|A Mother of Oblivion Kraken has lunch.|
5:41pm 2019-4-27 Smon Has entered the room
Smon: Hi Keelia
Keelia: Hope you guys had a good day so far
Smon: Just waking up after nice sleep
JamesDevil: I was out for an hour this afternoon, I'm still recovering from the Avengers at midnight on thursday
JamesDevil: plus two hyper nieces is a bit tiring
Keelia: I saw avengers this morning!
JamesDevil: awsome isn't it?!
Smon: I think it was the 4 doughnuts when I got back from swim put me out
Smon: Not seen Avengers yet
Keelia: Not as good as I had hoped. Don't worry, no spoilers
JamesDevil: It wasn't what I expected going in, but it was still fantastic ^^
Smon: Hopefullly I'll see it on Thursday
Smon: GM - last session http://smonscurseofthecrimsonthrone.blogspot.com/2019/04/ep-78-to-914720-ar-claw-conquers-giants.html
Smon: GM: It's currently mid morning on 9/1/4720 AR
Smon: You reached Urglin early in the morning and had a chat with Viorian Dekanti & Karzoug
Smon: Having Air Walked all night from the stone giant moot where Claw defeated Teraktinus, after Tree Striding back to Magnimar you need to rest at Heidmarch Manor to recover exhaustion & then can meet with Sheila in the planning room that evening, ok?
5:51pm 2019-4-27 sandor sunneson Has entered the room
sandor sunneson: Hi folks, sorry I'm late
Smon: Hi Fergus - np just starting
JamesDevil: hi mate
Keelia: sounds good
Smon: Having Air Walked all night from the stone giant moot where Claw defeated Teraktinus, after Tree Striding back to Magnimar you need to rest at Heidmarch Manor to recover exhaustion, & then can meet with Sheila in the planning room that evening.
Keelia: hi Ferg
Smon: The three of you meet in the same planning room where Quillax remembers fighting gremlins as a young 1st level Pathfinder, so many years ago.
Keelia: (is the damage to the still there? :D)
Smon: Sheila even has the half-elf Pathfinder Koriah Azmeren with her, just like on that day.
Keelia: Quillax nods to them both as she enters.
Smon: Sheila: "Welcome back..."
Smon: >>(is the damage to the still there? :D)<< To the table?
Keelia: (yes, from the gremlin incident)
Smon: The table still shows scars of that and other mistreatment, yup. Sheila offers you all seats, pours you some wine in crystal goblets, and listens to your reports.
Smon: The Sage Brodert Quink is also summoned, and listens while you talk.
Koriah Azmeren: "So Shieldbiter has changed sides? Joined Karzoug?"
JamesDevil: Claw smirks, "I defeated Teraktinus, we now have an army of giants"
sandor sunneson: Sandor sits down and looks around him
JamesDevil: "and after the beating I gave him in front of the giant tribes there will be no risk of betrayal anytime soon"
Keelia: Quillax shakes her head slowly. "No, I don't think so."
JamesDevil: "It seems that way, his lust of gold seems to have finally gotten the best of him"
Smon: GM: Sandor sees a lavishly furnished room with upholstered leather chairs, a scarred oval table of polished wood, and library shelves.
Smon: Sheila sips her wine. "An army of giants is good."
Keelia: "I think SB is taking advantage of an opportunity to gather gold but he also has a habit of coming back to serve the greater good."
sandor sunneson: It's no surprise Claw, that is him to the core. And if he feels his life is in danger, he will hold back from fighting.
JamesDevil: "along side our other forces we'll hld back our enemies"
sandor sunneson: Even if he is on the side where victory is likely
Smon: Brodert adjusts his glasses. "Let us hope he has not turned traitor! If he turns against Magnimar...."
Sheila nods. "...Then he will have to be removed. Perhaps a Banishment spell, since he is not native to this plane. But let's hope for the best."
JamesDevil: "are there anymore allies we can gather now?"
JamesDevil: "We tried to trick greed into attack sloth however they are being attacked by gluttony"
Smon: Sheila looks to Claw: "Since you left, I've spoken again with the Mayor. It's not clear who if anyone we could have pose as Sloth to attack Greed."
sandor sunneson: Possible allies on Planet Wilderlands are all fighting their own battles
JamesDevil: "do we know what Gluttony's disposition is to sloth? are they likely to attack one another?"
sandor sunneson: Unless Hakeem can be found, he disappeared in a puff of wrathful black smoke
Smon: Brodert: "According to my estimates of the boundaries of ancient Thassilon..."
He produces a map - https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VsORn88ms20/XHO_9LU_HAI/AAAAAAAANTQ/YzMakcTLU-0hs2E4M3bp2T9tuyzMcKgLQCLcBGAs/s1600/Thassilon_Map.jpg
The old boundaries of Shalast - Greed - included much of the territory now held by Sloth - Haruka - as well as almost all of Magnimar's territory. I doubt Runelord Karzoug will be happy to give it up."
sandor sunneson: Some say he is a God now others a monster
Smon: Sheila Brodert and Koriah look nonplussed at Sandor.
JamesDevil: "hmm, I would prefer if our enemies we're fighting one another so that we can pick them off one at a time, however if Gluttony is moving into Greed they may become unstoppable"
Smon: >>"do we know what Gluttony's disposition is to sloth? are they likely to attack one another?"<<
Sheila unfurls the region map - https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NGJ-omBcCVc/XLHb6MkyHlI/AAAAAAAANkc/Z45gzLTstGQxssott0ejKGmmbmUVszmRACLcBGAs/s1600/Varisia+M12+4719+AR.png
Sheila: "As far as we know, they have had little interaction. Gluttony is a master of Necromancy and Sloth of Conjuration, as Greed masters Transmutation. Both Gluttony and Sloth have undead armies."
Keelia: Q sighs. "I hate undead."
JamesDevil: "perhaps if we strike at sloth we can push them off the board and allow us to on the remaining two factions"
Smon: Brodert: "Currently I would say Greed is the weakest of the three, since Karzoug remains unable to enter this plane. Gluttony is probably strongest, and growing rapidly, while Sloth has unsurprisingly been relativey inactive."
JamesDevil: "Sloth may just be waiting for the right time....plus being sloth its not like it will rose quickly"
Smon: Brodert looks over his glasses at Claw.
"Possibly... of course, one might also say it's better to let sleeping Sloths lie! Aha ha."
JamesDevil: Claw smiles and nods at him
sandor sunneson: Should get first hits against them
JamesDevil: ok, if greed is the weakest then an attack on them would be the easiest, we could also etieve the sword of greed that was stolen, it should not be left in this hands
Smon: Sheila: "My own feeling is that we should prioritise either recovery of the last Sihedron shard, or defeat Karzoug while he is still trapped and hopefully vulnerable. However I defer to your expertise."
Keelia: "Karzoug will just come back. I think we should prioritise the shard."
JamesDevil: "very well, we'll need to do so fast as gluttony is moving into greed's territory"
Smon: Brodert nods to Claw: "The forces of Greed are headquartered in the legendary city of Shalast, said to lie at the headwaters of the sacred River Avah..."
Sheila nods to Quillax.
"Indeed. Once we have the last shard, we can reform the Sihedron. That will give us the power to defend against any of the Rune Lords that threaten us."
JamesDevil: i'm still concerned that Gluttony is so strong, we already have both their shard and sword...."
JamesDevil: "i'd expect them to be weaker if anything"
Smon: Brodert to Claw: "Apparently it doesn't work like that."
JamesDevil: "very well, lets get the last Sihedron unless anyone cares to object?"
Smon: Sheila shrugs. "Who knows how powerful Runelord Zutha of Gluttony would or could be... from the reports I've received it seems likely that his awakening was planned for years."
Smon: GM: Claw remembers that 6 months ago he & some other Pathfindercencountered a Kraken under Guiltspur, guarding the way onward, and had to retreat - hopefully with Quillax now back you'll be able to defeat it.
Smon: Sheila nods to Claw. "Any assistance you need, please just ask."
Smon: GM: Do you need a Long Rest after your fight w Teraktinus & Q's travel spells?
JamesDevil: Probably best
JamesDevil: LR =1 week?
Keelia: (Yes as I've used up a lot of spells to move people around)
Keelia: I need to change some spells too
JamesDevil: ooc curses! if i had enough xp i'd level this rest!
JamesDevil: only 1900 away >.<
JamesDevil: I don't supose that there is a ,agic badge somewhat that would give me that much xp is there >.>
Smon: (you can level on a short rest)
Smon: You can have 500 XP for the chat everyone
Smon: so 1400 needed
Smon: GM: OK you can spend the next week resting and planning. Let me know if you need to buy or craft any magic.
Keelia: Q will make a batch of keoghan's
Smon: The weather is bitterly cold, that dank coastal fog Magnimar & the Lost Coast is famous for that chills the gut far more it seems than the frigid mountain winds.
JamesDevil: I'd like to buy some healing potions and some haste potions if possile
Smon: For Sandor it's like being home in Soderfjord after the sweltering heat of Ahyf & the Ghinarian hills
Smon: GM: Quillax can brew up some Keoghtom's.
Smon: /roll 3d6
Smon rolls 3d6 and gets: 5, 2, 6, = 13
Smon: Claw can buy up to 13 healing potions from the temples at 50gp each.
JamesDevil: coolio, Claw will have to oil up when he's hurting then ^
JamesDevil: Claw will do that
Smon: On a 20 you can get a potion of speed...
Smon: /roll d20
Smon rolls 1d20 and gets: 5,
Smon: nope - they're Very Rare.
JamesDevil: fair enough, worth a shot
JamesDevil: don't ask dont get, etc
JamesDevil: reagular healing pots right?
JamesDevil: k, thxs
Smon: @Keelia what cost did I give you for brewing Keoghtom's?
Smon: I did some slightly adjusted item costs recently.
Keelia: 125g for a batch of 5
Smon: 125 gold? Not 1250? Wow that's cheap.
Smon: That is my list price for a single Uncommon potion.
Smon: to make/brew
JamesDevil: how much do does a 1250gp heal for then?!
Keelia: yeah, that's what I have written 25gp for potions and 125gp for ointment
JamesDevil: 10d10+10 I'm imagining
Smon: POTION BASE PURCHASE PRICE & crafting time. Creation costs is half this:
Crafting cost is half this amount.
Common : 50gp - 2 days (Level 3)
Uncommon: 250gp - 5 days (Level 5)
Rare: 1250gp - 10 days (Level
Very Rare: 6250gp - 20 days (Level 11)
Legendary: 31250gp - 40 days (Level 17)
Keelia: i think because Q is expert in medicine, nature, and such
Keelia: its up to you what the price is, that's just what I have written, so if it's wrong, let me know
Smon: It's ok, I'll allow it - looks like I treated it as a single Uncommon consumable for the jar, at least when you make it.
Keelia: yes, a jar is a batch - have to take all 5 doses.
Smon: (I have the strong impression Keoghtom's smells of Aloe Vera)
Keelia: (I think of it like Tiger Balm. Super strong and smelly but does wonders )
Keelia: (and probably stains your shirt red )
JamesDevil: What Claw uses it its like seeing a arnold schwarzenegger flexing
sandor sunneson: Any other potions going??
JamesDevil: I have 13 now Ferg, you can have 7 if you like
Smon: @Fergus Drakhaien can get you the following:
Potion of Greater Healing 4d4+4 - 250gp - 5 days
Potion of Superior Healing 8d4+8 - 1250gp - 10 days
Potion of Heroism - 1250gp - 10 days
Potion of Invulnerability - 1250gp - 10 days
Potion of Mind Reading - 1250gp - 10 days
sandor sunneson: thank you, how mych?
JamesDevil: I've still got 5 Keoghtom's
JamesDevil: no orries, just take them
JamesDevil: I don't normally have time in the heat of battle anyway
Smon: GM: Do you want to take on the Kraken tonight, or just get down to where it is & hopefully have Shieldbiter join you next session?
JamesDevil: I think the Kraken tonight would be good
Smon: OK cool
sandor sunneson: I'll get 2
sandor sunneson: potions of super healing and one of heroism and iivul
sandor sunneson: and mind reading
Smon: 16/1/4720 AR: It's a cold foggy morning as you gather in the gardens of Heidmarch manor for the Treestride Express to Guiltspur. For once Sheila's better half Sir Canayven Heidmarch is with the goodbye party along w Sheila and Brodert, there to wave you off.
JamesDevil: "we'll be back before you know it"
Smon: Canayven nods affably. "Of course! Best of luck everyone!" https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VkgO8NDN7hM/XK7vBvmEsKI/AAAAAAAANio/jZQFrj1yLRULYC7iu-KFgynUa6eQFK1kQCLcBGAs/s1600/250px-Sir_Canayven_Heidmarch.jpg
Smon: Sheila smiles: "Bring us a Sihedron shard, Claw."
JamesDevil: claw winks
Smon: Sir Canayven coughs.
JamesDevil: ooc god Claw is just a tease
Keelia: Q slaps at him. "Come on, you flirt, let's go kill some things."
JamesDevil: "yea, lets do it
Smon: Sheila reddens slightly. "Koriah has the Sihedron Forge ready as soon as we have all 7 shards. Good fortune!"
Smon: They wave you goodbye as Quillax treestrides you into the old oak nearest the manor back plaza, exiting from a gnarled tree in the wilds just west of Guiltspur.
Smon: GM: Do you approach Guiltspur openly?
Keelia: Maybe not quite openly. with some semblance of stealth
JamesDevil: hey they know us here, its all good
Smon: GM: You can either approach gates openly, or Wind Walk into the dungeons?
JamesDevil: ooc this is the place with the fire giant lady right? or am i getting confused?
Smon: yup General Stom & co
Keelia: ah, then openly is fine. I got confused
Smon: bunch of handy maps https://smonscurseofthecrimsonthrone.blogspot.com/2019/04/guiltspur-maps.html
JamesDevil: we approach the gate
Smon: OK will retype what I deleted
Keelia: (sorry )
Smon: As you approach the gate a hill giant horn blares, then the gates swing open. You enter and are greeted by Stom coming out of the fort uphill with a group of fire giants. There are more hill giants on the palisade - she seems to have rather more giants now than you remember from 7 months ago (Claw & Sandor time - 2 weeks for Q)
Smon: Stom waves at Claw. "Little one! Long time no see!"
JamesDevil: "Stom! good to see you! how have you been keeping?!
Smon: She waits while you swiftly ascend the path, joining her by the repaired giant ballistae.
"I am good, little one! You look good too!" She winks, then gestures around her.
"Many more giants have rallied to our banner! Soon Karzoug will rise, and we will march on the lowlands! Giants will rule once more!"
JamesDevil: "Indeed, I notice you larger numbers, they are truely lucking to have serve under a commander as graceful as you!"
Smon: Stom grins proudly as she invites you three into her Hall, the smoky fire pit and giant animal/monster parts mounted on the walls just as Claw & Sandor remember.
sandor sunneson: Thank you Stom
Smon: Stom lowers her voice.
"I have received word from Xin-Shalast. Runelord Karzoug is displeased that the dragon who commanded us appears to have abandoned her mission. He would like her killed. Perhaps you could bring me her head?"
JamesDevil: "certainly, any idea where she fled to? a direction maybe?"
Smon: "He is most vexed with Cadrilkasta. She went down below Guiltspur many months ago, after giving Jubbek the Shard of Wrath. She said she was going to get the Shard of Sloth, but has not returned. The First Apprentice, Khalib, thinks she has fallen under the Curse of Sloth. But I think she is likely dead."
Smon: Stom offers you plates of freshly roasted auroch and giant ale in thimbles.
JamesDevil: "hmm, troubling"
JamesDevil: "Claw accepts the food"
JamesDevil: And drink
sandor sunneson: Sandor sayus thank you and tries the food, not wanting to be rude
Smon: The meat is charred on the outside, bloody inside, the way giants like it.
Keelia: Q politely accepts
JamesDevil: "My allies and I will go down after dinner, with your permission of course?"
Smon: Stom munches happily along with her fire giants, the hill giants looking on enviously waiting for scraps.
JamesDevil: "Traitors should never be tolerated"
Smon: Stom chows down a cow leg, crunching the bones, and nods. "Yum! Yes of course, little one! Go get her!"
JamesDevil: Claw finishes eating the meal
Smon: GM: After dinner (lunch) you bid farewell for now to Stom and head over to the Guiltspur nearby, down into the tunnels. She sends with you two fire giants and a huge knotted rope over 100' long for lowering you down to the Library where you met the ghost.
Smon: Map - https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5HEI1Zu1_7Y/XKm8DMcQDfI/AAAAAAAANf4/SW_qQHVM1HUObWmHKMGgYj4Vy-42W0fggCLcBGAs/s640/SS5+The+Silent+Halls.bmp
Keelia: Fucking ghost
Smon: LOL GM: You can hang on to the rope end and be lowered safely down through the fog to the library below.
JamesDevil: Claw calls up "Thank you friends, we will return!"
Smon: The giants nod and start to pull up the rope. "Knock on door when back. We open!"
JamesDevil: o, i though we had done that, claw climbs straigh down it
JamesDevil: "right, forward to the beast"
Smon: GM: From the library you enter the Silent Halls, the eternal fireball still flickering, through the destroyed examination chamber to the magic waterfall.
Smon: The two elemental myrmidons manifest and greet Quillax respectfully.
JamesDevil: "hmm, interesting"
Keelia: She nods to them.
Smon: From there north to the chapel of crawling chaos, & west through the double doors to where you found the bones of the Curator, now laid to rest 6 months back by Abbess Yukiko of Windsong Abbey.
JamesDevil: "glad to see he's dead"
Keelia: Q agrees with a grumble.
sandor sunneson: tough fight that, with his reverse magic
Keelia: "Don't get me started," she says, "Let's press on. I hate undead. I really do."
sandor sunneson: S presses on
Smon: Double doors lead to steps down to an octagonal chamber , with double doors to north (that lead to a collapsed area) and a single door to the south. The western wall of this octagonal chamber features a detailed
mural of a mansion’s facade. The front doors are painted lifesized,
but the rest of the mural grows increasingly distorted in
size as it nears the edges of the room. Claw recalls he passed it 6 months ago with Yukiko & co, she said it radiated strong Conjuration magic.
Smon: None of you have Arcana trained, of course
JamesDevil: "hmm, that thing again"
Smon: Quillax with your high passive per you realise that the 'painted' doors are real - at least, real enough to open.
Keelia: She heads over and presses a hand against it to confirm.
JamesDevil: "Something there Q?"
JamesDevil: "well we don';t have any keys so...."
Keelia: She peers around for other clues. "Should we open them."
JamesDevil: Claw looks to Sandor"
Keelia: She laughs. "I can be a key," she reminds him she does have some background in lock picking
sandor sunneson: Lets do it
Keelia: She'll try a door to see if it's unlocked
JamesDevil: Give it a a go, if not i'll use my boot key"
Smon: At your touch door swings open! You hear tinkling music, see sunlight filter through stained windows, and see beyond the Magnificent Mansion - an extradimensional space bedecked with Thassilonian art & decor, Gastash style - a little gaudy.
JamesDevil: "well.....thats something you don;'t see everyday"
Smon: Beyond the entry hall steps lead up to sleeping quarters, and off to the right is a well-stuffed library.
Smon: More doors lead off to other rooms, with open doorway to a great hall at the far end.
JamesDevil: Neither interest Claw, he goes looking for food
sandor sunneson: Hear anything ??
Keelia: She'll wander into the library for a very quick look for books on rune lords
sandor sunneson rolls 1d20+6 and gets: 11, (+6) = 17
Smon: Claw enters - yes the far hall has great tables with platters of sumptuous victuals, goblets of wine and tankards of mead. A stained glass 10' tall image of Karzoug beams down benevolently from on high.
dragon turtle cooked in mead, potted wyvern flank in garlic,
selections of curious fungi...
JamesDevil: Claw approaches the food cautiously, this seem strangely fresh"
Smon: Sandor can hear the pleasant tinkling music, sees the warm sunlight of a Thassilonian afternoon.
Smon: Everything looks fresh and gorgeous. As he approaches, an unseen force pulls out a chair for him!
JamesDevil: Claw steps back
Smon: Meanwhile Q enters the library - she recognises many of the texts from the Therassic Library at Jorgenfist.
JamesDevil: he calls back "err guys, something wierd is going no, something offering me food....i don't trust it"
Smon: Some are new, including what looks like a "Catalogue of the Halls of Arcane Wonder"
Keelia: "Don't eat anything when you don't know who cooked it," she calls out.
Keelia: She reaches out for that book
JamesDevil: Claw leaves the room, a little dejected
JamesDevil: He heads up to Quillax, despite the books
Smon: Q takes the book, written in high Thassilonian.
sandor sunneson: Sandor goes to join the others,
Smon: Written by a certain Kaiventlu, it catalogues the "Wonders of the Halls"
Smon: The Faceless Sphinx - statue of the Dark Pharoah
The Serpentfolk Juggernaut - "The serpentfolk empire was long an enemy of Azlant,
and by extension an enemy of the nation of Thassilon. By
the time Thassilon was growing, though, the serpentfolk
deity Ydersius had been defeated and the race was in
decline. Isolated pockets of serpentfolk control remained
in Thassilon or in the Darklands below..."
Keelia: "It's a book about the things we saw in that museum when we entered," she tells the others.
JamesDevil: "we could have done with that earlier..."
Smon: The objects on display
in this room are all trophies collected from Thassilonian
conflicts with these serpentfolk.
The large stone carriage
is a sizable fragment
from a destroyed juggernaut of unknown qualities. Juggernauts are powerful constructs
enhanced and powered by faith, and used as machines of war. This juggernaut is no longer
functional, but given the surviving portions, it must have
been a truly colossal monster when it lived..."
Keelia: "Here," she hands it to Claw. "Put it in your bag of holding. I still need to replace mine."
Smon: There is a lot more like that.
Keelia: "Present for Clank."
Keelia: "Or rather Clank's little friend who runs the library."
Keelia: "Shall we continue on from outside this little odd area?"
Smon: GM: The strange mansion has a soothing aura and seems like a pleasant place to rest, though you are not in need of such right now.
JamesDevil: "yes, this place is weirding me out"
Keelia: She nods and leads them out of the room and back towards that other door
Smon: Another book Q spots claims to be a "Leng-Thassilonian Phrase Book"
sandor sunneson: Glad to be leaving that behind
Keelia: She grabs that one on the way
Keelia: "I think this might come in handy.:\
Smon: GM: You are all able to read the books currently due to a magical Tongues effect in these halls, no knowing how far it extends though.
Keelia: Q is fluent in Thassilonian, so less concerning for her
JamesDevil: holy crap! Claw could read it here O.o
Smon: GM: You leave the Magnificent Mansion and take the south door, it opens into another hexagonal room about 25' across. A short, curved flight of stairs leads down to double doors to the
south of this somewhat elongated octagonal chamber. To the
west, what appears to be a ten-foot-wide open window looks out
over an idyllic field of grass with a snow-capped mountain rage on
the horizon. A cool breeze wafts through the open window.
Smon: Anyone have Insight 20+?
sandor sunneson: Sandor will use his eagle eyes to see if he sees anything of interest
sandor sunneson: nein
Keelia: passive would be 23 for me
Smon: Sandor looks out over the vista. With his eagle visiob he recognises some landmarks from the Storval Plateau & foothills around the Guiltspur, with the Kodar mountains in the distance, though some things look different.
Smon: As Quillax gazes at the scene she feels an odd gut-wrenching sensation...
sandor sunneson: He'll point this out to others
Keelia: "Something's wrong," she says.
Keelia: "Don't move."
JamesDevil: Claw had been ignoring the sight
Smon: As Quillax watches, for her the scene depicted suddenly shifts from an idyllic noon-time
hillside to a nightmare vista of frozen nightmare lands
aglow under the gibbous light of a bloated
moon. The landscape appears cracked and
desolate, and in the medium distance a troop
of pallid froglike monsters leads
a line of chained humanoids. A jagged
mountain range cuts the horizon, while beyond this
range the head of an immense jackal-like leviathan slowly
turns, as if to peer back through the window!
Keelia: "Away from the window. It's cursed."
JamesDevil: Claw darts to the side of the window, out of sight of the Jackel thing
sandor sunneson: S moves away
sandor sunneson: S sticks with the others
Smon: (Claw & Sandor still see the pleasant scene) Quillax are you still looking, or tearing your eyes away?
Keelia: She's moving away, and looking away, grabbing Sandor from beside her and hustling towards the next door
Smon: Quillax DC 13 WIS save or be sanity-blasted by the Lovecraftian Horror of it all.
Keelia rolls 1d20+14 and gets: 13, (+14) = 27
Keelia: Probably safe
JamesDevil: Claw will catch up with the other not looking at the window
Smon: Q tears her eyes away from the leviathan, a shiver running up her spine, grabs the others and heads down the south stairs to the next set of doors, which are slightly ajar.
Keelia: "Did you see it? the jackal-like leviathan? I don't know if it was a lie, the past, or a portent of the future. Humanoids in chains driven by frog like monsters."
sandor sunneson: Sandor looks at he in confusion
JamesDevil: "Seemed normal to me, but i've know you long enough to trust your judgement, i believe what you saw was true"
Keelia: "Magic windows," she shakes her head. "I don't think it saw you, so let's press forward and hope that it didn't see me."
sandor sunneson: Didn't see that but don't doubt you
JamesDevil: "very well"
JamesDevil: Claw will open the next door fully
Smon: Artist's impression of frog thing https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/gigan389/images/f/f6/Lovecraft_moon_beast_by_kingovrats-d5gkm2o.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140813031445
Beyond the double doors is a vast, seemingly endless pillared hall that Claw recalls leads eventually down to the underdark late where he & Yukiko encountered the Kraken 6 months ago.
Smon: "A short flight of curving steps leads down to a staggering
sight—a twenty-five-foot-wide hallway that slopes downward
to the south as far as the eye can see. The hall is supported by
hundreds of stone columns spaced every five feet that rise up to
the curving ceiling forty feet above. The lower six feet of each
column has been carved to resemble a faceless winged angelic
woman carrying a longsword."
Keelia: (that reminds me more of a mole - there's a mole with a starfish shaped nose, I think...)
Keelia: (but the legs are quite froggy, too!)
JamesDevil: "ok, not far now, down this hall, then into the under dark, there was a Kraken, so be ready"
Smon: (@Keelia - Yup!) Claw recalls that a few of these caryatid statues animated last time & attacked, but even without Quillax & Sandor he made short work of them.
Smon: About 40' into the hall he spots the shattered remains of the two destroyed 'faceless angel' caryatids.
Smon: GM: You head into the hall, past the rubble, and begin the long descent past countless more faceless angels...
Smon: Encounter check...
Smon: /roll d6
Smon rolls 1d6 and gets: 2,
JamesDevil: "some of these animated last time I was here, but I think i got them all"
Smon: This time nothing bars your progress and a half mile south & 10 minutes walk later, perhaps a couple or three hundred feet descent, you reach your destination...
Smon: The vast hallway comes to a sudden end, looking out into a vast
underground lake. The dark waters ripple thirty feet below the
jagged edge of the hall’s end. A series of intermittently-spaced
stone pilings extends south, indicating that at one point the hall
transformed into a bridge that extended south over the lake,
but the bridge itself must have collapsed long ago.
Smon: GM: You are all using Darkvision 60' range?
Keelia: Q takes a moment to cast water breathing on the group
sandor sunneson: yes
JamesDevil: Claw doesn't have nightvision
JamesDevil: Goliaths don't sadly
JamesDevil: Hes carring a torch
Keelia: Right, we need to find you some google
Keelia: *goggles even
JamesDevil: anyways, moving on
Smon: Claw recalls that Yukiko used a powerful Sunlight spell here - it illuminated an island 400' or so to the south dotted with ruins, a second island 200' or so to the SW near the cavern's west wall.
Unfortunately it also attracted a giant Kraken from below the waters and the horde of dark nagas living on the western island.
Smon: Your torch doesn't seem to have attracted attention yet, but nor does it illuminate much of the vast cavern-lake.
Smon: GM: Quillax casts water breathing - Ritual (+10 minutes) or spell slot?
JamesDevil: "rifght to proceed i think we'll need to attract the attention of the Kraken dark naga seperatly
Keelia: ritual - save the spell
JamesDevil: both at once will not go well"
Smon: OK Q is still casting then
JamesDevil: Claw plants the torch in the group to free up his hands
Smon: This vast cavern’s limits recede off into darkness, as do the
inky black waters of the lake that takes up the chamber’s
extent. The ceiling rises to form a cathedral-like space above.
Stalactites hang here and there, some of prodigious size, while
two irregular rows of stone pilings lead south, out across the
waters. The sound of gently cascading water echoes through
Smon: /roll d6
Smon rolls 1d6 and gets: 6,
Smon: Something moves in the water...
JamesDevil: "get ready....2
sandor sunneson: Sandor gets his sword out
JamesDevil: Claw grips the Sword of Wrath more tightly"
Smon: Suddenly tentacles breach the surface, followed by a great scaly head! artist's impression - https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/claybough/images/d/d2/Black_Magga.png/revision/latest?cb=20170120204137
Smon: (that was Black Magga when she was supposed to eat Turtleback Ferry) - also http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/161375/mother_of_oblivion.jpg
Keelia: Q abandons the ritual and casts speak with animals on herself
Keelia: "Peace, friend!"
Smon: The Kraken regards you. "HUMANS.... OR NEAR ENOUGH. A WELCOME CHANGE FROM DROW."
Smon: You all understand it - apparently the Tongues spell is still running.
Smon: Quillax roll Persuasion
Keelia rolls 1d20+3 and gets: 14, (+3) = 17
Smon: "REST IN PIECES - IN MY BELLY!"
Smon: The Kraken surges forward - roll init
Keelia: "You are far from others of your kind!"
JamesDevil: ooc what was the dc there?
Keelia: "I know of another, like you!"
JamesDevil: just out of interest
JamesDevil: ah, k
Keelia rolls 1d20+3 and gets: 14, (+3) = 17
Keelia: for init
JamesDevil Rolls 1d20+2x2 and gets:
3 (+2) = 5
8 (+2) = 10
sandor sunneson rolls 1d20+3 and gets: 15, (+3) = 18
sandor sunneson rolls 1d20+3 and gets: 3, (+3) = 6
Smon: /roll d20
Smon rolls 1d20 and gets: 8,
Keelia: "Perhaps I could bring you there?"
Smon: The Kraken ignores Quillax (she can't make the DC 25 Persuasion at this point)
#18 Sandor your go, it is still 30' away.
Smon: OOC You probably need Drakhaien if you want to talk giant monsters down
Smon: (Or Claw if they're giants & female)
sandor sunneson: Rage and charge or any other tactics?
JamesDevil: ooc Flex
JamesDevil: well, you could try hugging it
sandor sunneson: lol
sandor sunneson: Sandor will rage and attack
Smon: Is Sandor leaping into the water & swimming at it? Or if you have persistent Rage could rage & Ready sword? Or Rage + throw javelin?
sandor sunneson: would rage and ready sword mean 1 attack ??
sandor sunneson: that option then
Smon: OK Sandor poses at water's edge with sword ready.
sandor sunneson: 1 attack??
sandor sunneson rolls 1d20+11 and gets: 9, (+11) = 20
Smon: (if it comes within 5' you can attack) Kraken Legendary action - lightning flashes from the Kraken's eyes at you all. Everyone roll a DC 23 DEX save
Smon: Pretty sure your attack is better than +11?
Keelia rolls 1d20+6 and gets: 10, (+6) = 16
JamesDevil Rolls 1d20+2x2 and gets:
8 (+2) = 10
10 (+2) = 12
Keelia: Q fails
Smon: +6 Prof, +2 sword, +5 STR? Or +4 STR?
Smon: /roll 4d10
Smon rolls 4d10 and gets: 2, 10, 10, 5, = 27
sandor sunneson: +4
sandor sunneson: 18
Smon: 27 lightning dmg, half on save
JamesDevil: think we all failed
JamesDevil: and i'm not raged -.-
Smon: ok 27 lightning dmg to you all
sandor sunneson rolls 1d20+11 and gets: 12, (+11) = 23
Smon: Sandor's rage does not halve lightning dmg
JamesDevil: stupid thing getting a legendary off before its turn
sandor sunneson: sorry +9, so 21
JamesDevil: thats just rude
Smon: #17 Quillax your go
Keelia: Hmmm... torn between trying a big spell that might fail or a small spell that might fail
sandor sunneson: did my '20' miss?? what's thr AC?
JamesDevil: go big or go home
Keelia: ah hell, let's try to plane shift it out. To a plane of water.
Smon: Fergus I have told you several times it is not within range of your sword, it is 30' away
sandor sunneson: Ah ok,
Smon: Plane Shift is Touch range
Keelia: Q will shift into air elemental form and go slap it with a plane shift
Keelia: fly by plane shifting
Keelia: I feel we need some airplane noises - nyoooom...
Smon: OK bonus action wildshape elemental - swoop up and try to tap it...
JamesDevil: I imagine it would sound more like farts >.>
Smon: Make a melee spell attack q
Keelia rolls 1d20+11 and gets: 14, (+11) = 25
Keelia: spell save dc = 19, which I full expect it to make if it can shoot lightning at us.
Smon: Q-lemental taps it on the head as she swoops by.
Smon: Weirdly, Krakens don't appear to have Legendary Resistance!
Keelia: Fuck. Fingers crossed!!!
sandor sunneson: lol
Smon: Also they have 5 good saves... everything except CHA!
Smon: So here we go...
Smon: /roll d20+5
Smon rolls 1d20+5 and gets: 14, (+5) = 19
sandor sunneson: boo
JamesDevil: HELL YEA!!!!!!!!
Smon: bad luck!
Keelia: off by one.
Smon: The Kraken shimmers for a moment, then stabilises. A tentacle flicks after Quillax.
Keelia: she'll use the rest of her move to zoom up higher
JamesDevil: aw man....
Smon: /roll d20+17
Smon rolls 1d20+17 and gets: 19, (+17) = 36
Smon: /roll 3d6+10
Smon rolls 3d6+10 and gets: 3, 5, 2, (+10) = 20
Smon: 20 dmg and it has Quillax grabbed, grappled and restrained.
Keelia: resistance to non magical attacks
Keelia: can't be grappled
Keelia: or restrained in air form
Smon: ok weirdly again its attacks don't count as magical, so Q takes 10 dmg and the tentacle passes through her as she flies up to the ceiling, hopefully out of range.
Smon: That was its opp att - Legendary Action it swipes at Sandor, who gets his Readied action vs incoming tentacle (roll to hit AC 18 Sandor)
Smon: /roll d20+17
Smon rolls 1d20+17 and gets: 1, (+17) = 18
sandor sunneson rolls 1d20+11 and gets: 16, (+11) = 27
JamesDevil: nice to see a nat one from the kraken
Smon: Sandor hacks at the tentacle as he dodges it - roll dmg
sandor sunneson rolls 1d8 and gets: 1,
sandor sunneson rolls 2d6 and gets: 5, 5, = 10
sandor sunneson: +9=20 damage
Smon: He draws a red welt as the massive tentacle withdraws
Smon: #10 Claw
JamesDevil: is it within 5' of Sandor now?
JamesDevil: Claw rages the moves to within 25' of the enemy and throws the sword of wrath (its unique to the weapon) then back off to stand next to Sandor (so if it attacks him instead of me sentinel goes off)
Smon: Its body is at least 30' out, it just lashed w a tentacle
JamesDevil rolls 1d20+16 and gets: 17, (+16) = 33
JamesDevil rolls 2d6+14 and gets: 2, 5, (+14) = 21
Smon: OK Claw wades chest deep 5' out (it's a steep drop) and throws the sword.
Smon: missile attack so no Rage bonus AFAIK
JamesDevil rolls 5d6 and gets: 1, 4, 5, 2, 1, = 13
Smon: same as javelin
Smon: +10 not +14 right? so 17 from the blade
JamesDevil: ah, yes you are correct, so minus 4
Smon: dex save
Smon: /roll d20+7
JamesDevil: not exactly a ranged focused class
Smon rolls 1d20+7 and gets: 12, (+7) = 19
Smon: 6 fire dmg as the sword pops out
JamesDevil: like a said back up next to Sandor, end turn, need to pee
JamesDevil: will sentinel if it attack him
Smon: (no legendary action) #8 "OGNATHOOGA HUNGRY NOW"
Smon: Tentacle grab
Smon: /roll d2
Smon rolls 1d2 and gets: 2
Smon: At Sandor
Smon: /roll d20+17
Smon rolls 1d20+17 and gets: 6, (+17) = 23
sandor sunneson: AC25
JamesDevil rolls 1d20+16 and gets: 15, (+16) = 31
JamesDevil: yay sentinel
JamesDevil rolls 2d6+14 and gets: 2, 5, (+14) = 21
JamesDevil rolls 5d6 and gets: 5, 4, 1, 6, 3, = 19
JamesDevil: just as i planned...
Smon: Technically the Kraken itself isn't within 5', but I will allow Sentinel
Smon: /roll d20+7
Smon rolls 1d20+7 and gets: 19, (+7) = 26
Smon: 21+9= 30 dmg
JamesDevil: within 5' of me so, kinda should work? iguess theye ddin't factor in reach attacks
Smon: OK the tentacle doesn't hurt Sandor, Claw hacks it.
Smon: 2 more tentacles reach for Claw instead
Smon: /roll d20+17x2
Smon Rolls 1d20+17x2 and gets:
3 (+17) = 20
3 (+17) = 20
JamesDevil: "i'll save you buddy!"
Smon: Claw AC?
JamesDevil: looks like every attack will hit....
Smon: OK the Kraken grabs Claw, lifts him up and throws him at Sandor... Sandor roll a DC 18 DEX save
sandor sunneson rolls 1d20+9 and gets: 2, (+9) = 11
Smon: /roll 9d6+10
Smon rolls 9d6+10 and gets: 6, 6, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 1, 2, (+10) = 42
Smon: (rem advtg Sandor vs DEX saves)
sandor sunneson rolls 1d20+9 and gets: 20, (+9) = 29
JamesDevil: I'm NOT heavy
JamesDevil: welll. not THAT
sandor sunneson: will do GM
JamesDevil: nice nat 20
Smon: Sandor dodges Claw as Claw hits the ground, leaving a large impression. (No Prof on Dex save now Sandor so d20+3 unless you have a ring of protection)
Smon: Claw takes 42 dmg/2 raging = 21
Smon: R2 #18 Sandor your go
sandor sunneson: have a +1 r.o.p
Smon: (ok if DEX 16 you save at d20+4 then)
Smon: The Kraken is starting to look uncertain.
sandor sunneson: cool, cheers
Smon: Sandor do you Ready again, throw something, do something else?
sandor sunneson: going through character sheet, 1 min
Smon: OK... BTW what is your AC 25 from?
sandor sunneson: AC=25 +1 breastplate (base 17), +2 DEX, +3 shield +1 +1 ring of protection
JamesDevil: breast plate is 14+2
JamesDevil: +1 as its a +1 item
Smon: +1 breastplate is base 15, but +1 half plate is base 16. +2 DEX +3 shield +1 ring = 22
Smon: So AC 21 or 22
Smon: You need to buy better armour & especially shield!
Smon: What is your CON score?
sandor sunneson: 18 +9
Smon: OK & your shield is +1?
sandor sunneson: +3 shield
Smon: OK better. Unarmoured you have 10 +4 CON +3 DEX = 17, w +1 breastplate you have 15 +2 DEX = 17 too
Smon: So 17 + 5 for shield +1 for ring = 23
Smon: 24 in half plate (disadvantage stealth)
sandor sunneson: will javelin it,
sandor sunneson: AC23
sandor sunneson Rolls 1d20+7x2 and gets:
2 (+7) = 9
14 (+7) = 21
Smon: OK you were hit earlier then Sandor, deduct 20 hp/2 rage = 10
Smon: 1 javelin hit (allowing quickdraw from javelin quiver)
sandor sunneson rolls 1d6+4 and gets: 4, (+4) = 8
Smon: The Kraken uses lightning storm again, everyone roll DC 23 DEX save
JamesDevil Rolls 1d20+2x2 and gets:
9 (+2) = 11
2 (+2) = 4
sandor sunneson Rolls 1d20+9x2 and gets:
5 (+9) = 14
19 (+9) = 28
Smon: /roll 4d10
Smon rolls 4d10 and gets: 3, 10, 2, 9, = 24
Keelia rolls 1d20+6 and gets: 15, (+6) = 21
JamesDevil: Sandor how do you have +9 on you dex mod?
Keelia: but resistant to lightning
JamesDevil: resist lightening too
Keelia: sorry that should be +5 in this form, so only 20 but still resistant
Smon: 24 if no save, Sandor actually rolls +4 as discussed earlier
sandor sunneson: sorry, 23
Smon: S actually saved (23) so Sandor Claw & Q-lemental all take 12 net dmg by my count
Smon: "HEH HEH HEH" says the Kraken by telepathy, in a very deep voice.
Smon: #17 Quillax your turn.
Smon: "COME ON THEN. I AM READY! BRING IT!"
Smon: Q with your passive insight you get the impression the Kraken wants you to attack it.
Keelia: She considers and keeps her distance. instead
Keelia: she'll drop a sunbeam on it
Smon: "NO! COME! SEND ME TO THE WATER-WORLD!"
JamesDevil: yay sunbeam
Keelia: "I tried, you refused," Q murmurs at it.
Smon: Light blazes forth. Your hear angry hissing shrieks from the island to the south west.
Smon: "I DID NOT UNDERSTAND!"
JamesDevil: like this wasn't hard enough
Smon: /roll d20+14
Smon rolls 1d20+14 and gets: 19, (+14) = 33
Keelia: "If this is true, then put your tentacles down, help us deal with those noise makers and I will send you to the water world
Keelia: she waves an airy hand towards the shrieks
Smon: Made its CON save - Quillax roll the sunbeam damage
Keelia rolls 6d8 and gets: 7, 3, 3, 7, 4, 5, = 29
Smon: 14 dmg
Keelia: "You have hurt me and mine and I do not appreciate that when I offered freedom at the start."
Smon: "MINIONS! DO NOT ATTACK UNLESS I SAY SO!" commands the Kraken.
Smon: The Kraken's great serpentine head eyes Quillax. You note the snake forms of the nagas in the water about 150' away to the SW.
Keelia: Q raises her hands to her companions, "Hold your attacks!"
Smon: Kraken: "MANY FLESH THINGS BEG FOR THEIR LIVES. I DID NOT UNDERSTAND YOU OFFERED ME FREEDOM. SEND ME TO THE WATER WORLD!"
Smon: "SEND ME! OR I WILL DESTROY YOUR MINIONS!"
Keelia: Q drifts forward. "I will need to touch you." She reaches out and cast plane shift at 8th level
Smon: The nagas seem to have stopped approaching.
Keelia: "Go home."
Smon: "THANK YOU."
Smon: With a shimmer, the vast Kraken disappears!
JamesDevil: "I suggest we head back to that other room, before the naga change their minds!
Smon: Quillax gets an Epic Boon; Claw & Sandor get +10,000 XP
JamesDevil: ooc plus its late
JamesDevil: BOOM level 20!
Smon: The Naga seem stunned as their god vanishes.
Keelia: Q soars down to the others.
Smon: GM: You fall back for a short rest?
Keelia: Sounds good
Smon: OK will stop there
sandor sunneson: cheers
JamesDevil: so i'll be at 28 str with the cap and the belt correct?
Keelia: great, thanks
Smon: STR 28 yup
sandor sunneson: nice
JamesDevil: thanks for the game everyone
Keelia: I'm off to bed, gents. Have a good night and rest of the weekend. @Simon, if you can let me know how epic boons work / what's available next time?
sandor sunneson: well done all
Keelia: thanks for the great game!
Smon: Keelia you can take either a Feat or +2 to a stat, maximum 30-28-26-24-22-20
Smon: So eg WIS 22
9:10pm 2019-4-27 Keelia Has exited the room
JamesDevil: See you all, good to know about the feats, very interesting
JamesDevil: nght all
Smon: Bill will be annoyed to miss the Kraken epic boon
Smon: bye now
9:11pm 2019-4-27 JamesDevil Has exited the room
sandor sunneson: thanks all, ciao
9:11pm 2019-4-27 sandor sunneson Has exited the room