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Session 5: Into the Heart of the Ashwood
Grendel slowly crept over to the waking Pelias and helped him break free of his bonds. Afterward, the two helped free the others and a plan was hashed to escape. Although their weapons and armor were removed, the beysibians did not take William's gloves, and he made quick work climbing out of the pit.

Topside, he startled a beysibian who appeared to be mounting a rescue. Koru, as he named himself, spent some time learning from Pelias when he was much younger. He opposed the forsaken, but lacked the courage to act against them. Offering what information he could, the party decided to seek out the Black Mamba's main base of operations after making short work of a few twilight guards.

Before they sought out the main camp, the party decided to cover their tracks. Grendel kept their trail covered and ensured any trackers would meet a grisly end in a nearby owlbear nest. As they traveled further into the wood, they felt the temperature drop to below freezing and were assaulted by what appeared to be trees come to life!


I've got wood for sheep.


The woodland spirits were protecting their nereid mother, Primal of the Ashwood. She demanded of them a payment; something that once given, could never be reclaimed or replaced. William offered his time. He offered to teach the spirit of the human ways, so she could better understand those around her and broker a peace. The nereid agreed and sent her apprentice, a galeb duhr druid, to follow and learn from the party.


I'm not a stand-in for someone's character..I'm sitting.


The nereid also told the party where they could find the black mamba camp, as the beysibians were using some sort of ritual or item to block her powers in that part of the forest. Off the heroes went to discover what the beysibian power truly looked like, and to see if there was a way to discover and disrupt the powersource.

What they found was quite shocking. A small remote village in the northern Ashwood full of what appeared to be rankan people. On closer inspection, however, it was clear that this was a fake. The entire town was made up of beysibians under disguise. So fully was the disguise taken on, that children were at play and farmers worked the fields.

William, Pelias, and Ebaark opted to go in and investigate, hoping to get some information that would set them on the right path, while the druid, Locus, and Grendel scouted about. Inside the town, the three headed directly for the town hall, expecting it to be a base of operations. Instead, they found a constable speaking with his deputy and a farmer about stolen vegetables. It was apparent to all that this was a ruse and Ebaark quietly barred the doors. The three townsfolk shed their disguise and attacked; one of which shed his skin entirely, becoming a spawn of zehir!


Snaaaaake!


It was over as quickly as it had begun. As Pelias yanked his kusari-gama back into his hands, blood spilled from the throat of the spawn of zehir. They had alerted some townsfolk, however, and needed to make a quick escape...
Session: Session 5 - Sunday, Jan 08 2012 from 10:30 PM to 3:30 AM
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