Harm Incorporated – Ruins of Undermountain – Game Session – 006

Game summary for October 3, 2014, Ruins of Undermountain campaign; PCs included Boran Gibbs (human cleric), Kalil Bakran (human sorcerer), Paddy Brandywine (halfling bard [archaeologist]), and Rumbald Shieldcracker (dwarf ranger [dungeon rover]).

The party found itself trapped in an arena by the evil wizard Agothon, who was angry because the team had killed one of his pets. He doomed them to a horrible death of their choosing in his arena. The wizard allowed them to choose which opponents they faced.

First up was a pair of scalding dragonnes! The elemental creatures pounced upon the party with superheated teeth and claws. One took the form of scaling vapor and burned Rumbald badly. Paddy’s frost sword and Kalil’s lightning bolt spells helped defeat them, however.

Next came a pair of diseased cyclopes! The infectious brutes spread instant-acting bubonic plague and mindfire among the party! The giants swung great axes but the team moved in to engage. Boran used righteous might to confront the monsters on their own terms. Rumbald bravely stood against one on his own as his pet slug, Flash, fell into a coma due to the effects of plague. Paddy darted among the creatures with his blade and magic missiles while Kalil unleashed a pair of fireballs. It did not take long for the beasts to die.

Finally, a greater fire elemental erupted onto the scene and immediately set Boran on fire. Moments later, it did the same to Rumbald. Paddy’s frost sword proved particularly effective against the elemental, and Kalil made it less aggressive with crushing despair. The team hammered it with blade and spell until finally it discorporated. Frustrated at the continued loss of his pets, Agothon released the team with some magical trinkets for their efforts.