Lords of Havoc

A Dinner interupted

Six months have passed since the Lords did battle with Frost Scale and defeated him. They took some time to consolidate their holdings and divide the spoils. For a time the party scattered to the wind to settle personal matters before they got back to the business of adventuring.

This particular evening Aseer, Darsch & Shoggoth as well as Aseer’s ever present bodyguard Trog are enjoying a meal at the White Dragon Tavern. The White Dragon is the newest and at this time the only restaurant in the town that has grown up around the Fortress of Havoc. As the keep and town have grown so quickly the town does not even have a name yet.

The proprietor came from Purge to open the Tavern out side of the keep of the favored sons of Purge. He is treating the Lords to an extravagant meal in the hopes of impressing his heroes. He even has the roast pheasant stuffed with garlic & cloves that Aseer requests. Shoggoth works his way thru a cow, a pig, a turkey, a few chickens and more wine that is probably healthy to consume.

As the party discuses business and the state of Havoc loans. Talk turns to Sir Harvey and his campaign to discredit and disrupt the actives of Laurent The Money Changer.

Aseer and Shoggoth notice something amiss with the wait staff. As Aseer requests one of the waiters for dessert which greatly flusters the owner and head cook; things start to go awry. Aseer leads the waiter to the back and while trying to disrobe him casts hold person, the first spell he resists. The second he does not.

Once Aseer leaves the room and Trog sits down to start enjoying his meal two cross bow bolts find their marks in the flesh of Darsch & Shoggoth. Both manage to resist the effects of the poison lacing the bolts. A fight ensues with the other two waiters as the fourth runs screaming in terror. Trog races to check on Aseer and Shoggoth and Darsch fell one of the would be assassins. Aseer has Trog hog tie the one she captured. The third assassin manages to escape the party.

The captured assassin uses a poison capsule to commit suicide. How ever Aseer is able to bring him back so that he can be questioned vigorously in a dank dungeon cell.

After they learn nothing from him they allow him to die and use speak with the dead to question him and the other assassin. Both are hung from the bridge to discourage future attacks.

The find out that Laurent finance the new Tavern and apparently hired assassins from the Laughing Coffin guild. The Laughing Coffin’s are based out of Fangarie. The tavern owner had no idea that he was party to the assassination plot.

It appears that they have finally made the money lender desperate enough to move against them. Only time will tell how the war will end.

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Battling Frost Scale

Just after Darsch is sent back to Purge by the cursed scroll he finds himself standing next to Shoggoth. Darsch tells Shoggoth to saddle up they are going to meet the rest of the party to slay a dragon. They head over to Bradley’s Wizardly Wares so that they can send messages to their compatriots. The first message goes to Norkk to inform him that he is in charge until they catch up and that they should make camp near the dragons lair.

The second message goes to Rabbadon in the form of a sending spell it states simple that “We are watching you.” As Rabbadon feels the magic of the spell borrowing into his ear he slips into a fit of rage targeted at the Dwarven scout they rescued from the frost giants.

A fight ensues between Rabbadon and Norkk who is trying to calm Rabbadon down. After the first time Rabbadon connects with his mace The Exquisite Samurai Tailor steps in to preserve the life of the scout. Since the last command of her lord Darsch Schneider was that he was to live. A melee commences that culminates in the death of the Samurai Tailor and the scout escaping. Rabbadon’s blood lust sated for the moment he stalks off to make camp.

The next time that Krom & the Howling Worgs check in they find their General deceased. They make camp and place The Exquisite Samurai Tailor under an Honor Guard they allow no one near her. Not even the cleric.

Aseer entertains herself studying the corpses of the Frost Giants. Everyone else cautiously awaits the arrival of Darsch and Shoggoth.

Once Darsch and Shoggoth arrive to find camp in a state of high tensions. The Howling Worgs have established an armed camp and are letting no one approach. They seem ready to find any excuse to murder Rabbadon. After everyone calms down and the body of The Exquisite Samurai Tailor is sent to get resurrected they move the party on to fight Frost Scale.

Finally arriving at their original destination. The Lords of Havoc are ready to get down to business. The party rogues spot an alarm spell guarding the entrance to the dragons lair. Norkk uses his ring of stone passage he is able to scout out the lair and finds some secret tunnels that Frost Scale no longer fits into. Using that information they stage their assault. Every thing goes according to plan until Darsch loses the first barrage of spells. As they connect the Frost Scale opens his great reptilian eyes and they glint with a animal fury. Frost Scale growls and the entire area fills with thick roiling fog. Shoggoth charges in and ends up nose to nose with the great beast so he gouges him in the eyes. The roars of pain allow the party to zero in on Frost Scale in the fog. A titanic battle ensues with spells, weapons, claws and dragon breath flying. It would have been a sight to see except that the fog caused it to be an indirectly lite and eerily quite altercation. At the end of the encounter Frost Scale lay vanquished and the Lord of Havoc are once more victorious.

There are several questions put to Darsch Schneider as to his motives for helping another Wizard acquire a dragon corpse. Though any further questions and protests die on their lips as the fog finally parts to revel the treasure hoard in all it scintillating glory.

Frost Scales Treasure Hoard

24,268 Platinum Pieces

10 Very Small Perfect Jet
10 Small Flawed Turquoise
10 Very Large Near-perfect Lapis Lazuli
10 Huge Sardonyx with minor inclusions
10 Very Large Sapphire
10 Flawed Star Rose Quartz
10 Small Near-perfect Tiger Eye
10 Very Small Star Rose Quartz
10 Small Jet
10 Small Hematite
4 Opal

4 Potions

Wand
Girdle
Bolt Case
Ring
Bag
Bracers
Dwarven Hand Axe
Crossbow
Great Helm
Leather Armor
Cube

4 Scrolls

Gentleman’s Cane Made of maple w/ a Brass gauntlet in a closed fist noble heraldry
Wool tapestry of a windmill
Cherry wood table with six chairs, worn, from a noble house
Silver Tea Set
4’ by 4’ Picture of ducks flying over a river Illusionary Animated with sound
Wooden Comb set with pearls
Ceramic Jars set of five blue
Gold and Ruby Ring
Silver Cat Shaped Brooch w/ Emerald Eyes
Crystal Decanter & 4 Snifters
Copper Ewer depicting Stags
Statue of a dog carved from Jade 3’ tall
6 person dinner set fine china white w/ blue floral pattern
6 person silver wear set made of gold for a noble table
6 Crystal Goblets
20 Dwarven Iron Drinking Tankards
Ebony and Ivory Cigar box w/ 15 halfling Cognac cigars
6 bottles Red Wine 500 years Old

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Seeking Frost Scale

The Lords of Havoc at the request of Darsch Schneider have taken on the task of Slaying a very old White Dragon named Frost Scale. He resides in the mountains West of Purge. At the base of the mountain there is a Clan of Dwarves and their fortified strong hold.

There is also a clan of Frost Giants that live on the middle slopes of the mountain. They are constantly raiding and fighting with the Dwarves. They don’t bother Frost Scale much mostly because to draw his ire would be most fatal for the entire clan.

The party paid a visit to the Dwarves and negotiated a trade agreement. They then set out to find Frost Scales lair. On the way an encounter with frost giants occurs. Norkk tries to negotiate as they have a dwarf from the mountain clan all trussed up & lying on the ground between them. The giants are engaging in a rather loud argument. Norkk offers them a drink. In ends up being a vial of giant scorpion venom. The male giant of the pair drinks it with no ill effects. The giants are however offended by the poison and attack. The ensuing battle leaves the giants defeated and the Lords of Havoc as rescuers of the Dwarven scout.

As they are working thru the loot they discover a scroll, Darsch Schneider reads the scroll to identify it and disappear with a slight popping sound.

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Vampire Orcs?
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Shadow of the Nine Fingers
From the Journal of Aseer 6/26/12081

Upon our triumphant return to Purge Rabbadon started to act in an even more peculiar manner than normal. He started muttering of evil tidings and asked all manner of strange questions regarding his appearance in town. He has been looking over his shoulder everywhere he goes and has shown not the slightest interest in tiny shoes. A most strange turn of events given his normally violent and brutish nature. He starts and investigation that draws in the party and leads us to the Brotherhood of the Nine Fingers. It seems most if not all of them had been hanging around in town. Almost as if they had been awaiting our return. O well it matters not I leave to find my clan and continue my training. I am sure that matter will have sorted itself out by the time I return.

On the morning of the second day of my travels a messenger from the city arrives in my camp with a letter for me. I open the letter only to find myself in the Belled Race Track arena. We witnessed a gladiatorial fight here the day before. Some Jim the Giant. Everyone seemed to think he was Brother of the Nine Fingers. Rabbadon is in the middle of the arena facing off against much to all of our surprise another Rabbadon in fine Black scale armor. Maybe he wasn’t as crazy as he appeared the past few days.

A duel has been declared and accepted. It is only later after the dust settles and both Rabbadon’s as well as Darsch Schneider that Nega-Rabbadon a clone. The clone was created when Rabbadon lost a finger to a trap in the mines. An evil and insane wizard created the trap and put the NIne Fingers together with Nega-Rabbadon as their leader to create chaos and amuse himself. He might have made an interesting ally if he hadn’t misdirected his perfidy against us. Now he will have to die.

At least that solves the mystery of the Nine Fingers.

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Final Level in the Mines of Moedrigus Moundre
From the Journal of Aseer 6/23/12081

After defeating the Drow in the statue room, we find our selves with one last door in the main room. Rabbadon then opens the door cautiously and finds a stair case leading to a lower story. The first room was large and filled with mushroom trees. The north passage lead down a hall way with a 2 headed Troll guarding a stone bridge. Rabbadon then starts yelling & threatening the troll, causing the troll to pause and have second thoughts. We then find the undead dwarf can speak his language and starts negotiation with the Troll. We come to terms with him that we give him the heard he is guarding and may stay with the bridge. As long as he serves when called upon.

After negations were concluded we went down the second door. This lead to a room with a lava stream in the corner and a chest in the south eastern corner. Rabbadon then walks up to open the chest. Then a large Magma elemental walks out of the lava and seems mighty protective of that chest. Norkk then hits the Elemental with a crossbow bolt. Darsch then attacks with a fireball doing nothing, then casts fist thunder causing him great pain. Rabidon then hits the Elemental though it seemed to annoy it. Shaggoth then crits the Elemental and killing it out right. Rabbdaon then unlocks the chest finding a sword, a brooch, and a bunch of coins. We finally uncovered everything in this mine and now must see to our holdings.

We make our way back to the Town of Purge to sell our swag, train and start on the building process of our holdings.

Still there are many loose threads to attend to; what of the Nine Fingers & our soldiers? For now I think I will content myself with a bath.

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Mines of Moedrigus Moundre Sublevel 3 Part 3
From the Journal of Aseer 6/23/12081

After resting over night, Rabbadon and Norkk went to the next room and found it locked and trapped. Rabbadon unlocked it but however failed to remember it was trapped and set it off causing great pain to both. After the fiery explosion we noticed a clear creature carrying a battle axe & a long sword. It gave a very evil laugh that sounded sublime. So Darsch walked in and smacked it with some Magic Missiles. Shaggoth then ran up and hit the creature with Righty and Lefty killing it. Upon further inspection it was a quivering Disemboweler.

After looting the room we found 3 secret doors. One at the end of the hall lead to a Store room that had enough supplies for 20 people for a month. Inside the room we found 3 more secret doors.

The one on the south wall leads to a room that the Drow used to enter the mine. I dispelled the magic keeping the entrance open causing the entire room to collapse.

Rabbadon unlocks the other secret door on the north wall of the store room. Here we find the the armory for the Drow, it will be a great pay out.

The room connecting to the armory was filled with statues and Drow. The Drow opened up on Norkk and hit him once with a crossbow and stabbed. Darsch then hurls a fireball into the room causing the Drow to feel crispy killing one. Shaggoth then runs up and hits a Drow. Norkk then tries to trip a Drow but misses. Then a Drow hits Shaggoth in the forearm for a critical hit and caused him great pain. Then Norkk was hit twice by the Drow. Rabbadon then hits a Drow with his mace. Trog runs up an hits a Drou with a battle axe and kills him. Norkk then hits a Drow with a sword. Shaggoth then hits a Drow and kills it. Trog then hits the Drow to is right and kills it. Norkk the misses. Rabbadon then hits the Drow to his right and kills the last Drow. Then we find that it has no loot, worthless.

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Mines of Moedrigus Moundre Sublevel 3 Part 2
From the Journal of Aseer 6/22/12081

We move on to the next room after deciding not to follow the Drow down the secret hallway. Moving on to the next room Rabbadon thinks he finds a trap on the door and in an attempt to remove the trap he instead locks the unlocked door. Norkk then tries to unlock the door however he jams the lock. This leads to Rabbadon to smash it in with his mace of Badassdom and charge into the room, while Norkk climbs up the wall. They run into large Red Snakes in front a large bon fire.

Norkk misses shooting one of the Red snakes, then Rabbadon hits one with his mace and deals it some head splitting damage. Darsch misses with a fireball which always seems to be bad. Rabbadon gets bitten by a Red Snake if a retaliatory strike and it seemed to affacted his strength. Shoggoth then explodes a Red Snake with his mighty battle axe RIGTHY! Then Shaggoth hits another Red Snake with Lefty. Shaggoth then hits the same Red Snake with Righty killing it. Darsch then hits the Red Snake and Rabbadon with a fireball doing nothing to the Snake but cause some damage to Rab. Trog then runs up and smacks the Red Snake with his battle axe and then smacks him again with his other battle axe killing the last snake. Taking pity on my fellow party member I graciously deign to heal Rabbadon of all his wounds and burns, however I still can’t do anything for that face of his. And I doubt that even the gods have magic strong enough to fix it.

After stripping the room of the valuables we continued down the hallway it makes a sharp turn and we find another door.

However it seems to be some kind barracks with five man Drow party getting ready for a patrol. Rabbidon charges in bellowing a war cry and Maces the closest Drow on top of his shoulder, making it look like something out of a meat grinder but seems to stay up. Norkk then crossbows an unsuspecting Drow in the thigh causing him to go prone and nearly keeping him pinned to the ground. Darsch of course fireballs into the room killing the Drou that was nearly pinned to the floor. Trog then hit the Drow with a fucked up shoulder killing it. Darsch misses his fireball causing two fireballs to be roaming the room! Trog then runs up and smacks a Drow twice but fails to drop him. Rabbadon then hits the Drow Shaggoth was working on. Then Shaggoth hits the same Drow and puts it out of his misery. Trog then cleaves the Drow killing him out right. Darsch finally hits the Drow with a fireball and melts all the flesh from his bones. We decide to secure all the doors and spend the night in the barracks to regain our strength.

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Mines of Moedrigus Moundre Sublevel 3 Part 1

After Finding a undead 4000 year old dwarf to join our cause of removing the drow from this mine. What caused some surprise is the joining of Munchy the Mimic into the Lords of Havoc. He will be a great addition to our group.

After meeting these new group we went into the next room and came across a mummy and 4 large spiders. After killing everything in the room we move into the next room. There Rabbidon was taunted by a voice telling him he could not open the door. Rabbidon of course tears the door off its hinges. Rabbidon and Norkk ran into the room and found nothing. However Shaggoth went nutty and screamed “DIE DOPPELGANGER!!” and attacked Darsh. Luckily missing both times.

Darsh then runs into the room and fires a fireball into the back of the room. Before I could figure the damage, Shaggoth insulted my religion, my mother, and Trogs Goat. I must seek revenge against my Honor. I yell for Trog and Axrir to kill him to avenge my Honor. But before I can move in, Rabbidon yell “YULE EASF TIFF MAS!!” and attacks Shagoth. Then I moved in and missed with my holy spear. Then Norkk charged passed me and then said something about his stupid Ration. Then the sneaky dishonorable Dwarf shoots and crits me in the hip with that crossbow of his. Then Trog tackles the deceitful Dwarf, though I will have to punish him for not turning that sorry excuse of a war hero into past.

Norkk then gets untangled from Trog and crickets around him. Rabbidon then clocks Shaggoth with the mace he was criticized for. Shaggoth still wanting to dishonor me hits me with Righty! THAT HURT! But luckily he missed with lefty. Trog and Axrir then both Jump back ontop of Norkk and pinned him to the ground. Darsh then cast some kind of sonic attack in the room. Then there was a loud explosion from the room, then I no longer felt that Shagoth has dishonor me. It seems that what ever was affecting us was killed by Darsh. After claiming our treasure we find a secret door.

Norkk then opens the door and Rabbidon and Norkk get hit by crossbow bolts. Rabbidon after taking those hits decides its a great time for a nap. After making sure he is indeed asleep and not dead I notice the two Drow with crossbows on the other side of the door. Norkk then fires his crossbow into the first Drow and dealing it a respectable amount of damage. Trogg then hits a Drow but find a hole bunch of Drow in the wall. Then the Drow take off down the hallway in opposite directions. Then the undead dwarf raises the Drow into a zombie. I will have to deal with this sooner then later.

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Mines of Moedrigus Moundre Floor Three Sublevel 2

The Lords of Havoc start the exploration of sub level 2 the first room contains six subterranean lizards which the party stomps a mud hole in.

Then they find a room with fire bats, they decide to leave them alone as it’s a new source of bat guano.

The next room they find contains a rust monster that some one appears to be keeping as a pet. In addition to rust monster they find several bell type cat toys and a large collection of gems that the rust monster played with.

Next they find a large modified cavern that is home to a small Myconid kingdom. These mushroom people are master brewers of potions. They have a small selection available for sale and the party buys several.

There is also a twenty foot by twenty foot double door made of adamantite and covered in arcane runes.

The party decides to rest up and regain their strength before they enter the room. Upon examining the door they determine that it is magically sealed to keep something in. The entrance to this room opens onto a landing and a balcony half way up the South wall. The ceiling rises up 24 feet from the floor. The floor is some kind of transparent medium and there is a river of lava that runs thru the room. The water fall from the first level ends here as it falls into the river of molten rock making the room unbearably hot and humid. On the north wall opposite the balcony on a stone dais sits a throne made of Obsidian. Steated upon the throne is an Efreeti wearing a Platinum Crown set with a large diamond.

The party advances and are set upon by a medium and a Huge fire elemental. An epic battle ensues. The party defeats the fire elementals and Darsh kills the Efreeti with fire.

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