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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Player Character Poll Results for Upcoming D&D Campaign

This week I ran a series of polls for patrons to vote on which player characters they want to see in our next D&D campaign.

As revealed in our announcement video (above), Chris is DMing our next adventure. It’s starting at level 13, and starring our previous characters in an Avengers-style mash-up.

I asked patrons to vote on which of our previous characters, including from one-shot sessions, they’d like to see the most (players get final pick of course!).

Here are the results with the number of votes. Thank you to everyone who voted!

Eric:

Kazin, half elf great old one warlock/paladin of devotion (4)
Havelock, human tempest cleric (2)
Corven, kenku monk of the long death (3)
New PC! (13)

Heather:

Miri, human elemental monk (5)
Bryseis, tiefling wild magic sorcerer (6)
Khaless, half-drow assassin rogue (2)
Scarlet, human paladin of devotion (11)

Rachelle:

Korinn, dragonborn draconic sorcerer (6)
Gillian, triton bard of whispers (12)
Zinli, gnome rogue (4)

Raymond:

Kethra, half-elf arcane trickster rogue (9)
Halfred, halfling hunter ranger (1)
George, tortle battle master fighter/rogue (5)
Falafel, half-elf bard college of lore (7)

Reese:

Talus, human wizard (4)
TIM, warforged fighter/cleric (14)
Therin, dwarf druid of the moon (0)
Gramosk, half-orc barbarian (3)