Heart of Fire

The Heart of Fire, Dwarves Anew

11-23-2014

Grimme goes to underground duegar civilization underneath heart of fire
Begin getting pestered my thieving goblin with a very dangerous stick.
Grimme travels over the land until he reaches the desert and then The Heart of Fire. The lava and dangerous environment is now changed though, and lacking in the lava department. He investigates the temple, and finds no sign of life or recent travel. Mark 13 goes about.
Find large sea of salt/sand and a dwarf on a stone boat
Find large underground city of duegar, evil dwarves that can turn to stone at will
Have a bit of a dispute, but then come to an understanding, just in time for the swarm of flesh –eating cockroaches to show and and almost hurt Grimme. He saw a large figure, and sensed a great evil form it, so he tried to vanguish it. It evaded and the swarm left with it.
Grimme investigated the records and discovered many things about the dwarves leaving the citadel and what happened afterwards. He also saw a new rune, a triangle with an eye atop it.
He had to speak to the ancient one, the old dwarf leading the community, but no one would let him. Grimme kinda forced his way to him, killing some evil dwarves in the process.
He went inside this weird stone dome, and had to confront mirror images of him, but Grimme had enough and the Mark 13 just grabbed him. Grimme tried to convince him that he was in fact the Grimme from the citadel and that Torag was indeed still alive. He wasn’t killed. Then the cockroaches came, but Grimme healed the guy with lay on hands, curing his cataracts, and as the cockroaches ate him alive, he saw Torag.
Big fucking evil ass demon came with the cockroaches, and Grimme killed him something fierce.
The swarm became this weird creature with a big eye, and Grimme recognized his “face” from the strange run in the records. He said he moved the dwarves “forward”, and that their leader was Ruark (which is strange, because Grimme had to kill him way back). The thing then killed all of the duergar with swarm, and Grimme left.
He traveled back out and went to retrace his steps. Mark 13 went into Tamalorn, and didn’t come back out, so Grimme lost his companion. The thieving goblin stole his shield, and that is where Grimme is.
Decided to head to Kelsindra, might find some answers in the rubble.

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A dark city, convergence, and an evil overlord...
CANDYLAND MOTHA FUCKA

Grimme appeared in darkness. Absolute darkness. Everything he looked he saw dark outlines and everything was in black and white. His darkvision was in full effect, as was Barthalamul’s. They took a quick moment to get their surroundings and looked around. Grimme noticed a few things: there were black orbs of all kind of sizes everywhere, his fast healing stopped working, and although he still had his divine connection to Torag he did not have his extra abilities given by the Knowledge of the Ancients or by the planetar blessing.
Grimme and Barthalamul started moving, not with a destination in mind, but just deciding to keep moving for the sake of movement. The black orbs lay everywhere in the path, but both made sure to avoid them, they had no idea what would happen if they touched them. They did notice that something was following them from above, but not engaging. But shortly after noticing the creature, it dropped something down. Small black oozes appeared in front of the pair and began attempting to attack them. Grimme was more than a match for these oozes. B-man kinda just was there, but survived. When Grimme killed the oozes, or destroyed them, he noticed that they started pooling toward one of the orbs that was nearby. Grimme was somewhat confused, but he figured there would a fight, so he just waited.
B-man thought it was a bad idea to stay, and voiced his concern. Grimme didn’t really care, so he waited for the new beast to show up. The trail of defeated oozes pooled into one of the medium sized spheres and became a shoggoth! The menace was quickly put down by Grimme, but not before it caused some mighty damage to B-man. Grimme healed him up as best he could and more things dropped down from the great beast. Grimme dispatched them, but they starting converging on a much bigger black orb. Grimme saw this getting old, and also saw this ending Barthalamul, so they decided it was time to leave.
They continued walking for quite a while. Grimme noticed that there were black lines in the sky, and the more they walked, the more he saw. As they walked in the direction of the lines, Grimme also noticed the black negative energy orbs also grew in number. After many days of walking, B-man was exhausted; even Grimme felt he needed rest. Grimme began searching for a cave or some sort of hovel they could rest in. they saw only barren dark wasteland, but then miraculously there was a cave. B-man thought this very strange, and Grimme thought it was a suitable cave. Grimme and B-man rested in the cave. Outside there, there was some sort of noise. Grimme choose to ignore it for further rest. B-man did as well and kept the guard up.
Upon waking, Grimme heard the noise as well and decided to investigate. Outside were 2 very large spiders and they meant business and attacked Grimme and B-man. Grimme never really felt challenged, but B-man thought it best to use his ethereal jaunt ability and play the defensive. Grimme just went to town on these spiders and killed them, but a sickly retched voice spoke from teh distance, and Grimme knew they had master. He started moving toward the voice, fighting the monster spiders along the way. B-man saw the figure too, and he was riding another rone of the massive spiders, so he made his way over there as well. Grimme was having some trouble killing the spiders now due to a deeper darkness spell, but he kept moving and swinging anyway. B-man treied to kill the thing, but was ejected away as soon as he left the ethereal place.
Grimme ended up getting close to the fiend riding his spider and casting his annoying spells. Grimme took aim and threw Sorrow (with a whole bunch of built up fire energy) and hit him right in his stupid face killing him instantly. With the casting leader dead, the spider left. Grimme and b-man continued.
They traveled for quite a long time, still trying to follow the dreadful lines in the dark sky toward some sort of destination. This lake seemed to go on and on and on. Grimme still knew not what horrors or event awaited him at the end of these lines, but it was the only lead he had, and he knew he had to look into it at least. They finally came upon a black lake, which was odd and Grimme had a horrible feeling about. It turns out they both had flying brooms, so they took those out and started to fly above the lake. Large black tentacles began to form from the lake, and swat at the pair. Seemed like a bad idea to go near it, so they didn’t. Grimme did note that the giant black shape was back in the sky, and enormous winged creatures began to come from it and attack them. Grimme never felt truly threatened by them, but B-man was having a very hard time, and just went ethereal to avoid the situation. He just watched Grimme.
Grimme basically got pissed. He killed the two bat creatures that were flying around him and then saw more of them leaking out of the giant whale shadow creature floating in the sky. He figured it would be better to kill the source of these creatures. He flew up on his broom to the massive creature and as he approached it it opened its massive jaws and swallowed Grimme whole in one easy bite. Grimme immediately saw he was in a massive cavern filled to the brim with terrible monsters and shadow creatures. Seeing only one way out, grimme smited and smack the shadow whale right in the top of its mouth with such vigor and power that its head exploded and blew off. the whale plummeted through the air along with its mouth’s inhabitants. As they landed in the pitch black lake the massive swarm of tentacles enveloped them and dragged the beast and its friends down into it. Being up so high, Grimme now saw that the lake was in fact not that big at all, but the lake seemed to have been following them, as if it was hunting and stalking prey. Grimme hated this place.
Barthalamul had just watched yet another amazing display of Grimme’s. At this point in adventuring together, he wasn’t surprised to see Grimme fly in the mouth of an enormous beast and fell the beast in what appeared to be a few short seconds. He found Grimme and they continued their journey.
After returning to the ground and having a brief rest, the duo saw what appeared to be a city in the distance. They approached the massive walls and neared the gates. Grimme noted it looked a lot like his citadel, but much bigger. Above the peak behind the walls and city was an anormous, moon-sized orb taking up the sky… and it appeared to be slowly moving down. The black lines int eh sky (which there were thousands of now) seemed to converge into the area of the black planet. Grimme knew not where to go, but that looked like a good place to get answers.
Upon approaching the gate entrance, they saw a large figure with armor and shit. He clearly looked out of place, and to be some sort of doorman. He teleported in front of Grimme, told him he couldn’t pass, and began a fight.
Grimme ran up to the dude in the air and smote him into dust with one hit. It was a bit quick. Grimme was a bit shocked he was defeated so easily. B-man was not.
-went in, had an awkward moment. Evil vampires everywhere
-went to a bar, ordered a drink, it was blood. Someone tried to backstab me as I left, got in a fight
-more spider dudes, and some priest assholes
-b-man did awesome plane shifting trick to get through a blade barrier
-Grimme fought more buildings and got beat up, but clearly won
-b-man took the kill that was most important
-went through city to the back, crossed over desolate wasteland to mountain and climbed it.
-rested, went into cave and looked. Found mark 12, and big fiery pit
-jumped in, and teleported to tip of mountain
-found source of black lines, and evil lich, and Guy Barstow!
-enter fight, looks really bad. Evil lich is absorbed by super powerful evil lich
-Guy betrays his master, and gets fucked up but keeps fighting
-Grimme kinda fucked around a bit
-b-man focused and tried to kill the powerful lich, but really pissed it off and got vaporized into nothing.
-Grimme saw this and got SUPER SAIYAN PISSED. He raged, hasted, and radiant charged.
-critical. Fucking. Hit.
-confirmed critical, had to get through to see if it got through displacement. Rolled high, fucking got it.
-Grimme hit that thing so hard it rocked the entire plane. (over 1000 damage in single hit). Killed that fucker dead.
-planes started fucking up, Grimme gathered up The Gun and Herald’s Breastplate and went to Guy. Grimme mercy killed him in thanks, and grabbed the Mark 12 and ordered it to get him out. He gave him the dwarven battery to do it. Mark 12 powered up, upgraded into the badass Mark 13 and they plane shifted out of there.
-thrown out into material plane. Started walking toward Citadel. Drimbador appeared somehow, nearly killed everything and then went back to normal (tiny pixie thing). Ound small village, learned it was a long time in future, went to citadel anyway. Fought orcs, left them cause I didn’t need them and didn’t care. Citadel was abandoned and in ruins. Only Stormbrow’s statue was left, and he was barely there. Grimme told him to sleep, and explored.
-they saw a massive creature in the distance, and decided to go back to the Heart of Fire.

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Darkness, and a darker destination....
PITCH BLACK MOTHA FUCKA

Grimme appeared in darkness. Absolute darkness. Everything he looked he saw dark outlines and everything was in black and white. His darkvision was in full effect, as was Barthalamul’s. They took a quick moment to get their surroundings and looked around. Grimme noticed a few things: there were black orbs of all kind of sizes everywhere, his fast healing stopped working, and although he still had his divine connection to Torag he did not have his extra abilities given by the Knowledge of the Ancients or by the planetar blessing.
Grimme and Barthalamul started moving, not with a destination in mind, but just deciding to keep moving for the sake of movement. The black orbs lay everywhere in the path, but both made sure to avoid them, they had no idea what would happen if they touched them. They did notice that something was following them from above, but not engaging. But shortly after noticing the creature, it dropped something down. Small black oozes appeared in front of the pair and began attempting to attack them. Grimme was more than a match for these oozes. B-man kinda just was there, but survived. When Grimme killed the oozes, or destroyed them, he noticed that they started pooling toward one of the orbs that was nearby. Grimme was somewhat confused, but he figured there would a fight, so he just waited.
B-man thought it was a bad idea to stay, and voiced his concern. Grimme didn’t really care, so he waited for the new beast to show up. The trail of defeated oozes pooled into one of the medium sized spheres and became a shoggoth! The menace was quickly put down by Grimme, but not before it caused some mighty damage to B-man. Grimme healed him up as best he could and more things dropped down from the great beast. Grimme dispatched them, but they starting converging on a much bigger black orb. Grimme saw this getting old, and also saw this ending Barthalamul, so they decided it was time to leave.
They continued walking for quite a while. Grimme noticed that there were black lines in the sky, and the more they walked, the more he saw. As they walked in the direction of the lines, Grimme also noticed the black negative energy orbs also grew in number. After many days of walking, B-man was exhausted; even Grimme felt he needed rest. Grimme began searching for a cave or some sort of hovel they could rest in. they saw only barren dark wasteland, but then miraculously there was a cave. B-man thought this very strange, and Grimme thought it was a suitable cave. Grimme and B-man rested in the cave. Outside there, there was some sort of noise. Grimme choose to ignore it for further rest. B-man did as well and kept the guard up.
Upon waking, Grimme heard the noise as well and decided to investigate. Outside were 2 very large spiders and they meant business and attacked Grimme and B-man. Grimme never really felt challenged, but B-man thought it best to use his ethereal jaunt ability and play the defensive. Grimme just went to town on these spiders and killed them, but a sickly retched voice spoke from teh distance, and Grimme knew they had master. He started moving toward the voice, fighting the monster spiders along the way. B-man saw the figure too, and he was riding another rone of the massive spiders, so he made his way over there as well. Grimme was having some trouble killing the spiders now due to a deeper darkness spell, but he kept moving and swinging anyway. B-man treied to kill the thing, but was ejected away as soon as he left the ethereal place.
Grimme ended up getting close to the fiend riding his spider and casting his annoying spells. Grimme took aim and threw Sorrow (with a whole bunch of built up fire energy) and hit him right in his stupid face killing him instantly. With the casting leader dead, the spider left. Grimme and b-man continued.
They traveled for quite a long time, still trying to follow the dreadful lines in the dark sky toward some sort of destination. This lake seemed to go on and on and on. Grimme still knew not what horrors or event awaited him at the end of these lines, but it was the only lead he had, and he knew he had to look into it at least. They finally came upon a black lake, which was odd and Grimme had a horrible feeling about. It turns out they both had flying brooms, so they took those out and started to fly above the lake. Large black tentacles began to form from the lake, and swat at the pair. Seemed like a bad idea to go near it, so they didn’t. Grimme did note that the giant black shape was back in the sky, and enormous winged creatures began to come from it and attack them. Grimme never felt truly threatened by them, but B-man was having a very hard time, and just went ethereal to avoid the situation. He just watched Grimme.
Grimme basically got pissed. He killed the two bat creatures that were flying around him and then saw more of them leaking out of the giant whale shadow creature floating in the sky. He figured it would be better to kill the source of these creatures. He flew up on his broom to the massive creature and as he approached it it opened its massive jaws and swallowed Grimme whole in one easy bite. Grimme immediately saw he was in a massive cavern filled to the brim with terrible monsters and shadow creatures. Seeing only one way out, grimme smited and smack the shadow whale right in the top of its mouth with such vigor and power that its head exploded and blew off. the whale plummeted through the air along with its mouth’s inhabitants. As they landed in the pitch black lake the massive swarm of tentacles enveloped them and dragged the beast and its friends down into it. Being up so high, Grimme now saw that the lake was in fact not that big at all, but the lake seemed to have been following them, as if it was hunting and stalking prey. Grimme hated this place.
Barthalamul had just watched yet another amazing display of Grimme’s. At this point in adventuring together, he wasn’t surprised to see Grimme fly in the mouth of an enormous beast and fell the beast in what appeared to be a few short seconds. He found Grimme and they continued their journey.
After returning to the ground and having a brief rest, the duo saw what appeared to be a city in the distance. They approached the massive walls and neared the gates. Grimme noted it looked a lot like his citadel, but much bigger. Above the peak behind the walls and city was an enormous, moon-sized orb taking up the sky… and it appeared to be slowly moving down. The black lines int eh sky (which there were thousands of now) seemed to converge into the area of the black planet. Grimme knew not where to go, but that looked like a good place to get answers.
Upon approaching the gate entrance, they saw a large figure with armor and shit. He clearly looked out of place, and to be some sort of doorman. He teleported in front of Grimme, told him he couldn’t pass, and began a fight.
Grimme ran up to the dude in the air and pummeled him into dust. It was a bit quick. Grimme was a bit shocked. B-man was not.

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WAR!!! Part 2
Survival? and what is next?

· Grimme saw the massive form coming closer to the Citadel, it looked like a castle that could walk

· Grimme knew that the main threat was the wiuzards creating these colossi, so he set out to find some and kill them

· He traveledf down to the south gate where he thought he would find more wizards, and instead found a shit ton of robots and soldiers fighting dwarves. He fought with his dwarven brethren and turned back the tide and told the warriors to return to the inner citadel and defend

· Grimme then flew up and saw the castle-colossus was close, so he decided to attack it

· This was not such a great idea. Inside were more evil wizrds, and they were completely protected. The massive construct knocked Grimme around, and some wizards fuck-turd blast Drimbador with a disentagration ray. Grimme fought on alone and tried to escape for a bit, but ended up just attacking the foot that was pummeling him. He broke through the foots wall, and then entered the thing

· He climbed up, and inseide was all fucked. He found a wizard, crushed him to paste. Fought an ice devil, smashed him good too. The he was inside eth things head, and he climbed a rope up to the top, and found the other wizard. That was a short fight, cause he depended on being invisible, and Grimme killed him. Lots of loot.

· The giant construct reformed into a castle, and just sat there. Seeing the threat being over, Grimme decided to go back into the fight and keep killing the enemy.

· A lot of the enemy had retreated to face a new threat:orcs.

· Grimme went to the central inner gate, and found Herald making his two quantium golems fight each other. Grimme communicated with allistair and then waited a bit, but decided to fight him anyway.

· Allistair brought B-man, and they all fought Herald

o H This was a big battle

o Grimme tried to get his attention, and Herald sent the giant constructs into the city to destroy

o Allistiar showed up and started doing elemental damage to the prismatic force field surrounding Herald to deactivate it

o B-man went into the ethereal plane and waited for the signal

o Allistair’s plan worked, and B-man came out and dispelled the sphere

o Grimme charged and beat the shit out of Herald, cursing him with heach hit

o Herald morphed into a big bad devil thing with a great big black axe, and disappeared in a bad black could of death magic, he also summoned a balor

o The balor and Grimme fought, and the balor’s badass sword broke over Grimme, then Grimme just beat it senseless to a smouldering puddle cause Grimme is a bad motha fucka’

o Herald was invisible and smacking Grimme with little effect, and then B-man purged the invisibility and Grimme whomped on him with smite and badassery, it didn’t take long for Herald (even in his new form) to go down

o As Hearld “died” a powerful black tornado formed and swept them all outside of the city

· Outside the city, B-man wondered if they had won, Grimme wasn’t sure

· From above them, the undead big momma solar dragon came down and was totally going to try to kill them, but it got sucked up by the biggest black dragon that Grimme had ever seen, and Summer was riding atop it

· The black tornado condensed and form a humanoid being of epic proportions, chopped the citadel in two, and he promptly fucked off through the clouds

· Grimme was kind to Summer, and asked the massive dragon how to kill Herald, and it replied “only a god can kill a god”, and then it fucking flew off with all the other dragons like a giant asshole

· Grimme was left with the remains of his city, the Citadel, in ruins

· Thousands were dead, and many were wounded. Grimme set about finding the leaders and trying to see to how to manage the destruction that remained. Grimme went and found Gilroy, who was mortally wounded, but Grimme healed him up good. Gilroy then went about helping as well.

· Grimme had a soldier approach, Barek son of Barek. He was heavily wounded and was missing an eye, but he reported that many thousands of dwarves were dead, but all of the humans were dead. When Grimme asked abotu Stormbrow, he was told that it was in fact Stormbrow that sacrificed himself for the life of the golem that came and defended the city. Grimme noted his bravery and noble sacrifice. Barek also reported that the orcs were looting, and Grimme decided to put a stop to that.

· Grimme found the leader of the orcs, Ugthar, and told him to only loot the human bodies and leave the city (in a nice way). Ugthar took the humans to eat and the orcs camped outside of the city.

· Grimme then was approached by Mr. Wizard, and he told Grimme he could help out and something, and started to cast a spell on Grimme, and Grimme and B-man just waited patiently. But as the spell was cast, Grimme saw Mr. Wizard’s face change, and he knew the face! Mammon stood before him, and finished his spell while calling Grimme stupid.

· Son of a bitch

Grimme gained a mythic tier for the defense of the Citadel, and B-man gained a mythic tier for shear survival.

Grimme also gained a level, is now in the prestige class Hammer of Torag

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WAR!!! Part 1
THE SHIT HAS HIT THE FAN!!!!

Started off near the ground, saw the big dragon above, covered in smaller dragon
Flew up to meet Big Momma Dragon, her babies attacked me, grabbed Drumbador and stopped me
Got beat up a good bit, had to gtfo by dropping back down
Landed on the dragon that was grabbing Drumbador, it almost immediately got shot up by B-man and his special forces dwarf paladin squad
Jumped off last second and landed face first in front of B-man on inner city wall
B-man offered help in clearing the way of dragons so I could reach the Big Mamma
We got burned up a little, but then we were off. Grimme charged toward the massive beast on his trusty steed Drumbador, and took some solar breath on the way there
As soon as Grimme was within reach, he smite the dragon and dealth it 5 furious blows that killed it, and it plummeted to the earth landing on the city
Grimme then rode atop Drimbador and cheered long and loud for the defeat of the biggest dragon
Grimme then noticed that the giant colossus was reaching the inner wall, and could not be allowed to enter, else there would be even greater devastation
Grimme hopped into action, charging straight down and drinking his potions to heal up from the previous battle with the dragons
The gargantuan colossus was surrounded in a cloud of noxious smoke, and Grimme lost some of his magic help (due to an antimagic field)
Grimme stood atop the creature and pounded on it some until it hit him with its massive flail (about the size of a house), and it hurt real bad. Really, really, bad
Grimme very unsuccessfully tried to sunder it, and decided it was better just to kill the thing
He pounded on it some more, and then a fireball went off and healed the destructo-golem, Grimme then sent Drimbador off to fight dragons inside the walls
Grimme decided it was time to get big, so he activated the Righteous Might ability of his armor and got big, but as he grew to a larger size on this already unstable “platform”, he lost his balance and began to tumble off. He struck out with the first thing he had in hand: his hammer. The hammer perfectly struck the massive colossus and knocked it over onto some unfortunate riflemen. Grimme was thrown off and into the mist of mean, robots, and golems. He immediately vanquished a mithral golem, and then started to move back toward the massive colossus through the crowd of enemies.
At this time, another similar colossus arrived and began shooting the wall
Grimme was slowly getting outmatched, and put another mithral golem down after taking a nice hit from it.
As Grimme worked his way back to the original construct, 2 massive golems can up from behind in the form of massive dwarves, meaning that 2 souls had sacrified themselves so that the giant golems had the life to move
They ganged up on the newer contrucst and took care of it pretty quickly, then on to the next one, and then took care of all the soldiers around the area, kinda guarding the part of the wall that had fallen
Grimme knew that the massive machines were being summoned by the wizards of earlier, so he got on top of Drimador and flew out to the outerwall after seeing one heal the massive robiots via fireball
He got out there, and killed one quickly, then moved on to another one while Drimbador distracted another. Grimme ended up killing 4, and saw an enormous army coming into the Citadel walls with another massive golem. 2 dwarves (one was Barek son of Barek) came and told him that things were bad, and that Alistair had the dwarven battery tobecause the enemy was inside the castle, and was going through it. The south gate was falling, and shit was rough
He spun his hammer in his hand, and thought of the next idea

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Preparing the Citadel...

-started off trying to do damage control over teh Citadel
-started a draft to gain an army, clerics mostly in charge of this
-started rebuilding walls
-mr. wizard apparently can make enormous amounts of fucking delicious chili from nothing. this takes care of teh food problem in teh city. although its a bit messy
-weapons and armor are started at teh forgeries
-the treasury is counted up, there is about 300,000gp total
-spent some on wall upgrades
-some on soldiers
-some on weapons and armor
-added more money from my own stash
-sent ranger/tracker off to get the previous accountant for the CItadel, one of the magistrate’s lackies
-got Stormbrow his arm back, gave him one of my weapons
-communed with Torag for information, didnt turn up much except Allistair is still alive
-walked around the city and gave rousing speeches to inspire people
-found a master carpenter to make ballistas and trebuchets for the coming war
-made sure there is no evil inside the mountain, and that there is no plaque or disease in the Citadel
-have heard nothing from teh drow (Mammon said that they all died)
-looked for evil after finding bodies drained of blood (that were in teh city and out, they killed the master carpenter)
-found tent with guy vampire elf hunter dude
-got in a fight, killed them all (except for main guy, Guy {whom i had met earlier and is now a vampire})
-killed high cleric corpse risen
-killed antipaladin douche and a bunch of sleeping vampires
-continued preparing for assault of Herald

-3 red robe master clerics (can cast regenrate, but not true ress.)
-two defender golems that require a life sacrifice to activate
-draft to build army was initiated, and it is going well
-admitted society of skilled gnomes and pissed them off by roughing up one of them up
-sun has been covered by heavy clouds and cover
-outer gates are fine, inner gate is made of pig iron, and will try to convert it to adamantine
-Mr. Wizard is making the 3 gates to the inner city adamantine, and stopped making the chili, but its in good stock
-desperately need high qualit metals to make weapons and armor
-ballistas and trebuchets are not coming along so well since master carpenter is dead
-clerics and healing, and burning of dead bodies, and vampires are chased out of town….
-Gilroy and B-man are heading back but had to fight a dragon first, he has 50 paladins with him, and 5000 soldiers too, 2000 citizens, GHilroys paladins cooked and ate the dragon
-in the city there are 100 clerics
-sent mark 12 on a mission to find vampires and he never came back
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-ended with a treasury with 50K gold

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Grimme returns to the Citadel

-Grimme started off by recovering from his fight with the #1 assassin, the one that looked like Death and nearly killed him. he found the wizard and young couple inside a death spell, but unaffected by it due to having his stone axe. Spellbreaker, and using its antimagic field to negate teh spell. they survived
-the rest of the village was looked at by teh party and found to be deserted, destroyed, and the people all dead.
-Grimme and Barthalamul went to digging a large grave, putting all teh bodies in the hole, and Grimme used his flame strike to burn them all and send them to their ancestors
-they all set up camp inside the old mayors house, and went to sleep. B-man however, planned to go back to the weird dream-state where he could fight the golem-like creature. intent to win this time, Grimme provided him with some enchantments that would help him in this fight, and let him fall asleep
-as with before, B-man awoke in the strange realm with the creature before him. B-man got the drop on the fight, and immediately prepared for the fight by using his judgements and greater bane against his target and preparing a shot
-the thing charged him, and the fight quickly turned into a mixture of elemental punches versus point blank shots
-with a final crack from his pistol, b-man shot off its head and it slumped to the ground, but immediately began to regenrate before his eyes. he unloaded his gun into the being again, but it still regenerated and began to move again. unafraid, b-man confronted the creature in front of him. it quickly determined that B-man had help, and flew off. ohhhhhhhhhhhh snap
-Grimme was busy tending to the dwarven couple and the small baby when he heard a large noise outside. he gave teh infant back, took up his axe, and set off outside to see what kinda trouble showed up. it was the thing from B-man’s dream-state. it started talking shit about how Grimme had “interfered” and “would be punished”, whatever. Grimme was gonna chop it up right good.
-Grimme ended up fighting them all, getting beat up a little bit and then winning. they healed back though, but seeing how badass Grimme was and how he was a force of Law, they saw fit to left. Grimme think they ran like cowards
-the main one gifted B-man with a powerful ability that permanently affected him (he gained the Judgement Bound Template)
-the small party set out the next morning to The Citadel and it was really an uneventful trip. it took abotu a week, and they arrived at the Citadel
-Grimme noticed it was dark, worn, and no one greeted him at the gate. Grimme knocked loudly on the massive entrance doors, and finally a lone guardsman came on top of the gate and told him to go away. Grimme immediately lost all patience, and air-walked up to the top of the gate and told the guard what-for, and to send for the top ranking guardsman to meet him and greet him, and that he woudl be waiting
-he send the young couple and their child to a familiar inn, the new wizard companion was sent on his own way as well
-Grimme went about to see who was in command of the Citadel now, and also to figure out what had happened to it. he ran into some very rude guards, and they turned him away. he didnt like that one bit, and he reeeaaalllly wanted to bash some heads in to get in, but he reminded himself he was a just and noble paladin, and not to kill these sad little guards. but a familiar voice found him. it was Heln, the female guard fromteh begining of his quest. she warned him that things were not the same, and to meet her tonight in the old inn where he had his first tussle
-he went down there and she was there, but with armed guards. grimme had a feeling shit was about to go down, and go down it did. turns out Heln was a vampire and she needed Grimme to die. she highly underestimated how powerful he had become though, and he defeated her and the other vampire guards she had brought as well.
-now Grimme was pissed. he was attacked by vampires in his own hometown! vampires in teh Citadel?!?!? he was gonna see undead heads roll for this.
-his next project was to find and destroy the head vampire. so he left the broken down tavern. as he was walking out, a stone hit him annoyingly in teh head. it was the elven-vampire ranger that hunts vampires, Guy Barstowe!!! he offered to help Grimme find the big head-hancho vamp. Grimme, being the noble and lawful good paladin, fuckign refused help from one vamp to kill another vamp. he also swore to guy that he would kill him after killing this big dude, and stormed off to the main castle in the citadel. Guy disappeared
-Grimme headed up to the Citadel now hella-pissed. he got up there and looked for this Magistrate, a political figure that showed up and started gaining control of the Citadel after Grimme left. he ended up going into the mountian to look for him and sure enough found some fucked up shit
-magistrate guy was there. big surprise, he’s a fucking vampire. a powerful one. battle ensues, and Grimme lays the smack down and woops some ass
-after the fight is over, Grimme realises that the ancient vampire crowns are missing from his pack. he sends the Mark 12 off to find them
-Grimme heads back to the citadel to find the Magistrate’s assisntant,Lord Commander Grimhart The Fair basically second command of the Citadel (although he should be leading in times of crisis). he found his Giant secretary barring the way, and he knocked him out to get in there. the old dwarf was sickly in bed, and told him to go away. Grimme refused, and demanded that justice be had. the leader of the Order of Torag told Grimme that if he disobeyed him, he would be expelled from teh Order. Grimme hesitated only a moment before telling the old fool to jog off, and the Grimme would see to the city. the old man then began to turn into a foul beast, large of muscle and power. Grimme had never seen a creature as this before. the old dwarf was obviously cursed, and in need of de-cursing (AXE TO THE FACE STYLE ENGAGED)
-so Grimme maaaaaaay have underestimated this chump. he pummeled Grimme for awhile, and then he pummeled him some more. not to be outdone, Grimme did some damage back. but the beast just seemed to keep coming at him. when Janus Stormbrow showed up to help, Grimme knew that the day was won, and there would be much drinking and laughter about this fight. that was untill the Beast that was Grimhart picked up Stormbrow and ripped his arm from his socket. Fuck.
-so Grimme battled some more, and evetually got grabbed by teh beast. it tore his arm off, and now Grimme could only use his axe and only go for the all out offensive. he airwalked out of reach of the Beast for awhile, but then decided it was better to die fighting this accursed thing then to stay away from it in cautious thinking. he charged with all of his might and power, and hit the Beast with a blow that would have felled a mountain. it was blasted back with such force that it flew throught the stone wall behind it and cascaded down through the air and landed with a statisfactory exploding splat on the stone beneath the tower.
-Grimme was in rough shape. he was beat to fuck, one of his arms was just laying bloody on the ground, and he was only alive because his fast healing was keepign his blood loss to a minimum. as he looked through the massive hole though down to the red smear that had become of the beast, he noticed that it was reforming! he jumped down and began to hack away at the thing, but it still was forming back….. Grimme was lost at a creature that his axe couldn’t kill. he wandered up to the room again and healed up Stormbrow so he wouldnt die. the creature reformed though, and climbed up the side of the tower at a maddening pace reaching Grimme quickly and back to full health.
-Grimme had it with this shit, and knew there was nothign left in his arsenal to defeat this thing. he felt a subtle feeling to use his horn, the Horn of Torag. upon using the artifact, the dark sky opened up heralding massive armed and armored winged angels.the angels then disentigrated the Beast, instantly regrew Grimme’s missing arm, and then took the Horn and left. oh yeah, they also bledded the living fuck out of Torag’s Hammer, and it permanently became a dwarven warhammer.
-Grimme then set out to rebuild and prepare the Citadel for the coming onslaught

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all kinds of stuff...

-Grimme started off flying away from the weak, bitchy elves to go to the kingdom of teh dark elves to try to gain allies against teh coming army of Herald. he flew south to their kingdom.
-on teh way, he approached a large mountain with a small path running up the side. Grimme decided to investigate. the path lead to a small alcove with a statue of a beautiful elven woman (naked) and an old dwarven woman keeping the place tidy. she was batshit crazy and weird. the statue was of some elven princess that fell in love with a dark elf. this dark elf turned out to be #2, the assasin that tried to kill Grimme earlier in teh cold mountains. she woudl not be turned into flesh again untill he was teh greatest fighter ever. but Grimme killed him, and she was still a statue. grimme decided to investigate a mysteriously vanishing tower at teh top of teh mountain with tales of a being inside that could grant any wish (at a price)
-the tower appeared and Grimme went inside to some unknown shit. the basement was full of evils banshees in a pitch darkness. Grimme hates banshees, and he fought them but they just kept coming. he ended up finding their source, a black giant gem. he infused with with all of teh positive energy he could muster and banished all of teh creatures in one fell swoop. upstairs were some ice fairies (whatever). then there was a room of stone figures, that sprang to life when Grimme entered and tried to gain access to the final room. they attacked him, thinking he wanted the wish for himself. it was a tough fight, but Grimme killed all except the wizard (whose name was Mr. Wizard). Grimme then ascended the tower, alone. there was a djinn up there. he was an ass, Grimme killed him pretty quick. breaking a curse, the tower could not be material and real, and using the postively infused gem, Grimme coudl teleport to similar towers in teh world.
-down at teh alcove, Grimme saw teh statue come to life. she took teh spear Omen, and wandered off.

-back to the massive amount of people moving north, B-man and crew were escorting them as far north as possible. dragons attacked and kill alot of them. it was bad. B-man had weird dreams of fighting smoe big ass pally-justice-demon thing. he got his ass kicked. alot. was all, “whatevs brosef, i’m killing dragons”. when shit hit the fan, thats when Grimme showed up and wooped alot of dragon ass.
-together again, they made way with the survivors to Easthorn which was in ruins. inside, Grimem found Bitchsplitter was still there but a little crazy (he still had a few dwarves to protect, and they were locked away safe). a new witch had been attacking the town and raising all of teh dead to turn against. the fortified and prepared the town for the attack that night. all teh elves were slaughtered. Grimme killed the with and the crazed Bitchsplitter and the next day took teh dwarf survivors with him to the Citadel. on the way, he came upon the small town from his earlier travels, King’s well, and this massive cloaked figure ROCKED THE SOCKS OFF OF GRIMME and turned Drembador into a flaming beaver!!! but with his dwarven resolve and sheer dumb luck, Grimme managed to pull a W, and collapsed from teh battle.

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Herald's Army, Tanalorn, and a massive golem-robot

-now escaped from the Barrier Mountains and traveling back to where he should go, Grimme felt better and kept moving on
-a flying shark appeared and gave B-man a ride (this was blue chief’s shark, Bloodfin)
-he saw 2 things far off in teh distance:a large dark mass and what appeared to be a settlement in a giant bubble
-he decided to investigate the dark mass first, turned out to be Herald’s army (bad move)
-got into a bit of a fight with Herald’s army, killed some dragons, Sharky bit one’s head, and it blew fire into his mouth killing him, B-man went down to the ground but was invisible.
-Grimme fought off like 50 dragons at once and won
-kinda ran away to now fight on the ground, ended up getting away just so he woudl live, wanted to see other buble-city
-b-man walked there
-Grimme let Drimbadorr run around, cause he couldnt enter teh city
-tons of refugees entering city
-he got in line with Barek, son of Barek: a dwarf that lived near the citadel
-Grimme needed to see the leader of teh city, some queen
-he warned her of the dangerous army, and noticed men were already there. they seemed like assholes
-he went back to the inn where Barek was and rested a bit
-B-man got to the city, and found Grimme
-Grimme had assassins attack him somehow, and he followed them after they killed Barek (who gave him a napkin to some platinum mine near the citadel)
-he was ambuhsed, and killed teh assassins
-went back up to teh royal courtroom just in time to see the prince kill the queen. a battle ensued, and a human wizard showed up and killed the prince, and Grimme killed him using antimagic field (using Spellbreaker weapon)
-then heralds army attacked, using massive golem
-Grimme tried to fight the golem, but he felt smaller and more worthless than a flea to this thing, he knew what he had to do…
-Grimme blew horn, got big, fought the golem in a badass fightand won
-tanalorn was lost though, and Grimme escaped with some survivors to travel to the Citadel for further protection

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