Reign of Winter — Game Session — 054

Game summary for January 18, 2018, Reign of Winter campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Denessia Rapidarma (Dwarf Gunslinger/Paladin played by Casey Scruggs), Kenwrec Battleglaive (Kobold Slayer played by Peyton Harmon), Magnus Erlingsson (Human Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Svala Alehorn (Orc Unchained Barbarian played by Todd Hughes), and Ten-Penny Tacey (Halfling Rogue played by Shane Bradley). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team took their first steps into the Rimekeening Crevasse, a massive glacial fissure stretching down hundreds of feet.  Deep in the depths of the world, they came upon a mated pair of frostcrawlers!  The reptilian monsters leapt to defend their lair and unhatched egg.  Svala charged and killed the first with a single hit!  The rest of the team converged on the second and brought it down with only a slight injury to Magnus.  Next the team decided to try and hatch the egg and keep the monster within as a pet.  Magnus successfully hatched the egg.  The hungry creature opened its mouth for food several times.  When none was forthcoming, it blasted Magnus with lightning and tried to eat him!  The team brought the young down in moments, with only slightly more injury to Magnus.

Deeper into the fissure, they came across what Ten-Penny recognized to be a carnivorous crystal!  The fearsome entity could petrify members of the party and eat them!  It was not fully aware of them, so they tried to run past it.  This got its attention, and its subsonic hum stunned Denessia.  Most of the team ran on, leaving her behind.  Baknarla doubled back, as did Magnus.  With the benefit of blessing of fervor, the team was able to get out of the range of the crystal and outpace it, leaving it far behind.

Quite some way into the crevasse, the team noticed something burrowing beneath them.  Suddenly, a frost worm burst up and began trilling!  Several of the party swayed in fascination at the sound, doing nothing to help.  Moments later, a second frost worm arrived and blasted the party with a breath of cold.  The trilling worm was brutally hit by several members of the party.  It stopped trilling and also breathed cold.  The combined effects hit almost the entire party, and the team was in very, very poor shape.  The worms then began biting.  Kenwrec was bitten nearly in half and swallowed.

Magnus hit back with flame strike while Baknarla and Svala tried melee.  Ten-Penny was grievously injured, and Greta was able to heal some of her wounds.  Ten-Penny consumed a ditch dram to heal further and turn invisible.  Denessia then shot the first worm and killed it, cause it to explode in a shower of piercing shards and freezing air!  This blast killed Ten-Penny outright and badly injured everyone else, including Greta and Shatha.  Fortunately, both shrugged off the cold effects.

The team continued to trade powerful blows with the surviving worm, and things looked very bleak.  Finally, Denessia shot this one dead as well.  It also exploded.  The second explosion almost eliminated the entire party.  Greta, Baknarla, and Shatha held on by a thread.  Svala only survived due to her drunken rage!  Greta quickly healed her what she could.  Magnus and Denessia were slain by the second blast.  In total, four members of the party died in the epic battle!

The group fled to nurse wounds, meet up with Deska, and reincarnate those they could.  Kenwrec and Magnus came back to life in all new forms…  Denessia and Ten-Penny’s souls refused to return and went on to their final rest.

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