Mino-Cross

The Resistance!
Session 29

Time past 34 days + Unknown amount of time from the teleport.

The week at sea seemed to pass with ease as the party ventured out guided by Maelriel. The time was spent reflecting with Douglass tanning, and everyone else relaxing before the inevitable hell that was awaiting them. Around 4 hours out Mael informed the group that there were several options before them. They could land need the coast Floresdale, and cross much of the continent, this path however would take them incredibly close to Prime the hub of the Great evil. Alternatively they could continue around the great red cape to the south and land on the western coast near the Nox Swamp or more north near Fort West one of the largest sites of the plague. The party agreed that the undead hordes would be the best bet and set off to the western half of the mainland.

Once there they could see the 100s of undead surround the fortress, as well several Flesh golems the size of large houses. Keeping their distance, the Order moved out making camp only when needed. After around 4 days, the knights arrived at a powerful river that seemed to block their path. Douglass cast a Dim door to cross the river but was chastised by the rest of the party who were quick to remind the Orc of the Angels warning. Magic function on the mainland differently, for all magic is like a mass pool, maybe events are like throwing stones into the Manapool. They cause the energy to form waves the are at times greatly heightened or diminished. The angel had sited instances of teleportations that jolted the users forward several days. Thinking quickly, Content Not Found: trog-b-sebane tied a rope to his bison and ran across the river relying on the Bison’s new hovering hooves.

After another day of riding, Azel noticed strange markings near the camp site and morphed herself into a mouse to investigate. While scouting the scene, she noticed large bird like tracks and informed the sleep party members. Douglass through up a barrier while the others prepared. The creatures quickly revealed themselves are large vulture like demons with Blacked Angelic wings and long thin arms that stretched down to their taloned feet. Twelve in total surrounded the party, 4 red patterned, 4 blues, and 4 greens. on of the red stepped forward screech in a raspy voice " Your equipment…. Where’d you get it" The party responded with a lie stating they had found it in a castle. “Kill them” the Vroc commanded as he stepped backwards and began to dance. The party unleashed everything on the creatures only to find that most of them were illusions and then banished each of them one by one, but not before the group could finish their dance. When it ended, the destruction was immense and had clearly taken its toll on the group. Though there was little time to rest as the commotion of combat had drawn the attention of all the undead in the area.

The party then continued around day with no rest until could take no more and made camp after once again slaying the Armol. While Andra was on watch, the sounds of a forced march could be heard in the distance. Luckily thanks to Azel’s expert camp site, the party had not been detected. Once in range, Alandra’s familiar was able to describe the army. It consisted of 4 large red devils that seemed to be dripping an acid ooze. Each of them stood roughly 5’9 and were of a grotesquely slender frame. Behind them marched a massive fiend that stood 12 foot tall and was built like a tank with massive arms and shoulders. It reptilian head rested comfortably on its grey, wart-covered, torso that was lined in spikes. This demon was clearly the troops’ leader and drug behind him 8 humanoids who were shackled and looked half starved. Stopping parallel to the campsite the demonic leader spoken in Abyssal before reaching over and grabbing one of the girls. He began to violently beat her while yelling out in common
“Where is the resistance!” After a few moments of screaming the rest of the party awoke and were faced with a pressing moral choice. Should we save the girls or will we just die and doom the world? Douglass had Pop attempt to scout the scene but the Red Demons saw through his illusions and in one swift motion, the huge demon stuck Pop from the sky with an arcane spell almost killing the dragon.

The Demon then threw the girl down the crest that the road ran along and told her to go get the beast. While recovering the Dragon the Girl noticed the order in hiding but said nothing as he brought Pop up to the monster. “Ahhh I see the Resistance has been training magic users” He then began to interrogate the girls sister, but before any real torture could be done, Douglass responded with a fireball to the red acidic demons as Trog charged full force toward the large one, impaling him, and Alandra followed this up by Banishing him with a Phantasmal killer causing the monster to stare into the emblem of the order of the Dawn in absolute terror just before ashing.

Panicked, the other demons grabbed the remaining humans teleported off. The two girls then began screaming “We have to go!! they’re are going to be back”. In a moment of haste, Alandra teleported the whole party to the ever forest as it was the only location she could remember and they were off. They arrived in the center of the forest and were introduced to the two girls, the oldest Rene introduced herself and her sister Francesca. They explained that the resistance is really just several groups of Cells that leave subtle markers to indicate safe houses, food, and things of that nature. Their cell however was wiped out and they were enslaved. After securing the area, the party camped taking shifts, unaware of if the teleport had sped up or slowed down time.

In the Morning, Douglass solved the Everforest Trial and the party made their way north, to the tomb of Gyle While most of the Order was without knowledge of the legendary hero, Trog explained to the group that Gyle was the original hero to defeat the ultimate evil. Trog crossed the tombs sand pit with Douglass and Lane before knelling before Gyle’s still unaged body. After the three of them prayed, Trog looked around. After all it was this very location where his God was defeated along with the angel of the gold. While wondering, Trog stumbled upon the corpse of a follower of the Grey and a follower of the gold holding each other at behind the shrine with obvious signs of suicide. Trog prayed before the two as well before the three returned to the party and began to make plans….

Who is the Resistance?
Will Lane attempt to save them all?
Why was the Ram so passive the last battle?!?

All this and more nex time!

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Ya dun Goof'd !
Session 28

Time past – 8 days

The Session began with the order all coming together around Peter and then Teleporting to Mt Daye. Outside of the cavern leading to the angels was no different then thier last visit, a dark forest of gnarled trees leading to the mountains massive tunnel. The party cautiously entered remember their their last encounter here and allowing Petter to function both as their light and as their guide. Creatures lurked in the shadows as they moved up the stairs until they finally reached the top of the caverns stairwell (an hour walk). Douglass taunted the beasts throwing glowing stones toward them, but the beasts only withdrew. Peter moved forward, unlocking the massive gilded doors and the Order moved into the Angel’s Sanctuary. Mother Rebekah greeted them and lead the group into the main room that was now shaped to look like a huge interactive map of Oas. Barchiel spoke through the priestess, explaining that the Dawn must go to the Mainland to recover the Green stone of power as it had the potential to destroy the Bubble and bring about the end of days.

The Ocean between the two continents however is a 6 month venture through trechous waters with the potential of detection by the Demon forces, or a labyrinth of shallow shores with sharp reefs. As such, the angel’s reach the descision together to send Maelriel. Being a deity however basicly would paint a large target upon the order, and thus Maelriel chose to sacrifice his divinity so that the Order might travel to the Mainland. The angels explained that the party had exactly 1 week to prepare and say their goodbyes. They were to meet with Maelriel in Hartville at this time before boarding the boat. Taking a knee, Maelriels wings were diced off in one swift blow by Anachiel. The former angel of the blue then dawned a hooded robe, teleported the party to O’neil and began the long walk south.

From here, Alandra left to visit Sarloth who had been slaving away to finish her Phalactry and begin the process of sealing her draconic soul, while replacing it with a blank elven soul. While she awaited the process, Douglass decided to go to speak with the McTiers. Once there, Douglass expressed his thanks for their support and gave his apologizes for their lose. The McTiers were distressed, explaining that with the actions of the undead and the Mage’s guilds rise to power that they were going to once again practice necromancy. The meeting ended and Douglass said goodbye. During this time, the rest of the adventures explored the town and geared up for thier quest to the Mainland buying potions, armor, weapon, and tinkets. Above all else, everyone bought food for the journey.

Alandra then decided to go speak with Lord O’neal ,she needed his ring. Alandra entered the keep and found the Frederick. After a few heated words, Alandra let this slip that the party was on a mission to stop both [[H. Burnman | Burnman]] Slick, and the ultimate evil. Without hesitation, Fred yelled to his boy and Alandra was fascinated, Sean then went from party member to party member fascinating them and bringing them to the keep. Fred then locked all the doors and began to rant as he ate Royal Jelly on toast. Fred had Sean release the party members and explained that if Slick and Burnman were involved that things would be troublesome. He also mentioned that it was only a matter of time before the Mage’s guild found out about this and used it to gain even more political power. Lane then began to question the Lord about Sabriel when he explained that the last time he saw the angel was when she was attack his wife after being dominated by Burnman.

Fred left the room after his rant to the party, give Alandra Celes’s ring back. As Lord O’neal exited he could be heard yelling for his knights to ready an army. With this news Sir Still was confused and left to Mt. Daye to confront the Black.

(I hate Doing this but i gotta cut it short… DAMN BURNMAN!!!))

1) So Here’s what happened. Lane has an epic conversation about the nature of faith with Barchiel. He figures out that with or without a god that faith is about the principals not the deity.
2) Douglass talks to the McTiers, its a great conversations. Their gonna be necromancers again so O’neal can have magic support and are sad about it.
3) Alandra got a Familiar and became a witch, as well Barchiel appears to want her to become a paragon of the Black
4) Mages came looking for the party, They escaped out a window but then saw the Inquisitors arguing with the guards. Screaming turned into punching that turned into lightning bolts. Trog lost it and impaled one of them. The party killed the others. Douglass attempted to steal the bodies invisibly to prevent a civil war, the guards were not happy. Lane almost attacked the guards but the party then took off running, after finding Alandra they teleported.
5) The party had a sweet time relaxing the rest of the week at Azels sanctuary before boarding the boat to go to the mainland.

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Khalia's Asssualt on O'neal
Session 27

Days past – 4

The session began with the party walking north toward Bendpoint, Peter Refused to Teleport them. Along the way, a Hawk landed and delivered a letter to Natalia from Quinn inwhich he stated it was he who lead the Mctiers into battle. Before long the Order of the Dawn, quickly caught up with the Army that was moving toward O’neal and decided to take an extended route around the army to beat them to the fortress.

Azel, Polymorphed into an eagle and flew ahead to O’neal. While flying over the Undead Army, She noticed that they were flying the banners of Bendpoint and claiming to be refugee’s, she also noticed a divine aura coming from on of them. Once in Oneal, Lady Azel gave her letter to one of the Keep’s guards and Screech out a creepy Omen to the guard. He then ran to the closest ranking officer which Azel noticed was Quinn.

While this was happening, the party was forced to move by Nezira and the Kobold definately took notice. During Alandra’s watch a team of 4 Kobold in nice armor came out to the order and greet Alandra. While they only spoke Draconic, Alandra was able to communicate with them and in the end they did not feel too threatened. After another few hours, an old sage that the order reconized. It was The Egg Shaper. He greeted the new leader of the order of the Dawn making a few jokes about his time in captivity before offering a few men to contribute to thier fight. The order excepted them and continued on thier way.

After arriving in O’neal, the party had several stops to make including going to see Sarloth. Sarloth explained that his bone, and Lord O’neal’s were both decoys and he did not know who had replaced them. He also sold Alandra another bad of holding, and after being asked let alandra know that he could bind her soul for her…. If he could keep it until she needed it.

Douglass went off to express the order’s thanks to the McTiers‘s. While there he asked them to once again perform Necromancy. They told him they did not wish to dive into the dark arts once again and begged him not to ask again. Despite this moment, the whole meeting went very well and the McTiers did not seem upset by these this turn of events. They were incredibly kind and did not mention that 2/3’s of thier men had been slain.

Battle plans with the highhillers seemed almosted pointless as Jason Approached the upcoming battle with words of Glee. “This battle will be 30 minutes tops and afterwards We’ll all feast and crack a fresh keg”. When mentioning to Jason that The Jewel of the Gods, Jason remarked that it was an illegally build moment on O’neal Land and that his brother Sean had destroyed it. regardless of his confidence Jason still had 2,000+ soldier geared and ready to go.

The Plan was as followed: Mages on the wall, All soldiers on the ground. Straight forward. Jason would go out to greet the refugee’s give the signal, and then the order would attack. Things were all going according to plan until, The Divine Aura showed itself to be a Paladin of Khalia. No moment’s she crushed the army and summoned a massive earth elemental in the process. riding ontop of the beast she set her sites on O’neal but was greeted by the steel of both Jason and the order of the Dawn. From overhead, Douglass, Alandra, and Azel bombarded the paladin and elemental as the Kobold scattered at the elementals feet, allowing for complete flanking. In time the Elemental was defeated and When trying to escape, The ram decapitated the Paladin of Khalia.

In a suprise turn of events, Trog put aside his hatred and was one of the only guild members to assisted the Kobold with thier wounded and in burrying their dead. The others were lead by Jason to the meat all where thy began feasting on Boar and listening to Jason’s warstories…. Despite them all being there. Alandra mentioned to The Ram that the liche had regenated and so the Ram sliced her bad of holding which dropped Armol Liviwhich out who insteadly attacked the party. He was quickly dispatched by not before striking Douglass really really hard.

It was shortly after this that Lord O’neal watched in to grab some food when Douglass offended him. Speaking to the already frustrated Lord as though they were close friends, Douglass called him Fred ignoring his obvious noble title. Fred’s only response, What did you call me…. Who let the orc in? Not moments later, Alandra chose to tell Lane that his goddess was enslaved. Lane placed the ring on his finger but saw nothing other then a Sleeping Burnman and a Very Angry Fred walking back into the Mead Hall. After an arguement over ownership of the ring, Alandra gave it Lord O’neal after telling him to Fuck off and leaving…. Fred kicked everyone out including Lane who returned hoping to get more information over Sabriel’s Fate.

From there, Peter explained that the Angels wished to speak with the Order. Addionally it was revealed that the Green Stone of Power was on the mainland. Lane too wished to go to the mainland to find the out truth of Sabriel. With that decision, the party geared up to visit the angels….

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Khalia's Asssualt on O'neal
Session 27

The session began with the party walking north toward Bendpoint, Peter Refused to Teleport them. Along the way, a Hawk landed and delivered a letter to Natalia from Quinn inwhich he stated it was he who lead the Mctires into battle. Before long the Order of the Dawn, quickly caught up with the Army that was moving toward O’neal and decided to take an extended route around the army to beat them to the fortress.

Azel, Polymorphed into an eagle and flew ahead to O’neal. While flying over the Undead Army, She noticed that they were flying the banners of Bendpoint and claiming to be refugee’s, she also noticed a divine aura coming from on of them. Once in Oneal, Lady Azel gave her letter to one of the Keep’s guards and Screech out a creepy Omen to the guard. He then ran to the closest ranking officer which Azel noticed was Quinn.

While this was happening, the party was forced to move by Nezira and the Kobold definately took notice. During Alandra’s watch a team of 4 Kobold in nice armor came out to the order and greet Alandra. While they only spoke Draconic, Alandra was able to communicate with them and in the end they did not feel too threatened. After another few hours, an old sage that the order reconized. It was The Egg Shaper. He greeted the new leader of the order of the Dawn making a few jokes about his time in captivity before offering a few men to contribute to thier fight. The order excepted them and continued on thier way.

After arriving in O’neal, the party had several stops to make including going to see Sarloth. Sarloth explained that his bone, and Lord O’neal’s were both decoys and he did not know who had replaced them. He also sold Alandra another bad of holding, and after being asked let alandra know that he could bind her soul for her…. If he could keep it until she needed it.

Douglass went off to express the order’s thanks to the Mctire‘s. While there he asked them to once again perform Necromancy. They told him they did not wish to dive into the dark arts once again and begged him not to ask again. Despite this moment, the whole meeting went very well and the McTires did not seem upset by these this turn of events. They were incredibly kind and did not mention that 2/3’s of thier men had been slain.

Battle plans with the highhillers seemed almosted pointless as Jason Approached the upcoming battle with words of Glee. “This battle will be 30 minutes tops and afterwards We’ll all feast and crack a fresh keg”. When mentioning to Jason that The Jewel of the Gods, Jason remarked that it was an illegally build moment on O’neal Land and that his brother Sean had destroyed it. regardless of his confidence Jason still had 2,000+ soldier geared and ready to go.

The Plan was as followed: Mages on the wall, All soldiers on the ground. Straight forward. Jason would go out to greet the refugee’s give the signal, and then the order would attack. Things were all going according to plan until, The Divine Aura showed itself to be a Paladin of Khalia. No moment’s she crushed the army and summoned a massive earth elemental in the process. riding ontop of the beast she set her sites on O’neal but was greeted by the steel of both Jason and the order of the Dawn. From overhead, Douglass, Alandra, and Azel bombarded the paladin and elemental as the Kobold scattered at the elementals feet, allowing for complete flanking. In time the Elemental was defeated and When trying to escape, The ram decapitated the Paladin of Khalia.

In a suprise turn of events, Trog put aside his hatred and was one of the only guild members to assisted the Kobold with thier wounded and in burrying their dead. The others were lead by Jason to the meat all where thy began feasting on Boar and listening to Jason’s warstories…. Despite them all being there. Alandra mentioned to The Ram that the liche had regenated and so the Ram sliced her bad of holding which dropped Armol Liviwhich out who insteadly attacked the party. He was quickly dispatched by not before striking Douglass really really hard.

It was shortly after this that Lord O’neal watched in to grab some food when Douglass offended him. Speaking to the already frustrated Lord as though they were close friends, Douglass called him Fred ignoring his obvious noble title. Fred’s only response, What did you call me…. Who let the orc in? Not moments later, Alandra chose to tell Lane that his goddess was enslaved. Lane placed the ring on his finger but saw nothing other then a Sleeping Burnman and a Very Angry Fred walking back into the Mead Hall. After an arguement over ownership of the ring, Alandra gave it Lord O’neal after telling him to Fuck off and leaving…. Fred kicked everyone out including Lane who returned hoping to get more information over Sabriel’s Fate.

From there, Peter explained that the Angels wished to speak with the Order. Addionally it was revealed that the Green Stone of Power was on the mainland. Lane too wished to go to the mainland to find the out truth of Sabriel. With that decision, the party geared up to visit the angels….

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Immortality
Session 26

Time Past – 1 day

As the party entered into the library, Natalia was able to indicate that the room was set to self destruct if the wrong book was pulled. Luckily Natalia Identified the troubled locations and then party was safe to browse the books laying around.

On the table was opened books for both a Cryomatic Bomb and another book over an indestructable phalactry. They also discovered a quick escape trap door. Heading back to the unopened door, the party could hear a distinct chanting from behind it. Alandra identified the spell as the ritual for the phalactry. Dogface, attempted to break the door but was only successful in weaking it. From here Alandra phazed through the door and then Trog Broke it down. Inside there were several human mages around the now formed lich chanting. Combat broke out and unfornutely, both the Ram and Trog were inside the arcane circle when the invicibility ritual went off. The Liche was quickly dispatched by a stunning smite on Sir Stills part. This left the party in pocession of the Liche’s indestructable phalactry.

On the ride back to Bend Point it was noted that both Content Not Found: trog-b-sebane and the Ram’s eyes had the light glow to them though AN indepth investigation was impossible while on the road. Upon returninging to Bend point, the order had found that the town was destroyed and there had been a massive battle at the spot. While none of the corpses the party was familiar with, all had MacTire markings. The party was able to locating tracks leading to O’neal, but felt it proper to give the corpses a proper sending. While doing this, Alandra noticed that ontop the hawk roost sat a man writing. After confronting him, the man revealed himself to be Pen Wright, the same person orginally giving them Ferromosis’s skull. Penn also explained that he wa a simple Anthopologist, there to record the battle at bend point and be on his way. Before leaving he did however give them a warning about new Archmage of the Mage’s guild, Morgan Willows. With his warning, the party traveled north toward O’neal….

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Evacuation!
Session 25

Time past – 1 day
The session began with the Order of The Dawn getting news from Stewart. He informed the order that to the east, a large army of 100+ skeletal cultist were on the move toward bendpoint and could not be more then a day out. This caused a bit of conflict as the reforming lich was around a day north of the city. Making a hard choice, the Ram ordered that Bend Point would be evaculated and that the citizens would be sent south to Wrieth. Packing up everything important to the order, the group set forth north waving goodbye to thier soon to fall city in hopes of cutting the head off of the snake.

They arrived at the location of Alandra’s scrying to find an abondon homestead with obvious signs of struggle inside. Much like before, the order found that the Ferromosis cult was in a cavern carved beneath an old abandon Well. They Quickly dived down and began to fight off the cultist of the entrance before entering into the cult’s massive research room…..
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The Upcoming Battle!
Session 24

Days past – 2
(Again another highlights update, Sorry readers)

- Dogface Rejoined the order
- Gums cooked a fine deer meal
- Barchiel gave them a sign. Off in the distance they saw vultures swarming, in thier center was an undead finger bone, the ground was also freezing to the touch.
- Azel did Black Serum and was granted a vision. It was of the guild hall filled bodies, there was a bright flash before she frozen solid.
- After a Bit of Scrying they were able to locate the liche and could see he was almost formed. They gathered the knight and the order left attack while Peter fetch the gnomes, there was also evidence that the undead intended to attack the town.

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The Ivory Hand
Session 23.5

Lane and Azel broke away from the party and headed to the ivory where they were greet by Gerod, the grounds keeper for the Ivory Hand. He apologized for not having the organizations leader around but showed Lane and Azel around. Lane Decided to join the order and was given a signet ring and his new contact. After swearing to secrecy the two left to rejoin the order.

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The Danger Hits Home
Session 23

Days Past: 5

(Editor note: This session was written late and thus will only highlight the finer points)

- The Ram executed a horse thief publicly.
- The house being built by the Harp of building were discovered to be dispel-able
- The Whitepiers contacted the guild about purchasing large plots of land in thier new town. They ended up buying 7 plots at 3,000 gold each

Stewart, the new sheriff of Bend Point, had mentioned to The Ram that the undead seemed to make their bases in wells and that they should check out the well in their guild hall. Doing so the guild was able to location a base of the undead. Once there it was noted the entrance was sealed with dangerous runes that the guild mage, Alandra, and Dogface were able to remove. The undead escaped after the party entered and almost drown. After this it was discover that in their lair had a large teleportation circle . With this mishap, Content Not Found: trog-b-sebane took his two gnomish companions and headed south to the gnome lands.

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The Ironbone Cult
Sesion 23

Days passed- 6

Rushing to Lord O’neal’s aid the party headed north toward the scryed location. Along the way the traveling was very rough with it raining for most of the day. After a few days however the party made it to EagleRock. Once there, they found that the town was recovering but slowly. The Party continued until comming to a small hunting lodge that had evidence of murder, thoguh it was from weeks prior. After a bit of searching, the party found that the well led to an underground hallway with several undead that had be dispatched already. Without thinking, Douglasslaunched a fireball down the hallway destroying the corpses and all loot they had on them. At the end of the hall was a door that led into a room with an aura that destroyed all creatures who were not undead. Sir Lane rushed in and found out about the aura the hard way. After a bit of thinking, the party was inrupted but a large skeletal undead who taunted them from inside the barrier.

In an attempt to get him to face the party, they revealed that they were in pocession of the Skull of Ferromosis. This delighted the creature but he refused to go any farther without evidence. The undead also made threats of slaying the parties newly formed town, Bend Point.

They then returned to O’neal where the party contacted the McTiers who while reluctant to use necromancy again, did so to create the party a set of rings. These rings masked the parties aura as undead allowing them to move through the aura. Catching the undead off guard, the group attacked and were barely able to overcome the undeads awesome might. After searching the cults base they did run accross a statue of Ferrumosis that had the legs are arms colored in as if to say the cult was in pocession of them. In addition the party found a transmutation circle used to create a Liche and several useful books of Ferrumosis, Indestructable Phalactries, Liche creations, Soul bindings, and other undead dieties. As well as thier loot, the group freed Lord O’neal and brought him back to O’neal. Once there the party rested and warmed the Highhillers of the threat to attack the town made by the Cult Leader. Douglass also contacted Tabit to sell Items aquired in the dungeon and while selling goods let it slip that the good came from a cult worshipping Ferrumosis that the party had just slain.

Wait awaits our heroes next !?1?!

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