The Dream Shard

No tarrasque

Alarra dimension doors us past the monster into the library.

Bring mimic with us, use dream shard to activate portal.

Verdant field and crystal clear pond surrounded by dancing elven women. Upon mentioning dreamlord and starting the ritual, they attack. We kill/chase them off and set up for the ritual.

A creature forms out of the water and threatens. Summons nightmare creatures to attack.

Dispatch them, fight nightmare lord. Tough battle but SAL keeps going with the ritual.

Shardryn destroys dragon form. Bard soul tackles nightmare lord’s reduced form.

SAL finishes ritual, crystal shoots into his body and shatters.

Save the world, win. Woo.

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Title

Research continues

Have to go into the Deeper Dreaming with our dream selves to destroy the shard. Whoever destroys the shard will lose their dreams.

Get bodies guarded and travel the dream realm with dreamselves. Head to house on Hook St.

Tarrasque!

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Mor or less

Upstairs bedroom, looks whole, unlike real world.

Bad guy monologues. He is Mor, one of the Lts.

Kill his shell and he turns into a big gross monster.

Kill monster and

lesser talisman of arrow protection
+1 mith bp
mw spider sickle
headband of alluring cha +2 (shardryn)
scroll of shocking image
2 potion cure serious
cloak resistance +1

Next room, shrine for crystalline item. Looks similar to torque we saw before.
Walls here look semi solid, gateway to Deeper Dreaming, where NIghtmare Lord resides.

Selena’s soul is there. Guess we are gonna field trip.

Level up

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Previously on

the hag is dragging madam Carrington down the stairs

kill hag, get her heartstone

loot = dream booze

run into an animate dream, much troubles with confusion spell
spider sickle lady breaks summoning circle and is then killed

16 pp
230 gp
584 sp
950 cp

750gp in gems
potion of hide from animals

mimics, Alarra makes friends with one
first trap in a year goes off
+1 returning dagger
MW spiderleg sickles
3x 500 gp black pearls
3 scroll cure moderate
200 gp
rapiers, daggers, etc.
black short sword gloomblade 8,810 gp
cassock of the clergy of spider god 4,600gp

Selena bard is now a vampire. Left Alarra’s mimic friend in the library with her.

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Back to the lab again

Dream haunt- when the veil between material and dream world is thin, aspects of dreams can leak through

We get stuck in a nightmare alley, start sinking into the ground

Alarra has a nightmare about eating a rat, but there’s a rat in her room and blood in her mouth.

After all research is complete, we enter the dream realm. The city fades away and we see the house in the distance. We hear a cackle, a hag grabs madam Carrington and drags her out of the dream realm.

We have dream powers. The house is a dream version, bright colors, attacking ivy. Stained glass window, warped butterfly motif, sinister.
Window spider attacks.

Imma Dragon!

SAL shatters the spiderfly with adamantine arrows.

Daemons on the altar. Eliminated.

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After Hook Street

Heading to the magister to get paaaaaid.

Get paaaaid. 2900g each.

SAL hands over a book with cultist names. gives us 1200 for it.

Head to Books a Dozen to see if the book is still there.

SAL keeps watch over night. Sees shadows fliting in the sky. The bookseller fell out of the sky. SAL is under suspicion.
SAL finds the Pagenarium Lethargica hidden by a magic bookmark of making it look plain. Bookmark of Deception

A day of researching the book doesn’t reveal answers.

SAL has a nightmare
More research:

Normally have to go to Dream Realm to destroy dream creatures like Moglathar. But since he was brought into this realm, he’s probably dead.

Seance time.

She can send us to the dream realm, but only as our dream selves. There are rituals to bring our real selves to the dream realm, the key we found is a talisman for it. She needs to understand the ritual.

attacked by evil clerics on the way home

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Alarra makes more friends

ratty, beat up room, sound of footsteps fleeing into Desna temple

invisible stalker, 6 dudes

Nahoum and Mayra lead cult, but Nahoum turned against Mayra when the seal was broken.
shrine to Moglathar in the basement
next room, 5 naked bodies on billiards table, 2 body sized cocoons.
6 masterwork sickle
6 scroll cure light wounds, delay poison

closet of corpses

go down elevator to area under the river, things are damp and slippery
phase spiders, Alarra makes a friend.

glass dome under the river, massive fossilized spider at the top, mob of mooks. Biter paralyzes the high priestess.

moglithar = 4th seal of nightmare lord. released when seal broke.

cloak of resist +2
headband wis +2
2 potions cure serious
mw spider sickle
bp
silver and mithril key, gives off cold aura

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Money!

475 gold per person

Scout the house on Hook St

SAL’s Tals. talismans and a chest

hypnotist’s locket 15gp
antique prognostication manual “To my love Mayra, Nahoum” (30gp) fortune telling item
+1 dagger
bag of dust of appearance
sack of gold 600gp note- Withhold Barvasi’s payment until the book of dreams is returned
lesser talisman of sealed summons – absorbs 1 hit from evil summoned creature
lesser talisman of warriors courage – turns frightened into shaken

Shardryn gets hit with some mind affecting magic. Attacked by a giant bug.
Alarra makes friends again, with a spider eater. Aranea caster.

stone with a rune (runestone of power)
84g

another caster, fireball, room of spiders and spiderwebs
31g ring of counterspells- magic missile
pile o’ loots
weird ettercap with extra abilities

alchemy setup brewing shiver

ghostpowder 2x
silversheen 3x
4 lesser restoration potion

4 cultists

12 scrolls cure moderate
spider leg sickle
silver holy symbols
12 blue whinnis poison
8 vermin repellent
72gp
3x amulet natural armor +1

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Books with words

Question Greely: Where is the Pagenarium Lethargica, he sold it to Barvasi.

Head to Magistrate.

Get money, 2,000gp each.

Offers 2,900 to bring the cult to its knees.

Greely’s place is close to spider cult area. -So says captain

House on Hook street, used to be a temple of Desna, then a family bought and has lived there for generations. Now spider cultists hang out.

Off to meet Barvasi. Alarra bargains with him.

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Tin roof, rusted

Questioning the drug addicts:

Greely is in Night Market, under the red oliphant.
Going to hideout. Alarra makes friends with Lydia (Charming!)

Gamble with guards and get access to Greely.
Easy fight thanks to the charm. Find stuff Frel pawned. Greely has an unholy symbol of some spider. Various loots, stolen items.
Trapped hallway, sweet phat loots. Stolen mundane goods.
Mistmail, kukri, lesser talisman of danger sense (=375gp in pocket), 2 scrolls of Restoration in bone scroll tube, clay animal divining pot- Rat (alarra)

Potions: invis,

3x Scroll of cure moderate
anti toxin
3 dose whinnis poison
2 doses vermin replellent
1+ natural armor amulet (SAL)
unholy symbol

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