Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 060

Game summary for October 17, 2023, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Edonna Match Wushu Lu Klighke (Dragonborn Oracle played by Casey Scruggs), Hekera Nephera Mawhesk Vyk’sebekenka (Sebek-ka Fighter played by Preston Harmon), Helg Ingvar (Aasimar Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Jiraiya (Hurwaeti Freebooter played by Andrew Renfrow), Khesen Pavel (Human Brawler played by Parker Harmon), and Neko (Half-Orc Magus played by Peyton Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

Departing the ethereal wooden island, where they had valiantly confronted the colossal chimera, the intrepid team sailed deeper into the boundless expanse of Coliar, the enigmatic air planet. Their destination: an icy island rumored to be the abode of a formidable dragon. After a day of tireless searching, their keen eyes glimpsed a potential candidate. They anchored their vessel a prudent distance away, opting for stealth as they disembarked near a cavern entrance.

Preparing for the challenges that lay ahead, Helg invoked two communal protection from energy spells, warding against the frigid embrace of cold and the searing fury of electricity. Edonna, ever the beacon of divine favor, cast bless and divine protection spells upon the entire group, bolstering their resolve. Neko, a master of arcane arts, ensconced himself behind a shimmering shield, ready to fend off magical assaults.

As the party approached the cavern’s frozen maw, a chilling tableau unveiled itself. A half-dragon aarakocra sorceress, her scales and feathers a mesmerizing sky blue, took a commanding stance. Flanking her were two winged gorillas, their powerful frames wielding falchions with formidable expertise, and two menacing flame drakes.

The battle ignited with a fiery burst, as one of the flame drakes, breaking formation, unleashed a searing fireball over the tightly clustered adventurers. Fortune favored Jiraiya, who agilely rolled free of the fiery inferno. Yet, the party remained scattered, struggling to close in on their monstrous adversaries. In the midst of the chaos, Helg, imbued with divine might, invoked the righteous wrath of the faithful.

The aarakocra sorceress, in a calculated maneuver, conjured an obscuring mist that shrouded the battlefield in a veil of secrecy. The other flame drake followed suit with its own fiery breath, compounding the challenges faced by the party. Meanwhile, a winged gorilla, a fearsome derhii, hurled a javelin, but it missed its intended mark.

In a spectacular display of speed and skill, Jiraiya, his flail crackling with magic, streaked through the air, colliding with a flying derhii and activating his flail’s confusion-inducing power, throwing the bewildered foe into a state of disarray.

Edonna, assailed by fire and magic, was forced to retreat into the enigmatic mists, where she mended her wounds with potent healing spells. Hekera, the fearless warrior, advanced on one of the drakes, and with a mighty swing of his blade, brought the creature low. Switching to his bow, he began peppering his adversaries with arrows from a distance.

Helg, undeterred by the chaos, charged headlong into the fray, engaging the drake with fervor and landing several telling blows. Jiraiya, still grappling with the derhii, found himself often in single combat due to the creature’s confusion. Khesen joined forces with Helg, confronting the remaining drake while Neko, repositioning for optimal spellcasting, prepared to contribute his arcane might.

With a triumphant blow from Jiraiya’s flail, one derhii met its demise. Neko, now in a strategic position, conjured scorching rays, searing the derhii but finding the flame drake immune to his arcane assault.

Jiraiya, drawing upon his heritage and unparalleled leaping ability, engaged the aarakocra in mid-flight, grappling her with unmatched audacity. The aarakocra, taken aback by the sudden altercation in the air, tumbled to the ground as the two clashed. Neko, seizing the opportunity, invoked a forbid action spell, silencing her spellcasting. Hekera’s arrows found their mark as the tussle continued.

Jiraiya wrested a magical wand from the aarakocra’s grasp, prompting her to unleash her electrically charged cold dragon breath upon the party, unaware of their enchantment against such effects. Neko manifested a magical warhammer and delivered a crushing blow, felling the sorceress and bringing an end to the battle.

With the sorceress vanquished, the group swiftly looted her belongings, their magical wards still holding strong, and readied themselves to venture into the cave, prepared for the challenges that awaited within.