Game Date: 8/9/2014
Location: The Game Cave
Campaign: Shattered Star, Session 3
Bjertha Brawlbaker (Matt) - Dwarf Fighter
Bugg (Daniel) - Goblin Alchemist
Sneex (Cliff) - Sylph Rogue
Toad the Toad Summoner (James) - Human Barbarian/Wizard
Henric Slidell (Thomas) - Human Oracle
It turned out the fire was an illusion, but Natalia proceeded to charm Slidell, and asked us to take her to Heidmarch Manor... not to turn in the artifact, but in the hopes of making it her new home base. She gathered a group of charmed goblin followers, and ordered us to lead the way to the mansion. Sneex tried to run off, but Natalia charmed her as well.
His mind suddenly affected by delusions of grandeur, Slidell refused to turn the amulet over. Sheila managed to convince him to combine it with an Ioun stone, which broke the spell. Now that no one was being affected, we cleaned up and let Sheila lead us to a meeting room. She briefed us on the artifact we'd recovered.
It turns out this trinket was just one piece of a powerful relic. When complete, the Shattered Star had seven points, each made of a different metal. Now in pieces, each shard represents a different one of the seven deadly sins. The one we recovered represents pride. We also learned that properly used, each shard could guide its wielder to the location of the next shard.
Looks like our mission is obvious. We're taking a week of downtime while Sheila does more research on the shards. We ended the session there.
+336 XP each
+200 Gold each
Next week I will not be there, and the remaining players are planning to try D&D 5e instead.