The Stirrings of Evil

The Legend of the Trollhunt

Day 1

After following the messenger for about an hour or so, Ringram started to feel very uneasy. The Messenger made a sinister laugh before suddenly disappearing. The party was ambushed by some monsters, but Odin and Tor lead a good offensive ending in their victory.

A scouting party from Moonstair escorted the party back to the village and Tor was united with his Uncle Flint. Reggie and Tor spent the night with Flint while Odin and Rangrim spent the night at the Inn

Day 2

After meeting up at the Inn the party encountered a Dragonborn soldier named Bex whom survived an encounter with the Troll King. After giving them as much information as possible, Bex agreed to train the town guard. The party then spoke to the Mayor, who gave Odin some gold for delivering a package for her. The Mayor have told the group that she can provide transport to the closet ruins.


After being drop off, the part got to the ruins of Bavak just before nightfall. While exploring the ruins the group were ambushed by a Medusa and a couple of Grimlocks. Tor and Rangrim fought against the Grimlocks, but was struggling to hit them. Reggie was being occupied by another creature, which Rangrim finally felled with a mighty swing of his hammer. However the Medusa was causing problems for everyone, including Odin, who was suffering from hails of arrows (most were missing, but the ones that hit casued a couple of problems). The group was fairing well, until the unthinkable happened. The Medusa used its gaze attack which hit Reggie a number of times, but Reggie resist the effects quite well. After seeing that Reggie was a tough nut, the Medusa tried her luck against Rangirm, who unfortunately was turned to stone. Typical of Rangrim though, he was able to strike his favorite pose before completely turning to stone.


The Medusa quite pleased with herself forgot all about Odin. Meanwhile, Tor and Reggie killed one of the Grimlocks and badly wounded the other. Odin was very pissed at the Medusa, grappled with her via a very icy hand and soon fell. Before dying, the Meduse stuck again, turning Reggie to stone. Odin, with his quick thinking skills, opened a portal to Therund and the party went though.


As a lot happened at this point, I am just going to summarize everything. Reggie was returned to her former self, Rangrim could not be brought back, the party met with the Baron and informed him of the fate of his son. The Baron agreed to outfit the towns guard as best he could, provided transport back to the ruins of Bavak, and suggest to return to Moonstair and find his older brother’s daughter’s friend whose roommate is a bard and give him a letter asking him to assist the party.

What fate now awaits the party as they travel back to Moonstair? Only time will tell

Divine Master Yalper Hataccer

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The Legend of the Trollhunt

Day 1

The two Dawarves were walking down the road to Moonstair with a package for the Mayor when they encountered 3 green skin large creatures, also known as Trolls and an Ettin, a two head Giant. Odin the magic user was throwing fire like there was no tomorrow (well a number of fire spells were cast) and Rangrim was smashing the knee caps of the trolls in a nice fashion. Shortly after, they were joined by a Paladin and Warden and soon made quick work of the trolls.

The Ettin however kept pushing the poor paladin away from itself as he doesn’t like the company but soon feel victim to Rangirm’s hammer. As some very quick introductions, (don’t think they actually told each other there names) the 4 of them went on to Moonstair.

Before they could get to town however, they saw a very disturbing site. A horse was being torn apart limb for limb by a group of trolls (well normally disturbing, but Odin and Rangrim saw a good feast approaching). And so more fire was unleashed and more knee caps were broken, and divine power went through Reggie’s blade and delivered a might blow. An Oni Mage however spoiled their fun. But Tor and Reggie soon engaged this creature and the Oni Mage soon fled as quickly as it appear.

Loosing there commander, the remain trolls ran very quickly from the group, well on did, the others just simply disappeared into a big wall of fire (ouch). After the flames died down, next to the horse was a badly wounded messenger. Rangrim quickly healed him and for thanks, the messenger offered to take the party to Moonstair via a short-cut he knows through a wood area. Odin and Rangirm ask if they have to go through the woodlands to which the messenger replied “we can go through the mountain range but that a three day shortcut”. Not really a shortcut at all. Reggie and Rangrim were a bit unsure of the messenger, but decide to follow him anyway.

Divine Master Yalper Hataccer

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The Legend of the Trollhunt

I am the Divine Master Yalper Hataccer. I have been going through the Documents of old and have come across the Journal of an interesting tale. A tale about 4 adventurers journeying across the TrollHunt Warrens.

There were 2 Dwarves, an uncle and his nephew if I’m not mistaken, a half-Elf who likes to smite things and a Long-tooth Sifter, properly the mightiest warrior of his tribe.

I am going to recite the tale of these brave adventurers as the fight against the might of Trolls, Orcs, magic and other creatures that go boo. And so, their journey begins….

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The Chronicles X
Day 8


So they slid down the chains, into a pool of blood. Standing in a magical glowing circle was the mighty Kaleral, a pair of skeletons and a little floating clay thingy. Nearby, next to a ugly statue of Orcus, was a wight (or was it a weft?). Now the party split up and Tordek and Samash went after the wight, quickly killing it, using Tordek's mighty blessing of Moradin (a axe to the face must be a pretty powerful dwarven blessing!).
They then turned to assist the others, Stabby having done a masterful job of getting stabbed, burned clubbed and bitten by all of the things in the circle, and falling to the ground nearly dead. Samash then healed her, as well as Tordek, and they all dived in to fight the skeletons and the clay thing. They quickly got rid of the skeletons once they got them out of the circle, then Kaleral did something funny to reality, nearly killing everyone, and then a big hand came out of the portal (did I mention the portal) then Stabby tried to run away up the chains and was hit by Kaleral's beam thingy and and (breathe Amataya).
Anyway, at this point, Kinsen went off to look at the altar, after having failed to disrupt the magic circle (he went boom then whoosh then thump!), and Morrowind changed into a primal beast thingy and tried to help the others fight Kaleral. They had Kaleral surrounded, and still couldn't hit him, and things looked bleak.
Then, Kinsen breaked broked destroyed the urn thing with a dragon tooth in it, with turned off the magic circle, and weakened the portal with the arm thingy in it (I mentioned the arm of shadow didn't I? It is important in a minute). At this point, Stabby stopped having a breakdown, and rejoined the fight and nearly killed Kaleral. She didn't, Morrowind hit him with a pointy dagger and Kaleral died. Well maybe, as the thingy in the portal (I said it was important) reached out and grabbed his body and pulled it through to the Shadowfell.
They all breathed a sigh of relieve, then picked up all the loot including a nice magic dagger, then went back to town.
In town, the party were greeted with cheers as they found out that they had beaten Kaleral, and Sir Esdrak gave them some money. Then when they went in the inn, they saw Alina, who gave them some more gold, and congratulated them on a quest well done. She then said she needed to talk to them, once they had rested.
Now thats all from me for a while, I am getting a break, yay.


~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many


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The Chronicles IX
Day 8


The whole lot had a very loooonnnnngg rest, then moved back through the chamber of trappy death and through some big doors into a dark room. In the dark room with their torches lit, the party fought off a horde of undead, including a nasty ghoul that paralyzed poor Tordek. Despite this, they destroyed the horde quickly, and in a little cave, Stabby found herself a nice new magic thingy, a bag of holding with some gold coins inside it. She gave the coins to Tordek to look after, then tied the _bag_ to her belt.
They then went into the next room, which was filled with blood! Standing at the back of the area was a tattooed human holding a dagger and singing praises to that big meanie, Orcus. When he saw the party, he charged forward. Unfortunately, so did Samash, who got surrounded by a pair of berzerking humans, who nearly killed poor Samash. Tordek quickly closed with the priest, and they proceeded to not hit each other. Morrowind and Kinsen quickly accounted for some nasty vampire spawn, and helped Stabby and Samash take down the berzerkers, then Stabby left Samash with Morrowind and Kinsen to help Tordek.
Stabby did better at hitting the priest guy than Tordek, and between them, they quickly killed the priest.
They then saw a little clay something dive down a down pit, calling out to Kaleral. After some taunting from Stabby, the party heard a voice from the depths, calling out "Get down here so I can kill you, or go away so I can finish opening the gate to the Shadowfell" Deciding that a open gate to the Shadowfell is a bad idea, the party slid down some chains into the chamber below, with Kinsen slipping off at one point, hurting himself. Now, my lot are at the bottom of the pit, in a large chamber, battered, bruised and tired, ready to kill the masty Priest of Orcus, Kaleral.

~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many

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The Chronicles VIII
Day 7


After the huge fight with the hobgoblin leader, the party had a long rest. They then went exploring. They found a junction, and decided to go through the south doors. Stabby, being the scout, went through them first, and when she got a few feet into the room, the doors to the room banged shut, and the giant statue in the middle of the room swung it's huge sword right around and hit Stabby, knocking her to the floor.
She then teleported herself to the base of the statue, where she was safe from the sword. The rest of the party meanwhile, tried to pick the lock on the door. They tried and tried, and after they heard some more pained yelps and swearing from Stabby, as she activated another trap when she jumped over to the dragon shaped statues, which had opened their mouths and breathed out a wall of force that knocked Stabby back into the blade of the big statue, they split up, with Tordek and Kinsen running down another corridor. Morrowind and Samash continued to try to pick the door lock, while Kinsen and Tordek explored the other corridor.
While in the other corridor, the pair found that it was suspiciously clean. Thinking that the floor was illusory, they threw a rock onto it. The floor looked real, so they explored a bit, looking for a hidden door. Silly people, they got jumped by a huge cube of jelly, that oozed it's way into the narrow corridor behind them and tried to eat them. It succeeded twice with Tordek, and once with Kinsen.
Meanwhile, back in the room with the statues, Stabby had managed to climb on the base of the big one again, and had disabled it using some spare crossbow bolts. She then went to the door, keeping away from the dragon statues, and investigated the closed door. She heard sand trickling away, and told the others that the trap was on a timer. At that time, both Morrowind and Samash heard the cries of pain from Kinsen and Tordek. They rushed to help, Stabby found another trap. This one sealed her in a room of energy and began to fill with water. After it had filled, a whirlpool formed throwing Stabby around. Whilst the others dealt with the gelatinous cube, she managed to rope herself to a statue, and disable the trap.
Once the others had killed the gelatinous cube, when they got back to the locked door, they heard the lock release and the door open. Inside, they saw bits of gears strewn about the floor near the giant statue, and a pool of water near the other exit door, with Stabby hanging from her waist several feet from the floor attached to a statue.
After they released her, they all had a long rest, as everyone, (apart from Samash and Morrowind) were extremely beaten up.
~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many

Day 8


Well, after their rest, the party headed back to the jelly room, and had a bit more of an explore. They found some sarcophagi, which Stabby, convinced that they held loot, opene done. Inside was a stinking, rotting corpse, that attacked, along with another one that sprang from another of the sarcophagi. Stabby and Tordek managed to kill one, and with a mighty swing, Samash removed the head of the other. Unfortunately, both horrible corpses exploded when they ran out of juice, coating several of the party in rotting, dripping body parts.
They then tried to open a locked door, but with Stabby sitting in the corner sulking about no goodies behind doors, Tordek, with Kinsen's and Samash's help, had to force the door open. Inside, they found a chest, containing the remnants of clothing and items of the original Sir Esdrak's children.
~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many

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The Chronicles VII
Day 7


After they had rested at the Inn, the party returned to the shattered keep. They quickly descended to the second level, where at the bottom of the stairs, they ran into some hobgoblins, who challenged them, expecting a password. The dwarf gave the password they had found in the note that they found on that horrible Nanaren. It was the wrong one! Bet that elf is laughing her head off at the party from wherever she ended up. The party had a hard fight then, but with some precision stuff from both Kinsen and Morrowind, and plenty of smashy smashy from Tordek and Samash, they won. They were really tired again, so they had another rest. After their rest, they went a exploring, and dropped a portcullis across one of the passages they wanted to go down. They instead went to another little room, with more hobgoblins, one of which signaled a huge group of them to attack. This group included a warcaster, a horrible thing that kept electrocuting Samash, and they had a archer too, who obviously hadn't faced a dwarf before, as he kept shooting his arrows over Tordek's head. After this fight, they went to the back to the portcullis, which they triggered again, and after hearing some insults whispered at them, Kinsen, Tordek and Stabby, rushed the portcullis, and bent the bars away so they could get through. The party then had another huge fight against some hobgoblins, one of which was a huge brute, who beat up Samash a lot, but after Tordek and Stabby had killed the little(r) hobgoblins, they helped to bring down the leader. Afterwards, they searched the chambers, and found a very nice shortsword, which Stabby claimed, and some little bits of loot.
~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many

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The Chronicles VI
Day 6
The whole lot of them had another rest, then did some exploring. They found a crypt. Then they found some sarcophagi, then, once Stabby had traveled a bit down the crypt, skeletons jumped out of the sarcophagi and attacked. Most of the skeletons were really weak, and Morrowind and Kinsen killed (can you kill a undead?) them real easy. Then Tordek started yelling to Moradin, and seriously started to smash into the tough warrior skeletons, and he even vaporised one of them with holy power. After they exited the sarcophagi part of the crypt, they found a pair of altars to the Platinum Dragon, and inside one, they found five little silver and platinum dragon figurines. After Samash flatly decided to preserve the artifacts in the Platinum Dragon's name and put them away, the group moved into the tomb behind the crypt. In there, they found a ornate coffin, and when they couldn't find any shinies or other doors, they tried to leave. When they did, the coffin exploded into dust, and standing there was the skeleton of Sir Esdrak (the original one, not the one in Westbush). The whole group, after a nudge nudge wink wink managed (just about) to talk their way into Sir Esdrak's good grace. He then told them a sob story about how he killed his wife and kids, and did some more moaning, then gave Aecris to Tordek for being a "valiant knight". The party then left, after paying their respects to the Platinum Dragon, and moved through back to the screaming corridor. At the screaming corridor, this time it was Stabby that set of the screaming, though this time it didn't seem as effective, and they moved further down the corridor, when they found a secret closet. Well it looked like a closet, until Stabby fired a crossbow bolt through the back wall! The party then piled through the fake wall, and came face to face with some more zombies. The party had it easy, until more zombies appeared behind them trapped them in the room. Then it was only difficult cause they couldn't move around, but the party managed to deadify the undead. They were then asked a riddle, which Stabby got easily (but she has none of it!), and a suit of scale armor appeared, which Tordek took, but he did give his dwarven mail to Samash. The party then had a short rest and returned to town. Near sunset, they reached Westbush, and found the place sealed and locked up tight. Sir Esdrak (the living one, not the unliving one), told them that the dead of Westbush had risen and were attacking the town. After they were let inside to get supplies, the party went to the graveyard (who goes to a graveyard at night?). At the graveyard, they were surrounded and attacked by some really weak skeletons, and that helpful elf from when they first got to town, who was trying to be really helpful by giving the party arrows. Though trying to give them to the party pointy end first from her bow seemed a bit odd. Oh, and there was a pair of undead dogs, that caused a lot of trouble for Samash, they kept knocking the poor dragonborn to the ground and munching on him. Once the party had killed the elf (not very nice by the way, she was trying to help), the rest of the nasty undead got redead really quickly. The group then found another note, with a password "From the ground, some magic was found" from that Kaleral fellow. I think they all got a ding again, and they destroyed the magic circle that was calling the dead from their graves, before they returned to town for a rest to count their loot

~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many
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The Chronicles V
Day 5, mid-afternoon
After they killed all the nasties in the excavation room, they all went down the stairs into a natural cave, where they fought some huge rats. Well I say fought, I mean burned, and when I say all, everyone except Stabby. Once they had killed the rats, Stabby came down and helped them kill a jelly, which annoyed everyone by becoming two jellies (normally people are please when they get jelly), but they eventually killed it. They then went down a corridor, to a room filled with small tunnels. Then these weird insect reptiles came through the walls and started to eat everyone. Except Samash, who fell down a hole. Then he climbed out, and there was much rejoicing. Stabby got poisoned, and Kinsen and Morrowind had fun burning stuff and making it sparkly. But they did win, they are getting better at this adventuring thing. They then explored the chamber some more, and found some more holes. Well Kinsen and Stabby found the holes, the others laughed. After finding some shinies, the party had a quick snooze, as they were all tired.

~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many


Day 6
They started up again a little after midnight, and went into the cistern room. There, they fought a blue flavored jelly, that was really tough, until they all used their mightiest adventuring wassits, and, apart from everyone getting stunned and woozy, they handed it's, what do to hand a thingy with no anatomy instead of it's ass? Anyway, they found some more shinies, and a awesome shield shiny. Then, as they were all really tired, they had another rest, then they went exploring again. They found some twisty turny corridors, and they found a scribble on the ground that would make a loud noise if stepped on. Someone made a reference to a Eglath (whatever one of those is), and Stabby jumped over the symbol. When Tordek tried, it was like he forgot how to jump, and he activated the symbol. The symbol let out this horrible noise, then everyone apart from Samash ran away. They didn't get far, as they were attacked by walking corpses. But like most walking corpses, they weren't that tough, and the party quickly destroyed them. They are now catching their breath, deciding what to do next.

~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many
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The Chronicles IV
Day 5
Well, they all had a short nap, then went to the big door that they went past earlier. Stabby listened at the door, and heard some voices. She then said "three, two, one" and kicked the door open and ran into the room screaming something (she gets too excited that one). The room they went into was a gruesome torture chamber, and it was hot and smelly. Anyway, things went really well for my lot this time, they killed the little goblins quickly, except for one that ran away, and quickly killed a hobgoblin that tried to hit some of my lot with some pokey thing from a fire pit behind him, it didn't work to well though. Anyway, once they had finished, there was this weird dinging sound, but nothing happened for a bit (I'll get back to that). They went looking around the rest of the chamber and found a little goblin locked into a cage. After scaring all sorts of smelly liquids out of the fellow (Spludge he was called), told them about the excavation room, and that there were shinies in there. Stabby's eyes did that light up thing again, and after Tordek and Samash scared some more stuff out of Spludge, they let him go (I'll wonder if they will regret that?). They then had another nap, because they had all learnt some stuff, or did they learn stuff for taking the nap or [Focus]. Anyway, they went round all the way to the entrance, then round to the excavation room, were they found a secret door, that led them to the fat goblins room. They decided cool, then went back, looked down another set of stairs, I think they did, I lost sight of Stabby for a while [not happy about that Amataya] and she came up some stairs babbling about rats. She then suck into the excavation room, where the party beat up on some more goblins and some cute little reptile guard lizard things. When they won, they found some more crowns, and a holy amulet of Moradin. Ooo, ooo, I forgot, they also found some shiny red magical hide armor as well. Well, it's now mid-afternoon (what with the sleeping) and I wonder what they will do next.

~ Amataya, herald of the Decider of Many
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