Reign of Winter — Game Session — 058

Game summary for March 6, 2018, Reign of Winter campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Baknarla (Adlet Shaman played by Shane Bradley), Deska Starseeker (Half-Elf Druid played by Kaliegh Averdick), Kenwrec Battleglaive (Kobold Slayer played by Peyton Harmon), Magnus Erlingsson (Alseid Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Tulvur Xandersen (Troglodyte Fighter played by Taylor Averdick), and Yelnoth the Dark (Winterborn Triaxian Sorcerer played by Casey Scruggs). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The group found their way into the kitchen and met Yrax’s chef, an enslaved nereid named Viveka.  She was overjoyed to get to cook some flavorful food for the party.  It was not good.  In fact, it was terrible; however, she appreciated their honest assessment.  She gave them some information about Yrax, but she flat refused to scheme against him directly.  Since he owns her shawl, he can kill her on a whim.  She did tell them Yrax has a bodyguard named Cesseer they should speak with.

The group followed the nereid’s directions and found Cesseer training.  They spoke for a while with her particularly interested in the Dancing Hut.  She was able to reveal that she is honor-bound to confront those threatening Yrax.  However, if one of the party were to defeat her in single combat, she would have fulfilled that requirement and would stand aside if present when the confronted Yrax.  Baknarla agreed to fight her, and in a brutal hand-to-hand tussle, the monk was knocked out!  Deska brought her back to consciousness, and Cesseer hinted how they might find their way to Yrax.

The group returned to the throne room, and Magnus used detect magic to find a section of strange wall high up near the ceiling.  Deska used spider climb and found an illusion masking a corridor.  The team scampered up and found a long stairwell.  At the bottom they emerged onto an icy floor in a room occupied by an elder ice elemental.  The team charged in, but Tulvur found himself hit several times by the elementals brutal frigid fists.  Yelnoth unleashed a wall of fire as Deska cast flame strike.  Coupled with the flaming swords and axes several of the team carried, the elemental was weakened.  Baknarla brought it down with a nasty blow from the spear.