Waning Fortunes

H2 Escape from the Underdark

After choosing to be lost in the Underdark over returning to the Crimcooper Mines, Ariethlan, Jinx and Argus delve further underground. Following the trail of the Duergar party they come across a decimated Kobold village infested with Carrion Crawlers (where they find a map… unfortunately with directions in Dwarvish) , flee a rampaging Purple Worm, meet with an opportunistic Duergar trader named Castagar and visit glittering crystal caverns before running into a Duergar hunting party.

During the fight, the party is aided Auerelia, an elf ranger who has been captured by the Duergar but has manages to break free in the confusion. Her and her panther companion join the party in their quest to reach the surface.

After days more of navigating tunnels the party reach the surface, but not before ’Arry breaks his leg in a fall and the party are forced to fight an enraged Cave Bear.

Exiting a cave overlooking the Ramswood below, the party decide to make their way to the city of Silvershoal where they hope that criminals and exiles such as themselves can go unnoticed.

At this point Argus leaves the party, saying he has a score to settle with the noble who cheated him out of an inheritance and got him thrown in gaol.

NPCs met Castagar: Duergar Merchant

H1 Cave-in at the Crimcooper Mines

After an extended stay in solitary confinement the Eldarin Ariethlan (or “’arry” to the prisoners too uneducated to pronounce his name) is summoned to help save the lives of prisoners trapped in a cave-in. Using his power to shift between spaces, Ariethlan bypasses the cave-in and commences rescuing a number of prisoners, including Argus (a hulking Draconian fighter) and Carric (an Elf rogue). They proceed to rescue other trapped prsoners, along the way fighting a hungry carrion crawler and some shadowhunter bats.

After discovering that some of the prisoners are in fact doppelgangers in disguise (the hard way), the party and the doppel gangers eventually fight each other to a standstill (with more than a little help from “Muddy”, the last surviving prisoner), and discover that the cave-in was deliberate, and part a plot to invade the Crimcooper Mines from below. The party and the doppelgangers share information, and it is agreed that the party will continue down below to fight the Duergar scouting party that plan to invade, and the doppelgangers will assume the identities of the party and go above in the hopes of making an escape. Muddy agrees to try his luck with the Doppelgangers rather than face certain death below.

The party make their way further below and ambush the Duergar camp. After a particulailly tough battle they are victorious, and have enough supplies to survive down below for a few weeks. Hopefully they can find an exit to the surface before they run out of food.

NPCs Met


Stiligo & Hark


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