(Note: Party became Paragon.)
While on the boat, Morna honed her skills at teleportation and striking unseen from shadows of her own making
Audrey prayed to the Raven Queen to grant her additional boons versus the foul undead ahead.
Mica simply meditated with her blade, becoming even more attuned to it
Chia began experimenting with reading the minds of the passengers more thoroughly, exerting her growing psychic talent
o Party goes to find Morvrus
o Go to guard barracks and prison
Morna and Mica sneak into the prison, while Chia and Audrey sweet-talk the guards, and tell the guard Sergeant that they helped defeat the necromancer
He tells them about the warlock with the necromantic taint in their dungeons.
She apparently has barely spoken since she was captured.
Party goes to speak with her
o Party meets Morvrus, and she is almost identical to Lady Whitehall.
Chia begins probing her thoughts psychically
She mentally speaks with them, asking why they are there
They can detect the presence of an undead soul in her mind
o After asking, she reveals that she and another sister were part of one of Ostereth’s rituals
She apparently turned both sisters into living phylacteries
The spell greatly extended the lifespan of the sisters
When Morvrus tried to remove it, the psychic and magical trauma sent her mad for 75 years
o Party successfully manages to remove and destroy the psychic embodiment in Morvrus, with minimal residual damage.
o However, after leaving the prison they see a huge, faraway skull of lightning rise on the horizon, and distantly explode into lightning bolts
Each huge bolt is the size of an entire river, and appear to each be headed towards major cities
o The eladrin magi hurriedly begin to open a Feywild portal to catch to bolt, while most of the town flees.
The party assists, and a portal is just barely wide enough to engulf it, and then hurriedly closed before the bolt hits the Feywild.
The plate-sized hole that existed when the bolt hit allows a narrow beam of blue energy to lash into the sky, revealing what almost happened to the city
Beams in the distance reveal similar, successful use of the portals in other Eladrin cities
But several brilliant flashes on the horizon reveal several unlucky cities of the Acucari Collective being obliterated.
o The town then rewards each of the magi and the players with gold staves topped with diamonds the size of fists and worth a fortune.
Mica feels party of her being faintly tugged for a few moments back forward in time
o Party travels to the temple of Sehanine, and interacts with the worshippers there
Morna questions a leaving group, and learns of a reclusive hermit woman near the edges of the commune
o She speaks with the hermit, and discovers she is Sangvrus, the last sister to Ostereth and Morvrus and identical to both.
Sangvrus reveals that she has locked the phylactery’s soul away within her mind, to prevent Ostereth from using it to spy or control her
However, if the soul is killed, Sangvrus will die as well.
o Chia meets the commune leaders, and discovers that it is her grandmother and grandfather
They happily speak, and Chia warns them of the temple’s destruction in the future
They agree to prevent that
o After a tearful farewell, the Party allows the magic of the Warpvines to return them to the present.
The druids at the Warpvine Temple speak with them about their journey
One of them warns the party that their actions could have had dire consequences
o Discussion is interrupted by the report of a dead monk near the Temple.
He has been bitten and scratched severely
Morna notices he has oddly thick and long hair growth, and that several of the cuts were very recently healed.
o Audrey uses her Last Vision ritual, and discovers he was approached by a woman in a green sash, who then attacked and bit him
His last glimpse of the face reveals it to be Nerine
Monk started to become a werewolf before he died.
o Party goes to the colony, and is stopped at the gates
Guard asks them to draw blood with a silvered dagger
o After they pass the test and enter, they find that Nerine’s escape from the healing temple resulted in dozens dead or wounded (without lycanthropy)
Temple elder accuses the party of consorting with her, and attempts to frame them
They leave on the Dire, and swing around to a secluded bit of coast to search for Nerine
o Morna and Mica notice the signs of a boat on the shore, and dozens of footsteps going into the jungle
o They hear and surprise a man walking out of the bushes.
He reveals that he was part of a group of pirates and smugglers, and that they must have left him behind for taking too long
He is fearful of Chia, calling her one of the “Goddess’s Fists” and mentioning the Nation of the Fey
o After taking them to the jungle, he shows them what they had buried to hide; Mage Sugar
Mage Sugar is a non-addictive antidepressant that allows the user to gain minor (cantrip-level) magical ability for a brief time (until end of turn)
Each of the bags is worth several thousand gold.
o Party leaves the jungle, and take the contraband to the Dire, and then return to the coast to search for Nerine
They discover a camp overlooking the colony, where it appears she was a few hours ago
In the camp is the body of one of the pirates
They find feminine footsteps in the jungle indicating she went with the pirates to Taelas
o The party sets sail to try to intercept Nerine before she reaches the city.
Session Eighteen: The Sisters Revealed
The Party finds out about the shrouded history of the Bronze Lich
(Note: Party became Paragon.)