Greyhawk Ruins

1: Manthor's POV: Evacuating Greyhawk

Played on May 28, 2015

My Cousin Gabriel (Aasimar: Paladin of Heronious, gold eyes and hair) and I met up with Red Foam (Tiefling: Fighter/Sea Mercenary – not a pirate) and a famous adventurer Half-Orc named Brakatur the Faithful (Paladin of Heironious, of “The Undaunted”). Brakatur gathered us together for a quest involving a Relic of Kord (with info in a scroll tube, which he gave me). But while we were together in the tavern in the Free City of Greyhawk, a Balor demon attacked; I helped in battle with Fog Cloud. Brakatur told us to evacuate as many people as we could from the Free City of Greyhawk and get the commoners to the Gnarly Forest.

We fought & killed: 2 quasits with 1 Dretch, then 2 Quasits with 3 Manes (cool gate battle). We spotted a Succubus lady on a balcony on our way of getting 22 people to the docks with us, with only 1 ship left (6 other ships departed, 1 is burning). Next, we fought & killed: 2 Manes with 1 Dretch (said “All will be slaves of Grazzt”). The elf ship captain joined the battle with his longbow (& stole my kill!).

We got on the boat. Looking back, we saw the big demons were at the big portal by the big statue of the Lord Mayor; it looked like Brakatur and his angel buddy were overwhelmed and killed. The elf captain was willing to sail us to a port town (Twofords) down the river near the Gnarley Forest (where he knew of an elf village with a cleric friend of Brakatur’s, a woman named Liarin who worshipped Ehlonna).

We rested while sailing down the river for a day. The elf captain was planning to go back to try to rescue more people so we let him leave after we departed the ship. Twofords had a mix of human and elven architecture; fountain with statues of Heronious and Ehlonna. There was an all-faith shrine. The elf Ferryman’s daughter Akasha was cursed as a weretiger so I agreed that if he let her come with me, I would eventually cure her of her lycanthropy; I convinced her to adventure with us.

Meanwhile Gabriel and Red went to the Mayor’s place to give them the news about Greyhawk being under assault by demons (where we assume they were rounding up the remaining people there as slaves). We all met back up and I introduced them to Akasha. As a group, with the refugees helping, and the writ of the Mayor: we got rations, blankets, a cart for the slower people, and donkeys (and 4 healing potions).

We head to the village of Black Thorn (which takes about a day). I talked with Akasha, hoping to bond with her. Deep in the forest, we heard a loud explosion and screaming villagers; one of our people exploded and 5 Quasits appeared from the exploding body (they creepily said “Escaping is useless; we will follow you wherever you go. Give us the map!”). We killed them.

We traveled another day. We found the walled area for the elf village and went inside. The guards pointed us to the Ehlonna temple. I asked Akasha if she thought we should turn everyone into weretigers and she said no so I brought her to the temple and got the cleric of Ehlonna to cure her curse. I also gave the elf cleric the scroll case (which had brooches for each of the 3 of us adventurers, but we don’t get to wear them yet). She said she wanted us to go secure the help of the nearby Bronze Dragon while she hallows the ground and prepares to receive more refugees. She gave me a stone with a symbol of a talking face to hand to the dragon. She told us where to find him.

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