Jonathan and I have just started a one-on-one adaptation of Descent into Avernus, transplanted into our homebrew world of Eldura during the war between the Elemental Titans and the dark goddess Alessandra. We’re so excited for you to join us on the livestream or to watch the replays on YouTube!
We’ve gotten lots of requests for more video content of duet play, and we’re so happy to be recording this campaign and sharing it with you. In addition to enjoying the story, we also want you to be able to access the various behind-the-scenes parts of play, including worldbuilding details and DM notes.
This page will serve as a central space for the various stream replays, recaps, worldbuilding elements, and notes so you can find everything in one spot.
Thank you so much for coming alongside us for this adventure! We can’t wait for you to experience more from the world of Eldura!
Read the background of the war-torn land of Eldura in this post or in the History of Eldura PDF attached below.
Our adventure begins in the central city of Respite, one of the Titans’ strongholds in their fight against Alessandra.
The city is organized in a series of three rings, with the most power and wealth concentrated in the city center. Our main character Garreth lives and works in his forge near the tall stone wall that separates the Middle Ring from the Outer.
Our amazing PC, Garreth, was somewhat resistant to the call of adventure in our first session, though he was quick to stand up to injustice. During our session zero, Garreth learned that some sort of tragedy had befallen the city of Beacon, where his son has been for the past year training in the military, though he is not yet sure of the nature of the trouble. You can read the session zero recap here!
We’ve also created a few additional video resources from our session zero. First, I go over some of the setup for running an online game in Roll20 and go through the notes I compiled for the session.
In the second video, I reflect on our session zero and what my goals were for the session alongside unpacking some of the decisions I had to make as a DM.
We really got into the action in session one, when Garreth meets a shadow witch, Tessina Genvair, who has news of what transpired in Beacon. However, her revelations are interrupted when cultists masquerading as city guards attempt to arrest Tessina and escort her out of the city.
Garreth faces down the guards and learns that they’re also responsible for the capture of Evelyn Ryder, the person he had been sent to find by the Nightwatch Captain.
You can watch the replay here!
And, if you’d like to hear our DM’s thoughts post-session, check out the DM Diary!
Garreth and Tessina make their way to the bathhouse near the Inner Ring of Respite to find where the cultists took Evelyn Ryder. They encounter an imp waiting outside who promises to fetch the person in question if they’ll leave afterward. Garreth agrees and, just on the edge of his five-minute limit, the imp emerges with an injured Evelyn.
Garreth and Tessina help Evelyn outside, and she explains that there are others beneath the bathhouse who are in danger…if they’re still alive at all. Regardless, she thinks they should sneak into the bathhouse to destroy the cultists who have been capturing refugees and holding them captive inside.
The party of three raids the bathhouse, encountering the first wave of cultists—three reapers and one necromancer—just beyond the doors. They venture through the first two sets of tunnels, those belonging to Xarmev, the god of undeath, and Braemorn, the god of murder, but another tunnel system stands between them and clearing it out entirely.
We’ll keep this page updated with new sessions along the way! We hope you enjoy Tales of Eldura, and we want to extend a special thank you to our patrons for making this possible!
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