Game Date: 2/14/2015
Location: The Game Keep
Campaign: Shattered Star, Session 16
System: D&D 5e
Bjertha Brawlbaker (Matt) - Dwarf Fighter
Maruca (Daniel) - Human Ranger/Cleric/Rogue
Sa'oa (Angela) - Elf Monk/Warlock
Shemus (Cliff) - Elf Ranger
Sa'oa and Meruca were hit by the bullywug's fear power. One of the frogs grappled and restrained Bjertha, who took a lot of damage over the course of the fight. Fearing for the safety of our tank, Sa'oa finished the boss off with a Sleep spell, allowing Meruca to perform a coup de grace. After the battle, we looked around the room. We found two glass jars, filled with some sort of weird bug-repellant substance. We took the jars with us and kept on going.
There were three more exits from the room. Sa'oa scouted one, which eventually led to a hydra. It saw Sa'oa, but luckily it couldn't fit through the tunnel. She sauntered back to the main chamber. The next tunnel didn't go anywhere interesting, but the final tunnel led to a square room with a pit in the center. There were several statue-shaped columns surrounding the pit, four of which came to life while we were examining the pit.
Now that we were safe, we examined the pit. We experimented with dropping various objects into it. Everything disappeared about 10 feet down. Sa'oa and Shemus secured some ropes and climbed down. Once they entered the dark area, they found they couldn't speak. As they got closer to the bottom, they saw the statue Sa'oa had pushed. It was still fine and tried to attack her. Unable to use vocal spells, she fired an arrow at it. The arrow flew too slowly to do much damage.
They climbed back up, experimented a bit more, and realized that inside the pit was a zone of darkness, silence, and feather fall. Sa'oa climbed back down, got low enough to be out of the zone, and used Eldritch Blast on the statue. It jumped up and grabbed the rope. Sa'oa cut the rope beneath her, dropping the statue. The statue picked up a magically-lit stone our party had dropped earlier, and threw it at Sa'oa. Sa'oa finished off the statue with Eldrich Blast.
Every time we healed Sa'oa, she took more psychic damage on the next round. Maruca and Shemus tried doing various things to the woman in the sarcophagus, like stabbing her or removing her jewelry. Nothing we did broke the psychic connection, and Sa'oa soon died. Then the woman in the sarcophagus opened her eyes, sat up, and looked around. She told us to let go of her body, meaning Sa'oa's. We soon realized that Sa'oa's mind was in this new body.
The woman Sa'oa now possessed was human, with purple eyes and long black hair. She turned out to be the Runelord Sorshen, who Maroux had told us about last session. Or at least she used to be. Now, she's Sa'oa. We agreed to take Sa'oa's old body back to the surface when we're done down here. We kept looking around.
We tried casting detect magic on the statue, which came to life and attacked us. This was a long, difficult battle. We discovered early on that most of our weapons could not hurt it, giving some of us little to do in the fight. Those of us who couldn't damage it played support for those that could, providing healing potions to those who needed it. At one point Carlie fired off a Shatter spell, which wasn't as effective as we'd hoped it would be.