As the adventure begins, the Cohort is making plans to convert the Palace of Penultimate Pleasure into a new Hall for the city of Dervax. To this end, they pay a visit upon the beautiful, young, virgin queen of Dervax, Morgana. They find her to be pleasant and charming, Arrick doubly so. Her advisor, Koarg, is much more off putting. Later investigation reveals evidence that Koarg gained is position by the elimination of the old king’s advisors with the aid of the Cult. At the palace ball, Koarg is exposed and exterminated whilst Queen Morganna becomes the Virgin Queen in name only.
Queen Morganna offers the royal barge to the Cohort for their trip down river to Wyvernese were they believe the High Visionary of the Cult may be found. The barge makes for a pleasant trip. At the Knees, the Cohort meet 2 travelers named Flynn Wanderfoot and Ergo Soon. They are both traveling to Wyvernese, but not together. Flynn turns out to be an agent of Nemash and is dealt with appropriately. Ergo is found to be a scholar of Wyvernese history.
Arriving at the great city the Cohort begins to hear dark rumors of resent events:
Rumors in Wyvernese:
- King Armel has fallen ill. (Untrue)
- The Captain of the Dragon Guard was recently poisoned, only the strength of his Dragon Blood kept him alive.
- General Kaybar has been imprisoned for plotting to kidnap and rape the King’s daughter (Genovia).
- Evil magic lies below the city
- The decapitated bodies of several young boys were discovered in a shallow grave behind the Cathedral of the Dragons
- The Dragon Temple has been practicing sexual torture and human sacrifice (untrue).
- The City Guard has been short handed lately
Below the Catacombs of Wyvernese lies the ancient underground portion of the Wizard King city. In a forgotten chamber of dark magic, the cult is preparing the final spell to summon Nemash. The way is first barred by a small army of armed Cultist. The Dragon Guard and elements of the City Guard deal with them so that the Cohort can move on. Beyond the Cultist horde lie two guardians. Their human skin tears away when they are wounded, revealing the inhuman form underneath. After the Guardians are defeated in a desperate battle, the Cohort moves on to the Choir Room; where the severed heads of boys sing the praises of Nemash. Beyond even that there is the ritual room, containing the High Visionary himself. The High Visionary’s mind has been twisted into such an inhuman monstrosity by the will of Nemash that Ossrick cannot bear to look upon him. The Cohort has at the High Visonary and his dark magic. Only their combined might of arms and the purifying light of the Dragons is able to defeat him. Cultist are dispatched, sacrifices are rescued and the world is saved from the Wrath of Nemash.
Everyone gain 1 skill point and 1 refresh.