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 +====== Campaign IX, Chapter 7, Episode 16 ======
  
 +===== Master Tarshel =====
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 +**Location:​** ​ [[gaeleth:​places:​Star'​s End Monastery]],​ [[gaeleth:​places:​Takanal]]
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 +**Date:** Winter, 1332 Avard
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 +**Characters:​** ​ [[gaeleth:​people:​Koristhene]],​ [[gaeleth:​people:​Jariskorn]],​ [[gaeleth:​people:​Ethana]],​ [[gaeleth:​people:​Allie]] ​
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 +Master Tarshel was a nephew of the duke in [[gaeleth:​places:​Teras]],​ a mage, and a ruthless, arrogant elf used to getting his way.  After learning through a contact that a tome he sought was being transported from Takanal to the Star's End, he set up an ambush not far from the monastery. ​ He brought a sniper and several of his elven liege men with him, and set up camp beside the roadway.
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 +A bard by the name of Yarlin was one of several people to pass by the encampment. ​ Yarlin was invited in to sing, and rewarded with more ale and wine than he could handle. ​ He left rather drunk, spreading the 'good news' of a wonderful encampment in the direction of Takanal.
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 +The monastery'​s team arrived towards nightfall later that day.  Tarshel invited them to join his company against the night stalkers, while his sniper and his men analyzed the monastery'​s team.  The team's only combat asset was an armored dwarf that rode a dire boar.  Traveling with them was one of the rare, winged [[gaeleth:​races:​ariel]],​ and two servants. ​ They made a story of being escorts for the ariel, but Tarshel knew the real prize was the tome.
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 +In the morning, as they set out together in force towards the Star's End, Tarshel made a fair offer for the tome.  He upped the price again and again, until he hit his limit of 1500gp in a chest he had brought along for the purpose. ​ The team from the monastery refused him one last time, and he ordered his men to attack.
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 +Tarshel'​s Hand, his sniper, pinned them down while the master himself brought down an ice storm upon the monastery'​s minions. ​ Several more blasts of mage fire and acid, coupled with the leaf blades of his liege men, nearly destroyed the monastery'​s team.  Unfortunately,​ something untowards occurred.
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 +The dwarf was a rune priest of [[gaeleth:​divinities:​Galgiran]],​ the God of Smithing. ​ The ariel was a priest of [[gaeleth:​divinities:​Habrem]],​ the Goddess of Songs. ​ The two servants were skilled fighters in hand-to-hand combat. ​ The tide turned, and quickly. ​ Within moments, Master Tarshel, his Hand, and the two surviving liege men were captured.
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 +====== Behind the Scenes ======
 +
 +**Date:​** ​ THU27MAR2014
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 +**DM's Notes:​** ​ It was a dark and stormy night. ​ I thought it was going to be a TPK (Total Party Kill) in the first few rounds, but after the surprise wore off, the team responded well.  Between the two priests, they had Damage Reduction 10 for a round -- and the sniper'​s arrows turned to dust or shattered on impact with even the bare flesh of the team.  He surrendered. ​ Tarshel was not so bright; he fought until the last, and sealed his fate.  He would later be ransomed back to his uncle for '​favors owed' to the Goddess of Darkness.
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 +**Reference:​** [[gaeleth:​campaigns:​campaign IX:Campaign IX]]
 +
 +==== Saige (Allie) ====
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 +No comment.
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 +==== Sommer (Ethana) ====
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 +No comment.
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 +==== Paul (Koristhene) ====
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 +No comment.
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 +==== Ross (Jariskorn) ====
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 +No comment.
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