Albion

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.

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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.

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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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The road to Camelot

A large army is marching towards. They are made up heavily armoured units and around 300-400 units.

The army is human, the lead unit is the Order of the Rose, the top unit of Paladins.
Sir Grunhild is the knight commander She is on route to Ebrcorum to relieve the city which is being besieged by Giants, orcs and dragons.

They are followed by the Knights of the sword and the Knights of the crown.

We arrive at the city around lunchtime.

Camelot is more of a fortress than a city. Book gets a strong sense of magic. A stone elemental materialises out of the ground to greet us. It tells us we are expected and that a guide is on his way to escort us in.

The elemental turns to Book to says " it has been a long time my lord, may your stay be pleasant." The elemental then dematerialises. Book is momentarily confused, but then realises it was the clothing he holds

Spiny greets us and takes into the city. “Come with me there is someone I want you to meet before your presence becomes known.”

In the centre of the room is a man donning armour, He has a black bastard sword, with a silvered edge. His shield has the image of a platinum dragon on it. The heroes all go down on one knee. He impatiently tells them to sit down. This is Arthur Pendragon

He says he is getting ready to leave with the second half of the army. A large drow army has been spotted

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Calledin is the current Merlin
Beneviere knight commander of the Rose
Alias the personal physician

The Elven Kings son “the shield of the elves” is in the city. Farnarfen wants us arrested. For stealing ancient Elven artefacts.

Beneviere takes us to a very nice inn. Arya Tells Beneviere about the Death Knights armour and unholy sword. She goes on to enquire if there is anyone in the city who would be able to destroy it. Arya is informed that Tragopan Trolldriver is the top cleric in Camelot who will be able to deal it.

Lipstick and the cleric’s servant go to see Trolldriver. Saul and Milo go off to debrief at the Harper’s.

Jerome heads off to look for a drink.

Book goes to see Merlin and asks why the the elemental welcomed him at the gates, but discovers that Merlin is a Druid and bard, not a wizard. Merlin is weighing up Book and tells him so. Book then modifies his arch Mage robes from white to a dark red.

Lipstick goes to see the cleric. Moriaon’s temple is where the Cleric may be found.

We’ give the red dragon head to the innkeeper, where the party is staying.
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Later on…

The wizard eats the brain of the dragon and gains the ability to cast charm person three times a day. Jerome volunteers to cut out his tongue. Book allows this and nearly bleeds to death from the event. For his pain his verbal charisma based skills are now significantly better. His eyes turn to the colour of the dragon (green), and becomes slits rather than round. He eats the eyes and the tongue.

Book starts to be able to see into the ethereal plane.

Arya gets 2 healing potions for each in the party from the cleric.

Later in the bar, the heroes learn that Arthur is great. There is rumours that Callidin might be the God of neutrality, Gillian. And that Guinevere is a sage and very knowledgeable in that Camelot was the first prime portal and this was the site of the first Mage tower. Mordread is also a sage, but intensely disliked. He is also said to be very jealous of Guinevere.

It turns out that we have been put in the opposite end of the town to the Shield of the Elves.

A week later we are summoned to a meeting with

The drow have fled the field. Guinevere leaves. Beneviere appears Ill at ease. Arya goes off to protect Guinevere at the Beneviere’s behest.

Book learns that there is a portal, Guinevere and Mordred have been researching the portals in order to make sure they are defended or may be able to aid the king.

Arya arrives to find Guinevere laying in a pool of blood, alive but unconscious. Surrounding her are the bodies of several of Mordred’s Redbranch orcs. Arya quickly heals the queen, to prevent her from dying. She comes around briefly to tell the paladin that Mordred has stolen the master portal key and intends to bring the drow in through the old paths.
Saul dimension doors Guinevere to Beneviere for her safety and recovery. As the spell is cast Calledin appears next to Saul. He has sensed the casting of magic and come to see what has happened.

The old paths simply refer to the portals upon which Camelot was built. They were abandoned and closed when they couldn’t be controlled.

Mordred will be trying to break a barrier that is holding back the drow and seek to return them to aid him conquering Camelot..

There only three keys, the master key, Calledin tells us We’ll have to catch Mordred to get the master key to get back. A key will detect a portal and hold it open for a round.

All portals are found within 200 feet of each of other. The first mages tower.

The Sage goes onto to tell us that time is different in the old paths. When we step through, no time will pass for us.

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The journey to Camelot
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A week later, Spiney has recovered enough to now get to the Plane for Dragons and is leaving for this and will meet us in Camelot. He is off to see Arthur Pendragon.
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The Anfauglith the black is the name of the one the heroes accidently released outside Longbarrow.

We summon our new tower for the first time and it raises the tower, standing at the door isa. Earth elemental whose name is Incorrigible. There is a full inventory including 400 outfits for.

The tower sits in the prime material plane times passes equally, when it’s shut is in the elemental plane of earth..

The party heads back to the Last Drop Inn to collect the horses and take the route to Magna Castrum.

It is June July a sunny day. In the distance we can see a Pallistrade which is Magna Castrum, we head through into the town.

After calling at the main castle the party is informed that the boss is in the Knocking shop and will be back tomorrow around 10. The party retires to a fine pub called the Dragons Head, with guards on the door. The clientele are mixed with fighters, Wizards, half orcs,

As we walk across the room we notice a group of Elves watching us. There are also a couple of Rangers We head over to chat them El Luthais is thei leader and is a Mage. He knows who we are and we pass on information.

We adjourn to their rooms on the top floor to a penthouse.

Male Mage is Etrian
Ranger is Thalanil and Jartal
The fighter asks to be called Shield
When asked how the war is going, he is not happy..

We talk about what we have done and the elves are keen to take the scroll., however the party dissuades them from taking the scroll, they also do not want to accompany us. The elves are there to stop the captain being captured and changed by the dark elves.

The next day the party rides down the road towards Camelot. After two hours we see Roland in the distance. And in the trees are the rest of the party.

Roland says I’m sorry we can’t let you get this knowledge out. The elves open fire. A fireball explodes into the back of Arya after blade wished for it to hit the knight in the back.

All the horses are fried. Tower runs forward and plonks the castle down and asks the butler to let us in.
The Elven fighter is thrown backwards, whilst the archers rain down on the party trying to get in the tower.

Both Elven mages disappear, while Shield is coming around from the shock.. The entire party is now in the tower. Arya heals the party , we see the last of the elves disappearing through a portal. The party heads out of the Portal, Blade shouts to Roland saying that we’ve still got the scroll…. There is no answer.

The party heads south as top speed. We end the day approaching Albion Fields, it is heavily wooded, we move off into the forest and put up the castle, after Shaft cleared the area of animals.

Arya (Lipstick) is not happy that Roland has betrayed the heroes trust and tried to kill them, so she breaks the seal on the scroll and reads it out to the heroes.

Blade asks the answer stone about whether the writing of the scroll, who wrote it. According to legend it was written by who has signed it. Previously the legends alluded that the drow aligned themselves with the orcs. Book believes the document is a document of the correct time, whether it is written by the drow is another question.

The high elves enlisted the humans and dwarves into the war.

The drow are the initial inhabitants of Albion.

The next day there appears to be no activity on the road, the party continue to head down the road. Book finds a document on the making and forging of dragon armour.

The party enter Echbaldton, where the local Lord is Eldwine, who the drow wish to turn to their cause.

Echbaldton is a major market town and is a hotch potch of different races.

The party announce themselves to Lord Eldwine, a large Viking type, and tells us it will take 2 days if hard ride.

Eldwine says he has executed two if the new comers in his employ. Pendragon will know. He identifies us as the ‘idiots who released the dragons.’ He shows us the two drow he has lynched. He was warned by the elves that were looking after him.

We give him a red dragon scale. Arya heads off to the church of Macapaca to tithe his cash. He also discovers how to get rid of the evil armour…. Dropping it into a volcano or getting a silver dragon to breath on it. She tithes another 50 gp.

Blade drops into the bounty office and then we see the elves guarding Eric the Red. We speak quite frankly to Gillian. He is fairly laid back.

Arya and Blade go to see the dwarven armoursmith and learns the following

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To get dwarven armour we need to get special dispensation from King Bloodaxe, it turns out that he knows someone who we could see.

Bloodaxe is in Scotland Umbdreckard. The dwarven armourer writes out a slate introducing us to the King and asking for permission to access Dwarven armour.

Master Smith sells Arya a belt of storm hill giant strength. Which will help her wield the Hammer of thunderbolts found in the Dragon’s lair

We go onto the Bowyer and get some exploding arrows for the team and a composite Bow for the paladin.

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