Fall of the Gods

Chapter 5
Where stuff happened and it is lost forever

“We found our douchebag tiefling friend stuck in an iron maiden. We defeated an ooze lord and rescued Legion. The douchebag’s brother showed up and he was all like “goddammit, why’s my brother here” and “meh meh meh meh meh”. so his brother was like “do you want my help or do you want me to leave, because I can leave” and he’s like “no, please don’t leave” so then we fought some dudes that flew around and they were total pushovers and now we’re in here.”

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Chapter 4
Where a wizard loses all faith in the everything he held dear

Legion claims the divine spark from the corpse of “Pelor” and is gifted with an angel.

“Chaotic shifting balls of light”

“You guys suck”

Segnus hartrider in the forbidden forest is the nearest “god” of war. Ultra-elf

Segnus started a war against the human civilizations and forced them out and off of their land, leaving the humans to settle into Cassius. As Segnus headed north, the king of Rodania held a line preventing him from going any further. Segnus declared that any mortal entering the forest will be killed on sight.

Needs to be remembered that oracles, like direct witnesses in a trial, should never be asked yes or no questions.

We sneak out of the village, Irik helping cover the tracks of the group. We head to Cassius, which lays on the border on the forbidden forest. From Cassius we take a portal to Rodania, to take advantage of a growing movement against Segnus.

After arriving, Opus wonders about the relation between the passage of time and magical transportation.

Opus starts to investigate a protection racket in the city of Rodania and talk to a [[rodania-butcher: shop owner]] and convince him to inform us when the extortionist comes in and that we will confront them and we will talk some sense into them. We plan to overthrow the [[rodania-thieves-guild: thieves guild]] so that Irik can take control.

While we wait for the extortionists, we plan that Irik will sneak into the forest and find Segnus and set up a portal for the others to instantly get through and avoid detection.

Three thieves approach the butchers shop and one of them walks in. The butcher give the secret signal. We start attacking the were-rats (lychastranostra) when suddenly from nowhere a strange man appears screaming at Legion You will NOT destroy another world” and attacks him. Irik, in response knocks out the strange man. Opus intimidates one of the thieves attempting to run. Legion is stricken down by godly intervention.

A cleric named Eric appears and immediately confronts Legion about why Legion, who claims Eric is his best friend, tried to sell out a planet to Hadar. Eric got blown to the astral sea in an effort to stop him. Eric questions Legion on if he is still talking to Hadar. Legion claims not to be.

Legion informs Eric that he found another Iric, THE Iric.

Eric detects a bit of divine energy in Legion Legion shares the tale of how we defeated the false god [[false-pelor: Pelor]].

A strange wizard appears. He recognizes us as the fated heroes….and he is sad. Our bickering upsets him. He takes us all back to his tower to explore.

He asks the angel of Legion if he is the one with devil blood, Legion interjects that it is him, even though now he has lost that part of him. He is supposed to get the Ruby Rod. The thief is supposed to steal the heart of the shadowfell in order to repair heaven. Opus holds up Deicide and says “weapon…kill gods”

He is a scholar, who had been studying the signs and prophecies.
Legion, The Devil, is born of two heritages. He is fated to get the crystal ruby rod.

He claims to have been waiting centuries for us.

Legion is supposed to overthrow hell, get the ruby rod, and sacrifice his brother. Or his brother will sacrifice him…either way. The sacrifice is to kill Demigorgon. In order to overturn the demonic army that intends to invade the astral sea. Legion, or his brother, will lead the devils against the demons.

The astral sea is empty because the lattice of heaven was destroyed.
The false gods are pulling too much divine energy out of the astral sea, so we need to cut off that drain.

The killing of gods is incidental to our destiny, which is to restore heaven.

Opus is fated to find Kelmer, Kord’s sword, which has the power of the god of war and thunder.
Irik, is supposed to steal the center of the shadowfell, the source of all shadow magic. With that Irik can repair the lattice of heaven. Kelmer is needed to slay Ozmodeus.

Eric’s fate is unknown, he claims its to drink and spread the word of Soniver. The wizard informs him that he is the next Soniver. Soniver is a god, but is not immortal.

We control the seeds of existence.

The wizard asks where is the kobold, the one who will be a god. He is needed to kill Garl and become the god of the Kobolds.

Legion tells Eric that Irik and Thrasher are on Sigil. The wizard tells them that Legion can not enter Sigil. Legion admits that he was lying and that they are not on Sigil.

The wizards claims to have lived through the second dawn war, and waited…and waited…and waited.

Villain is the wizard’s name.

Villain does not enjoy conversing with Legion. He informs us that he can contact us as long as he knows what plane we are on.

We leave the tower for the thieves guild. The entrance we were told about was a fake, but luckily we find the thief and track him down in order to get the real entrance out of him.

We grab the thief and force him to take us into the thieves guild, with the promise that he will be made Irik’s proxy when he is not around.
Irik forces his way inside, taking out all oncomers with minimal effort and claims the guild, making them promise to try better and to no longer extort the butcher. Irik grabs the 11,000G in the safe, and demands the same for next week.

They take off, back to visit the wizard Villain. Legion inquires how he keeps his skin so smooth. Villain responds “Aloe Vera” and closes the door in his face. Legion, attempting to kick in Villains door, kicks it with such force that he breaks his leg and his hand falls off. He picks up his hand and hobbles back to Eric. Legion claims that brigands, highway men came from nowhere and massacred him.

Eric heals him, but detects no other creatures blood on him.

Eric heads back to Villain’s tower in search of a scroll of portal, but comes back with a corpse gate scroll instead. In payment, Villain requests his life back. And shuts the door after constant preaching from Eric about Soniver.

Irik runs off into the woods. Legion attempts to communicate with Irik using telekinesis. Legion does not have telekinesis, and also that would not have worked.

As soon as Irik has run out of earshot, a fire erupts in the middle of town and a Balor attacks Legion. Duriel has placed a bounty on Legion’s head, prompting this attack.

After constant demands, Eric finally gives in and allows the Balor to take Legion, meanwhile trying to prevent the Balor from moving. Legion runs and abandons his best friend, Eric. Eric, and Opus taking a quick glance for his friend, run away. As they run however, he realizes that the form they have been running towards is in fact Villain and that Legion has run in the opposite direction and that the Balor is now barreling down on him.

“Paul, are you back yet?”
“God I hate him”

Eric and Opus escaped from battle and Legion’s angel is defeated and eaten by the Balor while Legion lies dying. Realizes that the balor is leaving with his friend, Opus launches his axe with all of his might. and it misses. The Balor grabs Legion and takes him back to Duriel’s domain.

Legion is then subjected to unending and horrible torture.

Eric, lost on what to do, consults Villain. Eric asks if a Balor took Legion, would it be in a friendly manner. Villain says that it would not. Eric asks Villain to contact Caleb.

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Chapter 3
Where we defeated the sun while babysitting a child

We manage to return to Avernus and rest for a night before Legion is called back before Bel. Caleb is there. Legion attempts to push the blame for his failure onto the unconscious Opus, however Bel just viewed this as an additional example of Legion’s failure. Disappointed at his constant failures, Bel takes away his pact powers. Tasking him with trying to survive two weeks without the powers given to him by his lord. Legion demands to prove his worth by defeating his brother in combat. This does not end favorably for Legion, with him being knocked unconscious.

Irik grabs the bodies of Legion and Opus and pull them through a portal back to the material realm. We appear in the middle of the field where we first woke up. In the field is an elf with a dog.

At this point, Opus came to and discovered the strange elf. He sees the dying corpse of Legion and heals him, but even after the healing, he still looks almost diseased. Opus informs Legion that he has been freed from hell and is now able to accept Soniver as his true god.

“All great men name themselves”

We learned that Opus was picked on as a child until he changed his name to Opus Magnum. He also had a Kobold lover that was kidnapped by shardminds. Someone he has searched for all his life.

Irik has a much simpler story. He was separated from his flock, lost and hungry and stole some food. He was very surprised to see that stealth and thievery came naturally to him, and he simply continued searching for new things to sneak through and things to steal.

A shadar-kai appears before us…randomly and berates us for constantly bickering.

Revenge – “You hold in your hands, an object of death”
Irik – “Yep”
Revenge – “if you don’t fulfil your destiny, do you know what will happen?”
Irik – “Death?”

We are brought to a forest that is dying from heat exposure.and as we leave the forest, we see a second sun. We realize that with everything happening, that it will be possible for anyone to acquire the power of the gods. This would be what we are fighting to prevent. We head down into the town to eliminate this new “god” that has created this second sun.

The Shadar-kai introduces herself as Revenge, a high priestess of the Raven Queen.

As we walk into town, Irik heads ahead to search around. They come upon a farm where Irik proceeds to steal some food and a pig. Opus buys 5 weeks worth of food for a gold because the woman can’t break his gold for change. The farmer then offers to butcher, salt, and pack a pig for a gold. An offer Opus accepts. Legion asks for a dire pig and is informed “We don’t sell those here sir”. The farmer informs the group that Pelor (who was killed in the second dawn war) walks the earth in town. He directs us to the temple in town. Daniver, the elf, buys a horse from the farmer.

The farm land was about 75 degrees, compared to the forest that was about 140. As we approach the town, the temperature is about 28.

The “Pelor” is holding court in the town. We approach to try to take him down, except that there are about 400 followers attending, which would draw more attention that we desire.

Legion informs the group that this impostor is an almost perfect representation of Pelor.

To get some more information, Opus suggests that Irik go see…and before he can say anything else, Irik has disappeared, able to hide openly in the sight of this false god for the course of a day.

The rest of the group heads to the Lumpy Gnome. Daniver is upset that his horse is not allowed into the bar. The bartender seems to be put off by “Pelor’s rise to power. To him, it is unnatural for a preacher to become a god.

Opus tries to preach that “Pelor” is a false god and that it will turn against them in the future. However the hippy residents have a hard time losing their faith.

“We will test their faith with fire while we kill their god”

“Parabola of fire”

Irik comes back and informs them that “Pelor” and his bodyguard will be outside the temple for an hour before sunrise by themselves.

We plot out an attack plan where we encircle them in a parabola of fire to keep the townsfolk away from the combat. To further diminish their effectiveness, Irik steals the bodyguards sword (melegaunts dark blade, is that recorded somewhere) before she enters combat.

Legion, in a shocking show of might after having missed horribly in his last two attacks, launches a devastating attack and takes “Pelor” down.. An astounding feat considering that he has been cut off from his infernal powers.

A few seconds later, a beam of radiant energy erupts from the body of “Pelor” and heals himself back to full health.

“Yes, after he speaks his supernal slut talk”

Tired of this game, Irik sneaks up behind “Pelor” and knocks his holy ass unconscious. This triggers an ability in Opus that allows him to take a swing. Opus swings with Deicide and cleaves him in twaine.

“You die in Canada, you die in real life”

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Chapter 2
Where we broke our GMs mind and then he broke our characters’ bodies

Arriving in the city, we learned that all Dwarves had been called away from the city, leaving many blacksmiths and taverns empty.

At the temple of Asmodeus, Opus offers our services in eliminating a god, but we are unable to send a messenger to him, because Legion has fallen out of favor with Bel.

Rejected, we try the Temple of Kord, where, of course, Opus is punched in the face by the greeter. The greeter offers us 50,000G for the head of Orcus. He happily accepts

“Kenkus love Who, MD”

In order to plan our quest, we consult on oracle again
Head to Thanatos
When you kill a celestial being with Deicide , they cease to be.
Sigil is the closest source we can go to to begin rebuilding the lattice of heaven
All the dwarves went to Forgehome (asked by Legion, read earlier in the day on signs all over town)

“Do you have anything that can help?”
“Help?….No”

“Cassius means kindling….in the ancient tongue”

On the flip of a coin, we decide to head to Sigil over Thanatos. We offer the apprentice at the wizards tower a wicked awesome party with hot slutty girls in exchange for teleportation to a town with a gate to Sigil. Making good on his word, Opus goes out into the town and informs some attractive young ladies of the handsome apprentice inside.

We appear in Bedlam into the middle of a riot between a number of githzerai vs slods. In an attempt to flee the area, Irik wanders into an area with inverted gravity, and starts to fall up. Opus flies after on his griffin, but the change in gravity overcomes him causing Opus to go flying after. As gravity corrects itself, Irik uses his feather fall ring to float back down, but Opus plummets forcefully, leaving a massive crater where he falls. For generations after, this crater will be known as The Greatest Crater and stories of the rock man who fell from the sky and limped away

We try many methods of investigation before Irik asks someone.

Legion loses a level for referring to information known to other characters.

“The ship comes…there are splinters everywhere”

We go to Irik’s residence on Sigil to plan our next step. Irik’s outright refusal to converse with his help delays their investigation. Alfred, his butler, informs us of going ons before Legion asked about interplanar travel

“My brain is completely fried at this moment”

Irik retires to his double king sized bed while Legion and Opus are resolved to sleeping in their travel bags on his dining table.

During the night, Legion has a dream. He appears before Bel, and remembering his last visit, drops to his knees and begins to flail himself. In walks Caleb, Legion’s twin brother and rival for Bel’s throne. In a spectacular display of fraternal one-upmanship, when Caleb shows off the two heads he brought his lord, Legion boasts that he will bring two more, a total of 4. Bel demands this by tomorrow. Serial, in an attempt to provide Legion with any positive spin, he notes his increased height. Legion, in a desperate attempt to gain favor, offers Orcus’s head. Bel, knowing the limited abilities of Legion, asks him to, instead, defeat Duriel, a demon lord causing Bel particular problems.

While Irik and Opus enjoy their breakfast, Legion tricks them to approach Orcus 400 levels lower (in order to kill Duriel) and sneak in that way. After his compounding lies fall in on him, and he decides to tell the truth. Legion offers us all of the monetary gain from the mission, as long as he can bring back the heads.

In order to get into the guild, we need to leave a secret. Legion admits to attempting to destroy a world, Irik admits he stole the godslayer weapon, and Opus admits his bravado is to hide that he is afraid in combat.

Inside we find a room filled with children, and a demon preparing to eat them. Unable to support this and eager to finally take down a demon and prove his worth, Legion drew his sword. During the combat, Legion’s brother Caleb shows up to observe his brother. A critical blunder by Legion causes Caleb to laugh. Although his laughter is stopped when Irik drops the demon.

He introduces himself to the group. In a fit over the group’s warm greetings to his brother and rival, Legion creates a portal to Avernus and walks through. Opus cuts off the demon’s head and hides it in his glove.

Caleb offers his help which Irik immediately accepts. Opus invites him as well. Legion, paranoid of his brother embarrassing him and stealing his kill tells him that he is not welcome. Caleb casually mentions that he won’t learn how to kill Duriel. Information which Legion begs him to share, but Caleb leaves, saying goodbye to his brother, who he calls “Thomas”.

As we explore Avernus, the smell of fire and brimstone fills our senses.. We walk to the portal chamber where Legion demands to go to level 531. The devil working there informs him, the prince of hell, that this is not how the portal works, and that it goes to Pezonia.

While the group thought they were in hell before, Pezonia is monumentally worse. A legion devil, who apparently views Legion as his commander, informs us that the portal we need is 6 miles out from the fortress we arrived at. Legion commands a phalanx and transportation to the portal while we rest for the night.

As they rest, Legion once again appears before Bel. Caleb is there with a group of the children he “rescued” from the demon Irik just defeated. Legion informs Bel that Caleb has information he needs to defeat Duriel. Legion claims that he does not want Caleb’s help, but asks his master for ….

And then he wakes up… To find a well bred nightmare to serve as his mount. As legion climbs aboard, the mount teleports away and leaves him.

The group mounts up and Opus flies out on his griffin, Hawk and is promptly knocked off by a demon soldier. Thousands of devils rush out of the fortress to recover Hawk and are able to do so at the cost of their lives. Repeat.

So he decides to stay with the group this time. They get to the portal leaving half of the devils to guard the portal and sending the other half through ahead to clear the way for us. Irik rips a tattoo off one of the demons as he jumps through the portal. The demon is unaware of this theft.

The party arrives in an ocean of blood. Opus pulls out a magical feather boat and they climb on.
As Opus asks Legion which direction we need to go, Legion realizes that he does not know. Irik seems to remember that he had once heard where he might need to go, but has no idea of their orientation. Luckily Opus was able to help navigate, and together, the two of them are successfully able to navigate towards Duriel’s ship.

Opus and Legion initially decide to ram their tiny boat into Duriel’s larger one, however Irik instead decides to stealthily navigate their boat along side of the boat.

As Opus jumps onto the boat, he throws the demon’s head at Duriel proclaiming “you’re next”. Legions follows, adding in “Yeah”. During the very difficult battle, Opus cleverly banishes Duriel, only later causing him to reappear on his swan boat, and causes the boat to turn back into a feather causing Duriel to fall into the blood ocean. When he finally manages to climb back onto his ship, Irik knocks him back off the back again. He climbs back on and attacks Opus, causing a reaction to one of Opus’s powers which forces him teleported back.

Opus was taken out first, prompting Legion to finally call for the aid of his brother. When Caleb arrives, his first attack misses, proving his genetic link to Legion. Somehow Legion manages to pull up the strength to use one of his strongest attacks, one he can normally only use once a day, for the third time and misses. Seeing that things are not going to work out, Irik runs and grabs Opus and pulls him overboard. Legion follows after and they teleport out of there.

“put a bucket on it’s head”

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Chapter 1
Where we learned a basic backstory and met our new characters

So we woke up around a sword

Legion approaches the sword that magically becomes a rod in his hand. The rod carries the name “Deicide

At that point we decided to check our bags and were surprised to see the amount of things contained within.

Hawk – the griffin
Opus Magnum
Irik
Legion

After Opus flies up on Hawk, he discovered that we are in the middle of a giant sigil that says “god slayers”

From where the sword was, a brilliant light erupts!

Thrown off by this turn of events, and afraid of what was to come, the brave warlock Legion threw the removed artifact and tossed it to Opus. To further surprise them, it turned into a vorpal axe in his giant size. Curious to see what would happen, Legion instructed Opus to toss it to Irik. Noticing his shady and secretive demeanor, he immediately regrets that decision.

They’re attention redirected back to the light, they see a horde of angels appear.

The angels start speak in a strange language unknown to Irik and Opus, but luckily the wizened warlock Legion was able to tell the group that they were threatening us, and that we should kill them.

The angels quickly become frustrated with the inane conversation between the three heroes, the angels demand they hand over the weapon so that they may use it to kill the excess gods. When Irik learns that his may be at risk, he implies that he would prefer his god, The Traveler, to be spared, Legion translates this as a threat to the angels and asks them “If they are going to take that?” They don’t.

Opus -“That god damn bat!”
Irik – “It might be a god damning bat.”

Within 40 seconds, the majority of the angels were destroyed, except for the one cowardly fool who ran away.

With that, we climbed aboard our mounts…and booked ass.

We head into the town Naderan to investigate the miniscule amount of information that we have. We agree to meet up at the Lumpy Gnome and split up to explore the city. The temple of Moradin proves useless to Opus, so we meet up and enjoy the fine accommodations of the Lumpy Gnome. Somehow the priests there were more helpful.

“Clerics of Pelor = Emo Bitches”

That night…

Legion is on the 1st level of hell, before Bel. His insolence gets him whipped repeatedly. Until he finally realizes he should kneel before his lord. Legion is behind on delivering a demon lord skull to him. He wakes up back in his bed, and feels the lashes.

Opus, happy to learn of the absence of slaves in the town, buys 20 acres of land and donates it to the town.

We decided to consult an oracle.

We learned nothing….except that there is a prophecy of the godslayers

Consulting Legion’s minion, we learn that the lattice of heaven has been destroyed, causing an excess number of gods that overlap and that the gods have been forced down to the mortal realm in mortal form.

Dm – “What is The Traveler the god of?”
Entire group in unison – “Traveling”

After much discussion on which gods the party would like to see dead, Opus decides that we should head to the religious center of the continent, the city of Cassius. A city which, unbeknownst to Irik and Opus, Legion has a sordid history with….

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