Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 081

Game summary for December 23, 2014, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Shadows of Gallowspire adventure; PCs included Brutus Bonesmasher (human fighter), Dario Malavasi (human afflicted dire werewolf oracle), Gnok Thatek (dwarf vampire monk), Malthus Brightray (half-elf cleric), and Thrain (dwarf slayer) accompanied by NPC companions Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric) and Bhagesh (pavbagha) and cohorts Lucretia Ivankov (human vampire spawn sorcerer) and Tiberius Shortshanks (dwarf fighter).

Lucretia utilized a scroll of teleport and suffered some kind of mishap. Nothing appeared to happen, but the spell did not go into effect. She attempted another scroll and ended up in a vertigo-inducing tumble through dimensions. The entire team fell through another witchgate, and many were sickened by the rough trip. Upon emerging, a crippled crag linnorm emerged from a cave! Its tail had been severed and was rotting and leaving a trail of ichor. Brutus taunted and mocked the dragon, and the enraged monster attacked!

The team charged in and found their weapons barely harmed the monster, and fire seemed to roll off it. The linnorm breathed forth a line of molten magma! It hit Malthus and Thrain and burnt them severely. Gnok, fortunately, evaded the attack. Tiberius bounced crossbow bolts off the beast’s scales and Lucretia discovered it had tremendous spell resistance, negating her scorching ray attack. Nyssa cast good hope while Gnok landed an energy draining blow! Dario was able to make use of harm but had to charge through the lava to deliver it. Malthus cast mass bull’s strength, and Thrain succeeded in landing a devastating critical hit with his pick! The dragon reeled beneath the onslaught!

Horribly injured but not out of the fight, the linnorm sank its poisoned fangs into Dario! The fiery poison caused his blood to boil and his internal organs to combust! He writhed in flame as the dragon tore open his flesh with its claws. He passed out from the agony and damage. Lucretia hit the dragon with an acidic energy burst, Brutus wailed away with his hammer, and Gnok was able to land a killing blow which triggered a death curse that settled over him!

Meanwhile, Dario’s unconscious form flopped and smoked from the insidious burning poison searing through his tissue. In moments he died from the venom. With the dragon also slain, Malthus ran forward and cast breath of life upon Dario as Nyssa cast delay poison. Malthus then followed with neutralize poison. Restored to life and stability, Dario cast restoration upon himself to recover from the horrible damage done to his organs. Finally, he cast heal upon himself.

Having barely survived, the team then moved into the linnorm’s cave to explore. They found a small fortune in coins and magic along with a bizarre tome. The book had the ability to give humanoid form to a normal animal and fill it with the spirit of a fallen warrior from ages past! After much debate, the group decided to use the book. Thrain was able to trap a grizzly bear, and Dario read the book! As they watched, the bear transformed and a new hero arose to join the party!

Harm Incorporated – Ruins of Undermountain – Game Session – 007

Game summary for December 7, 2014, Ruins of Undermountain campaign; PCs included Kalil Bakran (human sorcerer), Paddy Brandywine (halfling bard [archaeologist]), and Rumbald Shieldcracker (dwarf ranger [dungeon rover]).

Just when the team thought themselves free from the evil wizard Agothon, they found themselves trapped in a second arena! This one was a natural cavern of some sort with a beautiful waterfall. Chill air began pouring in, and a massive frost giant appeared! He roared as Paddy sank his sword into his toe! Rumbald threw a javelin of lightning and drank a potion of enlarge person to get much larger before attacking with his axe and shield. Paddy continued a furious assault while Kalil hit the giant twice with scorching rays! The brute was unable to survive the onslaught.

Paddy cast some cure serious wounds spells to recover from the giant’s axe blows. Rumbald protected himself with an ironbeard while Kalil cast bear’s endurance upon Paddy.

A roar shook the room, and a tyrannosaurus appeared! Rumbald immediately began hacking away but Paddy got snatched up in the monster’s mouth! Kalil cast wall of fire to keep the dinosaur from coming his direction and also hit it with a lightning bolt. Rumbald scored several great hits while the t-rex swallowed Paddy whole! Kalil, thinking quickly, cast dimension door and appeared beside Paddy INSIDE the dinosaur! He then made an amazing feat of concentration and was able to cast a second dimension door and translocate both of them outside the beast’s gullet in an astounding rescue mission! Kalil was able to hit it with a fireball while Paddy cured his injuries. Rumbald was then able to use his axe and cut down the ravenous beast!

Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 080

Game summary for December 2, 2014, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Shadows of Gallowspire adventure; PCs included Dario Malavasi (human afflicted dire werewolf oracle), Gnok Thatek (dwarf vampire monk), Radimir Dragomirov (human cleric), Thrain (dwarf slayer), and Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander (human abjurer/cleric/mystic theurge) accompanied by NPC companions Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric) and Bhagesh (pavbagha) and cohorts Leora Chontos (aasimar fighter), Lucretia Ivankov (human vampire spawn sorcerer), and Tiberius Shortshanks (dwarf fighter).

The party spent time shopping for various items useful for fighting undead such as holy water and oil of align weapon. They went to the church of Pharasma and got a letter stating their mission with the high priest’s seal in case they were to encounter any patrols from Lastwall. The group decided to use teleport to reach Renchurch and purchased five scrolls of teleport.

Once prepared, several of the party climbed down into the portable hole while Zedd used one of the scrolls. The teleport whisked the team across Ustalav, but something went wrong! The team emerged from a witchgate, a magical trap that diverted the group to an unknown location! The clearing in which they found themselves was surrounded by half-a-dozen hangman trees!

The carnivorous plants attacked and lassoed several of the team with their strangling vines! Radimir was quickly dragged into the maw of one and swallowed. Dario spread out the portable hole to release Lucretia, Leora, Gnok, and Nyssa. Bhagesh tore into one of the trees while Thrain and Tiberius unleashed a barrage of attacks. Zedd used several fireball spells and caught numerous hangman trees in the areas. Gnok jumped out of the hole and scaled one of the trees. Nyssa was able to bless the team. Leora scored several critical hits and chopped down one tree. Soon the party gained the upper hand and took down the rest of the trees after learning they are susceptible to electricity.

Now, the team must figure out where they are and how to continue toward Renchurch.