Second Darkness

Armageddon's Echo

Getting ready to bed down, the group sets up in a defensible room, except for Ead who feels the room is too crowded and ops for another one. As the group settles in and later in the night, the sounds of an approaching Drow patrol wakes them. Fighting off the patrol plus another Drow that is far better equipped and trained than normal, the group decides to stick together and try a hidden room that didn’t seem to have been found by the Drow.

Resting for the night, the group hears the movement of a Drow patrol, but are not disturbed. The next morning they emerge from their hiding spot to find a new patrol waiting in the main hall of the observatory. The surprised Drow are quickly taken down, but not before one is able to shout a warning. Further into the observatory, the group runs into another defensive force, but once again quickly takes them out before ascending the stairs toward the tower and the supposed leader.

The top of the tower is the center point for the churing clouds above. Watching the group accend, stands a regal looking Drow, who glares at the group before throwing out threats. Nolveniss Azrinaedoes drop the hint that there are more plans by his mistress, who has already moved on, but before the Drow mage can act he is cut down. Unfortunately, Ead detects another presence nearby as a ball of fire erupts to encompass the tower. A new fight begins with another Drow. This one invisible and flying just outside of the tower top, hurling magic and insults toward the party.

The battle is fierce, the attacks’ origin continues to change, but Ead is able to keep some sense of a general location, and soon Artan joins the aerial fight as Kage and Malek deal with summoned minions. The fight seems to be going in the groups favor, as they seem to be corralling the wizard until Artan seems to freeze up and then with an agonizing and fear filled scream falls to the ground below. Remembering an item the was found, Kage helps the others to see the invisible Drow and bring him to the ground as well.

Gathering up what they can from the Drow and Artan, the group quickly race back toward the portal, hoping they can find a way to reactivate it before it’s too late. Meteors rain down from the sky, destroying buildings all around the city as the group approaches the portal a strange stone that had been stuffed in Nolveniss’s pouch begins to glow and the portal flares to life. Rushing through the portal the group can see more and more meteors fall toward the city and in the sky a massive ball of rock slowly falls toward the ground before the portal winks shut again.

The group is welcomed back at Crying Leaf as heroes. The clerics of the camp quickly raising Artan and begin the process of healing as Eviana asks for a full telling of the events that transpired. Later the next day the group is treated to a feast in their honor as Eviana presents them with gifts that she hopes will show her, and the Elves’ gratitude for the group’s service.


XP: 9th level (50000)

7 sets Soldier Equipment, 5 sets Skirmisher Equipment, 3 sets Sorcerer Equipment
+1 Cold Iron Scimitar, +1 Ring of Protection, +1 Cloak of Resistance, +2 Glamoured Studded Leather Armor
+2 Headband of Vast Intelligence (K. Planes), +4 Bracers of Armor, +1 Ring of Protection, +2 Cloak of Resistance, Staff of Dark Flame

Potion Cure Light Wounds x 12, Potion Cure Moderate Wounds x 2, Potion Cure Serious Wounds x 2



Diamond Dust (1000g), Heward’s Handy Haversack, Spell Book

Gold: 2000 gp


Want list: +2 cloak of resistance and +2 Headband of Int.(I think others might make more use of that, but if not it does give me another point of damage with the arrow when in 30’ range)

Also, I have a +2 mithril chain shirt that can go back into the pool

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Malek would like the +2 Glamoured Studded Leather Armor, and the headband, if possible… Int is his Psionic casting stat

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I’ll cede to that.

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Artan would like the Handy Haversack please, one of the potions of Cure Serious Wounds and 2 of the Cure Moderate Wounds.

Ben – could you also please provide a list of the spells from the spellbook in case there are any that crossover with Alchemist?

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Mal will throw in the pot his +1 Darkleaf Studded Leather Armor.

He can also throw in a +1 Rapier he’s had for a while, since he has the Slayer’s Blade now. And a MW Longsword. If no one wants those, we can assume they ended up with the army?

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And Ben, thank you for these entries!! :-) Helps me keep track of where we left off ;)

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Yeah sorry about the spell book, and I noticed I didn’t go into what Staff of Dark Flame was.

Here are the spells, Joe:
Spells Known: 0th -
Acid Splash, Arcane Mark, Bleed, Dancing Lights, Daze, Detect Magic, Detect Poison, Disrupt Undead, Flare, Ghost Sound, Haunted Fey Aspect, Light, Mage Hand, Mending, Message, Open/Close, Prestidigitation, Ray of Frost, Read Magic, Resistance, Spark, Touch of Fatigue
1st – Color Spray, Disguise Self, Magic Aura, Magic Missile, Ray of Enfeeblement, Shield, Silent Image, Vanish, Ventriloquism
2nd – Blur, False Life, Hypnotic Pattern, Invisibility, Magic Mouth, Minor Image, Mirror Image, Misdirection, Phantom Trap, Scorching Ray, See Invisibility
3rd – Dispel Magic, Displacement, Fireball, Fly, Illusory Script, Invisibility Sphere, Lightning Bolt, Loathsome Veil, Major Image
4th – Enervation, Hallucinatory Terrain, Illusory Wall, Invisibility (Greater), Phantasmal Killer, Rainbow Pattern, Shadow Conjuration, Stoneskin
5th – Dream, False Vision, Mirage Arcana, Nightmare, Persistent
Image, Seeming, Shadow Evocation

And the Staff of Dark Flame:
+1 Flaming Quarterstaff (Only 1 end and retains this property even if all charges are drained)
Can cast the following spells:
Ray of Enfeeblement (1 charge)
Scorching Ray (1 Charge)
False Life (1 Charge)
Fireball (2 Charges)
Animate Dead (3 Charges)

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Thanks Ben. I think a few of them crossover with the Alchemist Formulae list, so Artan will hold onto the spellbook for now.

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