The Crystal Men

The Crystal Men refers to a Major quest campaign from years ago.

After a Cataclysmic event ripping apart space and time. My world was destroyed.

My Players were asked to choose their favourite character and this character was to be resurrected.
Knowing that my player base were as likely to split up and abandon each other in the first few moments, I had to create some kind of ‘glue’ that would hold them together long enough to formulate some new backgrounds, new plots to build a new story.

The Story:

“The Magi of a Large partially buried crystal, which had been carved out into a university, were using its ancient magics to summon heroes from times long forgotten and asking them to defeat an ancient Evil that had seeped its way into this world.”

The players characters were ‘half morphed’ into half original race, half intended race, as the base concept of heroes were not exactly what the players actually characters were.

*The Dwarven Fighter/Cleric arrived into a Half-elf Rangers body.

*The Elven Ranger into (I honestly forget.. human something)

*The Human Mercenary into a Human Mage.

*The Human Paladin (Knights Crusaders in my system) (I also forget…)

*The Death Sprite was half morphed with a gnome illusionist.. or something.

→Who else Played? Its been such a long time.. stories fade in time.

{Whay is this Text repreating after every space????}

BUT..

BUT.. The plot hooks remained. The Crystal magi wanted the heroes to go out and find the big bad guy and defeat him. As they did, they discovered that with great magics come great randomness. Some of the ‘prized objects’ and ‘most memorable moments’ had bled into the world history. The Death sprite discovered his Magical Wine, hidden in a statue of a ship resembled one that he once sailed upon. Another, the Mercenary I believe, found one of his prized Gemstones from a past adventure hook.

BUT.. The plot hooks remained. The Crystal magi wanted the heroes to go out and find the big bad guy and defeat him. As they did, they discovered that with great magics come great randomness. Some of the ‘prized objects’ and ‘most memorable moments’ had bled into the world history. The Death sprite discovered his Magical Wine, hidden in a statue of a ship resembled one that he once sailed upon. Another, the Mercenary I believe, found one of his prized Gemstones from a past adventure hook.Anyway, The group decided to .. instead of going directly to the tomb of the demon.. to go out into the wilderness, discover this new world, and mess with the political goings on.

BUT.. The plot hooks remained. The Crystal magi wanted the heroes to go out and find the big bad guy and defeat him. As they did, they discovered that with great magics come great randomness. Some of the ‘prized objects’ and ‘most memorable moments’ had bled into the world history. The Death sprite discovered his Magical Wine, hidden in a statue of a ship resembled one that he once sailed upon. Another, the Mercenary I believe, found one of his prized Gemstones from a past adventure hook.Anyway, The group decided to .. instead of going directly to the tomb of the demon.. to go out into the wilderness, discover this new world, and mess with the political goings on.They discovered:

BUT.. The plot hooks remained. The Crystal magi wanted the heroes to go out and find the big bad guy and defeat him. As they did, they discovered that with great magics come great randomness. Some of the ‘prized objects’ and ‘most memorable moments’ had bled into the world history. The Death sprite discovered his Magical Wine, hidden in a statue of a ship resembled one that he once sailed upon. Another, the Mercenary I believe, found one of his prized Gemstones from a past adventure hook.Anyway, The group decided to .. instead of going directly to the tomb of the demon.. to go out into the wilderness, discover this new world, and mess with the political goings on.They discovered:A city with a problem.. a barbarian problem .. unbeknownst to them,.. it was a Gay Barbarian Problem. Also to the North, an Evil army had gathered and was heading south, The Army took over the city of Dornathoon while the half dwarf and sprite/human and merc got a cart and took off for the hills. After encountering an ancient Undead Vampire lord.. turned good. and discovering their local Gandalf had joined the side of evil. well maybe it was just too much..

BUT.. The plot hooks remained. The Crystal magi wanted the heroes to go out and find the big bad guy and defeat him. As they did, they discovered that with great magics come great randomness. Some of the ‘prized objects’ and ‘most memorable moments’ had bled into the world history. The Death sprite discovered his Magical Wine, hidden in a statue of a ship resembled one that he once sailed upon. Another, the Mercenary I believe, found one of his prized Gemstones from a past adventure hook.Anyway, The group decided to .. instead of going directly to the tomb of the demon.. to go out into the wilderness, discover this new world, and mess with the political goings on.They discovered:A city with a problem.. a barbarian problem .. unbeknownst to them,.. it was a Gay Barbarian Problem. Also to the North, an Evil army had gathered and was heading south, The Army took over the city of Dornathoon while the half dwarf and sprite/human and merc got a cart and took off for the hills. After encountering an ancient Undead Vampire lord.. turned good. and discovering their local Gandalf had joined the side of evil. well maybe it was just too much..(oh and in real life I left Australia and started a world tour to understand more about being a good Gamesmasters and a better human being)

The Crystal Men

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