Once Upon a Time in the Flux
The Story So Far
The Story So Far
In a shattered world where daily survival is a full-time labor, you are an unlikely party of survivors in the indirect employ of the Reliquary, so far evading Marshal Azure’s draconic reign of extreme justice after she unearthed something powerful in the ancient Dhakaani tomb beneath Providence. Now you need one another to seek the growth, artifacts, and allies necessary to not only win freedom from the Marshal’s spreading rule, but also from the constraining expectations the world has placed on each of you.
After finding the strange ancient mansion Van Aduil, befriending the bizarre occupents, and eventually unraveling the epic magic that sustains portions of the manor, you dove well in over your heads into some of the deepest recesses of the mote, in pursuit of Zoraya’s suspicions that the storms are the tortured fury of Lyrandar dead berating her abandonment of kin.
You barely emerged alive from the depths, discovering dangers and wars beyond your ken, and returned to…
- take on a geas from the guardian naga in the attic compelling you to destroy all the groundskeepers for causing too much planar instability,
- discover giants from the cliffs have descended to assail the house from across the Hollowmere. The house seems mostly warded from their access still, but the water is now flowing upward, and the giants’ siege boulders are vanishing from the grounds.
- find another Reliquary team has arrived and begun plumbing the first level depths to secure relics and secrets, 3) start a fight with the Lady’s vampire-form and the Wild Hunters that ended poorly,
- find and destroy one of the Lady’s precious Moonwater urns from her private rooms and subsequently invite possession and infiltration of the house by Moira LaPhroaig, one of the groundskeepers, and spurned former betrothed of Harold’s.
Lastly, you took the opportunity of the unusually quiet grounds to scamper to the carriagehouse where the Lady sleeps, regenerating in negative energy. There you acquired the diamond skull key with which you can manipulate the positive/negative energy manawells throughout the house and basement dungeons. Now you are equipped to make a lasting impact on the dungeons while surviving attempts to discover more about the missing Master and all he was doing in this ancient, strange place.