The World of Murtoh

Adventure 6 Begins!
Trip to the Orphanage

During a respite at the 7 Pillared Hall, Slayno emerged! He had been living in Draven, but grown quite bored. He gathered news that his old orphanage had been having troubles of late, and rumors of possible treasures made him want to investigate. He gathered his friends and they took off for the town of Hedgebird.

On their way they were approached by Jack Tarnak, a local farmer who’s boys went missing in the old orphanage house. They vowed to help him find his sons. On the way to the house, they were waylaid by wolves, who seemed to have some sort of magical taint.

Once they approached the house, Jack waited outside. He didn’t want to go in. The party began to explore the old orphanage. Something was not right. Slayno could have sworn he saw a young child. Goalie got weird feelings. Blue even smelled bread baking in the oven of the abandoned kitchen.

They met a young woman named Talia who had been living in the house. She said her husband was out to kill her, and she needed their help to protect her and her children. So the party decided to explore the house with her more, and bring her children to safety…

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Adventure 5 part 12

The party explored the Horned Hold more to find that someone named Paldomar was behind Murkelmor. It turns out that Paldomar was a Mage of Sauron who had recently disappeared.

During their rest back at the Halfmoon Inn, the party met Salazaar, a Dragonborn assassin who asked to join their ranks. They were hesitant at first but ultimately was given an anonymous letter. Defectors within Paldomar’s organization wanted to reach out to aid them.

When they finally showed up at the secret location, it turns out it was a trap!! Two tieflings and a golem attacked the party! They survived… and were determined to hunt down Paldomar once they got wind of his whereabouts.

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Taking out Murkelmor

In a very tough battle, the party finally defeated Murkelmor Grimmerzhul!!

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Adventure 5, part 10
More of the Horned Hold

The party explored more of the Western tower in the Horned hold. They battled some orc guards and an ogre. They found a staircase upstairs but decided to explore the rest of the bottom floor. Finally they stumbled upon a group of duergar… and it looks like one of them maybe Murkelmore…

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Adventure 5, part 9
Return to the Horned Hold

The party returned to the Horned Hold to find that the first tower was re-occupied. After another bloody battle through the portcullis, the party found the rest of the tower deserted as before. They went on to explore the 2nd tower, running into another group of duergar, but no Murkelmore… yet.

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Adventure 5, part 8
Return to the 7-Pillared Hall

On the way back from Horned Hold the party was waylaid by a dwarf named Thane and his bezerker mercenaries. Thane insisted the party bow before him. They refused and the battle began. Thane went down quickly but the bezerkers badly wounded the party before they could defeat them.

The party returned to the 7 pillared hall to sell their treasure, collect their reward for the scepter and train their new powers. Rested up, wealthier and more powerful they were ready to return to the Horned Hold and confront Murkelmor Grimmerzhul once and for all…

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Adventure 5, part 7
Bloody Battles Will Be Fought Here

Venturing further into the Horned Hold the party stormed a smith-room to fight a group of Orcs and Duergar. Blades clashed for what seemed like ages before all the bad guys fell. The party was badly wounded, but learned much during the battle. They regrouped and headed back to The 7 Pillared hall to rest and study.

The party gained enough experience to get up to level 5. Yay!!

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Adventure 5 part 6
Approaching the Horned Hold

The party ventured through the passages of Thunderspire, finally reaching the Horned Hold. Upon approaching the portcullis of the first building they were attacked by Hungry Hyenas.

After dispatching the Hyenas the party tried to parlay with the orc guards to let them past the portcullis. Their negotiations were unsuccessful. The groups exchanged missile file from either side of the portcullis. Goli was able to position himself tactically in a defensive stance to ward of missile file and provide cover for his allies.

The party eventually slew 3 of the orcs and another 2 got away. After Goli pulled open the portcullis the party took a moment to rest and catch their breath before going further into the Horned Hold.

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Adventure 5, part 5
Critical WINS

Exploring the Chamber of Eyes further, the party stumbled upon a group of Hobgoblins, goblins and humans. After some Mario-style barrel jumping and lots of amateur-ish comical misses the party vanquished them and returned to the 7-pillared hall.
In our last episode the heroes found a letter from Murkelmor Grimmerzhul about paying for slaves and made a point to seek answers about this when the returned to the 7 pillared hall. After a night’s rest at the Halfmoon Inn, the party set about to ask around
It did not take long. The party headed to the Grimmerzhul trading post, figuring it would be a good but probably dangerous place to seek information. Immediately upon inquiring about Murkelmor, the Duergar shopkeepers angrily drew their Warhammers ready to fight the heroes to the death. Thankfully, Erevanwas able to quickly mediate and talk the Duergar into giving Murkelmor’s whereabouts without any bloodshed.
The Duergar told the heroes that Murkelmor could be found in the Horned Hold. After some prodding the party was able to even get a map. Without much further ado the party set out bound for the Horned Hold, knowing very little about what would await them…

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Adventure 5 part 3
Further into the Chamber of Eyes

The party explored the Chamber of Eyes of further. After some detective work they were able to find a secret door that led to a back entrance to the main chamber of eyes. In that room they found 3 hobgoblin archers and a DIRE WOLF. Goali fought bravely but was eventually felled by the archer’s arrows. Zelzanord was able to revive him and lend him his longspear. After a long battle the party emerged victorious and went on to explore the chamber further…

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