Location: The Game Keep
Campaign: Shattered Star, Session 41
System: D&D 5e
|Mr. Coffee sits in for Thomas|
Fellany Mertien (Cliff) - Human Fighter
Gustav Greycastle (Graham) - Human Necromancer
Maruca (Daniel) - Elf Ranger/Cleric/Rogue
Slancio Brioso (Thomas / Mr. Coffee) - Human Bard
When we left off, we were in bad shape after a battle with Giants and Rift Drakes in a disgusting trap-filled room. We started today's session by finding a decent resting spot and leveling up. Then we passed back through the entrail room, double-checked for additional traps, and went through the doors at the far end.
Eventually we reached a large circular room. It had a slatted wooden floor, with boards laid far enough apart that we had to be careful not to step in holes. On each side of the round room there were gigantic holes in the wall. One side led to some lava tubes, and the other side opened up to a makeshift throne room filled with Giants. We faced four Hill Giants, a Fire Giant, a Chieftain, and the Chieftain's mate. A few rounds into the battle, three more female Giants joined along with a Smilodon.
Fellany chased the Chief and finished him off, while Slancio revived Gustav. Meruca killed the Fire Giant and the final Giantess. The Smilodon ran off, and we started looting the area. There was a chest with a boulder sitting on it. Once we removed the boulder, we found some furs, gold, silver, a Rope of Entanglement, seven gold Dwarf skulls, a Ring of Spell Storing, and a few other odds and ends. Gustav cut off the Chief's head and eviscerated some of the other corpses, because he's like that. The Chief's shard was indeed the Shard of Wrath we'd been looking for.
While we were searching, the Smilodon attacked us. It was still badly hurt from the fight, and we decided to befriend it rather than kill it. We healed it, fed it, and used a "Speak With Animals" spell to find out more about the area. He told us the dragon would be returning at some point. We used the Wrath Shard to point us to the next shard (Sloth), and it is indeed further down in this same dungeon. Two for the price of one! We explored one of the lava tubes.
These Giants hit hard, but we used some attacks early on that kept the battle from getting too intense. The Smilodon pounced on one Giant, knocking him prone, while Gustav blinded both opponents. Fellany killed one Giant, Meruca finished off the other. Meruca tried tried to keep hers alive, but Fellany decided to coup de grace it. We moved the boulder, opened the doors, and faced a round, foggy room. Meanwhile, the Smilodon ate the pie.
We'll pick up there next week.