The Isle of Dread

Session 5
Hunting the Lotus Dragon

The party began tracking down the Lotus Dragon gang.

After escorting the local clergy to the body of Penkus to have him examined for Lotus Dragon tattoos, the party was accosted by a trio of thugs. The thugs were dispatched.

Evidence on Penkus’s note combined with further research lead the party to the Taxidermist near Dead Dog Alley, and a well in the courtyard.

The party found an entrance to an underground facility beneath an abandoned house and entered.

The party was accosted by a large crocodile.

Session 4
Parrot Island

Followed clues to ‘It still floats’, a used boat shop. Proprietor Panchi had a disagreement with Vanthus/Penkus (an associate of Vanthus).

Additional clues lead us to encounter Shefton, who lead us to Parrot Island, where Vanthus was supposedly hiding out. Upon leading us to a cave, a heavily enchanted Vanthus shoved Shefton down the shaft, killing him. Following that, he shoved a rock over the entrance, sealing the party in.

After clearing the caves of zombies (and the death of Sergei), the party discovered the bloated, diseased corpse of Penkus. Penkus had a note accusing Vanthus of killing him to further his position within the Lotus Dragons.

A gem of Controlling Earth Elementals was used to escape the island with the loot.

Session 3
The Vault

After acquiring the signet ring and note, the party escorted Lady Venderborn into her vault.

An Iron Cobra guarded it, and was terminated.

A puzzle involving rotating a pillar to face busts of various monsters waylaid the party for some time.

When the puzzle was solved, the party discovered that the vault had been emptied of its liquid assets, but did contain documents indicating debts owed to the Vanderborn family.

Discussion with the vault-holders revealed that Vanthus Vanderborn, Lavinia’s brother, had been to the vault approximately 1-2 weeks ago. Vanthus has been missing for over a month.

Current assignment is to track down Vanthus.

Session 2
All aboard the Failboat

Met human in the Puddles, received mysterious job offer. Mystery human cleared debt to thieves guild on condition of accepting his offer. Met another group that appeared to have received same offer. Followed them to a tavern to learn more. At tavern, faked getting drunk, learned nothing of consequence.

Traveled to Sasserine. Heard rumor about Gideon recruiting pirates. Entered the employ of Lavinia Vanderboren and her assistant Cora Whistlecat. Sent to reclaim magic signet ring to unlock her family vault. The ship the ring was on was illegally impounded, party was to un-impound the ship by force and recover the paid fees and ring.

Battle ensued. Soller Vark was disabled, four fled, two were downed (one died), one was attacked by a giant spider as she attempted to light the ship on fire. Sergei returned the unconscious Soller Vark, unconscious J’zar Cooper and unconscious Vendrilk to the Vanderboren estate via stolen corpse cart. Grímsdóttir stayed behind to search the ship and keep one of the thugs alive.

Recovered fess (100 platinum), signet ring, note.

Party is now in the long term employ of Lavinia Vanderboren (100 gp monthly retainer). Next assignment is to escort her to the Vanderboren family vault.

Rewards: 20 platinum (200gp) each to present characters.

J’zar Cooper

Session 1
The Tournament what's name I can't remember

Entered tournament. -5 gold.
Accepted betting pool. Oracle faked Swashbuckler’s name.

1 Chess Anyone?
Used a hint, half points. Dumped party in bag of holding and used immovable rod to slowly descend. Smashed table for lulz and to break spikes.

2 Hell To Pay
Demon Summoning
Used glue and objects to create ladder to climb out of pit.

3 Are Those Teeth Real?
Gibbering Mouther
Used spider climb potion and ropes to crawl up ceiling and out of pit.

4 Eye For An Eye
Totem Pole
Break the mirror, climb the pole.

5 Elf Hive

6 Seasick Sailors
Decode magic word to access boat, use boat and potions to cross water.

7 Piece of an Eggshell
Use planks to cross rocks in pool of lava.

8 Asphyxiate
Failed, no points.

9 Canine Crossing
Use magic to avoid dogs, use chains to cross pit over dogs.

10 Death Potential
Used hint, half points. Wizard figured out it that the phenome before the number pun in each round’s name matched up to a letter in the tick-mutant’s name.

Final Score: 320? out of a possible 400. 4th place out of our set.

Owe thieves guild a favor worth at least 100 gp.

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