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1356, Year of the Worm

Taraskh 13: Campaign begins. Dallen Yadwrick along with his companions, Seoni and Lini, begin searching for the missing townsfolk of Cauldron. Their search leads them to the ancient gnome enclave of Jzaridune. There they meet two mysterious half-elves, Fario and Fellian, who join them in their quest. After taking some ferocious damage from Jzaridune’s trapped gear doors, they decide to rest for the night…

Taraskh 14: The following day, the group continues their dungeon delve and eventually come upon the Malachite Fortress, the ancient stronghold of the dwarf crusader, Zenith Splintershield. They free some of the kidnapped villagers but are soon brought low by the half-troll/half-fiend Kazmojen (and his howler, Prickles). However, they are saved by an unlikely benefactor: a terrible beholder, who kills Prickles and demands the return of one of the kidnapped orphans: Terram, a young human boy. Dallen and his badly battered companions head back to the surface with the kidnap victims they managed to save…

Taraskh 15: After getting more rest, Dallen and his companions return to the Malachite Fortress to bring Kazmojen and his cronies to justice. They kill him and save more of the kidnapped townsfolk. They lock Kazmojen’s right-hand man, a hobgoblin named Zarkad, in the Malachite Fortress’s dungeon…

Taraskh 16: The next day, the heroes meet with the Captain of Cauldron’s city guard, Terseon Skellerang, to explain what had happened. They soon learn that Cauldron has been suffering from goblin vandal attacks. That night, they stake out an area (and are soon caught up with by one of Dallen’s old companions, Drace Arlica, fellow pirate of Sasserine) and follow one of these goblins to a local establishment: Orak’s Bathhouse, owned by Orak Stonehaven, a retired dwarf adventurer. The heroes delve beneath Orak’s Bathhouse and defeat the goblins and their vampiric bugbear master, Drakthar. They also learn that Drakthar was a middle-man between half-orc mercenaries and one of the nobles of Cauldron, who was attempting to smuggle this small army in secretly…

Taraskh 17: The annual Flood Festival begins the following day. The PCs rub shoulders with nobles at the Demonskar Ball and particpate in many of the games and events throughout Cauldron. They also meet two new companions: Deanna the cleric and Pirg the barbarian. Toward the end of the evening they are contacted by Jeanna, who sends them off to the Lucky Monkey to save the High Priest of her order, Sarcem.

Taraskh 20: The party arrives at the Lucky Monkey Inn after a 3-day journey. They defeat many members of the Hill Folk and Alleybasher thieve guilds but are too late to save Sarcem, who has been murdered by a werebaboon named Tongueeater, who is also part of a mysterious cult, the Ebon Triad. After saving a drow prisoner (Shensen, who reveals she is an ally to Fario and Fellians), the PCs head back to Cauldron, searching for wands of control water stolen by the cult…

Taraskh 23: The party arrives back in Cauldron. Jenya uses her communion spell to discover the missing wands of control water are beneath Cauldron in some kopru ruins. The PCs head to it immediately. While in its depths, they encounter many more members of both the Hill Folk and Alleybasher thieve guilds, and more members of the Ebon Triad. Seoni is killed by a halfling sorcerer named Skaven. Soon a new ally arrives, sent by Jenya: Dolgar Hammersdam. Though they manage to find all of the wands, Pirg is also killed (slain by a horrible undead known as a spawn of Kyuss).

Taraskh 24: The next day a meeting is held at Cauldron’s Town Hall. The Stormblade adventurers are given credit for the PCs’ accomplishment. Dallen (who had been drinking heavily due to Seoni’s death) storms off angrily. He runs into Fario, Fellian, and the drow whom they had rescued, Shensen. They tell them that they must hurry to the Keep of Adlerweg, far to the southeast. They must be warned of an impending attack by a fire giant and his army. Dallen and his companions agree to the quest…

Taraskh 30: After 6 days of traveling, the PCs arrive at the Keep of Adlerweg, only to find that it had already been taken over by gnolls. Drace shows up late, as he had tarried behind, though he brings with him a new companion: Krag the human fighter. They kill the gnolls and free the only survivors of the garrison, who warn them that the fire giant army is approaching. They prepare the defenses. Soon the fire giant, Skaithen, and his large hobgoblin army arrive in force. A fierce battle ensues. Though they put forth an epic effort, the heroes are forced to flee before the might of Skaithen…

Mirtul 3: Three days later, they arrive at Redgorge, warning the lady mayor of the fire giant. They in turn are made aware of many orcs gathering in the southern jungles… They stay three days to rest.

Mirtul 9: The heroes arrive in Cauldron and learn of an impending trial for both Keygan Ghelve and Orak Stonehaven. Thanks mainly to Dallen, who rushes to their defense, they are found no guilty of conspiracy. The heroes then spend the next week and a half resting, buying supplies, and other plans…

Mirtul 20: An umber hulk appears out of thin air and attacks the players. After destroying it, the players are invited to the Cusp of Sunrise by a noble woman named Celeste.

Mirtul 21: The players attend the Cusp of Sunrise and are hired by Davked Splintershield, father of the famed missing dwarf warrior Zenith Splintershield, to find his missing son. They accept. Dallen also speaks with Baron Tranth, Baron of Bloodstone Village, who says he will call upon him one day…

Mirtul 22: The heroes head north, following a map provided to them by Celeste leading to the hut of Crazy Jared.

Mirtul 23: One day and 40 miles later, the heroes arrive at Crazy Jared’s just as it is being attacked by a young red dragon. After killing the dragon, the heroes are teleported to the Pit of the Seven Jaws (entrance to the Underdark) by Crazy Jared. In the Underdark, they discover the kuo toa lair wherein they believe Zenith Splintershield is being held. They find a babbling Zenith Splintershield who keeps calling Dallen “brother” and babbling about their “father’s throne.” They kill the black dragon Dhorlot—called the Dragon Father—and capture Zenith. Unfortunately, Zenith is killed by a lightning bolt trap as they attempt to leave the dangerous place.

Mirtul 24: Arrive back in Cauldron. Return Zenith’s body to his father, Davked. Dallen gains followers and a cohort.

Kythorn 1: The party is approached by Fellian, Fario, and Shensen and asked to investigate the tomb of Acererak, a long-dead wizard who worshiped Orcus the Demon Prince of the Undead, and learn how this is connected to the Cagewrights and Shackleborn. They head out to the Tomb of Acererak immediately.

Kythorn 8: After a week of traveling through jungle and swamp, the party reaches the tomb. Dallen is brought close to death by a mutant 4-armed gargoyle… (current spot of the campaign)…

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