From the Ashes of The Great Convergence
Castle Defense - 1st 3 Days
An Ode to Trigon the Black – Zurai’s Ravings:
Have you seen the greatest of Dragons,
Horrific Trigon the Black?
Immovable by Assasin’s Strike,
Invincible on the Attack!
Deadly, Majestic, Dark, and Aggressive,
Dastardly Trigon the Black!!!
Evil incarnate, inescapable heartache,
Even Absolutes are taken aback.
Castle Dragoon – The First Three Days: Very nice! You successfully reconned enemy lines, stalled their advance, and struck them a flanking blow via your late-coming allies. You have also made the unprecedented move of turning the mental might of the absolutes against each other via the winsome arcane charms of Jada the Mortician! A rief description of your encounters are after the Mission Complete: tags below, meanwhile enjoy: 16533 XPs EACH: 8131 and the knowlege that the total value of the goods in the captured Ice Snails adds up to roughly 97,800 Dragons, now you just need to recover said treasure – Fortunately Feuer has a plan! (See day 5…).
Missions in the upcoming battle… You have completed 3 missions so far, I expect to complete Missions 4 – 6 next week. I expect to Complete 3 Missions/ Session. You may still select different characters for each mission from the Castle Dragoon Defenders list to change the roster. On missions with pre-selected Characters (Day 6) please select your preferred character. On mission 7 please create a preferred Alfar character. The Missions are as follows…
Day 1) Sonya’s Recon Mission – Disrupt Communications and Assay the enemy!
-SashaWarlord: Sonya (Alfar – Lore Mistress of The Great Devourerer 11)
-TheMainEvent: Zurai of House Zurai
-Plasmacoils: Frostbyte the young White Dragon (Medium Dragon, CR6),
-IsaacObsidianPortal: Snowblind the young White Dragon (Medium Dragon, CR6),
-JohnathanDrake: Icecyle the young White Dragon (Medium Dragon, CR6),
-Deklar42: Trigon the Adult Umbral Dragon
General Troops: Young White Dragons
Mission Complete: Draconic Recon Team successfully exfiltrated to 3rd Wall; encountered and routed enemy heavy recon unit. Successfully bugged enemy Absolute and Fish Assassin with cacoarchania infection – a disease that allows mental eavesdropping by a Cacoarchaeon and it’s master. Avoided enemy patrols near Absolute base camp. Spied Siege Iceburgs being constructed around Giant Ice Snails, an amphibious magical beast at home in artic and sub-arctic conditions. Also observed ‘greater’(?) Absolutes involved in a summoning ritual involving the Negative Material Plane. Ominous… Icycle of Frostwyrm badly injured, suffering both mental and physical trauma – He is listed as WIA, and is unable to continue the battle. Zurai of Darkmoon and his Familiar Rustle are incapacitated by the sheer amount of data coming in from the Cacoarchaia Link, and will be out of action until the linkage burns out. Learned that the Absolutes have only a straight-forward battle plan, and are the indiginous species of this world! (Alfar and Humans alike are Invaders…) Other members of team sustained moderate injuries, and will soon return to the battlefield.
Day 2) Rune’s Iceburg Assault – Delay the enemy by wrecking their Siege Iceburgs!
-IsaacObsidianPortal: Rune (Wolf Tribe – Master Chymist 10)
-TheMainEvent: Plasmus of House Zurai
-Plasmacoils: Hydrax Ice Crab
-JohnathanDrake: Hydrax Ice Crab
-Deklar42: Arella of the Fire temple
-SashaWarlord: Ugten the Trickster
General Troops: Hydrax Bodies.
Mission Complete: Engineer team deployed to delay advance of enemy Siege; equipped with auto-detonating Dispel-bomb collars in case of mental compulsion by enemy forces. 1st Siege Iceburg destroyed by Earthworks Slide-Trap with Arcane Explosive Mines to neutralize Ice Snail Propulsion. 2nd Siege Iceburg destroyed by Earthworks Deadfall-Trap with Salt-Encrusted Spikes to neutralize Ice Snail Propulsion. Team forced to retreat durring sapper operations on 3rd Siege Iceburg by enemy bombardment precipitated by team’s discovery by a (un)lucky Squablin Warrior. Team Escaped with minor injuries.
Day 3) SPECIAL: Rearguard Action – The Combined Hauflins, Wolves, and Shrike Guard!
-TheMainEvent: Jada of Shrike’s perch (Undead Sorceress 8) and 8HD of Undead.
-?: Hvrootnir of the Wolf Tribe (Wolf Tribe – Barbarian 12).
-SashaWarlord: Alloysius of the Hauflin Tribe (Cavalier 12) with Doomsight (Gazepede – Animal Companion 12)
-?: Vorlen Cache the Notary – (Ranger 9)with Marhoon (Wolf – Animal Companion 6)
-Deklar42: Sculd Norad – (Alchemist 12)
-JohnathanDrake: Ranulf, Wolf Priest (Cleric of Lord Beastmaster 9) with ‘Price’. (Wolf – Animal Companion 6)
General Troops: Shrike’s Guard, Hauflin Outriders, Wolf Pack.
Mission Complete: Rearguard made up of combined troops from Shrike Guard, Hauflin Cavaliers, and Wolf Tribe Barbarians struck an enemy supply train. Killed 102 Squablins, 12 Fish Tribe Warriors, 3 Absolutes; Captured 6 Ice Snails, 3 Charmed (!) Absolutes, and 6 Charmed Fish Tribe Beastmasters. Ice Snails have been circled to create an Improvised Ice Fort on the enemy flank. Allied forces will hole up here and await extraction. NOTE: Chief Alloysius Sorjourn perfomed a Death-Threat Critical hit on an Absolute on his 1st ever Lance-Charge attack! Victory reported to Castle Dragoon’s defenders via an animal messenger to Sir Crucius from Vorlen Cache. Working with the Captured Snails reveals that they respond well to those versed in Animal Handling! Discussion with the Charmed absolutes reveal that their is no real ill will, just the rightious indignation of a people whose homes had been stolen, and whose world had been forever changed into a hostile environment. The Alfar-forming of this world done by ‘The Aethersprite’ seemed to act as both an agent for climate change AND a bioweapon designed to destroy the existing biosphere – Including the Absolutes! The convergence then made a bad situation even worse… they claim that the Nisse are largely responsible, but are unclear as to how!
Day 4) Jin’s Iceburg Capture – Board and secure one of the deadly battle-burgs!
-JohnathanDrake: Karojin (Human – Kensai of the Fist 9)
-SashaWarlord: Sebastian Baxter (and may select one other 6th level or less…)
-TheMainEvent: Angel of House Devourerer (Alfar – Witch of the Devourerer 6)with Hypo (Giant Mosquito – Familiar 6), and Arella of the Fire temple (Alfar – Priest of Rubicon 5).
-Plasmacoils: Kai of Cloud Forest (Cloud Leopard Tribe – Ranger 5)
-Nightrider the Cloud Leopard (Large Cat – Animal Companion 2)
-IsaacObsidianPortal: Tramm of Cloud Forest (Cloud Leopard Tribe – Ranger 5)
-Lightning the Cloud Leopard (Large Cat – Animal Companion 2)
-Deklar42: Jarnvior of Frostwyrm
-kjm256: Spike of Cloud Forest (Cloud Leopard Tribe – Ranger 5) with Mirage the Cloud Leopard (Large Cat – Animal Companion 2)
General Troops: Cloud Leopards.
Day 5) Feuer’s Breakthrough – Make a hole to allow the Wolves, Hauflin, and Shrike’s Guard in.
-Deklar42: Feuer (Alfar – Holy Vindicator of Rubicon 9)
-SashaWarlord: Blackfire, Adult Umbral Dragon
-TheMainEvent: Sarin the Diciple
-Plasmacoils: Cron of the Fire temple (Alfar – Priest of Rubicon 5)
-IsaacObsidianPortal: Rorek of the Fire temple (Alfar – Priest of Rubicon 5)
-JohnathanDrake: Sarasism of the Fire temple (Alfar – Priest of Rubicon 5)
-kjm256: Brown Minion! (Outsider – Barbarian 7)
General Troops: Fire Dragon Temple Guard.
Day 6) Hector’s Sapper Mission – Wreak havoc by waylaying the enemy from below!
-TheMainEvent: Hector (Human? – Copy Bard 11)
-SashaWarlord: Molitor, Adult Magma Dragon
-Plasmacoils: Mallah of House Baron (Alfar – Witch of the Devourerer 6) with Bacon (Dwarf Pig – Familiar 6)and Phobia of House Baron (Alfar – Witch of the Devourerer 6)with Hamon (Dwarf Pig – Familiar 6)
-IsaacObsidianPortal: Killermoth of House Zurai (Alfar – Witch of the Devourerer 6)with Scuttle (Centepede – Familiar 6) and Punkrocket of House Zurai (Alfar – Witch of the Devourerer 6) with Wriggle (Centepede – Familiar 6)
-JohnathanDrake: Xlterrestrial of House Matuer (Alfar – Witch of the Devourerer 6)with Cacher (Spider – Familiar 6)and Andreleblanc of House Matuer (Alfar – Witch of the Devourerer 6)with – Silky (Spider – Familiar 6)
-Deklar42: Windigo the young White Dragon (Medium Dragon, CR6), and Adonis of House Displaast (Alfar – Witch of the Devourerer 6) with Beast (Cat – Familiar 6)
General Troops: Darkmoon Coven.
Day 7) SPECIAL: Tior’Ted’s Siege Breaker! – Blitzkrieg with Tior’Ted’s Tank Commanders!
-SashaWarlord: Tigeris (Iron Cavalier 8) + 3 Krew (Warrior 8) in Alfaust Class Main Battle Tank
-JohnathanDrake: Panthero (Iron Cavalier 8) + 3 Krew (Warrior 8) in Alfaust Class Main Battle Tank
-?: Wilykit (Iron Cavalier 8) + 3 Krew (Warrior 8) in Alfaust Class Main Battle Tank
-Deklar42: WilyKat (Iron Cavalier 8) + 3 Krew (Warrior 8) in Alfaust Class Main Battle Tank
-?: Cheetara (Iron Cavalier 8) + 3 Krew (Warrior 8) in Alfaust Class Main Battle Tank
-???: TheMainEvent: Snarf (Iron Cavalier 8) + 3 Krew (Warrior 8) in Alfaust Class Main Battle Tank
General Troops: Hobgoblins of Tior’Ted.
Day 8) SPECIAL: Darkmoon’s For Glory! – DIY Generals smash the enemy leadership!
-SashaWarlord: DIY General 10 (Druid)
-TheMainEvent: Level 10 (Magus)
-Plasmacoils: DIY General 10 (General General)
-IsaacObsidianPortal: DIY General 10 (General General)
-JohnathanDrake: DIY General 10 (General General)
-Deklar42: Inquisitor Ikasenu – DIY General 10 (Inquisitor)
NOTE: You may make a custom 10th level Alfar who will act as one of the 13 Generals of Darkmoon. You get full creative control of their equipment, and they will become permenant characters after the battle. You may choose to use a “Clone” of your main character if you wish, and tweak it somehow to make it unique. (A Water Sorceress version of Sonya, or a Scythe-Wielding Crucius for example) If you do not provide a general, a 10th level Generic General will be provided…
General Troops: Alfar of Darkmoon
Day 9) Crucius’s Last Stand… – The besieged enemy desparately attacks the walls.
-Plasmacoils: Crucius (Human – Fighter 10)
-SashaWarlord: The RAGE PROPHET?
-TheMainEvent: Garanomis the Seer
-IsaacObsidianPortal: Madmod the Adult Umbral Dragon (Huge Dragon, CR14),
-JohnathanDrake: Doclight the Adult Umbral Dragon (Huge Dragon, CR14).
-Deklar42: Cinderblock the Adult Umbral Dragon
General Troops: Whoevers left…
NOTE: Missions and Selections are not set in stone. There are a lot of characters you didn’t know about. Please contact meby Monday at the latest, as I need to print character sheets for all combatants…
I’ll post others as they seem obvious.
Please Email me any Questions, Comments, and/or Considerations,
Ged of Paragon
General Info for the Curious:
And a bit of history from regarding our fair party: The Second Great Expeditionary Team Ballad