Albion

Adventures in the Dragon Orb

The heroes rush to support Captain Jack. It is agreed to rest up and Book will research what can be done to release Captain Jack.

In the tower of Dark Sorcery…. there are no obvious climb into Leomonda Tiny Hut for a long rest.

Book studies the orb and discovers it has a defence which challenges the holder, if you fail it consumes the soul of the holder.

Book realises there are a number of souls already in there which is a pocket dimension. In order to get Captain Jack someone must go in and rescue him.

There are a number of physical and mental threats inside. Although all the dragons which were previously under control of the orb are now free and are winging their way to the Black Sorcerers tower

Book is the conduit and the only way in and out. Book beams us in, in an explosion of light and sound and we appear in a delve of a valley between 2 cliff faces.

This the location to which you start and finish.

In front is 15 foot obelisk and an open area surrounded by cliffs, there are 2 entrances. As we wander around the obelisk, on the top of the cliff area there are three stone shapes staring at us.

The obelisk is overrun with vegetation and we find a carving of

The east hole appears as a six foot high alcove which. The front entrance is 20 feet wide and high and has big blocks and proper stone work. There are two objects just inside the door. When the vines are cleared a high elf with a sword and a bow but no armour. The other character is green and yellow eyes and in plate mail armour, which has seen better days. On the belt is a long sword which looks out of place and grand for the character and a two handed sword, large shield. A half orc.

The elf steps back and a ward of blades appears and other magics engulf him. The elf’s name is finrod and the half orc is hashtag.

It turns out they have been here 300 yrs ago. Looking for the dragon orb, finding it in the depth of the sorcery tower. The friends dies further down. There is a trap down the tunnel.

This tunnel ends at a slab of worked stones and a star crossed set of slabs. There is a cube shaped cavity and four lines.

Inside the tunnel entrance changes to worked stone and a tiled floor. On inspecting the above just inside the tunnel is a strip, which suggests the whole tunnel is a trap. Pulling out of the trap tunnel Jerome heads over to the other tunnel which is slightly overgrown. It is five foot wide only. Alcoves run down the sides of the tunnel. The first 2 have statues of dragons and it looks to all of them. In the bowls is a liquid which lights up as people come closer.

Each of the pairs
The first statues depict
Moa and the dragon is a gold one, opposite is Wong and the dragon is red. There are at least. The bowls liquid

The next dragon is Lyn and the statue is white and the other one if Oba and the statue is blue

At the next statues are papa which is green and opposite is Cuba which is copper.

Lastly is Shar is silver on the left and in the right is Nang which is black.

At the end of the corridor is an end panel which looks like it moves. Hashtag moves the door and in the darkness there is a sparkling purple dragon which is ether

The label is Unk. In the room there is beside it a crevice is a pendent shaped like and eye. Fi Ron picks up the Pendent and examines it, a fine piece with a stylised eye. There also appears to be something in Unks bowl of flame. We go back and find all the cubes in the dragon.

Walking out of the cave Finron feels the pendent buzzing, pulls it out and points west, pulling the party past the obelisk, through the scrub, getting thicker and thicker. Pulling aside some heavy undergrowth. Stone skulls peer down and old bones litter the lintel. There are boot marks and tracks.

A slab of worked stone block the tunnel and a wall with 9 cube shaped holes in it.

The purple dragon is a Void/astral dragon, which are neutral. The dragon cubes are put in correctly and the door opens.

Growling like an angry beast the door opens to reveal a door a graven stone skull leers down from above.

Arya braces the sliding door and nothing obvious is found. However it appears that the floor will collapse if the lever or something else is pulled.

Mage hand triggers and hand with a timer comes out and does a count down. The door opens at the far end of the corridor.

Jerome is roped up and heads down the corridor and gets through. A moss covered corridor with tree roots hang down. A demons face with an open mouth of utter darkness.

Looking at the floor tiles there is a disparity of the tiles, which appear to stand out from the others.

Arya heads down the corridor avoiding the unnaturally coloured tiles. As she gets closer the darkness is unnatural coming from the demons mouth.

To the right is a small bannister and another tee junction. The other way is a rusty metal grate big enough to climb through. At the end of this corridor is a big crystal window looking over another way.

Arya heads down to the right to peer into a grand chamber which winds around the wall to connect four archways.

Other balcony levels can be seen below, to the north a stone staircase winds down. Peering down through the grate are semi rusted bars and a sludgy muddy river running underneath.

Peering through the Crystalline window, a stone sarcophagus rest on a Dias and statues of bears, holding a large bronze disc bearing 12 eyes. six dedicated corpses with masks on. The eyes appear to be moving and flicking backwards and forwards.

Finron casts dispel magic on the unnatural darkness and dispels the magic, something comes charging out of the mouth.

The demon goes incorporeal and comes out to attack the wizard, it misses. finrod draws his sword and tries to strike it and then steps back as Jerome’s arrows fly deftly past the high elf,s head, killing it. In the cavity behind the mouth is empty.

Peering through the crystal window is the disc of eyes. finrod notices a shroud on the sarcophagus, casts mage hand and drops the shroud over the disc of eyes. It then goes and collects a mask for each of the heroes and puts them to the side. Finrod casts passwall and the heroes put the masks and enter the room.

The room is 30 feet square with a sarcophagus in the middle. Around the outside of the room is debris. Looking around. There are north and south alcoves which are sliding stone walls.

The bodies are inanimate wights, which Arya chops up into little pieces.

Hashtag pulls the sarcophagus off smoothly, inside is lots of desiccated bone, with a dragons skull on the top. Jerome spots a gold ring and picks it up.
He touches the ring the dust resolves into the shape of a small dragon and tries to dominate Jerome. A voice inside his head says he is Oban. I offer you power over magic, I wish to travel with you… I can provide you with increased magical knowledge and artefacts. I offer you great knowledge and wisdom. Jerome accepts the dragon spirits offer.

Finron finds a potential trap in the south door, but the north one doesn’t have it. We shelter in the north door and trigger the south door trap, which causes a sheet of flame to explode into the room. Looking down through the door we see steps heading down the steps. The steps head down from the dressed stone down to a cavern. Heading down to the bottom looking around we see nothing but after a while a smell of gas is started to be noticed. It is suspected that this is what the explosion was caused by.

Heading through the north door, we use mage hand to open the door and smoothly slides back to reveal a very long corridor. At the end is some form of statue.

There appears to be a slightly hidden door 10 up on the right. Hashtag steps through the threshold, it look like there is a wider opening further up the corridor. Hashtag opens the door to find stairs going down. Standing at the top of the stairwell there is pressure from Arya and Hashtag to go back towards the fountain.

Finron moves quietly down the corridor with a rope around him, peering around. The corner he sees a rusting statue of a knight with lots or metal pulled to it, the arrow has al ready corroded a lot.

The fountain is in the middle of a circular room which has three humanoid figures standing in the fountain, draped in moss.

The stairs appear to have had someone going brought here, booted steps. Heading down the steps a light starts to emanate from a large room, there is the sound of clinking, Jerome and Finrod sneak down to look into the room. Which is full of stuff. On the north wall is a Dias, iron maidens, steam tubes and a number of gnomes…pale skinned gnomes, wearing demon masks. Jerome counts at least three.

The heroes decide to try and and fake it out.

The Dias is made of many iron maidens and have vats of stuff feeding into this contraption. The moment we enter the room the iron contraption opens and a hiss of steam. Finrod calls out who is in charge here. Thing happens and then they go for their weapons.

Jerome kills the first one and out of the steam steps a monstrous zombie like monstrousity. There heroes turn their firepower onto the creature. Arya steps up and chops the golem to bits, the zombie gnomes flee.

Finrod captures the last escaping zombie gnome in Otiluke sphere, it to no avail is there any reaction. It is dispatched. A defect magic spell reveals that the helms of the zombies and golem were controlling helms. A lantern also glows with a green flame… within it there is a cloud of light…. Finrod suspects this might be the fabled ghost lantern.

Heading into an office.

Fail Naoshi and Umo

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The Shadow Dragon

The party tool up and discuss how to get to the isle of wights.

It is agreed for a fast insertion by dragon on the south beach to go through the hidden tunnels of the transmuters.

Only old spiny will carry Book, everyone else is on Argentia. Auric goes first. Everyone except Book is airsick.

Aruba recognises the scene of her dream, the battle is huge. The eleven units are totally sepereate from the humans and don’t seem to be doing a lot . Arthur appears to be getting hammered.

The Isle of Wights appears, Arya and FB can feel the chaos and evil radiating from the isle. It is not pleasant.

As the heroes come into land, there a multiple black dots following the dragons. We are dropped verse y quickly. Three monstrous dragons are bearing down rapidly

Auric and Argentia and old spiny land fast. There is an overgrown stone door which is locked and the heroes knock the door and then try to entered.

Auric gets up. Argentia is hit by an ancient red, the heroes turn to hit the red dragon, while Arya opens the door. Jerome hits the dragon with an arrow, which is slightly distracted. Auric turns and shouts “fly you fools”

The party charges through the door and shut it behind them.

The tunnel is old and dressed stone. The smell is dank and old.
As the party move through the tunnel, there is the sound of clicking noises and sniffing.
Jerome thinks the sniffing came from some form of canine creature.

Suddenly Jerome is attacked at the back by a werewolf and three wolves come charging in from the front. Arya dispatches the first one while Captain Jack takes on and kills the werewolf. Book launches Bigbys crushing hand against the dogs.

Behind the party a scorpion person appears out of the gloom. However Jerome’s exploding crossbow bolts drives it back into he dark.

The dogs attack Arya and above the sound of yelps is the a loud roar and the pounding of hooves . The bellow disturbs the wolves as Captain Jack heads to Arya’s help.

The party withdraws to the shadows. The lead Minotaur comes into the room and says show your selves.

Captian Jack and Arya. Present themselves. He inspects them and says my master requires your help. He is Gravitas….. Old Macdonald recognises this an ancient star flyer cult. His name is Tor. He says do you require healing from the wolves and his lacking heal Arya up.

The Minotaur army is very young. But the a,rs and armour is of good quality . Jerome stays in the shadows as the rest of the party heads along way down the corridor.

Eventually it opens into a large room with a double
Doors at the end with magic runes carved all over it. The minotaurs form an honour guard and Tor says he will enter the room with us to show faith. We are not to light the room Gravitas will illuminate the room if he chooses."

Entering the room the door closes and it is pitch black. In the roof at the far end is a swirling galaxy of stars, nothing else can be seen.

A voice in our heads announce to Tol, " you have done well, the history of these people is dynamic and changing. Tor drops to his knees and becomes younger and then fades into nothingness.

The swirling light coalesces and the light in the cavern raise so we can see….. It becomes a enormous dragon of swirling colours. It dwarves any dragon we have ever seen before. Book suspects this might be a Void dragon. Arya goes down on one knee and greets the dragon. Who is called Gravitas.

Gravitas travels the void between the stars and he needs our time.

We negotiate with the dragon for a while. Old Macdonald recognises him as one of the entities as an anthropomorphic anion of various natural forces.

Old Macdonald

Arya goes forward and then gravitas causes the gravity to change and Arya and Captain Jack falls towards the far wall, but both manage to hold onto the wall.

Book steps forward and casts feather fall on everyone except himself.

There is no dragon fear. Which suggests this isn’t really a dragon.

Saul turns the dragon into a stick insect affected by the. The dragon then reverses time and then reverts back to being a dragon. It’s not so happy, especially when Jerome fires his arrows at the dragon and Book

Arya misty steps into the dragons face with her light sabre and strikes it and then holds on for grim death.

Captain Jack lets go and shoots it with his long bow before feather falling gently to the ground.

Old Macdonald strides into the middle and casts hallowed ground to set normal gravity.

Arya is smashed off the side of the dragons face flies across the room before the hallowed ground takes affect and the feather fall takes affect and he falls gently to the floor next to the cleric. And is immediately surrounded by Sauls tiny hut.

Arya holds her attack, whilst captain jack keeps shooting the dragon. She heals up and steps out to confront the dragon.

Gravitas breathes on Captain Jack who starts to age rapidly. And the lights go out. And then come up again as Jerome casts daylight

Arya steps out and shoots arrows and then teleports up to get the dragon and Captain Jack comes to the assistance and draws his dragon blade.

A spectral guardian ward appears next to Gravitas. The dragon breathes on the majority of the party there are bodies on the floor, Saul is angry now and casts Tashas hideous laughter, which incapacitates it, it’s head flops down on the paladin and fighter, who leap clear.

Jerome fires another arrow at the incapacitated dragon, who calls enough, enough.

Old Macdonald heals the mage, and the dragon lets us through the door.

Heading down the corridor we come through a door into a large open corridor with 3 pairs of humanoids, these are actually blackguards…. Evil Paladins. On the stand behind is a crystal chamber where a Drow elf undergoing some sort of tranformation. The spell asters are Drow and the blackguards aren’t Drow
Arya opens fire on the Mage and moves forward, the Mage casts Mage armour on itself. Captain Jack steps up also targets the same Mage who dies in the melee. Old Macdonald blesses the heroes.

Jerome takes out another Mage and his guard moves forward and shoots at Old Macdonald before marching down to stop Arya and captain Jack.

Book, calls on a globe of water, catching two of the paladin in a watery sphere. The witch queen turns Book into a chicken. Captain Jack immediately wishes that the spell had critically fails. The witch is quite surprised, the Paladins fall out of the water and hit the ground.

In the canyon are a pile of black robed bodies…. The necromancers have been sacrificed for something.

Jerome opens fire on the witch queen and hits a screw times, there is a phasing shield. The anti paladin leaps across the gap and lays into the cleric, captain jack leaps to his aid and defends him. The other paladin stands up and heads down to kill the cleric. The anti paladin falls in the hole pushed there by Books big hand, which then goes down the hole.

Arya charges the two Paladins and engages them, taking a few hits. The witch queen floats across the battle field and the Yoghlol takes control of Captain Jack and commands him to kill the cleric. Captain Jack starts laying into old Macdonald, who wakes up and tries to dispel the magic, fails and rolls away from the murderous blades of Captain Jack. Saul leaps across the chasm, but stumbles and is unable to do anything else.

Arya takes another pounding from the Paladins, but then Book releases writhing black tentacles against them, restraining and damaging them, so Arya stumbles backwards and heals her self, the witch moves forward and speaks to Captain Jack…..“die”. But he doesn’t , which annoys her. Arya can sense the evil witch. Captain Jack heals himself and then heads over to try and push him back down the canyon again. Father Macdonald heals the team. And Saul curses one of the Paladins, while Jerome launches a barrage of arrows at the witch queen. The Paladins focus on trying to kill the party rather than break free.Book teleports next to the witch queen and fires lightning bolts at the Paladins, missing one but shocking the other to death. Arya turns the witch who flees towards the portal. But then recovers and stops retreating.

Captain Jack runs across and up the hill after the witch queen, whilst Saul climbs up and unleashes a stinking cloud agains the witch who resists the effect.

Book dispels the shield of invulnerability and the witch queen unleashes chain lightning across the battle field, hitting everyone. Saul dimension doors Captain Jack next to the witch queen, however Jerome fires a Killing shot, taking out the Drow queen. Captain Jack leaps forward to pick the dragon orb, and drops to his knees.

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Driving Icing Death away
We perform some shows to drive the dragon away.

The dragon circles and lands just out side of ballista

Out of the sun comes a huge gold dragon, a huge silver dragon and Old Spiny. They land in front of the mine and polymorph into their human forms..

The silver dragon is an attractive Elven woman and the gold is a big blond man named Auric, who radiates power.

Arya briefs the silver dragon , Argentia, on what has happened.

The king is in the field of battle and the drow have marched from the Isle of Wight and are headed to battle on the hence. The elves are only gong to provide magical aid to Albion.

The call has gone out to call the dwarves.

Camelot is left defenceless, some of the city have rebelled.

Options;

Take to the field with Arthur.

Take out Eol. She is the leader of the dark elves.

There is a dragon orb being used in the Isle of Wight to control dragons.

Majority of drow have left. The area is swampy as you approach the coast. An old map of the subterranean passages.

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Into the mithril mines

A rock fall splits the party separating 2 of the party.

The tunnel goes down deeper and widens. It is magically lit. The area is opening out into a wider tunnel. The tempature is warm.

In the main cavern there are row upon row of dwarves facing away from us. Their eyes are glazed and staring a sense of fear and hopelessness eminates from them. Flitting amongst the rows of dwarves are shadows and wraiths.

This is a staging area for the mithril before it is moved to the forges. There is no mithril in sight.

At the other end of the room is a big wide door at the end. Investigating the various rooms we find some additional people to join in on the party.

Arya releases a charming drow.

A lake TJ was locked up

Blorin looks at the dwarves and realises that they have no soul. Book realises that the lich has reaped the souls and ids being used to keep the phalactery going.

Minge opens the door into the mithril mine. The door opens and the heat and smell is over powering. The heats causes it to shimmer.

Minge scouts on ahead, across the seething lava field, lies a bridge, crammed with undead, on the far side is a fiery cage with the pitiful figure of a dwarf. To the left are 4 dwarves encasing a tube in mithril. The lich’s Voice booms across the lava field. INSERT NEILS SPEECH.

Arya and Book gate up to the lich and Arya starts to slice up the lich in a major fashion. The lich turns and paralyses Arya. The undead knight walks over to Arya and stabs her. The shadows and the remaining knights circle back to protect the lich.

Jerome gates up with Saul to take on the lich. And Nosemash destroys six of the undead on the bridge.

The Lich turns to Jerome and calls forth the spirits of creatures which have dies in its lair, which wreak damage on the gnome further takes some of Arya’s life force.

Lightning bolts rein out of Malaketh at the lich and surrounding undead, killing one of the undead knights. Arya escapes from her paralysis and remains inmobile as a fireballs bursts over her head. Jerome steps out and kills the lich. All the undead collapses as their master

Rising up out of the lava, a dwarven god climbs out of the lava, Mahal the maker is his name. He goes over to the King Cliff, who parts his jar and bends his head, removing the head. He turns to the dwarves. Turning to the heroes he turns and thanks the heroes. Turning to the dwarves he says you need to improve, before turning and freeing the souls of the dwarves. He offers various rewards to the heroes. Arya’s vorporal weapon can now.

Mace of terror and an oath bow.

Mahal sends the drow away and the sorcerer to the top. Jerome. Olives a small lamp in the robes of the lich.

Book runs an identify on the lamp and sees it as a lamp of the dijinn the lich. Jerome opens the bag of holding, which turns out to be a bag of hideous mouth tries

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Going deeper

We take the Hammer of Carris to give to King Cliff.

The dwarven cleric shows us to the door to the next level and mahal is the keyword for the door.

Through the door Seamus O Houston goes to scout ahead. He can see that there has been a battle. In the distance there are several golems. This is a staging post to the next level.

Out of the darkness a shadow attacks the leprechaun and flees to hide behind a chest, as Jerome rushes in and casts daylight into the area.. Captain Nick and Arya head in,the light drives the shadows.

Through the doors the shadows are writhing. On the walls are various weapons. The quality is very high. The other side is armour and helms…. it’s all top of the range.

The top of the stairs there is more dead bodies and the building is sturdier.

Arya triggers a trap bolt.
, as she walks past the sacks of gold, which Captain Nick empties out the sack and refills it. to trigger traps as we go forward the golem comes to life and picks up the gold. And clears way the gold. So Captain Nick picks some gold pieces and lobs them ahead so the golem sets off the traps and the heroes follow along. All the traps are cleared.

As Seamus steps onto the stairs another golem activates and follows him. As he runs up, the stairs the bigger golem also activates and smacks the leaping leprechaun back to the bottom of the stairs. Seamus jumps off the stairs and the first golem stops.

Captain Nick calls again and hears. A voice say don’t say anything. Eventually we get communication with some very young dwarves, who ask if there is any food.. the golem is told to stand down.

After a long negotiations Arya and Captain Nick do a trade for dwarven armour. There is a huge rumble and a large purple worm erupts out of the ground. Seamus quickly tells us about it. Captain Nick fires an exploding arrow across the other side of the room. The purple worm eats the dwarves and the gold and the defence golem. A few minutes later the worm then burrows.

Arya asks about where the door is to the next level. She asks the dwarf child what his dad’s name is it’s Findum.

Seamus goes through to open the door, gets a shock and pushes through the door and turns invisible looking for the door control., finds the guardroom which is locked, he uses a knock spell and opens the door and steps into the room. There is dead dwarf in there. Seamus finds 5 levers and pulls down the first two, the second one opens the gate.

Seamus triggers a Sythe trap and Captain Nick slides a paving stone down the corridor and triggers a fireball trap, which hits the invisible leprechaun. Arya goes down the corridor crawls down under the sythe trap and heals the leprechaun. However Arya sets off another fireball trap, which really hurts the leprechaun who runs on ahead and heads into the nearest forge and steps into a Gelatinous Cube….

Arya revives the hapless leprechaun and casts her aura of vitality to heal the party. Jerome rushes ahead to defend the remainder of the party and peers down the hole to see an Umber hulk clambering up the hole. It mesmerises Jerome. Captain Nick shouts about standing on the fireball trap, which Arya does calling on everybody me to hit the ground. A fireball hits the Umber hulk, which causes it to go back down the hole, as Jerome strangely runs into the wall.

Captain Nick lobs a gas bomb down the Hole to deter the Umber hulk. Captain Nick throws the leprechaun across the gap. After checking the coast is clear Seamus uses mage hand to tie the rope and the character gets across. a banshee starts to form from and Arya and Captain Nick step forward to to take it out, it wails in pain which knicks the Leprechaun. Unconscious again. The paladin again stabilises Seamus. captain Nick give him his last healing potion..

Then we notice that there is a rust monster wandering down the corridor….. whilst behind us the Umber hulk has crawled back out of the hole.

Jerome shoots the rust monster, which squeals and flees, whilst Captain Nick tries to push the Umber hulk back down the hole., which he does.

Ahead of the party some mushroom folk appear and Arya speaks to them and they also blow spores into Seamus face, which results in his intelligence rising dramatically (6)

There might be some information it’s very hot, there is lava running though it. It suddenly occurs to Arya that if there is lava we will need some form of fire protection…. which should be found in one of the forges. The heroes go looking for fire protection kit. One of the forges has dwarven sized.

The light coming from the forge appears to be more organic than normal…. it turns out to be a fire elemental is trapped in the forge.

Seamus finds a beautiful ornament of a bag of gold at the end of the rainbow.. the next corridor is really well made…. further investigation shows a micro fine line and the zone is warmer.
The party continues down the corridor and when they reach halfway down doors at either end slam down. Plugs blow out of the walls and water starts flooding, the heroes charge down to the stone door, with some serious heaving we lift the door and then stick some pitons in a wall of stone. And we all slide under the door.

After a short rest we are just getting ready to go when another banshee appears and screeches, Seamus knocks the creature over, the heroes charge quickly over to strike it down.

Walking into the next area we enter a large cavern, which appears to be where the ore comes up from the mines.. initially there lights on everywhere from the light gems. There don’t seem to be any shadows in here. We turn the daylight off….

As we move into the room, there is scuttling of spiders and a dryer and the drow appear. And a mindflayer .
Seamus casts haste on Jerome and Arya and a horse on fire appears and flees. The mindflayer flies down and moves out of sight, the drow also leap down and the dryder fires an arrow at Seamus. Jerome charges forward and gets into the mix critically hit, Arya follows up and kills the mindflayer, before turning her attention to the drow. A spider webs the ranger to the wall..

Darkness appears around the drow next to Arya and starts trying to cut her up, one of the hits is poisoned and sends the paladin to sleep, she drops her weapon, which rolls away, whilst webbing the paladin.. Jerome breaks out of the web, kills the drow, which dispels the darkness. Jerome kicks Arya awake, she breaks out of the web, rolls her shield over and turns the dryder, before scrambling over to collect her light glaive and stand up.

Seamus fires out scorching rays against the spider and the drow the magical after effect makes the creatures inconsolable. The other drow runs across and levitates down the hole, Jerome races over and pushes the mindflayer and drow bodies down on the descending drow, before racing onto a stair and losing an arrow at the dryder, stunning it.

The dryder is decapitated and searched.

There are two potions on the mindflayer. Has a health potion and an oil of ethereal ness.

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Entering the Dwarven city

Approaching the mountain, Jerome notices that the flora and fauna is looking sick and unnatural. There is a feeling of dragon fear, as we can tell that the White dragon is in the area.

Eggsy can feel that there is a strong feeling of undead also emanating from the mountain.

Ahead we can see the gate to the dwarves city. As we approach we can see that the bridge has been frozen and shattered.
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There are lots of dead dwarf cor poses in the ravine and also dead bodies fleeing the city..

At the top of the gate is a dwarves. There is a rock elemental standing in the corner.

Mylo launches a grappling hook at the tree and ties itself around the tree on the other side.

There is a hint of awakening of the skeletons. Arya launches an arrow as Captain Nic starts roping across the chasm.

The cannon skeleton fires up the cannon and attracts Jerome’s crossbow bolt, but the cannon fires straight forward and hits the tree,, causing it to fall into the river, Captain Nick swings back against the near bank and Eggsy dodges the continued travel of the cannon ball. Jerome takes out the skeleton manning the organ gun.

Arya charges out and pulls Captain Nick up on the rope.

The party retreat back behind the building to think about the next action.

Eggsy calls upon the faith of his god to provide a bridge across the chasm. He holds his faith in high regard. Eggsy steps off onto the bridge… that isn’t there and falls to his death.

Jerome find a a trapdoor, with a gnome cowering at the bottom of the chasm. We haul him out and he tells us his story…. he was on his way to the marketplace, when a wave of undead surged up from the inside of the city…. the undead only killing those who were armed and adding to the army. People were sucking to not be turned.

The white dragon was in league with the undead and was killing those fleeing the mountain. The unarmed dwarves were rounded up and taken into the city.

Ganga Style casts a teleport spell and gets the hereoes across the chasm, Arya ignites the light sabre and charges the boss necromancer with her glaive and strikes him down. All the skeletons collapse.

Captain Nick calls out “is there anybody here we are here on behalf of the king?”

As the party rest they ponder why the White dragon is prowling around here. it is suggested that White Dragons follow things of greater strength…..but what could that be?

As we head inside we discover that dwarves have died from the wasting energies of shadows and the screams of banshees.

We discover that banshees are resistant to all non magical weapons, they can go incorporeal and can sense living creatures.
Shadows are stealthy creatures, vulnerable to radiant damage, they attack from the shadows and can squeeze as a standard damage.

The party starts at the guard house and works around the room together.Aray cranks up her light sabre to emit sunlight across the area. There are high quality +1 weapons on the wall

The party borrows 32 arrows from the armoury along with a couple of daggers and a staff from the smithy.

The tavern has a large amount of dead dwarves.

We replace the grappling hook and rope.. there are 8 lesser potions of healing, everyone takes two and Captain Nick and Lipstick take one each.

We take loaves of dwarven bread.

At the armoury is more a place for measuring up customers rather than forging armour. . There appears to have been a bit more of a battle with the smithy.

In the gemstone room next door there are a range of enchanted items.

The Mithral door is locked and the leprechaun knocks it open.. in there are ornaments of fine art and very high quality.

In the mining bag, we put in. A gas protection mask and a full leather outfit with catapult and 6 vials of oil.

As the party heads down the shadows get stronger, but the daylight from Arya’s sword drives them away. However the heroes can all feel that there is something ominous gathering. It is cold and clammy. There is a general feeling of unease as we head into the city.

We find a dwarf alive who won’t come out, we discover his name is Smiley. but keep going straight on to find the priests.

He also tells us that there are no traps on the mercantile. Level. The 7th level protocol has activated the traps into the mines, which is where we will go.

A shadow attacks Captain Nick, who strikes back, Araya strikes out at one but fumbles and drops her weapon, which goes out leaving the party in darkness.. The shadows swarm into attack. And start being taken out. Aray calls down a moonbeam to wipe out the shadows., the leprechaun lights up a wall of fire and also creates a cloud of fog around the heroes, putting us all at disadvantage..

Arya reinigtes the light sabre and the shadows disperse.

As we step out of the fog, a green smoke coalesces into being in front of us into a banshee, we know that the creature cannot scream in sunlight. Arya’s job is to close with them. The Banshee steps back and screams, the party all take damage and charge the creature..Arya dispatches the banshee.

The only sound is the steady drip of water and the monotone clank of plate armour from the heros.

Tosscoblle picks the lock and opens the door into the room. There are no lights in this room.
The room is very ornate and covered in rubble. There appears to have been a major battle here. This appears to be a meeting room. On the pedestal at the top there is a throne there, which is actually magical.. the leprechaun sits on the throne, looks slightly more regal. The door behind the throne has runes above it. The door is locked and doesn’t appear to have a keyhole

It reads

Drgrimht kwuan moradn

Toss cobble pronounces the line fairly well and the door glows and opens to reveal beyond. There is a large pillared room, it is dedicated to Moradin. This room doesn’t feel as evil as other parts of the city so far. Arya kneels and says a few words to Moradin to acknowledge him in his temple and ask for his guidance. A strong Moradin presence flares up and then dis appears. We follow through the door Moradin indicated into a room of pillars which makes the party highly suspect able to Shadow put the little people on Theron shoulders and move through into another room… with a bridge and on the other side is a Balor.

Greetings Ertu the Balor.. there is some banter before the balrog gets bored, teleports across and strikes at Arya missing with his first strike, but striking hard with lightning.. The Leprechaun steps up and banishes the balrog, chaos magic swirls around creating a spectral shield protecting the sorcerer.

Looking round the room it is a massive chasm, rough hewn, domed ceiling,, the last defence of Moradin. Arya binds her wounds and heals her self.

We open the door and move into the temple of Moradin and see a dwarven cleric

The cleric tells us that King Cliff was taken very early on. There is an ancient evil the dwarves fought in the past. The seventh son of dwarves turned to necromancy and summoning demons. He was buried and over the centuries he became a legend and a lich.

Where we are now is the tomb of our first king guarded by the cleric.. If the lich poisons the Mithril it will leech out into the water supply and poison everything. The white dragon is called White Fang and has been recruited by the lich.

We’re on level three at the moment.

Next level down is accommodation and stores for the smithy. Below this is where the smithies are. The hammer of Carras is weilded by King Cliff. We may also find the armour on the 4th or 5th floor may well be useful.

Beaware that creatures from the under deep may also be straying into the tunnels.

What is the safest level… once we get down to the mines on level 6 there are ventilation shafts, which may enable us to bypass some of the traps?

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In search of Amma Amna Enu
The dwarven city

The party agree to go and try and make contact with the dwarves of Amma Amna Enu.

It looks like the best way to do it will be sail north.

Brian Blood axe is the king of the dwarves.

The head of the city is Corig Cragsguard, known to his friends as Cliff. The home of mithril mines. Communications shut off no physical or magic

.A city of 7 layers and population of 15000 dwarven souls. A white wyrm has been rumoured. Going through

Potion of water breathing…1200 gp

Jerome recalls what he knows about white dragons
- breath weapon of cold
Not very clever,
Quite primal of all the dragons
Don’t fight strategically, just come and eat you.
Immune to cold.

The route may be rough and treacherous. There will be pirates.. Many attacks will be enchantments and illusions.

Giants

The boats will only take us as far as Druid isle. We stock up. We find one with 20 crew members.

Arya is happy with the state of the boat and its sea faring worthiness. The heroes are given free passage if they work as the defence.

Eggsy and Jerome are very sea sick,. Eggsy is very seas sick.

The third day there is a change in the weather, the captain starts baton in down the hatches and shortening the sails.

The heroes land at Anglesey on Druid Isle..

The Druids are happy to loan the heroes a skiff and are happy to get it back when it gets back.

As the skiff heads over to the island a pod of dolphins circles and escorts the heroes to the island.

As we approach the rocky cliffs there is a natural harbour and a beach. Arya offers her blessing to the ground.

A tall woman approaches the heroes, she is tall and has a slight silver tinge to the skin. She is dressed she says th are no weapons allowed on the island, they can be left in the cave.

Jerome stays behind and we head into the cave and we are handed over to a water elemental. The walls are semi translucent, finned figures can be seen swimming around.

Further down we enter into a huge audience chamber. The walls and columns and walls all appear to be liquid, but we can walk on them.

At the end of the audience chamber is a huge throne in the shape of a breaking wave. Sat on it is a slight figure, with a crown and trident. it is Arya’s deity Manannán mac Lir.

He greets her and tells her

" You will go beyond the pillars of Hercules , we will be successful in the dwarven kingdom."

He also tells Eggsy “You will see Egypt again.”

The bard is told to harden up. “Get good”

For Jerome…. This is the catastrophe you dreamt of. If you fail so does the natural world..

Other transport is arranged by Mannanman Mac Lir o the now. The wall opens and the water parts and there is a tunnel to the northern shore .

Jerome blinked and the skiff has been returned. And he is on the northern beach. There is a horn on the beach, which Arya blows and a wave forms…. It’s the bow wave from a dragon turtle…. Our transport to the north. Saul is quite frightened, but eventually gets on. Arya is very excited about this. They board the dragon turtle.

A bit like this

The tempature starts to drop as they head north, a bit colder than normal for this time of year.

The dragon turtle lands us on the beach and Arya says thank you to the creature before it departs.

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Return to Camelot

The night passes uneventfully.
Inestimable Crighton patrols during the night and reports that there are 4 floating bollocks outside.

Boris knows where the gates are. The next one if fields of golden wheat. We abondoned the two headed dragon corpse.

The heroes charge out through the portal and only Saul and Arya only appear. Across the other side they can see Jerome and another person….. And what look like a lot of mummies and zombies and some other being.

This appears to be a large room, there is a large heavy door. Arya ties to go across quietly, and fails completely. The creature at the top notices her, as Saul moves silently and swiftly to reunite with Jerome and the dog headed creature who it turns out is called Eggsy who is shouting that he is after the Mummy Lord, who quickly silences him.

Jerome runs out of the zone of silence and casts a zone of silence on the Mummy Lord, as Arya fires her explosive arrows hitting the first mummy. Eggsy moves over to Arya and turns undead, destroying many of the wights and causing half the mummies to flee

The Mummy Lord floats down and speaks a swarm of locusts in and around Eggsy, Saul and Arya..

Saul gates himself and Arya up to the Mummy Lord and Arya starts cutting chunks out of the creature., turns around and punches the Paladin very very hard…. And then does it again., knocking Arya out. She collapses to the ground as Jerome rushes up the stairs to join in the fray., he strikes and strikes again, the mummy Lord screams and as it disappears says to Jerome " I curse you with my dying breath. I will find you and you will die.

Eggsy revives and heals Arya and then the heroes go looking for the heart of the mummy.

Arya pulls one of the torches and it clicks,Eggsy pulls the rest of the block out, on which there is A pot and jar, containing the heart of the mummy.. Eggsy takes it out and offers thanks to the god Annubis.

In the other three chests, which open with the key. There are 14,000 go and 2,100 pp, a simple chime, a pair of glasses and a small tube of what appears to be oil and a potion container with potion.

The heart is burnt.

The glasses are eyes of minute seeing and oil of etherealness and a potion of gaseous form. Saul claims the chime of opening.

The next gate is down 10 feet and we go they the go through into the door into the library where the paladin was dead. We load up the dead paladin and step back into Camelot

We rest up on the dragon inn. We then go back to see King Arthur.

We enter a large room with a high vaulted ceiling and many tapestries on the wall.

Sat on. A large wooden table are several Knights, Merlin, King Arthur, Guinnevre, Beniverve and several.

Neil to send through co py&&&&&&&&!!!!

The party agree to go north to find the dwarven city of Umbridge???

After the meeting King Arthur

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Wishing our lives away

The genie in the lamp says we have three wishes.

There are three gates in the throne room and he will tell us which gate to go through. We decide to go through quietly.

Tower goes through first after the genie says this is the portal that will take you closer to the crystal room..

The next portal is a smaller dimension, self contained area the walls are like a bubble, shifting patterns… Almost empty. There is only one wall that isn’t bubbly. 300 feet up is a door. The floor is a slippery slime that is adhesive. The are three or four caves. Mist is coming up out of area. The small is sort of mouldy

There is a bubbling green stream running underneath….. Out of one of the caves floats a pink bollock shaped thing.. Which we talk to, the bollock licks the sorcerer who is mildly disgusted. Arya goes first, then Tower then Saul…. Then the beholder dream, for that is what it is turns nasty and stuns the sorcerer before sticking the stunned sorcerer. The Assasin run s and jumps off the wall, feather falling as he goes to the sorcerers aid, whilst the paladin and the bard dimension doors himself and the paladin back down next to the bollock, her glaive sinks into its side as it casts a green stinking cloud, which causes the bard to start retching, the sorcerer is still stunned and attached to the bollock. Arya continues to slash at it with her light sabre.

The bollock now licks the sorcerer sticking its tongue into its ear before rising up away from the ground. Arya flails vainly at it as it rises out of reach. An arrow flies in from Tower stunning the bollock. It drops back down towards the prepared paladin who strikes at it again. Another arrow flies in striking deep into the creature. Arya says to the creature release my friends or you’ll get some more. The creature flings the sorcerer and the bard off itself and flies to the corner, indicating the way out. Arya draws her bow and seeks reassurance before Tower confirms there is a portal here.

The heroes go through the portal into the Crystal room.

The crystal room

The cavern has crystals, three glow with a metal aura. Mordred is bent over a crystal and appears in mistress.

All of Mordred’s guards are bound and Mordred appears in the control of a Mindflayer. Two drow, a wizard and a fighter with a goblin guard and 4 spiders.

We open the gig with Saul shouting good morning to the underworld…. Here’s Saul, there’s fireworks and spotlights. The sorcerer hastes the paladin and Tower, Tower heads off to release the red guard.. He goes straight past the spider and releases the first red guard. An ice storm rains down on the drow and the goblins..

Arya looses off three exploding arrows and kills the drow wizardj as the goblins flee.
The sorcerers globe fails, but his stinking cloud, down the drow.

The spiders phase into place next to the sorcerer and the bard, Tower has run away from the dominated Red guard.

A cloud kill is dropped on the paladin and the heroes, however Arya’s divine powers saves her and the halfling..

Saul doesn’t like the spiders being on his stage and changes his tune to affect the spiders and viciously mocks the spider.. The other one teleports to the top of the crystal and then webs the sorcerer .

The cloud kill moves off towards the webbed sorcerer as the speeded halfling races across and starts firing at the Illithiad., to be joined by the paladin.

Thunder rolls out as the sorcerer tries to escape from the spider. An other ice storm breaks out around the Illithiad and the drow..

The Illithiad sends Boris after Arya and now stands between her and the Illithiad, which now steps back into the shadows.

The stage goes dark to the dismay of Saul, however across the expanse a lesser Balrog steps through the gate. Lightning bolts race across the battle field striking the halfling from the drow Mage.

Saul steps across the battlefield to his other stage and with a wind up of the stratacaster and roll of thunderous applause removes the lesser performers from his stage.

Tower races across and shoots the Illthiad..

Toss cobble races across to returning the crystal off which will hurt him. His first attempt fails..

Arya races across and with her divine might sends the drow fleeing and the Balrog back through the gate, before turning to Mordred and healing him slightly. However Mordred is beyond saving, his brain is mush. Meanwhile across the battlefield our sorcerer rids himself of some of the spiders…. However a bollock beholder acolyte bursts out of his head. The bollock tries to infect the spider as the drow races towards it but stops dead.

Bursting through the gate a huge two headed red dragon appears.

Arya talks to the dragon. And turns off the crystal.

Negotiates some gold and convinces the dragon not to attack by promising gold.

Tower is summoned and the party retreat to it.

An Orc warrior is convinced by Boris that the people in the tower have his gold. He goes and bangs on the door shouting for his gold.

Meanwhile the plan is developed for Saul to turn Arya invisible and go out a window while the others throw gold from the top of the tower.

Arya quietly goes to the first crystal and manages to turn it off on one go. She heads for the next crystal.

The drow Mage notices the invisible paladin as she races to the next crystal. Meanwhile the Orc is ducking and dodging from the dragon’s claws and teeth.

Arya feels her self weakening as she fails to shut down the portal.

The dragon hamstrings the defiant and brave Orc warrior who then dies. The drow wizard fires a lightning bolt at the paladin but misses and upsets the dragon who causes fear to emanate across the dimension.

“Times up…. Call that a hoard..? Bellows the dragon, who starts looking through the windows and shouting "Where is my gold?

Arya shuts down the last portal.

They negotiate for a while and eventually agree on Arya leading the dragon back to the open skies, however the dragon eventually works out he can just open the gate anyway.

The dragon polymorphs into a human and tries to change the portal.

The Battle ensues, until eventually the dragon is slain by the combined might of the heroes and the remaining red Guard. a dark paladin and a priest…. some of whom die.

The heroes and the remaining red guard with Boris, rest in the tower overnight. Boris is concerned he will be arrested upon his return to Camelot. Arya suggests that his behaviour in fighting the dragon and helping to get everyone back to Camelot will reflect well on him. He is after all a mercenary.

That evening Arya prays to her diety, Manannan mac lir for the return of her strength. her strength has been sapped by closing down the portals, however the belt of giant strength hides this.

Arya insists that the ring of wishes is first used on Tosscobble to revive his dexterity.

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In pursuit of Mordred
We are taken to a n innocuous room and step through the portal into a large innocuous space, we can’t see the roof.

It is very dry, there is a faint blue glow coming from the stones. The dust has 8 sets of footprints heading off into the distance. 7 Redbranch and a pair of other feet. Mordred and his Redbranch bodyguards.

As we become accustomed to the dark, we can see stairwells going up. This is an immense structure

There are three glowing areas framed by a stone arch. The footprints lead to the left hand portal….. We go through the portal into a large room, which is in a better state of repair… In fact it looks like an office. It is largely empty , but for the desks.

In the corner is a large armoured skeleton of a paladin.. This is the palopension God of Apollo. By his side is an unloaded adventurers pack, with a quill and ink. Book reads the scroll the dying paladin left for those who follow.

The harrowing warning sets the adventurers on guard for what lies ahead.

Arya takes Sir Brightblade’s holy symbol to return it to Albion to the oracle of Apollo. Jerome can’t work out where Mordred has gone. Book detects that something has gone through the ethereal plane whilst we are searching.

Book tours the room looking for the next portal… He finds three and we go through one of three.

The new realm is incredibly evil and strong magic. There are footprints all over the place, but Jerome doesn’t recognise any of them. Around the edges where there were stairwells, they have been removed.

There is a dull green corpse light, which the edge lights up the area. We can hear stone grating upon stone, like a door opening.
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Stepping out of the doors come the dead or rather the undead. Shaft charges into battle leading the party out of the area taking out the first zombie, as Book covers an area with a zone of black tentacles. One of the zombies takes a chunk out of the cleric.

More Zombies appear from inside the cave. Arya cops a strike from a zombie and is stunned.

The cleric raises his symbol and sends them back to where they came from. In a far cave Tower sees a red eye with 10 red dots in a cave. The cleric cries out that he can see an undead beholder. This must be the creature that Sir Brightblade mentions in his story.

Shaft moves forward and shoots at the beholder, which fires its eyes at Shaft and then at the stunned paladin, who comes around with a large inhalation of breath. A storm of ice strikes the beholder in its lair.

Tower gets the key and goes looking for the portal. Arya ties her grappling hook and tries to grapple the beholder, but misses on the first round.

Spectral eyes and testicales cover the area making it difficult terrain and then the beholder flees to hide behind a wall. it has taken a significant amount of damage, but so have the heroes.

Book steps up and banishes the beholder. Giving us a short period to make our escape. A quick search around the top for the portal reveals nothing. So quickly roping down the edge of the cliff, with many of the party falling down the cliff, to look for the next portal.

The beholder returns from its banishment and charms Arya, and puts her to sleep, she falls over and is desperately dragged into the maze by her colleagues. She is then slapped around by the Mage, waking her up.

Edge continues to run through the maze looking for the portal. He finds it behind a locked door, but can’t open it he first round, or the second round. Time is running out as the beholder will come through one of its doors after them.

Suddenly the beholder appears on the other side of the portal cage, disintegrates the two doors, the wizard, and the bard, fortunately the cleric skips nimbly aside. The wizard is unconscious. The paladin charges back to defender her fallen friends and shoots wildly at the beholder, both arrows missing. The Edge is looking terrified. He has the key and may abandon his friends to their fate. Band-aid does some fast talking to try to prevent him from fleeing through the portal.

The Edge makes Arya invisible and opens the portal fleeing through it, Band-aid picks up the dead wizard and also escapes this hideous world through the portal, quickly followed by the gnome and finally the invisible paladin.

The party appears in a library of wizardry. Book is brought back to life by Band-aid. While the party has a short rest, Book looks at the books. Suddenly an automaton appears and tells Book about the risks of choosing books These include death and 500 gp fines or loss of arms. Understanding this he picks up a book which disintegrates in his hands. He chooses another book, which explodes in his face. Killing him outright. 20170225_194814-web.jpg

The dust and bits of wizard settle as the startled party react to the explosion. Eventually Arya says a prayer for the departed wizard and collects up the body parts to take back for resurrection. The stunned heroes, take a long rest. As the party prepare to continue their quest the automaton reappears and out steps a devastatingly handsome silver dragon born sorcerer, to whom Arya is totally smitten.

They find the portal and step through into a strange new world.

There are some strange fungus type people whom we wave at, but get no response from. They are 7-8 feet tall. There is a general sense of peace and tranquility in the area. Jerome climbs easily up the cliff, followed by the rest of the party.20170225_194935-web.jpg

The dragonborn steps up to meet the mushroom people who blow a strange dust into his face. The dust means he can communicate with the mushroom people. They say that evil comes here at night. The mushroom people offer to open our minds. Which Arya, Band-aid and Draco agree to. Soon they become very euphoric, before their minds are improved. The after effects are such that they take a mental trip.

The effect is amazing, when the mushroom people offer more, it is enthusiastically accepted. The mushroom people tells us it is currently…Night…. What? Bad things come out at night…. And its night. its always night here. at the back of Arya’s mind she recalls what Sir Brightblade had said about the creatures that come out at night, however she is enjoying the hallucangenic effects of the mushroom spores that it can’t be too important… can it?

Azenomorphs start to come out of the organic structures as xx rushes past it. We realise from the scroll. That these are the phasing, very fast creatures..

The mushroom men immediately slump and become very still. Arya lights up her sword and attracts the creatures. The first one slides up and attacks, missing both times, the second and all the others come after me.

The majority of the creatures come after Arya. But also attack Jerome. Draco casts a cone of cold onto many of the creatures raining down cold to try and slow them down, then casts a lightning bolt which gets a couple one of these.

Arya straps on her shield and moves into attack, ensuring two of the creatures with her ancient battle magic. The other one attacks the cleric viciously and another comes after the dragon born sorcerer.

The battle is tight and we are all grateful for the presence of the Pendragon’s cleric. His healing means the difference between life and death
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A painfully intense crack of thunder erupts out of the area and then another, killing 2 of the aliens.

Jerome heads off running to find the portal, eventually finding it in a glade to the northwest.

Band-aid takes a pile of damage from the alien beasts and then sensibly casts death ward on himself and flees towards the portal. Jerome tries to lay down covering fire as the heroes break for the relative safety of the next world. However he fumbles with his arrows and is stunned.

Arya retreats, healing Band-aid as they all race towards the portal. Grouping at the portal, Arya is set upon by the last alien sprinting up to capture the first fresh meat it has seen in 1500 years, takes chunks out of the paladin. Band-aid commands the alien to flee, which it does. Arya goes over to the stunned gnome, opens the gate, picks up the stunned person and the party go through the gate.

The new plane is a room full of gold. There is a lamp and a dark sword. And 150000 gp, a vorpal blade and genie lamp., jewels worth 6000gps, 1700 platinum pieces. A vast amount of wealth here, which is recognisably the treasure horde from the wizard’s tower we were told about by

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