The King Makers

Into the Breach

After searching the Stolen Lands for various individuals, the Heroes came upon the Nomen Centaurs. The Nomen Centaur warband lead the Former Rulers of Loria to their leader Aecora Silverfire. Where the Heroes learned about a sacred place that has ill omens that may be related to the disappearances at Varnhold, and possibly the location of their missing friend, Fletcher Green.

The Heroes proceeded to search the nearby areas for further clues. One night they were attacked by Soul Eaters. If it wasn’t for fast thinking, they might have lost some of their own. They did not defeat the Soul Eaters, but ran away. The Soul Eaters gave chase, but could not cross a running river.

Ultimately, they arrived at the Valley of the Dead, the forbidden place of the Nomen Centaurs.

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Balthazar
the Once and Future King

Balthazar Orvlosky, the current Ruler of Loria, informed the Heroes that they must find the cause of this disappearance. After all, Varnhold was another colony of Brevoy, and the danger may threaten Loria. The Heroes traveled back to the lands of Varnhold to seek out the only clue they had, the Nomen Centaurs.

One evening, the Former Rulers of Loria lost the Oracle Ersin. Without their nature guide, they were forced to return to Restov in the hopes the cohort of Anamaria would be able to track him. Meanwhile, Ersin was being stalked by plants and aided by a mysterious fox spirit. Ultimately, they were reunited outside of Restov.

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The Great (Disappearing) Fletcher

The Owlbear was defeated within it’s own lair. The Heroes of the Stolen Land took this time to rebuild their nation. Over the next year, Loria grew. Adding the Grand Cathedral of Erastil, the Ersin Theatre, a noble villas to the fair city of Loria.

Ersin proposed to the fair spymaster and performer, Lily Teskertin. She accepted, under the condition that they find her father Reginald Teskertin. The party ventured out to find Reginald, hearing rumors of him in the city of Restov. After a few days of no success, they hatched a plan to get him to come to them. Lily performed a magnificent ballad to draw her father out, it was successful. After a chase that Reginald ultimately got away, he visited Ersin. Ersin walked away with his blessing.

Nearly 6 months after meeting with Reginald, a plague was discovered amongst the Sootscale Kobolds. Efforts were made to prevent the plague from moving towards the city of Loria, were unsuccessful. To add upon the worries of the Heroes of the Stolen Lands, Balthazar Orvlosky returned successful from defeating the Green Dragon, Malystryx. Accompanying him, was his bodyguard Ivan Kaledon and a woman by the name of Zylia. He informed the Rulers of Loria that he needed to verify that Fletcher was infact, Aluzair the Lost Heir to the throne of Mendev.

The Heroes traveled to the lands of Varnhold, the last known location of Aluzair, to find the place deserted. There were no signs of fighting, it just seemed as though the people disappeared. Exploring the town, they came across a fort that had been taken over by hostile Spriggans. The Once-Rulers of Loria defeated the invading Spriggans, left with little choice, went back to Loria.

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Long Live the Kingdom I Mean Colony of Loria

Since the defeat of the Stag Lord, the Stolen Lands have been a hub of activity, nefarious and benevolent. The founding of the nearby town of Taztleford by Loy Rezbin and his wife. And the first annual celebration of the Colony of Loria, with its capital city of Triumph. A number of people have been selected as members of the ruling council including: Loy Rezbin as Grand Diplomat (replaced Ariella Surtova), Akiros as General, Fletcher Green as Marshal, Jhod Kavken as High Priest, Kesten Garess as Warden, Lily Teskertin as Spymaster, Sasha Orvlosky as Councilor, Variel Undine as Treasurer, Ersin as Magister, Cassandra Kaledon as Royal Assassin, and finally as Ruler of Loria Anamaria Theobella de Rogarvia.

It was not long before attention was turned towards the new colony, as Balthazar Orvlosky and his protector Ivan Kaledon came to triumph. Balthazar was seeking his bride to be, Ariella. The Ruling Body of Loria deceived Balthazar sending him on his way with Lily disguised as Ariella. While the real Ariella, escaped into the forest with Fletcher. Lily left Balthazar halfway to Restov, to have him appear to ‘lose’ Ariella, and throw off suspicion that Loria was involved.

A more direct threat reared its head, sightings of trolls were inciting panic within the borders of Loria. The Heroes left to rid the area of this menace. After several encounters, ranging from saving gnomes from the wilderness to horrible plants like the Tendrilocus, they caught wind of the trolls location from Fletcher.

The Heroes of the Stolen traveled to the Trolls Lair, and after a successful invasion rested to regain the resources lost. Unfortunately this gave the Trolls time to prepare, the next day they met with harsh resistance. The Heroes barely escaped with their lives. After returning back to Loria, to recover from the devastating battle, returned to finish the job. The Trolls were ultimately defeated, but Ersin nearly lost his life in the fray. Returning successful in their task, they saw smoke billowing from their fair city. While they were gone a massive Owlbear wreaked havoc in the city. The Heroes gathered what resources they had and began to track the Owlbear to its home.

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Adventure Update

Just a couple of announcements after looking through Ultimate Combat.

  • Guns will be limited, if you wish access to guns. You will have to seek out an NPC with the knowledge, it will take a considerable length of time AND will not be able to be mass produced for armies.
  • A single hero point will be given to characters who do all of the following:
    Fill out a character history on here
    Find a picture and upload to their character
    And it is done by the end of the month
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Showdown at the Stag Lords Fort

The Heroes have finished mapping out the the Northern Greenbelt and finally began their exploration of the Southern Greenbelt. During this exploration, they came across a burial mound, in an attempt to discover its secrets awoken the undead! The Lonely Warrior defended his sanctum from the graverobbing Heroes of the Stolen Land.

The Heroes retreated back to Oleg’s Trading Post to recover from the battle, where they ran into Fletcher Green. A short conversation later, Fletcher Green promise to lead the Heroes to the Stag Lord. On the way to the Stag Lord‘s fort, the group discovered they were being followed by none other than Loralei, Fletcher Green’s daughter.

When the Heroes reached the Stag Lord’s fort, a zombie horde met them on the hill leading to it. Battling through the zombies and incoming arrow attacks, the Heroes reached the top. A few short lived battles lead up to the encounter with the Stag Lord and infamous Kressle.

It was hard fought battle between the Heroes of the Stolen Land and the Stag Lord. A few Heroes nearly lost their lives in the conflict. Though, the day was won. Stag Lord was defeated and Kressle escaped to fight another day.

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Dances With Fey

The King Makers successfully rooted out the evil Mites in the ‘Deathamore Tree,’ recovering the Old Sharptooth relic. After recovering from a sickness, marched forth to the Sootscale’s lair to deliver the relic. Upon handing the relic to Chief Sootscale, he smashed it! A difficult battle was fought between Chief Sootscale and Tartuk, as the fate of the Sootscale tribe hung in the balance. Tartuk was defeated, through the assistance of the Heroes of the Stolen Land.

After their success in the Southern Greenbelt, the Heroes traveled west into the dense Thorn Forest. One evening as the group was making preparations for camp, Cassandra and Anaramaria were bathing in the nearby river. Ersin and Sasha heard noises all around them, fearing the worst, raised alarm and ran towards the rest of the party. Hearing the men raising alarm, Cassandra and Anamaria ran to their clothes only to find them missing! They grabbed their weapons and Anamaria put on her chain shirt. After a few minutes of awkward silence, there appeared to be no threat. It was then, the missing clothes were found in the river and were pink! It was time for the men to bathe in the river, and this time whatever was in the forest appeared to have gathered reinforcements. A march was heard surrounding the camp. The force demanded for Heroes to leave their packs, it was refused. It was then demanded for them to leave their treats! Anamria refused, while Cassandra was finding herself to be quite diplomatic. Cassandra offered some food in exchange for peace. The bargain was struck, but Anamaria refused to back down. After minutes of chasing this invisible threat, Anamaria found herself in the dark woods without a torch. Cassandra, at this time, heard that Fey would pull these sorts of pranks. After negotiations, the group met Perlivash and Tyg-Titter-Tut.

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Cue the Benny Hill Theme Music

The Heroes ventured forth into a secret entrance found in the Old Sycamore tree, only to find Mites in large numbers. The Mites themselves were little trouble for these adventures, it was the tree itself that proved the most difficult foe to defeat. After several failed attempts in maneuvering throughout the tree failed, including one terrible mistake that caused part of the group to fall on top of the others in battle! They rescued a captured kobold by the name of Mikmek, and returned back to the Oleg’s Trading Post.

Not to be defeated by a slightly steep climb, the Heroes of the Stolen Land returned to the Old Sycamore with a vengeance! Through a hard fought battle with a gigantic centipede, and many other vermin, the Heroes of the Stolen Land emerged victorious over the Mite Leader Grabbles and his fearsome tick mount Tickleback.

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The Meeting of Heroes

Last week we saw the meeting of the future Heroes of the Stolen Lands. Sasha the When Convenient Bold, Cassandra the Colossus, Claus Von Ubervolks auft Nogheim, Anamaria the Beautiful, and Ersin the Nature Boy joined together to prevent the ongoing banditry by a group lead by Kressle. Kressle a woman of vile reputation even amongst her own subordinates. The Heroes left Oleg’s Trading Post to hunt down Kressle in her own camp.

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Every Story Has A Beginning

Tomorrow night, we will see the creation of the Heroes of the River Kingdoms. It will be the start of the Kingmaker Adventure Path, with the module ‘Stolen Land.’

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