By Zorak Dreadmast (Alan H.) 8-9 Spring Fell (game session 12/8/17 and 1/5/18)
TL;DR: Kyull the Tortle knows how to drink, Tortle Island is quiet, and there’s griffins at Griffin’s Roost! See Ayten's Recap
I needed some goddamn fresh air, so I went with some others to Omgar, the paradise island of these turtle dudes. The trip started fun enough by getting absolutely wasted with Kyull at the bar. Next thing we knew, we got an enterprising young fisherman named Hamilton to take us over to the island, which seemed to be...moving? He was a nice enough dude and I think with the right training, I could make a real sailor out of him. It’s weird teaching people to sail...without the pirate stuff.
Honestly, not much to see at the island. Things were certainly fun enough. Great food, great drink, sharing stories with with the turtle dudes, but these other groups that have been here pretty much cleared Omgarr out of treasure. There are tons of stories and rumors of stuff, but nothing new that we found that Ayten, Bennie and the others hadn't seen before...until we came on the crazy giant lizards we called Valaquaraptors. I think we found a nest or something. Luckily Ayten and Bennie distracted them while we ran into the nest to find an old corpse with some loot on him. I got a nice ring and we all got some treasure. Poor guy was some kind of minor noble from Sanctus. I guess we’ll never know for sure now that Omgar is moving on.
And speaking of Omgar moving on, we had to take off ASAP before the island left us too far from the rainy hellhole of Black River Island. As Hamilton took us away, we spotted a large structure at the top of the cliffs to the east of the island. Luckily enough, there was a seaside cave entrance to take us up; unluckily enough it was filled with those stupid sahaguins that have attacked BRI before...and some goddamn rust monsters that ruined my axe, and soem kind of weird ooze thing, and some undead, but the real prize was at the top. Motherfuggin Griffins! And they had eggs! Ayten made sure we didnt harm them and they didnt hurt us, but we need to find a way to secure this fort, dubbed “Griffin’s Roost”. It’s clearly the best place to watch for incoming ships or lead an eastern signal point. You can even see the island from the top! It would also be fuggin sweet to ride some griffins and drop in on these hag bitches!
by kellen McCall (steve b.) 24 -25 hs
I set off to Tortle Island, also called Omgar with a few new companions: Halfling Brothers Benedict and Roscoe, a Dwarf named Morgrimm, a Songwee an Elf and Heliki a Tortle. Yeah, Tortle. It’s like…. A Turtle-Man.
We set out to explore Omgar and after a nice visit in Ahoy Ahoy, the Tortle village, we went off to visit the Mudpool of Flurrb. Flurrb, with two R’s, I don’t know how to pronounce it, so I’ll pronounce it as flub, fair enough? Mudbath is highly recommended by myself and Benedict, felt wonderful to soak for an hour. There are three pools, we soak in one and felt great, next time another pool!
From the mudpools, we went to investigate a snake shrine. At the snake shrine, two snakes came out and talked to us. Talking snakes and turtle people? Will wonders never cease? Snakes wanted us to return their gods Merishalk’s icons which were stolen by boulder creatures who live in a cave. Off we go to the cave!
Lo and behold, there are boulder creatures that live in a cave not far away. Like, boulder creatures; small boulders with arms and legs. They’ve got shiny crystals inside them. Yeah, we had to kill a bunch of them. I had quite the hard time penetrating their thick rocky skin. Also in the caves was a creature…gods and blood how to describe it… a snail with flails on it’s back. Let’s call it a flailsnail shall we? We do manage to defeat all the rock guys and the flailsnail, find some treasure and head back to town.
I have managed to upgrade my armor, and Roscoe gifted me with a shield. I feel much more confident in my abilities and equipment, I can’t wait to see what the future brings.
by hekili nalani (vera d.) 24 hs
TL;DR: A young tortle warlock (Hekili) goes on her first outing with seasoned adventurers and accept a quest from a pair of yuan-ti snake worshippers. See Kellen's recap
I left the great Omgar and swam to Black River Island, a new place for me to find adventure. At the tavern, I met Morgrimm, a dwarven cleric; Sang Woo, a wood elf monk; two halfling brothers named Roscoe and Benny; and a human ranger named Kellen McCall. Morgrimm and the brothers had been to Omgar before, I knew of them from Kyull, who had cleared Umberlee's palace with them. What fierce adventurers these men are!
They were interested in going to Omgar, so I accompanied them back. Morgrimm was looking for a giant lizard bird at the market, but Abu, had just sold it to a traveling royal a few days before. The dwarf bought an axebeak's egg instead.
Since I wanted to start practicing my spells, I agreed to take the party to the old snake ruins east of Ahoy Ahoy. Along the way, I showed Benny an orchid called nightshade that has a narcotic, paralyzing effect. He was quite happy to have it.
We made a stop at the mud mephitt, Flurrb's, mud baths. Those who take full advantage of the baths will truly feel refreshed afterwards, and in some cases, feeling stronger.
by ayten gilrin (vera D) 16-22 hs
TL;DR: Adventurers arrive on Omgar and befriend its inhabitants, the Tortles. They explore the haunted palace of Umberlee, the human goddess of the sea aka "The Bitch Queen" sea pirate. They fight a lot of monsters and come back to Black River Island with a ton of resources. Plus, Ayten buys an almiraj and bloodhawk. He's using his share to start an animal sanctuary.
After returning from the Eladrinne obelisk, the party and I thought of returning but instead we looked south to the rock formation that was off in the horizon. Dupree, a human cleric new to Black River Island joined us (Roscoe, Benny, Morgrimm, and Haldor). Rawq decided to head off to the west in search of stone.
Roscoe offered the services of Rayberto, a fisherman, who could take us south to investigate. Upon arriving onto the rock, we discovered it was a well developed island. Two turle-men stood guard at the gates. I cautioned Benny not to run up and engage in a threatening manner and his brother, Roscoe, was ready to pull him back. I called out to the guards and let them know we meant no harm, just curious. And in a really laidback tone, the two guards, said, “Oh cool. Yeah, welcome to Ahoy Ahoy.” These fascinating islanders, Baka and Ubo, invited us to their bustling village, Ahoy Ahoy, and shared that the island, their god, Omgar, travels the world. They identified their race as tortle.
Tortles come of age at 15, and leave Omgar to adventure. The only reason they return to Omgar is to breed and then die. They have a saying “We wear our homes on our backs.” They are very hospitable and kind creatures. Tortles are pragmatic and they see beauty in the ordinary. I rather appreciate their simple and harmonious culture. They gather in the town square to share stories. They keep their young eggs in a hatchery that the parents tend to until they hatch. Then the parents go away and die. It’s rather sad and beautiful at the same time. Omgar is huge and the tortles say wherever Omgar goes, they go. There is legend of yuanti, evil snake people on the island as well as a haunted palace that the young tortles go to adventure and practice for going out into the world.
Dunguaro - Palace of the Bitch Queen, Umberlee
While in the market, I bought a unicorn horned rabbit (almiraj) and a bloodhawk. I want to find their natural habitat and set them free. Dupree bought a basket of snakes.
Baka and Ubo invited us to a community performance for the village . Dupree shared his story with the younglings. As we were listening, Baka and Ubo mentioned that the young come of age by adventuring at the palace of the human sea goddess, Umberlee. She had arrived on the island more than 100 years ago and built herself a grand palace. Rumors were that it was haunted.
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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