Distant Horizons of Lands Long Forgotten and Tales Untold

Tenth Session

1000 Wednesday, 11th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Brimbor takes 2nd place in carry and climb event, Hrothgar continues his tiger investigation, and Brimbor carouses. Brimbor signs some mysterious contract with an obviously magical entity.

1000 Thursday, 12th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Brimbor spars for performance, helping a merchant make a sale. Gets a custom sword; it'll be ready on the 15th. Hrothgar talks to tiger and gains more info on the situation. Brimbor beats Azame in uphill sprint with 1st place. Party goes to a pub cellar to help with a mercenary being held hostage by a mind-controlled ally. Payment and carousal.

1100 Friday, 13th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Bears get loose in one of the town plazas, rampage through town, party aids in settling them down and getting them back to their masters.

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +850 xp

Hrothgar +850 xp

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Ninth Session

2000 Saturday, 7th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Pocket does street performance and Brimbor carouses.

1100 Sunday, 8th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Hrothgar continues his search for the tiger, Pocket busks with his bagpipes, and Brimbor participates in the caber toss where he does very well, but doesn't place. Brimbor and Pocket spend the night carousing.

1000 Monday, 9th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Brimbor awakes in some woods near town holding a bear cub and is chased off by its mother. Pocket continues busking, Hrothgar finally tracks down the tiger, and Brimbor gets 2nd place in a stone bowling event. The tiger Hrothgar's been searching for is in one of three tents being guarded by well-equipped mercenaries.

Some of  Azame's mercenaries invite Brimbor to their night of festivities in the cellar of Zbola's Hole, a small pub near the center of town. The party goes, Brimbor carouses, and Pocket fights a dwarf mercenary and loses. Pocket gets a job offer from a halfling named Miro who wants him to infiltrate a group of magic users who have been politicking in town and trying to gain a foothold here. He'll pay 150 gp for identities of the group's members as well as the location of their operations. 

1100 Tuesday, 10th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Hrothgar narrows down which tent the tiger is in, identifies the mercenaries as Razgauthen, and scouts out their camp wild-shaped as a spider. Pocket continues busking and Brimbor participates in the Series Stone Lift, where he gets 3rd place. Pocket also begins investigating, looking for leads on the wizard cabal but doesn't find anything promising yet.

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +860 xp

Hrothgar +860 xp

Pocket +860 xp

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Eighth Session

1100 Wednesday, 4th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

After waiting a couple days, the games have begun in town. Brimbor participates in the Axe Pole-Climb and gets 7th place, and Hrothgar tries his hand at archery but does not place. An old mercenary captain named Mosley is impressed with Brimbor's performance and invites the party to join him and his company when they leave Helbald for the Midlands once the festival ends. He can be found at the Blue Leaf. Brimbor carouses.

1100 Thursday, 5th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Brimbor awakes in the morning naked in a pit trap somewhere in the wilderness. Next to him is the amazingly not dead Valiya Black, also naked. Two slack-jawed villagers are staring down at them. They exchange terse uncomfortable words, Valiya gets the hell out of dodge, and Brimbor makes his way back to town.

1200 Thursday, 5th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Hrothgar attempts to track Valiya down and makes some headway, but it seems she's heading away from civilization and is using scent-masking oils to boot. Brimbor gets 1st place in the Axe Long-Throw, and carouses with the help of free drinks.

1000 Friday, 6th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Hrothgar hears there might be a tiger in town, brought up from the southern jungles for use in the festival. He goes searching for it, trying to search by scent. Brimbor spends the day socializing. A weapons monger named Dassik approaches the party asking for help. A band of mercenaries has moved in to his shop while he was out of town and they're not leaving. He needs someone to clear them out. The party declines, but he's staying at the Salty Stone if they change their minds. Brimbor hears about a party of big-shot thieves/raiders called the "No-Names" who sneak into active dwarven holds and rob them, a feat which seems ludicrous. They are staying at The Ongvalene, a small pretentious pub/inn near the center of town.

0900 Saturday, 7th day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Upon awaking at his camp outside town, Hrothgar realizes there's a huge camp of dignitaries, soldiers, and camp followers who seem to be in service to a stone giant Duke. There is upset in the town as the Duke did not announce his coming and now preparations need to be made for moving events outside the city walls so that he may attend. Hrothgar continues his search for the tiger he's heard about.

Brimbor participates in the stone throw and gets 2nd place, just behind an enormous dwarf prince. Mildly impressed with his performance, a well known athlete and warrior named Azame approaches Brimbor and introduces herself. She'd appreciate it if Brimbor could let her know what he'll be participating in so she can compete against him.

 

XP Awards

Hrothgar +800 xp

Brimbor +800 xp

 

 

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Seventh Session

1300 Saturday, 28th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Pocket and Brimbor are still in the mine, still searching for the lost dwarf brothers. Hrothgar bailed and went back to town.

0800 Sunday, 1st day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

After a day and night of investigation, exploration, talking to a potentially rival adventuring party, and fighting off spiders, some zombies, and a thief, the party finally finds the spider nest in a large cavern in a far-off corner of the mine. They fight a humongous mother spider the size of a house after locating the dead bodies of the dwarf brothers, and head back to the surface with the corpses.

1100 Sunday, 1st day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Brimbor and Pocket get back to town, get paid the whopping 400gp, and carouse.

1100 Monday, 2nd day of Mid Autumn, Year 68089

Wake up, ready to explore the town some more and maybe get signed up for some of the upcoming games.

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +1275 xp

Pocket +1275 xp

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Sixth Session

1100 Wednesday, 11th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Brimbor wins eating contest with Jara, there is much carousal.

1100 Thursday, 12th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

The party departs Kolkha to continue their trip to Helbald.

1100 Sunday, 15th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Encounter with a dire carp.

1100 Friday, 20th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Arrive in the large town of Heafalls. Brimbor gains the favor of the furriers' company in town. 

1100 Thursday, 26th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Finally arrive in Helbald after long overland travel and a few rough spots. Looking for work, there's quite a bit to be done in town. As well as carousal, Pocket does some street performing  and Brimbor gets into a few bareknuckle brawls for extra gold. Pocket develops a reputation in town for his music.

1100 Saturday, 28th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

The party is offered a job to head down into the mines just outside town to look for a dwarf's two missing brothers who went down to hunt giant spiders. They accept, for the steep price of 400 gold. It's a lot, but the dwarf is desperate.

1200 Saturday, 28th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Make it to the mine, head down, find a map and get directions to a few of the spider nests.

1300 Saturday, 28th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Find a few bodies, but not the ones they're looking for. Fight a spider.

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +675 xp

Hrothgar +650 xp

Pocket +675 xp

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Fifth Session

1000 Tuesday, 3rd day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Pocket, Brimbor, and Hrothgar decide to head to the Mizova region to find work with the seasonal games. Looks like the small town of Helbald is their best bet, 21 days' travel to the west. If they're lucky they might manage to hit a few villages on the way.

1000 Thursday, 5th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

2/21 days till Helbald. Encounter some halflings and wolves.

1000 Saturday, 7th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

4/21 days till Helbald. Ambushed by the halflings and wolves they encountered earlier.

1000 Wednesday, 11th day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

8/21 days till Helbald. Arrive in the small hamlet of Kolkha. Seems like a relatively sedate logging hamlet with some orchards, run by a mercenary party that has settled down here, large feasting hall for such a small settlement. Brimbor agrees to an eating contest with a massive man named Jara.

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +250 xp

Hrothgar +250 xp

Pocket +250 xp

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Fourth Session

1700 Sunday, 22nd day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Wrothgar makes it to Narvi and heads down to the docks with Brimbor to see what's going on.

2200 Sunday, 22nd day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Arrival at the docks and discussion with the captain and crew of Skybreaker. The situation is, a pirate/outlaw has snuck onboard, grabbed the captain's 8 year old son, and locked herself and the boy in the captain's quarters. She is asking that the boat be handed over and only then will she release the kid. The captain obviously cares about the boy but he needs someone to handle this so they can keep the ship.

The plan they hatch is Brimbor busts through the fore-facing windows on the captains quarters and Hrothgar who is already positioned in the room, wild-shaped into a spider, will get between the boy and the outlaw so that the kid can escape. Plan more or less goes off without a hitch.

2245 Sunday, 22nd day of Late Summer, Year 68089

In a little beachside shack of a bar, Brimbor and Hrothgar are getting a drink when they are approached by a representative of a so-called Killer's Guild that is interested in taking Brimbor as an apprentice due to his apparent murder of a random stranger while blackout drunk. The alternative of course is being taken to prison for murder. Brimbor runs and gets a dagger in his back for it, Hrothgar lights the bar on fire, and they both get out of town.

0045 Saturday, 28th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Brimbor and Hrothgar arrive in Anirikova and rest. Later in the day, they explore a bit, socialize, and get to know the place better.

1000 Sunday, 1st day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Departure for Gillarche.

1000 Tuesday, 3rd day of Early Autumn, Year 68089

Arrival in Gillarche, asking around for work:

  • 4-8 copper a day for rebuilding the town; they need carpenters, loggers, masons, and blacksmiths. 
  • 100 gold a head for the alien creatures.
  • 5 gold a head for ogres.
  • There's a dwarven hold, "Gatalron", on an island just off the coast to the east that hasn't been heard from in quite some time. Not uncommon at all with dwarves, but Arlin figures they might be interested in helping with the rebuild effort in exchange for all the lumber they can carry. He's paying 150 gold to whomever can broker that deal.
  • In the Mizova region to the west, a few towns are already making preparations for the Mid-Autumn feasts and games. Where there's seasonal games, there's always work.
  • Far to the south in Nidavagar, they'll need all the muscle they can get as there's always an uptick in southern barbarian assaults along the border before winter makes such efforts impossible.

 

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +300 xp

Hrothgar +300 xp

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Third Session

1300 Thursday, 12th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Hrothgar has business to attend to in Anirikova, so Brimbor waits for Pocket to arrive before continuing to Narvi.

1000 Friday, 13th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Pocket and Brimbor depart for Narvi. Hrothgar will catch up later.

2100 Thursday, 19th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Arrival in Narvi after six days in the wilderness (should have been five if not for poor navigation). Brimbor and Pocket socialize and try to get directions to the Razgauthen captain they're looking to find. They rest for the night at Szabi's inn, the Triple Branch.

2200 Friday, 20th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Pocket and Brimbor find the Razgauthen camp near the center of town at the base of the dockside lighthouse [[Arbanthir Kurol]]. They speak with Arville the Razgauthen captain and get paid. In their small talk about the city, Pocket asks about siege weaponry and the captain mentions  Rodj Rasmusson, a dwarf master craftsman near the city center.

After getting paid, Brimbor and Pocket spend a few days carousing, getting to know this massive sprawl a little better, and waiting for Hrothgar to catch up with them.

1700 Sunday, 22nd day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Brimbor is approached with a job offer to help with a hostage situation down at the docks on Skybreaker, a small merchant vessel from Solio. They're offering 120 gold for safe rescue of the ship captain's son.

 

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +400 xp

Pocket +400 xp

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Second Session

2100 Sunday, 8th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Resting in Gillarche. The town needs all the help it can get rebuilding, the Razgauth are offering 100 gold per alien creature (as yet unnamed), and also are paying 280 gold to anyone who can take word to Narvi of what's going on to get reinforcements.

The party has been to 2/12 slaver camps. They take the job of delivering the message to Narvi and decide to hit the two slaver camps that are on the way. Narvi is 8 days travel north from Gillarche. 

1000 Monday, 9th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Hrothgar and Brimbor head out on their trip.

1500 Monday, 9th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

They reach the first of two camps on the way to Narvi. They attempt to sneak up, but something detects Hrothgar and attempts mind-fuckery on him. There is some fighting with gnolls and Brimbor and Hrothgar are defeated. The gnolls seem oddly orderly, clean, and tactical. 

1800 Monday, 9th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

They wake up bound shoulder to ankle by the campfire in the camp. They play along and use the opportunity to get some rest.

2100 Monday, 9th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

They are offered some food. Brimbor speaks briefly with one of the gnolls after seeing it converse with one of the weird alien things. Seems like they're planning on selling them as slaves somewhere near Nidavagar.

0300 Tuesday, 10th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

The party has had a full rest by now over the course of intermittent napping.

0600 Tuesday, 10th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

A human woman arrives in camp, speaks with the gnolls and the alien creature, then with Hrothgar and Brimbor. She introduces herself as Valiya and she's apparently a slaver. She buys the characters from the alien, along with their gear and sets out south for Nidavagar.

1300 Tuesday, 10th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Valiya stops in Gillarche in the way and goes into town to speak with a contact of hers briefly, securing the characters outside of town. In the few minutes she is gone, Brimbor busts out of his binds with his giant strength and gets Hrothgar and the cart untied as well. As they are heading into town with the cart , Valiya is coming out the gate and looks to be about to attack. Hrothgar charms her with magic, and they head into town together as "friends".

Valiya goes to look for an inn while the duo goes to talk to Arlin about what's happened. They formulate a plan to arrest her as a slaver and lead her into Arlin's grasp.

They head out again for Narvi, now with no intention of checking out the camps.

1300 Wednesday, 11th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

The party progresses 1 day into their 8 day travel to Narvi.

1300 Thursday, 12th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

With Hrothgar's excellent wilderness skills they discover a shortcut which moves them along an extra day on the way to Narvi. They are 3/8s of the way there, and stop in the lumber town of Anirikova. The shortcut they found can be used to travel from Gillarche to Anirikova in 2 days rather than 3, and has been dubbed Lamliru Onriltol (literally Rockfucker's Backdoor, but Onriltol means an exit from a mountain pass so it's a bit of a pun).

Hrothgar's ring has attuned and he discovers it to have the following benefits:

  • The bearer has advantage on saving throws vs. fear.
  • The bearer may spend an action removing all the failed death saving throws from a target within 5 feet of them. The target is still not stabilized.

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +250 xp

Hrothgar +250 xp

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First Session

It's late summer, and you've been hunting ogre slaving parties in the Nornish mountains for a couple months now. This is a large effort led by the Razgauth and aided by several dozen mercenaries and professionals-for-hire. All skillsets are welcome, long as you're good at it. Things are finally coming to a close and while some have left the area already, many are now relaxing at a feast in Gillarche on the Razgauth's dime… that's the last thing you remember.

0300 Saturday, 7th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

The mercenaries Brimbor, Pocket, and Hrothgar awake naked tied to posts near an ogre camp in the woods. Some strange creature no one recognizes seems to be directing them. They recover some of their gear from the camp, plus a map and journal in an alien language. They manage to escape.

0530 Saturday, 7th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

The party arrives back in Gillarche to find the town in ruins, attacked by ogres in the night. They talk to Arlin, a Razgauthen ranger. He offers them fifty gold in barter if they can confirm that there are ogre camps at the other spots on the map they found. They agree and spend the rest of the day and that night resting.

0900 Sunday, 8th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

The party leaves Gillarche for the nearest supposed camp as indicated by the map.

1300 Sunday, 8th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

The party arrives at the camp and announces their presence in an open challenge to the ogres. No ogres are slain and Brimbor nearly dies, but they manage to free the slaves at the camp and flee back to Gillarche. They have make a new friendly acquaintance, a berserker named Hilde. She was among the slaves freed and helped them fight ogres at the camp.

1700 Sunday, 8th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Brimbor and Pocket arrive back in Gillarche. Hilde and Hrothgar are rounding up panicked escapees.

2100 Sunday, 8th day of Late Summer, Year 68089

Hilde and Hrothgar arrive back in Gillarche with about two dozen freed slaves.

 

XP Awards

Brimbor +115 xp

Pocket +115 xp

Hrothgar +115 xp

 

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