Savage! — Game Session — 031

Game summary for June 23, 2016, Savage! campaign, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Blazing Sun (Kau Human Sage played by Kaliegh Belda), Singing Mammoth (Elf Soldier played by Taylor Averdick), Standing Bison (Giant Soldier played by Peyton Harmon), and Wolf Spirit (Kompache Human Priest played by Chris Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team discovered a room wherein captives had been held.  One had been used as an example and was pinned to the wall with spears and disemboweled.  His corpse teemed with flies and maggots, and as the party approached, shuffling dusty forms emerged from alcoves around him.  Still wrapped in ancient linens, these undead priests attacked.  They unleashed swarms of scarabs that scampered over the party.  They tried to inflict their deadly mummy rot, but the team was too resilient.  Singing Mammoth discovered his arrows were very ineffective, so he lit a torch and used it to burn the enemies.  It did not take long for victory.

The team then discovered the horrible altar upon which the Keepers were sacrificing slaves in the disenchantment ritual.  The marbaq yaqyachi, Teomiqatl, stood with an obsidian knife and cut the hearts from the innocent.  A swarm of wights converged on the party to keep them away.  Above the altar, a Dawn Seal fragment crackled with blue lightning.  The team fought quickly, allowing Wolf Spirit and the firehawk to get through and up to the priestess.  Amazingly, the team was able to take her down in moments and mop up the rest of the wights.  However, the disrupted ritual ripped a temporary hole in this dimension to release a fireback ghula!  The flaming monster pounded on the party, driving the team back on their heels and sprawled on their faces.  It nearly killed Blazing Sun before falling beneath the team’s onslaught.