The session began with the steady realization of Tauv’lan’s fate to The 22.
They fought, bled and killed. They returned to Port Wyrmwood with their friend’s body, and regrouped with the Royal Elven Army and Gen. Emeritus. They met High King Eygon the Firegiant, leader of Clan Pale Tongue, Madman Tark, leader of Clan Gottheim and Giantslayer Lugos, leader of Clan Ruhguhn.
With them, always, Rolif and Vordt.
They buried Tauv’lan underneath an oak tree. They would have liked to think he was at peace.
He was taken to Nethra, and remains there forever.
After convincing the High King to listen to their strategy, The 22 assaulted the Black Mountain on an airship. However, they were ambushed by Sheraptus, who disintegrated Strength’s arm and tore the ship asunder, sending it to the earth.
They fought Sheraptus, they saw the Cruel Angel inside of his circlet and were imbued with power.
They fell into the Hellmouth, and found Nethra. They could not save Tauv’lan from it. They only managed to save Katie and Tilda, as Karliene was killed instantly.
The fight lasted for what felt like eternity, as Tauv’lan’s shadow of spirit was banished by Vordt.
Strybjorn took Sheraptus personally, they battled, falling down the face of the Black Mountain before teleporting to the surface of a burning airship. The battle was even and cruel, blows exchanged constantly as the world watched.
Strybjorn then sacrificed himself by falling to his death with Sheraptus in his arms. As his spirit left his body to the ether of Berenike, he was resurrected by the arms of the Cruel Angel.
By some other power, each of the 22 was imbued with some form of the Cruel Angel’s power. The dancing red lights of energy is still there, inside, somewhere.
King Anduril came to Berenike to congratulate the heroes, and rewarded them fairly, with four thousand unmarked gold crowns and a decomissioned airship. However, he refused to believe Karliene may be dead.
For some reason, Strybjorn met Slan, the Arch-Demon of Lust, and Aran was saved by Salos, the Arch-Demon of Lost Sins.
The Few are also left with their tarot cards, THE WHITE WOLF, THE EMPEROR, THE HANGED MAN and THE BRANDED.
The 22 returned to Ral’Eldas, they met Ilvaarn Jerosark, to which Vordt claimed that “The 22 is whole again.” Strybjorn has taken it personally to care for Vordt.
The 22 then had a melancholy goodbye as they left to pursue their own adventures.
Ilvaarn Jerosark joined the Handsome Few and was given “THE BRANDED” card.
The Handsome Few will return in Session 14.