Pathfinder LOST

What Dreams May Come

Centric: Raven

Raven revels in this amazing new place, this inn in Celephais was the sort of place he’d always been looking for. But Raven wasn’t in Celephais for all that this inn could offer. He was here to find his mother and Noden told him that she would be here. With that as his focus he found a way to leave the inn, even though he couldn’t see through the illusion that it was.

At the pasture the rest of the PC´s started talking with the mythical Kuranes. They told him of the injustice going on in the city, how people were being fooled to believe that the inn was anything other than the onyx mine that it was, and used as slaves there. The PC’s tried to convince Kuranes that he was the only one with enough power to stop it permanently. But much to their dismay, Kuranes didn’t even know who he was. He had little to no memories and had no idea what the heroes meant when they said that he had awesome powers. As hard as the PC’s tried to jog his memory, Kuranes failed to remember.

Back in Celephais, Raven tries to leave the Inn. He tries to escape through the balcony but quickly fall to sleep on the street. He faintly “dreams” of a man coming to him, saying he does not belong there. Waking up, he decides to try and look for his mother in the Trade district, the leatherworkers to be more precise. There he finds Robert Moretti and soon discovers that this is his mothers father; his grandfather. This was quite a moment for Raven since he’d never met his grandfather before. He asked where Elizabeth was and got the shocking news that she was married to the Magistrate and lived in his house. Noden had told Raven that his mother would recognize him and before they left for Celephais he got Davos to help him find a sketch artist so as to draw him when he was a child. Believing that his grandfather would also recognize him he showed him the portrait and told him that he was in fact his grandson. Robert perceiving this as a cruel joke dismissed Raven abrubtly even threatening to call the guards.

The other PC’s finally made headway and Kuranes remembered some of his powers. He instantly teleported them to the city and they went to a nearby inn, not the one that was really a slave mine. Soon all the heroes were reunited as Raven came back from his grandfathers. Kuranes was practicing his powers and re-educating himself in such simple things as the taste of bread.

The PC’s discover that the city’s guards are all in a trance, they don’t seem to know where they live or why they do what they do. The Magistrate’s private guards seemed all to come from “elsewhere”, famous warriors and leaders from earth’s history. Through them they discover that the Magistrate lives in a cloud city above Celephais. Raven eager to go see his mother convinces the group to go there and with Kuranes’s help they where there in a blink of an eye.

Upon arriving at this city in the clouds they find everyone wearing white and obviously this is the upper class of Celephais. Learning the whereabouts of his mother, Raven knocks on the door, his mother answers the door. His eyes swell up and he places the portrait next to his now different face. He see’s that she recognizes him, they embrace and the swelling becomes a stream of tears. Her only words were: “How can this be?”

Flashbacks:
Raven is in a room with fellow thieves guild members and a noble tied to a chair. The guild-master is furious at this noble by the name of Hammond and instead of demanding retribution he decides to punish him. He gets his enforcer, Raven, to come and chop off his arm.

As Raven lays on the ground outside The Inn, asleep (because of the illusion), he is visited in his dream state by a familiar face. He recognizes it but can’t place where he recognizes it from. The familiar man tells him to get up, to wake up and to keep going. Snapped out of it by this man, Raven stands up and is free again.

In the last flashback Raven/Phoenix remembers sitting at an inn back in The City. He’s all torn up after his last mission for the thieves guild, his hands are shaking and he’s barely getting the very strong alcohol he’s drinking to his stomach. A fabled Assassin approaches him and tells him that be does not belong here. The assassin tells him that he dosn’t have what it takes.

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An Unwarm Welcome

Centric: Alain Uskinglass

Upon reaching the harbor, Angelina thinks she noticed a city in the clouds. The other’s dismiss this notion, not seeing anything but clouds.

The heroes arrive in Celephais where they are greeted by a strict Magistrate. The group is a little taken aback, but none more than Alain. But luckily for Alain the Magistrate does not seem to remember him. There is a tight bureaucracy in this city and everyone entering must state his name, business, duration of stay and whereabouts in the city. Not having any whereabouts, he pointed the heroes to an inn where they could rest.

Upon entering the inn all but Serbitar became fascinated by it. This place is wondrous. Luxurious items all around and joy and entertainment at every corner. The feeling grew and grew and until they never wanted to leave, except Serbitar that is.
He sees this place for what it really is; a onyx mine where the guests are working as slaves. To his surprise the group display behavior that they are in fact slaves, doom to be here. He met one other at the inn who saw through this illusion and that was a man by the name of Timothy.

Timothy knew of a way through an underground river, but he knew he could not swim it all the way. Serbitar, transforming himself into a water elemental, had no problem swimming with everyone out, except for Raven. Serbitar believed that Raven would get out on his own, knowing that his need to find his mother would show him the way.

The heroes escape route led them to a small pond, in a grassland with a small cottage near by. They scouted the surroundings and found out that it was a box, to every direction there was a wall which looked like an ongoing countryside. Finally, they knocked on the door and a man answered.

Flashbacks: Alain (about 16) is working at the bar in Seawell when he notices a fair maiden. She literally drags him out of the bar and into a room where they make passionate love.
After the climax, they are cuddling. In walks her father whom Alain had noticed before in the bar along with his entourage. He is furious about her losing her virginity ranting about the repercussion of this. He cannot present her such to his superior. His adviser points out to bring the young lad (Alain) as a peace offering, branding him a rapist and setting the father free. The father promptly hits his adviser and throws him out. Reluctantly he dismisses Alain, saying that he (the father) will face the repercussion of his daughter’s and Alain´s deeds.

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Across the Sea

Centric: Athena Williams

On a stroll down the taverns on the docks looking for passage to Celephais the PC’s meet up with a few interesting characters. Amongst them, the one that leaves the greatest impression is undead-slayer extraordinare Ash who has given up his slaying ways to turn professional “cook” on a ship called the Falcon. They meet up with the the captian and his first mate and plans are made for the sail.

Leaving the next day, they find out that Captain Reynolds his quite the handful and Athena, being a guest in his cabin, ties him up by the bed and leaves him there for the remainer of the 5 day sail to Celephais. Later in the journey, however, she feels sorry and has “mercy sex” with him.

Serbitar develops his first transformation into elemental forms and Alain flies for the first time.

Flashbacks:
Being about 14 years old, Athena observes her grandfather make plans to improve his little church in the village. A small part of the eastern wall is removed and he proudly informs his intentions to make a glass coloured window which was quite expensive and paid by Alexander Castle. A few days later, the glass maker arrives.

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The Glass Ballerina

Centric: Angelina Castle

Descenting into the dark temple the PC’s confront a vampire. The vampire soon enthralls Alain and summons a swarm of dire wolves and dire rats to his aid. Greatly outnumbered the PC put up a fight of their lives, and closer to death then live, they kill the vampire.Searching for the resting place of the vampire, they find a statue of a ballerina made of glass in the arms of the corpses. Angelina is startled and graps the statue for safekeeping. The PC make their way up to Mt. Ngrana and meet up with the dreaded Nightgaunts who escort the to Noden.

Given the statue, Nodens holds his end of the bargain and releases Sylvia to them. He dismisses them but Raven lingers on. He offers the necklace he found on the beach in exchange for the whereabouts of his mother. Nodens, grinning, accepts and tells him that his mother resides in the city of Celephais. Raven makes Nodens swear that she would remember him, and that she is just like he remembered her. Nodens nods, grinning as ever, and dismisses him.

The PC and Sylvia make their way back to Baharna and meet up with Sylvia parents. After a heated argument (Angelina confronts an evil cleric and Patrick holds a forceful argument) the temple the clerics agree to seize sacrificing people to the mountain. The PC set their course to Celephais and start looking for a ship to take them there.

Flashbacks:

Thomas Castle, the younger brother of Alexander Castle, visits Angelina and her father when she was about six years of age. Always treating his niece as a “princess”, calling her that to her father’s dismay, this time he gives her niece as glass ballerina of beautiful workmanship. Not being able to sleep that night, she overhears her father and his brother arguing about her that night; Thomas not agreeing to Alexander’s view to prepare her for the time to come -as said “you should leave her here to grow into the lady she should be.”

Later, when sixteen, a fair is in town. A beautiful boy enthralls the young girls in town, including Angelina. Her “friend” Margot, who was always more “feminine” then Angelina, tries to dance with him, but finds herself wanting. Upon hearing that Angelina returning to her room weeping for her lack of femininity, breaks her glass ballerina and vows a life of the warrior.

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The Quest to the Unknown City

Centric: Leon Lundgren

After a night rest the PC’s continue toward Mount Ngrana assisting a weaken Yuri. They meet up with the Nightgaunts that take them to Noden. He fulfill his end of the bargain, revealing that the deity Snid is responsable for them being there, but offers no other information. Raven and Leon confront Noden and demand that Sylvia is returned. Noden agrees on the condition that they return a glass object which resides in the temple of the ruins.

They leave Noden’s sanctuary and make their way to the ruins just by the lake

Flashbacks: Leon is 12 years old running as fast as he can in forest outside of Seawell. He is sort of crying and never looks back. He stops next to a huge oak and catches his breath. While there he hears voices, orc and goblin. Turning to see he notice a large group of Orcs and Goblins, an attacking party heading for Seawell. He startles as a arm grabs his mouth.

Hawk bows over Leon and make a notion with his finger for Leon to stay silent. He then disappears into the woods. Leon hears a cracking noise and sees many trees roll over the orc camp. Confusion grabs the orcs and goblins and they do not notice the arrows flying over the camp and slaughtering their comrades. A few moments later a curved bladed Hawk emerges for the woods and kills orcs and goblins indiscriminately. He battles a few moments with the Orc chieftan and loses his momentum. Leon shouts and charges the Orc, who turns his eyes for a moment from Hawk, a deadly mistake. Leon chops the falling dead orc repeatedly.

Alexander Castle, Joshua Williams and Leon’s father are standing over Leon. Alexander tell’s Leon that from now on he will train him with the Orc axe which Hawk gave Leon. They congratulate him and leave. Leon eats his supper. A huge bald man, dressed in animal skin, presumably a barbarian from the north, sits at his table. He has an indigo tattoo on his head along with a huge beard. The stranger congrats Leon, telling him he’ll keep an eye on him from now on.

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The Hunt

Centric: Serbitar

The deity in the mountain introduces himself as Noden, the Lord of the Abyss. The PC’s are surprised, expecting to find Karakal. Sylvia is shocked. As the conversation continues the PC’s learn that Noden knows who summoned them to this world, but not willing to depart these information to the unworthy. Angelina accepts the quest to rescue a friend of Noden’s without conferring to her companions who promptly throws them out of his realm, to Patrick’s great dismay.

Finding themselves in The Accursed Valley, they set out to find Nodens’ friend, kidnapped by “walking snakes”. Serbitar takes the lead and scouts the surroundings transforming himself into a wolf for the first time. He finds an abandoned temple where a great number of evil Serpent People have an unconscious man, ready to sacrifice him to an unknown deity.

Forming a plan to rescue the man, Raven skulks toward the temple. Leon however, thinking about his beloved Sylvia soon looses his patient and charges the Serpents. The battle is hard and the serpents are powerful sorcerers, summoning some kind of hellhounds that wreak havoc. The PC’s emerge victorious but at a great prize, Patrick is dead.

After a grieving period, the PC’s inspect the man. Not being able to lift so much as a finger on his body, he awakes upon the removal of a peculiar necklace. He introduces himself, his name so strange that the PC’s were unable to remember or repeat it, so he referred himself as Yuri. Upon hearing about Patrick’s sacrifice, Yuri ceremoniously rips up his ribcage and removing a strong bright light from his own chest, placing it in this burned corpse that once was Patrick. Miraculously Patrick regenerates and gains his strength, the stranger Yuri weakens greatly.

Flashbacks: Young Serbitar (about 6) and young Raven are running through the forest with spears chasing a rabbit. They are of course great knights in pursuit of a dragon which they slay. Garland Tarn arrives and tells the boys, that all lives are sacred and no-one should take more then he needs in the never ending circle of life. When he notice how bashful the two boys are, he smiles, kindly asking if they would like a rabbit stew.

A very young (age 2) Serbitar is in his father’s keep. A cat comes to him, and after receiving a gentle pat, tells Serbitar that his father is coming to kill him. The nanny tries to shoo the cat but the cat hisses at her. Serbitar grabs his teddy bear and heads out of the room. Moments later his father arrives in the room, grasping a ceremonial dagger in his fist.

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The Honorary Candidate

Centric: Alain Uskinglass

The PC’s are invited to a celebration where a candidate to be sacrificed to the gods is appointed. Dressed in their finest they show up and are seated on a large round table; along with wealthy merchant Davos, his wife, Cathrine and his beautiful daughter Sylvia. Angelina Castle did a check and found out that the fat man sitting next to her was indeed evil, a slaver later known to be Heinreich and also a bodyguard next to Davos, later to be revealed as Elgyn.

Sylvia and Leon Lundgren fall in love and Alain Uskinglass knows her instantly as the first girl he slept with and took his virginity. Tension between them rises. Raven makes friends with Davos and gains a valuable contact. Angelina confronts the slaver and learns of his profession, angered by it and almost behaves rudely.

Sylvia and Leon excused themselves and leave for the garden. Raven notice Elgyn and confronts him only to find himself superiorly over matched but escapes by bringing attention to them. Later in the evening Sylvia is appointed as the sacrificial to Karakal. Angelina suggests that the Chosen Ones escort Sylvia to Mount Ngrana.

After a night’s rest at Davos’s place the PC’s and Sylvia head out to the mountain. Upon reaching the mountain, they ascent to the summit and are attacked by Nightgaunts and taken off to the top. Awaking in a dark silent chamber they are confronted by a man not fitting Karakal description.

Flashbacks: Alain has a romantic encounter with Sylvia when he was 14 years old, she a little older. He loses his virginity and remember her always.

Alain is confronted by a merchant stopping in Seawell who states Alain has his father’s complexion. Puzzled, Alain – who never knew his father – asks Davos about what he means, but is only answered by a smile.

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Revelations

Centric: None

The next morning, Angelina Castle rises fully healed of the wounds. Raven heads out to the forest, desperately searching for his brother Hawk. The PC embark on a negotiation trip to the Bugbears. Angelina and Serbitar are quite surprised to find out that the Bugbears are not evil nor was their king.

Meanwhile Raven meets up with a strange sentient being who called himself Ibben. He was there to meet up with the newly arrived Chosen Ones. So later that evening they meet up with the rest of the PC’s. Ibben introduces himself as a member of the High-Clerical Counsel of Baharna. He implores the PC to come to Baharna and discover their fates. The PC parley and decide to head out there.

They walk to Andahad where they purchase Zebra’s and ride northward to Baharna. On the way they are attacked by Orcs. In two days time, they reach Baharna and head out the the temple.
There they meet up with Ibben and a ritual prepared. The PC’s are notified that every Chosen belongs to a certain deity, who should know the fate of his chosen one. Sometimes, however, the Chosen Ones are chosen to replace the current deity.

One by one the PC’s are called before a cleric. The PC’s give up their magical items which they received in the cave, back in A New World part 2 and received their signature items in their place. Each one received information on their Chosen deity.

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The Moth(er)

Centric: Raven

Returning to the beach camp with three Bugbears the PC’s distribute the tools they bought in Andahad among the villagers. One bugbear is released, taking fish as a tribute to the bugbear’s king and set to arrange a meeting. The other two are hold up on the beach, treated well. Raven/Phoenix discovers a golden necklace embedded with jewels on the shore and finds it familiar. Joshua Williams and Angelina Castle descent down the cave to inspect the fresh water and look for a way to channel it out. Raven’s father reveals how his mother died. Raven confront his brother Hawk about the necklace; Hawk angrily leaving the camp after their confrontation.

A earthquake causes a cave-in, shutting Angelina and Joshua shut. The villagers quickly start excavating the cave. Raven releases the bugbears and pleads for their help; they agree and work like mad men. Down in the cave, Joshua cast a light spell and it reveals him trapped under the rubble; Angelina with an open wounded broken leg. Joshua knowing his time has come, bids her farewell and fades a way, the light with him. Just before he dies, Angelina sees a moth flying in the small cave leading her out. Possessed, she digs her way out.

Outside Serbitar hears Angelina call for help. He and Athena Williams run to her aid, followed shortly by everyone else. The bugbears start digging Joshua up and Angelina is treated by Serbitar and Athena. Grief grips the villagers as they learn of Joshua’s demise.

Flashbacks: Raven recalls giving the golden necklace to his mother. He stole it from a fat wealthy merchant. His mother wears it proudly and for all to see, not suspecting theft.

Raven remembers playing with his friends when he was six years old, the day his mother died. A man dressed in a yellow robe comes to him and tells him he lost today, but he didn’t have to like it. The man later turns out to be Elgyn.

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Death from Beyond

Centric: Patrick Hobb

Arriving in Andahad the PC’s marvel at the strange sights. Buying material and equipment to help the villager survive on the beach, they agree that the villagers themselves should choose their living place. Raven notices a shadowy fellow lurking about. Raven and Angelina chase him into a blind alley, only to loose him.

Embarking to the camp on the bridge, paranoia strikes the PC. Every step they take they feel eyes upon them. Slowed down in their travels, they are later ambushed by Bugbears, lead by a man, who Raven spotted in Andahad. His name was Richard, as Patrick knew when he saw him.
A fight ensued and Patrick came very close to dying. Leon Lundgren slew Richard by decapitating him.

Three Bugbears were healed and taken captive after the fight. The PC’s then brought them to the camp.

Flashbacks: As a member of the City-guard, Patrick Hobb ratted out a fellow guardsman by the name of Richard. He was a molester and a rapist. Upon hearing of the charges, Richard swore vengeance on Patrick, who was mortified by the threats.

Two days later Patrick is taken before the captain of the watch, answering questions about Richard and his whereabouts the night before. He is then informed that Richard is dead and his death occurred under most unusual circumstances. Richard, having locked himself in a windowless room for the night, apparently died during the night by decapitation – his door locked from the inside when he was discovered.

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