Diapha: Blood & Sand (& Pie)

Into the Plane of Fire

Session 51 – game day 54 morning

  • The RCOS convinced General Korain to wait one day before launching an all-out assault on Rosso in response to Duke Ramza’s capture.
  • Using the cooking hearth in the restaurant known as the Halfling Buffet which has a strong link to the elemental plane of fire, the RCOS travels there after the dopplegangers and Duke Ramza.
  • Assassin’s guild who runs the Halfling Buffet negotiated that their contract assassination quota be upped to 225 a year as compensation.
  • On the elemental plane of fire the RCOS encountered remnants of Nor’s army (genasi fireblades and human archers) clinging to a broken and floating piece of rock where the locked portal stands. the Norish troops attack the party since they were betrayed by their doubles.
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Appealing to Gen. Korain

Session 50 – game day 54 morning

  • The RCOS defeated Dariak, cavalier of House Saundir (but left him alive), and surrendered to Serpressa, royal sha’ir of Nor. They demanded to be taken to General Korain to prevent the fake RCOS from harming Duke Ramza.
  • When they talked to Korain they discovered that the first RCOS group had gone to the mobile fortress in the elemental plane of fire that the Norish army used to travel to Rosso, but now the portal to the fortress does not open. Half of the Norish forces are also trapped on the other side of the portal.
  • Col. Saundir advocated the use of his enslaved demon troops, and to strike now at Rosso to secure the return of Duke Ramza by force.
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RCOS Doubles

Session 49 – game day 54 morning

  • The RCOS turned over Hasipher’s body to Lady Faye.
  • On the next morning the RCOS traveled to the army’s camp outside of Rosso, but the guards say they had already passed a couple hours earlier requesting a meeting with Duke Ramza.
  • A contingent of cavalry from House Saundir decide to attack and sort out the real RCOS afterwards.
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Defeat Yoricka and Hasipher

Session 48 – game day 53 evening

Treasure: Skull of Terror +2, 6,500 gold, 5 potions of healing

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Defeat of the Ravens' Wings

Session 47 – game day 52 afternoon to 53 evening

  • RCOS defeated the Ravens’ Wings and their boss, White Feather.
  • The RCOS allowed the necromancer, Korn, to animate White Feather as an undead servant to Deberg to us to detect the presence of doppleganger.
  • Deberg will now call Yoricka and the dracolich, Hasipher, to a meeting and a trap where the RCOS will ambush them.

Treasure: Orb of Impenetrable Escape +3, 3,500 gold in gems and coin.

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Underworld Negotiations

Session 46 – game day 52 afternoon to 53 evening

  • RCOS returned to their headquarters in the Cattle Corner and performed the rituals to cleans the mummy rot from Balasaar and Jehenna.
  • On the following day Kenjyn and a contingent of the Honor Society met with the RCOS before they go together to discuss plans with Deberg and the other underworld bosses of Rosso. Kenjyn gave two magic item gifts to the monks of the RCOS in further thanks for their help breaking his period of confusion.
  • The RCOS and Honor Society negotiate with the underworld bosses on the division of Rosso should they succeed in routing both the allied army outside the city walls and the nefarious influence of Col. Saundir and his undead allies.
  • Before the RCOS’s arrival The Ravens’ Wings gang was accused of maneuvering for their own gain with the killing of Magistrate Vivox (The Candyman). An argument broke out with the killing of one kenku and the trapping of the others in another wing of the mansion.
  • The negotiation agreement:
    • The Assassins Guild will be allowed to double its quota of sanctioned kills to 200 per year.
    • The old Ravens’ Wing territory will be split: the north half going to the RCOS and the south half plus the old Kawanga territory will go to the Assassin’s Guild.
    • Deberg will assign people/guilds of his choosing to control the remaining open territories vacated by the removal of the Ravens’ Wing faction (West and South Wards).
    • Everyone will give up the undead in their service.
  • Deberg needs the following before he lures Yoricka and her dracolich into a trap:
    • The Ravens’ Wing in the mansion must be finished.
    • The Ravens’ Wing boss must be animated as an undead to detect dopplegangers until Saundir’s forces are removed.
  • The RCOS moved to finish off the Ravens’ Wings accompanied by a necromancer named Korn ready to animate the RW boss.

Treasure: Sandstorm Weapon +3 (quarterstaff) and Ghost Strike Ki Focus +3

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Vivox Defeated

Session 46 – game day 52 – morning

  • RCOS defeated Lord Vivox and saves many candy-coated children.
  • The RCOS make their way back to their HQ in the North Ward with the freed children and the body of Lord Vivox.

Treasure: Staff of Forceful Rebuking +2, Bard’s Songblade +3 (longsword), Guardian Shield (heavy shield), Scroll of Detect Object, 2 Potions of Healing, 3000 gold pieces

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Chocolate Riddle

Session 45 – game day 52 – morning

  • RCOS defeated the shopkeeper and his four mechanical crossbows.
  • Entering the next room they run into a tasked genie who was suspending candy-covered kids in mid-air. He would released them the kids, in spite of his orders, if the party could answer a riddle (2 tires given):

You are given a bar of chocolate. It contains 50 bars. In particular, it contains a 5 by 10 grid of small bars. Assuming you cannot stack chocolate and can only break bars along the lines separating the pieces, what are the minimum and maximum number of breaks you can make in order to end up with 50 pieces of chocolate.

  • The party solves the riddle and goes downstairs where they discover the undead Lord Vivox with four more candy-covered children on a carousel.
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The Candy Store

Session 44 – game day 52 – morning

  • The RCOS reached Vivox’s candy store in the South Ward. There they found a woman from the city of Caeneria buying four mysterious crates from a green masked shopkeeper.
  • While the woman and shopkeeper haggled, Garn & Mayhos pretended to be drunk and approached the woman’s guards at their wagon. They offered to help load the crates into the wagon for a couple of silver pieces.
  • Garn dropped a crate on purpose revealing a chocolate covered boy dressed as a sheperd. Breaking away the chocolate, Garn realized there was a living boy trapped inside.
  • Garn furtively starts a fire in the wagon and drives the horses off. The woman and guards move to chase the wagon as Garn draws his weapon and prepares to engage the shopkeeper. For the ophans!
  • The shopkeeper commands magical crossbows to swing out from the shop’s windows.
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Targeting the Candyman

Session 43 – game day 51

  • The street whispered that Deberg was working with the RCOS, making the Ravens’ Wings and the Brotherhood assassins nervous about their position in the future of Rosso’s underworld.
  • Rho tried to trick the RCOS by disguising as Duke Ramza and telling them to leave Rosso, but an emissary from the Ravens’ Wings, Milk Eye, warned them that she was a doppleganger. Rho dropped her disguise and warned that Col. Saundir was incensed that Duke Ramza was holding back his forces, and had a plan to force his hand to attack Rosso. Col. Saundir’s long term goal has been to demonstration to the king of Nor the benefits of using bound demons in addition to bound genie.
  • Milk Eye delivers the message that the other underworld guilds of Rosso want to meet with the RCOS and Deberg to divide the pie of Rosso underworld business if they help send away both Sehret and Nor. The Ravens’ Wings hold the important card of protecting Deberg from Saundir’s doppleganger spies. The underworld bosses will be at Deberg’s mansion to meet before they let Deberg reveal how the RCOS can kill the necromancer, Yoricka.
  • In a plan to sow distrust amongst the Brotherhood assassins and the Ravens’ Wings, the RCOS sets out to kill the undead Magistrate VivoxThe Candyman,” in the South Ward. They set out on game day 52.
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