Super Friends Campaign (name tbd)

WHAT DID WE LEAVE BEHIND IN THE STONE CULT?
Fibbits!

11 23 18
Present : GUNDER, RAIKON, ONYX, CILANDRA
XP – 540
“ I Just flew” CILANDRA

Several times during our needed rest in FINDEN STONEMENDERS Tomb while we rotate watch posts we hear noises in the hallway
Voices- low murmurs – something hitting stone
Luckily we get the rest we need and prepare to leave our secluded rest spot

We decide we may have missed something in the stone cult dungeon so we decide to backtrack and investigate

We see a familiar chamber with collapsed walls
Walk on for about 25 minutes dim and dark we walk single file through a narrow passage which becomes more hewn into a proper hallway
Large room that is square shaped with smooth walls and 4 massive square columns where we fought the spiky ball statue and see the rubble from that altercation
There is a passage to the Left
Dim light 30 feet ends in a doorway
Rough crumbly debris under foot
No sounds in chamber

We open the door to the room it’s a 40 by 40 with square door to the right
Inside the room is a stone sarcophagus with a damaged and beat up frieze on the wall above
GUNDER uses DIVINE SENSE – detects no demons
RAIKON inspects the sarcophagus – which Is not human sized, but smaller with script on the lid
GUNDER reads the DWARVEN inscription in the etchings
“Rest ye here HENDRIL FOEBREAKER bow head in valor”
GUNDER wants to protect the sarcophagus and pours out some alcohol for his ancient spiritual homey
ONYX bows in reverence and spends time cleaning the rubble form around the crypt
GUNDER receives a bonus for his connection to this great Dwarf Warrior , reminiscing if the first time he used HENDRIL”s magic hammer calling it “TOE BREAKER” and ONYX
Receives =5 to HP max =5 to current HP a for 8 hours “ HENDRIL’s HALLOWS”

GO straight to door SLINKY goes through and through her worging CILANDRA sees rectangular large room 90 by 100 north to south with 2 huge ratty bed rolls beat up barrels stacked against the walls

Weird purple glow from purple crystals and we can’t see exactly but there are rocks piled in the center of the room – no one seems to be in the room
The rocks are arranged in a pattern- as if a game was being played
This was yet another room we held battle

Crystals filling the Narrow passageways
Door to the north with a uncomfortably narrow passage in the cavern we dodge the jutting purple crystals twist and turn – slow going
Passage way opens purple stones dissipate vaulted room bathed in violet light flanked by giant stone humanoid statues grim masks of foreboding.
Hooked around
Rough cavern 80×4-x50 feet
Passage way out
There is broken armor and weapons scattered around the room
We look around at all the stuff

RAIKON encourages CILANDRA to “ Turn her eye on “

A moment later something huge drops down from the cavern stalactites with a huge thud
It’s a creature with one massive red eye. Quickly tendrils appear and we see beneath the eye a massive maw with razor sharp teeth!

RAIKON is 10-15 feet away and a tentacle shoot out and reaches out to RAIKON! he attempts to parry off with the sword he had picked up to investigate and gets an immediate chomp scrape on his forearm guttural sounds coming creepily from the beast.

“That’s kind of bad”

ONYX runs up to the RAIKON leaps and attacks one of the two tendrils which have wrapped amazingly fast around RAIKON

She hits hard and severs one of the tentacles which unravels its grip on RAIKON – writhing and retracting – RAIKON gets out

GUNDER issues a HUNTERS MARK and Attacks the big body of the beast and he also SHIELDS

CILANDRA casts dark energy over it- withers away – looks like it may have caused damage to this alien creature

Tentacles now again on RAIKON begin to tighten and constrict – we have never seen anything like it!

First thing- turn the hug back! One of the two attacking tentacles still has him in it’s grip
RAIKON uses Trent Reznors; magic shiv trying to stick him in his stack!

“ I am a cephalopod not a gastropod!

Another tentacle reaches out to RAIKON wrapping around him and another one wraps around GUNDER

Needle like pain from the beast’s appendages hurt RAIKON as it reels him in closer to it’s mighty mouth and it bites RAIKON who feels horrible and tries to drag himself out RAIKON is now bleeding and in great pain

ONYX attacks the body ! WHACK!

GUNDER remembers as he is in the grip of this fiend hearing stories of creatures living underground who look like rock and had taken out large groups of miners

He MISTY Steps out of it’s grip and goes behind it- magically disappearing reappearing and attacking!
He attacks with Foe Breaker scoring a CRITICAL HIT on the fearsome rock monster
His HUNTERS mark helping!

CILANDRA attacks with a great ELDRICH BLAST

RAIKON tries to hit with his dagger as he is mostly impaled… no luck he is again drawn towards it’s big sloppy spiky maw!

On the creatures next attack it sends a tendril to ONYX who gets wrapped in its’ nastiness and it attempts to pull her towards it …she feels her strength being drained…

It Chomps on RAIKON who is now barely hanging on and covered in blood!

ONYX musters her strength and cuts herself out – still feeling needle pain and seeing icky black ooze on her flesh but upon being detached feels her strength coming back

GUNDER ready to throw his mighty hammer again, slips in the creatures ooze but hits on round tow = pshew

CILANDRA focuses her power on her next ELDRICH blast and scores a wicked CRITICAL HIT!

Desperate RAIKON slumping over does not give up his fight and somehow is able to send the creature MAGIC MISSLE – pew pew pew

And amazingly the creature lets go and is done in ! KILT!!!

(Spells only work if they’re coming out of your body! )

We survive the vicious attack of the freaky monster!

We look around and find-
A small leather pouch with 62 gp
Brass statuette of a little impish goblin creature eyes set with Onyx stones – not magical
Hidden in a small pile of debris is leather clothing with a finger bone with a faintly glowing ring on it – with a little buff it cleans up nice!
It is a blue glow with waves decorating it. A Ring of TARANSMUTATION
CILANDRA puts it on and it shrinks to her finger comfortably the ring glows and the etchings move a little – CILANDRA doesn’t immediately feel anything and we muse it may have to do with the WATER CULT

We leave to the passage to the North which then cuts to the right and head downward more purple glow- which gets brighter we are in a big cavern – hard to tell how big it actually is
Stepping into the room there is a loud, steady, thunderous noise like earth quake grinding
We are over taken by the brightness of the room-

GUNDER is hypnotized and disoriented and begins wandering off Onyx lightly slaps his face to try and get him out of it we see a humanoid body slumped against a rock column
It is a dead human with a stone cult breast plate armor sitting in a pool of dried blood

The noise coming from the passage ahead is louder still like a rock tumbler
Moving through the cavern cautiously we come to a huge room full of mud the walls look like they have been torn and blown apart like an earthquake- may be the result of the thunderous closing of the portal or OGREMACH

SLINKY goes ahead seeing debris and rocks, shattered bone fragments and looking above it’s a familiar bridge- the one where we battled the rolling rock creatures e hear the frightening and familiar clicky sound of the horrible creatures we remember tousling with who were in great numbers – large with hooks on the end of their long arms
We decide to wisely avoid their lair

We head to the next area and hear the buckling gurgling sounds of the muddy flows of brown liquid earth that are part of this underground.

In the massive room we see a swirling pool of mud to the right and a large man made of stone is on the edge of the pool with strange creatures in flight above him and the pool . He reaches his huge hand into the liquid pool and scooping mug to the sky seems to be creating the little flitting flying things.

GUNDER comes in and says “ Nice work ,making Flibbits”

The stone man turns to us and CILNADRA gleefully casts BLINDING ASH into the room hoping to quell the FLIBBITS and create a choke point

The STone dude now comes towards us and with his massive Maul swings and strikes a massive blow to GUNDER obviously not impressed by his compliment.
GUNDER rolls a strength check holding his ground and not being forcefully knocked back by the swing

RAIKON attacks with magic missiles- pew pew!

ONYX attacks the massive man and scores a small chip

GUNDER issues a THUNDEROUS SMITE and hits hard smiting with 30

GUNDER takes another hit on the man
RAIKON shoots an acid arrow a bit of damage…

The flibbits are creepy little demons flitting and flying about one of them came by and tried to punch ONYX in the face with its almost comically cute little hands
Then next one flies up to ONYX and essentially vomits mud all over her getting into her armor and all over her skin which weighs her down and restrains her- those nasty flibbits!

GUNDER attempts to thunder smite and a flibbit upchucks more mud causing GUNDER to fall on his face- prone!

CILANDRA ELDRICH blasts and scores a critical hit!

GUNDER thud , boom, and ow! remains prone in a puddle of mudd ( lol)

RAIKON has had enough and decides it’s time for his mighty FIREBALL – pulls the pouch out from his robes and incants some magical words and emits a blinding light incinerating everything – flibbits- stone man- pow! Into a pile of rubble! – KILLLLLT!

“ It’s all fun and games until a flibbit pukes on you”
Silence.

None of us took a mud nap!

XP 440

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The Hounds of Hell; or one heck of a time

Present: GUNDER, RAIKON, ONYX, CILANDRA
Xp- 362
HP Count: G 43, R 40, C 27, O 21.
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DM Quote o’ the week:
Are you guys saying you went down a mysterious floating disc down a long dark chamber with no hesitation, and now you’re worried about going down a flight of stairs?

We decide- we may be too hasty after barely surviving the battle against the mighty Minotaur
chieftain ZENGDAR of the EMBERHORN tribe, we need to rest and we may need to explore more upstairs in the fire let dungeon.
Brave SLINKY goes ahead of us and explores the corridors and rooms ahead. We need the little snake’s perceptions as a battle as brutal as we just survived is not in the cards for any of us.
Entering another big room SLINKY senses some familiar scents of beast…
A huge humanoid skeleton with leather straps next to a large brazier
Extra large filthy bedrolls – a hulking creature is near the bed rolls it does have large horns
coming out of it’s head… eeee!!
Thankfully, the disc is still there at the bottom
We tip toe to the disc
CILANDRA whispers “Ember” no movement.
GUNDER and RAIKON say EMBER a little bit louder now and up we go we remain quiet at the
disc rises slowly
RAIKON ministers a healers kit to ONYX on the way up giving her 15 points of healing while
CILANDRA and RAIKON keep watch.
We get to the top drawbridge which leads to the stone platform and walkway.
and decide to investigate another part of the area we hadn’t been.
Up a section with torches to keep it lit downstairs SLINKY goes around the corner
We are downstairs – shall way with several Pivoting doors
One room smells like old iron hand heavy dust
SLINKY creeps along wall – Slinking along and finding the groove
The room is hot with a strong sulfur smell
one room smells to SILINY of meat and hay inside of door on the right
Door on left smells of oil and dust – not really heat

Also notice that the passageway has stairs and is ahead past the other door that goes up
We choose to enter the door to the room that smells like oil
Not a huge room but it is overwhelmed by gears, drive shafts, and machinery with levers not
currently running
Some parts look new and recently lubricated and attended to
Iron tube comes out with an upside-down trumpet..perhaps to talk and listen – ancient
dwarven technology. We take note of the equipment and muse on its usage.. “Hello Vanifer!”

Open the new door over a strong sulfur smell hay and bones
“The other thing I should mention”
There are several large dark evil looking black big bodied evil demon dogs with glowing chests
and eyes inside
5 beasts jump up to see who has entered their chamber…and are ready to jump on GUNDER!
We found the hell hounds!
Huge nasty foul burning fire maws and we remember they fierce fury from tangling with one
at burning druid!

RAIKON immediately takes action – he pulls from his robes a vial of water and a pinch of dust
Phoo!
suddenly the room is filled with ice and wind spreading throughout with a blowing blustering
frigid wind
ONYX shots an arrow into the maelstrom unsure if she hits or not

One comes and lunges at large green ONYX and our creepy and lovely CILANDRA
A puff of noxious gas emits from her palm
The one attacking ONYX has an arrow in it’s shoulder
CILANDRA engulfs the beast and it is effected by her attack
A HOUND scratches and parries and gets a good bite into the flesh of ONYX who kicks and
bucks but the beast tears a chunk out of her shoulder and looks very angry

HOUND rears back and lets forth a burst of nasty brimstone and fire at CILANDRA and ONYX

ONYX takes major pain from the fire
CILANDRA feels a huge gout of flame and fire and her hair is burning
RAIKON wonders how many hell hounds there are and their pack number is obscured by the
snowy icy veil he created
GUNDER uses his action to work on sealing the door form the other hounds in the room so we
can concentrate on the ones who joined us in the hall
GUNDER jumps back swings the door shut comes back around with the hammer and shields
ONYX while whacking one of the attacking HELL HOUNDS on the back
RAIKON our Blizzard Wizard issues a RAY OF FROST
ONYX attacks hard with a Critical hit and slays on of the attacking HOUNDS_ KILT!
And scores a really good hit attacking the frozen one at her heels. Giving it a huge wound on
its head and then sticks it to the side and hauls back to cleave the other one and scores a
solid hit.
CILANDRA attacks with an ELDRICH BLAST and invocation
AGONIZING BLAST !
The other HOUND charges it’s fiery belly and eyes glow with fire and a blast comes from it’s
mouth the familiar painful flame discharge!
Everyone dives and ducks except GUNDER who takes the pain of a full blast
ONYX is really woozy
CILANDRA goes out – !
RAIKON loses his concentration and the storm subsides
The door bursts open and hits GUNDER in the back and two more of the HELLISH BEASTS come out into the hall angry
One HOUND is prone in the room
GUNDER ABJURES ENEMY to the HELL HOUND that is still in the room – freezes it in mid snarl!
And then he gets out of the way of the door and activates DIVINE SMITE! PALADIN POWER!

Next attack;
RAIKON moves and throws his MAGIC MISSLES pew pew pew
HELL HOUND absorbs the hit and snarls and growls
It is angry from the hits and snarls some more

ONYX is hanging in there and hits hard but the bad HOUND is still fighting

CILANDRA rolls a life save save – it’s good!
HOUND Attacks biting ONYX with great fire sear and burning flesh and she goes down
HOUND bites GUNDER
ONYX comes back from the death nap with her RELENTLESS ENDURANCE- hits the ground and
gets up again!
GUNDER goes over to CILANDRA and Blocks ONYX does HEALING HANDS on CILANDRA giving her 7 points to return to the world of the living and our fearsome battle
RAIKON issues another MAGIC MISSLE KILT!\
ONYX takes her healing potion getting some hit points back to keep fighting

CILANDRA turns into a GASEOUS CLOUD
HOUND attacks RAIKON
HOUND attacks ONYX
ONYX cannot sustain the damage and goes down for good this time- she is all out of tricks!
GUNDER musters all of his PALADIN powers calling the light from his deep well of faith and
and uses his HUNTERS MARK
RAIKON throws an ACID ARROW at the hound and – success ! The arrow goes into he fiery beast
and is covered in acid which melts him from he inside with a demonic grown of death – KILT!

ONYX life rolls- yes!
CILANDRA comes out of the GASEOUS FORM And uses her ELDRICH BLAST – pew pew a good hit
– shoot em up!
GUNDER then goes down – nap time
ONYX rolls life save- not good
CILANDRA ELDRICH BLASTS again with all her might in this dire situation and POW! Good
damage!
HOUND lunges at RAIKON who dodges out of the way – pshew!
WONDER GUNDER – life rolls – with a 20! He comes back form his peaceful sleep !
RAIKON lunges with an ice dagger – putting a stab in the beast all around us is the smell of
sulfuric death
Brave CILANDRA issues another ELDRICH BLAST and – it’s enough the 4th BEAST goes down in a smoking mess- KILT!
RAIKON wastes no time and opens up his healer kit

And somehow we all make it through with most of all of our last bits of life and limb …

We must retreat to FINDEN stone menders tomb – some of us wont survive a bee sting!

“ I seem to be the cautious non member of this group"- our brilliant Dm’s other Quote o’ the week

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FIRE CULT BATTLE CONTINUES Some More
That beast would make a lot of burgers

11/4/18
Present GUNDER, RAIKON, ONYX, CLIANDRA

We received 335 xp from last adventure.

Going down on the mysterious floating disc to the next level of the fire foes
We see a wide bridge like pier of rock
Oppressive hot heat emanates from the bottom 7-8 feet across disc
faint glow fire hot acrid fumes below
slow steady stop- small brass gong and mallet.
Looking around passageway narrow to south stairs
Small narrow rock face turns into darkness

Send slinky ahead to the N passage – dark 10 – 15 narrows pretty well
Slinky detects smell of cooking burnt meat and embers
Smells like an animal barnyard
Roughly hewn cave like chamber

Burnt severed hands nailed to the walls – eeeek!
Less than 5 fingers and some human and humanoid

Brazier in the middle of the room – really a roughly hewn cave about 50 × 40 feet
Southern part of the room
Sleeping pallet
A very large and hulking figure with its back to slinky sits at a table counting something from an iron coffer – two large horns is it a helmet? Or coming directly out of the head?
A smaller figure – some cowering humanoid is detected – with a stooping back loaded with spikes resembling jagged rocks – is actually yoked- has long clawed hands

GUNDER feels empathy towards the stooped creature and we go into this chamber to have a look see…
Through a narrow egress

ONYX unfortunately kicks a stone making a sound so that the stooped creature immediately is aware that we are there – it turns to us, opening its single and hideous eye – She remembers this creature from a cavern in CRAGMAW- caused great challenge and disruption to the party – she remembered it’s psionic powers especially giving Leano a lot of trouble.

GUNDER is most effected by this creature’s mind invasion weird feelings thoughts like fingers in the head – weird hot flush flash backs – Memories come super-fast and overwhelming

ONYX gets herself solidly into the room shoots an arrow- One hits the eyeball creep

RAIKON reaches into this pouches and has a vial of water and crushes it in his hand blowing some crystal dust upon it and outward casting a very powerful ice storm! With bludgeoning and cold damage designed to slow down out opponents and bludgeon them with painful ice
It is a majestically powerful storm with wind and snow and ice and hail coming out of a 40 foot diameter ball HAIL Yeah!
Can’t see anything but a blinding storm in this cave

Larger horned figure is bellowing out with deafening anguish for a few moments the smaller creature screeches….

We are watching with hope …the swirling blizzard storm when suddenly the Bull comes out of the maelstrom ENRAGED_ He is a huge, armored Minotaur! Wearing huge halberd chainmail – Runs straight for spell caster RAIKON full bull ahead intending to kill him with his horns!

RAIKON sideswipes the first attack but takes the violent horn horribly! The minotaur skewers RAIKON through his gut and out the other side of his back. Pulling out his horn from RAIKON’s impaled body, smiling and watching our brave wizard slump to the floor with blood on his horn – Eyes glowing evilly foaming blood at his mouth.. While all around us is the overpowering stench of death and decay

The Eyeball monster slashes its long creepy talon capped hands at GUNDER who manages to twitch away and dodge although the monster does club GUNDER with his hand
EYE monster brings forth bad thoughts deep in GUNDER’S psyche

GUNDER fights the mental assault and as his bonus action, issues a SHIELD OF FAITH by holding his holy symbol which calms him down also touches RAIKON to help ease his pain.

GUNDER—— attack attack!

THE Eye monster shrieks and shrieks in GUNDER’s head who despite the psychic onslaught detects some level of humanity in the beastie, knowing that it has bad wounds and GUNDER feels his simpering.

CILANDRA casts BANISHMENT hoping to send the Minotaur away .. and with held breath… there is no glorious popping sound and the big bull beast remains – A sinking feeling of dread begins to grown in CILANDRA’s heart

EVERYBODY STRESS EAT!!!
Dm’s Got me crunchin’!

ONYX attacks the Minotaur mustering orchish anger and bravery and rocks an action surge

ZEGDAR the MINOTAUR speaks- laughing- boasting- bellowing and beats his huge chest seemingly undeterred by the attacks
He rears his mighty bull head and out of his mouth a huge gout of blinding ash and heat at all of us- as powerful and painful as CILNDRA’s famous BLINDING ASH cloud.

Rolling dex saves

Everyone flattens out except poor RAIKON who takes severe burn damage

The Minotaur swings his massive and deadly axe around his head and strikes

The little eye creatures hops around and looks at us all with its unnatural and unblinking eye the size of its head and translates the fearsome bull’s words;
“ZEDGAR Chief of ……..Tribe welcomes you!”

And tries to infiltrate CILANDRA’s head with a creeping death – Fight it off CILANDRA!

Johnny one eye; creature cackles “WIZZE Likes! Yes Master!!!

- We have a brief pause to discuss what actually is a humanoid -

GUNDER swings at WIZZE – hits again! Nails him solid and WIZZE hits the grounds solidly with a loud crack – and stops moving – KILT!

We all cheer!

CILANDRA casts a swirling stinky vapor from her eye
Chanting in another weird language acrid green smoke begins to billow out of her mouth with a weird sound

ONYX attacks ZEGDAR and attacks hard with a critical hit!

RAIKON makes his save

ZEDGAR angrily swings his huge and fearsome axe again targeting ONYX
And as out DM says, “And yeah… 2 big hits”

ONYX is now light headed and seeing spotty blood though her eyes

GUNDER puts forth a HUNTERS MARK – wipes his brow goes up to the MINOTAURS knee and attempts to hit with a miss

CILANDRA attempts to hit with her crazy mouth smoke and misses at first, she blows again and her acid attack- the vapors reaching up to his big nostrils

The Beast is off balance with Flesh searing and burning up its fur

GUNDER heals RAIKON with 13 points! And SHIELD blocks CILANDRA

CILANDRA acid breath quarterstaff attack and… hits!!
The green wisp of smoke and noxious vapors affect the beast enveloping around his body he itches and twitches – the burning flesh and fur gives way to tendons and bloody flesh and the massive bull man goes down!!! KILT!

We are all momentarily stunned at surviving this momentous battle!

Our Dm quips; “That was a close one I did not think that was wise- glad you survived!”

The Great chief Minotaur ZEGDAR was counting coins and gems in his iron coffer – probably the largest chest we have come across – 130 GP and 202 Silver 2 reddish black hematites

ONYX investigates the eyeball creature and notes it similarities and differences in its skin tone for the one they encountered back in CRAGMAW. She is glad the nasty baddie is dead.

CILANDRA detects magic and finds… not much.

We are all fascinated and repulsed by the collection of many singed hands in various stages of decay and some most recently burned which are crudely adhered to the walls with iron spikes through them

Our Dm is tired and so are our characters……

FYI: Rest happens when you’re alive

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FIRE CULT BATTLE CONTINUES
FEIGNING Guarding the FEIN

9 30 18
Present : GUNDER, RAIKON, ONYX, CILANDRA

Great conversation at the table on gaming and our mission begins the evening.

We fell asleep in Finden Stonemender’s tomb woke up all after having another group dream:
Bellowing hot wind baking you – burning wind follows you wherever you go
Featureless landscape- foreboding
Molten fiery rock
Female face form laughing… echoing and booming- Which shakes us to the core
Wake up curled in fetal position on the ground
Feel hot dry sand stinging our face- again this dream was experienced by us all similarly except for GUNDER who snored as he slept peacefully in this Dwarven Tomb

Leaving Stonemenders to the left there are still flickering light source coming from the cells – Confirming luckily those wily SALAMANDERS care still locked in the cell
SLINKY is called up by CILANDRA and scouts ahead- seeing 6 humanoids walking around in the Forge- the sight of our last intense battle.
STINK-ADELIC Furs – hobgoblin bodies have been removed from our last battle site.
We are going to try and do some scoobydooin
At the bottom of the stairs
SLKINKY goes back to the BASTIAN room – bodies removed and no other activity
We go to the Forger room – brave once again- CILANDRA in disguise in the open with RAIKON still in his fire cultist robe- (a little worse for the wear, but still intact)
CILANDRA asks the guards- “Who let the AZERS out?
Guys look in and looks puzzled-
ONYX and GUNDER stop further up the stairs and stay obscured
Some of the denizens are HOBGOBLINS
Looking to the right another figure comes out a Larger HOBGOBLIN with a huge sword
He says “Who told you this? What do YOU know about the AZERS?”
It appears the Fein entrance is being guarded.
CILANDRA keeps walking and now all are at the bottom of the steps
She goes up the steps drawing up two of the hobgoblin guards who follow her up ONYX has the first hit- stealthily setting up and arrow shot and she does some damage
CILANRDA moves way up passing ONYX and GUNDERS hiding spot
CILANDRA dashes up and shoots an ELDRICH BLAST
HOBGOBLINS have tough weapons and have martial art tactics which is why they are often hired
They take two good hits and spin and attack
GUNDER attacks the injured one – striking him hard in the head- KILT!
and the comes back to strike the other one- hitting square in the back creating much damage
RAIKON hits next with 3 magic missiles- Pew Pew Pew! KILT!
Now the other Hobgoblins are aware that The Guards are being attacked –
A name is called out- “BLINGDEN” we understand to be the big one
Two other of his HOBGIBLIN men who ruins upstairs- with arrows whizzing by him and reaches our location
RAIKON shoots his wizarding shot- a wicked fireball
The movie shot is a close up of these hobgoblin’s eyes with a doomsday reflection of an oncoming deadly fireball
_ KILT! KILT! RAIKON incinerates them with a hot blinding blast

We all run down the stairs to take on the last two guards- arrows again whizzing overhead
GUNDER hits – SMACKDOWN!
CILANDRA gets an arrow – OW!
GUNDER ducks as Captain BLINGDEN attempts a hit
ONYX attacks BLINGDEN growling his name menacingly and hits square twice
RAIKON pockets us and sets off FIREBALL Number 2 and once again exacts a huge amount of damage
KILT!- BLINGDEN and the Other guy- singed and scorched
CILANDRA reads the thought of the other guy:
“Holy shit! I ‘m going to die-
GUNDER than takes the last hit and _ KILT!
We search the bodies finding some gold (9) and silver ( 37)
A wooden token and blood soaked gloves.

ONYX hoists the bodies and weapons into the lava
We make out way to the un guarded Fein now-
A narrow and crudely hewn platform
With blackness above and below a faint flickering light
We know it is EMBER to rise and ASH to fall and we tell the Fein to take us below by saying “ASH”:
Slowly descending soundlessly the disc floats and adjusts laterally
On the way down RAIKON uses his healer kit on ONYX and …
The hot air is felt below
And the shaft is glowing with fire
And passage ways are seen
A small brass gong and hammer are at the end of the cavern pier…

Dungeon Master Chris’ quote of the night:
“You’re asking the DM to unlock the mysteries of magic?”

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SURVIVING THE FIRE CULT FORGE
Don't drop me in the lava

9 2 18
GUNDER, RAIKON, CILANDRA, ONYX
We are back in the fiery forge room – knowing that we must continue to protect CILANDRA to finish the time needed to keep the EFREET at bay from her BANISHMENT.

FLAME HEART the powerful guard with the wicked spear and cultish fervor remains HELD by GUNDER’s spell for now-

ONYX looks over at the team of AZERS who continue to battle the SALAMANDER- One of them has fallen and looks to be bruised and bloodied- thick grayish blood
ONYX goes over to pull this one from the fray and attempts to make this AZER comfortable as he looks alive but unconscious – She puts a bit of flaming brandy on his mouth thinking water may not be their beverage of choice.

Then alas … FLAMEHEART is now UNHELD and starts to shake himself out of his previous frozen statue state. HE looks angry and when able to move directs his fury onto GUNDER
With a terrible hit- GUNDER hits the ground with a thud!

CILANDRA runs away and FLAMEHEART laughs

RAIKON bravely evokes the spell VAMPIRIC TOUCH with the intention of causing damage and pain and draining the health of this bad man and giving it to himself

GUNDER saving throw- 1 Success

ZOMBIE Ambles up to the GUARD

ONYX rushes in to attack, hearing CILANDRA’s warning shout and – feeling like the potion she had taken for Fire resistance- ( with the gills-?) may give her extra protection –
She hits successfully hard twice

FLAMEHEART with a wicked grin turns to strike upon RAIKON and stabs him with his flaming spear in the gut- feeling searing heat with the horrible puncture- self cauterizing-?

RAIKON hangs on to his concentrated spell

FLAMEHEART’s hit misses ONYX

CILANDRA dashes out and deals a critical hit with her ELDRICH BLAST

RAIKON then has a Critical hit on his VAMPIRIC TOUCH gaining 9 hit points from the FLAME HEART and yet feels searing flaming pain up his arm where he touched him- his hand burning and searing and scarred.

GUNDER has another successful saving throw

ONYX looks over the AZERS and calls the two whose names she knows for help – RZDIS! GRIS! She then hits again with furious anger and Critical hits and deals a huge amount of damage

ZOMBIE – our “rotting meat shield” throws a bludgeoning arm at the guard

FLAMEHEART hits again hard to RAIKON who stumbles but hangs on and the next hit from
FLAMEHEART is a miss as he stabs the ground

FLAMEHEART hits ONYX and she roars in flaming pain

RAIKON attempts another VAMPIRIC TOUCH , unfortunately in reaching out to the
FLAMEHEART he slips in some fresh blood and stumbles into the zombie throw pillow.com and guts TM

CILANDRA dashes in and dishes out another ELDRICH BLAST and

KABOOOMMMMM !!! FLAMEHEART in his last moments explodes in a terrible blast his body and metal armor showers us with shrapnel of burning hot pieces of meatal! ( that would be amour plus flesh)

RAIKON – hits the ground and his world goes dark…

ONYX is knocked back- her head hits the ground hot burning embers lodged in her skin seeing stars, but still conscious.

CILANDRA who luckily dashed back behind the pillar feels the blast and the incredible surge of heat.

ZOMBIERIP- becomes Napoleon Blown Apart

Quickly, ONYX attempts to attend to the wounds of RAIKON and GUNDER buy unwrapping RAIKON’s healers kit and fumbles with the bandages and wraps- trying to heal frantically with her hands and chants of “Heal! Heal!”

Here is where Dave tells us about Violent Monkey CPR – playing at the Catalyst, soon!

Luckily for both GUNDER and RAIKON, CILANDRA steps in and directs ONYX to help – She then put her hands on the wounds, tying off some of the worst and stabilizes both of our brave party members suffering with Zero hit points.

The AZERS have finally defeated the SALAMANDER and drag it’s body to the lava pit
Others tend to their wounded friend, who still seems to be unconscious.

CILANDRA and ONYX decide our only choice is to retreat to the relative safety of the secret tomb of FINDEN STONEMENDER to attempt to recover and regroup

CILANDRA and ONYX attempt in their own way to get the help of RZDIS and GRIS to carry RAIKON’s body to the tomb. At first we think they comprehend until we realize they are carrying RAIKON’S limp body to the lava! No No No!

We do get them to help, ONYX with GUNDER and AZERS carry RAIKON to the hallway before the saferoom and we take RAIKON AND GUNDER from there keeping the location secret

ONYX gives one of the AZERS a firestone and bows in thanks.

CILANDRA; “I’ve Never Been So Happy to See A Tomb”

2 hours later as ONYX cleans her wounds and weapons, CILANDRA check out the loot from the Cells and they generally regroup, GUNDER and RAIKON come back to consciousness-

Oh happy day!

ONYX says to GUNDER and RAIKON– “Well you’re not in heaven yet, you are here with FINDEN STONE MENDER

We reconnoiter our collected potions:
ONYX
1. ? Bluish bubble thick from MIRAJ – looks like the one she just drank that gave her gills
2. HEALING POTION from the All Faith Shrine
3. POTION OF STRENGTH
CILANDRA
1. ? – red tube waxy cover from Hobgoblin lair
2. POTION OF TRANSMUTATION – from Elzar, pipe smoking druid from Druidstock
RAIKON
1. POTION OF THUNDERESISTANCE – clay bottle peppery and acidic with clouds
2. NECROMANCY from somebody
3. SPIDERCLIMB

We attain 1,075 xp !!!!
RAIKON levels up! – new max hp 41

We all use hit dice and heal up in a long rest thankfully un interrupted…..
And what oh what will tomorrow bring?

QUOTE of the night “I’m glad you’re not dead”

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FIRE CULT - Enter the Forge
Should have Scooby - dooed

July 28, 2018
GUNDER, RAIKON, ONYX, CILANDRA

CILANDRA checks the cells with ONYX as the guard
CILANDRA starts to understand that the books in the rooms are entries of the taking in and out of prisoners. Journals and work manifests

The AZERS are restless –
ONYX gives a fire gem from her pouch to the lead AZER in an attempt to communicate the concept of fighting with us.
But he does seem to like the gem, but there is not a disernable change in understanding.

We try to figure out how to deal with the real and present danger in the forge…Are going to try and Scooby doo around the room?
GUNDER suggests using our physical map to show the AZERS the room- this proves to be a great idea!
The AZER indicates the forge and that- “we work and others work here”- pointing to the symbols on the map
They say the word EFREET – an gesture a large being and mean face – A super evil elemental genie?
ONYX uses rocks and mocks a room up in the floor as to try and figure out what is happening with their buddies in the big room
We decide that we are going to try to enter the forge, help the AZERS free their kin
And the plan is to go in in disguise with the AZERS as prisoners going to switch up with the others

CILANDRA disguises herself as the fire person – MR BURNS

ONYX goes back to the room of the fallen fire fighter and grabs 4 swords to ARM the AZERS
We practice with the AZERS using un locked manacles and weapons hidden behind their backs as a fake out
The AZER share the plan with the others

With great trepidation….
CILANDRA in disguise, and AZERS and RAIKON still in fire robe up front
ONYX and GUNDER in the back with AZERS and new ZOMBIE

Two of the AZERS names are RIDRIS and GRSH

100 feet north- south the room is divided by a lava flow
Noise of forging and sputtering fire with light heat issues out
Funnels of lava in troughs – Imagine a huge, hot lava filled room where everyone is on fire
Heat simmering —smoke and steam and a very large ceiling
Another staircase smaller passage to the east rough hewn
Such intense heat – drying out our eyes
Forges in the middle all manned by 3 AZERS and one SALAMANDER
Familiar armoured guys are there with heavy plate armor

Bearing down on us is one wearing memorable armor- a center chest plate like a burning heart and a huge flaming spear- a formidable foe

In this forge: 3 humans-
2 in heavy armor and flaming scimitars
1 is the extra challenging fire heart with a huge spear
3 AZERS enslaved
1 SALAMANDER slave from another plane and…..
1 EFREET A frightening floating fiery evil being the size of a bus floating above and keeping the AZERS and Salamanders working with violent abuses

One of the guards steps away from the wall;
GUARD : “Stop it is not time yet- why have you brought them down”
The EFREET clubs one of the AZERS back to work – forging weapons of fire
GUARD : “Why have you bright them here- “
CILANDRA : “Inspection Paperwork -new slaves”
And it is at this point that our ruse is discovered and the wise suggestion to not enter with swords drawn ie: avoid this room , is now in the past

ONYX attacks first- one of the guards
She deals a CRITICAL with 37 damage
FIRE HEART attacks
ONYX gets stabbed and burned
SALAMANDER goes to the back wall and is watching
Flaming scimitar GUARD lunges and the SALAMANDER who shrieks and sound
All AZERS go to attack the EFREET

CILANDRA casts a spell- designed to dispel the EFREET to another dimension. With the size- power, fury and magical abilities of this giant, nasty floating powerhouse our very lives depend on CILANDRA and her

And POP – the most satisfying sound!
She banished the EFREET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ZOMBIE ambles over to help ONYX attack the guard and clubs him
RAIKON shoots a RAY OF FROST at the guard

AZERS now all gather en masse to attack the SALAMANDER – what a sight ! These fiery yoked men from another plane attacking a writing shrieking fire lizard –
Answering that question- are FIRE SALAMANDERS to be trusted? Not if you are an AZER!

GUNDER issues a BANE
One of the guards is BANED
ONYX is stabbed with the flame sword and dodges the other attack but still- ow!
The ZOMBIE is attacked
ONYX is feeling woozy- pops the potion of healing from Sholar
Then hits and uses an action surge and kills one of the GUARDS KILT!

SALAMANDER hissing and undulating and still under attack by all of the AZERS

GUNDER gets spear stabbed by the FIRE HEART
2nd GUARD BANED – has him hit once and then twice
RAIKONFROST BLAST FREEZING RAY!!!
CILANDRA ELDRICH BLASTs FLAME HEART
GUNDER pulls out a pouch with iron shavings and other magic and issues a HOLD PERSON and Holds FLAME HEART!
ONYX takes a slash with talon at the other GUARD and hits

RAIKON takes terrible hits and as our DM says, “other than the fact that you are severely injured, you’re ok”
ZOMBIE thwacks guard
ONYX is hit and then the GUARD’s flaming sword peters out – ONYX is in bad shape
CILANDRA ELDRICH BLAST misses
RAIKON RAY OF FROST misses
DISENGAGE move with a full action

GUNDER continues to HOLD PERSON on FLAME HEART
Yay GUNDER messing with space time continuum for that nasty dude!
ONYX double miss!
ZOMBIE also misses
ONYX gets knocked down and gets up again with her …Relentless Endurance
CILANDRA ELDRICH BLASTS GUARDand blam- KILT!
RAIKON uses a Healing kit on ONYX thank you kind wizard!
And a SECOND WIND!
Drinks potion of fire resistance from THOGAR
Fizzy bubbles gills on neck and salty taste
GUARD HELD
GUNDER is stepping backwards – about 55 feet – and thankfully still HOLDing GUARD
RAIKON and ZOMBIE by the second forge
CILANDRA continues concentrating!!
Ready action – all protecting CILANDRA
A few more rounds for banishments
ONYX -2nd wind hanging in there protecting CILANDRA supporting the banishment
AZERS are still attacking the SALAMANDERS

holy crap!

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FIRE CULT are not nice people
Fight fire with a zombie on firee

July 22,2018
GUNDER, RAIKON, ONYX, CLIANDRA
FIRE CULT ELIMINATION continues

MR BURNS in the room blasts our Duraflame Rob Zomb Hob Gob

MR BURNS 2 in the Hallway conjures a CONE OF FIRE at GUNDER and ONYX

GUNDER gets the bruntof it. With an athletic duck down ONYX dodges the Fire- ing
RAIKON casts a frigid beam of Blue light- RAY OF FROST at h MR BURNS in the room hitting hard and causing damage and slowed speed

ONYX hits a Crit and 34 damage to MR BURNS 2

GUNDER also hits a critical and with his mighty hammer and golf like smack down with a buildup of momentum kills the 2nd ARMORED FIRE CULTIST in the hallway his body in death blow flings down the stairs

CILANDRA ELDRICH BLASTS MR BURNS in the room

MR BURNS throws down some magic on the floor- a Prism of colors erupts with pretty colors and lights effectively immobilizing RAIKON and GUNDER in a hallucinatory aura tripping in swirly lights

MR BURNS 2 in the hallway now takes the opportunity to bathe himself in fire become the familiar and deadly human torch. With his fire the hallway lights up

ONYX is angered by his human bonfire and hits him with 2 solid hits- although when she strikes with Talon she gets burned in return with searing pain as flames travel up her arms

The AZER moves to the top of the stairs

CILANDRA is not shook by the trippy lights and she casts BLIGHT on MR BURNS Save 8 Necrotic damage and heads up a huge amount of damage and successfully douses him! KILT
His flesh is eating away and flames go higher- He seems to be in agonizing pain from her spell -and his torch flames seem to keep burning

CILANDRA hold her amulet eye and the acrid nastiness malodorous cloud of her CURNEL spell gets sucked back into the eye. Thankfully the smell dissipates

ZOMBIE continues to beat on the torch corpse of MR BURNS

GUNDER and RAIKON are color stoned

MR BURNS 2 in his fiery form uses his hands to create an orb of fire which grows bigger to the size of a bowling ball which he then hurls towards GUNDER and ONYX laughing evilly – ( Cracking and cackling)

ONYX is burned terribly from this fireball and GUNDER is knocked off his feet and blown to the back of the room and his world goes dark…

Surprisingly , MR BURNS 2 is now dead on the ground a burning pile of his former self

ONYX looks in the room and sees a figure slumped against the wall a crumpled GUNDER.
ONYX rushes over and administer the potion of healing she was holding that GUNDER ironically found from the hobgoblin captains box in this very room – after tilting his head back and helping the potion to greet him GUNDER returns to the world with a gasp

GUNDER holds his religious symbol and asks his spiritual leaded TORN, God of War for recognition – saying prayers and as he does the ruddy color of his skin returns and wounds begin to heal burns begin to become less raw. GUNDER is back!

THE AZER looks around and starts running down the stairs

CILANDRA pays attention and helps RAIKON snap out of the spell by shaking him

ONYX searches the bodies left – regarding but not touching MR BURNS- despite her interest in his goggles she is not willing to touch the flaming body seeing that pretty much anything of values is now melted or very hot.

Of the 2 armored fighters- noting to cull

SLINKY continues down the hall by direction of CILANDRA we could use some information of the forge and it’s worrisome inhabitants. The fire is bright and the banging and clanging of metal come from there. As the AZER heads down the passage way with the cells, we can see the light from his naturally combustible self

RAIKON uses a healer’s kit to help ONYX and GUNDER restoring some much needed health for them.

CILANDRA casts detect magic as we leave this room the scene of 2 big battles and goes toward the AZER and cells
In the first room where the first Wretchy Armed fire cultist was she finds:
A pouch
an interesting tool made of silver
a silver whistle
and quill and scroll all of which she puts into her pack

We have a lively conversation about the concept of what one can detect in detect magic such as magical beings- from conception – Elves and Fey and others created through magic- ZOMBIEs or those charmed and more about ZOMBOLOGY in the game

GUNDER goes down the hall to the AZERS _The one who was with us is opening the cell cages for the others GUNDER bows and opens his arms to the AZER that had been with us-
The AZER regards him GUNDER holds up a finger and gives him a maul.

CILANDRA with Comprehend languages picks up on the AZER wanting to escape with his people and that there is some understanding form the AZER that we are not against them.

RAIKON meanwhile raises from the dead the second ARMORED fire cultist as a new Zombie to help us in the fight. We chose the second one with less guts showing!

Where are you now?
GUNDER behind CLINDRA and near the AZERS
RAIKON is with the ZOMBIE
ONYX is with the party who were attempting to lead the AZERS out to the surface
CILANDRA in hallway with AZERS

940 XP!!! added

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FIRE CULT - Flaming Swords, Dwarves, Salamanders and cultists
Feel the heat

Sunday July 15 2018
FIRE CULT FACINATION
“THE FIRE BURNS ETERNAL”
GUNDER, RAIKON, CILANDRA ONYX and HOBGOBLIN ZOMBIE
We collect 565 xp from last game

A quick Teajava rendition of last week’s battling- thank you all for listening!

Our DM gives some clarifications:
BASTIANS directions to find VANIFER
He reveals; “The other people are not as strong (initiates) they are of little threat and useful, try not to kill them”
“Also avoid the stairs beyond the brazier with 2 of your kind” ( to GUNDER)
“There is nothing good down the stairs”
We will need to get past the work crew in the foundry – and a warning – “walking in with swords drawn may not be in your best interests”- ( something hot and bright)

We head out and get to a 4 way intersection – we are curious about a bank of rooms on the map that look like possible cells broken at regular intervals by doors about 15 feet apart the entire cell block may be about 80 feet long
Staying stealthy and close to the edge peeking his head around, SLINKY gives us a snakes eye view of the surroundings via his pal CILANDRA

1 cell has a bed and desk and tapestry with fire cult bowl symbol a metal armored fire cultist is reading in there
2 similarly adorned room has another fire cultist this one wears leather pants and a tunic and is going through supplies and items
3 another leather armored fire cultist is reading.
More cells: There are rooms much less adorned straw on the ground and a refuse bucket
Slinky keeps observing
3rd room to the north had large snake like creature in it with a reddish glow and yellow belly with a red black spine crest fire might have arms locked inside. They have vaguely humanoid devilish faces long ears and yellow beady eyes
Another awful cell with a pot to piss in
Inside the room houses a familiar figure sitting against the back wall large stocky metallic grey looking fire bearded dwarf being- the AZER – 2 in each cell- they look as if they are imprisoned certainly by the spartan cell

So far the total of rooms and dwellers seen by slinky:
2 armored fire cultists
2 leather clad cultists with goggles and scars and burns – magic users???
4 snake like beings
6 AZERS

What we know so far about AZERS they are elemental beings- that resemble dwarves master crafters and miners they live on the elemental plane between earth and fire they create masterworks made from gems on their plane
We encountered one most powerful back during burning druid festival at SCARLET MOON HALL tower

In the hallway hanging back out of view is GUNDER, ONYX and THE HOBGOB ZOMB
CILANDRA disguised as the Fire cultist go into the hall
One of the Armored Fire cultists says to her “HEY! Where are you going?”
(Dave: “Hay is for AZERS” Lolz)

CILANDRA: “We were sent by BASTIAN to get an AZER for VANIFER – by special request.
The Armored guy with leather britches wearing odd goggles is super scarred and has burns on body and face

RAIKON disguised at a fire cult magic user opens the door to the AZER’s cell. When less than 10 feet away one can feel they are very hot! Such other worldly heat their bodies emit.
One yanks the door open after RAIKON unlocks it.
The FIRE Cultist says “You better control them”

SALAMANDERS are from the SEA OF ASH the elemental plane and enslaved race by beings higher than them they generate heat by existing.They are SLAVES for the foundry

Salamander talk: Casting comprehend languages CILANDRA attempt to communicate with the wild fire lizards through telepathy she thinks she may be forging some understanding that they are being held captive and asking her for release.
CILANDA “If I come back and free you…. you will owe me”

Loud and Booming to the AZER, CILANDRA shouts, “Don’t get insolent walk ahead” the AZER stumbles back and moves ahead
But he moves fluidly and deliberately. CILANDRA attempts to push him faster, but woah so dense and heavy!
Meanwhile in the hallway

ONYX picks up zombie and goes up the stairs
GUNDER looks back
Sees legs standing there
CILANDRA walks to the other side of the room and casts CHARNEL STENCH- smell of the dead
It’s a sickening sphere of carrion and garbage stench so awful and pungent like death
Constitution is affected and those in the cloud have a disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks
It’s a ritual from the eye and has a horrible way that the rotten smell exudes
It’s a successful surprise attack as the Fire cultists really weren’t sure what to expect
The 2 cultist’s eyes water and start to wretch and heave
ZOG is on the way

Initiate initiave time
1 baddie Stabilizes : Goggle guy aka MR BURNS crosses his hands and makes himself into a human torch!!!
RAIKON exacts upon him a RAY OF FROST, And does not quite get a chance to douse the flame
ONYX shoots some arrows from the entry way at the armored fighter retching in the orb of CHARNEL STENCH and awh shucks, misses (that stinks)
CILANDRA has the sickening mist all around her

GUNDER uses his mighty hammer chucking it deftly from his perch and hits hard 2 times!

ZOMBIE

Armored guy is still sick and suffering yet has the wherewith all to… Attack GUNDER with his flaming sword and GUNDER successfully parries the attack

AZER just observes the fighting without taking action
CILANDRA moves to a corner and the stanky orb relocates as her orbit
CILDNARA ELDRICH BLASTS and both hit her target, MR BURNS
AGANIZING BLAST
ZOMBIE attacks wretch RETCH armored fire cultist – ZOMB swings and hits him with some damage
MR BURNS fire cultist fires up some extra fire and is now burning bright with a blue hue
RAIKON hits MR BURNS with his RAY OF FROST and hits and staggers him his fiery aura seems affected by the blast

ONYX hits RETCHY with TALON hard- he is hit and retching some more
GUNDER hurls hammer and misses but deflects with his shielding
- With his side eye for the dwarf guy he spies down the hall
RETCHING fire cultist hits GUNDER once misses on the two
The AZER moves out of the stinky orb and keeps watching with interest
CILANDRA ELDRICH BLASTS Mr Burns

MR BURNS casts his hands out and flames shoot down targeting out HOBGOBZOMB and engulfs him in flames the ZOMBIE goes down
RAIKON magic missiles to MR BURNS and RETCHY and suddenly his wand grows so hot in his hand he has to drop it to the ground

ONYX is furious and deals a Critical hit! On RETCHY– Her sword goes down hard and pushes into his clavicle busts open his sternum he pukes one last time. She puts her boot on him pulling out the sword and wiping it on his cape
GUNDER crits! And gets 2 solid hits Kapow Kapow!
But oh oh – Here comes a new ARMORED CULTIST from the cell block and he pulls out his sword which alights in flame and hits GUNDER back exacting some damage
CILANDRA on a hot streak ELDRICH BLASTS again with some good damage
HOBGOBZOMB is till following RAIKON’S orders to fight for us despite his sad shape- musters whatever he has left and attempts to figt fire with dead fire and a swing and a miss!
He then falls and flails and twitches
ONYX- goes to the new threat and whacks the new potential human torch guy a couple times- prior to him erupting in flame….
GUNDER attacks annnndd….misses receiving some retaliatory hits in return
CILANDRA works out an ELDRICH BLAST and targets MR BURNS with two solid zaps

Where are you right now?
HOBGOBZOB still fighting for us! Goes towards torchy to get up in his biz
GUNDER at the first landing is focused on fighting the Armored FIRE CULTIST
RAIKON is in the upper corner of the room across from the CHARNEL STENCH Orb
CILANDRA is in the NE corner casting her stanch!!
ONYX is battling the Burend snad scarred man in leather with goggles and she growls Ito him “ I want your goggles from your dead head”

QUESTION : Do Orphaned zombies go back to their previous state?

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FIRE CULT Takedown Getdown
BASTIAN wants TINDERSTRIKE too!~

D and D
July 7, 2018
GUNDER, RAIKON, CILANDRA, ONYX
Where we left off- a conflict a brewin-
Guys in bunks get up and are putting on their armor
The door to the south opens up
CILANDRA with her crafty ways gets a surprise attack and her eyes turn white and she creates power for an ELDRICH BLAST
She targets a “fire fighter” ( ha) at the table and has a good and shocking hit
RAIKON in his fire cult disguise also gets a surprise hit and doles out 3 magic missiles – shoots one at each of the fighters at the table. pew pew pew!
Roll initiave !
ONYX 15 GUNDER 14 RAIKON 11
GUNDER throws his thrower of throwiness at the fighter with the spear
ONYX attempts a hit on a fighter at the table – and ends up missing the fighters (Clatter splatter) – knocking plates and cups off the table and cuts one of the dudes potatoes in half!
Now the fire cult-
The guy on the left of ONYX pulls out a blade and it immediately alights in flames and he scores a bad crit on ONYX getting her in the arm with his sword and it burns terribly
Fire cultist with a spear misses ONYX twice ( pshew)
Fire cultist #3 with a flaming sword takes a hit at GUNDER and hits him – ow!
GUNDER shields CILANDRA
CILANDRA attacks with a spell – TENACIOUS BLADE- which she successfully does cast- a hand blackens and creates a psychic dagger with a jagged edge which she successfully plunges into the cultist the effect is of a broken blade sunk into their flesh that continues to cause necrotic and piercing damage and a negative effect to the movement of the target
CILANDRA likes making things fester!

RAIKON emits a ray of frost which unfortunately misses
Then another figure comes out to the open door

This man is a wiry tall well-appointed person with red skin and some movement in his skin as if it was incendiary- like blackened coal and embers swirling around like the obsidian pillars and a majestic flowing mane of hair that appears to be just like fire
GUNDER takes a hit at one cultist attacking CILANDRA
ONYX take 2 hits and one of two is good and kills one-
Uses her ACTION SURGE as a bonus and misses
ONYX dodges some attacks and takes some hits
GUNDER misses an arrow shot at him by another fighter in the room but gets stabbed and poked with a flaming spear and continues to protect CILANDRA
CILANDRA misses an arrow shot at her and then attacks with a cloud of gas
RAIKON wanted to cast animate dead on the fighter ONYX killed but he cannot as we realize the spell needs one minute to zombie-fest
So instead
RAIKON shoots an ACID ARROW he missed a direct hit at 16 but got 2 D 4 damage – smoke and sizzling discomfort and some damage to the cultist
FLAMING HAIR DUDE disappears and then reappears in another part of the room
GUNDER does 19 and 22 with his hammer – KILT – another one!
Then the Robed magic user figures who had been standing quietly in the back of the room
until now ! They raise their hands forming flames which shoots out and across the room at all of us
ONYX hair is singed RAIKON gets singed in the robe and beard
ONYX enraged by the fire musters her strength and hits with a brutal crit and cuts one sword guy down with 44 damage !! KILT!
Then she gets to attack the spear guy for more damage
Predictably she is then attacked by the spear and now has some pretty serious bleeding wounds
CILANDRA gets hit by the crossbow
CILANDRA attacks Crossbow guy Blasts him back with 2X eldritch blast
RAIKON lets loose his signature Fireball with 32 damage- and despite the baddies affiliation and affinity to fire they still were victim to his attack with crispy burnt body flesh
The Fire guy is clapping and laughing – and then casts some magic-
A Massive wall of flames erupts from floor to ceiling and forms an imprisoning ring around us extending and including a possible escape route to the passage way
The fire is certainly hot and at the same time it’s translucency allows us to see through it

The Red man asks: “ Have you enough???? Why are you here”
During this time GUNDER lays on hands and provides ONXY with 35 healing hit points
From our Fire prison
CILANDRA says – “Our silence is because we are awestruck by you” and “We want to know more about you, BASTIAN” (as we figured this must be the man in charge who was being referred to)
At some point CILANDRA goes into communication with BASTIAN psychically so that they are the only ones who can hear the conversation –
CILANDRA- : “We have a common enemy- I seek VANIFER- I see her face more and more and she is responsible for the death of my friends and family. She speaks to me to be better than I am- and uses TINDERSTRIKE – to destroy and create followers through mutual hatred
Bastian, you don’t know me – Where does your power come from? You power is other worldly
BASTIAN: “the power to wield TINDERSTRIKE is only for one that is with the flame ! Rites and rituals do not guarantee success with TINDERSTRIKE
The fire emanating from his skin glows hotter – and he and laughs
BASTIAN makes the flame ring grow hotter brighter and closer with his impassioned answers
CILANDRA: “Perhaps we can be of help to you BASTIAN”
BASTIAN: “GO to VANIFER – defeat her- get TINDER STRIKE from her and bring it to me. You do this and you will experience power not yet seen- The power from PRINCE IMIX. DO not use it as a weapon – return TINDERSTIKE to me show loyalty in the name of the ETERNAL FLAME. We will use it against THE CRUSING WAVE! Let us join forces and have the flames shine brighter than ever!
BASTIAN lets the firewall down and the FIRECULTISTS who are still alive disperse and do not attack
“WHERE is VANIFER?” CILANDRA asks-
BASTIAN: “In the South of the Dungeon Cross the Chasm past the stairs continue to the large room pass the sleeping mats and pallets
Be careful there will be others on the lower leave you will find them weaker than my men
From that room go EAST to VANIFERs lair if she’s’ not there she has gone below to the NODE OF FIRE
to where the large red floating woman was overseeing forging-
there is a small platform you can ride-
To use it the commands re ; EMBER to rise and ASH to fall”
ONYX asks BASTIAN if we can use his name in the battles to come and with his hubris he cares not who knows his desire to overthrow VANIFER
ALL hail the TORCHAFIS!
The magic users with BASTIAN have flaming robes and fiery eyes- ( LAVA-jamas – ha ha )
“Thanks for the directions, BASTIAN we will recoup and go forward – “
Note to your writer- find the text for the inscription on the casket in our room of rest
We take a short rest- restoring hit points collecting ourselves and planning spells RAIKON raises a HOBGOBLIN from the dead to use as a Zombie fighter – and we are ready from next thing!

CHARACTER NOTES:
GUNDER follows TORM the god of war allowing for the ethical question of raising the dead in NECROMANCY to serve as a fighter- as in “All’s fair in LOVE and WAR

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Back to Scarlet Moon Hall again
Fired up, we really mean it this time!

July 1 2018
We are finally back!
Gunder, Raikon, Cilandra, Onyx
We begin with a recap of our last adventure which included a retell of the
Dream that we all shared of being overwhelmed in an underwater realm….tumultuous bubbles swirling with sharks swimming all around the pressure on our chests as feel as if we are being drowned – vision blurs and bodies convulse as a large barnacle covered claw comes down upon our throats…
We all wake up at the same time in a wet bunk completely shaken and at the same time we know that we have shared this vision
The RIVER MAID is the name of the boat where we met Sholar and Pike
Leave for Scarlet Moon hall
Up the river path and then at the base of a hill
Pikatu goes up ahead of us to scout- scoping the terrain
We are riding along the ridges between the hills
See on the left- flat areas and plains
Grasses flattened out as if by hers of animals
It is a clear day although the strange weather is evident in the in ominous isolated clouds unnaturally moving rapidly
Travelling is not bad- And we navigate with caution
The get to a waterfall and a good landmark of a big flat stone over a creek
After that passage we get to a familiar trail that cuts a zig zag to the infamous tower of Scarlet Moon hall
We see the remains of the campfires and some bodies still remain in states of decomposing with crows doing their part to help reduce the carnage to carrion.
At the tower CILANDRA wastes no time and climbs up to enter the portal above – ONYX GUNDER and RAIKON follow suit and we all assist on the inside with ropes to make our way to the rubble filled bottom of the tower..
The whirlpool we caused by activating the water orb box last time is evidenced by the way the debris around the entry way to the dungeon surrounds the opening in a spiral formation,
As we make our way down to the hallways of the FIRE CULT CILANDRA disguises herself as a fire cultist and gives it RAIKON an robe and fire bracers they both look very authentic
Down the hole we go!
Passage flattens out and we get past the wet aftermath of our box
Light ahead alcoves loose piles of stones an angular barricade funnel effect
This was the former site of a hobgoblin attack and we approach and move forward with caution
CILANDRA makes a warning whistle and we peer around- no dead bodies remain
There are stairs down
The hall widens to a large domed octagonal room 40 feet north and south the room is warm and 4 large obsidian columns rise from floor to ceiling with what looks like swirling lava inside the cracks. The glow in the columns ebbs and throbs almost like the pillars are breathing fire.
We remember this room as certainly does GUNDER who had been previously attacked here by two well-armed fire cultists with spears and fiery torsos.
CILANDRA and RAIKON forge ahead cautiously with GUNDER and ONYX behind within striking distance.
The heat in this room is uncomfortable and bends the air in illusion

Moving down the hall we come to a familiar spot- a somewhat secret room behind some dwarven statues containing an empty sarcophagus of Finden Stonemender – where we have been able to hide and rest.
Passing through this room we encounter an empty room and decide to head down the hall to the south
We advancing up steps and stop short of a landing- the smell of cooking meat greets our noses.
CILANDRA peers into the room and what is seen is a HOBGOBLIN lair with
2 eating by the fire
2 lying on bunks
1 sitting against the back wall
2 more in the room
CILANDRA in disguise barges in the room and startles the HOBGOBLINS
“Hey- what are you doing? Get back to work”
The biggest one- their leader with a suspicious look and folded arms echoes her sentiment
“ You heard her- get back to work”
The HOBGOBLINS scramble up and get suited up again
CILANDRA says back to the leader- “You know who I am – get back to work “as she brazenly walks about the room kicking things over
“ROLL FOR AMBIGUUITY”
__We discuss the merits of a surprise attack in this case as CILANDRAs brazen nature and disguise is clearly oft putting for these foes
Giving her an advantage of opening a pouch of special ingredients and throwing them fiercely on the ground casting a CLOUD OF BLINDING ASH
A hot billowing cloud takes over the room immediately and cause great confusion and pain for these foes . We hear the shrieks and screams in burning HOBGOBLINS
A big one comes out of the ash cloud and is enraged and on fire- angrily lifting its two handed sword above its head, sights on CILANDRA and misses!
GUNDER gets next to CILANDRA and whacks this one in his toes, effectively and successfully Hobbles the HOBGOBLIN ( hee hee)
More of the HOBGOBLINS exit the cloud and are in a panic- one of them takes out it’s sword and takes a swing at GUNDER
GUNDER does his famous “Shield thang” parrying off the sword strike with his hammer- YEAH!
Another one comes out of the fire screaming and slides to the floor and dies
ONYX evokes her Great Weapon Fighter and concentrates all her energy into doing damage
Strikes so hard she eviscerates the HOBGOBLIN in front of her in 4 pieces
KILT!

RAIKON shoots his magic missile as a surefire hit- gets some good damage- and then – another one KILT
CILANDRA calls off the cloud-
There are charred ( not CHARD) HOBGOBLIN bodies everywhere
We search the room and corpses- we find food in pocket
And 8 silver pieces- divided amongst us
By the Captains bed we discover a polished wooden box- now burned
In the box we find 2 potion vials:
1 potion of healing ONYX holds
One a reddish oil and water reddish hue and oddly fizzy
Note:
( ONYX has a candle which can be used to re cap waxed potions)
Moving on we open the next door and are greeted by a horrible stench of cooked flesh massive BO horrible garbage smell and see 2 big piles of fur
Hunks of meat with extremely large bites take out of them
And a sack that GUNDER kicks and realizes that is full of bones – creepy-
Moving on GUNDER than catches his leg on a loop a pouch clatters to the floor
It’s a pouch full of stones- polished stones and some gems:
BLUE QUARTZ
HEMATITE
SLIVER of OBSIDIAN
Heading down another passageway we hear several people and CILANDRA peers in a long rectangular room 70 feet in length with bunks, tables
A door to the NW and another door in the SW
CILANDRA disguises herself again and motions to RAIKON still in disguise himself to go into the room
2 Guys eating some on bunks some milling about – 6 ish?
CILANDRA tries the door to the NW and it is locked this arises some eyebrows
CILANDRA says to the fire cultists : “There has been an attack and VANIFER needs to know!”
The guys now all get up and get ready and the 4 at the table look at CILANDRA and RAIKON suspiciously
“You didn’t hear anything I asked??
the Top guard says that BASTIAN needs to know and CILANDRA asks where he is
And the guard is surprised she doesn’t know-
We were hoping the announcement of the attack would cause the men to run onto the hallway where ONYX and GUNDER were waiting. But they don’t seem effected by her news.
CILANDRA asks- “What is taking BASTIAN so long?”

Then weary of the lack of action she whitens her eyes and prepares an ELDRICH BLAST
RAIKON is readying a spell to follow that
GUNDER is holding back and ready to step in with his throw thrower
ONYX is on the ready!

WE get an XP boost- 335!
Say this 3 times fast: She sells spell slots by the seashore

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