Previously on Raiders of the Chaos Scar…
The characters found themselves traveling together from different parts of the Nentir Vale, all pulled toward a Keep on the edge of a valley just east of the Ogrefest Hills. Each came for a different reason but they would soon find a common cause and join forces.
They started out as a group that had seemingly nothing in common; an elf druid from Winterbole forest, a shifter ranger and his trusty ally Talon the hawk, from the Windvale Plains north of Winterbole and a Tiefling Warlock, son of a modest bookstore owner from Fallcrest, the largest town in the entire valley. But as their stories unfolded and they grew to know each other better, they discovered their fates had been intertwined by the gods or the hand of fate.
Alagra Swiftcreek, the grandaughter of her tribe’s herb gather/healer, was pulled mysteriously from her home in the forest. She has recently come to learn that her people’s long conflict with a powerful Drow sorcerer, now the lich Imirix, and his recent resurgence as a threat is the source of this mystical driving force in her life and she’s pledged to bring him down and protect her people from further harm.
Lupin Moonclaw, namesake and direct descendent of the founder of the Moonclaw Clan of shifters that lead a nomadic life on the Windvale Plains in the northern tundra above Winterbole. While on a scouting mission ranging far from his settlement, his people were attacked and slaughtered. He returned to find everything that he loved gone and only a few clues as to the evil creatures that had done this. He now knows it wss a tribe of Lizardfolk, enlisted as soldiers by Imirix, to reclaim the lost relic that lay with his dead wife in Vor Rukoth. He has sworn vengence on Imirix and anyone else that contributed to the demise of his clan, believing that his quest will eventually lead him to the infamous and legendary Brotherhood. They are rumored to control the Valley of the Chaos Scar and manipulate the evil eminations for their own benefit.
And Soren Firetail, the son of an arcane bookseller in Fallcrest who grew up on the streets, begging to learn more about arcane power but being shunned as both a tiefling and a member of the low class, uneducated and hopeless. His passion and drive to learn arcane secrets brought him the attention of several powerful figures including Imirix himself, Klad Darkmoon a vampire lord and the archfey the Maiden of the Moon. Through a complex series of magical domination, Soren’s own drive and the Maiden of the Moon’s arcane power, Soren became a fey-pact warlock without even understanding what was happening to him.
Now he understands the mysteries that have haunted him the last few months. The Maiden of the Moon has revealed herself to Soren, asking him to for a mutually agreed upon pact and making two demands on him… that he be a nomad fighting for reason and against savagery and slaughter. And that he accept the Fey-touched paragon path, which comes with both power and madness.
Over the last few weeks and months the Soren, Lupin and Al have had several adventures in the ocmpany of Artemis (Lefty)Cordellon III and Raegar Hammerfist, a human paladin and dwarf cleric of Erathis. The party of five adventurers has delved into the under the Chaos Scar on several occassions and most recently traveled to the ruins of a tower on the edge of the Witchlight Fens, where they faced and defeated the vampire lord that dominated Soren and allowed the lich Imirix to regain his phylactery.
Before the party split up to visit family and answer lingering questions, they had their most challenging adventure yet. After rescuing a wizard named Bolios and his flying head from a tribe of Lizardfolk and helping him repair by capturing elementals, they received word from the elves in Winterbole that Imirix was planning to open the demongate of Vor Rukoth, the ancient Tiefling city now largely lying in ruins far to the east of the Nentir Valley.
The party was successfully stopping Imirix from opening the demongate and did so by beating him to the relic entombed with his dead wife and destroying it in the process of sealing the gate.
Now they pursue their owns goals separately for a while but trouble is brewing in Restwell Keep involving rumors of a dragon and another assault on the keep… better hurry home :)