30 Nov

Quail Valley Session 12 (SW)

When we last checked in on our heroes, they had discovered and area beneath Származás Keep that looked old and relatively undisturbed for a rather long time…and which had been sealed. In their explorations, they fought some undead and recovered a magical staff, narrowly escaping some sort of angry spirits. Triumphant, they returned to Presov, shared the story of the their explorations and battles with the, as always, surly and unimpressed Captain Bernhard, and retired to the Lonesome Drake where they were warmly welcomed and sat down to enjoy some well-deserved ale and warm food. Their relaxation was shattered by a scream and Cailana found some sort of shadowy creature seemingly sucking the life from Sandra Papnő, the priestess of Talu Temple. As Cailana and Serena were tending to the slain priestess (after the others had returned to the Lonesome Drake), Captain Bernhard arrived and that’s where we pick up after the break.

This recap is from Rachel. Claudia, Forest, and Muse were missing so Rachel and RJ had their hands full. RJ played Cailana and Wink (along with Faelan) while Rachel played Raspin (along with Serena). As usual, my GM comments are in [brackets and italics]. There are potential spoilers for The Vault of Larin Karr as well as the Crucible of Freya below the break.
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21 Nov

Quail Valley Session 11 (SW)

In our last session, the party continued their exploration of Származás Keep, particularly some areas below the keep. They had encountered no additional resistance, but had found the potential handiwork and possible escape route of some humanoids that were still unaccounted for. They also discovered an area under one of the towers that looked to have not been visited in quite some time. Reaching the second level down, they discovered a lab of some sorts with various equipment and tables about the chamber as well as six statues of fully armored “humans” ringing the edges of the circular room. They party formed an outward facing circle around the trap door leading to the next level, assuming that the “statues” would animate. Wink lifted the door and that is where we pick up after the break.

This recap is from Muse. Forest and Claudia were missing. Bridgett joined us again and played Raspin and RJ played Wink. As usual, my GM comments are in [brackets and italics]. There are potential spoilers for The Vault of Larin Karr as well as the Crucible of Freya below the break.
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17 Nov

Quail Valley Session 10 (SW)

When we last looked in on our heroes, they had attacked Származás Keep. After a lot of success, they ran into a small–well large–snag in the shape of an ogre. Although ultimately victorious, the ogre took out Cailana and Serena as well as wounding both Raspin and Wink. Only Faelan, who remained distant and atop a wall while the others fought in the courtyard, escaped unscathed. We pick up with the aftermath of the this battle after the break.

This recap is from RJ. Claudia, Forest, and Muse were all missing. Bridgett joined us and played Raspin. RJ played Wink and Rachel played Cailana. As usual, my GM comments are in [brackets and italics]. There are potential spoilers for The Vault of Larin Karr as well as the Crucible of Freya below the break.
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07 Nov

Quail Valley Session 9 (SW)

In our last session, the players had engaged various waves of hobgoblins from the ruins of Származás Keep. Further scouting had shown a small number of defenders remaining on the walls…at least the walls that had not fallen into ruin. A plan was formed but did not quite pan out as hoped. Having just found a hidden path leading to a reinforced door in one of the keep’s still standing towers, the party elected to try and gain entry through it. With Wink’s magics weakening the stone in which the hinges were mounted, Raspin had little trouble crashing, loudly, through the door to reveal a pool filling most of the interior’s tower. Claudia made an Agility roll to see if Raspin could prevent himself from splashing into the pool. That’s where we pick up below the break.

This recap is from Rachel. All players were in attendance. As usual, my GM comments are in [brackets and italics]. There are potential spoilers for The Vault of Larin Karr as well as the Crucible of Freya below the break.
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03 Nov

Quail Valley Session 8 (SW)

When we last left our heroes, they had found the ruins of Származás Keep or so they have assumed. Finally having reached one of the initial goals for which Professor Yetemi had hired them, they discovered that it was occupied. Cailana had set off a trap, narrowly avoiding it, and alarm near the keep’s entrance. As the party hid in the nearby woods, helmeted heads began to peek over the keep’s walls. After something of a waiting game for an hour or so (the party hiding in the woods and occupants holding their position, hobgoblins exited the keep. The party attempted to ambush them, but Cailana had the misfortune of being spotted. That is where we pick up after the break.

This recap is from RJ. Muse was missing, but Claudia was able to join us again. Rachel played Cailana on Muse’s behalf. As usual, my GM comments are in [brackets and italics]. There are potential spoilers for The Vault of Larin Karr below the break.
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