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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    [Session 112, cont'd] They send the faerie dragon to open contact with the crystal dragons, and find out if they’re now available to be hired. He brings a gift of gems. They discuss how the attack happened. It could have been a spell left in the Patriarch’s chamber to monitor them. That’s the...
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    Aphonion Tales: Ravenskrag and the Shadowline, a preteen D&D game (unedited notes, updates Thursdays, updated 5/19/22)

    [Session 48, cont'd] 8 Chund (Hex 745, 344) 9 Chund (Hex 746, 345) 10 Chund (Hex 746, 346) After a few days of uneventful travel, they approach a large tree reaching out of the water, with branches weeping down around it. Under it are a bunch of mounds of moss. They also see what looks to be...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    Session 112 (June 17, 2020) 8 Tar-Chund The Patriarch of Sytry is on Khamista, and much further ahead in the day. As a result, they have to wake up bright and early, before dawn, to have their meeting while it’s still day. Kit has a message from her source in Enclaves when she wakes up. She...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    [Session 111, cont'd] Evening of 7 Tar-Chund Lord Brightspan approaches. There is an unusual voller tying off; made entirely of white laen. It flies a personal noble’s flag, likely of an Eldar. Alistair dimly recognizes it as being one he saw in Enclaves. An officer steps in shortly, “Majesty...
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    Aphonion Tales: Ravenskrag and the Shadowline, a preteen D&D game (unedited notes, updates Thursdays, updated 5/19/22)

    Session 48 (May 7, 2022) 7 Chund They crest a hill as they approach the Palood. They can smell the swamp. Along the edge of the desert, there is a whole line of trees, perhaps 100 feet wide, with surprisingly healthy leaves. Even the elves do not recognize the trees. They have bright red...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    Session 111 (May 27, 2020) 2 Tar-Chund A scroll case is discreetly handed in to Alistair and Kit, with the characteristic burning at the edges that indicates teleportation. It is a message from an Ear within the Enclave of Zorplona-Argoni. [Attached] “Lord Raf” is how they refer to Quinliart...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    [Session 110, cont'd] Dame Brionna heads off to the dwarves to investigate. She brings Aunt Cecilia, notionally the ambassador, 5 squads of Dame Brionna’s people, and some of Kit’s people. Aunt Cecilia expresses that she likes the dwarves, because they say what they think. They have some...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    Session 110 (May 13, 2020) 1 Tar-Chund Alistair plans a reading group for The Grand Book of Strategy by the Lady of Pain and to translate the book. They speak to a theologian. "There is a link between the gods and their followers to a certain degree. That’s part of why it’s odd that...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    [Session 109, cont'd] Kit gets a message that a small band of dwarves is heading in towards us, and a large group of bandits has gathered to waylay them. They ask Grandmaster Farsensor if he can scry them. There are 5 dwarves, dressed magnificently, carrying a gold casket (lined in lead)...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    Session 109 (April 16, 2020) Chund 29 and 30 pass uneventfully. On the morning of the 31, a polite guard intercepts Dame Brionna at the very beginning of the day. There is a messenger waiting for her, an elf, dressed beautifully, and with a mithril chased scroll. He is a noncom on an elven...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    [session 108, cont'd] Kit gets contacted from the Kovanate via the fan: "The Kov of Bormark has sent a full field army, he has committed himself. He went to one of the memorial sites set up by the great lady on the ship, and his eyes have been opened. He has sent a field army to the east, to try...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    Session 108 (April 2, 2020) 28 Chund The Council receives a report from the Duke of Mortorose [Attached]. They discuss the large army gathering in Holy Cortose, and the dragons gathering nearby. Kit summons a mage-sage specialist with expertise in dragons. He is, at best, eccentric and...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    [Session 107, cont'd] Young Lord Brightspan reports that there are a group of gray skinned elves purchasing property in the mid-city. They are attracting attention. Dame Brionna summons the shadow elves, Lady Filovana, and the drow master crafters. The drow are enthusiastic. Just a bit of the...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    Session 107 (March 19, 2020) 23 Chund Lady Aufaulgautharim departed on the following morning. Dame Brionna rushes in in the morning, asking for a private meeting with Alistair and Kit in the inner council chamber. Dame Brionna reports that she had a conversation with the Princess...
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    Aphonion Tales: The Archducal Council -- Unedited notes (posts MTWF, temporarily, most recent 5/20/22)

    [Session 106, cont'd] The Noldar's general talks with Dame Brionna about vollers and strategy. He offers to have some drow craftsmen come to Canberry to make new black boxes. Black boxes should never fail, but Hanalian ones do. Some slaves escaped from the Aufaulgautharim about a millennium...
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