Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 075

Game summary for October 28, 2014, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Ashes at Dawn adventure; PCs included Brutus Bonesmasher (human fighter), Dario Malavasi (human afflicted dire werewolf oracle), Gnok Thatek (dwarf vampire monk), Malthus Brightray (half-elf cleric), Radimir Dragomirov (human cleric), and Thrain (dwarf slayer), accompanied by NPC companions Alleric Swiftblade (half-elf rogue) and Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric).

The team healed their wounds and picked the lock into the abbey proper. They discovered a store room full of fresh provisions. Several casks of wine held a mark they recognized as belonging to Countess Carmilla Caliphvaso. Through the next door they heard several men arguing over who was most loved by one or more women. Gnok used gaseous form to sneak in and discovered the men may be charmed. Alleric picked the lock, and Radimir went through and dropped greater dispel magic on the men. The charm was broken, and the men left the abbey.

The party then went into the bell tower and saw a swarm of thousands of spiders retreat up a level in an ordered manner. Perplexed, the team followed up two more levels. They found the floor was rotted, and the entire team plunged several floors in a crash of planks, debris, and blood. Gnok and Dario used spider climb to head back up the walls, and Malthus tried to climb the bell rope. Suddenly, the bell broke free and brought the entire fourth floor down on top of the party. Everyone survived but several were pretty injured.

The team then climbed up to the second floor and found a laboratory. A strange whooshing sound filled the air, and then Radimir heard spellcasting. A mind fog dropped down upon the characters!