Shadows and Fire

The Tower of Hunger
Back to Vorae, new problems await the PCs...

The Tower of Hunger

Summary

Back to Vorae, the PCs arrive while a funeral procession is going through the city. Apparently another distant relative of the priest was killed, along with all her house guards. The bodies, however, come back to life during the funeral! Surprise and happiness are short-lived, because they have actually been transformed into undead creatures, and they start attacking the crowd. The PCs save the day.

The priest thanks the PCs for their help; he gets a report on the Immolith’s release, and while he looks for information in the library, he asks the PCs to investigate on the murder/reanimation of his distant relative.

The PCs uncover a twisted history of rivalry between families Paendras (that of the priest) and Dekunn, that culminated into imprisonment for the Dekunns when they were found culprit of dealing with devils; the cultist who allegedly corrupted them, however, escaped capture. The whole family was executed in a terrible way: sealed inside their tower, they died of starvation. For this terrible retaliation, the priest lost his divine powers and a lightning stroke the tower, making it collapse.

PCs discover that a weird mixture of demons (not devils!) and undeads is behind the killing spree. The diabolist contacts them, bargaining his help for the opportunity to flee the city.

In the end, the Dekunn family apparently raised from their graves as Ghouls; and they found someone which gave them the help of demons. The PCs fight their way through the sewers of the city up to ruins of the collapsed tower where the Dekunns saw their demise, slaying Baron Dekunn himself in the end.

PCs

NPCs

Darlenas La Maille
Vendrosai Paendras
Todo…

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The Dragon's Tomb
First adventure, where the PCs unwillingly take part in the release of a powerful Demon

The Dragon’s Tomb

Summary

The PCs are hired by the priest of the city of Vorae to investigate the disappearance of his cousin, a noble with a passion for history and archaeology. He’s been kidnapped near the alleged location of the tomb of a white dragon.

The PCs travel to the location, and on their way there they meet:
- forest-dwelling elves
- a lizardfolk outcast
- a group of aggressive shadar-kai, that tries to discourage them from reaching the tomb
- aggressive lizardfolks, probably instigated by the shadar-kai

The PCs discover that the priest’s cousin is held prisoner by the lizardfolk, and they free him. But they are also concerned with the objective of the shadar-kai, that clearly befriended the lizardfol only to gain access to the Dragon’s Tomb. So, the PC decide to follow the shadar-kai inside the tomb, helped by the outcast.

When they arrive inside the tomb, they realize from the carvings that the dragon was an extremely old White Dragon, and that he died fighting a mysterious creature made of fire, probably summoned by the Tieflings of Bael Turath at the time of the war between their empire and Arkhosia.

Inside the tomb, they meet again with the shadar-kai, that accuse the PCs of trying to unseal the demon. The PCs had no idea there was a demon sealed here, but the shadar-kai are positive that someone tried to mess with the seal a while ago, and they attacked the expedition of the priest’s cousin believing he was the culprit.

In that moment, however, a lamia reveals herself: she was posing as a female lizardfolk. She unseals the demon, a powerful Immolith, and both PCs and shadar-kai are forced to flee the tomb, that starts to melt, with rock quickly turning to lava.

Only one of the shadar-kai, Rayne, survives the flight. Still bitter at the PCs, she grudgingly agrees to return to the city, in order to recover more information on the demon.

PCs

Todo…

NPCs

Vendrosai Paendras
Todo…

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