Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Escape from Hell

Interlude Two

fierna was atop the tower that overlooked the volcano that Abyimoch was built upon. The wind blew though her hair and would of her clothes if she was wearing any. The two hell hounds flanked her, sniffing around for a sign. Maqi flew up to land on the center statue of a devil. “See. It is just as I said it was.”

“flint,” she said as she as she passed by the spot he was in. “A favored of Kord, was an animal. Kagima, her screams of pain were delicious,” she said. “Hakan, so strong was he. Corsair,” she chortled to herself. “Nednolu tried to fight the inevitable. Tobias said he said he didn’t believe in a god, but he believed in me. Sabbatine was my favorite though. Another couple of years and she would have been mine,” she said as she backfisted a statue of a man who was missing his head. He split apart like he was a piece of rotten fruit.

She calmed herself. “Wersa!” she called out. “Get out here now!” she said. The statue that Maqi opened its eyes and started to move. Maqi flew off surprised. The large stone statue turned to fierna.

“What do you want?” the gravelly voiced devil asked as it towered over fierna. She smiled as she let it know what it had to do.


Tilgar was angry. A duergar, he stroked his braided beard complete with spine as the messenger told him the news. A shipment was stolen and all of the guards were killed. “I am sorry Tilgar,” the messenger swallowed hard.

“Go ask to see Quari and bring her here. If she argues with her, tell her it is me that wishes to see and I will meet her price.” The messenger breathed a sigh of relief and excused himself. Tilgar was a marvel of self control.

“What is next, Mikor?” he asked his chamberlain sitting back in his throne.

“The next thing we have is Jemla Alkurie, of the clan Alkurie.”

A ragged looking duergar woman comes forward leading a eladrin, wearing silks that you can see through. “Grettings Tilgar. I am Jemla Alkurie. I come baring gifts, so that he might favor the Alkurie in the coming season of trade and war."

Tilgar looked at the eladrin. She was nice but not beautiful, but on closer look, she had a variety of weird scars that circled her arms and legs and belly. It was interesting, he thought. The scars were in supernal and looked to be part of a ritual. He smiled. This was going to be interesting.


Clax, the messenger swallowed hard as he entered the carved cave, the home of Quari. He was nervous as he entered the hall of Quari. The wall were carved with bas relief of leering faces of all kinds.

“What do ya want,” he heard her say before he saw her. She was an old duergar, dressed in robes that marked her a priestess of Asmodeus.

Clax gulped loudly. “You are wanted Lady Quari, Tilgar has sent for you.”

Tilgar. The name stuck in her throat. She did not like him. “I care not to serve that slug. Go away lest I roast you in a pit,” she sneered.

“My lady. Tilgar said he would meet your price,” he added. She turned to him eyes alight.

“Meet my price you say. Are you sure that is what he said?” Clax just nodded nervously. Quari smiled as she blasted him with a pillar of flame and smoke until he was but a burnt cinder. She stepped to the edge of her threshold and poked her foot out. It did not crackle and burn. She took another step out and then another and another. She was free and she was going to make the most of it, even if she did have to serve Tilgar.


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Escape from Hell

Interlude One

Maqi fluttered madly down the halls. He had some important news to tell and flew through Abyrimoch as fast as his little wings could fly him. The imp flew though the maze of passages, past the inhabitants of the vast fortress that was the capital of the fourth plane of hell. “Mistress! Mistress!” he cried as he flew into the vast throne room. Inside the room a variety of attractive slaves danced erotically for their Mistress, the Lady Fierna. She was watching them, breathing hard with glazed look on her face. Fierna was flanked by two massive hell hounds who growled at the imps approach.

“What is it?” she said somewhat perturbed at the sudden interruption. She threw the imp a look that could melt stone as Maqi landed on the armrest. He gulped, all of the sudden he wasn’t to sure it was important as he thought he was. “Well?” Fierna said as she snapped her fingers and the dancers stopped, frozen in place and afraid to move.

“Morta is dead,” he said. “I can not find him and I went up to the tower where he is keeping your collection. There was signs of a fight.”

“So,” she said with a blank look on her face. Sure the loss of Morta was really not one that really bothered her. She was about to snap her fingers and let the dancers start their erotic dance again, but not for what the imp said next. “Well... several of your trophies are missing.” She narrowed her eyes and the smell of brimstone became more prevalent. She grabbed the imp by the throat. “What was that?” she hissed.

The imp whined. “Mercy Mistress,” he squealed. “Six or seven of your trophies have gone missing. There was evidence that a ritual was used,” he said as she squeezed. “You have a traitor...”

“Fetch me some trackers!” she roared as she threw the little imp in front of a hell hound who growled hungrily at the imp.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Escape from Hell

In the forbidden tomes found in Ioun’s library, it started with a name, Grekorro the Light of Heaven. It all started with Grekorro, who was a charismatic human paladin of Bahamut and he led the Astral Companions. Well liked, he was a mighty force to be reckoned with. He held the favor of Bahamut and as well as most of the other gods, including Pelor, Moradin, Avandra and Erathis, just to name a few.

But power and favor could not save him as his astral clipper was found ravaged and the crew dead and Grekkoro was missing. There was evidence that infernal powers, devils, where involved. Enraged, the surviving companions put together an crusade. In a month ten thousand beings where called, in six months a quarter of a million beings where called and they marched on the gates of Hell itself.

It went well at first. You were part of a force that was to go in and prepare the way for the attackers. You were to kill high ranking devils, sabotage defenses and cause confusion behind the lines. You got all the way to Phlegethos, the fourth layer of Hell when it all fell apart.

You were captured, tortured and then petrified to be put on display for all to see.

Now, some two hundred and forty years later they find themselves coming out of petrification and in the bowels of Hell.

A little something for my characters. The first game is tomorrow!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nednolu Cladd'virr

The sixth and final character of my escape from Hell game.

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Nednolu Cladd'viir, level 20
Drow, Warlord, Captain of Fortune
Warlord: Canny Leader
Commanding Presence: Inspiring Presence
Darkfire: Darkfire Charisma

Str 20, Con 15, Dex 16, Int 9, Wis 16, Cha 18.

Str 16, Con 13, Dex 12, Int 8, Wis 13, Cha 14.

AC: 23 Fort: 27 Reflex: 24 Will: 26
HP: 122 Surges: 9 Surge Value: 30

History +14, Endurance +17, Athletics +20, Diplomacy +19

Acrobatics +13, Arcana +9, Bluff +14, Dungeoneering +13, Heal +13, Insight +15, Intimidate +16, Nature +13, Perception +15, Religion +9, Stealth +17, Streetwise +14, Thievery +13

Level 1: Improved Inspiring Word
Level 2: Leaf Runner Student
Level 4: Rousing Resurgence
Level 6: Ruthless Hunter
Level 8: Weapon Expertise (Crossbow)
Level 10: Weapon Focus (Crossbow)
Level 11: Steady Shooter
Level 12: Armor Specialization (Hide)
Level 14: Fight On
Level 16: Fleet-Footed
Level 18: Drow Fighting Style
Level 20: Paragon Defenses

Warlord at-will 1: Risky Shot
Warlord at-will 1: Paint the Bulls-Eye
Warlord encounter 1: Tactician's Invitation
Warlord daily 1: Destructive Surprise
Warlord utility 2: Motivated Recovery
Warlord encounter 3: Staggering Shot
Warlord daily 5: Archery Commander
Warlord utility 6: Stand Tough
Warlord encounter 7: Martial Excitation
Warlord daily 9: Coordinated Assault
Warlord utility 10: Unintended Feint
Warlord encounter 13: Pincer Maneuver (replaces Staggering Shot)
Warlord daily 15: Driving Volley (replaces Destructive Surprise)
Warlord utility 16: Kyton's Battledance
Warlord encounter 17: Disabling Missile (replaces Pincer Maneuver)
Warlord daily 19: Leader of the Bowmen (replaces Coordinated Assault)

Distance Hand Crossbow +5, Spider Bolt +4 (9)
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Saturday, June 12, 2010


Character number five for my escape from Hell game.

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====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
Kagina, level 20
Half-Elf, Sorcerer, Essence Mage
Spell Source: Wild Magic
Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Light Blade)
Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Staff)
Arcane Admixture Damage Type: Arcane Admixture Cold
Arcane Admixture Power: Chaos Bolt

Str 11, Con 15, Dex 20, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 24.

Str 10, Con 12, Dex 15, Int 9, Wis 10, Cha 17.

AC: 32 Fort: 26 Reflex: 29 Will: 33
HP: 122 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 30

Arcana +15, Nature +15, Endurance +17, Athletics +15

Acrobatics +15, Bluff +17, Diplomacy +19, Dungeoneering +10, Heal +10, History +10, Insight +12, Intimidate +17, Perception +10, Religion +10, Stealth +15, Streetwise +17, Thievery +15

Level 1: Unarmored Agility
Level 2: Sorcerous Blade Channeling
Level 4: Warding Soul
Level 6: Distant Advantage
Level 8: Coordinated Explosion
Level 10: Versatile Expertise
Level 11: War Wizardry
Level 12: Versatile Master
Level 14: Wild Spellfury
Level 16: Arcane Admixture
Level 18: Blood Thirst
Level 20: Dual Implement Spellcaster

Dilettante: Crane's Wings
Sorcerer at-will 1: Chaos Bolt
Sorcerer at-will 1: Energy Strobe
Sorcerer encounter 1: Thunder Slam
Sorcerer daily 1: Dazzling Ray
Sorcerer utility 2: Good Timing
Sorcerer encounter 3: Flame Spiral
Sorcerer daily 5: Moon and the Stars
Sorcerer utility 6: Chaos Wager
Sorcerer encounter 7: Spark Form
Sorcerer daily 9: Howling Hurricane
Sorcerer utility 10: Chaos Link
Sorcerer encounter 13: Primordial Storm (replaces Thunder Slam)
Sorcerer daily 15: Prismatic Lightning (replaces Moon and the Stars)
Sorcerer utility 16: Dominant Winds
Sorcerer encounter 17: Thunder Summons (replaces Flame Spiral)
Sorcerer daily 19: Prismatic Explosion (replaces Dazzling Ray)

Radiant Dagger +4, Dynamic Dagger +5, Shimmering Feyweave Armor +4, Cloak of Displacement +4
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