Reign of Winter — Game Session — 068

Game summary for May 29, 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 (Dwarf Cleric played by Chris Harmon), and Yelnoth the Dark (Winterborn Triaxian Sorcerer played by Casey Scruggs). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

First, the party walked up to one of the towers allegedly housing a world anchor.  The guards asked what they wanted, and eventually they walked away.

The team decided to explore the prison barracks.  Inside, they found thirty prisons chained to beds and seemingly insane.  One man, Oleg, spoke with them thinking at first they were soldiers.  They revealed their illusionary disguises and talked to him about joining their cause.  They examined the prisoners and became convinced the Brothers Three are vampires feeding on these people. For some reason, they believed they could starve out three vampires among a camp filled with hundreds of soldiers by murdering the defenseless captives.  Yelnoth blasted a horrendous fiery spell across half the room, brutally slaying several prisoners and setting a conflagration to consume the rest.  The group then ran out of the barracks.

The guards in the tower outside the barracks demanded to know what they were doing.  Deska began hollering back, but since she didn’t speak Russian, they got suspicious and opened fire.  Several of the party were hit by numerous bullets before Baknarla dropped a fog cloud and allowed the team to slip away.  Soldiers came running from all around as the team carefully tried to look inconspicuous in their disguises.  Half-a-dozen headless Cossacks thundered past, and the group decided it was a good time to explore the Cossack camp.

Inside the camp, the group found a hideous rotting goat with a lantern hanging about its neck.  Yelnoth cast true seeing and realized a soul was trapped in the lantern.  The group moved forward and were washed in the lantern’s light which broke Magnus’ nerve.  The goat then charged and injured Kenwrec.  The team swarmed around and killed it.  They then smashed the lantern, propped the goat up on a stick, and cast light on the lantern fragments before fleeing back into the camp.

Next, the group walked through the inner gate and approached the bear barn…