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Wrath of the Righteous #47: Outside-In

The party continues to navigate the Ineluctable Prison to find Iomedae’s herald, acting on the guidance of the Runelord of Wrath. (-GM)

18th day of Erastus, 4728 AR

The fiend swept forward and began to smite Beckles, profane energy swirling through the air as claw, tentacle, and tongue struck him one by one.

The inverted Giant surged out of his prison, tasting fresh air for the first time in centuries. Letting out a mighty roar, the beast surveyed the area around it. Standing before it, fists at the ready, was Beckles. However, this creature was not like those we had fought before. Before we could even make a move the fiend swept forward and began to smite Beckles, profane energy swirling through the air as claw, tentacle, and tongue struck him one by one. Then in one monstrous gulp, Beckles was swallowed whole and disappeared down the gullet of the giant.

We were taken aback by the ferocity of the creature, but The Incredible Fella shook himself from the daze and began to pelt it with arrows. The beast screamed as bolt after bolt pierced its flesh. I tried to finish it with a vile curse, but once again an overwhelming, mythic force prevented me. At that moment, Barca stepped out of a portal, seemingly from nowhere.

“Sorry for the delay, friends, I was reading a really good scroll!” With a smile and a wave of his hand, he transformed into a huge Dragon and blasted the beast with a ray of frost.

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Wrath of the Righteous #46: We Need a Bigger Party

Runelord Alderpash: The Ineluctable Prison’s most illustrious “guest”

Following the vision of The Ineluctable Prison granted to Sigarda, the party struck a bargain with an ancient lich: Alderpash, the Runelord of Wrath. He advised the party to take on the prison’s lieutenants, and to plumb the prison’s Vault for some of the Demon Lord Baphomet’s most prized possessions — all for the promise that they would take on Baphomet which could release Alderpash from his prison. (-GM)

18th day of Erastus, 4728 AR

Barca and Fella were “too tired” to continue exploring, so we were operating in diminished capacity. The room we were in had the four artifacts on the ends and the four jars plus the replacement statue in the middle. Clearly we were supposed to do some sort of ritual to unlock the artifacts. But what? I decided to ask the altar itself.

“So, bowl, what do people usually fill you with?” I asked.

“Water. Dirty water.” it replied.

Fortunately, Alderpash had some unholy water on him, so we went and got it, then poured it in the four bowls. The first one unlocked Baphomet’s own glaive. The second unlocked a scimitar that was forged from the shards of Sarenrae’s battle with Rovagug at the dawn of creation. Maybe we could carbon-date it and disprove the “the universe is billions of years old” myth once and for all. The third held the Herald’s heavy heavenly heart. It probably wouldn’t be that useful, as I was planning on just resurrecting him. The last one had a ball of twine. Nothing special or magical about it, just a bunch of string. We threw it all in the sanctum.

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Wrath of the Righteous #44: Star Wars

Freed from their cell, the party continued their search for Iomedae’s Herald. They now wandered the labyrinthine maze of the Ineluctable Prison, itself an extradimensional space within the maze-realm of Baphomet. (-GM)

17th day of Erastus, 4728 AR

Stringy Demodand

After our heroes had finished interrogating the guards and had learned the whereabouts of their boss, they continued onwards to find her. The party entered a chamber that they quickly named Mustafar because of the two pits of lava (and other striking similarities to the planet). The entrance had many adamantine bars to keep out intruders, but the enterprising The Incredible Fella took the valuable adamantine for the party.

After they entered Mustafar, our heroes were beset on all sides by stringy demodands. The Incredible Fella made quick work of these flying foes, but far more impressive was the incredible display Nunya put on. For the first time that anyone could remember, Nunya achieved a critical. (This was especially special because no one had, until then, seen him roll anything above a 9)

Sigarda dispatched the last demodand by turning him to stone which promptly dropped him into the pool of lava. As he disappeared beneath the surface, the last part to dissolve was his hand, which was giving an ominous thumbs up.

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Wrath of the Righteous #43: Liberators

Freed from their cell, the party continued their search for Iomedae’s Herald. They now wandered the labyrinthine maze of the Ineluctable Prison, itself an extradimensional space within the maze-realm of Baphomet. (-GM)

15th day of Erastus, 4728 AR

A picture from when the party arrived in the Ivory Labyrinth. Just placing it here because it’s cool =P -GM

After dealing with our captors we were finally free to explore the prison. Screams echoed through the chambers of rough stone, seeming to emanate from everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Most of the cells we passed were empty or filled with raving husks. However, we did find one sane soul amidst the madness. She looked up at Nunya with hollow eyes. She whispered something, just slightly too low for us to catch. Nunya’s brow creased, and he leaned forward.

“I’m sorry, what did you say?” He gently asked the girl.

“I said kill me. Please. End me. I’ve been here for so long. Let me go. Let me die.letmedieohgodplease….”

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Wrath of the Righteous #42: Operation Trojan Rat

In their quest to rescue Iomedae’s herald, the party finds a way into the demon lord’s Ineluctable Prison! (-GM)

14th day of Erastus, 4728 AR

We were sniffing the sweet subtle scent of sulfur when sounds of someone sneaking somewhere sought our senses. It turned out to be minotaurs on a patrol. Were they searching for us? There was only one way to find out. We charged them head on, Beckles leading with a uppercut to the snout. Unlike most minotaurs, who would have been dead just from looking at the fist of fury flying for his face, this guy only suffered a major bruise. It wasn’t much of a surprise. Even though this was supposed to be a city of minotaurs, the actual CR 4 variety would never have the nerve to face us. We should call these guys megataurs.

Beckles was pretty beat up from the megataur he was fighting, so I let loose with a blast of positive energy. Most of his wounds repaired nicely, and everyone else was powered up with pure positivity. Sigarda decided to cast vengeful outrage on one of the minotaurs, and he fought loyally with us until his target died. He ran at me horns down, but Orog flashed a red cape in his face, causing him to run straight into a wall and die. Sucker.

Luckily one of them was merely unconscious, enabling us to interrogate him. He was all “I don’t know anything” and “I just do what I’m told,” which was obviously nonsense. Anyone who gets to CR 15 is going to be in the inner circle. We eventually beat out the fact that people in the Big Scary Tower might have been to the prison before, and he has been to said tower. All we had to do was pull a quick share memory, and we would be one step closer to Iomedae’s herald. Did you get that? H-E-R-A-L-D.

Unfortunately, the megataur had an extremely high will save. It made no sense. Combat-based monsters should be dumb. What did he do, meditate before fighting to strengthen his will? Where’s his weakness? Sigarda had to use a ton of mythic power and several curses, but eventually we got a memory of him inside the tower opening a broom closet. We then killed him for being so stubborn.

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Wrath of the Righteous #41: A Firm Grasp

The party has the weighty task of rescuing Iomedae’s from the demon lord BaphometThe oracle Nunya continues their tale. (-GM)

13th day of Erastus, 4728 AR

Coloxus demon

The memories force themselves into my mind yet again.

“Not Harold!” screeches Sigarda.

Iomedae asks us a question. As I start to answer, Sigarda attacks me with the insane frenzy only a rat could achieve.

The others laugh. I bury my head in shame.

The pious knights and selfless priests I had been with in years past would never have fouled the situation like that. But alas, I am stuck with a worshipper of a demon lord. I cast remove trauma. I feel better now, but it’s only a matter of time before these “crusaders” screw up again.

Outside our demiplane sanctum wait 4 coloxi, somehow able to sense us. As we are in a maze with no idea of where the the Herald’s prison is, we need directions. That means we can’t have these demons teleporting away when they realize they’re outmatched. As I exit the sanctum, I cast greater forbid action, preventing them from using any magic. Barca casts black tentacles imbued with mythic power to stop them from escaping the mundane way.

Unfortunately, the mage can’t control who the tentacles restrain, and I am also pulled into its embrace. As I am tightly bound in its clutches, I cannot cast any more spells and remain helpless for most of the fight. Struggling is pointless against these mythic coils.

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Wrath of the Righteous #40: The Goddess

The Goddess of valor, justice, and honor, Iomedae, personally asks our heroes to undertake a dangerous mission in today’s writeup. (-GM)

11th day of Erastus, 4728 AR

Iomedae grew displeased…

When our heroes had slain the daughter of Baphomet and returned to their own plane, they had urgent news to report. They told Queen Galfrey that the herald of Iomedae had been captured and they recounted the tales of their adventure. They were to be dispatched on a rescue mission of such importance, that they gained an audience with Iomedae herself. Throughout their reports both with the queen and Iomedae, the loudmouthed buffoon Nunya kept attempting to say very foolish things indeed. So foolish in fact, that while speaking to Iomedae, Sigarda had no other options than to physically prevent Nunya from opening his big mouth. Displeased with Nunya‘s foolishness and with the display of how little control the party had over its own members, Iomedae grew displeased and provided only one artifact to aid them in their journey to free Harold. Had The Incredible Fella not shown his vast knowledge and skill, they would have received naught but a dirty look. Read the rest of this entry »
 

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