Ptolus 4E

Ptolus Session Six

Everyone played in this session. You got 457 xp each.

You went back to confront the Half-orc crime boss, Linech, and to recover the statue of Lord Abbercombe. You were without Linech’s daughter or the demon possessed watch, which is what he really wanted. Not surprisingly, he refused to pay you. Also not surprise, this started a fight. You defeated Linech and his bodyguards and thanks to some quick thinking on Cheva’s part you avoided fighting the rest of the guards.

On the way out, Linech’s Shivvel addicted sister threatened to have her boyfriend a powerful dark elf wizard name Shilukar take revenge on you.

Zavere and Rill were very pleased to have their friend back and you celebrated long into the night.

Later that night on your way home you encountered a group of ogres carrying a large chest. The ogre, being ogres, attacked you out of hand to defend their chest.

After defeating them, you discovered that the chest was a demon possessed box which can only be opened if you know the name of the demon.

After a few inquiries you found out that there may be a key that will open the chest. Neveran’s All Key is said to be an artifact that will open anything. Through research, you discovered that the key was last known to be in possession of the Cult of the Crimson Coil, who had taken up residence in an old Brothel known as he Pythoness House. The Knights of the Pale raided Pythoness House two years ago and chased out the cult but did not do any further investigations of the house. The reports from the Knights of the Pale stated they did not pull out any significant artifacts. It seems likely that if the cult had the Key then it is still in Pythoness House, somewhere. Both the Adventurer’s guild and the Knights of the Pale still consider Pythoness House to be very dangerous.

In the meantime, Zavere summoned you back to Castle Shard. It has proved impossible so far for Rill to free Lord Abbercombe from his paralysis. (Lord Abbercombe has always been a golden statue, apparently, he was just mobile before.) The Dark Elf wizard Shilukar contacted Zavere and offered to free Abbercombe from his paralysis, if he were allowed to come live in Castle Shard under the protection of Zavere and Rill. Zavere surmises that Shilukar must have powerful enemies that he needs to get away from. Zavere does not wish to have the dark elf living in Castle Shard,but due to his curious senses of honor, he is unwilling to hire you to simply go kill Shilukar. He did mention that he and Rill would be “very appreciative” if someone were to recover the way to free Lord Abbercombe. He also mentioned that there is already a reward of 1000 gold for Shilukar.

You went back to Linech’s hideout, to find that it had mostly been burned down by the Balcazar crime family. You found Linech’s sister, who was more than willing to spill her guts about Shilukar, who had spurned her. Shilukar’s hideout is underneath an abandoned lot in the Guildsman district. It can be entered from the lot or from an entrance in the sewers.

Ptolus Session Five

Everyone played in the fun filled New Years Day D&D extravaganza! Including our new Halfling Rogue, Shaena.

Everyone got 500xp.

You were contacted by Mand Sceben, a friend of Yarkblar, and high priest of Asche, god of cities. Mand put you in touch with his friends, the lords of Castle Shard.

Castle Shard is an oddity is Ptolus, it is older than the city and the lords of Caslte Shard do not recoginze the authority of the current government. The magical shard within the castle givces the lords incredible magic power. The lords act in what they think is the best interest of castle shard. The current lords are Lady Rill a former Paladin, now a sorceress and Zavere, a former Blackguard.

Zavere wanted you to go and take a job being offered Linech Cran, a minor crime lord and brother of Tordian Cran, who you disposed of in your last adventure.

Linech wanted you to recover his daughters coffin from a sunken ship in the bay.

At Linech hideout you found that he had a large gold statue in his office and that one of the buildings is guarded by gnolls, who seems to come and go without anyone seeing.

You discovered that Linech’s Daughter had become an undead creature not unlike a vampire. A demonic possessed pocket watch stored in the coffin had brought her back. The pocket watch also held the secret to making “shivvel” the highly addictive drug being sold in Ptolus.

You brought both the watch and Linele to Zavere and Rill at Castle Shard. With their advice you gave Linele to the Society of Redemption and the watch to the Malkuth.

Zavere has offered to pay you to recover the gold statue from Linech’s office, which he believes is his friend, Lord Abbercombe.

Ptolus Session Four

Everyone played but Cheava. You got 526 xp each.

You heard rumors about a dark elf named Shilukar who is robbing houses in the noble quarter.

There seems to be an increase in the number of Shivvel addicts on the streets. You saw a rally by the republican movement, who want Ptolus to become an independent republic separate from the Empire.

The rally was led by Helmut Islestien, a priest of the watcher of the skies religion.

Someone at the Ghostly Minstrel mentioned seeing Blue Gnolls in Midtown. This person was thought to be drunk.

Someone hired a local thug, Tordian Cran to kill Apostle’s friend Phon Quatermain. Tordian farmed the job out to some other local thugs, who hired the Pale Dogs street gang. You were not able to find out who hired Tordian. The name he used was a fake.

Reward from the Malkuth:

Symba – Battle Axe +1 Aposlte – Holy Symbol 0f Radience +1 Yarkblar – Battle Forge Cloth Armor +1 Ellanna – Cherubim Armor +1 Cheava – Boots of Spider Climbing

You group is starting to build a small reputation with the residents of midtown.

Ptolus Session Three

Everyone played except Symba. Xp was 815 Symba gets 200 xp for participating in the first part of the quest.

You had 2 quests. One was to recover the Green Dragon Skin from the Ratman, which you did and received your reward of 40 gp each.

The other quest was to discover who was leading the ratmen and why they were so active lately. You weren’t really able to discover why they had been so active but they were being led by a young white dragon, which certainly seems unusual. As a reward for this quest you are all full fledged members of the Delvers Guild now, with the following benefits:

1. Guild Information – The guild keeps reports on the adventures of all its memebers. These can be useful for research or find new areas of the dungeon to loot. In game terms you can use the guild information for a +2 to a skill check on Dungeoneering or if you just want to find an area of the dungeon to loot.

2. 10% discount at Ebberts Outfitters.

3. Access to the guild map room and library. These will give you a +2 to almost any research check you need to make.

4. Access to guild waystations. The guild has scattered waystations throughout the dungeons below Ptolus. You now have access to maps that show the locations of them. The waystations are prepared “safe”spots” to rest in the dungeon. They are not warded or protected by magic but are hidden by an illusion making them difficult to find unless you know where to look.

5. Access to the guild Teleportation Circle. ( No one can teleport yet but this will be nice to have in the future.)

Ptolus Session Two

Symba, Cheva[whatever], Elanna, and Yarkblar all played in session 2. Each of you got 300xp.

You returned the Angel Falstef to the Pale Tower, and met Aoska, a half celestial, she promised you each a reward for rescuing Falstef.

You got two jobs.

Rastor, a weapon smith and merchant wants you to retrieve a green dragon skin from a group of ratmen who stole it from a trade caravan.

Sorum Dandubal, guildmaster of the Delvers guild promised full membership for 6 people, if you would find out who was leading the ratmen.

In the Ratmen’s lair you found an altar to Abhoth, chaos god of filth and disease. Also, ratmen like to use firearms.

You met: Aoska – Half Celestial, member of the Malkuth.

Steron Vsool – Paladin of Gaen, god of light, former adventurer and most likely of Paragon level.

Rastor – Litorian Weaponsmith and Merchant

Sheva Callister – Former Adventure who struck it rich pulling loot out of the dungeon below the city. Drinks Heavily. Knows a lot about the dungeon.

Daersidian Ringsire – Evlen Adventurer who rides a wyvern.

Brusselt Airmol – Halfing adventurer. Owns many knives.

Ebbert Boltcraft – Dwarven owner of Ebberts outfitters, who provides a 10% discount to all Devlers guild members. Sells many items of his own creation. (What? No one wants a rat harness?)

Gaerioth Shadowhand – Harrow Elf Monk Adventurer, Lives at Irithidils Home

Sorum Dandubal – Guildmaster of the Adventurers guild

Vard Hillman – Owner of the Ghostly Minstrel, knows much about adventuerers

Ptolus Session One

Things you learned

Their is a very large graveyard in Ptolus, known as the Necropolis. It is very dangerous at night.

The Necropolis houses the Dark Reliquary which is home to many powerful demons and undead.

The Necropolis is patrolled by the Knights of the Veil and Knights of the Pale. Who fight the demons and the undead.

You discovered a secret passage from the Necropolis to the Prison underneath the Dark Reliquary. The Knights of the Veil are currently guarding it.

You met Beck von Tibbitz leader of the Knights of the Veil.

You resecued an angel, Falstef, from the Dark Reliquray prison. Falstef is the leader of a group of angles known as the Malkuth, he has been missing for hundreds of years. Most Ptolus residents thought he was a legend.

The Malkuth live in a tower in old town known as the Pale Tower. You also rescued an Ork, Tinareg from the prison, who apparently had a demon prince stored in his tooth.

Everyone Played 250 xp Each