Let's try again, shall we? A couple of days ago I tried posting an entry only to have about 85% disappear into a bag of holding never to be seen again. Grrr!
Alliance at Nefelus is finally done. Overall, it was a dull grind only relieved by the fragment of a letter which had, somehow, come into the possession of a gargoyle. As for the rest, the sahuagin were too bestial to be interesting; the behir ate Kingdom, who made the creature sick; the beholder became a carving set in the wall; Nara of the Wastes couldn't be bothered fighting; the gargoyles were sleeping; and Chillreaver fought himself to death, thus gainsaying the old adage about two heads being better than one. Don't think so.
Anyway, Throne of the Stone-Skinned King is looking much more interesting. For the sake of reality I've ditched the initial skill challenge in which the PCs are meant to help the Coalition select a new leader. Imagine David Cameron walking into a cabinet meeting and saying,
“I know, the French can decide who gets to be the next government.”
It does get a little worse because in the adventure, the PCs are supposedly told that they can't lead the Coalition themselves; but no one seems to mind if they have some influence over its leaders. I must admit I'm rehashing an observation I've made before about the role of the PCs in their world.
As a consequence, I've left the party twiddling their thumbs, but they've just been summoned to the Old Town Hall in Sayre for the commission which Amyria promised them.
The adventure begins.