Reign of Winter — Game Session — 006

Game summary for October 25, 2016, Reign of Winter campaign, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Deska Starseeker (Half-Elf Druid played by Kaliegh Belda), Kenwrec Battleglaive (Dwarf Slayer played by Peyton Harmon), Magnus Erlingsson (Human Cleric played by Chris Harmon), and Tulvur Xandersen (Dwarf Fighter played by Taylor Averdick). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team charged out the doors of the lodge to engage the zombies and the bandit leader Rokhar Cindren!  Deska cleverly cast entangle and impeded several zombies and the cleric too, allowing the team to close the distance unscathed.  Ten-Penny proved her worth by flanking and backstabbing a zombie to death.  Tulvur and Kenwrec engaged two other zombies while Deska and Magnus moved in toward Rokhar.  The evil cleric cast hold person at Deska to no effect.  She retaliated by hurling a dagger over the ensorcelled ground to strike him in the ribs.

The zombies proved ineffective combatants, but they did force the team to slow down and bunch up.  This allowed Rokhar to blast members of the party with channeled negative energy!  The continued barrage nearly killed Kenwrec, collapsing him in a heap.  The team was able to cut down the zombies, and Deska realized she had to dismiss her entangle spell to allow her team to get in close.  The moment it dropped, Magnus charged with his greatsword and cut down the priest.  The team looted his body and divided the spoils, with his bizarre magical cloak of the yeti going to Deska.

The group returned to the lodge and unlocked the mystery chest using the keys found on Rokhar’s body.  They went upstairs and discovered a captured sprite, Vrixx, enclosed in a cage.  Magnus healed his wounds, and Deska tried to befriend him.  Tulvur continued to nurse his distrust and dislike for Ten-Penny while Magnus debated how attracted he was to a half-orc.  After talking to Vrixx they discerned Lady Argentea was in a cellar.  They found a trapdoor beneath the bearskin rug.  The noblewoman was dirty but unharmed.  She was grateful for rescue but uncontrollably haughty.

The team rested the frigid night in the lodge and prepared to leave the next morning.  They went outside and realized they forgot to stable the horses, and all three froze to death.  Fortunately, the did discover three more in the stable.  The team rode out and returned to Heldren.

Once outside the winter circle, Vrixx told them the source of the cold was a magical winter portal deeper in the woods.  In exchange for freedom, he agreed to divulge what he knew.  He let them know the portal leads to the land of Irrisen.  He expressed great fear of the portal guardian, a troll named Teb Knotten.  Vrixx wished them luck and hoped Teb did not eat them.  He then flew off to parts unknown.

Lady Argentea awarded the party a purse of 500 gold coins for her rescue.  Meanwhile, Councilor Ionnia Teppen voiced her concerns for the continued winter storm just outside the town.  Tulvur went about trying to find someone who may know Ten-Penny or something about her past or trustworthiness.

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