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Conclave of Rashemen
11th of Alturiak

Lord Thydrim presides over a conclave and strategy session with all of the fyrra and wychlaran that have answered his call. "Yet another crisis faces our nation!" he declares. "These foreign adventurers were sent here by the Simbul with an important message for us!"

At Thydrim's urging both the Simbul's letter and the intercepted Thayan communication are read aloud, drawing grim stares and black mutterings from the gathered Rashemaar.

"It seems that the Thayans have created a new kind of monster to threaten us, in an attempt to overcome the magic of our witches and of the spirits of Rashemen!" Thydrim continues, "The invasion is imminent - possibly only days away. First, I summon the Fangs of Rashement as well as the warriors of the berserker lodges and all youths currently on dajemma who can be summoned, to muster and gather at the Gorge of Gauros, where the Thayan attack will come from. Further, I ask our respected witches, the wychlaran - sacred Othlor, and respected Ethran, Blethran, and Hathran, to turn their magic and learned wisdom to the defense of our realm, and to gain aid from the ancient spirits of forest, stone, hill and tree. The Thayans claim that their new creatures are immune to the magic of Rashemaar spirits, so they may present an even greater challenge than ever before."

Lord Thydrim scans the room, meeting the gaze of every individual there - now you see why he is called huhrong, or Iron Lord. "Twenty times and more have the Thayans tried to conquer our land. Twenty times and more have they failed, sent shrieking back across their borders, their wives widowed, their children orphaned."

"Now our ancient enemies threaten us again and perhaps now they are stronger than ever, and the danger is greater. All Rashemaar will do their duty. Our land will remain free, with each breath that is taken, with each sword that is drawn, let them die in a sea of Thayan blood! If it is war the Red Wizards want, than it is war we will give them! Long live Rashemen!"

The crowd bellows "Long live Rashemen!" Their response echoes from the high, dark-beamed ceiling.

"Go now." Thydrim shrouts, "Prepare for battle!"

Lord Thydrim looks towards the fellowship, "Fight with us. For Rashemen. For Thesk. For Aglarond. For freedom!"
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37th Session Summary
Midwinter - the Year of the Serpent 1359 DR

The next morning Jarna wonders around the city of Mulsantir and learns that the local fyrra's steading is a mile or so north of town, on Green Hag Hill. Upon their arrival at the estate, the group is requested to leave their cart and weapons at the gate. Jarna, Sevrin, and Church decide to enter the estate and ask for an audience with Lord Thorbinn the Black.

Church is the first to gain admittance to the lord's haul where he is challenged to feats of drinking, eating, and dancing. Lord Thorbinn is impressed by Church's performances and speaks with him in private where he agrees to meet with the group and schedules an audience after the Midwinter festivities.

Quarters, baths, and clothing are provided prior to being summoned to Lord Thorbinn's audience chamber. He is seated there along with a masked figure who introduces herself as Hathran Shialis and a young man named Fyldrin who is the son of the Iron Lord. He agrees to lead the group to his father's winter hunting lodge. Jarna inquires with Shialis about the possibility of resurrecting their friends and is told that diamonds are needed for the ceremony.

Nix, Sevrin, and Church decide to sneak back in to town under the cover of night and break in to a jewelry store while everyone is celebrating for Midwinter. They succeed in breaking in to a shop but end up setting off a poison trap and absconding away with a small lockbox. After opening the box they reveal the contents which consist of a variety of uncut stones, none of which are diamonds. Jarna speaks to Fyldrin who is willing to trade her the diamonds she needs in exchange for her helmet. Seeing no other alternative she completes the trade.

Shialis performs the resurrection ceremony in the middle of the night, asking the spirits to return to the mortal realm. Both Wyatt and Roslyn are able to withstand the shock of returning to their bodies and are resurrected.

1st of Alturiak - the Year of the Serpent 1359 DR

The group is provided with Rashemaar ponies and sleighs as they set off towards the iron lord's hunting camp. Joining them are Fyldrin and his two bodyguards.

3rd of Alturiak
They travel for two days over the snow-covered landscape and come upon a sleigh race on the frozen Lake Yval. Fyldrin notices that his good friend, Varri, is racing and immediately detours to watch the race. Annoyed by his sudden deviation, Jarna and the others follow, attempting to get Fyldrin back on course. Fyldrin ignores the rest of the group at first, rushing over the ice to congratulate Varri. Eventually they manage to convince him to continue onward.

5th of Altruiak
The group encounters a small entourage of berserkers from the White Dragon lodge. The fellowship is taunted by the beserkers with light-hearted insults and challenges Jarna to an axe throwing competition. Jarna throws a hand axe that is given to her and spurs her sled in to action, not waiting to see the results.

7th of Altruiak
From out of the Ashenwood arises a giant crafted from knotty wood, twisted branches, clods of dirt, rocks, and boughs. This is the legendary wood man, which is said to awaken when the land is under great danger. It walks past the group and continues in the direction towards Mulsantir.

9th of Alturiak
The group arrives at Tharfenhal, the Iron's Lord hunting hall but Lord Thydrim isn't here. He's left one day prior on an ice troll hunting expedition. After several hours of searching the group finds Lord Thydrim with his guards, beset by ice trolls. After a harrowing combat, they manage to defeat the ice trolls and relay the news to Lord Thydrim. They return to Tharfenhal where Lord Thydrim summons the fyrras and wychlarin to strategize for the upcoming battle.

Session: Chapter 6: Thorbinn the Black - Sunday, Sep 02 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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The Tomb of Dreams
Episodes 2.29 & 30
The Circle faced the Bull and his companions: Grandmother Crone, Nalla, and Raneth. The battle is largely even, with the Circle pressing their advantage round by round. Once Northern Light established her dominance over the battlefield, she sang the song of the Bull’s destruction. With a soft word, she dissolved the Bull’s essence into music, which she then broadcasted over the North. Immediately after, Bright Shadow put an arrow through the Crone’s heart. Nalla and Raneth then fled.

In the aftermath, the Realm forces arrived on the opposite of Maidenstar from the fight. However, Grandmaster Luen Tso met with the Circle. Through cryptic utterances, he revealed himself to be the Jade Flower Prince in disguise. He also explained that he had said just what the Circle needed to hear to meet with violence those who would have otherwise been their allies. By doing so, the Threshold had been weakened. Syndoriel denounced his puppetry as the waste of innocent blood, but he addressed only empty air.
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The Tomb of Dreams
Episode 2.28
The sound of mighty wings compelled Syn to return to Maidenstar. Once there, he, Northern Light, and Bright Shadow moved out onto the river to the west and battled Vedizthur, the Black Winter. The mighty dragon, large as a city, put up a good fight against them, but did little damage to the group—save for Syndoriel. However, it became uncoordinated in its flight and crashed into the river, where it drowned and bled to death.

Before the Immaculate monks could do anything with Taiphen, Mnemon Tsung Mae, Kagi’s mother, arrived. She made a show over Kagi’s lateness to lunch with Tepet Zaoti. Taiphen took advantage of the distraction and fled, closely pursued by the Immaculates, but he escaped in the end. Kagi, however, was taken away to discuss matters with Kalin and Xua Huo. Taiphen returned later that night, breaking into the vault of the palace by plunging the city into sorcerous darkness. He retrieved his gear and returned to Maidenstar.
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Episode 2.27
Three of the Bull’s champions led the second assault against Maidenstar. Northern Light led her hird against them, striking from the frontlines and engaging with Sharp Orchid. Meanwhile, Bright Shadow traded spells with Aslaug of the Seithr, while Muspel Burning-Heart commanded the Icewalker forces. The Icewalkers slew most of the Niveans, with Sharp Orchid laying many of them low, and even incapacitating Northern Light. Upon seeing her friend fall, Bright Shadow slew Sharp Orchid with a mighty sunbolt. Embla of Hiemal followed suit, her target Muspel. They then captured Aslaug.

Southward, Syn defended Braebrecken. The skies grew gray and cold as the Diamond Empress led the assault. Syn managed to remove her guardian, Nifl-ogre, from the battlefield, and then made her kneel to him. Then, the Lunar barbarian Alexia, the Maw of Winter’s Regret, attacked. She and Syn traded mighty blows, but the Lawgiver emerged victorious.

Taiphen was to be made example of in a ritual called the Five-Dragon Purge. Before an assembled crowd, Xua Huo made prayer to the Elemental Dragons, then purged Taiphen’s soul with the power of the five elements. He was electrocuted, battered, nearly drowned, and burned. Then, Xua Huo forgave Taiphen, the man, for it was really the Anathema demon at fault. With that, he stopped Taiphen’s heart. In the delirium of dying, Taiphen’s memories flowed by him, until only a pair of blue eyes and a smile remained. Mara held him from death’s grip, claiming that he wasn’t going to escape his contract so easily. The Shadow Lover then drove her fingers into his heart and squeezed with a mighty grip. Taiphen awoke to Kagirinai pounding on his chest. When Taiphen awoke, Xua Huo was greatly displeased.
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