The episode began with the Legion of Hope facing another battle.
Quintus handed the rod part to Safwin the Bold as the party prepared for battle. Sure enough more fiendish spiders emerged from the portal. Safwin flew away over a building but most of the spiders teleported after him. One of the fiends manage to trap Safwin in webs and pull him down to the surface of the building.
The rest of the part made their various ways to the scene of the battle and fairly easily beat up the spiders to rescue Safwin.
The party picked itself up and resumed their interrupted sleep back in their rooms at Yawning Portal.
Next their was shopping. Miraclemiss had a number of items in stock that the party purchased including +1 Shurikens for Stick, +1 splint mail (for Fria?), +1 ring of protection for Brie, ring of spell storing for Quintus, 6 potions of healing, and 2 potions of extra healing. You also secured 10 empty vials suitable for collecting material samples for use as spell or magical item components.
You also ordered a cloak of displacement for Haldir and an ever-filling flask of dwarven ale. The cloak will be ready in 3 days and the flask will be ready in 6 days.
In the mean time Fria and Marg took AK47 to Tomble’s Tinkering shop. Fria negotiated a price of 30gp to get AK47 fixed. The work will be complete in a couple of days.
Next Marg visited the temple of Illmater in the city. There she met the high priestess Valeria Delacourt. Valeria invited Marg into her chambers and discussed the possibility of calling upon her for future missions for the church.
Brie, in turn, visited the temple of Tyr. He met with the Captain of the Paladins, Highlord Leoric Von Zeldig
Leoric essentially debriefed her on recent occurrences and encounters. After she described the attack outside of the Yawning Portal, he appeared to be impressed and praised Brie for vanquishing the fiendish spider creatures. He clearly believed them to be agents of evil. The fact that she so easily dispatched the fiends raised her in his regard.
Brie described the search for the Ark of Souls and what was seen in the crystal ball to him. He looked concerned and instructed you to continue to search for the artifact (although he could provide no advice on how to do that). It must be recovered and returned to the gods.Haldir visited the temple of Mystera but, was largely unsuccessful learning anything there. However, it was suggested that he visit one of the Lords of Waterdeep, Khelban Blackstaff.
On the next day he managed to gain an audience with the Lord. He learned from Khelban that the rod part that Safwin is now carrying is part of a very powerful artifact called the Rod of Law. It was used by a race of beings known as the Vaati (also known as the Wind Dukes). It was created to defeat the Queen of Chaos during a war between law and chaos. It was used in an ancient battle called the battle of Pesh. The Wind Dukes successfully defeated the army of chaos and their general, Miska the Wolf Spider. However, some of the blood from Miska was infused into the Rod and it shattered into 7 parts and scattered around the multiverse.
Khelban pretty much wants the rod removed from Waterdeep to prevent any more attacks within the city.
Later, after a long day you were once again gathered at your normal table in the Yawning Portal. A young woman approached the table and introduced herself to Safwin as Ramona. Her dark hair was dyed with heavy blue highlights. She was wearing a short black dress, boots, a number of bracelets, a choker, and generally well accessorized.
She joined you and squeezed in next to Safwin (not unpleasant at all). She was clearly interested in Safwin. She saw parts of the battle from the previous evening. She told Safwin that she had never dated anyone with Wings before. Wings are cool.
Ramona and Safwin have a date tomorrow evening…
And that wrapped up the events for Episode 12.