Hey there friends! I am here to bring you this episode of Dungeons & Date Nights! If you are unfamiliar with Dungeons and Date Nights, it is a series by The Geek Lyfe, where DeAngelo Murillo (aka Darth Mexican) and Alexia Berryhill (aka Tardigrade in Space) get together and play Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition! In order to keep things spicy, we take rules that are either featured in the Dungeon Master’s Guide or home brews, and throw them into play.
The Story So Far
Meet Quartz, a once human rogue whose entire clan was destroyed by unknown assailants, on her 12th birthday. In her dying breath, a mysterious stranger came to her aid, on the agreement that she would perform three favors in return. Seeing no other option, she agreed.
In return, she found her life restored and was given a dire spider companion, named Q. She was promised to have aid when she seeks her revenge on those who destroyed her people. Before her blood dried on the contract, her body changed into a Tiefling. Her skin tone shifted from olive to a deep, rich red. Three thick, jagged horns grew from her skull. Her teeth sharpened. A tail grew, her eyes turned into a black orbs, and a copy of her agreement was seared into her right arm, detailing the contract in a subscript of Infernal.
Twelve years have passed since that fateful night. Quartz and Q find themselves at the small fishing village of Lowdenheim, for the first time since that night her mysterious stranger appeared and asked his first favor. Having no other choice, she traveled into town and accepted a quest to assist the local lord, Dumas. Quartz was joined by three other adventurers: a drunken monk named Iron Lion, an over confident Paladin named Tybalt, and the reserved Lo. They arrived at Lord Dumas’s manor, and agreed to safeguard his daughter for a single night, while he and his staff travel to a nearby village on an emergency expedition. Only after a few hours of drinking and eating did they begin to experience odd encounters.
While exploring Lord Dumas’s manor, Quartz finds herself assaulted by unnatural creatures, and fights just to survive from one area of the building to the next. Unfortunately, in order to survive, it meant leaving her companions in a dreadful situation. Lord Dumas’s daughter, Theodosia, pleads for help and Quartz answers the call. As she investigates her room with her friend Lo, Quartz finds out Lo has been keeping a terrible secret. When Quartz confronts Lo, things go awry.
After Lord Dumas came upon the ruins of his home, he called upon the Emerald Templars to assist in ‘purifying’ their souls! However Tybalt and Quartz find themselves in the custody of Branwyn, a human Emerald Templar Paladin who escorts them to their holding cells when mishaps occur. They soon find themselves fighting for their very lives against an ooey gooey foe! Once they narrowly escape the clutches of this beast, they find out who is to blame for this chaos!
Once Ligma and Sigma were dispatched, a letter was found in the Grimorie of Sigma. It provided details of his family that lived in Snowden Village to the East. That same night, the nameless devil paid a visit to Quartz and demanded she journey to this village and deliver the news of Sigma’s passing. And so the heroes venture to the East through the Oraden Marshes and onto Snowden Village!
Along the way Quartz, Tybalt meet a Half Orc Scribe named Mc. Enpeecee, a hardy Goliath Barbarian Vent, and a powerful Gnome Wizard named Lobell! Unfortunately, they soon realize that this incredible duo had unfortunately swapped bodies and found that their abilities in combat hindered. While Mc. Enpeecee has a sharp wit, his blade is dull. On top of all of this their travel to Snowden would have been a mere half day’s travel had they been able to cross the Bridge of Ulden but a group of frost giants decided to destroy the bridge leaving the group to find another way to their destination…
This episode features our homies Tony and Rob from Bytes N’ Brews!
Tony and Rob started Bytes N’ Brews nearly 3 years ago. It started as strictly a YouTube channel, then evolved into mainly Twitch streaming, and they’ve now come full circle back to dabbling in YouTube again, with their new Nerd News series. In addition to all this, Bytes N’ Brews also produces their own Dungeon’s & Dragons 5th Edition podcast, titled Almost Heroic! Almost Heroic is an actual play, often times comedic podcast. The podcast is currently in the middle of the second season, with no signs of slowing down. You can find it anywhere podcasts live iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, or you can go straight to the hosting source of Podbean. Alternatively, you can stay in contact and up to date with their goings on from their Twitter accounts @bytesnbrews and @almostheroicdnd, respectively.
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