Everdusk

The Pervasive Gloom of Gloomwrought

the Companions arrive in Gloomwrought and the Sire of Shadows tries to kill them - or does he?

Derek fun points: 9
  • Dread Pirate Roberts: encounter, push adjacent enemies 1 sq
  • Extra Batteries: recharge magic item power
  • Use the Force: reroll attack roll
  • My Name is Inigo Mantoya: don’t fall unconscious when dying
Alchemical Items:
  • Keen Oil x5 each to Tzira, Surina and Naurak (used 3) (minor, crit on 19-20 until end of next turn)
  • Woundpatch x1 to Naurak & Surina, x2 to Thorngrim (minor, +10 hp when spend healing surge)
  • Acidic Fire (lvl 15) x1 (+18 Reflex, burst 1 in 10, 2d6 fire + ongoing 5 acid)
  • Sovereign Glue (lvl 8) x1
  • Slow-step Oil (lvl 13) x1 (standard, +16 Fort, slowed) to Surina
  • Dragonfire Tar (lvl 13) (+16 Reflex, range 5/10, ongoing 10 fire)
  • Bloodstinger Poison (lvl 13) x2 (standard, +16 Fortitude, ongoing 5 poison) one to Naurak & one to Surina
  • Alchemist’s Frost (lvl 11) x2 (+14 Reflex, range 5/10, 2d10 cold and slowed, half on miss)
  • Alchemist’s Fire (lvl 11) x2 (+14 Reflex, burst 1 in 10, 3d6 fire, half on miss)
Total Treasure Remaining:
  • 17,474 gp
Treasure to Sell:
  • +2 bestial hide armor (680 gp)

Talking with the prisoners of the Prince of Frost, the Companions discovered that many of them had been captured for their knowledge of Raven Queen, or the locations where important artifacts are held, like the Vault of the Drow.

Veil takes Gentoo aside to offer to help restore his hand if they Companions will talk to one of his associates in the Shadowfell…

The Companions drop of Quellena at Astrazalian and then on to Gloomwrought, an ominous, gothic city. They pull up to the public docks and the harbormaster marches up on board.

160 gp spent on docking fees (plus generous bribes). Remaining Treasure: 17,310 gp

The harbormaster (Kumorn) recommends the Companions contact House Harskel to try to get into the palace to talk to the Sire of Shadows.

Walking through the city, the Companions pass by some keepers and are able to confirm that they are not recognized. They continue through the city to a building in the Fettered Ward with a red door, shaped like a mouth. It contains a brothel apparently staffed with vampires.

The madame introduces herself as Lareen and invites the Companions into the back. She explains that her organization (apparently in the service of Kas, an old servant of Vecna with a grudge) opposes Vecan and would be happy to help the Companions if they continue to fight against Vecna. She explains that the Sword of Kas would make it possible to prevent Vecna from discorporating and allow his destruction. Unfortunately, she doesn’t know where the sword is. Lareen offers what aid and knowledge she can provide in the defeat of Vecna.

She also offers to make Gentoo a vampire to restore his arm. He accepts, of course.

“You have your arm back, but your dick is ours!”

Leaving the Fettered Ward in Gloomwrought and returning to the market ward, the Companions are divided when the walls of the city separate them into two groups and the cobblestones form enormous golem-like creatures and some gargoyles came to life.

Combat ensues!

When the fight turned against them, the gargoyles fled. One gargoyle who had been watching the fight explained that the Raven’s Wing had sent them to take care of us, at the behest of the Sire of Shadows.

Going inside a nearby inn, the Companions found the Falcon and her crew… Surina, suffering from the gloom’s amnesia, had an entertaining encounter with the Falcon.

After hearing everything the Companions had done, the Falcon explained that she had heard she was fated to break the Sword of Unmaking as well (furthering the rivalry with Surina). She also gave advice on how to speak with the Sire of Shadows: apparently House Harskel is hosting a masquerade in a few days that the Sire should be attending.

If the Companions want to sneak in, the Falcon recommended going to Slippery Trip’s.

Finally, the Falcon explained that the Raven’s Wing is a neutral third party, a courier group that relates information around the city, often in the Sire of Shadow’s name. The Companions are suspicious that the Raven’s Wing may be working on its own now.

Back outside, Gentoo brokers an alliance with Gulgar, the gargoyle that had been watching the Companions. In exchange for attempting to destroy the Kulkor Obelisk (which keeps the gargoyles bound to the city and subservient).

The Companions head to Harskel’s Emporium and manage to secure invitations (pending confirmation of details) based on a story about the Aldorian family wanting to do business in the city. Gentoo spread rumors to that effect to further support the cover story, though while he’s doing that Surina attempts to intimidate/seduce the commander of the Crimson Guard.

A shadar-kai with a cloak of raven feathers walks in, the inn falling quiet. He grabs a notice off the mast and heads out, after looking at the Companions. He is apparently Orsen, Marshall of the Crows, leader of the Brotherhood of Crows. He used to be part of the order of the Raven Queen, but was dissatisfied with how things were run and left, now operating like a terrorist.

Going to another inn, two figures ran past the Companions – a member of the Deathless Guard chasing a courier from the Raven’s Wing. They run into an alleyway, which turned out to be a trap with more waiting Deathless Guard. They don’t seem to be acting with full authority for some reason…

Combat ensues!

The courier died, but managed to hand off a scroll case to the Companions, saying “For the Prince’s eyes only…”

Derek’s gloom cards:
  • Fear of Reprisal
  • Nightmares (overcome)
  • Hearing Voices (overcome)
Derek fun points: 9
  • Dread Pirate Roberts: encounter, push adjacent enemies 1 sq
  • Extra Batteries: recharge magic item power
  • Use the Force: reroll attack roll
  • My Name is Inigo Mantoya: don’t fall unconscious when dying
Alchemical Items:
  • Keen Oil x5 each to Tzira, Surina and Naurak (used 3) (minor, crit on 19-20 until end of next turn)
  • Woundpatch x1 to Naurak & Surina, x2 to Thorngrim (minor, +10 hp when spend healing surge)
  • Acidic Fire (lvl 15) x1 (+18 Reflex, burst 1 in 10, 2d6 fire + ongoing 5 acid)
  • Sovereign Glue (lvl 8) x1
  • Slow-step Oil (lvl 13) x1 (standard, +16 Fort, slowed) to Surina
  • Dragonfire Tar (lvl 13) (+16 Reflex, range 5/10, ongoing 10 fire)
  • Bloodstinger Poison (lvl 13) x2 (standard, +16 Fortitude, ongoing 5 poison) one to Naurak & one to Surina
  • Alchemist’s Frost (lvl 11) x2 (+14 Reflex, range 5/10, 2d10 cold and slowed, half on miss)
  • Alchemist’s Fire (lvl 11) x2 (+14 Reflex, burst 1 in 10, 3d6 fire, half on miss)
Total Treasure Remaining:
  • 17,314 gp
Treasure to Sell:
  • +2 bestial hide armor (680 gp)

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