This bit of obscure bit of lore concerning the pact between the Red Dragons and the Githyanki dates back to Tiamat’s Red Dragon consort and the Gith’s original rebellion against the Illithid.
After serving a term with the Lich Queen’s Righteous Air Cavalry, a Red Dragon can request the service of a Legion of Githyanki soldiers. In order to make this request, the Red Dragon must either come to Vlakkith’s court on the city of Tu’Narath or give a trusted servant their proxy and send them to the Githyanki city, floating in the Astral Plane on the corpse of a dead god.
The length of the Legion’s service depends on how valorously the dragon served during their time with the Githyanki armed forces. Some simply request the Legion guards them during one of their long slumbers. Others want to use the Legion to destroy an enemy or conquer a continent. It is not unknown for the visiting Legion to take careful intelligence on the world in the Prime Material while they serve the Red Dragon and return later to conquer it with gates set up in spots perfect for military conquest.
The infamous Igneous Trinity, served together in the Righteous Air Cavalry and coordinated their times being served by Legions to take over their world, which they still rule from an impregnable fortress built between 3 volcanoes in the middle of a boiling ocean. Another request from an adult Red, the Scarlet Lady, did not bring a Legion to their world at all but obtained centuries of training for their kobold servants, who are now a feared fighting force on their world, taking whatever treasure their Lady fancies.
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Why are they fighting? What are their goals? Can their goals be understood by our soft living brains?
Vecna: traditional lich, concentrating on undeath and secrets known for having an artifact hand and eye
Wizard Cultists missing an eye and/or hand
Floating undead eyes
Swarm of crawling undead hands
Corrupt priests who know your secrets
The Hand and/or The Eye, adorned like reliquaries watched over by the lich-spawn apprentices
Death Knight Praetorian Guard
Acerak: demilich turned stranger and stranger through traversing the far realms while his bejeweled skull mouldered in a horrific tomb
Illusions within illusions
False treasures behind a secret door hiding the True secret door
Alien tentacle beasts from the Far Realms
Undead beasts with magical gems embedded in flesh and bone
Castle-sized floating gem-fortress shaped like a skull (subtle!)
The Lich Queen: immortal leader of the Githyanki state, sending armies bolstered by red dragon winged cavalry into all the worlds from her capital city built on the body of a dead god in the Astral Plane
Warriors with Silver Swords
Warlock Courtiers with Silver and Obsidian Teeth
Red Dragon Air Cavalry
Gate-Fort under construction
Crystal Psionic Battery in a recently requisitioned mule drawn cart
Githyanki Rangers hunting Illithid
All undead adventuring party (Vampire fighter, ghoul thief, revenant wizard, Spawn of Kyuss Priest) led by Kaz
Local Vampire Lord(s) here to treat with Kaz
Local monks enthralled by Githzarai unorthodox ideas on chaos and free will
Githzarai fighting tournament
Black winged angels watching from a distance
Paladins in black armor helping refugees, offering prayers over the dead
Kaz: vampire rival of Vecna’s, leading a small platoon of ghouls, revenants and vampires
Githzerai Monks: ancient rivals of the Githyanki, monks who find solace in the chaos of their monasteries floating in the chaos of Limbo
Raven Queen: goddess of death and winter, often sends her black winged paladins to planes where these forces are warring to make sure the state of death isn’t damaged too terribly
Roll 6d6 (choose which 6 or go for it and roll all 8)
Arcane forces, unleashed in a battle have damaged:
For now, the upper hand is held by:
The Lich Queen
A ducal army
The last battle was a:
Long brutal siege
Feint within a feint
Series of otherworldly storms
Landing action as one of the armies made its way through a gate
Vicious attack in order to gain control of a vital piece of geography
The Ghoul’s Hungry Throne is:
Pledging their teeth and axes to Vecna
Rallying to Acerak
Treating with the Lich Queen
Entertaining offers from all armies
Using the chaos to grab more territory
Fortifying its position and declaring neutrality
The three armies are sending scouts and preparing to attack in order gain control of a:
Unknown, what the fuck are these undead wizards trying to gain here?
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