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Here's what happened in last night's session. evilmonkey8472   wasn't there so the first encounter (which was meant to be tough) was even tougher. Luckily, no one died!

Each PC gets 300 xp.

17th Maius (contd)

The PCs steer their boats towards the gnolls as the feral humanoids fire arrows at them, howling loudly. As the PCs pull alongside, they are taken aback when a large black dragon rears out of the water. It stuns Brave Ella with its frightful presence and then breathes acid on the party, not caring that the two gnolls are also caught in the blast. As the PCs try to strike back, the dragon surrounds itself with a cloud of inky darkness. Sharden has been badly wounded so Krivinn steers their boat to the docks, lays hands on the dwarf and then goes into melee with the dragon. However, the shroud of darkness makes the dragon hard to hit and the dragonborn is unable to land any effective blows. The beast retaliates with its bite and a couple of tail slaps before breathing on Gong and Ella who are still battling the gnolls. Meanwhile, Sharden climbs on to the dockside and flees up the stairs leading into the wall of the cave. The gnolls are killed, so Ella and Gong try to get away from the dragon which is now coming after them. They fall over as they try to cross from one boat to the next but manage to scramble on to the docks, helped by Krivinn who uses his lay on hands power to heal their wounds. Deciding that discretion is the better part of valour, the PCs follow Sharden up the stairs and into the corridor beyond, leaving the dragon behind.

After a short rest and some healing, the PCs open the door to the left. Beyond is a guard room with two gnolls inside. Krivinn and Brave Ella go in – the dragonborn tries to flip over a table while Ella shoots at the gnoll overseer at close range. Out in the corridor the gnolls are reinforced by four others as the doors on the other side open, bringing Gong and Sharden under attack. Worried about being hit if he uses a ranged prayer, Sharden attacks with his trusty quarterstaff as the other gnolls use pack tactics and gang up on Gong. Eventually, the PCs finish off the humanoids and are able to release the five slaves in the cells opposite. These are Florian (a cloth merchant from Batiara), Agnellus (a sailor), Divakar (a dock-worker) and Heera and Pallavi (two pretty Sahasran sisters). They’re all grateful for being rescued and tell the PCs that Orloch and his henchmen have taken Sreedhar beyond the door at the end of the corridor, presumably to be auctioned.


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Feb. 18th, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
dragon vs 2nd level party- what is the world coming to? also you forgot to add the part where you cheated Sharden out of shunting that gnoll :-)
Feb. 18th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Well, I racked my brains and scoured the Monster Manual looking for something easier for you to encounter in that big cave. Then, I thought, fuck it - rule of cool. I wouldn't want you guys to get bored ;)
Feb. 19th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
but we were in BOATS! You KNOW what happens to this group when we get near water...

Feb. 19th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
True, but no one actually fell in - amazingly!
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