16th of Morpheus to 2nd of Treedirge (Fall)
Year 333 of The Dark
Needrik as Taki – That Damn Cat!
Glen as Azule von Trunt – Confused wannabe vampire
Setho as Malygos Onyxian – Dragonelf of Darkness
Gary as Kellan Warfang – Half-orc Chop!
Dave as Manus Firebeard – Mumbling standard issue dwarf
So… after slaying a few frost giants with uncommon ease, and facing some rather peculiar traps, and facing some Melmoth poser sorcerer, the party raids the Hall of the Frost Giant Jarl and demands the Sunshard. Only… there isn’t one. The party goofed. This wasn’t their destination after all. They were to go to the Taiga giants to the north on the shores of the Northreach peninsula. The Jarl quakes before the power of the party and asks them to leave lest more of his giants perish by their hands. The party agrees and leaves the fortress of the Crimson Snow.
They finally reach the encampment of the Taiga giants in a conifer forest near a river. Malygos decides to stay behind while Azule and Taki go invisible and make their way into the camp to steal their Sunshard. The object of their desire is located in their shrine which is heavily guarded and headed by an old crone of a Taiga giantess who is apparently blind. They did the impossible and secured the Sunshard off the high, iron tripod from which it was ensconced. But the crone noticed the theft and they RAN! They were chased by three dire tigers that the giants loosed after them. Now visible, Taki got to Malygos first after killing the lead tiger. They then waited for Azule who was being chased by the remaining two. However, one of the tigers left the side of the other in her lust to get Azule. Bad mistake for the beast. Now Azule could single them out. Just as Azule made it to the safety of Malygos and Taki, the party attacked each tiger as they came in. Soon, they were all dead.
Having successfully secured the Sunshard, the party made their way back to Northreach and paid for passage on board the merchant caravel, The Twilight Eternal, manned by Cap’n Edward. They then set sail for Cape Rapine on the Blood Coast.