Reign of Winter — Game Session — 021

Game summary for March 28, 2017, Reign of Winter campaign, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Kenwrec Battleglaive (Dwarf Slayer played by Peyton Harmon), Magnus Erlingsson (Human Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Ten-Penny Tacey (Half-Orc Rogue played by Shane Bradley), and Tiswichtt (Orc Witch played by Casey Scruggs). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team had the brilliant idea of slipping the kids out the window instead of out into the courtyard, so they let them all go free.  The group went up the stairs, and Magnus encountered an attic whisperer, a strange type of child-like undead.  They conversed for a while, with Magnus kind of making friends with it.  It warned them of the Gobbler in the kitchen.

The group swept into the kitchen and found the stove animated and roared to life!  Revealed, the Gobbler attacked.  The team swarmed around it and found their weapons bouncing off its iron sides.  It snatched up Tiswichtt and swallowed her whole into its burning gullet!  Magnus unleashed a spiritual weapon as the team continued to nick and scratch the thing.  Greta landed a few blows until luck failed her.  Magnus and Kenwrec scuffed it before it bit down on Magnus and started to swallow him as well!  Realizing the stove was animated by the spirits of the slain children, Magnus channeled positive energy in a destructive blast.  Inside the stove, Tiswichtt used alchemical liquid ice vials to damage and weaken the monstrosity until she finally destroyed it from within!

Next, the team encountered Granny Nan, a horrible old witch, talking to the attic whisperer.  Both attacked the party.  Ten-Penny slipped in for some flanking while the front line advanced.  Ten-Penny was able to slay the attic whisperer and advance on Granny Nan.  Magnus and Greta closed in but were frustrated by Granny Nan’s blink spell, which caused numerous attacks to miss her outright.  She cast hold person at Ten-Penny without effect.  Kenwrec moved to flank, and Granny Nan slapped him up and down with her cane but was so weak it didn’t harm him.  Finally, Ten-Penny landed a sneak attack to bring down the witch!

The group continued exploring and found the water closet.  They rescued another young girl and let her out the same window as the other children.  At last, they looted Granny Nan’s room and stole her half knit mittens.  The team then gathered at the stairs to advance to another level.