Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 45 Recap

After a dangerous journey across tundra and ice, the party arrives at the Dark Duchess pirate ship in search of treasure. But more danger awaits below deck.

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Starring:
Valravn, level 8 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 8 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 8 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 8 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 8 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

We left off last week with a frost giant mounted on a woolly mammoth barreling down on the party. Like many D&D encounters, it didn’t quite go as anyone would have planned.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 44 Recap

A journey across the tundra leads to tense encounters with dangerous creatures, and a surprise reunion.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 8 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 8 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 8 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 8 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 8 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

The marshals return to Bryn Shander, minus Vellyne. Ten Towns remains in dire shape, with Speaker Shane doing all she can to run the only two functioning towns in the region.

Others leave to rebuild (or never left) but request aid that will never come. If the everlasting night isn’t solved soon, surviving the dragon’s assault won’t matter.

With that in mind, let’s so searching for pirate treasure!

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 43 Recap

An epic battle turns even deadlier when another player character’s dark secret is revealed.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 7 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 7 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 7 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 7 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 7 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

In a span of a few seconds, the ghost of Nass Lantomir possessed Vellyne and summoned an otherworldly mass of tentacles from the Far Realm (Hunger of Hadar).

The gnome bodies exploded, transforming into Deathlock Wights. Thimbleweed’s player secret was violently revealed when Vellyne-Nass ripped the insectoid growing inside him, reducing him to 1 hit point and changing his secret from The Host into The Evolved.

Vellyne-Nass grabbed the orb from the gnome body and the insectoid hatchling from Thimbleweed and teleported away, as the Earth Elemental continued to rampage.

Normally I would dramatically declare, “Roll for Initiative!”, but we were already in combat. Initiative continues!

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 42 Recap

The elusive fourth member of the Arcane Brotherhood finally reveals herself; Thimbleweed is forced into a dramatic metamorphosis.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 7 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 7 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 7 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk (played by Valravn this sesh)
Edmond, Level 7 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 7 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

Having explored about half of the dwarven mining facility, the Marshals were left with the magically protected security door to the arcane laboratory. Valravn had dispelled the Arcane Lock, but only Edmond knew how to properly pick locks, and he couldn’t safely make it across the yawning chasm.

After scratching their heads a bit, the party decide to find another path (and hopefully a key). They explore the eastern side of the dungeon, through more half-destroyed hallways and storage rooms.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 41 Recap

Exploring more of the dig site, the party makes a thrilling discovery about what lies beneath the ice.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 7 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 7 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 7 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 7 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 7 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

The Marshals short rest in the shipping room, with the barbarian and bard rolling all of their hit dice to recover their wounds from the snow golem battle.

A more secure storage room to the west held food and water. The party search for any useful medical supplies but come up mostly short, finding only a single healer’s kit (the Investigation checks were hilariously bad).

Exploring north they found a destroyed office room. Almost everything was picked over, but they did find a log book written in dwarvish, presumably by a supervisor of the mining facility.

The logbook detailed the arrival of the new boss, Vaelish Gant, and his obsession with excavating chardalyn. It also included his discovery of the motherlode, and his subsequent disappearance and arrest, causing the rest of the dwarf miners to loot and flee this facility.

Thimbleweed donned his Piwafi cloak and stealthily peeks around the long hallway stretching east to west, where an eerie blue light emanates from a shambling figure roaming the hallway.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 40 Recap

After several days of post-dragon rest, the Marshals set out to investigate Vaelish Gant’s chardalyn dig site in the Dwarven Valley.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 7 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 7 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 7 Half-orc Sun Soul Monk
Edmond, Level 7 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 7 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

Three days have passed since the Marshals defeated the Chardalyn Dragon in Targos.

Hundreds were saved thanks to the party’s previous adventures, including helping the kobolds in Termalaine, kicking out the cult in Caer-Dineval, and clearing the brewery in Good Mead.

But hundreds more were killed when the dragon swooped in and burned eight of the Ten Towns to the ground. Only Targos and Bryn Shander remain.

With the everlasting night still in effect and food supplies dwindling, the people of Icewind Dale face an extinction-level crisis.

During this down time, the Marshals and their allies did not stand idly by.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 39 Recap

With news of the Chardalyn Dragon reaching the nearby town of Targos, the Marshals race to intercept it with their Frostmaiden-powered artifact.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 6 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 6 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 6 Plant Spore Servant
Edmond, Level 6 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 6 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

With news of the Chardalyn Dragon reaching the nearby town of Targos, the Marshals race to intercept it with their Frostmaiden-powered artifact.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 38 Recap

The party arrives in Bryn Shander to make a final stand against the dragon, and deal with the crisis created by its rampage.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 6 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 6 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast/Fighter
Celeste, level 6 Plant Spore Servant
Edmond, Level 6 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 6 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

Leaving the burning Easthaven behind them, the Marshals, along with several hundred refugees, travel to Bryn Shander, where they hope to make a final stand against the Chardalyn Dragon.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 37 Recap

In the middle of the dragon siege, the Marshals protect Ravisin from a monstrous duergar threat.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 6 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 6 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast
Celeste, level 6 Plant Spore Servant
Edmond, Level 6 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 6 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

In the middle of the dragon siege, Ravisin the frost druid channels a divine ritual to create a powerful weapon. The duergar saboteurs, and their insectoid monstrosity, have other plans.

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Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 36 Recap

After a battle with duergar assassins, the Marshals finally reach the Easthaven town hall, hoping to find a safe haven amidst the siege.

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Previously on Rime of the Frostmaiden

Starring:
Valravn, level 6 Eladrin Bard of Eloquence
Fray, level 6 Halfling Barbarian of the Beast
Celeste, level 6 Plant Spore Servant
Edmond, Level 6 Human Alchemist Artificer
Thimbleweed, level 6 Gnome Swarmkeeper Ranger

We left off last week with our heroes approaching some militia trying to fend off the dragon, only to see them attacked by duergar assassins.

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