The first steps of our parties journey took place on Dominion land, and each party member were on their own personal task.
Nox, the Tiefling Warlock, had been contracted to find, release, and bring home, a high-value male elf named Ji’an. Ji’an was captured during the efforts in protecting the village and evacuating the people left in the area.
Nox encountered Ji’an’s body guards spirit and bore witness to the destruction brought by the Dominion before his eyes. In saving Ji’an, he began to utilize powers he’s never used before and began to tackle life changing, and challenging, issues.
Garr, the half-Orc warrior raised by the Bear Spirit, had journeyed to a small village near the creeping line of the Dominion. The people there we kind and welcoming despite his race and lack of social ability. Garr was there to help, and the people were not going to condone another for wanting to do as much.
The village is home to a cave that is strong with the spirits, and Garr came to ease their pain. The Dominions corruption and power is slowly killing the planet and her spirits. Over the course of a couple days Garr was with the spirits in a meditative state. He felt the pain and anguish and acted as a source of support to alleviate this pain.
Despite his efforts he was unable to stop the spirits from moving into the spirit realm, and the town above had fallen to the Dominion. The spirits left Garr with a blue amulet and he had faced the dark spirit shade that is the main cause of the spirits fading away. Upon leaving the cave, Garr saw before him absolute destruction and a plea for help that drove him into a frenzy.
Rutana, the Elf Druid, was exploring the lands to try to find a cure, an aid, or something able to help the planet itself push out the corruption rot that the Dominion brings with it. Upon her journey, she encounters death and anguish. Dying living entities and even corrupted souls that walk the planet unable to pass on.
Rutana discovers that an amulets, red in color, protected a mother from the corruption but not from death itself. Upon taking the amulet the body broke down into a dust, joining the corruption around the her. Rutana communed with the planet spirit and found that the amulets are the key to curing and stopping the corruption, but only once all of the amulets are brought together can it happen. Rutana left the area, heading in the direction of the sounds of fire and battles.
Varis, the Elf Rogue, works for the Dominion and was in charge of taking the village. He was commended by Incandou, the Fire Lord General, and given an amulet with white gem as reward. Varis was however disrespected and commanded to go to the front lines and to be commanded by the General Garfrax.
Varis knew well what this meant. Any Dominion warrior sent under Garfrax command was a death sentence, a meaning of removal, and a way to show that you are no longer useful.
After the confrontation with Incandou, Varis acted respectful. Once Incandous’ image vanished Varis was attacked by the Goblins at his side, however kept on task and headed for the Gate to receive orders from Garfrax.
Nox had encountered the large key master first, he was in plain site guarding Ji’an. Attempting to sneak thru the area to help, Nox had failed and angered the Ogre. Garr, bearing witness to the events, decided to help Nox tackle this foe.
Mid combat Rutana had appeared from the rear and joined in the fight. The party of three successfully managed to defeat the Ogre. Nox had eaten of of the Ogre gentiles by sheer mistake, Garr took pleasure in making this happen.
The party exchanged basic pleasantries and headed back to the encampment outside the Dominion.
During the time of their rest, they confronted Ni’ah and Brim and learned that Nox was contracted to save Ji’an. Nox was given an amulet with a green gem. Similar to that of Rutana’s and Garr’s.