Ashenport

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Pieota fled the Inn before he was defeated by the adventurers. He formed his ooze-like body into a sphere, and melted himself through the floor, taking the body of one of his fellow cultists with him. Terzacollapsed after the encounter. While she was passed out Isa stole three healing potions from her and gave them to Sengara. A few minutes later her men came to awake her. Weary from the fight she instructed three of them to watch the inn and took the rest with her to rest at her rented abode. Corrin investigated the second floor of the Inn, curious as to why the rooms were seemingly occupied from the previous day. Amongst the rooms he found a few oddities, such as forgotten chests, piles of clothes and boots, a small bivoted black box, a skeleton melted into the walls, a young girl called Esme who claimed her mother was being held in the attic, an armory, a ladder into a locked attic, a door that opened into a brick wall, and a cabinet with a hidden diary detailing some maddening procreation ritual with a creature of the Deep as the mother of Esme.

The girl Esme proclaimed she heard a commotion downstairs, and wanted her crayons to draw. Corrin kept her in her room and retrieved her crayons, noticing that one of her drawings showed her mother as a large reptilian beast. His curiosity immediately turned his attention towards the attic. He picked the smaller locks, but used his acidic sorcerer powers the melt the larger ones. Upon entering the attic her noticed a large iron door with a guard slit closed. Corrin opened the slit, and noticed a shape moving in the darkness. He said hello, and upon doing so something large and fish-like burst from the room, knocked him against a wall and jumped downstairs. Screams from a little girl were heard, and Corrin later found the body of Esme, her innards torn, her eyes full of tears and blood. In her hand was a simple drawing which Corrin pocketed…

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Heading back to town from the shore, you noticed that the arrival of dawn did not bring about the usual hustle and bustle of townsfolk. This was very strange, seeing as the town had a trade fair that it should be conducting. Terza led you all back to the Smooth Sailing Inn and Tavern to find a few townsfolk frightened and scared. She immediately grabbed the innkeeper, Pieota, and demanded he tell them what that sound was. Pieota quickly told them it was the Call of Dagon, and that it happens around this time every year. They fear its effect, so they hide within their homes and business till it ends. Terza easily sensed his lies and broke his arm and collar for more answers. Pieota mentioned his allegiance to the cult of Dagon before his arm was forcibly split from his body. His corpulent form burst like a balloon made of flesh and cloth, and formed into a tar-like acidic ooze covered in various eyes… The remnants of his head slipped off and hit the ground proclaiming “It’s always easier to just imitate the head…” Two townsfolk in the back also abandoned their facade and claimed that they should finish the outsiders quickly before gathering at the Church during an evening ritual…

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Call of Dagon

The following morning all of you head a strange melancholic sound emanating from the coast. While Isa and Sengara simply heard the sound, Corrin was mesmerized by it and was slowly compelled to traipse towards the shore. Soon everyone (who wasn’t hypnotized) noticed that about half of the outsiders in the town were all in a similar daze, heading towards their own watery fate. Terza was among the unaffected, and she called out for help. Receiving no such aid, she took actions into her own hands and started to lightly maim the people who had not made it to the water. She saved around a dozen people by cutting their legs and tying them to dock posts. Corrin was saved also by Terza, simply be being placed upside into a nearby barrel. Isa and Sengara offered no such aid, and instead idly sat back and watched the horrid display.

Later after the call had ceased the air was filled with screams of pain and agony. The affected had little to no knowledge of their previous actions, and were desperate for answers and healing. Terza explained to them what had occurred, and immediately suggested they head back into town to demand answers from the townsfolk…

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Arrival

Despite the heavy storm, you all managed to arrive in Ashenport safely. Corrin arrived first and settled into the Smooth Sailing Inn and Tavern, gaining the particular favor of a young barmaid. The other patrons of Inn were mostly outsiders; including a retinue of the Goldleaf Trading Consortium led by a female swordmage by the name of Terza. Sengara and Isa arrived a few minutes later, immediately asking questions about a strange blackish substance that was rumored to be washing up on shore. They Innkeeper claimed no knowledge of such a thing, but Sengara’s natural insight proved his words to be false. Despite being an Inn all of you received keys to resident homes around the block. Isa and Sengara settled into a decent sized luxury home, while Corrin got stuck with a shoddy cabin-like abode. Everything seemed to normal until that following dawn….

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The Story So Far...

Whispers abound in dark alleys of an errie cult that has befallen the seaport town of Ashenport. Tales of a dark otherworldly menace that has slowly beguiled the town for use in it’s own terrible schemes. Some speak of a nameless sea god who resides amongst the Ashenport’s coastline. It lulls an occasional victim into the sea, it order to satisfy it’s bloodthirst.

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