Dark Times

The light is fading..
the Quest

It was strange times in Faerun..

It has been 3 years since the nights started to creep into the day, started to become longer and longer.. The sun seemed weak, faded. it had been months since someone could warm them bones under a noon's heat.. It was cold all year, crops won't grow, rice and wheat was scarce. Even fire.. was diminishing…it was fading.

The word on the streets talked about monstrosities lurking, dead are restless and children were quiet.. so quiet.

Strange times brought more work for adventurers, search lost people, lost live stock, more protection, caravan escorts. Our party although fresh, already made a name for themselves and contracts were pouring. One stood out from above else.

It was an elderly man ludleth asked for their aid, he claimed to be a lord in his time if you believed his words. He was seeking an ember, a crystal which had fire trapped in it. He claimed it was held by someone called "The Crystal Sage" a wizard of considerable power.

The party wouldn't be keen for such an intimidating quest where less risky quests were plentiful but the rewards promised were not short of a king's bounty.

in addition to gold, weapons and fame, he offered a path to immortality..

So they were given a direction, they were traveling past vast dead plains and hills as they reached the town of Nesme, a place for commonfolk where nothing.. ever.. happened…




1 - Black smoke covering the valley

The party was traveling to Silverymoon when they had to make a stop at Nesme. The town was crowded with caravans all over the place. the news was that a thick black smoke was covering the valley after Nesme towards Silverymoon. nobody was keen to move on until it was cleared.

The trade was booming since the town was overpopulated with merchants and adventurers. Our party had a brief walk around the town and was keen to explore it even more. They were given 200 gold each by their quest giver which was an eye opening advanced payment for their quest. They were keen to visit the shops and have a browse through wares.

They were also given something else, a pale white crystal. They were not told much about it but they were ensured that it would come handy on their path to Crystal Sage. The crystal looked dull and lifeless when they investigated it during the travel and stayed that way.

They started walking.

Welcome to your campaign!
A blog for your campaign

Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.


I'm sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Please upgrade your browser or install Chrome or Firefox to enjoy the full functionality of this site.