Heroes of Daggerdale

Demiplain!
A pun, implying that the plot wasn't very clear

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

We left Arcadia for some rocky demiplane, which we’d been told would be a shortcut to a point on the Infinite Staircase closer to the Abyss. This proved true, but we were called back by the odd locals, wanting us to help them with something that seemed a little like the apathy that had struck the Arcadian Formians, as well as some fleeing Slaadi from Limbo. It’s hard to say if we won this one or not, as the gloopy water demon didn’t seem to care much about being turned into a pony, and there were no Gnomes to rescue.

But I did get tattoos!

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Ants in Pants!
Well, maybe not in pants, but they could if they wanted

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

Passing from the Infinite Staircase, we arrived in an underground chamber somewhere on Arcadia. It turned out we had entered the realm of some Formians, who were under some sort of strange lethargy. Worse by far, we found a poor, defenseless Gnome from Bytopia, affected in the same way. I took him back to the Infinite Staircase, and he soon improved, so the mission was a complete success.

We carried on anyway, and saved the Formians from a Bariaur disguised as their ‘king’.

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Dramatic Stairs!
Stairway to Hell! (Implying Highway to Heaven?)

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

Asked to find some missing false god by the people of Hillsfar, we found ourselves transported to the Infinite Staircase, which definitely has a finite width. There, my companions all rushed to join the Guild of Planeswalkers, for reasons I couldn’t quite fathom. We managed to go up many, many stairs, fighting demons all the way.

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Selunar Conquest!
Mindflayer-flayings for all!

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

As we continued to clear the fort, we found many more Russel Crowe clones, and then several Illithids. It took some effort to remove these, and eventually we found their brain pool too, and scoured that. The Moonbase Glittergold is now ours, along with its several secrets, including a shiny new laboratory for me!

Oh, and then we returned to Dagger Falls to remove the copycat Russel Crowe operating there. Now someone’s asked us to sort out some fake god problem in Hillsfar.

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Moon!
We're adventurers on the Moon, We carry a Sword of the Dales...

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

Apparently, the Illithid teleported us to the moon, Selune. All manner of odd creatures and strange equipment was there, and we determined that we should claim it all for our own use. I allowed myself to be captured, and discovered that Content Not Found: russel-crowe was also already a prisoner there, evidently being replaced by more dopplegangers, of a sort. We freed him and continued to claim the Selune base.

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Demon Escape!
Failure to demonize the demonic demon

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

My compatriots deciced they were sure enough about our return to Smokey Joe at Zhentil Keep that they agreed to turn over all items guarded by the angel and demon to the care of some false Human god, in exchange for being allowed to use these items in the immediate battle. This turned out to be a poor plan, as I’d predicted all along, as taking the artifacts to Smokey Joe just allowed him to absorb the one that freed him. So we ran.

Back in Shadowdale, I tried to discuss what our next steps would be, but the tall ones, evidently enraged at their recent impotence, vented their frustration at me by turning me into a bird! Layo was kind enough to reverse this, but I will have to take precautions in future. They are clearly not very stable, and I have serious reason to fear for my safety with them.

Then Skip Johnson asked us to take a look at the dead Illithid in his castle, and when someone pushed a button on it, we were teleported… elsewhere.

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The Lost Thistle Library Intervention
And Goblin slaughter

As told by Zook Kloovs:

Accepting the challenge of a new quest in Featherdale, I left my previous companions behind and joined with two new fellows, including another Gnome. We were officially asked by Baron Wurstburger to see if we could stop some Goblins from bullying the village of Thistle. In private, afterwards, he asked if I’d see about investigating some nearby ruins too, where he’d had an important encounter in his youth, in association with an organisation called the something Circlet.

After clearing out the Goblins, we found a large library, much of which we couldn’t read, for it was written in Yuan-Ti. It took a day to carry the bulk of this to Thistle, and when we returned, a gang of lizard folk had moved into the ruins. I tried convincing them to simply let us pass, but things descended into violence. Finally, we found an especially important looking Yuan-Ti book. Wurstburger seemed satisfied with this find, and translation has begun.

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Battle!
Over in 3 rounds

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

We charged valiantly out to meet our Gnoll foes, and found hundreds of them waiting at the tomb entrance. While my companions fought a holding action, I flew out to meet the Gnoll-Tanari general. He tried to flee, but I chased him into the woods and put his head on a pike for good measure! Also, I found this neat pike lying around.

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Tomb Siege!
It's like a Tomb Retreat, but without Golem room service

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

Deeper into this tomb, we found a celestial and a yugoloth (I think), guarding my companions’ prize. The final agreement was that we wouldn’t take the relic, and instead the demon would come to help us against Smokey Joe, with the celestial’s safety assurances. This was all interrupted by a mixed demon/gnoll army outside wanting the relic. We began fighting them back when my companions failed to find a diplomatic solution.

Oh, and I fell down a chasm with a mezzoloth on my head and died.

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The moral superiority of Gnomes
Seriously, everyone else was blatantly evil this time

As told by Ploon Kloovs:

There was a dimensional door in Shadowdale with the Avatar of Helm standing inside, but it closed as we approached, so we completely ignored it (after thoroughly testing the area and everyone near it).

Then one of the elves (yes? elf?) felt we should finally make our move on Zhentil Keep. I still sort of liked the idea of sneaking in disguised, but they insisted on getting a cursed ring of teleportation from Beardy, which put us right inside some deep dungeon under the city (we think). There, some smokey demon taunted us as my companions fell to a pair of Beholders. I was just about to turn the tide of battle, when one of the elfumans caved in and sold us out to the demon, against my strong objection. It got us out of the dungeon and off near the town of Westgate, even restoring my fallen followers, in exchange for two of them selling their souls and fairies, and promising to return with an artefact of Baal. Needless to say, I am absolutely not going to let that happen.

After getting directions from some Gnolls, whose boss I expect will give us more trouble shortly, we entered the tomb where the Baal thing is supposed to be and had a hell of a time dealing with all manner of uglies, including an Annis, which killed me. A variety of undead also complicated our progress.

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