The Story So Far – 2011-12-21

Player Character Role Class Race
Lofton Lorian Controller Wizard Eladrin
Jason Reef Striker Rogue Changeling
Sabin Xaelin Striker Sorcerer Dragonborn
Pete Orin Tank/Striker Fighter/Barbarian Mul (half-dwarf)
Michael Kriv Tank Paladin Dragonborn
Perrin Alphazar Striker Vampire Revenant
Jason Berrian Controller Mage Genasi
Brett Phalanx Leader Warlord Dragonborn
Lance Garo Tank Swordmage Genasi
Aiden Melgar Tank Bugbear

The party has been working those rapscallion dragons for three days and the pool is finally empty of treasure.  Next up, what to do about the dragons?

Xaelin took a strong stance that they should be kept alive, several others took a strong stance that they should be executed so they do not have the opportunity to grow up and cause harm.

While the argument grew heated, Alphazar had had enough talk and grabbed one of the baby dragons and slammed it into the ground.  It squealed in pain and drew everyone’s eye.  The other two dragons reacted instantly and started snapping at Alphazar.  The Crushers also moved quickly, with one landing a vicious blow with its great club and the other moving in to get some too.  Alphazar immediately reacted to the Crushers blow and fled to a safer spot 30’ away.

Then Xaelin hit Alphazar with a devastating acid attack.  Alphazar dropped like a stone.

Most of the rest of the party were stunned and unsure what to do.  Then Kriv yelled to everyone to Stop!  Unfortunately, the only one cowed by that yell was Alphazar, who was recovering a little from his first death of this encounter.  One of the dragons blasted Orin (and others) with his acid breath, another one tried to take a bite out of him.  He was ready though and immediately fought back, bloodying one of the dragons and drawing the ire of one of the crushers.

Kriv got up in Alphazar’s face and told him, “If you move, I will kill you!”

The other crusher attacked Kriv, which caused Berrian to unleash his readied lightning attack.  Unfortunately, he botched it and the lightning crackled through the air instead of the crushers.

Now it was on and the party joined the battle.  After the dust had settled, Alphazar had died twice, Xaelin had even attacked a dragon, everyone was bloodied (except Reef), and the dragons and the crushers lay dead.

Xaelin immediately turned on Alphazar, threatening that he must either leave or die.  Kriv and Orin were also of the opinion that Alphazar should be killed or sent to the Druids.  Reef was a little more ambivalent and Berrian said, “All is forgiven.”

After a withering barrage of harsh words, Alphazar ran.

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Treasure:

None

Experience:

179 ea.

Treasure Summary 2011-12-21

At this point, including the dragon’s hoard, the party has amassed the following treasure:

qty

pergp

value

perlb

weight

PRIOR CASHOUT

4,457

1

4,457

50

89.14

Gems

14

100

1,400

500

0.03

Gold

375

1

375

50

7.50

Gold

30

1

30

50

0.60

Silver

100

0.1

10

50

2.00

Gold

422

1

422

50

8.44

Platinum ring

1

350

350

1000

0.00

Large Agates

3

200

600

250

0.01

Agates

9

100

900

500

0.02

Silver

1,400

0.1

140

50

28.00

Gold

950

1

950

50

19.00

Gold

660

1

660

50

13.20

Chandelier

1

120

120

0.1

10.00

Chalice

1

250

250

1

1.00

Silver

800

0.1

80

50

16.00

Gold

340

1

340

50

6.80

Gems

2

80

160

500

0.00

Gems

4

100

400

500

0.01

Gems

3

500

1,500

500

0.01

Gold

50

1

50

50

1.00

Gold

250

1

250

50

5.00

Trinkets

3

200

600

4

0.75

Gems

12

100

1,200

500

0.02

Gold

300

1

300

50

6.00

Gold

127

1

127

50

2.54

Gold

267

1

267

50

5.34

Total so far

15,938

222.42

Dragon’s Hoard

qty

pergp

value

perlb

weight

Copper

18,000

0.01

180

50

360.00

Gold

50,000

1

50,000

50

1,000.00

Gems

68

275

18,700

500

0.14

Jewelry

20

675

13,500

1000

0.02

Total in Hoard

82,380

1,360.16

Grand Total

98,318

1,582.57

Presently, both the weight and volume of the treasure is a problem that the party needs to address.

The Story So Far – 2011-12-14

Player Character Role Class Race
Lofton Lorian Controller Wizard Eladrin
Jason Reef Striker Rogue Changeling
Sabin Xaelin Striker Sorcerer Dragonborn
Pete Orin Tank/Striker Fighter/Barbarian Mul (half-dwarf)
Michael Kriv Tank Paladin Dragonborn
Perrin Alphazar Striker Vampire Revenant
Jason Berrian Controller Mage Genasi
Brett Phalanx Leader Warlord Dragonborn
Lance Garo Tank Swordmage Genasi

Taking the center tunnel, the party enters Shadowmire’s lair.  Deep in the pool at the heart of the chamber, a huge black shape lurks.  Kriv and Xaelin hail the dragon, who at first only raises her eyes out of the water, but soon has her head out too, discussing terms with the adventurers spokesmen.  All is going swimmingly when Kriv threatens the great dragons children and she flies into a rage, leaping skyward and raining acid down on Kriv and the area around him.  Landing to get at him, she is blind with rage and panic, lashing out at the intruders with no regard for herself.  She has to protect her babies.

The battle that ensues is long and difficult, as she is on the verge of being overwhelmed she came to her senses enough to leap skyward and plunge, headlong, into the pool for some relief from her adversaries.

Having collected herself, she re-emerged and sprayed acid everywhere, flying about until Alphazar attacks her and draws her back down to the surface, slamming into her.  Orin shot up out of the acidic water to attack from below.  As the adventurers attacked with a final effort,  Xaelin brought down lightning and finished the mighty beast.

Now it remained to retrieve the treasure from the bottom of the acid pool in which it is secured.

After a lengthy and creative debate, Berrian performed a ritual to close off the opening that allowed water into the cave, this lowered the pool by 20 feet as it drained down to the level of a tunnel that led downhill away from the pool.  Unfortunately, the pool is 60 feet deep.

Much discussion ensued.  Eventually, the party decided to go and find the children that Shadowmire referred to.  As expected the children were down the third passage off the main entry chamber.  However, there were to Lizardfolk Crushers, great hulking brutes, guarding them.  Initially taking aggressive stance, the Crushers were called off and negotiated with by the Dragonborn in the party.  For a share of the treasure, they would continue their role as caretakers of the babies.  Who, in turn, were highly trainable. With some food bribery, the babies were soon working to pull up all the treasure.

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Treasure:

Dragon’s Hoard:

18,000cp
50,000gp
68 gems (avg. value 275gp)
20 pieces of fine jewelry (avg. value 675gp)
Lvl3 – Common Magic Item
Lvl7 – Rare Magic Item
Lvl8 – Uncommon Magic Item
Lvl8 – Common Magic Item
Lvl13 – Common Magic Item
Lvl14 – Uncommon Magic Item

Experience:

All: 708 ea.

Treasure Revision:  For Levels 4 and 5, the magic items are revised as follows regarding commonality:

Level

  Commonality

6

Uncommon

7

Rare

4

Uncommon

4

Common

5

Uncommon

6

Rare

6

Uncommon

8

Uncommon

Please revise any allocations of treasure to reflect these amounts.

The Story So Far – 2011-11-30

Player Character Role Class Race
Lofton Lorian Controller Wizard Eladrin
Jason Reef Striker Rogue Changeling
Sabin Xaelin Striker Sorcerer Dragonborn
Pete Orin Tank/

Striker

Fighter/

Barbarian

Mul (half-dwarf)
Michael Kriv Tank Paladin Dragonborn
Perrin Alphazar Striker Vampire Revenant
Jason Berrian Controller Mage Genasi
Brett Phalanx Leader Warlord Dragonborn
Lance Garo Tank Swordmage Genasi

 

After looting the village, the party headed back to the dragon’s lair.  They were jumped by a squad of Fen Spies, but having tangled with their ilk before, the spies were quickly dispatched.

Then they had to fight their way into the den after an arduous swim.  6 Mire scouts and 3 Bog walkers pounced on the adventurers as soon as they surfaces.   The water ran red with the Lizardfolk blood.

On emerging from the lagoon, the party was faced with three passages, each guarded by a pair of Dreadtails.  Rather than fight their way through these guys, the party intimidated and negotiated with the Dreadtails.  After much deliberation, the Dreadtails dove into the lagoon and left the cave.

Exploring the rightmost passage, they came upon a Dreadnought delivering dinner to the charnel pit that served as the dragon’s dining room.

The Dreadnought was also intimidated into leaving peacefully.

Now the party is back at the entry hall.  We shall see what happens next week.

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Treasure:

None

Experience:

All: 530 ea.

Orin is 6th Level!