Reign of Winter — Game Session — 069

Game summary for June 5, 2018, Reign of Winter campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: All Might (Human Warpriest played by Andrew Renfrow), Baknarla (Adlet Shaman played by Shane Bradley), 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.

The team went to investigate the bear barn, and they stepped into numerous bear traps!  The barn door flew open, and the Bear Hunter, dressed in horrific spiked armor, blasted All Might with both barrels of a double-barrel shotgun!  Blood sprayed across Magnus behind him, and All Might nearly went down.  A trio of polar bears snarled and paced behind the Hunter.  Kenwrec used a slayer’s advance to close in on the fight but then found himself grappled by bears and batted around back and forth between them until he was ultimately mauled to death.

Yelnoth used disintegrate to wound the Bear Hunter, and Baknarla and Magnus moved into melee range.  All Might found himself unable to free himself from the bear trap, so he cut through the chain and clomped around with a trap on his foot.  Greta healed some of his damage, as did Magnus.  The Bear Hunter proved a formidable raging foe piercing away with a nasty boar spear and her frightful headbutts.

Much to their horror, the team realized the soldiers in the trench a few feet away heard the shotgun blast, and the sound of machinegun fire ripped through the air.  The team was nearly torn apart in a hail of gunfire.  Then, the soldiers in the guard tower by the gate began shooting down on the team.  Yelnoth went down under the barrage, but Greta breathed life into him again.  Baknarla had hit the trench with an ice storm, and Yelnoth had used a fireball, but they were still engaged.  Baknarla dropped an obfuscating sleet storm over them.  Meanwhile, Magnus hit the tower with flame strike, which started it on fire and caused the burned soldiers to scurry down to the ground.  Then, the trench soldiers hurled a dozen or more grenades into the snow.  The resulting explosion sent Yelnoth right back into the cold embrace of death.  However, since they were throwing blindly, they did not realize they were ripping apart their allies as well.

The team dropped the Bear Hunter and the bears, too late to rescue Kenwrec, and fled into the barn.  Greta, badly injured from explosions and dozens of bullet wounds, cut down the remaining soldiers and charged in after the group.  They managed to close the doors and started tending to their wounds for a moment knowing the entire army would soon converge on this building.  How will the heroes escape?