Ravenloft: Eulogy of Tomorrow

Season 3 Episode 8: Their Eyes

Holly, Phyllia and wake up in treatment at a wild elf camp. Their lifestyle is archaic and primitive, but enough to treat their poison well. Their leader takes them to a high rock seat and talks to them about their belief in trinities; about a trinity of moons called Solinari, Nuitari and Lunitari and how they were brought there for three different reasons.

Holly was a brought there because “someone” requested him. In appearance, the wild-elf children brought him as a continuation on their dragon fantasy stories, somewhat related to the Lady with the Dragon Helmet, which all of them wore. Their leader explained that the dragon means the might and fantasy the world should live by.
Phyllia was brought there of her own accord: learning from the wild elves was one of her wishes and it was them who guided her through prayer when she was lost with her friends and only a small Vistani coach appeared to save them. However, she was told by the elf leader that she was carrying inside a seed from Tuvringer and it would help her save the woods but never find out the answers she was looking for.
The elves said they had failed in bringing someone THEY wanted: someone who could tell them why Nuitari had changed its color and appeared more transparent and stained. They fear such thing may represent unleashed evil or unrestrained magic in Sithicus.

Dante, Rio and Van Taylor tried to find their friends but got no clues, only supposed the wild elves had something to do with it. Willing to rescue everything so that they wouldn’t lose any more party members, they opted not to return to Kartakass by themselves, but to send a note to Ludovica in Harmonia, explaining the situation so she and her uncle may prepare and send the Melkebrau barrels (after brokering a deal for their official release the day before).

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Season 3 Episode 7: Wild Elves
Wild elves attack Har-Thelen

Azrael Dak hadn’t returned. The Tuvringians were aware of something fishy caused by the animal’s stampede, but none saw the army of Wild Elves coming from the South Gate.

In the meantime, Dante saved an old human beggar from the stampede. The man was selling old, raggy books and only was able to offer the paladin a book of his choosing. Although Dante was reluctant at first, he found in the bag of books a copy of the Morninglord’s bible, written in Hroth.

All of a sudden, a great deal of wild elves jumped from Har-Thelen’s southern wall and started attacking and burning the population and houses, which some took time to catch fire. The few guards in the South Gate were no match for the quick and acrobatic elves, who conquered the terrain comprised between the first and second walls.

Dante, Van Taylor and Rio, unarmed, took on the elves one on one blocking the wall gate. Holly convinced the prison guards and then scared and intimidated some others who were keeping custody of the group’s weapons. Phillya used new and savage spells to climb the wall and cast ice stones upon the invaders. The mysterious human woman from the cell was also on the wall but didn’t pose a conscious threat to the elves and let them move, so they didn’t attack her at all.

After handing the group’s weapons, Holly left the wall gate and headed North, when he and Phillya were simultaneously attacked with poisonous darts which made them feel too weak to stand up or even remain conscious. All the guards from the Northern wall came to the southern one and helped fend off the elves, and the reappearance of Azrael Dak also finished it off.

The elves showed great hate for Dak but left after accomplishing one goal: taking Holly, Phillya and someone else captives.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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”

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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