Way of the Wicked: Revenge of the Forsaken

Call Forth Darkness
Season 2, Episode 4

The sanctum of Vetra-Kali was found and all the ninth needed was to find the first sacrifice. The Ninth decided that they could not do this alone and started recruiting minions for their organization, the Forsaken Knot. with their newly acuired henchmen they started renovating the horn into a proper defensible lair, they were going to stay there for over 200 days after all.

To properly cooperate with the seventh knot who would be staying in Farholde and keeping adventurers away from the horn, the Ninth had to show them where the horn was located. Theon was tasked with escorting Trak through the jungle. Before reaching the horn they were ambushed by a Lillend who seeked retribution for her slain friend, Jurak the treant. Theon however managed to fight off a mind-controled Trak long enough for the Lillends control to dissapear. The Lillend however got away and swore she would get her revenge.

After the necessary preparations they traveled to Farholde to find the first sacrifice. Thanks to Ezra Thrice-damned and baron Vandermir they knew exactly who to kidnap. They took the poor unsuspecting peasant in the night and carried him to the horn. The next day after discovering Grumblejack’s deamonic ancestry they carried the peasant to the sanctum and started the preperations for the ritual. Everything was ready and Ugor recited the first prayer and cut out the mans heart as the ritual said. After the first sacrifice the ground started to tremble and the sky blackened as the horn started glowing and a big green beacon erupted into the sky. Keeping the horn a secret from now on was impossible.

It did not take long before the Ninth got news of a local adventuring group led by a former soldier, Hallack Amon. The Ninth prepared for combat and when the daventuring group entered the lower caverns beneath the horn they were surrounded by minions on all sides. Feeling confident, Felix challenged them to a battle while the underlings would only observe, if they won they would be free to go. The battle went well until Vael’s overconfidence turned out to be his weakness and he was slain by a dwarf wielding a large warhammer. The Ninth dealt with Hallack’s crew and made plans for how they would bring back Vael later.

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Caverns & Ceustodaemons
Season 2, Episode 3

After encountering some violent slimes, the Ninth decided to go back to Farholde to pick up Ugor and Draax to get their assistance in finding the sanctum of Vetra-Kali. The next day they returned to the horn better prepared then last time. When they were done looking through the first two levels they headed for the third and deadliest level. In the third level they happened upon a bear-like creature with horns and razor sharp claws, Hexor, one of the two Daemon guardians of the horn. The Daemon quickly engaged the Ninth in battle and gave them the fight of their, but after downing half the party it decided to retreat before it lost the advantage.

After recuperating, and playing with portals, the villains carried on with their exploring. They discovered that a pillar that was going through several levels was hollow and was most likely hiding a hidden staircase. They went into the caverns beneath the horn to look for any hidden doors. Meanwhile Vael asked Zikomo for help. Zikomo then proceeded to feed Vael mind juice which gave him visions of the future. Thanks to Vaels crazy visions the group discovered a hidden door to a treasury, where they met the giant ghost of the high priest of the horns previous inhabitants, Ezra Thrice-Damned. Ezra Made the Ninth swear a blood oath that they would bring forth Vetra-Kali and in return he would aid them in their endeavour. He also told them how to control the Ceustodaemons.

At last the Ninth found the sanctum of Vetra-Kali at the top of the horn, but before they could celebrate they were attacked by a huge lighning elemental circling the doamed ceiling. After besting the beast they found a sacrificial altar depicting Vetra-Kali Eats-the-Eyes, but around it was a great silver chain locked with an argent seal with a sun carved into it. And as long as the seal remains Vetra-Kalis evil will never again return to the mortal plane, too bad it won’t remain for long.

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The Horn of Abbadon
Season 2, Episode 2

After settling in in Baron Vandermirs “guest house”, the Ninth visited the market to properly prepare their trek into the Caer-Bryr. Thanks to their survival expert they managed to find the Horn after two full days of exploration. Before they could enter however they were assaulted by a Treant set to guard the horn from intruders. After dispatching the self-righteous tree, the Ninth delved into the caverns beneath the horn. In the caverns in a hidden cave they found a skeleton clutching a book and an emerald. The book detailed how to bring Vetra-Kali back and the emerald was some kind of magical artifact of unknown power.

Deeper in the caverns they encountered a tribe of Dagon worshipping boggards, the Bane-wog tribe. The leader of the boggards led an ambush againts the ninth, but were defeated after an intense battle. Deeper in the caverns they encountered the rambling priest of the tribe, Zikomo Hears-the-Father. He told them that the Bane-wogs would be at their disposal as long as they would restore the horn to it’s former glory. The boggards showed them the way into the upper levels of the temple and the exploring of the horn continued.

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The Tears of Achlys
Season 2, Episode 1

The Ninth had successfully burned Balentyne, but their quest was far from done. Their next mission would take them to the westernmost colony of Talingarde, Farholde. The boat ride from Aldencross to Farholde took twelve days were at the end they would meet with their master once more. Cardinal Thorn Instructed the ninth to find the Horn of Abbadon, a hidden temple in the Caer-bryr dedicated to Apollyon, the horseman of pestilence. There they would summon the Daemon-prince, Vetra-Kali-Eats-The-Eyes and aquire his greatest gift, the Tears of Achlys.

After arriving in Farholde the Ninth were introduced to Arkov Vandermir, Baron of Farholde and distant relative to Vael. He set them up with a safe-place and would help them as best he could during their stay in Farholde. All that remained was to find the horn and bring back the daemons gift.

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Balentyne burning
Season 1, Episode 8

After meeting up with Ugor, the Ninth headed up to the commanders office to finish him off. They were suprised to find the commander waiting for them with the chaplain of Balentyne, Father Donnagin. The Ninth had the hardest battle of their life, but through much tribulation, they managed to kill Havelyn and Donnagin.

They then proceded to travel around the tower and destroy siege equipment. After destroying the last catapult they fired the signal rocket in the air and the bugbear horde started marching towards Balentyne. They arrived within the hour. Without anyone to lead them the soldiers on the watchtower were easy game for the shaggy monstrosities who swarmed in to the tower and mercilessly killed everyone. And with that Balentyne was reduced to rubble and the Fire-axe’s horde had reached the Borderlands.

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The heart of all flame
Season 1, Episode 7 (part two)

The Ninth set up camp outside Aldencross and started plotting how to kill the commander of Balentyne, Thomas Havelyn. The next day they ambushed a patrol and posed as them to get into the tower. When night fell they let in the rest of the group and headed for the keep. In the keep they encountered Tacitus, the magister of Aldencross and pyromaniac wizard extraordinaire. After a hard battle they killed the mad wizard and his ice golem. Now all that is left is the commander.

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A feast for crows
Season 1, Episode 7 (part one)

The Ninth met up with a new member of their knot and continued their scheming. The next night they traveled into the rookery of the watchtower and killed all the messenger ravens. They were however discovered and had to fight their way out, killing a captain in the process.
The next night they were suprised by guards in the hidden tunnel. They retreated to the inn, but were met by captain Varning and a squad. They fought their way out of Aldencross and the last captain of Balentyne lay dead at their feet.

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The Poisonous Plot
Season 1, Episode 6

The Ninth started gathering information on Balentyne and it’s inhabitents to better come up with a plan to prepared it for the bugbear invasion. They managed to buy some poison from the alchemist in Aldencross where they managed to sneak into the tower and poison the guards.
They also managed to find out about an affair one of the captains had with another captains wife. This resulted in a duel which managed to remove two captains in one stroke.
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Tying up loose ends
Season 1, Episode 5

The Ninth met the Fire-axe and delivered the munitions. After arriving at the shores of lake Tarik they burned the Frosthamar and killed it’s captain and crew to erase any evidence that they had ever traveled to the bugbear camp.
They then infiltrated the town of Aldencross and started planning how to sabotage Balentyne.
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To the north
Season 1, Episode 4

The Ninth boarded the Frosthamar in order to travel beyond the watch wall and deliver weapons to Sakkarot Fire-axe and his savage horde of bugbears. After three perilous weeks they arrived at their destination.
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