Sunday, October 12, 2014

Shattered Star: Mite and Magic

Game Date: 10/11/2014
Location: The Game Cave
Campaign: Shattered Star, Session 6
System: D&D 5e
DM: Rusty

The Party:
Bjertha Brawlbaker (Matt) - Dwarf Fighter
Looplily Timber (James) - Gnome Cleric/Fighter
Maruca Notyet (Daniel) - Human Ranger
Sneex (Cliff) - Dwarf Rogue

The Session:
When we left off last week, we had just been defeated by Anya, the were-rat leader of Tower Girls.  We started today's session still tied up.  Anya probably would have killed us, but she was impressed that we'd been able to solve a puzzle last session, when we opened a door they'd been trying to get through.  Now short-staffed (thanks to us), she needed our help exploring the corridors beyond the door.  So Bjertha, Sneex, Looplily, Anya, and Maruca (Anya's last remaining minion) proceeded to explore the halls.

A few corridors in, we came to a room with a balcony overlooking a scum-covered pool.  We saw one side tunnel that was too small for us to explore, with tiny footprints inside.  We decided to worry about that later.  As we searched the room, a couple of pseudopods erupted from the pool, and we had to fight a pair of oozes.  Bjertha tried to bypass the fight entirely, but Anya reprimanded her.  The oozes weren't particularly difficult, but they did split into two when damaged, prolonging the battle.  When the oozes were finally destroyed, we went down the next hallway.

In the next room, we awoke a swarm of bats.  Bjertha fended them off until a few got into her armor, sending her into a panic.  Finally Looplilly used her magic to make a loud noise that drove them off.  Sneex found a bracelet in a fountain, and attempted to pocket it without the rest of the party seeing.  Some of the party did see, but we didn't make an issue out of it.  We went through more corridors and down some stairs.

We came out into a room filled with large mounds of dirt.  Bjertha disturbed one of the mounds, and a giant ant climbed out.  Four more ants eventually joined the battle, some of which had scorpion-like stingers.  Bjertha and Sneex lost a lot of hit points that fight, so we took a short rest afterwards.  In one wall there was another one of those tiny passages.  Then in the next hall we found a tiny secret door, scaled the same as the other tiny tunnels.  We wondered what little creatures could be living here.

We found out in the next room.  We encountered several pint-sized goblinoids called mites, two of which were riding giant spiders.  They didn't do a lot of damage, but since there were a lot of them, they still inflicted their share of pain.  Some of the mites could cast Bane, which gives you a negative d4 to attack rolls and saving throws.  Anya finally helped out in this battle, killing a few of the mites, which made it go a lot easier.  The final two mites tried to flee, but we killed them on their way out the door.  We kept one of their bodies and took it with us.

We went down a spiral staircase and had a choice of two directions.  The corridor we picked led us to some halls lined with empty cells.  We reached a large room with a heavy stone door and torture instruments.  There was one more cell, but this one actually had someone in it.  There was a crazed humanoid with a half-melted face, attacking the bars.  Looplilly lobbed a couple of spells at him, and we considered finishing him off, but then decided to leave him alone for now.  We ended the session there.

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