Session started with the party moving North East at 1000, 17 Novus, 507 BE. The area was littered with single story crumbling buildings, shrines and burial mounds. The dampness in the air and the weeping willow trees make for a dreary day. The sun is not able to rid the air of its bite until later in the day. As the party moves out, Kriven provides insight on three major battles that were fought in this area. In the North East corner was where the battle known as the fall of the 5th Legion took place; the North West is the remnants of the Griffins Fall and to the South West, is the Marsh Massacre.
The party continues toward the North East corner of the grave yard in hopes of locating the final resting place of Rakul Infernus, a Wensharian War Wizard. A group of five skeletons attacks the party and are vanquished fairly easily, however, Tantra is shocked and unable to participate in the fight. This encounter is about 1030 in the morning and the party continues to sneak through the graveyard.
As the party passes a section of a broken wall, they are attacked by 3 wisp wraiths and a regular wraith. The party is able to dispatch the small team of enemies and investigate the entrance they came from. Upon shining light into the opening, the party determines they should just move on as the location is not where the wizard fell.
At about 1230, the party enters a cathedral to find a pile of shields, swords and armor in the middle of the floor. The inscriptions on the equipment is to the 1st regiment of the army of Landfall. The outside of the Cathedral has a plaque naming the burial as the place of the 1st Regiment of the 5th legion. As this is not where a Wensharian wizard would be, the party decides to leave without disturbing the final burial location of this legion.
As the party his headed in the direction of another building, approximately the other side of an imaginary line of battle, they spot a large burial mound with swords sticking out of it. The party decides to investigate. Marick pulls one of the swords from the ground and Redargen, with the assistance of Arn, climb the mound.
The top of the mound has a tree on top of a slab of concrete. The party removes the tree and opens the slab. At approximately 1330, the party descends into the burial mound because the slab has solar symbols surrounded by a bonfire covering it and, due to the symbolism, a good possibility exists of this being the final resting place of the wizard.
Upon descending to the floor of the burial mound, the party is attacked by zombies. The zombies are quickly dispatched and an effort begins to search the interior of the mound. A set of stairs leading down is uncovered and the party descends to the next level. Prior to entering the room at the bottom of the steps, the party sees it is filled with creatures surrounding a dais. It is finally decided that Kriven will lead the way into the room and upon entering it the creatures attack.
A large battle ensues with zombies, soldier wraiths and a spectre working against the party. The spectre is the deceased wizard we have been searching for. The party survives the encounter but is badly beaten up. The room is searched and the party concludes the final resting place of Rakul Infernus is this mound. Treasure was taken and the party left the mound. Upon exiting, the party re-sealed the mound and headed North to leave the graveyard as quickly as possible.
Upon leaving the graveyard the party encountered a witch disguised as a beautiful elven maiden. A conversation ensued between the witch and Arn and the two decided to go their separate ways in peace. The party moved into the forest and turned due West, toward the river. prior to reaching the river, the party found a suitable place to camp and rested.
While in camp the party divided the following treasure among all members:
– 600sp – 400gp – set of Wensharian daggers
– 3 javelins – Staff (magical) – Shield (magical)
– Long Sword (magical)
Treasure that still needs distributed:
– 2 gems (100gp each) – misc jewelry
The intention of the party is to return to the graveyard (morning of 18 Novus, 507 BE) and investigate if the Anguis Imperium have established a base. Upon completion of the investigation, the party will return to Foyer and report their findings.