Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 096

Game summary for May 26, 2015, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Shadows of Gallowspire adventure; PCs included Brutus Bonesmasher (human fighter), Gnok Thatek (dwarf vampire monk), Malthus Brightray (half-elf cleric), and Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander (human brine lich abjurer/cleric/mystic theurge), accompanied by NPC companion Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric) and cohorts Lucretia Ivankov (human vampire spawn sorcerer) and Polyphemus (tiefling fighter/rogue).

The team pushed further into the catacombs beneath Renchurch and discovered a room filled with corpses… of enemies the party had slain! Six of the twelve sprang up from stone slabs, revenants re-animated by the Whispering Way to avenge themselves against the party! Obviously, the cult had been preparing to defend against the team for weeks. The party fought a tough battle but finally dropped all the revenants. They left the six other corpses hanging from spikes behind.

Next, the team found a room with more stone slabs with a dead naked woman bathed in purple light from a glowing box. Four female undead with steel armor and long scythes moved to attack. Several cast flame strike on the bunched up party! After several such spells landed, the team scattered sufficiently. Lucretia, Zedd, and Malthus unleashed a barrage of spells of their own while Brutus, Gnok, and Polyphemus engaged in deadly toe-to-toe combat. Brutus was nearly slain, and Polyphemus suffered horrible wounds, but the team was able to pull through. As the battle began to turn, the dead woman rose up from the slab and began casting spells! The rejuvenating lich posed a momentary problem, but the team quickly cut her down as well.

The party ransacked the room and learned they had acquired three lich phylacteries!