Sword Coast Guard Campaign Diaries

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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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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