Season Two of Acquisitions Incorporated was released as a weekly series available on the Wizards of the Coast website starting in February of 2009. Chris Perkins presents as the DM and this season introduces a Wil Wheaton as Aeofel Elrohmane. Each episode is approximately 40 minutes.
Episode Synopses Edit
This season continues some time after the last left off. The party has changed base of operations to a tavern in Fallcrest. This season is still within the 'Points of Light' universe not Forgotten Realms.
Episode 1 EditThe Player Characters start by introducing themselves again where Jerry Holkins again asserts that Omin "stands for something". In the rainy evening, the new PC Aeofel Elhromane is introduced to the party. Wisera attends to the party with ale and mead as they discuss the immediate plans to assist the town with a serious issue at the ruined Goldenhawk tower. Acquisitions Inc. has an appointment with Nathan Faringray, the captain of the local militia, tomorrow morning to receive instruction from this knight. Wisera wakens the party in the morning with stew and supplies. After preparing themselves, Omin leads the party to the Loveless Fields, a training ground for the Fallcrest guard. Jim performs magic tricks for the young recruits training while Binwin attempts to strike up conversation with a dwarf prospector but is rebuked. The knight Nathan Faringray names the dwarf as Sorek Orvash and informs the party that The local baron intends to reconstruct the ancient tower of Goldenhawk. It happens that Sorek was a member of a prospector party sent to Goldenhawk to determine the status of the ruins.
The prospectors were attacked by painted-face brigands with walking dead allies, Sorek escaped and seems to be the only survivor. Sorek agrees to travel with the party to Goldenhawk to provide guidance and historical information. While along the way, Binwin learns Sorek is originally from Rivercrest and perhaps there is more to this dwarf than meets the eye. Binwin is brushed off again as Sorek and Jim bond over a display of magic. Several days pass and on a rainy day the party finally comes upon Goldenhawk, a tower with the top sheared off leaving only "a crown of shattered stone". The tower, it is discovered, was named Goldenhawk after a great defender of the tower: an Elf named Valatra (Valatra may be referred to as Vanamere in 'Points of Light' canon of the Nentir Vale and Chris Perkin's adventure module published after this podcast concluded) whose sigil was a golden hawk. Valatra, according to legend, was besieged by Goblins and Giants and she used the tower itself as shrapnel to defeat the opposing armies.It is unknown if Valatra survived the destruction of Goldenhawk. As the party approaches the tower they hear faint voices from inside it. Several ruined tents are scattered nearby and the party spots the skeleton of a giant. With the rain coming down all around the party, Binwin assaults the tower finding humans with skulls painted on their faces inside.
Episode 2 EditAeofel, Omin, and Jim follow Binwin into combat in the tower. Two human crossbowmen face them down and start fighting, one calls for backup from outside the tower. Several critical failures come through by Omin and Aeofel while Binwin takes a critical hit from one of the two guards. After figuring out that he was accidentally using a power that requires a shield, Binwin instead brings a new power to the table and dishes out damage. After killing many guards, Omin calls their guide Sorik up the hill to join them while Jim discovers that the hole in the middle of the floor of this tower reaches a room twenty feet below and he can hear voices in that room. The party is initially undetected and they toss the camp of the original dwarven prospectors and discover some gold. After interacting with these enemies, the party confers and realizes that they likely belong to a group of brigands that have begun to associate themselves with a death cult of Orcus. Aeofel finds that whenever he or Omin call upon their deities there is a roll of thunder and they confirm this with a quick prayer. A bolt of lightning strikes the tower and a spray of rock is cast down upon the party.
A wooden scroll tube is found in some of the rubble, a scroll of Hand of Fate is within. Omin gathers the party to descend down a rope ladder inside the tower.
Episode 3 Edit
Descending the rope ladder, Binwin Bronzebottom interrupts brigands grousing about their days guarding the tower
and about their leader Falck. As Jim descends he hands upside down on the ladder dual-wielding wands and slaughters several minions. Battles continues as the rest of the party descend the rope latter and enter the fray. Jim tosses an available brazier under a section of scaffolding in the room that a crossbowman is using to fire down upon the rest of the party. As the scaffolding begins to burn several unseen enemies join the battle as well. Omin takes serious damage and Aeofel declares his Oath of Enmity. Binwin plants the battleflag of Acquisitions Incorporated in the center of the room and the melee is well and truly on.
Episode 4 Edit
The battle continues well into this episode. Omin, Jim, and Binwin each score a kill. A skulking rogue type that was eyeing the party and attacked Binwin briefly disappears during the chaos of the fight.
Season Details Edit
Adventure Module Edit
See resources below for the adventure module for this season. It's a 4th Edition adventure written by Chris Perkins himself and includes several Penny Arcade comics. It includes details about maps, enemies, and events that could help you in following along with the podcast which is audio only.
- Silver Unicorn
- Wisera Osterman
- Nathan Faringray
Player Statistics Edit
|Character||Critical Hits||Critical Misses||Damage Dealt||Damage Taken||Last Hits*||Downs**|
|DM: James Wyatt||0||0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
**Downs are considered any instance where a PC is taken down to 0 hp or lower. This is not Player Character death which is exceedingly rare.
 Acquisitions Incorporated Season 2 Episode 1, February 18th 2009, http://www.acq-inc.com/portfolio/details/penny-arcade-pvp-s2-ep1
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