For those in peril on the sea.

The Umber Hulk, The Witch, and the Cyclops (and a troll thrown in for good measure)
Episode 15

Will make items to breathe under water for favors in return, hand of sister, eye of sister, and her daughter returned to her.
Shark fins and gils
Troll Liver
Squishy pearl things, witch licks gross stuff
Trolling the cyclops dompf rompf
blake grows balls/ kiths balls shrink
Pit trap cursing giant
Madrak, not a bad troll, makes trollish potions and effects, hannik healed, Kith shrunk, Blake projectile vomiting, and Bootjack firebreath.
kith shrinks stays permanently 2 inches shorter
Ready for the water.

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Peace and quiet, getting things done at home.
Episode 14

Works on relationships
Work on the city continues
Decide to figure out what the egg is.
Head to the witch.
No combat, late start, thanks Jon… jerk

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How many elves does it take to make a good decision?
Episode 13

kiths bad idea, gets kidnapped
blakes almost bad idea
bootjack rescues Kith by dropping him on his head
kendrick gets kidnapped
party kicks ettercap ass and then fight the ettercap god, getting pretty beat up in the process
saves kendrick, everyone manages to live
home
quadros orb

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For the love of Cinnamon! (aka nobody likes the smell of fish)
Episode 12

The Journey South
sahagin, chase quadro into the jungle
party follows and finds him in a depression surrounded by cinnamon trees, what else could go right!
blake dog attack
big blake dog seems to lead others
weather goes to hell, wind and rain
it gets dark… what else could go wrong.

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Blake Dogs? We don't need no f#%$ing Blake Dogs!
Episode 11

Hannik busy with leader stuff leaves the crew to their own devices
no magic items, wtg don.
totally not prepared to be in the jungle
Blake dogs attack, party tries to outrun them… not happening
Blake climbs a tree while the others fight
Blake shoots a dog that passed a DC 20 str check to climb the tree over the dogs on the ground that are actually a threat to his friends.
party nearly dies, climbs trees, and stay in trees all night because, they have to
Return home next day with a two headed blakedog

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The Wave Drake Strikes Back (aka Norrain Rams it Home)
Episode 10

Full frontal assault of awesomeness on the red star
What is it the party is forgetting?
Wulfhelm croaks along with 2 dwarves
Meyers dies, Flea dies,
What is it the party is forgetting?
The Warlock lures them into his trap. Blake nearly dies
The Warlock dies… or did he?
Norrain rams it home… oh thats what it was.
Fortuitous Sunrise docks (halfing women!)
RIP Wulfhelm funeral (should have just shot him)

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Attack of The Red Star
Episode 9

PROLOGUE

Meyer had been monitoring the the messages in the little chest for some time now. Only recently had The Wave Drake began responding to The Fortuitous Sunrise. He had hoped that the bastards on The Drake had sunk into the sea along with the damn ship that Margan had thought of as a child. It was ridiculous. How could they have sent him off. He should be commanding that ship now… not that bone head Hannik, talk about a moron. That guy was as thick as they came, with his big muscles and being able to handle weapons. Meyer simply put, hated him.

It seemed that the Drake had found some sort of settlement, and had more a less taken the place over. They sounded as if they were in dire straights though. The crew number had taken a drastic fall over the past several months, although the last message made them seem as if they were over the hump. The Sunrise was also in bad shape. An illness had fallen over the crew, they had immediately quarantined but it hadn’t helped. In the end they had started pushing infected crew into the drink. They were at about half of their standard strength, and the skipper himself, was ill.

Azeryn Deed had gone over the details with everyone, the landing parties would take out the lighthouse, and assault the ship lead by Mitch and their front gate at the same time lead by Flea. Hopefully they could commandeer the Drake using overwhelming force, and be gone before the Sunrise ever showed up. It seemed that he would soon be assuming his rightful place, as captain of The Wave Drake. Things were looking up!

Episode 9

Lighthouse is lit
Dwarves submit after seeing the ship.
Red star assault
Creepy giggly bad guys
Slash nearly dies
The crew plans to assault the red star ship.

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The servant of The Black One
Episode 8

PROLOGUE
Kendrick couldn’t fucking believe it. He knew he was using the word in proper context because he heard the other sailors using it often, and it seemed appropriate here. First the giant Lizard monster that had turned Perry into the lovely stone statue that currently resided on the pier and now this. A small horde of skeletons some in tattered armor and carrying weapons trotted along behind the big purple thing. That one was scary. It stood nearly ten feet tall and was well muscled, it had black shining sharp horns that stuck out of its forehead, and a long purple tail that was barbed. It carried some sort of large pole-arm as well and gripped it with its claws, long black claws sticking off the end of each finger. It seemed to be in control of the skeletons as well.

At least It wasn’t just him this time, he could knew the purple one had Griselda and even though he had done a great job of fighting a bunch of them off, Slash was being drug along by several of the skeletons. Kendrick lay slung over the shoulder of one of them and any attempt to struggle resulted in the bony fingers tightening uncomfortably on him. He was oozing blood from several punctures at this point and had decided that he would wait for a better chance to escape.

They had been running for hours now and they had gone past the large black tower. Kendrick had assumed this would be where they were being taken but this was not the case. They ascended the cliff behind the tower via a winding road. As they crested the cliff, the sky, which had been a dark unsettling gray all day, turned gray black. Within minutes the rain had started, and the wind had picked up. A few minutes more and the thunder and lightning started. He hated thunder and lightning. The large group of skeletons began to catch up to the purple one, who was now kneeling on the ground performing some sort of drawing. Amazingly a giant green gate opened up in front of the purple thing. He grabbed up Griselda and walked through. Then came back out and grabbed Red whom Kendrick had not even noticed before,. Kendrick went next, the thing took him through the green portal and he felt a shiver as they passed it. Then he was out and in a dark pit with twisted metal everywhere. Slash came through last, he appeared to have been beaten fairly bad and was unconscious.

With a sinking feeling, Kendrick realized he had nowhere to run, and then the purple one grabbed him around the neck. He pulled Kendrick close to him and took a long sniff. The creature laughed again and said something in a language he couldn’t understand. Two little winged creatures that he hadn’t noticed before burst into a raucous laughter, as if it was the funniest thing they had heard. The purple one set him in manacles and hung up Slash last. The manacles were incredibly painful and dug into his skin. The more he wiggled to relieve the pressure the more it hurt. The creature had started doing more drawings around the platform and was issuing directions to the flying things. It was obvious this was some kind of a trap.. and he realized with a sinking feeling… that he was the bait.

Episode 8

The party immediately gathered their things and set off to find the missing crew. They counted themselves lucky as 6 or 7 men would have been out hunting otherwise it would have been worse. The sky grew dark, and the wind picked up. The rain started soon after and a few minutes later the sky started to thunder and lightning. The party was fairly certain by the direction the tracks were headed that their friends were being held in the Black Iron Tower. After several hours they reached the tower and sure enough the tracks were all around it. The party stopped a few hundred yards away and decided to plan their approach.

They devised a sneaky plan to use their spider-climb staff to climb up to the windows that were in the Kings room, and take the enemy by surprise. First they had Wulfhelm scout the place out using his stealth. He did not detect any enemies so the group moved forward together. They climbed the wall and entered the Kings chamber. It was completely dark inside as all of the torches that had been lit previously had gone out. There was no sign of the enemy. They descended the staircase, after Blake Griffin cast light on a stone and they searched the entire area where the traps had been including the room where they had found the heart. The entire tower was empty. The party began searching all over, Wulfhelm and Bootjack went up to examine the tracks again, and Bootjack found the road leading up the cliff behind covered in tracks. After wasting so much time the party rushed to the hill, hoping their friends would still be alive.

They ran forward once they reached the top, and nearly fell in the gaping chasm, seeing it only at the last moment when the lightning flashed. Hannik managed to grab Wulfhelm as he nearly went over the side. They could see light below and realized they would need to descend. The storm began a massive downpour, with great rivulets of water pouring down into the hole. The party using Blake’s light stone, (or darkvision if they have it) Found that they could descend by climbing down the twisted spears of metal and beams that were in abundance. It looked as if the entire building had crashed down into this hole. They climbed carefully down, nearing the end of their climb Blake slipped, he scrambled to grab something but slid over the edge. Bootjack reached down and grabbed his hand just before he vanished into the dark. The rest helped pull him back up and they finally reached the platform that had the lights.

They could see immediately that there were more runes, but higher and harder to get to. They also saw a huge purple beast kneeling in a similar manner as the dark priest had been. As they watched he looked up at them and grinned maniacally and with a flash he was gone. Red started to scream and they realized that the creature had teleported to Red and opened up his chest and then slashed across releasing his viscera. The mans guts tumbled out of his body and onto the ground. The creature pulled the heart from his chest and consumed it. His eyes glowing red as the blood ran down his chin. He looked back up at the party and waited for them.

They dropped down and attempted to surround him. One of the runes immediately spewed forth a disgusting slime like creature. Hannik immediately cut it down and headed towards the rune. Blake Griffin started firing spells at the Imps floating around the ceiling, and Bootjack and Wulf started attacking the purple beast. Before long the party had eliminated his imps and runes. The beast Chadarnook fought viciously and poisoned Hannik and Wulfhelm with its halberd. The party fought on though as they both fought through the poison. On and on they clashed until with a final blow Bootjack tackled the creature over the side, impaling it on one of the dark spikes. The party, exhausted cut down their crew mates both dead and alive. They gathered up the few items that were in the area, and started the long climb out. Leaving Red’s corpse behind as there was no way to haul it back with them. They made it to the Black Iron Tower, and slept there. Waking they headed back to the pier, feeling more demoralized than ever having lost 4 more members of the crew. They were hanging on by a thread.

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Dwarves, Dwarves, Dwarves
Episode 7

PROLOGUE
Gadrik and Modrik sat at a roughly hewn stone table playing Hammerfall. They had played the game so much that the small black and white pieces looked as if they had been intentionally polished. There wasn’t much to do down here, but the city was stocked full of undead, and the Dwarves had lost several members in the last 5 years to expeditions to the surface. They were able to harvest mushrooms and had a source of water and fish thanks to the underground flow they had found. So King Kelnak forbade anyone going farther up than the mines. We are safe in the stone, the stone is where we belong, he would grumble. The younger dwarves glowered at him, and he began telling them the same story they had heard over and over.

When it had all went to hell above they had gone a week of seeing nobody, and were exhausted to the point of not being nearly too weak to move. Several of the dwarves that had been stuck in the mine rather than their cells began working on their manacles. They headed cautiously over to the cells and found their brethren lying dead in the cells piled on top of each other as if they were trying to get through the cells unsure, what had killed them. Opening the door to the overseers room they found him dead at his desk, a hole through his skull blood everywhere. Kelnak lead the others into the next room… the room where their loved ones were kept. They were dead… all of them… dead.

Kelnak claimed that he felt it before he could see it, at the end of the passage something, all black slithered towards them. A demonic grin growing impossibly wide on its face, filling him with horror. At that moment a child cried out, followed by several others, upon hearing this, Kelnak charged the creature with his pickaxe full of rage unlike any he had experienced before. He swung it down with a mighty blow, but the thing was gone. The small children climbed from under the corpses of their mothers and stood at the bars trying to reach for the male dwarves. They retrieved the keys and opened doors.

“Those children were you, and you owe it to your mothers to survive and further our clan someday. Patience rewards us with longevity. We can plan in a way that humans cannot comprehend.” The Grizzled old Dwarf sat down and drank from a stone cup.

The bells began to chime ever so gently. Something was using the elevator again. From time to time skeletons would stumble down into the mine, and this was most likely the issue. Gadrik and Modrik gathered up the black iron weapons that had been forged for them by Goldrend. “Be wary lads, even the easiest task can cause you death” Kelnak warned. The two walked nearly 15 minutes up the long passage that lead to the mine. Listening closely, the slid the door open and walked into the mine. Then they heard it… voices, speaking common tongue. The voices were heading towards them, they slipped back behind the hidden door and waited. Wondering what to do. We need to talk to them Gad, if theyre friendly we might be able to get out of here. Modrik nodded, never one for talking. The two slid the door open and walked out into the mine, to find the unknown.

Episode 7

After the Basilisk incident the crew took the time to shore up their defenses, building a wall at the end of the pier nearly 10 feet tall, with a small platform for standing watch on each side of the door. Everyone now realized that despite the undead threat being gone, this was still a very dangerous place. The plan was to go explore the lighthouse and figure out what needed to be done. Bootjack also wanted to perform a ritual cleansing on the Temple, that he had found in the ancient book.

The party left after a week or so of rest and getting things secured. Travel through the city was easy, the group saw small animals in the city streets for the first time since they had been there. The cold feeling wasn’t completely gone but it had greatly improved, and they hadn’t seen any sign of undead for sometime now. After travelling about 5 hours they reached the temple, they found a path on the fourth tier behind the temple that lead up to the cliffs above, from there they thought they could reach the Lighthouse. They continued on and shortly they reached the lighthouse. A monstrous stone tower with bright silver looking over a fire stove with a small pit in it. Unsure what to do they decided to return to the Temple and help Bootjack perform the consecration. After the ceremony was completed the party felt relaxed and safe, and spent the night in the temple.

The next morning they returned and talked to Griselda about how the lighthouse was lit. She claimed to know very little about it, but to try and ask Norrain. Norrain told them that they harvested a substance called forge stone at one point from the mines below and that was what they used to light the tower. It burns for a very long time and burns bright and hot. He also mentioned that he could use some for the Iron Anchor and accompanied the party to show them where it was.

The party had not ever been south on the 4th tier and was not even aware that a mine existed on the island, so it was surprising news from Norrain. The next morning they packed up their gear and headed to the fourth tier near the black tower and headed north. They found the entrance to the mine recessed a good distance into the side of the wall. It was massive and they felt surprise that they hadn’t explored it yet. There were large stone rails that lead to the massive door. After some pushing and shoving they were able to open the door. They found a large lift with tracks that matched up to the stone ones on the outside. Inside was a large lever with up and down indicators. The party started to descend and stopped at the first dock. They went down a long passage and when it opened the path went on about 30 feet before it opened into a massive black hole, filled with twisted and bent metal walls and frames. The party decided to return to the elevator and try a few more levels. Each level they found the same thing just farther down.

The bottom level was the only level that they were able to explore. They found that the place appeared to be abandoned. They looked in the foremans office and found a skeleton with a hole in his head. They found the cells full of dead dwarves. They continued deeper into the mine, past a large hopper like device and into a carved hallway that had 4 large statues standing in front of a black iron door. The statues much to nobodys surprise came to life and the party did battle with them. After defeating the statues they had to figure out a password for the door from clues found previously in the mine. Once inside it was apparent that the foreman had been up to shady stuff. There were notes and letters regarding secret shipments of weapons and raw ore as well as forgestone being sold and stockpiled in a cave north of the city. There was also a secret door they found leading to a forge and small smithy. There were coats of mail and weapons made from the Black Iron in there.

The party was in a rush and grabbed a few handfuls of forgestone and left. On the way out Norrain had been lagging behind and was accosted by two dwarves. They cordially introduced themselves as Gadrik and Modrik. They said that they knew who this dwarf was, and that they needed to take him below to be punished for his crimes. The party attempted to be diplomatic, but as dwarves are wont to do, these ones got stubborn. Before long the two parties were fighting. The party managed to beat up Modrik bad enough that Gadrik surrendered and they let Norrain go. Letting the party know quite clearly that this was far from over. They claimed to have 40 well armed dwarves that would be marching on the humans any day now. Then vanished into the mine.

The party was alarmed by this idea and decided to gum up the lift so that it would not run up and down. By this time night was falling so the party decided to spend the night at the temple as it was not too far away. They had a meal and then slept .

The next morning they began the walk back to the pier and they saw what appeared to be smoke rising from the camp, and the front gate appeared to be on fire. They dashed to the pier as fast as they could and they found several crew-members dead. Another was barely breathing, he managed to let the party know that some creature and a swarm of skeletons had managed to take Kendrick, Griselda, Slash, and Red. Before he died, he let them know the message that the creature had delivered.

“Tell the Spark of light that I will be waiting for them”

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The burlap sack is mightier than the sword.
Episode 6

PROLOGUE

Christopher Perry barrel maker extraordinaire, sat nibbling his pinky nail. Watch was boring as hell since Commander Hannik and the other lads had taken care of the roving packs of undead. What could he do anyway if something did happen, he felt in his heart that he was a bit of a coward, not a warrior just a damn good cooper. He kicked his feet and whistled to himself and thought to himself, that it would be better in a few days when the walls were erected with the vines that Bootjack and the others had gathered.

A few minutes later Kendrick walked down the pier stifling a yawn with his hand. Perry smiled and wished Kendrick a good morning. The sky was starting to turn mauve as the sun began to think about rising. Perry stood and began the walk down the pier. Slash walked past him and nodded, heading to relieve the other watch.

They both heard it at the same time. A loud snarl and Kendrick crying out. He looked over and saw a large lizard like creature standing over a face down Kendrick. He could see blood oozing from several cuts on the young boy. The creature pawed at Ken a few more times seeming confused, before gathering him up in his mouth and barreling out into the jungle. Perry was stunned, it had moved so fast.

He shouted for Slash to sound the alarm, and tore into the jungle trying to find Kendrick. He ran as fast as he could sprinting through the trees in the direction he had seen the creature last moving and after a while he could see the creature ahead of him. It ran over the top of a hill and through some brush. Perry drew his knife, and moved forward cautiously. He caught some movement off to his left, and he slowly went down the hill and pushed through the shrubs. The creature turned back and stared and at him for a moment then bolted again through the brush.

Perry immediately attempted to bolt after the creature, but found he couldn’t move his legs. He looked down in time to see stone climbing up his chest and into his mouth. The last thought that went through his head was that his tongue felt so dry, and just like that, Christopher Perry, barrel maker extraordinaire was turned to stone.

Episode 6

The party was awakened to the ships bell being rapidly rung, sounding the alarm. Everyone got up rapidly and rushed to find out what had happened. They soon found out from the few remaining crew members that Kendrick had been snatched into the jungle by some large lizard like creature. Slash had sounded the alarm and Christopher Perry had stormed into the jungle to try to get him back alone. The party gathered their supplies and headed off into the jungle in search of their shipmates, with so many dead already they could not afford to lose more people.

They ran through the jungle Hannik and Wulfhelm alternating tracking the beast. After some time following the trail, they came upon a humanoid statue, they recognized as Perry. Disheartening as it was they couldn’t afford to lose another member of the crew.

After travelling a bit longer they came to a gully, inside the gully were scattered and broken stone remains of many creatures. The party found a small cave at the bottom of the gully, and approached it. They entered stealthily and inside found the large lizard like creature lording over its recently captured prey. Kendrick appeared to be unconscious still. The creature didn’t notice the party. Blake searched his memory banks for any information he could glean regarding this creature and he seemed to recall a creature that could turn things to stone with just its gaze. Hannik handed Wulfhelm a burlap bag and told him to get it on the creatures head so they could fight it safely. Wulf grabbed the bag and snuck up behind the creature, pouncing on it and getting the bag over its maw and eyes. The creature began to thrash around and tried to claw at Wulf, but he managed to hold strong keeping the bag over the creatures head. With the creatures prime means of defense, the party made short work of him.

Kendrick was recovered and the party returned to the city. Another expedition was mounted to recover Perry’s stone body. The party decided that getting walls up was the new priority and spent the next several days ensuring that the walls rose and were secure.

The party decided it was time to check the lighthouse and see if they could find their lost sister ship perhaps by using it.

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