Delve Four, Part 1: Bargaining with Brigands

The night after Bractoon walked around drinking with his friend Bodkin, the warlock rustled up Scott and Sieglinde for their delve into the main body of the dungeon. While they were all gathering together, they looked at the newly posted jobs on the newly erected “Keep Chronicles” board in the bailey. Recognizing the cryptic one as the Ghost Beggars wanting to talk, the small party sets out and heads up the switchbacks to their hideout. Continue reading

Advertisements

Memories and Mead

Over the week since the last expedition into the main body of the old prison, there has been a lot of commotion in the Keep on the Borderlands. A few adventurers have arrived from various realms around the Coin, including Bractoon, a mysterious human warlock with an air of darkness about him. He ostensibly says he’s here to map the fringes of the Kingdom. He is a member of the enigmatic Guild of Cartographers, an organization that has accumulated secrets about the Coin from the Great Ice Wall of the rim to the lava fields surrounding the Sun’s Retreat. As Bodkin enters the keep’s refectory after a day of scouting the countryside, looking rather lost in his thoughts, Bractoon walks quickly and purposefully up behind him, reaching into his cloak… Continue reading

Delve Three: Thug Life

Another foray into the dungeon is planned! Scott has returned from whatever mysterious Drow thing he had to do and he, Sieglinde and Milo are all ready to go, so they head straight into the maw. Milo had been looking over the map back at the keep, having not joined the last expedition, and was wondering what a particular oval shaped room was in the lower right portion. They head over there with no incident. Continue reading

A Moon by Any Other Name

The moons are called by many names among the denizens of The Coin, but few have devoted as much time to the study of these mysterious orbs as the druids of the Circle of the Moons.  The lore of the moons has been passed down and built upon for thousands of years since the days when the druids first separated themselves into separate Circles of knowledge.  Song and chant, poem and tome, all works of druidic scholarship of the moon domain seek to elucidate these luminous bodies and illuminate their effects upon The Coin. Continue reading

Bodkin

Bodkin sat in the crook of two branches that spread out from the ancient oak in a fractal pattern that bespoke the ancient and deep magic of this place.  This was his first High Council meeting, and he would have felt honored but for the fact that every druid he knew or had ever heard of had received a similar invitation from one of the numerous avian messengers sent out the Big Thinkers.  Bodkin thought of himself as a small fellow, and was, in fact, quite small in stature, standing but half the height of the numerous brown and green clad humans, with their flowing white beards and kind, knowing eyes. Continue reading

Some of that Old-Time Religion!

While the concept of all powerful monotheistic or pantheistic creator gods does exist on the Coin, most cultures do not worship them, and many doubt their existence altogether. The major religions tend to form around the domains of existence as portrayed by the aspects of the moons. Other worship is regarded as misguided at best and dangerously cultish at worst. Continue reading