Iron Kingdoms

XXVII: Kingdom of the Giants

The party of Steve, Ben, and Lincoln had tracked the Iosan Mage Hunters across the frozen tundra of Irkusska to a temple hidden on the plains.

Previously they had defeated a party of Iosan Mage Hunters and were searching the temple for any more information they could find out about the strange place and why the Retribution was using it as a base of operations.

What they found was the temple had been occupied by an reconnaissance force headed by a pair from the 13 members of the colorless pool. The group had been spying on Irkusska for quite some time…

Unexpectedly, they were attacked again from a pair of the surviving mage hunters. They fended off their attackers, although Ben was gravely wounded, and then tracked their foes North and West to the foothills of the Shardspire Mountains.

Evading Tharn foot patrols, and keeping a watchful eye out for dragons, the party discovered a city of giants nestled in the nearest mountain. The Giants extended their hospitality to the party and they even met with King Hexerses.

Hexerses was very happy to meet with emissaries from his neighbor Irkusska. As it turned out, his country had been fighting the dragons for even longer than Queen Amelia’s had. The dragons Ashnephos and Charsaug were paying weekly visits to the Giant’s city, and Hexerses had issued an order where only a select few of the Giants were allowed outside the city walls for fear of the dragons.

Hexerses was also meeting with an emissary from the Retribution of Scyrah. The nature of these meetings remains unknown however, as the Retribution members left soon after the PCs arrived.

That night, the dragons attacked. Ashnephos and Charsaug swept down from the mountains, raining fire from above and with a host of Dragonspawn swarming about they set to destroy the city.

The PCs rushed out of their quarters and fought their way to the King’s chambers. They arrived just in time, blasting their way through a crowd of Carneveans before meeting Charsaug in the streets.

I believe it was Steve and Ben who concocted a plan of teleporting a bag of grenades into the belly of the wyrm, which pretty much did him in right away. Ashnephos fled right after.

Hexerses rewarded the PCs greatly, giving each the opportunity to have one of his Hunters assigned as a personal companion for each. The PCs returned to Ameliagrad with a peace treaty and a trade agreement in hand(Hexerses desired Irkusskan grain to feed his people in exchange for his iron).



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