Rise of The Corruption

Shifting Sands
A Faltering Light.

after leaving the Eladrin peaks, the party heads back towards Galdyr to report the slight success of there mission. when they receive a transmission from an “anonymous source”(cough King Leighton) and the party was given information on two possible missions.

  1. 1 The parade
    p. Lady Elise is facing a difficult political landscape as the youngest successor they have ever had to the throne. there are many who see her as to weak and as such she sought to have a parade using the success of the chosen’s mission to find something to fight the corruption to bolster her support at home and weaken the position of her detractors
  1. 2 Rouge Golem
    p. king Leighton was left with a report of a rampaging golem from the Valrath peninsula. Emperor fyst states that the creature may be corrupted and should be eliminated immediately. Leighton agreed but thinks Fyst may be hiding something as golems have always proven to be Immune to corruption in the past.

In the end the party Chose to investigate the Golem, seeing no benefit to something as superfluous as a “parade” with the danger of corrupt creatures running amok in towns. the party as subtly as possible investigate the strange occurrence at the port town and eventually tracked the strange creature down. it was exhibiting signs of paranoia and fear. things golems can not possibly feel being inorganic constructs. they are bound only by the magics that let them hold there form and yet this creature was acting entirely irrational. the being appears to have some sign of higher consciousness.

the party was able to talk the creature down and eventually found room for it aboard there ship. unusual as it is. they have possibly made a new ally. and this strange creature requires further investigation. perhaps a trip to the Valrath peninsula.

But, what of the parade. surely you can’t be faulted for not being in two places at once. besides it was just a parade. and flowers would clash so horribly with grey’s demeanor. who has time to play politics when the world needs saving. Lady elise had her parade in the honor of our chosen heroes albeit they were absent from the event. she rallied her supporters and announced that the party had had some success. that a power to fight the corruption had been discovered and that they would one day return the world to a place where all could enjoy freedom and some peace. joy and laughter was heard across the capital.

There laughter was short lived. not all regarded this news as a joyous thing. And the Church of Divine Unity. made there shocking and violent debut. as the sun set on the day of this parade the capital was rocked by 3 Violent Explosions 1 at the palace, one in the marketplace of the Residential district. and one at the tomb of the late Lady Sivaste Herself. Lady Elise has ordered the city guard to contain and respond to the situation at the palace gates and to see to the safety of the citizens in the residential district. The queen herself has taken a small but elite force to respond to the shocking reports of undead attacks at the site of her mother’s tomb.

Apparently, you missed quite the parade…….

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We have arrived
The eladrin peaks.

The Leylerian wilds are home to a strange and exotic host of fey and forest folk. once the center of one of the greatest empires in history it’s current state is dire. the citizens who were not killed during the fighting were evacuated long ago the region is now a Stronghold of the corruption. who knows how many years of tradition, lore, and magic might be lost. but our goal today is to locate some supposed survivors living high in the frozen inhospitable peaks of the northern region.

The party eventually found a few signs of life among the frozen peaks. although not the life they were expecting. these poor shambling corpses looked more like the work of necromancy, they were thin and withered and walked with great difficulty. a scout led the party down a path to an old secluded temple. much older then the surrounding area. inside it the party found a small group of eladrin lead by the queen the last of her royal guard stood in various states of Decay around her. it was revealed to the party that when the fighting began they felt a calling to head north. the queen and her closest guard appeared immune to the corruption that soon ravaged there homeland and the Summer court.

The weakened and exhausted Eladrin admitted to awaiting someone who would release them from there burden. at this point it is revealed that the adornment fastened into her crown was what lead them to the ancient abandoned temple. the adornment was seeking someone. that someone turned out to be Grey and so the party was able to obtain the mysterious power that was said to protect others from corruption. however the item is limited to 6 people. a small victory but a victory none the less. and it would appear that Grey has obtained a Powerful Soul bound Adornment.

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The first Flight
Take to the Sky

Recovering the Orb from The handmaiden, The party is deemed worthy. The council then leads them to the Malkir Oasis for a Night to recover before there flight. The area is the Capital region of the Theocracy of Yargo. Emperor fyst Leaves for Valrath peninsula before nightfall and the Grand Magister Takes his leave as soon as the party passes there test.

Leaving Lady Elise and King Leighton to explain the specifics of the situation. and the hope that they may have found something to resist the corruption. Lithica may also be able to share some insight on the subject.

The party met there eccentric and slightly unhinged engineer Klakner and he gleefully cackled on about how it’s his ship and how proud of it he was. after an exhausting evening full of wrenches the party eventually made it’s way off towards the Leylirian wilds and the Eladrin peaks at the northern edge of the continent. Unfortunately the trip was hardly an uneventful journey.

Combat Began after klakner and the party noticed some unusual storm clouds and a swarm of birds.The birds eventually launched themselves into the engine compartment and Flew into the turbines. this damaged the engine and stalled the forward momentum of the ship. after the ship was stalled the party was given a task of fighting off the invaders approaching the deck of the ship while Klakner and his crew of engineers fought the swarms in the engine room and lower decks.

The party fought off the first wave of enemies Defeating an Adult Typhoon Dragon, (3) blood raven swarms, and Commander zaknoril the battle was hard fought and Perilous. but not without reward, Commander zaknoril dropped in interesting piece of armor and valuable experience 14,000. However the corrupt legion is nothing if not relentless. no sooner had there enemies been defeated than another wave of enemies flew from the Island below to confront our Heroes.

(1) Nhargul Dragonspawn Undead Corrupted (named) Dragonskull Keep, Well it appears the keep was made of dragon bones, and the corruption has brought this Long dead beast back to life, it appears to be half bone half Stone all monster. you get the feeling this creature is not to be fucked with…. and it’s…. landing…. on your ship…. oh and it brought a friend because your DM is seriously a dick.

(1) Warlord Dravos (Named) The one and only Freshly Corrupted Warlord Dravos one of the 11 warlords of the Korlathian alliance. he is one bad ass motherfuker and he’s riding the Dragon that used to be a building…. Seriously it would take the entire party not distracted and at least another 4 hours of combat to take this Captin alive and in his wake the Psychic archers minions appear to be writhing and rising from the dead as corrupt Legion. you know by reputation he has armor built of the toughest stuff you can buy, (Someone’s father sold it to him) avoid his AC as it will be Nigh impossible to break through his armor. fortitude is also a daunting task. of moderate intelligence and average will but his reflexes in all that armor were pathetic. Be cautious of this region it’s unlikely that this is the last time you will encounter this monster and his pet castle.

In spite of your Dm’s best efforts to Corrupt at least one party member nobody was tainted and you escaped just in time to avoid being stomped on by big scary things. clakner repaired the engine and the ship burst into motion. try as they might dravos and his monstrosity were unable to match the speed of this more advanced airship. klakner has made a mental note to work on some weapons that can be utilized for future combat at air.

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The (Re)training Grounds
Chapter 1 The beginning

The Part arrived for the first time at the proving grounds in the Theocracy of Yargo, there they were greeted by the Council and informed that they will be receiving a state of the art Air Ship to help them explore the possibility of a power that will stop the Corruption from infecting those who are exposed to it in battle.

Before the council was willing to part with such an expensive investment they needed to make sure the party was made up of at least decent fighters. so they were given a simple task, to recover an orb from Lady Elise’s Handmaiden. the simple task was not so simple, however the party preformed adequately enough to receive there prize.

The orb itself is a key to a much more dangerous journey. sleep well adventurers Much weighs on your success. you have no Idea what Horrors await you.

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