AIS - The Cyre Job

Pierce's Plight VII

The human story from a decidedly non-human source.

Cast of Characters

Jake Arrynt – Longtooth Shifter Warden: Silus Arrynt’s country nephew and heir apparent to Arrynt Inquisitive Services

Sam – Human Artificer: And his crossbow…Consultant for AIS...Hates the government and now works for them…

Guillermo Marquis de Todo (You better believe I copy/pasted that) – Water Genasi Warlord: Dabbler in Wizardry and the Common Language…

Crawgle – Kenku Rogue: Former Carney…Now King Crawgle the First…You had me at carney…

Pierce – Warforged Barbarian: Wonders what the human race could accomplish if they were not so busy eating, drinking, sleeping, and fucking…

Session 7 (Skullduggery)

Back to the office to rest up before we board the Airship in the morning…Knock at the door and our intern arrives with a note..Jake reads it and tells us that the elves we met earlier are not who she thought they were…The elves we met earlier are ruled by undead elves that entered undeath through a ritual involving positive energy…Only the best of their race achieve this honor…Apparently, the elves we met are from a faction that believes every elf should be able to become undead, even through necromancy…The original crown had some powerful uses vs undead…She was so worried about them that she stashed copies of her notes in her guest suite at the University…Crap, we all assume she is dead or missing…We rush out into the rain and locate her bungalow…The door is cracked…We open it and and hear some noise from the a office room near the back…We head in and suddenly the elf from earlier with the half mask appears, spouting threats…Most of the party see through this projected illusion to the undead creature it hides…They attack…Several zombies, some ghouls, and a wight…They all are covered with the traditional tattoos of the elven lands that worship/ are lead by the undead…Several area attacks tell us that there is not a minion among them…Our new intern sat outside watching…He has a strange facial tick when fighting is going on near by…He really twitches right before the bad guys start attacking each other…We get to work and chop them down one by one…They have no loot, no information, a big fat zero…It looks like they were straightening the place up to hide the evidence of the abduction…Jake gets her notes…We leave…Next morning we notice a buzz on the street about the dead elves in the University…Oops, we might have wanted to tell someone about that…Good thing we have to meet with our contact in the Sharn Government before we leave…We tell him everything…He does not seem surprised at all…He tells us that undead attacked the Good Goblins last night and they took some losses…Guii collects his pile of stuff…We head out and board the ship…

No Air Pirates attack damn it…

We land without incident and find that the road we are to follow is a piece of shit…We also learn that we are on the border with a real peach of a country ...They are ruled by three hags…Have a lot of bad guys all trying to out bad each other…There is a particularly spicy minotaur bad ass in a keep not far from Six Kings...We head out…It is a long hard hike that is actually also a skill challenge…lots of endurance checks and creative uses of our skills lead us to a group of human scouts of the Emerald Claw and a goblin prisoner…Emerald Claw attacked us outside of where we saved Silus Arrynt just before Cyre went boom…They don’t want to talk/We don’t want to talk and arrows fly…We are at the bottom of a ravine with three of them and the goblin…There are also two up above…Intern Guy starts twitching and the guys up above us start punching and slapping each other…Everyone else charges in to beat on the guys on our level…Guii fireblasts Jake, this has become down right normal by now…Everyone moves around and seems to dare the archers to melee with them provoking plenty of OA…The two stooges continue to pound each other up above…We drop the lower scouts and save the goblin…Then everyone climbs the embankment like goats and knock the crap out of the two up above…We forget to spare anyone in our blood lust…We cut the goblin free…We try and play dumb about goblins and ask him a bunch of questions…He tells us he is from the truthseekers faction and is on a mission headed back the way we came…I drop the fact that we are on our way to Six Kings to loot the tombs in order to finish building a crown…I did this in hopes someone in the party would get a good insight check on him…Guess what? None of us has an insight worth a shit…We probably get ripped off on all our taxi rides…The goblin hurries off, we had hoped he would provide us an in when we get to Six Kings…Oh well…

Our hike continues, more endurance, heal, athletics, perception, and nature checks…A few days later we are near the mino keep…A few of us notice a Gnoll up on top of these small buttes…Maybe 20 feet tall only 20 feet wide for the most part and very steep sided…Seeing no real way to sneak up on these guys we approach…Closer to the lookout we are able to see around the bend in the path and notice another two goblins and a minotaur around a stew pot…There is a human head on the ground next to it…They attack…we fight back…Two orcs hiding in the woods join in…They don’t make it…We find some solid loot and head on…More skill checks await us…

Comments

Since when is a human head next to the stew pot constitute a reason to attack? You guys are outlaws of the most disreputable sort!

Pierce's Plight VII
 

We’re just winging it, man.

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