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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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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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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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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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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Tomb of Annihilation Session 82 Recap

Half the party sneaks through Shagambi’s tomb, while Unkh’s holds traps, puzzles, and a horde of undead monsters.

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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
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

In the last two weeks we had been crawling through the fourth level of the Tomb of the Nine Gods at a snail’s pace. This week we made up for it, blazing through the final two trickster god rooms and nearly completely the entire floor, thanks to an extra-long episode.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 81 Recap

The party is drawn to the Black Opal Crown; Mannix loses more than he bargained for.

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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
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

After dispelling the life-trapping mirror and quickly dispatching the troll, the party surprised me by sending most of their companions up the staircase and out of the dungeon. They have a point though. At this point in the campaign they are more of a liability than a source of extra firepower.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 80 Recap

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the best D&D group of them all?

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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
George, level 10 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 10 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

After the fierce battle with the beholder boss on level three, the party sorts through the loot, levels up to ten during a long rest, and descends to level 4 of the Tomb mega-dungeon, coming face-to-face with the Mirror of Life Trapping.

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