All Episodes

Leolin Led

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 9 By Jonathan Lipps Nov 3, 2022
We were bloodied and tired, in various states of woundedness, having just caromed down the stairs underneath a sewer grate in Duskfields Court. But we were alive. And if we wanted to stay that way, we needed to get moving. This was a difficult proposition. During our wildly flawed rescue of Leolin... [read more]

Duskfields Extraction

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 8 By Jonathan Lipps Oct 15, 2022
We left Therell Kell's shop in a panic, having learned that a number of captured lordlings, including Leolin, were to be executed in a public display of anti-aristocracy anger by the Peristeri Wing. We knew that the lordlings were currently being held in the Palace of the Hetarai, where we had... [read more]

Champions' Bond

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 7 By Jonathan Lipps Sep 17, 2022
Previously, we left our champions in a tense moment, debating what to do with the surprise acquisition of one of the magical Tehokivi stones that was now sitting on the floor in our midst, in Fenn's quarters. Fenn began by reiterating the purpose and scope of what we were calling the... [read more]


Champions of the Kydemones Episode 6 By Jonathan Lipps Aug 4, 2022
The Tehokivi sat among a pile of other jewelry and necklaces, looking every fantasy gram the orb of untold power that it was. The party was in shock; what was it doing here? How did we happen to find it? Our search for Leolin had opened up into much bigger vistas. World-changingly dangerous ones.... [read more]


Gala a la Eglon

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 5 By Jonathan Lipps Jul 22, 2022
When we left our party, Rianne and Orwin were in a bit of trouble with Arcus, who hadn't taken kindly to being deceived, or reminded of the lost husband we were meant to be finding. Luckily, with a little bit of cajoling and flattery, and the insistence that Lord Eglon's party was in fact... [read more]


The Black Cornix

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 4 By Jonathan Lipps Jul 9, 2022
Evendur steps forward out of the mouth of the tunnel into the darkened warehouse, unable to see (or ignoring) the shock and betrayal written on the faces of his party. He addresses the still-wary Black Cornix Syndicate workers whom we surprised on our midnight journey back to the Inner City:... [read more]


Leolin Lost

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 3 By Jonathan Lipps Jul 2, 2022
We ended the last session with the party divided about how to interact with the mysterious women, Adriel and Caligo, who asked us to come North with them. The most extreme position was occupied (of course) by Orwin, who remained convinced the women were trouble and we should get rid of them. Rianne... [read more]


Return to Nauem

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 2 By Jonathan Lipps Jun 5, 2022
We return to our fledgling heroes in the aftermath of a savaging by a band of Kotopoio (one of the many definitely evil bird-like species we have encountered so far). It was the middle of the night, and so we went back to sleep in order to recover and heal wounds; fortunately no more attacks came... [read more]


Call of the Kydemones

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 1 By Jonathan Lipps May 22, 2022
Our first proper D&D session started out simply enough: Rianne arrived at Highbury Monastery with an urgent request for our other heroes (Evendur, Orwin, and Fenn). We were to return at once to the Kydemones Academy in Nauem, where civic turmoil there was putting our shared alma mater at risk.... [read more]


Intro to the Campaign

Champions of the Kydemones Episode 0 By Jonathan Lipps May 15, 2022
Note: this is the intro to the campaign that was originally published elsewhere. I'm including it here because it introduces the characters. For more info on what's going on in general with this site, check out the About page. When I was growing up in the 80s and 90s, much of the... [read more]