Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 049

Game summary for March 13, 2014, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Wake of the Watcher adventure; PCs included Dario Malavasi (human oracle), Emilian Sandulescu (human paladin/ranger), Gnok Thatek (dwarf monk), and Varus Archlight (elf magus/arcane archer), accompanied by NPC companions Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric) and Pavlos Zervas (human fighter/rogue).

The team, joined by Varus Archlight and Gnok Thatek, searched the room and found some bizarre ancient markings on the stone slab in the center of the room.  It also housed a secret compartment containing a mysterious brown porous orb of about the consistency of a walnut.  Varus placed it into his pack.

The group then moved down the hall and discovered a few empty rooms.  The last room had a soggy settee molding from years of neglect.  As the team searched the room and disturbed the area, hundreds of thousands of ticks burst out of the couch and covered Emilian.  The deadly creatures covered the paladin and began draining his blood.  The swarm moved on to cover Dario and then Varus.  Nyssa, Pavlos, and Gnok fled the room while the infested members tried to set themselves on fire.  The ticks inflicted horrendous wounds upon the group, forcing Emilian to flee.  Varus died beneath the swarming biters, and a blazing Dario dragged his corpse out and used himself to burn all the ticks off.  He then cast raise dead, and the team retreated from the house and made camp down the road a bit to recover from their ordeals.