I will update this when I have a chance to go through my crazy writings. Right now this is just a copy and paste job. – Eric
***Al asks how to kill Terminus. Terminus has 5 forms. We have fought him twice. The final form is the toughest and strongest. He will keep finding us as we progress through the story.
The heroes awkwardly stand around while trying to answer Commander Pelgrane whether or not they were responsible for killing a bunch of the soldiers back in the Valencia. Santos, told him that they attacked them first and told him the story. He further explains to the commander that the council used misinformation about that event to shun him from the council and the city. Pelgrane wants to know why Santos did not tell anyone. Santos tells him that the people he told were the ones are corrupt.
Santos comes to the closest Paladin on the ground. He holds his hands over him as light starts to mend the broken body. Pelgrane’s eyes widen and some of the men around him fall to their knees. Pelgrane looks at Santos. “By the light, how did you do that?” Santos replies, “I receive my power from the light.”
“Can you help the rest of them?” Pelgrane asks. Santos tells him he will resurrect all of them.
After the fourth Paladin is raised, Santos starts to look weak. After the fifth, wings expand from his back as he takes his Celestial Form. Some of the Paladins come over to Santos who is getting weaker and weaker as he raises more from the afterlife. They help him move around from body to body. There is no sound coming from anyone as they watch Santos’ light fade after each revive. On the last fallen Paladin, Santos’ light fades completely as the Paladin inhales the breath of life once again.
Several Paladins run over to Santos as he collapses to the ground. They put their hands over him and started praying. Pelgrane walks over to him and puts his hands on his head. Santos is conscious again as the Paladins help him up and put him on Traavor in Rhino form. Santos tells Pelgrain, “If you believe, there are others you can help.” He tells him they are in the wilderness of Triandur where Jake and the Beaconites.
Santos and Pelgrine say their farewells. As they finish their goodbyes, Terminus’ shell cracks slightly. The heroes make haste and head for Oasis.
The group travelled North West for 8 hours into the darkness and sets up camp. Everyone helps Santos off the Rhino and Traavor goes back to his natural form. They set up a look out system for the night and once everything is set up, Axterrix begins his questioning of the group. They give him the back story.
Jeric goes to Santos and asks about his light fading while resurrecting the paladins. Santos tells Jeric that he is no longer sure if He is with him anymore. He no longer feels the light and will pray tomorrow when he is better to find out whether or not the light is still with him.
Jeric explains to the rest of the group that the spirit of his father is watching over Santos. He is not there by choice. He was bound to Santos’ soul which happened a long time ago after many rituals. He is not sure if he is there any more or if he is even still attached.
Bradek is polishing the shield and holding it in his hands in front of the fire. Bradek is concerned whether or not he should be holding the shield in the first place. He is wondering if he is even worthy to do so.
The night goes by without incident. Santos is praying for his spells and to find the light. Everyone else tries to heal up as best they can. After everyone is healed up, Santos uses the next hour to concentrate on teleporting everyone to Oasis using the flyer as his focus point.
During his praying, trying to get us to Oasis, had a vision of Norrin tied up and trapped. He is surrounded by dead elves and undead. In order to get us to Oasis, Bradek gives Santos the shield to use as a link to Furnok. Santos stares at the shield and shortly after, grimaces. He shakes and jolts a couple time reflexively dodging things. He leans forward and he comes to. He tells the group that he saw a rather intimidating dwarf fighting three displacer beasts. He is annihilating them. Furnok has a handler named Nyther. As Nyther helps him out of the arena, Furnok seems a little wavery and tell him he must find the others.
At the mention of Nyther, Santos tells the group that he is a hero who died and was confirmed dead a long time ago. Why he is here is unknown. He doesn’t look like an undead, he just looks shabby.
Santos tells the group he can get us to the coliseum, but we must go at night in order to decrease detection. Bradek suggests that we go under the guise of a Dwarven Fighter looking for a new challenge. They take The Shield of Darmordir and put it in Tarran’s haversack. The group braces themselves to transport to Oasis.
Santos teleports two separate groups to Oasis. The first group is everyone except Bradek and Tarran, who are left behind at the camp site. The first group lands at Oasis and it is hot and dark. Santos goes back and gets the rest of the group and everyone is at Oasis safe and sound in the stands of the coliseum. The only light is coming from the moon and stars above. The coliseum is massive. It is a standard coliseum. The ground is cobblestone in the arena. Nobody is around and Santos says that we should vacate the coliseum quickly as to not draw attention. Everyone looks up and sees a giant sand dune being held back by a gigantic wall of force.
Santos casts Iron Silence on himself, Darius, Bradek, and Jeric. We move silently together to exit the coliseum. The heroes walk through the stands and down the joint walkway where all the halls converge. They get to the entryway and everyone tries to listen to see if they hear anything that could be troublesome. The only thing they hear is people walking by at night. Nothing too extensive. Jeric ports us outside of the gate and the group is on the street.
They try to find an inn. Axterrix goes into the nearest bar and tries to find out where the inn is. He enters the bar invisible but a goblin has goggles that see him and the orc that is with him comes outside after Axterrix leaves. The group asks him whether there is an inn around here. He laughs at them and tells them they should come inside the bar and “take a load off.” After the group says they don’t want to, the orc grabs Santos’ shoulder and insists they come in.
Jeric teleports the orc to the roof and he falls off the roof and lands in front of the entrance. The group starts walking away, but he stands up and others come outside as they yell at the heroes walking away like a bunch of bosses. The orc starts yelling, “OUTSIDERS! OUTSIDERS!” Bradek shoots him a death stare and the orc shuts up. The heroes try to find a new place.
They come to another bar and try their luck again. Axterrix, Traavor, Bradek, and Tarran go inside again, this time visible. Bradek and Taaran pose as bodyguards for Axterrix. Axterrix tries to strike up a conversation. The bartender asks what they want to drink. Axterrix orders ales. Tarran pays the man. When he places the gold pieces on the counter, the bartender looks at the money and replaces the dirty glasses with clean ones. Axterrix walks over to one of the patrons being loud and obnoxious to find out information. His name is The Great Maris. Axterrix engages him in conversation. The guys assume he is a bard. They shoot the shit for a little bit. Axterrix asks about an inn. Maris asks if Axterrix has been here for a long time, why would he need a new place to stay. Axterrix tells him that he has been “displaced” due to “complications. Maris tells them they should go to Spicy Harlot. The guys exit, regroup, and head to the Spicy Harlot.
The guys meet up with Santos, Darius, & Jeric. They tell the guys they got mugged and they lost 400 gold. Everyone is walking and talking and not really going anywhere. Bradek grabs a passerby by the collar and asks where the Spicy Harlot is. As Bradek grabs him, the guy’s friend starts casting a spell. Santos casts Command and tells him to flee. Santos walks over to a person is staring at him. Santos goes over to him and asks where the Spicy Tuna Handroll is and he tells him that it is on the first level and that he can get us there. Santos refuses his company and Tarran give him an exorbitant amount of money.
The heroes walk down from level to level down large elaborate staircases and the wall of sand is still monstrous and doesn’t seem any smaller at a distance. As the group works their way outward from level to level and ring to ring, they eventually get to the Spicy Harlot and it is like Disney Land. Lots of people spilling out into the street. All types of individuals are there. Everyone is staring at Darius and Santos. They don’t care about anyone else in the group. Axterrix, Bradek, and Tarran break off from the group at the right time, separating themselves from Santos and Darius to find out who they are and gather information. Santos and Darius watch the two ogre bouncers throw a guy out of the brothel and beat him. They take his cothing and all of his posessions leaving him unconscious. Santos gives the man his bedroll and immediately, a little kid runs by and steals it. Santos and Darius are just standing there awkwardly. They ask the ogres if they can come in and they tell Santos they are closed. Santos keeps trying to get in using the Ogre’s lack of intelligence against him to trick him into letting him in. Axterrix asks some people nearby the brothel entrance who Santos is. A man tells him that he is a light-bearer and that he shouldn’t worry because he’ll be dead soon. The man leaves. Santos and Darius are unsuccessful in getting in. Bradek shouts from the crowd, “Hey, assholes! Get out of the way!” Axterrix, Tarran, and Bradek pay 1500 gold total to get in leaving the rest outside. A beautiful elven woman, Selina, comes over to the guys and Axterrix pays her to let the others inside. Santos and the other guys outside are finally let inside. They negotiate a room rate of 100 gold per person. As they make their way through, the owner of the brothel, Orman Dreamweaver, asks to be introduced to Santos. They talk about the arena and the group finds that he is totally neutral as long as you have the money. Selina tells them that the rooms they want are on the third floor. The group heads to the room.
Everyone gets their own room, but Bradek and Tarran share a room because Bradek wants to keep an eye on the bag with the shield. Selina follows Axterrix into his room for good time bang bang. He does the deed.
Santos readies his spells and heads downstairs to gather information. He, Jeric, and Darius wander around together. Santos reads the minds of the inhabitants of the brothel and he is uncomfortable with the debauchery. They heads off to go see Orman. Santos meets up with him and tries to read his mind while finding out information about Furnok. Orman eventually shows Santos that he knows exactly who he is, asking him about past events and calling him by his nickname. They shoot the shit for a bit and they head back to their rooms.
Axterrix and Selina are post coetus. They discuss the arena and whether or not she attends, which she doesn’t. He asks about Warhammer who does not come to the arena. Axterrix sends Selina to Santos to fuck with him. However, he hears some footsteps outside his door. She is dressed in very nice clothing and smiles at Santos. It is not Selina. It is a different girl, who wants Santos. She says that she thought he was alone and Santos sends her back to Orman. Everyone sleeps.
The next morning, everyone wakes up and head out of their rooms into the hallway. They all decide to gather downstairs and get some food. Nobody is around except for Orman and his two Ogre bouncers. The walls are lined with constructs. Orman says we should all take a walk. He is taking them to the arena to fight. Axterrix asks to make a wager. He wagers our lives in exchange for the rights to the brothel. He tells everyone that they should relinquish their items and weapons. Tarran gives Bradek the Shield of Darmordir and for some fucking reason, Santos decides to tell Orman everything about Furnok and that he is Warhammer. Orman asks the rest of them to put their items down on the ground. Santos goes back and forth with Orman to let everyone keep their weapons. Orman wants to carry everything there for us. After some negotiating, Darius is used as collateral for the group to go remove Grug from ownership of the arena.
The heroes are marching down the street surrounded by constructs. Santos casts light on himself to become the Beacon that he is. Orman tells the constructs to halt and goes into an office at the base of the arena. He comes out and has to go speak to Grug personally. He goes in and is gone for about 10 minutes. The heroes wait for him and eventually he emerges with Boss Grug. They strike a deal for the trade. Orman has the constructs escort the heroes across the arena to the other side where the gate on the other side opens. They go down a level and go into a large holding cell. They all enter the cell and the arena runner leaves to get things situated. After he leaves, Traavor changes into a rat and leaves the cell and is immediately electrocuted. He scurries back into the cell. Traavor shifts into a Sparrow. As he flies out, he is slammed against the ceiling and is pinned there with an antigravity spell.
As the hour passes, the sounds of the crowd gathering start to fill the cell. The antigravity spell dissipates and Traavor falls and hops back into the cell. The bars open and the quartermaster is at the end of the hall. He beckons to the heroes to make their way out. He stops them to let them enter dramatically. A man enters the arena and everyone falls quiet. He raises his hands and the crowd erupts. He announces the Golden Saviors and that they will fight for their lives. The heroes enter the arena as the gates close behind them. The announcer tells the crowd that the heroes will be fighting the Death Lizards. Suddenly trees start to pop up out of the ground creating a small forest around the heroes. The bell rings and the fight begins.
The heroes ready themselves for battle. Buffs are cast and the heroes are ready. Growling is heard from the other end of the arena. The death lizards are heard but not seen through the trees. Braden runs to the trees and Tarran follows. Santos casts the Fires of Purity on Bradek. Traavor casts flamestrike on the death lizard and sets it ablaze. Braden moves forward through the trees and is attacked by the lizard that was waiting for him. Bradek attacks him with furious vigor and beats the hell out of him leaving the lizard wobbly. Tarran readies and comes around the tree and is attacked by another lizard. He takes some minor damage and unleashes hell on the enemy. Tarran slashes the reptile, slicing at him and leaving wounds bubbling. The lizard enrages and fights back at Tarran causing a good amount of damage to him from slicing at him and leaving him poisoned and woozy dropping to his knees.
The lizard fighting Bradek hits with both claws and hits. The bite fails but the tail swipe hits.
Axterrix runs quickly forward, sees one of the lizards and waves his hands at the reptile. The reptile looks at Axterrix who now has complete control of the lizard through Charm Monster. He then tried to follow through with Hold Monster but was unsuccessful.
Santos casts Pacify on the lizard closest to him but the monster was too strong.
Traavor casts Arc of Lightning on two of the lizards. One of them is able to shake it off but still takes damage, the other takes full damage and falls dead in front of Bradek.
Jeric swings his chain while flying in the air. Shocking Grasp hits the target twice and kills him.
Axterrix is suddenly attacked by another lizard. The claws slice at him and cause considerable damage and he is pinned to the ground and poisoned.
Diog finds himself alone and is attacked by a lizard. He is wounded but not poisoned.
Bradek turns around after hearing the dog yelp. Yells, “I’m a dog person.” Severs the lizards spine and it coughs up blood and collapses.
Traavar charges at the second to last lizard and stabs the lizard on top of Axterrix. He follows through with a full round of attacks and slices and dices the lizard as it yelps in pain.
Santos comes over and performs Mass Cure Moderate Wounds.
Traavor casts Drown on the lizard pinning Axterrix. The reptile’s lungs fill with water. It’s eyes bulge and it collapses on top of Axterrix.
Axterrix pulls himself out from under as he sends a fifteen foot cone of fire on the lizard and it is dead. As Axterrix turns around, he finds himself face to face with the charmed lizard and it licks his face. Axterrix eels a little weak from the poison.
The crowd yells, “Finish him!” The lizard is acting like a friendly dog at that point.
Santos casts Neutralize Poison. Santos casts Divine Retribution. He tells everyone to back off. Everyone does and the animal is released from the spell. It charges at Santos but it trips over itself and falls to the ground. It stands back up.
Axterrix casts Magic Missile and five missiles shoot from his hands at the angry beast and smacks it.
Bradek beats the shit out of it with fire and lightning with a massive critical hit.
Jeric channels Shocking Grasp and gets ready in case he is needed.
Bradek lands the final blow and the heroes are done with their challenge.
The crowd goes wild as the Golden Saviors emerge triumphant. Tarran is looking woozy as he is still poisoned from the fight. Santos heals him and removes the poison.
Still in the trees, they hear the disembodied voice of the announcer congratulating them and psyching up the crowd who is now in love with the Saviors as they chant their name. The announcer asks the crowd if they should be back tomorrow and they go nuts. The announcer says it’s time to rest and a wave comes over the group and knocks everyone out except for Santos who is able to resist. The arena master says that they are having technical difficulty. Another wave courses through the arena and they are all out.
Everyone wakes up and the announcer is there talking to them telling them that they have another fight tomorrow and it will be quite a show. Across the hall, sitting Indian-style, is an older black man with a bone through his nose. He tells them that he will be dead soon. Santos tries to cheer him up and the man will have none of it.
A shoot opens from the top, and a bag of food drops from it and lands in the middle of the cell. In it is also a note from Orim telling them, “Darius says hello” and “the command center takes its power from The Pillars.”
The heroes rest through the night, not well, but not great either. They are jolted awake from the sounds of the crowd. They wake up just in time to see the man across the hall being taken away. Bradek asks his name, but he says he has no name. He is escorted off into the arena. The sound of roars and metal clash and soon there is a guttural scream and the audience cheers. After a few moments, the gates open and an Ogre is dragging what remains of his body down the hallway and around the corner.
The gates to the cell open and the heroes are escorted once again out into the arena. Nobody has prepared properly due to not praying and not being able to cast any spells to heal everyone up.
The arena master asks if they are ready for Round Two. He announces them once again and starts pumping up the audience. He announces the opponent, Matuna, The Murderer, and his Crew. Four trolls emerge from the other end of the arena. It is clear which one is Matuna because he is the most formidable looking.
Buffs are cast once again. The same as the day before. Tarran opens first with firing three arrows at them. The first hits but the others miss.
Santos, Traavor, and Axterrix buff everyone.
Matuna fires an arrow at Santos who blocks it with his shield. It hits hard like a club but does no damage to him. The second and third arrow both hit but are deflected. Matuna is upset by this. The others all start shooting their arrows as well. The first two of the Crew shoot at Jeric flying in the air but they all miss. The third of the crew shoots an arrow and it hits Santos. The second is immediately deflected instinctively.
Bradek does a taunting dance and that is all he can do.
Axterrix casts Fireball at Matuna and the two on the ground around him. The fireball hits them and explodes. The flames lick over their bodies, however, Matuna, covered in flames, looks over at the heroes and smiles a big, yellow toothy grin. The others also take less damage than they should from the fire which is concerning.
Santos casts Divine Retribution on himself and runs at them. While he is running he also casts Divine Justice.
Jeric casts Stone Piston on one of the trolls behind Matuna. He feels the ground shaking and dodges the piston as it shoots up out of the ground.
Matuna fires three red-tipped arrows at Jeric and all of them miss.
Traavor casts Greater Air Elemental on top of one of the green ooze pools and starts sucking up the ooze into it.
One of The Crew on the ground fires their arrows at Jeric. They all miss. The troll on the ledge fires at Santos and hits him setting him on fire. The third of the Crew shoot at Traavar and set him on fire.
Bradek charges across the arena at Matuna. He attacks and hits with the first attack but misses the other three. Matuna is taunting him as he misses.
Jeric casts Innervation at Matuna. A ray of negative energy flies from Jeric’s hands as it drains energy from Matuna, leaving him physically weaker, but still fully pissed off. Jeric then flies forward while casting Vampiric Touch on his chain.
Santos casts Moon Bolt on Matuna and looses even more strength. After weakening Matuna further, Santos puts himself out and cherges forward to join his comrades.
Matuna swings at Bradek three times. The second attack hits and Bradek blocks it with his shield, but the shield is pushed back into his face and hits him in the face.
Axterrix shoots another fireball at the three on the ground causing damage to all three.
Traavor changes into an Eagle and flies thirty feet up in the air. The Air Elemental moves to the troll on the left behind Matuna. The troll is lifted into the Air Elemental and is being burned by the green liquid as he is stuck inside.
The troll immediately gets out of the air elemental and moves over to the other one behind Matuna on his right. The other troll on the ground charges at Bradek and he swings his axe and hits Bradek. The troll on top is firing arrows at Jeric and misses.
Tarran attacks Matuna and beats on Matuna for a bit. Tarran keeps going and continues to whail on him from behind with his sneak attacks.
Traavor casted Power Leech, but Matuna resisted. The Air Elemental pulled the same troll back into his poison whirlwind.
Axterrix casts fireball on the troll on the ledge, setting it on fire.
Jeric casts Scorching Ray at Matuna, seting him ablaze and dropping him to the ground.
Santos casts flamestrike on the one next to Matuna who takew a lot of damage. He then charges at Santos but misses both attacks.
The troll on the ledge fires at Jeric but misses the first and hits with the second. Jeric takes minor damage but is set on fire as the arrow explodes on him.
Bradek takes some damage from the other troll next to him from an AoO but he manages to cut of Matuna’s head and kick it away, which pleases the crowd.
Traavor casts Flamestrike on the remaining two trolls on the ground setting them ablaze killing one and wounding the Acid one.
END OF SESSION