Meldor Ironforge is a husk who began his adventures in the TEMPLE OF WANJO in the EXAMINATION ROOM. He has played the husk so long that he is starting to remember its past, including that Meldor grew up with Kerla Chog the Human Fighter.
Meldor Ironforge [Sessions #1-29]
Meldor awoke with Hogwash the Elf Bard, Lightfingers the Elf Rogue, Rosmita Stout the Halfling Bard, and Pigsnout the Elf Fighter in the EXAMINATION ROOM.
Proceeding south to the CRYPT OF THE OLD GUARD, they awakened the Captain of the Guard and the tidal elf skeletons under his command from their sarcophagi. After a brief skirmish, Rosmita Stout cast charm on the Captain of the Guard, whereupon hostilities ceased. Following his advice, they return back the way they came and headed for the LIBRARY STORAGE ROOM, losing Rosmita along the way. A tunnel dug into the back of the room leads to the WART’ODE TUNNELS. Lightfingers vanishes after a vision from the Bard God Hero made them all members of Adventure Inc.
After a quick encounter with a Kypseli, Hogwash fell for a pit trap leading to the PIT OF THE DYING where Snizzle the Cleric of Kroakatoa was quick to pounce. Though Meldor and Pigsnout tried to save her, the mad cleric’s thunderwave killed her.
Retreating back the way they came, they came upon Hogwash in a new form, Zayn Carthin the Rogue-Paladin, in a tunnel.
After surveying the WART’ODE ENCAMPMENT from an overlook, the trio stumbled upon the DRAGON’S LAIR in the aftermath of Bhardor Silvertongue and Dishrag the Brave’s ill-fated attempt at dragonslaying. They drew the dragon’s attention but it choked on Bhardor’s arm as it inhaled to use its breath weapon. Meldor Ironforge is mentioned by name in Dandylion Discord‘s celebrated ballad, The Vengeance of Bhardos
Climbing down from their ledge, they explored the SOUTH WATCH CAVERN until accidentally drewthe attention of the WART’ODE ENCAMPMENT. The Wart’odes pursued them into the tunnels where they were captured and brought to the CAGES.
After cellmate Odin Thunderhammer the Dwarf Fighter snitched on Cuisses de Grenouille (aka Froglegs) for trying to break them out, they were brought to Captain Gurglepuss, who offered them a deal. Taking Gurglepuss’ deal, Meldor and Odin convince Gilderwart, the Big Big Boss of the WART’ODE ENCAMPMENT, that they can fetch the Staff of Summoning for him. He agrees to let the attempt this quest under the watch of Captain Gurglepuss and Zaptongue Half-Dragon.
Meldor is relieved to note that Zayn Carthin is also with them but Pigsnout is nowhere to be seen. The Wart’odes later manage to capture three Fighters, Acindor the Human, Thrill Wolfsbane the Elf and Weddumlir Aleshield the Dwarf in the EXAMINATION ROOM. After a brief skirmish with Zaptongue, they also capture two Elves, Davroar Hollysword the Cleric of Moriarty and Fizzle the Wizard.
After being fit with thrall collars to prevent them from harming Wart’odes, the adventurers are sent into the TEMPLE PRISON to scout ahead.
A vision from an impatient Hero interrupted his quest, whereupon he finds himself alone in the TEMPLE PRISON with Zayn Carthin the Elf Arbiter (Rogue-Paladin) of Hero and Davroar Hollysword the Elf Cleric of Moriarty. The Wart’odes and their other fellow captives are missing.
They discover Nathan Garney the Human Cleric in a trunk in the GUARD SLEEPING QUARTERS. They are also joined Kerla Chog the Human Fighter after she is spit out of a closet by the TEMPLE OF WANJO’s magical maze. Meldor recognizes her from his husk’s memories; she grew up in his village.
They decide to venture into the TIDELANDS. Meldor actually loses his footing tumbles the entire twenty feet down to the TIDELANDS but he recovers.
After being ambushed and defeating a pack of bushwackys, they head further down the beach.
Jotun Yggdrassil the Dwarf Cleric joins Meldor’s party and accompanies them as they enter SMUGGLER SPEAK to continue their quest. Their exploration was cut short at the sounds of battle from the DINING HALL, where three Fighters, Acindor the Human, Weddumlir Aleshield the Dwarf, and Thril Wolfsbane the Elf, were quickly finding themselves overwhelmed by the Corrupted. Already sorely injured, Meldor was forced to duck out of the fight and retreat to the PATIO until the Corrupted were vanquished; thus, he was unable to prevent Thril and Zayn Carthin from being turned into the monsters and subsequently slain before the battle ended.
After a much-needed rest, Meldor and his comrades were accosted by the goddess Oxenbane, who returned the ghost of Thril Wolfsbane, recently slain in the encounter with the Corrupted, and set them upon a quest to end the corruption of SMUGGLER SPEAK and locate the husks of Thril and Zayn Carthin the Arbiter of Hero to reunite them with their spirits.
Finding their way to the SANCTUARY OF EVERLY, they encountered and fought a Corrupted Basilisk. Afterward, they discovered a Cuervos who identified himself as Nobody. Interrogations of the creature were cut short when Acindor took Nobody’s hat, which turned out to be a Mimic Familiar. A brief skirmish led to the creature forming itself into a brane, an organic portal to the Cuervos’ Soul Sieve within the CHAMBER OF CORRUPTION. The Cuervos within defended their domain savagely. Meldor’s sword of flame shone as a beacon of hope against the Corrupted and delivered the final blow against the Corrupted Jelly.
After he and his party defeated the CHAMBER OF CORRUPTION, they visited the SKY BAZAAR of SMUGGLER SPEAK as heroes. He and his party entered the TEMPLE MINES to retrieve lost materials at the behest of the SKY BAZAAR merchants. During their rest at the FORGE, he made use of his blacksmithing knowledge to silver their weapons in preparation for their impending fight with the undead rumored to infest the MINES.
Unfortunately, the adventurers stepped into a fey ring leading to the ELDERWYLD. Narrowly escaping being devoured by a house mimic, they exited the ELDERWYLD and found themselves in a quarantined section of FARRAGO’s CAERULEUM SECTOR. They were able to escape the quarantined island of SAINT ALBANS by using the sewers.
Escaping into the subterranean CATACOMBS, they made their way to the CHAPEL OF WANJO and the above ground island of MIDDLEBOROUGH. Spying their faces on wanted posters, they tried to pass by unnoticed but were instead chased off the island by an angry mob of Redforges. On PEVENSIE ISLAND, they were ushered through a magical door to CLAW ISLAND by Fizzle the Fifth.
After spending a night at the EXCELSIOR, the adventurers made their way to the ROSE COLISEUM, where they met the God Gilgamesh and Gnome Shanarock the Dwarf Rogue, the chosen Champion of the Nylbolgia in the forthcoming Gotternacht Games.
Making their way to PEACOCK ISLAND on a quest to rid Nathan Garney of his assassin’s mark, the adventurers squared off against an orc warband called the Fearless in order to restore power to the PEACOCK ISLAND DOCKS and the tram up the mountains to Obscurus’ MANSION. Thril Wolfsbane was killed by the Fearless’ ettin champion during the fight.
Afterward, the survivors of a shipwreck joined their quest: Del Erenaeth the Elf Monk, Fil the Half-Elf Cleric of Zephyr, Oberyx the Half-Elf Warlock oathbound to Fulgar, and Zook Bafflestone the Gnome Artficer. The other castaways chose to remain at the DOCKS.