The Slumbering Tsar

What happens in Bard's gate.....

Shenanigans happened

Mallark Illileriel used teleport to transport the party to the outskirts of Bard’s Gate, and then went to sell the items the party had agreed to depart with leaving him out of the Shenanigans to occur while the party was in Bard’s gate.

Darius Huss and Kypello Hilam were eager to speak with the High Priest of Thyr about various topics, and headed to the temple district first. There the party spoke with the High Priest and told him of the anti-paladin and the plans to bring back the citidal of Orcus to Rappan Athuk. The High Priest instructed they should stop the anti-paladin and continue to cleanse the Temple-City of Tsar as they have been doing and if bringing the citadel back was a way to smite Orcus a final blow.

When asked about the Vampire that resides in the The Crooked Tower he mentioned that because of the pall over Tsar, the old fashion way of wooden stake through the heart, and head severed and anointed with holy water would be the best to kill a vampire. When pressed about using the vampire to help defeat the storm giant Thraestos, he gave Kypello Hilam and Darius Huss dispensation to work with evil, so long as they’re not corrupted.

The party then ventured to the Bard’s College to do some research on various subjects. On the way Kypello Hilam asked around abouit George the Tailor and discovered that George is some kind of serial killer that makes leather clothing out of his victims. He was run out of Bard’s Gate using a geas. They also meet up with a solider Kaito from the order of light which was started by a former party member as the militant arm of the Triumverate of Light.

Bourne the Damned did some inquiries into his ex-wife as he had been receiving roses from an anonymous source. He discovered she has come back on the scene seeking to do him damage for leaving her. She went north and came back changed.

Once they got to the Bard’s College they found a researcher with a thick Irish/North of England accent who was able to give the party some answers:

  • The Hammer of Three Gods that Darius Huss carries with him, is actually know as the Hammer of Mordecais Doom. The hammer belonged to the last high priest of both Thyr and Muir in the Monastery of St Harul before it was corrupted. He was killed and consumed by a devourer that still resides somewhere in Tsar, and Mordecai’s soul is in torment and in need of freeing. This will help in removing the curse upon the hammer.
  • The The Nine Disciples are actually the husks of top ranking servants that were used to fuel a planar rift that shunted the Citadel somewhere else. Now they are the components to a spell that will bring back the Citadel of Orcus. Assembling all of them in the right place will return the Citadel to the material plane.

Upon hearing other accounts of the party, the researcher agreed to do digging into Tsar for free because as he thinks the party is hilarious in their suicidal tendencies, and is now chronicling the parties misadventures. The party signed over their life rights and likeness for storytelling purposes.

The party then retired to a inn known for Paladin and Holy adventurers, and Kypello Hilam received a note to meet someone in a warehouse “downtown” at midnight. The party ate a hearty meal and a hot bath and then at decided to head to the said warehouse and be there at an hour before midnight for a reconnaissance.

On the way to the warehouse, the party was attacked by a group of murderous thugs bent on stealing the parties cash and gear that Mallark Illileriel had been selling for the party. Apparently selling that amount of items was breaking the economy everywhere, and this was the consequence of such an action.

A brutal fight ensued with Kaito blinded by the thug wizard early in the battle. This did little to stop Andrew’s Fighter as he has specialised in fighting things that couldn’t be seen. Bourne the Damned quickly grappled two of the thus, while Darius Huss engaged the thug that had come up from behind the party.

The thug wizard cast the first of two maximized fireball at the party, which stupidly forgot to not damage himself and then was downed by Kaito. However the thug cleric was able to bring the thug wizard back with Breath of Life. Bourne the Damned thinking the thugs he grappled were fighters, released them to land in some blows, but it was Darius Huss who realized they were actually rogues and he was first tripped by one and then subsequently flanked and sneak attacked multiple times. The thug wizard dropped his second maximized fireball at the party that downed Kypello Hilam. Darius Huss risked his life crawling over to Kypello Hilam to cast Breath of Life on her, only doing so with a handful of hit points left.

Kaito took down the thug cleric, but was hit with a maximized scorching ray from the thug wizard that downed him. Kypello Hilam couldn’t reach Kaito in time to stop death’s grip with Breath of Life , and Kaito passed from the mortal coil. The other thugs were taken down by Bourne the Damned and Darius Huss swinging his earthbreaker on the ground, but the thug wizard ran away. The party was left reeling from the fight and made a pact to fight more as a team in the future. The loot from the thugs would then go to the Resurrection costs to bring Kaito back from the dead.

The party continued onto the Warehouse, to meet a group of gangsters lead by one with a Jersey accent. He told Kypello Hilam that her brother in Bard’s Gate has been taken hostage, and to have him returned in one piece, he wants the party to retrieve a charred cedar box from Belshan the vampire in The Crooked Tower within 2 weeks or they kill the brother. The party agreed already planing to assault the tower soon gaining the quest Hostage Negotiations.

They returned to the Inn, and in the morning Kaito was brought back to life. The party then decided when they would head back to The Camp they would speak to the various denziens more about Belishan the Bloodmage. They planned to speak to in order: The Undertaker, The Usurer , The Peddler, and the Ghost in the desolation.

Mallark Illileriel then teleport-ed the party back to The Camp. When they arrived they noticed the rangers that resided in the camp were not present. And when about to enter the Bed and Breakfast, were told that three of the ex-characters inside of Tsar that turned evil when they succumbed to the taint of Tsar, were waiting inside to speak to the party, and someone matching Bourne the Damned ex-wife may be in there as well…..

This will have to happen in the next adventure.

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