AIS - The Cyre Job

Pierce's Plight III
The human story from a decidedly non-human source.

Session 3 (Saber… and Other Assorted Pests)

We woke up the next day in the shrine…Crawgle had a bad night…Maybe the rat meat from earlier…He stayed in camp a molting barfing mess…We cracked a new sunrod and found another building in this large cavern about 20 feet from the shrine…The doors had the house seal of Cannith, but the book did not open it…We could find no lock or traps…We walked around it and found nothing…Stumped, Jake climbed the wall and discovered that part of the cavern ceiling had let go and smashed a hole in the flat room of the building…The group found that they all had mad climbing skills and easily scaled the wall…We dropped the sunrod in…It was a forge area…A mechanical dog got mushed by the falling rock…No movement…We four each dropped a rope and climbed in…Poof, a mechanical freakshow appeared to greet us…Four mechanical rats, two more mecha dogs, and a big shovel handed contraption…Sam rattled off what they were and we commenced to the smashing…The shovel thing started throwing small piles of scrap metal at us, great!...Fireballs and shouts dropped the rats…Dogs got hammered down..and when the shoveler got pinned the the wall his melee did not match his ranged…We searched the place and found some magic gear, some objects of value on the shelves, but not the blue print we were sent for…Guii, who takes mechanical eyes as trophies, noticed the dogs had this funny rods pop out of their heads when they died…We then noticed that their were three holes that matched the shape of these rods (triangle, pentagram, and square) above the forge…Jake checked for traps, no luck…I tried the pentagram and got the party thundered damaged…We healed up, everyone backed up…And Sam tried the triangle (click), Square (click), and retried the pentagram (click)...He informed us that it was smallest number of sides to largest…A panel in the wall popped open revealing even more loot and the blueprint/star/puzzle piece we were searching for…Pierce had a flash of Deja-Vu at seeing the piece but could not recall anything more…There was also a map with symbols on it…Most were in the goblin lands, a few in the Mournland, and a star on Sharn…It however was a very old map…

We guessed that this was a map showing the location of the rest of the pieces to this plan…We loaded up, climb up, and had a warning shot fireball blast over our heads as we stood on the roof…A warforged named Saber told us to give him the star in the name of the Prince of Swords…We declined and the next crossbow fired fireball nailed us…Saber then spawned four rat sized toothy constructs and the fight began…Guii returned the favor and torched his rats…Everyone else climbed down and bum rushed him…He popped out a pair of hammers, Guii began taunting him that he did not understand what the word Saber means…He hit pretty hard but was pinned, he sprouted more rats, but these were shouted or crossbowed down…For a change his head did not fly off when we won the fight…We found one of his hammers was magical…Guii popped out another eye…We made it back to the surface and met at the tavern with our contact from House Cannith…She took the map, star, and book back…Paid and thanked us…Then informed us that she would look at what we discovered and see what would come of it…We sold and divided the loot…Crawgle bought some pink stuff for his tummy, I bought a new spear and armor, Sam moved the magic of the fire crossbow to his beloved Vera, and then Jake und Lloyd both purchased as much of the loot as they could afford…The fleshbags then carried on with their mating, eating, waste creating, and sleeping cycles…Sam plotted for a way to get the forge back to his workshop…Guii tried to create a game out of his eyeball collection…

Knock Knock at the agency door…Package for the Inquisitive Service…Jake accepted then tipped the guy a gold piece…I think he may have released fluids from his pelvis…Inside we found the book and a note from our Cannith friend…She asked us to return the book to the College for a reward…We smelled a trap, so we loaded for bear and headed out, half expecting a zoo full of warforged to land on us…No such luck, just a Dean of Office Meetings to bore the crap out of us…He did offer us a little gold for the book, an invite to the memorial they are building for the fallen professor, and that someone in Biological Studies might have use of us…We made our way down to a professor with an interest in Kruthiks (nasty hive minded bugs)...He told us that there have been reports of a new version of flying Kruthiks spotted in the lower parts of the city…He told us that the Taint Foundry had a very resistant hive that they could not clear and he would pay us well for a sample or egg of one of the flying versions…We negotiated for 100 gps and two interns…We made our way down to the foundry…Dirty surly dwarves, hobgoblins, and humans working underpaid warforged in a hot nasty factory is what we found…We got by the guards and waited in the company bar…A clean-shaven (?!?) dwarf that introduced himself as the foreman and a hobgoblin snake charmer of the Sovereign Host met with us…The bugs were eating the hobgoblins flock and the dwarves workers…They also offed 100gp for us to clear it out…We agreed but could not get the pot sweetened…They gave us the location most likely for us to find the hive…Off we went…

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Pierce's Plight II
The human story from a decidedly non-human source.

Session 2 (A Paying Customer)

After the po po let us go, we have and odd encounter with someone in a hood that flashes a House Cannith symbol ring…He tells us to meet someone at a bar if we want to really know why the murder took place…We head back to the office and try to decipher the book we found on the scholar…We were unsuccessful in cracking any sort of code, we did determine that this was some sort of magical telegram used by important people in Houses for transporting information…We had a short rest and went to meet our contact…

As soon as we entered the bar we were whisked to the back of the room by a friendly halfling…Our contact turned out to be a non-heir member of house Cannith…She told us that she use to work with Silus and wanted to hire us…We would earn 1000gp and the favor of our houses…Desperate, we accept…She gave us a map and told us the scholar was going to lead an expedition deep into one of Sharn’s towers to recover a metal pentagram, this pentagram would allow them to build powerful devices from days of old…She also told us the Prince of Swords wanted it to increase the power of his warforged revolt…We then decided to show her the book…She touched the cover with her house signet ring and it decoded itself…She turned it to a particular page read it and gave it back to us…She would not say anything about what it said…PO’d we took an advance and the map…

Having nothing better to do we left for the undercity…A gang along the way decided that we needed to pay a toll…We totally pooched the skill challenge and ended up dance fighting them instead…Combat went well and we looted and moved on…A new magic crossbow and healing potion in tow…

We ended up in the Rat Market where garbage found in the sewers are sold…We met an industrious goblin who wanted 1000sp to provide us with directions to the valve cluster we needed to find the entrance…We slowly and painfully weaseled him down to 500sp, then pried open our flat coin purses to pay the little SOB off…Crawgle bought some rat meat off of him and we were off…

We met with warforged intent on Skulduggery…They demanded the Book we found on the Provost…We did not think we had it, we thought the scion for house Cannith had kept it, so we moved on the the bashing…Lucky for us, the valves we were looking for blew off and blasted them all of them helter skelter…We bashed and broke them…Of course the leaders head popped off and flew away to tell god knows who that we had won again!...We found the hatch we were suppose to enter…Got zapped trying to break into it…Remembered we actually had the book and touched it to the door…Open Sesame, it popped open…We trekked down into a large open area…Sam decided we would follow the left wall…We were set upon by bugs…Two adults and a swarm of young-uns…Fight them we did…the adults went down very quickly, the babies burned us to bits…I went around a corner, a lit corner and pulled a freaking rat mosh pit down on us…Everyone bleeding we attempted to escape…Lucky for us, AJ took his foot off the gas and we survived by the skin of our teeth, with Lloyder having to make two rolls with two failed death saves…We then found a quiet temple to rest in…

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Pierce's Plight
The human story from a decidedly non-human source.

Session One (The Cyre Job)

Silus Arrynt took a hush hush job from very high in the Breland Government and then disappeared…The Breland government washed its hands of the case and said he was lost…Jacob Arrynt pulled together all of Silus’s old contacts for a rescue mission…Sam the paranoid tinker; conflicted Pierce, doorman at The Drake; Guillermo the rudest thing on Eberron; and Crawgle our resident Carney…Jake got a tip that Silus was being held in Cyre, well behind enemy lines…In fact, we would be doing our mission in the middle of a major battle between several nations occurring near by…

We made our way to the crumbling keep…Sam and Pierce attempted to sneak up to the entrance but large bugs rushed out before we got very close…The bugs were not very strong but the pair of two headed, four armed kobolds inside were…Pierce and Guill cleared the minions while Jake got the hell poked out of him by the kobolds…After the battle we found Silus chained inside a magic circle…A Breland Major was also chained in the room…He told us that he had been ambushed and brought here, the Kobolds put Silus in the circle and kept checking his skin for something…Jake, broke him loose but was stunned by some sort of magic feedback…He assumed that his Uncle had had that happening to him for days/weeks…We decided to leave after looting the bodies…

As we got the entrance of the keep, the Emerald Claw showed up…They had several zombies in tow, a few armored soldiers, and the leader was a necromancer of some sort…

We cleared out the zombie minions fairly quickly and moved on to the necromancer and the guards…Chop chop chop and we dispatched and looted them…We went back to the city with Silus and then fast forward to when he abandoned the agency and we fell on hard times…

Out on a rainy night, we hear a cry and murder most foul is committed…We rush up and find a dead man...Doing what we usually do to dead people we looted him…We take a satchel that IDs him as a provost for the university...The satchel also holds a strange book with hidden writing in it…At that moment we were ambushed by warforged working for the Prince of Swords...One sprouted three little mechanical chihuahua…The other wielded a large blade…We broke them down and one of them sprouted a mechanical bird that flew off to tell someone that these warforged had failed…At that moment the City watch showed up…

We badly argued our case (skill challenge) and managed to avoid being arrested…Our DM then had a hot date with his fiance so we broke up and went our separate ways…

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