Revival of Mystra and other Plots.

The Revival

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The Corrupted Temple
Attack of the Cleric of Wee-Jus

 

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In the previous session, the party was coming from Tenby, who was suffering from a curse of infertility.  The party that consisted of Naserath, Joseph, and Gila had found themselves at a corrupted temple after being led there by a child figure.  They had just finished a battle with zombies and Naserath, being a Necromancer, made two zombies follow and serve him as they tried to find their way through the temple.  The next room they went into they did not see any signs of a foe, but before continuing on Naserath casted Detect Magic, which uncovered magical traps that guided the group around.  Being cautious, Naserath told the zombies to take the lead and one of them fell into a pit and took fall damage.  At the end of the room they heard something big coming for them and when the group perceived, they saw a huge zombie coming for them.  They were attacking the creature from a distance and it didn’t get close enough to do any damage.

Naserath was able to get his second zombie out of the trap and they continued on into the next room.  After an Investigation check, Naserath found a way down to the next floor but when he looked it was a slide and he detected a magical trap in the middle of it.  Joseph shot an arrow and the group was able to make it through as the trap was reloading.  When they were on the next floor they noticed no foes but a door to the right.  The party went over to it and they tried to open the door but it didn’t budge.  Joseph did a Strength check and was able to budge the door slightly but not enough for the members to get through.  Naserath asked his talking amulet about the door and it floated to the door and there were clicking sounds then the door opened a little more and the group went in, then the door proceeded to slam close.

Inside, Naserath saw a statue of a man hold a staff and kneeling to a woman floating in the air.  After a Knowledge History/Arcana check, Naserath knew that the statue depicted Mystra and her follower Elminster.  On that same statue Naserath Detected Magic coming from the staff but was unable to budge it.  That was when Gila touched a switch-like-thing in the corner of the room and disappeared.  Joseph went over to the switch and touched it but was dazed and confused, and started to walk around the room.  Naserath detected magic on it and found that it was cycling a few spells and the one that made Gila disappear was Plane Shift.  Waiting for the Plane Shift to come back into cycle, he touched the switch and was transferred to a plane that was adorned with wooden fighting dummies.  He didn’t see Gila but before he could look anymore a Halfling called out to him and told him where he could find her.  The Halfling called himself Eldon, who, through a Knowledge check, Naserath was able to identify him as Eldon Tealeaf, the God of Monks.  Eldon told Naserath as he grabbed Gila to go, that he should come back when he was seeking him and he had the time.

When Naserath and Gila got back Joseph was waiting for them and they deemed it time for them to continue exploring the temple.  Joesph slid the door with another Strength check.  When he opened the door a woman launched an arrow from the other side of the door.  The zombies, who had been left in the same room the woman was in, were no longer under Naserath’s commands, but rather the woman’s.  So the group attacked the zombies and then proceeded to the woman.  Gila Entangled the woman who continued to cast death-based spells at the party.  Just as they were getting the woman’s health low, she used Word of Recall and was no longer seen.

As the party finished that, in the other room a young Deep Gnome, who stood in rags, saw the zombies that had been guarding her go limp and with an improvised tool she picked the lock to her cage and headed out the room.  As she turned out the room she came into proximity of Naserath and she asked if he was there to attack her, and he replied with a no.  The young Gnome offered to take the Dragon-born to the Cleric for payment but he declined and as soon as she was about to leave, he asked her if she was going to get revenge on her and she said she would and joined his party.

 

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The Marketplace Endeavor
Pick's Personal Quest
 
 
The session starts off with Pick having breakfast at the Dragon’s Fang and talking to Zaraldon.  Naserath is busy reading in the bar’s library and Pick has an itching to get out, she has a list of items that she wants to buy and a source said that there were some of her brother’s contacts around she just had to find them.  When Zaraldon asked her what she was doing, Pick said what her plans were and that it felt a little odd because she had only been out twice without Naserath but she knew he was busy.  He told her to be careful and that some things were expensive and when Pick tried to say would try to charm people, he handed her a book about human trafficking and warned her of the dangers of that.  Pick got a little quiet, as she had been made a puppet before as well as spending four years in a cell, and she nodded.  Jumping off the barstool, Pick made a beeline out the door and into the streets.  Her goal was to purchase basic necessities for an adventurer and a rogue as well as trying to figure out where her brother was at.
 
Pick spent most of the morning looking for items and she had found a store that sold one item in particular, the item being a Sun Rod.  Each Sun Rod was worth 75 gold and that was something that Pick didn’t want to pay so she tried to deceive him into thinking that she didn’t have much money, when that didn’t work she told him that she was there on behalf of Zaraldon and he was skeptical and told her that he didn’t want to call the guards but that next time, if she was here on behalf of Zaraldon, that she should bring a note, then he sold her 4 Sun Rods for 250 gold. 
 
Pick then went to other places to get more items and she made it to one store called Grazzleneck’s Gizmos and met another Gnome by the name of Lamac Castplate.  There were mechanical creations all over the store, the ones Pick mainly saw were animals, and she saw a bird that made her think of Rizola.  Pick saved a mechanical mouse from a mechanical cat and carried it around the store with her.  Lamac told her that he didn’t normally sell these items because you had to rewind them every couple of days or they wouldn’t work properly so Pick, being naturally curious, asked how you rewinded them so Lamac took her into the back room and was going to show her.  Pick pulled herself up on a barstool but noticed that Lamac was riding on an automated thing that went up and she said she wanted to try that and he let her, it was an escalator that went up and down with the control of a button.  She played on it for a few minutes, completely invested, and then she heard a cracking sound and saw that the mechanical mouse had gotten out of her hands and the cat had gotten to it. 
 
Lamac picked up the mouse and brought it to his table, undid some of the shell of the creature, and fixed the gears.  Pick watched the man, and then he showed her how to do it herself and let her tinker with his creations.  Somewhere in the process she noticed that Lamac had a badge of the Cruxie Crew and she immediately remembered that she had not given Zraald back her Silver Dagger and asked if he could get it back to her because that had meant a lot to Zraald.  Lamac was previously a Cruxie Crew Officer.  Pick gained some skills in Tinkering Artisan’s Tools and gained a Tinkering Instruction Manuel and a set of Apprentice Tinkering Tools. 
 
Before she was about to leave Pick asked if Lamac had any advice to give her about the docks and he said that she should go tomorrow.  When she stepped outside it was night time and she really hadn’t paid much attention to where she was going.  As she tried to recall her way back she felt a tap on her shoulder and when she turned around a man in black asked her if she knew where she was going and she lied and said she was fine, so when he said “I guess you don’t need my help then,” she got a little nervous and stopped him and she saw that he was wearing a pin that had the markings of a Harper on it, and asked for help this time.  He told her to follow him and then he disappeared.  She walked in the direction he was heading and every so often she would feel a tug in a different direction and she followed.
 
When she made it back to the Dragon’s Fang, Pick stared at the door for a second before opening it and seeing Zaraldon.  Immediately she closed the door and was deciding what she wanted to do but before she knew it there was someone pulling on her ear and dragging her into the bar, she tried to resist but it didn’t go well for her.  Apparently the guy who had been tracking her was known by Zaraldon because the man reappeared in the bar and took her over to a bench and whooped her, scolding her for being out so late, going out alone, trying to resist going back to where she stayed, and for not paying attention to her surroundings.
 
Pride hurt and upset, Pick glared at both men in the room and called for Barkus who had been near Zaraldon but was not able to move because of a spell.  She glared directly at Zaraldon and told Barkus to follow her and they went back to their room.  Inside her room she threw a tantrum and hit her bed then jumped on it and screamed into her pillow.  She said some choice words about the man and then the man was there and warned her to be more careful.  When he left Pick threw the pillow at where he was standing and Barkus retrieved it and jumped on the bed with her and they fell asleep.
 
Pick had not eaten dinner the night before and made it a point to walk out of the Dragon’s Fang, nose in air, not paying any attention to Zaraldon, this time leaving with Barkus.  The first place she went to was a shabby bar and ordered a lot of fries for herself and a large, high quality steak for Barkus.  Another child noticed that she had a hard time sitting and tried to have a moment with her but she denied being hurt.  He asked if she wanted company and Pick let him sit with her and a waitress, who clearly had a hard life, took their order.
 
Pick asked the boy his name and said he was Loki, and from his clothing she could tell he was a merchant’s son and asked where of.  The boy forgot the name of his father’s shop, saying he should remember because he would be inheriting it one day, and that his father was a carpenter.  Loki’s father’s name was Lucas.  Pick asked Loki if he wanted to inherit the shop and he said it was a safe way of living, then Pick commented that safe was not always the best way to live, but he said that if he died he would not be able to see Maya again, and when asked who that was he blushed a little.  Pick offered to talk to Maya for him, sensing that Maya was his crush.  Loki told her if they were to meet up again he might take her up on that offer.
 
Going back out towards the docks, Pick and Barkus looked for a place that thieves and pirates could be found, and in the process Barkus, being the war dog he was, frightened a lot of potential looters away.  Out of the corner of her eye Pick noticed the man from last night and glared at him and said a curse word in Gnomish, and he threw a rock at her and hit her, once more glaring at him, she started to walk off and he threw a rock in front of her.  Now at a brisk pace she tried to get out of his sight and when she felt like she was away from him, she looked in the available directions and was about to go one way and Barkus warned her that evil was that way and that he could smell sulfur so they decided to go the other way and Barkus, starting to track, took her towards a bar. 
 
Inside the bar she noticed a lot of organized chaos and saw that a few people were interested in her coming in.  After looking around for a second, Pick pulled herself onto a barstool and looked at the bartender.  She told him that she had a history report that she needed to fill out and that she needed to know information on a Captain Uriser.  The bartender caught her in her lie and so she confessed about her looking for her brother.  After saying that he would not help her with finding him and Barkus saying that the people there were not friends, she started to walk out when she heard say, “so I guess you weren’t that serious when you said you were looking for him.” 
 
Pick threw a rock at him, which he deflected, and Pick rode on the back of Barkus a little ways out and cried a little bit on his back before noticing another figure standing on the rooftops.  This figure was smaller but she thought it was the a Harper so she started to leave when she heard “I can help you find him.”  When she looked back at the rooftops he was gone but then he was ten feet in front of her. 
 
After looking him over, the man was an older Kobold who also had previously ranked in the Cruxie Crew as a Standard Bearer but he had left the ranks because he had gotten too old and he could potentially endanger the lives of the other men who he worked with.  The two talked and he led Pick back to the bar they were at and even though she grumbled a bit she went in with her.  At first Pick was sitting on a barstool but Barkus wanted to join her so she sat on the floor.  Some people started to laugh in the background but when the Kobold joined her they stopped.  The Kobold asked for extra hot curry and the bartender agreed confused but didn’t ask any questions.
 
The Kobold asked Pick if she wanted some and she had never had curry before but it was super hot and she start to fan her mouth when she was given a sweet yogurt in which she gladly started to eat.  After finishing the plate, the Kobold asked for it three times as spicy and though Pick was as confused as the bartender, she kept eating her yogurt.  Pick let Barkus lick her spoon and continued eating then walked in a 7 foot 8 grey Goliath, a race known in mountain areas.  The bartender then knew why the Kobold wanted the curry like that and when the Goliath asked for it, the bartender brought the whole pot out for him and the Goliath took a shovel the size of Pick and used that to eat the food.  Then, randomly, he fell asleep.  Pick was utterly confused.  The Kobold told Pick that the Goliath had Narcolepsy and would randomly fall asleep.
 
Pickpockets were starting to walk towards him and so Pick jumped down to defend him.  The Kobold told her to pull the string on his jacket and, confused once more, she did.  A symbol lit up on his back, it was of an anchor in some runes that Pick could not read and she noticed that everyone who was moving close to him was quickly vacating the premise.  Tapping lighting Pick woke up the Goliath and he raised his head and said hey after taking a double look, saying that she looked like someone he knew, introduced himself as Ace, paid his tab, which was a large handful of platinum, asked for ale, then fell back asleep. 
Pick asked him questions about the sign on the man’s back, having a feeling that it might be related to the information about her brother.  When the Kobold said it was the sign of the Deep Anchor she was shocked, then ran over and tried to shake the man awake because she wanted answers.  Pick nimbly dodged his hand and flames, and Ace turned his head telling her that you shouldn’t startle pirates.  Immediately she asked about Uriser and Ace said that he was the boss.
 
Once again Pick cried a bit on her knees, she was going to be seeing family that she hadn’t seen in 4 and a half years.  The Kobold and Goliath made sure that no one approached her while she was crying and the Goliath took her to a private room and waited for her to calm down.  When she did she wiped her eyes and then called Barkus over to her.
 
The Harper had appeared and Ace was had grabbed him, destroying the door, and asked Pick if he was a friend or foe.  Pick wasn’t sure of what to say but she had only seconds to react so she said friend but she made no eye contact with him.  When the Goliath calmed down and found out that the man was working for Zaraldon he told the man he should have said so.  Pick then asked Ace to take her to her brother and he declined.  Pick moved her hands in Drow Sign trying express how she felt but then Ace told her that Uriser was about 3 days away by water.  Pick asked Barkus how good he was with water and Ace rolled his eyes.
Ace told Pick to leave contact information with him and that he would make sure that his captain would get in touch with her so she did.  It was afternoon still and there was so much more she could do and she wanted to buy some more stuff, and she tried to get away from the Harper but he gave her a warning and intimidated her so she waited for him to walk with her.  They went to various shops and in the same one that she had bought Sun Rods from, they had an ornate Spy Glass.  Pick looked at it and sincerely considered getting it.  When the owner said it was 1,000 gold Pick shook her head and looked at the Harper to see if she could have clearance to steal it.  Then the Harper said that there were cheaper ones at the temple of Gon.  The store owner looked at him and the Harper told him that if he didn’t lower the price that they were leaving, and when the shop keeper didn’t comply the Harper started to walk out and Pick looked between the two and just as she was about to follow the Harper the shopkeeper called them back in.  The two started to barter and eventually the Harper paid for the Spy Glass and gave it to her and Pick was excited.
 
After buying all the stuff she had been looking for Pick asked what they could do and the Harper told Pick that she could apologize to Zaraldon for this morning.  Pick knew she was guilty as charged and was going to put off talking to Zaraldon for as long as she could.  The Harper asked for Pick’s full name because he needed it for a letter and she asked him for his name.  The Harper introduced himself as Stross Van Selune and Pick gave her full name.  At that moment in time Pick remembered that she had bought a gift for Rizola and she wanted to give it to her, but before she did that she would have to apologize to Zaraldon.
Pick dragged her feet all the way to the Dragon’s Fang, and stared at the door before going to it, and when she opened it Zaraldon waved at her and she shut the door.  Breathing in and out, Pick opened the door and pulled herself up to the barstool.  She apologized for this morning and Zaraldon asked if she was going to do it again and Pick told him she wasn’t sure.  He told her to save her apology for when she was but the air cleared up around the two.  Then he offered her dinner and she said that she couldn’t, she had to go see Rizola.
 
When she was in the Dragon’s Wing she ran to Rizola and handed her the Mechanical Bird saying that she found something that looked like her.  Pick told her that in order to keep it running that she would have to rewind it every so often and Pick proceeded to show her how.  When they were all said and done with that, Pick asked Rizola if there was anything that an adventurer should have and she answered with a map, which Pick did not have.
 
With the advice to go to the Cartography Guild, Pick went there and asked for a semi-detailed map of Faerun.  She also asked what happens if they found a place that was not on the map and was told that if she did that they would be awarded one trade bar.  Pick signed a contract saying that she would give places to the Guild when she found places, and that they were in no shape responsible for any danger that came to her, and ran and told Rizola that she had signed a binding contract, to which Rizola looked nervous until it was explained that it was from the Cartography Guild.  After that Rizola fed Pick dinner and she went to go bother Naserath.
 
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The Capture of the Oath-Breaker
Smiles and Tyrs

 

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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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The Hidden Room
A History of Pain and Suffering
 
 
Work in progress, DM please check for accuracy.
 
 
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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