Location: The Game Keep
Campaign: Shattered Star, Session 20
System: D&D 5e
Bjertha (Matt) - Dwarf Fighter
Carlie Nackle (Thomas, subbing for Chere) - Gnome Wizard
Fellany Mertien (Cliff) - Human Fighter
Maruca (Daniel) - Human Ranger /Cleric/Rogue
Slancio Brioso (Thomas) - Human Bard
Tai Lindro (Angela) - Human Monk/Warlock
Last session once again ended with us teleporting teleporting to an unknown location. Today began with part of the party surrounded by lust-themed Sinspawn. Once the full party had arrived, we tried talking to the Sinspawn in various languages. Carlie said something in Thassalonian, but it only riled them up. Despite her attempts to apologize, and Tai's attempts to command them, a fight was inevitable.
At the top of the stairs we could hear the sounds of a party. We quietly opened some doors and found a balcony, which overlooked a grand ballroom. It was full of masked dancers. Sorshen sat on a throne at one end of the room. We suspected that the dancers were an illusion.
The illusions dropped, and the rest of the partygoers vanished, including Sorshen. The Sinspawn fired another bolt of lightning, this one dropping Tai. She got healed, got back up again, and got dropped again. After her next heal she finished off the Sinspawn.
On the Sinspawn's corpse we found three very useful wands - Fly, Acid Arrow, and Lightning Bolt. Fly has a limited number of charges, but the other two recharge some uses each day. That Lightning Bolt wand is going to prove very useful. We also found a secret door. We took a short rest before trying to enter it. The door was trapped. Tai attempted to disable the trap, but failed. However, nothing went off, so we didn't know what the trap did. Carlie opened the door with Mage Hand, and we passed through into an octagonal room with mosaics on the walls.
The Maidens started ganging up on Carlie at first, so we had to protect her. Meruca made use of the staircase for some ranged attacks. During the fight, one Maiden banged on another door to call for reinforcements, and several more joined the fracas. Once again Carlie got to use Shatter on a cluster of enemies. At one point Tai nearly died, failing two death saves before getting healed by Slancio. Carlie also went down during the fight, but survived. Fellany delivered the final blow on the last Maiden.
Bjertha took a +1 longsword from the leader, Slancio leveled, and we took a long rest. We ended the session there. Next week we'll head up the staircase.