Out of the Woods

Story so far
Boo's Perspective

After a year in the armies Eldeen Reaches, cleaning up after the Smith War, we are summoned to Merylsward to meet the governor. He reports to us that there have been a series of strange raids along the coast… strange mist, dwarves, a catapult, and they don’t take much, if anything. We go to investigate. Not a lot of info from the townsfolk, but the “raiders” were seen going to druid rings and temples of The Sovereign Host. There is no reported tampering.

Eventually, the governor reports of a child with a vision of another temple that is going to be attacked. We rush down there and arrive before the attack. Frost dwarves attack… with a GIANT! The lead dwarf seems to be turning on a mystic tap and ordering a celestial ale… or something. We killed the dwarf leader, but the giant got away.

We report back to the governor. After a brief history lesson, I learn that the Giants are the leaders and dwarves are the workers/slaves. Oh. We learn a bit more about the history of the region, and the frost dwarf/giant raids from several hundred years ago.

The on-going investigation discovers dwarven caves under many of the holy places. Hmmm. Eventually, we learn about a band of adventurers from the time of the previous raids. They were instrumental in stopping the raids. Lots more investigation… A mage of significant power creates a hidden vault to hide a giant artifact, and that giant/dwarves are collecting the pieces to reconstruct the lock to the vault so they can get their artifact back.

We learn that there are seven pieces to the lock. They have six of them. Not good. We learn were the last one is at, and get there FAST. Things get kinda ugly… I blacked out for a bit, but apparently it was curtains for Kartein. We then run into frost elemental things, and frost trolls. In the end, we lost the piece. We saw a catamaran take off at speed from the docks. Hmmm. Not good at all. However, we have killed HALF of the giants on the continent.

Ivan has been exploring the wilderness north of Merylsward. He heard of stories of some ruins and a place where a large ship or catamaran sailing into the cliffs. Obviously this will be out next destination…

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Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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Battle Against Umbar, Part 2

This week the battle against Ice Giant Umbar Bearkiller continued. Our focus-fire tactic from the week before had proven very successful, so we continued this week, using focus fire to take out Umbar’s summoned minions before moving on to Umbar Bearkiller himself. Even using superior tactics, it was a slog fest to finish up Umbar’s minions, and the party took heavy damage.

In a great surprise to the whole party, Arm’s backpack somehow managed to birth a fully formed Ethan early in the fight. Totally did not see that coming.

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With Umbar’s minions out of the way, save for a pesky crossbowman dwarf, we were able to move up to Umbar himself. The intense cold rolling off the giant’s body was painful for anyone standing adjacent to him, and he delivered a pounding to everyone in reach.

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Even so, we persevered and eventually overcame the dwarf, with Boo delivering the kill shot, and earning himself the appellation of “Giantslayer.” Huzzah!

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We emerged from the combat bruised, battered, but victorious!

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