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Greyhawk: The Golden Era CY 963: EPIC CAMPAIGN - Campaign Logs + RESTORED CAMPAIGN THREAD

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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Sphynx states, "You are in a different world. Burying these people would be considered an abomination to their remains. We leave them where they lie. The spirits not consumed are gone. Only the vessels that held them remain. The vessels, as they perish, replenish the soil and feed the wildlife."

"As to the Orc, is it even necessary to know its exact location. Are you wishing to follow into the Abyss?"
 

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Aust Thale

Explorer
Dengar: Painfully aware of why they came to this realm, "We are resting, right? This is most assuredly not something that resembles resting. The orc was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I left that foul, oversized creature to you all because it's painfully obvious to me that we need to regain our strength. Sphynx, forgive me as a may well be confused, but isn't this the place you went to restore yourself, returning to our plane seconds or perhaps minutes after leaving?"


Sphynx's reply regarding the lack of burial of those killed by the orc do not fall on deaf ears. "Listen to the Sphynx, gentlemen! He knows of what he speaks."
Pausing for a moment, he walks toward Sphynx and whispers to him, asking him could this giant orc-spawn be related to the rutterkin they destroyed on their wayward wizard's private Oerth?"

Dengar fills disoriented; this plane hopping is for the young of body, mind, and heart! Not used to this feeling, he sits in the grass on the hill, determined to settle himself in where he is.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Dengar: Painfully aware of why they came to this realm, "We are resting, right? This is most assuredly not something that resembles resting. The orc was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I left that foul, oversized creature to you all because it's painfully obvious to me that we need to regain our strength. Sphynx, forgive me as a may well be confused, but isn't this the place you went to restore yourself, returning to our plane seconds or perhaps minutes after leaving?"

Pausing for a moment, he walks toward Sphynx and whispers to him, asking him could this giant orc-spawn be related to the rutterkin they destroyed on their wayward wizard's private Oerth?"
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Sphynx nods. "Yes I came here to rest. I was unaware of the difference in the passage of time from here as compared to there until I returned. I originally discovered this world during an astral travel. I did not 'create' it as Nimbar is prone to surmise, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that that creature is not of this world. If it was originally of Oerth, it is an abominable aberration of its kin and should no longer be even considered related. Its presence could be simply be coincidence or anomaly due to the considerable folding of space that has recently occurred with so much planar travel. I don't believe it is of direct portent to your current endeavor."
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Sphynx said:
Sphynx nods. "...You are in a different world. Burying these people would be considered an abomination to their remains. We leave them where they lie.

Pondren nods. "Yes, just like the Wolf Nomads, who take their deceased to Mount Feronel, and lay them on the peak, so that the sky spirit can gather their souls more quickly."


Sphynx said:
Sphynx nods. "...I did not 'create' it as Nimbar is prone to surmise, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that that creature is not of this world.

Pondren gasps. "You knew Nimbar The Watcher, Master of Mystics? What was he like? I read once, in Blackferne's Guide to Oerth History, that he was capable of calling Hurricanes from clear skies! I also read that he and another Elven Wizard fought Vecna to a stand-still, and almost destroyed him; of course, that was before Vecna ascended to godhood. I wish I could have known him. Alas, he's been dead over 240 years now."
 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Pondren gasps. "You knew Nimbar The Watcher, Master of Mystics? What was he like? I read once, in Blackferne's Guide to Oerth History, that he was capable of calling Hurricanes from clear skies! I also read that he and another Elven Wizard fought Vecna to a stand-still ... Alas, he's been dead over 240 years now."

"240 years? Has it been that long? I would not classify the battle with Vecna as a 'stand-still'. But alas, the clever bag of bones had several fail-safes in place preventing his utter demise. From Vecna's point of view, I would have called that fight a complete loss."

Sphynx walks over and extinguishes the campfire making sure there is no risk to the surrounding countryside by leaving it to smolder, untended. He takes some of the meat and smells it before putting it back down.

"If you came here to rest, it seems the respite is now earned. Are you all still involved with the fallout repercussions of the fool apprentices experiment gone awry or is it something else that has you all fatigued?"
 
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Nezkrul

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"They need their beauty sleep. Working a lot of miracles has got Dengar getting sleepy, and old Delbin here could probably use some orange juice and a nap. I'm not sure about Pondren, he seems fine."

Jynx finishes his meal, and walks around the camp, checking to see if there were more visitors to this camp than just the corpses and the Orc, before the party arrived.

"We did find some magical robes and a book that they wanted to read, study, figure out what makes them special."
 

Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Sphynx said:
"240 years? Has it been that long? I would not classify the battle with Vecna as a 'stand-still'. But alas, the clever bag of bones had several fail-safes in place preventing his utter demise. From Vecna's point of view, I would have called that fight a complete loss."

Pondren stares at you incredulously, as recognition dawns upon him. "The Elven Wizard... that was YOU?"

Stifled snickering is heard from the rest of the party (Dengar, Delbin, and Jynx) as Pondren makes the connection. Pondren looks around, noting the amused looks on everyone's faces, and says, "Oh, I see. It seems that I am the last one to know. I must apologize; it seems that I did indeed underestimate all of you when I first hired Nixx to kidnap Mr. Keartanen here;" referring to Dengar's seldom-used last name, "So...is there anything else I should know? If you're the Elven Wizard, am I to assume that Nimbar is alive also?"

Jynx said:
"We did find some magical robes and a book that they wanted to read, study, figure out what makes them special."

Pondren asks, "Can I look at the book, please?"

 
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Pondren stares at you incredulously, as recognition dawns upon him. "So...is there anything else I should know? If you're the Elven Wizard, am I to assume that Nimbar is alive also?"


Sphynx replies plainly, "
I try to avoid making assumptions. Some things are best left to the histories where they lie."
 

Nezkrul

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"If your are really curious about Nimbar, you could always ask your Lady of Luck if she knows the truthful answer to that question." Jynx states, casually glancing at Pondren, with a smile.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
"If your are really curious about Nimbar, you could always ask your Lady of Luck if she knows the truthful answer to that question." Jynx states, casually glancing at Pondren, with a smile.

"Luck be a lady... for some reason that sounds like a song." Sphynx smiles.
 




Aust Thale

Explorer
Dengar....

Dengar: "You are jealous. I sing just fine. In fact, were it not for the my considerable duties in service to MY Lady of Luck, I'd contemplate trying my hand as a wandering bard! Indeed, how capital! I would regale all with my tales and stories! Never stop believing that you can do something great! Don't stop believing! "

Dengar takes a moment to chuckle a little and then focuses back on the task at hand. "Pondren, what are your thoughts?"
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Pondren says, "Let me have a few hours to pour over this book, and I'll tell you what my thoughts are." Pondren reaches toward his belt pouch, and whispers "Speed read." A small, stoppered vial, about the size of a bloated shot glass, floats to the top of the pouch; Pondren unstoppers it, and drinks it down.

"Normally, a large tome of two thousand odd pages like this one would take me a week to read. But I have a friend in Sigil who has solved that problem." Pondren says not another word, as he is suddenly engrossed in the book. His eyes glow with a strange, pale-blue light, as he begins to flip pages, at a rate of about 1 page every 10 seconds. Some quick mental math by everyone who bothers to calculate it, tells the lot of you that he is reading 6 pages per minute, or 360 pages per hour; at that rate, Pondren can read 2,160 pages in about 6 hours. Depending on how many pages actually are in the tome (they aren't numbered) a full day's respite should prove more than adequate. Six hours of reading, followed by 8 hours of sleep, and perhaps 4-6 hours of prayer (or spellbook study, depending upon one's profession) is still 4 hours less than a full day.

Pondren sits at the mouth of one of the tents which is farthest away from the sights and smells of the Human carnage. With Pondren so intent upon his task, it falls to the rest of you to decide what tasks you will each spend your individual attentions on; one thought that occurs to both Sphynx and Delbin is that the robes still need to be identified. No one is injured, so healing is a moot point. There is enough meat left on the spit to satisfy anyone's hunger; the meal was to feed 7 tribesmen, and there are only 6 of you.

[Everyone: What do you do?]

GM: Delbin, why don't you go ahead and make a spell list, and email it to me? FB Message me with any questions.
 


Nezkrul

First Post
Testing the limits of his meditation, Jynx gingerly places a couple coins in a pyramid shape on top of Luis' head. Then promptly starts eating Luis' share of the food. Glancing at Pondren reading a book so fast it makes Jynx's head spin, Jynx decides to let the man work in peace.
OOC: Sleight of Hand - 30, Move Silently - 47


"I'll just be over here, looking out, and stuff. Yah."



GM:
Luis' spot check =24, fail. (He didn't see you place the coins, although once placed, he can feel them.)
Luis' listen check = 54, success. (Luis hears you moving near him, and can sense that you're "messing with him.")


OOC: Forgot to roll spot and listen for keeping watch. Jynx takes 10 (skill mastery)
Listen: 73
Spot: 76
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Jynx, you remain vigilant as the others attend to various tasks, but with the Orc gone, this place is peaceful and pleasant.
 

MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Identifying the Robes

Sphynx states, "I can, likely, identify the robes."

He takes the robes and walks away from the group a bit. He appears to be talking to himself and walking a pattern like practicing some dance he wants to remember. He fold the robes several different ways as he walks, finally laying them on the ground. He also takes some things from hidden compartments in his clothing and passes them in intricate patterns about the robes and his person. When he has finished moving, he sits in a lotus position very similar to Luis's composure. Additionally of an odd note an invisible barrier seems to have surrounded him as he sits, for a simple butterfly can be seen bumping something it can neither see nor pass.

OOC: Sphynx casts Analyze Dweomer and Wall of Force.


During the course of his actions, Sphynx produces ink, parchment, and quill and begins to write. When he has completed his survey of the robes, he turns them inside out and appears to mouth a particular word, not that it could be heard outside the wall of force. To any watching, things begin to pour out of the robes onto the ground. Sphynx laughs, inaudibly. He then stands, walks over to Dengar, the wall of force now gone, and hands him the parchment and the robes, before returning to look through the debris that poured onto the ground.
 
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Tellerian Hawke

Defender of Oerth
Sphynx, it takes you a little less than a minute to examine the robes completely, with the aid of the Analyze Dweomer spell. The robes' powers and effects are now completely known to you.

GM: Stats have been sent to you via PM.
 

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