Sword Coast Guard Campaign Diaries

Sword Coast Guard, Episode 12 – The Sunken Temple, Part 2

Session Date: September 10, 2017 13 Eleasias, 1367 DR With the heroes planning to head north in the underground compound, Rusty splashes out of the water onto a quay. “Sorry guys,” the fighter says, streams of water running down him. “Had a rough night.” “No worries,” says Belgarath. “We had to fight some shark riders and ghasts without you, but it wasn’t that –” Before the warlock can finish, he disappears with a flash of soft blue light. “Damn, DM magic,” mutters Elodin. Nigel nods. “Yep, tell me about it.” “You should see if you can borrow some of that ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 11 – The Sunken Temple, Part 1

Session Date: August 27, 2017 11 Eleasias, 1367 DR The heroes walk up early before the sun has risen to the sound of watch horns blowing and patrols of Waterdeep soldiers streaming toward the docks. After quickly donning their armor, they head to the docks. There they find hundreds watch members and soldiers waiting anxiously on the docks. Belgarath investigates the water and discovers that it is darkened with blood. Soon, several dozen Waterdeep soldiers emerge from the water, carrying a dozen wounded and bleeding sea elves, including Parlanacel Fairskin. The soldiers and sea elves give a report to a ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 10 – Tichwillow’s Truth, Part 2

Session Date: August 13, 2017 1 Eleasias, 1367 DR As the Sword Coast Guard stands over the hacked and smoking corpses of ogres and trolls, they hear loud footsteps – running footsteps – approaching from separate corridors. The heroes discuss briefly how to prepare for whatever is coming, but end up doing nothing. That’s what happens when players spend the time discussing what to do but don’t actually decide on anything. Then, from one corridor emerges a large, two-headed giant – which the heroes and their grandmothers easily identify as an ettin. A second horribly deformed giant covered with bumps ...
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The Sword Coast Guard, Episode 9 – Tichwillow’s Truth, Part 1

Session Date: July 30, 2017 Midsummer, 1367 DR Following the lead Linare gave them, the Sword Coast Guard heads to Dock Ward to speak with the sea elves about the malenti they found in their midst and the remnant it had. They arrive at the harbor master’s office, and strike up a conversation with the busy man. Instead of getting straight to the point about why they are there – they simply need him to call the sea elves so they can talk – Nigel decides to spin up a tale about being there to claim salvage from the harbor ...
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The Sword Coast Guard, Episode 8 – I’ll Keep Them Safe for You, My Dear

Session Date: July 16, 2017 21 Flamerule, 1367 DR As combat with Agnes Gristlegrums begins, Elodin casts shatter on her. The spell has no effect other than to reveal Agnes as illusion. The heroes hear cackling laughter from all around the room, and three old ladies appear: one rides a flying carpet, another rides an animated table, and the third, Agnes, rids a sow. The heroes later identify the old ladies as a coven of green hags, evil fey known to deceive and corrupt. The heroes begin their battle against the green hags, two prisoners in the cages – Malark ...
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The Sword Coast Guard, Episode 7 – A Witch Moot

Session Date: July 2, 2017 19 Flamerule, 1367 DR This session’s cast: Elodin, Rusty, and Nigel. Belgarath’s player couldn’t make it. As the howling in the distance gets louder and closer, the heroes ready themselves. They take up defensive positions in the network of small islands connected by fallen logs that surrounds them in Burp Swamp. The heroes take defensive positions in the swamp as the howling approaches. A loud, keening howl sounds from a nearby island, causing terror to shake Nigel and Rusty to their core. The heroes can hear movement and see floating logs depress in the water ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 6 – Into the Swamp

Session Date: June 4, 2017 18 Flamerule, 1367 DR After their victory over the White Knights, the Sword Coast Guard makes a sweep of Gauntlet Hall, their new castle. Locked up in the cells, they find a farmwife and a half-elf. The farmwife was tried and found guilt of witchcraft and slated for execution. The half-elf turns out to be a bounty hunter the church of Torm had hired to bring Lady Ushien Stormbanner in for crimes against the church of Torm. The bounty hunter, Belgarath, was captured by the White Knights in his attempt to do so. The group ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 5 – Assault on Gauntlet Hall

Session Date: May 20, 2017 I may have skipped a session summary... Anyway, the show must go on! 15 Flamerule, 1367 – The Troll Hole With the guidance of Granny Tichwillow’s bones divination, the heroes go to a cave complex a few hours west of Tichwillow’s cottage. Inside the compound – called the Troll Hole – they find a tribe of ogres and trolls. They challenge the leader, a two-headed four-armed troll named Brogvok Two-Head, for leadership of the Two-Headed Tribe. Rusty, Guld, Shadoestar, and Nigel fight and defeat the beast, with Rusty landing the final flurry of blows that ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 4 – Hunting Ashton Sanguine

Session Date: April 8, 2017 In-Game Dates: 2 Flamerule to 9 Flamerule, 1367 DR Before this session began, the players decided on an official name for their group: the Sword Coast Guard (the adventurers formerly known as the Heroes of Gold, Glory, and Girls). As the battle with the redcaps draws to a close, Nigel walks calmly over to the tied up and gagged Ashton Sanguine. Then, with little ceremony, the bard slits his hated enemy’s throat. Once Sanguine is dead, a large scroll case winks into view. Nigel opens the case and finds a letter and nine mysterious blue discs. The ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 3 – Hunting Ashton Sanguine

Session Date: March 11, 2017 In-Game Dates: 1 Flamerule to 2 Flamerule, 1367 DR Previously on Heroes of GGG… The heroes were commissioned to track down a criminal named Ashton Sanguine who tried to assassinate Grand Harper Pharlonae Song-joy of the New Olamn bard’s college in Waterdeep. Near the village of Rassalantar, the heroes made a deal with an old lady, Granny Tichwillow, to recover the corpse of her sister Agnes who was killed under charges of witchcraft by a local order of knights of Torm. The heroes infiltrated the crypts of Gauntlet Hall, recovered the corpse, and killed several ...
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