21 Jul

FRC Session 36…Here Be Dragon

During the last session, the crew of the Jupiter 2 continued their journey, adrift in the Underdark. They passed through some sort of purple worm hatchery, came across something of an oasis and restocked on some supplies (after defeating some of the more hostile inhabitants of the area), and then came across a rather deep and fairly wide gorge that blocked their path. Attacked by some giant mosquito like creatures, they prevailed and one of the opponents–lit by faerie fire–plunged into the depths of the gorge. Some two-hundred feet or so down, a larger creature gulped up this falling meal. As we ended the session and as the faerie fire light disappeared, the shadowy swallowing creature looked to possibly be flying up towards the party. That’s where we pick up after the break.

This recap is from Rachel. Thomas and Muse missed this session. RJ played Meri and Dave played Verrak. My comments, as usual, are in [brackets and italics].

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14 Jul

FRC Session 35…Along Came a Spider

The last session took a rather interesting turn for the party. Their guide, Buppido the Derro, apparently turned upon them just outside of an illithid’s (i.e., mind flyer) lair and, presumably, its thralls. They prevailed and camped for a bit within. Now, however, they’ve lost their guide, are off the main route shown on their map, and more or less lost. With no other choice, they planned on pressing on after their rest. We pick up with that below the break after they’ve traveled for a bit, generally sticking to staying to the right when presented with a choice of passages.

This recap is from Dave. RJ was missing and so Thomas played Adran. My comments, as usual, are in [brackets and italics].

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04 Jul

FRC Session 34…And Then There Were Three

During the last session, the party had gone off map under the guidance of the derro, Buppido, that they had rescued from the drow at Velkynvelve. So far, things had gone pretty well despite losing some of their entourage to in-fighting of sorts. They had survived some of the dangers of the Underdark and had even learned a thing or two along the way. At the end of the session, the group had made it to some sort of supposedly abandoned temple that Buppido had identified as a safe place to rest but it wasn’t fully abandoned. A pair of large brains with legs were encountered. We pick up after the break with these brains as pretty much all chaos breaks loose.

This recap is from Craig. Muse was missing and so Thomas played Meri. My comments, as usual again, are in [brackets and italics].

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04 Jul

FRC Session 33…Eight (NPCs) is Enough

When we last left our explorers, they had survived betrayal and attack by the drow stationed at an outpost called Velkynvelve. Although one drow, possibly a priestess type, had escaped, they slaughtered all the rest, gathered additional supplies, and had freed eight of ten prisoners (killing a drow prisoner and leaving behind a kuo-toa who was way too “enlightened” for their tastes). We pick up with their final preparations before departing the outpost after the break.

This recap is from Thomas. Muse and Craig were missing this session. Bridgett made a guest appearance to play Dench while RJ played Meri. As Jubi was still missing, I guess it’ll by my comments back again in [brackets and italics].

There are possible spoilers for part of Out of the Abyss from Wizards but much was changed.

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25 Jun

FRC Session 32…There’s Gonna Be an Underdark Breakout

In our last session, the party pressed on in their Underdark travels back towards Pedestal. Skarr fell in battle against hook horrors and gnolls. A new ally joined the group, Fletcher, who has ties to Caill Dafad! And Jubi learned that there are, indeed, those in the Underdark who are successful at romance…or at least have a date with a drow. By the end of the session, the party had just arrived at the entrance to the drow outpost, Velkynvelve and that is where we pick up after the break.

This recap is from RJ. Everyone was at this session. Jubi’s comments, again, are in [brackets and italics].

There are possible spoilers for part of Out of the Abyss from Wizards but much was changed.

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20 Jun

FRC Session 31…Date Night

Lions, tigers, and bugbears, oh my! That’s where we left off at the last session. The party had just defeated a rather large band of bugbear slavers marching through with about a half dozen chained gnomes. We pick up with the party freeing those gnomes that survived the fight as well as the pair of bugbears who surrendered.

This recap is from Muse. Thomas and Rachel were missing so RJ (I believe) played Verrak while Dave played Rory and Skarr. Jubi’s comments, again, are in [brackets and italics].

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10 Jun

FRC Session 30…In the Eye of the…

After finding a bit of relative civilization, a good meal, and a nice night’s sleep at Mistle’s, the party had set off back into the Underdark. This time, at least, they had something of a map to help guide them. A map drawn on cured human skin but a map nonetheless. As we ended the last session, they found themselves confronted by one of the most dangerous creatures in the Underdark (or anywhere else for that matter)…a beholder!!!

This recap is from Muse. RJ was missing this session and so Thomas played Adran. We are also joined by a new player, Dave, who took on the role of Skarr. Jubi’s comments, again, are in [brackets and italics].

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02 May

FRC Session 29…Fees, Fines, and a Dinner Party

Our prior session was a challenging touch and go battle for the party but they prevailed. After spending an “evening” hiding beneath a large mushroom cap, they headed for the ogre guarded bridge. We ended as six ogres came onto the bridge in response to the party ringing a bell, presumably placed there to attract the attention of the ogres.

This recap is from Thomas. Muse was missing so Bridgett (making another guest appearance) played Meri while RJ played Skarr along with Adran. Jubi’s comments, again, are in [brackets and italics].

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21 Apr

FRC Session 28…A “Running” Battle

At the end of the last session, the party had descended some 1,300 feet below the surface of an Underdark sea or lake or whatever the large body of water would be considered in their search for Morgil. They stumbled upon the lair of some skeletal fishman type creatures and a skeletal snake thing. Although the battle was difficult, they prevailed. The things had a rather large treasure hoard and that’s where we pick up after the break.

This recap is from Rachel. Muse was missing so Thomas played Meri while RJ played Skarr (who is now the group’s character since Todd isn’t playing anymore). Jubi’s comments, again, are in [brackets and italics].

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15 Apr

FRC Session 27…Finding Nemo, er, Morgil

When we last left the party, they had continued their search for a route back to Pedestal from the wilds of the Underdark. Encountering a group of duergar, they had spared one of them in the hopes of coercing him into aiding them. The grey dwarf led them to a rather precarious looking rope bridge that, he claimed, would lead to passages that could eventually lead them back to the Underdark city. Verrak and the duergar crossed the bridge first with the duergar leaping off a short distance across which is where we pick up after the break.

This recap is from Craig. Jubi’s comments, again, are in [brackets and italics].

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