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Wrath of the Righteous #11: I Really Want to Kill Some More Stuff

Perhaps Deathwish got his… wish? Or perhaps he’s celebrating because the party killed Staunton Vhane and took back Citadel Drezen? The legendary Sword of Valor was still missing, however. The party’s kineticist, Ghalt, fills us in. –GM

15th day of Erastus, 4716 AR

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This is where I started to get annoyed…

Today was a great day. We killed a shadow demon and some other demons, and we got the Sword of Valor. But its greatness was lessened significantly by the fact that I am more pissed at the damn demons than I have been for the past month.

It all started with us at a standoff with some weaker demons, and then we ended the standoff by killing them. We then went into another room, and another. We were exploring the dungeon, and I don’t really care where we were, but Unit 11 did, so he mapped. We kept going until we found a secret door that led to a long room with some dumb pictures of demons on the walls. Then some trap triggered when we tried to leave, which conjured what was supposed to be my worst fear and kill me instantly, but I didn’t really care, and shook it off.

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Wrath of the Righteous #7: The Road to the End, Pt. 1 (a.k.a. Brimoraks populate faster than rabbits)

Unit 11 continues the tale of the war for Drezen, as the party makes its first foray into Citadel Drezen itself. –GM

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We approached the front battlement, now swarming with more brimoraks.

29th day of Sarenith, 4716 AR

Seeing my allies fight without being able to rush headlong into the fray with them hurt more than the pain of the demons’ weapons. Looking through a closed portcullis with mercenaries shooting arrows at me, and no other way in (or so it appeared at the time), i had one option. So i used my adaptation to be able to contort my body more flexibly and tried to get through the bars but got stuck halfway. I got through, thanks to Sean O’Connell and his golden tyrannosaurus Clover pushing me.

I rushed in and started attacking all of the demons. Meanwhile, Ghalt was picking off archers while Sean saw that some rubble blocking our way was an illusion, so he turned the corner and rushed into melee. We finished off the rest and moved on. We moved onto another battlement, cleared it of brimoraks, cutting off limbs, heads, more limbs and more heads. We went back to the camp, rested, and told tales of our bravery.

We approached the front battlement, now swarming with more brimoraks. So Ghalt wanted to use an ability he had been working on. So we got a catapult and someone to use it, Ghalt crafted a hollow boulder, with Idanogin 2.0, Sean and James inside while me, Unit 11 and Ghalt scaled the wall. So we surprised the filthy demon scum, and then the catapult let loose. The shell cracked open, and three dizzied warriors fell out. They took up arms and, after a painful fight with more limbs flying everywhere, we defeated them.

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Ghalt crafted a hollow boulder, with Idanogin 2.0, Sean and James inside…

-Deathwish (Enzo)

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Deathwish – vanaran ranger 7, champion
Ghalt – hobgoblin kineticist 7, champion
Idanogin 2.0 – aasimar cleric 6, hierophant
James – aasimar paladin 7, champion
Sean O’Connell – aasimar paladin 6, hierophant
Unit 11 – aasimar ranger 7, trickster

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Wrath of the Righteous #6: Inside Citadel Drezen

Unit 11 continues the tale of the war for Drezen, as the party makes its first foray into Citadel Drezen itself. –GM

28th day of Sarenith, 4716 AR

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The soldiers reported a bat-winged ghoul had attacked the army in the night, killing 12 soldiers.

After we vanquished the three-headed beast, we retired to our camp to rest our exhausted bodies. In the early dawn, some soldiers reported a bat-winged ghoul had attacked the army in the night, killing 12 soldiers. After hearing this unfortunate news, we headed to the graveyard with the paladin Irabeth. At the monastery, the bat-winged creature was an easy kill.

The next day, we explored the Citadel Drezen. James and I scouted out the best way to enter the place, and we finally found a hole in the wall in which we entered. As we climbed over rubble and passed into the next room, I was annoyed to see a large O-shaped room with doors and alcoves all along the walls. I immediately got out my mapping supplies and began sketching. Before I even completed the first wall, the paladins had already opened and closed 5 doors. Upon completion of the illustration of the second wall, Irabeth opened another door and was attacked by a crazy barbarian speaking in a strange tongue. The battle was intense, but not exciting. Unfortunately, the barbarian killed Irabeth, so we returned to camp to bury her.

After an evening of reflection and rest, we returned to the Citadel Drezen. This time Nurah, the halfling bard, and Sosiel, a human cleric, accompanied us into the dungeon, and the other half of the party explored the front gate. Most of the exploring was uneventful, until we looted an armory and encountered a chapel with a succubus and her followers. Before the succubus followers could do anything, I had struck down all three of them while the succubus cast dominate on James. However, before she could complete her spell, I struck her down with a bunch of arrows to the head. As we started to leave the room, I noticed a huge blank section on my map which immediately led me to believe there was a secret room. Sure enough, we found a hidden door behind which we discovered a statue of Iomedae with a banner, and an altar which all turned out to be mimics. We killed them, grabbed some loot (the banner was not the Sword of Valor), and returned to the scene of the dead succubus. From there, we entered a courtyard where a Vrock excruciatingly screeched alerting the whole citadel to our presence.

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Irabeth Tirabade

I pelted him with a few arrows, as four gargoyles entered across from us and two brimoraks teleported into the room.

-Unit 11 (Torin)

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Deathwish – vanaran ranger 7, champion
Ghalt – hobgoblin kineticist 7, champion
Idanogin 2.0 – aasimar cleric 6, hierophant
James – aasimar paladin 7, champion
Sean O’Connell – aasimar paladin 6, hierophant
Unit 11 – aasimar ranger 7, trickster

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Posted by on July 29, 2016 in Campaign, Wrath of the Righteous 3

 

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Wrath of the Righteous #5: Taking the Citadel

The crusaders make further progress in this week’s chapter of the battle for Drezen. Deathwish narrates. –GM

27th day of Sarenith, 4716 AR

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Aron Kir

After our annihilation of the bridge guards, we decided to fortify our camp. In the night, I heard a noise, so I got Ghalt and Unit 11 to search around with me. We found tracks leading into the food supply, but we didn’t see anything. The next day, we realized our food was poisoned, as many soldiers had diarrhea. But since they are strong and hardy soldiers, we didn’t care. Though we did ask the shifty little halfling Nurah, who said that Aron Kir has been missing. Probably corrupted by demons, or a traitor.

After an hour or so, we got ready for a full-on attack. But for our army to get into the citadel, we had to take out the catapults. Idanogin used a wand of dimension door to get us to the base of a tower, but we needed to get to the top of the tower. So I cast communal ant haul and we (James, Ghalt and I) carried the others. Me and Ghalt climbed, and James levitated up.

At the top, I tried to sneakily stealth and take out one of the Tiefling guards but a big bad boss — pfft, sorry, easy to kill, a squirrel is more intimidating than him — demon In charge, saw me. So I yelled our signaling word and sliced a Tiefling’s throat. The remaining Tieflings were filled with arrows and sharp rocks from Ghalt and Unit 11. So, we repositioned the catapult and fired at another, hitting it dead on and crushing it. That made some angry fire-blood-spitting demons teleport to us. We fought, until all of them were in a mangled heap. Then we celebrated, I mean mourned the death of Idanogin.

James took Sean down to the army, who raided the citadel while the rest of us destroyed the last of the catapults. Our army charged in, to be faced by Dretches, Tieflings and mercenaries. Our army dispatched the Tieflings with ease, but took heavy losses from the others. Another army approached from the hill, so we took out the first two armies, then shot down most of the last. They fled, but their army got trampled by our horses.

We rescued the people from the hill and trekked towards the ghoul cemetery thing. Crossing the bridge, we noticed a giant flying thing. As it got closer we could see it was a three headed manticore. James, Sean and I started yelling insults at it, while Ghalt and Unit 11 shot at it. It kept flyby attacking us. Eventually it was shot down, and we felt a giant surge of power. Feeling stronger, better and faster than ever before in our lives, we moved on with a newfound haste, ready for anything.

And so we moved on.

-Deathwish (Enzo)

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Deathwish – vanaran ranger 7, champion (Tier 2!)
Ghalt – hobgoblin kineticist 7, champion (Tier 2!)
James – aasimar paladin 6, champion (Tier 2!)
Sean O’Connell – aasimar paladin 5, hierophant (Tier 2!)
Unit 11 – aasimar ranger 7, trickster (Tier 2!)

R.I.P.:
Idanogin – ifrit bard 6, marshal

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Wrath of the Righteous #4: Sneakily Swiping a Stolen Span

It’s all about alliteration today, as our ongoing effort to archive the adventures of our audacious association of intrepid explorers indefatigably ensues. Courtesy of Ghalt. –GM

26th day of Sarenith, 4716 AR

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“I didn’t particularly care about the logistics, I just wanted to kill some stuff.”

So after our successful annihilation of more tieflings (demon worshipers, AGAIN), we decided after some debate (not really), to retake the bridge spanning the dried Ahari river basin. Beyond lay Citadel Drezen.

My initial idea was to get the prisoners that were on Paradise Hill, but the catapults on the stronghold were in range of it, and they could mess us up. So we decided to sneakily swipe the bridge, so we could take the stronghold more easily, so we could not worry about getting squashed by a catapult as we freed prisoners.

I didn’t particularly care about the logistics, I just wanted to kill some stuff.

So me and Deathwish used our superior stealthiness, and our climbing skill to get to the ropes. I forgot to mention why we didn’t just do a full scale assault. They had these mutated Auroxs that were like all demon-y, and they were tied to the supports of the bridge. So they could just have them pull, and collapse the whole thing, which would really suck, so we cut the ropes to make it so they couldn’t do that.

So anyway, we snuck in, and were able to get three of the four ropes cut before the stupid beasts smelled us. One charged me and pissed me off quite a bit by biting me (the pain was nothing compared to its breath, trust me). Deathwish ran to the last rope and chopped it, then was trampled by two angry demon cows. I turned and filleted one with shards of earth. I suddenly felt much more powerful, and was then gored twice by those dumb beasts. Luckily, my tough skin made it not very painful, and I was angrier than ever.

I turned and launched a blast of earth at the one to my left’s head. Right as the blast left my hand, I had a mental picture of the number one showing on a multisided die, and it veered off to the right and killed a bird out of the sky. I blinked a couple of times, and blasted it again, landing a solid rock in its behind and killing it dead. Meanwhile, Deathwish had been doing his usual: slicing and dicing. He downed the last one, and started climbing up to the top.

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I looked up onto the tower, saw nothing, looked lower, and saw the nastiest tiefling I have ever had the displeasure to happen upon.

While this had been happening, the rest of our demon-slaying crew had been hiding behind a rock nearby. They then ran out and charged the few crossbow-firing tieflings on the bridge. I ran up the wall of one of the towers after seeing a blast of magic, hoping I could get the drop on a demon. I wasn’t that lucky, unfortunately. I looked up onto the tower, saw nothing, looked lower, and saw the nastiest tiefling I have ever had the displeasure to happen upon. He was a lump with another lump in the front, which I assumed was his head, and a third that was his hump.

While he was gibbering some silly spell, I blasted him across the tower, nearly killing him. The rest of the party was busy killing the rest of the tieflings that were at the tops of the other towers, and the ones on the bridge. Then, that rude lump of a tiefling clawed me right in the arm. At this point I was really just done with all of the crap I had to put up with to kill some demons. And I couldn’t even find demons, so I was supposed to fight tieflings?! So I put all of my anger and frustration into a powerful metal blast that tore him in half, as in, one half still on the tower, one half on the other side of the bridge.

I then proceeded to loot the scoundrel’s body, while the rest of the tieflings surrendered. He had some cool potions on him, and a wand of dimension door, which we realized could be very useful for infiltrating the stronghold, which we will do tomorrow. It was pretty fun, but I need to sleep. That battle kinda did hurt, and we will probably assault the stronghold tomorrow, so I need my rest.

Whoever is reading this, kill some demons. Bye for now.

Ghalt (Marco)

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Deathwish – vanaran ranger 7, champion
Ghalt – hobgoblin kineticist 7, champion
Idanogin – ifrit bard 6, marshal
James – aasimar paladin 6, champion
O’Connell – aasimar paladin 5, hierophant
Unit 11 – aasimar ranger 6, trickster

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Wrath of the Righteous #3: Rumors and Goat Heads

Deathwish –GM

25th day of Sarenith, 4716 AR

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In the morning, James made a speech about how awesome we are and then ate one of the demon heads that he had on a spear.

Spirits were high as our soldiers were united with the other half of our army. But at night, no one said a word. I wasn’t able to sleep that night; how could I? That close to Drezen, I never felt safe.

Going outside to get some fresh air, I saw them. Demons. They looked like satyrs that were punched in the face by a giant. But I didn’t know what kind, but it didn’t matter. I yelled a battle cry and attacked. I didn’t get that close because they outnumbered me 7 to 1. I readied my weapon to cut the head off of the first hideous creature to get in my way.

The demons did what I wanted. They swarmed me. I cut them down one at a time, severing limbs, splashing demon blood everywhere. My allies came out and helped finish the last few.

In the morning, James made a speech about how awesome we are and then ate one of the demon heads that he had on a spear. He called it a shish kebaaaab. The soldiers laughed. I don’t get it.

We march a bit farther and see swarms of an insect Idanogin says are some kind of armor-eating people-killing bugs. We decided to avoid them. We marched towards the south side of Drezen for 2 days. One of the paladins, Arles Jhestander, had some doubts, but we calmed him down and got ready.

When we saw the city, everyone stared In awe. Unit 11 and I scouted around and found a ton of ghouls, mercenaries and tieflings. Unit 11, Idanogin and I infiltrated the mercenary encampment. We blended in and learned valuable information. We were told that the commander just wants them to build barricades, but all the troops are ready for a fight.

In the night, back at our camp, ghouls attacked, but the soldiers rallied and slaughtered them all. Then, In the morning, Kaas and James marched the army out near the encampment, just out of the catapults’ range.

That’s when we struck. Idanogin started telling the mercenaries to attack before the larger army gets to Drezen. What a lie. Mendev doesn’t even have enough soldiers for another army. The mercenaries took our “advice” and attacked. They all died. The tiefling army wasn’t moving, so Kaas led a charge against them which destroyed their army as well.

Hopefully we will take back Drezen.

And maybe I’ll have the glorious death that I have been waiting for.

Deathwish (Enzo)

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Deathwish – vanaran ranger 7, champion
Ghalt – hobgoblin kineticist 6, champion
Idanogin – ifrit bard 6, marshal
James – aasimar paladin 6, champion
Kaas – oracle 6, hierophant
Unit 11 – aasimar ranger 6, trickster

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Wrath of the Righteous #2: Stupid Demons

By the time James, Idanogin, and Unit 11 had begun leading their small army toward Drezen, Ghalt, Deathwish, and Kaas had already set out. Ghalt tells their story. –GM

22nd day of Sarenith, 4716 AR

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Queen Galfrey

I am Ghalt. I think that demons are stupid and dumb and should die, because of what happened the other day. Here’s the story.

The queen lady (Queen Galfrey) had told us to go sneak into Drezen to get back some magic banner that could stop the stupid demons from teleporting behind our lines. We were like ya ya whatever, and she also made us take with us some other people. First we got an awesome army of like a bunch of paladins, who kick ass, then we also got this shifty little turd of a halfling named Yurah, who knows about the history of the Crusades and is really short. Then there was this other dude who knows military logistics, named Amon Kir.

So we started going to Drezen with our paladins and our horses, and the first like one or two days were chill. But then we saw some people in the distance, and so me and Deathwish, being as sneaky as we are, went up to them to scout them out. We looked, and saw that it was an army of tieflings.

Now I personally have nothing against tieflings, and I know a few that are like, ya know, not totally evil and terrible. But demon-worshiping ones just rub me the wrong way. Now, I realize that some demon lords are pretty powerful, but most of the world hates them, so it’s not a good idea to worship them. I just got really off topic. Whoops. Back to the story.

So we see the army of tieflings and were like, damn, we can take these fools! So me and Deathwish run back, tell our army to charge, while we sneak around the back and liquidate their leader. So our army goes in and is kicking some serious ass, like I said they would, and I spot the leader. I’m like, U gonna die demon!, and I blasted a big hunk of rock at his head. He was like, “Nope I’m out,” and teleported away, which really pissed me off cuz he was some ugly demon.

Our army slaughtered the demon-worshiping idiots, and we made camp, while Kaas, this cool dude who can do magic, was like, “Guys, we r the best!” And everyone was like YAAAA and we were hyped as crap.

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He was like, “Nope I’m out,” and teleported away, which really pissed me off cuz he was some ugly demon.

That night, I saw Yurah go behind some horses and go invisible, so I used my tremorsense to follow her. I think I stepped on a bucket or made some noise though, because she reappeared and was like “WTF u following me.” And I was like, “Why u invisible.” She gave some BS excuse about how she thought some of the tieflings survived and were sneaking around the camp, but I knew she was up to something.

The next day, we stopped at a place where we could resupply, a farm, and we found it burned to the ground. We scavenged what we could, but the inconsiderate demons had kinda screwed us with our resupply. We had enough, but we wanted more. We kept going, now entering the Worldwound itself, and got rained on by dead locusts, which taste terrible, trust me. Some of our older paladins thought it was a bad omen, but I didn’t care that much, and told them not to worry too much.

We kept going, and the next day, we arrived at the river which we crossed. We saw a giant rock, which had a staircase that let up somewhere, so we went up. Amon, the logistics guy, told us it was a stronghold used by crusaders to restock and could have cool stuff inside. So naturally when we went inside, we were ambushed, but we had already seen the gargoyles (the ambushers), so it wasn’t very surprising. We quickly destroyed them, Deathwish using his short swords to mince them up, and me firing blasts of earth at them, and Kaas was just kind of there.

We looked into the next room to find a bunch of ghouls, a babau demon, and a tougher ghoul. It was a slightly more difficult fight, but with Deathwish doing his mincemeat thing, me blasting crap, and Kaas casting some cool spells, it was easy. This room was the chapel, and we searched it, looking for loot. As we were doing that though, Deathwish heard someone talking behind a door to our right. We busted in and found another ghoul, and another demon thingy. We did the same, but I sneezed as I was firing my blast at the demon, hoping my rocky snot would entangle him, but divine intervention caused it to miss. We killed it and the ghoul though, and continued searching the room.

Right as I found a switch that I later pulled to open the chamber to the loot, ANOTHER demon flew in and used some stupid demon thing, which made it so only it could see. I did get one blast into it before that, but then good old Kaas cast what he called an inspired spell, and the darkness was lifted. I got one more blast into him, and then he gave me a death stare that weakened me a lot. He attacked Kaas in the darkness though, and I blasted him for the killing blow. Man, demons are annoying.

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Once we cleaned the temple, we heard a loud cheer some miles away. We galloped toward the sound on our horses…

We healed, then gathered up our loot. We ended up getting quite a bit of gold and gems, some magic armor, some magic weapons, and a huge number of healing potions for our army. We then spent a day repairing the stronghold because it was really trashed, and it was a temple to the gods, so we hoped they would give us their blessing.

Once we cleaned the temple, we heard a loud cheer some miles away. We galloped toward the sound on our horses. We spotted James, our paladin, holding his special longsword, Radiance, up in the air and rallying the armies of paladins.

That’s all folks! And remember, kineticists are cool!

Ghalt (Marco)

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Deathwish – vanaran ranger 6, champion
Ghalt – hobgoblin kineticist 6, champion
Idanogin – ifrit bard 6, marshal
James – aasimar paladin 6, champion
Kaas – oracle 6, hierophant
Unit 11 – aasimar ranger 6, trickster

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