond that, but it is known to be in the valley and was last seen in the possession of the Dwarves, some 1,200 years ago.

A cryptic note on the map: added in a later hand than the one that created the map, it says “beneath the parapet” in the Tiefling language.

The new baron Altea: would like to speak with you, if you find yourself in Altea.

Mine #5: Several of the miners in Acra’s camp left for Mine #5 about a fortnight ago. Mine #5 is a notorious ghost story, reputedly rich with gold, but also cursed. The miners would like you to find their missing party members, and rescue them if possible. For this, they will pay 100 gold. In addition, if you do locate Mine #5, they will give you a 20% cut of their take from the mine. (recommended for 3-person party)

A Dragon Named Calyx: The party took a wrong turn out of one of the dwarven settlements and ended up in the lair of a silver wyrm by the name of Calyx. Seeing that one of their member was a champion of Bahamet, the dragon seemed amused by their plight, and extended an offer to trade information in the future. Calyx has requested that the party retrieve a package from a man named Carnifex in Hildeheim. You may find him at Custodis Arcanum, the Sage and Artificers’ Guild.

The Merchant of Menace: Due to higher than normal levels of monster activity, the party was hired to accompany a merchant convoy. However, their erstwhile employers decided to terminate the arrangement as the party was attracting more attacks than they were preventing. The person(s) behind these attacks remain a mystery, although the party suspects the Red Dawn of involvement.


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