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THE WEDNESDAY CHRONICLES: EPIC TIEREach episode of the Iomandra and the Dragon Sea Wednesday campaign constitutes one or more sessions of play. The epic-tier chronicles of the Wednesday night group are summarized below. For more information about the Wednesday campaign, see the Wednesday campaign main page.
Episode W-202: The VesselCampaign Date: 1 Tamara 1475
After welcoming thirteen new ship captains into his fleet, Deimos (a.k.a. Sea King Impstinger) rejoins his companions at Anchordown. Meanwhile, Vargas transforms his eye of vengeance into an eye of justice, forever denying the pirate warlord Vantajar his prize. Nyrrska confides in Vargas his intention to assassinate the dragonborn wizard, Leytra — a known Myrthon sympathizer. Vargas shares this information with Deimos, who convinces Nyrrska that Leytra isn't worth the hassle. As Leytra's crew busily modifies the Impstinger flagship, the heroes meet with Zirko Axaran, a dwarf believed to hail from another world. Zirko, or "Lord Blackmoor" as he prefers to be called, is able to translate the diary of Lady Thariel von Zarkyn, which the heroes have been carrying around since before they left Irindol. The diary discusses the Vecnites' plans for Irindol, as well as several other bits of interesting lore tied to the God of Secrets. After convincing Zirko to accompany them on their mission to retrieve the fabled cutlass Fathomreaver from the Elemental Chaos, the heroes decide to confer with Black Maliq's eladrin seer, Starra. Rhasgar seeks information about the fate of the Emperor, Kael wants to know his future, and Deimos craves knowledge about the sphinx statuette entrusted to the heroes and sought by Starlord Evendor (see Episode W-140: "Thimizere's Tower"). Unaware that Starra is being impersonated by the rakshasa Chan, Fleet presents her with the sphinx statuette. Chan takes it and vanishes. The heroes track the rakshasa to an illithid cuttleship hiding in the deep waters below Anchordown and return to the Morrow to launch an attack. As the Morrow leaves dock and prepares to submerge, one of the heroes betrays his companions. Xanthum tricks Kael into stowing the two Khara Malia refugees (the devas Sayadar and Elarahal) in an extradimensional space, then leaps into the space after silently commanding his Far Realm mine (see Episode W-196: "Sunshine with a Chance of Rain") to attach itself to the Morrow's hull. The ship explodes, killing everyone aboard ... or nearly everyone. Nyrrska alone survives. Xanthum and the Khara Malia escape from their extradimensional space and are safely borne to the illithid cuttleship. The Khara Malia are spirited away as Xanthum takes command and orders the mind flayers to attack the remaining Impstinger fleet, then Anchordown itself. Captain Abraxas of the Dragovar warship Maal-Destir takes command of the fleet and lures the cuttleship away from the raft-town. The fleet takes a pounding but ultimately destroys the enemy vessel, and Xanthum goes down with the ship.
Notes: After being abducted by mind flayers in Episode W-192: "The Ravenous," Xanthum (Curt Gould) had a fragment of a Far Realm entity called Allabar implanted in his brain. Allabar is a powerful starspawn introduced in Monster Manual 3, and he figures prominently in Starlord Evendor's plans to release evil godlike entities from their starry prisons. Deimos (Chris Youngs), Alagon (Andrew Finch), Fleet (Nacime Khemis), Rhasgar (Trevor Kidd), Garrot (Mat Smith), Kael (Chris Champagne), and Vargas (Rodney Thompson) are killed aboard Morrow, along with the ship's regular crew and some important NPC passengers, most notably the two Wyrmworn survivors Tymon Ghalt and Cataclysmia. The body of Xanthum is recovered from the sinking wreck of the cuttleship, but the villainous Chan and his Khara Malia prisoners escape its destruction. Leytra reveals that she sold Chan a ritual that keeps devas from being reborn. "Lord Blackmoor" claims to hail from the planet "Oerth" and tells the heroes that Lady von Zarkyn's journal is written in two different languages — Sueloise and Flan.
Episode W-203: WakeCampaign Date: 1 Tamara 1475
The destruction of Sea King Impstinger's flagship leaves the fleet reeling. As Impstinger's surviving captains mourn the loss of their leader, one by one the dead heroes find themselves reappearing as ghosts on the docks of Anchordown, unable to leave the raft-town. They ascertain that something has shunted them into a magically created demiplane, and they discover that they can walk through walls and spy on the residents of Anchordown without being seen. Further exploration reveals the presence of Vecna spies, who are using this "spy plane" to gather secrets without being detected. Deimos tortures and kills two captured Vecnite minions to learn what the evil spies are up to. Fingerbone whistles taken from their corpses enable Rhasgar and Kael to shift back into the natural world, where Kael encounters an exarch of Ioun who takes responsibility for sending the heroes into the demiplane and using the heroes to ruin the Vecnites' "experiment." Meanwhile, the heroes still in ghost form track the Vecnites to their lair inside a brothel and defeat the cult's leaders. They battle a giant undead devourer with a godling's spirit trapped in its ribcage. Destroying the devourer releases the godling's spirit and dissolves the demiplane. All of the heroes phase back into the natural world, alive and well.
Notes: Within the Vecnites' "spy plane," most of the heroes appear as ghostly versions of their former selves except for the warforged Fleet (Nacime Khemis), who manifests as a sphere of crackling necromantic energy. After escaping the demiplane, Rhasgar (Trevor Kidd) turns to Bahamut for guidance after thwarting an attempt by Deimos (Chris Youngs) to summon an aspect of Dispater to help restore his lost ship. While in ghost form, Garrot (Mat Smith) eavesdrops on a secret meeting between Black Maliq and two old enemies: Kharl Mystrum and Nemencia Xandros (last seen in Episode W-180: "Good, Bad, and Ugly"). Black Maliq makes arrangements to transport Kharl and Nemencia safely to the island of Calderax. In ghost form, Rhasgar (Trevor Kidd) spies on his brother Naxagoras, who meets secretly with a gang of common cutthroats interested in helping Naxagoras restore his family name and get revenge against those who destroyed his noble house. Alagon (Andrew Finch) transforms from an elf into a revenant.
Episode W-204: HistoryCampaign Date: 1 Tamara 1475
A member of the Hourglass Society holds the key to undoing the destruction of the Morrow, but when that key is lost, Deimos turns to an infernal power to help salvage his ship. In their zeal to avenge the wrongs inflicted upon them by Kharl Mystrum and Nemencia Xandros, the heroes cross Black Maliq.
Episode W-205: From Hell's HeartCampaign Date: 2 Tamara 1475
Deimos comes to terms with the aspect of Dispater, much to the consternation of his companions, and forges an infernal pact that raises his lost ship from the ocean depths. Cataclysmia sheds light on Black Maliq's dark dealings. A new character joins the party.
Episode W-206: The Anchordown ArrangementCampaign Date: 3 Tamara 1475
The Knights of Ardyn arrive in Anchordown, Black Maliq's plans are threatened, and two dragonborn brothers hold the fate of the empire in their hands.
Episode W-207: Death IncarnateCampaign Date: TBD
As Alagon (Andrew Finch) makes good on his promise to the Raven Queen by confronting the dracolich Icristus, Kael (Chris Champagne) begins reliving a long-lost life, bringing him closer to the god of death.
Episode W-208: Nythe-SalemeCampaign Date: TBD
The heroes confront the purple dragon overlords of Nythe-Saleme, survive an encounter with a 500-foot-wide giant crab, discover a Vhaltese flying citadel hidden in the island's volcano, and learn the fate of the Emperor.
Episode W-209: Drax ImperiaCampaign Date: TBD
The Emperor returns to the throne and names the heroes "princes of the Empire" for their heroism. Rhasgar (Trevor Kidd) is sent on one final mission: to arrest Tyzaro Irizaxes and Kaphira Narakhty, the two dragonborn nobles who destroyed his family.
Episode W-210: Deep Trouble in Io'haladorCampaign Date: TBD
An excursion to the sunken city of Io'halador goes horribly awry. Ships allied with Sea King Senestrago begin attacking vessels in the Impstinger fleet, forcing Deimos (Chris Youngs) to strike back.
Episode W-211: The Black CandleCampaign Date: TBD
The heroes attack a secret Vecnite sanctuary in search of their warforged companion, Fleet (Nacime Khemis), and the troublesome lich Alathar Balefrost. They also set out to destroy the lich's phylactery.
Episode W-212: Constellation of MadnessCampaign Date: TBD
A strange constellation rising in the southwest sky begins to alter reality to Starlord Evendor's advantage. The Sorrow is threatened by a former ally turned enemy, and the heroes endure another altercation with the troublesome rakshasa Chan.
Episode W-213: XanthabarCampaign Date: TBD
As the mysterious constellation continues to alter reality, the heroes discover that Xanthum (Curt Gould) is once again possessed by the starspawn entity known as Allabar, and the Far Realm mine that was used to destroy the Morrow once again threatens the Impstinger flagship.
Episode W-214: Fire and IceCampaign Date: TBD
The Sorrow enters the Demonmaw Sargasso and descends into the Elemental Chaos, where it runs aground on a sea of ice. The heroes join forces with a gang of pirates being threatened by a horde of frost giants and fire giants.
Episode W-215: ZerthadlunCampaign Date: TBD
The heroes capture a githyanki spy en route to Zerthadlun and meet Draeken Malios, a long-lost Sea King and a former owner of the fabled cutlass Fathomreaver.
Episode W-216: Master of the Maelstrom, Part 1Campaign Date: TBD
In their pursuit of Fathomreaver, a cutlass with the power to unite the Sea Kings of Iomandra, the heroes come face-to-face with their nemesis — the dragonborn pirate warlord Vantajar.
Episode W-217: Master of the Maelstrom, Part 2Campaign Date: TBD
Vantajar is slain, Fathomreaver is lost, and the Maelstrom sinks after its bound water elemental is unleased. Alagon (Andrew Finch) and Kael (Chris Champagne) perish in the final battle, and their spirits are claimed by the Raven Queen.
Episode W-218: A Bottle of SorrowCampaign Date: TBD
Tyranny convinces Deimos (Chris Youngs) to let her extract nine drops of blood from various crewmembers so that she can summon forth a Prince of Hell named Kosh (Chris Champagne). After bringing ruin to Zerthadlun, the heroes take refuge in the City of Brass, and Deimos places his ship in a magical bottle for easy transport.
Episode W-219: Home Sweet HomeCampaign Date: TBD
The heroes receive unexpected aid from a storm giant king and his daughter. Upon their return to Iomandra, the heroes follow Kosh (Chris Champagne) to his home in the Feywild.
Episode W-220: Brazen DawnCampaign Date: TBD
An alleged Dragovar attack on a Pelorite monastery leads to a tense hostage negotiation involving the heroes and a gang of doppelgangers and mind flayers working for Starlord Evendor.
Episode W-221: Danse MacabreCampaign Date: TBD
The heroes come to blows with the archlich Osterneth and her changeling manservant. Kosh (Chris Champagne) is killed in the conflict after Fleet (Nacime Khemis) accuses him of siding with Osterneth against the party. During the battle, Vargas (Rodney Thompson) is spirited away and given a quest by the Raven Queen.
Episode W-222: Catapult, Part 1Campaign Date: TBD
At the mercy of the Far Realm, Garrot (Mat Smith) finds himself trapped in a version of Tyrak'n where Allabar is a reclusive wizard, his friends are minions, and Melora and the Raven Queen are his concubines.
Episode W-223: Catapult, Part 2Campaign Date: TBD
Far Realm effigies of the heroes fire Garrot (Mat Smith) from Allabar’s giant catapult and use the weapon to destroy the Dragon’s Eye elder constellation. Garrot chooses Melora over the Raven Queen.
Episode W-224: The Prince of LiesCampaign Date: TBD
Kosh (Chris Champagne) is promoted and crawls out of his own corpse as a pit fiend, and the heroes diffuse a tense situation aboard the Prince of Lies, one of Sea King Impstinger's (Chris Youngs) ships.
Episode W-225: Her Majesty's CommandCampaign Date: TBD
Worshipers of the Raven Queen, including Captain Ashe (special guest star Greg Bilsland) and the crew of ghost ship Banshee, flock to Vargas (Rodney Thompson) and vow to help him fulfill his quest, which could spell doom for several of his companions.
Episode W-226: SalvageCampaign Date: TBD
Ravok’s (Andrew Finch) quest for two psionic artifacts leads to the discovery of a derelict illithid nautilus washed ashore on Sha'hadam, a Dragovar island necropolis.
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