Sword Coast Guard Campaign Diaries

The Velvet Fists, Part 1 – Sword Coast Guard, Episode 21

Session Date: February 11, 2018 In the last episode, the Sword Coast Guard first defeated a band of mercenaries sent after them by a vengeful dragon turtle. They then received a lead about a thieves´ guild, the Velvet Fists, operating in the city, with which both Elodin and Xavier have history. It appeared that the time was ripe to strike against the Velvet Fists for both vengeance and justice. Watch the entire game session on YouTube: The Velvet Fists, Part 1 For this session, Belwar’s player couldn’t make it, so an on-call player joined us with Pitch, a sorcerer. 15 ...
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A Turtle’s Revenge – Sword Coast Guard, Episode 20

Session Date: January 28, 2018 In the last episode, the Sword Coast Guard defeated the general and lieutenants of an orc and giant army besieging their castle, Gauntlet Hall. With the fall of their leaders, the army imploded, and the heroes were triumphant in lifting the siege. Watch the entire game session on YouTube: A Turtle's Revenge 3 Eleint, 1367 DR With the orc army defeated, the heroes travel back to Waterdeep to take some much needed downtime. Over the next tenday, Elodin performs tasks and services for the War Wizards, earning himself two favors from ranking members. However, he ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 19 – The Siege of Gauntlet Hall, Part 3

Session Date: January 14, 2018 Watch the entire game session on YouTube: The Siege of Gauntlet Hall, Part 3 29 Eleasias, 1367 DR When we last left our heroes, they were in the midst of lifting a siege from their castle, Gauntlet Hall. The besieging army — composed of orcs, ogres, and giants — have the fortification surrounded and a large force, led by the frost giant Big Grin, was attempting to breach the compound through the catacombs. Orog lieutenants riding nightmares — fiendish horses able to travel the ethereal plan — were bypassing the defending heroes’ chokepoint and dropping ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 18 – The Siege of Gauntlet Hall, Part 2

Session Date: December 30, 2017 29 Eleasias, 1367 DR When we last left our heroes, they were in the midst of lifting a siege from their castle, Gauntlet Hall. The besieging army — composed of orcs, ogres, and giants — had the fortification surrounded and were preparing a grand assault. The Sword Coast Guard disabled a massive battering ram, and they had just reached the army’s catapults and the crew that guards it, lead by a frost giant named Tralavor “Big Grin.” Looming over the heroes — who currently appear as orcs thanks to a seeming spell — the frost ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 17 – The Siege of Gauntlet Hall, Part 1

Session Date: December 3, 2017 28 Eleasias, 1367 DR When we last left our heroes, they had just rescued the true Lady Nellabee Tharmar from the clutches of a succubus and her demonic offspring. Shortly thereafter, they learned that Gauntlet Hall – the castle they annexed from the White Knights – is under siege. Following the instructions of the courier, the Sword Coast Guard heads to Castle Waterdeep to meet with Tzarrakyn the Younger about a supposed siege on Gauntlet Hall. It being late at night, the heroes wake him from his slumber in his quarters. Tzarrakyn tells them that ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 16 – Confronting Lady Tharmar, Part 2

Session Date: November 19, 2017 28 Eleasias, 1367 DR When we last left our heroes, they had just defeated a handful of demon-spawn in the library of Lady Nellabee Tharmar. Lady Tharmar herself, after revealing herself as a succubus, had fled to the ethereal plane. As the heroes of the Sword Coast Guard stand in the Great Library, discussing their next move, an inter-planar rift opens, Lady Tharmar’s appears, grabs Iantorin and Belwar, and yanks them through the rift. “Don’t worry!” she laughs as the rift closes. “I’ll show your friends a good time!” “What the hell was that?” asks ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 15 – Confronting Lady Tharmar, Part 1

Session Date: November 5, 2017 13 Eleasias, 1367 DR In this session, the Sword Coast Guard finally investigates the truth behind Lady Nellabee Tharmar. For some time, the heroes have suspected her of breeding demon spawn with Nigel. The adventuring party also gains a new necromancer comrade, Belwar. Captured malenti in tow and defeated sahuagin and cultist compound behind them, the Sword Coast Guard travels to Waterdeep. The journey is uneventful, and when they arrive they set off for Castle Waterdeep to report their success to Captain Rulathon, the commander of the Waterdeep soldiers and watch. After a short wait, ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 14 – The Sunken Temple, Part 4

Session Date: October 22, 2017 13 Eleasias, 1367 DR In this session a new player, Ian, is introduced — that’s his character’s name — as Rusty is no longer able to continue with the group. I had planned for the heroes to meet him at the very beginning of the session before they go neck-deep in trouble, but Ian’s player arrived a little late, and consequently was thrown into the worst part of the trouble. You’ll see… The Sword Coast guard begins to explore the submerged tunnel, hoping to find the sahuagin they’ve been searching for. Xavier sends his octopus ...
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Sword Coast Guard, Episode 13 – The Sunken Temple, Part 3

Session Date: October 8, 2017 13 Eleasias, 1367 DR As the heroes look up from reading the letter, Rusty is surrounded by a mysterious blue aura and vanishes from sight. “Woah,” says Xavier, drawing his sword and scanning the area for danger. “What in the Nine Hells was that?” “Stand down. That’s just a no call no show right there,” Elodin explains. Belgarath thumps his morningstar against the palm of one hand. “You know, in some adventuring groups, three of those in a row…” His voice trails off ominously. “Damn!” Xavier sheathes his sword. “I was excited for a second ...
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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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