All Roads Lead to Rauxes
After spending some time resting and researching the plans of the Footmen of the Spider Throne, the Irregulars leave for the village of Yillish, to chase after the Footmen and stop them. While passing through the Barony of Stel, in Tenh, they meet with Sir Ramden, Baron of Stel, who hires the Irregulars to find his missing children. While in Stel, the Irregulars learn that the Footmen had passed through the area, masquerading as a troupe of traveling performers. They continue to Yillish and use the Footmen’s ritual to pass through the Shimmer Gate and enter the Rauxes area. They discover that Rauxes has been transformed into a literal hellscape, and they sign on with the army of Maya Astra. They join the army in an assault on the devil-occupied Castle Triumph, which used to be the hideout of the Footmen. During the attack, they find a secret basement containing a cache of treasure and a key. After the attack, the Irregulars find that Stylus Rel, leader of the Barons of the Blade, died during the attack, so they take up his quest to travel to a shrine of Kelanen, where they defeated a pair of Dawn Tiger Cubs. Continuing on to Rauxes itself, the Irregulars passed through the Vomitorium, a disgusting shrine to Baalzy. After passing the test, they travel through the sewers and enter the Imperial Theater, where they encountered Floria, the last survivor of the Footmen who entered Rauxes, and Pro’grom, an inevitable. After defeating Floria and her minions, the Irregulars questioned her and spoke to Pro’grom. He helped the Irregulars by bringing them to The Retching Soul, a tavern, and to Oltary Park. After fighting off the golems which guarded the park, Tristan spoke with one of the people who was trapped in the Screaming Column, Chavious, who explained how the Blood Shield anchored the Rauxes rift to the Abyss. Meanwhile, the rest of the Irregulars found burial plot 281 and opened it with the key from Castle Triumph. Inside, they fought a vrock which guarded another cache of Footmen treasure, including an artifact of Vecna, the Tome of the Stilled Tongue. Tristan used the Tome to remove the Blood Shield from the Column, breaking the connection between Rauxes and the Abyss. The Irregulars then returned to the Theater and, with Floria’s help, performed the ritual to escape the rift.
- Coldeven 11: The Irregulars teleport to Nevond Nevnend.
- Coldeven 13: The Irregulars arrive in the Barony of Stel and meet with the Baron.
- Coldeven 18: The Irregulars arrive at Yillish and pass through the Shimmer Veil. They join Maya Astra’s army and prepare for the next day’s attack.
- Coldeven 19: The Irregulars take part in the attack on Castle Triumph. They get the key to plot 281 and defeat some Dawn Tiger Cubs in a shrine to Kelanen.
- Coldeven 20: The Irregulars pass through the Vomitorium and meet Floria and Pro’grom. They gather the ritual components and leave Rauxes, returning to Stel.
- Coldeven 22: The Irregulars arrive back in Founder’s Reach.