Heliana the Priestess: 3 – The dungeons of Clara

This mini-campaign is based on Ironsworn, Scarlet Heroes hex-crawling and Dungeon Solitaire: Tomb of Four Kings with the addition of these narrative house-rules.

Previously: Avella, queen of the island of Eos, has quit the True Cult to become a follower of Althus the wizard. Heliana is a priestess of the True Cult sent to Eos to bring Avella back to the Cult. She reaches the village of Coldwater by ship and she magically charms the guard Kuno as a companion. Heliana finds out that Althus is using goblins and orcs as his minions. They reach the town of Clara and Kuno is killed in a dungeon. Heliana charms a new companion: the warrior cultist Tallia.

All episodes.

Main Character:
Heliana, [Character Descriptor Oracle:] old and hostile Priestess of the True Cult

Assets:
Companion Tallia (+1 when aided)
Scry: sacrifice a magical object and Gather Information +Wits. On a weak hit, 2 harm or -2 supply
Charm (custom ritual asset): to find a new companion, roll +Shadow. On a Weak Hit, Face Danger

Edge:3 Heart:2 Iron:2 Shadow:4 Wits:3
Momentum:3 Health:3 Spirit:5 Supplies:1

Valuable objects: none
Epic background vow: help make the True Cult the main religion in the world [Pr:0]
Formidable Vow: Win back the faith of Queen Avella [Pr:3]

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Heliana and Tallia stay at the Inn of the Purple Tree in Clara. Heliana needs money to pay the inn and valuable objects for her spell. In Clara there are the ruins of a huge ancient palace, whose dungeons are known to contain many riches. Tallia adventures into one of them.

Tomb Of Four Kings – Mission: 3: Retrieve treasure from a room with a locked door

Tallia kills an orc in the first room, she opens the door to the inner dungeon and finds some coins, a magical scroll and an ancient ring. [the mission is a success, but she does not roll an advancement]

Sojourn: Challenge:4,4 Action:1+2Heart MISS + MATCH

Heliana has received damage of a supernatural kind and she does not heal. Tallia knows a cleric of the Oniros who can probably help.

Ironsworn NPC: Gwanir, an experienced and resourceful cleric

Gwanir will cure Heliana: he asks as a reward the scroll she just found. He asks Tallia to return to the dungeons and retrieve two kinds of fungus that only grow there.

Tomb Of Four Kings – Mission: 8: Retrieve a black king (spades or clubs) and a red king (diamonds or hearts)

Heliana can only find one of the two fungi (the mission fails).
The next day she visits another dungeon, but this one is infested by undead skeletons!

Tomb Of Four Kings – Mission: 9: Kill two skeletons and retrieve a black king

She destroys three skeletons and retrieve the fungus. She rolls an advancement (+1 HP now 11)

Gwanir cures Heliana with the fungi and she fully recovers (Health=5). He takes the scroll as agreed.

Is he willing to further help Heliana’s cause? 50/50 NO

Sojourn: C:3,6 A:5+2Heart STRONG HIT
(+4 Supplies, now 5) They spend their remaining gold pieces to resupply.

Heliana uses the ring to find out more information about Althus’ plans:

Scry C:6,6 Action:2+3Wits … another MISS + MATCH

Pay the price: the current situation worsens

Heliana sees that Althus’ orcs are gathering: he plans to overthrow Avella and make himself king of Eos.
Heliana decides to immediately leave Clara in order to find the orcs and stop them.

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Current situation:

Edge:3 Heart:2 Iron:2 Shadow:4 Wits:3
Momentum:3 Health:5 Spirit:5 Supplies:5
Companion: Tallia
Valuable objects: none
Epic background vow: help make the True Cult the main religion in the world [Pr:0]
Formidable Vow: Win back the faith of Queen Avella [Pr:3]

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