Tag: Queen's Gambit

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  • QG-20100412-Marpenoth-18-20

    After awakening in the afternoon on the 18th, Conan's group headed towards Kiniro's broken-topped tower, which was within sight and about three hours away by horse (or elephant). Upon arriving, they were recognized by Kiniro as being members of Balasar's …

  • QG-20100524-Marpenoth-17-22

    The day began with Althea and Hanzo awakening in the acorn room of the mushroom maze, refreshed and ready for whatever was to come. They gathered up Ping and Balasar and slipped them into the bodybag, then ran through the wooden gate between the two oak …

  • QG-20091102-Elint-25

    It has been three days since you slew an avatar of the demon Samil and the hexer Medina in Loudwater. Since then, teenagers and adults eager to join your group have flocked to your headquarters in town. Ender, the always-hungry quartermaster for the …

  • QG-20091116-Elint-27-30

    After spending the night at the Hills Hospital (the one dedicated to Chauntea), the party continued their journey southeast, towards Feyshadow Keep. Near the end of the day's travel, they encountered the fort that Hazarak had scouted out previously. The …

  • QG-20091110-Elint-25-26

    The battle at the necrotic beacon in the Southwood was long and grueling, due mostly to the healing effect that the beacon had on the undead in the area. Due to the efforts of Tovah and Kerrick (Del and Will), the beacon was deactivated, and the …

  • QG-20091123-Elint-30-Marpenoth-2

    Near nightfall on the 30th of Elint, at the bottom of the Tower of Haunting Melody, the group fought four corrosive cubes. The cubes oozed over everyone in their path, engulfing party members and dissolving the armor from their bodies. The party's …

  • QG-20091130-Marpenoth-3-6

    The group has trekked along they Graypeak Mountains, skirting the Marsh of Chelimber, and followed the woodline of the Feyshadow Forest for the last four days. Finally, in the midafternoon of Marpenoth 6th, you reach your destination: Feyshadow Keep. …

  • QG-20091207-Marpenoth-6

    The battle raged on, and there were losses on both sides. Shortly after handing off the Bodybag of Holding to Poppy, Althea staggered and passed out. Hazarak and Darkblade spent some time unconscious and in the bodybag as well. The group managed to …

  • QG-DS-20091214-Marpenoth-2-4

    After receiving word of the Staff of the World Tree's whereabouts, LaQuel and the full members of the Avengers in her party discussed ways to get to Llorkh. It was finally decided that the fastest way there would be by ship, and with that, Ella headed to …

  • QG-DS-20091221-Marpenoth-4

    In the cold light of the early dawn on the 4th of Marpenoth, the battle with the Gray Vale Pirates came to its conclusion. The captain of the River Serpent, whom the ship's logs named Ran Cwen, fled on the wings of her two pet frost hawks. Under the …

  • QG-DS-20091228-Marpenoth-4

    As we continued the story, half of the party was stranded on the giant block of ice encasing the corpse of the river serpent Lynnedslag, and the other half sailed towards Llorkh aboard captured pirate ship, the River Serpent. Fatigued from the last …

  • QG-DS-20100104-Marpenoth-4

    The remainder of Marpenoth 4 saw the group take a much needed break, then go out on the search for information. From their starting point at the Llorkh docks, into the prison and fort on the east side of town, and through the territory of the Hundred …

  • QG-DS-20100112-Marpenoth-5

    The last session started off with Laquel sneaking off while everyone was sleeping. She headed behind the warehouse you all were sleeping in, and found an entrance into the sewers. After exploring the sewers for a while, she determined the group could …

  • QG-DS-20100118-Marpenoth 5

    Continuing from where we left off in the sewers, the group continued east/northeast towards the area under Fort Llorkh. Once they arrived, Ella found a passage that lead deeper underground, but was blocked off by a cave-in. The group dithered for a bit, …

  • QG-DS-20100118-Marpenoth-5-2

    Continuing from where we left off in the caverns under Llorkh, the group had just finished its battle with the water elementals and slaadi and was deciding what to do about their newfound allies. With half of the party unconscious, including the group's …

  • QG-20100208-Marpenoth-6-7-2

    Last session saw the continuation of the battle with the slivers inside their lair. Lady Tron, the Bees, and Balasar had passed out from the fatigue, leaving Hanzo, Tovah, Althea, and the biologist to hold off the slivers. The battle swiftly turned …

  • QG-20100215-Marpenoth-7-8

    When we last left off, the party was trapped inside of the sliver caves, which were quickly filling with smoke. While the Hazarak and Tovah examined the pool of water in one of the chambers, the Bees began repeatedly emptying his canteen of endless water …

  • QG-20100223-Marpenoth-8-9

    After waking up, the group mounted their rented griffins and took off, headed northwest into the northern Gray Peaks. Flying at an altitude of about 60 feet, the group spotted a horde of slivers headed towards the White Lotus academy, but was informed by …

  • QG-20100301-Marpenoth-9

    After resting, the group headed deeper into the dragon's lair. After a few winding tunnels, the party came upon a huge room, about 80' around and 60' high, and crawling with slivers. Flying around the top of the room, near the great domed ceiling, was …

  • QG-20100309-Marpenoth-10

    After finishing off the blue dragon Skizzikt and his sliver captors, the group was ready for a well-deserved rest. First, however, Althea decided to do some scouting. She snuck up the passage through the glowing fungus at the back of the chamber, a …

  • QG-20100315-Marpenoth-11-13

    After resting up from their battle with the slivers on the desertmote, the group mounted their griffins and headed back to the White Lotus academy. Although the first day passed by without event, in the morning on the second day the group was attacked by …

  • QG-20100329-Marpenoth-16-18

    When we left off last week, the group had just finished off a party of four ettins, and were deciding what to do. Before making the long climb up the chain to the prariemote above, the group took an extended rest, making camp amidst the rocks near the …

  • QG-20100419-Marpenoth-21

    We picked up the story on the floating prariemote containing the temple of Sune. After having rested up from their long journey, Conan's group was ready to tackle their next mission: head to the marsh of Chelimber and find out what is stopping the …

  • QG-20100427-Marpenoth-21-22-14

    We picked up the story with Conan's party in the middle of the Marsh of Chelimber, facing down the black dragon Kazmonix. Ella managed to smooth over Kazmonix's ruffled scales, and convince the dragon to not eat the entire party. The party then quickly …

  • QG-20100503-Marpenoth-14-15

    We rejoined Balasar's party just as they were about to challenge the final part of the legendary bard Ormus's test: a battle with the statues of the fallen heroes in the college's statuary room. The statues moved stiffly but packed a mighty punch, as …

  • QG-20100511-Marpenoth-15-16

    After leaving Ormus's tomb/college, the group headed north, towards the forest maze where a fey queen named Morgan lived. On their first flyover of the forest, they noticed some slivers wandering around aimlessly near the edge of the forest line, but …

  • QG-20100517-Marpenoth-16

    The party contuned to explore the mushroom maze in this session. Three more people woke up and jumped out of the bodybag in this session: Nightblade, Hazarak, and Althea. All three headed out in different directions from the river room, and all three …

  • QG-20100607-Marpenoth-24

    The second wave began with a whisper as but a few manipulator slivers crawled out of the ground and ran around the walls of the keep. The Avengers' squads took turns taking pot shots at the solitary slivers, easily killing them off. These were just a …

  • QG-20100621-Marpenoth-24

    The Avenger's began the assault on the queen's hive at dawn on Marpenoth 24th. Five squads, led by Hazarak, Ella, Lady Tron, Tempest, and Laquel, plus two backup squads led by Conan and Azaerai rushed the entrances to the hive. While Conan and Azaerai …

  • qg-20100705-marpenoth-24

    As the battle continued, the Avengers found themselves in a bad place. Laquel, Hazarak, and Lady Tron all fell under the control of the sliver queen, and immediately began attacking each other and themselves. Hazarak and Lady Tron shook it off, but …

  • Queen's Gambit: Epilogue

    _Marpenoth 24th, 1479 DR_ _It has been four hours since the mercenary band – nay, heroes – of Balasar’s Avengers has returned triumphant from the sliver queen’s hive. The mood in the camp is lighthearted and joyful, and there are small groups of men …