Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 074

Game summary for October 21, 2014, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Ashes at Dawn adventure; PCs included Dario Malavasi (human afflicted dire werewolf oracle), Radimir Dragomirov (human cleric), and Thrain (dwarf slayer), accompanied by NPC companions Alleric Swiftblade (half-elf rogue) and Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric).

The team went to the Quarterfaux Archives and discovered a fresco of the first count of Grodlych, an excommunicated priest of Pharasma named Laudmeir Vandolmayne. The carving held a book with an imprint that fit the moribund key. The group used it to unlock a passage to a hidden lab obviously well-used and recently vacated. They discovered scraps of notes that indicated the Whispering Way had recently left this location.

Next, the team decided to investigate the Abbey of Sante-Lymirin just north of town. The team found the abbey is still being used and is in good repair. Thrain picked the lock on the carriage house, and the team went in. Within, they were accosted by an old man. Thrain mentioned they were looking for the Dublese sisters. The old man sighed and suddenly transformed into an eighteen-foot-tall glabrezu demon! Unphased, Thrain the slayer charged and landed a critical sneak attack that rocked the creature! It stepped back and summoned a vrock demon to block the entrance, and then the bleeding began.

The glabrezu ripped into Thrain and hurt him very badly. The vrock screamed and stunned most of the team and moved into the carriage house. Soon thereafter it unleashed horrid spores that burrowed into the flesh of the team and sprouted hideous vines! The glabrezu was then hit by a spear of purity from Dario and hurt badly. It activated a mirror image effect to protect from further attacks. The demon then advanced and laid waste around it with tooth, claw, and pincer. Blood flowed as the team struggled to overcome the monsters. Dario and Radimir attempted flame strikes on the glabrezu, but two failed to penetrate its spell resistance.

Suddenly, Alleric succeeded in slaying the vrock! The tables turned quickly when the party was no longer pinned between the two monstrosities. The glabrezu stepped back and offered to grant the party one wish in exchange for mercy! The party refused, and it teleported to some unknown location.