The Fall of Jiara

Session 8, Part 2

Within the city of Daric…

V’neef Kai enters the hallway of merchant clans and prepares himself for an audience with the Rebel Prince’s advisers. He is interviewed in a small meeting room by a group of three representatives, one of whom he quickly realizes is actually the Prince herself, and he addresses her as such. Both sides decide to drop all pretense, and Kai admits his own true identity as he makes his proposal for peace: A political marriage that would increase the Prince’s power in the Realm.

The Prince agrees to consider this and informs him she will let him know by the next day. Kai tells her that he will be staying in Geode Court if she needs him.

Sanzo returns to the inn to continue gathering information from his contact. As they discuss the situation in Daric in one of the back rooms the end, Sanzo learns of possible foreign influences over the Prince, and is also told that she may be hungry for glory. Not much is known about the Prince’s advisers, but one is said to come and go in the form of a bird. Sanzo considers the possibility that more Anathema After further discussion, Sanzo heads back and regroups with Kai to discuss the situation.

The next morning, one of the Prince’s advisers greets Kai with the happy news that she has agreed to his proposal. The adviser will accompany Kai as the Prince’s negotiator, and the session ends with the optimistic hope that war might be avoided.

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Session 8, Part 1

As the band of refugees continues toward Daric…

V’neef Kai and Tepet Sanzo begin planning for their impending entry into the city. The Dragons work to endear themselves to the refugees as they travel onward, with Sanzo becoming particularly close to a boy named Sparrow. The whole band of refugees takes a strong liking to the Dragons, allowing Kai and Sanzo to glean personal stories from the refugees, detailing why they decided to rebel. The background behind Garafono’s presence with the rebellion is also revealed.

As the refugee caravan reaches the canyon city of Daric, Kai seeks an audience with the rebel Prince and takes up residence at Geode Court. Sanzo goes for a stroll and uses his keen eye to appraise the city from a tactical standpoint. As Kai does the same, he worries about the possibility that a battle inside the city would lead to a slaughter of the inhabitants. Eventually, in typical Kai fashion, he enjoys a hot bath, washing away all the grime accumulated over the long journey.

Sanzo heads to a teahouse, intent on connecting with his contacts in the White Veil Society. He provides a meal and refreshments for Sparrow.

Finally, Kai and Sanzo meet up to discuss their plans going forward. As he looks forward to meeting the Princes advisers, Kai is cautiously optimistic about the possibility of a peaceful solution, while Sanzo considers alternative forms of conflict resolution.

Tepet Sanzo

V’neef Kai

Sparrow

Garafono

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Session 7, Part 2

The Dragons are forced to deal with immediate fallout from Peleps Maera‘s decision to fire off the flare. As Garafono approaches, Mara decides to go down alone to parlay with the him. Unfortunately for her, Garafono has no interest in negotiation, and the fight suddenly begins, with Sarissa and Shao hurrying to join the endangered Maera.

As the battle is joined not far away, Kai and Sanzo hear the sounds of fighting and manage to convince the refugees to hurry away from the conflict.

Maera, now supported by Sarissa and Shao, continues to fight, slowly grinding down the Anathema. Facing off against three opponents begins to take a toll on Garafono. With a final devastating series of strikes, Maera pushes through his guard and delivers a series of killing blows. The solar anathema dies, his final words a plea that the children will make it to safety.

While the battle ends successfully, Shao swears never to obey another order that would put Maera in danger, while Maera demands he remain obedient. A marked tension seems to have grown between the two in the aftermath of the battle.

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Session 7, Part 1

In the wilderness off the road to Daric…

Tepet Sanzo, disguised as a servant child, successfully infiltrates the small group led by the Mysterious Warrior. V’neef Kai is also brought into the camp by the Warrior, who calls himself Garafono. Kai manages to convince Garafono that he is a mercenary, with no love for the Realm, who is out looking for a child separated from the caravan.

Captain Peleps Maera, Mnemon Sarissa and Cathak Shao Dun hear voices in the wilderness and debate how best to proceed. Shao wants a quick pursuit to bring the chase to an end but is overruled by Maera and Sarissa, who are concerned that hasty action could endanger Kai and Sanzo.

Still in disguise, Sanzo discreetly gathers information by conversing with an orphan from the little group. Kai does the same, ingratiating himself with one of the adult protectors

The pursuing Dragons come to a rise where they see the group of refugees, with a disarmed Kai walking among them. The leader carries a radiant blade, a sign of a Solar Exalted. Realizing it’s an Anathema Shao urges immediate pursuit but is once again overruled.

Maera sets off of flare that alerts the refugee group to the presence of the dragon blooded. Garafono ecides to investigate. Kai, not completely trusted by the refugees, is tied up. A confrontation between the anathema and the dragon blooded appears to be inevitable…

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Session 6, Part 2

On the road to Daric…

As our heroes return to the road, V’neef Kai and Tepet Sanzo discuss moving ahead from the main group on a scouting mission. Kai discovers and thoroughly inspects an abandoned campsite, quickly revealing all of its secrets. The group is perplexed by evidence of the presence of children.

Troubled by their lack of concrete information regarding the looming threat, the dragons debate the wisdom of splitting up and whether they should remain on the road or head off into the wilderness. Eventually the characters decide to follow the trail while the main body of soldiers keep to the main road.

Mnemon Sarissa prepares a number of flares.

Kai and Sanzo move ahead of the others, stealthily pursuing the trail from the campsite. They discover a small group of refugees, including a particularly imposing warrior carrying an Orichalcum Greatsword.

Sanzo adopts a disguise and approaches the refugees.

Player Characters

Mnemon Sarissa
V’neef Kai
Cathak Shao Dun
Peleps Maera
Tepet Sanzo

Important Characters

Mysterious Warrior
Lynn

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Session 6, Part 1
Aftermath from the fire

Episode Link: Coming 8/19/19

In the town of Tefrenus

Sanzo discovers information about the last days of High Priest Hytimal, notably his growing hostility toward the Realm, and a rumor about a bird that flew from the Priest’s home just before the fire began.

Sarissa carefully investigates the remains of the fire-damaged house, bringing Shao with her. Their efforts turn up the presence of an unseen spirit muttering in a local dialect. Sarissa translates it as saying “My home, what has happened to my home?”

Working together they successfully communicate with the spirit, the ghost of Hytimal. It describes a small bird that transformed into a woman, who attacked it with a blade. When they’re convinced they’ve gotten all the information they can out of the ghost, Shao cremates its remains.

The next morning, the main characters gather and share their information. Mnemon Gia’Senai arrives. Kai questions her about the wisdom of seeking battle with Lunar Anathema. As the gathering discusses how to proceed, Maera volunteers to lead her soldiers forward to Daric, scouting as they go. The possibility of the presence of a Solar Anathema is raised, and the Dragons realize they will have to proceed forward somewhat in the dark about the coming dangers.

While the other dragons sleep, Kai writes a note: “I want to talk.“ The note is slipped inside the temple ledger. He later returns to the temple any questions the god Maykoy about his intentions.

Player Characters

Mnemon Sarissa
V’neef Kai
Cathak Shao Dun
Peleps Maera
Tepet Sanzo

Important Characters

Mnemon Gia’senai
The Field God Maykoy
Leddal Keemin
High Priest Hytimal (Ghost)

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Session 5, Part 2
Subtlety In Flames

In the town of Tefernis:

  • Offerings finished and done, the Dragons assist in counting and storing the offerings in the temple of Maykoy.
  • Brother Keemin shares information Maera doesn’t want to hear.
  • Sarissa speaks to seeking out the Head Priest to get more information about the rebellion. Brother Keemin suggests talking to the other Temple attendants.
  • Maera and Shao have a moment
  • Sarissa speaks with Sunzo about gathering intelligence. Kai shares what he found. The three do some exploration around the ‘temple’ of Maykoy.
  • Alarm is raised in town – Fire! Maera, Shao, and the Marines go to help.
  • Shao goes into a burning building to save anyone inside and Sunzo intends to figure out how the fire started.
  • They have found Hytimal – The High Priest. He won’t be answering questions any time soon and the mystery deepens darkly.

Bloopers WARNING may include some puns

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Session 5, Part 1
At The Temple of Maykoy

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Player Preamble: The Immaculate Order

In the town of Tefernis:

  • The Dragon Blooded meet the monk Brother Ledaal Keemin, an old school friend of Peleps Maera and V’neef Kai. They speak in the Temple about the troubles there.
  • Cathak Shao Dun shows his skills in the Occult to interact with the Field God Maykoy
  • Kai goes off to do some investigation and finds some things in the root cellar
  • The Dragon Blooded speak with Maykoy and clear the air to find mutual understanding and promises made. Sarissa catches Kai up on what happened while he was ‘away’.
  • Sunzo watches the town as it watches them, noting what things are offered to the temple, and sees something is missing. Then goes shopping…for information.
  • Sarissa, Maera & Shao have good conversations – Gods, people, and rebellions.

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Session 4, Part 2
A Road to Trouble

Episode Link: A Road to Trouble

  • Upon the road towards their target, the Princes of Earth notice something odd sprouting up everywhere. Asparagus breaks through the road and grows in all directions
  • The group learns about a monk of the Immaculate Order having traveled ahead of them.
  • Kai calls a stop to the column to investigate the matter.
  • Shao Dun’s time in the Heptegram seems to be providing insight into the troubles along the road.
  • Kai seems to flub with the locals despite his skills as a socialite as he asks a local about the growth and any news ahead.
  • Continuing along the road the group comes upon Tefrenus – home of the temple of the Field God Maykoy.
  • Sarissa worries that the continued growth around the road could cause problems for the road behind them and cause trouble with travel.
  • Arriving in Tafernis the Temple of Maykoy seems to be the center of the verdant growth. Kai, a student of the Cloister of Wisdom, notes how very off this whole thing is.
  • The party goes into the temple noting the temple itself doesn’t quite match the area around them. A crowd gathers at the steps and atop them is a young man in robes – The Immaculate Monk
  • Bloopers aka TEA Talk

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Important Characters

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Session 4, Part 1
A Journey Begins

Episode Link: A Journey a Begins

*Preamble * – Gods in Creation. Ranging from minor gods of salt or disease, to gods of Major Cities and Rivers; Creation is full of all sorts of Gods. They can be benevolent – granting bounty or blessings. They can also be dangerous – Gods of War and battlefields. Seeking a God’s favor and blessing can happen with physical offerings and prayer. Gods have been known to accept bribes or even extort mortals for prayers, growing stronger as a benefit and gaining a wider range. Most mortals also honor their ancestors and believe in the cycles of Reincarnation.

The Immaculate Order


  • The Party sets out on the road from Jiara
  • Shao Dun is itching to leave the city, Uneasy about what the strategy is and how to best make use of their troops Shao Dun speaks with his second in command.
  • The Party notices the region is both verdant and burnt out from battle, even the road has taken some damage. Also devoid of most of the male population and tended fields.
  • Shao Dun, upon arriving in a small town, offers prayer and tribute to a local shrine and speaking with the locals.
  • The party discuss plans and what is even going on and concerns about the possibility of facing Exalted Anathema. Also honesty and family.
  • Sunzo makes tea and does some shopping for goods and information.
  • Maera goes for a walk to speak to her soldiers and commanders
  • Lynn and Sunzo have good conversations over wine

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