The Exiles

EPISODE 1: Sent into Exile

Highlights of Episode 1:

You found themselves in a cage – on a platform surrounded by knights with winged helms. A noble, with wild winglike hair read a pronouncement:

“Whether due to treachery, blasphemy or sodomy, you have broken our sacred laws. Perhaps due to a powerful patron, or just dumb luck you are being exiled – instead of killed. Simply complete the tasks on the Quest Scroll – and then you may be allowed to return. But not a moment before. Good bye.”

And with that, you were catapulted off a cliff into clouds – leaving behind the white walled city of your home, and the angelic titanic statue on the cliff behind, weeping an endless and raging waterfall of tears.

Landing in the shallows of an ocean, your unlikely band was attacked by a flock of mottled grey sea birds with long sharp beaks. After dispatching them, further up the beach there was a seemingly made old woman, fishing in a crack in the earth, surrounded by her three dogs: lion, wolf and bear.

Befriending her, by providing her bait (sand crow hearts), you helped her catch a giant eel. Dinner, inside her hut was satisfying – and comfortable. You soon read your Quest Scroll, and were commanded to:

Under the Empty Star
Desecrate the tomb of the wizard king,
And all that lies within

Soon you left the humble hut, and sought the tomb – under the empty star in the sky.
While walking through the forest you were attacked by a two creatures – Ettercaps. Through luck one was defeated – but the other was destroyed.

Later, the tomb was found. On top, bound by an ice chain, stood a stone giant – who stoically kept watch. Through speed and cat and mouse, you managed to avoid the guardian, and enter the tomb.

Inside the ancient burial structure had many traps – animated stature spear throwers, a fire spewing stature, and a demon snake guardian named Ssisssuraaaaggg, who was covered in red and black bands of color, and crowned with a black horn. In that room, upon rune tablets there was a story told – of serpent people from Carcosa coming through a portal – and bringing mankind magic – which allowed them to conquer the other tribes. Later the pictograms showed that due to a calamity the visitors to leave…

All of these were defeated, as were the skeleton generals. In a room full of lost souls, crystal statues, you found a pool filled with crystals. After removing a 100 of these, floor buckled and it started to rapidly drain. Leaving the pool, and down the stairs was the final encounter. The animated corpse of the wizard sitting upon a throne, with a crystal ball above it commanded his 70 clay soldiers to attack. Due to the water that fell upon them (from above) the clay soldiers began to disintegrate. After a tough fight and crossbow bolt, the wizard king was destroyed.

In the treasure room, you found an ancient tome, a half of a rod covered in demon faces, and a variety of weapons. Placing the crystal ball upon a inset within a pentagram – a serpent face appeared demanding obedience. Denying the offer, the one from beyond said – you’ll regret the decision – I’ll be back!"

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