On August 11, 2007 we started a new D&D campaign with five players who will be participating in an epic campaign that will span years. The campaign is “Rise of the Runelords” by Paizo. Each player is starting out at level 1 and we should end up above 13th level once this campaign is complete. Follow along as the story unravels and the fate of Varisia is determined.
Our story begins in small coastal town of Sandpoint. In a time when rumors of rampaging dragons and massing armies of giants have everyone on edge. The people of Sandpoint eagerly anticipate the coming festival to commemorate the consecration of a new temple. Yet, at the height of the ceremony, disaster strikes. A band of goblins assaults Sandpoint, and it falls to the heroes to defend the town.
In the days that follow, a mysterious malady that leaves its victims monstrously deformed and dangerously insane spreads through the town. The PCs must not only determine what’s causing this strange contagion, but also discover the sinister connection between the plague, the goblin attacks, and the emergence of a strange rune from an empire thought to be long dead.