Ahrea Campaign 5: Revenge Of The Black Reign

Session 0: The Prologue

The Company of the Lighted Way reaches the Desert of Narnas after leaving Ryhar’s hometown of Agen at the end of Campaign 4, where ahead the Temple of Gwersha awaits them.

Fresh from dealing with Yunea’s death, Ryhar takes the time to track down a platoon of the Black Legion’s troops that the Company has been shadowing since leaving Agen, and upon Ryhar insisting to do battle with them, the Company engages them. They wiped out the Legion Platoon, however Ryhar finds that neither Ni’Ella the dark elven sorceress nor the Field Commander Iresoth are among those killed. He does locate some information stating that Ni’Ella was heading to the Temple of Gwersha herself, and he resolves himself to find her in order to avenge Yunea’s death.

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Session 1: Hag of Onar

Fiva nearly dies of thirst in the Narnas desert, party begins to run out of supplies.
Aras gives his remaining water to Fiva and almost dies of thirst as well.
Party reaches town of Onar in the desert, and visit with locals.
Party receives word of Hag. K’Rena acts noticeably different, as does Aya.
Party investigates mine nearby town.
K’Rena turns on party and nearly kills Aras, however Aras is able to disarm and hold K’Rena.
Aya finds a magic staff, and hag (her mother in an assumed form) attempts to turn her as well.
K’Rena rearms herself and nearly slits Aras’ throat, though Aya is convinced to destroy the staff and this frees K’Rena of her control.
Hag taunts party before leaving. Aya is falling under control of the hag.

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Session 2: Beserker of the Black Legion

Party is reinforced with a party of Eastern Riders, and continue traveling in the Narnas desert.
Aya is falling under control of her mother, and is beginning to act more erratically.
Party finds oasis, and camps overnight.
Smalltalk between party members, Aras forgives K’Rena for her actions in the mine.
Party is ambushed by Kieras, a berserker hired by Lady Kala to hunt down the Company. Eastern Rider escort is killed by the beserker.
Aras is nearly killed by Kieras, Fiva is also nearly killed.
Sandworms begin attacking the encampment. Aya’s actions cause for Adgar to be swallowed whole by a sandworm.
Aras is about to be killed by Kieras, but is saved via sandworm as it devours Kieras whole.
Party decides to search for Adgar.
It becomes apparent Kieras survived his battle against the Sandworm, and continues to stalk the Company.

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Session 3: The Sacrifice of Aya

Party continues search for Adgar in the Narnas desert.
Party encounters Soli, the friendly firesprite. She was summoned by Adgar to lead the company to his location in a sandworm den.
Aya begins acting very erratically, and threatens Aras’ life. Aras is able to calm her down and restrain Alahar before he attempts to kill her.
In the night, Aya becomes extremely frantic, and finds Aras in order to tell him about her fears.
In front of Aras, she is consumed by the dark magic her mother cast upon her and is encased within a skeletal tree.
The party is confronted with Aya’s mother manifesting within the tree, and also a skeletal hydra which overwhelms them.
In face of odds, party begins to withdraw and retreat, having decided Aya was lost.
Enraged, Aras stays behind in order to free Aya from her prison in the skeletal tree.
Party decides to assist, and hold off the hydra.
In the middle of destroying Aya’s prison, Aya’s mother tricks Aras into stabbing Aya, nearly killing her.
Aya begs for forgiveness for their previous disagreements, and enraged upon the thought of losing her Aras is able to free her from her mother’s possession.
Party defeats the hydra.
Party finds Aras holding Aya while still in a rage, unsure as to whether he has lost his mind.
In morning, Aya wakes up in Aras’s arms, and finds he eventually broke his rage to watch over her during the night. After helping her to her tent, the two come to terms with their past troubles.
With Aya returned and freed from possession, party continues search for Adgar.

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Session 4: The Sandworms of Narnas

Party enters Sandworm den.
Adgar is saved from predicament.
Aya apologizes for the actions that led to Adgar nearly being killed, Adgar forgives her.
Party continues to the Temple of Gwersha

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Session 5: Temple of Gwersha

Aya’s mother continues to attempt to possess Aya.
Aras is nearly killed, but Aya manifests her mana in order to utterly destroy her mother’s essence.
As Aya’s mother passes into non-existence, she confirms that Aya is the daughter of Anatos – now better known as Lord Vanatos of the Black Legion of Vas.
Party has freed Gwersha, Aya prays to her matron goddess.
Party finds Ni’Ella, and she heads east towards the coast.
Enraged by her precense, Ryhar leads party after her in order to kill her for the attack on Agen.

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Session 6: Coast of Narnas

Party hunts after Ni’Ella.
Party fights off BL escort of Ni’Ella.
Ni’Ella presses on to the coast, captured by Jarrad via Sword of Elfbane.
Other elves in party become sick after sword is used.
As Jarrad captures Ni’Ella, he intends to use her as a slave – Ryhar and Alahar intend to execute her on the spot.
Ni’Ella is able to confirm that Era’Venas used her unwilling to commit the attacks, though party is unmoved except Aras.
Aras holds off Jarrad, Ryhar, and Alahar from either enslaving or killing Ni’Ella, company almost breaks down in this action.
Kieras ambushes party. Aras is almost killed, but manages to slice of Kiera’s left arm and shove him off the coast. It is presumed Kieras died in the fall.
Party heads to Zos’ old home, a tower in the area. Party captures Ni’Ella, which Aras is displeased with.

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Session 7: Tower of Zos

Party heads to Zos’ tower in order to rest.
Zos entertains his guests in the tower.
K’Rena notices trouble in her and Aras’s relationship.
Fiva is nostalgic over how life used to be before the war, and finds a copy of her old favorite story she used to tell Aras. She steals it from the library.
Aras intrudes into Jarrad’s room in order to free Ni’Ella and steal the Sword of Elfbane in order to destroy it.
Jarrad wakes up in the middle of Aras freeing Ni’Ella, and the two nearly begin to fight each other in combat. When the party breaks up the fight, the two settle on a friendly duel to secure the fate of Ni’Ella and the Sword of Elfbane.
Aras barely wins the duel, and manages to free Ni’Ella and receives the Sword of Elfbane.
Aras sees Ni’Ella off, hoping she escapes to a safer place.
Aras has Aya destroy the Sword of Elfbane.
Party continues on in the morning to the city of Piar’Das.

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Session 8: City of Piar'Das

Party enters Piar’Das. Locals do not care for Jarrad.
Fiva is called by her title “Knight of the Free Winds”, her and Aras are looked upon as heroes.
Party is offered lodging by the lord of the city.
Zos goes and kills a merchant that is providing arms to the Black Legion.
Most of the party drinks.
Fiva and Aras drink heavily, remembering old times.
In the middle of the night, Fiva is ambushed by a Salamander that takes a humanoid form in order to speak with her. It informs her that her party will die if they head north, and that Aras will die tonight. She attacks it and critically harms it with her sword, but it infuses dark magic into her and she is severely wounded.
The salamander escapes as Aras breaks into Fiva’s room to find her badly wounded. He chases after the creature. The party finds Fiva, who is worried that Aras has run off into an ambush.
Aras gives chase to the salamander, and finds out he indeed has been ambushed by the Black Legion.
Alahar and Ryhar run off to aid Aras, Fiva attempts to go but is restrained by Selea due to her injuries fighting the salamander.
Aras finds himself in an overwhelming situation as the Legion begins to swarm him, and the others are unsuccessful in attempting to find him.
Annoyed by Selea’s attempts to keep her calm, Fiva manages to get away from the cleric and enters the battle. She’s desperate to find Aras, as she now sees that the salamander has caused severe damage to Piar’Das.
Aras manages to hold off his attackers long enough to find Fiva coming to his rescue, despite her badly burned hands. Horrified, Aras begins attempting to wrap them up.
Aras and Fiva manage to hunt down the salamander in the middle of the ambush, but it bursts into flame and escapes in front of them.
Aras returns back to the keep to find Fiva in bedrest, and the two hold hands for several hours. After she falls asleep he stays awake the rest of the night to look over the entrance to her chamber.
K’Rena stays awake in her and Aras’ shared room, realizing that he isn’t serious with their relationship upon noticing he hasn’t returned.

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Session 9: Salamander of Piar'Das

In the morning, K’Rena takes Aras out on town. She confronts him about her concerns, Aras attempts to calm her.
Aras and K’Rena are ambushed by Salamander.
Fiva heads out to defend Aras, though she’s still injured from the previous night.
Party fights Salamander, Aras is ambushed by Norman.
Fiva fights off Norman.
Soli is captured by Salamander, escapes from party.
Aras and others head out to the North to fight the Salamander.
Aras confronts Salamander, with party’s help defeats it.
Soli is rescued.
Party continues onward, determined to find the Temple of Krios despite the Salamander warning them not to go further.

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