Andrew’s table, as told by Brolo
With the kobold menace eliminated, the court of King Ray began to look for ways to spread the benevolence of good King Ray beyond the immediate area. King Ray, Lamos, Sandor, Max, and [Dyllon’s original character (Ka’Ruk?)] traveled East (or possibly West, Brolo is not great at cardinal directions) to find out why nobody ever comes back from that way. Brolo, Elros, Ara, and [Jesse’s Magus] decided to go North on a mission of peace to make contact with the barbarian tribes.
Brolo’s team started by asking around town to learn more about the barbarians before meeting them. As luck would have it, a young tribesman was in town seeking assistance. Seeing that this was the perfect opportunity to make inroads with the northern tribes, Brolo and his team agreed to help the boy.
After a few days of travel they reached the ancestral home of the Rolling Thunder tribe. The champions were eventually able to gain the trust of the tribesmen, and learn of the threat they faced. Something had been stealing their children in the night. Brolo is a friend to all children, and he swore to help the people get their kids back.
There were few leads as to what was stealing the children, but the prevailing theory was evil spirits. Now, Brolo does not know much about barbarian mysticism, but he does know that when you are dealing with spirits, you need to go on a dream quest. Brolo sat down in front of the fire and demanded all of the peyote that the tribesmen could bring him.
This is where things get a little fuzzy.
Before long, Brolo entered the spirit realm. With his inner eye open, he was able to see the evil spirits as they approached the camp later that night. Just as Brolo expected, the spirits were manifestations of death incarnate. Shrouded skeletal figures wielding scythes. Brolo knew that the only way to defeat death was with life, so he bit into his own flesh and let his life-force flow. Brolo’s companions were not as enlightened as Brolo, so they used more mundane means to battle death. Soon the manifestations were banished.
The other party members said something about following the spirits back to their point of origin, but Brolo knew that the real way to fight them was to descend into the underworld. Brolo bravely lead his group into the realm of the dead. After trekking through the afterlife for several hours (or possibly years), they finally reached hell. There in the center of a burning ring of fire was the devil himself. He was surrounded by the stolen children, who were locked in cages. The manifestations of death were there too, and they swooped down upon the champions.
Brolo, who is a hero to all children, wished to do great physical harm to the devil. Hurting children is the surest way to earn a one way ticket to paintown courtesy of the Brolo express. Brolo pinned the devil in an inverted cloverleaf leglock while his companions pounded death… to death. For some strange reason Brolo does not remember how the fight ended.
Having defeated the devil himself, Brolo cleverly returned to the realm of the living by appearing in the resurrection chamber below Keristol. He reunited with his party, who somehow had managed to return from the realm of the dead another way, and returned to the camp of the Rolling Thunder tribe.
And that is why Brolo say say no to drugs, children!