Ambitus

Chapter 10: The New World
The Turning of the Year

Chapter 10: The New World

So our heroes activated the machine and it sent them to New York, New York at 8 pm on the turn of the year. The mysterious voice told our heroes to hail a giant yellow machine called a cab and they were also told by the voice to head to China Town and look for a man named “The Haitian”. So they first used a polymorph spell to change themselves so they didn’t stick out like sore thumbs. Glimfarn morphed into a black man in zootsuit and the others changed into looks of their choice. The group decided to split up and look for the Haitian.
Brazeloin looked in a local grocery store. Madeus, Octivar, and Salivor went into a pawn shop. Glimfarn and Aiden went to talk to a strange man in a nearby alley. Brazeloin tried talking to the woman who owned the store and was chased out after asking about “The Haitian”. Madeus, Octivar, and Salvior talked to the owner and traded some gold pieces for this strange paper currency. The owner was starting to get suspicious especially when Brazeloin walked in and started talking about all this weird stuff. Meanwhile, Glimfarn and Aiden met a man that offered them these strange drugs like Vicodin, Ritalin, and Ecstasy. Glimfarn, being adventurous as usual, bought some Ritalin and started asking questions about “the Haitian”. The drug dealer freaked out and ran away and Glimfarn followed right behind him. They ran up on the roof and both fell through the glass. Glimfarn used the man as a cushion so he wouldn’t be hurt. The rest of group heard the ruckus and came outside. The man was badly hurt, but after some torture he talked and they went off into the local nightclub.
Once inside the group made their way to the owner’s quarters and were attacked by thugs with these strange weapons that shot these metal balls. They were easily taken out before too much damage was done and they moved into a small hallway. They heard voices in the room down that hallway and Brazeloin decided to get the jump on them buy using a seed explosion spell. After the group heard a small explosion they burst through the doors and fought more thugs.One of the more important people were wearing a silk cheetah skin robe which Glimfarn took greedily.
As the group was looking for what to do next, Madeus looked around the bookshelf and noticed that many of the books pertained to Ambitus and other such things. Madeus pulled out a book and the bookshelf opened to reveal a secret passage. Octivar snuck into the next room which had three men within it. He snuck around the first two and killed the third very loudly. While the others had their backs turned, Madeus came down on one with his sword and slew him instantly. The second one was just as easy to take down.
The group finally came to “the Haitian”. They came to know that “the Haitian” was actually Gambit in another form who explained to them that everyone who lived in Ambitus was brought into this world and had been waiting for the heroes to appear, many of them taking this to their graves.
Gambit then gave Octivar his magical eye patch which let him see magical auras.
Just then a huge explosion engulfed half the room and our group was attacked by a group of gargoyles. The gargoyles were tough and one carried Salvior away. Glimfarn chased the gargoyle down through the building and tried to catch him with a jump, but missed and crushed a car 20 ft below. The gargoyle dropped Salvior on top of a subway car where he was greeted by Otiven, but he looked different and told him that he waited and waited and it was their fault.
After recuperating, Gambit told the group that the only person who knew where to go next was a person by the name of Manhattan and were directed to go to the abandoned subway. The group arrived and soon found out they were not alone there were many humans who had the Alchemist symbol embroidered on their clothes and of course they all had guns. While Glimfarn, Aiden, Salvior, and Madeus snuck into an abandoned train car, Octivar and Brazeloin snuck around to try to take out the men on a train. Octivar slew three people without being seen and hid underneath the train car. Glimfarn shot three arrows and killed one man, but the other noticed. One of the men in the other train car pulled the stake out and the train car was headed right for Glimfarn, Madeus, Aiden, and Salvior. As Madeus, Aiden, and Salvior ran out as fast as they could, Glimfarn climbed into a window and waited for the right moment to strike. As the train was about to collide with the other Glimfarn gracefully flew into the other car and ran through the entire thing as it collapsed within it-self and did a front flip out of the other side. While all this was going on two more men came in and had grenade launchers.
After that scuffle the group moved onward into the the underground. They came to a room filled with carbon monoxide. Brazeloin used a wind wall and mend spells to get rid of the awful gas. They fought a few more people with the Alchemist symbol and came to a a dark and dank cave that reaked of death and poison. The room was full of the Alchemist people and they took us to a huge door. The door opened and a black dragon stepped out. He told the group about how he was raised by his father Aggy and he grew up and took control of New York. This was the same dragon that the group had wrongly guessed was a pseudo-dragon. He said he would tell the group of the device if they could best him in battle and so the fight was on.
Manhattan started by putting out a cloud of poisonous gas which shrouded him in a dark cloud. Glimfarn shot multiple arrows into the beast, but they all glanced off it’s scaly hide. Aiden and Salvior stood their ground and fire spell after spell into Manhattan. He sent out another cloud and badly damaged both spell-casters. Luckily Brazeloin was there to heal them and keep them in the fight. Glimfarn and Octivar climbed onto the dragon’s back using a magic chain that they obtained in the mountains. Once on the back they were attacking when Aiden sent out multiple scorching rays and did massive amount of damage to Manhattan. After the attack Manhattan surrendered and told the group that they needed to go to the Cathedral to find the location of the device. So Gambit picked up the group and gave them a walkie-talkie and said that there were dangerous things underneath the Cathedral and said if you need help I can send some of my men.
The group entered the catacombs and searched for any kind of secret. They came to a wall with a riddle and after solving it went into a huge chamber with yet another Alchemist symbol and statues that slightly resembled the heroes from the group. Every statue had a a special item that pertained to their specific skills and techniques. Then the symbol opened up and and three ghosts came out and screeched with unholiness. Glimfarn and Octivar ran around screaming and running while the rest of the group fought them off. The group eventually defeated the ghosts and discovered the location of the device. It was on top of the Chrysler Building.
They were told by the voice that many innocent people were being brain washed, but if their lives were spared it could help them in the near future. Also, there was a hostage that was near death and if saved he could help with future endeavors. So the group pushes through the crowds of mindless minions and fights through several guards. Then Octivar notices that there are four bombs and decided it would be best to disarm them. The rest of the group climbed into the top floor and fought the butcher who was using the device to destroy the world. It was a long hard battle, but in the end the device fell and almost crushed Brazeloin and the butcher was on his deathbed. The group threw the device over the side of the building as a portal to Hell opened. The group jumped in taking the hostage(who turned out to be Algrim Marbleforge) and the butcher with them and they were each put into their respective floors. Madeus went to Purgatory, Glimfarn to Lust and Hedonism, Octavar to Gluttony, Aidan to Wrath and Violence, and Salvior and Brazeloin to Vanity, Pride and Deception.

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Chapter 9: Ravenloft Will Fall and They Will Rise Part 2
The Plan Takes Shape

The Architects

The Meeting with an Old Teacher

The Search for the Ferryman

Springing the Lightbringer

Setting the Stage

The Battle for Ravenloft

The Revelation

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Chapter 8: Ravenloft Will Fall and They Will Rise.
The Players Come Into Their Roles

The Crash

Due to the chaotic nature of the world, the adventurers were having trouble keeping the Phoenix aloft. With nature itself seemingly wanting to destroy them every second, the Phoenix let out a final spurt of power. The flying machine went down. Snow and hail swirled around them and lightning flashed right next to their faces. The Phoenix crashed into the ground, throwing the adventurers in different directions from the burning corpse of the craft. Aiden received a vision in his unconscious state, informing him that there was little time remaining before a great calamity would befall Ambitus.

When they came to, the group commandeered a carriage that would take them directly to Ravenloft. They arrived at the town gates, only to find that the carriage was going to be searched by the Order of the Blood Knights. The group managed to knock them out with little trouble.

Once they reached the town square, they witnessed a man, known as the Voice, telling the nature of the TRUE Ambitus, and how the Order of the Blood Knights would cleanse the Serpent Coil of the non-believers. The adventurers tried to fight their way through the crowds and Blood Knights, but were forced back to the polluted waterway, and knocked in, unconscious. While they were floating, they were found and whisked away by an unknown group of paladins to a secret underground location.

The Chase, and an Unexpected Reunion

The group, led by *Viknas*, told the group about what had transpired in their time away from the city. The Order of the Blood Knights had come in and taken power in the city. They were led by the Voice, The Mouth, and the Hand. Viknas told them to seek out some gifted resistance members around the city in order to take down the Order. Viknas also informed them that they had found one more person recently, who had passed out due to some sort of toxin in the water supply. The group found that it was Salvior, who had vanished before the quest into Silver Reach.

One such gifted person was Rotface. They found him in the highest class brothel in Ravenloft, with many, MANY women surrounding him. They attempted to reason with him, Rotface decided he was finished with their words and jumped out the window and tried to run away. The group figured that they would chase him, but Brazeloin informed them that he had slipped a toxin into Rotface’s drink, meaning they would have to catch him before he slipped into a state of living death. The few of them that could leap from rooftop to rooftop managed to catch up with him, and wrestle him to the ground, forcing him to listen to their proposal. He agreed to join their mission and went back to the base with them.

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Chapter 7: The Flight of the Phoenix (2)
The Metal Bird Takes Wing

Chapter 7: Fire in the Sky

The heroes decided to leave Adian and Brazeloin to work on the Phoenix while the others went back to explore the rest of the caves and see if there were other methods of getting out of the mountains. As they explored, they encountered a Snow Beast, the creature that had been stalking them for days. It proved too much for Madeus, Octavar, and Glimfarn to handle, and it managed to escape, leaving them troubled. Back at the Tower however, Aiden felt that Tiki, his familiar that had tagged along with the explorers, felt a strong fear, and he and Brazeloin instantly went on the offensive. The group met back up that night, and they learned that Aiden had also discovered signs of campfire from an area below them… signs of life, perhaps?

The next morning, the trio decided to explore the caves and see if they could find a way out. After much exploration, they came upon an open area, inhabited by Kobolds. They asked to be shown where the leader of their tribe sat, and they were introduced to Hadzik of the Hadzik Clan. They told him about their troubles, and the lack of help with the Phoenix. Hadzik offered them his servent, Agget, better known as Aggy. In return, Hadzik asked for something in trade. Madeus presented him with a set of polished silver spoons, and Hadzik, who had an affinity for shiny things, took them with pleasure. The adventurers had made yet another ally.

Aggy walked with a hunch and was crippled. He also carried with him a dragons egg, which the adventurers identified as a pseudo-dragon. Aggy cared for the egg more than anything! And soon, Madeus and the group would come to accept Aggy as a vital asset, but not Aiden.

When the explorer group made their way to the camp, they discovered that it was a group of scavenger dwarves… one of which Octavar managed to take hostage. A scuffle ensued, leaving most of the dwarves dead, with two making it away, alive… for now. The three made their way back to the tower, where the builders had the Phoenix close to completion.

Upon arrival, the trio saw that the Phoenix was restored to its almost-former glory. However, the adventurers heard a commotion from outside, and moved to the top of the tower to investigate. They saw that a large army of dwarves had amassed at the base of the tower, and were attempting to siege it. To make matters worse, a herd of the Snow Beasts arrived on the scene and scaled the tower, engaging the group in combat. Madeus and Aiden managed to keep the beasts at bay while Octavar and Glimfarn helped to destroy ropes and siege ladders that the dwarves were using. Brazeloin descended the tower and made the final adjustments on the Phoenix and raised it up for launch.

The sky above their head rumbled with unholy thunder. Snow and lightning fell from the skies while the sound of thunder was deafening to the ears. However, the group managed to get the Phoenix up in the air and made their way away from Silver Reach, and in the nic of time as well. The storm above the mountain, the group flying towards Ravenloft, and the ring of Albatros…. all the gears were falling into place.

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Chapter 6: The Flight of the Phoenix
A Saga of Fire and Ice

Chapter 6: The Flight of the Phoenix

Part 1: Ice and Ashes

Madeus, Brazeloin, Glimfarn, Aiden and Octovar emerge from the depths of the Dwarven Kingdom to find themselves in an open, arena looking area of the mountains. Salvior had somehow dissipated on the ascent, but the adventurers knew he would be safe, no matter where fate took him. The weather seemed to be holding itself off for the time being, but for how long…? They attempted to find shelter in a coal mine shaft, but they were ambushed and had to move on. They eventually found shelter inside the mountains other chambers, eventually finding their way to a large tower that seemed to sit at the center of the bowl. The group found themselves staring at it longingly for a moment every time they approached it, and made the decision to enter it and determine its secrets.


During the trek up the tower, Brazeloin seemed to develop a headache, but put it aside to continue the expedition. After facing traps and trials, they made it to the 4th floor of the spire, where upon using the mechanisms located there, they discovered a flying machine. This discovery caused Brazeloin to almost pass out, as his contact with the blue stone in the gear room of the Dwarven Dam had given him the charge of Albatros, and he was experiencing memories and feelings that the old Cleric had felt before.


That night, the group determined that they would need to try and repair the flying machine if they were to have a chance of escaping. This task fell upon Aiden and Brazeloin, as their Alchemical training had given them the necessary and basic skills needed to try and repair it, and Glimfarn and Madeus offered to return to the tunnels and search for more materials for the Alchemists to use for repairs, and Octovar was to stay behind and protect them.

However, that night……….

Fatum Carver spoke in their dreams again that night. The story told to the group was that of the Heroes visit to the tower they resided in. It was revealed to them that there were originally two flying machines, and that the one they had with them was the Phoenix. Its wrecked state was due to being attacked on take-off, where the Kolbolds had shot it down. The pilot, Saiker Calum, attempted to escape the failing craft and made it, however, his finger was shot and severed, and his ring (given to him by Albatros) fell back to the tower below as they made their escape.

The next morning, the adventurers made it to the roof of the tower. The view was majestic… they could see far off to different reaches of the Serpent Coil. On the ground, they discovered a bone that looked to be that of a finger, and on it sat a red ruby ring. They believed it to be the ring of Albatros and Saiker, and they decided to hold on to it for safe keeping.


What awaits our heroes as they make the repairs and attempt to make it off the mountain…?


To Be Continued…..

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Chapter 5: What the Waters May Wash Away
We Really Didn't Mean To Kill These People

Gambit made his way over to the group and asked them for their help. Hesitant to do so, the group listened to his proposition. Gambit told them of the Orc Kingdom that lay in the distance… home to the same tribe of Orcs that were hunting them down. He told them of the Dwarven Dam that was situated above the village, and how opening the dam would flood the kingdom and “wash them away,” thereby ceasing any future attacks. Hesitant to believe him, the adventurers packed their supplies and donned their winter garb, setting of for the village of orcs.

After a week of travel, the group arrived at the Dwarven Dam. A large stone wheel sat on the ledge overlooking the orc camp a mile or so below, and as they turned it, the floodgates opened, releasing a torrent of water, the distant sound of screams filled the icy air and the group couldn’t help but feel as if something were not right. Contemplation, however, was short, for the very waters they themselves had released, now cut off their only safe avenue of escape. With no means of going back, our heroes ventured into the black foreboding depths of Silver Reach.

Within the water works of Silver Reach,they discovered the resting place of five adventurers, known to the group as the Five Heroes of Ambitus. Knowing that they were on their trail, and believing the Alchemist’s brother had been through here as well, they continued on, braving dark chambers and unknown dangers, such as floors that gave way to pits of spikes or rooms with fake doors that filled with water – trapping unsuspecting adventurers (Brazeloin). After much walking, they eventually found themselves in what seemed like the longest, darkest hall they had ever come across.

The group arrived in a room filled with great, colossal, mechanical gears On a altar in the room sat a large blue crystal. Upon investigation, Brazeloin and the group were thrust into a vision of the Heroes, telling them of their original expedition into the dwarven halls and the unspeakable evil that resided here. The final words from the vision were “It comes…. Run, Run!” As soon as they awoke from the vision, they heard shrieks of terror from down the hall, and Madeus sensed that a massive amount of Undead Soldiers were approaching them from all sides. Knowing that death was quickly approaching… the group stood their ground, fighting their way through wave after wave of undead until they found themselves in a large antechamber, where lay the remains of a massive dragon. Inside the bones of this creature sat a Hydra, the most fearsome foe our heroes had met to date.

A climactic battle ensued, in which the Hydra displayed its prowess with the Ice element, attempting to freeze the warriors and eat them alive. Finally, after a desperate struggle, the group managed to slay the dreaded beast, calming the Undead in the process. One skeleton approached the group, wearing a Holy Symbol of Pelor on his neck. This symbol, the group determined, must have belonged to Albatros, the Legendary Cleric of the heroes. Brazeloin took it and replaced his symbol with the holy relic. They group hurried out of the room, arriving in a smaller room, with an elevator that seemed to lead up a long mineshaft.

With as strong pull of a lever, the lift began to ascend the shaft with breaknecking speeds. Would our heroes make it out of the tunnels alive, what awaits them on the surface above? And what of Gambit?

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Chapter 4: The Adventurers Part Ways
The Passing of the Ways

The group finally discovered the great city of Ravenloft. They arrived at evening and needed to find a place to sleep for the night. They decided to go their separate ways. They were told that the town was in disarray because several hundred murders had been happening in town. Madeus and Aiden decided to go to the holy temple, where they met with a man named Otivan Gordon, while Glimfarn and Octavar went into the slums to track down the criminal.

They went to the crappiest bar in town named Holbold’s Craft, but it was more known to the townsfolk as Kolbold’s Craft due to the location and building in the town. They sat around and enjoyed a few swigs of ale, when a drunken man walked up to them and acused them that they need to leave before he kicked them out. Octavar then stabbed the man and killed him instantly. This also started a bar fight that got way out of control and to the surprise of our heroes they met up with Brazeloin in the middle of the fight. After Glimfarn cut off a guy’s arm the group of renegades ran off and met up with a stranger from a theives guild. He offered them a contract to hunt down a half-orc that owed them money. The group accepted the contract and was told that the half-orc could be found around a local casino.

They located the owner, who them proceeded to attack them with guards and attack dogs. What made this battle so difficult was the fact that the group had to fight off the enemies with their fists because they had to give up their weapons at the door. After killing the owner they discovered a key to the criminal’s house.

Glimfarn, Octavar, and Brazeloin made their way to his home and discovered an odd symbol behind an old dresser. They went upstairs and found some potions and a note that was very hard to read. They scaled the rooftops and tumbled through a wall and met up with the rest of the group, which now included a very charismatic sorcerer named Salvior. Madeus had a bit of trouble walking across the rickety floor, but Brazeloin ultimately fell down through the floor. They descended down the hole and found themselves in the sewers of the city. They walked for what felt like miles and eventually came upon what looked to be an alter of some kind. Glimfarn recognized a corpse of the man they were supposed to find. Then a crazed citizen started talking about his wife and how pretty she was and how he was going to bring her back to life. He held a black, leather bound, ancient book in his arms, and when he read from it, the air became heavy with the stench of death and the feel of Hell itself. This brought a demon from the nine hells upon the group, but they were ready for battle.

The creature was quite a challenge for our heroes, but they eventually defeated the evil being.

The two groups seperated yet again, but only so Glimfarn’s group could get the cash and Madeus’s group could tell what happened to the leader of the holy temple. Who’s killing everyone and will our heroes ever find and defeat this killer? Keep with us to find out…

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Chapter 3: The Heroes Gambit
The Wayside Tavern

The group has been temporarily splintered. Glimfarn, Madeus, Octavar, and Aiden proceed to leave Rockfall and move on to find the Alchemist’s brother. While Brazeloin decided to stay behind and learn the teachings of the Alchemist.

The traveling group eventually makes their way into an old abandoned tavern. They were awoken in the middle of the night by a traveling merchant. The merchant was after a criminal named Gambit and enlisted the help of our heroes to catch him. They first needed to locate the criminal in the area. Glimfarn and Octavar scouted the area and Glimfarn discovered footprints that lead to a door beneath the tavern. They cautiously made their way down to the dungeon and noticed a small gnome sitting around a fire in a room below them.

After Glimfarn gracefully glided across the gap and placed the board over so the others could cross. Gambit discovered them and instead of fighting revealed that he wasn’t the target, but that the adventurers themselves were the ones being hunted. Then just as soon as the betrayal was revealed, Gambit escaped down a hole and the group were attacked, yet again, by orcs. They fought them off with ease and Octavar finished off the last one as he tried to escape.

The group moved on and found themselves with two ways to go. They decided to go left and fell for a a trap. They fell down a flight of stairs and fell into a pit of bones. Then out a hole came ten dire rats and the group fought them all off. They searched around and found some gold and a ring. They went the other way and saw a strange skeleton floating toward them. Unfortunately, it was actually a gelatinous cube. They tried to retreat and set a trail of fire to burn the cube but it broke through, and Madeus was devoured by the beast. The others eventually killed the cube and Madeus barely came out with his life.

The adventurers then entered through a collapsed wall into what appeared to be an underground lake. Before they could do anything about passing through, the players were faced with yet another trial; this time it was a water elemental. It took a while, but the aqueous monster was finally beaten. Since the only way out was swimming they had to find a way out without drowning. They discovered a boat behind a stalagmite. Madeus and Aiden sat in the boat, while Glimfarn and Octavar tried to guide it through the rapids. They eventually made their way to a small outcropping in the middle of the lake and found Gambit sitting there.

He told them that they had a bounty on their heads from the orcs and he would meet us in Ravenloft and help us with our little orc problem. So they escaped the dungeon and later killed the merchant and got some very nice fake silver spoons. And so the trek toward Ravenloft ensued….

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Chapter 2: The Brawl In Rockfall
Deception in Rockfall

Madeus, Aidan, Octavar, and Glimfarn arrived in the town of Rockfall after their battle with the Kobolds. On the road to the town, they met up with a Cleric, named Brazeloin, and he was invited to join them on their journey. They made their way past the gate keepers, and upon entering the city, they felt like something was amiss. The townspeople were all down and in poverty. The streets were dirty and the buildings looked worn down. They decided to take refuge at the criminally expensive Tavern, The Cliffside, and managed to procure rooms for the night.

That night, as they slept in comfort, two Orcs broke into their room and they were forced to fight in unforgiving circumstances. They managed to win, and that morning, set out for the market to buy armor, weapons, provisions, rations, and other necessities. They then decided to seek out the military leader of Rockfall, Hadrian Roamsen, and try to find out why the town was in the state it was in. Hadrian informed our heroes that a man known as the Alchemist was kidnapping citizens from the town and killing them, and that the Alchemist might retaliate to the executions of his fellow conspirators scheduled in three days . He beseiched our heroes to stop the “mad man” and bring peace back to Rockfall.

The group set off to find a way into the Alchemist’s Tower. The tower’s main street door was locked tight, so they decided to try and use the stables to sneak into the towns storage building in the dead of night and use the secret tunnel that the retired smuggler, Rotface, alluded to them. Once they had made it into the tunnel, they noticed that it was crumbling and open to the outside, which led to a sheer cliff face. One bad step could have spelled the end of the group, but they steeled their nerves and, after an encounter with a swarm of feral rats, they arrived in the ground floor of the Alchemist’s Tower.

The tower smelled of age and mildew, but our heroes were not scared. They mounted the staircase and, four floors later, arrived in a large room with a bay window that faced the town square, where a gallows stood, with many ropes tied into nooses. Infront of this window sat a chair, and in that chair sat a hunched figure, the Alchemist. The heroes rushed over to him only to find out that he was bleeding… stabbed by a blade of some kind. He informed them that Hadrian was actually the mastermind behind the deaths in Rockfall, and that he needed the group to stop his strange nefarious plans. The group took his plea over Hadrian’s charge and took the lift up to the top floor, where Hadrian awaited them.

The group confronted the evil Hadrian, and he revealed to them the truth about of his plan, how he used the Alchemist’s name to strike fear into the hearts of Rockfall and move himself up the ranks until he eventually would rule all of Rockfall. He also informed them that the gallows below contained barrels of explosive powder underneath them, and that they would blow up half of Rockfall, leaving him as the shining beacon of hope in the dark hour. Our heroes would not allow this, and Brazeloin took a zip line down to the gallows to try and evacuate the citizens, but broke both his legs in the process. He managed to still alert the people to the imminent danger, as the crafty dwarf, Octavar disarmed the bomb. The other heroes, however, were locked in deadly combat with Hadrian. he seemed to have the upper hand until he was pushed to the edge of the tower. He laughed and left the heroes with this message: “Men fear those who mind themselves” before smiling for the last time and throwing himself off of the tower, thereby refusing any true stability between the factions in the trading post.

Though not able to stop Hadrian and keep him alive, the group managed to save the Alchemist and help make the town of Rockfall regain part of its glory. They then learned that the Alchemist, revealed to be named Henry Creval, had a brother that helped him to build the entire town of Rockfall, but his brother became jealous of Henry and left him. He charges the group to seek him out if they can. It was at this time that Brazeloin chose to leave the group for a time and pursue the art of Alchemy. And so, Madeus, Octavar, Adian, and Glimfarn left the town of Rockfall behind them, saying goodbye to friend new and old, but knowing that their paths would cross again… soon.

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Chapter 1: The Burning Plague
Duvic Saved

Well first off any outsiders looking in on this adventure The Burning Plague is not an STD.

This is the adventure that started it all.

It starts in the town of Duvic, a little mining town that seems very quiet until the disappearances of several miners in the town and a mysterious plague that is slowing killing the townspeople. A group of wannabe heroes rise to the challenge and even though they are all different and come from many walks of life they decide that it would be best if they all team up so they can all survive.

This group includes Glimfarn, Octavar, Aiden, and Madeus. So the group got supplied and headed into the mine. They noticed it was too dark to see and tho only lighting they had were a few torches. Luckily, Octavar was a dwarve and could see well in dark rooms. While the rest of the group stayed by the entrance, Octavar searched the hallway and rooms for danger. When he called back that it was safe the rest of the group entered the room and examined everything. After almost triggering a trap they discovered an interesting stone that could be useful later. They noticed there were two paths and decided to go left first. They came to a wooden door and heard what sounded like gibberish.

They had Octavar sneak in and when he saw the most fearsome creatures in all the Serpent Coils…kolbolds. He threw the stone and it deafened them and afterward he ran outside and the battle began. The heroes killed all but one and Madeus chopped his hands off and he ran away. They then tried to interrogate the beast, but he was still deaf. They just killed it and decided to camp in this room for the night.

They checked out the locked room the next morning and found out it was just a closet. As they were searching a dire weasel attacked Aiden and the group had to save him quickly. They hit it with everything they could, and after what seemed like forever the beast died.

So they headed back and went the other way. They came into the room and it was a huge cavern with no way to go but up. Unfortunately, Madeus and Aiden were not very good climbers so they decided to have Glimfarn and Octavar climb up the wall and lower rope down to the other two. As Madeus and Aiden were climbing up, Glimfarn heard a strange sound across the hallway. Let the battle begin!

It was another group of kolbolds, but this time they had a leader that was a sorcerer of some kind. The group killed the leader first and then slowly took out the rest of the puny kolbolds. Aiden discovered a hidden door and the group explored it. Inside were two baby kolbolds and a bunch of other things. The group concluded that this was the kolbold hideout. Octavar and Glimfarn thought they should kill the kobolds, but Madeus being the “holy warrior” that he is decided that it would not be the right thing to do. The group discovered a fancy magic cloak and a strange potion.

They headed into the next room which was just filled with several bodies of miners and kolbolds. All of a sudden a hand reached out of the ground and grabbed Glimfarn by the foot. Then several zombies came up from the ground and the group was forced to fight again. They defeated the zombies easily, but now they all had the plague.

They walked into the next room and saw the evil orc causing all the trouble with the town. Madeus drank the potion and it made him grow exponentially. He then threw the orc off his perch and with multiple wounds he died and cursed the group with his dying breath. After his death the plague virtually disappered and Glimfarn, Madeus, Aiden, and Octavar were on their way to becoming true heroes.

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