We all learned how to use waypoints! Hopefully people use this in combat.
Approaching a large orc camp, Erevan sends out his raven familiar Kasper to scout out the scenario. Kasper spies a huge dome that is identified as Blood Magic, before being shot at by a nasty necromancer.
Ozden knows that ravens are certainly not native to this region, so the necromancer most likely knew it wasn’t supposed to be there.
The group begins making plans, and starts sneaking around the side of the camp. Ozden started to cast Bless, being way too loud, but was immediately shushed and the stealth was saved.
They come across some animals that look like boars, with saddles on them. After some bickering, they decide to bypass them around the outskirts of the camp. Rodalpho feeds a boar that sticks his head out, and unsuccessfully casts animal friendship, the boars are literally too stupid to be friends. Rodalpho at first thought this was a giant boar, but after getting a close up view, he realizes they are actually just regular boars that have been bred to exceptionally large.
Ozden and Erevan, leading the group, see a female tiefling holding a torch, chained up and guarded by a handful of orcs. They quickly don’t decide anything, but eventually move to take out the few guards as quietly as possible.
Slightly less than successful, they hear what can only be an orc boss taunt them into the tent. Rodalpho sneaks around the side of the tent, while the rest charge through the front flap of the tent.
giant orc Ogre introduces himself, while Rodalpho rips through the side of the tent and proceeds to fail miserably with his surprise attack on Gog. A rough looking orc, to be revealed as Brughor, greets the group with a two-headed axe (yikes).
Gog uses his reaction to bend over. Yes.
Psycho, attempting to cast poison at Rodalpho, hears a voice that sounds like Erevan saying “No, that is not allowed.”, but Psycho promptly hears another voice that says “Do it, then have a dance party!”
Red grows big and with numbers greatly in their favor, the party is victorious in Brughor’s tent, yet for some reason Brughor seemed rather pleased at the outcome of getting his ass kicked.
Gurk Nah’Mless is released from under a net, and proceeds to glomp Rodalpho. He was sent by King Yeemik, and offers to help when he recognizes Rodalpho as the “the halfling with red cloak” because of Yeemik.
Also, Gurk reveals that the orcs IN this area are practicing blood magic, and are in the process of being absorbed into a dragon cult. Though the dragon cult is not responsible for the blood magic.
Andochas loots the chest, (because that’s what he came for, apparently), and then everyone rushes back out of the tent to stop the blood magic already in progress…Gurk warns them to not burn or “break” bodies, but to leave them intact. Especially do not let blood touch any runes on the ground.
Rushing to the front, jumping over a flaming tent (don’t ask) Red confronts a group of orcs, skeletons, and a dragon cultist. The cultist immediately recognizes some markings on Red’s face, and asks him where he got them.
Psycho is an asshat, -50 DKP.
Ozden unfortunately falls from many magic missiles and greataxes that cut through chainmail like a magic sword through a gelatinous cube.
After much strife, low health, and little help (negative help?) from Psycho, they overcome the dragon cultist, orcs and undead around the weird blood magic runes on the ground.
Red vaporizes 2 skellingtons with a knuckle sandwich, hold the bread.