Hell's Rebels

Episode XXIX - A series of strategic retreats

Upon their most recent return to Kintargo, the group was given a suggestion from the council that closing the Menador gap would help the rebellion out. So they decided to do that. unfortunately the first trip out required a retreat due to a flock of wyverns attacking the group.

after needing to revive 2 party members from the dead, the group set out again. this time they reached the gap unscathed but had to retreat from the gap after an unfortunate encounter with the front guards. after licking their wounds, the group formed a better assault strategy and managed to kill all the guards this time.

inside the gap, the group found Johnny, the least of all genies, who recommended some good places to look for loot. They also found some troublesome oozes, some host devils, a nifty torture chamber with some scrolls made of human skin, and a secret gap-destroying-wheel. After evacuating the slaves, the group destroyed the gap and went home.

Arriving home the group found out that the masquerade that had been rumored about for a while now had an official time and date, 13 days from their return. Also, lots of people from a variety of walks of life had been invited. Their were also some key announcements to be made at the masquerade. the group decided to fake some invites and go

Episode XXVIII - Dinner in the City of Masks

The group was heading to Vyre when they were attacked by a Giant Squid and octopus man. They easily dealt with this and then arrived in Vyre.

In Vyre the group paid some local street kids to take them to Molly. Molly was very thankful for the return of her property deeds and arranged the group to meet with the Queen of Delights, one of Vyre’s ruling leaders, at her next banquet.

Preparing for the banquet required new clothes and some nice gifts. Alcohol, porn, and spider themed accessories were recommended gifts.

At the banquet the group did their best to politely eat the exotic foods that were prepared. Their was some extremely spicy food, as well as some invisible stalker meat, and a complex dining contraption. It was a whole ordeal. Also there were all these questions about whats a sin and thoughts on rebellion and such.

All things said and done, The Queen agreed to help the rebellion when it came to the point of open rebellion. Also she brought Pytheria to her bed chambers to thank her for the pornographic sword hilt that Pytheria brought as a gift. Victorious, the group returned to Kintargo

Episode XXVII - Aboloeth hunting and forming the council

Diving down into the depths, the group encountered more scum, an undead shark, and eventually the aboloeth, thanks to some protection from evil, an invisibility purge, and successfully blinding the aboloeth, the group managed to take it down rather quickly once they located the secret room it was hiding. though some members of the group were effected by its mucus. Inside the secret room, the group found some magic items and managed to shut down its the foul magic the aboloeth was using to besiege the sea elves.

The group returned to the village to report their success and were given some rewards. After which they discovered, on their return to kintargo, rumors of Barizilus Thrune was going to hold a masquerade soon. Also that several groups that the rebellion had helped were interested in forming a council to help manage the rebellion.

The first meeting of the council went pretty well. The council ,which included the headmistress of a girls school which had gone on lockdown (which the group was about to try infiltrating in little girl disguises, and were disappointed that they didn’t get to do) a while ago, suggested that the group try to secure more outside aid and that the nearby city of Vyre might be a good place to seek it.

The group agreed, and even had a solid lead to follow in Vyre: Molly Mayapple, the woman his property deeds the group had found in their new headquarters. The group chartered a new boat and headed out.

Episode XXVI - Journey to the abyss

While waiting for the pump to be repaired, the group searched the sub-basement and found a hidden passage in a column. The passage led to the vault which was guarded by a now-dead spider lady. inside the vault the group found a few magic items, and decided to use it as a storage place for some cursed items and an evil kukri.

Also, talking to the watery tarts revealed that their village was under attack from an aboloeth. Spending a few days to ready themselves, the group got on a boat and headed to the village of the sea elves.

When they arrived they were accosted by a dominated village elder, but managed to free him from the control. The Matriarch of the village implored the group to slay the aboloeth and promised the rebellion aid if they did so.

With their affairs in order the group sailed next to the abyss and prepared to dive in after securing the crew due to a “drown yourself” curse in the area.

Episode XXV- Scummy waters

With the new day and new spells the group descended into the flooded subbasement. With danar in the lead, weirdly enough. In the first room the group encountered some Scum, who are evil fish people. After a short fight where we all learned a lot about 3d fighting, the group emerged victorious. In the second room we encountered some shell sentinel, gave us a real run for our money. Barely surviving the fight and with many of us suffering from significant wisdom damage, the group decided that we should temporarily retreat from the sub basement.

some days later, when we had finished recovering, the group ventured back down into the waters. Further exploration revealed a group of watery tarts (sea elves), who were being held prisoner by the scum. The watery tarts had been heading towards Kintargo to seek out the aid of Senshin in the fight against an aboloeth that was plaguing their city. After we released the watery tarts and got them safely upstairs we started exploring farther.

We encountered a few more scum, one of whom was a wizard, in a large room with a submerged pier. we encountered a devilfish in a tunnel leading to the city sewers. we encountered a blubber monster thing in a room that seemed to be an old bathroom, also discovering a machine of some sort near there. Lastly, we fought a drowning devil in a room leading out into the river.

Near the drowning devil the group found writings that told them the name of the location the aboloeth was staying: the drowned eye.

After studying the machine found near the blubber-thing a bit, Danar determined it was meant to pump water out of the sub-basement but that it was broken. The group had hetamon start repairing the machine as they made searched the sub-basement for any unseen treasure in the sub-basement.

Episode XXIV- Sit down, this is an intervention

After returning to the surface, the group discovered that Thrune was planning on holding a public event to thank the silver ravens for their work to benefit the city. fearful that it was a trap and that the group was facing the troubles of treating their newfound addictions. the group decided to send in an illusion of the Silver Raven (Portia) rather than attend themselves.

When the event started, outside the church of Asmodeus, the bells rang five times. no clue if that was important. just taking note that it happened. There was some short speeches. Thrune offered some gifts to the Silver Raven, but because she was an illusion she couldn’t take them.

After the event and we finished treating the addictions, except Kalos’s (he gave into the addiction and is probably still doing drugs somewhere), the group (sans Kalos) went back down into the lucky bones. In the lucky bones the group finished off the last of the cultists got past the xorn room and killed some ghouls in the room leading to the sub basement.

Also while clearing out the base the group found some deeds belonging to Molly Mayapple, a business woman living in Vyre who appears to have been the target of the grey spiders for an extortion scheme using the deeds. unfortunately for the Grey Spiders, they were wiped out before they could do so.

Realizing the sub-basement was flooded and Danar didn’t have his water exploration spells equipped, the group decided to wait until the next day to explore the sub-basement.

Episode XXIII- Don't xorn open inside

The group ventured down into the lucky bones a second time discovering new cultists in the first room. they handled them easily. From there they decided to explore further, and quickly ran into a woman wearing a whore queen mask, and some more cultists. After a short fight that included a ‘find the invisible woman section’ they defeated her. Pythiryia identified the woman as her rival, and as the woman who had hit on Ruk.

In a room adjacent to the fight the group found a scroll and other valuable items.

The group then found a room with a pit containing the corpse of a giant snake and some yellow mold. using Pythiryia’s levitate spell, portia journeyed to the other side to investigate a door on the other side. Inside she found a room with a multitude of colored tiles. Entering the room she was attacked by a xorn, an outsider from the plane of earth, that rose out of the ground. She escaped narrowly with her life.

After healing Portia up, the group found a room with a bunch of ghosts that had died from drug problems. Though they emerged victorious, several members of the group: Auros, Kalos, and Portia, became magically afflicted with drug addictions.

In the last room the group looked at before leaving the base, the group found a small gambling parlor haunted by the ghost of a halfling named Lorelu. Playing some dice against lorelu the group got a map of the base, the way through the xorn room, and the combo needed to go down into the sub-basement.

To rap things up the group took Lorelu’s bones to the surface to help her pass on.

Episode XXII - Captain's Log

After the death of their friend, Ruk, the group decided to rest at the tooth and nail where they were approached by a woman. She was the first mate of a ship whose captain, Cassius Sargaeta, was requesting the help of the Silver Ravens.

The Ravens went to the ship, the Scourge of Belial, in order to talk to the captain. The captain informed the group that his “friend” was being held prisoner by his “friend’s” father. The captain told the group that he wanted them to deliver a message to his “friend” and bring back his response.

Since it seemed like a fairly simple covert delivery and item retrieval mission, Danar decided to go in alone. Under the cover of night using a combo of invisibility, negate aroma, and his dimensional slide ability, Danar snuck past a Cerberus guarding the “friend’s” family mansion. Once he delivered the message, he discovered that the response was, in fact, the “friend” himself, a moderately disabled poet. Though intimidated by the task of escorting a person past a Cerberus, Danar manages to pull it off without raising alarms.

The grateful captain thanks us for saving his lover by giving us 8 favors.

Upon next returning to the tooth and nail the group meets a tiny halfling that looked like a doll, her name was miss Edith and she was sent by Laria to help the group. They also see Lictor Octavio who brings a hellknight in training, Auros, to help the group. All together, the group travels back into the den of the grey spiders, the lucky bones.

Episode XXI - Flirtng with One Eye

While out celebrating tax day, Ruk was approached by a woman wearing an eye patch. She seemed interested in what Ruk did for a living. She claimed to be a baker but some of the things she said seemed suspicious. So while he flirted with her, he didn’t really try to lead her on. As Ruk was leaving he became aware of another woman watching him.

The next day the group followed up on a lead that about a possible new HQ. It was in an abandoned lot with a mostly torn down building that apparently used to belong to the Grey Spiders. In the rubble the group found a secret door that led to a basement. the basement contained trash monsters called Otyugh. The group started fighting them and found themselves aided by the second mysterious woman Ruk saw the day before. After the fight she introduced herself as Pythiryia. She explained that she was tracking the other woman and believed she was a devil worshiper using this building as a base of operations.

The now slightly bigger group ventured down a flight of stairs and discovered a group of changeling cultists. The group managed to take most of them out, two turned invisible and escaped. After that the group started searching the place and found an old man in a closet. The man turned out to be a faceless stalker, and he got a bit stabby. Deciding that they could venture a bit farther before resting, the group had a delightful time trying to disarm a trapped pit. And then they tried to fight a bearded devil.

The fight with the bearded devil did not go well. Ruk charged in alone and eventually got his head chopped off. Portia got knocked out, Kalos was absent, and Pythiryia had no offensive spells. Even if She had offensive spells, it might not have mattered because Danar discovered it had SR. The only reason the rest of the group got out alive was that Danar decided to use a bead of force that he had acquired from some treasure a while back. The bead killed the bearded devil.

After a little bit of healing the group left the dungeon to come back at a later time.

Episode XX - Enhanced Interrogation techniques
Prison Break

Now that the armijers were all in one place the group simply needed to break them out of the prison. In preparation for this the group decided to take a slightly sneaky route to breaking them out. First the group bought Danar some forging tools and had him forge some transfer documents for the prisoners. Second the group decided to disguise some of their members as mercenaries, and have Kalos deliver the forgery with his mercenary guards.

Everything started to seem like it was going to plan when the warden decided she wanted to talk with Kalos. It really looked like our cover might be blown but it turned out that she just wanted to talk and she might have been “interested” in Kalos. After a short discussion, she let him know that all but one of the armijers could be given to him. The one that couldn’t was the one that was still being interrogated. She apologized for the inconvenience and said that if he came back in a day he could probably retrieve the last armijer. Not wanting to give anyone additional time to uncover the forgery Kalos insisted on being taken to the interrogator.

The warden called for one of the guards to escort the group to the interrogation room. When we arrived we discovered that the interrogation room was a torture chamber and that the interrogator was a Kyton, an outsider from the plane of shadow. The escort waited outside. The group initially tried to talk the Kyton into letting us take the armijer, but when that failed we ended up resorting to fighting her. We managed to take her down after a short fight.

With the interrogator taken care of we grabbed the remaining armijers and delivered them to Setrona. Setrona thanked us on behalf of Octavio.

When the group returned to the longroads we discovered that our rebellion headquarters had become cramped, and we needed a larger one. After a bit of searching for rumors the group discovered that there were some devil worshiping cults in the city and maybe one of them had a large HQ. The group also heard rumors of a blue dragon flying around the temple of asmodeus and that the order of torrent was outlawed because it had been taken over by the grey spiders, a long dead thieves guild. But it was tax day so the group decided to celebrate for a day before continuing the search.


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