Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 083

Game summary for April 30, 2024, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Claude Dill Budshire (Sokari Sorcerer played by Peyton Harmon), Hekera Nephera Mawhesk Vyk’sebekenka (Sebek-ka Fighter played by Preston Harmon), Helg Ingvar (Aasimar Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Khesen Pavel (Human Brawler played by Parker Harmon), and Notch Bowman (Human Fighter played by Andrew Renfrow). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The Perry lurched out of spelljamming speed to find an asteroid passing beneath the ship.  Off in the distance, they could see the water planet H’catha with its single massive mountain in the center.  As the asteroid drifted closer, several orbs rose up into the air.  Two were mottled and about five feet in diameter with a central eye surrounded by a ridge of flesh dotted with a dozen or so smaller human-like eyes!  These creatures, gauth beholderkin, possessed six tentacle-like eyestalks ending in eyes and a large fanged mouth.  Another larger orb drifted up, a zombified beholder!  A final beholderkin, a death kiss, rose up from the asteroid as well.  It was an off-white orb with long hanging tentacles that gradually fades to a crimson color at the tips.  Each tentacle ended in wicked mouths! 

The death kiss beholderkin drifted closer and began slapping tentacles into Khesen.  The biting appendages grappled him and latched hold to drain blood!  Helg peeked out and cast flame strike which destroyed one of the gauth!  The other gauth blasted away with eye rays hitting several of the team.  Claude was burned, Hekera suffered open wounds, and Notch was exhausted.  Claude cast a maximized shocking spark on the death kiss damaging it terribly. 

Notch was too tired to draw his bow, so he spun the magical ballista around and used its lance power to kill the death kiss which exploded in an electrical blast to which Helg was immune.  Hekera chopped away at the zombie beholder but was unable to cut it down.  Helg cast cure serious wounds on Khesen. 

The gauth continued to blast eye rays at the party with limited effect.  Claude stepped back and cast manyjaws which ripped the gauth to pieces!  Khesen realized he knew how to use a ballista, and he fired the other one at the beholder zombie!  Finally, Notch spun the magical ballista around and used the volley effect to blast the zombie to pieces.  The team nursed their wounds and then explored the asteroid.  They found part of a wrecked groundling vessel.  They surmised the asteroid had crashed through the ship at some point long, long ago.  Casting detect magic, the discovered the crow’s nest was actually a magic item that enhances perception!  They decided to take it and install it on The Perry.  Beneath the ship they found a handful of onyx gems.  The group discovered several signs of beholder excrement, but they were unsure how long the beholders had been here or what they had been eating.