AiS #26: Into the Blight

AiS #26: Into the Blight

The party discussed their next plan. It seemed they had found all they were likely to find in the old smugglers’ haunt. After dividing up the loot, so that they might carry it forth, they returned to the beach. There, they explored the remainder of the cove; except for more foul-coloured seaweed and a single, strangely discoloured leg bone they found nothing of interest and so quickly returned to their fishing boat. The pilot—Ilja—seemed relieved to see them and several of the party noticed the man noticing the heavy nature of the various boxes and barrels the party had liberated from the smugglers’ den.

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AiS #24: Attack of the Demon Spider!

AiS #24: Attack of the Demon Spider!

As the fog billowed about the party, the heroes cautiously edged forward. Again, came the strange clacking noise and Johann again glimpsed the large, unidentifiable creature moving upon the cliff face. As he shouted a warning, Thagrimm pushed in front of him at the very moment the creature darted down to attack.

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AiS #23: Into Devil's Cove

AiS #23: Into Devil's Cove

As sea fog rolled in, the party took a quick look at Devil’s Cove and discovered steep, vertiginous cliffs glowering over a narrow stony beach. While searching for tracks, Johann realised the vegetation in the area was strangely stunted and mis-coloured—in much the same way as the seaweed and weeds choking the ruins of Greystone.

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AiS #021: Smugglers' Moon

AiS #021: Smugglers' Moon

With Toliyrath’s funeral finally out of the way, the heroes minds’ turned to Jeremiah and his ordeal in Luestiss’s watery clutches. The party resolved to rescue their friend and to retrieve the darkwood figurehead she had kept against’s Jeremiah’s “attentions”. Laying their plans in the common room off the Orc’s Head the party sent word to Taneli that they would depart tomorrow on the morning tide.

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10 Trivial Choices to Death

10 Trivial Choices to Death

We sadly had the first death in my Adventures in Shadow campaign recently (in 017: Death in the Darkness). Brave Toliyrath—wizard about town and one-time rope merchant—was crushed and burnt to death by a crystal ooze in the sunken tunnels below the ruined village of Greystone. His death was entirely avoidable and pointless.

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AiS #018: Into the Hills

AiS #018: Into the Hills

The party were devastated at the loss of their companion, Toliyrath, and drank late into the night at the Orc’s Head. In a bizarre twist of fate as they were deep in their cups and their sorrow seemed deepest an old friend of Johann and Thangrimm arrived. The newcomer—an elf improbably named Alice was accompanied by the gruff dwarven warrior Wrag. The two had come to Languard to see their old friends and they were welcomed into the group with open arms.

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