CM Adventures

The Akemto Mines Rescue Mission
Session 96

Prim Pressleaf transformed Himself Drifting cloud and Lone Bird into a chain devil illusionary disguise and lashed the rest of the party together with rope loosely tied to them and rowan cast freedom of movement on them. They approached the chain devils in the camp and tried to walk past them but were stopped by one close who was chained to one of the villagers and was forcing them to work around the destroyed village clearing rubble from their takeover of the mining town. they heard another man screaming as he tripped and was being lashed by the chain devil. Drifting cloud attempted to speak abbysal to the chain devil but they speak infernal instead and got into an argument and prim pressleaf tried to step in between them and use sign language which only seemed to provoke the chain devil. Prim pushed the chain devil aside and tried to walk through him but the illusion did not hold up well to touch and their disguise was broken and a fight broke out in the middle of town.

The chain devils all approached the party but they surprised them by all dropping the rope that was lashing everyone together and they set upon the chain devils and drove them back. the chain devils got flanked from the woods with unknown daggers flying out stabbing the chain devils when another of drifting cloud’s sister’s subtle page emerged and helped them clean up the other camp. One of the chain devils took a priest worker and swung them around to shield himself from ranged attacks and an onslaught of staff attacks from pokeman jones and the priest was knocked unconscious before the chain devil was brought down from behind. Drifting cloud reunited with his family and they setup a makeshift hospital in the destroyed town and put the injured villagers there.

Upon questioning the villagers they learned that this was an old cindergem mine but eventually they discovered the secret to evolution in the cave and experiments began taking place until a horrible accident occurred which created a being known as Esturk. There was a mine collapse and Esturk was sealed in the mines until recently the king of Keelon ordered the mine to be unsealed to learn more about this secret by studying the 1st creation of the secret of evolution. The experiments were overseen by a scientist named edgar and upon going to castle keelon he never returned and everyone assumed his assistant Balzack betrayed him there as he was promoted to a high position in the castle and anyone who went there to question as to what happened never returned and memory of them began to fade in people’s minds. Mara and nara said they do not wish to forget their own father and beg the party to go in and disrupt the mine sufficiently so the castle would have to respond.

Mara and Nara and Subtle page and Prim 5 decided to stay behind and guard the injured villagers and their escape route while the rest of the party ventured inward to try to rescue drifting cloud’s family. Upon entering the mine they uncovered a map of the mine and tried to follow it but time after time they kept running into dead ends and the air became thick with choking gas which started to affect the health of the party. They found the chitinous and bug like Ankheg burrowing out from the floor and they used a spike growth in the hall where they emerged to damage them as they approached. they destroyed the Ankheg by making a phalanx in the tight hallways of the mine. They continued deeper into the mine discovering twists and turns and eventually a ladder which led deeper into the mine. As they descended they were greeted by guard drakes. Gigantic frog creatures and a chain devil forcing Drifting cloud’s brother true strike to dig.

A battle ensued and all of the tabaxi and Yue were consumed by the frog like bullywugs and. the rest of the party charged them and began striking their stomach attempted to get them to regurgitate their comrades before they were digested. Drifting cloud and busy bee where spit up and he caught her and they finished off those who tried to consume them. Drifting cloud went after the chain devil who began holding true strike hostage but prim came around the corner and banished the chain devil to another plain of existence. the party finished off the guard drakes and Bullywugs and them Drifting cloud smashed the chain devil as he reappeared from banishment 1 minute later after he pulled his brother to safety.

The party continued into the mine following the map into another gas cloud choking the party and then prim noticed that the map itself was shifting and moving locations none of which seemed to lead deeper into the mine but more to mounds dug up by the miners but they seemed to give up probably due to the poisonous gas. Rowan dug through one of the miner’s dirt piles and discovered a ring of frost that they must have lost. Prim identified the map and discovered that it was cursed and was intentionally leading the party into harm. He told the party this and they huddled up to discuss their next plan as they wandered a bit further into the mine and discovered another ladder leading deeper in.

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The Sisters in Monbaraba
Session 95

The party bid farewell to Moana and decided their next coarse of action was to head for the town of Monbaraba to chase down the lead drifting cloud received of his family potentially being there. On the ship ride there he told the party his sisters Busy Bee and Lone Bird contacted him and they were to meet a pair of sisters Mara and Nara Mahabala in a town where they were entertainers. On the week ride there Wes and Gwen contacted the crew via sending and told them that they discovered that there were 6 total pieces of Zenithian equipment and that they had found 3 of them so far. As far as they could tell one was given to a royal family in Stancia, one was given to a researcher on the southwest continent names Edger, and one was placed into the world tree Yggdrasil. The party thanked them for their help.

The party arrived in Monbaraba and found the town was lively and full of commerce and entertainers with people coming from far and wide to see the spectacles held in this town. With some asking around they learned of a theater near the center of town where the Mahabala sisters would be performing. After talking to the owner of the theater they made their way to the stage area and heard music and saw Mara performing and Nara telling the fortune of a pair of tabaxi that Drifting cloud immediately recognized. Prim jumped up on stage and tried to outdo Mara dancing but ended up having circles danced around him as he tripped over his feet as she twirled around him gracefully pulling off party tricks with her fans.

Busy Bee and Lone bird reunited with drifting cloud and after Mara’s practice was over the sisters joined all of them and they all introduced themselves to the group. Busy Bee and Lone bird said that they found that drifting cloud’s family had been taken into slavery and they found the slaves were moved to the Akemto mines to dig out something terrible long buries there. A failed experiment created while researching the secret of evolution. Mara and Nara told the party it was there father Edgar who was the head researcher who was heading the project until Psaro came through and wanted the research for himself. Psaro ingratiated himself with the king of keelion and had their father ordered to the castle from which he never returned.

There was rumors that Edgar’s assistant Balzack betrayed him at the castle and he was murdered and he never returned. There were search parties sent out for her father who went to keelion but they never returned either and then something strange was happening that anyone who went there in search of the missing. memories of the search parties began to fade as if they never existed at all. Rumors began spreading that there was something awful in castle keelion and they suggested everyone stay away or they may suffer the same fate. But the sisters still wanted justice for their father and they wanted to lure out Balzack from Castle Keelion and take their revenge upon him. They figured if they help disrupt the mine activity and rescue the slaves there that might be enough to drive Balzack out of hiding as they heard he was given a high governmental position in keelion for his loyalty towards the crown.

The party agreed to help Drifting cloud’s family and the sisters get their revenge and they set off towards the mine. They reached the outskirts of Akemto and they sent drifting cloud in as a scout. They cast invisibility upon him and he stealth-ed past the camp full of chain devils enslaving the people of the town and went into the mine itself, through the mine he went through twists and turns and many dead ends past many dangers the mine help and saw several of his family members chained up or working in the mines. He went through the mine for about an hour and his invisibility finally ran out and he used the wintersday orb to return to the party. He began to inform them of what he saw and they started to formulate a plan to infiltrate the mine itself.

DC: So Prim, my sister Bird and myself will pose as Chain devil’s and the rest will be our prisoners so we may infiltrate the mines, how far are we planning to go down before starting mayhem for the devil’s? From my scouting it seemed the mine went on for sometime. It was very maze like as well.

Yue: The goal is to save your family and other slaves correct? I wouldn’t want to be surrounded by enemies with no escape route.

DC: Does that wintersday orb need to be held by someone else to just teleport to it? We could use that for a quick escape as I just did. Maybe have it hidden close to the outskirts of town. But that brings in the question of how many can we teleport at once….6 was it?

Yue: I think it was just 6 people too. I haven’t quite figured out on the distance limitations either. Usually we would have someone holding onto it but I feel like leaving it hidden outside would work too.

DC: that’s always a good back up plan, if only we had someone with the teleportation spell. That would make it extremely easy.

Aethil: Prim seems to know the teleportation circle spell, and from my little bit of cleric knowledge I’m sure Rowan has a teleportation circle like spell as well.

Yue: Yea I remember Prim using it. Not sure if I’ve seen Rowan using it, might have to ask her about it. Though I think she would have to pray to her god to get it.

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Moana’s Mischief in the Cascading Cave
Session 94

The party entered a room and opened a rusted door leading to a box filled with anchovies. Pokeman Jones was brave enough to dive into it and fished around finding a key at the bottom of the chest which opened a gate which led downward. The karstaway stone parted the waters below revealing a big chamber and the Mermaid swam up to the party and introduced herself as Moana and she needed the parties help to find her pet “Tiny” as he was hiding and won’t come out. She told the party he loves crab meat and asked them to get some for her so she can find him.

The party agreed to Moana’s request and chummed the waters with the fish they found upstairs and some old sushi that drifting cloud had stashed in his bag. The bait did its job and 4 hulking large crabs burst fro mthe water grabbing prim Rowan and Gwyn and drug them into the walls of water created in the area. The party sprung into action and through wedging their way out of the crab’s grip and a multitude of lightning spells from Yue and Aethil they eventually fried the crabs and had meat to present to Moana who thanked them and used the meat to call Tiny out who turned out to be a Whale. Prim started conversing with Moana and tried to get on her good side asking if he could ride Tiny which she let him and he rode the whale crashing through the next gate which lead deeper into the cave.

The Party told Moana they were seeking Zenithian equipment and she said that a piece of armor had come down to the bottom of the sea lately but that broguht forth a bunch of nasty ladies who chased her to the upper levels and she would be grateful if the party chased them off so they weren’t a problem. The party agreed and headed down the stairs deeper into the cave. The Karstaway stone continues to push aside and hold back the water as they went deeper.

In the next chamber the party encountered several treasure chests but as they ran for the loot they failed to see a school of sharks swimming nearby which jumped out at them and carried prim into the water. the party once again dove in and tried to rescue their companion with drifting cloud grappling the shard that had him bit and gut punching the ventral side of the shark until it coughed him up. the party fought off the vicious shark attack and found a nice pair of boots in the treasure chest.

The party proceeded to the lowest level of the cave and found a treasure chest bobbing in the water. Drifting cloud tried to use a rope to lasso it and haul it in. But as they tugged on it they found it was already attached to a rope undrneath the murky water and as it pulled taught it awoke a coven of hags who all tried to pull drifting cloud in with them but pokeman jones grabbed the rope and together they hauled all 5 hags and the treasure chest out of the water. The hags enraged by the intruders began casting spells upon them polymorphing pokeman jones into a snail but the other party members all resisted the effects of the hag coven.

The party set upon the hags trading lighting bolts counter spell duels and control magic put in the end the party fell the hag coven and recovered the Zenithian Armor chest piece out of the box. They decided to let Rowan wear the armor. As the fighting finished Moana finally caught up to the party having to take the long way around not being able to travel via land. She thanked the party for clearing out the hags and asked them if there was anything she could do for them. Prim sensing his opportunity wanted to become much closer to Moana and so he began telling her more knock knock jokes but was nervous and kept messing them up.

Drifting cloud gave Prim a really cringy joke for one last attempt which also flopped so he just gave her a statue that would let her contact the party should she want to talk with them again if she gets lonely. Moana thanked the group as a whole and hopped on Tiny and they swam away stating she hoped she saw them again someday and gave them a seed of moon ice. The party bid Moana Farewell and Prim continued his plan to win her over as he watched them swim away. He watered his grandfather tree with Water from the deepest level of the shrine of the breaking waves and it seemed to sprout and grow more. The party all stood around with nothing but the sound of the waves around them now and a distant whale call as they decided on their next step in their adventure.

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Vlad’s vindication and Laureen’s Lament
Session 93

Prim looked at vlad stepped forward and gave a speech: I know I’m not a good man. I’ve snuck girls love potions, stolen from the elderly, sacrificed my friends soul for a cool looking fiddle. I’ve done some pretty messed up stuff. But I’ve also done some good stuff, like the time I loved a lonely, scared little boy who only wanted his family to accept him. Who just wanted his dad to say “I’m proud of you for doing what you love”. This kid had been through so much because of his heartless, abusive family. Yet he continued to love them. He wanted them to be safe and live happy lives. This is how his family repaid that love. Gods I have never asked for anything from any of you. But if you answer the one prayer, the only prayer that I have ever sent you, I will do whatever you want. Dear Gods GRANT ME THE STRENGTH TO SHOVE MY BOOT SO FAR UP THIS MOTHER S * THAT WHEN I DRAG HIS BLODDY BROKEN BODY OUTSIDE THE SUN COOKS HIM INSIDE AND OUT!!!!

Aethil: Damn that’s a speech Prim! I still have to say told you so though. I’ll still help whatever gods are listening to you kick his fecken arse six ways from Sunday

Yue: If he’s the one who set those nasty traps…then let me burn him to ash…. (holding back from firing a bolt)

Prim stepped forward and summoned an illusionary dragon which attacked Vlad but Vlad’s eyes shone behind his sunglasses and he cast a mass charm upon the party with Yue and Prim falling under his spell causing the dragon to halt its assault. Pokeman Jones cast protection vs good and evil on Aethil and they set upon the Vampire. Seeing Yue throw fire at Aethil pokeman Grappled her to the ground and pinned her down with his sweaty and heavy body while she attempted to slap him. Drifting cloud attempted to pummel the vampire but he was much faster than expected catching his fists and played quit hitting yourself with his own paws before throwing him backwards. Rowan quickly moved up to prim and broke the charm on him and then moved and also gave yue a greater restoration breaking the charm held on the party.

They all converged on the Vampire and Prim blasted him with a disintegrate and the image faded revealing a ghostly Woman holding her chest. She introduced herself as Laureen and told the party she had been killed here as did the rest of her company known as the grey vipers. The party chastised the ghost for starting all of the trouble in the land with psaro and blaimed her for killing rosa and Laureen admitted to it that she was jealous that psaro loved rosa instead of her and found rosa selfish as elves they lived for a long time and her time was brief and she couldn’t understand why she didn’t let them just be together and so she took matters into her own hands and the tragedy in rosaville occurred. Psaro then hunted the grey vipers down only to find that his childhood best friend was the one who betrayed him and he killed them all in this cave and sealed it curing their name to suffer here for all eternity.

Laureen begged the party to break their curse and free her people as she was the one who put them up to the assault she said that there was a locket behind a boulder in the room to go bury it in rosaville to break the curse. Rowan and pokeman jones moved the boulder to discover the actual vlad was behind there and near death. He called out in a weakened voice that he heard his son to bring him to Alucard. They drug the broken vampire’s body to his sons’s ashes and he cried out:

No my son how could this have happened. it was not your time yet. If only we had gotten the chance to speak after we fought then maybe we could have made amends but it is too late. I cannot allow you to leave here yet. I enact the elder blood pact. Aezali os myr! In the name of the dracula family hear me raven queen you will not have my son this day, Aezali os myr! my blood for his blood, Aezali os myr! my life for his life, Aezali os myr! I tie my spirit thread to his soul and draw it back to this mortal plane. Aezali os myr!

With that ritual cast Alucard’s ashes reassembled and Vlad turned to ash his sunglasses collapsing into the ash pile. Alucard looked around asking how he was alive learned that his father did actually care for him despite their disagreements and traded his life for Alucard. Tears streamed down the vampire’s cheeks and he took his father’s sunglasses out of the pile and kept them. Prim scooped up some of the ashed and used them to nourish the grandfather tree branch that he has taken long ago.

Rowan found a locket in the cave which contained a picture of Laureen and Psaro when they were younger and she felt many negative emotions coming off of the locket, jealousy, betrayal anger, sadness, loneliness. She felt these strong feelings sealing binding the spirits to this cave and cast remove curse on the object and it broke in 2 and fell to the ground. Immediately the party felt the stale air of the cave lift and a fresh breeze reach even the depths of this cave. The spirit of Laureen looked at Rowan and thanked her for freeing her people so that they could finally be free.

The party looked around and decided that they had experienced enough of this horrible place and left back to their ship. They decided to sail to the shrine of the breaking waves next. They decided not to tell Rosa yet of what they found in the cave just that they didn’t locate any armor pieces in there. On the trip north Yue tried to help aethil make a coffin for Alucard but it ended up having jagged pieces which looked like stakes coming out of it and the girls made him more nervous. Prim tried his best to comfort alucard and worked on creating 2 more simulacrum of himself prim 3 and 4. They wandered aroudn the ship all talking and chattering with each other as Yue got frustrated with her construction project and set the coffin ablaze to the chagrin of Pokeman Jones who came out to chastise her about lighting fires on his ship. Drifting cloud meditated on the ship while Rowan contacted Lurue and asked her if she and gwyn could spend more time together. and across the sky a rainbow appeared and Gwyn was aboard the ship and her and rowan spent time getting the unicorn sea legs.

The party eventually arrived at the Shrine of the breaking waves. they descended into the cave and the gradual slope eventually worked its way into a set of stairs into a big pool of water. But as prim approached carrying the karstaway stone the waters receded before him and formed walls. Before them stood a large chamber with stairs leading up to a triangular shaped gate that looks like it was made of shimmering water. An inscription was written upon the door. “knock twice to enter” and there was a space that looked like it fit the shape of the karstaway stone.

Prim knocked twice on the gate and saw rippled occur through the walls of water. A few moments went by when a vision of a mermaid appeared on he door and she asked “Who’s there?”. Prim answered “prim the greatest bard in the land” The beautiful mermaid replied “prim the greatest bard in the land who?”. Prim replied…. uhhh prim the greatest bard in the land. She frowned at him and said “your no fun GO AWAY!” and disappeared from the door. Water elementals sprung forth from the waves and began attacking the party whelming them. Through strength and teamwork the party kept pulling each other out of the elementals. Yue slid between Pokeman’s legs with a shocking grasp and just avoided hitting his cod piece with it. Together that party beat back and electrified the water elementals leaving nothing but the sound of rushing water.

Prim tried knocking on the door again with the karastaway stone and the mermaid once again and asked “who’s there?” this time prim replied with a knock knock joke and the mermaid blinked a few times and them began laughing hysterically and proclaimed I like you come on in. and she disappeared once again but the water door unlocked and rose into the waves and the party entered the Shrine of the Breaking Waves.

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Rosa’s Resurrection and Alucard’s Ashes
Session 92

The party set out from Gwen’s hometown and while traveling along the road they noticed their box of fun glowing. and upon opening it the helm of celebration placed itself on Drifting Cloud’s head in recognition of his birthday. inside the box he also found a traditional tabaxi finger trap which he placed prim’s fingers into and watched him struggle to release himself while Gwen told them she remembers solving one of those when she was 5. Drifting cloud also found a note from his family members Lne Bird and Busy bee stating they may have a lead where his family was taken to and enslaved. They were meeting with a pair of sisters names Mara and Nara in the town of Monbarba in 3 weeks time and they were sailing there now to scout the area. They included a map to the town there were to meet in.

Drifting cloud shared the news and the location and the party decided they had enough time to check out rosaville, the cave of betrayal and then the shrine of the breaking waves before they would set sail for the continent to the south. Prim stopped by endor and picked up the 25000gp worth of diamonds from taloon who came through for with with his connections in the merchant guild and then contacted norros who created 2 more simulacrum of prim who he instructed prim3 to take care of all the shops he was opening and prim4 to begin recruitment for CM. He then returned to the party and they set sail for rosaville.

The town of rosaville seemed like a very modest village with a small population. 1 man bernard was running the entire marketplace putting on different hats depending on what he was selling and he got the party a few potions of healing. The most prominent place in town was the tower in the center names Rosa’s tower. on asking some of the vilalgers they learned this was where she was layed to rest after the tragedy that took her life and that psaro did all he could to preserve her body and protect it so should he find a way someday he could bring her back to him. Alucard was previosly allowed to see rosa in order to do a portrait of her and he knew of a secret passcode on the side of the tower that went up to her true chambers. He spoke the phrase crimson tears in elvish and a panel on the floor outside the tower opened and he led the party up many sets of stairs to a locked door.

The party knocked and told the guard behind the door it was housekeeping who had come to cleanup the room. Knowing this was not part of the usual schedule the guard refused to open the door. Then Prim knocked and repeated that they were recently hired to come clean up as housekeeping and the guard finally opened the door to chase them away. As soon as the door opened drifting cloud punched the guard in the face. He turned out to be a death knight and a battle ensured in the small corridor with everyone being injured before finally taking out the death knight.

Drifting cloud proceeded to the room containing Rosa’s body who lay on a bed perfectly preserved still showing the piercing wounds that ended her life. in the room was a slime who was trying to put on a brave face telling the party who outnumbered him that he wouldn’t let them harm rosa. The party explained to the slime that they were here to help bring her back. After some convincing the slime allowed the party to try a true resurrection ritual on her. The entire party assisted in setting it up with pokeman setting the mood lighting. Prim singing her favorite song, yue warming the room to a comfortable temperature to thaw her cold body, Alucard presenting the painting he did of her capturing her vigor while she was still alive and rowan sprinkled the 25000gp worth of diamonds onto the bed and pleased to lurue that this romance should not have ended the way it did and that Psaro needs her and is lost while she is gone and to return her spirit to her body.

Through the open window the clouds parted and a rainbow shot through and crawled across the floor until it lit up rosa’s body and slowly her eyes opened and she saw up in bed having been restored to life. The party introduced themselves and told her of the resent events that transpired and how they needed her help in stopping psaro from committing horrible acts in his grief. She agreed to came with them and asked them to help save him from him grief. She told the party that the day the bandits known as the grey vipers came to attack she noticed they were being led by Psaro’s childhood friend Laureen.

Rosa believed that Laureen had an unrequited love for psaro and told Rosa to leave him be to herself as They were elves and her life as a human was but a blink of an eye in terms of how on they lived so her and Psaro could be together. Rosa told the party she refused and she believes in her jealousy she sought out and killed her while prompted Psaro’s descent into madness. She told the party she believes he can still be saved and to please try for her. The party agreed to take her along so she could meet with him. Rowan then used divine intervention to discover the location of Psaro where she saw him passing through Bahamut’s divine gates where the signal was lost. Upon asking Lurue she learned she needed the rest of the zenithian equipment in order to climb the tower to zenithia but she showed her exactly where the tower was located should they find all of the pieces.

The party took rosa back to the ship and then set out for the cave of Betrayal in search of Alucard’s father. As they entered the cave they saw it was blocked off by a boulder with writing on the wall which stated. “Keep out, nothing but sadness and betrayal waits you beyond this boulder.” Taking heed of the warnign the party removed the boulder from the entrance and proceeded int othe next room with a dragon relief on the floor. prim animated the dragon and had it step on a pressure plate in the room which activated its flame breath which blew at the party. He quickly turned the head to face the ceiling and the party passed through the room only slightly singed.

Around the corner the party saw another dragon trap and most of the party tried to spider walk on the walls to great success around the trap until rowan stepped on a pressure plate she didn’t see the dragon statue emitted a bright light engulfing the party separating them into different rooms. drifting could aethil and prim in 1 room and yue pokeman jones and rowan in another room. they each saw illusions of the other half of the party and upon approaching what they thought were their friends the copies told the party that they wouldn’t leave here alive and began attacking them. As the party in one room attacked the evil clones the clones on the other side mirrored their attack and the party fought one another for a long time to exhaustion until prim saw there was a lever behind a pillar on the upper floor and he pulled it opening a trap door sending the clone rowan down the floor where the real one was located.

Upon making eye contact with each other the clone rowan disappeared. The party on the upper floor all eventually made they way to join up with their actual party eventually dissipating the betrayal clones. they party questioned each other to make sure that they were actually who they said they were and then they proceeded on into the cave.

They discovered Alucard on the next floor looking distraught telling them he had to fight wes and gwen as they attacked him but upon defeating them they just disappeared. The party reminded him that those two left for burland and didn’t come with them on this journey and then prim confirmed Alucard was actually who he said he was with some puppet work from Nekozawa.

The party dove further into the cave and discovered Alucard’s father Vlad and made a plea to him to reunite with his son. Vlad told his son of course he forgave him to come and give him a hug but as they embraced Alucard’s eyes went wide as the party saw a wooden stake travel out the backside of his chest. He grabbed his chest proclaiming “Father why.” And Vlad told him he was no son of his betraying the family. Alucard looked back to prim and Thanked him for being his friend and had just enough time to say goodbye before turning to ash. The party all stared down Vlad with rage in their eyes and prepared for Battle.

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Alucard and the Home of the Hero
Session 91

Prim decided to go secure the inn they were staying at in case the art dealer they were going to meet was a vampire. He asked the innkeeper if she had a bunch of pillows he could use to make a pillow fort and upon recieving them he headed upstairs and she siad they already had a guest upstairs too if they didn’t mind. Prim went up to the 2nd floor of the inn and saw a hooded figure sitting on a bed painting with one hand but had what looked like a cloth on the pother hand. when Prim announced himself the figure looked up quickly and popped the hand with the cloth out and talked to prim through the hand puppet that he now saw was a cat. he introduced himself as Alucard and that the hand puppet’s name was nekozawa.

Alucard said he was an artist in town and was selling his paintings to the castle and making money that way. Prim asked him if he had any friends here and he said that no he doesn’t really have any friends at all and in fact he had left his home because his family didn’t understand him and his artwork and his father wanted him to follow in his family line of business. all the while he gave off the impression of being reclusive and shy talking without eye contact and mostly through Nekozawa.

Prim told Alucard he would be his friend and he was invited to dinner with the party where he could make lots of friends. Prim asked him what he was going to do with all that money and he said he wanted to buy a statue that was rare in the area because it had a magical property that would let him go out into the sun as his skin was very pale and he tends to burn really easily in the sun and if he had it he might be able to get out more and make friends. He told prim recently there has been a recent string of people getting their life force drained in the town and they are all on the lookout for a vampire.

Upon questioning if Alucard was a vampire he admitted to it but said he wasn’t the one doing the draining of people in town so he has had to keep to the inn more than usual and he has been lonely here. Prim told him that he was invited to their hero’s feast that night and he would be able to make lots of friends there. Alucard excitedly agreed to join him and followed prim out into the street where he met the rest of the party. The rest of the party met alucard with a lot more skepticism than prim did except drifting cloud who was won over by the kitty hand puppet Alucard wore on his hand.

After a discussion in the street as to who prim’s new friend was they all headed to talloon’s place for dinner. Alucard sat himself next to Yue and Prim and had nekozawa play with rillix feeding him food. The party noticed alucard seemed to avoid anything with garlic in it and was drinking a red liquid out of a glass. when questioned as to what it was he told the party it was tomato juice. He told the party his story of how he didn’t like what his family was doing so he left and came to endor to become an artist and why he wanted the statue.

Rowan was skeptical and asked him if it was ok to cast a zone of truth around the building which he agreed to and they asked him if he was evil which he said he doesn’t consider himself evil but sometimes other people judged him for his past. They asked him if he ever ate or bit anyone and he said he had but that was growing up and not since he left his parent’s place looking for a fresh start. they asked him if he still gets urges to do it and he says that he does but he has gotten pretty good at controlling them. They asked him if he knew psaro tha manslayer and he said that he heard of him as he was an old legend on the isles of zenithia where psaro fell in love with an elven woman named rosa but she was killed by bandits and no matter what psaro tried he couldn’t bring her back to life and so he turned cold to the world as a whole and slowly went mad to the man that just recently returned to zenithia who is bent on destroying humanity for taking his beloved rosa back. He told the party that the town she was killed in was named after the incident then and was called rosaville.

The party asked if he had ever been there and he said he did visit once to see where she was laid to rest and even did a painting of her. Rowan asked if she could see it and he said of course anything for my new friends and he pulled out a beautiful photo realistic looking image of an elven woman sitting on a hillside. They asked alucard if he could show them where rosaville was and he marked it on the map for them. At that moment prim remembered he left his succubi running loose in the city and went out to retrieve them.

Prim found out that they were responsible for draining the townsfolk and playfully told him that they didn’t kill anyone just had a little fun and then they went back to his golden fiddle. Talloon told the party of the cave called cascade cave where the next piece of zenithian armor lay at rest and marked it on the map for them as well but he said he knew they needed a rare rock called a karstaway stone in order to traverse the dungeon.

Taloon said one of his friends benjamin dug out a tunnel from endor to branca just to the east of endor and he came across one that they should go ask him for it on a loan. The rest of the party was finishing their meal when the ground itself shoot with an earthquake and the party ran outside hearing guards shouting that the brancha tunnel had just collapsed and they all started running toward it in a rescue effort. The party all ran that way as well but with the sun starting to come up prim slipped alucard the silver statuette in order to protect him from the sun’s rays.

The party ran 2 hours east and arrived after the guard got there and were digging out. they got there just in time them to see them drag Benjamin out of the rubble unconscious. Rowan quickly revived him and they found out that a vampire flew threw the cave and collapsed it behind him taking out the support structure for the tunnel. he told the party he spent his life digging this tunnel and now in 1 fell swoop his dream was taken away. Prim got to work quickly and animated every pick and shovel with animate objects and set them to work clearing out the tunnel. after a few hours of everyone digging they rescued survivors and were able to re-open the tunnel that it only partially collapsed in and they were able to revive all of the victims of the cave in. Benjamin recognized talloon and rewarded him with the karstaway stone upon request but since the way was clear now to Gwen’s hometown they decided to collect her and Wes from burland and investigate her hometown 1st since they were so close.

After a trip to burland and back the party arrived on the outskirts of town with Gwen and Wes in tow. They met Alucard and caught up with the party as to recent developments. through study they think they might have tracked down where another piece of equipment was but before they could discuss that Gwen saw her town and took off running toward it. She was surprised when she saw it intact and spoke to a guard standing on the outskirts of it. Gwen knew his name but he didn’t seem to recognize her. They enetered the village and she ran into a meadow looking around confused telling the party that this isn’t how the vilalge was that night it was attacked it was in shambles. Her jaw dropped as she saw a figure she knew called cyn laying on top of a hill she ran up to him before the party could stop her and said CYN your alive how is that possible I saw a monster run you through with a spear. He looked up at her and said “don’t worry i’m fine just come and lay down here next to me the sun feels great”. The party caught up with her and she told them her friend was alive and she wondered if that meant her mother was alive too and she took off in a sprint to her house and ran inside yelling for her mother and found the woman she remembered there and exclaimed mom you aren’t hurt either! The woman inside the house didn’t seem to recognize her and she went up to give her a hug.

Outside prim touched one of the buildings and it seemed to shimmer and he felt that something was off with this village. The elder came over to greet the party and said that they could stay the night but then they should leave as there was nothing here for them. At that moment they heard gwen shriek from her old home and heard Wes yelling GWEN GET AWAY from her! The party ran inside to see the woman who appeared to be Gwen’s mother was actually a doppleganger and the party began to fight her off to break the grapple she had on Gwen. The party looked outside and knowing the jig was up the other villagers started dropping their disguised form and started making their way to Gwen’s home. The party burst from the house and began fighting off the hoard of dopplegangers. with fury and rage of her home being turned into a trap for lost adventureres Gwen ran out of the house blasting as much magic into these creatures as possible and the party made short work of these creatures.

As the last of them fell the illusion on the village dropped and a flood of memories came back to Gwen the night which she had to flee the village. It was destroyed beyond repair with fire damage and blood stains on the ground from those who fell to protect her.

She led the party to the cellar she hid in and explained the worst night of her life when the monsters came for her claiming she was the hero of prophecy the vilalgers hid her in the cellar and her best friend cyn came and calmed her down and told her he wouldn’t let them lay a hand on her. he then muttered an incantation to make himself look just like her and went back above ground to fight the monsters. after killing a few but seeing they were hopelessly outnumbered he let himself be stabbed and killed. From the basement Gwen heard the monsters talking saying that the chosen one had been destroyed and to report back. She told the party she ran and ran through the night until she ran into Wes who heard her story and brought her back to the sword coast where she met the rest of the party in the thunderdome.

The party comforted Gwen who was crying her eyes out and they found some magical objects in the cellar as well as the village elder’s journal which stated that he had a vision from the platinum dragon bahamut himself saying he needed him to take care of this girl and keep her safe from harm that there were those who wished her harm and she must be hidden away and kept safe until the time is right. They raised her in that village until the day of the attack and then the village protected her with their lives. The elder also talked of how they would tell her one day on how to get home as she was to visit all of the kings of the land and get the zenithian equipment entrusted to them for safety and then finally return to her rightful place in zenithia. It contained a map to the zenithian tower where she was to go as well as a list of those who were entrusted with the equipment.

Gwen saw this and told the party that she now knows what she has to do but she needs their help as she can’t do it alone with so many dangerous monsters trying to end her. The party promised to protect her and to get the equipment she needs to return home. Gwen tol the party there was nothing but sadness for here now and that she wanted to leave. The party decided they wanted to have talloon gather diamonds for a true resurrection spell to attempt to resurrect rosa and they also wanted to track down alucard’s father and he said he might be hiding in a cave near here called the cave of betrayals and the party also knew of the location of another piece of equipment so they plotted out a course and set off.

As they left the village with gwen in tow the party all had a vision of the platinum dragon himself instructing them to bring Gwen to him and he would lend them his power. When the vision faded Yue looked down at her wrist and saw the bracelet her father gave her glowing faintly and prim noticed the stones were actually magical boon stones that seemed to have been triggered. The party steeled themselves with new resolve and left the ruined village with the chosen one in tow.

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The cave of the Silver Statuette
Session 90

Three vampires rounded the corner and saw the party who had entered without invitation and were making a racket. They looked deeply into the parties eyes and asked told them that they were friends to kindly remove the other intruders. Most of the party resisted except for Aethil and Yue who fell under the charm of the vampires stares. The vampires summoned forth shadow demons who set upon the party. Drifting cloud and Pokeman Jones charged ahead to assault the vampires themselves. Aethil tried to stop them with a hold person but was only able to stun Prim with it who was stuck up against the back wall of the cave.

The vampires dueled Pokeman and Drifting cloud parrying their strikes and grappling them sinking their teeth into fur and flesh which seemed to regenerate their wounds as they drained their blood. Yue Threw Fireballs and Chromatic orbs at Drifting cloud and Pokeman Jones in an effort to get them to stop hurting her friends. Atheil summoned a large shadow booming hammer to fight rowan but in doing so she released Prim who cast forth a sunlight beam from his chest as he tore his shirt open blinding the vampires and making them recoil hissing at the party and unable to regenerate. Taking advantage of this Drifitng cloud Rowan and Pokeman damaged the one vampire heavily enough that he turned into bats but as soon as he did he was still in the sunlight beam and vaporized into ash Freeing Yue’s charm spell.

Aethil used her booming hammer on prim which knocked out his sunlight beam but Yue was able to damage the 2nd vampire into bats who fled deeper into the cave. Leaving only 1 remaining. Pokeman and Drifting cloud fought the last vampire who tried calling a swarm of rats on them but pokeman just played a round of golf with his staff with the swarm and Rowan cut through the final vampire’s bat form with her radiant blade glowing turning that vampire to ash as well and breking the spell on Aethil.

Taloon expressed his pleasure with how well the party fought and even more pleasure learning prim had a magic mansion from which they were going to rest and eat and recover from their last battle with the vampire which left them drained. They found treasure in this floor in the from of some magic arrows, a pink bead, 2 pair of boots with one of them being cursed and trying to eat drifting cloud’s foot until pokeman and Aethil poured booze into the boots making them cough up his foot and a magical rock. While the party was playing the the magical nature of this rock a bat slipped by the party only spotted by brighteyes as it made a beeline escape By the time Aethil heard the warning and responded the bat was out of site.

The party eventually found a ziggurat which led deeper into the cave and to the inner sanctum of the cave. They found a cavern mostly flooded but with an alter in the center with replicas of the silver statuette. on top of the alter were 4 coffins. pokeman used his deck of merry things and brought out a toy soldier and whittled it into a stake. He gave it to drifting cloud who methodically went from coffin to coffin checking for empty ones until he found one which was full with the vampire they just fought who was slumbering recovering from the recent battle. Drifting cloud drove the wooden stake through its heart and it let out a scream and disintegrated into a pile of ash in the coffin.

The party noticed a treasure chest in the middle of the alter and upon opening it saw the silver statuette resting on a pressure plate. the party formulated ideas on how to switch out the statue for something of similar weight so it wouldn’t trigger but they eventually settled on just grabbing it and using the wintersday orb to get out of there. The party went out taking with them a body they found who was part of a merchant’s guild that Taloon knew who had been drained of all of his life blood and was dead. Taloon told them his name was Jeromy and his family and guild would appreciate having him back. They carried him to the entrance of the cave and Aethil grabbed the silver statuette and floor trapped activated swinging blades at her as the large statue replicas began flooding the whole cave. Aethil teleported out as the rest of the party ran away from the cave watching it collapse in on itself.

The party took a moment to celebrate their victory and Taloon praised the party for helping him succeed and now his dream of finally opening a pizza shop instead of having to run weapons for the king of Endor was nearly at hand and that his wife Netta would be so proud of him that now all he needs to do is sell the statue to the art dealer in Endor for 60000gp and his dream would be complete and that the party had fully earned their reward of the rumor of where the zenithian equipment was. He told the party they should return to Endor sell the statue and they would celebrate and go over the details. The party suddenly became skeptical of Taloon and wondered who the art dealer was. They had Rowan cast a zone of truth around Taloon and they questioned him but he didn’t seem to be hiding and deception against the party and his motives seemed true but they were worried when he described the art dealer as only meeting him at night and offering up such a big reward for this statue.

The party has prim investigate the statue and they found that the statue contained very special eyes that would give creatures who were vulnerable to sunlight immunity towards it and they suddenly knew why the vampires in the cave held it as a highly guarded treasure. They asked what the art dealer looked like and they were told he wore fancy noble clothes and spoke as it well educated and that his name was Alucard. The party decided that they wanted to meet with this art dealer and they all headed back to Endor and prepared their plan for this meeting. Prim gave Taloon money to go start up his pizza shop back in Lakanaba his home town and he gladly traded it for the statue. With a tear in his eye he thanked the party for their kindness and that he was going to run off and tell Netta right away that their dreams were finally coming true and he would spread the good name of the crimson mercenaries to every customer he meets.

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Taloon’s Task and The Minotaur’s Mystery
Session 89

The party celebrated on the deck of the Hades Jewel that night and Pokeman Jones and delsaphine got reacquainted with the crew before leaving gunner horrick at the helm of the ship while pokeman and delsaphine retired to the captain’s quarter’s for some well earned rest. Yue focused on bringing Rillix back and Drifting cloud made Rillix some armor for when he returned. the rest of the party just enjoyed the remainder of the voyage and they docked in endor.

The sought out Gwen Wes droop and loralyn and took them to Burland castle where they met again with King Ronald Burland and showed him the shield and guantlets with their powers unlocked and he told them he believes that Gwen was the child of prophesy spoken of and that she must be kept safe and if she wished to stay in the castle he would do what he could to protect her. The party told the king of what happened to santeem which deeply disturbed him as King Ivan Tsarevna was a good friend of his and he decided to send scouts to check out the castle as well. Wes and loralyn offered to stay with Gwen and look up any more leads on this zenithian equipment in the castle library while the party was busy hunting down any leads they could find. They figured if they could gather more equipment maybe more of Gwen’s memories would be unlocked.

The party left Wes Lorayln droop and Gwen at Burland and set out back to Endor and found taloon ready to take him up on his offer to find the silver statuette in exchange for information on a piece of zenithian equipment. He took them to the cave and they were presented with a room that had stairs covered with a grate, 3 portraits of a Minotaur one looking aggressive with an axe, one with a key over its heart and one with a keyhole in its stomach. There was also a transparent Minotaur in the middle of the room with a shadowy key over where its heart would be.

The party immediately took out the paint bursh and absorbed the color from the aggressive looking painting and the Minotaur turned into a solid stone looking creature and it attacked the party. The party smashed it threw fire at it and punched it as hard as they could to no avail and avoided its charging horns until suddenly it faded and became transparent again. The party tried to take a harder look at the paintings and debated what they meant.

While they were looking at the paining Drifting cloud poked the transparent minotaur in the foot causing it to solidify and it attacked them once more for a longer time catching prim in the gut with its axe as he touched the painting with the key. A light started to glow from within the solid Minotaur but the blow forced prim to disconnect from the painting. After a few rounds of fighting pokeman jones took the minotaur off its feet and draven stunned it and it became transparent once again. Rowan water walked out to the painting with the keyhole on it and touched it causing a keyhole to appear on the wall next to it. She ripped the painting off the wall and with brighteyes’s help they carried it back to the party.

The party tried to grab the shadow key from the back of the minotaur but it turned solid once again and attacked them for a time with the party trying to contain its attacks by knocking it off balance until it eventually turned transparent once again. This time while transparent Aethil touched the key painting causing the key to solidify and fall to the ground out of the Minotaur. Prim summoned his spoons to go pick up the key. The party touched the keyhole painting causing a hole to open on a nearby wall and they put the key into the keyhole and the grate retracted revealing stairs that they could travel down.

Down below the are looked like it was soaked with water. they found a few treasure chests which included a flute that could summon loose coins and cause them to follow like the pied piper. Drifting cloud found a belt that made rillix want to sit inside it s well as a button which he pressed which caused the whole room to start filling up with water. Water elementals began emerging from the rising tide and the party started to get engulfed by them. Drifting cloud quickly ran back to push the button again and it shut off the incoming water and the party were flanked with shadow demons as well. Through use of electric and radient spells as well as some extra elbow grease from pokeman jones they finished off their foes on this level and found stairs that went downward further into the cave. Here they argued loudly about whether they should rest or not before continuing on alerting everything on the level to their presence. Around the 1st corner the party discovered the inhabitants of this cave were in fact vampires and they arrived to come see who disturbed their lair.

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Captain Pokeman Jones’s Catch of the day
Session 88

Prim2 ate dinner with Anastasia and then they took a walk in the royal garden getting to know one another. Prim learned that her father was building up his forces because he feared threat of invasion from a kingdom to the north Bonmalmo and from the growing threat of monsters which have been more bold since Psaro the manslayer began passing through the lands. Upon asking if she knew anything about him she told prim2 the tale of how Psaro was an elf who lived for a long time already and generations ago his love Rosa was killed by roaming bandits who attacked the town of Elfville. He tried everything in his power to bring her back, however the loneliness of the years slowly drove him mad as attempt after attempt to bring her back failed. Anastasia believes he now seeks to destroy all of mankind as a revenge for all he has suffered after losing his beloved Rosa who was still buried in a town named after her tragic tale “Rosaville”. Prim and Anastasia continued to talk through the night and prim 2 conveyed this information to the party later that night.

In the pit bar Delsaphine bought pokeman another drink and tried to cheer him up from the tournament telling him he was more suited for a life of adventure and didn’t belong cooped up in a castle anyway that was more suited for a Priss like prim. She told him to get off his ass that they were going to go get her ship back that she had a boat chartered already in the harbor and she wasn’t letting it get away this time was he with her? Pokeman told her she was god damn right he was with her and he went out to rally the party.

The party told Alena about the castle and that they had allies there looking at it. with a worried look on her face she bolted out of town with Christo and Brey to go check on her home.

The party boarded a small ship and Pokeman sailed them out into the harbor west of Endor. After a few hours sailing they spotted the Hades Jewel of a course west. Darkness was falling and they were able to saddle up next to the ship undetected. Drifting cloud took a rope and walked up the back of the Hades Jewel and tied it down and the party all prepared to board and retake the ship. Prim flew into the air and with his fiddle and went for the main deck high in the sky as delsaphie called lets go take my fucking ship back! and she scrambled up the back of the ship and ran a lizardman through with a spear. As the rest of the party boarded the alarm was sounded that there were intruders above deck and the mind flayers came to see what the commotion was about. they mind blasted prim out of the sky and he landed among the bulk of their forces.

The rest of the party boarded from the back of the ship as quick as they could and started to fight their way past the cannons and tried to reach prim as the crew was holding him down and beating him with heavy clubs as a mind flayer was going for his brain trying to eat it drifitng cloud arrived on time and punched the mind flayer driving him away. Pokleman noticed the gunpowder everywhere that the ship was highly volatile and Yue’s eyes lit up as she wanted to take the whole place out until delsaphine told her her crew may still be alive and she would prefer them not charred and she had to hold back on her fire magic.

Rowan looked over the side of the ship as the battle raged and gasped as she saw a large creature coming toward the surface and she knew what it was and tried to hold the monster back with a hold monster spell but it was coming too fast and the Kracken breached the surface of the water its tentacles whipping around at the party. Prim was about to be crushed by the tentacle but he finally snapped out of his stun and dimension doored away from those holding him up to the crows nest.

The party began to split their attention between the lizardmen crew mind flayers and the Kracken itself. He Hade’s Jewel crew began to fall one after another but the Kracken brought down lightning strikes on the party. Rowan tried to hold the monster once again but he shook it off and grabbed her with his tentacle and flung her off of the ship into the bay where she sunk like a rock in her heavy armor. A Mind Flayer grabbed Pokeman Jone’s face and he didn’t see Rowan hit the drink but Drifting cloud did and he ran to the side of the ship and dove off immediately getting to rowan and trying to swim up with her in her heavy armor but they continued to sink. Rowan was able to cast walk on water and she created solid stairs out of the water itself with strong current and she clomped herself out of the water soaking wet with Drifting could’s help and he got her back into the boat.

On the ship Prim was casting disintegrate at the Kracken while yue was unloading all of her magic missiles while eating lightning strikes from the Krackenand Aethil was smashing tentale after tentacle with her booming shadow hammer while trying to tend to the party’s wounds while rowan got back on the ship. Pokeman crushed a few mind flayers but got grapped by one of them and stunned and it was about to extract his brain when drifting cloud made it back onto the ship and hit it with a stunning strike ceasing its carnivorous action. He punched through its head and took out its brain and taunted with Kracken with it only to gather its attention and hear telepathiclly the power word kill “oh fiddleysticks”. as the magic incantation took hold Drifting cloud dropped over onto the deck dead.

Rowan screamed NO! and tried to run over to him as the newly freed Pokeman Jones Jumped onto the kracken and hit it with all his might with his radiant staff striking vital point after vital point that were opened up with his partie’s magical assaults on it and he finally stuck a killing blow on the beast and it collapsed and sunk back into the ocean.

The party gave up a cheer and Prim cast animate object and brought the corpse back onto the ship and rowan ran over and called for divine intervention to help drifting cloud even though he was already dead. she called out NO not like this Lurue please help more sincerely than she ever has in her life after being just rescued by drifting cloud and this time Lurue heard and answered her calls. The storm clouds the kracken brought into the sky parted and a rainbow shot down from the sky instantly returning drifting cloud’s soul to his body. As his eyes opened he and rowan saw a glimpse of the Face of Lurue and as they blinked it was gone but they felt her warm embrace. The party harvested the Kracken and Pokeman made a necklace out of one of its teeth and enhanced his staff with another.

With everyone safe delsaphine took pokeman below deck and they searched room after room until they found her crew with many of them still safe. They told them the Kracken was dead as were all of his minions and the crew celebrated and proclaimed Pokeman Jones the new Captain of the ship for killing the Kracken. Delsaphine asked if she could be his 1st mate and he told her they were Co-captains that this was her ship too. At that moment delsaphine knew this was the man she loved and they went back above deck and introduced the crew to the party. They Celebrated on the deck of the ship that night with Aethil shooting off light based fireworks Rio fired off rainbows and Pokeman and Delsaphine stood at the head of the ship and pokeman put his arm around her and told her this is her ship to sail until he gets back from saving the world and then they are going sailing around the world finding adventure and would she do that and wait for him. She told him he is god damn right she will and she kissed him there as the fireworks and celebrations went off above the ship celebrating the newly christened Captain Pokeman Jones.

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Prim’s Potential at Endor’s Ender Tournament
Session 87

The party all gathered in the Pit and prepared for the matches of the day. The fights were set and in the 1st round Alena Fought against a knight named Serge and after trading blows she won the day and moved onto the quarter finals.

In the Quarter Finals Alena fell to Prim Pressleaf stunning her and blasting her with lightning, Aethil got her revenge of Danvin for being insulting to women the night before, Drifting cloud’s stunning strikes were too much for vivian who brushed him off the previous night and they had to stop the fight, and Pokeman Jones faced off against Psaro the manslayer who brought a vorpal blade to the fight and attempted to cut his head off with it. Pokeman took heavy damage but hung in there and as he beat down Psaro he became even more crazed and spouted things like “I will kill all you humans” “You will pay for what you did to her.” As pokeman drove the butt of his staff through Psaro his form crumpled into snow revealing a simulacrum and moving him into the semifinals.

In the semifinals Prim rode into the arena in spectacular fashion on his griffon and charmed Aethil with his succubi and had her drink a potion of feign death which had her collapse to the arena in the 1st round dazzling the crowd with his guile and he moved onto the finals, In a much more heated battle Pokeman jones and drifting cloud battled across every inch of the arena with wall walking and boots of spider climb being used. Pokeman jones ate grapes of wrath and raged through the battle while drifitng cloud tried to play keepaway staying at a distance and plinking away at pokeman while trying to stay invisible and hidden. The crown witnessed pokeman swinging at the air until one of his shots finally rang true and his followed the blood trail and eventually wore drifitng cloud down and he submitted to defeat and pokeman moved onto the finals.

In the final round of Prim vs Pokeman Jones Prim came bursting out of the ground with his gauntlets of ground smashing creating a big hole and tried to hide in it with invisibility. But with his previous experience with an invisible attacker pokeman went into the hold and beat prim heavily. Prim realized this plan was flawed and he wouldn’t stand up to that for much longer and he called his griffon and flew up to the sky above pokeman’s reach. From there he unleshed all of his lightning and battle magic heavily wounding pokeman until he ate his candy cane from wintersday and all of his wounds healed.

Prim only had his control and illusion magic left so he took advantage of Pokeman’s lack of mental defensed and created an illusion around him of a labyrinth maze and taunted him at the end of the maze. Prim made it seem like the maze was filling up with lava behind him and pushed him through the maze to the end where he was waiting for him with a mass suggestion spell that he give up hopes of winning the tournament and marrying Anastasia as his last wife didn’t go well. The suggestion rung true to both a charmed and un charmed Pokeman Jones and he lost the will to fight and none of his defenses held up and he went up to the king and forfeited the fight telling them he could not continue and went back to the pit leaving Prim pressleaf as the winner of the tournament.

The crowd cheered and upon looking around Prim saw many familiar faced Wes Loralyn Eralosa droop Nendra Halia Delsaphine Taloon Christo and Brey were all in the crowd watching. He saw Taloon sharing a giant turkey leg with Yue and Rillix Delsaphine was running to the pit to comfort pokeman jones. Erolosa and Droop were cheering their hearts out for Prim with Wes and Loralyn standing and applauding and Nendra was just looking on from her seat. Eralosa and droop were the 1st ones onto the arena floor and gave the battered and black eyed prim a hug as the King of Endor congratulated prim and told him to enjoy the moment and after he was done celebrating to meet him in his chambers so they could talk about his daughter’s marriage.

Eralosa looked confused but Prim covered it up and told her to go get some snacks and ice cream with her mom while he finished talking with his adoring fans. She ran off with droop to go find Nendra. Prim quickly saw the danger he was in with Nendra there and a potential new bride and began sweating more heavily than when he fought pokeman jones. He quickly devised a plan and teleported to Prim 2 telling him of the situation and that he planned to live a double life with Prim 2 marrying the princess of Endor and Prim spending time with Erolosa and Nendra and them periodically they would switch places so he could be at two places at once. Prim2 excited with the idea of being married to royalty quickly agreed to the plan. Prim sent Prim2 to go meet with the King while Prim caught up with Eralosa and Nendra jsut in time to see ice cream in one hand and candy in the other.

Eralosa Polished off the ice cream and popped the lollipop in her mouth and held both Prim and Nendra’s hands. She told them how nice it was to be a family again and that since daddy helped make the sword coast safe again now mommy was able to spend time with her in neverwinter and that she hopes when daddy is done saving the world they can all be a family again. She told prim of the adventure they had going up to Luskan and how she got to see a dragon. Nendra looked at prim for the 1st time in a long time and told him that maybe she was wrong about him that he was able to make the world safe for her and her daughter with defeating Auctorius the calculating she doesn’t have to watch her back constantly now and she is grateful and maybe they can make this work when its all over with. They walked and talked for the rest of the night.

Back in the pit Delsaphine consoled Pokeman Jones with some Ender’s Ender booze and told him he didn’t want to marry that royal slut anyway when in fact he could have a much better life of adventure with her and in fact she found the Hades Jewel and chartered a ship that was ready to go when she was. She asked Pokeman Jones for help taking back her ship and he agreed and said he would try to get the rest of the party there as well so the mission would be a success.

Lor arrived in Zenithia with the barbarian tribe at the guild headquarters outside of Santeem castle. upon looking around he sent a sending to Rowan “Hey sweetie are you sure you sent us to the right place? there is no castle here just a hole in the ground and there are no townspeople in the village. I think we might be lost” Rowan was confused by the message and went to tell everyone what she heard.

Drifting Cloud took the time after the tournament to talk to Wes Loralyn and Gwen and when he brought the Zenithian equipment near gwen the pulsing on the equipment got brighter and more rapid. He had gwen try on the shield and a bright light shot out from the shield towards the sky and the shield reformed to the arms and it seemed as if the hidden potential of the shield was unlocked. after proclaiming “holy shit” he ran over to prim and brought him nendra and Eralosa and had Gwen try on the Guantlets which also flashed brightly and shot light up towards the sky unlocking new potential that the guantlets could do.

Drifting cloud told Gwen he thought she was the chosen one of prophecy in this land and she said she didn’t know what that meant and what was she supposed to do. Her eyes glazed over and she held her head saying that she was starting to remember some things about a castle in the sky that she was from there but it was like when waking from a dream and much of it had slipped away. She told the party that she was from a village near there until monsters attacked and she was rescued by Wes and brought to the sword coast where she met the rest of them. Wes said he knew where the village was if they wanted to investigate it.

Prim2 entered the hall with the king and Anastasia. The King of Endor spoke “Yes Prim Pressleaf you have proven yourself to a warrior to be reckoned with. Allow me to properly introduce you to my daughter Anastasia. he motions to the princess sitting in her throne who stands and timidly nods. Anastasia spoke softly Its nice to meet you Prim. Prim cast minor illusion to create a rose and goes to hand it to Anastasia, right before she grabs it it explodes into an array of different butterflies. Prim uses the moment of confusion and awe to grab the Princesses hand and give it a kiss The pleasure is all mine Anastasia’s eyes grew wide with amazement. Anastasia said my Mr. Pressleaf you are full of surprises. You are nothing like who I imagined would would win the tournament. I was afraid I was going to be betrothed to some rough barbarian. Would you please join us for the feast she motions to a table set with with a Hero’s feast presented. They sat down and began to eat and get to know each other.

With so much happened the party gathered together to discuss their options on what to do next. Do they investigate santeem and who was going to tell alena? do they go after the Hades Jewel? Take taloon up on his offer to get the statue and see if they can earn his info on where another piece of zenithian equipment is. Or investigate gwen’s home town? They all meet in the Center of Endor’s Arena.

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