Alt-Magic Campaign: Right Between the Eyes

Alt-Magic Campaign
Episode XVII: Right Between the Eyes

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Abraxas Silvermane (Connor), Akkamas Mohaïva (Mike), Braxton Chabbone (Steve), Jone Constance (Aaron), Kelwyn (Rodney), Tim (Shaun), **Toman (Mason), Velius (Paul), and Ziyal (Joy)

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Approaching the Thirsty Throat, the Hellblazers notice a carriage out front. After a brief investigation, they enter the tavern and descend the ladder into the lavatory and the secret entrance into the sewers. After a brief exchange with some seedy drunkards, they enter the sewers, headed north, intent on the rescue of their ally, Hallbrent Farr of the Green Flame, who had been mistaken for Renaer Neverember and kidnapped first by the Zhentarim, then by the Xanathar Guild.

As they near the Eyes’ base of operations, our adventurers are confronted by sentries — several archers with guard dogs. Abraxas talks their way in, demanding an audience regarding the captive. The sentry acquiesces, leading them all inside. Tim goes invisible and maintains a careful watch.

As the party is directed toward an interrogation chamber, Braxton is separated from the party and directed elsewhere. Tim and Jone, stealthily, follow.

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Abraxas, Akkamas, Kelwyn, and Toman are introduced to a party of noblemen in a bloody chamber with several guards. Abraxas explains that they have the wrong man, that the person they are holding is, in fact, Halbrent Farr, and not Renaer Neverember.

They call for the prisoner to be brought out and they see that Hallbrent has been brutalized. He’s missing an eye, several fingers, and is heavily scarred.

Meanwhile, Braxton is brought before Miranda Heron who is upset that Braxton, Abraxas, and Akkamas double-crossed her regarding the theft of The Drow Bowstring. Braxton tries to lie his way out of it, but she sees through his deception and sics the sentry’s dogs on him.

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Jone attacks and kills one of the dogs and a battle ensues. While they quickly eliminate the sentry, Miranda drops a devastating fireball on them. While Braxton and Toman are grievously wounded, Tim is dropped unconscious. Jone tends to his fallen comrade while Braxton quickly approaches Miranda. She teleports away, leaving them to lick their wounds.

Elsewhere, tensions rise among the rest of the party when they see the treatment Hallbrent has received. Toman loses his cool, his Berserker Axe calling for blood. A gruesome battle is underway as the Hellblazers dominate the scene.

Toman delivers devastating, critical blows against the guards, while Kelwyn, in wolf form, harries them, dragging them to the ground and ripping out throats. Akkamas utilzes his cantrips to good effect and tracks down and kills one fleeing nobleman, while Abraxas rains powerful spells down upon their adversaries.

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Another nobleman escapes, racing down the back corridor, toward the other party members. He slips into a side room and is pursued by Braxton and Jone, with Tim there for support. He spies a freed Hallbrent and goes to his aid as the other two open the side door and stare into the face of a Gazer.

A brief battle ensues before the nobleman and Gazer escape through a magic portal.

The Hellblazers come together and having rescued their friend, make their way back to the Yawning Portal where an appreciative Jace ibn Alhazared is waiting. He invites the adventurers on a carriage ride, traveling across the city to Trollskull Alley where he presents them with the deed to Trollskull Manor, a Hellblazers sign hanging prominently above the inn doors.

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What next for our intrepid heroes? Will Ziyal return? Or, perhaps a better question, will Miranda? Tune in for our next installment, coming soon.

quill

( * ) Played via Skype
( ** ) Absent/Ran by DM
( *** ) Online Play via IM or Email
( + ) Had to leave early
( – ) Arrived late
(Absent)

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