Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 009

Game summary for June 28, 2022, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Crimson “Pyro” Deathcloud (Tiefling Alchemist played by Peyton Harmon), Hekera Nephera Mawhesk Vyk’sebekenka (Sebek-ka Fighter played by Preston Harmon), Intevar Dagella (Centurian Drow Silent Hunter played by Casey Scruggs), Jiraiya (Hurwaeti Freebooter played by Andrew Renfrow), and Khesen Pavel (Human Brawler played by Parker Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team entered what appeared to be a dinning hall and debated ascending stairs to the roof or going through one of two doors.  One, leading into the round-walled tower had a large run painted upon it.  It looked like pursed drow lips blowing a kiss surrounded by eight spider legs and was done in black paste flecked with blood-red powdered gems.  To be safe, Crimson hit it with a dispelling bomb.  Hekera beat the door off its hinges and found the room filled with preternatural darkness.  Crimson threw a stink bomb within, and gagging sounds resounded.  Intevar dropped a faerie fire in the room revealing numerous drow.  Jiraiya slipped in and was sliced nearly to ribbons by some unknown force and then was badly wounded by an attacker in the darkness.  He was able to use his acrobatics to exit the wound and go drink a potion. 

Poisoned drow arrows whipped out the door with little effect, and fiendish crab spiders seemed to appear from nowhere and scurry over the tables to attack.  Intevar slipped into the room and found herself face-to-face with a drow priestess armed with a trident and surrounded by a swirling cloud of razors.  She was horrible slashed, and then the priestess plunged that trident deep into Intevar’s chest.  Fortunately, the poison did not take hold.  Intevar retreated and was just barely able to acrobatically dodge out of the room.  Unfortunately for the drow, one of the scouts stumbled into the priestess’ blades in the fog and died horribly. 

The drow scouts and fiendish crab spiders were not much of a threat, but the emerging priestess was a problem.  Her swirling blades and quite shocking melee prowess rocked the team back on their heels.  Intevar fled at all speed away, and Jiraiya fell back to a safer distance.  Crimson raised a shield while Khesen and Hekera went toe-to-toe and found themselves outmatched; not an experience either is used to.  Crimson was able to hurt her with thorn body, but it cost him a hit as well.  The group fell back a bit to take stock of the situation.  Most of the team is injured, some critically so, and the priestess is still coming.