Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dragon's Demand: The Final Chapter

Game Date: 7/5/2014
Location: The Game Keep
Campaign: Dragon's Demand, Session 16
System: Pathfinder
DM: Rusty

The Party:
Halfbeard (Cliff) - Dwarf Ranger
Lilith (James) - Tiefling Paladin
Raz Furian (Matt) - Human Sorcerer
Tanith Tularn (Thomas) - Human Cleric
Vires (Daniel) - Human Alchemist

The Session:
I missed a session,during which they followed a tunnel out of the monastery, rescued the Druid's wife, closed the Dark Portal, and fought a tree-like, charisma-draining Yangethe (which nearly killed them).  The session ended right as a large, green dragon made his appearance. 

Which meant today we jumped straight into battle with the final boss.  This dragon had a high AC and an impressive reach.  On the bright side, his defense against ranged touch attacks was pretty low... but his spell resistance still kept Raz from landing any of her best spells.

As the fight began, one of us played a Pathfinder plot card that summoned a Sea Hag... who didn't really affect the battle. On the dragon's first turn, he hit most of the party with some highly damaging acid breath.  Then he flew away through a hole in the roof so he could recharge his breath weapon.  We did a bit of healing while we waited for it to come back.  The Druid used this time to buff his wife with acid resistance.

When the dragon returned, Halfbeard let loose an Arrow of Dragonslaying, which he'd been saving for a while.  It did an extra 50 points of damage.  Good start!  The Druid cast entangle to keep the dragon from flying off again.  Tanith, Lilith, and Maffei boxed the monster in, taking lots of damage while using their best remaining attacks.  Tanith went down at one point, but stayed alive.  It was Halfbeard who finally took the dragon down, with a pair of Dragonsbane arrows.  

Our quest now over, we wrapped things up quickly.  The final battle felt a little bit anticlimactic, given how some of the previous bosses nearly killed us.  But then, we had prepared for this fight with all our anti-dragon arrows, so I'll chalk it up to good planning.

Coming Up:
Next week we start working on a new campaign, "Shattered Star".  Our characters are in various states of completion.  Here's what we know so far:
Bjertha (Matt) - Dwarf Fighter
Bugg (Daniel) - Goblin Alchemist
Toad the Toad Summoner (James) - Human Barbarian/Wizard
? (Thomas) - Drug-dealing Cleric
? (Cliff) - Possibly a Rogue or Rogue/Wizard

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