The Tankertown Collective

The Dark Orcs and The Search for Workers
Session #4

As Tezra and the Gold Leaf Trading Company began the work of re-opening the mine, Smith advised the adventurers to search for warm bodies who could begin the work of reparing the town and restarting production.

The Neverwinter Vanguard insisted that now was the time to begin investigating the orc raids, and the adventurers killed two birds with one stone by travelling to Red Bog, the local farming village most often raided by the orcs.

The adventurers came upon a town in ruin, overrun with orcs bristling with terrible armour – it appeared bound into their flesh and formed of a glossy obsidian plate. They were joined by demons and horrible creations so heavily armoured with layer after layer of polished obsidian that only decapitation revealed the creatures weren’t some horrible golem, but a living creature.

As the free villagers eagerly agreed to join the efforts to restore Minecraft, the adventurers considered their next moves. The port of TankerTown had been re-opened and the first ships from Neverwinter and Athkatla were begining to arrive. At the same time, the threat posed by these mysterious orcs was clearly greater than they’d anticipated. As more and more creatures and people turned to extreme lengths to protect themselves, the adventurers began to realize the mess they had gotten themselves into.

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Minecraft and The Dragon
Session #3

The new leaders of TankerTown discussed their next steps with their new allies: The Gold Leaf Trading Company led by the half-elf Tezra and the Neverwinter Vanguard led by Knight-Captain Thomas. They were joined by Theodor Smith, the Dwarf who represented the latest in a long line of Smith family relations that the group had encountered in the mining town.

The vanguard pressured the adventurers to begin aggresively seeking out the orcs who had been raiding the area, while Tezra was adamant that the mining town trade route be re-opened as quickly as possible.

Looking to stabilize the area under their new leadership, the adventurers journeyed to the mining town, only to discover the horrible truth – every last person in the town had been torn to pieces. All signs pointed to the undead, and the discovery that the mine had been re-opened with dragonfire confirmed their suspicions when dozens of undead attacked.

Further investigations revealed that the local temple of Pelor should have been more cagey in answering questions about Luther. The evil clerics who led the undead and the fate of the local priests pointed to a town massacred by the White Hand.

As the adventurers fought their way through the mine, they eventually found the dragon who had re-opened the mine. After slaying the dragon and discovering that dragon bone was the principle export of the mine, the group looked to consolidate their hold over yet another decimated town – renamed Minecraft.

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TankerTown and the New Deal
Session #2

The adventurers travelled to Ashenport to question one of colleagues, the local priest of Pelor. However, as they neared the town they were buffeted by torrential storms, and took shelter in the local Smooth Sailing Inn.

The inn was home to other guests, including a contigent of soldiers from Neverwinter who were tasked with securing the town in advance of a vanguard ordered to pacify increasing orc raids int eh area. Another group vied for preferred access to the port: The Gold Leaf Trading Company, who wished to establish a trade route between their base in Athlatka and the rich resources of the area.

Their rest was interrupted by a horrible, deafening moan in the middle of the night. The sound intensified until no other sound or sight mattered, and it called all who listened to the sea. Many could not withstand the power of the Call of the Sea and walked into the ocean, never to be seen again…. or so they thought.

Investigation by the adventurers revealed that the entire town had turned to madness through the worship of the Father Dagon, Abyssal Prince of the Deep. Resisting several more Calls of the Sea and defeating the priest, the alderman and the various beasts of Dagon, the adventurers found themselves in the possession of the Alderman’s legal documents.

The adventurers used these documents to broker a truce between the Neverwinter Vanguard and the Gold Leaf – the adventurers would be named the administrators of the town in exchange for securing the port, now renamed TankerTown. In exchange, the Neverwinter Vanguard and the Gold Leaf Trading Company agreed to put aside their differences – a secure and prosperous area served their interests well.

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The Road to Ashenport
Session #1

The adventurers invested rumours of a suspicious mine, only to encounter a terrible dracolich when they first attempted to enter the mine. Although victorious in the battle, pulling the beat out of the mine had badly destabalized it, causing the entrance to collapse as the adventurers barely escaped along with the corpse of the man who raised it.

The corpse later turned out to be Luther, a prominent priest of Pelor. Following his trails revealed a string of personal contacts who Luther had driven to madness by encouraging them to push their magical arts to dangers extremes, due to an unnamed looming threat.
These extremes included a calzone golem, a town compelled to walk into the sea, and a town torn to shreds by the walking undead.

Whatever had convinced Luther and his associates, marked by a mysterious white hand, to abandon their morals and their god must be a terrible threat indeed.

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