Alt-Magic Recap — Episode 38: Time Passages, Part Two

Alt-Magic Campaign
Episode XXXVIII
Time Passages
, Part Two

cast

Abraxas Silvermane (Connor), *Akkamas Mohaïva & Gunter (Mike), *Braxton Chabbone (Steve), Jone Constance (Aaron), Kelwyn (Rodney), & Tim (Shaun)

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The Hellblazers, watched as a grim army of Giants, Trolls, Ocrs, Goblins, and more march toward the ruins of Venta Korum. From the castle rode out Dragon Knights, in service to General Adair Silvermane and Tiamat, to meet the foe, but the Hellblazers struck first.

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Akkamas drew first blood, launching a Wall of Light, splitting the Giant forces and dealing out radiant damage to some its strongest foe-men. Abraxas followed suit, conjuring a devastating Earthquake that toppled many into a deep chasm that further split their ranks, then later cast Fall of Fire to further hamper them. Kelwyn provided additional, and highly effective support, calling down Lightning from the heavens.

Meanwhile, Tim, Braxton, and Jone positioned themselves to confront the throng, utilizing melee weapons and cantrips against the advance, finally dropping one of the more fearsome combatants, a giant astride some form of armored behemoth.

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With the giant horde on the ropes, the Dragon Knights thundered in to help finish off the remnants of the attackers, further aided by the arrival of an ancient red dragon that decimated the survivors. The tyrannical giant commander fled the field, being teleported away by his undead sorcerer.

In the aftermath, General Silvermane strode the battlefield, giving thanks to the Hellblazers for their impressive display of prowess against the invaders. He introduced his entourage: Vizier Eldorai, a small, frail man in simple robes; Lieutenant Velkor, whom the party recognized as the vampire they had confronted in Malhavok’s Lair prior to time-jumping several hours before; and finally, a thin wizard clad in red robes. When the General announced the wizard’s name, a chill ran through the party. Vecna. The wizard’s name was Vecna.

joneconstanceJone took immediate action. They had come back in time for this very purpose. Invisible, he crept up behind the future scourge with delusions of godhood and attacked, hoping to end this once and for all, but the wizard had a reaction spell queued up — Misty Misstep — and he teleported to safety several feet away.

Chaos ensued as the Hellblazers tried to explain the actions of their compatriot, detailing their jaunt through time in order to stop the rise of Vecna before it even began. The wizard fled the field, taking shelter in Jace and Ocasta‘s farmhouse, where Alhazared and his family had taken refuge during the giant assault.

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Silvermane called for his advisor, Malhavok Mordae Gul, who appeared magically before them. The Hellblazers plead their case, revealing the intimate details of how he himself had set them on their course.

Malhavok acquiesced and approached the farmhouse, casting Fireball on its inhabitants — inhabitants that included his lover and the three children she had secretly bore him. Malhvok summoned the ancient red dragon to finish the job as it further inflamed the burning farmhouse with it’s devastating breath weapon.

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Our tale does not end there! Did Malhvok really just torch Vecna, along with his own children? And what of these Tiamat-aligned Dragon Knights of Silvermane? So many questions, some of which might be answered when next the Hellblazers saddle up. Stay tuned…

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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