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[PODCAST] 5th Edition D&D Actual Play – Eberron: Heirs of Destiny 09

April 7, 2017 | Posted by John Bates

Hello folks! Welcome back to Eberron: Heirs of Destiny, our Dungeons & Dragons 5E actual play set in Keith Baker’s D&D setting. I’m your host (and 411 site editor) Jeremy Thomas, guiding this crazy group through a series of misadventures in Sharn.

So, in order to get us up to present. The party has found themselves embroiled in a mystery within the metropolis of Sharn. After retrieving a schema for Lady Elaydren d’Vown of House Cannith from deep under the city and having a few battles with servants of the mythical warforged known as the Lord of Blades, our group of would-be heroes returned to their current temporary gathering point in the Cracked Mirror to find that a price had been put on the Lady Elaydren’s head. Seeking to uncover the identity behind the assassins because there was some concern that the group itself might end up in those crosshairs, Seth came up with a plan to take an arranged meeting with the assassins of House Tarkanen under the guise of taking on work.

That didn’t go quite the way the group had hoped and they were turned away from the meeting, only to be attacked a short time after. As Alex and Kira went to warn Elaydren the rest of the party took down the assassins, leavingt two alive. After some surprising torture and killing, Hevet Tarkanen said that if the party wanted insight into who wanted Elaydren dead they should speak with an individual named Gath located in Halden’s Tomb, a district in Sharn’s City of the Dead. The party spent the night at Elaydren’s and the next morning Edwin had a pitched private conversation with Seth in which he refused to go along with them, and that is where we left off.

This week the party finds themselves heading off to that very district of Sharn, where they have a frightening encounter with someone who may be able to provide them with the details they seek. Meanwhile Edwin, who stayed behind, has a conversation with an ally and they all find themselves preparing to set off to one of the religious districts in the city where they hope to end things once and for all. Enjoy!