Heartstone Saga Chapter 2

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Heartstone Saga Chapter 2

Post by Greywolf McGrowler » Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:41 am

A month has passed since the damaged crypt key was returned to Zarn to be repaired and copied so that Alisha, Winterbeard, Rakhir, Shephas, and Rose could continue on with their quest and find out what is bringing the dead back to life in the Heartridge Cemetary.

Before leaving Zarn's house with their newly made keys; Zarn mentioned to Rose and Alisha that Duke Farnum's wife Lady Halina was in town to visit his crypt. Depressed as she was for not being able to visit him at all anymore for she was worried and afriad what might have become of him with all the undead roaming the cemetary.

After some training and some much needed rest at the Broken Bow Tavern and Inn. Rakhir, Rose, Winterbeard and Shephas set out to the Cemetary to see what they could find. Odd though on their way they came across a large ant hill with giant ants. Though it wasn't much to worry them at the time being.

At the Cemetary there was many undead which almost took Winterbeard's life and he could of ended up as one of the undead himself. Soon afterwards they went ahead into Duke Farnum Crypt only to find many dead goblins laying around and a very disturbed Duke roaming his crypt.

Brave Rakhir took charge and talked to him and found out that he was very upset to be woken up by the goblins trying to control him, and then afterwards by Duke Drakhan who was in the crypt next to him with all his digging.

Duke Farnum gave everyone a key to Drakhans Crypt and asked them to bring Duke Drakhans Family Ring, only then will he know that he will be able to rest peacefully once again.

With that said and done they left for the next crypt it was dark and was littered with many poisonous snakes. The worst part was yet to come when they encountered the other Duke. Rakhir told him that they were there to stop him, but to no avail he vanished and summoned up zombies that surrounded them from every corner of the room. It was an incredible battle with no casualties. After a battle like that everyone decided it was best to recover in town and plan their next move at daybreak.

Rose then began to wonder that Drakhan must be after the same thing that the goblins were after, but the goblins weren't able to control such a powerful undead to bend him to their will.

After getting to town everyone decided to call it a night and await their next adventure.
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Re: Heartstone Saga Chapter 2

Post by Greywolf McGrowler » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:12 am

I think this has been a fantastic game session. A lot has happened in so little time. Perhaps a question or two has been answered yet more arise. Though with each completed quest; slowly those questions will be answered.

Sorentho Zefhar, was the first to come into town meeting all the so called peasants acting as though he was their one and only savior that would take care of the mess the town is in.

Rose Mizurne, and Alisha Marian met up soon later with Sorentho bringing him up to date on what the town has been going through. After a bit of discussion they decided to meet at the East gate before going into the crypts. As they were getting a good nights rest Jarnor the Innkeeper asked to see Alisha for a man from the far East has come to give her news from her father.

As Alisha went to see Yen Lee up in the Broken Bow's Suite she found him dead and herself surrounded by Shadowblades. After a brief confrontation she was knocked out and taken to a tent in the woods where she was caged and saw who was presumably the leader of the Shadowblades.

Meanwhile, back at the Broken Bow one of the servants came in to do her daily cleaning and screamed when she saw the dead body. The scream was so loud that Rose heard it outside the Inn. Rose and Sorentho came running and found the dead body with a ripped letter on it and footprints leading to a trap door within the kitchen. They entered the trapdoor which had a passage that lead them outside the walls of Heartridge where they began their search for Alisha.

Alisha stared at the leader of the Shadowblades as he goes over the part of the letter that Yen Lee had. He just smiles and reads off from the letter saying that she is the last. Not telling her what she is the last of. After a brief one sided conversation he has one of his Shadowblades watch over her as he leaves to meet with his interested client, and that he would be back in three days. The Shadowblade watching over Alisha frees her and tells her to come back and kill all the Shadowblades in the area or he'll surely be killed for letting her go.

Sometime later Alisha meets back up with Rose, Sorentho and now Haldinmur. After taking a day to get caught up on what has taken place they prepare to take on the Shadowblades in the Eastern Plains of Barnor.

After thier first battle they find a contract on one of the bodies for them to extinguish the Hammerhelm bloodline. Further into the plains and some more battles with the Shadowblades they found some stolen armor that bore the name of Mathais on it. As well took the head of the Lt Shadowblade that wore it. Perhaps, Captain Bartley would have some interest in knowing he is dead or who he is.

After taking a brief break they found a trail that lead to a hidden camp of Shadowblades and killed the rest of them and met up with the man that freed Alisha. He said that he is a spy that works with an organization looking into what is going on in the area. He mentioned that this Vracknor has been working on something big and brought together many factions that would never dream of working together. The only other thing of interest he spoke of was that there was another operative from his organizaion that they haven't heard from for awhile. His name is Genar and that he is in a cave in the Hills of Goth.

With that all said and done the game session came to an end.
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Heartstone Saga Chapter 2 Session 3

Post by Greywolf McGrowler » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:10 am

Things started off by Mathias inviting everyone to the Suite upstairs of the Broken Bow, and into the meeting room.

Zaccheus Genth, was a new halfling in town who is a Clergyman in service to Eldath. Who came to join the ranks of those helping the town of Heartridge. He was joined with Rakhir who is from a village several leagues from the town of Heartridge which was over taken by goblins. He then followed the horde to this area. They were also joined by Price Gloin Hammerhelm. Who also came to help the town of Heartridge.

Soon after the discussion started in the Suite of the Broken Bow Rose Mizurne joined them. The discussion was long, but after a days talk they decided to find this dwarf that Gloin knew named Genar. He resided in a cave beneath the Hills of Goth.

On their journey to the cave they made a quick visit to see Miko Tasheka to hear what he found out about the name of Vracknor. Apparently he didn't find out anything, but something curious in the History Book of Dragons. It was nothing but something. Though he wanted to keep looking, but wanted to move back to town for safety so asked the band of adventurers if they could rid his house of vermin and would reward them for each beetle horn they gave him.

On their way to the cave to find Genar they fought more goblins. Apparently, over the months time that they destroyed their fort the goblins must be reorganizing. Within the cave they found Genar dead with an amazing journal that had some interesting entries in it.

After clearing the cave of nasties. They exited into the morning light and encountered some Shadowblades led by a dwarf who seemed to know Mathias. Mathias met with this dwarf on his own with a brief conversation then the dwarf left with his Shadowblades without even a small battle.

The night came to an end as the everyone headed back to town.

Great Game everyone.
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Chapter 2 Session 4

Post by Greywolf McGrowler » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:26 pm

Things started off with Rose getting a letter for a little boy in the Broken Bow. She never did say much about it, but was gone for about a day.

In the meantime, Mathais extermintated any vermin in Miko Tasheka's house which soon followed by much discussion as to what each person found out on what may be going on in the area and to what they all may be looking for.

After a couple days of discussion and preparing for what lies outside the gates of Heartridge they made their way to the Cemetary in hopes to put the undead to rest. The crypt of Duke Drakahn lead them deep beneath the ground. The fought many udead before they came across Drakahn. He was a formidable foe who was guarded by many minions which included some towering undead ogres.

Rakhir, Gloin, Rose and Envith Litheion, all fell unconcious in battle. Though Mathais was smart and lead all the undead away from his companions in hopes that one of them may regain conciousness. Though in his attempts to take them down Drakahn feared him and ran him into a corner and put his face into the ground. Soon afterwards luck ran in Rakhir's blood as he woke up and regained conciousness and healed Rose and Gloin though Envith was too far gone to be healed. The three of them followed the trail of undead and was able to take out all of the undead except for the Duke himself who took down once again Rakhir and Gloin. Rose then ran from the Duke and confused him into a corner while she ran to daylight.

A day later she was able to regroup with Gloin and Envith who thanked the gods for giving them a second chance to take down this evil. They then returned to the caves with a exceptional plan that took the Duke down in mere seconds.

It was a fantastic battle that just needed a little planing to pull it off. Rose then took Drakahns family ring to Duke Farnum who finally knew he could rest easily gave a poem to Rose to give to his wife. Rose then gave the poem to his wife in the Broken Bow who had tears of joy in seeing the poem and knowing that she could see her husbands crypt once again.

This concluded Chapter 2
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