4/19/14 – 58th Session – Module HM10 – The Silver City (Act 4 – Villa Tzimiskes)
Game Dates: 12/24/900 N.Y. – 12/25/900 N.Y.
Basileus Arkonides (Chris) – domur: 70, hamingja: 2
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 70, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 71, hamingja: 3
Thrand Hallsteinsson (Josh) – domur: 70, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – _domur: 20, hamingja: 2
Neferata (Jessie) – domur: 55, hamingja: 3
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 24, hamingja: 2
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 69
Gruull (NPC, Cohort of Basileus Arkonides) – domur: 23
Bronislava (NPC Mercenary)
Odhinsdagur, the 24th of Ylir, 900 N.Y.
The heroes awoke bright and early in the morning of the 24th of Ylir. It was a cool, clear, cloudless day – seemingly perfect for hunting the undead suspected of lurking among the members of House Tzimiskes. To the surprise of the other heroes, Bergsveinn Farisson said that he would not or could not accompany them, for reasons of his own. As a result, Basileus Arkonides had to call upon Father Theodoros, the chaplain of House Arkonides, to accompany them into the lair of the suspected undead.
Based on the research of Estrid Freysteinn, the heroes stopped by the Grand Marketplace to load up on garlic, small mirrors, and other gear that might help in opposing the living dead.
The heroes then approached Villa Tzimiskes and Basileus Arkonides presented his Imperial Writ Against The Undead to the guards at the door. The guards seemed less than intimidated and tried to close the doors against them, but although Caelrath balked at Basileus Arkonides’ order to blast them, Kasimir von Schosse happily tossed a fireball through the doorway . . .
The explosion killed the guards, allowing the doors to swing wide open and the heroes to enter the villa. They could see the long, dark entryway and atrium of the villa, with its elaborate geometric mosaics on the floors and a dry impluvium, for the compluvium above had been boarded over to shroud the chamber in darkness. But the explosion of Kasimir’s fireball had awakened the living dead from their diurnal slumber . . . five figures emerged from the villa’s cubicula, twisted and stunted beings with pale, animalistic features and gleaming fangs . . . the vrykolakas of Vylgari legend!
A tumultuous battle with the plague-ridden undead monsters ensued, in which fire magics roared through the halls of the villa. The heroes limped away from the battle victorious, but requiring much treatment in terms of restoration prayers. They had decided to retreat rather than press on into the villa, for fear that their depleted resources would catch up with them at a crucial moment within the depths of that nest of vrykolakas. That night, several members of the expedition (including Father Theodoros, Basileus Arkonides, Neferata, Kasimir von Schosse, and Bronislava) were diagnosed with bubonic plague acquired from the monsters in the villa!
Thorsdagur, the 25th of Ylir, 900 N.Y. to Solsdagur – The Feast of Luna Invicta
The heroes spent most of the day undergoing prayers of restoration, remove disease, and healing at Villa Arkonides.
XP Earned: 51,204 (8534 each)
Total XP: 138,758 each
XP to level 11: 155,000