1/5/13 – 28th Session – Module HM7 – The Expedition
Game Date: 4/14/900 N.Y. – 4/28/900 N.Y.
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 51, hamingja: 2
Aurel (Metellus) – domur: 49, hamingja: 3
Basileus Arkonides (Chris) – domur: 49, hamingja: 2
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 49, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 53, hamingja: 3
Neferata (Jess) – domur: 50, hamingja: 3
Thrand Hallsteinsson (Josh) – domur: 48, hamingja: 3
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 44
Bronislava the Caravan Guard (NPC)
Oxana the Lady-In-Waiting (NPC)
Dunyasha the Lady (NPC)
Manadagur, the 14th of Einmanudhur, 900 N.Y.
After consulting together at the Sign of the Axe and Shield, the heroes decided to wait for the word from the dwarf Balinn. So Caelrath and Athelstan went to hear what Balinn had to say. Balinn said that he had found records of a hero, Brynjarr the Bold, who carried the sword Logsvar North on an expedition to seek the ruins of Glanmalkinn along the coast known as the “Bleikstrand” – “The Bleak Shore.” Brynjarr never returned, nor did any who went to seek his fate. Based on this, Balinn believed the sword to be lost somewhere along Bleikstrand.
Based on this information, back at the Sign of the Axe and Shield, the heroes decided to go on the proposed expedition to Bjarmaland, to seek the sword Logsvar, and to trust in the undead guardians of the sword Tyrfingur to keep it safe while they were gone. And so they set out on the expedition along the Bleikstrand towards Permia.
Tysdagur, the 16th of Einmanudhur, 900 N.Y.
On this day the heroes were overtaken by mounted pursuers. In the lead was Hallvardhur, the champion of King Amlethur of the Helsingar, and with him were nine of his thanes. He was bearing Neferata’s flaming sword. Hallvardhur and his thegns had heard the king of the Helsingar say that he wished to be “rid of the meddling witch Neferata and her companions,” so they had taken it upon themselves to hunt down Neferata and her companions. Fortunately, Athelstan was able to convince them that the heroes no longer keep company with Neferata, and that Hallvardhur and his thegns should seek her elsewhere. The posse finally agreed to leave the heroes in peace, and departed back to the south . . .
Solsdagur, the 28th of Einmanudhur, 900 N.Y.
On this day the heroes finally sighted some ruins along the shore of the Bleikstrand. On the hills overlooking the shore was a shattered tower. As the heroes approached, they noted an unnatural frost covering a number of the ruins.
Nearing the ruined tower, the heroes saw a large white dragon fly overhead and land atop the tower. It roared down at them, shaking several of them with its frightful presence (including Basileus Arkonides, Estrid, Aurel, and Bronislava). Fortunately, Hakon Finehair the Skald was able to counter this effect with his war chant to inspire courage.
The heroes attacked, but they were fighting uphill towards the tower, against a foe that could take to the air – the mighty white dragon Isajarnatann! The dragon was able to strafe the earthbound heroes with its frosty breath. Estrid used her power to call lightning, and Caelrath used haste to aid the heroes nearest to him. Thrand Hallsteinsson used his arrows to badly wound the beast, and Caelrath mad the most of his fire magics, like fireball and scorching ray. But it was Bronislava who approached the beast’s hoard, bringing the creature to the ground – where its teeth, claws, wings, and tail quickly shredded her. Athelstan came running to heal her, but the rampaging beast quickly injured her again. But once the creature was on the ground, he proved a much easier target for all the attacks – including Basileus Arkonides bearing the sword Ormsbani, and so the heroes finally destroyed the monster.
The heroes found the hoard of 16,587 copper pennigar, 3649 silver pennigar, 893 gold aurar, 36 gold marks (equivalent to platinum pieces), a suit of + 2 chainmail, a brooch of shielding (in the form of a silver dragon pin), a scroll of ice storm (7th level caster), a black pearl worth 650 gp, and a gold tafl set worth 500 gp. Also in the hoard was the lost sword, Logsvar. The heroes have yet to divide up this hoard . . .
XP Earned: 50,604 (8434 each)
Total XP: 32,558
XP to level 7: 35,000