Dragon Age: Shadows of the Blight

Session 3: Amber Rage (Part 1)
A festival is disrupted by a vicious attack

The party receives their first assignment from their new patron, Bann Nicola. The mission is to travel to the village of Sothmere, to the south in the Ferelden Hinterlands, and procure some ryott grain for her orphanage kitchens. After a long journey, the party arrives at Sothmere in time for the Groundbreaking Festival, celebrating the construction of a new fort near the village. The party enjoys the festivities, and encounters a new member, Kattrin An Cathal O Stormhold, an Avvar doing business with the townsfolk. The party members also encounters prominent figures in local affairs, including Ser Vilem, commander of the fort, Sherrif Milo, burgomaster, and the sherrif’s daughter Wanda.

During the community dinner that evening, the sound of Chasind stalkers rocks the valley. Soon the tent is attacked by three hulking stalkers with a strange yellow jaundice. One of the raiders wounds the sherrif’s daughter, but the attackers are repelled. As the heroes fight their way through the rest of the village, Phoenix and Ser Blathe are wounded. The heroes save many villagers, although several are wounded, and unfortunately some are killed. When the weapons of the stalkers are examined, they are founded to be coated in a strange amber poison. As the fighting draws to a close, Sherrif Milo calls a meeting in the town hall.

Session 2: The Chantry of the Stilled Tongue (Part 2)
The threat of the cultists is ended

The heroes head towards the cultists’ base at the end of Cooper Lane. The Chantry of the Stilled Tongue is wedged up against the Denerim city wall at the northeast corner of the city. Entering the building, the heroes encounter two heavily trained and equipped cultists. After a vicious and pitched battle, which cost the life of the hero Tom Joe, the heroes continue on into the hideout. A kitchen and ritual room prove fairly uneventful, but the living room contains the dead bodies of three cultists, suggesting Captain Braedon’s group of guardsmen had arrived already. Heading upstairs, the heroes encounter the attractive leader of the cult, Mother Brianna, a woman possessed by a spirit from the fade that wishes to prevent heresy from being spoken by cutting out the tongues of young children. Mother Brianna is a masterful seductress, and manages to ensnare Dorn in her thrall. Eventually, the heroes defeat Mother Brianna and rescue Captain Braedon and his men.

In the morning, the heroes are approached by a messenger from Bann Nicola Baranti, presenting an invitation to dinner that evening. Bann Nicola is well known in Denerim as a patron of many good works, including orphanages and charities. Accepting the invitation to dinner, the heroes converse with Bann Nicola about their adventures the previous evening. After one of the fienst dinners money can buy, Bann Nicola offers the heroes her patronage and employment. The heroes accept.

Session 1: The Chantry of the Stilled Tongue (Part 1)
A group of cultists are kidnapping children in Denerim

On a cool, misty night in the Dregs district of Denerim, a group of heroes, consisting of Ser Dorn Blathe, a knight, Carson Oliver Jerrick, a war veteran and Mabari war dog trainer, Phoenix, an apostate mage, and Tom Joe, a rogue with a pet butternut squash, encounter a group of cultists with a kidnapped boy in tow. Some House Baranti guardsmen arrive, and a skirmish ensues. The cultists are all killed, and it is discovered that the boy’s tongue has been cut out. The captain of the guardsmen, Captain Braedon, enlists the aid of the heroes to stop another kidnapping already in progress. With a noble goal ahead, the heroes head off to Tern Street to save another child.

As the heroes arrive at Tern Street, they find a group of cultists, accompanied by an apostate, attempting to break into the bedroom of a townhouse, where a family is hiding in fear. The heroes assault the cultists, and successfully rescue the family. Searching the bodies, the heroes find the location of the cultists’ base, The Chantry of the Stilled Tongue at the end of Cooper Lane.


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