Session 28 – game day 28 – mid-day
Even with the gladiator, the party quickly knocked out the inkmancer. Eljah teleported the gladiator into the party ranks with his glaive. The gladiator sensing defeat retreated back to the open portal, but not before taking many hits on the way. Terios tried to shut the portal down, but only manage to have it cycle through its four most common destinations. When the gladiator stepped through he was struck down and dragged back to Tower Rock.
Once captured the inkmancer, known as Yen’sod of clan Ironhair, was questioned. He confirmed that House Saundir used Tower Rock to funnel necromantic supplies to Rosso hidden inside the poems. The portal connected Tower Rock to an old battlefield by Titan’s Castle where House Saundir harvested supplies from the graves of fallen armies. The portal also connected to three other locations. The other three were: a standing Nor army near The Goblin Gap, a country estate owned by Saundir near Nor, and a location in the Abyss.
Yen’sod the inkmancer also said that Rho was a doppelganger who had gained extra powers. Her shapechanging ability is now so strong she can take the form of creatures beyond humanoids and gain all of their powers. Yen’sod had seen her take the form of a dragon and consume her enemies with fiery breath.
Treasure: Terror Warhammer +2, warhammer +2 (market value 1800 gp), 4 potions of healing, 10 paintings of trapping (350 gp / 35 gp each), 1150 gp
The party then left the palace at Tower Rock. They put the slave girls into a painting and climbed back down the mesa. Once back at the village they learned that the gnome, Misty, had left town.
Game Day 31
Traveling back the party met the wife of Master Kenjyn of the Honor Society in a tea house only a day out of Rosso. Lady Ivy said that her husband charged her with infidelity with Garn, their own goliath warden. The stress then caused Kenjyn’s alternate persona, Jenkins, to come to the fore front. The leader of the Honor Society constantly battles between his moderate personality and his darker self. The sight of his wife being unfaithful made Jenkins dominant. Master Jenkins threw out his wife and aligned with governor Deberg. The Honor Society then killed the South Ward magistrate, the candy maker Vivox. And they captured the East Ward magistrate, Lady Hendenhall. This removes the two anti-undead magistrates from Rosso.
Lady Ivy said she would go and live with her parents till Kenjyn came back to his senses.
Also arriving at the tea house was a fellow member of Balasar‘s Stone Fist Monastary, a gnome monk named Bong Li. He had been given an invite for a Kumite run by the Honor Society and hosted at governer Deberg’s mountain villa near Rosso. Bong Li gladly gave his invite to Balasar.
Game Day 32
When the party arrived at Rosso they found that Rime‘s monastery, the Order of the Midnight Raven also received an invitation. They had sent an elder master named Goldmill to transfer the invite to Rime, but warned than a younger student named Dux had wanted to be champion for the Midnight Ravens and had gone ahead to the governor’s villa without an invitation. Ringo, the ex city watch, had now joined the RCOS. He reported that the North Ward was still safe, but the rumor was that with the help of the Honor Society and this Kumite, Deberg now intended to recruit non-undead monks to attack the North Ward through the undead barrier.
The party decided that in two weeks they would enter this Kumite with the hope of preventing the recruitment of other monks and somehow removing Deberg‘s new ally in the Honor Society. Hopefully the party can bring Kenjyn’s personality back to the forefront otherwise they might need harsher methods of removing him.