Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hoard of the Dragon Queen - Episode #15 - "Drazier"

After much searching, the party finally learns the secret word that will activate the teleporation circle: "drazier". They stand in the circle, speak the word, and brace for what comes next. To their surprise, what meets them on the other side is not an onslaught of enemies, but a vast landscape. Beside them are two other teleportation circles and, in the distance, a cottage of sorts.

However, not all is as it seems. As Nulara quickly discovers, the cottage is a mere illusion covering a steep cliff. Additionally, Mullyn uses his key of truesight to discover a hidden hunting lodge in the opposite direction. The exploration of the lodge awaits them! What will be found within?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hoard of the Dragon Queen - Episode #14 - Fruitless Searches

The party revives Borngrey and interrogates him under Lucien's zone of truth. Unfortunately, the Elven supremacist offers no useful information, attempts to escape, and is killed by Dain. The next room of the keep houses nothing but nasty centipedes - and I mean nasty. In a matter of seconds they rendered poor Lucien unconscious!

After that fine episode, our heroes encounter a series of similarly nasty foes in their continued search: a large sewage dwelling-beast, ethereal banshees (the cause of Lucien's now-rotting face), and several gargoyles. All the enemies are defeated; however, no further clues to the teleportation circle are found (although Oloril does find a raven that he seems to want to keep as a pet). Will the party ever uncover the mystery of the teleportation circle? We shall see . . .
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