Ruins of Undermountain — Game Session — 017

Game summary for July 29, 2017, Ruins of Undermountain campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Harm Incorporated. Session included: Boran Gibbs (Human Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Kalil Bakran (Human Sorcerer played by Parker Harmon), Paddy Brandywine (Halfling Bard played by Preston Harmon), and Rumbald Shieldcracker (Dwarf Ranger played by Peyton Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The group stumbled out of Trobriand’s Graveyard but soon found themselves in some dark corner of Undermountain filled with aberrations and other horrors.  The team discovered a chamber filled with beholders as a portcullis slammed down behind them!  With few choices the team engaged and found the beholders exploded when hit!  These were gas spores!  Moments later they learned it was a mix of gas spores and zombie beholders.  The floating orbs moved in as the team unleashed blasts of area of effect spells.  The ceiling was layered with loose bricks, though, so each explosion caused rubble to fall upon the party and their enemies, causing gas spores to explode, causing more bricks to fall, and so on.  In the end, the team took more damage from the bricks than anything else.  Searching the room, they found a real treasure, a figurine of wondrous power (glass walrus)!

The party progressed through another door and found themselves in a torture room occupied by two displacer beasts!  The six-legged felines rose up and waived their tentacles in annoyance.  The group charged in and found the displacer beasts a pain to hit!  Kalil learned the hard way that the iron maiden in the room was actually an iron maiden golem!  It tried to grapple him and gobble him up, but he used dimension door to get to safety and fire off scorching ray at the displacer beasts.  Boran was the next target of the iron maiden golem’s grappling attempts, but he cast righteous might to become too large to eat!  He began pounding the thing as his team layered buffing spells upon him once they killed the displacer beasts.  Soon, it was reduced to a battered mound of metal.

The next chamber proved to be some kind of dark shrine or chapel to cosmic horrors beyond time and space.  A number of vampiric cloakers hung on the wall trying to disguise themselves, but the team noticed them.  The creatures tried to engulf all the party, but several were able to fight them off, and the team took them down with little trouble.  They did find a rare treasure, a fully charged wand of voidmote!  This obscure cleric spell promised some interesting options in a future battle.

Finally, the team entered a room that may have once been consecrated to Bhaal, god of murder.  Two owlbears and a gorgon had been held in stasis, and they surged to life as the team entered.  The owlbears proved little challenge to the team’s deadly blades, but the gorgon petrified Paddy and Kalil!  Rumbald and Boran battered the creature viciously, but it critically gored Rumbald.  Paddy and Kalil shook off the petrification, and just in time!  The gorgon breathed on them again!  However, the team was able to land several more telling blows and slay the creature.  The group was able to recover a great treasure, a +2 sharding undead-bane bastard sword!

Small Adventures — Game Session — 007

Game summary for July 29, 2017, Small Adventures campaign, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, for Small Timers. Session included: Goshik Trakar (Elf Sorcerer/Dragon Disciple played by Jack Smalling), Kyras Sonata (Half-Elf Monk/Rogue played by Noah Smalling), Reth Steelarm (Half-Orc Fighter/Rogue played by Luke Smalling), and Valetin Krupova (Halfling Paladin played by Jared Smalling). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

Tower to the Sky adventure, part 1.

The party signed on for another quest on behest of Venture-Captain Jalden Krenshar of the Pathfinder Society.  They set out to the nation of Andoran and the Darkmoon Woods hoping to find out a way to get onto the cloud tower of elementalist Samir Pilvi.  Allegedly, this tower had flipped upside down and was protected by buffeting magical winds.  However, every so many years from the proper mountain top, you could leap up onto the tower.  The party was told to seek a hermit named Oz who supposedly knows which mountain the team needs to climb.

The team traveled to Andoran and headed toward the logging community of Falcon’s Hollow.  Along the way, they were ambushed by a hunting wyvern!  It poisoned Kyras and hurt him badly, but an antitoxin gave him the edge he needed to survive the injury.  Goshik hit the creature with a fireball, and Valetin hit it with a magical frost sling stone.  The wyvern landed and engaged Valetin in close melee.  Reth changed in and cut it down with his punching dagger!

The party then came across an abandoned lumber mill.  A man shouted out to warn them of some kind of sawdust creature that had just killed his friend!  He then tried to flee but fell down and impaled his leg on a rusty gaff!  Sure enough, a cloud of sawdust rose up and approached him!  The team surged across the bridge to save him.  Valetin summoned a celestial worker ant from the heavens, and it began fighting the sawdust slough.  A hurled vial of alchemist’s fire burned the entity badly.  Kyras was eventually able to bring it down, and then he quickly provided first aid to the man using his healer’s satchel.  The man, Koljek, told them he was from Falcon’s Hollow and had come out here seeking anything he could salvage from the ruins with his friend Noren.  Noren did not survive the sawdust.  The party helped the man bury his friend, and they found several treasures in the weeds, remnants from previous victims.

Before long, the team arrived at Falcon’s Hollow and met the Sheriff.  He told them how to find the old hermit, Oz.  The group also went to the local temple of Iomedae to hire a cleric to help them in the endeavors.  They agreed to hire on a young woman named Gretchen Silverhand.

The party traveled to meet Oz and found him an interesting character.  He is perhaps a halfling who lives in an old shack under a rainbow.  He sat on his porch blowing smoke rings while the team tried to convince him to aid them.  Mostly, they annoyed him.  Finally, he agreed to tell them which mountain if they agreed to the following terms:  1) pay him 500 gp, 2) retrieve his lost chest from a cave filled with black-furred creatures, 3) bring him a four-leaf clover picked under the light of the full moon in a nearby meadow, 4) bring him the heart of the werewolf packlord.  The party agreed and set out in haste to the cave.

Much to their chagrin, the team discovered the black-furred creatures were giant skunks!  The stinky monsters put up a vicious fight and sprayed musk all over the team.  After a while, the team was able to defeat them and recover the chest.  They returned it to Oz who opened it with glee.  He unpacked a carefully padded tea set and made himself some tea.