Our heroes have returned to Obsidian Bay and report to their respective masters in the Griffins Guild about the happenings in the Dire Downs and the rapidly-expanding Verdant Waste. They earned praise for the death of the legendary Ol’Triple Threat, but the elders of the Griffins Guild — including the mage Robertson and the bladesong warrior Willow Wind — were particularly concerned when they learned that the strange eastern auroras of the last few weeks had been caused by a green dragon seizing control of the Viridescent Keep. **The Green Blight**, as the dragon styled itself, had driven out the keep’s Unseelie lord, **Prince Selanar**, and was now in control of the Emerald Way — a portal to the Feywild itself. The dragon has been using this portal the manipulate the surrounding countryside in a bid to expand its own power.
Meanwhile, the Robertson and Willow Wind explained that the guild was facing its own troubles in the form of the Purple Squid hobgoblins, who had managed to build a sizable fleet of ships and were using it to raid shipping in the Azure and disrupt trade with Obsidian Bay. The Griffins are planning a major expedition to deal with the hobgoblins once and for all, but acknowledged that the threat of the Green Blight could not be ignored. They asked that the heroes — Finn Underbow, Burgell Nackle, Tänévir Calywyn, Hawkwind, and Telthanas — investigate the threat and do their best to end the Green Blight.
To that end, the heroes are now assembling a force of adventurers and retainers eager to head out into the unknown in search of glory, gold … and a dragon. Read the full saga.
Our heroes have narrowly defeated a warband of gnolls. The gnolls, dispatched by the Death’s Head Sisters, sought to capture the elusive adventurers. They would have succeeded if not for the intervention of a patrol of “General” Kor’s Wyverns operating out of the old Steel Skull Fortress.
The patrol consists of a dozen newly-trained soldiers operating under the command of Sgt. Feld Deathspeaker. Eight of these men were traditional foot soldiers, while four were dedicated archers. They have been patrolling the land around the Steel Skull looking for threats, recruits … and the heroes. Kor, when not possessed by the malevolent will of the ghost antipaladin Lord Randall, sincerely hopes that his friends while join him in forging the Wyvren Empire.
Unfortunately for Argnar and the heroes … the would-be empire was about to go face-to-face with its namesake.
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Saga notes for Chapter 11 of the Obsidian Frontier campaign have been posted.
Burgel Nackle, Tänévir Calywyn, Finn Underbow, and Roaryk are hunting the Stone Heads, a small band of hill giant from the Broken Hills. The giants attacked the city during the blizzard in late Readying 515, but were driven back by warriors in the Griffins Guild. Two of the seven giants were killed outright during the raid while two more were badly injured. The heroes took it upon themsleves to track the giants back to the hills … and end them. They headed out with allies from the dwarven expeditionary force from Ulek as well the proto-Rallymen.
The heroes weren’t the only ones tracking prey in those hills. A warband of gnolls, related to the ones they’d encountered earlier when retreating from the Caverns of Quasqueton. They’d barely escaped from the gnolls when the monsters were attacked by ol’Triple Threat, an ancient, scarred wyvren. A pitched battle followed that left the gnolls dead and the heroes’ team badly injured.
This adventure finds our heroes hot on the trail of the giants, and features a pitched battle with two of the wounded monsters (and the wise retreat from a third, uninjured giant). Read the saga.
Saga notes for Chapter 10 of the Obsidian Frontier campaign have been posted.
After a danger-wrought journey home from Gryrax, the Scorpion has returned to Obsidian Bay with a hold full of much-needed lumber and foodstuffs, as well as the promise of more help in the form of a dwarven relief force commanded by upstart dwarven lord Mardok Redblade.
Meanwhile the crew of the Scorpion has defeated not one, but two, piratical threats by capturing the diabolical pirate vessel Hell’s Wrath and sinking a reaver longship. Now the Scorpion and Hell’s Wrath are preparing to enter Obsidian Bay where there’s little doubt they will be heralded as heroes. Read the saga.
The saga for Chapter 9 of the Obsidian Frontier is online.
After a harrowing journey to Gryrax, capitol of the Principality of Ulek, our heroes successfully negotiated trade deals to bring much needed foodstuffs and lumber to Obsidian Bay.
That’s not all they were able to do though. Their search for supplies brought them to Mardok Redblade, the young, opportunistic dwarf who’s clan rose to prominence in the Hateful Wars. He came of age while his father and brothers were off fighting the orc menace. They all died in the effort, leaving him as the new patriarch of a diminished clan.
He had been gathering other young, like-minded dwarves to his banner, and when Burgell Nackle came to him, Redblade knew it was time to act. He told the gnome that he would assemble a dwarven expeditionary force of 100 allies and liegemen and bring them to Obsidian Bay. There they would help with the reconstruction and continue the fight against the goblinoid invaders.
It is now Coldeven 13, CY 515. Our heroes have just concluded their negotiations with Redblade, while down at the docks Captain Raris Armbruster has put out the call for new crew members to replace those killed by goblin and harpy attacks on the way to Gryrax.
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