Reign of Winter — Game Session — 023

Game summary for April 11, 2017, 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), Svala Alehorn (Dwarf Unchained Barbarian played by Todd Hughes), 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 advanced into the mystical woods and discovered a reality siphon blocking the way to the Dancing Hut!  The team began to explore and found a dawn piper playing a flute and standing upon a stone platform orbited by six boulders.  The team spoke with him, and he warned them to leave.  They backed off, and Deska used wild shape to scout the area.  She saw two more dawn pipers from her higher vantage.  The team decided to ambush the dawn piper on the platform.  Ten-Penny drank potions of invisibility and pass without trace.  She borrowed Deska’s magical robe and snuck up on the piper as the team tried to distract him from a different direction.  Ten-Penny used a magical patch from the robe to open up a pit in the platform, but the nimble piper perched on the edge precariously instead of plunging in!  Magnus hurled himself across the snow, dodging the orbiting rocks, leapt into the air, and bull rushed the dawn piper!  He blasted the fey off the platform down to ground on the back side of the platform and narrowly avoided falling into the pit himself!

The team swarmed in, and Kenwrec began grappling the fey.  It activated a spiked pit spell and plunged Tiswichtt in, but she drifted safely to the ground via feather fall.  She was able to extract herself with her flight hex.  Svala maneuvered in as the dawn piper unleashed its terrible aura which struck three of the party blind.  The group landed several solid blows, but the dawn piper activated calm emotions, which forced peace upon several of the team.  Meanwhile, Deska swooped in, grabbed, and broke the piper’s flute!  The piper tried to make some difference and dropped his guard just long enough for Svala to decapitate him with a devastating axe blow!

The group decided to seek the strange tree near a second dawn piper because they believed if they could eliminate the pipers, they could bring down the reality siphon.  As they moved through the maze, horrific perytons attacked!  The creatures were extremely dangerous with brutal attacks.  The creatures stole the likeness of several of the team’s shadows which made them even more effective against the party.  The nerve of some of the party broke, and the team began to scatter, but several rallied and were able to kill the perytons!