Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 82

Game summary for January 6, 2015, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Shadows of Gallowspire adventure; PCs included Brutus Bonesmasher (human fighter), Dario Malavasi (human afflicted dire werewolf oracle), Gertie Foxglove (human witch), Gnok Thatek (dwarf vampire monk), and Thrain (dwarf slayer) accompanied by NPC companions Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric), Sigbiorn the Blue (magical beast skald) and Bhagesh (pavbagha) and cohorts Lucretia Ivankov (human vampire spawn sorcerer) and Tiberius Shortshanks (dwarf fighter).

Brutus heard talking nearby as the team emerged from the linnorm cave again with their new companion, Sigbiorn. Gnok assumed gaseous form to investigate and found a camp of paladins and a woman staked to the ground with flaming eyes. The team went to introduce themselves, and Dario unleashed a dazzling display of diplomacy. Soon, they were chatting like old friends and learned the paladins were taking the woman to Vigil for an exorcism. The party examined her and determined they could not perform the rite themselves. As the team turned to leave, an advanced leukodaemon emerged from the woman in a blast of flame and flies! The swarm turned into a giant winged monstrosity that fired diseased arrows among the party.

With battle joined the team unleashed spell and arrow at the beast and found themselves completely outclassed. Nothing seemed to work. Spells dissipated and axes bounced off its hide. Gnok launched himself into the air to grapple the monster and was slammed into the campfire where he discovered the linnorm’s death curse! He had gained a vulnerability to fire and burst into flame! Bhagesh tried to leap up and hit the monster with no success, and Lucretia’s acid spells had no effect. Brutus had the genius idea of using his grappling hook to drag the creature toward the ground! Thrain agreed and tried to assist. The pair wrestled the beast down only to have it use greater teleport to escape after blasting them with a cloud of stinging, biting flies!

Dario hit the daemon with a spear of purity, Nyssa helped with good hope, Sigbiorn tried a fear spell, Gertie used maximized lightning bolt. Damage was dealt but the monster continued to harass the group. Finally, Bhagesh learned from Brutus and Thrain and grabbed hold of the daemon and dragged it to the ground. Brutus was able to slip in and smash its skull with his flaming hammer! It exploded in a cloud of fire and flies!

The team then spoke with the old woman who was no longer possessed. She told the team she had agreed to the possession in exchange for protection in the ravener’s territory! She begged them to return with her to Witherleaf to learn the fate of her caravan. The party set out on the trek knowing it led closer to Renchurch. The party arrived at the outskirts of the ruined town as the night stretched closer to morning.

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