Those who were left behind: Alternative to Interplanar


After a long rest, our heroes regained their strength and took another crack at taking the level below from the uncivilized brutes that currently reside therein. This time, having managed to get past the stairwell, they ventured into the top floor of the building and discovered it to be pitch black. The ravages of time were apparent everywhere as Theodorus’ dancing lights and Eleanor’s torch revealed deep holes forming in the floor surface. Faced with a maze of cubicles and two offices in their immediate vicinity, our heroes chose to investigate the leftmost office which, as their luck would have it, contained a creature with the carapace and claws of a lobster and the beaked/tentacled face of a cephalopod. Upon seeing this creature which is called a Chuul, Gavanen immediately took a strong defensive stance while Elanor pounced on the Chuul with her daggers. Immediately the Chuul snatched the small halfling with his claws in an attempt to pull her tiny head into its gaping maw. She, with the booming blade of Gavanen, the magical prowess of Theodorus, and the crossbow bolts of Rhea, put forth a valiant effort against the beast. However, the strength of its pincers would soon overcome Eleanor and the constant spurting of blood from her abdomen lead to her losing consciousness. While the Chuul turned its attention to Theodorus, Scarlet used a healing word to bring Eleanor back from the brink. Midway through the battle two Dretch, demonic pig-men, attacked Rhea and Scarlet and filled the room with a gaseous poison. However our heroes managed to pull through with Rhea tearing blood vessels from its body and Scarlet terrifying the other into accidentally jumping to its doom. And with a bounding leap up the Chuul’s body, Eleanor climbed up its back and slit its throat with her blades.

The journey begins...poorly

Our heroes, after interrogating Jan the Butcher in an attempt to ascertain what happened to the twins, ventured down into the depths of the bank whose roof they currently live on. Before they went on their journey, Frang sent the two guards, Mun and Dreya, to aid them on their journey into the depths below. However Dreya, with eyes vacant and glazed over, inexplicably walked off the rooftops to her death. Rhea, Dreya’s sister, filled the vacancy left by her sister even though she was stricken with grief. The party descended the dark staircase with the intent of investigating the next lower level and attempting repairs where possible when they were confronted with a chasm separating the part of the staircase they were on and the door they needed to reach. While attempting to get to the other side of the landing they were attacked by another grell who quickly dispatched with Mun. After a quick fight and the burning of spider webs, our heroes were going to pull Rhea, who fell into the hole off the grell, when she was attacked by a horde of zombies. After a begrudging and harrowing fight to keep Rhea still alive, our heroes managed to pull her up before she became the very monsters that wished to take her life and then did this just before another horde of Zombies pushed their way through the door and into the hole themselves.

Episode one
The Brain Go Splat

Our heroes, after hearing the desperate screams of Wynona pierce the calm humid swamp gas, rushed to the Door where they saw her husband, Mike, have his head removed from his torso by a floating brain with a beak and tentacles (Grell). Eleanor managed to somersault on top of horrifying creature and stab it in the grey matter while Linus, Govannon, and Skarlett stabbed the ugly beast with their swords. Eleanor flipped up in the air driving both her daggers into its body and slamming its body into the pavement where gore spewed upon all of our heroes. Afterwards Theodorus dissected the body of Mike in front of his widowed wife and he and the others were sternly taken away by Frang’s body guards.

Welcome to your campaign!
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Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.


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