Ruins of Undermountain — Game Session — 024

Game summary for June 15, 2019, Ruins of Undermountain campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Harm Incorporated. Session included: Boran Gibbs (Human Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Kalil Bakran (Human Sorcerer played by Parker Harmon), Paddy Brandywine (Halfling Bard played by Preston Harmon), and Rumbald Shieldcracker (Dwarf Ranger played by Peyton Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team entered a cavern bubbling with magma and steam occupied by a pair of fire giants and a fire priest of Surtr!  One of the giants was slain very quickly by several cold ice strike spells and lightning bolt.  The priest divided the party with a blade barrier, but they still came on.  So, the priest put up a wall of fire as well which isolated some of the team.  Boran protected everyone but Rumbald with communal protection from energy (fire).  Rumbald was engaged toe-to-toe with the other giant and ended up unconscious and dying.  The team took down the giant and staggered the priest, but Boran accidentally caught him in his channeled energy and healed him.  The group swarmed in and took him down quickly, though.

Next, they came upon a chamber in which someone had tried to summon demons and ended up being slain by them.  A hezrou and retriever remained and attacked the team.  The retriever tried to petrify several party members with no effect.  The hezrou was caught with Boran’s destruction spell and nearly slain outright.  Paddy cast greater invisibility and helped Rumbald take on the retriever while Kalil hammered the foes with arcane magic.  After vanquishing the demons, the group looted the room and moved deeper into Undermountain. 

The next room was lined with pillars that did not reach to the ceiling.  At the far end was a rune-covered stone.  Atop the pillars were four cannibalistic halflings armed with bows and poisoned arrows.  They began shooting the party in hopes of getting a meal.  Kalil hit two of them with lightning arc while Boran cast righteous might and dragged one down off his pedestal.  Rumbald cast animal aspect, scaled a pillar, and began fighting a halfling.  Under the cover of invisibility, Paddy investigated the runes and triggered them.  Elemental energy washed through the entire room and granted elemental power to every creatures’ weapons, which greatly increased the damage inflicted by both sides.  The halflings made good use of deadly aim, but Boran and Paddy were able to keep a steady stream of healing magic going while Kalil unleashed a barrage of spells.  The halflings held out for a while, but they could not withstand too long.