Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 092

Game summary for July 9, 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.

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The party was flying through Greyspace on the way to Greela, hoping to find a source of air. They were fearful they would have insufficient oxygen for the journey. Things had been quiet since the Koopa Kingdom warp invasion. Greyspace was cold and enormous.

Objects came bobbing into their gravity plane. Several black spheres bounced up and down. Among them bobbed several bodies. The spheres came crashing into the side of The Perry where they unfurled! Skeletal hands grasped the railing and rigging, hauling aboard walking dead men. These undead skeletons were glistening black, almost as if constructed from blackened steel. Within the hollowed eye sockets burned small red pinpoints of light.

They vaguely recalled hearing old mariners talk about skeleton minefields, dangerous murder zones created by the goblinoid races during the Unhuman Wars. Nearly 400 years later, these were few and far between, but since the mines were undead, they were as dangerous as ever. These deadly monstrosities drew razor-edged short swords and advanced, their horrific grimaces frozen on their skulls.

Several of the other bodies came crashing onto the deck. They looked like they were slain by sharp blades some time ago. Were they dead adventurers killed by the skeletons at some point in the past? Were they carrying anything useful?

The black skeletons wielded twin short swords and attacked with amazing alacrity and skill!  Their hits were shallow and not devastating in raw damage, but each sapped the strength of the target!  The monsters slashed and weakened the team’s best melee fighters while Notch, Claude, and Helg blasted away with volleys of arrows and powerful spells.  Magic arced across the deck of The Perry while the team tried to repel the vicious attack.  Notch was finally able to destroy one of the skeletons weakened by the rest of the team.  Khesen ripped a sword from the hands of another and grappled it.  Positive energy washed across the decks dealing wounds to the dread invaders.  Lightning splayed out from Claude’s fingers in powerful blasts.  Even terribly weakened by the strength-sapping energy, Hekera still flailed about with his greatsword and cleaved his foes.  Finally, he was able to cut down the other two.

The group then searched the remains of the skeletons and the bodies of the dead adventurers.  They discovered a bandolier filled with powerful magical draughts the likes of which they had never heard of before.  They also found a magical lyre and a small fortune in gems and gold!