The Union of the Serpent started out in a tiny town called Temple of Ages in Andoran, and tried to take over; the Baroness using her knack for persuasion by slicing a guy in half. Needless to say, it didn’t work because they called the army on us. Learning from our stupid bad-guy mistakes, we went to another town called Vallyn where we attempted to join in with the local forgers’ guild. (trying to explain forging to Nith was quite interesting). They at first didn’t trust us, so we burned most of the town down and staged it to look like an attack. Ace got the Mayor to sign the town over to him and then we organized a rebuilding effort to make ourselves look good. After a few exploits (including one where we rescued a water djinn and got a magic compass that tells us where to find the things we ask it for) and a failed idea of starting a brick company, Ace/Jackel got captured by Andoran guards and interrogated, leading them to Valen, where we fought an anti-party. We then proceeded to rob the town blind and came to Gault, where we started to ask around about the political situation but got sidetracked and ventured north where we got a Griffon and chased away a wizard from his underground tower, where we took up residence and gained a new member, a gnome alchemist. (somewhere along the line we recruited Avaline (a wizard) and Robin (a bard) and a lyre of building.)
We teleported through the magical tree in the fortress and set up a camp on one of the locations it came out. We then started recruiting people from Gault, telling them it was Andoran’s fault their country was in such shambles. We also ventured to the nearest town in hopes of obtaining food for our troops and ended up befriending forest giants, killing off a vampire coven, and befriending a noble lady (the gnome alchemist ended up leaving to seek her affections and gain power.)
When we got back we got attacked by a Green Dragon who we ended up keeping as an ally. We also recruited Nerrys, a Gaultian tiefling cleric. The Dragon sent us to get the Spork of Gender Bending for his collection at an old Dwarven ruin, where we found a metric f-ton of gold, enough to fund our future plans and feed our steadily growing army.
We are now discussing plans for a political takeover of Gault (and a venture to get the Storm King’s Castle) and then using their resources to take over Andoran, and then the rest of the world.
Also throughout all this, Jackel has developed a soft spot for Avaline and has begun a romantic pursuit of her.