Demon Scourge of Alteria

Episode 4
The Diabolical Machine

DM: Don

  • Song, corrupted daughter of Sunfang
  • Bartle, Her rogue-ish companion DECEASED
  • Barak, leader of a barbarian attack squad, now DECEASED
  • Undead Rimsaw, now presumed DECEASED
  • (Name ?), an elf known to Red Barnabus who provided information
Episode 3
Tomb of the Great Shaman

DM: Macadosche

  • Fraela, a fortune teller, freed from a brigand encampment
  • “Firstlings” – an ancient people who populated the world long ago and left behind ruins and strange runes
Episode 2
Tower of Balvanis

DM: Szabo

Synopsis: The party arrives at Lifehome and gets a much needed rest. The druid haven has become a refugee camp, filled with tents and makeshift shelters to accommodate the hundreds of people who have fled the warzone. The Archdruid Sunfang makes it known that he is seeking able bodies to assist the struggle, and the four travelers volunteer. Sunfang charges them to investigate rumors of an old, abandoned wizard’s tower. Rumors hold that there may be some connection between the tower and an organization called the Red Spade. The group is joined by an eladrin bard and a silent half-orc who accompany them to the tower.

Outside the tower, the group battles a group of dwarven guards, enter, and set off a trap which releases several imps into the main hallway. After defeating the imps, a dim, pulsating light implores the party to progress to the end of the corridor. There, they find an ancient tree which is trapped within a glowing runic circle. Two gnome wizards appear, initiate the ritual, and battle the party. During the battle, the tree’s life energy is sapped and the rune circle becomes a portal on the floor, which glows red and opens. From it emerges a human wizard who introduces himself as Balvanis of the Red Spade.

The party attacks, to no avail. He proves irresistibly powerful but does not use his powers to slay them. Instead, he points to two tomes lying on a podium at the base of the magical portal and suggests they bring it back to Sunfang. Then, the mysterious mage disappears in a flash of magical energy. Tired but encouraged by their success, the six companions return to Lifehome to deliver the tomes.

  • The Red Spade, a secret sect of unknown intention
  • Balvanis, wizard of the Red Spade
Episode 1
Commencement Day

DM: Billy

A hoard of demons and undead invades the mortal plane and descends upon the kingdom of Alteria, interrupting the commencement ceremony at the royal university. Led by an aspect of Orcus, the abyssal minions lay waste to the land, killing all in their path. Suddenly, vines and foliage rise up from the ground and an army of druids, treants, and other primal forces emerge from the forest to face the gruesome invaders. The resulting battle throws the land into chaos as the city is caught in the middle of a demonic warzone.

Red Barnabus, a student of military arts, is captured in the outskirts of the city and brought to the center of town to be slaughtered before the masses. Surprised by the druids’ assault, the demons leap into the fray, casting him to the ground where he is rescued by another graduate, Phlem, adept of the warlock school. The half-elf and tiefling form an unlikely alliance and search for a safe route to flee the city. They come upon a slave caravan, quickly dispose of the feeble slavemaster, and free his two captives. One of them, a shifter called Moonscar, speaks of a nearby place where the four might find shelter. The other, Andras, a brutish axeman, nods quietly, and the four journey towards a druid haven called Lifehome.

  • Rimsaw, a half-orc master warlord, killed and raised by Orcus
  • The Archdruid Sunfang
  • Unnamed Slavemaster (deceased)
  • Orcus

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