A storm is brewing across the land. A sinister force weaves its dark ambition into the tapestry of the world... but to what end? A long-term Living Forgotten Realms Dungeons and Dragons homebrew campaign set in Faerun.
The city of Illyria is saved by the efforts of the party. A difficult task, many years in the making and featuring enemies that could not be ended by mere sword-strokes. Yet, the party was victorious, rising above the convoluted murk and holding fast against the attack of the corrupt. The party returns now to Elturel... or tries to, at least.
The story so far:
By chance, the group found themselves in the small village of Birchwood, where strange disappearances were found to be the work of a powerful Drow calling herself a Goddess. Our heroes have investigated and pursued her, finding that she is not yet a Goddess, but has laid plans for how she intends on becoming one. Hoping to stop this foul act before its crescendo, the party failed to prevent the Drow from receiving a cryptic wish being granted to her, but they did retrieve the medallion and repair the damage to the boundary between the Material Plane and the Feywild, quite possibly saving the world as they know it in the process. Whether this was a fair trade-off is still in question.
Still in pursuit of the Drow, the party then traveled to the trade-city of Illyria, where despite a history of peace and just rule, recent tax hikes have begun to split the Middle class, leaving only Lower and Upper. Yet, this was merely a ploy by an agent of the self-named Goddess, meant to de-stabilize the region and throw it into chaos. Although a terrible battle was not averted, a terrible end was. Yet, the agent Alexi insists everything has gone according to plan...
These reflect my records and may be (read: are likely to be) incorrect. Please compare with your notes and let me know if anything need be tweaked.
This will be our first story-line 5th Edition session. Make sure you've got your 5e characters set up and ready to go. Double-check everything. I'll be at Battlegrounds early as usual to help out if any helping-out is needed. Set your characters at whatever level you are currently at with no excess XP (that is to say, as if you had just reached that level). If you received the reward from the King of Illyria, you may have one +1 weapon/implement and one +1 armor of your choice (select from the options listed in the Magic Items document, but do not select any named items; these are basic +1's). Otherwise, you may select a +1 weapon/implement or a +1 armor. You have all the gold you have collected up to this point. For new characters, give yourself 200 ~ 600gp to spend on gear, whichever you feel is reasonable (Yes, I'm leaving it up to you). Note that you cannot purchase magic items despite the value listed in the Magic Items document.
Any questions, please let me know. I will be happy to help.