- It was determined that the Corner Cafe chili needed salt**
Present: Helm, Ebon, Zanlin, Trageon, and the DM
Arrived late: Mara
Session started with all updating their character sheets to 6th level.
There was a 15 minute discussion regarding Ebon’s magical cloak. +1 Cloak of Protection. Ebon dug deep into his notes and found where it was given to him.
Recap of previous session
1. Talus the White, Zanlin’s long lost friend, works with the party
2. Rezmir wanted to kill Talus the White
3. Talus is a member of the Cult of the Dragon
4. White Dragon – Cloud Chaser
Zanlin concludes after a conversation with Talus that she’s not as passionate about the Cult of the Dragon as she once was or should be. Zanlin believes Talus is acting as if she’s chosen the wrong path.
“Teamat, our mother and strength”
Talus informs the party that Rezmir is blackmailing the Cloud Giant to do whatever the Cult of the Dragon wants. Rezmir has dirt on the Cloud Giant.
No Harm is to be done to the Cloud Chaser (White Giant)
The party prepares to enter the castle:
- pass off as cultists
- it was learned that we could ride wyverns into the Village of Parnast
- plan is to fly the banner high and give the call sign
Party heads out…
Talus, being the sweet individual she is, offers a wagon with a tarp, but party graciously declines.
From one side of the mountain to other, the party overlooks the village of Parnast.
Party enters the villag from the North.
Party passes through the center where multiple wagons are heading towards the castle. There was 4 guards that were checking the wagons as they passed through.
Party headed to the tavern for some food and drink. The guards stopped the party and interrogated them regarding their business there. The party flashed the sign and was permitted entrance Into the Golden Tankard.
Greeted by a man with mutton chops that oddly resembles the DM, “what can I get ye travelers?”
Offers the party a plate of pork swords – hard and juicy or sweet and spicy.
Party places an order for their drinks. Mara licks her lips and orders a hard and juicy pork sword.
The mutton chopped employee barks orders at the other workers, “I need some drinks and bring these fine people a combo of pork sausages and a side of stewed cabbage with carrots.”
Ebon with his astute observation skills noticed a quiet man in the corner who kept eyeballin the party.
Mutton Chop whispers to the kid and the kid hurriedly scurries back to the kitchen.
Ragnar Red Tooth was the owner of the Golden Tankard
Beer/Mead was of very low quality in the Tankard. The mantle housed a Golden Tankard that had a look of magical appearance.
Zanlin, being the entertainer he is, spread cheer by playing several tunes on his pan flute with Ragnar’s permission!
Party concluded that the food tasted better than the drink
Zanlin, readied to entertain the Golden Tankard, is stopped in his tracks when the front door is kicked in. Zanlin stops and immediately notices his nemesis! A captain and 6 privates enter the tavern!
Ebon, still focusing on the sketchy individual in the corner, noticed a behavior change when the door was kicked in. Ebon noticed that the man slumped down in his seat, almost hiding.
The captain approaches Zanlin and authoritatively speaks, “You’re under arrest for murder!”
Zanlin name drops (I know this is a huge surprise to everyone) Talus the White. “ask her, she’ll speak of my fine character!”
Othelstan (Captain of the guard at Parnast)- “you mean Talus the Bitch? I don’t need her, I’ve spoken with Rezmir and Bog Luck!”
A cultist comes in and whispers to the captain
Othelstan looks at Mara and addresses her, “Maybe you should come with us as well!”
Zanlin, being proactive, puts pan flute away, and casts invisibility and walks to the bottom of the room.
Othelstan and his cronies stand shocked
Trageon and Mara ready an action
Tanvir stands up
Ebon casts minor illusion and warns Capt. – “He’s getting away!”
Othelstan and 3 guards race to the front door
*Othelstan stops at Mara and asks her to come peacefully, Mara refuses. The guards head outside to look for the invisible Zanlin.
Helm casts the command FLEE to Othelstan
Trageon approaches the Captain and readies to attack if he tries to forcibly take Mara.
Zanlin moves 30ft along the south wall
Tanvir holds… In full defense
Mara intimidates guards “you don’t wanna die over this!”
Ebon casts minor illusion and whispers “guy in corner behind you is going to kill you!”
Othelstan runs scared out the front door
Guards to Trageon – “don’t think about doing anything!”
Trageon, not one to be bullied, stands strong
Guard moves alongside Ebon
Helm readies in full defense
Trageon attacks guard for 6 Otis damage
Zanlin double moves and closes the door
Mara comes in hot and finishes the guard Trageon attacked! Using both swords, she stabbed him in the gut, twisted, and lifted the guard off the ground. The sword finishes the guard off and slices him from ear to ear!
Tanvir hexes the guard by Ebon and casts Eldritch blast, dropping him!
Ebon uses Mage hand to drop the bar, locking the front door
Guards banging hard on the door with the Captain screaming, “LETS US BACK IN! I DONT KNOW WHY THIS HAD TO GO SOUTH!”
Captain and Guards continue to demand the party to surrender, of course that’s not in their plans. The final guard drops his weapon and puts his hands up.
Helm double moves to open the kitchen door
Trageon tries grappling and instead is reversed and is now in a headlock.
Othelstan instructs guard to alert the castle
Zanlin, hearing the instruction, warns party of the castle mounting a defense!
Guard grips tighter causing Trageon to turn blue
Ebon, not wanting to cause hostility, double moves towards the kitchen
Othelstan still shouting from the outside, “YOU HAVE ONE MORE CHANCE TO OPEN THIS DOOR! IM COUNTING TO 10!”
Othelstan instructs guard to go around back
Helm, makes his way through kitchen and heads toward the back door
Trageon, tired of playing games with the guard, takes him on a trip to Suplex Cith through the Tankards table, knocking the guard out.
*Patrick sets new DnD record with 20 cheese balls at one time while Joe proving he’s nowhere near the man choking on one earning the title “the Uniballer!”
Zanlin, exits through the kitchen door, notices two guards 90’ away. Zanlin casts fireball, dropping both guards.
The rest of the party exits through the backdoor. Before leaving, using magehand, Ebon takes the magical Golden Tankard.
Helm conjures a rhino!
The party now heads towards the castle. Two guards with pole arms extended shout, “HALT!”
Zanlin casts Vicious Mockery on the guards causing 6 puts damage
Mara tosses a pebble and shoos them away. Guards step back
The party continues towards the castle…
The RHINO, conjured by Helm, charges at the guards – stomps one, gores the other! The RHINO continues running amok through the town, heads toward castle along Main Street, with a guard on his horns!
Dragonwing hits Helm with a Magic Missile! Helm retaliates with heat metal, causing the guard’s armor to burn!
Party keeps going towards castle.
Othelstan hits RHINO for 20. Dragonwing hits RHINO with a magic missile.
As the party turns the corner to head towards the caste, they notice the Ice Castle shaking and the drawbridge rising!
RHINO fights back and hits Othelstan for 16 pts. Othelstan fights back, hits RHINO for 20 more, dropping the RHINO!
Dragonwing phase steps and crits Helm with a scorching ray for 20pts.
The drawbridge closes and the Ice Castle spreads out
Trageon heads back up the crooked path that lead to the kitchen
Zanlin casts stinking cloud
*Dragonwing not affected
*Othelstan bends over gagging and puking
Mara’s crossbolt sails high and misses
Tanvir fires Eldritch’s blast twice and misses
Dragonwing continues his torrid hitting Mara with a ray of frost. Maras slowed 10ft
Othelstan still engulfed by the stinking cloud bends and coughs, gags, and vomits
Helm feels rejuvenated after drinking a potion of healing!
Trageon comes back around and encounters a big green cloud
Zanlin casts Shatter and causes 20 pts damage
Maras crossbow misses again
Tanvir hexes the Mage and crits him with an Eldritch Blast
Mage drops to one knee after Ebon’s fire bolt sticks
Othelstan works his way outta the stinking cloud and pierces Zanlin with a spear
Dragonwing finally cools down and misses with Ray of Frost
Helm, rejuvenated from the potion, hits Dragonwing with a moonbeam dropping him
Trageon uses his action surge and Othelstan is slashed for 9 pts damage
Zanlin misses, Maras cross bolt wildly misses, but Tanvir joins the party and hits Othelstan with two Eldritch Blasts for 25 pts damage
Ebon hits with a magic missile
Othelstan misses Trageon with his two attacks
Helm, moves his beam to Othelstan, he takes 6 damage
Trageon hits a badly beat up Othelstan for 9 more
Zanlin misses, Mara fires and misses, Tanvir misses, and Ebon follows suit missing with a fire bolt
A bloody, but pissed Othelstan critically hits Trageon with his flail
Helms moonbeam does 6
Trageon misses twice
Zanlin misses with crossbow
Mara hits with all 3 attacks killing Othelstan
We interrupt this post for a public service announcement
ZANLIN’S NEMESIS IS DEAD!
OK back to our regularly scheduled post
Party searches Othelstan/Dragonwing/ and Guards
- magical shield on Othelstan
- wand – Dragonwing
- guards – nothing of value
- 30 Gold
- Golden Tankard
Once again the quiet, sketchy old man was caught eyeballin the party
Castle begins to fly away
Zanlin tries persuading townsfolk that guards started the battle
Townsfolk people upset because ever since Cult took over, they’ve ran everything in town
Zanlin tries to find info on how to get into the castle
Ebon and helm approach the old man. Ebon mentions he seems interested in the events unfolding. Guy mentions that he was glad the Cult was after us. Expressed that the town needs assistance driving Cultists out.
Guy helps party by letting him know that the stable contains wyverns to help them enter the castle.
Ebon changes lock to wood and bashes it — party enters the stable.
Upon entering the stable, they see:
- Riding harnesses mounted to the wall
- 3 stables contains 3 wyverns
It needs to be mentioned that Helm, the Wyvern Whisperer, calmly harnessed the wyverns and perfectly executed the ole Rub and Tug!
After calming all the wyverns, Helm instructs party on safest way to ride
Wyvern 1: Helm and Zanlin
Wyvern 2: Ebon and Trageon
Wyvern 3: Mara and Tanvir
Party gains on the castle slowly, due to the fast pace of the Wyverns flight
BANNER IS FLYING HIGH
Talus informed party that a Giant was in the upper courtyard
Wyverns land in the upper courtyard.
Upon landing, 4 ogres and 6 kobolds approach the party
Party delivers the pass phrase and Kobolds lead the Wyverns off
Ogres inform party that the Cultists stay in the lower courtyard
Party enters first tower and heads down stairs into the lower courtyard
Party scouts the tendencies of the lower courtyard and check out different rooms
- discovered the cultists barracks
- ogre on each side
- spiral staircase leading case
- other side is wyverns stable
Ebon uses Mage hand and unlocks door near stable
Party searches guest chamber and finds nothing of any value!
Tanvir opens the door and room looks like:
- large rug covering icy floor
- lit by hot coals
- large bed
- large desk with handsome iron banded chest
Standing room is also a Black Half-Dragon, 2 guard drakes, and Baldy with Red Robes
Baldy drops Ebon with a fireball and seriously injures rest of party
Tanvir immediately reacts with Hellish Rebuke causing little damage
Zanlin cures wounds on Ebonand moves 10ft up
Helm – casts windfall on all enemies and hits
Mara’s crossbow hits windfall and flies upward
Rezmir steps behind the windfall
Mara’s fireball does half damage
Guard drakes bite at Trageon and miss, tail swipe misses
Trageon hits once and then uses his second win to restore his health
Baldy’s Scoring Ray misses
Tanvir disengages and moves 30ft
Spellcaster on the North wall casts a spell but Tanvir isn’t affected
Zanlin puts the wizard and one drake asleep
Helm cures himself
Mara hits a drake with two of her three attacks
Rezmir slashes mightily with his great sword and Mara takes 20pts damage and her energy is zapped
Ebon casts Haste on Trageon giving a plus to AC and attacks
Trageon slices and dices Rezmir for 24 pts damage
Tanvir gulps down a potion restoring his health
Out of nowhere, another Red Wizard appears and casts Fireball
- Helm and Zanlin drop
- Tanvir and Ebon also hit
Mara hits Rezmir with all 3 attacks and causes him serious harm. Immediately recognizing that he’s on his last leg, Mara uses her action surge and drops Rezmir!
Ebon immediately casts Hold person on the Red Robe Wizard
Trageon crits four times and kills the Red Robe Wizard
DM DID NOT GRANT A REST TO THE PARTY
- Upcoming session will begin with party searching the rooms