-“circa 1982 B.C.E.:” Demihumans settle in what’s later known as the “Vanished Lands” [first Player Character parties in Westchester, New York; OD&D, 1982 A.D./C.E.].
-1244 to 1239 B.C.E.: “Faelonia” [Dexter V.H.], “Tunnel” [Stuart C.G.], and others serve as scouts and diplomats during the “Six Kingdoms’ War” [SUNY-Binghamton; AD&D2, 1987 to 1991]. The Exodus.
-1238 to 1236: The “Children of the Elder Gods” participate in the “Chaos Wars,” among many other adventures [NYPIRG at Queens College-CUNY, 1990 to 1991].
-1235 to 1233: “The Paragon” restores contact between the Giants and the Zeda kingdom before founding Morbaltek in the Ivory Mountains [GWU/BNA, Virginia, 1993 to 1999]. The Trojan War ends.
-1232: In the northwestern borderlands, the “Liberators” battle Orcish warlords, retrieve the Axe of the Dwarvish Lords, and discover the lost city of Eagle’s Rest (near Dosh Kar); the Nannuattan seize the Temple of Elemental Evil [CW, Boston area; D&D3.0, 2000 to 2002].
-1231: The privateers aboard the Dragon’s Bane sail the Sea of Nagendwa, meet aquatic races, and repel the dreaded ghost fleet from Hesolin. Former members of the “Dragonslayers,” including “Ibrahim” [Byron V.O.], explore Eagle’s Rest and Tel Silat [D&D3.5, 2002 to 2004]. They later help destroy the Flying Citadel, found the Gargoyle Headlands and a monastery/dojo, and slay the Undead gold dragon Daneira in the port of Gisar.
-1230: “Mystical Harmony/the Seekers of Lore” fight monsters from Zuromm on the Plains of Sathendo before adventuring through time [2005 to 2006]. The “Broken Chains” wander the hostile Halmed Desert and take control of Emein Island; “Holy Steel” sets out for the distant empire of Khemet (New Kingdom Egypt) [2007 to 2008].
-1229: The “Faith-Based Initiative” travels far and wide and retrieves three relics for the barbaric Gusorin Confederation [TT; D&D4e, 2009]. Ibrahim successfully completes his quest, but Faelonia disappears from the court of Pharaoh Ramses II [ Pathfinder, 2010]. A new (as yet unnamed) group convenes in Alfhileno, capital of the Waletku kingdom of the Elves, and agrees to respond to calls to aid the human kingdom of Saganim.
>> Telecom party T3:
-Session 1: 18 July 2010/“1 to 2 August 1229 B.C.E.” Half-Elf Cleric “Jovinda” [Sammy H.] met Halfling Rogue “Davven/Digger” [Robert A.S.], Tsucharim human Ranger “Asish” [Byron V.O.], and Saganim human Illusionist “Gawain” [Paul J.] in Alfhileno, capital of the Waletku kingdom of the Elves. They agreed to travel southwest, toward the besieged kingdom of Saganim.
-Session 2: July 25/“Aug. 2 to 3.” At the Sylvan Elven village of Elark, Barbari rider Asish tended to the group’s animals, Gawain studied, and Hifalendorin/Grugach priestess Jovinda chatted with Faun “Kaleva” [Cheryl L.I.L./Non-Player Character] and got tipsy on chocolate. Faldine scholar Digger talked with shady Wizard Octavius Karstus and agreed to look into the status of Eligius, a merchant in the city of Nadwi, and a map of Evesboro.
-Session 3: 8 August 2010/“Aug. 3 to 4.” The new adventuring party camped in the Wisalef Forest. Asish and Digger had little luck at hunting and cooking, respectively, but Jovinda saw a ring of glowing toadstools that she later confirmed in the village of Banife as a fairy circle.
-Session 4: Aug. 15/“Aug. 5.” The team encountered an Elven war band and “Kovar” [Beruk A.], a Half-Orc Paladin of Mithras. Later, they forded the Aspar River and fought two Centaurs burning a human farm.
-Session 5: Aug. 22/“Aug. 5 to 6.” The wanderers interrogated prisoners Phyto and Nikodemus and learned of Vappu Lahja, who was stirring up Centaurs on the Plains of Sathendo. They began riding from the village of Alarn.
-Session 6: Aug. 29/“Aug. 6 to 7.” The group met “Favelhorn” [Dexter V.H.], a Mountain Dwarf Summoner, on the way to the walled Hifalendorin human town of Kedetura.
-Session 7: 19 September 2010/“Aug. 7 to 8.” At Kedetura, the adventurers debated what to do with the Centaur prisoners and met “Jebediah C.D. Alcara” [John Z.G./N.P.C.] at the “Angry Manticore” inn….
-Session 8: 26 September 2010/“Aug. 8.” Jovinda talked with Centaur trapper Philippus and woodcarver Leander, and disguised Gawain got invited to Fianna’s drum circle outside the town. Asish made defensive recommendations to guard Carolus, and Digger prepared to sneak into the encampment. Favelhorn and Kovar watched and waited in farmer Giles de Hay’s barn, and Gawain talked with mage Beryl and priestess Seglinda before the drum circle….
-Session 9: 10 October 2010/“Aug. 8.” At the “Angry Manticore” inn, Digger, Asish, and Jovinda compared notes in preparation for infiltrating the Centaur camp during a drumming circle….
-Session 10: Oct. 17/“Aug. 8” Shortly before a local festival to Yondalla, the party went to the temple of the goddess of the hearth in Kedetura and met “Kazuo Takenaga” [Taum D’A.], a Nezumi Monk.
-Session 11: 7 November 2011/“Aug. 8” Digger, Jovinda, and Kazuo sneaked into the Centaur camp, where they observed a possible ritual to incite followers of Vappu Lahja. Digger was spotted and speared, causing Jovinda and Kazuo to create diversions and Asish and company to charge into the fray….
-Session 12: Nov. 14/“Aug. 8 to 9.” Digger and Kazuo undergo a ritual led by shaman Siobahn in an effort to get closer to Vappu Lahja. Asish and Jovinda resist and are restrained, while Favelhorn, Gawain, and Kovar defend the farm of Giles de Hay and warn Kedetura.
-Session 13: 16 January 2011/“Aug. 9 to 11.” Eight Centaurs escort the adventuring party to a ruined hill fort, where they meet Vappu Lahja. The elegant woman asks Digger and Kazuo to be her missionaries, spreading the message that she can help all peoples (with the possible exception of humans) realize their destinies. Kovar, Asish, and Jovinda are suspicious, but agree to return to Kedetura on the way back northwest….
-Session 14: Jan. 23/“Aug. 11 to 12.” The party is escorted back to the Centaur camp near Kedetura. They arrive at the crowded Hifalendorin human town in the midst of a harvest festival.
Jovinda, Digger, and Kazuo talk with priestess Seglinda at the temple of Yondolla. Asish and Kovar report to Jebediah Alcara on the threat posed by Vappu Lahja’s Centaur followers.
Jovinda and Asish worry that Digger and Kazuo have been mentally compromised, and Seglinda says that they might need arcane expertise in Nadwi, near where Digger had originally agreed to go for Wizard Octavius Karstus.
-Session 15: Jan. 30/“Aug. 12 to 14.” Seglinda studies Digger and Kazuo and confirms that their judgment has been compromised regarding Vappu Lahja. Jovinda and Kazuo argue while Kovar and Gawain catch up, and Asish prepares the steeds. Favelhorn stays behind to keep an eye on the Centaur encampment near the town of Kedetura.
Digger agrees to head back in the direction of his original mission in Nadwi. Gawain sends an enchanted brooch away by courier, and the party rides northwest. They make camp on the way to the Aspar River and the hamlet of Alarn.
-Session 16: 5 February 2011/“Aug. 14.” The wanderers talk about their pasts as they ride across the Plains of Sathendo to the Hifalendorin human hamlet of Alarn, which is strangely deserted. The wanderers also encounter two Korred looters in the “Mellow Mule” inn.
-Session 17: Feb. 19/“Aug. 14 to 15.” The party questions the two Korred and their former prisoner “Sir Bonner of Runnymeade” [Jon B./N.P.C.]. Connacht and Maldrod speak of a giant, a storm, and a serpent in the Aspar River. That night, Kovar begins exploring the upstairs rooms at the “Mellow Mule” inn, finding things such as a broken magical mirror.
The next morning, the Paladin’s companions join him, finding a room with suspended furniture, frost, and the innkeeper’s corpse, hung upside-down! They also find the remains of Sir Bonner’s horse and conclude that the inn is haunted, which may be related to Alarn’s abandonment rather than the followers of Vappu Lahja.
-Session 18: Feb. 27/“Aug. 15 to 16.” Digger suggests that the haunted rooms that Kovar found upstairs in the “Mellow Mule” may reflect the Tarot, but Jovinda notes that they could be paired to symbolize disruption of the natural order, a separation of the physical from the spiritual, and trap for the soul. The others also agree with her interpretation of the hanged man and horse carcass as representing destruction. Later, Asish and Kazuo find storm giant tracks going into the woods, while Digger and Jovinda encounter a huge eel. Kovar and Kazuo disagree with Jovinda for how she handles the eel.
-Session 19: 6 March 2011/“Aug. 16.” Gawain identifies some of the magic found at the “Mellow Mule” inn. Kovar and Asish buid a pyre for the late innkeeper and Sir Bonner’s previous steed. Jovinda purifies part of the inn and posts a warning. After riding north and fording the Aspar River, the party returns to the farm of Violet Sandia, which has extra hands because of recently arrived relatives. The matron invites the group to dinner, where Digger plans to ask about local events.
-Session 20: 13 March 2011/“Aug. 16 to 17.” The adventuring party dines with Violet Sandia’s family and spends the night on her farm. Gawain entertains children, and Digger shares pipeweed and reports on the haunted “Mellow Mule” inn with some men. Kovar and Asish train some peasants to defend themselves, and Jovinda confirms that some of Violet’s kin have come from nearby Alarn. Kazuo counsels pregnant and paranoid Alyssa and tells her of Vappu Lahja, who Violet recalls is the subject of an old fairy tale.
-Session 21: 20 March 2011/“17 to 18 August 1229 B.C.E.” Digger asks farmer Jonas about traveling mage Octavius Karstus, and Jovinda tells matron Violet about Vappu Lahja. Kazuo bids farewell to clingy heiress Alyssa. South of Alarn, the party finds four scarecrows with human faces. Jovinda and Kazuo are injured, and Gawain and Kovar are briefly incapacitated in the battle, but Asish’s flaming arrows eventually destroy the constructs.
-Session 22: 27 March 2011/“19 to 21 August 1229 B.C.E.” On the way southwest, the group was attacked one night by two large lizards. After they were slain, Gawain identified the magic responsible, if not the language or caster. In Rockney, Digger and company asked about refugees from Alarn, giant tracks they had seen, and Nadwi….
-Session 23: 3 April 2011/“22 to 23 August 1229 B.C.E.” Upon arriving at Nadwi, Gawain and Digger find that the Boar’s Head Inn is too expensive, and Sir Bonner introduces Kovar to fellow knight Sir Niles. At a chapel of Yondolla, priestess Nelly removes Vappu Lahja’s enchantment of Digger and Kazuo and offers to help them report to the proper authorities. After Digger almost gets into a brawl with Jeevus at the Deer’s Heart Tavern, Asish and Jovinda shop for provisions.
-Session 24: 10 April 2011/“23 to 25 August 1229 B.C.E.” Gawain and Digger go to the local Magisterium, where they conduct research on devils and Octavius Karstus. Asish buys provisions and joins Jovinda at the Grove of Mekkil, where Druid Lynne asks them to help find farmers missing from Alarn. Kovar, Asish, and Jovinda visit the Knight’s Tower. Gawain and Kovar give shards of a magical mirror to Lady Ingrid Sufeliastra. While onetime rival Jade meets his companions, Digger visits the temple of Corellan to find a priest/librarian of Labelas Aenarith.
-Session 25: 1 May 2011/“25 to 26 August 1229 B.C.E.” Kovar and Jovinda visit the shop of a Dwarf metalsmith and a Gnome silversmith, while Gawain and Digger continue their research at various libraries. Asish and Kazuo go to the arena, where they make new friends Jade and Kezui….
-Session 26: 8 May 2011/“26 to 27 August 1229 B.C.E.” Gawain awaits courier with an amulet from Vappu Lahja, and Kovar trains with Dwarf smith Yohann Karsh. Asish goes to the temple of Ulandt, and Digger shares a potential mission to abandoned border forts. Kazuo gets a trainer at the arena, and Digger runs into former classmate Jade. The group continues investigating Vappu Lahja and Octavius Karstus.
-Session 27: 22 May 2011/“27 August 1229 B.C.E.:” Kovar and Jovinda go to the temple of Otih, and Digger warns his companions not to trust Jade. The party has an audience with the city’s ruling council and finds the Hifalendorin nobles skeptical of the threat posed by Vappu Lahja’s followers. However, Elven and Halfling merchants, priests, and mages support the group’s testimony about Kedetura and the haunted hamlet of Alarn. Jade gets a chilly reception to her offer to help uncover spies.
-Session 28: 29 May 2011/“27 to 28 August 1229 B.C.E.:” At the consulate of the Waletku kingdom of the Elves, Lark Utbehule gives the wanderers gifts to support their inquiries into rogue Fey in the northwestern borderlands. Digger asks Eligius at his antiques shop about a map that mysterious mage Octavius Karstus wants, but his assistant Lucian is murdered. Kazuo and Jovinda chase and capture the winged reptilian assassin.
-Session 29: 5 June 2011/“28 August 1229 B.C.E.:” Gawain helps Jovinda and Kazuo bring their prisoner back to Eligius’ antiques shop, where Asish rejoins the team after a date with Jade. Digger and Kovar interrogate the dragon-kin, who recognizes the names of Octavius Karstus and Vappu Lahja but denies working for them. After some persuading, Eligius turns over the twice-written map of the borderlands, and the group hands the assassin to Nadwi’s city watch.
-Session 30: 19 June 2011/“29 to 31 August 1229 B.C.E.:” Happy meals for barbarians — The adventuring party makes copies of Eligius’ map and leaves Nadwi. As it rides north, five werewolves attack near an abandoned campsite.
-Session 31: 26 June 2011/“1 to 3 September 1229 B.C.E.:” The team finds dismembered horses and knights of Otih near its campsite and suspects werewolves and the Unseelie Court. Near Alarn, the group finds live horses in a barn, a tornado, and knights of Urda and Otih strung up like scarecrows….
Session 32: 22 August 2011?/“3 to 4 September 1229 B.C.E.:” While exploring Alarn, Jovinda, Kovar, and Kazuo encounter a Redcap in the ruined chapel, see movement in the haunted “Mellow Mule” inn, and watch a rodent of unusual size go into nearby woods. They follow refugees’ trails and are joined by Asish before being attacked by Assassin Vines…
- Session 33 — 18 September 2011/“4 to 6 September 1229 B.C.E.” After some debate, the adventuring party leaves the haunted hamlet of Alarn. After checking in at the Sandia family farm, the group follows Ley lines into the edge of the Wisalef Forest, where it is attacked by Twigjacks.
- Session 34 — 6 November 2011/“7 September to 1 November 1229 B.C.E.:” Asish, Jovinda, and Kazuo follow a map of Ley lines north, but they send Gawain, Kovar, and Digger to villages near Alarn to search for missing peasants and knights. As they go deeper into the woods, the three adventurers meet a talking unicorn and some Sidhe in a barrow filled with freshly baked goods. After finding that nearly two months have passed in an afternoon, the trio returns south and picks up Digger’s trail in Tarken.
- Session 35 — 13 November 2011/“Nov. 2 to 5:” Asish visits the Hollysharp pipeweed farm to inquire about Davven and supplies, while Jovinda and Kazuo go to Tarken’s stables to offer their services. The Grugach priestess is delighted to be reunited with her steed, Wyth-Amoi, and Asish sells a magical dagger to Elven arcanists to buy more horses. They set out to search for Onimush and Genghis and find them being attacked by a strange monster….
- Session 36 — 4 December 2011/“Nov. 6 to 9:” While riding through the Wisalef Forest from Tarken to Alfendi, Asish, Jovinda, and Kazuo find the Ranger’s missing animals being attacked by a Barghest. They slay it, parley with Goblin witch Kolija Ventramin about Vappu Lahja, and briefly join a haughty Sylvan Elf hunting party…
- Session 37 — 1 January 2012/“Nov. 10 to 13:” Asish, Jovinda, and Kazuo ride for a time with an Elven hunting party, sharing their map of the borderlands and stories of Vappu Lahja. One dawn, a two-headed Ettin and its grizzly bear companion attack, but they are quickly defeated.
- Session 38 — Jan. 8/“Nov. 13 to 14:” After a long ride from Alarn, the adventuring party arrives at the Elven city of Alfendi. Asish is wary of the local Magisterium and magic shops, and Jovinda reports to the Grove of Mekkil. After getting rooms and trading some goods, the trio compares maps at the Rangers’ Guild, which supports its cause against the followers of Vappu Lahja.
- Session 39 — Jan. 15/“Nov. 14:” Finally flush with cash after recent trades, Asish, Jovinda, and Kazuo begin exploring the city. At the cathedral of Corellan, they meet “Hateem Shisakli” [Josh C.], a Suthern human Dervish. Asish is surprised to run into “Jade” at Alfendi’s civic Hall of Records, but his companions are bemused at best. The group learns of some Dwarves who may know about the area’s ancient secrets….
- Session T3.40 — Jan. 29/“Nov. 15 to 16:” Jovinda summons “Sun Wing,” a falcon companion. The group meets with “Gen. Aldarion” and his wife, the Nannuattan “Thalissa” [John Z.G./N.P.C.]. Asish warns of the threat posed by his former overlords and shops for supplies.
- Session 41 — 4 February 2012/“Nov. 16:” At the tea house of Bamboo Spirit Folk Seng Shiu Jun, the group debates its next moves. It is joined by Tengu (raven folk) “Suki” [Sara F.] and chase the would-be thief of Jun, her Axebeak steed. The thief turns out to be a Changeling Assassin….