Age of Orion

Episode Three

The Path to Forgotten Evil

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[Players, feel free to add any details I missed]

6th of Summer:

A light fog descended over the Northern Region of Orion, an ominous sign for the start of the day.

Bahresh continued to have strange dreams, the repeating imagery of a dragon’s pupils being eclipsed by something, and it spoke to him directly. “I do not have time to teach you, but I have time to clarify something for you. You must be the flame in the snow. It’s more than just a metaphor, it’s a warning.” He was awakened by on of Falcon’s maids and went to have breakfast with Falcon.

Innr dreamed of darkness filled with growls and snarls. A dancing spark in the distance, the darkness tearing at him until the spark grew into a flame pushing the darkness back. Engulfed by the flame Innr saw two eyes open from the flame and a hissed whisper is the last thing he hears before waking up, “I found you.”

Jex wakes, invited outside to a morning drink and breakfast with Falcon on the porch. He speaks with Falcon for some time, unable to shake the feeling he’s being watched by can’t find anyone watching him. Bahresh join them, and eventually Falcon excuses himself to go send a Wire. Bahresh feels the same sensation as Jex, and manages to spot the hooded figure on a roof a ways down the street keeping an eye on them. Jex waves and Bahresh gets up to go over to the figure, who meets them half way. The three have a chat, and the painfully reluctant figure mentions she’s the thief from earlier, sells a Cloak of Invisibility to Jex for 50 gold (Jex not having enough promises to pay the rest back later), and Bahresh asks for his 5 gold back that she stole, which she returns saying “It served it’s purpose.” A courier arrives at the Falcon estate and states he has a Wire for Jex, who reads it.
Jex’s Mother’s Wire: “Jex, I need to cut off your funds for a few months. The vote of confidence for the Eastern Region is coming up this Snow Court, and your sister will be coming up for the position of Magistrate for the first year. It’s unlikely she’ll be selected over me, but she is a very driven individual so I’m taking this run seriously. Keep yourself safe while you continue your vacation in the north.”

Ivan spent his morning informing the farmers they can return to their land, accepted a small pay in silver for his service to the community from the farmers before heading to Falcons. Borrowing the Puma’s head as proof of the deed, Ivan, Jex, and Bahresh make their way to the local Magistrate Raymond Foxdrey and attempt to claim the reward for ridding the town of the horror in the forest. The Magistrate says he’ll be happy to pay them in a few days after the attacks stop, to ensure the job is indeed done. Raymond seems quite interested in Jex, his noble linage lands Jex an invitation for drinks in the evening.

Gilly wakes and doesn’t see the snake on her bed, which lashes out and bites her. Poisoned she stumbles down stairs to James at the bar, and manages to collapse on the bar and lose consciousness.

Relic “wakes” to the loud sounds downstairs, and hurries down to find Gilly unconscious, using their divine power, Relic purifies Gilly of the poison and hurries her to a local apothecary. A quick inquisition with the owner, and his refusal to come with because the snake in question sounds like bad news, and Gilly is of to Falcon’s with Relic heading back to James Tavern. Relic arrives moments to late, James no where to be seen, Relic heads upstairs to find James kneeling over another snake bite victim. Despite their efforts, the victim dies on the apothecaries table, and the only information the apothecary can provide is that there are no local snakes that dangerous in Northern Orion. Heading back to the Tavern, Relic and the local Perfects are unable to find the snake, and Relic heads to Falcons, feeling defeated.

The group finally together, looks over Falcon’s map of the Temple of Forgotten Evil, and hear him talk about what he’s looking for, a blade known only as The Devils Fang. They head out and in three hours of travel, they find themselves outside a cave and decide to camp for the night. During the night Relic spots the cloaked thief in a tree, seemingly watching over them. A quick back and forth between the two results in Relic believing she means no harm, and the Thief seems opposed to them entering the cave and temple, but when asked if she means them harm replies with “I suppose some would see it as harm, but as long as you don’t take longer than two days, I wouldn’t do anything to harm you.”

7th of Summer:

The sky is overcast as the party descents into the cave in hopes of reaching the Temple of Forgotten Evil. They quickly encounter a group of 8 Kobolds, who demand “20!” or the removal of their Gnoll neighbors. The party goes after the Gnolls, and defeat them with minor injuries, they return to the Kobolds and find the group is actually around 16 Kobolds living here, four of the Kobolds pester Bahresh with questions, curious about his dragon heritage. The Kobolds point them in the direction of the temple and they head off.

The sharper eared party members hear the familiar voice of Kathrine yelling “Watch out!” among the crumbling sounds of earth and stone. They push forwards quickly and find Mute half buried in stone and dirt, and Kase doing her best to wake Mute. The party quickly digs Mute out, stabilizes her, and asks what’s going on. Mute mentions Kathrine and their party leader Tyler, she was hired as extra muscle for a job, didn’t really even ask what the job was, and that they’re hopefully alive on the other side of the cave in, Mute dove back and they all dove forwards. Mute offers healing supplies to the group, and also the assistance of the sharp nosed fox Kase. Mute, exhausted from the experience, wants to stay behind to recover and keep an eye on the door for both parties.

Armed with a little fox, the party sets off into the Dungeon, in search of the blade known as the Devil’s Fang, an grail of endless water, as well as now in search of Kathrine and her party. What will happen next time during Wednesday night D&D?

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