The story began on the first of Needfest, 1150 I.C. ( C.Y. 605)
Zeshyn the Dai-Kyu, Vanaran Archer, Crab Clan
Seppun Ozawa, Human Monk, Imperial Families
Cortana Tsunoaru, Draeni Wizard (Iounmancer), Unicorn Clan
Tsugumi Kirigaya, Tengu Oracle, Crane Clan
Arimura Kasumi, Human Fighter, Unicorn Clan
Our session began on the 3rd of Wealsun, 1151 I.C.
We resumed the battle against the chuul, who were eventually slain by the party, even the one who tried running away was overtaken and slaughtered. The following day the party crossed the lands of one tribes they knew they would have to bribe their way past, who informed them that the lands beyond their territory, where once had stood another tribe (that the party expected to bribe their way past) had been overrun by a tribe of lizardfolk claiming to serve Golamyyr the Black, a dragon who had supposedly enslaved the tribe for his defense and set up shop. Questioning the tribe about the dragon was fruitless to determine it’s size or age, as it had only been seen flying overhead.
Asking Glimm how long it would take to circumnavigate the area controlled by the dragon proved to be too much of a detour, as it would put them behind the timeline they’d arranged with the priestesses of Wee Jas at Fol Birin to bring them back to Sunela. Besides, it’s a dragon… nothing ventured, nothing gained…
Later that night, the party’s camp was attacked by a force of seven lizardfolk, two of which surrendered to the party after the defeat of their raiding party. The two lizardfolk revealed that Golamyyr had enslaved their village, slain their elders, and taken several of their choicest females as concubines; and no, he could not assume a humanoid form, as their cries of terror and pain could be heard easily by all. They also mentioned that the tribe had taken several members of a previous group of adventurers prisoner, awaiting the dragon’s decision on what to do with them.
Armed with this news, the party was now even more determined to kill the dragon, hoping to release the lizardfolk from his control as well as rescue the prisoners. The following morning, after leaving the two prisoners tied up in such a way that they could eventually free themselves, the party burned most of their store of potions and scrolls in preparation for the fight to come.
Kasumi, under the effect of Enlarge Person (and other spells), was now easily tall enough to reach one of the guards on one of the ruined keep’s towers, critting him and hurling his broken body down and away with a single strike. But the tide of battle shifted when the dragon emerged from the inner keep and breathed it’s acid breath on him and Kirigaya, who failed his save and was killed outright by the breath weapon. Cortana cast a Dispel Magic on the dragon, which removed the Displacement from a potion it had drank, but after it flew up out of reach it cast Mage Armor on itself to make it harder to hit (again). It breathed a second time of Kasumi, but she persevered.
As we broke for the evening, Ozawa had entered the central keep, hoping that the dragon would perceive a threat to it’s hoard and return, and the party was making plans for how they could ground the dragon before it could breath again….
It is the 5th of Wealsun, 1151 I.C.