The Gentle Readers of Hyborea

Welcome to your Adventure Log!
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Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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The Well of Skelos
Welcome to the End!

Why the Well of Skelos?

By ancient measure and advice all manner of man – Commoner to King visited Ancient Skelos to learn his Secrets, their Fate, or both as the concern drove them. Upon entering, a Tithe would be assessed against the Petitioner for the Favor of the Presence of Wizened Skelos. Those that had sense enough paid their toll based upon an estimation of the value of the answer to the question they sought, plus a valuation of themselves so as not to bring Omen upon them while at the Court of The Magician. Many are the Tales of men – Commoners and Kings alike who sought to cheat this old man. One common theme in all of them was the Dire Consequences experienced by the niggardly fool.

Now there came a time when even this most ancient of Sages passed into the Beyond – some say a Heaven complete with Honey and Virgins awaited him, while still others insisted it was a far bleaker place full of fowler things than even Old Skelos himself.

Eventually, his Citadel fell into ruin as all works of man, however mighty, will. Eventually hardy souls explored those Ruins. Those that returned told many Tales of Horror and Riches. One common theme, though, was the mention of the Well.

Boundless, death-filled and bottom-less were those Tales, but all full of hand-holds and foot-holds for some Behemoth to ascend or descend, all full of Treasures beyond mortal ken strewn about, because in the Age after Skelos passed the Lords of Atlantis, the Emperors of Mu, the Masters of Thuringia and the Kings of Lemuria each visited the Well when their Lands felt the bite of the Cataclysm. For Skelos on his deathbed had predicted the death throes of those mighty civilizations saying simply that they could all be averted if those doomed kingdoms threw every last item of wealth that they possessed into the Well, which their leaders did, save but a remnant and that remainder was just enough to seal their nation’s Fate.

It is here where the Legend divides. Some say that the Hyboreans had nothing of value so they were spared Skelos’ attention. Still others say that the Hyboreans defeated the Demonic Host that rose from the Feeding of the Well. Still others say that it is all Myth and Fairytale meant to scare the Young and justify the Great Cataclysm that was intoned in that Fell Augery.

Though, I will note Gentle Reader, that there truly is a Well and men have fed it all manner of valuable – whether daughters, jewels or themselves – for countless Ages. It is here that we dare to travel. Welcome to the End!

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The Road of Kings in the East
Chaos Reins in the Year of the Tiger in Far-Fabled Khitai

Days Along the Third Road of Kings

The Hammerfestan Year 583, since the Founding of the City
The 383rd Year of the Meadows and the Compact
13th Ides of Martius, Anno 2,237 of the Republic
The Spring of the Year of the Tiger, 4,974 of the Founding of the Empire

D Invade the Kuo Mung Wujii by Roc and Marble
D+1 Fighting Continues w/Theatre Breakfast
D+2 Secure Wujii, sparing Administrators, Servants and Workers
D+3 Full Breakfast
Defeat Lemurian Attack Fleet, First Tally Made with the Remainder of the Masts and Sails of the Sunken Fleet
D+4 Destruction of the South Tower by Mobile Artillery
Surrender of the Sea Tower
D+5 Surrender of the West, South and East Towers
Imperial Garrisons from Surrendering Towers Pressed into Year N’A Day Services as long as they are Not sent against the Emperor, under the command of Captain Song su’Osi, Second Tally Made with Seals from the Instrument of Surrender
D+6 Embassy of the Chezzanachkt and the Masters of Everyday Sundries; the former are asked to Witness our Tallies Along the Eastern Way, while the latter are asked to Witness our Treatment of the Imperial Garrison’s Year N’A Day Services
Meeting with Anji Fi, and the Establishment of the Schedule of Tallys
D+7 to 14 Prophesy of the Emperor and the Tiger, delivered to the Temples and Monasteries and Nunneries of the Jinse Yuan with the Escort of the Lord of Rain and the Duke of Thunder
D+15 The Second Full Breakfast
D+16 Resurrection of the Famed Admiral Fan Wong and the Revelation of the Emperor’s Sword to him and the Chief Administrator Anji Fi
Coronation of King and Lord General Hong Jung Lao, Third Tally provided by the King and Lord General Himself as a Commemorative of the Coronation and the Band’s Attendance thereat
D+18 The Surveyors leave to Find the Ground for the Battle for the Resurgence of Wu and the Sword Brothers quietly muster to the outskirts of the City of Wushan to support our Skirmisher, Hobliar and Mobile-Artillery numbers
D+25 The Third Breakfast and the Fourth through Eighth Tally to Reestablish the Kingdom of Wu, Ally with the City of Wushan, Defeat the Army of the Kingdom of Anfai, Defeat the Army of the Kingdom of Huaise and Defeat the Famed General Cao with the Administration Reports, Arms, Eyewitness Reports, Instrument of Surrender signed by the Famed General Cao, The Treaty of the Kingdom of Wu and the City of Wushan with the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn and Cons, Flags, Standards and Uniforms of the Defeated Troops Evidencing the same
D+26 The Reports of the Lieutenants and the Fourth Breakfast as well as the news that the Emperor Laon Ai Ge was assassinated in his sleep the night before while visiting his Heir, Prince Laon Kuingu Bingtin in the Prince’s Palace in Henan
Beginning of the Chaos of the Year of the Tiger
Completion of the Training of the Sword Brothers to the Cavalry, Infantry, and Skirmishers in the Traditions Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn
D+27 The Battle of the Last Stand of the Eight Headed Octopus
The Surrender of General Cao and the armies of Anfai and Huaise under His Command
D+28 Meeting with the Court of the City of Wushan
Establishment of the Rapprochement of the City of Wushan and the Reestablishment of the Kingdom of Wu with its first Treaty with the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn in One-Thousand Years
Delivery of the Last Emperor’s Sword to the Kingdom of Wu
D+29 Yashmela Resurrection of the Second Jade Emperor, Oson Yen Nan, Ninth Tally provided by the Second Jade Emperor Himself in the form of a Declaration of Right and Request to the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn
D+29-33 Leavetaking of the Band of Shackles, Third Dawn along the Taishang-Tian River by the Gentle Swan Boats of Quall
D+33 Arrival at the head of the Tian River
Avoided the Confrontation with the Armies of the Kingdom of Bo and the City of Wenchuan
D+33 to 35 Harrying of the Armies of the Kingdom of Bo and the City of Wenchuan Drawing them away from the City of Wenchuan
D+35 Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn Imperial Troops from the Jinse Quan Rush to Occupy the City of Wenchuan for a Year N’A Day along with their Witness from the Masters of Everyday Sundries, our Tenth Tally Comes when the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn’s Flag is flown from those Heights, a Miniature Enameled Flag for Each Sacred Bander is Made by the Jewelers of the City to be Taken when we Return to Complete our Last Tally
The Surveyors leave for Koryu as do the Foragers, the former to scout the way and the latter to find the largesse of the land there
Release of the Dragons from the Kilt of Ziusudra to repopulate the Wushan Mountains
D+35-38 Travel to the City of Gongu along the River Wenchuan by the Gentle Swan Boats of Quall
An Expedition, led by Anji Fi, to the City of Zhaokuadin is Successful in Altering them to the Lack of Defenses in the Western Empire Thanks to the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn and Marking our Twelfth Tally presented to each Sacred Bander in Absentia from the Governor, Oson Oni, himself
D+38 Sack of the City of Gongu, with Corners of Bricks from the City Along with Riverstones are Crafted by Wolundmir into our Eleventh Tally
D+39 Take the City of Kaifeng by Marble depositing the Elves in its Wake, Making this the Thirteenth Tally
D+40 Arrive at the Heart of Koryu to Siege the Imperial Garrisons there
Release the Krakens from the Kilt of Ziusudra in the Li Bay
D+41-51 Release the Pegasi from the Kilt of Ziusudra in Koryu
Travel to the Hinterland of Koryu, bringing the Towns of the Rebels in Concentration along the Hundred Lakes
The Cartographers complete the first series of Official Maps of Khitai
D+46 The Grand Admiral Fan Wong sets sail from the Jinse Yuan to open a Direct Ocean Route to the West with the new Fleet of the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn and the Guide Extraordinairre Memesophis, Upon His Return to the West this would be the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn’s Seventeenth Tally
D+47 to 55 Sack of various Imperial Garrisons in Koryu leading the Imperial Army to attempt to challenge the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn en masse, where the Cons, Flags, Standards and Uniforms of the Defeated Troops Evidence the same as our Fourteenth Tally
D+51 to 55 The General Bi Fan Sam Unities the Army of Koryu
D+55 The End of the Succor Provided by the King and Lord General of the Jinse Yuan, Hong Jung Lao until such time as the Western Passage is Opened
The Feint at the Battle of Peaches and Apple Blossoms by the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn
D+56 The Yashmela Resurrection of the Emperor Laon Ai Ge
The Coronation of the Emperor of the West, Ishmael the Slight Lord
The Treaty of the Separation of the World into the Middle Kingdom, the Untouched Territories and the Kingdom of the Setting Sun Marking the Proof of the Above and our Fifteenth Tally
D+58 to 60 Imperial Recognition and Edict of the Koryun Empire for the next 999 years
Beginning of the Regency of General Bi Fan Sam
Establishment of the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn East under the tutelage of the General
D+60 to 64 Koryun Celebrates Fixing the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn Mightily therein
The Emperor Laon Ai Ge retires after the Merriment with the Entire Bloc of Imperial Troops and those of the Sword Brothers Awaiting the Training to the Artillery, Auxiliaries, Hobilars, and Sorcerers in the Traditions Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn
D+64 Supplies of the newly recognized Empire of Koryu arrive in plenty and are packed within the auspicious Imperial Garrison of the Fettered Morning
Delivery of Ten Thousand Koryun Cavalry Horses and the Same Number of Studs and Mares for Breeding, Equally Divided
Night Protocols for the Cavalry, Infantry, and Skirmishers when Travelling the Whole of Hyrcania are retrained
D+94 The Attack of the Full Lemurian Royal Fleet on the Jinse Yuan, which is repulsed by the combined Fleet of Koryu and the Emperor Laon Ai Ge, now known as the Tiger Emperor
D+64-243 The Night March of the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn Across the Suf El Elladin Wastes and the Whole of Hyrcania
The Garrison of the Fettered Morning and the Artillery, Auxiliaries, Hobilars, and Sorcerers is Present Every Morning while the Night March Rests and Recuperates, a Phial of Sand, from Koryun Jewelers is the Sixteenth Tally of the Band of Seven Shackles, Third Dawn
D+244 Arrival in Fort Ghori and the End to our Third Road of Kings

Summer of the Hammerfestan Year 583, since the Founding of the City
The 384th Year of the Meadows and the Compact
21st Kalends of Septimus, Anno 2,238 of the Republic
The Autumn of the Year of Chaos and the Tiger, 4,974 of the Founding of the Empire

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