Heroes of Midhgardhur

Session 84 - The Castle of the King of Storms (Act 1 - The First Tower, continued)
HM13 - The Castle of the King of Storms

5/7/16 – 84th Session – Module HM13 – The Castle of the King of Storms (Act 1 – The First Tower, continued)
Game Date: 6/22/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 86, hamingja: 3, Mythic Tier: 1, Path of the Hierophant
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 57, hamingja: 3, Mythic Tier: 1, Path of the Guardian
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 100, hamingja: 3, Mythic Tier: 1, Path of the Archmage
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 100, hamingja: 2, Mythic Tier: 1, Path of the Guardian
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 63, hamingja: 3, Mythic Tier: 1, Path of the Archmage
Neferata (Jessie) – domur: 56, hamingja: 2, Mythic Tier: 1, Path of the Trickster
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 100, Mythic Tier: 1, Path of the Marshal

Manadagur, the 22nd of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

The heroes drank from the Fountain of Heroes, which triggered their Mythic Ascension. Athelstan assumed the Path of the Hierophant, Bergsveinn Farisson and Estrid Freysteinn assumed the Path of the Guardian, Caelrath and Kasimir von Schosse assumed the Path of the Archmage, Neferata assumed the Path of the Trickster, and Hakon Finehair the Skald assumed the Path of the Marshal.

The heroes prepared to go up the stairs to the lair of the White Wyrm. Estrid Freysteinn used wild shape to become a dire ape. They found the stairs blocked by magical webs, but Kasimir von Schosse was able to use a wand to dispel them. The stairs led them to a frigid room with walls made from ice. Two ice statues stood in the room, and began to speak (with magic mouths), warning the characters to “go back, before it is too late!” Estrid Freysteinn smashed the statues.

The chamber beyond the first contained a deep pit, crossed by an ice bridge. The heroes decided not to risk crossing it. Estrid Freysteinn used her mythic power to partially wild shape herself to have the wings and talons of a skergipur, then flew her comrades across, though the was buffeted by a magical gust of wind.

Once on the other side, the heroes were presented with the choice of going left or right. Neferata sent her shadow companion to scout ahead. The shadow reported that to the left was a lair of razor-sharp ice terrain, at the far side of which was the true lair of the White Wyrm. To the right side was a chamber where a frost giant was waiting in ambush.

The heroes debated for a little while, then decided that they should take out the giant before tackling the dragon. Estrid Freysteinn summoned an owlbear and sent it raging into the giant’s lair, and Neferata sent her shadow companion as well. The giant made short work of the owlbear, but that made enough of a distraction for the heroes to rush into its lair and attack.

While the heroes were fighting the giant, the White Wyrm came in behind them and used its breath weapon on the party. Caelrath responded by using hold monster on the dragon, freezing it in place for several rounds while the heroes blasted it with fire spells.

Meanwhile, the giant was ferociously battling the heroes in melee, even as Neferata continually flanked and sneak-attacked it. She was eventually forced to rely on her hamingja to act out of turn and shadow jump away to avoid death. The giant killed Bergsveinn Farisson, but Athelstan was able to use his mythic power of relentless healing as a Hierophant to bring him back the next round.

Caelrath finished the dragon off using his mythic power as an Archmage to cast a powerful delayed-blast fireball, and Estrid Freysteinn used her hamingja to reshape a mythic flame strike to hurt only the giant (and avoid killing others of her party). Kasimir von Schosse finished the giant with a scorching ray.

Before camping for the night, Bergsveinn Farisson used a sending spell to notify Thorgill Haraldsson of their progress . . .

XP Earned: 147,204 (24,534 each)
Total XP: 518,248 each
XP to level 15: 635,000

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Session 83 - The Castle of the King of Storms (Act 1 - The First Tower, continued)
HM13 - The Castle of the King of Storms

2/13/16 – 83rd Session – Module HM13 – The Castle of the King of Storms (Act 1 – The First Tower)
Game Date: 6/22/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 83, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 54, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 100, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 100, hamingja: 3
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 60, hamingja: 3
Neferata (Jessie) – domur: 53, hamingja: 3
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 100

Manadagur, the 22nd of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

The heroes were now sure that the Castle of the King of Storms had drifted to other branches of Yggdrasill, and they were now somewhere else in the Nine Worlds than over Torgar Island . . .

The heroes now made their way down to the ground floor. There were more trollfolk guards, but Kasimir von Schosse (!!!) bluffed their way past, giving them ribbons and suggesting that they join their "brothers"upstairs.

They entered the Hall of the Fountain of Heroes, where the witch Neito Louhentytar was researching the fountain, accompanied by her pet Zmey (a type of dragon). When the heroes entered, she shouted for guards, and more trollfolk began to arrive. Neferata backstabbed Neito, and Athelstan stabbed her in the throat with Logsvar, and so the battle began, with Kasimir von Schosse assuming dragon form. The battle was relatively swift, and the heroes prevailed.

Estrid Freysteinn used wild shape to assume the form of a bat, and flew up the stairs to the lair of the White Wyrm. The White Wyrm spotted her and breathed frost at her, so she fled back down to alert her party. They decided to go up and fight the dragon. But first, they drank from the Fountain of Heroes . . .

AND WERE EMPOWERED! The heroes underwent Mythic Ascension, becoming mythic heroes of destiny!

XP Earned: 227,604 (37,934 each)
Total XP: 493,714 each
XP to level 15: 635,000
Mythic Ascension! Mythic Tier Achieved: 1st

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Session 82 - The Castle of the King of Storms (Act 1 - The First Tower)
HM13 - The Castle of the King of Storms

1/30/16 – 82nd Session – Module HM13 – The Castle of the King of Storms (Act 1 – The First Tower)
Game Date: 6/21/901 – 6/22/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 80, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 51, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 100, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 100, hamingja: 3
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 57, hamingja: 3
Neferata (Jessie) – domur: 50, hamingja: 3
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 100

Solsdagur, the 21st of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

The heroes charged up the tunnel from Torgar Island, reaching the faint rainbow shimmer of the boundary between Midhgardhur and whatever realm or realms the Storm King’s castle exists within. Estrid Freysteinn used thousand faces to appear as a svartalfur. Bergsveinn Farisson healed the remaining deafness in the party.They tested the planar boundary with a rope, then plunged through into the Castle of the King of Storms.

The heroes found themselves in a high tower. There were trollfolk guards, but the heroes were able to bluff their way past them, since Estrid appeared to be a svartalfur. They found their former companion Neferata in a holding cell, and cautiously freed her. They bluffed the guards into believing that they were taking over on guard duty for the night, then made camp to rest and heal.

Manadagur, the 22nd of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

In the morning, Caelrath used his magic to veil the party. making them appear as svartalfar (except for Estrid Freysteinn, who had already disguised herself with thousand faces, and Neferata, who was pretending to be their prisoner).

The heroes went down the stairs to a laboratory where frost creatures were performing experiments on trollfolk guards. The heroes fought their way through, with Neferata freeing the caged trollfolk and securing their cooperation. After the battle, the trollfolk said that they were natives of a land called Pohjola, and would not fight the heroes if the heroes agreed to help them get home, eventually. It was so agreed.

The trollfolk told the heroes that the stairs down from the laboratory could take them to the lair of the “white wyrm” (evidently a white dragon below), or on the ground floor to the hall of the Fountain of Heroes which was under the protection and research of Neito Louhentytar, a witch from Pohjola in service to the King of Storms . . .

The heroes decided to let Neferata try to deactivate the glyphs guarding the way to the stairs. She screwed up, and the glyphs detonated . . .

XP Earned: 25,602 (4267 each)
Total XP: 455,780 each
XP to level 15: 635,000

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Session 81 - The Battle of Torgar Island (Act 3 - The Siege Concludes)
HM12 - The Battle of Torgar Island

12/5/15 – 81st Session – Module HM12 – The Battle of Torgar Island (Act 3 – The Siege Concludes)
Game Date: 6/21/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 80, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 51, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 100, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 100, hamingja: 3
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 57, hamingja: 3
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 100

Solsdagur, the 21st of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

The Siege Continued!

Having reached the top of the walls, Estrid Freysteinn (still in the form of a war-cat_ and Hakon Finehair the Skald wreaked havoc upon their Trollkyn foes. As Caelrath reached the top of the wall,

As the siege continued, Estrid assumed the form of a war-cat using wild shape, while Kas used baleful polymorph to turn the ghoul into a slug, which Athelstan then stepped on.

The heroes began to throw their might against the approaching Nightwalker, while Bergsveinn Farisson continued to face off against a Trollkyn champion (he was only alive by the grace of his own healing powers and the assistance of Athelstan). Bergsveinn was finally able to retreat to the top of the walls as the heroes destroyed the Nightwalker and most of the Trollkyn in the town with powerful magic!

Estrid slew the svartalfur who had been coordinating the final defense against the siege with a flame strike, and the heroes charged through the burning town towards the mountain and the magical gap that would take them to the Fortress of the King of Storms!

XP Earned: 217,602 (36,267 each)
Total XP: 451,513 each
XP to level 15: 635,000
LEVEL UP!
Hamingja Points Awarded: 1
Plot Twist Cards Issued: 1

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Session 80 - The Battle of Torgar Island (Act 2, The Siege Continues)
HM12 - The Battle of Torgar Island

11/15/15 – 80th Session – Module HM12 – The Battle of Torgar Island (Act 2 – The Siege Continues)
Game Date: 6/21/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 70, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 41, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 92, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 92, hamingja: 2
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 47, hamingja: 2
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 90

Solsdagur, the 21st of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

The Siege Continued! Notable events from the beginning of the battle included Caelrath converting foes into allies with mass suggestion, Estrid Freysteinn clearing the main parapet with an ice storm, Kasimir von Schosse blowing a hole in the left parapet with disintegrate, and Athelstan channeling the power of his god to cripple a ghoulish negotiator sent to parley!

As the siege continued, Estrid assumed the form of a war-cat using wild shape, while Kas used baleful polymorph to turn the ghoul into a slug, which Athelstan then stepped on.

Caelrath was using his wand of magic missile so as not to exhaust all of his magic before they reached the main castle, while Kas blasted the left wall with another ice storm. The heroes rained fireballs on their foes while Bergsveinn Farisson and Estrid in the war-cat form tore through their foes!

Unfortunately, someone among the Trollkyn cast a storm of vengeance, with thunder that deafened the heroes and acid rain pouring down upon them! Most of the heroes advanced out of the storm of vengeance to the walls of the town, while some still struggled below the walls at the edge of the storm . . . Meanwhile, another Nightwalker was seen advancing on the battle . . .

XP Earned: 88.806 (14,801 each)
Total XP: 415,246 each
XP to level 14: 445,000

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Session 79 - The Battle of Torgar Island (Act 1 - The Siege Begins)
HM12 The Battle of Torgar Island

8/15/15 – 79th Session – Module HM12 – The Battle of Torgar Island (Act 1 – The Siege Begins)
Game Dates: 6/14/901 – 6/21/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 70, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 41, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 92, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 92, hamingja: 2
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 47, hamingja: 2
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 90

Solsdagur, the 14th of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

On this day, Estrid Freysteinn began scouting out the town of Hildiridharsonaborg, using the wild shape of a bat. She noted the haphazard, chaotic layout of the town itself and the tent-town outside the main walls . . .

Manadagur, the 15th of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

On this day Estrid Freysteinn officially said farewell to Vik the Leshy. She released him from service to her, gifting him with precious stones he liked and setting him to dwell in and watch over the hallowed ground she had created along the coast of Halogaland.

From Tysdagur the 16th to Freyjudagur the 19th of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

The heroes finished training their troops, crafting their magic items, and scouting out Torgar Island . . .

Sjaundidagur, the 20th of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

On this day, the heroes made their rendezvous with Jarl Grundi Hrottason of Luleastadhir on Brunney. They met by the wells that give that island its name and planned their assault on Torgar Island to begin at dawn on the next day . . .

Solsdagur, the 21st of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.

At dawn on this day, the heroes began their assault on Torgar Island. Their 8 longships, each with a long hundred of men (120 each), hit the beaches on the east coast of the island (the ships included the Helgiask, the Dark Serpent, two ships from each of the kings of Jorvik, a ship sent by Athelwold, and the ship of Jarl Grundi Hrottason of Luleastadhir.) The heroes send their main armies ahead under the command of Thorgill Haraldsson.

As their army made its way towards the town of Hildiridharsonaborg, they heard war horns and war drums, and an army poured out of the main gates to meet their army in combat on the fields of Torgar Island. It seemed as though the Trollkyn horde that constituted the main army of Hildiridharsonaborg was being routed during that first engagement, but their supporting units were more steady, and the Trollkyn were so ferocious that they still tore into the heroes’ armies, even when routed.

The heroes, however, went around to the north wall of Hildiridharsonaborg, away from the main gate, intending to attack from there. They could see a silent village of tents and a palisade between them and the main wall. As they approached the tents, Bergsveinn Farisson used detect undead and discovered that the tents were full of undead – a ghoulish army of undead Trollkyn! The heroes began to gird themselves with enchantments as they approached, and soon the undead began to pour from the tents. Behind the palisade, the leader of the undead, a kind of undead jotunn called a nightwalker, revealed itself. And so the battle began!

The heroes fought relentlessly through the ghoulish army, destroying all the undead, and even managed to destroy the looming nightwalker before they reached the palisades, then used oil and torches to burn their way through the palisade in order to attack the main walls . . . More undead awaited them on the other side of the palisade, and the walls were swarming with Trollkyn . . . but the heroes had no choice but to fight on, as they must reach the gateway to the Castle of the King of Storms this very night, or lose all chance of finding and defeating him . . .

XP Earned: 134,000 (26,880 each)
Total XP: 400,445 each
XP to level 14: 445,000

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Session 78 - Voyage to Torgar (Act 9 - To Hjaltland and Beyond)
HM11 Voyage to Torgar

8/1/15 – 78th Session – Module HM11 – Voyage to Torgar (Act 9 – To Hjaltland and Beyond)
Game Dates: 3/29/901 – 6/14/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 70, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 41, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 92, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 92, hamingja: 2
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 47, hamingja: 2
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 90

Solsdagur, the 29th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

The next morning, still on the island of Munso, the heroes made a plan to recover from the debilitating weakness caused by the cairn linnorm’s breath. The heroes pooled their money to pay for the services of a high-ranking cleric and the diamond dust required for the prayers of greater restoration. Then, Kasimir von Schosse took Athelstan and teleported in several hops back to Yulianopolis. Once they arrived there, they sought the assistance of House Arkonides in acquiring the help of a chaplain of the Hierarchy capable of casting greater restoration on Athelstan, lecturing them all the while on the “fact” that their “heathen” gods were apparently incapable of restoring him. Once restored to health, however, Athelstan became capable of casting greater restoration once per day himself.

Athelstan made sure to visit some churches of the Hierarchy and mention that perhaps Dyovis should be sending aid to the North to deal with the threat . . . but the priests of the Hierarchy seemed unimpressed with his wild, heathen rantings. That night, the heroes stayed at the the home Kasimir had bought, with Kas luxuriating in his feather bed, and Athelstan deploring the decadence of the city.

Meanwhile, the heroes on Munso were able to follow the trail the cairn linnorm had left through the underbrush back to its lair, a cave in a small cliffside not far from the barrows. They found a vast treasure hoard, of course, and thus were able to replenish some of the money they had expended to treat the weakness caused by the linnorm’s breath.

Manadagur, the 30th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

On this day, Kas was able to teleport Athelstan in several hops back to Munso. On this day, Athelstan was able to restore Caelrath to full health, and the next day, he was able to restore Bergsveinn Farisson.

Thorsdagur, the 2nd of Einmanudhur, 901 N.Y.

By this date the heroes had returned to Burh with their treasure, fully restored to health, and made ready to set sail for the coast of Noregur. Thorgill Haraldsson warned them to expect guardians on the coast.

Sjaundidagur, the 11th of Einmanudhur, 901 N.Y.

On this day, the heroes and their fleet of 7 ships arrived on the coast of Noregur. They saw a strange green fog bank drifting quickly towards them, against the wind. Thorgill Haraldsson said that this was probably one of the guardians of the coast his father The One King had set in place. Estrid Freysteinn was able to disperse the fog using her necklace of storm lure, and assuming the form of an air elemental. The heroes were able to investigate one of the fishing villages along the shore to make certain the common folk were unharmed. Then they rethought their plan.

Deciding that they needed a base to train their army for the coming conflict, they set sail for Hjaltland.

Thorsdagur, the 23rd of Einmanudhur, 901 N.Y.

On this day, the heroes sailed into port at the main settlement on Hjaltland. The guards escorted them to the hall of Jarl Torf-Einarr Raganvaldarson. The jarl listened to their story, as told by Hakon Finehair the Skald, then explained that while Hjaltland was currently free from the control of Noregur, he was worried about the repercussions of the heroes launching an all-out war against a settlement on the coast of Noregur from his islands. Athelstan was able to persuade him to let them set up a camp on the northernmost tip of the main island to train and outfit their troops, but promised that the main attack would not be launched from there, but from a Forward Camp on the shores of Noregur itself.

Estrid Freysteinn hallowed the site of the camp and protected its inhabitants with a death ward. They then began the business of equipping and training their armies.

Freyjudagur, the 24th of Einmanudhur, 901 N.Y.

On this day was held a great Council of War on Hjaltland to plan for the midsummer attack on Torgar Island. Thorgill Haraldsson described Torgar Island and the situation thereon. The Council decided to split their armies into four forces – a huge militia force capable to assaulting the town on Torgar Island, two medium armies to support that main one, and a medium army to follow them up Torgahottur. Thorgill is paying for his own troops, but from this point forward, the armies are costing the heroes about 1500 gp/week. Estrid sold off the Norrani steel ingots the party had been hoarding in order to pay for the armies.

Estrid Freysteinn tried to scry the King of Storms, but failed. She continued to try this for the next several days, but always failed, so she concluded that he must be protected from scrying, somehow.

Over the next few weeks, the heroes began to set up plans for a Forward Camp on the coast of Noregur in Halogaland. Estrid Freysteinn used wild shape to assume the form of a narwhal, and swam to the coast over the course of three days, and scouted it out. She found a spot in the forests, and made plans for the rendezvous with Jarl Grundi. She sent Gersemi, her peregrine falcon, to take a message to Jarl Grundi to meet them on the northernmost tip of Brunney just before midsummer.

The first couple of days of the month of Harpa, Estrid used windwalk to take Caelrath and Kas to the site for the Forward Camp, so that they could familiarize themselves with the place well enough to teleport there whenever necessary. The land around the site was throughly explored so that the camp would be safe, and one of Estrid’s druidic followers was left there at all times to guard the spot.

The next few weeks, between the 2nd of Harpa and the 14th or so of Skerpla, were spent drilling the armies for the conflict to come on the 21st of Skerpla, at midsummer . . . .

XP Earned: 58,500 (11,700 each)
Total XP: 373,565 each
XP to level 14: 445,000

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Session 77 - Voyage to Torgar (Act 8 - Detour for Tyrfingur)
HM11 Voyage to Torgar

6/6/15 – 77th Session – Module HM11 – Voyage to Torgar (Act 8 – Detour for Tyrfingur)
Game Dates: 3/28/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 70, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 41, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 92, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 92, hamingja: 2
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 47, hamingja: 2
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 90

Sjaundidagur, the 28th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

While the ships were being readied to sail from Burh, Estrid Freysteinn convinced the other heroes that they should finally go seek out the cursed sword Tyrfingur on the island of Munso in Svialand. The heroes agreed to this course of action, so using telepathic bond to guide the spells of teleport, Caelrath and Kasimir von Schosse transported the heroes to the region of the barrows on the north shore of Munso.

After they arrived, Athelstan inquired about Logsvar, and it was revealed that Kas had tried to bury it with Salome, and that Caelrath had possession of it. Caelrath turned the sword over to Athelstan.

Estrid assumed the form of an earth elemental to dig through the barrow. The heroes entered, with Estrid now in the form of a dire rat, and they spoke to the guardians in the barrow. Athelstan was able to convince the guardians to let them take the sword Tyrfingur, but the guardians warned them that they would have to face the true Guardian of the Barrows.

The heroes emerged from the barrow to see the approach of the Guardian – a cairn linnorm! The heroes fought with all their might, and after a long and perilous struggle, they vanquished the monster . . .

XP Earned: 179,200 (35,840 each)
Total XP: 361,865 each
XP to level 14: 445,000

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Session 76 - Voyage to Torgar (Act 7 - Jorvik)
HM11 Voyage to Torgar

5/9/15 – 76th Session – Module HM11 – Voyage to Torgar (Act 7 – Jorvik)
Game Dates: 3/23/901 – 3/27/901

The Party:
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 70, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 41, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 92, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 92, hamingja: 2
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 47, hamingja: 2
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 90

Manadagur, the 23rd of Goa, 901 N.Y.

The heroes were admitted to the Konungsgurtha, the royal court of the dual kings of JorvikSigfrodhur and Knutur. When asked their business, they said that “danger looms from the North, and {they} seek allies for the coming battle.” They explained their situation, and met Aethelwold, “King Over All Ethelland” who was in Jorvik on a similar mission to recruit troops for a planned assault on the Ethellingar to the south. The heroes said that they would be returning to the court on Thorsdagur with proof of their claims.

The heroes took rooms at the Sign of the Silver Linnorm (10 silver pennigar per night with meals and amenities included, the proprietor was Big Alric). They made plans to retrieve Orinn from Luleastadhir and Athelstan from his monastery, or wherever he was . . .

Tysdagur, the 24th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

Caelrath linked the heroes with a telepathic bond, then teleported himself and Estrid Freysteinn to Luleastadhir. They met with Sorli the Shepherd, who guided them to the Jarl’s Hall for an audience with Jarl Grundi Hrottason. They appealed to him for aid, so that not only did he turn Orinn over to them to teleport back to Jorvik, but he also agreed to take a long hundred (120) of warriors aboard his own longship and try to meet up with them on the east coast of Brunney before the attack on Torgar Island at Midsummer.

That day Bergsveinn Farisson and Kasimir von Schosse discussed free will and the nature of the gods. That night Kasimir went to spend the night in the woods and commune with the trees. Bergsveinn kept track of the young sorcerer with a status spell. That night, Farisson finally burned the head of the hag he had been carrying ever since Inazor Obram.

Odhinsdagur, the 25th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

On this day, the heroes went about their regular business in town. By the end of the day, Athelstan arrived in Jorvik and was reunited with the heroes.

Thorsdagur, the 26th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

On this day did the heroes negotiate with the Kings of Jorvik and King Aethelwold, and thus increased their fleet by 5 ships – 2 from each of the Kings of Jorvik, and one from King Aethelwold (that being all they could spare in light of the war being planned in the south of Ethelland.

So did the heroes plan their departure towards the waters controlled by Haraldur Einkonungur (The One King, King of Noregur, “Emperor of the North”). Thorgill Haraldsson warned the heroes to expect dragons and other fierce guardians . . .

Freyjudagur, the 27th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

On this day the heroes returned to Burh to collect their ships and the 5 new ships in their fleet. They plan to sail east to the coast of Denaland and then make their way north through the waters of Noregur . . .

LEVEL UP!
p. XP Earned: 139,200 (27,840 each)
Total XP: 326,025 each
XP to level 14: 445,000
1 Hamingja (Hero Point) awarded!

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Session 75 - Voyage to Torgar (Act 7 - Jorvik)
HM11 Voyage to Torgar

4/25/15 – 75th Session – Module HM11 – Voyage to Torgar (Act 7 – Jorvik)
Game Dates: 3/5/901 N.Y. – 3/23/901 N.Y.

The Party:
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 38, hamingja: 2
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 89, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 89, hamingja: 1
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 44, hamingja: 1
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 87

Thorsdagur, the 5th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

The day after the battle at the Basilica, the heroes divided the treasure and spoils of their battle. There was some bickering over the treasures. Among the treasures was a gold puzzle box, in which Kasimir von Schosse found a strange red and blue sphere – an ioun stone, which he took to orbit his head.

Kasimir was deep in mourning for the slain Salome Arkonides. He cut his hair and dyed it black, and dyed his clothing black as well. He took to making bleak, gloomy pronouncements, and carrying the sheathed blade Logsvar. He planned a traditional Northern funeral for Salome – he arranged a procession to bear her body down to the docks of Kirkjuborg, a chorus to sing funeral dirges, and a sailboat into which her body was placed with her armor, most of her weapons, and her helmet. Estrid Freysteinn called a wind to send the sailboat out to sea, then Kasimir flew over to the boat, placed Logsvar upon it, then cast fireball to set it alight.

Caelrath saw what Kasimir had done, so he stepped back from the watching crowd and cast invisibility, then fly, then dimension door to step out into midair above the burning boat. He used detect magic to find Logsvar and he took it, still invisible. He hoped none saw what he did, but Bergsveinn Farisson had seen him step away from the crowd and turn himself invisible.

After the funeral, Kasimir retreated to his room at The Hungry Drake Inn to write bad poetry about the fall of Salome Arkonides. Estrid tried to comfort him, but to no avail.

Meanwhile, in the common room of The Hungry Drake Inn, Bergsveinn asked Caelrath what had happened earlier. Caelrath gave him some muttered answer about the business of wizards being their own, then changed the subject . . .

Freyjudagur, the 6th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

The heroes went to Jormungandur’s Fury to meet with Thorgill Haraldsson, who was holding a great feast with roasted boar and ale, though he lamented the lack of mead. The morose Kasimir managed to produce a cask of mead from his robe of useful items before sinking back into a depressed funk. The heroes discussed plans, and decided that next they would head to Jorvik to recruit more help for the coming battle at Torgar Island.

Over the next few days, Bergsveinn consecrated the site of the Basilica and rededicated the site to Forseti.

Thorsdagur, the 12th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

On this day, Estrid finally received her new dragonscale armor. The heroes then went to visit Jarl Hrolfur at Yggdrasill’s Branch, where he rewarded them by giving them a home in his city (claimed by Estrid as well). When the loud and boisterous jarl noticed how depressed Kasimir seemed, he tried to cheer him up by giving him a thrall – Helga, a brazen strumpet who tried to cheer him up by listening to his poetry . . . and so Helga joined the crew . . .

Freyjudagur, the 13th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

On this day, the Helgiask and Dark Serpent set sail from Kirkjuborg, side by side. Kasimir spent much time aboard ship sewing, making a silk outfit for Helga.

Manadagur, the 16th of Goa, 901 N.Y.

On this day, the ships passed the famous White Cliffs at Dofras.

Solsdagur, the 22nd of Goa, 901 N.Y.

The heroes had sailed up the coast of Ethelland, watching the lands they passed off the port bow turning green and blooming as spring arrived. But as they passed the fens of East Ethellinga Rice, they knew they were getting close to the lands of the Danir in Ethelland. That night, they were attacked by a boarding party of skum, but Caelrath easily slew them with a single fireball.

Manadagur, the 23rd of Goa, 901 N.Y.

On this morning, the ships entered the estuary of the Hymber River (Thorgill Haraldsson first removed the dragonhead prow from his ship so as not to frighten the landvaettir) and sailed up to Burh, where they docked and disembarked. It was decided that the five heroes would go, along with Thorgill Haraldsson and four of his retainers, for a total party of ten. They took horses and rode overland to Jorvik.

They arrived at Jorvik by late afternoon and Thorgill took them through the city to the Konungsgurtha, the “King’s Court,” to meet with the two kings of Jorvik, Sigfrodhur and Knutur. And so the heroes prepared to a royal audience . . .

XP Earned: 43,800 (8760 each)
Total XP: 298,175 each
XP to level 13: 315,000

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