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Medusa's Cascade

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A Dungeons and Dragons podcast featuring several different campaigns centering around a mysterious tavern known only as the Medusa's Cascade and those who enter it.
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Collateral Damage - C1E29 Hard Reset

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Collateral Damage - C1E35 Balance
A terrifying battle leaves a number of members injured and one member unconscious. They are able to heal themselves and pick up We Aqua but the battle is the least of their concern. The dark magic that fills the temple continues to try and take hold of a few members of the party. After their dusk elf companion finds what he is looking for, they make haste for a quick exit. Returning to the Cascade, four of the team members make their way into The Journeyman’s office for a discussion. Galahad, Zechs, Attros, and Shanks have a heated discussion, and Shanks storms out of the office. Do they trust Rig who should be long dead? Do they trust Kassimir’s plans? What does this all mean for the future of the party? Find out on this episode of the Medusa’s Cascade : Collateral Damage!   Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:54:44
July 24, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E34 Make Your Deal
This place has an unsettling feeling. That’s the general consensus amongst the group. Filled with fiends and undead, and rich with dark magic. The party finds themselves in fight after fight and eventually finds a treasure room. Discussions are made to divvy it all up and rest is had for those who need it. They have yet to find what they came for and there are few who find themselves questioning this mission’s worth. Will the party survive? Is what they seek worth the cost? Find out on this episode of the Medusa’s Cascade: Collateral Damage!  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:49:22
July 17, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E33 Second Guessing
The party makes camp for the evening before making their way towards the Amber Temple. Rig reveals more about her relationship to Shanks, We'ahqa and Shanks share a heartfelt conversation and Zechs gets his first inkling of a memory back. Upon entering the temple, the party is ambushed by an arcanaloth. The temple gives an air of undead, fiend, and dark ancient magic. As they venture forward, the party divides up some loot and questions if this is all necessary. What lies ahead for the Collateral Damage crew? Will they make it out of the Amber Temple? Find out on this week’s episode of the Medusa’s Cascade : Collateral Damage Podcast!  Background Music by Table Top Audio  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:27:03
July 10, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E32 The Amber Temple
After meeting the Dusk Elf, Kasimir, the group discussed him joining to take on Strahd. His condition? Help resurrect his long dead sister. There's a lot of tense moments and discussions. At one point they played with the idea of enlisting the "Mad Mage" who took on Strahd, many years ago. Eventually, they make their way to the Amber Temple. It's the first requirement needed to resurrect Kasimir's sister. Is this the right course of action? Are they out of their depth? Find out on this episode of the Medusa's Cascade : Collateral Damage!  Background Music by Table Top Audio  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:37:30
July 3, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E31 Finding Hard to Find Things
The party starts to head towards the town of Vallaki. Galahad sings a song of his mentor’s and Zechs realizes that his mentor sung the same song. They were brothers in arms and Attros was friends with them both. They finally make their way to the town of Vallaki and find a place for food and rest. Some plans are made and questions are answered, but not before a mysterious stranger from Shanks’ past comes to pay him a visit. Enter Rig, who seems to have a burning question for the elven archer. What question does Rig want to be answered? Is she going to be an ally in the takedown of Strahd? Find out on the Medusa’s Cascade : Collateral Damage podcast!  Background Music by Sword Coast Soundscapes  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:24:50
June 26, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E30 Loose Threads
Kyver tries to make amends. Attros makes a deal and delivers a gift to Arguile. The party eventually decides to make their way to Vallaki to further their ties with the Martikov family and the wereravens of Barovia. Simple enough, right? Background Music by Sword Coast Soundscapes Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
03:04:50
June 19, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E29 Hard Reset
Rest is had, questions are answered, and plans are made while back at The Medusa’s Cascade. Information is gathered on vampires and how best to defeat them. The party also introduced to Chico’s chicken and waffles. We later see some of the party’s deities in the new guest lounge. Galahad and Galadaloriel had in-depth conversations with their patrons. While the party gathers themselves we can’t help but wonder…  What is out there plotting against them? Strahd? The Constable? Or something else, far far worse than anything they’ve seen yet? Find out on this episode of the Medusa’s Cascade: Collateral Damage!   Background Music by Sword Coast Soundscapes Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:44:48
June 12, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E28 Point of Clarification
The party gets rid of all the druids that have been plaguing the lands of Barovia but decides to revive the one named “Chico”. Through an elaborate series of lies and such, the party has found itself a new ally and cook for the Cascade. They find themselves another fight as they attempt to take down Gulthia’s Tree. Towards the end of the fight, Strahd arrives to watch. After, there is an exchange and in an attempt to save face the party makes a deal with him, in exchange to be his “party planners” for his wedding. The tree is eventually destroyed, but more problems arise with the deteriorating state of Kyver’s mental health. Back at the tavern, The Journeyman gives him a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen, but not without some tough love and hard truths first. What lies ahead for the Collateral Damage crew? Find out on this episode!  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:32:20
June 5, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E27 This is a Test
Going off of the intel that Davian gave, the party makes their way towards the druid camp. As they travel they discuss possible strategies and start to take positions to ambush them. We Aqua, taking the initiative, met with one named Chico. After a very deceptive performance, he leads the druids to the clearing for the group to make their move. It all goes to plan, for once, well… mostly. Let’s see if the group can keep this up. Find out on this episode of Medusa’s Cascade: Collateral Damage!  Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:45:44
May 29, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E26 Yester Hill
The winery is now cleared, but the party is not out of the woods yet. Upon returning to Davian Martikov to inform him of the news, he informs the party of more druids and a possibly even BIGGER threat…. Baba Lysaga. Kyver shows signs of a mental break, and the party quickly grows concerned for his well-being. The party must decide on their next course of action soon. Strahd’s wedding quickly approaches and there are still so many loose ends to tie up.  Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:27:36
May 22, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E25 Splintered
As the party has a very tense and unsettling conversation with The Abbot; they get a better understanding of his stance with Strahd. They also learn about what it is he does and he even goes as far as to offer them a tour of his grounds. They decline and proceed to leave with haste. Discussion is had on what to do about what they have learned. The Burgomeister asks what they will do about the bodies that have been taken and the winery’s druid problem. This is where we pick up… Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:41:43
May 15, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E24 Decisions, Decisions
Finally able to deliver the wine to the town of Krezk; the party takes a night of rest. While inside town, they learn about a mysterious person called "The Abbot". They may be able to give them information but they are warned of his strange behavior and doings. The party goes to meet him and are disturbed by what they find. What will they do with the new information that they've gathered? Find out this week on the "Medusa's Cascade: Collateral Damage" podcast!   Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:29:01
May 8, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E23 One Night in Krezk
With a giant tree nipping at their heels, the party barely manages to escape with their lives. A moment of relief washes over them. A few heartfelt moments later are quickly replaced with some joking and a minor prank gone poorly. The party finally gets back to the town of Krezk with wine in tow. They warn the Burgermiester of the large tree that chased the party down. Hopefully they can rest easy for the evening and continue on their journey.   Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:51:30
May 1, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E22 On the Road Again
Still at the Cascade, the party decides to call it a night. Some having more trouble than others in doing so. With strange dreams and visions, the morning comes and the tension is broken by an out of character We Aqua. Their first time being drunk and they make a beeline towards Galahad. The party watches with breakfast and coin in hand to see what will unfold. Find out on this episode of “Collateral Damage”!  Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:41:06
April 24, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E21 Unintended Consequences pt. 2
Back at the tavern, an emotionally and mentally fatigued team takes a moment to gather their thoughts. Some have taken recent events harder than others. The Journeyman gathers the team and reveals a box with something for each of them. One by one the party gets something that may help them with their own personal quests. Most are left rocked by the information that’s given. It’s truly a pivotal time for Collateral Damage. What will they do next? Will this push them to finally defeat Strahd and be rid of him once and for all? Find out on this episode!   Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:31:11
April 17, 2021
Collateral Recap S1 E8
Welcome back to another installment of “Collateral Recap”, the show where we get to deep dive into the character and player choices from the “Collateral Damage” campaign. This week we have Guy (We Aqua) returning to the show. He’ll be discussing episode 9 titled “One Job”. As always we have Alex hitting our guests with questions and comments about the episode and they unpack what lead them to make the choices that came to be.  We hope you enjoy and may the dice you roll, always have advantage.   Hosted by Alex Sapountzis (@asapcandraw)  Guests:  Guy / We Aqua (@me_presently)  Edited by Thomas Lapierre III (@iamthomastbg)  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
01:14:14
April 15, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E20 Unintended Consequences pt. 1
The party’s hand is forced by The Constable yet again.  After The Journeyman made the first strike, one by one the members of the party go down. Some by their own hands and some by the shaking hands of their allies. In the end, Zechs remained. Emotionally scarred and seething with anger, he has an exchange with The Constable that was a mountain of revelations. The party, unbeknown to Zechs, woke up in glass tubes filled with water. They are all out except for Zechs. Zechs and The Constable, finish their exchange and fight. Zechs goes down, wakes up in the tank, and met by the faces of his party members. The Journeyman smashes a device and the party escapes back to The Cascade. Things will never be the same…    Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:35:06
April 10, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E19 An Expensive Conversation
As the party traverses through “The Vaults”, Galahad realizes his friend Bothok has been his patron Bahamut all along. Eventually, we are met with a touching reunion when the party frees Galahad, but that is short-lived. The door to their escape has traversed the party to another part of The Constable’s Vaults. One by one the party enters and hears “Fight to the death”.  With some hesitation and questioning, The Journeyman makes her first move. Is this the end of Collateral Damage? What sick game is The Constable playing at? Find out on this episode!   Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:22:12
April 3, 2021
Collateral Recap S1 E7
Welcome back to another installment of “Collateral Recap”, the show where we get to deep dive into the character and player choices from the “Collateral Damage” campaign. This week we have Galahad (Tone) and Kyver (Sebastian)  returning to the show. They’ll be discussing episode 8 titled “Deja-vu”. As always we have Alex hitting them with questions and comments about the episode and they unpack what lead them to make the choices that came to be.  We hope you enjoy and may the dice you roll, always have advantage.   Hosted by Alex Sapountzis (@asapcandraw)  Guests:   Galahad / Tone (@tonefromacrossthehall)  Kyver / Sebastian (@sebastianbonetart)  Edited by Thomas Lapierre III (@iamthomastbg)  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
01:27:16
April 2, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E18 I'd Hedge My Bets
Left in the hands of the Constable, the party decides to break out Galahad. Meanwhile, years pass for Galahad. He spends his time praying, reading, and training as best as he can. He makes friends with a man named Bothok, who also follows Bahamut, and informs him to continue to pray, and remain hopeful. Will the party be able to retrieve their friend? How much time will pass before they reach Galahad? Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila   Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:32:56
March 27, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E17 Into the Vaults
With their hand forced by The Constable, Galahad decides to stay behind in exchange for The Journeyman. He is taken away and a woman is escorted down to meet them. Who is this mysterious person and what’s the party’s next move?  Background Music by Syrinscape  Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila  Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
03:00:20
March 20, 2021
Collateral Recap S1 E6
Welcome back to another episode of "Collateral Recap". This week we have a very special episode. Our DM of Collateral Damage and some, Tommy. Joining him is our favorite Kenku Artificer turned DM, Nhan. They discuss how they came together and started to form a "shared universe", how Nhan took the DM reigns for a spin, and what we can expect from these future campaigns. As always, we're joined by our host and friend, Alex of Wayward Raven. It's quite the DM discussion and you won't want to miss it. We hope you enjoy and may the dice you roll, always have advantage.   Hosted by Alex Sapountzis (@asapcandraw)  Guests:   Attros / Nhan (@bulletproofturtleman)  DM / Tommy (@iamthomastbg)  Edited by Thomas Lapierre III (@iamthomastbg)  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
01:13:53
March 18, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E16 The Constable
The party abandons their current quest and rushes towards a scorched “Medusa’s Cascade” Tavern. A scared Welby reveals to the party… The Journeyman, they took him! What will they do now that their benefactor has been taken?   Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semilia and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
03:05:05
March 13, 2021
Collateral Recap S1 E5
Welcome back to another episode of "Collateral Recap". This week we're joined by the archers of the party, Shanks McNasty and Zechs Khushrenada. In this episode, we take a look at episode 6 “Monsters in the  Basement”.  We cover the “twinning” in the party, group dynamics, and the early decisions that may or may not have major implications down the line. Hutch discusses his background with fantasy games and TTRPGs, and Law asks deep questions about Shanks. As always, we’re hosted by Alex of Wayward Raven who hits the two with great questions and comments about the game so far. We hope you enjoy and may the dice you roll, always have advantage.   Hosted by Alex Sapountzis (@asapcandraw)  Guests:   Shanks McNasty / Hutch (@artofhutch)  Zechs Khushrenada / Law (@taosbylaw)  Edited by Thomas Lapierre III (@iamthomastbg)  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
01:25:24
March 11, 2021
Collateral Recap S1 E4
Welcome back to another episode of “Collateral Recap”. We’re joined today by players Joe and Lorisse who play Arguiel and Galadloriel respectively. They take a look at episode 5 “Curiosity Can Kill”. They talk about the creation of their characters, give a bit of insight into their experience with DND, and the story so far. As always we are hosted by Alex of Wayward Raven. He asks the important questions, shares a few laughs, and as always, finds a way to poke a jab at Kyver. We hope you enjoy and may the dice you roll, always have advantage.   Hosted by Alex Sapountzis (@asapcandraw)  Guests:   Arguile / Joe (@stedyhandz)  Galadloriel / Lorisse (@l0risse)  Edited by Thomas Lapierre III (@iamthomastbg)  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
49:59
March 4, 2021
Collateral Recap S1 E3
Welcome back to episode 3 of “Collateral Recap” the show that deep dives into the Collateral Damage Campaign. This week we have Nhan and Tone who play Attros and Galahad respectively. In this episode, they discuss episode 4 “The House of Nope”. They give you their character inspirations, gameplay choices, and how they fell headfirst into the world of DND. We hope you enjoy and may the dice you roll, always have advantage.   Hosted by Alex Sapountzis (@asapcandraw)  Guests:  Attros / Nhan (@bulletproofturtleman)  Galahad / Tone (@tonefromacrossthehall)  Edited by Thomas Lapierre III (@iamthomastbg)  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
01:25:58
February 25, 2021
Collateral Recap S1 E2
Welcome back to episode 2 of “Collateral Recap”. This episode will cover the episode “The Black Cat” (Campaign 1: Episode 3). Tommy tells us his history with DND and how he managed to persuade his friends at Inbeon to play with him. We also hear from one of our players, Guy, who tells his own story about him and the game of dice, fantasy, and roleplay. We hear about character creation, narrative choices, and how this game grew from a simple game amongst friends to a podcast series. We hope you enjoy and may the dice you roll, always have advantage.   Hosted by Alex Sapountzis (@asapcandraw)  Guests:  We Aqua / Guy (@me_presently)  DM / Tommy (@iamthomastbg)  Edited by Thomas Lapierre III (@iamthomastbg)  Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
01:29:12
February 18, 2021
Collateral Recap S1 E1
Welcome to a brand new series “Collateral Recap”. We do a deep dive into the episodes with the players of “Collateral Damage” and our bearded DM Tommy. Our host Alex, of Wayward Raven Media, asks us about our choices, headspace, and shines a light on some of our backstories (in and out of the game). We hope you enjoy this first episode with our resident Tabaxis of the party Kyver and Zechs, played by Sebastian and Law. They’ll cover the first 2 episodes of the podcast, some of the unaired “Session One”, how they got involved with the party, how they came up with their characters, and more! We hope you enjoy and may the dice you roll, always have advantage. Hosted by Alex Sapountzis (@asapcandraw) Guests: Kyver / Sebastian (@sebastianbonetart) Zechs Khushrenada / Law (@taosbylaw) Edited by Thomas Lapierre III (@iamthomastbg) Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:04:19
February 11, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E15 The Wizard of the Wines
The party makes their way to the Wizard of the Wines vineyard to fulfill an agreement with the Bergomeister of Krezyk. As usual, they got more than they bargained for. Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Sword Coast Soundscapes and Syrinscape Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:47:15
February 6, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E14 Always Check for Traps
Collateral Damage is ambushed but emerges triumphant! Unfortunately, that seems to be the only thing going their way at the moment... Background Music by Prod. Riddiman and Syrinscape Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:17:47
January 30, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E13 Welby's Special Blend
The party enjoys the Medusa's Cascade many features. The workshop, the booze and Welby's special blend of coffee for that morning pick-me-up. Background Music by Prod. Riddiman and Syrinscape Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
03:14:23
January 23, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E12 The Golden Statue Incident
The party fights some ghostly knights and then tries to take a parting gift, to the chagrin of the Journeyman. Background Music by Prod. Riddiman and Syrinscape Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade 
02:35:00
January 16, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E11 Three of Swords
The party is dropped near the potential location of the answer to the first Tarot Card. Background Music by Prod. Riddiman and Syrinscape Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:49:31
January 10, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E10 No Good Deed
The party must fight their way out of an old windmill inhabited by hags so they can explain their current situation to their patron. Background Music by Prod. Riddiman and Syrinscape Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:23:47
January 2, 2021
Collateral Damage - C1E9 One Job
Collateral Damage runs into people they thought they wouldn't see again and then goes from one confrontation to another... in quick succession. Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Syrinscape and Michael Ghelfi (YouTube and Patreon) Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:38:51
December 26, 2020
Collateral Damage - C1E8 Deja-vu
Collateral Damage make their way to the Bergomeister's Manor to have a meeting but things in Barovia are never as simple as they seem... Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Sword Coast Soundscapes, James Webster and Autumn Cozy Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
03:10:31
December 19, 2020
Collateral Damage - C1E7 Escapes and Explanations
The party has defeated the monsters in the basement, now they need to get out of the Death House. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done. Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Sword Coast Soundscapes Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:54:18
December 12, 2020
Collateral Damage - C1E6 Monsters in the Basement
Collateral Damage regroups after the two pronged battle in the first basement level of the Death House and make their way further down towards the continuous chanting. Things are not as they seem... Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Sword Coast Soundscapes Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III Check out the show at inbeon.com/medusascascade
02:24:58
December 5, 2020
Collateral Damage - C1E5 Curiosity Can Kill
Collateral Damage continues to search through the basement of the ghostly building housing the child specters Rose and Thorn. Searching for the chanting turns into a dangerous game of "Will I Regret Touching This?" Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Sword Coast Soundscapes Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III
02:33:40
November 28, 2020
Collateral Damage - C1E4 The House of Nope
Collateral Damage bargain with ghost children and fight their way through the basement of house that just screams "nope".  Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Sword Coast Soundscapes and Epic Journey Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III
02:15:15
November 21, 2020
Collateral Damage - C1E3 The Black Cat
Collateral Damage searches for answers in the village of Barovia and find more than what they bargained for. Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Sword Coast Soundscapes and Epic Journey Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III
02:34:16
November 14, 2020
Collateral Damage - C1E2 A Light in the Mists
In the previous session our party awoke in the woods after having defeated a small enclave of zombies. They made their way down the wooded path to the town on the other side of the forest. As they walked into town, they noticed a peculiar sight: the tavern that they had embarked from the day before had somehow traveled to the other side of the forest. The majority of the party went to the tavern with Kaleb and Galadloriel made their way to the temple in the center of town, where they met the Goliath Paladin Galahad. Galahad joined Kaleb and Glad at the tavern where the group again met the enigmatic Journeyman and a new ally, Attros the Kenku Artificer. A long conversation was had between the group and the Journeyman, where he tried to assuage everyone’s doubts. After some success, the group set off to the apothecary and blacksmith for supplies required for their travel to Barovia. The party made their way through the mists of the forest and was ambushed by yet another horde of zombies. After some battle, they successfully defeated their foes and continued on until they happened upon a Vistani camp in the middle of the forest. There was a rocky start to their stay there, but the tension soon lessened and they were invited into the large tent in the camp to speak to the matriarch of the camp. There they were given a tarot card reading in which the path to success was laid out for them, albeit cryptically. Here is where things went sideways. Kyver decided to rob the camp while everyone slept. He was successful to a point until his cloak caught on a stray nail and he face planted, scattering the objects of his plunder all on the ground while simultaneously waking the entire camp. There was to be a fight between the party and the Vistani until Attros came to the rescue with a set of manacles and a natural 20 in persuasion to let the party leave the camp with their lives. This is where we pick up the adventure... Background Music by Prod. Riddiman, Dox, Sword Coast Soundscapes and Epic Journey Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III
02:56:12
November 7, 2020
Collateral Damage - C1E1 Nine Strangers Walk into a Tavern
The adventure began with everyone receiving a mysterious card: a medusa’s head on one side and a number on the other. As each of them read the card, they were instantaneously transported to an open field with a small building sitting in the middle of it. Unsure of where they were and who they were with, the group cautiously made their way to the building, which ironically, (or not, whichever you prefer), was a tavern. No name emblazoned the outside of the tavern, only a circular wooden sign that was an exact replica of the medusa’s head on the card they’d all received. They make their way in and are greeted first by a Half-Orc and then by a man who claimed to be the owner of the tavern and the one who sent them the cards. He went on to explain that he was The Journeyman and was a contractor of sorts. He had a job that he felt the group was the right fit for. After many questions and insight checks later they are told that the number on the cards they were sent is the sum they will be paid if they completed their mission. Their mission, take the path through the forest to the village on the other side. Simple enough right? Yeah, not so much. After an arduous battle with some zombies, (a sign of things to come), they vanquished their foes and rested for the evening and that is where we pick up our adventure... Background Music by Prod. Riddiman Theme Music written and performed by Gaetano Semila and Mixed by Thomas Lapierre III
02:46:26
October 31, 2020