Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 028

Game summary for October 3, 2013, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Trial of the Beast adventure; PCs included Amras Amandill (half-elf inquisitor), Annoc Zantar (human barbarian), Dinendal Ironbow (elf ranger), Gnok Thatek (dwarf monk), and Irnadette Steelsoul (elan psion), accompanied by NPC companion Heidi Loenhardt (human cleric).

Three more tethered homunculi emerged with the faceless flesh golem, and a battle erupted!  Annoc began cutting down homunculi while Amras cast a spell and activated his bane ability.  Dinendal launched arrows at the golem while the party shifted around.  Suddenly, the golem lashed out and pulped Amras’ skull.  He dropped dead instantly.  Horrified, the party doubled their efforts with Irnadette slowing the creature with fire.  Although the golem landed more blows, it was eventually cut down.  The team then mourned the loss of Amras and ceremoniously dumped his body into the raging waterfall in tribute.  After looting his corpse.

The team continued exploring and triggered an acid fog trap.  They then found a trio of jars.  Within, Gnok discovered yellow mold!  The team left the other jars alone.  They discovered a rear pathway leading up to a series of towers with a rusted iron door.  Annoc used his ring of the ram to bust it open revealing a flooded area within.

The party waded into the hallway and turned right.  They found a flooded pit filled with advanced draugr!  The noxious creatures caused Annoc to get violently ill while the rest of the party fought.  In moments the creatures were slaughtered.  The team then moved past the pit and pushed open some doors into another flooded chamber.

While looking around, Annoc and Gnok spotted a creature in the water!  They tried to close the doors but struggled with the water weight.  The creature surfaced and attacked, revealing itself as an aquatic basilisk!  In moments, very bad things happened.  One after another, the party turned to stone!  Gnok, savaged by the beast, struggled out of the tower and fled.  He could hear the basilisk gnawing on one of the statues as he ran!  Gnok got to his horse and rode back to Lepidstadt to regroup.  Literally.