Ye olde Backstory
65 years have passed since the time of troubles - the fall of the last great emperor at the hands of an invading Orcus, Demon Prince of the Undead. With the empire's armies thrown into the breach between this world and the Shadowfell, nomadic and barbarian tribes from beyond the Great sea to the West invaded and pillaged. Only recently have they left for their icy home beyond the waves.
Mandatory Worship of the Raven Queen now a thing of the past, local dieties and tribal religions are springing up to fill the gaps once held by the pantheon of the Raven Queen, Bahamut, and Corelleon. New territorial gods, bloodstained with faces painted with Woad, sit as graven images above the mantles of houses from Laonland on the North Coast, to the Pragonssen forest in the south.
One small hamlet clings to the old ways, and the old temple, now held together more with ivy than with mortar, still holds services for the three Old Gods of Death, Justice, and the Arcane. It's militia falters, but the people have entrusted their hope to 5 young adventurers, gifted with the spark of destiny, who have recently come of age in this small collection of faithful from every race...
You are the Heroes of Theafast.
Our intrepid heroes ventured into a heathen ziggurat in search of a missing little girl missing from Theafast. After many perilous adventures they defeated a demonic cultist and rescued the girl, along with a strange crystal. The elders of Theafast identified the crystal as a soul spark, although it's purpose remained unknown. The party resolved to follow up on a clue they found in the ziggurat, which the elders informed them was the emblem of the Blackrook clan of Dragonborn.
As they were readying to set out, the part was called to the gates of Theafast at the approach of a lone elf running from a horde of angry brigands. After the ruffians were handily dealt with the elf identified himself as Garrett, who was seeking to avenge his village, which he claimed had been destroyed by raiding Dragonborn of the Skybolt clan. Dismayed at the thought that his clan may have sunk so low, Zharash departed in order to discover the truth for himself, while the party went to investigate a mysterious ruin Garrett's village had discovered shortly before they were massacred.
Human Wizard - dscrilla
Dragonborn Fighter - Kayne Red Robe (currently away from party while Kayne DMs)
Eladrin Ranger - Klepto
Dragonborn Warlord - fletchsm
Dwarven Paladin - Jebu
Our usual meeting time is on Tuesdays at around 6:30pm PST, although we do occasionally meet other days if necessary.
Friday September 19 at 6:30pm PST?
We play with Maptool version 1.2.b32, which is the release candidate. So far no real issues have come up. We have attempted to meet up on Ventrilo, but most of us aren't very talkative, so if you don't have a mic or can't run Vent, you aren't missing a whole lot.
We've heard nothing from asuma01 in quite a few sessions now, and nothing from enarch3t or Legionnaired in a couple, so we are looking at possibly three open slots here. I do have someone lined up for one of them, but attendance has been pretty shitty for about a month now, and I'd like that to stop. Characters are level 2 currently, will be level 3 shortly, and I'm pretty okay with whatever you decide to play.
Some notes, it would be best if your character worshiped one of the three true gods, but isn't required, also, the Hrannaseth barbarians were Tieflings, so if you want to play one, keep in mind the general populace, and possibly party, isn't going to be super firendly.