Dungeons And/Or Dragons

Conflict in Stockchurch

Upon your group’s return to the town of Stockchurch, it became rather evident that the situation in town had deteriorated. Not only were the townsfolk even more reserved than previously, but the town guard had been kept occupied by a travelling bard and his entourage, reportedly sowing dissent across the countryside. Possibly sensing a shared dislike of authority, if nothing else, you freed the bard, Erlen, from the town’s stockade, and proceeded to glean what stories and legends you could relating to Evander Berenger, Beygrim Dolthak, and Sszdirnn Freghym. Unsure of how this act would affect your standing with the town guard, half of your group escorted Erlen out of town, while the other half stayed at the inn overnight.

Unfortunately for you, in the scant few days to travel to the refuge and back, reinforcements were called from both The Shield Eternal and the Imperial Legion. Arriving mid-night after your return to Stockchurch, they proceeded to place the town under quarantine and martial law – it rapidly becoming evident that, among others, they were searching for your group of compatriots. They even succeeded in capturing a member of your group, Keres Sariel, and took her to the nearby Temple of Kord, which they had commandeered to conduct interrogations.

The attempted interrogation by the Shield agents revealed some additional information – there had been recent arrests at the University of Arcaeum, supposedly of the same group whose members you encountered at the refuge, and near Stockchurch. The Shield group in town had actually been sent there to investigate them, and your group was caught in the middle.

While this was progressing, the rest of your group re-entered town, and a short, but bloody battle ensued to free your comrade. Afterwards, some of you assumed the roles of Shield members, while others played the role of prisoner, to leave town under the guise of a prisoner transfer.
Despite – or, more accurately, because – of this ploy, you were stopped by the local Imperial commander, Krayt, who, under orders to expel the Shield from local lands, demanded possession of your prisoners, claiming they had information the Imperial Regent considered vital.

Though he put up a significantly tougher fight, and nearly killed both your employer, Teodor Kraus, and a number of your group, he too fell to your blades as you fled the town of Stockchurch.

Now on the road, a number of options present themselves to you. You can say with certainty that the mysterious group clad in ochre, seemingly opposed to both The Shield Eternal and the Eidasian Empire, is seeking the tombs of Sszdirnn Freghym and Beygrim Dolthak, and the artifacts reputed to be within. Their own correspondance has told you they are working in a number of cities in the region; Breckridge, home to the Imperial Regent; Garbay, a local trading hub; and Phyrce, a city built around the Shield Eternal fortress known as The Blade. The additional information of the Regent’s order to expel Shield agents from the region can only serve to complicate things further.

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The Refuge at Stockchurch

Your contract took you all around the reaches of western Krenaste, investigating various ruins and libraries, to little avail. While investigating one thread leading to the village of Stockchurch, your group was attacked by bandits, led by a mage in strange garb. The village has been suffering a bandit problem as of late, which you can readily attest to.

Upon arriving in the village, and inquiring about the supposed wizard’s refuge in the nearby mountains, it became apparent that the presence of both The Shield Eternal and the Imperial Legion in the village had scared some of the village into silence. Some did choose to speak, however, and you quickly learned the location of your destination.

Reaching it, however, proved to be somewhat more difficult. In addition to the bandits in the surrounding wilderness, The Shield Eternal group in the village proved intent on keeping you well away from your intended goal. With a crowd of villagers and the Imperial Legion looking on, you and your companions slaughtered them to a man, then proceeded on your way.

Once you located the refuge, you still had work to do. The structure was not only haunted, but inhabited by various creatures, elemental and otherwise. Of particular note, however, was another mage in the same strange garb as the previous one – who was busy destroying every record in the refuge’s library.

After a trying fight, with the mage crushed with a bookshelf, you finally found what you were contracted to locate – further information about the life and works of Evander Berenger, in the form of a fragment of an apprentice’s journal. That was not all you found, however – the mage was carrying a missive on his person, as well. It appears you were not the only ones investigating the life of Berenger, though it seems your efforts have been decidedly less twisted in their aim.

The note recovered from the mage has pointed to an organization, working in the cities of Breckridge, Garbay, Phyrce and Arcaeum, as well as Stockchurch. They appear intent on raiding the tombs of Beygrim Dolthak and Sszdirnn Freyghm, in search of lost artifacts of power, for a purpose only hinted at in correspondence.

Your first step, however, will be to return to Stockchurch, and plan your next moves carefully.

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The Memoirs of Evander Berenger
The Story So Far...

The job was simple enough, and the pay was decent. Accompany Teodor Kraus, a scholar from the University of Arcaeum, on an extended expedition researching the legendary wizard Evander Berenger. Much has been debated about the enigmatic figure, around campfires and in academia alike, with two common threads; he once traveled the land with a group of like-minded companions, and that he sealed away a threat most dire at the cost of his companion’s lives.

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Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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