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What has gone before

The Warwing Guard, under the threat of a Dimmendark, traveled far to find the only artifact they knew of which could save the realm of Northrend: the Sun Sliver. With the guidance of the Summer Queen, Tiandra the Archfey, they sought out the thief Fidivrixin on the earthmote Annuvan, far beneath the surface of Mithrendain. With the help of a fomorian outcast, Gorom Noro, they infiltrated Annuvan and stopped Fidivrixin and his ice dragon advisor Chillreaver from completing a ritual that would have siphoned the power of the Sun Sliver into an artifact called the Coldstone, bringing Mithrendain (and possibly the entire Feywild) under a long winter.

With the Sun Sliver in hand, the Warwing Guard returned to Mithyria, but could not stay long in Northrend (despite learning terrible things from Sinclair Rothchild about the true threat to King Brand) before departing for Regist, to face the architect of the Dimmendark. They found the Forlorn Tower high on the mountainside, pounded continually by a majestic waterfall until this once-fortress was nothing but a ruin populated by ancient vampires. From the Three Sisters, Armand wrested a powerful new weapon: Soulthief, the blood-drinking longsword. And in the highest chamber of the tower, the Guard faced their own private fears even as they battled for their very lives against Vlad Dracul, Eldest Vampire of this world. He summoned a blizzard dragon from out of the ice-cold depths of the waterfall, but the loyal warwing drakes that have given the Guard their name came swooping in to do battle, keeping the threat at bay so that Vlad could be defeated for once and all. With his death, and the light of the Sun cast upon the midnight of the counter-Kalium Myrkenstone, the quest was completed.

But though Northrend was saved from the Vampire horde besieging it, it was not yet safe. While the city was in the chaos of war and the uncertainty of succession, Kamahl, Guildmaster of the Order of the Empty Hand, made his final play for power. He took the Keep and the Kalium-forged Throne, but in doing so unleashed a power he could not control. The devils and demons he summoned fell upon each other in a new outbreak of the ancient Blood War, leaving the Keep and its human occupants desecrated. But again the Warwing Guard proved equal to the challenge, fighting their way through the Keep, past a former acquaintance of “”/wikis/cide" class=“wiki-page-link”>Cide" to a scene unlike any they have witnessed: Kamahl, demons on one side and devils on the other, torn apart by his hubris. With his portals closed and the summoner himself dead, the Keep is now quiet, yet much still remains to be done…..

Comments

Yes, very sweet. I like the update to the dagger you sent over as well. You just haaaad to make things more complicated.

So does this mean we plan on Northrend tomorrow? Or are you just trying to prep us?

Also, happy late b-day, I think? How’d it go? I totally forgot I was going to be in Seattle last weekend and that I would miss it.

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my birthday went awesomely. we went to Michael’s for dinner and everything was just amazing. the seafood stew was unbelievable, just rich and hearty and flavorful and awesome. my only beef was that they asked when i made the reservation if it was for a birthday and i said yes, mine, but then i don’t think they actually did anything about it, so why ask? strange. oh well.

and i think we plan on finishing up jesse’s adventure first, then our normal Northrend campaign resumes after that.

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I texted you (Ryan) about this today, but I think that you should run DND tomorrow. I have marching band until 7 ish so I’m going to be late. I forgot about this until today. sorry. Sooo….

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thanks for the almost no notice….we can either play a few Northrend encounters, or play Castle Ravenloft, or play the D&D Gameday that we’re not supposed to play until the 11th. We’ll decide tomorrow.

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I don’t if anyone will see this, or if we’re even planning to do anything tonight, but I can’t make it. I’ll be in Seattle. Have fun all!

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Everybody ready? If possible, we should shoot for starting at 4:30, with Jesse joinin us when band practice ends. If Armand’s character sheet is available for someone else to play until he shows up, so much the better. And everyone is welcome to come D&D Encounters at 3, which is starting a new season featuring the Essentials character builds, which are super easy to play and jump right into the fun!

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i have a staff meeting at 4 so i’ll be busy until 5 or so, depending on how long it runs.

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I get off at 4:30, so starting around 5 works better for me, as well. I can run home and pick up all of my stuff that way.

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5 o’clock then, sounds good.

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I might be able to drop off Armand around 3. We’ll see.

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So something we talked about as people were already starting to leave was that playing from 7 to 10 is not really long enough. The store said that it is no problem to stay open till midnight on our D&D nights. can we start playing from 7 to midnight?

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that is perfectly acceptable to me.

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ummm… I know that this week, I can get there at 5 ish. Midnight doesn’t really work with my subbing schedule that well. I know that the wife also wouldn’t like it that much. I don’t know what james is doing until 7, but I am going to be more regularly available at 5 in a month. Also, I know it sucks, but I’m okay missing stuff if that means the group gets to move forward. So, if you start at 5 and I miss some, I’m okay with that, or if you go until 12am and I have to leave before you are all done, I’m okay with that too, whatever you guys need. But remember, come early november, my schedule will be way better and marching band free.

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also mike said he probably can’t stay until midnight since he works early friday morning every week. so we might just have to grin and bear it for a month or so, only getting to play Northrend for a limited amount of time each week. but we can fill up the rest of the afternoon with playing Magic or Castle Ravenloft!

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i am not in town this thursday fyi, i will be going to the FSA food show in seattle.

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First of all, the food show sucks.
Second, it is only on the 28 and 29th.
Third, you suck :|

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busted!

ok the 28th i’m at the food show, then the 29th we have mariner’s tickets. sorry.

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uh, Mike, today’s the 29th… but whatever, see you next week!

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he meant the 30th. Unless he is flying to texas today.

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that guy is an idiot

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Btw Nick, we are hoping to start at 5:30 rather than 7, even tho James isn’t here till then

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just a reminder, I will not be at D&D this thursday, its mah birthday and I will be in Seattle

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well happy birthday Thursday

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and happy Thursday birthday!

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This totally skipped my mind until I was talking with Jesse earlier tonight. I, too, will be in Seattle on Thursday for Nick’s birthday. So, Thursday, happy birthday.

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skip thursday then?

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Ryan says yeah, we’re skipping. But Encounters is still happening and if anyone wants to play castle Ravenloft, Ryan is up for that as well.

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Starting at 5pm today, or as soon as possible after that.

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so….it turns out that we will NOT be moving on Thursday. So we can still play D&D! unless everyone has made other plans, of course. Let me know by posting here!

Also, we WILL be moving on Friday this week. Anyone who wants to volunteer their time to help at any time on Friday, you will be richly rewarded in pizza and snacks. or whatever we have for lunch. and it may even help out your Northrend character…….(just kidding)

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Milo Goodbottle, checking in for Thursday.

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oh Goodbottle! I have your jacket. It was left at Ghesh and DM’s several weeks ago… I’ll try to actually remember it tomorrow

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Im there. what time?

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5 o’clock, unless jesse and james both can’t be there then.

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Oo, that would be great Ghesh. Thank you in advance.

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I don’t think I’m going to be able to come up wit anything for D&D this week. i have no free time at work due to us starting an evening restaurant, and no free time at home due to unpacking. so i guess we should just skip this week (although i’m still doing encounters at 3 because missing a week of that sucks). if you guys want to do something else, like play castle ravenloft or magic, i’m down with that.

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Duuude, we’re only 1 encounter from level 17. Sooo close and now you wanna wait until next week? That’s too bad. How’s the new place coming along? You like driving them bridges every day?

Hey Jesse! How about some Warhammer if we don’t get D&D?

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Duuude, we’re only 1 encounter from level 17. Sooo close and now you wanna wait until next week? That’s too bad. How’s the new place coming along? You like driving them bridges every day?

Hey Jesse! How about some Warhammer if we don’t get D&D?

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hey Noah, i heard one of your items got deleted in the last update? which one?

also, due to jesse and mike being out of town, no D&D this week. we should get together to do other fun stuff though, like play magic or castle ravenloft

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Oh yeah! I had forgotten about that. The bastards, they took away my arm slot item. No more Phylactery of Action. Granted I didn’t really use it but maybe once or twice, but seriously, it was like the only arm slot item not epic tier that non-melee/archers could benefit from.

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so noah, nick totally just critted twice with furious bolts, in the process of hitting every enemy on the battlefield. cool power, bro!

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Sweeet. Sounds like he rolls better than I ever do with it. So are we 17?!

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we are lvl 17! and we found a contingent of wounded soldiers trying to fight their way out of Brokenstone Vale. They told us that Lady Eltara Thray and her advisor, the Eladrin lady Daria, were captured by the werewolves, and Telenos and a handful of others turned back to go rescue them. We found the Werewolf Lair where they are being held prisoner, and we saw 4 captives in the camp. Ghesh and Cide planned a distraction while Gorga, wearing his Hat of Disguise, will infiltrate the camp and rescue them. Will it work? Come back a week after Thanksgiving to find out!

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