Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 077

Game summary for November 11, 2014, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Ashes at Dawn adventure; PCs included Dario Malavasi (human afflicted dire werewolf oracle), Gnok Thatek (dwarf vampire monk), and Thrain (dwarf slayer), accompanied by NPC companions Alleric Swiftblade (half-elf rogue) and Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric).

The team was perplexed by the hag skeleton and decided their only recourse was to use the Face of Dagon to commune with the demon lord. Gnok asked him 13 questions. The team then went room to room and cleared the upper floor.

The team dropped back down to the first floor and found a workroom with a map. The map depicted the abbey and had several locations marked off in red. The team realized this map was a search for something, perhaps the skull of the hag. They looked at the map and decided to check out the well out back.

Vampiric Gnok spider climbed down fifteen feet to find water. He tied himself off to a rope and sunk down fifteen more feet to the submerged floor. Feeling around in the mud, he discovered the blackened skull of a hag! The team pulled Gnok up, and they pondered their find.

One of the team saw flickering green light from the winery, and the team investigated. They discovered a trio of cackling witchfires that went berserk when the party entered with the skull. They chattered and cackled and demanded the team give them the skull of Oothi! They claimed Oothi and her coven had murdered their coven, and they would have their revenge. They wanted to murder Aisa and Hetna and destroy the skull. Apparently, Oothi had escaped execution by using magic to collapse into spider swarms leaving her bones behind. She needs the bones to reform from the apparent dead! The party agreed they would like to take down Oothi’s coven and gave the witchfires the skull! The flaming undead quickly burned the skull into nothingness, cackling all the while!