Elmhurst Geeks and the Rise of the Runelords

Exploring the Crypts of Gluttony
Deivon Has a Bad Day

Sarineth 28 – Erastus 17, 4708 AR

Becoming skilled in the high art of running away, our heroes ran away with trained perfection and returned to the Shimmer Veils of Pride to ponder their next move. Realizing they need their Varisian sorcerer to be back to full strength, it was decided that they’d take the two weeks to restore his lost lifeforce and be at maximum combat effectiveness for their next infiltration of the Crypts of Gluttony.

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Deeper Into the Runeforge
The Darkness of the Crypts

Sarenith 17-28, 4708 AR

Retreating from their beat down, our heroes put their heads together to discuss a plan of attack while trapped in the Runeforge. Over time, several theories and plans materialized. Then, the group made a decision to put into motion one of their plans.

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Into the Runeforge
Let's Just Pretend That Never Happened...

Sarenith 14-16, 4708 AR

Stepping into the Runeforge, our heroes felt the refreshing effects of the magical site. Thirst, hunger and any fatigue they may have felt was washed away as they entered. Any wounds our heroes suffered, however, were not healed, but on they marched. Ayra noticed some of her spells had ended, alerting her to the fact that the group was no longer on Golarian and the material plane.

Taking stock of the giant, 100 foot wide circular room, with its looming statues of the Runelords, the Heroes of Sandpoint noticed a large pool of water in the middle of the room. Erekhil, the Sell-Sword of Korvosa, made his way to the pool to dip his hand in the water. As he dipped, he was overcome by a wave of magical energy which assaulted his senses, but he was able to shake of the debilitating effects and noticed the water felt alternating ice cold and burning hot to the touch, then quickly withdrew from the pool.

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Rimeskull, Part III
OK...This Time We Got This...

Sarenith 13-14, 4708 AR

Searching the tunnels for their dragon foe, looking to kill him, our heroes discovered a series of passages that at one time must have extended deep into the mountain, but now are mostly caved in ruins.

The group first traveled through Karzoug’s tunnel, then Krune and Belimarius. However, when they entered the tunnel behind Sorshen’s statue, a windstorm began to blow along with heavy snows that quickly accumulated on the ground.

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Rimeskull, Part II
Bitch Tits Don't Lie

Sarenith 12-13, 4708 AR

Down the stairs they went, retreating from their ignominious defeat at Rimeskull’s peak, as the biting wind blew strong against them. But, they withdrew safely to the rocky shores of Lake Stormunder, without any incident, and Lindin found the best defensible position to make camp.

Since there was no mystery as to their location, they gathered what wood they could from the bleak landscape and lit a warming fire. If Death was coming, the Heroes of Southport would face it on their terms. Then, as night progressed, high in the north in the spring, the sun set late in the evening, as Lindin set took the first watch.

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Defeat at Rimeskull
The Sorcerer Silenced

Sarenith 12, 4708 AR

When, high near the peak of Rimeskull, the bust of Karzoug stopped glowing, a Sihedron shaped key bearing the Greed Rune appeared in the carved mouth. As the wind whipped cold against the Heroes of Sandpoint, Ayra claimed the key and moved to the next bust, that of Krune, and cast a spell from the School of Conjuration into the ancient stone, beginning the key manifesting process again.

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Travels to Rimeskull
Watch Your Coin Purse...

Desnus 24 – Sarenith 12, 4708 AR

Violence was undertaken against the demon in the Lamashtu temple, as, with a raspy hiss, Xalissia opened a Dimension Door behind him and, while holding the sell-sword, blinked away.

But, that was not the most pressing concern for the rest of our heroes as the demon, called from the Abyss cast an Unholy Blight over them. And still the fight raged.

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Once More to Sandpoint
Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend?

Desnus 20-24, 4707 AR

Thankfully, the new stone giants were not foes. It was a group led by Conna the Wise coming to aid the group.

She took charge of the situation and, taking Mokmurian’s head, told the group to remain here, she’ll find someone to aid Ayra. While Deivon put Ayra’s ashes in a bag, the rest of the survivors used this time to search the area thoroughly. Erekhil and Lindin discovered a series of maps and notes, in giant, on what must have been Mokmurian’s work desk.

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Mokmurian Found
A Hero Falls

Desnus 20, 4707 AR

On they went, through the Thasillonian made hallways lit by glowing crystals set into the walls. A thin sheet of acrid smoke greeted Erekhil as he made his way forward in the point position of the FTOJ. Peering into a large chamber, he saw the giant cauldron Bahne’s dwarf-kin spoke of. The room was lit unnervingly by a reddish glow from the slowly burning flames under the cauldron.

The cauldron, emblazoned with the Sihedron Star, bubbled and was surrounded by a halo of human bones and fragments of what could only be dried flesh. A creature of stone with a carved, skeletal face guarded the room, but did not stir when Erekhil poked his head in for a look. However, once he entered, the stone golem lurched to attack.

The Heroes of Sandpoint, in turn, sprang to the challenge.

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Clearing the Stone Giant's Caverns
So, We're Heading Back Up?

Desnus 20, 4707 AR

Things were not looking good for our heroes as the lamia priestess punished the group with spells and a stone giant guard pummeled the blinded Erekhil. But, these heroes would not be deterred. Focusing might and magic on their foes, they soon killed the stone giant, leaving the priestess alone.

Or so they thought.

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