The Pakthryxl Proxy 2
Book I - Azlanti Plunder
By invitation or otherwise, investors from several of Inner Sea Region’s more prominent factions gathered in Magnimar to discuss a lucrative treasure hunting expedition co-funded by the Prophets of Kalistrade. After signing a contract with Prophetess Kaledith Sevardomos, methodically acquiring an animate sailing ship and outfitting for the voyage ahead, these fellow investors became a crew bound for the storied ruins of Azlant. Finagling her way on board was the half-elf, Tebrilith Peril, along with her troublesome history with the notorious Pirate Queen.
En route they discovered the Azlanti expedition was attempted several months prior by a sorcerer called Yigorin Slate whose sponsor had partnered with the Sevardomos family. Like it or not, the crew detoured to the Mordant Spire to liberate Slate and his map so the expedition could truly begin, but not before encountering the notorious Pirate Queen’s constant influence on the Steaming Sea.
First was the Magnimarian naval inspection, paranoid by surging pirate activity. Next came a press-ganged attack from a Pirate Queen ship. Then there was a mercantile Aspis Consortium vessel hawking inconspicous halfling slaves. By the time the crew faced the elves of the Mordant Spire, it was too late to stop a conspiracy that kidnapped Peril along with one too many secrets about their ship and their destination. Unfortunately, recovering Slate required immediate attention.
The crew found Slate and his belongings locked away for reasons not entirely clear. Breaking him out and escaping the island was another matter! The elves, covetous off all things Azlanti, pursued them with vigor. However, a familiar yet mysterious presence provided favorable winds in the shape of a looming storm. She appeared in the tempest, effortlessly hovering beside a crew-member lashed to the rigging during the night’s watch. Vilya Sul, sylph oracle of the wind, strongly suggested the crew recover something Slate had stolen from her before disappearing.
Slate confessed he was holding onto a certain lamp for its wish power, a detail he insisted was necessary for the treasure-hunt’s success. Not long after this conversation did the storm worsen to such a degree that the crew thought it best to mediate between Slate and Sul until a compromise was found. After some delicate negotiation, the weather cleared. The eventual return of Balijan, a djinni dear to Vilya Sul bound inside Slate’s lamp, was promised. Sul would watch from the clouds, a dire and constant threat to a ship at sea. Slate could no longer hide all of his secrets, one being his curious half-dragon nature. Tenuous trust defined the crew.
Work in progress…
Act I – Arcadian Line
[Scene 1] The Captain’s Club Contract
[Scene 2] Outfitting in Magnimar
[Scene 3] Crossing the Steaming Sea
[Scene 4] Mordant Spire Infiltration (Level 6)
[Scene 5] Escape to the Arcadian Ocean
Act II – Azlanti Line
[Scene 0] Return to Magnimar
[Scene 1] Pacifying Vilya Sul
[Scene 2] The Haunted Bicorn
[Scene 2a] Exploring Voshgurvaghol (Level 7)
[Scene 3] “The Pirate Queen”
[Scene 4] Navigating the Eastern Reefs
[Scene 5] The Hoard of Rasvimharroc
Act III – Opalescent Line
[Scene 1] Immortal Captivity
[Scene 2] Servitors of Midvale
[Scene 3] Crossing the Ambulatory
[Scene 4] Obelisks of Destiny
[Scene 5] The Obari Plummet