O … is for … OTHELSTAN #atozchallenge

Othelstan worshiped Tiamat through the Cult of the Dragon and controlled the village of Parnast nestled in the Greypeak Mountains. His duty was to monitor all visitors and merchandise passing through the village. He collected any magical items that were passing through the village and its surrounding area to be passed on to the Cult. From time to time, Skyreach Castle would pass through the area and collect whatever magical items had been captured. Othelstan kept wyverns on hand for the purpose of flying to and from the floating castle.

Othelstan was defeated when a group of adventurers came to Parnast and liberated the village from the clutches of the Dragon Cult.

 

N … is for … Neronvain

 

Neronvain is an exiled Moon Elf prince who wants revenge on his kin. He’s less of a true believer than the others, but he’s sure that the Cult of the Dragon will succeed in establishing a dragon civilization in the Far East land of Kara-Tur. He wants his birthright, and is willing to help the Cult so he can realize his dream.

Neronvain used to hunt green dragons. In one particular hunt, he was the last elf standing when they cornered a green dragon, and an almost mystical connection was made between the two creatures. When Neronvain was exiled and hunted by his people, he experienced the same emotions as the dragon, and this profoundly affected his future dealings with dragons. Like a dragon, Neronvain is arrogant and selfish.

L … is for … Langdedrosa Cyanwrath #atozchallenge

Langdedrosa Cyanwrath was a blue half-dragon who stood seven feet tall. He was a Warlord for the Cult of the Dragon. He was responsible for leading the devastating attack on the village of Greenest in 1489.

Several members of the group now know as the Neverwinter Nine infiltrated a war council meeting led by Langdedrosa. This allowed them to gain some information about what the Cult of the Dragon was doing to ultimately bring their Dark Queen into the Prime Plane. In the process, Langdedrosa noticed Fo, mistaking him for one of Fo’s many brothers. Langdedrosa commented that Fo’s borther, named Fu, had done an excellent job during the Cult’s raid on the village of Greenest.

Harper spies believe that the Warlord still lives and is actively serving Tiamat in the Far East realm of Kara-Tur.

THE KNIGHTS OF TIAMAT

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The Knights of Tiamat were formed by Serverin, and chosen from the ranks of elite soldiers in the Cult of the Dragon. The ranks include fighters, paladins, monks, and clerics who have dedicated their lives to serving the Dark Queen. After Tiamat’s successful rise from the Nine Hells, the order was formed to protect the goddess while she remained on the Prime Material Plane. Also called “Dark Knights” they have become a force to be reckoned with, conquering much of the region of Faerûn now controlled by Tiamat.

 

Every Dragon Knight is issued a set of jet black plate armor and a obsidian blade to mark their Order. They always wear their Dragon Masks into battle, allowing them to effectively communicate with their Dragon allies.

Their symbol is that of a human skull. The skull icon appears on shields, breastplates, and flags carried by the Dark Knights.

 

Dark Knights use Dragons as their mounts in battle. The Dark Knights primarily only bond with the Blue Dragons because they are considered to be the best fighters, and respect humans more than the other clans. The Highest ranking Knights usually ride Red Dragons, and on rare occasions a Cleric or Monk may be seen riding astride a Black Dragon. Green and White dragons are rarely used by Knights because these breeds simply do not interact well with mortal beings.

Dark Knights also field many handlers for their dragon mounts to make sure they are content. Most dragons carry only one rider into battle, but there are three person saddles that one member from each Order will ride into battle. Some of the larger dragons work as transports, and will drop their troops in on enemies.

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THE HOLLOW DEPTHS

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“It’s only forever
Not long at all
Lost and lonely
That’s underground
Underground”
— David Bowie, Underground

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KOBAYASHI MARU

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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke 

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DEVILISH DEALS

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INACTIVE CHARACTERS:

  • Ki’rok, 11th Level Drow Ranger
  • Deiter, 11th Level Human Fighter
  • Abernacky, 6th Level Human Fighter
  • Tom, 5th Level Halfling Wizard

ACTIVE CHARACTERS

  • Vrae’ree, 13th Level Drow Wizard,
  • Adabon, 13th Level Copper Elf Fighter
  • Thaed, 13th Level Human Cleric
  • Fo, 13th Level Human Monk
  • Brûne, 13th Level Human Paladin
  • Alric, 11th Level Human Paladin
  • Tharivol, 11th Level Moon Elf Fighter

“Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

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THE TEMPLE GATE

 

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INACTIVE CHARACTERS:

  • Ki’rok, 11th Level Drow Ranger
  • Deiter, 11th Level Human Fighter
  • Abernacky, 6th Level Human Fighter
  • Tom, 5th Level Halfling Wizard

ACTIVE CHARACTERS

  • Vrae’ree, 13th Level Drow Wizard,
  • Adabon, 13th Level Copper Elf Fighter
  • Thaed, 13th Level Human Cleric
  • Fo, 13th Level Human Monk
  • Brûne, 13th Level Human Paladin
  • Alric, 11th Level Human Paladin
  • Tharivol, 11th Level Moon Elf Fighter

“Knowledge forbidden?
Suspicious, reasonless. Why should their Lord
Envy them that? Can it be a sin to know?
Can it be death?”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

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THROUGH THE GOBLIN GATE

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INACTIVE CHARACTERS:

  • Thaed, 13th Level Human Cleric
  • Fo, 13th Level Human Monk
  • Brûne, 13th Level Human Paladin
  • Ki’rok, 11th Level Drow Ranger
  • Deiter, 11th Level Human Fighter
  • Alric, 11th Level Human Paladin
  • Abernacky, 6th Level Human Fighter
  • Tom, 5th Level Halfling Wizard

ACTIVE CHARACTERS:

THROUGH THE GOBLIN GATE
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“What a lamentable thing it is that men should blame the gods and regard us as the source of their troubles, when it is their own transgressions which bring them suffering that was not their destiny.”
Homer, The Odyssey

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THE RAVEN QUEEN

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