Out of the Abyss

Part 2, Game 3

The party continued their negotiations with the assembled factions, and despite an occasionally setback in the way of failed diplomacy or a lack of intellectual skill where it would be expected the party was able to cobble together support from all the factions assembled through various means and with various agreements.

The party spent a few days after all the negotiations gathering supplies and organizing their forces before heading out across the surface with The Zhentarim as their guides. The party traveled for nearly a full tenday before they came across an out of the way cave guarded by a Zhent camp and six guards. After making their last minute plans and marching organizations the party passed into the cave and back into the Underdark, the place they spent months fleeing the terror and evil of the deep realm in pursuit of the hope of ever seeing the sun again but this time the party marched at the head of an advance force in hopes to restore some balance to the world below.

The party traveled for the first few days through caves often patrolled by Zhent forces and were mostly clear, as they moved deeper into the underdark the terrain grew rockier and more difficult and the faint surface breeze that carried with it the scent of freedom grew more and more difficult to detect….before vanishing all together. On the third day, as the reality of the scope of their assigned task began to dawn on the forces the party they smelled the racid smell of putrid flesh from ahead.

Sulundir “Sully” and Valdu sent their scouts back to the full force of the expedition and scouted ahead as the rest of the party put the entire expedition into a full defensive posture before moving forward as a party alone. They discovered a cavern with the remains of numerous Grick’s that had been totally annihilated by something in a very vicious and devastating assault that left the creatures reduced to small chunks of meat sticking to the walls and ceiling, in the time between the massacre and the party showing up the scene had attracted numerous carrion crawlers to eat the remains. The party decided they needed to eliminate the pests, the party arranged themselves in a manner to attempt to lure the creatures into the confining tunnels leading up to the cave and began their assault on the creatures. With two dead and two remaining the party stands with the shield guardian of the archmage standing alongside Bomir as a blockade between the party and the creatures, the force continues to widdle down the creatures as they seem unable to break the solid defensive wall of the two stalwart guardians.

Part 2, Game 3-1

Part 2, Game 3-2

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Part 2, Game 2

The party returned to their quarters and spent the next day in preparation for the planned celebrations of the next evening. Later in the day the party was brought finely stitched clothing and shortly thereafter they were collected by the same Emissary who escorted them through the city upon their arrival.

The party was taken to the Vault of Kings and as they were escorted into the feast hall they noticed many groups of surface races already seated and segregated by table. As the party walked the length of the hall they realized they were being measured from all sides before they were seated at the high table at the side of King bruenor battlehammer. King bruenor welcome the party to the feast by announcing them as heroes to all gathered and with that he commenced the feasting.

After all the eating was done the hall was opened up for celebration for all those in attendance and as the party moved down among the crowd the different groups began to move out from their segregated tables to make conversation. After many interesting conversations between the party and the representatives a slow rumble that was increasing in strength could be felt from below, moments later a primal and terrifying roar emanated from the very stone around them as the braziers along the walkway of the feasting hall burst into columns of flame 15 feet high. From within the swirling columns of flame four fire elementals stepped onto this plane of existence. All around the hall the organization retinues surrounded their leaders and retreated as the party stepped forward weapons bared but unarmored to fight the Elementals that threatened all.

Shortly thereafter after the Elementals were destroyed and many of the party left singed the guards and King Bruenor Battlehammer himself ran into the area and inform the party that the primordial below Gauntlgrym had stirred as the planer gates that kept it in its slumber weakened for a few moments due to some environmental disturbance weakening their link. King Bruenor stated he believed this was related to the corruption of the Demon Lords in the Underdark and explained further that it was his intention to form an expedition with the party at its head made up of members of all the factions represented tonight and for the party to head back into the underdark to find the lost Stone Giant library of Gravenhallow where they hope to find more information with which to formulate a plan to send the demon Lords back to the abyss.

There were substantial sound setting changes during these videos to fix some errors.

Part 2, Session 2-1
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Part 2, Session 2-2
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Part 2, Game 1

Three months ago the party ended their harrowing and deadly flight from their drow slave masters by creeping out of a small cave in the mountains south of Neverwinter. The party was worn down and bedraggled after all they had accomplished. After taking time to rest and recuperate the party received a messenger from the dwarven King Bruenor Battlehammer summoning the party to Gauntlgrym.

Upon arriving the party was escorted through the city that, while monumental and tremendous in design has suffered greatly over the centuries and is in a state is ruin but there were also signs everywhere of the dwarves working furiously to restore the city to it’s rightful glory. The party were given rooms in the residential areas of the city and then escorted to the Throne room, where they were greeted by King Battlehammer, who requested they sit and tell their tale, in entirety.

As the party concluded their tale, they were told by King Battlehammer there would be a feast tomorrow where many interested organizations would be represented and he would like the group to attend.

Part 2, Session 1 Video

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