The Cobblers

Session 35 and 36: Blood Hunters Request

A week and a half has passed since the Rebel Lords of Brapool have been taken care of. Preparations are underway for a massive offensive in the north. The Elven military are readying troops. Lord Donovan requested the use of Konowas plan for his rifle to use in the war, Leana has taken back custody of her sister Kittya, while Nella has been faithfully reading her book on Blood Hunter lore and tactics.

Lord Estennor requested a “simple mission” of recovering two artifacts that were stolen from him by a wayward apprentice, his magical staff and a ruby warhammer. He tells the cobbers that he went south of Brapool into the jungles, possibily to the site of an old ruin.

As the Cobblers follow the clues, the fall upon a party of brightly colored frogs one carrying a large staff and another carrying a ruby encrusted warhammer. A battle goes down after frog negotiations fail and the group is able to gain back the items.

After searching the area, they find pieces of Lord Estennors apprentice. They then continue towards the ruins.

After days of heavy rains, the party finds the ruins in a muddy ravine. They also see a giant stone statue with a plaque that reads " Grokoud Emberhelm: 1st Lietenant of the Ironblood house." They find the entrance and after a bit of a stuggle, they are able to open it.

The also find themselves trapped in the ruins when a mud slide covers up the entrance.

Entering the ruins they find themselves in a dining area where they are attacked by several walking brains. After they make quick work of these creatures, they find a secret passage beneath the throne. After a ways of travel they come to a large chasm with only a rope bridge across the span. As Kie Pear walks ahead, he is instantly pulled upwards along with Nella and Leana. The rest realize there is some sort of gravitational pull while the ones who floated up find themselves amongst a sea of undead.

Kie Pear is able to make it to the otherside and sees a foundtain with the water floating upwards. Upon closer inspection, he sees a small green gem where the water touches. He pulls it out of the ceiling and hears loud crashes behind him. The undead fall violently to the bottom of the chasm while Leana and Nella hold on to the side of the wall. Everyone is able to make it to safety.

After passing a trapped stairway, the Cobblers find themselves in a burial chamber of sorts with nine brazier’s. And a couple flaming skulls. Explosions and mayhem occur, but they are able to defeat the skulls and figure out which braziers to light that opens the solid iron door ahead of them.

Beyond the door they find a large purple glowing lake and in the center of the lake a dwarven keep, engulfed ina pinkish membrane. Even more bizarre is what appears to be a large pyramid with the keep, not of dwarven design.

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Session 34: Wizards and Warrior

After making work of the would be kidnappers, Konowa, Phelaia and Nella make their way back to Donovan’s study in the tower.

Leana suggest they find a hideout and after some goading, Donovan agrees. They teleport some distance away to a small cottage on the outskirts of Brapool.

While at the hideout, Ballineth dispels her strong magics towards Konowa’s sister and transforms her back to her Elven self. Lemure gets angry at Konowa, but decides to rest it all off (with the help of Donovan, of course).

Leana and Phelaia visit Cirric at his shop and acquire their stuff, two boots of haste and a sword called the Nine Lives Stealer. While they are in the market they hear talk about opening up a gate to free Dramorion Konowa. Before they could follow those who were talking, they lose them in the crowd. The two hurry back to the hideout.

At the hideout Donovan tells the group that it takes at least four Lords of Brapool to open the gate to release Dramorion. The gate is in the lower depths of the Lords Tower.

They all decide to hit the rebels hard and fast. They make it to the tower and Donovan charges some soldiers to surround the tower while others still go to get the Lords loyal to Donovan. They then find themselves at the gate.

A battle ensues, Faegon and Laisith (two of the Lords) fall in battle with Zinalore making his escape. The rebels within the gate chamber easily surrender.

After a few days Donovan makes a speech to the city of Brapool telling them of the sotuation within the larger world as well as absolving any “crimes” the Cobblers have done in the city.

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Session 33: Saving A Minx

The group, along with Donovan finally meet up together and after escaping a few rebel members, make their way to Donovans study at the tower. There they talk about what will happen during the assassination attempt and who will be kidnapped. The group decides to see about saving Ballineth, The Lord of Transmutation. Donovan will be secretly escorted with the rest of The Cobblers (Kie-Pear, Leana, Kerjidt). He explains his daily routine which includes paper work in his office, a pint or two at the local bar (The Yawning Yan-ti), and a stroll outside the city gates for meditation on the shore.

Leana quickly makes a disguise for Phelaia, Nella, and Konowa before they board a one of the Brapool’s “chicken walkers” as Konowa named them.

About 45 minutes pass until they get to Ballineth’s house and they find it in shambles. As they enter the house they hear fighting in the backyard. They come just in time to see Alcoril pleading with six rogue like figures dressed in dark leathers and plain white mask to not capture the white and purple striped minx.

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A battle ensues, Konowa gets to try his new rifle and the party learns the rogues/rebels are good with magics. They make quick work of four of them while two escape. After the fight, The Cobblers ask what Alcoril was doing back in the city. He tells them he didnt approve of Lt. Thomas’ methods of getting help for the war and watch to apologuise to The Cobblers while getting them (Nella and Phelaia) out of prison.

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Session 32: Tyranny
The Coup Begins

Leana and Kie-Pear decide to leave Konowa, Kerjid, and Lemure the Puma, to go item shopping. The two make it to a tent that look a lot like a wizards hat, meeting the creepy owner, Cirric. He doesnt work with money but with trades. He is willing to give them the items they seek (2 boots of haste and a sword called the Nine Lives Steeler) for what seems like favors that involve story telling, ropes, and chains. Phelaia is sold out for this favor and Leana says she’ll bring the stories. Kie-pear is totally creeped out.

At the same time, Konowa and Kerjidt work on the weapon that Konowa seems to have made in his past. Kerjidt figures out that the crystal at the top of this weapon can seem to hold an elemental charge and fired back. As they continue working Donovan appears in the house and three go into hiding.

Donovan makes it down stairs to the lab and Konowa surprises him. They talk about Konowa’s past, the reason he is here, and of the rebels. Konowa ask for his memory to be restored and it confirms everything they know and also that it was Konowa himself that asked for his memory to be altered and his sister turned into a puma. He also remembers now how to fix his new rifle aptly named, Tyranny. Konowa decides that they should free Nella and Phelaia. They run into Leana and Kie-pear who return from shopping and all head off together.

While in jail, Nella and Phelaia escape with the help of Lionel who was also imprisioned. They make their escape by enticing an imprisoned raptor with two freshly dead bodies that Lionel killed in his own escape. The creature agrees. And the party gather their belongings in storage and make their exit via the swear system.

Nella and Phelaia follow Lionel go to a secret meeting of rebels where they see 3 of the Lords of Brapool. One of the three, an older elf named Zinsalor gives the command for one group of rebels to assassinate Donovan while the other group kidnaps two Lords of Brapool, namely Ballineth Evanara and Estennor Silveroak.

The rebels disperse, Lionel taking part in the assassination attempt. Nella and Phelaia join as well.

At the safehouse, preparations are being made and Nella questions Lionel about Konowa saying, “he might not want this to happen.” Lionel gets angry saying, “of course he would! Why wouldnt he want to save his father?” An arguement happens but Nella defuses the situation by saying she and Phelaia will go talk to Konowa, who was last seen with Donovan and the rest of the party. Lionel agreed and lets them go.

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Session 31: Revelations

In the morning, Phelaia and Nella escort Alcoril to meet with the Lords of Brapool again. The others decide to find clues about Konowa’s past by visiting his uncle’s house.

When Phelaia and Nella make it to the tower of Lords, they find Lt. Thomas. He accused them of posing as merchants, of bring fiends into the city, and collaborating with a known rebel, Lionel. Donova seems to read their minds, and Phelaia is compelled to speak the truth. She tells Donovan that Elathar (Konowa) still lives and that he is in the city. They are promptly jailed. While jailed they entice the elven soldiers with “foreign beauty” and unionization.

The other half of the party make their way to Donovan’s house, finding only spectral servants taking care of the house. As they search the study for clues, they find an old letter by Konowa to Donovan explaining the attempt on his life during the Moon Festival. They quickly make their escape as Donovan and some soldier near the house.

As they escape Konowa has a vision of a house with a garden, but does not act upon it. The group heads to a library where they find information about Konowa’s clan as well as the Moon Festival. They comfirm what all ready know, but also learn that Konowa’s father was sent into the Shadowfell. Before they leave, the librarian gives them the address to Konowa’s house.

After the library, they go to the house Konowa see in his vision and they find out it is the home of Konowa’s ex fiance, Arowen. They question her if they know anything about Konowa’s father, but before she could answer she leaves to attend to a crying child inside the house.

The group decide to visit Konowa’s house where they find a hidden room filled with blueprints, a weapon of some sort and an old journal written by Konowa.

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Session 30: Welcome Home

After making work of the raptors, the party figures out what to do. Lionel spoke of there being a bridge around. Kie-Pear finds the bridge enters. The group follows.

Lt. Thomas questions their abilities. The party decides to disguise themselves before entering Brapool. They take up camp and the Half Elf Alcoril stays up writing what he will say to the Lords of Brapool. He tells some of the group about The War and Rite of the Third and his hope that the elves will help.

Once they make it to the city they are “greeted” by a platoon of soldiers who takes them to the very center of the city where stands a large tower. Lt. Thomas and Alcoril go in first to talk to the Lords. As they leave, Alcoril does not seem to confident but still he is hopeful. As the Cobblers enter, they are greeted by 8 elves, the Lords of Brapool. They tell the elves they are here on merchant business and they are given a stall to use the next day. They also tell the elves they have an artifact they need to deliver to the vaults, which they do without any trouble.

The group are then escorted to a hovel owned by an elder elf and run by one of Leana’s sisters, Kittya. Kittya explains that Janelle was also here in town.

In the middle of the night, Janelle knocks on Leana’s door. She ask that they talk in private. She leads Leana up to the rooftop of the hovel and there transforms into a Rakshasa. The party quickly realize what is going on and make short work of the fiend, with Konowa dealing the killing blow. 3 elves dressed in black also appear, but can’t figure out what they were doing in the place.

Leana quickly runs to her sisters room to see if she is okay. She is.

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Session 29: Strange Lands

In the Morning as the party prepare to travel to Brapool. They stop by a local shop to buy merchant clothing for disguises. Before they leave they run into Kaheel and Pia who give each of them a ring.

Kaheel pulls Nella aside and gives her another gift: A red and gold flute, blessed by the godess Súne.

Kaheel also gives them a mission from Fontaine. An illithid south of Brapool needs to be taken care of. It’s head is required for completion of the job.

While they are travelling via magic carpet, the party is attacked by a giant pterodactyl and escape by diving below the jungle canopy.

After two days of travel, they meet Lt Thomas and Alcoril who were part emissary group that was headed to Brapool by way of Grizmont. They told the Cobblers that they were attacked by “giant reptiles” and were the only survivors. They all decide to travel together.

After another few days of traveling through the dense jungle the party finally make it to the waters edge of the gigantic lake that surrounds the city of Brapool. As they look around and find no way to cross, they are suddenly attacked by a pack of raptors.

Leana, Kie-Pear, Kerjidt, and Alcoril hop aboard one of the flying carpets in an effort to fly quickly to the city, but smash into an invisible force field. The rest of the group, including Lt. Thomas and Lionel defend themselves from the raptors attacks, easily victorious.

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Session 28: Sleeping Cats

Returning back to the Howl’s Den, the Cobblers set to resurrect the fallen Leana. The ritual is taxing but Pia along with Phelaia, Nella, and Kie-pear are able to put their energies together to bring Leana’s soul back.

During the week, Kie-pear is able to fasten the behir glands together to make a makeshift lightning explosive, Nella takes up studying the ways of the Blood Hunters.

As the week passes, Fountaine gets the group to meet with Lord Briarrose who tells them that it was a false cleric named Celina Hagmar who used the city as her experiment. If they were to find her they were to show her “no mercy.”

They were given an escort mission to take supplies to Dimrock. As they travel they meet an elven couple who had broken carriage. Konowa notices the woman carrying a fan similar to his. Kie-pear also notices they are being following within the tree line. The couple ask to join their group as they travel.

As the make it to Dimrock, they see giant ships in the harbor being built for the war effort. They go to the harbor to meet with Harbormaster Dudley who pays them two gold bars (500 gp a bar) each for their services. The group then goes to a local bar called The Chalice where they see Vanessa and Valdeer (former caretakers of the museum of Myant) running the place. As they are there Konowa meets another Elf named Lionel who tells him he is his best friend.

Lionel goes on to tell Elathar (Konowa) about a failed assassination attempt to Donovan, Konowa’s uncle. Still lost, Konowa ask for more time in figuring things out so Lionel gives him an address to a hideout with a password “the panther never sleeps.” Konowa also learns that the panther he has is also his younger sister.

Konowa along with the others decide to go to the hideout and find it full of elves. A small rebel group loyal to Konowas cause. After a few words the group decides it best to go to Brapool immediately.

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Session 27: Tick Tock

After escaping from the catacombs, the Cobblers find themselves surrounded by some of the town soldiers. They are able to convince the soldiers that they are “secret agents” on a mission. Garrus is nowhere to be found.

After meeting back up with Kerjiit, the team decide to go to the clock tower palace to see if they find finally destroy the threat to the city. There they find Lord Briarrose and he tells them the clock tower is 10 stories up. They also find him to be acting quite strange. After making the trek up and convincing the guards to unionize and take their break, they find the clock tower but nothing there except a desk and a journal with notes from Lord Briarrose about the death of his son.

As they exit the room, they find Lord Briarrose standing there asking if they found the clocktower sufficient. They say the clock tower is fixed and quickly head down stairs. As they are about to leave Lord Briarrose is yet again their to greet them. Kerjiit attacks with a well placed flame spell and it turns into a mud monster. The give chase and the monster leads them below the palace. Another entrance to the flesh like catacombs. Twisting and turning the catacombs lead them into a giant hatchery where they do battle with a slug like creature with scythes for claws.

The battle is fierce and Leana is succumbs to her injuries. The party decides it is time to flee and cover the hatchery in oil and black power.

The explosion rocks the entire palace bringing it to ruin, but The Cobblers manage to escape.

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Session 26: Finding The Hive

The Dragon introduced himself as Orion and he was the elf in the forrest. He merely wanted to test them—they passed.

The Cobblers told him about their need for some adamantium and Orion produces as giant meteor made out of Adamantium. He ask the Cobblers to tell him a story each. Their goals, their dreams. The Cobblers find out that Orion is probably just a lonely type.

Orion then ask them to fight him, to “test their muscle.” The fight is fierce, but with some well placed headshots they manage to have Orion surrender. The party takes a long rest while Leana decides to make a bargain with the Dragon: If we survive the war in the east, give us a quarter of your gold.

“Deal.”

Coming back down the mountain, the party see a party of Orcs in the forrest and one in particular with wings. They decide not to interfere.

Coming back to the Wolves Den, they show Fontaine the adamantium. He and Leana decide to start melting the metal for plating their weapons. Before that happens, they are sent off to two missions.

Secure Soldier clothing to easily influtrate the city.
Find Marco’s missing arm and pack.

Konowa and Leana decide to sneak into a nearby barracks within the city and cause a distraction while picking locks.

Phelaia, Garrus, and Nella go to a toy store in the city and find Marcos arm as well as a sample of the mud men in a glass vial. Not all goes well as Garrus is almost arrested. Well placed nut shots take care of trouble.

A week passes the weapons are ready, as well as the makeshift mud men compass. The figure out there are 3 places of interest: The city grave yard, a tavern cellar, and the clocktower of the city. Garrus tells them the clock tower also acts the Lord Lycuis and Lady Gwenlyn Bairerose abode. They decide to go to the graveyard.

The compass point them to a masoleum and with the help of a local gravekeeper they enter. They find the walls are flesh like see find some citizens trapped within egg like pods. Leana decides to free as many people as she can while Konowa explores deeper and decides to lay black power all over. He find another chamber filled with 5 foot eggs and puts more blackpower around.

Konowa then discovers a mud creature and a battle commences. They quickly defeat the creature then decide before more come to destroy the place. Leana is hesitant and wants to save more people, but everyone decided that for the greater good, colladeral damage must happen.

They escape, saving 14 townsfolk, while the moseleum massively explodes.

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