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Adventuring in the Twilight Age

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Welcome to the Twilight Age Ever since the Empire-That-Was receded, no human endeavor under the fading red sun has reached its heights. Some say humankind no longer possesses the know-how to reach such grandeur. Others claim that confronting daily a sun that could fail them at any moment has filled folks with a spirit of defeat. Regardless of the reasons, it is in the face of such apocalyptic ennui that we find the peoples of Ur-Dun. Just south of the fallen Imperial capital city, this series of towns have become petty city-states just as embroiled in squabbles as they are in desperate dependencies fundamental to their survival. These human-led settlements are not the only civilized peoples in Ur-Dun. The mortal regents possess delicate treaties with distant Elfin Courts. The Gloaming Hills below the Slumbering Mountains are populate with small pastoral settlements of the hill dwarf (re: gnome) descendants of the folk that built the Imperial-era structures that litter the r

Burning Witch Adventurers Session #69- Map Quest Part 4

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The following party stood gathered around a cavern hidden by a heavy gray curtain: Fancy Jean-Yves Beauvollier (Level 5 Bard) Peaches (Level 2 Thief retainer) Freedom (Sapient Cat) DT (dungeon terrier) Forrest (ghost hound) Smokey Proag (Level 2 Halfling Hireling) Palla (Level 0 Amazon Hireling) GaWoosh (Level 4 Gnome) Uscha (Fey Servitor) Spike (war dog) Journeyman Crannoc (Level 4 Magic-User) Phasmo (Level 4 Magic-User) Lirazil (Level 1 Elf retainer) In the cave, six skeletons in dark robes occupied a ring of seats around a stained fire pit. One seat as open. Crannon found a rock of pink crystal in the robes of one of the deceased. He decided to take his place in the empty chain as he inhale the fumes from the heated crystals. He found himself drifting off to a strange real that mirrored the space the party was in. From here, the notes of GaWoosh's player concludes the underground delve... The party methodically hauled out the assorted treasures from the dungeon because using the

Burning Witch Adventurers Session #68- Map Quest Part 3

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 A quartet of adventurers, bound in a blood pact, lead the following party in exploring an underground tomb near the gnomish settle of Soot Hill in hopes of finding the treasure promised by a map they found : Fancy Jean-Yves Beauvollier (Level 5 Bard) Peaches (Level 2 Thief retainer) Freedom (Sapient Cat) DT (dungeon terrier) Forrest (ghost hound) Smokey Proag (Level 2 Halfling Hireling) Palla (Level 0 Amazon Hireling) GaWoosh (Level 4 Gnome) Uscha (Fey Servitor) Spike (war dog) Journeyman Crannoc (Level 4 Magic-User) Phasmo (Level 4 Magic-User) Lirazil (Level 1 Elf retainer) Their previous parts of this exploration can be found here: Part 1 and Part 2. The group had just defeated some crawling abomination in a room with human-sized glass cylinders in it. As the retainer Lirazil wiped the gore from her magic war hammer, the group doubled back in the underground tunnel. They had wanted to take another peak at condensation that had built up on the wall behind a statue of the Archon of La

Burning Witch Adventurers Session #66- Map Quest Part 2

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Last time , a quartet of adventurers based out of the Ormish tavern the Burning Witch  lead the following party north into the Gloaming Hills following a map to a hoard of treasure worth 18,000gp: Fancy Jean-Yves Beauvollier (Level 5 Bard) Peaches (Level 2 Thief retainer) Freedom (Sapient Cat) DT (dungeon terrier) Forrest (ghost hound) Smokey Proag (Level 2 Halfling Hireling) Palla (Level 0 Amazon Hireling) GaWoosh (Level 4 Gnome) Uscha (Fey Servitor) Spike (war dog) Journeyman Crannoc (Level 4 Magic-User) Phasmo (Level 4 Magic-User) Lirazil (Level 1 Elf retainer) The party stopped by the gnome settlement Soot Hill to gather some intelligence before heading northeast to ancient monument. After traveling through a secret door, the group found an entrance into an underground complex buried under 10 ft. of gravel. Here is where the notes of the gnome GaWoosh's player Curtis pick up... To be continued...

Burning Witch Adventurers Session #64- Map Quest Part 1

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The adventurers Fancy Jean-Yves Beauvollier, GaWoosh, Journeyman Crannoc, and Phasmo found a treasure map several sessions back . The quartet made a blood pact to pursue the reported 18,000gp on the itemized gnomic list together. Since then, there had been constant traffic between the Burning Witch, the Athenaeum of the Dying Sun, the stables of Orm, and the Hall of the 111th Company as the group worked towards launching an expedition to go on a treasure hunt. The follow group was joined by a team of pack animals and mercenaries on this quest: Fancy Jean-Yves Beauvollier (Level 5 Bard) Peaches (Level 2 Thief retainer) Freedom (Sapient Cat) DT (dungeon terrier) Forrest (ghost hound) Smokey Proag (Level 2 Halfling Hireling) Palla (Level 0 Amazon Hireling) GaWoosh (Level 4 Gnome) Uscha (Fey Servitor) Spike (war dog) Journeyman Crannoc (Level 4 Magic-User) Phasmo (Level 4 Magic-User) Lirazil (Level 1 Elf retainer) I am going to let GaWoosh's player Curtis' notes from the session ta

Burning Witch Sessions #65 & 67- Return to the Caves of the Night Elves

Fancy Jean Yves Beauvolier, GaWoosh, Journeyman Crannoc, and Phasmo had left Orm to travel north on business unknown to the rest of the regulars of the Burning Witch . While the imaginations of the tavern's adventuring regulars became possessed by wild hypothesizes about what the quartet were up to, events of recent months had been too large to be forgotten. Whether is was talk of the Wolves Den still being over run by the Rashers or talk of the Athenaeum's recently uncovered secret stair or the Eye of Terror's hold on Level 1 of the Complex; it seemed never before had Witch been filled passionate conversations centered around the Complex and its adventurers. A new party to Orm, the Illustrious Company of Khourau , even delivered news worthy of gossip at the Burning Witch . The group had been hired by GaWoosh (before he left town) to perform surveillance around the Well on the Complex's Level 1. Under the Gnome Hero's instructions, the Illustrious Company shared t

Map of Clandestine Meeting Place in the Sewers of Barbasso

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The Old Gods Return and More In the Latest Word Around Orm

The feast of Ostara is here once again as the latest full moon arrives! Before turn our gaze to the feast or the Procession of the Old Gods that proceeds it, let us first see what the latest word is among the people of Orm: PakPak's ShopShop has expanded! Adventurers and the hirelings of the 111th Company are a buzz over its new offerings of including marbles, cooking pots, paper, bullseye lanterns, and more. Rumor has it that it recently received a big restock of healing items. Atel Moory, the current reigning Lady of Flowers , has gone missing. She was last seen the night before Ostara . Her mother, Soldinick, says that it is like she just vanished into thin air. The Brothers of the Fields insist this is a most ill sign for Orm's futures. Maybe Orm's newest residents, The Illustrious Company of Khourau, will take up the matter. The group of adventurers, are fresh off the boat from the Principality of Kouz. Funded by the Prince of Kouz's court magic-user, Klarion, the