Rumors & Events of the Upperdark - Rockrun

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Re: Rumors & Events of the Upperdark - Rockrun

Unread post by DaloLorn » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:43 pm

A small band of drow engaged in an impromptu spell duel in the bar by the Lighttouch Garden. Initially a playful back-and-forth with Rinse and Dry spells, it gradually escalated, with one woman persistently Reducing another despite her attempts at dispelling.

Moments after a Wall of Dispel Magic was cast - handily ensuring the reducer's defeat - the bartenders had enough of it and summoned the guards. Ultimately, the party was forced to leave the village for the rest of the cycle, opting to teleport away before the guards decided to use more aggressive methods.
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Unread post by JIŘÍ » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:05 pm

Several hours later the guards posted on the edge of village were delivered body of Mindwitness from a small heavily armoured drow woman. She would hand it over wordless, with a message attached to it.
"I am sending my apology to your barkeeper. This creature had been lurking around with squads of mindflayers ready to hunt people in vicinity of your village. Make sure your guards are on alert and have means of mind wardings by hand."
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Unread post by K'yon Oblodra » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:12 am

A drow mage has been seen buying large amounts of salt and having it transported in carts towards Sshamath.
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Unread post by Pajutek » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:39 pm

Rumors spread that couple days back a band of adventurers met a drow patrol. Even though no blood was shed, the drows later captured the hin and tiefling for interrogation.
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Unread post by DaloLorn » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:12 am

Pajutek wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Rumors spread that couple days back a band of adventurers met a drow patrol. Even though no blood was shed, the drows later captured the hin and tiefling for interrogation.
A masked woman in black may occasionally be seen making discreet inquiries regarding the adventurers and their fate.
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Unread post by Druchii » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:35 am

Rockrun would receive a visitor from Sshamath, a cowled and scarred Drow youth. That Drow makes his way into the settlement to seek audience with the Tunnelrunner Captain to discuss whether or not any svirf scouts happened to have been found drained of life.

Whether any meeting was granted or how fruitful it may be is not common knowledge.
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Unread post by Druchii » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:21 pm

After the brief visit to Rockrun concludes, the Shadow up and leaves, vanishing with practiced ease into the labyrinthine tunnel network of the Upperdark.
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Unread post by Druchii » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:51 pm

For the Tunnelrunner scouts, and others that brave the Upperdark caverns, they spy a heavily guarded Drow caravan. A laden wagon, hauled by powerful Deep Rothe, making trips into and from Gauth territory becomes a relatively regular occurrence. The convoy itself seems always guarded by at least ten Drow - of which three wear the trappings of magi.

On this particular cycle, by a Drow in black and red silk sits alongside the driver, studying the surroundings and occasionally directing those Drow that range a field to scout. His features were obscured by a mask and cowl, but it became evident that the guards took their orders solely from the hooded Drow.

They seem mostly uninterested in conversation, and would treat any approaching parties with the expected Drow hostility and paranoia (or hospitality as they would say), but they seem purely focused on reaching their destination with their crates safe under lock and key.

Of all of them, none wear any discernible markings that would identify an allegiance. Interestingly (to some), the apparent Leader of the caravan wears an odd fashion choice about his shoulders - a heavily enchanted pifawi. Though such things are a regular sight among Drow of others cities, in Sshamath authority is judged by quality of one's dress.. and the power of the enchantments on their arms and armour.

The red Drow seems to have that in abundance.
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Unread post by AsuraKing » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:01 pm

Outsiders (As in non-svirfneblins) walking the tunnels of Rockrun might feel the sensation of a locked gaze following them through the caverns. The origin of this stare comes from a very gruff looking and armed to the teeth svirfneblin donning a suit of dark armor with a red cloak and bandana covering the lower half of his face. Upon his tabard rests a symbol of a downturned sword pointing into a curled up, upside down spider. Any attempt by a non-svirf to interact with him would be met with nothing more than a grunt and a continued stare.
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