Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 056

Game summary for May 15, 2014, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Wake of the Watcher adventure; PCs included Dario Malavasi (human oracle), Emilian Sandulescu (human paladin/ranger), and Varus Archlight (elf magus/arcane archer), accompanied by NPC companions Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric) and Pavlos Zervas (human fighter/rogue).

As the group looked around the Mayor’s house, Sheriff Anders arrived and started ask lots of questions. They showed him the badges given them by the Mayor, and he went off to investigate rumors of missing priests at the temple. The party then located the house of Horace Croon and explained the whole situation with the Neighbors and fostering. He was appalled and horrified and told them he once had a sister who was fostered! He agreed to help them go to the ulat-kini caves in his subaqueous exploration and research vessel the next day. Knowing that the fostered girl with them was quite distraught over the lack of a fresh sacrifice at the temple, the team decided to sleep in shifts and keep an eye on her and Nyssa, who was behaving erratically. They put the women in two separate rooms, and around 3:00 a.m., Dario realized the girl had slipped out of a window!

Dario woke the team, and they rushed out into the night. They found tracks leading to the temple. They arrived and used light spells to illuminate the way. It was obvious the authorities had been investigating and roping off the crime scenes. The team moved to the inner most sanctum of Dagon and discovered a terrible sight—the girl had sacrificed herself on the demon’s altar! As they left, Emilian believed he saw the great eye of Dagon move! He used detect evil and was overwhelmed by the dark presence. For a few moments, Dagon himself had manifested due to the extreme act of faith! As soon as he had appeared within the eye, however, he was gone.

The group convinced Croon to start preparations of the Isinglass for a dawn departure to the Tern Rocks. As the group stood on the docks helping prep the ship, an enormous lake octopus rose up from the dark waters! It quickly dragged Nyssa and Emilian under! It began to chomp on Nyssa while Varus unleashed a lightning bolt from his wand. Pavlos dove in and began stabbing the creature. Dario hurled himself through the air and viciously chopped the beast as he plunged into the water. The team chopped away quickly and killed the beast in a few moments. Relief, and oxygen, flooded through Nyssa and Emilian as they bobbed to the surface!