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At the Temple of....
Day 3 Continued.
At the Temple of ....
The group starts to bring down the horses and supplies.
4 hours pass
They are visited by the "Spirit" of Amun-Re who tells a story of banishment.
The group discusses what to do.

Enter through the temple double doors
Golden door room
Orlen casts READ MAGIC

do not disturb the vanquished one
he is the treasure that must be kept

Search the rest of the temple
Examine golden doors
Sun rises

Day 4
Nothing special happens during the day
Night time
The group heads back to the golden doors
Orlen casts a knock spell on the door to open it

50' Statues
3 curtains
And something in the back of it
Mole casts detect magic and confirm
Macross falls to the first trap and is frozen solid
Orlen trips the 2nd trap
Orlen uses phase door and grabs the oil lamp
The seal is broken and the lamp polished
Orlen releases Pasha the Efreeti
"I am Pasha who has been imprisoned for 1000 years. I will unleah my revenge on the realm!"
They leave the temple and thaw out Macross
Head back to the Obelisk
After 9 hours of travel, the sun rises and they rest

Day 5

Comprehend Languages on the Obelisk

Here lies the road of the kings to the garden city of Pazwhilstest there lies the road to Terbakar keeper of the pyramid

Travel 12 hours towards the pyramid
Attacked by DustDiggers
Make Camp

Day 6
Wake up
Night time
Nothing happens during Night
10 hours of travel to the pyramid
Acid rain overtakes the group
They are at the foot of the pyramid
Session: Episode 27 - Wednesday, Feb 13 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Genie in the lamp...
Macross cringed as the genie raced out the door. It was kind of rude, actually, after having been freed from a thousand years of imprisonment he hadn’t even said, “Thank you,” but had just raced off bragging about destruction and revenge. No good was going to come of it. Macross could see it now, a formal invitation from the King of Evil Genies arriving for him at the New Cathedral of Saint Cuthbert in Verbobonc to celebrate his coronation. He’d probably get RSVP’d next to the bitch Queen herself.

He’d just blame it on Baldomero. No one would even raise an eyebrow.

Session: Episode 26 - Wednesday, Feb 06 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Tags: escape , Genie
Old Thieves’ Tale
“Sometimes you need to be more careful and creative to survive,” said Talon. Macross looked at the old Guildsman curiously. “Take these magic users for example. Somehow when one casts a spell it ripples out through the ether and allows another a chance to react instinctively and interfere.”

“Could we do that?”

“No. Reading a scroll is one thing. Counter spelling is a Mages’ thing. Of course, when they are busy with it, you should be busy, too. When they are distracted, finish them off. Nothing works to your advantage like killing enemy mages. Except for keeping friendly ones alive. But that’s a story for another day.”
Session: Episode 26 - Wednesday, Feb 06 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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In the Desert Wasteland
Day 2 (Continued)
Night time
Group heads out after day rest
A herd of worm-like sand surfing animals passes by north of the group.
One of the horses pulling a wagon is attacked by a creature hiding in the sand.
The wagon is in need of repair.

Day 3
The group comes to a buried obilisk that is pointing right and has strange writing on it.
Fork in the road.
They make camp
Orlen casts charm person on Ragnar.

The group heads out towards the right of the fork.
They come to a half-buried statue. Macross tries to read the writing on the stone tablet. The sand gives way and they discover a buried temple.
5 Large Tarantulas almost TPK the party.

Writing on the Obelisk
__ __ __ __ of the Kings __ __ __ __ __ Pazar __ there lies __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Writing on the statue Tablet
__ name __ __ __ ruins __ __ __ __ __ city __ __ __ __ __ magic __ __ was __ __ see __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Ragnar XP total: 1175
Session: Episode 26 - Wednesday, Feb 06 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Remain positive and upbeat.
Macross' thoughts drifted to a social function he had attended in Verbobonc an eternity ago. The new guru that was all the rage in town was some sort of positive thinker charlatan. "If you remain positive and upbeat you will only draw positive and upbeat people to you." Well clearly there was a flaw in the thinking. If I only think of sex and perverted girls at the Women's Divinities College next to the Cathedral of Verbobonc, did that mean I would attract precisely those sort of girls to me? I think not. By Oliddamara and Cuthbert's Cudgel we left 6000 gold pieces behind in the frozen North where we aren't likely to back again. Of course, if I just think of more money, then it will come my way.

Macross disciplined his mind and his thoughts. This adventure was about to heat up and he needed all his attention on the task at hand. Exploring lost ruins was ALWAYS dangerous and tedious. What made it worthwhile was the magic and gold you sometimes found. This time, he'd have an epic chance to make some history.

Somehow, the thoughts of treasure made him positive and upbeat!
Session: Episode 25 - Wednesday, Jan 30 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Where is the gold?
Macross looked in the wagons as they packed into the pavillion. The sudden realization that the pile of gold they had fought for was not in the cart hit him like a lightning bolt.

Macross asked Holy Mole where the gold had been packed. "I dunno. I thought I was dead there for a minute." He asked Orlen the same question. "I don't know. I thought Baldomero loaded those sacks." When he asked Baldomero, he responded, "Gold is unimportant. Why do you ask?"

"Sometimes the spider eats the snake," thought Macross as he choked back the tears of frustration.
Session: Episode 24 - Wednesday, Jan 23 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Episode 25
Readying 22 - 28

The group takes some time preparing for the journey.
They decide to take two wagon carts pulled by 2 draft horses.

Burne teleports them to the region of Blackmoor
They instantly are in a frozen ice-land, ill-prepared and freezing to death.
They make it to a cave for cover and light a fire.
Macross goes scouting and finds a huge obsidian double-door.
They enter after a time and fight a White Dragon.
Mole is killed.
After scavenging through the treasure they enter a portal to another world.

Day 1

Rising sun
Tusk Archway
Nothing to see but sand dunes for miles.
They make camp
Night Time
Full Moon
They travel forward
They come across 2 large standing stones that have a description etched on them. The only words they can decipher is "Gate" and "Enter"

Day 2
Make Camp
Night time
Full Moon
Break camp and prepare to head out
Session: Episode 25 - Wednesday, Jan 30 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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RE: Unmarked Graves
Grimm Guindecker
Macross could still occasionally hear the cry of the dwarf Chis Linstone when he mused about lost companions and comrades. He never ceased to be amazed by the number of unmarked graves of adventurers that dotted the landscape. Berne had mentioned losing 4 to our rescue. Chis made 5. A lot of his blood in the return of the hidden regalia. He’d need to ask for an invitation for the reconsecration of Verbobonc Cathedral.

Maybe he would even do something about the adventurers’ unmarked graves. It just seemed wrong in so many ways. Maybe later. The big bitch obviously needed to be dealt with first, but it could be a very good cause.

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Episode 24
Hommlet group
Readying 13

A group of demi-humans lay siege on the Inn and burn it out.
The whole group perishes with Spike valiantly trying to save them.
Canter is put on a horse and raced out of the town. Rangers find him and return him to Hommlet where he is raised from the dead.
Basic TPK

Readying 13
Verbobonc Group
Group of Elves pass by - not detected.

Readying 14
Meet rangers on the road. Baldomero almost dies trying to keep the secret of the Cloister treasure secret (his reputation fails him).
After the Rangers find out who they are they agree to help and speed them on their way to Hommlet.
They heal the unconscious comrades and send them off on their way with steeds that are half burnt and exhausted.
They race south.
Attacked by tribesmen.
Orlen and Baldomero are shot by arrows.
They stop through Cienega Valley briefly.
Chizz decides to stay back and look through the rubble of the inn. He meets a horrible death where no one can hear his screams.

Readying 15
Arrive at Hommlet
The group makes it to the temple of St. Cuthbert
They are offered healing and rest.

Readying 22
The Secret Council of Hommlet
In attendance
Mordenkainen the Great Magician
Daniel the Lion-Hearted (King of the city of Greyhawk)
The 4 mayors of the shire
Litholas, Emissary of Celune "Grey Elf"
Roglothon of the Rangers
Tormond of the Lanced Battalion
Gifliy, Emissary of the Greenway Valley (Gnomes)
Dwalin, Emissary of the Dwarves
The Crow
The rescuers of the Treasure of St. Cuthbert

The group learns that Lolth has opened a gate to the abyss by removing an ancient stone from THE STANDING STONES OF SUNDOWN. A village some 50 miles north in the Kron Hills. This gate needs to be closed. The only way to achieve this is to replace the stone.
The group takes the challenge of recovering the missing stone from the Sundown circle.

Session: Episode 24 - Wednesday, Jan 23 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Episode 23
Readying 13
The group from Verbobonc hunkers down in a small cave off the side of the road. Hoping that the others regain consciousness.

Readying 13
Burne approachs the group and sends them on an assignment to rescue Macross and company.
The group departs with 4 extra horses in tow.
Meet some hobbits leaving the shire heading to Hommlet.

They come to the first town called Cienega. It is deserted.
Attacked by a ghoul.
Enter and hole up in the Elm Inn for the night.
Session: Episode 23 - Wednesday, Jan 16 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Waking from a fog
I feel as if I have woken from some strange dream. Baldomero is a sacred emissary who can rescue men from the edge of death and transformed my beloved familiar into a wild boar.

Ming you are a wild boar. I don’t know if I should cry or laugh.

I remember so little after the cloister. Did we talk with Kilkennard as a crow? Did a Blue dragon electrify a whole town? And did an infernal demon from hell cast a ball of fire at me? There is no way, I allowed a walking dead man to strike me. And still, I am in this bed recently recovered from a darkness so deep it feels like days since I experienced the light.
I have begun to speak with the priest here. I am certain he has a secret to the power of Cuthbert, but it seems as if this power is a lazy gift given to the faithful for their blind obedience to the faith. It is an undisciplined and lazy path to power, and one that is not truly theirs. It takes not skill, discipline or grace. It is a gift given for obedience. Any fool can follow directions.

I can see danger in its application, but still I need to learn more.
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Where is Chiz
Now I am told that Chiz Linstone has gone missing. I was just beginning to tolerate the Dwarf at least I consider him far superior to the elves. Perhaps we can take up a quest to find him when I am well
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As I lay waiting
As, I lay here waiting to heal from my latest wounds, I am reminded of how things have changed. The thief has become Macross, the viper. Yes Ming, it is time I used his given name. After risking his own life with the cursed dagger to slay the werebeast, I must admit my debt to his courage and ingenuity. He has proven a valuable friend and colleague.

Yes! Yes! Yes! The monk has shown himself to be more than a tool to protect our hide. It was he that held the beast back with only a jo stick… locking the stick around its neck and holding its man-eating jaws at bay as it lay on top of me. It is monk and Bartholomew no more. He is Baldomero, sacred fist of Cuthbert.

How I wish I possessed their courage—their ability to inspire. I am in their debt.
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At Etterboek
Readying 11
Late afternoon

The group arrives at Etterboek to find the village destroyed by dragon breath.
They search for survivors.
Some dangers and treasures are found.

From the sky comes an evil demon on a fire breathing stallion animating the dead of Ettenboek.

Session: Episode 22 - Wednesday, Jan 09 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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The Village of Hommlet
Readying 12
A new group of young adventurers sets out from Hommlet to the nearby, abandoned moat house.
Magic-User, OAK
Fighter, SPIKE
Cleric of Hieroneous

Readying 13
Two new companions join the group

Rumors of groups from far off lands are gathering in Hommlet.
A storm is brewing.
Session: Episode 21 (Hommlet Group) - Thursday, Dec 27 2018 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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