Nerath Calendar: Viertenmonat 4th, 108th year of the 6th Umbral Age – The Twilight Age of Man
Faerun Calendar: Ches 28th, 1480 DR – The Year of Deep Water Drifting
Eberron Calendar: Zor, Eyre 5th, 999 YK
Athas Calendar: 5day, Fortuary 29th, Free Year 2 – Year of Wind’s Reverence (King’s Age Year Unknown)
Waking up in the under construction keep following their foray into hell, Samantha, the woman the party saved, requested to return to Sigil for some shopping. Roland accompanied her. Meanwhile, the remainder of the party left for Nerath to purchase the Raise Dead ritual, taking the only portal key with them and stranding Samantha and Roland in Sigil overnight.
While Samantha was shopping, Roland was approached by someone who had taken interest in his claims to be from Athas. The man introduced himself as a representative of an organization called SCP (when asked what it stood for, the party was told ‘Secure, Contain, Protect’) that scours the planes for dangerous magical items and locations in order to safeguard them. He expresses interest in hiring Roland to lead an expedition to Athas, which has had a planar barrier that has prevented planar travel to and from Athas for approximately 5000 years. While the organization prepares for the expedition, however, he asked Roland if he’d be interested in assisting them in securing the Crimson Water in Eberron’s Mournland.
The following morning, after activating the portal and letting Samantha and Roland back in, Alanon began casting Raise Dead on one of the Witchalok duplicates the party had hanging in the closet, while Roland informed everybody that he had found work, if they are interested. After leaving the newly revived Utreus duplicate in Walter’s care, the party, Samantha in tow, departed for Sigil to negotiate payment for their work. After coming to an agreement, the party went through their portal to Eberron, spent the night in Arcanix, and met SCP’s local representative, a dwarf named Durnnam Kolkarun, the following day. During the three day coach ride to the nearest lightning rail station, Durnnam gave the party a brief rundown of Crimson Water, referred to by the organization as SCP-354, as well as the plan – they were an advance team being sent to secure a section of beachhead from the water archons that prowl the shores. From there the party needs to guard a construction team while they build a base of operations. From there, a new team of mercenaries will show up to perform the easier task of securing the remainder of the lake from the safety of this base, after which a third team will arrive to destroy any lone archons that arise from the water thereafter.
Upon reaching the city of Passage, the party boarded the lightning rail and spent the next ~6 days traveling towards the Mournland. At the end of the line, the group just barely managed to successfully navigate the Dead Gray Mist and ended up with the Crimson Water in sight. The session ended after the party managed to successfully destroy a group of archons and elementals at the lake shore.
Nerath Calendar: Viertenmonat 15th, 108th year of the 6th Umbral Age – The Twilight Age of Man
Faerun Calendar: Tarsakh 9th, 1480 DR – The Year of Deep Water Drifting
Eberron Calendar: Mol, Eyre 16th, 999 YK
Athas Calendar: 4day, Macro 10th, Free Year 2 – Year of Wind’s Reverence (King’s Age Year Unknown)