last three session cliff notes
We started a new group form the conquered nation of conquerers – Benta. This group of characters are not adventurers and instead military personel being assigned missions from their commanders.
Mattags character is a dwarf from a hill dwarf nation accompanied with other hill dwarfs and his captain. He is currently working with the Bentanese soldiers – going on missions – as a diplomatic joint effort during their treaty.
Andrew's character is a shadow sorcerer dragonborn from Benta
James' character is a dragonborn rogue from Benta
Jacob's character is a 1/2 orc barbarian from Benta
Their first mission was to go to Stonetooth (from the forge of fury module) and rid the place of ogres, scout the place out, and find fragments of Durgidin's crafted gear. They didn't find any ogres but instead Duergar, they mapped out the place, and they found more than fragments (whole items!).
They also discovered a Dragon squating in the mire below the smithy – who through a series of events made Jacob's character… hers.
The party headed back to Braxes (New Benta) to report their findings. They were told to go get some R&R. While staying at the Broken Ax tavern they ate some bad food (phoenix mean – not actually phoenix, just the name of the scorched meat with a hard boiled egg and soft yoke on the inside). They all fell ill and hallucinated finding themselves inside Adrian's Traveling Casino. The patrons were other long dead adventurers and NPCs along with a few monstrous workers (mind flayer, medusa, ogre mage). They played many games of change including drawing cards from the deck of many things in the hands of a Rhaksha Lich.
The "dream" ended and they awoke in beds at the Broken Ax to a very apologetic cook – saying the food had spoiled and they were very ill. But they still had the items from their dream. A few days had passed and they were mysteriously promoted by their commanders – as well as reportedly been out and about while they were "ill".
With their new ranks they were instructed to return to Stonetooth as reports of Ogre sights were still coming in. They are to deal with the Ogres, avoid the dragon, search for anything in the library concerning something called "the void", and gain any intel they can about the Duergar.
On their journey back to Stonetooth they got the sense they were being watched by an unnatural presence. Mattag's character even saw it – or thinks he saw it at night, a great winged demonic beast – it did not sit well with him.
Finally arriving at Stonetooth they made their way though the Ogre tunnels behind the mountain and arrived at Durggidin's stronghold.