DnD War for the Lost Plane Session 4 Recap

We meet a tentacled monstrosity and descend further into the tower.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 13 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 13 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 13 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 13 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 13 warforged War Domain Cleric

The angel had fallen, but the growing mass of tentacles remained. They try to grab us. Gillian summons a cloud of daggers, while Kethra severs a tentacle that was wrapped around Scarlet.

But the tentacles were oblivious, and unending.

I recall the message from the bellboy. Something about speaking with the tentacles?

“Which one of you tentacles can speak the common tongue?” I call out.

I receive curious looks from my new party members. But in response, several tentacles dive straight toward me. Taking a chance, I let them envelop my legs.

As soon as two tentacles wrap around me, I hear a calm, slow voice in my head.

“Hello there. Can you ask your friends to stop hurting me?”

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DnD War for the Lost Plane Session 3 Recap

We save the bellboy, receive a cryptic clue, and meet an angel.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 13 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 13 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 13 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 13 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 13 warforged War Domain Cleric

Scarlet struggled within the tightening grip of the gigantic, spectral hand. She’d attempted to knock on a door, only for the door to respond by grabbing her. TIM and Scarlet tried to dispel the magical ward, unsuccessfully.

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. After watching Styx nearly yank her hair out with his laughably poor strength, I braced myself against the wall and shoved against the fingers. Gillian ran over, grabbed the heavily armored paladin and yanked, pulling her free.

“Maybe next time we look twice before we knock, yes?” I couldn’t help but glower at the paladin’s heedless, optimistic attitude. How has she survived this long? “By the way,” I added,” there’s an angelic being in the next room, fighting some tentacles-“

“Angelic!?” Scarlet cried. Before I could finish she ran through the shards of the nearby broken door, crying out in a Celestial language, presumably praising the damn thing.

Through the doorway we could see the statuesque winged man turn to her, tears in his eyes. “Oh, faithful child,” he said, “I am so sorry. I had hoped only evil would be in this tower. That would have made things so much simpler. By the order of Rahmael, commander of the incursion of this plane, all creatures in this place must be destroyed.”

The angel tucked in his wings, and hurtled toward us.

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DnD 5E War for the Lost Plane Session 2 Recap

Exploring the second floor of the tower, we find a treant being attacked by fiery demons.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 13 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 13 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 13 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 13 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 13 warforged War Domain Cleric

We descended the stairs, I and my strange companions. A warrior-triton. A warforged healer. A rather talkative paladin.

They were odd, yet oddly comforting. I could sense hardened resolve, unshakable bravery, and foolish pride. Fellow adventurers.

The next floor held doors in each direction. The shadowy rogue – some elf blood in her, no doubt, crept towards the west, where we heard a woman screaming for her babies. The concerned paladin wasn’t far behind.

The door was destroyed. Peeking in we saw a winged demon carrying a large fork and hurling balls of flame at some trees and shrubs. One of the trees had the face of a person, and was sobbing in anguish.

Normally I wouldn’t care about a damn tree. But my hands instantly went to my crossbows as I laid eyes on the demon. Adrenaline coursed through my body like a raging fire as I cast a protective ward.

The paladin, Scarlet, was trying to speak to the demon. I couldn’t help but grin when it snarled back. I materialized from the shadows, took aim, and peppered its body full of bolts.

This may be a strange place, but this feeling was all too familiar.

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DnD 5E War for the Lost Plane Session 1 Recap

Magically transported to a mysterious place, our veteran heroes are quickly thrust into a violent battle with monstrous forces.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 13 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 13 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 13 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 13 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 13 warforged War Domain Cleric

The demon snarls, saliva dripping from its maw. A bolt sinks into its chest. It drops to its knees. 

I stand over its body, leveling the crossbow at its head. We both know another shot will send it back to hell. But I have a question,”What is Anonyma?”

“Not what,” the demon hisses.

Another voice suddenly cuts in, “He’s almost here of his own volition.” A human voice?

I whirl around. My eyes glow red with demon-powered magic, but see nothing. “Demon-killing is a niche skill set, but a useful one,” the voice continues.

I look back to the demon, but see confusion written on its ugly face. A green light surrounds me, and everything turns black.

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D&D 5e War for the Lost Plane Session 0: Character Introduction

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Starring:
T.I.M., level 13 Warforged Domain of War Cleric
Kethra, level 13 Half-elf Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 13 Triton Champion Fighter/Bard College of Lore
Scarlet, level 13 Human Paladin, Oath of Devotion
Kaelan, level 13 Tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock

War for the Lost Plane is our next big adventure, with some major differences from our previous campaigns. Chris returns to the DM’s chair for a high-level, homebrewed adventure.

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Tomb of Annihilation Epilogue & Recap

Recapping our two year, 86-session Tomb of Annihilation campaign.

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Starring:
Mannix, level 11 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 11 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 11 Triton Bard of Whispers – inhabited by Unkh
George, level 11 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 11 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

Brace yourselves – this is my final recap for our Tomb of Annihilation campaign. A recap of our Epilogue & Recap session, in which we determine what comes next for our heroes, reminisce and discuss the previous two years of gaming, and finally announce our next campaign.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 86 Recap

The deepest depths of the Tomb of the Nine Gods reveal the horrific secret behind the Soulmonger.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 11 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 11 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 11 Triton Bard of Whispers – inhabited by Unkh
George, level 11 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 11 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

Twenty-three months and 85 sessions later, the party has made it to the final showdown with the Soulmonger, the Atropal, and the archlich himself.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 85 Recap

A final series of trials await the party in the lair of the Sewn Sisters.

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Starring:
Mannix, level 10 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 10 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 10 Triton Bard of Whispers – inhabited by Unkh
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

The party survived numerous trials and near-death experiences to reach the final level of the Tomb of the Nine Gods. They possessed all five skeleton keys from previous levels, but one final trial awaited, or rather, a series of trials.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 84 Recap

The party navigates the cog-rooms of the Gears of Hate, tangling with plant-monsters and interdimensional wardrobes.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 10 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 10 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 10 Triton Bard of Whispers – inhabited by Unkh
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

Last week the party became separated in the Gears of Hate. Mannix, Khaless, and George were stuck in the Control room with slime pouring out of some nearby tubes. Therin, Gillian, and Ishmakahl were back in the central pentagonal room, where the rotating cog-rooms revealed the path to the next cog, as well as a room full of gas that transformed the vegetation around them into a trio of shambling mounds.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 83 Recap

An NPC turns enemy in a large battle in the throne room; the party reaches the Gears of Hate on level 5.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 10 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 10 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 10 Triton Bard of Whispers – inhabited by Unkh
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

The Tomb of the Nine Gods has so much going on that it can be difficult to keep track of it all. On top of that, I’m trying to create a meaningful, reactive world for my players, such as George and the Gray Slaad from Level 2.

This week I had a fun opportunity to end Orvex’s story in spectacular fashion in the final room of Level 4.

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