Victory for the Brutes!
Last week, the party rescued Davryn Ghelve, Keygan’s nephew. Davryn was the first to be kidnapped and taken into the Underdark by the Dark Creepers and Skulks in order to guarantee the locksmith’s cooperation with the monsters’ shadowy plans. And what are those plans, anyway?
The Brutes managed to shed some light on the situation during their confrontation with Yuathyb, a vicious Dark Stalker and the leader of this nefarious band. Apparently these brigands have been hired by a being named Kazmojen, and they have taken control of the Malachite Fortress, an ancient Dwarven stronghold that lies deep within the dormant volcano beneath Cauldron.
The Malachite Fortress once served as a bulwark against the forces of the Underdark, but its leader, Zentih Splintershield, led a group of Dwarven warriors on a crusade a generation ago to retake their ancestral lands. Zenith and his party were never seen again, leaving the Malachite Fortress mostly undefended and vulnerable. That same crusader’s folly made an orphan out of Catha, the Brute Squad’s fiery Dwarven fighter.
Meanwhile sticky-fingered Lorenzo has found himself in a sticky situation; he was caught red handed looting a secret room and now he’s locked in the vault with a deadly gnomish Dread Guard! Something something karma, am I right?
Join us this week on Brutes in The Shackled City for more monsters and mayhem!
About The Shackled City Adventure Path
Evil schemes are afoot in Cauldron, a metropolis of merchants built into the caldera of a long-dormant volcano. To foil the agenda of evil cultists, The Brute Squad must brave haunted jungle ruins, slay mighty dragons, and bind themselves to a layer of the infinite Abyss. Will their swords and spells be enough to save the Shackled City?
Chapter 1 – Life’s Bazaar
Enter the city of Cauldron, a metropolis recently besieged by a rash of disappearances. The population of the city is nervous, but the disappearances become personal when four orphans are snatched from their beds in the night. The Lord Mayor is stumped, and the city needs new heroes to uncover the mystery of the lost Cauldronites.
- Lauren Billingsley Florence. as Tarafirith, Half-Elf Bard
- Matt LePage as “Greysoul”, Half-Elf Cleric of Leira
- Amanda Lloyd as “Wookie”, Halfling Rogue
- Paul Masterson as Sir Feldruucan Vorkrist, Dragonborn Paladin of Helm
- Joseph McMahon as Brick, Dragonborn Fighter
- Nate Morse as Lorenzo Lidu, Human Rogue
- Adam Emperor Southard as Birch, Human Druid
- Victoria Watson Winkler as Catha Glennannen, Dwarven Fighter
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