After outrunning the massive troll and climbing to safety aboard the “Queen’s Gambit”, the heroes notice a small army of orcs and hobgoblin. Two banners rise up from their ranks. The first is a orcish clan standard with a roughly drawn shattered skull and the other is a ornate military standard with hobgoblin writing. Bran was able to decipher the name Markov off the hobgoblin standard.
The journey back to Fairhaven was quiet giving the heroes much needed rest and respite. Upon nearing the southern farmsteads of Fairhaven, The Queen’s Gambit sets them down quietly relaying the message to head for the old manor house they were given by Morthaine. Before heading to the manor house Navi insists upon opening the book to see what is inside. Garren and Navi move away from the group, Garren with his bow trained at Navi’s head as a precaution. Navi takes hold of the metal bound book now seeing for the first time it is actually locked with a solid metal clasp. The only noticeable mechanism on the tome is a strange central symbol with three finger size holes. Without a second thought or moment of hesitation Navi stuck his fingers in the holes.
After a momentary flash of pain from his fingers, the blood ran along the metal clasps causing the metal to bend and pull away in an otherworldly fashion. Inside were pages of strange thin metal that felt almost like paper to the touch covered in rust like lettering. The portions Navi could make out talked about the how to use the building blocks of reality to manipulate the world around you. Shortly after he began to hear voices that first tell him to keep the book for himself but another stronger voice demands the book be given to Layton Stark as requested cryptically saying it is part of the plan. Navi hastily closed the book and insisted they deliver the book as promised.
Garren continues to grumble about getting the damn book and getting back to Fairhaven to clear their name.
Once per long rest, when attacked by an enemy you, as a reaction, can gain temporary hit points equal to your wisdom modifier plus proficiency.
Urzhad realized the creature is not something that the party can handle and wisely opted to retreat.
“We’ve got to Go!”
Once per long rest, as a free action you can inspire allies to move more quickly granting a character other than you the ability to use dash as a bonus action.
Navi gleaned some useful information off of the Arcanum Spellstone Shard.
Once per long rest, when you roll an Arcana(Intelligence) check before knowing the result of the check you can reroll the result and take the higher of the two.
Bran’s senses seem to be much more acute than even he realized.
Once per long rest, Before the result is determined you can reroll a single perception check and take the higher of the two.
Galahallt was able to steel himself with the sudden appearance of the displacer beasts.“Mentor’s Words”
Once per long rest, when you roll a save vs fear, you gain advantage on the roll.
Shade of Magister Arran, A friendly ghost of a Valnari Mage. Knows a fair amount of knowledge on the ancient world.
Viktor Ivanovich, Necromancer and Alchemist studying the mystery behind the undead in Cael’Dor. Status is currently Unknown.
Mysterious Hobgoblin, Seen entering the Orc encampment in the Southern portion of Cael’dor it is not clear why.
Caryatid Columns when struck can destroy weapons.
Displacer Beasts are notoriously hard to hit due to the magical displacement inherent to the creatures.
From the last session Navi and Garren both gain a point of inspiration.