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    You find yourself plane-shifted back to the Citadel of Drezen, a dwarven-built fortress overlooking the town of Drezen on the northern border of Sarkoris. It takes a moment to regain your bearings, but you realize that you are in the chapel, formerly dedicated to Torag, a dwarven god, since defiled by demons and now reclaimed in the name of Iomedae, goddess of righteous valor, justice and honor.
    A huge statue of the goddess stands at the forefront of this small chapel, flanked by twin tapestries depicting her Ten Acts. Several rows of benches extend back from the dais on which the statue is mounted. A final, larger tapestry covers the back of the chamber, apparently illustrating and commemorating the construction of Citadel Drezen and its stand against demonkind. It is quite a change from the last time you were in the room, when all of the room's original dwarven decorations were torn, smashed, scratched, and otherwise befouled by the demon occupiers, the occupiers you previously helped drive from this area.

    There is a lone figure in plate armor kneeling in front of the statue, apparently in prayer. A scabbarded longsword, helm with visor and a steel kite shield lay on the ground next to them. From the back, you cannot see their face, but long blonde hair flows down nearly to their waist.

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    Duadin Ironskin

    Duadin dropped to his knees with a great clang of steel. His armour still bearing the splatters of demonic ichor and blood stained rents wrought by their claws. He felt exhausted to his core by the titanic battle they had just won in the depths of he Ivory Labrynth over the Lord of Minotaurs. He breathed a greats sigh of relief, "Oh Great Torag, Lord of the Forge thanks for your blessing this day."

    He cast his eyes over his equally bloodied companions and slowly rose to his feet, the last of his divine powers flowing out to knit torn flesh and broken bone back together. "We are victorious my friends. I had thought we would die in such a place but the Gods have smiled on us and carried with us her blessing..." he says the last looking at Iomedae's herald they have freed.

    The armour clanks and the hammer sways heavily as he rises and approaches the kneeling woman. "Your grace?" he ventures wondering if this would be the queen.

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    Duadin Ironskin
    LG Dwarf Warpriest (Arsenal Champion) /Guardian, Level 16 / MR1, Init 4, HP 270/270, Speed 30
    AC 38, Touch 19, Flat-footed 34, CMD 37, Fort 20, Ref 14, Will 20, CMB +19, Base Attack Bonus 12
    Evil outsider Bane Cold Iron Warhammer +1 (- +25, 6d6+25 w/Imp Vital strike/Power attack) 25/20/15 (2d6+15, 19-20 / x3)
    Comp (+5) Longbow Demon Bane +1 (50 cold iron, 50 silver) +17 /12 / 7 (1d8+6, x3)
    Cold Iron spike Gauntlet MW +20/15/10 (1d4+6, x2)
    Fly 1/ day, counts as medium. Celestial Plate Armour +3, Spend Fervour for +2/3(vs Demon/undead) Sacred AC for 1 minute |Heavy Steel Shield +2 Adamantine, Crusading (+12 Armor, +4 Shield, +4 Dex, +3 Natural, +3 Deflect, +2 Misc)
    Abilities Str 24, Dex 18, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 20, Cha 18
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    Magic Vestment on Shield (increase to +4 bonus)
    G Magic Weapon on Hammer (increase to +4 bonus)
    +4 Saves vs Poison/Spells/Spell like abilities
    CMD +4 Vs Disarm, Bullrush, Trip, Push, Pull

    Immune: Fatigue, Exhaustion, Disease
    Reduce Fear 3/ day
    Ability Damage DR2 (1 vs Drain)

    Mythic Power 5/5
    Fervour 12/12
    Blessing 11/11

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    Akhmet slumps slightly to one side, still feeling the lingering damage from his wounds in the battle. He approaches the kneeling figure and kneels beside them. He remains silent, but offers prayers of thanks for the success of their mission so far. He listens keenly for any words his companions offer, wanting to know what is going on, but too reverential to be prepared to speak up himself.

    He can feel the power of his goddess flowing through him. He draws his blade and holds it before him, praying over the crossed hilt. He can feel goodness coming from the being beside him, and recognises them as being even mightier in Iomedae's service than he himself.

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    Lindon makes a grunt as he appears on unsteady legs. He is able to avoid falling to his knees as some of his companions, remaining standing as he recovers. As Duadin opens up to the armored man in prayer, he does not interrupt the cleric instead shifting to the back of the group with shadowy movements.
    "Everything in creation is flawed. Humans don't need to be mentioned. Air, intent, and even time. My eyes can see the death of things. They're special, like yours. So I can kill anything that lives. Even if that thing is God."

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    Tragmok swayed back and forth, mouth frowning and eyes unfocused. As always, returning from the Abyss left her both relieved and disoriented. She resisted the urge to summon her rage to quell her discomfort--gods knew she'd used enough of it today.

    As her vision began to clear up, Tragmok brought down the butt of her polearm so she could use it to support her weight. She stayed standing, though, even when she noticed her comrades kneeling to the woman in armor. After all she'd done, she figured she could escape that particular obligation.

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    The plate-armored figure rises from her knees and turns towards you. It is indeed Queen Galfrey. She turns her steely blue gaze upon each member of your party, noting with approval the damage and dirt to your bodies and possessions. Before she can speak, you hear a low humming sound and a golden light fills the chamber. The Herald of Iomedae, also known as the Hand of the Inheritor, is a massive golden angel, wearing armor made of sunlight and surrounded by a halo of spinning golden blades. It floats above your heads. A pulse of yellow light issues from its form and washes over the party members. Each PC is affected as if by a 20th level Mass Heal.
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    Duadin Ironskin

    The power of the angel's healing sends him to his knees as he looks up at the herlad. "Aye. Forge be praised we saved you from the Ivory Hell." Rising wobbly to his feet he offers the queen and the floating angel a low (very low with him being a dwarf) bow. "Your Grace. We have done as you asked, we have driven Baphomet back into the void from whence he came and rescued the Herald of blessed Iomedae."

    He looks at the rest of his party, now, like him free of rents and and injury he nods. "We stand ready once more your Grace. The enemy does not rest and I will gladly go back to do battle with them once more. Merely instruct me as to where I can best serve and my hammer is yours"

    He looks back at the rest of his companions nodding to them, "You'll all be coming aye? I don't fancy it alone..." he adds the last with a grin and a chuckle to show he's joking.


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    Duadin Ironskin
    LG Dwarf Warpriest (Arsenal Champion) /Guardian, Level 16 / MR1, Init 4, HP 270/270, Speed 30
    AC 38, Touch 19, Flat-footed 34, CMD 37, Fort 20, Ref 14, Will 20, CMB +19, Base Attack Bonus 12
    Evil outsider Bane Cold Iron Warhammer +1 (- +25, 6d6+25 w/Imp Vital strike/Power attack) 25/20/15 (2d6+15, 19-20 / x3)
    Comp (+5) Longbow Demon Bane +1 (50 cold iron, 50 silver) +17 /12 / 7 (1d8+6, x3)
    Cold Iron spike Gauntlet MW +20/15/10 (1d4+6, x2)
    Fly 1/ day, counts as medium. Celestial Plate Armour +3, Spend Fervour for +2/3(vs Demon/undead) Sacred AC for 1 minute |Heavy Steel Shield +2 Adamantine, Crusading (+12 Armor, +4 Shield, +4 Dex, +3 Natural, +3 Deflect, +2 Misc)
    Abilities Str 24, Dex 18, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 20, Cha 18
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    Magic Vestment on Shield (increase to +4 bonus)
    G Magic Weapon on Hammer (increase to +4 bonus)
    +4 Saves vs Poison/Spells/Spell like abilities
    CMD +4 Vs Disarm, Bullrush, Trip, Push, Pull

    Immune: Fatigue, Exhaustion, Disease
    Reduce Fear 3/ day
    Ability Damage DR2 (1 vs Drain)

    Mythic Power 5/5
    Fervour 12/12
    Blessing 11/11

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    Tragmok tries not to let the awe show on her face as she directs as many of her eyes as possible towards the Herald. She allows herself a grateful nod as the angel's light closes her wounds, relieving her of pain and fatigue.

    Her mouth quirks downwards at Duadin's assumption, but she nods. "Depends on the mission, comrade. Of course, I'm hardly ready to give up the fight, either."
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    As light washes over him, the robed man looks as his visible scrapes knit back to their unblemished state before battle, his hung head draws back straight to look at the notable figure the party rescued. Lindon bows to the herald. The words of the dwarven warpriest causes him to turn to his companion with another nod.

    "We must close the Worldwound."

    The voice is hoarse from overused at the same time full of life.
    "Everything in creation is flawed. Humans don't need to be mentioned. Air, intent, and even time. My eyes can see the death of things. They're special, like yours. So I can kill anything that lives. Even if that thing is God."

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    Akhmet feels relief course through him as the healing power flows through him. He bows even lower in obeisance to the Herald, and murmurs a prayer to Iomedae. Surely her blessings must be upon them for her to send the Herald to assist and guide them.

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    The Herald nods to Lindon and acknowledges the question hanging in the air: “You have yet greater deeds to accomplish before you may rest. However, for rescuing me from the Abyss and restoring my divine essence, Iomedae will grant you each a blessing of your choosing.”

    Please choose a blessing, see OOC thread for more info.

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    Akhmet rises to his feet as the Herald addresses the party. "I will opt for future divine intervention, Holy One. I will call upon Iomedae for a favour greater than that of the spells with which she already blesses me daily," he says humbly, offering a deep bow.

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    Duadin Ironskin

    The dwarf blinks back the tears as he gazes upon the true magnificence of the herald before coughing to clear his throat and offering a salute. "Glorious one. I thank you fer the kind gift. When we journey back into the heart of Abyss just keep an ear out lest I call out your name, though I shall do so only in the most dire of circumstance"

    Looking at the Queen and the herald he asks rather more brusquely. "With the blessing from her holyness I stand ready now. Send me back in to face the demons and do what must be done." He grins grimly at Akhmet sensing a similar resolve in his comrades.


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    Duadin Ironskin
    LG Dwarf Warpriest (Arsenal Champion) /Guardian, Level 16 / MR1, Init 4, HP 270/270, Speed 30
    AC 38, Touch 19, Flat-footed 34, CMD 37, Fort 20, Ref 14, Will 20, CMB +19, Base Attack Bonus 12
    Evil outsider Bane Cold Iron Warhammer +1 (- +25, 6d6+25 w/Imp Vital strike/Power attack) 25/20/15 (2d6+15, 19-20 / x3)
    Comp (+5) Longbow Demon Bane +1 (50 cold iron, 50 silver) +17 /12 / 7 (1d8+6, x3)
    Cold Iron spike Gauntlet MW +20/15/10 (1d4+6, x2)
    Fly 1/ day, counts as medium. Celestial Plate Armour +3, Spend Fervour for +2/3(vs Demon/undead) Sacred AC for 1 minute |Heavy Steel Shield +2 Adamantine, Crusading (+12 Armor, +4 Shield, +4 Dex, +3 Natural, +3 Deflect, +2 Misc)
    Abilities Str 24, Dex 18, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 20, Cha 18
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    Magic Vestment on Shield (increase to +4 bonus)
    G Magic Weapon on Hammer (increase to +4 bonus)
    +4 Saves vs Poison/Spells/Spell like abilities
    CMD +4 Vs Disarm, Bullrush, Trip, Push, Pull

    Immune: Fatigue, Exhaustion, Disease
    Reduce Fear 3/ day
    Ability Damage DR2 (1 vs Drain)

    Mythic Power 5/5
    Fervour 12/12
    Blessing 11/11

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    As each member of your party makes their choice, the Herald nods in assent. [PLEASE NOTE YOUR SHEET ACCORDINGLY].
    The Herald looks at Galfrey and an unspoken understanding passes between them. With a flash of golden light, the angel disappears.
    Queen Galfrey smiles warmly at the party. "You have done the Crusade a great service. There are greater deeds yet to be done but for now you deserve some much needed rest. And... (sniffs) a much needed bath."
    She claps her hands and servants in the royal livery enter the chapel to attend to your needs.
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    Lindon bows to the Herald again.

    "If Iomedea will us a boon for our efforts, I choose the gift to call upon her aid in the future should we need it."

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    "Everything in creation is flawed. Humans don't need to be mentioned. Air, intent, and even time. My eyes can see the death of things. They're special, like yours. So I can kill anything that lives. Even if that thing is God."

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    Gracediana stretches, her body aching all over from the fights in the abyss. She was relieved they were safe now to relax.

    "Aye, I choose Divine Intervention, ma'am, while I don't know what I'll need now, I know I'll need something in the future."

    Gracediana says as she kneels in thanks. Her Eidolon wagging his tail beside her.

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    Akhmet feels a sense of sorry and loss as the Herald departs, but an overwhelming sense of gratitude at the same time, which he thinks likely comes from Iomedae herself. At the Queen's words, Akhmet feels shame and embarrassment take over from the warm feelings. He feels every speck of dirt and drop of blood that covered him, and the desire for cleanliness washes over him. "Your Majesty is gracious. I apologise for besmirching your throne room with our grime, though I am sure you understand our reasons for it. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to bathe before we return to your presence for our next task," he says to the Queen.

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    The servants escort you to your previous rooms in the Citadel of Drezen. They have been more luxuriously appointed since you last occupied them, with crude, hastily constructed furniture replacing the camp furniture that was there before. Mendevian rugs and tapestries displaying the Queen's coat of arms or the Crusade's great victories are scattered over the walls and floors, covering up the damage caused by the battle to retake the city.

    Wooden tubs are wheeled in to your rooms and swiftly filled with water and heated with a simple cantrip by one of Galfrey's court magicians. The servants leave you to undress and bathe yourselves, returning only to collect your damaged and soiled clothing, to be either cleaned and repaired (by magic or by hand as necessary) or replaced.

    A simple but hot meal of black bread, roast chicken and a cabbage and onion soup is laid out for you as well, along with fresh water and brown ale.

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    Akhmet stripped and sank gratefully into the tub of scalding hot water. He leant back and revelled in the heat as it spread through his body. He came from the hot lands, and had felt the cold too much to like it as much as he did the heat. He felt the warmth flow through his muscles, loosening them and relaxing him. He stayed that way for a long time, feeling that he had earned the brief break. He then rose and towelled himself off, finding his clothes to have been returned clean and dry, not to mention mended, and dressed himself. He sat at the table and broke off a piece of black bread, biting into it and chewing thoughtfully, as he tried to decide what task they would be given next. Especially if it were one that would require the Goddess's possible divine intervention. He then took a sip of water, before swapping it for the cool brown beer. He used that to wash down the rest of the food, enjoying every moment of the meal, and offering Iomedae a prayer of thankfulness.

    Once he was done dining at leisure, he returned to the throne room, where he anticipated meeting up with his companions once more. He felt, and looked, like a new man. A credit to his goddess. And now it was time to return to battle, he was sure.

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    Duadin Ironskin

    Duadin relaxes in the bath following the dismissal, the water the second one to have been drawn up after the filth from his body and beard had contaminated the first. His armour gleamed in the corner on the rest, the steel plates having been the first thing he had seen to although there were still dents and rents he would need a forge to attend to but he knew the Shrine to Torag was available from his last trip here.

    Cleaned and in drag dark russet robes with thick fur trims he headed down to the dining hall, a horn of mead clutched in his fist. Seeing Akhmet he moved to join him, offering a low bow, “Welcome friend, it’s good to see you relaxed and rested now. I had not thought we would have all survived the Ivory Labyrinth. Only by her blessing and the that of the Forge Lord have we survived.”

    Eating a chunk of bread he looks at the stained glass windows and the arms on the walls. “what if tomorrow, what do you think the Lady will have need of us to do next, certainly we will be back in battle once more and my hammer can ward you again.

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    Duadin Ironskin
    LG Dwarf Warpriest (Arsenal Champion) /Guardian, Level 16 / MR1, Init 4, HP 270/270, Speed 30
    AC 38, Touch 19, Flat-footed 34, CMD 37, Fort 20, Ref 14, Will 20, CMB +19, Base Attack Bonus 12
    Evil outsider Bane Cold Iron Warhammer +1 (- +25, 6d6+25 w/Imp Vital strike/Power attack) 25/20/15 (2d6+15, 19-20 / x3)
    Comp (+5) Longbow Demon Bane +1 (50 cold iron, 50 silver) +17 /12 / 7 (1d8+6, x3)
    Cold Iron spike Gauntlet MW +20/15/10 (1d4+6, x2)
    Fly 1/ day, counts as medium. Celestial Plate Armour +3, Spend Fervour for +2/3(vs Demon/undead) Sacred AC for 1 minute |Heavy Steel Shield +2 Adamantine, Crusading (+12 Armor, +4 Shield, +4 Dex, +3 Natural, +3 Deflect, +2 Misc)
    Abilities Str 24, Dex 18, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 20, Cha 18
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    Magic Vestment on Shield (increase to +4 bonus)
    G Magic Weapon on Hammer (increase to +4 bonus)
    +4 Saves vs Poison/Spells/Spell like abilities
    CMD +4 Vs Disarm, Bullrush, Trip, Push, Pull

    Immune: Fatigue, Exhaustion, Disease
    Reduce Fear 3/ day
    Ability Damage DR2 (1 vs Drain)

    Mythic Power 5/5
    Fervour 12/12
    Blessing 11/11

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    Lindon smiles at the attendants as they walk with him to his refurbished room and takes his clothing san the shawls and wrappings around his face which are not dirtied. He waits until the servants left before he locks the door. The masked man unmasks himself, revealing a half-elf with Kele****e skin tone and short, black hair, and dips into the tub. As he submerges most of his body into the tub, Lindon takes his sweet time in pause as he scrubs the grime off his scar-laden body. Finishing his bath, he opens the chest and dons an identical set made for him. He does the same with his food and drinks, consuming them in a snail-paced manner. During his dining duration, he looks out the window. Halfway through his food, in a moment where no food in his mouth, his mouth moves.

    "Kota..."

    After a period of contemplation and dining, he rejoins the others in the throne room.
    "Everything in creation is flawed. Humans don't need to be mentioned. Air, intent, and even time. My eyes can see the death of things. They're special, like yours. So I can kill anything that lives. Even if that thing is God."

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    Akhmet returns Duadin's bow, keeping it informally slight. "A difficult question, my friend. It could be nearly anything, on this plane or another. But I strongly suspect that it will be unfortunately bloody, whatever it may prove to be," he says. He examines the banners on the walls. They speak of an ancient kingdom, great in glories both past and present.

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    You are interrupted by the entrance of Queen Galfrey into the throne room. She has traded in her plate armor for a blue tunic and red breeches, her long sword girt at her waist. She is attended by two guardsman, two ladies in waiting and one of her generals, a high-ranking half-orc cleric of Gorum, the god of battle, named Tomor. He’s dressed in full armor with a greatsword strapped to his back and glowers at you in an unfriendly manner, although that may be just his natural expression (*resting bitch face*).

    “Thank you for attending me so soon after your return from the Abyss. I would that you rest further but we’ve had disturbing reports that your victory versus Baphomet has enraged the Locust Lord, Deskari himself. Our scouts have reported that masses of demons are gathering at the borders of Sarkoris. For now, the wardstones surrounding the borders are keeping them back, but as you know, they have a limited ability to destroy or damage the wardstones. If that happens in enough crucial places at once, the Fifth Crusade may end sooner than planned.” She gives a sad smile.

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    Akhmet considered this for a moment. "What would you have of us, Your Majesty? I assume you already have a plan for our use in this worked out. We can face down a number of demons, I am confident we have proved that already. But those surrounding an entire kingdom would prove too much for even us. Perhaps instead of fighting the demons surrounding the kingdom, we should go in search of their master, and destroy him, as we did Baphomet?" he suggests.

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    Duadin rises as the Queen enters and gives a low bow and a salute. He lets Akhmet speak before he nods. "As my fine companion has said we stand ready. I can stand in the army and fight with the men but we have shown a well placed surgical strike can be like a nail to the heart." He taps his waist where the hammer hangs ready. "I need only time to gather my war gear and I would stand ready once more."

    Looking at Ahkmet and his other companions he asks, "To save us walking do any of you have transportation magic that can take us to their black heart and do waht must be done."

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    LG Dwarf Warpriest (Arsenal Champion) /Guardian, Level 16 / MR1, Init 4, HP 270/270, Speed 30
    AC 38, Touch 19, Flat-footed 34, CMD 37, Fort 20, Ref 14, Will 20, CMB +19, Base Attack Bonus 12
    Evil outsider Bane Cold Iron Warhammer +1 (- +25, 6d6+25 w/Imp Vital strike/Power attack) 25/20/15 (2d6+15, 19-20 / x3)
    Comp (+5) Longbow Demon Bane +1 (50 cold iron, 50 silver) +17 /12 / 7 (1d8+6, x3)
    Cold Iron spike Gauntlet MW +20/15/10 (1d4+6, x2)
    Fly 1/ day, counts as medium. Celestial Plate Armour +3, Spend Fervour for +2/3(vs Demon/undead) Sacred AC for 1 minute |Heavy Steel Shield +2 Adamantine, Crusading (+12 Armor, +4 Shield, +4 Dex, +3 Natural, +3 Deflect, +2 Misc)
    Abilities Str 24, Dex 18, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 20, Cha 18
    Condition

    Magic Vestment on Shield (increase to +4 bonus)
    G Magic Weapon on Hammer (increase to +4 bonus)
    +4 Saves vs Poison/Spells/Spell like abilities
    CMD +4 Vs Disarm, Bullrush, Trip, Push, Pull

    Immune: Fatigue, Exhaustion, Disease
    Reduce Fear 3/ day
    Ability Damage DR2 (1 vs Drain)

    Mythic Power 5/5
    Fervour 12/12
    Blessing 11/11

    Thanks to Emperor Ing for the nice Avatar

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    Lindon nods at his companions' words. As Duadin asks the group about transportation spells, the robed half-elf puts a hand on his chin.

    "I can teleport us to our location if it is familiar and specific."
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    "Everything in creation is flawed. Humans don't need to be mentioned. Air, intent, and even time. My eyes can see the death of things. They're special, like yours. So I can kill anything that lives. Even if that thing is God."

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    Gracediana enjoyed her bath, she loved bathing her little friend too. He started to smell like wet dog for a while.

    "My queen, we are happy to help in anyway we can achieve. I thank you for letting us rest and bath. So, where would we best be sent to stop the threats?"

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    Tomor scowls at Akhmet and points a finger at the devilbane priest. “You would do well to hold your tongue and let the High Commander decide on strategy.”

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    Duadin Ironskin

    At the sharp retort from the green skinned general Duadin bristled, "Aye, you watch your tone. We are the saviours of the herald, blessed by the Inheiritor herself. We braved the Ivrory Labyrinth and took this very city where you now stand. You shall show respect that we have earned with our blood...." He stamps his foot, huffing slightly as he nods to Lindon, the occultist having saved them all numerous times in the past few weeks and months

    Staring at the general he offers the Queen an apology. "Aye, sorry your Majesty. But we have earned more than that. We would welcome your advice bu we'll keep our own counsel. It has served us and the Crusade well so far."

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    Duadin Ironskin
    LG Dwarf Warpriest (Arsenal Champion) /Guardian, Level 16 / MR1, Init 4, HP 270/270, Speed 30
    AC 38, Touch 19, Flat-footed 34, CMD 37, Fort 20, Ref 14, Will 20, CMB +19, Base Attack Bonus 12
    Evil outsider Bane Cold Iron Warhammer +1 (- +25, 6d6+25 w/Imp Vital strike/Power attack) 25/20/15 (2d6+15, 19-20 / x3)
    Comp (+5) Longbow Demon Bane +1 (50 cold iron, 50 silver) +17 /12 / 7 (1d8+6, x3)
    Cold Iron spike Gauntlet MW +20/15/10 (1d4+6, x2)
    Fly 1/ day, counts as medium. Celestial Plate Armour +3, Spend Fervour for +2/3(vs Demon/undead) Sacred AC for 1 minute |Heavy Steel Shield +2 Adamantine, Crusading (+12 Armor, +4 Shield, +4 Dex, +3 Natural, +3 Deflect, +2 Misc)
    Abilities Str 24, Dex 18, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 20, Cha 18
    Condition

    Magic Vestment on Shield (increase to +4 bonus)
    G Magic Weapon on Hammer (increase to +4 bonus)
    +4 Saves vs Poison/Spells/Spell like abilities
    CMD +4 Vs Disarm, Bullrush, Trip, Push, Pull

    Immune: Fatigue, Exhaustion, Disease
    Reduce Fear 3/ day
    Ability Damage DR2 (1 vs Drain)

    Mythic Power 5/5
    Fervour 12/12
    Blessing 11/11

    Thanks to Emperor Ing for the nice Avatar

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    Galfrey lays a gentle hand upon Tomor's arm. "Please excuse my general. He is a warpriest of Gorum, and thus is more suited to the battlefield than the war room." She whispers into the half-orc's ear who nods curtly and steps away. Queen Galfrey gazes upon your group. "The time for direct action is nigh upon us, and your plan is a bold one. However, it is not the end of the Locust Lord that will succor this land but the closing of the Worldwound. To this end the Silver Crusade, a loosely affiliated group of adventure seekers who have pledged to aid our cause, sent a number of their agents to scour Sarkoris for a means to close the Abyssal rift. And against all odds, one has, possibly, been found."

    She waves her hand, and a gold ring with a blue stone glows gently. In the air between you, a minor illusion flickers into shape, showing two individuals riding in a carriage: one is a male half-elf with black hair and a goatee, a Cheliaxen aristocrat from his clothing and bearing. He wears a sword but doesn't appear armored. The other is a male tiefling with golden hair and yellow eyes, mostly human-appearing with only the hint of a ridge brow to reveal his devil-touched nature. He is well-muscled and dressed in stylish leather armor but doesn't have any obvious weapons on him.

    "This is Count Varian Jeggare and his bodyguard Radovan. They have recently returned from northern Sarkoris with a valuable artifact, a book known as the Lexicon of Paradox." Here the image changes to one of a book, thick with rough looking pages, the covers seemingly made of tree bark. "It is this artifact that assisted Deskari's pet sorcerer, the half-succubus Areelu Vorlesh, in creating the Worldwound. It is our hope against hope that this same book can help us close it." The image fades away.

    "Tomorrow I go to Nerosyan [the capital of Mendev] to meet with my court wizards who are studying the tome. I will take most of my guard and war wizards with me. I ask that you remain here and help in the defense of this fortress until such time as we can articulate a method to close the rift."

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