Ravenloft: Eulogy of Tomorrow

Season 3 Episode 6: The Bane of Sithicus
In which William's companions meet Azrael Dak

“King” Azrael Dak met the Tuvringians in the North of Har-Thelen. The Politksvara, or the local police, told him about what happened and that they claimed not to be guilty of what had happened. Still, Van Taylor surrendered William, saying he was severely injured and needed immediate attention. All decided in whispers, Azrael ordered to kill William and seize the adventurers. However, Elio Ponzo, the Wailing Banshee’s owner asked for retribution after the damage their fight caused, and thus they were sent to jail.

While imprisoned, the group bargained with Lord Speaker Cyria Mathlund and fought hard to win her trust and get to an agreement, especially after Phillya’s heroics and Dante’s words. A wounded William was sent to the wall to take his army elsewhere, far from the city’s walls but he refused to grant Dante command of his troops. The Tuvringians befriended a woman whose beauty reminded them of the high elves but whose accent was sweetly familiar; also, a elven noble in prison suggested he had a great deal of resources and experience should they decided to count on him and include him in their plans for being released.

In a sensible moment, William asked Dante to give his apologies to the group, confessing he really tried to send a dangerous explosive device to his brother Joseph Svaroff in the Barbarian Lands of Tuvringer, a very likely reason for the The Incident and matching Hristos’ story closely. He even went further to insist Hristos deserved the biggest apology for what they have done, but didn’t develop his ideas.

Confusingly, one of the army’s leaders stepped in front of the group and mocked Dante and his friends, saying “they had it all coming” for what they did, and particularly for what they hadn’t told one another. He represented “someone” whose name is still unknown and their accent suggested they come from Tuvringer as well, albeit from foreign lands.

Rio and Van Taylor remained imprisoned to gain the Speaker’s trust and the rest went out to help the elven lady around, brokering a deal for a large number of Harmonian barrels of Melkebrau. In the meantime, several wild animals entered the northern gates of the city, alarming authorities and peasants and sending most of the army and Poliktsvara to fend off a possible reply from William’s army.

Finally, while preparing for the worst (that being Azrael Dak’s reaction to Cyria’s deal with the Tuvringian group) hundreds of wild elves jumped over the Southern Wall to attack armed and unarmed Har-Thelean citizens alike.

Season 3 Episode 5: Crossed (out) Fates
Has William's fate been decided?

Hristos didn’t dare to kill William Svaroff without his former group’s acceptance or understanding. However, Torgar pretended to be on the group’s side trying to calm Hristos down only to deliver the finishing blow himself.

The young men who were drinking at the Wailing Banshee ran away scared, allowing William’s guards to realise what was going on. In less than a minute, Hristos threw a dagger preventing one of the guards from blowing their horn; Van Taylor threw himself onto William’s body, trying desperately to save his life; Hristos helped Holly realise that the other guard was a barbarian, a very fast one and had to be stopped and only he could do it.

The group fought the rest of William’s guards bravely, including one of his lieutenants; Phillya’s wild magic stopped the gigantic man and Rio delivered the killing blow. Holly pursued the barbarian from the rooftops of Har-Thelen until they came across with one of the city’s patrol guards and he was finally subdued. The noise and occasional passerby had alarmed the guards and they were coming to the Banshee’s to see what was going on.

Holly surrendered to the guards explaining the situation. Van Taylor came in later, explaining that they had a friend severely injured and their fight was justified. The rest of the group arrived trying to avoid confrontation and find help for their dying companion. In the final minutes, the guards let the region’s self-proclaimed King, Azrael Dak appear and hear what they had to say.

Season 3 Episode 3: Gypsy in Danger
A shadowy storm separates a gathering of Vistani in the wake of a dreadful scene

The wagon of last week’s Vistani family stops to help a group of other Vistani who aren’t able to continue their journey due to a lack of tools and wagon parts. A third wagon appears in scene…

Session 3 Episode 1: The Guilt of Sithicus
The new land of Sithicus

The group finds themselves lost and cold in the beautiful woods of Sithicus. The are pools of fetid waters, moss, mushrooms and algae. The trees bleed a wine-like type of savia when cut. Suddenly, the silence is lost when the lamentations of a woman are cried out in the green-and-violet infinite of the forest. It is a gypsy woman, Vladlena banished from her tribe for opposing her superiors and cursing it all on a devilish woman, “Inza”

Season 2, Episode 4: Beast Heads
The tension between the werewolves and the heroes increases

Some people in Skald went missing and one morning, somebody brought what was gathered in wagons and entered the city as usual. However, someone dropped the contents and amongst some potatoes a dozen of severed heads came down rolling much to the town’s desperation and surprise. Meistersinger Marcone and the guard’s leaders aprehended the man and caused the stir to incite the town to get together and fight the nearing enemy.

When the group and town thought it would be the most likely, everyone got ready to fight against the horde of werewolves coming to town. Adolfo’s predictions were accurate and the group of beasts came into town as expected, and the group valiantly fought the monsters to death, with Meistersinger Lucca delivering the final blow. Everyone was happy.

After some preparations and lots of praise, the group got ready to leave Skald with the gratitude of the town’s leaders and the city’s affection. However, that wouldn’t be the end of this matter. When the group reached Harmonia, by walking the Road to Harmony, they were poorly received by the city guards. Dante and Van Taylor confirmed they were friends with William Svaroff who by then had recently butchered many Harmonians and caused endless grief in the peaceful town.

The group decided to surrender their weapons and enter the town voluntarily as the guards were demanding, and before the town’s Meistersinger came in, they met up with a familiar figure.

Season 2, Episode #? Harmonia and the theater set by the beach
Rio learns more about her mother and what troubled her sword

There is a band of crows waiting for something to happen. They rest on a huge theatre stage that looks impossibly-made and abandoned in the coast. The black velvet curtains fly modestly with the wind and Rio knows she must sink into the water for something is calling her.

Season 2, Episode #? Harmonia, Mr. Ambrose and Dr. Illhousen's Potion

Jonathan Ambrose Jr. introduces the group to his father, Jonathan Ambrose Sr.. Their relationship is somewhat broken and the old man seems to favor his adopted daughter Elaine Clairn who is, surprisingly, a sorcerer herself.

Mr. Ambrose Sr. is greeted by Torgar and the dwarf shows deep interest in his group of anti-magical warriors, The Brotherhood of Broken Blades. After telling the old leader what his origins are, Torgar is accepted in the brotherhood, after making an oath and accepting to do some studies and research.

Committed to aiding the group of heroes, Ambrose Sr. tells them about the recipe for Dr. Illhousen’s potion, which would allow them to remember their dreams more clearly and gain insight of what was happening before The Incident. Not all of them trust the Ambroses, so only Dante, Phillya and Fenix fall into deep sleep.

Season 2, Episode 3: Howling Whispers
The town is under alert due to the attacks of wolves

The morning after, Meistersinger Marcone made a speech in front of town saying how he condemned the disastrous assassination of several people in the Great Hall of Song and Dance. He is pressed into dealing with the recent murders in the outskirts of the town by hands of larger “animals”, which the townsfolk don’t hesitate in naming “werewolves”. Everyone is united under the regent’s unity speech, in a call to stay together and be prepared for an attack of a pack of monsters.

Holly and others notice a tall man, with a rich beard and long hair giving Marcone a death stare and looking menacing and suspicious. Holly tried to track him down but couldn’t, as the man disappeared quickly when the masses broke off.

Dante and Rio helped Demetrius, Paladin of Pelor work in Lower Skald, the town’s slums which the mayor seem to ignore in his speeches and programs. The holy warrior, humbled even further, now dedicates his time and efforts to help the less favored along with his acolyte, a young boy whom he saved as soon as he entered the region.

Season 2, Episode 2: Meistersinger Marcone
The peculiar lord of Skald

During this session Dante, Rio and van Taylor discuss the terms in which they are to be held accountable for what happened to the guards and drawing weapons in the city of singers. Surprisingly, the charismatic “meistersinger” Marcone is very patient and affable, albeit busy. He understands the situation and seems to be in a better mood after what happened in the newly celebrated theater.

However, the Skaldian leader is very analytic and insidious and the group seems to note it. Besides, his loyal henchman is a towering brute, referred to as il Cacciatore, a very intimidating man who doesn’t seem to trust the group or favor them anyhow. for the following days the group were spied on and analyzed by the guardian captain and his followers.

In a final moment of tension, William came back with an army of about 500 people. The group of lowlives, with torches and primitive weapons, threatened Kartakass and hurt the newly formed relationship between Dante and Luca Marcone, but the paladin quickly acted to tell William that his help wasn’t needed and that he was to leave Skald without causing any harm for they did not need to be saved anymore.

William left the scene somewhat taking injury for the group’s rejection and concluded that, given the group’s “failure” in guarding him to his original destination in Tuvringer, they were to cease their “deal” and were not to be paid or compromised in any further case. The young Svaroff and his army left Skald going southwards and everyone else kept wondering what would happen next.

Season 2, Episode 1: Jailbreak
Somehow the prisoners were released

Rio, Holly, Fenix and the others were mysteriously released at night, whilst Dante was working hard and getting to an agreement with Lucca Marcone to have them released. This jeopardized Dante’s image with the local guard, especially with Adolfo “il cacciatore”. William and Hristos were nowhere to be found.

The group didn’t manage to get a ticket but noticed how the first play in the Great Hall of Song and Dance took hours longer than expected, and nobody was coming out. When agents and the common folk went in to see what was going on inside, horror insued: every person in the audience had their faces mutilated perfectly by an unknown assailant: over 100 people were found dead in that horror scene which would never be repeated.

Meistersinger Marcone went mad at everyone and started to look for answers. One trail of blood went into the sewers and the party decided to investigate, suspecting of the former criminal in their group, Hristos Halkias

The play was called “The Eulogy of Tomorrow”


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