Pandora Chronicles

Chapter 11: The Azure Dragon

After a careful deliberation, the party decided that it was best to slay the blue dragon, in fear it may execute another plot to wipe out the Paradwyns. However, Korinn wished to first speak to the dragon. With that request, the party devised a plan to ambush Kurtulmak in her own home, the question, however, was how to lure him out. Galadriel recalled fom her studies, blue dragon personality traits: aggression, vanity, extreme territoryality, and a love for all things blue, especially sapphires. The group decided to visit the captain, in hopes that he may have some sapphires, or some sort of blue gem to lure the dragon out of hiding. However, upon leaving the Paradwyn encampment, they saw a large creature soar over the skies. It was the blue dragon flying over the horizon, heading straight for the pirate ship! Was it about to attack? Was it hunting?! Whatever the reason, it had left the cave, flying in the pirate ship’s direction, the party had little time.

After acquiring a sapphire hairpin from the captain and his daughter, the party headed for the dragon’s den. Korinn waited out front in hopes of luring Kurtulmak into a false sense of security, while the rest of the party entered the cave to prepare for the ambush, cleaning up Kurtulmak’s minions as they went. When Kurtulmak returned, the dragon was greeted by Korinn. Suspicious, yet intrigued, the draon conversed with Korinn, giving her the information she sought, but almost loosing her life to do so. With some quick thinking, she provoked the dragon into following her, and the party made their move. Kurtulmak was down, but not out, and when she ot her chance, she roared a great roar, paralyzing the party and escaped to the depths of her labrynthine cave. She was luring them into a trap.

Deeper ino the cave, the party ran into some more of Kurtulmak’s minions, including ettercaps: a spider- like race found in the feywild. The arrived at the end of the tunnel to find the dragon’s treasure hoard…. but no dragon. Where could she have gone. For some, this was a time of caution, knowing the dragon could ambush them at any moment. For others, it was a time of wealth; Kurtulmak was sure to come back eventually, but in the meantime, no sense in walking away unprepared and empty- handed. The party found wonderous things, from weapons to trinkets. Amongst these things, Korinn found several dray artifacts, some with insignias of her homeland. Keoth happened to find some curious objects himself, including what appeared to be a holy symbol engraved with the symbol of moradin, as well as several others he’d never seen before. Vercingettorix found a khopesh engraved with the insignia of Semunaya. Many fey artifacts were there as well. Then amongst some obscure artifacts, the group located the rune, and not too soon either, for as they attempted to exit the cave, Kurtulmak droped from the ceiling, mouth open and teeth bared.

Injured from the ambush, the party quickly gained the upper hand. As Vecingettorix readied himself to finish the dragon, Kurtulmak bowed her head in surrender, asking for the life of her and her soon- to- be siblings in exchange for her departure. After a plea from Galadriel, the party let the battered dragon escape, leaving it’s treasure horde behind. However, this caused tension between the group, as Vercingettorix was less than pleased at the party’s naivete and vacated the cave in anger.

Victorious, the party headed back to the pirate ship, some riches in tow. They were greeted by Sykes only to be backstabbed by him and two other crewmates, Stooge and Zug. The three had orchistrated a mutiny in order to take control of the ship and it’s riches. His first order as captain was to apprehend the party, ordering Keoth, Vercingettorix, Korinn and Minsc to be sent to the brigg, while he would have his way with Emily, Galadriel, and Diana. With some quick thinking, and the help of an artifact she had recently acquired, Galadriel managed to cause a commotion, distracting the pirates long enough to help the party escape. However, the party finds themselves in a pickle, slowly being overwhelmed by Sykes and the rogue pirates. Will they manage to stop Sykes and reclaim the ship?

Quick Points of Intrest
- Korinn conversed with the dragon
- The dragon escaped with it’s life, only to be pursued by something in the distance
- Korinn discovered relics of Bahamut as well as holy symbols and other armaments of Hyren
- Keoth discovered a curious relic, labeled with the symbol of moradin as well as several others.
- Kurtulmak said that she recognized Vercingettorix as the kin of the woman who slayed her father
- Vercingettorix found a khopesh engraved with the symbol of Semunaya
- Galadriel found the rune amongst some curious armaments engraved with runes themselves
- The party returned to the ship to be ambushed. However, the Kurtulmak’s cave had not been fully explored, nor had they killed the kobolds that lived within it.

Experience gained: 6101.5 exp (678 exp. per player)

Treasure found:

Gold: 9,000,000

Weapons:
- Wyrmtooth Dagger Lancing Dagger +2
- Bloodclaw Dagger +2
- Scalebane Dagger +2
- Fey Strike Dagger +2 (Emily)
- Mithredian Steel Short Sword +2
- Venomous Songblade Short Sword +2
- Spider Kissed Short Sword +2 (Galadriel)
- Runic Short Sword +2
- Tuning Songblade Short Sword +2
- Stormbiter Warblade Greatsword +2 (Vercingettorix)
- Dragonslayer Bastard Sword +2 (Vercingettorix)
- Adamantine Morningstar +2
- Forester’s Handaxe +2
- Strongheart Greatclub +2
- Thundering Battleaxe +2
- Aura Killer Mindwarp staff +2
- Inspiring Guardian Staff +2 (Diana)
- Thundergod Warhammer +3 (Keoth Smith)
- Lightning Spear +2
- Temblor Maul +2
- Maw of the Guardian Khopesh +2
- Thunderburst Longbow +2
- Skyrender Longbow +2 (Galadriel)
- Vigilant Blade Broadsword +2
- Cavern Explorer’s Throwing Hammer +2 (Inscribed “Property of Marthammer Duin” in Dwarven)

Armor:

- Spiderweb Robes of Cloth Armor +2
- Panther Spirit Leather Armor +2 (Diana)
- Addergrease Leather Armor +2
- Serpentskin Leather Armor +2
- Shockweave Leather Armor +2
- Snake’s Lair Leather Armor +2
- Skybound Leather Armor +2
- Mysterious Leather Armor +?
- Pouncing Hide Armor +2
- Life Vine Hide Armor +2
- Snakefang Hide Armor +2
- Magical Hide Armor +3**
- Runic Chainmail +2 (found with the rune)
- Chainmail of Adaptable Resistance +2 (Lighning)
- Skald’s Chainmail +2
- Delver’s Chainmail +2 (Inscribed “property of Marthammor Duin” in dwarven)
- Scale Armor of Resistance +2 (Lightning)
- Piecemeal Scale Armor +2
- Agile Plate Armor +2
- Ornate Magical Plate Armor +3**

Holy Symbols:

- Star of Corellon +2
- Symbol of the First Spirits +2 (Diana)
- Wrathful Symbol Astral Might +2 (made of black iron and engraved with runes; found with the rune)
- Mysterious Octogram holy symbol of Moradin? +2 (engraved with unknown symbols)
- Warding symbol of the Dragon +2 (found amongst some dray relics)
- Accurate symbol of Foe Turning +2 (found among some dray relics)
- Astral Dragonscale of Bahamut +2

Totems:

- Vengeful Spirit Totem 2
- Astral Redoubt Totem +2
- Ornate Totem +2 (Decorated with blossoming flowers. Appears to be broken)
- Totem of Nature’s Balm +2 (This totem has a familiar smell to Vercingettorix)
- Pure Spirit Totem +2
- Ornate Totem +2 (decorated with entwinin vines. Appears to be broken)
- Ibirean Farseeing totem (Oalian’s Balance Farseing Totem)
2
- Fickle Twilight Accurate Totem +2
- Storm totem of Thunder’s Keeper +2

Arms:

- Manticore Shield Light Shield
- Storm Shield Heavy Shield Korinn
- Bloodthirst Bracers Korinn
- Bracers of Tactical Blows
- Cold Iron Bracers
- Shimmering Light (Diana)
- Breach Bracers
- Couters of Second Chances
- Bracers of Brachiation
- Feyleaf Vambraces (Emily)
- Skull Bracers
- Diamond Bracers Korinn

Hands:

- Green Thumbs (Galadriel)
- Storm Gauntlets (Keoth Smith)
- Spell Anchors
- Illusionist’s Gloves
- Stern Handler’s Wraps (Diana)
- Forgemaster’s Gloves (found amongst the dray artifacts)
- Gloves of Venom
- Darkfire Gloves
- River of Life Gloves Korinn
- Caustic Gauntlets
- Burglar’s Gloves (Emily)

Neck:

- False Blood Amulet +2
- Scarf of Reconciliation +2
- Cape of the Mountebank +2 (Emily)
- Resplendent Cloak +2 (Diana)
- Resilience Amulet +2
- Amulet of Resolution +2
- Amulet of Physical Resolve +2
- Amulet of Protection +2
- Amulet of False Life +2
- Perapt of Cascading Health +2 (Diana)
- Elven Cloak +2
- Spidersilk Mantle +2
- Necklace of Keys +2 Emelia (Emily) Hart
- Raven Cloak +2
- Cloak of Distortion +2
- Cloak of the Cautious +2
- Choker of Eloquence +2 (Galadriel) Korinn
Feet:

- Boots of Spider Climbing
- Feyleaf Sandals (Galadriel)
- Branchrunners
- Wallwalkers (Emily)
- Boots of the Mighty Charge Korinn

Head:

- Gem of Colloquy (Draconic/ Galadriel)
- Fey Blessed Circlet (Galadriel)
- Beryl of Catastrophe Avoidance (Diana)
- Hunter’s Headband
- Crown of Leaves (Galadriel) Korinn

Waist:

- Belt of Nourishment Korinn
- Baldric of Time (Emily)
- Cincture of the Dragon Spirit
- Belt of Endurance
- Swimtide Harness
- Viper Belt
- Diamond Cincture

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