Location: The Game Keep
Campaign: Dragon's Demand, Session 12
Halfbeard (Cliff) - Dwarf Ranger
Lilith (James) - Tiefling Paladin
Raz Furian (Matt) - Human Sorcerer
Vires (Daniel) - Human Alchemist
|Lots To Do|
Eventually we managed to kill them, but the party was a lot stupider afterward. We continued our search, climbing some stairs and searching more halls. Eventually we entered an open room with a small overgrown garden, and encountered the naga Thaena. We tried bluffing her at first, but the naga saw through our lies and turned invisible. We really wanted to defeat her without killing her, because we thought she might have information we need.
At the bottom of the stairwell to the bell tower, we were ambushed. A human woman - Pentosh the Alchemist - led a group of bat-like grioths. Pentosh opened the battle by throwing a bomb at us, a move she repeated several more times during the battle. Halfbeard won initiative, and critted on his opening shot, badly damaging Pentosh and causing her CON bleed. However, the alchemist was under multiple AC-boosting buffs, so our following attacks missed her a lot. Raz took advantage of her never-missing magic missiles, but they didn't do a lot of damage.
We healed up Vires and tied up Pentosh. We climbed the rest of the way up the bell tower, where we had a beautiful view of all the surrounding areas. We cut the rope to the bell to make it harder for anyone else to sound the alarm, then headed back down, down, down. Exploring the lower levels, we found a secret door leading to an oval room. There was a pit in the center, with a two-foot wide ledge around the sides of the room. This could have been tricky for a party so bad at acrobatics checks, but Vires still had his spider boots active, so he helped the party get around the edges.
In another room we found a pool of calm water. Vires used a water breathing amulet to search the pool, but didn't find anything As he climbed back out of the pool, something followed him... but that's all we know for now. Our next session will open with that encounter.