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…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 13 — A Dirk in the Back

SESSION THIRTEENA DIRK IN THE BACK The Lionshield Companions followed their goblin ally, astride the Thunderboar Gorthok, to the Dragon Barrow. Leaving them in a secluded clearing, the goblin returned an hour later. He had gathered his kin, those aligned with Drucilla Herron, and convinced them to follow him. The goblins, tasked to lay in…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 12 — Tusk before Dawn

SESSION TWELVETUSK BEFORE DAWN The goblin who aspired to be a god, at least amongst goblinkind, called the Lionshield agents toward what appeared to be a passage tomb carved into the side of the great mound, a standing stone henge circle worn like a crown high above. It was here, in the passage tomb, past…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 11 — Days of Thunder

SESSION ELEVENDAYS OF THUNDER Following the power hungry goblin through the pine wood in the crispy mid-morning, the guardians of the Lionshield Coster came upon a forty-foot-wide forest clearing, in the middle of which was a forty-foot-tall oak tree ravaged by fire long ago, its limbs burned and twisted. Tied to the dead tree, suspended…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Session 10 — Barrow Bound

SESSION TENBARROW BOUND Axeholm had been evacuated years before with a sordid tale about an elven ambassador who sought to sow dissent among the dwarves and who was, as a result, arrested and held prisoner, only to be killed while trying to escape her prison. The ambassador then rose as a banshee and drove the…

The Rime of Infinite Winter: Sessions 8 & 9 — Two Hands

SESSIONS 8 & 9TWO HANDS Fighting their way past the remaining duergar, the adventurers holed up in the Hall of the Axeholm King, looting the bodies there before splitting up. Raben, Nodnal, and Elrian explored the King’s bedchamber, while Kari, Peron, and Nammosi took the backstair to investigate the upper floors. Gathering up items left…