Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Aldelle Group – Session 44 – Hiking to the Pyramid

Session 44 happened Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

This campaign used the Dyson’s Delve dungeon pages on A Character for Every Game as a starting point, but has now moved on to new material from the DM-in-training.  I heartily recommend Dyson's Delve as a beginning adventure.

Adventuring Group:
Tre-ba Bel a sheer (female elf alchemist)
Elspeth (female half-elf rogue)
Luna (female elf sorcerer)
Harkaitz of the Red Soul (male human cleric of Ra)

Aziz of the Light (male human paladin, cohort of Harkaitz)
Sarisvati the Sun-touched (female Ifrit oracle, cohort of Aziz)
Estrela (female Aasimar druid, cohort of Tre-Ba)
Macha (female human fighter, cohort of Elspeth)
Short John Copper (male halfling expert, hireling)
The Red Keffiyehs (human warriors, followers of Harkaitz)

Evening, July 24, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra, who guides our path.

We finished the today marching west.  It should be another five days before we get to the pyramid.

[NOTE: I received a reply from Wednesday on my sending, but I didn’t get a chance to write it down.  I’ll add it here when I can get the text from the DM.]

Late Evening, July 25, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra, source of inspiration.

While making camp this evening, we spotted a blue dragon land relatively nearby.  Elspeth and Carnish went out to scout it and see what it was up to.  When they returned, they stated it was a female young adult blue dragon and it was digging for something in the sands.

Aziz stated his intent to slay the dragon and started quickly laying out a plan of attack.  We heard the dragon roar and realized it might be leaving soon, so we started moving in its direction.  We came into sight of it just as it was taking flight.  Thinking quickly, Aziz ordered our spell casters to attack it with fire.  Unfortunately, it dodged most of the damage from the volley of fireball spells and easily flew around my obstructing wall of fire.  It quickly outdistanced the range of our spells, heading north, roughly in the direction of the Mountain Gate.

We decided to investigate the pit the dragon dug in the sand.  Near the bottom we found the top of a stone pillar.  Whatever the dragon took, it was sitting on the pillar and had a rectangular cross-section.  The stonework on the pillar identified it as part of a temple to Ra.  This is not a good sign.  I am sending another message to Wednesday to warn her and the others.

“Young female blue dragon dug up something rectangle from buried Temple of Ra.  It is heading north.  Let us know.  It is scorched. –Harkaitz”

Evening, July 26, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra and His dazzling brilliance.

We ran across another patrol of skeletons, this one heading south.  The most significant thing to happen during the fight was Carnish casting enlarge on Macha, but it was mostly overkill at that point.

Shortly before Dawn
A wind storm came up during the night, but died down a few hours past midnight.  While Luna and I were on watch with her, Tre-ba noticed something in the darkness reflecting the light of our fire.  We went out to investigate, leaving the Red Keffiyeh on alert.  We found the partially buried skeletal remains of a paladin wearing magical full plate armor.  The winds must have uncovered the remains sometime during second watch.

We have uncovered the rest of the remains and carried them back to camp.  In the morning I will speak with the spirit of the fallen paladin.

Morning, July 27, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra, His light brings humility to us all.

The fallen paladin was of the family Excelor, in Lagaskia, and was traveling there from Uru to visit his family when he fell.  I wrapped up his bones and secured them.  When next we are in Lagaskia, I will deliver them to the descendants of his family so he can be buried with his kin.

Late Morning, July 29, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra, light of the heavens and protector of us all.

The last two days have been quiet, but we have now arrived at the pyramid.  It is immense, even partially buried it is easily the largest structure I have ever seen.  We will make camp nearby and prepare to explore afterwards.

*End of Session*

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