Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 106

Game summary for August 25, 2015, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Shadows of Gallowspire adventure; PCs included Dario Malavasi (human afflicted dire werewolf oracle), Gnok Thatek (dwarf vampire monk), Thrain (graveknight dwarf slayer), and Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander (human brine lich abjurer/cleric/mystic theurge), accompanied by NPC companion Nyssa Pagonis (human cleric) and cohort Bartemus Grimm (dwarf gunslinger), Lucretia Ivankov (human vampire spawn sorcerer), and Shaddoc Moana (human brineborn barbarian).

The ravener breathed fire across the party again! Lucretia dissolved into gaseous form due to the damage, and Dario fell unconscious. Nyssa roused him with cure serious wounds while Zedd began firing icicle. Gnok tried to jump astride the dragon and was swatted to the ground. Thrain moved closer as the ravener tried to command him but failed. Thrain hit the dragon with his frigid devastating blast repeatedly while Nyssa cast haste. Gnok connected with a few hits. Dario, Bartemus, and Shaddoc were all still affected by insanity and alternated attacking each other, babbling incoherently, and slicing themselves with their weapons. Finally, Thrain closed in and drove his frigid pick into the fiery dragon and killed it! Dario was able to heal himself of insanity as Bartemus fell unconscious from his wounds.

The team looked up to see a thin nobleman standing in the open doorway of Gallowspire. He screamed in anger and yelled, “You again! Count or no Count, the Tyrant will rise!” He then swallowed a potion and staggered into the darkness as the doors of Gallowspire slammed closed.

The group raced to the doors and found them securely closed. Great skeletal arms served as hinges, and they estimated the iron doors at around 200 tons each. Zedd walked up and calmly knocked. The negative energy of his lich touch flowed into the doors, and they swung wide! They party looked on a bit amazed.

Two devourers charged forth to engage the team. One enthralled Nyssa with a suggestion to flee, and she ran off into the rain. The other used control undead upon Thrain and drove him to beat Gnok into gaseous form! He then spun around to attack Zedd and found his frozen pick not as well suited for battling a lich.