Revival of Mystra and other Plots.

The Battle Between Royals
To the Pit and Back

 

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Pick facilitated moving the people who were previously at the docks of Waterdeep back to the city with Corporal Carrot and her brother Uriser.  When that was done Pick asked if she should get rewarded for doing that as well.  Corporal Carrot told her that she had withheld information on the case as well as lied to him.  Pick made an excuse but Corporal Carrot told her that he needed to go but Pick said that there was something that she wanted to tell him under guards and wards.  Carrot told her to meet her at the guard station and they would discuss that there.  Pick watched him walk away but just as he disappeared he dropped a small bag and Pick went and grabbed it.

On the way to the guard station, Bran messaged Pick via telepathic link and asked her where she was at.  She told him of her destination and he asked what did she do.  Pick made it to the guard station and went in, which unnerved her that she had gone so many times – a thief doesn't belong there.  She went straight back to Corporal Carrot's office, without signing in.  She told him that she though the Xanthar was after Mulock for some reason and Corporal Carrot said that they were investigating that and asked her if she had any proof and she told them she had seen the mark of the guild on the man who attacked Mulock.  Then he asked her if she would be willing to testify and Pick said "uuuuuuuuh -" and Carrot told her that people who did know it was the Xanthar were not willing to testify so they didn't have a case.

Pick left the guard station and as she was walking back to Zaraldon's bar she Bran reached her and said something to her that made her hit him.  He yelled "Thief" and threw some coins at her and then ran to the guard station.  Pick glared at him, Pick up the coins, and then decided to go to the docks to talk with her brother.

Inside the guard station Bran reported that a short, "cunty", deep gnome tried to rob him and he yelled for help.  They asked him questions and they found out that she had not in fact tried to steal from him but rather assaulted him.  Then they made a warrant out for Pick Trickfoot.

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Pick went to the Broken Tankard and went and sat with her brother.  Pick's first question was when was he going to be leaving and she was told that it would be within the next day or two.  Then she stated again that she would really like to ride on his ship, then she asked what his ship's name was and he told her that it changed from time to time, depending on what she wanted.  Pick got excited and asked if the ship was awakened and her brother told her it was.  Then they got onto the subject of what Bran did and Uriser got a look in his eyes.  Pick spent the rest of the night drinking with her brother and his crew.

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After that fiasco Bran went to Kalbin Blackstaff's home and tried to see how long of a wait until his proposal would be seen and he ended up falling asleep there.  The next morning Bran woke to Uriser  in front of him and threatened him and his life.  Bran went back to Zaraldon's bar and went back to reading books on true names.

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When Pick woke up, Bran told her insults about her brother and she was fuming.  She made a beeline straight to the library.  She screamed out and asked where he was but she didn't hear a reply and the bookworms told her that he was in the section T.  Pick sped there and saw Bran sitting comfortably on a chair with a book.  She ran up and punched him in the face.  They got into it and then Bran said this was not the proper place to do this and the bookworms agreed and they sent them to the Pit and they were in a ring together.  The people who were in the ring left in and they watched a young adult and a child fight.  Pick was relentless, she wasn't going to stop unless she had been forced to.

Bran transformed into an Earth elemental and continued the fight and some booed.  It wasn't long after that his form was dispelled by Galza which forfeited Pick from winning.  She asked what had happened and Pick told her that he had insulted Uriser, and Galza asked if this was true.  Bran said that he said some thing but they were completely justifiable.  Galza then said she would have next round, if that was okay with Earthbreaker.   

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The Visit to Union
The Test of Open Mindedness
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Exploration of the Elven Crypt
Search for a Music Sheet from the Song of Creation
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The Many Paths We Walk
So Much to Do, So Little Time

 

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A Time for Celebration
Trials and Tribulations

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The Little One's Birthday Party
Surprise!
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Return to Mystrath
The Gaze's Effects

 

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Naserath and Rizola hang out for a while in the Dragon’s Wing, and sooner or later Pick and Barkus stumble in.  Wanting her to see what he had done in Mystrath as well as letting her get away from the bar for a little while, Naserath offers for Rizola to come to the North with him and Pick.  She agrees and Naserath casts teleportation and they appear in the head priest quarters back at Mystrath.  When they are there Naserath shows Rizola around.

 

As they are exploring they find a smaller version of the golem downstairs.  Apparently he had been working on a teleportation circle for public access to the temple, however, a teleportation circle has to be worked on every day for a year to be activated.  In the process of the conversation the miniature golem freezes and he and Rizola are dead-locked.  After a few minutes they both pass out.  Naserath starts to worry and picks Rizola up and takes her to his quarters.

 

 


 

Pick goes down to the main golem to see what happened, and he told her that Rizola saw the entire life of Mystra and was unable to handle it so she was in a coma, one which could lead to death.  The golem, after introducing himself as Kythorne, told Pick to go into a specific room and grab some alchemical components.  She did a small ritual and Wikur appeared and Pick explained the situation, then, with the other components, the two went to the high priest quarters and starts mixing the agents to help wake Rizola.

 


 

Naserath watches Wikur, and notices something on the Fey Plate that he is wearing.  When Naserath looks at it, he, like Rizola previously, is entranced but to the life of the fey Atticus.  Pick worries about the two and wants to help as well, but she doesn’t know what to do.  Then she decides to talk to Atticus.

 


 

Pick gets on Barkus and rides out to the woods, thirty minutes away.  When she gets off Barkus she calls Atticus’ name and soon after a wolf with the fey’s eyes appears.  Pick inquires about a solution to both of the problems and Atticus tells her that Wikur will do his best with Rizola and Naserath should be out for a couple of days but be fine.  At the end of their conversation, Atticus asks Pick what she has planned for her birthday, which was only a few days away.  Pick wasn’t sure but she was excited, it was her first birthday in four years that she hadn’t been in a cage. 

 

Before they depart Atticus asks Pick if she has some food because the wolf will probably be hungry when he leaves the host.  Of course Pick has food, she always has food.  After feeding the wolf and watching it scamper off, Pick and Barkus head back to the temple.

 


 

Two days later Naserath recovers from the enchantment and wakes up right next to Rizola who is still in hers.  Wikur is still working on her and progress is slow.  This was not what Naserath wanted when he invited her here. 

 


 

Pick had been continuing where the miniature golem left off with the teleportation circle so all of his efforts wouldn’t go to waste.  And as she did she picked up the skills of a Ritual Caster.

 


 

After a few days of anxiety Rizola wakes up and a sense of relief is washed through the group.  Wikur, who hadn’t slept in a couple of days, dragged himself to the guest quarters and fell into a deep slumber.

 

Pick was unexpectedly happy the next day and Naserath asked why.  Pick told him that her birthday was in a couple of days.  Unbeknownst to her, Naserath started to plan a surprise party, inviting all their friends who they had previously met.

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Exploration of Vasselheim
With Family We Reunite
 
 
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The session begins with Pick asking her cousin Pike for more information on the case of the missing children.  Pike hands the brooms over to acolytes and they make their way into a room that is decorated with maps and information, something along the lines of a war room.  All the information in there was what they had on the cases.  Then, remembering that Iliana threatened Farryn with sending his sister to the Dread Emperor, Pick asked if they had any information on him, and they did.  It wasn’t much but there was some compilations.  Then, that sparked another thought.  The Oath Breaker was working for Iliana and so he might know something about the Dread Emperor.  Pike said that she would ask for more information when Lilly interrogated him, but Pick offered to go and she would get information her way.  When Pike asked what way that was, Pick told her that she would torture him until he gave the answers.  Pike told her that wasn’t the best way to get answers and that could often lead to false information, but Pick tried to run but she was caught by the back of her shirt by Pike.
 
Pick yelled at Pike saying that she didn’t understand torture or what she had been through so it was justified to give it to the Oath Breaker, to which Pike showed carvings on the wall of Pike being impaled by a demon.  Pick couldn’t say anything and told her cousin she wouldn’t run.  Pick then asked her cousin, “what if the only way to get information was to torture the man?” and her cousin told her she would wait to find a better alternative.
 
Feeling a little tired and exhausted from the events of that day and the conversation with Pike she gathered Barkus and went to lay with Farryn.
 


Naserath wanted to go to the Platinum Sanctuary to see his father and when he reached the gate a Dragon Born guard stopped him and asked him what his business was and Naserath told him that he was there to look for his father.  The guard asked who it was and he replied it was Norixious, and then, looking skeptical, the Dragon Born asked him his name and Naserath gave it.
 
Having to wait for a bit, Naserath continued reading one of his books that he had brought and he messaged Rizola that he would be there tomorrow.  Then someone grabbed Naserath and took him to Norixious, who was sitting at a table eating a lot of food.  When Naserath sat down Norixious offered him some food which Naserath took.  Naserath said he wasn’t sure why he was here.
 
After a little more conversation, Norixious had to go onto guard duty so he bid his son goodbye and Naserath went back down to Vasselheim.  On the way back to the temple Naserath had a chill run down his spine and when he turned to see what it was, it was a temple a temple dedicated to The Raven Queen.  That particular Goddess was the Goddess of death and served as a guide to the next plane.  Naserath wasn’t sure how he felt about her and her him, so it would be best to avoid it all together.
 
Back at the temple of Sarenrae, Naserath asked Pike if she knew a cure for the Spell Plague, and showed her his chest, thus the proof that he had it.  Pike told him to follow her and after putting his shirt back on, Naserath followed behind.  Going into another temple, Naserath found himself at a temple dedicated to the God Ilmater.  Naserath now was starting to count the time, he had promised Rizola that he would be at her bar so they could spend time together. 
 
The high priest of Ilmater came to examine Naserath, and after a request to hurry up and soon saying he had to go, the high priest put a sleep spell on him and continued his examination.  When he woke up, the first thing that came to Naserath’s mind was how long he had been out.  A nurse came told him how long, which was a couple hours, and that he had to continue to get treatments every five days, and she explained that it could be at any of their offices. 
 
In a hurry to find Pick and leave, Naserath nodded and ran out of the temple, and just so happened to bump into Pick, who was looking for him after waking up.  Pick told Naserath, who was in a hurry to get back, that her cousin had told her that she knew people that could transfer them back to Waterdeep.  The two ran to the temple of Sarenrae and looked around but didn’t see anyone and so Pick shouted Pike’s name.  Instead of Pike coming out an older Gnome who had armor half on was coming out with a sword and once Pick recognized who it was she started to run away but the woman casted a spell which made Pick unable to leave a certain vicinity around the woman.  Naserath could identify the woman as Pick’s mother and went over to Pick and picked her up, and walked her to her mother with Pick scrambling in his arms.
 
After everyone calmed down for the most part, Pick told her mother that it was her, because her mother didn’t recognize her at this point.  Naserath pushed Pick a little closer to her mother, and her mother caught her but was still anxious and asked him not to do that again.  Pick awkwardly hugged her mother and Naserath told her that he really had to go somewhere so if she could send him back that would be very helpful.  Gazala called an acolyte and the acolyte started to show him to his destination.
 
So it was Pick and her mother talking.  Gazala commented that she Pick had not bothered to message her at all in the four years that she had gone and it was noticeable that she was hurt by it.  Pick tried to explain that it wasn’t her fault and if she could have, she would have been in contact with them.  At one point in the conversation, Pick knew that if she didn’t tell her mother that she was tortured that Pike would and that was something that she would want to tell her, so instead of being able to say it she pulled up her sleeve, let her mother see her scars, and the pulled it right back down.  Pick mentioned that she would have tried to go get information but Pike didn’t like the way that she would do it and her mother asked how and Pick went quiet.  With another intimidating how, Pick told her mother that she would have hurt the Halfling to get the information.
 
Without a second to spare, Gazala slapped her child, hard, leaving Pick shocked, scared, and upset.  Her mother told her that was not the way to get information and Pick could not speak.  After a few moments of silence Pick told her mother that she had to go with Naserath and that she was going to go, but Gazala told her that she would need to move fast in order to get to him so she summoned her Celestial Griffin, picked up Barkus, and Pick hopped on, not saying a word.
 
Naserath had just reached the hut of a Druid when he saw a Griffin fly down beside him with Pick and her mother.  Pick was being really quiet.  The Druid prepared the Transport Via Plants and Pick didn’t say anything else to her mother and went through and Naserath waved goodbye. 
 
Walking back to The Dragon’s Fang, Naserath told Zaraldon that he’d see him later and went to the anti-chamber that would take him to The Dragon’s Wing.  Pick moped on in, pulled herself onto a barstool, put a hand over her cheek and just sat there.  When Zaraldon asked her what was wrong she said nothing, in reply he told her she could talk about it when she was ready.


Naserath went straight to the bar and when he arrived he saw a sad looking Rizola and he walked over to her.  He apologized about being late and told her what had happened.

 

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The Hidden Room
A History of Pain and Suffering
 
 
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The session begins with Naserath waking up in Nyla’s glade.  Nyla tells him that Pick had been by to see him and wanted to give her The Book of True Balance but she ended up giving her a book on philosophies instead.  Naserath promised to get the correct book for her and Nyla said that he could bring it to her next time he was in the library because it looked like he had things to do.  After waving goodbye to Nyla, Naserath headed out to the bar and asked Zaraldon for food.  Naserath asks about a book and Zaraldon mentions on a side note that he had to talk to Pick about the book she took. 
 
As Naserath is eating, Zaraldon suggests that he should go see the progress of Mystrath since he had not been there in a while.  Naserath agrees to what he says and when he finishes eating he casts Word of Recall and is teleported to Mystrath.  When he first arrives he goes to the golem in the lower levels of the temple and talks to him about the new followers.  When they are done talking, Naserath went and talked to Damien about how to come out as a high priest because Damien has had experience with that.  Naserath said that he was worried because he wasn’t really good with people and he was often too blunt.  Damien said that he should just be honest because that was the best thing to be.
 
After that Naserath asked Damien if he could help him with the high priest’s quarters.  Damien agreed and, with his statuette vessel, walked him there.  Damien told Naserath how to open the chambers and it was by casting  Channel Divinity Turn Undead.  Once inside the quarters he asked about the portal in the corner of the room.  Damien explained that it was a switch that cycled a few spells in a specific pattern.  There were five planer transports and they lead to the City of Brass, which was a city in the fire plane that excelled in metal-based creations; the Holy Library of Azuth; the Citadel of Crater, where Snider, the God of destruction resided along with the Society of the Wreckers – a society of wizards who focus on explosive and destructive magic-; Union, which was a bustling metropolis, a grand marketplace, and was the center for interplanery travel; and the Tealeaf Monastery, the home of Eldon Tealeaf, God of Monks.  The other spells were Feeble Mind, which was the default, a limited teleportation circle, which could only take five people instead of eight, and an inverted and extroverted magical circle, which was akin to a trap or a shield depending on the way you set it up.
 
When Damien was done explaining that to Naserath and they decided to part, Naserath went back to the golem to see why he was previously distracted.  When Naserath mentioned this to the golem and the golem gave him a location on the map that he should go visit.  Following the directions Naserath found a room and a miniature golem working on a teleportation circle.  The miniature golem told Naserath he had been working on it for a while and it would be completed in Midsummer, but he was going to need more supplies.
 
Naserath, after seeing the golem work, he decided to go to the main room and come out to the congregation.  At first he went to Joseph to talk about the new followers and if there were any leaders among the few.  Joseph gave Naserath a list and when he noticed the group and asked how Pick was doing.  Naserath was unsure of it himself and so he sent her a dog-eared script paper, her reply “we chased down the Oath Breaker, I have a court thing, I’m on Barkus on my way back to Rizola’s, I’m okay.”  Naserath shook his head and didn’t know what Pick had done to get this “court thing” but he knew it was just Pick.  After he went up to the group and started to sing a hymn to Mystra.  While he was singing a woman joined him.  After an applause, Naserath started to talk to the people.
 
In the duration of the speech, Mystra’s holy symbol appeared over Naserath’s shoulder and announced her presence as well as spoke telepathically to Naserath, telling him the golem’s name, Kythorne, and chose three people to lead the congregation, Flaw Xay was a librarian, one was Blair Curth Rowan, who was to focus on maintenance, temple upkeep, and physical defenses, and the last, Pisyis, would be the right hand of Naserath.  Mystra created a lot of books so that all of her disciples could have a prayer book.
 
Following that speech Naserath talks to Flaw and Blair and then Naserath heads to Joseph’s bar, the Freezing Pint, to talk to Joseph and the Star Elf.  Before Naserath made it into the bar, the Star Elf stopped him and talked to him.  Naserath asked him why he looked different and the Star Elf’s reply was because your eyes got sharper.  They talked about that and it appeared that somehow Naserath had gotten the gift of True Sight.  Naserath was unsure where he had gotten the gift and the other said that it looked like the work of an Arch Fae, and Naserath knew it was Atticus.
 
When the two men were done discussing the Star Elf used Disguise Self and Naserath was able to see both forms stacked upon each other.  Walking up to the bar, Naserath sat down and looked around the room.  He saw a Mulandi man disguised as an Illuskan and a child, who was otherwise invisible, with golden eyes like Zaraldon.  Then in a corner Naserath sees a familiar Kobold sitting and having a drink. 
 
Walking over to Zraald, Naserath asks what they are doing there, noticing that there were two other chairs pulled out with drinks.  Zraald told him to pull up a chair and told him there were there because of a job.  Zraald then proceeded to ask where Pick was and Naserath showed her the letter Pick had sent and the Kobold wondered if it was something that he needed to attend to and he thought that Pick might be able to handle herself.  Naserath asked what their job was and she told them that they were on bodyguard duty and they pointed over to the Mulandi man, who, at the time, Joseph was walking to with his spear.  The Cruixie Crew members started to get shifty and Naserath walked over to Joseph and told him that he was being protected by the Cruixie Crew and Joseph understood and withdrew knowing that would not be the best idea to mess with them.
 
Joseph and Naserath went back to the bar and Naserath ordered Dragon’s Milk and Naserath got drunk.  Using a teleportation spell, Naserath went to Deus Ex Machina because he was going to wait for Pick.  He showed his pass to the teleportation guard and headed to the Dragon’s Wing.  At the Dragon’s Wing, Naserath sits down at the bar and, trying to avoid Rizola’s gaze, ends up looking at her boobs, to which she says nothing, rather flirts with him in his stupor.  Naserath is given a cold cup of water to help sober him up.  After a bit more talking, Naserath decides to go to bed and before he gets to the hallway, Rizola taps him on his butt, and he does the same with his tail.
 
That night Naserath has a nightmare concerning his dilemma between his late wife and Rizola.  Distressed he walked out to Rizola who was at the bar, and asked for some breakfast.  The two talked for a bit then Naserath told Rizola that he was going to go to Zaraldon to borrow a book.  Upon entering the Dragon’s Fang Naserath notices a quarrel between a Gnome and Zaraldon.  The Gnome just so happened to be Pick’s brother who was looking for her.  Breaking into the middle of the two, Naserath told Uriser that he was Pick’s friend and that he was waiting for her to come meet up with him in Deus Ex Machina and showed him the note that she had sent him. 
 
Naserath asks Zaraldon if he can borrow a book and Zaraldon allows him, because it is not one of his special books, and Naserath runs and gets it.  Before he leaves he looks at the Book of True Balance and sees that there is an enchantment on it and that he would later get that for Nyla.  Running back to the bar, Naserath leads Uriser to the door but, unlike his expectation, the crew members stayed behind.  Uriser told him that they were going to fix the ship, and if need to, prepare to break Pick out of jail.  Uriser and Naserath go to the Dragon’s Wing and they walk out into the bar and see Rizola, whom flirts with Naserath.
 
In the small talk between Uriser, Rizola, and Naserath, Naserath tells Uriser not to look into Rizola’s eyes.  Asking why not, and then looking, he figured out.  Shaking his head he broke the gaze and agreed not to do that again.  They had a while to wait until Pick got there so Uriser and Naserath decided to go on a tour of the city.  Naserath casted a spell in which the two were able to speak telepathically to one another.  The two got on the topic of Pick and Naserath said that she had been through a lot and when Uriser asked what, Naserath told him that it was something Pick had to tell him.  Grabbing a pressure point, Uriser looked the Dragon Born in the eyes and told him that if she didn’t say anything, that he would not allow any secrets to be kept from him about her in a very threatening way.  After calming the Gnome down, the two went on with the tour and made it back to the Dragon’s Wing.
 
Rizola flirted a little more with Naserath and Pick had not gotten there yet so Naserath asked Uriser if he wanted to lodge with him for the night and he declined, stating that he would get his own room.  Naserath decided that he wouldn’t sleep that night because he didn’t want to have a nightmare and Rizola, after closing, took his hand and dragged him to her room and the two fell asleep together, both having pleasant dreams.

Pick had been on her way to the Dragon’s Wing to see Rizola and hopefully Naserath.  Along the way, on the perimeter of Deus Ex Machina, she was attacked by bandits, who, now dead, chose their prey poorly.  Pick went to the city guards and reported the bandits and received one platinum for her duty then made her way to Rizola.

In runs Pick who goes up to Naserath and tells him about her adventures with the Oath Breaker and in a trial almost had to tell her father that she had been tortured.  To her right, her brother was standing, and glared and growled a get out to the patrons, whom immediately left.  Uriser tried to glare Rizola out of the bar, but she stood her ground and then a bird flew on her shoulder, and Uriser let her be.
 
Uriser wanted an explanation and one fast, and Pick at first tried to leave but then Naserath asked her if that was something she really wanted to run from, and she stopped.  Telling her brother about Iliana and what she had done, Pick watched him grow angrier.  She told him that she wanted to go back home but she couldn’t until she got the gem from the Zukar of enchantment, lest she bring dishonor to their name.  Uriser commented on the family, and Atticus, the bird, flew onto Pick’s shoulder and, using magic, made her ask “what do you mean about the family.”  Her brother broke down, he was only a few years old than she.  Apparently their mom had disowned him and she ran to him and hugged him.
 
Rizola came over to him and this time looked him in the eyes on purpose and when Pick went to look into her eyes as well Atticus flew in the way telling her that was a bad idea.  Getting script paper from Naserath, Pick wrote a letter to her mother, scolding her in a way, saying that they were family and no matter what we had to be there for each other.  When she was done writing, she handed the pad back to Naserath, which was littered with tears, and he tore the sheet off and sent it to her.
 
When all of the commotion died down, Pick told her brother that Nyla wanted to meet him, and so she dragged him to the door and, after Naserath opened the door, she was able to go through.  Immediately going into the library, she took Uriser to Nyla.  Pick introduce her brother and then she asked about the Book of True Balance, and she said she didn’t get that, but rather a book on philosophies that Naserath had put back.  Pick told her that she would be right back and that she would get the correct book this time.
 
In the process of trying to grab all of the books on the shelf, Pick was burned by a bookworm who told her that she couldn’t have but one book.  Her argument was that she was going to bring one to Nyla and her brother as well.  It told her that her brother could get his own book if he wanted but she could take one to Nyla because she couldn’t go that far.  Taking two, Pick brought the books to Nyla.  Nyla told her that she had read one of them, which she passed onto Uriser, and the next she hadn’t.
 
The other two were reading books, so she found an interactive book that let her experience the story and went into it as her form of reading that is, until she was jolted by Naserath

Once more with the flirting the two talked about if Rizola had some free time that they could hang out, and Naserath asked if she could close the bar and she said she could, on more notice, so why not tomorrow.  Naserath agreed saying that they could do something then. 
 
Then Naserath got a message in his head from Icarus, the golem in the Sigil of the Arts.  Apparently a door had appeared in the temple and it had an aura of dark magic.  Naserath told Rizola that there was something that he had to do, and she asked, disappointed, if they were still going to hang out tomorrow, and Naserath said the plans were still on.  Rizola said that she would send help and with a nod, he ran and grabbed Pick.
 
Pick apologized to her brother and told him that she would back soon and Uriser told them that they would be in port for a few days because they needed to do basic repairs to the ships, which led to Pick asking if she could ride on his ship one time, and he said yes.
 
Pick, Naserath, and Barkus had to be there as quickly as possible and Pick remembered that Sir Kainen was still there waiting to send them to Vasselheim, but Pick knew that he could also send them an hour away from the Sigil of the Arts, near Timberbreach.  Remembering the way, Pick led the way to the awakened tree, and Sir Kainen was in squirrel form.  He came down from the branches and asked where they needed to go and Naserath told him.
 
Opening the doors of the tree, he told them to go quickly and the trio ran through.  It took them about an hour to get to the Sigil of the Arts but when they got there the three ran inside to see what Icarus was talking about.  When they got to the study there was a closed door that had Dark Speech surrounding it.  Pick recognized the door but didn’t know why and when Naserath looked at it, he found that the door was there year round but you had to have a knowledge that it was there and use the right thing to open it.  The thing that triggered it opening was the fact that it was a new moon.  The party had to wait until the zenith of the moon for the door to open.
 
After that knowledge, Icarus said that there was someone outside of the temple who wanted to get in and the group went over to see who it was.  Standing in human form was Atticus, and he was the help that Rizola had sent.  Because the grounds were hollowed he would need permission to enter.  When Icarus asked who it was he almost gave Atticus’ true name but Atticus magically silenced his name.  With permission Atticus came inside and the three males watched Pick run back to the room and followed quickly behind.  Pick tried to bang on it, knock on it, and overall open it but when she found out that she could not physically open the door she sat in front of it and stared.
 
 
Atticus prepared spells, laying out materials in the room and Naserath asked Icarus to cast Mind Blank on Pick since he could only cast it on himself at the time.  Icarus told Naserath to hold Pick and after a grapple check, Icarus burned Mind Blank onto Pick’s forehead.  Immediately Pick went back to sitting in front of the door.
 
Naserath said that there might be nothing waiting in there for them or if there was, it would be something dark.  Pick replied with “He’s in there.”  And when they asked her who she was silent.  Atticus threatened her that his gaze could look and find out, but unlike Rizola, he could not shield the memories from her.  It took Pick a second but then she told the group that Farryn was in there and she said it was all her fault.  They asked her what was her fault and she said that because of her he was tortured.
 
The door started to open and Pick  ran to the door, Barkus missed stopping her and then ivy grew before the door so she couldn’t go in.  Once more Naserath told her that what she might see was evil and asked her if she was prepared for that and she shook her head yes.
 
Pick, Naserath, and Barkus walked in, Naserath was attacked by words of Dark Speech so he walked back out and casted Mind Blank on himself and walked back in.  Pick had found a dead body and she knew exactly who it was, Farryn.  The boy, before his death, was the same age as Pick and was tasked by Iliana to take care of her.  If he tried go against what Iliana said, Iliana threatened to send his younger sister to the Dread Emperor.
 
Unable to notice because Pick was crying, Naserath and Barkus saw a blue entity flicker then crawl up Pick’s arm.  Pick, then, had become possessed by a ghost.  Naserath casted Telepathy on Pick so he could hear her, and Pick began to speak, it was Farryn.  He was in the process of remembering who he was and when Naserath said that he was possessing Pick, he became happy, saying that she had come back.
 
Somehow the Agony machine was referenced and Pick started to scream and cry louder, and Farryn thought that Naserath had hurt her so he made Pick throw her dagger at him, which missed because of the spell Shield.  Barkus started to grow and growl inching his way towards Pick but Naserath told him that he didn’t want to hurt Pick and that was still her.  Telepathically Naserath calmed Pick down and Pick started to talk to Farryn, calming him down.  Letting Pick regain control of her body, Farryn’s ghost form floated between them and his body. 
 
The idea to let him rest was in place, and Pick offered to give his sister one of the things he had made in his captivity for her and Naserath offered to destroy the machine.  Naserath left the room and prayed to Mystra, asking for help.  Mystra gave him a blessing and Naserath destroyed the table and machine, that still didn’t put the boy to rest.  Then the idea to revive him somewhere came next.  Pick ran out of the room and asked Atticus if he could revive Farryn and he said that he knew people, and when she prayed to Mystra she said that she could try and send someone that way but it might be a while.  Pick ran in the room again and she told her friend that they would do their best to help him and he disappeared into thin air saying he would give it a try.
 
Naserath picked the boy up and took him into the main room and Atticus looked at him.  He said that he was a meddling Fae and after a few second they were enveloped in light and they appeared before a temple of Sarenrae in Vasselheim.  Atticus had gotten permission to use magic in a magic-prohibited city.
 
The group walked in and Pike was there.  Pick ran up and begged her cousin to help revive her friend, which she agreed to.  Pike told Naserath to put the boy on the altar and she started to use her magic of Sarenrae and Atticus, Naserath, and Pick aided.
 
Farryn had been revived and Naserath gave him a ration that he scarfed down, then threw up.  Pick hugged him and they talked about how they were free now and he could find his sister.  Before walking in the temple, Naserath had saw the Platinum Sanctuary, and knew that his father would be there from previous knowledge and told Pick that he had something to do and left Pick at the temple.
 
Atticus left, so it was Barkus, Pick, and Pike.  Pike put the boy to sleep using a spell, and told Pick to grab a broom and they could talk.  Pick found out the reason why her father had been nervous before was because a lot of children had gone missing from all over.
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The Capture of the Oath-Breaker
Smiles and Tyrs

 

Work in progress, DM please check for accuracy.

The session starts off with Pick running into the library to find Naserath.  When she went in she could not find him and then a bookworm started to talk to her and she asked if it had seen Naserath and it said that he was somewhere in the N section.  When they got to the section Barkus smelt water and the two of the were confused because they were in a library.  So Pick started to stealth as Barkus led the way.  When the water was in sight Pick also spotted Naserath but he was asleep, so she continued to stealth.  Barkus went straight to the water and a water Nymph came up from it.  At first Pick was hesitant, but she didn’t want Barkus to get hurt, but then she was really nice to Barkus.  Pick then walked out of the shadows and introduced the dog and herself.  The Nymph went by the name of Nyla.  Pick told her about her brother who she was due to see in three days, which Nyla replied that she would be interested in meeting him.  They got onto the subject of interesting books and Pick mentioned the Book of True Balance that was chained to the shelf and Nyla said she would like to read that.  For watching Naserath, Pick was going to get her the book.  She went over to the bookshelf she had been at and went to pick it up and had a weird feeling, took the book to Nyla, and went to ask Zaraldon if it was okay if her brother could meet Nyla.


Wackin, the travelling bard, had been going to various towns to try and see if he could gather more information on the magical drums he is supposed to get ahold of.  He didn’t find anything but had played at different locations and earned quite the pretty penny.  Leaving one town a five year old child ran up to him and started to talk to him.  The conversation was the child telling the Orc that he should talk to an expert if he is looking for help and the child suggested Zaraldon.  Then the Orc teleported to the Dragon’s Wing.  He went up to Rizola and told her that she was looking for Zaraldon and he ended up looking Rizola in the eyes and was bewitched by her gaze.  He was taken back to the memory of him playing in the concert in Holloray, when he came to he was using the table as drums and there was money present.  There was a comment that he was new to the bar.  Rizola, after making him eat, directed him to the anti-chamber and told him to go to the fang.

 

Wackin did as he was told and when he made it to the that particular bar he went up to the barkeeper and Zaraldon asked him if he wanted anything to drink.  The Orc did, he said he wanted something fruity, and at that time Pick came running up saying she wanted some too.  Zaraldon commented on how she handled her alcohol previously but she said she would be fine.  As Zaraldon made them their drink, Pick asked if her brother could go in his library because Nyla wanted to meet him.  Zaraldon told her he could if she was willing to pay for anything that he destroyed and Pick had to contemplate if she had enough money.  Zaraldon finished their drink, Pick got a small glass, and the Orc a large.  Pick gulped hers down quickly and started to feel the effect soon thereafter, the Orc drank his with no problem and asked if he could play the drums on the stage and Zaraldon let him.  Pick injuried herself jumping down onto Barkus.

 

When Pick saw how much money the Orc had accumulated from playing the drums she decided to try and steal some.  Sitting on the floor close to the stage she watched the money, and, in her drunken stupor, tried to take the money.  The Orc noticed and so did Zaraldon.  Wards went up and Zaraldon, Wackin, Pick, and Barkus were the only ones in the room.  Apparently Zaraldon had grabbed a paddle and started to reprimand her with it.  Then Pick was placed on a bench after being explained to that you shouldn’t steal from someone who could be a friend and that she was acting up in his bar.

 

Arms crossed and pouting Pick tried to get off the bench but was placed back there and was told to think about her actions.  Then the wards went down.  The Orc asked him about the magical drums and Zaraldon said that he had something in his library about it and showed the Orc the way.  On his way there he murmured to the Orc that if she didn’t stop he would get her father to come and take care of it.

 

Pick ran to Barkus, the old Kobold watching.  The dog explained that when she was being reprimanded that there was a spell to hold him there so he wouldn’t attack anyone trying to save her.  He also told her that it hurt him and that made Pick feel horrible.  Barkus suggested leaving all of this chaos but Pick told him that she at least had to wait for her brother who would be there soon


Zaraldon had lead Wackin to a bookshelf and pulled down a book and looked through it, giving him basic information about the drums he was looking for.  Zaraldon told him that there was a Maester carpenter who lived in Timberbreech who could make him magical drumsticks that would be able to add to the power of the drums, and those drumsticks were made out of special wood.  The Orc said that he would go and do that right now.

 

Zaraldon and Wackin returned to the main room with Pick’s face buried into Barkus’ neck.  Zaraldon tried to talk to her about Timberbreach and at first she said nothing back to him and then he told her that it could involve the Oath-Breaker who her party was trying to capture before.  It took that to convince her to go with the Orc but all she did was glare at the men and didn’t say a thing at all to the Orc, even when he was talking to her.  Zaraldon knew someone who could get the two to Timberbreech quickly and his name was Sir Kainen.  Zaraldon locked up shop quickly and took them outside of Water Deep to the forest and the party was greeted with a squirrel who turned into a person.

 

Using the spell Transport Via Plants, the Druid opened a tree and told them to move quickly through so the three did as they were told.  When they got to the other side they were met with Bran.


Bran had found information out about the Halfling Oath-Breaker who he tracked to Timberbreech.  Apparently he was staying at the thieves’ guild whose tunnels were too complex and he had the chance to be ambushed in them so would wait for the party members.  He went out to the woods and casted the spell Animal Messenger to make an animal send a message to Rizola for the party.


When Bran saw the party he thought his spell was used in vain.  And a few seconds later a giant, wooden hand appeared and dragged him into the tree.  The Druid, Sir Kainen, was introducing the awakened tree to Bran for when Bran was able to use Transport Via Plants.  Then the party split up, Wackin went to the carpenter’s house and Pick, Barkus, and Bran went to Timberbreech.


Wackin had made it to the carpenter’s house no problem but the carpenter was not home.  He waited out there for a while and when the carpenter still wasn’t there he headed towards Timberbreech.


When the three made it to Timberbreech the guards stopped the party.  Bran was a dire wolf and so they assumed that the party was a child and two beasts.  They wanted to know where her parents were and Pick tried to smooth talk her way out but failed.  Bran transformed back into a human and told them that they had business there.  After a discussion about not causing trouble the mayor, who was an Orc, was called and he said that he would take them and talk to them.  At his office, he asked what their business was and they told him that they were after an Oath-Breaker who had aligned himself with a Cleric of Wee-Jus who was corrupting temples and who tortured children.  The mayor rang a bell and said to get a lawyer of Tyr to come see him.  He introduced himself as Lurbuk, and got food for the trio while they waited on the lawyer.


Stopped at the gate, Wackin told the guards he was looking for the carpenter and he was told to talk to Lilly.  As he got into the city he saw a person by the description given to him rushing and so he followed her.  The two talked briefly and she said she had business with the mayor but he was welcome to come with her and they could talk when she was done.


When the priestess/lawyer of Tyr came to the office the four had finished eating and looked at her.  She got out a law book and told them some things about the law and cast Circle of Truth.  The priestess said that someone had claimed a child abuse case and wanted to know whom and Pick stepped forward.  Lilly asked if she had any proof and after some contemplation Pick pulled her sleeve down.  Pick noticed worry on Lilly’s face and slight anger on Lurbuk’s.  She pulled her sleeve back up and they said that they would need a priest of Ilmater to identify the scars for their case.  It was also mentioned that Meanolly aided in getting to the Cleric and so the priestess contacted Meanolly and got a note from her stating the information she had given them.  The priest of Ilmater came in and wanted to see her scars.  Pick, hating them and not liking to show it off, tried to leave and told them that they could handle the issue by themselves.  Tears formed in her eyes and reluctantly she let the priest pull up her sleeves.  

 

The priest identified the scars as results of extracting the drug Agony from her, which was done through a form of torture that was usually practiced on children.  That was added to the case, as well as Pick’s testimony.  Father Yavan, the priest, said that when she was ready that he could heal the scars.  

 

Then it hit her, Pick wanted to know who had access to the case files.  The priestess told her anyone that looked at them and Pick started to panic, she didn’t want her parents to know that she had been tortured.  Pick asked if she could seal them and the priestess said she could in certain cases and what her reason was.  Pick told her the reason and she asked who her parents were and once more was reluctant to give a name but she gave her father’s and she was told that they would have to contact him.  She told them that she would want to tell them herself and the priestess said she would be as vague as possible.

 

Her father appeared, through magical means, as a semi-solid projection  and told Pick to give him a hug.  She didn’t look him in the face but did as she was told.  He asked her if she had done anything to get into trouble and she said she didn’t.  Pick felt like it would be better to tell the whole story so he would understand.  Bran went to speak and Loago got a tone and told him not to speak, a tone that Pick had never heard before, and saw a shocked look on his face, Bran knew who her father was.  She would ask him about that later.

 

Pick started the story and told her father that she had tried to steal from the Zukar and wards went up to protect her.  Her father suggested that she tell him the story at a later time and asked for a private conversation with his daughter.  The priestess allowed it and they went into a nearby room.

 

Pick told her father that she was able to arrange a meeting with Uriser and he would be close in three days so her father asked her if she’d be home soon and she shook her head no, she still had to steal from the Zukar but she thought her brother could help her.  Then her father asked her a few questions, one that he asked why she was holding herself differently and she explained that Zaraldon whooped her with a wooden thing, which he explained to be a paddle, and he asked why.  She told him that she tried to steal some money and he asked why she got caught and she told him she was drunk.  He told her to be careful with her alcohol if she knew the way she would act when she drank it.

 

The conversation was concluded and the two returned to the room and her father told her on behalf of the security of Kundarim that the files should be sealed and the priestess accepted that reason.  Her father also signed a form saying that,except for certain exceptions he noted in the form, Pick could handle herself without a parent in court cases,or other matters from thereon out.  Then he told them he had business to attend to.  Pick noticed that he was nervous, again, something she hadn’t seen before.  He walked over to the Orc and patted his leg, something only she noticed, and then bid them adieu.

The priestess at the beginning of the trial issued a warrant for the Halfling and he didn’t answer it so she asked the mayor if he knew anyone who could go a retrieve him and the mayor looked at the group and nodded.  Then Lilly left and Lurbuk explained the case and was about to hand a warrant over to someone but wanted to know who the leader was.  Pick and Bran said it at the same time and started to bicker over who was the leader, they used their real names and ranks to try and compete with each other and it got to the point that Lurbuk grabbed the two and clanked their heads together and after they recovered, the two were able to come to an agreement.

 

The group was going to head down to the thief tunnels and then Pick had a better idea to go to the shadiest bar and see if there was a representative of the thieves’ guild.  She gave a note to the bartender with her family crest on it and he brought it to a guild member, after a few minutes they said that a Mr. Smith was ready to talk to them and the two other acted like her bodyguards and they went to the table she was directed to.  She explained that she was looking for the Halfling that they had and he told her she had the wrong guy, they thought she was trying to hire a wet boy.

 

Mr. Smith told her that if she went to the bar she would talk to the proper person and that she should buy a drink.  When Pick reached the bar she pulled herself up the barstool and asked to buy a bottle of wine, which was Mythril Mist, a very expensive brand.  A few minutes later they were told to go to a room and that someone would be with them.

 

When they got there Pick sat down and tea started to brew in a magical teapot.  An androgynous individual came in and sat across from Pick.  She explained that he was holding someone who the Trickfoots were after as well as the local government and the individual said,the person they were seeking had not mentioned Trickfoot involvement, so  the tunnels would be cleared for an hour and if someone was to take someone, well, they wouldn’t know.  But he warned her that she should only stick to that business and she agreed.

 

The trip down the tunnels went smoothly because locks were deactivated and paths opened, as they almost reached their destination they heard a man in a room with a peephole who turned out to be the carpenter but Pick said her family honor was on the line and that they shouldn’t do anything to compromise that, she said that they could get him later.  Continuing to the Halfling, Bran poured oil on the hinges so it wouldn’t creak and they saw the man they were after half asleep.

 

Pick took out the sap that she had gotten the day before and hit the Halfling and he was knocked out.  They tied him up and to Bran’s wolf form and they made their way out.  They took him to the mayor and Bran asked for the reward for it and the mayor told him to ask the guards at the jail.  

 

When Bran was at the jail he commented to a prisoner that he was beautiful, sacastically of course, and the man told him he would kill him later when he got out.


Pick went to ask how they could get the carpenter out of the cell and the thieves guild said that one of their boys had gotten caught and that they wanted his freedom in return.  Pick told them that she would see what she could do and went to the mayor who said that instead of death he could exile him and she checked with the thieves guild and that was fine by them.

The man that they were going to release was the one that threatened Bran and so Bran hired a wet boy to kill him.

 

 

 

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