Game Date: 2/22/2014
Location: The Game Keep
Campaign: Dragon's Demand, Session 5
Halfbeard (Cliff) - Dwarf Ranger
Lilith (James) - Tiefling Paladin
Raz (Matt) - Human Sorcerer
We were down two players today, so we didn't accomplish quite as much as we usually do. Tanith spent the session consoling his sister over Erevel's death. The rest of us were quickly presented with a new job. We are to enter the home of the dead wizard Hunclay, deactivate any magical traps, defeat any arcane guardians, and catalog his possessions so they can be sold at auction. We agreed to take the job, but decided not to do it right away.
Raz spent the evening identifying the magical items we'd found in the Kobold quarry. The small box was a "Phylactery of Faithfulness", which alerts the wearer if they are about to take an action that is against their alignment or religion. She gave it to Lilith. One of the cloaks was a "Cloak of Resistance" (+1 to saving throws), which went to Halfbeard. The other cloak was a "Cloak of Fangs" (+1 saving throws and a bite-based melee attack) which she kept for herself.
While Raz was doing that, Halfbeard and Lilith visited a gnome named Bassy, who was the town's historian. They asked her about the dragon scales we'd found. Bassy said they looked pretty new, which was worrisome news. One of the kobolds we'd encountered mentioned serving the Great Lord Aeteprax, a dragon who had been defeated centuries ago. If this dragon was somehow back in business, that could be a problem. Bassy told us that Aeteprax's bones were buried at Tula's Crypt, so we might check that out at some point. Later we informed Lady Origena of the scales, and she was also concerned.
The enemy finally defeated, Raz found herself alone in the forest, with two dying teammates. She fed them the party's last two healing potions, which kept them from dying, but still didn't bring them back to consciousness. Raz looked around and saw a cave nearby, with shallow water flowing through it. She dragged her companions into the cave, leaving her fatigued. Then she beheaded the dire wolf so we'd have proof of our kill. Resting beside her friends in the soggy cave, she heard some skittering noises deeper in the tunnels, but Raz stayed where she was. Soon she drifted off to sleep.
So Raz and Halfbeard headed back to town, with the intention of returning to the cave as soon as possible. We turned in the wolf head, and used some of the reward money to buy healing potions. Halfbeard drank enough potions to get back to full health, and we kept a few more on us to prepare for the upcoming battle. Next we sought out Tanith to accompany us. We ended the session there. Next session we'll head straight back to the cave. Hopefully that creature won't have eaten Lilith yet.
Raz, Halfbeard and Lilith each earned 1067 xp, bringing them up to 4361.