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His swan song
Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street torch
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand orcs, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
Fools, said I, you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon Lolth they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on Verbobonc's walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence
Session: Episode 10 - Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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The flute that plays no more....
Fireseek 17

En route to Dagger Alley, the group scales down the fortified wall of Verbobonc.

They steer clear of the walls patrols and head down a known trail that circles the outer city. Two bonfires flank the southern gates guarded by a platoon of drunken soldiers, so they stay clear and avoid detection.

A giant appears before them. The group drops into cover. But, the Moose cannot resist charging in, protecting everyone. He meets the club of the beast head on and is knocked 20 feet, unconscious.
One by one the players fall.
Macross is knocked down.
Orlen is down.
Jethro is nearly decapitated.
In desperation, Baldomero flees to lure the beast away.

Baldomero makes it back to The Player's Inn.
Siga of the North joins him to rescue the fellow Brass Rings.

Meanwhile, Ming applies an Orc salve to Orlen to bring him consciousness, saving his life.
Orlen is able to rummage through packs and apply salves to Macross and Moose.

Siga and Baldomero make it back.

They return to the Players Inn to lick their wounds.

6 days later...

Fireseek 22

They decide to travel north through the city hiding their weapons in a wheelbarrow filled with manure.
They run into some street ruffians and put them in their place.
Macross takes the high road, sparing their lives, with a small bag of silver.

Session: Episode 10 - Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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A Funeral Dirge
The sad wailing of the bagpipes floats across the sounds of the city as a tribute is paid to our comrade in arms, Jethro Tull. His voice was a thing of beauty and grace, he inspired us all in hearts and on the battlefield. As we bind him to rest in death, we seek to remember his service in the cause, for none who die in such cause should be forgotten and the filthy corruption of the Purple Web shall be destroyed by the will and virtue of those who stand together against her evil destructive ways. Jethro shall live forever in our hearts and minds. When the struggle is won against her evil chaos, his name shall be recited by the children whose lives are saved by the sacrifice of Jethro.

Death to Podrick! Long live the memory of Jethro Tull! Down with the Spider Queen! May she rot in eternity. Verbobonc shall rise!
Session: Episode 10 - Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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She was always a sneaky bitch.
The bitter taste of failure burns in my mouth like rotten milk. The Spider Queen has not only usurped the rightful king, but has killed a comrade in arms. We might have guessed that Verbobonc is in some ways a prison. Strange creatures stalk the night and they guard the city approaches. It’s another matter that needs to be reported upon to the brass ring.
Session: Episode 10 - Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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It has begun...
Session: Episode 9 - Wednesday, Aug 29 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Silence.
Silence.
Stillness.
Nothingness on this wall
Frozen at the edge, rope in hand.
Waiting to descend.
Session: Episode 9 - Wednesday, Aug 29 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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I will return...When the time is right.
Session: Episode 10 - Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Heading to Dagger Alley...
"As darkness presses into the narrow, muddy alleys of Verbobonc Docks, silent shadows slip out of hiding. Now is the hour for cutpurses and cutthroats to creep into the night to do their work. Would-be victims bar their doors and lie sleepless in their dingy hovels waiting for dawn.

Your task sends you into this dismal, dangerous place after sundown. No moon lights your steps as you scurry past yowling cats in smoke, fog-filled alleys. Above you and beneath you lurk unseen encounters. Somewhere ahead in the despairing gloom lies your goal, if you can survive Midnight on Dagger Alley.

Session: Episode 10 - Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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There are two kinds
There are two kinds
of strength.
The outer strength is obvious. It fades with age and succumbs to sickness.

Then there is the inner strength, but it is much more difficult to develop.
The inner strength lasts through every heat and every cold...
through old age and beyond.
Session: Episode 9 - Wednesday, Aug 29 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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The Rightful King
Remember Always
Kilkennard is the rightful king of Verbobonc;
I will exterminate those vermin and see His Majesty returned to his rightful place on the throne. They will be humbled, humiliated and choke on their own blood. I will grind them into the dust. Justice will be done!
Session: Episode 8 - Wednesday, Aug 22 2018 from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
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Tags: Betrayal , Justice , king , law
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Remember always
Remember always
that a wise man walks with his head bowed; humble
like the dust.
Session: Episode 9 - Wednesday, Aug 29 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Justice on a very personal note.
They seek only to appease those that they fear. But there is no sense of ideals or loyalty. The notion of right or wrong is missing. There is only dominance and submission.

I watched them torture and kill my father when the Spider came to power in Verbobonc. The puppet king needed new sources of income to fund his armies and we were convenient victims. They will pay for their crimes! We will kill every last one of them until the return of the king. Justice will be done!

DEATH TO THE SPIDER QUEEN!
DEATH TO PODRICK LICKSPITTLE!
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Avoid, rather than check....
Avoid, rather than check.
Check, rather than hurt.
Hurt, rather than maim.
Maim, rather than kill.
For all life is precious, nor can any be replaced.
Weakness prevails over strength.
Gentleness conquers.
Become the calm and restful breeze that tames the violent sea...
Session: Episode 9 - Wednesday, Aug 29 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Killing isn’t fair, but someone has to do it...
They used to be such fun. The orcs, I mean. Rough and tumble sort of beings, especially the half orcs. We’d drink and party until we would pass out blind drunk. Good times, and good for business, too. Father would do good business with them and was always straight and honest with
them. In return they were loyal customers and could be trusted to stick to a deal. Most of the time we did our deals outside the wall and were able to avoid trouble and taxes. Everyone benefitted.
At least, until the occupation came. Father always said that the orcs were a slave race. It would only take a bigger fear and they would turn on him. And he was right, too. It’s why they must all die.
Session: Episode 9 - Wednesday, Aug 29 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Tags: betrayal. , merchant , orcs
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Heading North
Fireseek 17

The Players:
Baldomero
Macross
Orlen
Moose the Fighter


The adventurers decide to head back to the Players Inn and check on Jethro. He is in good hands being cared for by Elwita.

Folliero is gone on a mission to the northern side of Verbobonc.

They decide to head north too rather than stay at the Inn.

Before curfew, they head out and witness 6 Orc guards harassing a little girl. Moose without hesitation attack the Orcs. As the tide turns bad, Orlen casts sleep on the whole group, hitting the party also.

Ming wakes them all up by licking their faces.

They head to the city wall and attempt to scale it to get out of the city. Macross falls from 20 feet up, slipping on a loose stone.

They finally get to the top and encounter 6 Bugbears. Orlen puts two to sleep and the rest attack. They barely make it out alive as The Moose goes down.

KNOCKING THE MOOSE TO -1 HP

Session: Episode 9 - Wednesday, Aug 29 2018 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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