The Shadow Rising

Session 5

The adventurers interrupt a goblin shaman performing a dastardly ritual within the temple district, involving no small amount of urine. Also skeletons, fire.

The group activates the second scroll to search the area for the slaying stone. Ellariel and Sora have the following vision:

“As the scroll flares up, you’re nearly overwhelmed with dizziness. A vision plays before your eyes: you’re trapped. In the dark. You get the sense that you’ve been trapped, a long, long time. A skeletal hand… yours, but weakened, scratches fruitlessly at a magical barrier in front of you, clawing at it, but only half-heartedly, like you know it won’t do any good.

It lasts only a second, and you take a deep breath to regain your balance, finding yourself back in the temples again."

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Session 4

The PCs enter the library of Winterhaven.

Kiris library

Inside, they confront a large ogre in the process of torturing and killing goblins.

Hilarity ensues.

The ogre appeared to have been branding an image into the goblin’s faces:

Ac symbol small

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Session 3

The PCs sneak into Winterhaven by crossing a river near the Kobold Slums. Jarr takes them to his home, expertly guiding them through the trap filled warrens.

Sora and Jarr go to visit Irontooth, King of Winterhaven’s kobolds, with the intent of gaining the kobold’s aid.

The PCs manage to get the kobolds on side, and with a little flirtatious encouragement, the kobold war party (all 20 of them) rush off into the night, Irontooth at the front.

The PCs head deeper into Winterhaven, managing to move mostly undetected through the city, though a couple of goblins do see them and run off in fear.

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Session 2

PCs are close to Winterhaven when wolves attack.

Dire wolf

They fight their way through them to Treona’s tower.

Treona tells them how Winterhaven was over-run by goblins a number of years ago, who renamed it Gorizbadd. She asks the PCs to recover a “slaying stone”… the last of a number of deadly artifacts that can only be used in and around Winterhaven as a weapon to kill nearly anybody / thing. Only way the slaying stone can be destroyed is by Treona’s ritual, or by using it.

Promises to give Sora some information on the one he seeks in exchange for help, and has asked Idria to locate some documents/scrolls in the library of Winterhaven (or Kindling Shop, as Jarr calls it). Also has agreed to pay the group 400 gold should they succeed in returning / destroying the slaying stone.

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Session 1

PCs save Gavaren (stuttering priest of Chantea) from thugs.

Gavaren asks them to head to Winterhaven to meet with his mistress. On the road, admits to knowing Sora before hand, says his mistress will explain more.

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