The Guardians – Denouement

Here are some drawings I made after the end of the Lich story arc for the Guardians of Landseal that depicted what happened to our heroes after the finale.

I’ll add the drawings for the other characters as I finish them.

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The Guardians – Episode 31: Conclusion

This session’s main characters:

  • Diana – human fighter 4
  • Elfred – high elf ranger 4
  • Fredo – stout halfling rogue 4
  • Hermione – human wizard 4
  • Lavandes – high elf druid 4
  • Mistamojo – human cleric 4
  • Oracle – human fighter 4

With the phylactery sinking to the bottom of the River Styx, the demilich felt fear and desperation as it flew toward the Hellmouth. At that moment, the sky seemed to begin to clear. The darkness was starting to be replaced by sunlight peeking through the clouds. The army of the dead seemed uncertain now and started to walk back away from the centre of town.

Velith ordered the banshees to resume their attacks but they only fled out of town along with the zombies. She was now really furious at Mistamojo for deceiving her. She screamed at him, “cleric!!!”

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The Guardians – Episode 30: The Hellmouth

This session’s main characters:

  • Diana – human fighter 4
  • Elfred – high elf ranger 4 (NPC mode)
  • Fredo – stout halfling rogue 4
  • Hermione – human wizard 4
  • Mistamojo – human cleric 4
  • Oracle – human fighter 4
  • Yobak – goblin NPC

The army of the dead have overwhelmed the remaining four town guards. Hermione and Diana ran for the hole under the monument that led to the Hellmouth. The town guards thought that the safest option was to keep close to the Guardians of Landseal and ran after them both. The banshees overhead flew toward them with great speed and easily caught up to the guards.

Elfred who was closer to the monument saw Hermione, Diana and the guards running for it. Behind them yards away she saw the zombies parted and gave way to an extremely pale woman in a black heavily embroidered gown holding on her left hand a large glass cylinder containing a floating skull swirling in green mist. Her striking face didn’t show any emotion as she virtually glided slowly toward them.

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The Guardians – Episode 29: Is this how you fight?

This session’s main characters:

  • Diana – human fighter 4
  • Elfred – high elf ranger 4
  • Fredo – stout halfling rogue 4 (NPC-mode)
  • Hermione – human wizard 4
  • Mistamojo – human cleric 4
  • Oracle – human fighter 4
  • Yobak – goblin NPC

Hermione created a loud thunder wave aimed toward the monument. The monument cracked and dust fell to the side. The block beside the opening that Fredo created last time crumbled from the force of her Thunder wave spell.

Mistamojo convinced Yobak to go into the small opening that Fredo had created and explore what’s underneath the monument. Yobak went down and shouted back that he saw an obelisk in the cavern underneath. It looked like the very same obelisk they used to transport in and out of Zelirith’s Tower.

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The Guardians – Episode 28: Get sledgehammers!

This session’s PCs:

  • Diana – human fighter 4
  • Elfred – high elf ranger 4
  • Fredo – stout halfling rogue 4
  • Hermione – human wizard 4
  • Mistamojo – human cleric 4
  • Oracle – human fighter 4

Standing in front of the large stone monument in the town square of Landseal, they considered the possible ways they were going to go through it. Meanwhile, outside of town, they could hear the marching army of the dead getting closer and closer.


Note that the map on the top left was not drawn by me. It’s from the Basic Fantasy RPG adventure module JN1 The Chaotic Caves. The rest are my map drawings of the close-up of the area near the town hall. See #12 in the town map.

Just as they were about to take a closer look at the monument, a group of townsfolk approached them with a young bearded man at the lead. He was complaining about being asked to leave their hometown, that they weren’t afraid of an army of the dead and that they would rather die than leave. Mayor Noah Pritchard walked to them in an attempt to diffuse the situation.

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The Guardians – Episode 27: How do we get to the Hellmouth?

This session’s PCs:

  • Diana – human fighter 4
  • Elfred – high elf ranger 4
  • Fredo – stout halfling rogue 4
  • Hermione – human wizard 4
  • Mistamojo – human cleric 4
  • Oracle – human fighter 4

The heroes spent the next 3 days recuperating in Zelirith’s Tower. There were 8 bedrooms in the tower which they’ve divided among themselves while they were there. Martha, the female entity tied to the tower, made them feel right at home. She would conjure food in the hall at the bottom of the tower. She also tried to answer all of their questions to the best of her ability.

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The Guardians – Episode 26: We’re friends of Zelirith

This session’s PCs:

  • Diana – human fighter 3 (going on 4)
  • Elfred – high elf ranger 4
  • Fredo – stout halfling rogue 3 (going on 4)
  • Hermione – human wizard 4
  • Mistamojo – human cleric 3 (going on 4)
  • Lavandes – high elf druid 4
  • Oracle – human fighter 4

The heroes found themselves in a large bright circular room after Yobak activated the obelisk and magically transported everybody in the circle from the forest to Zelirith’s Tower. The lady in the tower decided that they were all intruders and took some measures.

The lights in the circular room went out temporarily making everything very dark. The floor started to tremble as loud cracking and crashing sounds echoed all around them. Luckily, Elfred was an elf and could still see in the darkness.

Two large shapes made of rock and dirt formed at opposite ends of the room from the solid stone floor. They walked across the room as if they were wading through shallow water. The group quickly realised that these were earth elementals.

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The Guardians – Episode 25: Stay in the circle

This session’s PCs:

  • Diana – human fighter 3 (going on 4)
  • Elfred – high elf ranger 4 (AFC)
  • Fredo – stout halfling rogue 3
  • Hermione – human wizard 4
  • Mistamojo – human cleric 3
  • Lavandes – high elf druid 4
  • Oracle – human fighter 4

We pick up from where we left off four weeks ago where Hermione was pulled away from the obelisk by a wight and the magical transporter shut down. Mistamojo was lying on the ground unconscious. Diana and Fredo just woke up from the brink of death, thanks to some healing down by their comrades. Lavandes, Elfred and Oracle were fighting off some zombies.

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Diana got up and attacked a zombie near Elfred to get its attention. Meanwhile, Hermione uttered an incantation and disappeared in a puff of smoke right out of the wight’s clutches. She reappeared behind the obelisk leaving the wight dumbfounded. Barn the owl circled above the obelisk scanning for her and then landed on Hermione’s shoulder.

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The Guardians – Episode 24: Say the words!

This session’s PCs:

  • Diana – human fighter 3
  • Elfred – high elf ranger 4 (AFC – away from character)
  • Fredo – stout halfling rogue 3
  • Hermione – human wizard 4
  • Mistamojo – human cleric 3
  • Lavandes – high elf druid 4
  • Oracle – human fighter 4

After defeating a group of rabid zombies, a second wave of zombies jumped out of the brush but waited in a long line. They held their position while growling and snarling at the heroes. The team stood there a moment and decided again to follow the owl that’s flying ever westward.

The heroes ran in formation where the fastest of them were at the lead while those who were heavily encumbered and slowed bring up the rear. Oracle decided to stay back to guard the rear as they rushed forward. He quickly glanced back at the zombies and saw them still standing where they were. Then they parted to the side to allow a couple of wights to step forward and fire off their longbows at Oracle. A few arrows flew but only one arrow managed to hit him – not that it mattered.

When the wights found that their arrows were no longer in range of the heroes, they commanded the zombies to rush toward the team.

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The Guardians – Episode 23: The witch is dead

This session’s PCs:
  • Diana – human fighter, level 4
  • Elfred – elf fighter/magic-user, level 3
  • Fredo – halfling thief, level 5
  • Hermione – human magic-user, level 5
  • Mistamojo – human cleric, level 5
  • Lavandes – elf druid, level 4
  • Oracle – human fighter, level 5

They settled inside the old hydra cave for the night, making sure everybody’s healed with Lavandes and Mistamojo’s help. Diana, Oracle and Fredo took turns standing watch but the night was uneventful.

In the morning, they got ready to resume their journey to the town of Landseal. It didn’t look like morning though as outside it was very dark and the sky was of a red tint. Oracle climbed up to the surface to have a peek. He heard some growling noises in the distance but didn’t see anything. He beckoned everybody to come join him.

Barn, Zelirith the Witch’s owl, flew toward Hermione and perched on her right arm. They noticed a glowing red band on its left leg and investigated it. Suddenly, they hear Zelirith’s familiar voice. She said that if they are hearing this message, it meant that she was probably dead. Her message also told them that they should go to her tower in the hopes and that she thinks the stuff in her tower would be able to help the heroes.

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