The Aia Chronicles
Starting Year: 584 3E (2871 CE), The Erathis Moon, Day 20
Current Year: 585 3E (2872 CE), Pelor's Moon, 11
Grandma Nym the Gnomish Wizard
Hailing from the Gnomish city-state of Linlos in Southern Gwandoya, Nimera Baker (a.k.a. Grandma Nim) is on a quest to find the fabled Muffin of Peace. Her quest led her to the ocean side city of Annan where she met with a raucous Orc Kordic cleric named Grog Stormsorc who had sailed across the Ositar Expanse with a Human druid named Cam Durron. He had recently taken a Halfling monk named Mizuki into his motley crew going on an adventure to the Northern Wastes. Nim joined their adventuring group and hopes that the answers she seeks are in The Northern Wastes…
A baker in the town of Reykjaven says that he knows some information about the recipe for the Muffin of Peace, but that Nim must prove herself worthy of such secrets. She must go the volcano Hegnill and gather some magma from the Underdark beneath. If she has the strength to make it and the intelligence to keep it, the magma will prove her worthiness. She succeeded in her mission after some negotiation with a Fire Elemental and returned to Reykjaven.
Mizuki the Halfling Monk
A Halfling Monk. From Southern Gwandoya. The youngest of ten children Mizuki was a monk of the Fourfold Path of Peace. While she excelled at the martial and physical aspects of her training her sensei denied advancement to her due to her lack of self control and inner peace. In anger she joined up with Grog Stormsorc to seek adventure in the north.
Mizuki is a monk of the Four-Fold Path of Peace. After one too many altercations with her fellow monks at the Monastary in Cheliax, her master instructed her to leave the monastary and pursue inner peace. She has been tasked with visiting Melora Temples in each of the four elements – earth, air, fire, and water. She hopes that she may find inner peace, but…. sometimes things just piss her off.
Nydry Arrehndale the Wood Elf Rogue
Hailing from the Black Forest in southwestern Dartuzlo, Nydry Arrehndale is the last known member of the noble family of Arrehndale. Her father was deceived by a trusted friend, General Itho and betrayed resulting in a coup that took the lives of most of her family, but she escaped with her father thanks to her mother's and aunt's heroic last stand in the tunnels beneath the Ironwood Keep. She and her father went incognito, and she helped him as he worked tirelessly to determine who funded and supported Itho's coup. Nydry became crucial in subterfuge and infiltration. She joined the Thieve's Guild and trained under the Gray Fox in Stealth and Deception. In 499 3E, Nydry discovered her father murdered in his study, and all of his intel stolen. She wept for her father and checked his safe beneath the floor… it was untouched, and in it was a synopsis of the information he had compiled as of a few days prior. All his information pointed to one place – Karaza, the Drow State beneath Islanksjur. She brought her father back to the Black Forest and buried him in his favorite grove outside of Ironwood Keep and mourned to the Raven Queen and prayed for the power to exact vengeance. After 7 days and 7 nights of mourning, she joined the local Adventurer's Guild and began her journey to The Northern Wastes…
Xanders Milton Milton the Human Bard
I was born out of wedlock in the small Siven Island town of Thorynax's Rest in the Harpoon Isles. This is in the Dresh'kav Archipelago – translates to the Dragon's Chain in the local dialect. Thorynax's Rest is a small metallic Dragon outpost where they launch expeditions into the mainland of Xibalba. They have an active Draconic garrison, so I am very accustomed to the presence of Bronze dragons and dragonborn as those are the main soldiers there. My father abandoned my mother when I was young. After that, we moved to a neighboring island where she worked at the town general store. She contracted a severe fever and died when I was 10. I moved in with an older cousin named Lytton back in Thorynax's Rest, but he committed suicide shortly thereafter. While staying with Lytton, I clerked at a local import-export firm Beekman and Cruger which traded with towns in Ryldree. To pay off remaining family debts, I became an indentured servant of a local merchant named Tomis Stefans. Tomis treated me well (maybe do to his previous relations with my mother and him possibly being my biological father). I worked as his assistant but aspired to become a famous gladiator. Tomis was a successful pit fighter in his youth who managed to make a name for himself and escape an impoverished upbringing. To this day, he trains pit fighters as a hobby. I wanted to be like Tomis and begged him to let me train to fight in the pits. While reluctant at first, he eventually conceded. With his instruction, I became one of the best pit fighters on the island. A few years later, Tomis and his group of fighters moved to Tortuga which, among other things, is known for its fighting leagues. I was not the biggest, strongest, or most talented; however, I had something that was even more important: I knew how to win over the crowd. As Tomis always said about himself, “I wasn’t the best because I killed quickly. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you’ll win your freedom.” I fought with charisma and intelligence and by 24, I was one of the most popular pit fighter in Tortuga. But I wanted more. I idolized stories of past heroes who made their lowly start in the pits. The stories, legends, and songs of the past must never be forgotten, for they teach us who we are. I need to spread those stories, as well as make my own story. Now I’ve paid off my debts to Tomis and I’m ready to go join a group of adventures in order to put my name up there with the heroes of the past. I’ll do anything to win fame and renown, and I am not throwing away my shot!
- Cam the Human Druid
- Galion the Dragonborn Assassin
Marlin Doombledar the Tiefling Warlock
Marlin Doombledar was a slave to a dark sorcerer for most of his life. After he learned to channel magical energy from an Elder God, he broke his bonds, killed his master, and pledged his life to his liberator. He has now joined the Adventurer's Guild so that he may find allies and friends in his quest to learn more about the Elder Gods.
Robert Pattinson the Half-Elf Bard
Robert Pattinson grew up a sweaty and socially awkward half-elf, immersing himself in exotic cultures and texts (aka Japanese manga) to stave off real interactions that risked mockery. His loneliness drove him to purchase a pillow waifu and become an active member on the bird-carrying messageboards. Through the WWW (world wide wren)Robert was comforted by the knowledge that he was not alone.
Unfortunately, When Robert met up with others who shared his passions in real life he realized how incredibly off-putting they were in person. He gave into some serious self-reflection and eventually decided to rebrand. Robert began to travel the land hoping to star in his own adventures instead of living vicariously through his manga heroes. He leaned heavily into the worlds of gambling and performance to make up for his lack of people skills. Despite this, he still has his roots in being a massive fetish-y loser which becomes painfully obvious if anyone tries to have a real conversation with him.
Xarfas the Dragonborn Monk
Xarfax Thunderfist is a monk of the Order of the Platinum Dragon, a monastic organization dedicated to the ideals of Bahamut and a close ally to the Adventurer's Guild. After his master mysterious went missing from his quarters, Xarfas joined with the Adventurer's Guild to explore what may have happened to his mentor.
Grog Stormsorc the Orc Cleric
Hailing from the seafaring Harpoon Isles southeast of the Drow Empire in Micarmeth and east of the Dwarven lease on Kal'micar, Grog was taken up as a slave on a Drow war galley at a young age. However on one fateful day a great storm arose and destroyed the ship sending Grog into the wild waves of the storm tossed ocean. Days later miraculously Grog washed up back home on the Harpoon Isles; he took the name Stormsorc to commemorate this occasion.
Grog then served on smuggling vessel for a number of years moving illicit goods between the Drow and Dwarven lands. Until one day when preparing to go on another voyage a great storm wracked his home island he was swept out to sea again. Days later he floated back in from the ocean to learn that his entire smuggling ship had been caught and executed by the Drow.
Having been saved twice now by storms Grog decided that he was the chosen one of the god of storms, he then went and looked up who the god of storms was and found that it was Kord who was also the god of strength. Grog decided then to become a cleric of the great god, Kord.
After completing basic Cleric training at a small Kordic temple in Kal’micar Grog sought out adventure and a chance to use his new Clerical powers. He joined the local Adventurer's Guild and answered the call to join a struggling guild in Islanksjur. On his travels, he met up with a Human druid named Cam Durron who joined him before he crossed the great Ositar Expanse to Gwandoya where he met Grandma Nim and Mizuki.
During their adventure to find and rescue the Guild Leader, Orsik Holyhammer who was unfortunately infected with eldritch lycanthropy, Grog received a vision, most likely from Kord, telling him to retrieve his Rod of Lightning from the Temple of Melora under the sea near the Naga city of Odelhi. After obtaining the rod, Grog and his friends were forced to fight a Sahaguin General who had been driven mad by Zehir and his corruption of the temple and emerged victorious.
Later when they tried to cure Orsik’s Lycanthropy the God of Darkness & Poison intervened and tried to claim Orsik’s soul to complete a dark ritual which would allow him to revive his fallen daughter Athalas. Knowing no way to stop a god Grog convinced Orsik to kill himself so that his soul would go to Bahamut and not be available to be claimed by Zehir. Orsik did but was later stabilized and in the end Grog had to break his neck himself. The party survived the encounter but killing Orsik and being told by Athalas that Kord was female and once a lover of Zehir left Grog undergoing a crisis of faith.
Grog gave up the Lightning Rod which he had claimed form the underwater temple of Melora using it to bind the temple of Kord on Islanksjur to take care of the orphans which had been Orsik’s holy duty before Grog killed him. Now Grog’s mind is filled with questions and doubts as he prepares to leave Islanksjur with his friends.