May 28th, 2020

Green Man

Empire of the Ghouls Session 7 – The Court in Exile

I started work on the Empire of the Ghouls adventure path for Kobold Press just over two years ago, writing the overall outline with Wolfgang Baur, and then Chapter 2: The Holy Robes of Sister Adelind, and Chapter 6: The Pure City of Vandekhul

Now that the adventure has been released, I'm posting the brief session write ups I’ve been doing for my players in our monthly Empire of the Ghouls campaign. 

In our eventful seventh session (the first one we played online), we continued with Chapter 2 of Empire of the Ghouls, The Holy Robes of Sister Adelind. Here's the write up which contains spoilers for the campaign. 

Archduke Avgost. Art from Empire of the Ghouls
Archduke Avgost. Art from Empire of the Ghouls

11th Harvest Tide, 92 FY 

The party arrive at the Black Fortress and meet General Jaro Whitebeard. The dwarf identifies the man in the charcoal sketch the characters have found as Archduke Avgost Walerska of Krakova. Jaro tells them that the Court in Exile are hiding in House Kavanto in Kariessen. 

12th Harvest Tide 

The characters set off for Kariessen. The Gears spots movement and Penumbra sends Kalo to investigate. But, by the time the adventurers reach the spot, there is no one there.

13th Harvest Tide 

A chimera attacks the camp at night and attempts to fly off with Louthin in its claws.

16th Harvest Tide

Someone is following the group again. This time, Bubbles sprints towards the figure, a darakhul claiming to be a Krakovan refugee. The characters corner the ghoul spy and kill her. Luckily, Zygmunt is on hand to cure Bubbles’s darakhul fever.

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