The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 21 — Fire & Blood

SESSION TWENTY-ONEFIRE & BLOOD The Elven Village of Western Kettlebree was the setting for all-out civil war between the allies of House Dalanthan and House Daranthain. As the Lionshields stepped from Tanatar’s lodge, they saw naught but fire and blood. The battle raged on as the Lionshields joined the conflict, quickly helping to turn the…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 20 — The Devil’s Pawns

SESSION TWENTYTHE DEVIL’S PAWNS Choronzon explained how the lich Thoth-Ayron sought to end the Infinite Winter by creating the Ring of Summer Flame, and of how it was fueled by the lifeforce of elvenkind. But before traveling to Axeholm to craft the artifact, he first created a far weaker prototype, gifting it , with foul…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 19 — Legends & Demons

SESSION NINETEENLEGENDS AND DEMONS The Lionshields arrived through the magical portal, hot on the trail of Tanatar Daranthain and his Tabaxi ally, the assassin Cardoc Thongar, finding themselves in a long, imposing hall with two sets of doors to investigate. Kari and Nammosi headed north, discovering another portal chamber beyond, when the east doors opened…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 18 — Dread in the Dark

SESSION EIGHTEENDREAD IN THE DARK As Elrian lay unconscious, a foul ghoul chewing on his exposed flesh, two arrows split the dark, with one finding purchase in the fiend’s skull. From the ink black stepped Anlyth Gythanyal, a Ranger of Daranthain and childhood friend of Peron Dalanthan. Delivering a healing draught to the felled bladesinger,…

Lore: The Ring of Summer Flame

Deep below the dwarven stronghold Axeholm are many secrets. Many souls have tried to plumb its depths. One secret that keeps people coming back over the years is a powerful gateway / connection to the Nine Hells. One of these people seemingly drawn to the stronghold was an elven bard named Vyldara. She acted as…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 17 — Into the Dark

SESSION SEVENTEENINTO THE DARK Standing outside the black maw that led into the underdark, Peron felt an unease come over him, then I voice inside his head gently whispered. “Do not trust Peyton. He wore the signet ring of your family, as your father’s voice, until that day Palant came to this dark place. What…

Lore: The Order of the Black Spire

The modern era Order of the Black Spire was born in the music room of Sardonis Gentari’s Castle Black, given form by the bard Thaddeus Sexton and his lover, Avengelynne Brauchard. An ancient tome from the Gentari Library, that had previously been housed in the Great Library of Gandryll, spoke of the Ancient & Hallowed…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 16 — Daranthain

SESSION SIXTEENDARANTHAIN Elrian and Nod were busy while their compatriots took care of business at the Coster. Poring over Baranthan’s inventory and trying to piece together the mystery, especially before leaving town, was weighing on them. Satisfied, they returned to the Coster with a plan. The party enlisted Nilsa Mimmosa and Linene Graywind to see…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 15 — The Ties That Bind

SESSION FIFTEEN“THE TIES THAT BIND” The man held firm by the Aasimar’s magic railed against his captors, claiming to be law enforcement from Waterdeep. While Kari and Peron guarded their position, Nod knocked the captive unconscious and Nammosi released their prisoner from her earthen grasp. Laid out on the floor, Nammosi removed the man’s poisoned…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 14 — Duplicitous

SESSION FOURTEENDUPLICITOUS After two days hard travel though mounting snowfall, the party finally arrived in Phandalin and made straight for the Lionshield Coster in Phandalin. While Raben gathered the roadcrew to prepare the wagons for the journey north to Cold Harbor, the rest sought advice within. In need of armor and supplies, Linene Graywind recommended…