Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 035

Game summary for November 26, 2013, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Broken Moon adventure; PCs included Caerwen (elf monk), Dario Malavasi (human oracle), Gnok Thatek (dwarf monk), and Tigris Inebriavi (elf magus), accompanied by NPC companion Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric).

Dario healed one of the werewolves after binding it in hopes of speaking with it.  It awoke and immediately transformed into hybrid form and burst its restraints.  The party quickly put it down and continued toward the Stairs of the Moon.

At the Stairs, the team saw four werewolves atop a colonnade launching crossbow bolts at a pair of dire wolves.  The dire wolves fled back toward the forest edge after getting hit with some of the silvered bolts.  The team hoped to speak with the dire wolves and moved toward them.  The wolves shifted into massive hybrid forms standing around thirteen feet tall.  When the party approached, the werewolves pivoted and charged.  Caerwen and Tigris took several blows, and the magus decided to unleash a fireball on the werewolves!  The monks, with their ki-enhanced fists, tore into the lycanthropes.  Dario attempted to speak with them and was ignored.  Tigris then cast scorching ray and the monks finished off the werewolves.

With werewolf howls closing in from all sides, the team sprinted toward the Stairs of the Moon.  The werewolves atop took aim at them but then instead fired at the Vollensag werewolves charging on their heels.  The Vollensag quickly turned back as the party made it into the ground floor of the temple.  Within, they discovered a mysterious vilkacis who possessed Gnok!  Fortunately, the team had some silver items and was able to drive the spirit out.  Using silver, the team was able to discorporate the spirit.

The group then followed a trail of blood and found the corpse of a slain cultist of the Whispering Way.  On her person they discovered a map marking several locations around Ustalav, including a spot they did not recognize out in Ardeal.  They continued looking around and found a secret room with a pit and several scrolls, one of which contained a communion ritual that must be conducted in this very temple and would allow communication with the deity Desna!