Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 026

Game summary for November 22, 2022, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Hekera Nephera Mawhesk Vyk’sebekenka (Sebek-ka Fighter played by Preston Harmon), Helg Ingvar (Aasimar Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Intevar Dagella (Centurian Drow Silent Hunter played by Casey Scruggs), 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.

The Perry had smooth sailing for a few more weeks through the beautiful Flow.  While sailing along, a pair of vicious flowfiends swept up over the rail and attacked the crew!  A flowfiend ripped into Hekera with its four arms and teeth!  Another grappled Neko and flew off the deck with him!  It took a ballista bolt to the side for its efforts and fled toward the edge of the air envelope with Neko while the other continued tearing into Hekera.  Khesen charged into the fray while Helg slashed away with spiritual weapon.  Intevar made her way on deck and hurled shuriken at the fleeing flowfiend.  Khesen drank a potion of fly while Hekera cut down the flowfiend fighting him.  They learned, though, it was regenerating!  Helg told them it required fire to kill them, and they are in the explosive phlogiston!  Neko used mind thrust III and a wand of magic missiles to incapacitate his assailant, and Khesen used his magical flight to outstanding effect to shuttle the unconscious flow fiends to the edge of the air envelope and off into the Flow.

The team made it to Refuge and spent a couple days seeking a portal.  Once within, they talked to Botticelli and convinced him to sign on as their cook rather than departing in Refuge. 

They went two days into Refuge and came upon a battle!  A squidship flying the flag of the Arcane was embattling a vipership packed with goblinoids!  The team debated and took a vote.  They would board the vipership and help the Arcane vessel!  The Perry began to close in as the team prepared their spells and weapons.

Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 025

Game summary for November 15, 2022, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: 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), 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.

About two weeks further into their phlogiston journey, they swept up a petrified body in their air envelope.  Having once been lost in the Flow, Jiraiya leapt into action, literally.  He tied off a rope and jumped 30 feet into the air and grabbed the floating body!  The team then reeled them both in.  The body was that of a female elf wearing archaic armor.  She was also missing her left arm right below the elbow, and it was tied with a tourniquet.  They placed her in the barge shack, and Jiraiya and Neko stayed to watch over her as she “thawed” from stasis. 

The woman came awake and desperately sucked in air!  She fell out of the hammock and panicked when she saw Neko standing over her.  She snatched up one of Helg’s Valhallan idols and brandished it with her good arm.  She threatened Neko to stay back and started asking questions.  Initially hostile, she eventually calmed when Khesen came in to speak with her.  They soon figured out she was a sailor and marine in Elven Imperial Navy during the Unhuman Wars… over 4 centuries ago!  Her ship was under attack, and her arm was severed in the battle as she was thrown overboard.  She was somewhere outside of Krynnspace at the time and had drifted all the way out here! 

They told her where they were and where they were going, and she asked to hitch a ride.  She is native to the moon Selûne, which orbits the planet Toril in Realmspace.  The team is currently making its way to the Rock of Bral located in the Trail of Tears asteroids that follow behind Selûne.  She was very excited to have opportunity to return “home.” 

Close to a week later, the Perry flew into a spore cloud!  Large puff-like spores drifted all about, and when touched exploded in caustic acid!  The team rushed to action!  Khesen and Intevar used some outstanding spacemanship to help maneuver.  Hekera used his survival skills to protect the hull and crew while Neko engineered some makeshifts ways to generate some wind to blow the spores back away.  Jiraiya used his amazing jumping and acrobatics skills to use himself much like a fan as well and was occasionally joined by the shockingly nimble Intevar!  Several of the team suffered some minor acid burns, but the Perry made it through with only minor damage. 

Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 024

Game summary for November 8, 2022, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Hekera Nephera Mawhesk Vyk’sebekenka (Sebek-ka Fighter played by Preston Harmon), Helg Ingvar (Aasimar Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Intevar Dagella (Centurian Drow Silent Hunter played by Casey Scruggs), 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.

The Perry arrived at the edge of Pirtelspace’s Crystal Sphere and a portal into the Phlogiston.  First Mate Flick reminded them of safety precautions in the Flow such as not using sources of heat, fire, or sparks due to the explosive nature of the gas.  Also, extra-dimensional travel and spaces are inaccessible, so things like bags of holding, dimension door, blinking, and summoning monsters will not work.  He also reminded them that divine casters may use spells over 2nd-level, but they may not recover them until returning to a Crystal Sphere because the deities are unable to reach into the Phlogiston.  The team went through and stowed away their fire-based equipment.  The trip to Refugespace is estimated to take 45 days. 

The team then proceeded to leave Pirtelspace into the radiant splendor of the Phlogiston!  Its shear beauty was nearly overwhelming, and the immensity of it nearly maddening.  A day or two into their Flow travels, a pair of space stingrays were swept into the gravity plane.  While the creatures began to awaken, the party unleashed a barrage of ranged attacks upon them.  Neko used his wand of magic missiles, Intevar opened up with her hand crossbow, and Helg cast spiritual weapon.  When the stingrays came to, they began using fly-by attacks and proved fairly nimble at maneuvering.  The stinging creatures hit Khesen and Hekera with their barbed tails, and both were poisoned.  Khesen took the worst of the effects and fled into the ship for safety.  Helg enhanced his combat capabilities with more spells and began landing numerous hits with spiritual weapon.  Intevar had some success with her crossbow but was unable to poison the rays.  Neko used a mix of magic missiles and mind thrusts to tear into the animals.  Hekera finally caught one within reach and cut it down, and Helg brought down the other. 

After the battle, the team swarmed to their poisoned allies and nursed them to some semblance of health.

Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 023

Game summary for November 1, 2022, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Hekera Nephera Mawhesk Vyk’sebekenka (Sebek-ka Fighter played by Preston Harmon), Helg Ingvar (Aasimar Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Intevar Dagella (Centurian Drow Silent Hunter played by Casey Scruggs), 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.

The Perry slowed out of spelljamming speed as they came across a frosty asteroid.  Looking down they could see a cave opening and stones piled up spelling “HELP”.  They sent a landing party down to investigate and enter the cave.  There was one set of footprints entering the cave, so the team crept in.  They could sense magic and continued forward, finding the desiccated corpse of a dwarf.  Intevar noticed a massive cold mutated ogre spider dropping from the ceiling ahead, and another dropped down behind sealing off the escape.  Helg was bitten and terribly poisoned.  Moments later, Neko was also poisoned.  Intevar threw down a smoke bomb to help obscure the party but learned moments later the spiders could still sense their location through vibrations in the air and ground. 

Khesen and Hekera were a bit out of position, so it took a few moments for them to square up against the spiders.  During that time, Helg and Neko suffered horrifically from the spider poison.  However, once the big melee hitters got into position, they clobbered the spiders in almost no time. 

Investigated the dwarven body, they found a small fortune in coins and magical equipment! 

Tower of Dread — Halloween Hootenanny XV

Game summary for October 29, 2022, Tower of Dread campaign, Dread Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Ace Dargen (Human played by Dylan Whittinghill), Daniel Porter (Human played by Preston Harmon), Donnie Brockovich (Human played by Casey Scruggs), Jayson Gould (Human played by Parker Harmon), Opal Quinn (Human played by Kaliegh Belda), and Wade Marshall (Human played by Andrew Renfrow). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The Marketing Department at Harper Mills took an evening to relax at their favorite skyscraper bar.  Their not-so-stellar co-worker Damon went around filming some video, and everyone had a good time.  The next morning after flying in to work on their corporate transport choppers, they discovered Damon was not in the office.  Siobhan from Human Resources went into their boss, Michael’s, office for a few minutes and then came out and told Marketing to go see him.  They went in, and Michael told them Damon had been let go.

The group went back out to their cubes and talked about Damon for a few minutes.  Then, a video came online showing Damon being escorted to the front doors where some of the mutant animals outside swarmed and ate him!  Then, a notice came over the PA telling all Harper Mills employees that the company was downsizing to 20% of current staff.  Employees could either voluntarily walk out the front doors to be eaten by the animals or they could come up with “their own way” of reducing their numbers.  Scattered throughout the building were safes that would open to your fingerprint scan, but you could only open one safe.  One of the admins in the cubes next door opened a safe, pulled out some scissors, and killed a co-worker!  The other admins said it was crazy to fight each other, and they turned their heads toward Marketing!  The admins swarmed forward!  Ace hit one with a computer and another with a keyboard.  He then dragged him, Michael, by a cord wrapped around his neck and threatened to poke his eye with a pencil if they didn’t back off.  They didn’t back off. 

The group retreated to the stairs and ran into Norman Russnak who was waiving a pistol.  They shoved Michael into Norman, and both tumbled down the stairs, killing Norman.  They ran down and grabbed his pistol and found it empty.  The admins started piling into the stairwell, so the team ran up a floor and wedged a chair under the door handle, temporarily blocking it. 

The team went about frantically searching offices and rooms for safes, finding a few and getting a collection of bizarre “weapons.”  They encountered several co-workers, and violence ensued.  They figured out they could open more safes with the help of other people, or at least their fingers!  Frail old Opal used a yo-yo to eliminate her office rival.  In one office, Wade came face-to-face with Axel Aaron, his office fight club competitor!  Twice, Axel had beaten Wade.  But neither of those times did Wade have a ball pein hammer!  It was the last time Axel squared off with Wade. 

They continued working their way up the tower thinking they would take the helicopter and escape.  Several times they saw Siobhan with a submachine gun shooting people, but the team avoided her.  They found several people dead throughout the building.  They found Jimmy, who had just thrown someone out a window.  They tossed him out too.  An announcement told them 20% of the required cuts were complete and you couldn’t just hide due to “surprises.” 

Not long thereafter, they watched a group of people get burned up from flames shooting from the sprinkler system.  The group had found some firearms but no ammo for them and some ammo but no matching firearms.  They came across a floor where an axeman had gone crazy on some co-workers.  They saw him down the hallway with a fireaxe and wearing a football helmet!  The team lined up in the hallway and prepared to engage.  The big man charged them while Opal squirted him with Windex.  Meanwhile, Ace tripped him but got his foot cut off in the process!  Daniel jumped in with a kabob skewer and suffered a bad shoulder injury, but he took the crazed man down! 

They used a belt as a tourniquet for Ace and a stapler to close up Daniel’s wound.  They then continued trying to ascend the tower.  At the food court they were attacked by a quadcopter drone that wiped out a whole group of admins!  They fled up several floors and were chased by a horrific hybrid monkey mallard monster.  They outran it and found some people prying open the elevator doors.  A hissing spider-mallard-rattlesnake emerged and killed one of the men, but his pistol fell to the ground!  The snake creature killed Jayson!  However, the group killed it and got the gun but were attacked by some kind of bullfrog-squirrel-bat creature. 

The group found the server room, and it was guarded by more drones!  Some quick shooting destroyed them, and much of the building infrastructure was destroyed.  The team then rushed the roof and found there was no helicopter there!  They rushed back down the stairs and came face-to-face with Siobhan!  She opened fire with her SMG as Ace opened fire with the pistol!  Donnie was gunned down, but so was the fearsome head of Human Resources!  Off in the distance, they could hear a helicopter.  An announcement came over the intercom saying they had reached their 20% and would see everyone bright and early in the morning!

Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 022

Game summary for October 25, 2022, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Intevar Dagella (Centurian Drow Silent Hunter played by Casey Scruggs), Jiraiya (Hurwaeti Freebooter played by Andrew Renfrow), Ruby Rue (Blink Dog Rogue Cohort played by Dylan Whittinghill as secondary), Scraggy Lodgers (Werebear-Kin Gunslinger / Witch played by Dylan Whittinghill), and Zzyym (Zif Esoteric / Academy Sorcerer played by Kaliegh Belda). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

After speaking with Botticelli a while, they convinced him to ride with them to Refuge and then decide if he wants to depart or would rather become their new cook. 

A few days later, a pair of winged coldsnap basilisks drifted into the ship’s air envelope.  Void creatures, they began to revive when exposed to air.  Gunny was able to swivel the ballista and skewer one!  Scraggy alerted the rest of the team and warned them to avert their gaze lest they turn to ice.  The team tried to figure out a way to engage the basilisks without looking at them.  Gunny was turned to ice first.  Zzyym hit one of the basilisks with magic missiles.  Scraggy shot one with his musket, Jiraiya punched one square in the snout, and Intevar unleashed a volley of arrows.  The team unleashed a torrent of attacks at one of the basilisks, but the dreadful gaze of the creatures kept turning people into ice! 

One of the basilisks collapsed unconscious on the deck and was killed by a coup de grace from Ruby Rue.  The other snatched up Gunny and flew out of the air envelope, disappearing into wildspace!  Intevar and Ruby drained the blood from the basilisk and coated Zzyym, who was restored.  However, they knew they didn’t have enough to coat Scraggy and Jiraiya.  The revived Zzyym added its mind to the task at hand.  They mixed some of the remaining blood with Zzyym’s two potions of resist cold, and while not guaranteed to work, it was the best shot they had.  Miraculously, both were restored to flesh! 

Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 021

Game summary for October 18, 2022, Chronoshift: Spelljammer campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Hekera Nephera Mawhesk Vyk’sebekenka (Sebek-ka Fighter played by Preston Harmon), Helg Ingvar (Aasimar Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Intevar Dagella (Centurian Drow Silent Hunter played by Casey Scruggs), 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.

The group spoke with Admiral Antarra and agreed to hire on for a mission.  He asked them to deliver a sealed missive to the commander of the Elven Navy at the Rock of Bral in Realmspace with information about the Black Widow Nation.  In exchange, he offered to pay their crew costs for the journey as well as send them with a letter for Cap’n Gyudd, a merchant on Bral, to get the Perry “topped out” in the shipyards.  The team agreed and then went to the Skyport shipyards and negotiated a deal to sell the Elamshin damselfly for 17,700 gp.  They then reinvested half the money in cargo to take with them to Realmspace to sell.  Before heading out, they took the entire crew of the Perry to a tinker gnomish pastry shop for donuts.  The place was amazing.  Amazing in that it had not exploded.  But, the food was good, and the effect on crew morale was palpable. 

The party headed out to space, and two days’ out came across the smoking wreckage of a ship!  There were several pieces of smoldering hull and four large brown scavvers circling a trapped tortle!  The party immediately moved to rescue.  Neko burned one with scorching ray but was immediately snatched up in the creature’s maw!  Hekera cut one right in half when it approached him.  Khesen moved in and killed the one trying to eat Neko, and he flew from its mouth bobbing up and down through the gravity plane.  He made an astounding maneuver and caught the side of the cargo barge and scrambled back aboard.  Intevar came rushing up out of the hold firing her bow and hitting one of the beasts.  Helg stepped out and cast searing light coupled with targeting foreknowledge, which blasted a scavver to smoking pieces.  Gunny Havoka fired the ballista at a scavver but missed terribly.  Hekera and Intevar got hit by the acidic breath of the scavver right before Hekera cut the last one down, but he also fell off the ship in the process.  He was able to scramble back aboard.  Meanwhile, Khesen tied off a rope and jumped 30 feet into space toward the tortle!  He got to the wreckage, and they were able to drag it over to the ship.

The tortle introduced himself as Botticelli, former cook of the ill-fated Star Skimmer tradesman vessel.  The ship had been attacked by a vessel shaped like some kind of squid-snail-like creature with a ram.  Most of the crew had been taken captive by squid-headed men… mind flayers!  There were a few survivors among the wreckage after the Star Skimmer was destroyed, but all except Botticelli had been eaten by scavvers.  In thanks for his rescue, Botticelli offered to make them an excellent meal. 

Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 019

Game summary for October 4, 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), Helg Ingvar (Aasimar Cleric played by Chris 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 quickly began moving down the hallway trying to kick open doors.  Hekera kept slamming his snout against the doors and struggling to bust them open.  He got one open and revealed the galley.  Within they found more stinky mushroom stew.

The next door was the helm room, empty.  There was a lot of blood around the helm, and shrapnel in the walls.  The grenade blast from the communication pipes and ripped through here! 

Another door seemed too tough to open, but the one on the end was opened, and two ogrillons attacked! The team focused their attacks on the pair, and another drow slipped up behind them!  He was blurry and surrounded by ring of blades.  He blasted Crimson with a trio of scorching rays that also tripped Crimson and put him on the ground!  The team was then fighting on two fronts, and the drow moved up, slashing Crimson with ring of blades and stabbing him with a poisoned short sword.  Fortunately, his antitoxin kept him from becoming poisoned! 

Hekera positioned himself between the drow and Crimson while Intevar sickened him with a ghoul retch flask!  The drow continued its attack with magically elongated arms and a hastened attack.  Crimson fell unconscious and was then slain!  This violent drow asked who the party was, and Helg answered.  Between blows, they began discussion. 

He was very curious why they were on his ship.  Helg told him they were chasing Alton.  This drow, Tanthalyn, learned how they were tracking Alton, and he revealed himself to actually be Alton.  He started negotiating what it would cost for them to just go away.  Talking back and forth, they learned Tanthalyn is with a group called the Black Widow Nation, and some of the team recognized it as a powerful drow organization out of Realmspace.  He was obviously not upset about the death of any of the priestesses, but he said he could not offer them the necklace.  He told them it was out in space expanding into the portal growing before them.  He told them the Black Widow Nation is a group with much power, influence, and reach.  Helg knew, though, that the reigar are not a group to trifle with either.  Now, the team is talking among themselves and trying to figure out if there is any deal that can be reached. 

Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 018

Game summary for September 27, 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), Khesen Pavel (Human Brawler played by Parker Harmon), Ruby Rue (Blink Dog Rogue Cohort played by Dylan Whittinghill as secondary), Scraggy Lodgers (Werebear-Kin Gunslinger / Witch played by Dylan Whittinghill), and Zzyym (Zif Esoteric / Academy Sorcerer played by Kaliegh Belda). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

Crimson moved down the hallway and started opening doors.  He found some storage areas filled with ship supplies and ammunition for the siege weapons.  He went into another room and triggered some sonic glyphs of warding that hurt him and nearly killed Intevar.  Hekera gave Intevar a potion of cure serious wounds while Crimson took a few extracts.  Meanwhile, Ruby could smell something down the stairs, so he and Scraggy went to investigate.  At the bottom were three drow!  A fight broke out while Crimson continued searching the trapped room and found a chest filled with provocative weblike undergarments.  Zzyym went into the room around the corner and found another bedroom filled with various pieces of art and weapons. 

Scraggy fired both barrels at the drow spell dancer encountered at the point of the stairs.  The team came rushing down while the drow tried to defend.  The spell dancer used a flail to hit several party members and cast mass reduce person across several of them!  Jiraiya was shrunk down to half size but still came charging in!  Once most of the party packed into the hallway, the spellcaster hit many of them with a Kiara’s stingball, inflicting nonlethal damage on many of the team.  But not Jiraiya!  The hurwaeti was able to nimbly dodge the attack and came rushing back in!  One of the drow raiders was slain by the party, and the other knocked out by the spell dancer’s spell.  Khesen then stomped the raider into a trip to see Lolth. 

Meanwhile, Zzyym was using detect magic and finding some auras in the room upstairs and found a stand where one might hang a necklace, although there was no necklace there.  Crimson continued rifling through what appeared to be the priestess’ bedroom and found a hidden locked metal coffer.  He took it and the mauve-glowing Lolth idol. 

Back on the lower deck, Hekera and Ruby were able to slip around behind the spell dancer.  It was badly wounded and cast greater invisibility, but Intevar recognized what it was.  So, the team continued its onslaught in the seemingly empty square but landed blow after blow!  The spell dancer stood no chance and crumbled dead. 

Chronoshift: Spelljammer — Game Session — 017

Game summary for September 20, 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), Helg Ingvar (Aasimar Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Intevar Dagella (Centurian Drow Silent Hunter played by Casey Scruggs), and Khesen Pavel (Human Brawler played by Parker Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

Intevar charged down the stairs and was ambushed by a drow raider who missed him with her crossbow.  Intevar slashed the drow, and the rest of the party came rushing down to assist.  Down in the ship, a drow noble priestess emerged from the shadows and cast greater forbid action which prevented Helg from being able to attack.  The half-drow who had flown over to the party’s ship earlier also emerged from the shadows.  She looked at Intevar and shrugged almost apologetically and then cast boneshatter on her!  Intevar was wracked with agony as her bones splintered into shards poking into her muscles and skin causing her horrific pain with every movement.  In close quarters, the party quickly started getting the upper hand.  However, the drow were not out of the fight just yet.  The necromancer blasted the team with a lightning bolt while Intevar filled the floor with shard gel caltrops.  This hampered the drow movement even more and set them up for a pummeling from the melee fighters.  Helg healed the entire team while Crimson blasted away with bombs and Hekera and Khesen closed in on the priestess.  She caught Khesen with a bestow curse and then tried to hit him with blindness!  The necromancer fell to the party’s brutality moments before Hekera put his sword through the priestess’ face, slaying her instantly.  The group defeated the remaining raider, and prepared to move deeper into the ship.