Saturday, August 8, 2015

Shattered Star: Intestinal Distress

Game Date: 8/8/2015
Location: The Game Keep
Campaign: Shattered Star, Session 31
System: D&D 5e
DM: Rusty

The Party:
Bjertha Brawlbaker (Matt) - Dwarf Fighter
Carlie Nackle (Nate, subbing for Chere) - Gnome Wizard
Fellany Mertien (Cliff) - Human Fighter
Maruca (Daniel) - Elf Ranger/Cleric/Rogue
Slancio Brioso (Thomas) - Human Bard
Tai Lindro (Angela) - Human Monk/Warlock

The Session:
We left off having just barely defeated a party of Redcaps in Windsong Abbey.  We started this week low on hit points and ready for a short rest.  Unfortunately, we had just started getting ready to relax when more Redcaps appeared.  Four swung down on ropes from the upper floor, and their boss, "Roy", came running down the stairs.

Early in the fight, Fellany was hit by a fear spell, and spent a couple of rounds cowering under a table.  When he rejoined the battle, he got his revenge by cutting one of the Redcap's ropes.  Meanwhile, Slancio cast Heat Metal on the other Redcaps' steel boots.  Tai went down at one point, but Meruca healed her.  Once Roy went down, the battle got a bit easier.  Slancio cast Dominate on one of the Redcaps, making it attack another one, and at that point we knew we were going to win.

Once all the Redcaps were dead, we looted the area and investigated the upper floor.  From Roy we got a garnet eye and a key ring.  Upstairs we found a treasure chest filled with gold, silver, gems, and silverware.  Satisfied that we were safe, we took a long rest.  Then we continued exploring the abbey.

In one hallway, we encountered a pair of Nyogoths.  These creatures were flying masses of intestines with fangs, somewhat resembling the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  This fight got off to a rocky start.  These disgusting creatures bled acid, damaging anyone who attacked them with cutting weapons.  They were also resistant to spells, leaving us with few options.

Early on one of them cast Cloudkill, which Slancio quickly dispelled.  Their Horrific Appearance caused Meruca and Tai to flee the battlefield.  Tai returned quickly, but Meruca missed most of the fight.  Eventually we figured how to make the most of bludgeoning attacks, and things started to turn around.  Tai landed the final blow, and we tried the next door.

The next room held four Ettins, the leader of which was named "Kob".  Tai started things off by hitting one with Fear, causing it to run out of the room.  Slancio managed to hypnotize one of them, but Carlie followed up with a Fireball.  The fire did a decent amount of damage, but it annoyed Slancio by wasting his hypnotism spell.  Tai attempted to solo Kob by using her Darkness spell.  Tai managed to get Kob's hit points down, but Carlie finished him off.

The Ettins had pretty low AC, so Fellany made the most of it with power attacks.  Once the final Ettin was down, we looked around.  Tai found a crown in the next room, but accidentally set off a glyph trap which took her down to zero.  Then Slancio fell into a pit trap trying to retrieve the crown.  Eventually we managed to grab the item without killing ourselves, and went to find a safe place for a long rest.  We ended the session there.

We received enough experience points to bring us to level 9.

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