World of Kyhermainn

The War of the Black Blood: Act 01

The Converging Paths

NOTES:
1) XP for last adventure = None

2) PLAYER CHARACTER INVOLUNTARY ROMANCE

> A. Chances: DRAVIS (17%); ALTAYIR (17%); BRANDR (20%)
> B. DRAVIS has found a PLAYER CHARACTER INVOLUNTARY ROMANCE!

3) TIMELINE CORRECTIONDRAVIS INTRO should have taken place on 10 BROZNALUM; not 17th.

4) INITIAL PC LOCATIONS:
> A. DRAVIS – with LYSSANDRA arrived in LORTHELL after DRAVIS got his things in order and they made the trip in (2.5 days journey.)

> B. ALTAYIR – had been working with the priests at the Great Hall & Barracks to tend to the wounded and his duties, knowing/sensing DRAVIS would be arriving soon.

> C. BRANDR – had become bored waiting for GABRIEL and had lent out his sword as an escort for supply caravans. (He couldn’t find the Count at this point in all this mess if he wasn’t “known” around here). He’d quickly developed some repute in skill; few skilled warriors weren’t at the front.

People of LORTHELL
1) COUNT: GABRIEL ARCADES
2) GENERAL: GEHRD PRUGHER
3) ADVISERS: SIR RUPERT WENDELIN of CLAN WELZHENN
4) PRIESTS: LADY LENA KOLLAR (Mieliekki)
5) OTHERS:
Locations:
6) TAVERN: The Seventh Stable

SCENE ONE: ROLEPLAY: OLD FRIENDS (Western Woods; Lorthell)
13 BROZNALUM, 753 CC (Guilds Day)
BROZNALUM – Month of the Pegasus – 8th Month of the Year – 2nd Month of Harvest Season

1) DRAVIS and LYSSANDRA traveled to LORTHELL from DRAVIS’ TOWER.

2) Expository dialogue; RP warm up; give John & Ken time to look over characters, etc.

SCENE TWO: ROLEPLAY: ASSEMBLING THE TROOPS (Great Hall; Lorthell)
13 BROZNALUM, 753 CC (Guilds Day)
BROZNALUM – Month of the Pegasus – 8th Month of the Year – 2nd Month of Harvest Season

1) DRAVIS and LYSSANDRA traveled to the Temple of Vertoman, where one of the acolytes told them that ALTAYIR was at the Great Hall. They arrived there a short while later.

2) The Great Hall of Lorthell:

> A. Currently “In Charge” of LORTHELL while GABRIEL was away fighting was SIR RUPERT WENDELIN of CLAN WEZHENN, an older knight and advisor to GABRIEL.

> B. ALTAYIR led DRAVIS & LYSSANDRA into a small office that he’d been allowed to use.

>> i. All that has been known so far was that the initial battles had been scattered across the realm….. [ST NOTE – Critical large battle is in progress…..]

>> ii. ALTAYIR mentioned his encounter with JHALAMYRN; DRAVIS & LYSSANDRA were somewhat dismissive at first, but eventually came clean about their associations with the (somewhat cursed) monk and the incident at the SHRINE OF LARRISSAH.

>> iii. The discussion led to DRAVIS & LYSSANDRA explaining the origins of TOURLACK and the fate of their former adventuring companion KYLE MARTUS.

>> iv. ALTAYIR mentioned the visions he’d shared with JHALAMYRN, which mentioned many ancient names native to this region of Taralmainn. They didn’t recognize the names SHAL’MAE, PELLIUS, or MIERNA; but one with knowledge of the local lore and history – GABRIEL – may. They resolved to find him as quickly as possible.

>> v. ALTAYIR knew that a caravan to the front was heading out the next day…

> C. BRANDR: Had been discussing the outfitting of the latest caravan for the front.

>> i. Two days earlier, a small circle of Taral priests of Mieliekki had arrived in LORTHELL from TANELPORT (Eastern Taralmainn) to offer their services to their “spiritual brothers”. [NOTE: this was likely due to GABRIEL ARCADES’ following of Mieliekki…]

>> ii. DRAVIS, ALTAYIR, and LYSSANDRA approached BRANDR and RUPERT WENDELIN; LYSSANDRA greets BRANDR and introduces him to DRAVIS & ALTAYIR. They make plans to join the caravan and head out the next morning.

SCENE THREE: ROLEPLAY: THE SEVENTH STABLE (Lorthell)
14 BROZNALUM, 753 CC (Kings Day)
BROZNALUM – Month of the Pegasus – 8th Month of the Year – 2nd Month of Harvest Season

1) BRANDR headed back to the SEVENTH STABLE TAVERN for the evening, and invited the others to join him. LYSSANDRA “nudged” DRAVIS and ALTAYIR to come; they all had a decent time.

SCENE FOUR: ROLEPLAY: THE CARAVAN (SW Taralmainn)
15 BROZNALUM, 753 CC (Ancestors Day)
BROZNALUM – Month of the Pegasus – 8th Month of the Year – 2nd Month of Harvest Season

1) The Caravan departed for the front. A few of the guards and BRANDR knew the way (BRANDR had 6already made one trip to the front).

The Caravan
> 4x Wagons of supplies, food, etc.
> 4x Priests of Mieliekki:
>>1. LADY LENA KOLLAR (P7):
>>2. MARELDA LANG (P5)
>>3. JONAS LANG (P4)
>>4. LUCAS FAUST (P2)
Escorts:
> BRANDR
> DRAVIS
> ALTAYIR
> LYSSANDRA
> 6x Lorthell Guards (F4)
> 6x Men-at-arms (F4)

SCENE FIVE: ENCOUNTER: AMBUSH! (SW Taralmainn)
16 BROZNALUM, 753 CC (Gods Day)
BROZNALUM – Month of the Pegasus – 8th Month of the Year – 2nd Month of Harvest Season

1) It was late evening on the 2nd day of the journey; the caravan was searching for a safe place to make camp.

2) ALTAYIR and DRAVIS heard some branches rustling from a small copse of trees up ahead. BRANDR approached them. DRAVIS placed a Wall of Gloom in front of the copse of trees, as ALTAYIR tried to divine whether or not to enter it – replying in the negative.

3) Moments later, bounding out of the woods were a pack of almost a dozen LARGE VAMPIRIC WOLVES.

4) The wolves attacked the Characters, as BRANDR yelled out to the Caravan to stay together.

> A. DRAVIS summoned some Shadows, before cutting loose with a Darkening Bolt.

> B. ALTAYIR invoked Soul’s Angsty Orb, followed by prayers to dismiss and bind the wolves.

> C. BRANDR fended off several wolves with his axe, and

> D. LYSSANDRA fired several volleys of arrows at any wolves trying to bound past them all.

5) Meanwhile, the Caravan was protected by the guards who’d held position, and cooperative prayers being called upon by the Priests of Mieliekki.

6) After a few minutes, all of the WOLVES had been slain, and ALTAYIR gathered the Characters to finish off two who’d been temporarily banished.

7) After the last WOLF was slain, the Characters heard more sounds coming from the copse of trees. DRAVIS sent LOIASH to investigate, and the drake returned a few minutes later as quickly as he could – claiming that a dozen or so HORSEMEN were galloping towards them…

ALTAYIR PROPHECY MEANINGS:
+ “Only by Torin hand can he be confronted.”

+ “Only by the grasp of the son of a Torin and son of a traitor can the three-blade be broken.”

+ “Only by the three-blade being broken can Tourlack be imprisoned once more.” (Figured Out)
> So long as the three-bladed sword is united, Tourlack is upon the world of Kyhermainn.

+ “Only by Tourlack’s imprisonment can Tempest’s children be saved.” (Figured Out)
> If Tourlack isn’t stopped, he will eventually gain enough ground, power, and people in Taralmainn for the Primordial to gain enough strength to wash away the remainder of resistance and take over the realm.

+ “Only the shadow of one who released him may even find the way.” (Figured Out)
> Only Dravis can find the way to the land of Shal’mae.

+ “You must go to the land of Shal’mae.”

+ “You must find the Throne of Pellius.”

+ “You must speak to the spirit of Mierna.”

+ “You must bathe in the waters of Larissah.” (Partially Figured Out)
> Larrissah was a Torin arch-druidess (twin sister of her equal, Aurelis) during the Age of Heroes who along with Lord Argus the Wise led a mass exodus from the Torin homeland (now Amergosan) to the western lands of Taralmainn and Pergammon, etc.

+ “You must regain that which was taken from you by your dear, sweet mother.”

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