Session Summary

Chris (Tiberium), Coby (Warin), Matt (Barron), Brian (Pyrzifal), Dean (Thic Duc), and Jeff (Amathar) are returning cast members. Erica (Theodora) is a special guest.

As we left the party, they were exchanging shocked looks as Thic Duc ate Thic Duc's heart.

Interlude: Theodora's Story

Dainty maiden Theodora was having a grand time at her best friends' bachelorette party. She drank, she swore, she smashed things, she danced on tabletops (before and after smashing them), and she got smashed (clubs and drinks both). For a young half-orc, it was a really good party. So she was a little confused when she woke up in a bed that wasn't hers, in a room that wasn't hers, wearing (what was left of) her party dress over her armor, and using her battleaxe for a pillow. Admittedly, she had started the evening wearing the dress over her armor. That was only prudent at a good party. And the axe helped with the smashing part. But normally, Theodora would wake up in an alley, or sometimes her own bed if she didn't get quite drunk enough. (Never someone else's bed; it was too much fun kicking them out of her in the morning).

The room she was in this... morning? ... had the bed she was still in, a door that presumably led to an exit, a wall covered in bookshelves with an easy chair for reading, a desk with pen and paper for writing, and a small table with a silver tray. On the tray, silverware, a mug, a pitcher, and a small plate with blueberry muffins. Theodora ate one while she considered what to do, then she noticed the skeleton chained to the wall. It was looking at her. Odd. She picked up the muffin and moved to the other side of the room. It was still looking at her, so it was an animated skeleton. If this was a drunken fever dream, it was an unusual one.

Theodora tried the door and found it was locked. This was a common experience for her. Many people locked their doors when she approached. She knew just what to do, and did it almost from habit. A swift kick right next to the lock and the door broke, swinging freely on its hinges. She wasn't quite ready to leave just yet, though. The skeleton was odd. And maybe a memoir of this strange experience would be appropriate. She approached the skeleton, battleaxe raised high in a threatening manner. It raised its arms in supplication, begging not to be struck. She struck anyway, and the skeleton collapsed to the floor, intact but ... unconscious? Or at least not moving. With a grunt of effort, she wrapped her fingers around its lower rib and yanked. Now, she had a skeleton's rib. Ho ho ho.

Now it was time to leave. She opened the door and stepped outside into... the scent of orange blossums and a soft white light.

Time to take a nap. Theodora lay back down, rested her head on her battleaxe, and went to sleep.

Interlude: Theodora's Story

After some time, Theodora awoke, to find that little had changed. But there was a knock on the door. Outside, a wererat carrying a baby on a tray asked permission to enter. Theodora allowed it to enter and place the baby, cooing gently, on a small table near the bed. In addition to the baby, the tray held a plate, a pitcher, a mug, and a set of silverware. The wererat claimed the baby was "for the Master", and then left.

Theodora promptly ate the baby.

Then, breakfast and a nap having been attended to, she left the room and was greeted outside by a trio of animated skeletons. These were armed, rather than chained to a wall, and seemed less friendly. She advanced to fight, striking a powerful blow that shattered half the ribcage of the first one to face her, but the blades of the other two left their own wounds in her green-hued skin, and before long, she collapsed unconscious from blood loss.

And that was how the party, having witnessed the final moments of the combat, found her. The skeletons and zombies fell quickly to the combined swords of the group, and Theodora was revived. She decided to hang around a little while as she recovered from her wounds, but eventually wandered off as the party's explorations continued.

Conclusion

At the end of it all, Malag woke up with an intense feeling that his friends were in danger.

Map

To be continued...

Treasure

For reference: 200 cp = 20 sp = 2 ep = 1 gp = 1/5 pp

Experience

Roleplaying moments and quotables

Dangling Threads of Fate

Band of Misfits
PlayerCharacterRaceClassLevelExperience TotalNext LevelFunds
DeanThic DucHuman (mostly)Monk5th30,693xp47,500xp$3,210
MattBarronHobgoblin (by polymorph)Thief / Magic-User5th/3rd8,787xp10,000xp$5,955
MattLennyElfCleric / Assassin1st979xp1500xp/1500xp$116
MarielLeahHalf-elfRanger5th22,024xp40,000xp$1,904
CobyGunnarHumanFighter3rd5,643xp8,000xp$704
CobyWarinHalf-elfCleric4th10,280xp13,000xp$1174
JeffAmatharGray elfMagic-User3rd10,128xp10,000xp$964
BrianNorskHalf-orcAssassin3rd6,605xp6,000xp$1374
ChrisSebHumanThief1st307xp1,250xp$25
ChrisMalagHalf-OrcFighter4th9,178xpxp$1620
Band of Heroes
PlayerCharacterRaceClassLevelExperience TotalNext LevelFunds
KylePipkoHalf-elfFighter/Magic-User1st160xp2000/2500xp$4
ChrisTiberiumHumanPaladin1st2,334xp2750xp$290
DeanElmondHalf-elfFighter/Magic-User/Cleric1st107xp2000/2500/1500xp3sp 3cp
BrianPyrzivalGnomeFighter1st1,920xp2000xp$66
KayliGanymedeHalflingDruid1st490xp2000xp$66
Guests
PlayerCharacterRaceClassLevelExperience TotalNext LevelFunds
WilliamSydneyHumanFighter1st568xp2000xp$370
JenniferRubyHumanThief1st568xp1250xp$370
SeanNigelHalf-elfFighter1st850xp2,000xp$33.33
EricaTheodoraHalf-orcFighter1st262xp2,000xp$0


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