AAR: Promises to Keep

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AAR: Promises to Keep

Post by Reyntrannin » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:24 pm

AAR: Promises to Keep
Time: 2018-09-13 @ 23:00 GMT (7:00 PM EDT)
GM: ReynTrannin
Circle: 6
Difficulty: Medium

Player Rewards:
Quis'Tan: 6800 Legend, 1200 sp, 3 TIPs
Avalandohamagannahnieventhallailmar: 6,800 Legend, 1,200 sp, 3 TIPs
Ursula: 3 TIPs, 6,800 Legend, 1,200 Silver
Dubhan: 6800 lp, 1200 sp, 3 tips
Fenrir: 6800 lp, 1200 sp, 3 tips

GM Reward:
Blaethynn: 6,000 Legend, 850 sp, 1 TIP

Downtime Actions:
Avalandohamagannahnieventhallailmar: Research 9
Avalandohamagannahnieventhallailmar: Can teach Elementalism, Barsaive History, Scourge History, Haggle, Physician
Quis'Tan: Item history step 14 rank 3
Ursula: Animal Bond
Ursula: Animal Training
Dubhan: Alchemy Step 11 (Per 7 + Alchemy 4), Booster Potion, Kelix' Poultice, Kelia's Antidote
Dubhan: Research 24 (Per 7 + Research 5 + Karma 4 + Speed Reading 8) With Library Access (20 sp) Research goes to 27
Fenrir: Alchemy 11 (3: Booster Potion); Animal Training 10 (4)

Additional Notes:
Avalandohamagannahnieventhallailmar has completed his vow to return a spirit to the grave of an Adept once loved. As a reward he has received a shiny new Blood Scar and a suit of crystal plate.
The site of the ancient village of Vertegran and Halditan's Tomb have been explored at 43.27.
During their travels, the Adepts have discovered that the city of V'Strimon has begun developing trade routes along thesourthern Serpent river and deep within the Servos Jungle.
A Horror construct found at Vertegran Indicates that there may have been a Liferock near there that fell under siege from a Horror.

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Re: AAR: [6M] Promises to Keep

Post by ottdmk » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:57 pm

From the journals of Dubhan Goronich:

Avalan, the Obsidiman Elementalist, approached myself and several other Adepts with an intriguing quest: Accompany him to the gravesite of the legendary Halditan to fulfill a blood oath to the Elemental inhabiting his cloak. Intrigued, I agreed, as did Quis'tan, Fenrir & Ursula.

The grave was supposedly located in the village of Vertegran. Pre-Scourge records placed Vertegran far to the south of Throal, near the Serpent River. To minimize our exposure to the wilderness, we decided to go by riverboat.

First we went to V'Strimon. There we hoped to find a captain who plied the southern Serpent. In due course, we did, one N''ket by name. Fenrir roped N'Ket and some of his sailors into his Hero's Feast spell. The hour of good food and storytelling had the captain feeling reasonably well disposed to us. Avalan wished us to be hired on as bodyguards, but the captain was resistant. He proposed we demonstrate our abilities.

First up was Ursula, who was lashed to a brawny sailor and challenged to hand to hand combat. As you can imagine, things did not go well for the sailor. Then Avalan himself was challenged to a battle of wits against a sailor demonstrating what is called, I believe, "the shell game." The sailor cheated, but was spotted by both Avalan and Fenrir.

N'Ket seemed amused and a bit impressed by these successes. He again stated his preference for us to join him as paying passengers, instead of as guards. We were able to come to a deal: should the boat be attacked and our help required, we would be refunded half the fee of 50sp. Should it happen twice, the other half would be returned.

Sure enough, we were attacked by river bandits. The ultimately proved no real challenge to us, although there were some tense moments when Callisto (Fenrir's ursine companion) was knocked off into the river. Accordingly, we received 25 sp.

We eventually made it to our destination. Before Avalan could summon the elemental out of his cloak and fulfill his vow, we were forced to deal with a Dreamer. Such sad creatures, the product of a Horror torturing and torturing and torturing again a Liferock's worth of Obsidimen. We put the beast out of its misery and Avalan fulfilled his vow.

As a bonus, the Elemental led Avalan to a hidden gem: a set of Crystal Plate armor! I'm sure he'll be asking me to research the set in the near future.

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Re: AAR: [6M] Promises to Keep

Post by BattleChad » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:27 pm

The Great Library of Throal thanks Dubhan for his contribution.

Journal Rewards: 340 Legend Points and 300 Silver