REQUIEM OF SOULS

Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 14
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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Neth 12th
The adventurers are still exploring the ruins of the Temple of Slaughter. They come across a room containing many forms and papers telling the story of the temple. The old occupants used the temple as a prison for a powerful being and every level of the catacomb has a strong demon bounded to it who fuel the prison on the last level.

The group stumbles on the path of a Roper that almost eats Dwern and John alive before being dealt with. They continue their investigation and Soren clumsily get entangled in a trap that alarms 2 nearby Ettins and an Orc shaman. One of the Ettin is able to best John in combat and the group suffers a lot of damage before they’re able to defeat the two giants. The shaman takes his chance and flees the scene before the combat ends and the party decides to take what they found and return to Bolstar.

The group deposits their loot in the care of Balof the gnome in charge of the local pawnshop and rest at the inn.


453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Neth 13th
The party awakes at dawn and replenished from their rest they undertake to enter the Temple for a second time. On their way to where they left of their exploration, they meet two Ogres with whom they barter for passage. John gives them food, Barakas buys their cooperation with platinum pieces and they resume their search of the catacombs.

The adventurers come upon an unexplored chamber and are ambushed by two Grells that give them a hard time and severely wound Soren with their paralyzing grasp before going down.
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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 13
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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Neth 11th
During the night the Bolstar is attacked by orcs and monstrous dogs. The adventurers dispatch them and are given direction to the village’s elder that could shed light on the reasons behind the attack. The village’s elder explains that the attack originated from an abandoned temple of Erythnuul half-a-day north that was sealed years ago. The temple was full of monstrous creatures that were too powerful to be scourged so the temple was ultimately sealed with magic. It seams that the temple has been reopened and the elder asks the adventurers to investigate.


453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Neth 12th
The group arrives at the temple at noon and enters it. They must face two Hook Horrors that they dispatch not without trouble as the monstrosities hit really hard.

The party elects to take a break but is attacked by 2 Zombies and a Shadow Demon wandering from the lower level. The party prevails but the Shadow Demon has the ability to disappear in darkness and is able to flee before being slain.

Dwern undertakes to search the first floor of the temple before taking a break and the party opens a the door to a room to be confronted by three hungry Ghasts. The fight proves to be difficult with the undeads paralyzing touch ability that unfortunately renders the cleric of Pelor defenseless but they are finally destroyed. Barakas searches what seams to be a bedroom and finds a Potion of Frost Giants Strength and some coins in a chest between the two beds. The adventurers barricade themselves in the room and take a break to heal their wounds and replenish their powers.

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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 12

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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Lamashtan 7th to Neth 8th
The party takes time to settle in their quiet lives in Dragondale and mourns the death of their dwarven friend. Barakas goes to Thalisfer to identify the magic items they discovered and the mage reveals that the group found a Dwarven Cloak of Protection claimed by John, some Elven Boots of Striding and Jumping that the tiefling keeps to himself, an old Dragondale Magic Shield that no one in the party wants to use and a Ring of Warmth forged on the plane of fire that Soren adorns. Thalisfer ask the party to undertake a task for him at a later date in return for his service and the warlock accepts.

Barakas spends time with Shayliss successfully running the Roots&Leaves of Dragondale and she tell him that she’s with child.

Soren gathers some urchins and other cut-purse and found a secret thief guild.

John unsuccessfully tries to find a buyer for the party’s magical shield and end-up taking some mercenary jobs to take his mind off the lost of yet another one of his comrade.


453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Neth 9th
The party makes the acquaintance of Dwern a hill dwarf cleric of Pelor that came to town to work at the temple. He heard that the party was trying to sell a magical shield and pledges his services to the group in exchange for the rare relic to which the group agrees.

The party and their new member are summoned by Thalisfer who explains to them that he wants them to travel south to the town of Dalir to recover a set of magical gauntlets that one of his old apprentice has secured for him. The group depart on their journey and reach Lhant uneventfully.


453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Neth 10th
The group makes his way midpoint between Lhant and Bolstar and decides to make camp for the night but is alarmed by the presence of a campfire nearby. They go investigate and witness what seems to be a group of bandits with prisoners. The adventurers attack the camp, the bandits are quickly dealt with even if their leader appears to be a veteran warrior and finally only one of them his kept for questioning. The bandits reveals that they are of the White Claws Gang and that they took prisoners in their latest attack on a caravan. John decides that they heard enough and kills the lad before looting the corpses. The party finds that the leader owned a magical scimitar that they store for future identification. They free the prisoners and make camp for the night.


453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Neth 11th
The party continues its travel and arrive in Bolstar where it part way with the freed prisoners. The group decides to rent rooms at the inn even if the village seems to be a nest of criminals but John elects to camp outside of town.

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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 11

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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Lamashtan 7th
The group enters the Mind Flayer’s lair and soon encounters small deep gnomes fleeing as they notice them. Soren quickly dispatches one of the gnome and the adventurers decide to explore the other side of the complex. They discover that the caves are in reality an abandoned underground temple to Hextor the god of war and tyranny. They uncover many forgotten treasures and fights other svirfneblins (deep gnomes) and an ogre before meeting 2 duergar with whom they try to parley. Baelg strikes a deal with the dark dwarves to kill a renegade drow name Vareshti on their behalf in exchange for safe passage to Xeral’kut.

The party explores more of the south-east wing of the temple and comes to encounter a abominable creature made of gooey stuff with multiple mouths and eyes. The creature’s scream is debilitating but Soren uses his shadow art to silence the fighting ground. Just after the creature’s fall 2 drows start firing bolts on the party’s back line but Soren is able to kill one of the assailant quickly.The last drow knows that the odds are against him, he tries to convince the party to help him slay the Mind Flayer and the group decides to accept his help. The adventurers circle back to the entrance to go in the west wing of the temple where the prisoners are kept and must face a group of 3 gnoll guards.

The party is weary and they decide to attack Xeral’kut directly. Reaching his laboratory, the group attack the Mind Flayer and his two assistants, Gorum and Bafurd the duergars. The fight is hard, Gorum is slain by Baelg but Xeral’kut unleashes a powerful mind blast that stuns everyone except Barakas. Bafurd cowardly turns invisible and flee while the tiefling tries desperately to keep the abomination from killing his friends casting one spell after another. Ultimately, Xeral’kut makes his way to Baelg and devours his brain, instantly killing the dwarf. Soren and John shake off the effect of the mind blast and John charges the Illithid killing him in two final blows.

The group takes a break to regain their composure and face the fact that their dwarven friend his no more. Barakas completes a ritual to summon his devil patron and asks him in a blind rage to take Xeral’kut’s soul to Hell and torture him. Alistair, Barakas’ patron, doesn’t care for the Mind Flayer but is ready to make a deal for Baelg’s soul. Barakas accepts and in exchange for Baelg and Xeral’kut souls he receives what is known as ‘’the power of the King’‘, a power that he still doesn’t fully comprehend.

The group frees the captives and travels back to Dragondale to rest for 4 weeks.

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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 10

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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Lamashtan 6th
The party is now unemployed after reporting what they learned in Acerack’s tomb to the jarl. They learned that Sinister visited the tomb and stole Acerack’s arcane focus adding it to Father Ezekiel’s corpse as focuses for a mysterious ritual. The jarl asks them to stay put as he is going to gather more information about the black knight.

The group looks for rumors and things to do and learns that people have been disappearing in the small village of Lhant, a day south of Dragondale. Barakas gives Shayliss enough funds to start her business, Roots&Leaves of Dragondale a small herbalist shop and the group undertake their journey south.


453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Lamashtan 7th
Arrived in Lhant, the party finds the townsfolk unhelpful but finally tracks down a lumber mill worker named Pwet who explains that he heard strange singing coming from a cave near the river outside of town and the group decides to investigate.

Arrived at the scene the group enters the cave and fight some mist mephits and harpies. The harpies queen, Lamiri, stops the fighting and tells the adventurers that she and her daughters are not responsible for the disappearances. The culprit is a Mind Flayer named Xeral’kut that lives in another cave and she is willing to lead them there if they agree to stop killing her daughters to which the party agrees.

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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 09

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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Arodus 20th

  • The adventurers learn that Sinister has visited the Tomb of the Mage Acerak and are sent to investigate.
  • They enter the Tomb ending fighting many serpent-like creatures before reaching the second level.
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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 08

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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Arodus 5th
The party recovers the Horn of Dragondale from Farham’s Tower, fighting orcs on the way, and bring it back to the Jarl.

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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 07

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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Erastus 28th
The party is eating breakfast at the Dragon’s Nest inn when Ameiko brings them a package she received for them. Baelg unfolds the package and reveals that it contains a dagger with the word ’’Talisfer’’ carved into it in elven. Soren explains to the group that the dagger came from Talisfer, a rude and strange mage living by himself in the ruins of the Old Lighthouse, and it means he wants an audience with them.

The group goes to the Old Lighthouse and meets the mage who asks them to retrieve a lost grimoire that used to be his late friend’s spellbook. Talisfer gives the adventurers a crude map that lead to an abandoned watermill a day from Dragondale and promise recompense of a 100 gold coins per returning party member.

The group travels east of Dragondale and camps for the night. During Erevan’s guard duty he is surprised by a rampaging Displacer Beast which awakens the rest of the party. The party successfully defeat the beast and resumes its rest.


453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Erastus 29th
The following day, the adventurers arrive in sight of the watermill and can see that it is guarded by two thugs. Soren tries to sneak to reach the guards but he is spotted and discusses with one of them but the conversation turns sour and Soren attacks. Two orcs and a Dire Wolf join the fray but ultimately the group prevails.

While the rest of the party loots the corpses of the mercenaries, Soren and Barakas investigate the watermill and the tiefling finds the grimoire and opens it. A ghostly figure, that could only be a Wraith, is summoned by the book and attacks Barakas stealing a part of his soul. Soren is able to drag the warlock outside the mill and Erevan near to access the situation. Barakas goes around the building casting havoc on the undead but his spells seem to be only mildly effective and the Wraith attacks him another time leaving him unconscious.
Baelg shots an inflamed crossbow bolt and Soren throws a torch on the structure to set it aflame. Erevan his able to use his elvish magic to heal Barakas when mill’s roof gives in and crumbles on the Wraith. The spectral form panics as the fire and sunlight burn its essence and returns to the grimoire. The adventurers take a rest and start their journey back to Dragondale.


453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Erastus 30th
Arrived at Thalisfer’s tower, they ask the mage what he wants to do with the book and the high-elf tells them that one of his friend is imprisoned in it. The adventurers give him the grimoire and he brakes the enchantment before throwing the book in the fireplace to be destroyed.

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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 06

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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Erastus 27th
Most of the party meet Aldern to go on a boar hunt while Soren stays in town to pickpocket and visit. The hunt goes well, John is able to kill a boar and Aldern misses the following one. Humiliated after his failure, Foxglove asks the party to return to town.

Arriving in town, Barakas is asked by a beautiful Shayliss Vinder, the general shopkeeper, to take care of a lone goblin that had taken refuge in her father’s shop basement. Barakas goes with the maiden but is no foul and recognize Shayliss’ story as a ruse to get him alone. Arrived in the shop, Barakas reveals that he know what’s going on and the young girl timidly start undressing him. At that moment, Shayliss’ father enters the shop and i angered by what he founds. Barakas and the shopkeeper have an altercation and the tiefling convinces Shayliss to come with him what shes does.

The group meet up at the Dragon’s Nest and have a drink when a crying woman carrying a young child enters. She explains that her husband thinks goblins are hidden under their house and he went take care of them by himself. The group runs to the house and enters it. Inside, they find a hole in the wood floor under a wardrobe and hear two goblins talking. The adventurers lie an ambush to the goblins and the fight is quickly done. They found the corpse of the woman’s husband and Barakas tells the other that he suspects that other goblins are hidden in Vinder ’s shop basement. The group goes to Vinder ’s and knocks at the door. The enraged shopkeeper answers, Johnand Soren quickly grapple him letting Baelg and Barakas free to investigate the basement. Unfortunately, the warlock and dwarf find nothing and have just made a mess. The party flee the scene with Vinder cursing them as they go.

Coming back in the Dragon’ Nest, the party tells Ameiko that the husband is dead and she let them know that Cliath was looking for them earlier and that he is waiting for them at the town hall. The group meet Cliath who tells them that Father Zantus has requested them for a particular reason. At the cathedral, Father Zantus explains to the adventurers that he found one of the graveyard’s crypt, the one belonging to the late high-priest Father Ezekiel Tobyn, has been ransacked and that he believe that goblins are to blame. Zantus shows the crypt to the group who enters it. In the crypt, zombies attack the party and the fight is difficult with the critters rising again until their head is destroyed. John had examine the open sarcophagus and found that Ezekiel ‘s set of remains had been stolen. They report to Father Zantus who explains that Ezekiel died 5 years ago with his daughter Nualia in the latest goblins attack and that he doesn’t know who could have left the zombies and stolen the remains. He promises to ask the gods for advice and let Cliath know.

The group decides to return to the inn and go to a merited sleep.

Party Members
Baelg the mountain dwarf battle master fighter
Barakas the tiefling tome pact warlock
John the half-orc champion fighter
Soren the wood elf shadow monk

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Requiem of Souls: Awakening | Episode 05

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453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Erastus 26th
The party had just left Dragondale when an explosion is heard. The group decides to come back in investigate what just happened.
In the town, the adventurers witness that the town is under attack by Allied Goblin’s Forces and decide to strike back. They attack 2 goblins and 2 worgs that were scavenging a caravan. After dispatching them easily, the group is surprised by the explosion of a cart to the north surrounded by 4 goblins and 2 bugbears. Soren is the first to enter the fight and bravely contains the bugbears at a dire cost. The rest of the party then comes to the monk elf’s side and the goblins are killed.
A young man comes running from the cathedral and he is followed by 4 other goblins and a bogbear. Soren, quick on his feet, runs to the bugbear but his earlier fights had taken the best of him and the wild elf is critically injured and left bleeding on the stair of the cathedral. Trying to save the citizen and his new friend, Erevan unleashes a powerful force spell in the midst of goblin shattering them except for a fleeing bugbear. Baelg launches a trowing hammer in the back of the runner giving John enough time to reach him and at last administers the killing blow.
The young man introduces himself as Aldern Foxglove, a noble of Silvershir traveling through Dragondale and thank John profusely for his actions almost disregarding the rest of the group. Jarl Wilheim and Cliath arrive and ask the party to stay in town until things settle down and they continue their route to assist other citizens.
A young foreigner women, Ameiko Kaijitsu, comes to the party and thanks them for their deeds, explaining that she is the Dragon’s Nest owner and that they are welcome to stay at her inn free of charge for a week.
The party goes to the Dragon’s Nest and are welcomed as heroes. They participate in a feast in their honor. During the night, a older foreigner comes to the inn and has a fight with Ameiko then storms off. John comes to Ameiko ‘s side and asks what that was all about. Ameiko explains that the older man was her father and that he wanted her to flee Dragondale as the city isn’t safe anymore but she refused for a second time as her father came a few weeks ago asking the same thing. The party goes to sleep.

453rd year of the Age of Darkness, Erastus 27th
The group awakes after their night of party and has breakfast with Aldern who invites them to a boar hunt to which the party agrees. Before their depart, the adventurers go to the town hall and ask the Jarl what he have them do. The Jarl asks them to stay in town, that he will send scouts to learn of the goblins actions and ask for them when he will known more.
to be continued…

Party Members
Baelg the mountain dwarf battle master fighter
Barakas the tiefling tome pact warlock
Erevan the Magnificient_ the wood elf valor bard
John the half-orc champion fighter
Soren the wood elf shadow monk
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