The Ascent of the Black Adder

Dragons. . . Lots and Lots of Dragons. . .

So a lot has happened since I last found the time to write in this journal I “borrowed” from bright eyes. (He wasn’t using it anyways, and just between you and I, I’m pretty sure he is illiterate). After the auction we were needed on the top deck for a fun battle with some dragons. Apparently we normally will pass through and try to lure some down so we can kill them. But thankfully we were traveling at 10 times the normal speed a ship should travel and so we caught the attention of every dragon in the dragon cove. When we got up to the top deck some of the other adventurers were attacking the fire dragons at the rear of the ship and Everund told us to go fight the ice dragons at the bow. We rushed out and kicked some A. We began our battle with firm determination and teamwork that rivaled the globetrotters. After about 18 seconds of that strong teamwork we scrambled like ants. Crux tried to keep us together but we lacked any sense of coordination. The rogue tried to assist the team at the back of the ship, going back and forth between them and the frost dragons at the bow. We were dispatching the frost dragons, but the team at the back of the ship were getting torn to pieces. Aereon assisted crux and attacked any that landed. Bright Eyes and Liem fired off projectiles from old Miss.

Gillix poked his head out from the stairway making sure it was safe, finding that it was not at all safe he still decided to help us and ran over to us dropping off supplies of the battle. He left us freezing potions and health potions. Phinehas quickly teleported a freezing potion into his hand and threw it right into a dragons face freezing him in a block of ice. As the battle raged on we managed to kill quite a few dragons, and the team at the rear of the ship managed to kill off their lot while also dying themselves. Oranaias was the biggest help of all that day. He managed to put up a wall of ice at the front of the ship swatting down quite a few dragons. He also was able to cast an amazing spell that used a floating hand to swat aside about 3 dragons. The spells he cast left him in such a weakened state that a dragon attacked him once and he died.

Another wave of dragons came on the ship and with them a uniquely significant dragon came with them. This one was a cobalt dragon. It was one of Reeka’s young. Reeka is a giant elder dragon that hates when her young are attacked. Atticus’ sword then

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"So whats that do. . . "

We start the day off with an early morning breakfast. Fine Golden Loc butter catches our attention as we fill ourselves from the captains special store house of food. Immediately following is our next rousing game of cards. We found our rewards from the previous night at the table waiting for us. It was an exciting game of three on the sea and many of us lined our pockets with the winnings; others not so much. Soon after that Everund started the auction. There was about a dozen people gathered in all to bid on the items of the deceased. A lovely young woman named Vydra continued to raise the bids for Aereon and Atticus just out of curiousity. Phinehas got a few things and Liem did as well. Liem got in contact with a rich man named Proximo there who agreed to pay for his services as a body guard.

Since planar traps left portal travel out of the question the ship had to be sped up to get to Rhodesia safely. Atticus contacted the Dawn Bringer Council and they hastened the ship ten fold and gave Atticus their blessing. In the case of an emergency the ship could only be slowed down for 5 minutes by prayer. The direct route to the port became unsafe given the circumstances but a detour would only take ten days given our speed. The ship needed to take a route through “less traveled” waters to avoid faction attacks, but that has only lead us through dragon seas. Though normal preoccupied with each other far above away in the skyline, the speed of our vessel has caught all of the local dragons attention

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Gambling Problem

The party finds themselves having just defeated the phantom snakes on the top deck. Thankfully the whole crew was revived despite their bad injuries. However, Atticus succumbs to his weariness and passes out on a cot on the ship’s top deck. The rest of the group forfeits all of the supplies they “borrowed” from the third storage deck, almost in awe at how they had survived the day. Immediately their thoughts turned toward the merchant Sevir and rest of the party hastily finds him on the 3rd deck. He is suffering from seizures, Aereon grabs his tongue to keep him from swallowing it. (I think he’s a little strange. . . ) After Aereon had his fun the rest of the group makes their way down to the 7th deck to rest. Phinehas made sure that Sevir was doing alright and then he let him rest. As Aereon and Liem rested Phinehas meditated before the meeting they would all need to be at in 6 hours up on the top deck. Phinehas was the first to rise and so he took Sevir, worried that he would be attacked again and made his way to the top deck. He was intercepted by Tribius who offered to watch over Sevir for him. So he continued to the meeting in the observatory room. The meeting was full of influential men trying their luck at poker games, doing their best to ignore the massive losses of the last attack. These men included Everund, Cedris, Gillix, Argath as well as two others. Women by the dozens surrounded the table as these men gambled. Card’s and tobacco smoke filled the room. Gillix, a novice card player, was clearly being taken for all he had.

Soon Atticus woke to see a familiar warforged. SteelHeart invited him to toss a line off the side of the ship and try his hand fishing. By some marvelous stroke of beginners luck he landed a quick bite by a large Razor Fin Swordfish. It would take a group effort to reel the catch in, and luckily our friends Liem and Aereon, who woke up and made their way up to the top deck, found Atticus. The War Forge had the bright idea to lower Aereon down to the fish where he could stab it with a dagger. Whoever had that idea never saw Aereon with a dagger. So when they got Aereon ready to be lowered to his doom SteelHeart pulls out his dagger and hands it to the gnome. The gnome pulls out his wand instead, a much deadlier choice. He makes short work of the simple minded fish and with the help of SteelHeart’s quick reflexes he still has all of his limbs when they raise him back up to the ship.

The group struggles to pull the fish all the way to the top, until they give up and ask SteelHeart for help. SteelHeart quickly yanks the fish up like it’s a stuffed animal. As a gift, SteelHeart masterfully cuts the razor sharp fins off and gives them to Liem. He tells them to go wash up before going to the meeting as they smell like fish.

Soon the rest of the group joins Phinehas and begin to try their luck at cards. Phinehas loses most if not all of his tokens, Aereon goes a little short of even, Atticus has his remaining tokens stolen and Liem wins a 100+ token jackpot.

We all head off to our rooms for the night preparing for the auction in the morning. In the night we get woken by a pounding on the door telling us to get up to the top deck quick! We rush up there to find that it’s a hunting party.

“Twenty tokens for each Wyvern dead!”
“Double for one alive!”

The group rushes to the nearest Harpoon launcher. SteelHeart has already brought down three on his own. Despite being almost completely unfamiliar with the sea farer’s weapon the group manages with some success. Everything seems to be running smoothly until Phineas is snatched by a wyvern. Cedris fighting on the top deck lodges an arrow with a rope attached to the beast and flies off the ship after him. The heroics seem to serve only as a distraction though just enough to leave Phineas barely conscious as he bails off the flying creature on its second pass over the ship. Cedris was not as fortunate having fallen to the seas. When the last of the wyvern fall so do the life boats, in search of Cedris.

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The Story So Far

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This Post will serve to fill in some lost information as well as catch us up to speed on our log.

The whole thing started in a town named Blue Haven. Blue Haven is one of the towns in Elyison. Its got a fair amount of people and it is ruled by Askalon. We all met in a tavern named the Tipsy Ram. There was a fair sized crowd. One side of the bar was consumed by the visitors on their way to the Champions Trials. Including one dwarf who liked to show off. This dwarf was juggling women, hammers, and all sorts of weapons. There was also a Genasi that kept staring at him. He was a Scorpion of Dath.

Inside the tavern we met Zandu the Eloquent and Rufus the Regular. We talked and ended up going on a mission with Zandu to protect a caravan that was going to be attacked that night. So we are waiting at the North gate for Zandu and Phinehas notices that there are a group of specially clothed hooded people standing around suspiciously. Then they are gone and now there are a bunch of scorpions crawling on the ground from their area. Zandu shows up and we forget all about it. We leave Blue Haven and we go to the caravan. We start kicking ass and taking names. Well everyone except Emil who got static shocked a few times and got knocked out. So we are in the middle of the battle and then we hear a scream and we know it was never about the loot it was about the girl. So we grab a Giant Elephant thing and start chasing after the girl. But someone was playing with matches and lit this crazy fire surrounding the girl and the one who was in charge of it all. Zandu and I do this crazy maneuver where we pull the e brake and start drifting our elephant, but it grabs traction and flips, but we use the momentum to jump through the fire. We figure out that this bamf is trying to abduct the girl, and man she is Fine with a capitol F. So we through some daggers at the guy and they just dissolve and bend around him like hes all that and a bag a chips. So we like wassup. And so hes meet my puppy, and he open a portal and calls out this big ass Rock beast. And when I say big I mean Big! One of the toes on one of his paws was stil bigger than me. So we start bashing the poop out of his toe nail and with all of the damage we were doing we were starting to buff his nail out. We were thinking we were pretty much screwed but then we got a break. The dog tried to squeeze his head through, just showing his eye at this point. Jett conjured up a huge tornado which managed to get a bit of dust in he dogs eye. It immediately dazed the creature and made him tear up. Our friend Mr. Bamf decided he was done screwing with us and so he took his fine female and jumped in the portal. Zandu was pissed (I think he said he had dibs on her when we were at the bar) and pulled out this giant lightning sword (someone was obviously compensating for something if you know what I mean. . .) and jumped up into the portal, coming down with a stab to the dogs eye. So that pretty much ended that battle as no one wanted to jump in with him (in our defense he did yell to us to run). We all ran away and the portal exploded. Phinehas found a ransom note on one of the guards that we killed. We were going to go try and find Emil but everyone was so tired and we didn’t really know him so we just left him there. We try not to bring up that subject anymore though.

When we got back to Blue Haven they were having a party without us. Someone launched an attack on Blue Haven and they were using low intelligence Rat creatures to do it so as to cover their tracks. They didnt expect to win the battle, it was only a diversion so no one would know what happened to that girl that was abducted. But fear not! This party of adventurers had the knowledge! They could warn Askalon, and tell them what happened to her and Zandu. And they didnt know it yet but one of them held the ransom note which revealed who the girl was! All they had to do was fight off the rats and go tell Askalon. So the group battled hard yet again and killed rats like it was 1999. Many a good man died in the fight though. Not any we knew, just people who had some good expensive stuff on their bodies which Phinehas was happy to relieve them of. But at the end of the battle one man showed up who shouldn’t. He was another Bamf. This guys had 6 katanas which immediately gave him away as a Scorpion of Dath. He said he had nothing to do with the battle which is odd because all the signs point to the Scorpions being behind it. He challenged us to a duel and Jett accepted. Jett got his arms cut off. The rest of us pretty much did what he told us because he would kick our butts with both hands tied behind his back. He gave Liem a note to take to Eth who is the operator of the natures ward. The note said that a certain person in Blue Haven owes a ridiculous sum of money to him. He had phinehas promise that he would kill a specific person whenever he asked. The persons name starts with an S. Phinehas then was given the Dragonborn’s sword. After that we all split, we went to an inn and we rested.

So Early in the morning Phinehas woke up and set out for the day. He knew that the Dragonborn was not actually dead, he was in bade shape and needed medical attention soon. So Phinehas went to the garbar house. He couldn’t find anyone running them so he took one and left. He got up to the gate and there was a goblin and a dwarf scavenging for any good stuff. He convinced them to help him Get the dragonborn and a really cool metal dog onto the cart. The metal dog had to be tied to the back of the cart though. He was going to drive them to Askalon’s Manor because the Dragonborn was actually the captain of the guard. So then he swings back by the inn. Phinehas had actually locked the door so that Jett and Aryan couldn’t wander off when they were drunk. He picked them up and they were off. The only problem was they were speeding along at the break neck speeds of a baby’s crawl. So Jett had this great idea to feed the garbar crystal meth hybrid with cocaine. Once we fed the garbar the crack it leaped off at incredible speeds. It was seriously trippin out. We couldn’t even control it. We started bashing into everything, carts, carriages, stands, buildings, children. And if that wasn’t bad enough we were dragging a 600 pound metal dog that was breaking the brick stone under it. and it was tied on by a rope, meaning that at every turn it swung with all our momentum into shopfronts, horses, more people. At one point we ran a Nobles carriage off the road. So in only a few hours we destroyed some of Blue Havens most thriving businesses, destroyed the beautiful roads of Blue Haven, and became Mass Murderers. We made it all the way to Askalons manor and then we only had to figure out how to stop our rampaging Garbar. We ended up all jumping off right as it ran off the road and straight into the lake, landing right on a fisherman sitting in a small fishing boat, who likely also died. And this was all to save the dragonborn, who coincidentally died in the fall from the cart as we all jumped off.

So there we were trying to explain why we would do all of those terrible things in order to save someone who would give their life for any of the many people we killed, and then we were the ones who actually killed him. The blame clearly rested on Jetts Crack Weed. We would have been completely fine if we had only moved very slowly through the town. Askalon agreed and let us go to Eth’s place so that we could punish Jett and seek to repay the town.

Eth healed Jetts arms and told us we must leave tomorrow night to go and fight the pirates in the eastern islands in order to repay the town. So the next day Phinehas gathered all the needed supplies in town and Jetts recklessness got himself caught for the crime of being a mass murderer. They handcuffed him and so just one day after eth healed his arms we had to cut them off yet again.
After that we left Blue Haven on a giant turtle.

We rode for a few days and caught up to three ships. One of them almost captured Aryan but Phinehas had to pay 300 gold so that we could get him back. We caught up to the Magellan and Eth told Liem that they had to board the ship, steal some balm and an astral diamond to heal jett. So Phinehas took some rope, tied it around Jett just right so he would have enough slack so he would be under water following the ship once he fell off the turtle. Then he grabbed Jetts tower shield and he flew up to the ship. Aryan and Phinehas both ended up on the ship and they split up in order to find the supplies. Coincidentally neither of them that day found either items they needed. A blue dagger pretty much kicked everyone’s ass on the ship and stole everything good. Including the Prismatic Crystal from that one telescope. So Arwen and Phinehas managed to steal the Captains chest from the captains quarters, which they thought held the astral diamond. They then made friends with peg leg and wegner. They rescued a girl from the bears of brimoli and the tiger claw clan. But then the church of the heavens moon stabbed Phinehas in the face like four times and told him to go away. So much for saving her. . . They met back up with Wegner and peg leg who was at this point incapacitated. Wegner cleared our names and showed papers for us and so we joined him in his room. We made friends with wegner and we made a deal with him. He would help us get the balm if we would teleport his boss to Rhodesia since he desperately needed healing. As we were working on a plan to get to the third storage deck to get the balm our friendly bamf blue dagger decided to invite himself along, poisoning phinehas and blackmailing him to let him on the 3rd deck. Despite all of phinehas’ hints and warnings the crew could not stop the Blue Dagger. Phinehas got his balm and then as he left the 3rd deck there was an explosion where the blue dagger had gone. Phinehas made his way back to his room where he found a note explaining that wegner had been abducted and they wanted the cipher stones, and the wizards fish in drohan palace.

Since then liem and a bright eyes joined us. Then Everund found out all of our lies. He told us that the captain was dying because we stole his medicine, not his astral diamonds. We worked hard to try to unlock the chest to get his medicine but the chest was sentient and could only be opened for a second and then it shut again. Pretty much everyone got poisoned. Then The blue daggers attacked. With the help of the crested eagles we fought them off and one of the emperials died. We saved the statue. Then a dark elf captured peg leg but we all fought him and we got peg leg back. Then the captains dream incarnation snakes attacked everyone and so we kicked their butts, but really we almost died. Then brilliant Tribius had the idea that we could put the chest in the room and the captain would open it. So we opened the window and put it in. Aryan and Phinehas saw that the captain was a giant snake and he transformed back into a human and got up opened the chest and took some medicine and went back to sleep. Then Everund asked us to dinner and gave us a bunch of tokens for the auction.

Bam Caught y’all up!

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Bars and Bad Habbits

The story began with a few seemingly nothings, being at the wrong place at the wrong time. A bar by the name of the “Tipsy Ram” located in the town Blue Haven, has seen it share of visitors in the last few days. Blue Haven is home to a large convention of games. In this particular instance the game happens to be Fighting Dragons. People from all over come to participate or eagerly watch as champions face mighty dragons. Several of these champions are in the Tipsy Ram about the time a few of our heroes go into the bar. Most of them make small talk and have a couple of friendly competitions with darts. One smaller Gnome and Fire Genasi make more of an appearance by sharing a few laughs with a giant among men named Stonewall. This is going on while a Vampire named Colin made trouble with a friend of Stonewall named Bessy and was forced to leave the bar. The rest of the crew met a smooth skinned Troll named Zandu and another gentleman by the name of Rufus the Regular.

Zandu offered a job to several of our heroes who took a night out in the woods. They were trying to stop a caravan from stealing some girl who is still to be distinguished. An epic lvl 1 battle broke out and the heroes found themselves racing toward a “Great Ball of Fire”. Everyone made it close enough to see Zandu race after a very powerful sorcerer who conjured a portal. Where the portal leads is still unknown. On his way to chasing this powerful sorcerer, Zandu stabbed a giant rock figure in the eye and pulled him into the portal.

All of our heroes made it out alive except for one named Emil, a Wizard Changeling. He managed to be knocked out and was heard to be sold into sex slavery. (Go figure) The adventures are tired and ready to rest from a battle and chasing after people much more powerful than they.

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Emil Dies

the battle scene is a caravan attacked and set aflame. smoke rising 40 feet into the air. where were the local town guard? that remains to be a mystery. the fighting is between men in red and men in black. Emil enters the battle with a crash into two men. Rolling to the left he gets back on his feet and spots a recognizable gnome in a battle with 3 blacked cloaked men. He takes out two of the black cloaks and is then attacked by one of the men, adorned in red, that he crashed into at the start. He makes quick work of him and heads toward the gnome, until suddenly GASP he is struck by RANDOM lightning. a dragonborn, who wore no red or black, takes advantage of the situation and strikes him unconscious…

the battle rages on and ends up shifting, leaving the battlefield, where it all began, a field of corpses. the dragonborn and his companion, a half orc, who also had no red or black garments, start harvesting the dead and unconscious. Emil was one of them. how he dies? The world may never know. . .

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