Sundered Lands 9

The Sundered Lands of Palladium

Session 9
April 10, 2016

A Sick Old Man and a Puzzle

Friday October 27

Breakfast and a Meeting

Vanderboren family ring
The companions meet with Lavinia in the common room of the Fox and the Hound and go over the details of their mission to reclaim her families ship, the Blue Nixie. After returning her family signet ring and discussing the important information, they decide to head directly to the Harbormaster's Manor to deal with him directly. After that, Lavinia wishes the group to accompany her on a trip to Castle Teraknian to visit her family vault beneath the castle in hopes of recovering her family wealth.

The group makes their way to the Azure District via one of the water taxi gondolas and are greeted by some armed House Islaran guards. The guards attempt to turn the party away, directing them toward either Castle Teraknian or the numerous harbor scribes that run the day to day business of the harbor. Fortis steps up his negotiation game and uses mind control magic to cause the guard to do his bidding.

The guard leads the group inside and is in the process of taking them to see the Harbormaster in person when they are intercepted by the House Islaran Steward. He at first tries to turn them away as well, but is convinced to allow an audience when Fortis and Arn present information on magical healing and knowledge of trade laws. 

Arn and Lavinia speak to the Stuart the Steward about the issues in the harbor while Silver and Fortis go into see the Harbormaster. Moonscar follows into the bedroom but stays back near the wall. Seeker remains in the hallway, near Arn and Lavinia but not involved with their conversation with Stuart. The Harbormaster, Keltar Islaran, is a sick, tired and old man, on the verge of death. He initially accuses Fortis of being an assassin sent by his rival, Heldrath Kellani, then it becomes quite clear that the old man is not fully in command of his faculties. The group speaks to Steward Stuart for a few more minutes, comes to an agreement on the fines to be paid by Lavinia for the Blue Nixie and the group leaves. Lavinia passes some of the saved tax coin out to the group as a thank you for services rendered and promises more once the vault is opened.

Castle Teraknian and the Vault

Lavinia then takes the party to Castle Teraknian and they enter the Noble Vaults, deep down below the island castle. Using her family ring to gain access, the party descends to the vault and enters. The many pillared room appears empty except for a strange metal snake that is laying in a heap on the floor. The space is examined thoroughly and carefully by the assembled companions but nothing of interest is found.
Vanderboren family vault

The group shares the note they had also found with the ring, showing Lavinia the strange beast riddle it contained. She was unsure of what any of it meant, just as they were. At this time, Silver, who had been careful to reveal her true form up until this point, makes the transformation back into a small silver Dragon. This change terrifies Lavinia and the party has to take some time to calm her down, all the while continuing to look for clues about what else might lie in this vault.

Cast of Characters: 

+Arne Jamtgaard plays Seeker, a teenage Wolfen Warlord
+Ben Zittere plays Fortis, an Ellyl trickster and Mage
+Stephen Kolmetz plays Valinya, an Elven Wildsong Mage
+Mike Biancone plays Arn, a surly Dwarven Warrior
+Amergin O'Kai plays Moonscar, the esoteric Kankoran Druid
+Daniel White plays Silver, a young and curious Dragon
and +Jason GURPS as the GM

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