Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 061

Game summary for June 26, 2014, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Wake of the Watcher adventure and Ashes at Dawn adventure; PCs included Dario Malavasi (human oracle), Emilian Sandulescu (human paladin/ranger), Varus Archlight (elf magus/arcane archer), and Zedd Zu’l Zorander (human abjurer/cleric/mystic theurge), accompanied by NPC companions Goldar (human barbarian) and Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric).

The group attempted to leave the tunnels but was attacked by a previously invisible gug savant! The horror tore into the group and activated a spike stones effect. The razor-sharp floor tore into the party’s feet while the monster slashed and bit. It grabbed up Varus and ripped him in half! The magus was thrown to two different sides of the cavern! The party tore into the gug, and soon Goldar hit it with a critical blow from his axe! Zedd then cast dispel magic to disperse the spike stones.

The team exited the caverns and returned to the surface via the sub-aqueous research and exploration vehicle. They then returned to Illmarsh and slept at Horace Croon’s. Zedd began studying the Book of Abstruse Geometries. The team then set out on horseback toward Caliphas.

On the third day, the team came to a stone bridge guarded by a headless horseman astride a flaming nightmare! The dullahan called out asking the party’s names, which they offered. It then called out to Dario, affected him with its death call. As it came thundering over the bridge, a pair of rotting dire ghoul wolves darted from the woods! One bit Goldar and paralyzed him! As he lay helpless, the wolf ripped out his throat! Emilian unleashed a barrage of arrows while the second wolf paralyzed Zedd. Fortunately, Emilian was able to provoke the creature to attacking him, which likely spared Zedd from Goldar’s fate. The paladin switched to his sword while Dario engaged the dullahan one-on-one.

Nyssa, and Zedd once he recovered, layered spell enhancements upon Emilian. He quickly cut down the dire ghoul wolves while Dario strategically fought a withdrawal to lure the horsemen closer to the team. Zedd unleashed two lightning bolts while Emilian and Dario fought in melee. Zedd warded the team from fire, and soon Dario cut down the headless undead!

The group searched the body and discovered powerful armor and weapons along with an exotic amulet of powerful and evil necromantic magic!