Ypsi KingMaker

The Adventure Begins

Character creation and the first battle of the campaign! The PCs are Talia (played by Mia), Pip (played by Jeremy), and Iroas “Iro” (played by Fred).

Session One
Talia's Journal

28 Calistril 4701

I received a charter a few days ago requesting my services in the Greenbelt. This wasn’t a task I wanted to go through alone, so I enlisted a few traveling companions, Iroas and Pip. We are to head to Oleg’s Trading Post and deal with their bandit problem. The Swordlord’s will also be sending a few guards their way, but that’ll take a while.

We plan to head out to Oleg Leveton’s as in about after gathering supplies.

11 Pharast 4701

After a fairly long trek, we’ve arrived at Oleg’s Trading Post today. I discovered that Pip and Iro (as he prefers to be called) aren’t very talkative. It was a quiet trip, but a pleasant one. I admire their ability and believe they’ll be great allies.

Oleg Leveton and Svetlana Leveton are very appreciative of our services. I’d been here for trading previously, but never knew they were quite so hospitable. They fed us, and we’ve taken up in their guest house. The couple expects the bandits will arrive tomorrow, so we’ll be waking at an ungodly hour and intercept them. I’m fully prepared for a fight, but we’ll try talking first.

12 Pharast 4701

Damn it. Consider the bandits handled, but I was pretty badly injured. I’ll likely take the next few days to rest.

There were four bandits, and they weren’t really in the mood to talk. The battle started quickly, and I found my allies to be invaluable. After taking them down, we found two days worth of food on their person, which leads us to believe that their camp is about two days away. We anticipate another, possibly larger wave of bandits within the next few days when these guys don’t return.

Session Two
Talia's Journal

15 Pharast 4701

All rested from our battle with the bandits, my companions and I decide to explore a bit around Oleg’s; get a feel of the land, map it out a bit, and chat with some of the travelers about their bandit experiences. We didn’t learn very much from them, but it was not a wasted trip by any means.

People Encountered: Hilda & Carlos Undar.

17 Pharast 4701

Never have I encountered an individual so difficult to tolerate in my 125 years of living. Today, a man named Bokken arrived at Oleg’s. He makes potions, and seems very useful and likely has good intentions, but his timing is suspicious. This is around the time when we expected bandits to come, but there was just him. Him and his crazy keep going on about an animal he refers to as “snarlzies.” It’s probably a bear. He wants us to kill these bears.

My companions and I have vacated the guest house and have cleaned out two towers. We’re sleeping in our tents in north-west corner. It’s cramped, but we typically keep watch of Oleg’s in shifts, so there are only two of us at a time.

The guards also arrived today! Their leader is Kesten Garess, and he has three men. They’re staying in tents near the stable. They seem capable enough.

People Encountered: Bokken, Kesten Garess, three nameless guards.

19 Pharast 4701

After the guards arrived, Bokken decided that he simply could not wait any longer to head home. He had potions brewing, of course, and he couldn’t leave them to burn. Iro, Pip and I headed out with him to help out with his bear problem. The journey took half of the day. We camped out outside of his hut, and woke early to go bear hunting.

Bokken pointed us in the direction of his old friend Sven’s home. Sven has since passed, but the “snarlzies” (bears) had taken up in his barn. We killed them (them being not bears, but thylacines) only to find three thylacine pups. I… couldn’t kill them, so we put them in a barrell to bring back.

We ended up checking out Sven’s old place. That is not a good place. There’s a freaky faceless woman in the house who is believed to be Sven’s wife, Bell. By the time I got over there, Iro was sprinting for his life away from the house. I shot an arrow at her, and it went straight though her body. That was concerning. She then started screaming. Further concern. We left immediately.

Bokken gave us a few potions (two of the healsies, two for the coldsies, and two for… animal hidesies?). On our way back to Oleg’s, we encountered another trapper. He identified the pups for us. Maybe I’ll have to kill them.

Back at Oleg’s, the guards informed us that it had been quiet. They’d had no bandit activity and seem to have relaxed their guard. It’s been a long few days, so we’ll be resting up and possibly doing some exploring soon. Those bandits should be here any day now…

People Encountered: Ghost of Bell, Polo the Trapper.

Session Three
Pip's Journal

21 Pharast 4701

Lots of rain.
Lots of blood.

A Dream
Pip's Journal

Last night I had a strange and marvelous dream. I was in the midst of another dream of Earth when I was visited by a strange elven woman surrounded with butterflies. She told me her name was Desna and that she is the reason I am in Golarion. During her travels across the planes she witnessed my attempt to save Seras as well as my subsequent death. She was responsible for transporting my battered body to Golarion and leaving me in a forest where she knew I would be found by a group of Pathfinders.

After telling me all this, she told me to open the palm of my hand. She called one of her butterflies to land on my open hand and said, “Keep this butterfly safe. If you are ever in need of me, just call.” She then touched the side of my head and began to walk away.

I had so many questions to ask her.
“How exactly am I supposed to call you?”
“Why did you save me?”
“How did you bring me back to life?”
“What am I supposed to do in Golarion?”
“How is Seras doing?”

Desna paused and turned her head saying, “You do not merely dream. I allow you to watch over your beloved. As you grow, you will learn how to speak with her. In time, you will earn the right to return, if only for a brief time.” After saying this, Desna smiled and continued to walk away, eventually dissolving among the butterflies that surrounded her.

When I awoke I was clutching a wooden butterfly symbol of some sort. I also felt… faster and more nimble. Most curious of all, my head was swirling with all manner of words, knowledge, and information I had never known or learned.

I’m beginning to question my sanity as I recount last night’s experience in this journal entry. However, this wooden symbol confirms my dream. I’m also beginning to feel the need to put together something called a “Spell Component Pouch”… whatever that is. I guess I’ll go do that.
Luna's Diary Entry 261

26 Pharast 4701

Should I tell them?

P.S. Now that I have my wits about me, Pain & Abandonment is a terrible name for a horse. It’s a shame he’s already responding to it.





Pip's Log

Past few days have been fairly relaxing and devoid of life-threatening danger.

After spending a week contemplating how to convince Beefshank to hand over the headband, I came up with a solution. I offered to cast Ironbeard on Beefshank during combat in exchange for the headband. He agreed and now our Magus is back to his original level of intelligence.

After heading back to Oleg’s to purchase horses, we began to explore the wilderness per the charter. We quickly happened upon a small band of kobolds collecting moon radishes. After negotiations went sour, we defeated the kobolds in combat and took the radishes (77 in all). Carlos paid us a princely sum of 200 gold as well as a bottle of moonshine for our trouble.

During our travels to the west of Oleg’s we came into contact with a Faerie Dragon who played a series of non-malicious pranks on us. I do not feel the need to further discuss these events.

Finally, we came across a bandit camp. We swiftly defeated six bandits after waiting in ambush. We questioned the survivors and learned of the whereabouts of a bandit leader in a nearby camp. We push to investigate tomorrow.

Luna's Diary Entry 271

10 Gozran 4701

Looks like Talia needed some time to compose herself for the last few days before Pip and I nagged enough to continue our expedition, though now with our newfound companions Beef-shank (He’s weird) and Vencarl (Doesn’t talk about himself much but’s wizard-y so… also weird).

We found the Moon Radishes that Beef-shank (He’s weird) and Carlos were seeking but they were already claimed by a group of Kobolds. After negotiations broke down due to some impatience on Beef-shank’s part (He’s overly passionate… and weird), we claimed the Moon Radishes afterwards. Trying to preserve as much life as possible, I attempted to only knock out the Kobolds, but alas one of them died due to a slip of my weapon. I need to train more.

We rested at Oleg’s a few times to handle some inventory and ration issues before venturing forth some more. Beef-shank (He’s weird) and I had a rather embarrassing encounter trying to fish to increase our food stock… but we didn’t succeed (at even finding the fishing hole) but I’m going to stop talking about it and never mention it to the rest of them.

There was also some interesting encounters with the Fey (they don’t listen to me despite my insistence that I was their friend, but story of my life I guess) and a Fairy Dragon in particular, and that was also um…. embarrassing in its own right. Fey will be Fey, and sometimes you are the joke that they are laughing at.

A more interesting development is that recently we encountered more of the same bandits that attacked Oleg’s. It also seems my suspicions regarding the bandits are confirmed and it is troubling. The bandits in the area seem to be getting organized by a mysterious leader going by the title “The Stag Lord.”. What an utter blasphemy towards Erastil!!! We managed to acquire the location of a nearby base for the bandits, that we make a move on soon to get to the bottom of this.

Also, Beef-shank sent an interesting gift back home in the form of a half-eaten Moon Radish (don’t eat them) wrapped in a letter written in fingerpaint. …Did I mention he’s weird?

Beef-Shank's Good News




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