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  • 1. The Nizarian Storehouse

    The players arrive in [[Dowsgate]], having responded to notice from the Lord Warden [[:francis-azeray | Francis Azeray]] that the city was seeking independent adventurers to join the campaign against [[The Nizarian Bolt]], a group of bandits that has been …

  • The Nizarian Storehouse (cont.)

    We return to the Nizarian storehouse, where the party has decided that it has enough information to satisfy the Captain of the Guard, [[:133551 | Richard Wykeham ]], and leaves the underground fortress. Immediately upon exiting, [[:torinn | Torinn]] is …

  • Arriving in Shorehold

    Descending from the high, arid grasslands of central [[Huirg]], the party arrives at the provincial capital of [[Shorehold]]. As a first priority, the party sells the assorted gems they've collected during their adventures further west and split the …

  • A Crone-y Death

    The evening began with the questioning of the sole remaining robber from the group who had set upon the party as they returned from the docks. His feet burned away by T'kar's grim acid, the thief was in shock, but was able to babble that the attack on the …

  • The Lizard's Claw, continued

    G’yest is dead and drained by the shambling mound. After the remaining members of the party finished off the mound, the markings on the ground faded. Noor investigates the runes and ascertains that they were related to dark magics and the undead. The …

  • One night in Andok

    After studying the runes and informing the party of the potential resurgence of the [[Cult of Vecna]], the ritual-caster begins to prepare G’yest for his return to the land of the living. The ritual is performed without incident and all seemed well for …

  • Resurrection G'yest

    Signaled by a young boy along the road, Tkar, Noor, and Torinn were lead to the secret hideaway of [[Oloramas]]. There, sitting silently, faced drained of blood, yet living, was G’yest. Noor, in the full exuberance of her youth, pounced upon the …

  • Liar Liar Pants On Fire

    Fresh from a victory against Vecna cultists, the party prepared to press onward to find the traitor Robin Goode at the Bolt's secret meeting-place in the [[Shorehold]] catacombs. Noor placed a dainty diadem on her head and muttered about how it was more …

  • This isn't my beautiful house

    [[:g-yest | G'yest]] returned to his companions after seeking wisdom from the temple of the Raven Queen. G'yest told his friends that the priest was only marginally familiar with the language, but could tell that the message generally pointed to some …

  • Tiefling, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    The raid on House Fell successfully completed, the adventuring party recovers and regroups in their Bolt safehouse. G’Yest, having stayed behind to complete his ritual passing of the souls to the Raven Queen joins the group shortly thereafter. …

  • Thumbing My Way... to samia

    In the safehouse the group decides they need to meet with Olaramus outside the city. This poses a problem for them considering the gates of Shorehold are heavily guarded, and due to the spectacular trail of destruction they have left behind, fey and …

  • Showdown in Vyborg

    The party heads north to Vyborg in pursuit of the Vecna followers whose plans to sacrifice [[:tio | Tio]] in a dastardly display of dark arts had been thrown into disarray by the Bolt. After four days of travel, the party arrives in Vyborg. The light of …

  • Circles and circles, and circles again

    The Vecna cultist was wounded, but he had a head start. The party knew it would take all of their skills to face the *challenge* of tracking him down before he escaped. Striking off towards an obvious trail, the party was soon dismayed to find the …

  • Shave and a Haircut

    The crushing darkness lasted for a very long time. Then, flickers of light, of strong hands, of concerned faces. In and out of consciousness swam the heroes of the Nizarian Bolt, struggling against death and against the powerful medicines that kept them …

  • Home Page

    h1. Welcome to the campaign! To review what's happened during past adventures, go to The Adventure Log. For general campaign reference, go to

    Main Page

    The Nizarian Bolt is a newly-started D&D 4e campaign, run and played by folks who are returning to D&D after about 10 years. The focus of the campaign is on collaborative world- and story-building as much as it is on dice-rolling. h2. Setting: The …

  • Esor

    Esor is the capital province of the Kingdom of Esoria. Its capital city is [[Haelra]], which is where the royal palace is located.

  • Provinces

    The six provinces of the kingdom of Esoria: [[Esor]] - The capital province [[Gadrain]] - Smaller northern border province. Ruled by the Margrave [[:hugo-balthus | Hugo Balthus]]. [[Samia]] - Larger northern border province. [[Nabil]] - In …

  • Gadrain

    The north-easternmost province of Esoria. Bordered on the north by the mountains separating Esoria from [[Brau]]. Most of the province's wealth is generated in the silver mines located in the northern mountains. h5. Cities [[Fallhill]]: Capital …

  • Dowsgate

    Dowsgate is located in the northeast corner of [[Gadrain]], in a narrow valley that runs northward into the foothills of the mountains bordering [[Brau]]. To the south the valley widens into high plains where some peasant farmers are able to eke out a …

  • Falhill

    The provincial capital of [[Gadrain]]. Home to the Margrave [[:hugo-balthus | Hugo Balthus]].

  • Nabil

    Nabil is the small, southernmost province in Esoria. Bounded on the north by the river gorge which separates it from [[Esor]], it is an area of dense temperate forest. With the exception of the coastal areas, it is largely undeveloped. As home to …

  • The Nizarian Bolt

    The Nizarian Bolt is a group of as-yet unknown size and origin, responsible for raids on silver transports from the [[Dowsgate mines]] to [[Falhill]].

  • South Fort

    South Fort is a frontier military installation located southeast of [[Dowsgate]] in the province of [[Gadrain]]. Constructed of several wooden barracks halls surrounded by a tall wooden pike wall, it generally houses about 20 members of the [[Dowsgate …

  • Dowsgate Guard

    The Dowsgate Guard is the military force which protects the city of [[Dowsgate]] and the surrounding area. The Guard is under the direct command of [[:133551 | Richard Wykeham ]], Captain of the Guard, who reports to [[:francis-azeray | Francis Azeray]], …

  • Huirg

    A province that reaches from the western shore of the [[Cloven Sea]] to the far western border of Esoria. The provincial capital of Huirg is the city of [[Shorehold]], a shipping hub on the Cloven Sea. Included in Huirg's territory is the [[Golden …

  • Desainz

    The kingdom bordering Esoria to the west. Historically, the power of the Desainzian crown has relied on the integration of fey communities (and especially eladrin) into the kingdom's power structure. However, the presence of the fey has faded …

  • Samia

    A large, mountainous province that makes up Esoria's northwestern territory. The mountains of Samia are home to most of Esoria's Dragonborn population, who run a series of gem mines. Along with the silver mines of [[Dowsgate]], these mines provide …

  • Andok

    Located in the foothills of southern [[Samia]], Andok is the subterranean city of the undead. Legend has it that the city was originally built (above ground) before the arrival of the first Esorian king - maybe as a burial ground, though others say …

  • Shorehold

    Situated on the northwestern bank of the [[Cloven Sea]], Shorehold is the provincial capital of [[Huirg]]. Once a small city on the western frontier of the young Esorian Kingdom, the original section of the city surrounded by a high stone wall. However, …

  • House Fell

    House Fell is, along with House Gambon one of the two primary merchant houses in the city of [[Shorehold]]. The house is run by a nine-member council, with each seat passed on through hereditary succession. House Fell's commercial territory consists …

  • Elder Patri

    Elder Patri is the After the party discovers a raven-shaped medallion in the Nizarian Storehouse, [[:133551 | Richard Wykeham ]] orders Patri detained for questions. [[:tkar-andrij | Tkar Andrij]] then revealed that he knew Patri in [[Nabil]].

  • Francis Acheron

    Acheron is the noble Lord Warden of [[Dowsgate]]. Aside from maintaining the peace locally, he is responsible for overseeing the extraction of silver from the Dowsgate mines and its subsequent transport to the provincial treasury in [[Falhill]].

  • Matthew Laenor

    Matt is from the coast of Esoria and a follower of Melora. Despite growing up as a citizen of Esoria, Matt isn't very familiar with the politics and lifestyles of those who live inland. He grew up mostly on ships and has only recently begun traveling …

  • Noor

    Noor was born in Desainz, in Athab, one of the eladrin cities in the area. The eladrin of this area are a few generations removed from the Feywild, but the area is dotted with groves and mushroom rings that provide easy (and sometimes accidental) passage …

  • Nahail

    The dwarf captain of the Autumn Wind and friend of the bolt.