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Magic And Light (The Redemption Of Ren) – Chapter VI

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , on March 4, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

(Find Campaign 1 & 2 On My Magic And Light Page HERE)

CAMPAIGN 3

The Redemption Of Ren

by DarkJade

CHAPTER I – Parting Ways – CHAPTER II – Westward – CHAPTER III – Session 15 – CHAPTER IV – Frost Giant – CHAPTER V – The Loot

CHAPTER VI – Cyclops

After we divided the loot, we parted ways with Adis, Myth and Auros…

Because they had horses, we had them take our Silver into Tru for us…

…We’d collect it later.

Adis gave a long look to Z as she left, and he knew, she’d be in touch about the Mission for Saya.

Kayen told us that we were about a day and a half from the once ‘Hobgoblin Lair’, now captured by the City of Tru.

By late afternoon, we reached two of the mountains surrounding the Lair.

The storm was still bad, and at some point Kayen stopped.

“There’s some men ahead,” he spoke.

Z snuck ahead, then returned.

100′ ahead there are 6 Soldiers of Tru,” he explained.

“How should we proceed?” I questioned.

“It depends… I don’t think they will let us in the Lair, if that’s what you were wanting to do,” spoke Z.

“Perhaps you Ren, Z and Kayen should sneak by them, and investigate the Lair,” spoke Laris.

“Kinner and I are not as light on our feet,” she concluded.

I looked at Z and Kayen who both nodded, “Alright.”

We did our best to sneak by the Soldiers, but one of them saw Kayen, “Go, I’ll lose them,”…

…and he separated from us.

Z and I continued, until we had a straight and clear path to the Lair.

We made our way into the cavern, and down the two familiar flights of stairs.

Suddenly Kayen appeared behind us.

“That was easier than I thought it would be,” he spoke.

Kayen then closed his eyes, “Let me try and sense the Dragon if she’s still here and alive,” he spoke.

“You can do that?” spoke Z, but I shooshed him.

A faint blue glow went over Kayen, then his eyes opened, “Yup, she’s still here, and alive.”

“It’s called ‘PRIMEVAL AWARENESS‘, it’s something us Rangers pick up on as we develop our Skills. Only works on certain Creatures, Dragons being one of them,” he added.

We searched out many of the rooms, blood stains from the battle that must have occurred between the Tru Soldiers and Clerics, and the Hobgoblins, Ogres, Goblins and Ettins of the Lair, all about…

Perhaps it’s better I wasn’t here for that.

We reached a hallway outside a large room, and Kayen brought us to a halt.

“There’s something in the next room,” he spoke.

Z nodded, then went Stealthily forward to take a look.

It was a 70′ by 40’ Trophy Room, filled with slain Beasts…

…from Sabertoothes, to Dire Wolves, to even a Cyclops…

Z went back to the hallway where we waited.

“They’re dead…” he spoke.

Kayen shook his head no.

So Z took it a step further, stealthing back into the room…

…he went from Beast to Beast trying to hear if any of them were breathing.

But he couldn’t detect anything.

He made his way back to us once more.

“Either we should try to sneak through the room, or we need to bring Laris and Kinner in here with us,” spoke Z.

“That won’t be necessary,” spoke the familiar voice of Dreyha (An Elven Druid Ren, Kinner and Chi traveled with in the Campaign 1 Story) from behind them.

They turned to look and a black haired, yellow eyed Wood Elf Druid in green attire stood behind them.

“Dreyha!” I whispered enthusiastically, then hugged her.

“She’s not alone,” another familiar voice came from the shadows behind them, it was Zahn (From Campaign 1, “The Journey Of Zahn”).

Stepping into the low light was a Golden Chainmail wearing Cleric, with blond hair, blue eyes, and a white trimmed blue Shield, with a Yellow Sun in the middle of it.

We arm embraced, then all moved further from the entrance in to the room, so that we could speak.

“Zahn, how is it possible?” I questioned.

“Chi came to see me, and Dreyha and I traveled to The Green Tower, where the High Druid Jarothh allowed us to use their Teleportation Circle…” he explained.

“I, don’t know what to say,” I replied.

“This is Z, our Rogue,” I spoke.

“A Blu Hob…” Zahn spoke, then reached out to shake his hand.

“You must be one hell of a Rogue,” Zahn added.

“And this is Kayen,” I spoke.

“Ranger,” Kayen spoke as he shook Zahn’s hand.

“This is Dreyha, of the Green Tower of Galdur,” spoke Zahn.

Dreyha bowed slightly.

“What are you doing here Zahn?” I asked.

“Protecting a Silver Dragon’s Lair, seemed like a noble cause… I felt inclined to aid you if I could,” Zahn explained.

“We need to move…” spoke Z.

“TRANSIET SINE AUTEM VESTIGIUM,” spoke Dreyha, and a green glow passed over all of them.

“This should guise us as we go through that room…” she explained.

…”As you are correct, there is a living Creature in there…” she added.

“The Cyclops.”

PICTURE CREDIT – Cyclops

Magic And Light (The Redemption Of Ren) – Chapter IV

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , on March 3, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

(Find Campaign 1 & 2 On My Magic And Light Page HERE)

CAMPAIGN 3

The Redemption Of Ren

by DarkJade

CHAPTER I – Parting Ways – CHAPTER II – Westward – CHAPTER III – Session 15

CHAPTER IV – Frost Giant

That night, we camped on a high Peak…

The weather was relentless, snow, ice, wind, there was virtually no visibility.

on 3rd Watch, Kinner worked away writing his songs, whilst Kayen kept a study eye and listen.

Suddenly, Kayen heard something, and got Kinner’s attention.

He gestured Kinner to wake the others, and disappeared out into the storm…

…When he came back, we were all awake, “Frost Giant,” he spoke in a gravely tone.

My mind froze as Kayen drew his bow and Z disappeared out into the storm to our right.

This was it.

Kayen released his bow into the darkness, and a large cry of anger could be heard as the Frost Giant, some 20 or so feet tall, with glacial blue skin, blue hair and eyes, appeared in camp baring to large Great Axes, one in each hand.

Suddenly, the two Rogues (Adis and Myth) and the Mage (Auros) from the Party earlier appeared.

Adis smiles at me, then moved towards the Frost Giant with Myth.

Suddenly Z appears from behind the Giant, slicing it badly with one of his Rapiers.

Next came the Rogue Assassin, Myth, who strikes it in the belly with their Poisoned dipped Dagger.

The Giant yells as the stings of the Rogues penetrate its’ thick skin…

Kayen then leaps at it, both Short Swords drawn, but is knocked out of the air by one of the Giants’ Great Axes, gashing him near death, he strikes the ground.

Kinner quickly reaches Kayen’s side, and Casts, “REMEDIUM LUX PLAGUS,” and a bright yellow glow goes over Kayen’s body, healing him a bit.

Kinner then begins to sing…

“Struck Down By Fiend… He Will Prevail… Beware The Paladin’s Sword”

And a Yellow Glow goes over Laris as she raises her Long Sword, “DIVINUS PERCUTIAT!” and it glows Brightly Green as she comes down upon the Giant…

…striking its’ leg.

Then with his Second Great Axe, the Frost Giant strikes at Laris, but she throws up her Shield just in time…

…but it knocks her to her knees.

Adis then appears, and strikes out with her Rapier, but misses…

…she then disappears back into the storm.

My hands Glow Red, “CHROMATI ORBIS,” and a larger than normal Orb of Fire appears in my hands, but as I’m about to throw it, I slip, and slide 40′ down the side of the mountain behind me.

Aurus then Summons the same Spell, “CHROMATI ORBIS,” but his is the normal 4′ Orb, he throws it but the Frost Giant is able to avoid it.

Z moves in, his Rapiers blaring, but the Frost Giant is remarkably nimble, and avoids the blows.

Kayen then stands, draws his bow, and shoots, striking the Giant in the shoulder.

Laris then leaps in front of Kayen…

…and the Frost Giant strikes her with his first Great Axe…

…and she’s knocked down, crumpled to the ground, badly wounded, but her Sword Lights up once more as she swings at his arm, “DIVINIUS PERCUTIAT!” badly wounding it, he drops that arm’s Great Axe…

…and in his Rage he strikes the Paladin (Laris) with his Second Great Axe, crushing her underneath her Shield…

…she stops breathing.

“LARIS! NO!” yells Kinner, who steps forward, Singing once more, tears running down his cheek…

“Though Struck Down, She Will Arise, By My Sound, My Voice Denies”

With this a Yellow Glow goes over Z, ‘INSPIRING’ him.

Kinner than raises his hand which glows Yellow, “REMEDIUM LUX PLAGUS!” he speaks, and a Yellow Glow covers Laris’s crumpled body, and she begins to breathe…

Her Shield destroyed, she casts it aside, but she’s still badly wounded.

Myth goes at the Giant again, sticking her Poisoned Dipped Dagger in its’ back, and with this the Giant is starting to look a bit wobbly.

Meanwhile I Cast, “FUNEM ARTIBUS,” and a 60′ Rope appears above me, and I start climbing it until I reach the Peak once more.

Adis reappears, but she can’t get to the Giant, and disappears again into the storm.

Auros then Summons, “CHROMATI ORBIS,” another 4′ Ball of Fire, and hurls it directly into the Frost Giant’s face.

The Giant yells, brushing it from his eyes, whilst staggering backwards.

Z then leaps through the air, plunging one of his Rapiers into its’ belly…

…and Kayen releases one last Fatal shot in between the Giants Eyes…

…and it falls back off the Peak to its’ death.

PICTURE CREDIT – Frost Giant

Magic And Light (The Redemption Of Ren) – Chapter III

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , on March 2, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

(Find Campaign 1 & 2 On My Magic And Light Page HERE)

CAMPAIGN 3

The Redemption Of Ren

by DarkJade

CHAPTER I – Parting Ways – CHAPTER II – Westward

CHAPTER III – Session 15

And so we gathered for Session 15…

Ralph, who played our Rouge Z, wasn’t going to be coming for now, so Johnny, our Dungeon Master was going to play him.

Trevor, who was playing Chi, was going to take over Kayen for Johnny…

And Lisa and Mike, Johnny planned something for, but I don’t know what.

“Lets get playing,” spoke Johnny.

On the 6th Day of travel, the Party reaches the mountains North East of Tru, and begin their assent.

A whipping snow storm hinders their vision, but Kayen is able to lead the way.

As it nears the nightfall, which is near impossible to tell because of the snow and ice, they reach the peak of their first mountain…

Kayen brings the Party to a halt.

He looks back at me, and waves me to the front.

“A Stone Giant,” he speaks.

I do my best to try to see him, and he is huge…

…maybe 17 to 18 feet tall, some 150 feet away.

Unfortunately Chi was the only one in our Party who spoke the Giant Language.

Not that, that would necessarily help.

“We can try to go by it… It’s going in and out of its’ cave… They’re pretty reclusive creatures,” spoke Kayen.

I nod.

Sadly, Thalo could have Cast his Monk Black Smoke Chant (PASS WITHOUT A TRACE), but he, like Chi, is not with us.

As we try to go around the Stone Giant, it sees us…

We sit perfectly still as it stares at us.

Kayen gestures for us to keep moving, and so we do.

It seems to begin to lose interest, but keeps its’ eyes upon us as we make our way.

Success.

That was almost as scary as being in that Young Red Dragon’s Lair (Clanculam Vermi), when I was traveling with Zahn.

When we set up camp that night, 2 of Tru’s Scout Soldiers enter our camp while Kayen and Z are on guard.

“May we share your fire… Can’t seem to keep ours lit,” speaks one of them to Kayen.

Kinner and I wake, and I approach them.

OUT OF GAME

“Can I do an ‘INSIGHT’ Check?” I (Connor) ask Johnny (Dungeon Master).

“Sure,” he replies.

I Roll a 12, plus my +1 WISDOM Modifier, for a total of 13.

Not too bad.

“They seem too cold to care about any agendas they might have right now,” replies Johnny.

“You can stay,” I (Ren) tell the Scouts.

In the morning, we eat, and I question them, “What are you doing so far North East of Tru?”

They look at one another.

“Has it to do with the recent capturing of the Hobgoblin Lair?” adds Laris.

“Uh,” one of them starts to speak, but the other stops him.

“Perhaps A Lovely Song Would Help Persuade You,” sings Kinner, a yellow glow passes over the 2 Scout Soldiers.

“Yes… That is why,” one of them bursts, as if in a trance from Kinner’s singing.

“As a measure of protecting the Lair, or are you searching for Warlord Torbaloy?” questions Laris.

“Both,” the other Scout Soldier replies.

“A dangerous line of work,” speaks Kayen with a smile.

They nod.

We feed them well, then move on.

As we continue North East into the mountains, we come across a Party of 2 Adventurers.

One in robes, with a staff…

…the other hooded.

“Greetings…” speaks the robed man

“You’ve another traveling with you,” speaks Z.

Suddenly from the mask of the snow and ice steps another hooded Party Member.

They pull back their hood, and it’s a woman High Elf.

Alabaster skinned, with brown hair to her shoulders, and green eyes with gold specs in them.

“Hello there,” speaks Z, but hidden in his speech is the secretive ‘THIEVES CANT‘, and what he really says is “Are you a Thief?”

“Hello there,” she replies in the same ‘THIEVES CANT’, and what she says is yes, me and the other hooded belong to the Thieves of Underlay Guild, the robed is a Mage.

“Thieves of the Underlay… The robed one however is a Mage,” Z speaks to the Party.

“Greetings,” I speak, and the girl bows a bit.

The other hooded figure does not pull down their hood.

“I am ADIS… We’re searching for the Hobgoblin Warlord, Torbaloy,” she speaks.

“I have met with your Leader/Master, Saya… She is exceptional,” speaks Z.

Adis nods again, “Yes… Yes she is.”

“This is a dangerous area… There’s a FROST GIANT that has been terrorizing the mountain villages near here,” she explains.

“The 8 of us could probably kill it… Put an end to its’ treachery.” she adds.

I pause…

“I can’t right now… There’s something I half to do,” I explain.

“No problem… But should you–” she says, then looks at Z, “–Or ‘any’ of you change your mind (‘s), success could lead to ‘other’ opportunities,” she finishes.

Mixed in her words, is the ‘THIEVES CANT’ language, and what she says to Z is, “If you help us defeat the Frost Giant, Saya has a special mission she’d like to offer you.”

Z nods, “Fare yee well, we must part,” but in ‘THIEVES CANT’ he says “I must finish my business with this Wizard, then I will be in touch.

The Party of 3 leaves, and we move on.

PICTURE CREDIT – Stone Giant

Magic And Light (The Redemption Of Ren) – Chapter II

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , on March 2, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

(Find Campaign 1 & 2 On My Magic And Light Page HERE)

CAMPAIGN 3

The Redemption Of Ren

by DarkJade

CHAPTER I – Parting Ways

CHAPTER II – Westward

It was difficult parting ways with Chi, Strkye and Thalo…

Especially Chi, as we’ve been traveling together since we signed on to Zahn’s Journey.

Kinner is still with me, but seems more focused on telling Great Tales through song for the most part.

Z’s just a good guy, and Kayen I only met a hand full of days ago.

But Laris…

Laris seems to be here for me…

…though I’m not quite sure what that means.

A Tiefling Wizard, and a Human Paladin, doesn’t seem all that likely.

And settling down in love isn’t exactly what I’m looking for right now…

I look at her…

…and she turns to me and smiles.

But I can’t exactly say I don’t like having her around.

As we parted, Kayen (Wood Elf Ranger) lead the way…

I have to admit, he is the most naturally gifted Ranger I’ve ever come upon.

Behind him is Kinner (Drow/Dark Elf Bard), playing his fiddle…

“To Destiny’s…

We Did Not Know

Through Rocky Mountains…

Full Of Snow…”

Laris (Human Paladin) and I (Tiefling Wizard) were behind him, with Z (Blu Hob (Half Blue Orc Half Hobgoblin) Rogue) behind us.

A smaller Party than I had grown accustomed to, but still a decent sized one.

On the way out we saw a single Orc Scout, but he did not approach or seem to care about us…

And that night, as a deep snow fell down upon us, 2 Gnolls came near our camp, but also did not approach, and soon were gone.

The ‘Locals’ seemed to be watching the road we took, but nothing more.

The same night of camp, 2 Goblins were watching us as well…

…but they too moved on.

On the second day we reached the Lotay Woods by nightfall, where we had met Kayen 4 or 5 days before, and while he was on watch, 2 Wood Elves came to see him…

With this, we all woke, and the Wood Elves played their silver and wooden flutes, while Kinner joined in with his fiddle, and they all sung for quite sometime…

…a good and joyous night it was.

And during Day 3 of travel, as we made our way through the Lotay Woods, 3 more of the Local Wood Elves appeared, and embraced Kayen.

He had lived here for quite some time, and aided in the protection of their woods.

Day 4 was quiet, as we departed from Lotay, and made our way North West up the Plains of Isla.

The 5th Day was quiet as well, as we continued across the Plains…

…however on the 2nd Watch that night, which was Kayen and Z on guard, Kayen sensed something to the East, and made his way out into the darkness.

It was a Gnoll Hunting Party, three Gnolls in total.

Just as he thought they were going to pass, one of them stopped, and looked in his direction.

With this Kayen stood and waved his arms about, “GO!” he yelled in the Gnoll language.

The Gnolls looked at one another, and decided to move on.

When Kayen returned to the camp, Z was staring at him.

“Go?” Z spoke with a half smile.

Kayen shrugged and smiled.

PICTURE CREDIT – Stone Giant

Magic And Light (The Redemption Of Ren) – Chapter I

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , on March 1, 2018 by darkjade68

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On January 12th This Year, I Began A Story (Blog Series) About A 14 Year Old Boy Named Johnny, Who Invited Four Friends Over, And His Sister, To Their Surprise, To Play ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

He’d Recently Learned How To Dungeon Master D & D (Dungeons And Dragons) 5e (The 5th Edition), And Wanted To Give It A Go…

Two Of His Friends Had Played RPG’s (Roleplaying Games), Where The Others Had Not…

This Lead To A 47 Chapter (Short Chapters) Campaign, Called ‘The Journey Of Zahn’ (Which You Can Check Out HERE) Where I Go In And Out Between The Characters In The Story, And The Players Playing The Characters In The Game…

At The End Of Chapter 47, Ren (The Tiefling Wizard Played By Connor, One Of Johnny’s Friends), Decided It Was Time For Him To Part Ways…

Which Lead Us To CAMPAIGN 2, ‘The Adventures Of Ren’ (Which you can also find HERE, below Campaign 1)

Through His Adventures, Ren Ran Head To Head With A Need For Purpose, And So He’s Beginning This Quest With Redemption

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 3

The Redemption Of Ren

by DarkJade

CHAPTER I – Parting Ways

“Are you mad?” spoke Chi.

Our group, and Kayen had gathered in one of our Inn rooms.

“We’re Adventurers, not crusaders…” added Chi.

“I’m afraid I must agree with Chi,” interjected Stryke.

“You’re right… And my need to do this is my own,” I replied.

“I will join you,” spoke Laris.

“I had disease with it from the beginning, and once I heard of Lara X, I felt more inclined to finding out if she still lived, than finding treasure,” added Laris.

“But, I”m also a Paladin…” she concluded.

“Kayen will lead me back, only those who wish to go, can go… When I know anything, I will send word to those who stay here in Avador,” I added.

“I’ll go… It feels right to investigate the matter,” spoke Z.

“I will not go,” replied Stryke.

“I’m not going, and i’m not sure I”m going to wait for you here either…” spoke Chi.

“Will you return to Jor?” asked Kinner.

“I’m considering it,” replied Chi.

Kinner stepped towards Ren, “I must accompany you Ren… I am lead by great deeds, and this is one.”

Thalo looked perplexed.

“There are matters in my life I must face…” he spoke.

“For now I will remain in Avador, where they may remedy themselves…” finished Thalo.

“Do you want me to aid you?” questioned Z.

Thalo placed a hand on Z’s shoulder, “No my friend… Aid Ren.”

“I’m sorry for this Chi…” I spoke, then headed to my room.

OUT OF GAME

“Because of this split in the Party, we need to figure out some things…” spoke Johnny (The Dungeon Master) to the Group of Players.

“I’m actually going to half to stop playing for a while…” spoke Rodger, who played our Rogue Z.

“Ok,” replied Johnny.

“I can take over Z,” spoke Mike, who Plays Thalo, our Dragonborn Monk.

“I have other plans for you Mike,” replied Johnny.

Mike nodded.

“Trevor, Lisa, would one of you like to Play Kayen?” Johnny asked.

“I’ll Play him,” replied Trevor, who was playing Chi.

“I’m going to take over Z for now, if that’s alright?” Johnny asked Roger.

“Yeah, that’s fine…” replied Rodger, but he didn’t seem all that pleased.

“Or would you rather he left the Party for now?” spoke Johnny.

“Nah, it’s okay, just attached, and bummed about leaving,” replied Rodger.

“So that leaves you Lisa… Now that I think of it, I have an idea for you as well, you and Mike meet with me after the Session,” concluded Johnny.

They both nodded.

“We are now officially starting, Campaign 3!” spoke Johnny.

Magic And Light (The Adventures Of Ren) – Chapter XXVII

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Writing with tags , , , on March 1, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-26)

I – Return To Jor – II – Laris – III – Dwarfport – IV – Blu Hob – V – Session 10 – VI – Thalo – VII – Woods Of Fairelight – VIII – Welcome To Tru – IX – Chimera – X – Session 11 – XI – Into The Mountains – XII – Hobgoblin Lair – XIII – Ettin – IV – Level 4 – XV – Session 12 – XVI – Forks In The Road – XVII – Helmed Horror – XVIII – Unlikely Thief – XIX – Treasure – XX – Session 13 – XXI – Order Of Greyborn – XXII – Saya Of The Underlay – XXIII – Farewell Tr – XXIV – Kayen – XXV – Session 14 – XXVI – The Streets Of Avador

CHAPTER XXVII – Regret

As I sat alone in the tavern that night, I began to feel regret about the Hobgoblin Lair.

Not that we had killed, and plundered…

Rather that, perhaps, we had ‘stirred the hornets nest’, and left it to others to deal with.

Z arrived at the table, “How’s it going Ren.”

I didn’t reply right away.

“I feel like we should have finished what we started at the Hobgoblin Lair…” I replied.

“I realize we would have needed help, but  leaving it to others to deal with…” I concluded.

“Tru was heading in that direction already… That’s why they were hiring people to slay the Chimera… The Hobgoblins, and Warlord Torbaloy were next,” Z assured me.

And he’s right…

…but somehow, I regretted taking the first blow, then leaving.

Those Clerics are not like the Lord Mayor Shayman, who appears to be primarily interested in claiming the Silver Mine within the Lair as his own.

They were honorable men, risking their lives.

I can’t say much about the Swordsmen of Tru.

Kinner joins us…

“Morning mates…” he spoke, then gestured for the barmaid, “Food gents?”

Z and I both nodded, and so he ordered.

“What’s the news?” Kinner spoke playfully, but quickly realized the mood was a bit more serious.

I explained my feelings to Kinner.

“I see what you mean… We chose a life of Adventure, and you’re finding a sense of responsibility is tagging along with you,” he spoke most wise.

“Yes… I suppose so” I replied.

Suddenly three Dwarves enter the tavern speaking loudly, “Yup… Tru reclaimed the Hobgoblin Lair of Torboloy, but the Warlord escaped,” he proclaimed.

Many approached him to speak about the news.

“What do you know about that,” spoke Chi as he approached, and sat at the table.

“There yah go Ren, they succeeded,” spoke Z and patted me on the shoulder.

But this didn’t make me feel any better…

…What about the Silver Dragon Lara X.

I noted Kayen, the Wood Elf Ranger who lead us here, at the bar, and approached him.

“Do you know of Lara X…” I spoke.

Kayen turned and faced me, “I do… The Silver Dragon of the Mountains North of Tru… Her mother is powerful… Very renowned…”

“Then you know the Warlord Hobgoblin Torbaloy seized her Lair…” I added.

Kayen paused… “I did not.”

My Party entered the Lair for our own reasons, I hadn’t known of her until Z told us when we were inside.

“Is she dead then?” questioned Kayen.

“I do not know… But Tru has retaken the mine, and I find myself wondering, is she still alive…” I explained.

“You want to convince the Leaders of Tru to give the Lair back to her?” replied Kayen.

“I’m not sure that’s possible… But I’d like to find out if she’s still alive,” I replied.

Kayen nodded… “I will go with you.”

PICTURE CREDIT – Dragon

Magic And Light (The Adventures Of Ren) – Chapter XXVI

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , on February 28, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-25)

I – Return To Jor – II – Laris – III – Dwarfport – IV – Blu Hob – V – Session 10 – VI – Thalo – VII – Woods Of Fairelight – VIII – Welcome To Tru – IX – Chimera – X – Session 11 – XI – Into The Mountains – XII – Hobgoblin Lair – XIII – Ettin – IV – Level 4 – XV – Session 12 – XVI – Forks In The Road – XVII – Helmed Horror – XVIII – Unlikely Thief – XIX – Treasure – XX – Session 13 – XXI – Order Of Greyborn – XXII – Saya Of The Underlay – XXIII – Farewell Tr – XXIV – Kayen – XXV – Session 14

CHAPTER XXVI – The Streets Of Avador

An hour or so later, Z reappeared at our table.

“Don’t ask,” he spoke, as he took a swig of his waiting ale, and began eating his food which had been sitting for an hour.

“What say we stroll through this City…” I (Ren) spoke.

All agreed, save Z, “I’ll find you in a bit,” he spoke as he continued to eat.

So Laris, Thalo, Stryke, Chi and I set out…

…Kinner was upstairs sleeping.

We headed directly East, which lead us between two wooden Guard Towers, and passed the backside of the AVADOR KEEP, home to the Dwarven Lord who ran this city…

…until we reached the Eastern part of the City, closer to the ocean, the harbor, and Harbor Merchants.

But first, an Herb Shop.

Thalo went in there…

To the right was an Alchemist/Potion Shop, and a smaller tavern, called ‘THE BLEEDING UNICORN’…

…didn’t sound all that appealing.

Across the path were Stables, a Taylor and a Black Smith.

“I’m goin to the tavern,” spoke Stryke.

“I think I see a Bower,” interjected Chi…

…and so the two of them went off.

That left Laris and I once more.

We stepped into the Alchemist/Potion Shop.

“Hello there,” spoke a Dwarven Shopkeeper enthusiatically, as if he hadn’t had a customer in weeks.

“Hello…” replied Laris, who had separated from me, and was looking around.

“How may I help you today?” he asked.

I glanced up at him, “Always looking for a bit of Magic,” I spoke.

“I see… I see…” he replied.

“Look at this Ren,” spoke Laris from across the shop, holding up a vial of muddy liquid with fish fins etc. floating in it.

“I suspect that’s an ‘ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP’ Potion?” I spoke.

The Dwarf laughs a bit, “Very good Sir.”

“I’m not sure we have an immediate call for that, but do you perhaps have any ‘HEALING’ Potions?” I asked.

“I do have a few, actually…” he spoke, and with this, he brought up a beautiful wooden box, and opened it…

…inside, three vials of vibrant red glittering liquid.

“Lovely…” I replied.

“Are you selling them separately, or together?” I asked.

He paused, going a bit into shrewd business mode, “Depends…”

“How much for all three?” spoke Laris who stepped forward.

“How’s 210 Gold sound…” he spoke.

“So 70 Gold a piece…” she replied.

He nodded.

“Only ones for sale in the City at the moment, as of this morning… But I like you two,” he explained.

“Would you take 180 Gold?” Laris came up against the counter, and asked.

The Dwarf seemed to grimace a bit, feeling unappreciated, he closed the box, “Afraid I can’t do that.”

He started to put them away, “We’ll take em,” she spoke.

“Sorry young lady, they’re not for sale,” he spoke, obviously insulted.

“We thank you for your time,” I spoke, bowed slightly, and pulled on Laris’s arm out of the shop.

“Wait…” the Shopkeepers voice called as we barely stepped out of the shop.

“I’m afraid I’m a bit moody this morning… Haven’t eaten breakfast yet… Nothing wrong with a bit of haggling My Lady,” he looked at Laris with the glimmer back in his eye.

“But I can’t take less than 210 Gold… Not right now, only ones in the City like I say,” he explained.

Laris stepped forward and sat a sack of gold on the counter, then counted out 210 Gold Pieces, “There you go… And we’re heading to the Harbor Merchants, I’ll buy you breakfast too!” she said with a smile.

The Dwarf smiled widely, “Sounds like we have a deal.”

And we were off to fetch the man’s breakfast.

PICTURE CREDIT – Magic Items

Magic And Light (The Adventures Of Ren) – Chapter XXV

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , on February 27, 2018 by darkjade68

Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-24)

I – Return To Jor – II – Laris – III – Dwarfport – IV – Blu Hob – V – Session 10 – VI – Thalo – VII – Woods Of Fairelight – VIII – Welcome To Tru – IX – Chimera – X – Session 11 – XI – Into The Mountains – XII – Hobgoblin Lair – XIII – Ettin – IV – Level 4 – XV – Session 12 – XVI – Forks In The Road – XVII – Helmed Horror – XVIII – Unlikely Thief – XIX – Treasure – XX – Session 13 – XXI – Order Of Greyborn – XXII – Saya Of The Underlay – XXIII – Farewell Tr – XXIV – Kayen

CHAPTER XXV – Session 14

Session 14 was about to begin, as we all got, and ate our food.

In our last Session, our Party had arrived in the Eastern City Port of Avador…

“Alright, lets begin,” spoke Johnny.

Right off the bat as we entered Avador, I could tell Z was on edge…

The City Guard seemed to be derived of Dwarves, which had seemed to catch his interest.

“What is it Z?” I asked.

“Dwarves generally aren’t too friendly towards Blu Hobs (Half Hobgoblin, Half Blue Orc),” he spoke.

We could see right away that this place was nothing like the Capital City of Tru.

First of all, there were maybe 1/4 of the inhabitants, and like I say, it felt very Dwarvish/Barbaric, with mainly wooden structures, as opposed to stone.

The first tavern we came across was quite large, called ‘THE ROWDY MINOTAUR…

The folk going in and out looked pretty rough, and very Northern…

The icy peaks of Rhet seemed to make its’ cold down to the city, so inhabitants dressed appropriately.

We entered the tavern and got a table in the middle, as there were no corner ones available.

Ther were many Dwarves, Barbarians, Fighers and some Rangers within…

…including Kayen, who sat at the bar, and nodded at we came in.

“I suspect there’s no ‘Mage Tower’ in Avador,” I spoke.

“Maybe not…” replied Chi.

Meanwhile, Laris ordered us all some ale, wine and food.

“This is my kind of place,” spoke Stryke, her Barbarian blood lit up.

“If I”m lucky, maybe I’ll get into a bar brawl by nights end…” she added.

“I’m going to sleep early,” spoke Kinner.

“I suspect any card games in here may end in my demise,” he concluded, then was off to get a room in the Inn upstairs.

Laris, Thalo, Chi, Z, Stryke and myself spent several hours eating, drinking and laughing.

Until four City Guards entered the tavern, one of them seeming to be gesturing towards Z.

“Time for me to leave,” Z spoke, and headed towards the back kitchen exit…

…followed by the four guard.

PICTURE CREDIT – Dwarf

Magic And Light (The Adventures Of Ren) – Chapter XXIV

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , on February 26, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-23)

I – Return To Jor – II – Laris – III – Dwarfport – IV – Blu Hob – V – Session 10 – VI – Thalo – VII – Woods Of Fairelight – VIII – Welcome To Tru – IX – Chimera – X – Session 11 – XI – Into The Mountains – XII – Hobgoblin Lair – XIII – Ettin – IV – Level 4 – XV – Session 12 – XVI – Forks In The Road – XVII – Helmed Horror – XVIII – Unlikely Thief – XIX – Treasure – XX – Session 13 – XXI – Order Of Greyborn – XXII – Saya Of The Underlay – XXIII – Farewell Tru

CHAPTER XXIV – Kayen

We began our journey East to Avador, first through a small patch of the PLAINS OF ISRA, then into the LOTAY WOODS.

This excited Chi, once more, as he loves Forests and Woods.

“How do I do it… How do I last so far from home,” spoke Chi gleefully.

When we camped that night, we were approached by a Wood Elf Ranger called KAYEN…

He was a friendly sort, with purple eyes, white hair, and a pleasant smile… He offered to lead us to Avador should we like.

Chi felt good about it, so we accepted.

The next day we traveled a full day through the Lotay Woods, and camped once more on its’ Eastern outskirts.

We then traveled a bit more through the Isla Plains to the North East, before we reached the MOUNTAINS OF RHET.

The air began to cool quite a bit as we started up the mountains…

…Kayen said it will be snowy at the peaks, but we should be ok.

When we camped that night, we had a couple Bugbears come near the camp, but they were far out numbered, and so did not mess with us…

…also a Gnoll Scout seemed to be watching us, but we paid it no mind.

We spent our whole 4th day traveling Southward through the Rhet Mountains, without incident…

…Kayen definitely knew his way.

We camped in the mountains, and the next day we entered the Hilly Plains West of Avador…

…Kayen said we’d reach Avador before sun down, and he was right.

We thanked him for his help, but he would not accept any payment…

Avador was surrounded by multiple large wooden towers, and had a more Dwarvish/Barbaric feel to it.

Definitely more rustic.

My curiosity rose as we entered into the City…

Magic And Light (The Adventures Of Ren) – Chapter XXIII

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , on February 26, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-22)

I – Return To Jor – II – Laris – III – Dwarfport – IV – Blu Hob – V – Session 10 – VI – Thalo – VII – Woods Of Fairelight – VIII – Welcome To Tru – IX – Chimera – X – Session 11 – XI – Into The Mountains – XII – Hobgoblin Lair – XIII – Ettin – IV – Level 4 – XV – Session 12 – XVI – Forks In The Road – XVII – Helmed Horror – XVIII – Unlikely Thief – XIX – Treasure – XX – Session 13 – XXI – Order Of Greyborn – XXII – Saya Of The Underlay

CHAPTER XXIII – Farewell Tru

As we approached the Chimera’s Lair, I found myself looking behind me for my Party…

My Raven had returned to me, and told me he’d delivered the message to Laris, Kinner and Stryke.

When we neared the Chimera, I approached Trider, “This is where I say goodbye my friend… I wish you, and your men well.”

He looked at me for a moment, then extended his arm, which I embraced with mine, “Thank you for your rough map of where you and your Party traveled, perhaps it will come in use.”

I then turned to Stremlen, “I bid you farewell as well.”

He stared at me for a moment, “Where to next Wizard…”

“In truth, I have not decided…” I spoke.

“Perhaps we’ll meet again,” he finished.

I half bowed, then parted.

I found a place to wait nearby, and in less then an hour later Laris, Kinner and Stryke arrived.

“Where are the rest?” I asked.

“Z and Thalo left the tavern before we received your note… Chi waited for them, and hopefully we’ll run into the three of them if we head back an hour or so…” explained Laris.

I nodded…

…and she was right, we ran into them in less than two hours…

“It’s time we leave the Tru Region…” I spoke.

The others agreed.

“But first, here’s your portion of the Treasure we seized in the Hobgoblin Lair,” I handed Stryke, Laris, Chi, Kinner and Thalo each a small sack, including primarily Silver, with a sprinkle of gems, and a small bit of gold.

“Where to next?” asked Kinner.

If we’re staying on Polus (The continent they’re in), then I thought we might head East to the City of Avador.

They all nodded, and we were off.