Planejammer: The Infinity Arc

Letters from Farrah
Don't worry, I'm fine (I think?)

Dear Mamma and Pappa (emphasis on the 2nd syllable, as in Hurrah),

I am well. I have left the familiar streets of Greyhawk, and am now in Sigil. You would not believe some of the creatures I have met! Beings that until now I had only seen within the confines of a summoning circle, I am now passing on the streets! One of my new companions, Estatira, is even a demon of some sort! She says she’s a “tiefling,” whatever that means. She’s a brilliant dancer, though, and I’ve been assisting at her shows.

But I digress. I was called by Bigby himself to watch over my new friends. Lucidus is an elan, who has a passion for dusty old books. I recognize the condition, but I can’t really sympathize. Horridly dull, books. He has two friends, Estatira and another human girl, Lucky. I call them his friends, but really they seem to be friends with each other, who tease and somewhat pity Lucidus.

Then there’s Alcyone, a cleric of Celestia. She was one of the Celestians who came to Greyhawk for the Midwinter Festival. She has weird visions sometimes, and one of them showed Morden Kainen, in grave danger. I hope nothing has happened to him! You’ll both keep him safe, I know.

On a side note, I do hope you’ll have a word with Bigby. He delivered his message via a stinking fire opal. And when I say stinking, I mean it quite literally.

Stay safe, and know that I am fulfilling my destiny. Exciting times are ahead!

Love your daughter, Farrah

S01E03 The White Crow

Sigil_2.jpgQuote of the NIght “It’s bardening, not gardening.” -Lucky

9-10 Needfest 5050 O.C. – Sigil
Annali Webspinner summons Estatira and the rest. A high powered bard is set to perform, and a usually small time thief has absconded with one of his journals. She wants it retrieved asap, preferably before this Baleron discovers it is missing.

After scouring the area for the dark of it they trace the White Crow to the edge of the hive. she is hiding out in an abandoned building across the street from a cemetery that has been sealed for 800 years, ever since the ta’anaric plague killed thousands under the age of 18. They track her down but she flees, leading them on a merry chase through the streets until she scales the wall and enters the cemetery.

Alcyone, Estatira and Farrah all try to track her down/prevent her escape from the cemetery confines while Lucky and Lucidus check her hideout. Lucky finds a vellum envelope with five white feathers tucked into her pillowcase. Lucidus finds a 1/4 ounce of Bytopian pipeweed in the bedroll.

End White Crow is faerie fired and under the cover of the undergrowth. Alcyone and estatira are on the cemetery wall with Farrah on the ground as backup. Lucky and Lucy have just exited the abandoned building.

S01E02 Rocking The Portaljammer

sigil__1_.jpgQuote of the Night: “Oh god. I am our strongest fighter!?!?!?!?!” - Estatira
First Blood of the Campaign Farrah Dey, fried a dire rat with spark

5-6 Needfest 5050 O.C. – Free City of Greyhawk
Our heroes receive a message from Draax during breakfast. Following it’s directions takes them through the sewers beneath the Broken Staff to the Greyhawk School of Psionics. There it’s leader, Pantrell, gives them a few crates of books (Goods: 10). Trade goods to get them started. While carrying them out through the sewers they are attacked by a trio of dire rats, but Lucidus and Farrah make short work of them.

Downtime: 1 Day Estatira makes an array of alchemical items. Alcyone and Lucky research Draax and the Silver Skeleton. The find he has extensive links to both Sigil and the Rock of Braal. Also, he is often seen in the company of a female paladin and a monk. Nothing new is found about the Silver Skeleton. Lucidus, spends his day copying the books they received so as to keep copies. Farrah tries to find a way to send a message home. She has an unpleasant encounter with one of the Planarists, but also eventually finds a celestian priest who is on a pilgrimage to Greyhawk.

7-8 Needfest 5050 O.C. – Sigil
Taking the portal (fresh cut flowers) to Sigil Our Heroes try to find a place to keep their trade goods safe. Eventually Estatira cuts a deal for room at The Portaljammer, she performs each night in exchange for acommodations. First night’s performance (21) raked in over 50 gold in tips.

Dire rat x 3

S01E01 Too Many Coincidences
The First 24 hours

so_it_begins.jpgNeedfest 4, 5050 O.C. (Winter Solstice) | SIGIL / The Free City of Greyhawk

Lucidus is given an offer by a representative of Estavan from the Planar Trade Consortium. It’s a simple message delivery to some backwater prime world called Oerth. With Estatira and Lucky Guess O’Connor he accepts the gig. He is to deliver a Ba’atorian fire opal which contains a message. Estatira is beside herself wanting to play with it, but he keeps it tucked away. Finally she and Lucky examine it, determining that it’s the Ba’atorian equivalent of a crank call. A message is contained, but it is also rigged to explode into a cloud of foul air and toxic smoke.

The three of them take the provided portal and step from the Lady’s Ward to the snow covered streets of The Free City of Greyhawk. On the hilly rise above them stand the great university, surrounded by Celestian clergy on holy vigil and a variety of arcane weather workers keeping the air clear and dry.

One of those Celestians is Alcyone Leafbower, and as the group passes a few scant feet away she has momentary visions of a silver skeleton and a bald mage with a black van dyke beard. She is spending her first time planetside embracing the holiday, but has also been given a message to deliver to an as yet unknown person.

The fire opal guides them to Farrah Dey who is using her affinity with air to help keep the weather clear. Lucidus delivers the opal, and they all step back. Farrah opens it, managing to toss it aside as it blows up. Before it can effect anyone she calls up a breeze and dissipates it. It’s a message from Bigby, in Auran. He tells her that the Eight need her to keep an eye on the interplanar travellers. The stinking cloud prank was one he just couldn’t resist.

The three from Sigil get ensconced in The Broken Staff where they drink the night away. Well, the ladies do, Lucidus never eats or drinks anything. The next day the girls from Sigil are nursing titanic hangovers after drinking Old Troll’s Piss the night before. Lucidus wakes them at sunrise being disturbingly chipper.

While they moan and threaten, Alcyone enters the bar. As she sees Estatira she gets another flash of the silver skeleton, and when she sees Farrah she sees the bald mage again. She approaches the two in order to warn them of what she has seen, but while they are talking Lucidus suddenly grabs his temple in distress. Some thing is wrong.

As Lucidus feels his psionic energy draining away they get him out of the bar and out of range of whatever it was. Alcyone hears something and looks back to see the bartender carrying something that looks like a mole, whose brains he bashes out against the wall before going inside. Lucidus recognizes it as a brain mole, and the source of his Psionics drain.

At this point almost all of them have been up all night, so Our Heroes crash and reconvene over boar bacon and omelette made from owlbear eggs. As they discuss the various odd coincidences of their meeting they realize that an elf sporting an amazing array of daggers has been sitting there without being noticed.

Calling them a promising group of youngsters, and sharing tidbits about each that he should have no way of knowing, he tells them he orchestrated bringing them together. He hands over a Portal Diary as an “investment” with the qualifier that there are four ancient times he seeks, they are to be turned over instantly when found. “The rest is yours.”

While Estatira swoons over the leather clad figure, Lucky takes an instantaneous dislike to him. Lucidus it utterly riveted by the potential the portal diary represents, Alcyone is quite skeptical.

“My operatives will contact you in Sigil through Estevaan,” say Draax and then disappears in a multi-hued distortion.

Quote of the Night: “I think a friend of mine summoned something like you once.” – Farrah to Estatira

Welcome to the multiverse!
The Infinity Arc

Greetings Planejammers!

Here are a few quick notes about play style and such so that you know what you’re in for.

  • Psionics heavy
  • Encounters will not always be CR appropriate. Just like old school games you need to hone your instincts on when to run like hell.
  • If you’ve got background ideas or something you want to do but don’t know where there are rules to let you do it, talk to me. We will figure it out.
  • There is a lot of intrigue, factions and politics going on. Some sessions might be all combat but some will have none.
  • I encourage designing your character for internal logic rather than optimization. Spending a skill rank on Knowledge (butterflies) can sometimes be a good choice for instance. It’s all about collaborative storytelling.
  • Your decisions will determine which major story arc the campaign follows. There are many laid out, but the PCs have complete autonomy as to which hooks they follow. Semi-sandbox style basically.

To infinity and beyond!


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