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  • Chapter 11 “Let us see if we art truly underground. Mine eyes have been deceived before.” Queless muttered as he drew his Drow longsword, knowing that it would glow magically in the darkness. When the sword was pulled from his sheath he noticed that it did not glow. “Curious.” Queless pulled the Velvet Champion’s whistle out of his pocket, put it to his mouth and blew. It was silent for a moment and then a strange light could be seen moving ever closer from the deeper depths of the cavern. As Queless watched the light grew brighter and brighter until it was upon him! A giant glowing orb with a huge eye in the center and a gaping maw full […]

    Fellowship of Lightning #11

    Chapter 11 “Let us see if we art truly underground. Mine eyes have been deceived before.” Queless muttered as he drew his Drow longsword, knowing that it would glow magically in the darkness. When the sword was pulled from his sheath he noticed that it did not glow. “Curious.” Queless pulled the Velvet Champion’s whistle out of his pocket, put it to his mouth and blew. It was silent for a moment and then a strange light could be seen moving ever closer from the deeper depths of the cavern. As Queless watched the light grew brighter and brighter until it was upon him! A giant glowing orb with a huge eye in the center and a gaping maw full […]

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  • Chapter 10 Queless asked Morin for the magical whistle given to them by the Velvet Champion. Morin smiled and handed it to him. “Morin, I am off to deliver messages to our old friends. Perhaps we can gain their assistance. I will first go visit the lovely Loli Savage and her brother Karis. Afterwards I’ll try to find master Greenhill. I’ll return after a few other stops.” “Good luck my friend, please be careful. I will pray to Moradin Soulforger for your safe passage in the city. If you have any problems please close your eyes and ask Moradin to send your location to me. If I continue to pray and meditate my mind should remain clear.” It was dusk […]

    Fellowship of Lightning #10

    Chapter 10 Queless asked Morin for the magical whistle given to them by the Velvet Champion. Morin smiled and handed it to him. “Morin, I am off to deliver messages to our old friends. Perhaps we can gain their assistance. I will first go visit the lovely Loli Savage and her brother Karis. Afterwards I’ll try to find master Greenhill. I’ll return after a few other stops.” “Good luck my friend, please be careful. I will pray to Moradin Soulforger for your safe passage in the city. If you have any problems please close your eyes and ask Moradin to send your location to me. If I continue to pray and meditate my mind should remain clear.” It was dusk […]

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  • Chapter 9 Greater Deity Symbol: Sunrise made of rose, red, and yellow gems Home Plane: House of Nature Alignment: Neutral Good Portfolio: Athletics, birth, creativity, dawn, renewal, self-perfection, spring, vitality, youth Worshipers: Aristocrats, artists, athletes, merchants, monks (Sun Soul), the young Clerical Alignments: CG, LG, NG Domains: Good, Nobility, Protection, Renewal, Strength, Sun Favored Weapon: Dawnspeaker, light or heavy mace ~ Spires of the Morning The Spires of Morning is a temple to Lathander in the Castle Ward of Waterdeep. It was destroyed by fire in 1345 DR during the Night of Temple Fires, but was rebuilt within a year. The earliest construction on this site was a temple and monastery, also to Lathander, constructed in 998 DR, originally outside […]

    Fellowship of Lightning #9

    Chapter 9 Greater Deity Symbol: Sunrise made of rose, red, and yellow gems Home Plane: House of Nature Alignment: Neutral Good Portfolio: Athletics, birth, creativity, dawn, renewal, self-perfection, spring, vitality, youth Worshipers: Aristocrats, artists, athletes, merchants, monks (Sun Soul), the young Clerical Alignments: CG, LG, NG Domains: Good, Nobility, Protection, Renewal, Strength, Sun Favored Weapon: Dawnspeaker, light or heavy mace ~ Spires of the Morning The Spires of Morning is a temple to Lathander in the Castle Ward of Waterdeep. It was destroyed by fire in 1345 DR during the Night of Temple Fires, but was rebuilt within a year. The earliest construction on this site was a temple and monastery, also to Lathander, constructed in 998 DR, originally outside […]

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  • Chapter 8 The two friends left the horrific scene at the Silver Lion Inn and headed down the hill towards the docks. The smell of the sea permeated the entire area and a cool summer wind blew up from the ocean and through the streets tossing Queless’s hair about. It felt good to have clean air to breathe and the smell of the ocean invigorated him. “One day twould be magnificent to sail these fair seas looking for adventure on the open ocean.” Queless murmured. “Not fer me.” Morin said “I prefer to keep me feet on solid ground. Whatcha gonna do when that ship yer on goes down? Plus Dwarves don’t swim, we sink.” Queless smirked but kept his […]

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    Chapter 8 The two friends left the horrific scene at the Silver Lion Inn and headed down the hill towards the docks. The smell of the sea permeated the entire area and a cool summer wind blew up from the ocean and through the streets tossing Queless’s hair about. It felt good to have clean air to breathe and the smell of the ocean invigorated him. “One day twould be magnificent to sail these fair seas looking for adventure on the open ocean.” Queless murmured. “Not fer me.” Morin said “I prefer to keep me feet on solid ground. Whatcha gonna do when that ship yer on goes down? Plus Dwarves don’t swim, we sink.” Queless smirked but kept his […]

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  • the Fellowship of Lightning Chapter 2 The day prior was a long day and there was no reason to believe this day would be different. “There’s a big job today, a chance to make our names known to the powerful of Waterdeep.” As Morin prayed Queless took a short walk by the waterfront collecting his thoughts. There was a mystery on his hands, in a short period of time undead had ‘sprouted’ in three different locations. First Vendall’s, then Aurora’s, now the city council. What was the common thread? These necromantic items retrieved from the sites were his only clues so far. Perhaps going back to search again will reveal more in the light of day with fresh eyes, Queless […]

    Fellowship of Lightning #2

    the Fellowship of Lightning Chapter 2 The day prior was a long day and there was no reason to believe this day would be different. “There’s a big job today, a chance to make our names known to the powerful of Waterdeep.” As Morin prayed Queless took a short walk by the waterfront collecting his thoughts. There was a mystery on his hands, in a short period of time undead had ‘sprouted’ in three different locations. First Vendall’s, then Aurora’s, now the city council. What was the common thread? These necromantic items retrieved from the sites were his only clues so far. Perhaps going back to search again will reveal more in the light of day with fresh eyes, Queless […]

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  • ..and now for something completely different! The Fellowship of Lightning was a group of heroes in an AD&D 2nd edition – Forgotten Realms game I used to run.  The main character and leader of the group was a unique fellow indeed; An adopted Drow raised as a farmer in Shadowdale- Queless wielded the pitchform (or later the Trident since it was quite similar).  With the accent of the Dalelands and dealing with recently murdered human parents Queless ventured out into the world eventually finding himself in Waterdeep.  At this point in the game the player and I (all that was left of the party) realized that getting together for a game was becoming near impossible so we decided to run […]

    Fellowship of Lighting #1

    ..and now for something completely different! The Fellowship of Lightning was a group of heroes in an AD&D 2nd edition – Forgotten Realms game I used to run.  The main character and leader of the group was a unique fellow indeed; An adopted Drow raised as a farmer in Shadowdale- Queless wielded the pitchform (or later the Trident since it was quite similar).  With the accent of the Dalelands and dealing with recently murdered human parents Queless ventured out into the world eventually finding himself in Waterdeep.  At this point in the game the player and I (all that was left of the party) realized that getting together for a game was becoming near impossible so we decided to run […]

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