Isles of Ascension

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Holy shit guys, it's a whirlpool!

Sari Falmirian, Mara Flintfoot, Dor Shattershield, and Conash Ironwood met below decks on a sailing ship in the middle of the Sea of Swords and began to play a rousing game of Admirals and Anchors. Soon after, they see the Cleric of Umberlee, who had been manacled to the mainmast for attacking a crew member, chew through his own hand to free himself. The cleric started praying and soon after the ship ran into a whirlpool. The party jumped onto Tenser’s Floating Disk and managed to ride it safely through the whirlpool. The fishing ship ALESSANDRA and her captain Zekir Metzi were nearby. After being flagged down by the conscious members of the group, Mara and Dor, the ALESSANDRA able to recover the party, along with the remaining survivor, Belshnickel Murnig, and the dead. After some brief discussion with Zekir where it became apparent that the party was no longer in Faerun, the ALESSANDRA made her way to the Temple of the Rising Tide.

After disembarking, the party met Ichthar Zurier and Suphenia Fingol, the Priest-king and High Preistess of Lucard. Ichthar began to interrogate the party concerning a hand that he claimed Lucard had shown to him in his dreams. When the party told him that the Cleric of Umberlee had a disembodied hand on his person matching the description, Ichthar had his men begin to search the bodies. When they were unable to find the cleric, Ichthar rushed off, stating that he needed to call a meeting of the Council of 6. After he left Suphenia attempts to calmly explain to the party that you were now in Navin with no known way to return to Faerun. She also briefly explained the story of creation of Navin and provided a note to Sari that would permit use of his spellbook (Kurobka in Navinian) without the proper licensing by the Church of Lucard. Since the party was not counted amongst the faithful of Lucard, Suphenia told the party that they would need to leave the temple. When the group returned to the ALESSANDRA, Zekir suggested that he take them to his hometown, Misthaven.

Once docked at Misthaven, Zekir suggested that the party find a place to stay, and suggested speaking with Beckel Halverstead to see if they could use of his unoccupied cabins. The party instead went to the tavern, known as the Black Stag, and met the proprietor Figeron " Figgy " Newport and the guard Vallard Daloui. Vallard asks the party to help him out by seeking out the Lumond Garrick. Vallard has been dancing with the blacksmith’s daughter in one of the Noble lodges that he guards and accidentally damaged furniture; Vallard believed that Lumond Garrick would be able to assist him in fixing the furniture.

The party left town along the beach heading East. After a few miles the party encountered 5 giant crabs which they eliminated (with gusto). It was here that the party first encountered Mara’s narcolepsy. Belshnickel then (unintentionally) pegged Dor in the face with a Red Herring. After resting for a bit, the party continued along the strand of beach until arriving upon a tense scene. An older dwarf woman was flailing about with a skeleton grasping her from behind, a skeleton to her side with a knife drawn, and a man matching the description of Lumond Garrick in deep focus, seemingly controlling the skeletons. After tackling the skeleton with the dagger and hitting Lumond Garrick (both times by Belshnickel) several times, the party realized that the woman was choking and the skeletons were attempting to perform the Heimlich maneuver on her (unsuccessfully due to poor form). Conash, quickly jumped to the woman’s aid and was able to successfully clear the food in her throat. After sorting out the misunderstanding and giving Lumond Garrick time to rest from his exertion, the party went back to town for Lumond Garrick to assist Vallard in his task. During the walk, the party discussed with Lumond Garrick some additional background info about Navin (The Tournament of Leviathan, the meaning of Kurobka and Lumond, The Lighthouse). As thanks for bringing Lumond Garrick, Vallard provided the party keys to one of the Noble houses for their use.

While the rest of the party was speaking to Vallard and Lumond Garrick, Conash went to the general store and bought some eggs. While there, he heard that the Warden, Zeke Thistlebark might have some work for them. The party decides to go speak to Zeke and he tells them of a break-in at Beckel Halverstead’s warehouse and of woods that seemed o continually encroach on the main road to the town. The party inquires about the creeping woods, and Zeke tells them that he sent one of his woodsman, Travis, out there to clear the road, but hadn’t heard from him in a while. Belshnickel successfully convinces Zeke that the issues was simply a case of treespopinupolis, which he could simply fix with red paint applied in the right way. Zeke pays them 2 gold up front for clearing the trees, with 3 gold after the has validated that the “cure” worked. Heading down the main road, the party sees a bunch of shrubs in the road, mostly blocking the way. After making their way through the small trees, they see a body which the party assumes to be Travis, and are attacked by the shrubs soon after. Following an arduous battle with the mob of shrubs, greatly assisted by Sari’s familiar Spoopy and his menacing crane-style moves, the party arose victorious and put out the small fires that Sari had started with his firebolts. As they bed down for the night, they hear a voice from deeper in the forest saying “pig beasts” angrily. Belshnickel attempts to hit on Mara unsuccessfully as she continues to angrily whittle.

Comments

Wonderfully put. I couldn’t have asked for a better session after DMing for so long. Great work Cody.

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Thanks!

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This was amazing! Nice job, Cody!! Can’t wait for next session!

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That was awesome. I love reading back on the adventure especially because it means I can put notes down for memory. Also just going to point out but Sari is a male, wasn’t sure if it was maybe a mistake or maybe I just didn’t make that very known. Otherwise amazing session and anticipating the next.

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Yeah, that was totally a mistake. I got tripped up by the fact that I used “she” earlier in the sentence describing Suphenia. Good catch.

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