"A little place called Hardrock"; or the story of how Hardrock came to be

TOGETHER AGAIN
A beautiful reunion

You guys are now back together in Archenbridge:

  • Jim, Toren and Walt appeared in Elfie’s apartment, where Liza is getting ready for her wedding day.
  • Liza was married to Paul, on the 22nd of Hammer 1380 DR.

From more google wave and Lyndon’s backstory writing…

  • Jim: 65,980xp + 2,010 xp = 67,990 xp current (level 12)
  • Liza: 64,650xp current (level 11)
  • Erik: 60,650xp current (level 11)
  • Pheebee: 64,650xp current (level 11)
  • Sir King Murlocalot: 64,650xp current (level 11)
  • Asha: 64,650xp current (level 11)
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XP UPDATE 1
You guys are level 11 and separated:

From Google wave and a those few short sessions, you are now each on 63,150xp.

  • Lyndon: 63,150xp + 1,330xp = 64,480xp current
  • Nik: 63,150xp current
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LOOT3

Awesome session. You returned from Archenbridge to Vraath Keep, found the burning skull camp and the lair of Grendath, found the Molloquaid Consortium’s HQ, befriended the Lizardfolk and rescued Grendath and Elfington Elferan. You also completely demolished the remaining half of the Molloquaid consortium and made allies with both Grendath and the Elferan clan (the giant owl trainers) earned massive xp from quest awards and multiple very challenging encounters. You guys continue to impress me with interesting ways of solving problems, and you beat even the CR 12 encounter.

XP

ben – 30,500 xp + 17,700 xp = 48,200 xp (LEVEL 10) (update the wiki!)

lyndon – 38,000 xp + 17,700 xp = 54,700 xp (LEVEL 11)

nik – 38,000 xp + 17,700 xp = 54,700 xp (LEVEL 11)

steph – 38,000 xp + 17,700 xp = 54,700 xp (LEVEL 11)

caz – 37,500 xp + 17,700 xp = 54,200 xp (LEVEL 11) (update the wiki!)

leigh – 38,000 xp + 17,700 xp = 54,700 xp (LEVEL 11)

LEWTS

Assassin’s stash

  • 5x possum pouch
  • 5x longspoon thieves tools
  • 20x breaker bottles (holding potions below, 5 empty)
  • 5x potions (haste, darkvision, neutralize poison)
  • 5x black cloak of resistance +1
  • jumping caltrop farm

Guards’ bodies (and armory)

all stuff has been nabbed by the Lizardfolk

Assassin’s bodies

all stuff has been nabbed by the Lizardfolk

The Tiefling Cleric

  • +1 chain shirt
  • ring of protection +1 (sold for 1kgp for _identify_s)
  • cloak of res +2 w/ zhentarim symbol
  • 6x MW dagger
  • scroll of vile lance
  • 2x potions of (cure moderate wounds, levitate, protection from fire)
  • Index finger of an Elf
  • Daedra Heart

The Elf Fire Savant

  • Sturdy leather cloak (cloak of fire resistance)
  • Bracers of armor +2
  • a toad in familiar carrier
  • wand of fireball

In the wizard’s study

  • stuffed owl (answers one question as per augury 1/day)
  • glass container preserving a living eye
  • animated 1ft tall stone gargoyle
  • ornate chess set haunted by something(?), plays mean game of chess
  • collection of spellbooks
  • masterless homonculus
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LOOT2

XPs

After that epic session, including many excellent roleplaying and alternative solutions, a completely new kind of battle (for me), massive story progression, uncovering of secrets and did I mention fantastic roleplaying? I think I’m going to award you all with a level – that was AT LEAST 8,000xp worth of stuff…

ben – 20,500 xp + 10,000 xp = 30,500 xp (LEVEL 8) (update the wiki!)

lyndon – 28,000 xp + 10,000 xp = 38,000 xp (LEVEL 9)

nik – 28,000 xp + 10,000 xp = 38,000 xp (LEVEL 9)

steph – 28,000 xp + 10,000 xp = 38,000 xp (LEVEL 9)

caz – 27,500 xp + 10,000 xp = 37,500 xp (LEVEL 9) (update the wiki!)

leigh – 28,000 xp + 10,000 xp = 38,000 xp (LEVEL 6)

LEWTs

From Lord Kas and Lady Samara (Liza and Jim)

  • Bag of holding containing 12,000 gp (evidently Kas and Samara gave a little extra to entice you to keep to your word, there is also a note – “if you ever need more, I have work for you -K”)

Looting the house of the wizard Harasho and the rewards Vraath gives you for completing one of his quests (30% from the house, 70% from Vraath)...

It looks like this guy was the town enchanter… he had lots of lewts, and given Jim/Grendath can identify at will I will just give you the true identities and not eg. “good-looing buckler”.

Loot from Harasho’s house

RING
  • ring of jumping
  • ring of sustenance
WAND
  • Cat’s Grace
  • Charm Animal
  • Charm Person
  • Hold Person (There is a crudely engraved red man in a red square)
  • Magic Missile
  • Owl’s Wisdom (The wand is inscribed “This end toward Cleric”)
  • Web
WONDROUS ITEM
  • chime of opening
  • golembane scarab (clay and flesh)
  • wizard’s hat of intellect
  • Quaal’s feather token (bird)
  • Quaal’s feather token (whip)

Vraath’s rewards

These items seem to be the belongings of adventurers who have crossed Vraath in the past, some of them are bloodstained.

ARMOR
  • buckler +1 (no insignia)
  • full plate +1 (archenrider insignia)
  • large steel shield +1 (archenrider insignia)
  • large wooden shield +1 (no insignia)
  • small steel shield +1 (archenrider insignia)
  • small wooden shield +1 (no insignia)
  • studded leather armor +2 (dark black leather, from some peculiar animal)
RING
  • ring of climbing
  • ring of climbing
  • ring of mind shielding
  • ring of protection +1 (archenrider insignia)
  • ring of protection +1 (archenrider insignia)
  • ring of protection +1 (archenrider insignia)
  • ring of protection +1 (archenrider insignia)
  • ring of protection +1 (archenrider insignia)
  • ring of water walking (There is engraved on the inside, Elvish script (anyone speak Elvish?))
WAND
  • Bear’s Endurance
  • Delay Poison
  • Light
WONDROUS ITEM
  • druid’s vestment
  • eversmoking bottle (Has a crudely drawn smoke-cloud in red)
  • glove of storing (pure white in colour)
  • ioun stone (dusty rose)
  • periapt of proof against poison
  • periapt of wisdom (cold to the touch)
  • high heels of spider climbing
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LOOT1

alright, after all your battling (and some residual xp from the previous campaign)

ben – 18,000xp (from death) + 2,500 xp quest award = 20,500 xp

lyndon – 25,000 xp + 2,500 xp quest award = 27,500 xp + 500 xp for writing Jim = 28,000 xp LEVEL UP!

nik – 25,000 xp + 2,500 xp quest award = 27,500 xp

steph – 25,000 xp + 2,500 xp quest award = 27,500 xp + 500 xp for writing Pheebee the Cat = 28,000 xp LEVEL UP!

caz – 25,000 xp + 2,500 xp quest award = 27,500 xp

leigh – 25,000 xp + 2,500 xp quest award = 27,500 xp

Vraath’s wraiths also report back that in one of the unexplored rooms was a treasure vault, and the ghasts dutifully empty it and pile up your treasure…

  • A small bag (containing 10 gems)
  • One flask of mysterious liquid (on the bottle, a blue shield is crudely drawn)
  • A scroll case (containing 4 scrolls)
  • A small wand (with a key head on the end of it)
  • A ring (engraved is 4 feathers, running into each other)
  • A pair of glowing horseshoes
  • A bastard sword (finely made)
  • A greataxe (with a flaming skull engraved in the head)
  • A mighty composite longbow
  • A curved dagger (jet black in colour)
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