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Friday Night D&D Tower of the Gods Session 15

This was a smaller session than some, I wasn’t sure what the players plans were going to be. But we dove into our session of Dungeons and Dragons and made our plans for the upcoming sessions.

The Session

So last session the group deciphered the code, and by that, I mean, they figured out how the code was going to work and I sent what they’d translated to them via e-mail, the information is at the end of the post.

They decide to take some of the information to Assendial, though they decide to hold a fair amount back just in case they need it. After a little bit of convincing, Assendial agrees to let them talk to Addrus. A few good rolls happened here, and some decent enough reasoning. Assendial, however, came along as an observer on the outside.

She cast zone of truth on the room where Addrus is, it also gets the area that she’s watching from. And half the party makes their saving throw against it and half fails. Barrai and Thrain are no longer able to lie, but Bokken and Kip take over with the interrogation with Bokken leading the way into a bloody mess. They slowly figure out that Addrus doesn’t seem to know anything about the dragon attack which they’d begun to expect from the notes that were passed back and forth between him and Kazhir. Things go sideways as Addrus decides to use a poison capsule after Bokken stabs him in the eye with a needle.

Assendial decides that was enough and goes in and casts cure wounds, but they tell her that he’s poisoned himself and she casts a lesser restoration on him to cure the poison. And she pulls Thrain and Barrai aside to question them, because their line of questioning had dropped the name of Kazhir and the fact that Addrus might not be from Adanac as originally thought.

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Bokken and Kip continue their questioning and find out that Addrus and the people he was working with, their plan was to figure out how to make the towers go away. Bokken thinks back on what he knows about Carlsbekistan and what side they were on in the war. They were a loner country that really fought for itself during the war. While Adanac teamed up with a few other countries as the war went on, and they mainly opposed another two countries who allied together, Carlsbekistan always worked on it’s own until the four countries were able to beat the two countries, at which time Carlsbekistan fell into line.

Meanwhile, in the other room, Barrai and Thrain are asked questions about how they know this all and where they got the information. Assendial eventually gets most of the information out of them, because they have to tell her the truth, or not answer. But they manage to keep from her that Addrus had a medallion for the Crescent Ravens in his lock box as well.

As the interrogation wraps up and they head back to the school, they decide that it might be time to take Dorin back to his people and finally drop off the trunk with him in it. But of course, they decide to deliver it themselves. They also think that maybe what Addrus was dealing with and plotting might be less to do with their dragon issues and more to do with something at the national level. So it’s side quest time, that the players chose.

Before they head out, there are some fights that Bokken takes part in at the bar they attend, sanctioned fights. Barrai makes some money doing some fortune telling. And they decide to go buy some fancy clothes. They fine a shop that looks extremely fancy and has a long name, Lincoln Montgomery, Frazier, Alheim, Ostervold. It seems familiar to them and Bokken realizes that it’s the initials that were sown into the cloak that they’d found that the wizard, whom they now believe to be Kazhir, had dropped. They go in and it’s expensive but Bokken and Barrai get some fancy clothes and also get an address from the store for where they might find Kazhir, but that information cost them even more.

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The Coded Messages

Kazhir
In place will contact shortly nothing to report
Addrus

Addrus
Keep an eye out there is rival as well
Kazhir

Kazhir

Any details who should I be looking for
Addrus


Addrus
No details keep an eye out prepare for phase one
Kazhir

Kazhir
Phase one is started the dragon attack messed things up will need to meet with contact again
Addrus


Addrus
Continue as planned I will look into the attack
Kazhir


Kazhir
Phase one is complete will await directions for phase two there are three students who are aware something might be wrong
Addrus


Addrus
Keep an eye on them hold off on phase two until I give the word
Kazhir

Behind the DM’s Screen

This was very much a wing it episode. I could have seen this going a number of ways. And I wanted to give them some options. Now they picked going to Assendial immediately, I could have also seen them trying to track down Kazhir somehow, or just deciding to take Dorin to his home, which might have had a name before but is now Castleveinea.

I also didn’t expect Bokken to immediately escalate their interrogation, though they have been prone to violence. It was an interesting thing because my first roll against their deceptions, persuasions, and intimidations was okay and then I went 1, 1, 20, 19, 20, 1, 16, and 20. So I hit extremes everywhere on my rolls, though that last 20 Bokken used an inspiration because it was his charisma (which is -1) Addrus which is +2 and it ended up being natural 20’s facing off and thinking they were about done questioning the player decided to use it and got up to a 24 (so rolled a five) which caused him to be Addrus’s check.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens on the side quest that’s coming up. I need to figure out my plans for it, because it could just be a straight up side quest where not much happens, there could be things happening at the school in the town while they are gone that will progress the story, it could be that the side quest yields some very useful information, we’ll just have to see.

So kind of a different session, but would you play in one like this?

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