Gear & Axe

Session 42, Day 86

Day 86

  • The stormrider fey was defeated, and he retreated taking the cover of his cloud with him.
  • As the flying ironclad, the Krakken’s Anvil, closed on them, the party decided to close and descend in surprise onto the bow of the ironclad, leaping down to take the attack to their foes.
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Session 41, Day 86

Day 86

  • Inside the purple storm cloud the party encountered the fey creature known as a stormrider. It attacks with its armored lightning bear companions.
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Session 40, Day 85-86

Day 85

  • The party defeated the Orcs of Shargaas.
  • They discovered that the Duri Federation airship was brought down by something that withered its hull and crushed. Also there were no survivors or bodies left.
  • The party continued their journey.

Loot: 2500 cp, 1600 sp, 70 gp, 4 pistols, 6 muskets, 160 bullets, 12 horns of gunpowder, 4 kegs of gunpowder, 4 chain mail, 12 short swords, 22 days of rations, 45 days of dried food.

Day 86

  • The party came upon the ironclad pirate ship from Gai’Moora, now named the Krakken’s Anvil.
  • It has been upgraded by the necromancer Yorin and it can now fly.
  • Yorin wants to capture the party and trade them to Earl Bromkar for his captured daughter.
  • The party ran into the cover of the purple storm cloud.
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Session 39, Day 85

Day 85

  • The party encountered another group of Orcs of Shargaas looting the Duri Federation airship.
  • The party engaged.
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Session 38, Day 81-85

Day 81

  • The party defeated the Orcs of Shargaas.
  • Brokmund tamed a giant bat.
  • The airship limped to the village of Burrabor for repairs.
  • Beyfor told them that a known pirate from Gai’Moora, a crewmember of the ironclad The Siren’s Anvil, was asking around the docks of Attigen for the party’s plans, and learned that they were heading to the Swamp of the Hag.

Day 82

  • Repairs were made to the party’s airship, The Black Agate.

Day 83

  • The party set off again towards the Swamp of the Hag.

Day 84

  • The party flew over a dead lake, surrounded by 200 yards of dead folliage.

Day 85

  • In the early afternoon the party spotted a downed airship. It was identified as a Duri Federation warship.
  • They moved to investigate.
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Session 37, Day 80-81

Day 80

  • The party defeated the un-aligned Mid-Realm longship. The longship was too damaged and was cut away to drift down to the Grimwald forest.
  • One prisoner was taken, the dwarf Breykor, who belonged to Trothgar’s clan. He said that he broke is oath to Earl Bromkar because he felt the gods had forsaken him for allowing Valhalla to be poisoned. Trothgar executed him.
  • In the evening Brokmund and Throthgar sent all the souls from the longship to Valhalla.

Loot: 45 gp, Shield of Missile Defense

Day 81

  • At the end of the afternoon, the airship was attacked by orcs riding giant bats planting bombs on top of the ship’s envelope . They are worshipers of Shargaas, the orc god of darknesss and ambush.
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Session 36, Day 80

Day 80

  • The party continued their fight with the un-aligned Mid-Realm longship.
  • The dwarf from the longship bears the mark of Trothgar’s clan, and he asked Trothgar to change sides against the Geans.
  • The party killed the Mid-Realm mage, but the battle continues.
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Session 35, Day 79-80

Day 79

  • The party set off on the airship The Black Agate captained by Hack Harrow, Fallyn, the first mate, and his crew.
  • Immediately after taking air, they faced an unnatural purple storm, known to house a powerful fey creature known as a Storm Rider. The Party decided to turn back and wait a day.

Day 80

  • The next day of travel was clear until sunset.
  • A flying Mid-Realm longship intercepted them coming from the north. Their sails signaled they were once part of Earl Bromkar’s fleet, but now they have painted their shields grey.
  • The longship attacked and starts to board The Black Agate.
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Session 34, Day 77-78

Day 77

  • The party finished all down-time activity.
  • That evening, Brokmund, Trothgar, and everyone in Attigen who worships the Mid-Realm gods experience a shared dream: In an empty longhouse adorned with riches, a dwarf with a mechanical eye said while laughing, “My thanks to Bromkar for getting me into Valhalla.” He then shot the dreamer with a musket.

Day 78

  • The body of the same one-eyed dwarf was found partially burned in Attigen’s bay. Earl Bromkar identified him as the assassin Habar Blackrock known for scores of unhonorable kills, including Bromkar’s own father.
  • Bromkar had tracked him down years before, but instead of giving him an honorable death by the blade or an execution, threw him in a Mid-Realm prison, one of the worse punishments among the Mid-Realm faithful.
  • While the souldrinking pistol, Black Rain, was in possession of High Priest Olof of Odin, he had shepherded almost a dozen souls who died around Attigen to Valhalla or denying them access to the best of his judgement. But when the soul of Habar appeared before him the day before, he saw a fierce dwarven warrior, and allowed him access. But Habar certainly did not deserve it.
  • Habar’s body was adorned with runed tattoos that carried a spell to corrupt the afterworld. Earl Bromkar suspects his enemies are using Black Rain to attack both Valhalla and himself.
  • Black Rain is now indestructable by mundane means, having fused more with the soul of the valkyrie Sigrund.
  • Bromkar asked that the party once again take possession of Black Rain and to do one of the following: find a way to separate the Sigrund from it, destroy it, or at least keep it moving so his enemies cannot continue to poison the afterworld which will eventually recover, but not if more poisoned souls are sent.
  • Bromkar reported that Habar was seen briefly in Attigen with someone short in stature, but always cloaked.
  • Gilly used his popularity as Attigen’s foremost brewmaster to learn that Habar was held in the Mid-Realm prison of Arrootakenstik, near the frost giant lands, but now that prison has not communicated with anyone for weeks.
  • The party decided to disassemble Black Rain, splitting the pieces among Trothgar and Brokmund for safe keeping as they travel.
  • The party decided to travel to Kwalesh’s secret lair, deep in Coven territory in The Swamp of the Hag, where they hope to find a way to free Sigrund from the gun.
  • The party hired an airship captain crazy enough to fly into the territory for 1300 gp, and to wait for them at the site for 35 gp a day (paid in advance for 14 days). The flight will take 20-21 days.
  • The party sends a message to Tark saying that they cannot help him clear the shipping lane yet, but they will in the future. He responds, “That’s okay. Please get to it as soon as you can. Let me know.”
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Session 33, Day 76

Day 76

  • In secret, Vaunk, snuck into the temple of Odin, searching for the enchanted pistol, Black Rain.
    • In disguise he asked an acolyte, brother Igvar, where the pistol was, but Igvar saw through the disguise.
    • Igvar did not sound the alarm given the party’s friendship with Earl Bromkar.
    • Acolyte Humet is selling stout which he claims is infused with Black Rain / Valkyrie essence.
    • His ruse revealed, Vaunk left the temple.
  • Brokmund’s engineer minion invents steam-powered mechanical tools and is given his own workshop/home.
  • A popular new pulp novel arrives in Attigen: The Gnome with No Name, Vaunk, and the Gun of Death by Kudzu Poppinberry.
    • The cover has an accurate, moving, illusionary image of Vaunk drawing pistols in the streets of Gai’Moora.
    • Vaunk defeated the quickling gunslinger Jaezin Bor in the Shell-less Mermaid (described as a giant gladiatorial arena).
    • His party members are described in varying levels of incompentance that Vaunk has to rescue constantly.
      • Brokmunkar Jr – son of Earl Bromkar who keeps dropping his rapier.
      • Gilly – the really slow witted orc who wrestles everything, including furniture.
      • Kun Kun – a warforged monk prone to over-heating and catching on fire.
      • Myfon – the knight who moves so slowly he’s always late to everything.
      • Shamash – the kobold musketeer who needs spectacles to see far, but always loses them.
      • Steek – Vaunk’s mentally challenged brother who Vaunk promised their mother he would take care of.
      • Trothgate – blood thirsty priest of Loki who’s always trying to sacrafice people.
    • Vaunk woke the Tameen princess Miratari, converted her from a mummy with a kiss, and now she is in love with him.
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