Players Present: Clearice, Morrin, Omegasun, Pimfire
NPC: Lorien Darkarrow, Marrisa, Marilith named Treliboria, One of every kind of monster, Alex Wilde, Arthur Wilde, Bournetel Wilde
Players Missing: none
Players Absent: none
Posted By: Pimfire Tyndal
Pimfire’s Diary Entry
To all who read this entry STOP it’s private and no one but me is allowed to read under penalty of oath I made to the Goddess Tymora not to share what occurs or may the person who violates this diary entry of mine be punished by the Goddess Tymora and forever more have ill-luck in all things.
Now that disclaimer is out of the way ……
I remember what a beautiful morning it was waking up to the sun shining and the bustling sounds of the city, of course it wouldn’t be a good morning unless Grink accosting someone out or door heralding a messenger to summon us off on another grand adventure. Which is exactly what was going on when we all descended the stairs to see what was causing a commotion.
Needless to say we were extended an invitation to meet with Lorien Darkarrow the head of the Knights of the Raven an offer not to be refused. Upon arriving at the designated inn to meet him we were greeted by the owner of the inn one Arthur Wilde and his daughter Bournetel Wilde only to discover the messenger was the son Alex Wilde.
After we had taken seats at this lavish table of delightful foods and drinks did our host Lorien Darkarrow appear to tell a tale of woe about a friend named Marrisa who required protection at a party and due to previous engagements Lorien was unable to escort her as promised. He extracted a vow from all of us present NEVER to speak of what occurred at this party before telling us more under an oath to our deities, hence the disclaimer and shame on all who read this!!!, at which point we were told that Marrisa suffers from Vampirisim and was seeking a cure for it but was required to attend this monster ball/gala and that we would have to travel incognito as monsters ourselves which he could provide a magical ring that would transform us into various monsters. Omega chose a green skinned troll ring, Clearice wanted to be a Medusa, Morrin became a conniving little kobold while I stayed true to my roots and became the most handsome Satyr ever to grace Raven’s Bluff. With a step into a magic gate we were off to the party.
Upon arriving at wonderful garden full of delights we were instantly greeted by towering Marilith named Treliboria who introduced herself as the host of the party and asked us to introduce ourselves to the rest of the quests which included a Pit Fiend named Brell, a Lamia named Streja, a Brownie named Always Bright, a Wemic named Sharpclaw, a Yeti named Darkfur, a Sprite named Mickey, a Rakshasa named Sly, a Mummy named Only Grunts, a Banshee named Silvertree, a Dryad named Lady of the Gourd, a Mind Flayer named Mindmaster, a Minotaur named Throatbiter and a Beholder named None given. Managing to not soil ourselves at being surrounded by such creatures without attacking we started to mingle, partaking of the food/drink and telling tales of vanquishing heroic hero’s of which we lied to help blend in.
Suddenly an army of paladins descend upon the party and squaring off against a dozen or so we managed to defeat them using our new monster powers as I blew them apart with blasts from my pipes, Clearice was busy making statues with her medusa gaze, Morrin went kobold stealth and stabbed one to death while Omega the troll just waded into a sea of them and started to claw, shred and eat them alive until none were left standing.
After such a fun activity the monster group decided to proceed with the tree climbing event and hilarity ensued! not being able to climb I wagered on the beautiful Dryad whom I was trying to seduce earlier but lost the moment Clearice turned the top of the tree into an inferno and she came stumbling out of the tree seconds after merging with it to speed to the top. Clearice’s medusa body was a huge advantage for slithering up the tree quickly but with an ethereal banshee just breezing along I had to help and quickly with the help of that handy ghost sound spell made the mating sound of a male banshee distracting and confusing her since there isn’t such a thing lol Morrin tried to stay to the tree’s outside limits with flight rather then get tangled up inside. I also was able to remove several more party goers with a simple sleep enchantment from my magical pipes. At this point the crowd watching looked around to notice the Yeti had somehow catapulted himself using 2 other tree’s into a third tree and was knocked out unconscious lol. Suddenly to our amazing delight Omega’s newfound troll friend/master/lover had chopped off his hand while it still connected to part of the tree then proceeded to line-up a shot and throw the hand to the very top to claim victory! Don’t worry several minutes later his hand grew back.
It was at this point the rest of the party goers arrived a Shedu named Grob, a Efreet named Flamebringer, a Ogre Magi named Midus and Marrisa along with an entourage of Jann’s. Immediately upon arriving the Mummy yelled out that Marrisa was an abomination of undeath and attacked her. The Janns jumped into the fray to protect her only to have several clubbed down and before anyone could do anything our kobold Morrin revealed himself to be a powerful fire mage of his tribe and blasted the dusty mummy bandages to cinders with a fireball. Grateful of the immediate cessation to violence among guests we were once more invited to partake of an event. A dodgeball tournament in which we joined one of two teams and squared off in epic battle royale of flying balls!
Team 1 – Pit Fiend, Yeti, Pixie, Brownie, Wemic, Lamia and Clearice
Team 2 – Mind Flayer, Marilith, Marrisa, Efreet, Omega, Morrin, Pimfire
Near the end Team 2 was leading with only the drunk Mindflayer and Efreet being knocked out meanwhile Team 1 had only Clearice and the Pit Fiend left and that must of upset the Pit Fiend because in a ferocious barrage of balls the Pit Fiend managed to knock out everyone to claim the victory for Team 1.
The third and final party event of the day was a sled race down a step snow covered mountainside. Because of his heroic saving of her Marrisa paired up with Morrin, Omega with his Minotaur friend, Clearice with the Pit Fiend, A Pixie joined teams with the Ogre Mage, and I teamed up with the Yeti.
With a bit of hijinks at the start I managed to grease my sled and ask my partner to pelt the others with snowballs once we are going, Clearice cast a spell of silence on Morrin’s sled preventing him using spells during the race and before anyone go do anything else the race has begun!
The First Obstacle is tree’s – Clearice along with the Pit Fiend go through the tree’s with no problem / Omega holds on with the Minotaur dangling by the slave chain he somehow got put on them off behind the sled being dragged now / Marrisa falls off Morrin’s sled / The Yeti tried to make a snowball like I asked and let go of the sled and fell off. / the Ogre throws the Pixie off and on second round slams into a tree by himself knocking himself out and losing the race.
The Second/Third Obstacle is a set of pits with a small path in middle or go around either pit – Clearice’s team choose to go around and make it / Minotaur, Omega go middle and make it amazing strength / Marrisa, Morrin go into a pit / Pimfire goes down the middle after his Dim Door fails miraculously holding onto this greased up speeding sled.
The Fourth Obstacle is the snowball barrage from other party goers – Pit Fiend, Clearice make it / Omega, Minotaur make it / Pimfire makes it / Morrin team gets back on his sled and makes it through as well. Lucky for us the Yeti wasn’t a voyuer or we’d have to have dodged cow sized snowballs!
The Fifth Obstacle is a series of jumps – Clearice team makes big jump and makes it / Omega team chose the biggest one and makes it / Pimfire goes biggest and makes the sled but only with hands holding the sled as I’m flying through the air / Morrin team chose the biggest one and they go up part way and comes back down as neither himself nor Marrisa was able to provide enough momentum to make it forcing them to start their sled again and go around the jump slopes.
The Sixth Obstacle is snowmen with a wooden beam between them – Clearice team goes under and makes it / Omega team wants to rip the beam out and makes it through with sheer strength managing to keep his body prone all the while still dragging the Minotaur behind the sled / Pimfire goes under and comically slams into the beam at the midriff much like a cartoon with my arms and leg still going forward and since I am no longer in contact with the sled it keeps going and going and before anyone can stop it is lost forever / Morrin team goes under and makes it
With the race times totaled Omega’s Team wins (6) , Clearice in second (7) and Morrin in third (12), Pimfire (16) during the presentation of trophies the crowd had to scramble to get out of the way as a giant snowball came rolling to a stop with the Yeti’s arm’s and legs sticking out. The ball then somehow got up on it’s two feet shambled back up the hill for what could only be another roll down the mountainside lol
After all the shenanigans we headed back to the garden area to mingle some more when Omega’s female Minotaur friend throws him on top of the banquet table and begins to make violent disturbing love over the adrenaline rush of victory. Being more curious about meeting a Rakshaka then watching I introduced myself to him and upon a bit of chit chat I offered up 50 Raven’s Bluff gold coins for the temple of Waukeem and he gave me as thanks a small box containing 3 potions. Suddenly screaming is heard from the central dais of the garden.
It seems the Shedu was causing trouble as the Jann’s protecting Marrisa were fighting it when into the gardens burst several paladins of Talos, a cleric and magic user! The magic user banishes the Pit Fiend as several of the other monsters are dropped by the Paladins upon the surprise attack. Staying clear out of the main battle I fear one of the Paladins into fleeing while Morrin puts a great big kobold stinking cloud onto the Talos cleric forcing him to become violently sick and hindering the magic user’s line of vision. Clearice medusa gaze doesn’t seem to be working so well while Omega gets up confused and becomes enraged at these cock blocking paladins and proceeds to eat and shred several. The Talos magic user blows Morrin into a crispy chicken like kobold while I’m blasting the Talos cleric in an effort to destroy him. Suddenly seeing him recover and burn Omega’s troll body I run for hiding just as Clearice finished off that pesky cleric I then put haste upon Clearice, Omega and the Minotaur and take cover. On the far side of the stinking cloud the magic user comes back into the fray only to have Marrisa appear behind and sink her fangs into his neck while the Ogre Magic drives his great big sword deep into his belly and as all this happens Clearice finally manages to turn the magic user into stone which promptly crumbles into dust. Omega concerned for Morrin rushes over only to see a shiny ring and remove it reverting him back into his body and while unconscious not nearly as beat up as we thought.
Now that the jig is up we remove our rings just as the Marilith does the same only to discover she’s a beautiful naked woman named Treliboria, I offer her my cloak for modesty sake. The rest of the group reveals themselves to be a variety of humanoids from across the realms rather then terrible monsters that is everyone but Marrisa who is still a vampire and is seeking a cure. Suddenly the giant Beholder who has kept his main eye shut and remained out of the fighting speaks saying that all is not lost and that a favor of a divine god/goddess could cure her. Being the hero’s we are Clearice gave up a favor she was owed and in exchange the Beholder revealed himself to be an old man who promptly places his hand on Marrisa’s forehead and with that color springs back into her checks and her eyes revert to green and her hair is now red instead of black. With a simple nod in our direction the old man fades out of the garden disappearing before we could catch his name.
Suddenly we all start to fade and reappear in a similar garden near Raven’s Bluff. Greeted by Lorien Darkarrow who thanks us and offers us 11,000 gold along with double for not being greedy and a pledge to offer each of us a recommendation to any knighthood we so choose.
To bad this NEVER happened and is all a fairy tale huh dear reader. Yup you just think that. I mean after all if this was real and I went around telling it to anyone I’d be violating my oath.
rewards and such for purposes of record keeping when Andy gets back from vacation
We get 3500 XP
My potions are Alter Self (Clearice), Polymorph (Pimfire) and Beast Shape 3 (Omega)
We get 22,000g and after giving some to the keep (2000g total) we each got 5,000g of which I have to donate HALF to an orphanage when Andy gets back
Clearice gets a Chiv Point for using the divine favor
Omega got boots of the north/winterlands for winning the sled race
Recommendation to any Knighthood by Lord Lorien Darkarrow knight of the raven