Sunday, February 24, 2013

Carrion Crown Session 57

Session 57
 DUNGEON MASTER: The party has just opened the door leading across the frothing waters. Ahead, the great stone tower perches atop a sheer stack of rock above the river. The tower climbs to an elaborate iron steeple, from which a huge lightning conductor calls out to the skies.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan stands there for a second staring at the iron tower, "Wow. That is impressive. How did we want to tackle this?"
 GRUNDIG: grundig calls out to Johan "do we want to have a quick look through the other door before going over the bridg. Id feel safer knowing nothing was going to come from behind us.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "To be honest I'd rather not know what is inside unless it could be of some use. If whatever was inside could break free I think it would have done so before we came along?"
 GRUNDIG: maby ill just keep an eye out
 GRUNDIG: its going to be one at a time across the bridg by the look of it and i would not be suprised if it was traped like the rope bridg
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan nods in agreement, "Yeah I believe you are right. It's definately a good location for a trap."
 GRUNDIG: i can go first if you want but you have had a lot beter luck locating traps than i have
 GRUNDIG: but i would connect a rope just in case
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan considers this for a moment, "Sure we will stand watch while you check if the bridge is clear. Tie this around your waist and to your belt just in case." Johan hands Grundig the end of the length of rope.
 GRUNDIG: grundig moves foward hesintly after tying off the rope checking for traps and keeping a close eye on the tower for any nasty suprises

perception 1d20+14=23 grundig also casts detect magic as he go's
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig moves slowly along the narrow, exposed bridge, keeping a sharp lookout for danger all the way. He moves forward, all the way across the bridge, without experiencing any significant hazards--although the threat of falling into the raging water 350'  below is enough to add a sense of danger to the proceedings.

Ahead, the way is barred by a stout, iron-bound door.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan and Mesodias inch forward ten foot to give Grundig enough slack in the rope to reach the doorway into the iron tower. They stand there holding onto the rope keeping watch for any sign of movement.
 GRUNDIG: grundig checks the doors for any sighn of traps

perception 1d20+14=29
 GRUNDIG: he also looks at it using detect magic
 GRUNDIG: he also looks to see if he can find any means of the door being locked
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig discovers no traps. The door radiates abjuration magic.
 GRUNDIG: grundig turns making his way back across the bridg letting the others know about the magic taint on the door.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "Well spotted. Let me cross and see if I can break the doors enchantment. With the usual precausion of using the rope just in case," replies Johan upon Grundig's safe return. "It's just something isn't right about this place. It would be unusual if we could just enter without some kind of shit happening."
 GRUNDIG: i would feel les safe if we dident find a trap
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan secures the rope around his waist and to his leather belt before carefully crossing the bridge. He inspects the door to confirm the type of trap Grundig had noticed before attempting to disable the magical runes on the door itself.
Perception check (traps): 1d20+12+3 = 25
Disable Device: 1d20+17 = 28
 GRUNDIG: solar trys to figger out what the spell might be making his way across the bridg after tying the rope arround his waist. and casting detect magic and inspecting the door.
 DUNGEON MASTER: Solar decides that the door is locked with an arcane lock. Between the two of them, Johan and Solar manage to easily disable the system of small runes which had been holding the door shut against intruders.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan tests the door handle to see if it is locked via mundane means. If not, he opens the door tentatively.
 DUNGEON MASTER: A curving stone staircase winds along the wall of this circular chamber up to a trapdoor in the ceiling some thirty feet above. The room is in chaos, with books, alchemical equipment, and curiously twisted metal everywhere. A huge, broken cage stands in the center of the room, its bars bent and door smashed open.
 DUNGEON MASTER: A tangled fleshy monstrosity towers over the center of the room. The moment the door opens it howls with rage and leaps forward to attack.
 DUNGEON MASTER: [Initiative Please.]
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan Intiative check: 1d20+4 = 17
Mesodias Intiative check: 1d20+4 = 15
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan slams the door shut before the beast has a chance to overwhelm them. He yells out to Solar, "Move the fuck back and grease the bridge in front of us! Let's take the fight to our companions and not here." Johan moves thirty feet back towards the other side of the bridge.
 GRUNDIG: solar moves back along the bridg behind Johan and casts greas onto  the bridg just infront of the doors hopeing the creature comes bounding through the door and slides off into the water below.
 DUNGEON MASTER: A terrible roar shakes the stonework beneath Johan's feet as the thing bursts through the doors and pursues him across the narrow bridge. It immediately comes into contact with Solar's spell. The pool of grease causes it to slip and slide and thereby slows it down somewhat, but the thing's pursuit is rentless and it stays close to Johan's heels.
 GRUNDIG: grundig casts a spell surrounding the creatur in violet light cearfuly avoiding Johan wrapping the wall of fire around the creature

dam 2d4=5
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig's spell sucessfully surrounds the creature, sending white-hot waves of fire over the thing's hideous body. However, it suffers no noticible effects from the spell and in fact seems to relish the way that the magic washes over its form.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan extends his left arm out before him, commanding the Ring of the Ram to smash the beast away from them.
Ring of the Ram (bull rush): 1d20+17 = 31
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan sucessfully pushes the creature backwards 5 feet, taking the thing unawares. Although the fire once again has no effect on the thing's form, it sucessfully provides him with some much needed concealment.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan retreats a further fifteen feet away from the flesh creature after the force affect from the ring slams it back to the opposite side of the wall of fire.
 GRUNDIG: solar moves back behind Johan once more turning to face the creature and casts stone call into the room
 GRUNDIG: dam 2d6=9
 DUNGEON MASTER: Dirt and stone rain down on the eastern half of the bridge. From behind the sheet of flame, an angry bellow erupts, followed by a sound not unlike massive arms beating on a chest.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias stands there as a wall of fire and a pillar of stone debris fly around the far section of the bridge. He smirks to himself as the spellcasters obliterate whatever is on the far side of the bridge. He stands there for the time being waiting for a worthy foe to show itself.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The creature advances through the flame and once again closes the distance to Johan. Its bellows of frustration give evidence of the fact that Solar's spell is indeed impeding its progress.
 GRUNDIG: grundig spontainiosly casts summon naturs ally iv making a giant wasp appear just behind the creature and 15 ft above it
 GRUNDIG: (appearing next round
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "You are one stubborn ugly mother fucker!" Johan shows a look of surprise as the beast passes through the wall of fire and stone call with ease. He quick draws his keen longsword and slashes the beast with two quick strikes (power attack)
To Hit (+1 keen longsword): 1d20+12-2PA = 24
Damage (+1 keen longsword): 1d8+7+6PA = 15

To Hit (+1 keen longsword): 1d20+7-2PA = 19
Damage (+1 keen longsword): 1d8+7+6PA = 20
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan's first attack strikes true, although his second does not. The beast's hide is (unsurprisingly, at this point) somewhat resilient and the thing is not quite as effected by the blow as Johan feels it ought to be.
 GRUNDIG: solar casts greas apon the rock covered bridg where the creature stands.
 GRUNDIG: retract that new action comming
 GRUNDIG: solar attempts to deffen the creature by casting ear pearcing scream at the creature then moves back behind grundig

dam 3d6=6 dc16 fort save
acurbatticks 1d20+5=24
 DUNGEON MASTER: Solar's scream is well-practiced and shrill; but oddly the roaring beast does not seem to be affected by the noise. Although Johan's ears are ringing somewhat.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias summons a spiritual weapon, in the image of a glowing great sword to slash at the foe that is now visible within the edge of a shower of pebbles and debris.
To Hit (spiritual weapon): 1d20+7 = 22
Damage (spiritual weapon): 1d8+2 = 7
1/7 rnds
Mesodias then moves forward fifteen foot with a look of determination.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The weapon appears in mid-air and slices down upon the creature's slimy fleshy form. Unfortunately, the thing seems strangely unaffected by the blow--the shining weapon simply passes through its chest as if it were incorpreal and empty.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The thing unleashes its fury upon Johan, sucessfully slashing his flesh with all four arms (44 damage). Several of its limbs latch on to Johan's flesh and tear his skin in a long, painful gash that runs across his belly. (another 12 damage). The thing bellows in triumph as blood and gore splatters throug hthe air.
 GRUNDIG: grundig frustrated at no magic seeming to harm the creature desides to summon more creaturs (changing out poison for summon naturs ally 3 ) and sumons forth a snake
 GRUNDIG: the wasp moves in and attacks the creature

atack 1d20+6=22

damage 1d1d8=6=10
 GRUNDIG: dam 1d8+6=22
 DUNGEON MASTER: The giant wasp swoops down behind the horrid ape and delivers a small attack with its dagger-like stinger. The beast howls in pain.
 GRUNDIG: grundig moves back behind solar
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan slashes at the beast before withdrawing five foot. "Mesodias I'm counting on you healing me the fuck up or dropping this thing!" Johan commands Shadow to attack the beast.
To Hit (+1 keen longsword): 1d20+12-2PA = 24 (26 flanking)
Damage (+1 keen longsword): 1d8+7+6PA = 19

To Hit (+1 keen longsword): 1d20+7-2PA = 25 (Natural 20) (27 with flanking)
Confirm Critical: 1d20+7-2+1 = 16 (18 with flanking)
Damage (+1 keen longsword): 1d8+7+6PA = 19
 DUNGEON MASTER: As Shadow approaches the guardian of the tower, the thing's long limbs reach out and slash at the faithful hound's flesh. (11 damage)
 DUNGEON MASTER: Meanwhile, Johan lands two solid hits that sucessfully repay the creature for its brutal attack moments ago. The deadly sword slices two deep gashes into the Guardian's moist, unnatural flesh.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Shadow sprints up to the flesh golem before biting and tearing at his thigh with tooth and claw.
To Hit (bite): 1d20+10 = 26 (28 with flanking)
Damage (bite): 1d8+6 = 14
Free Trip attempt with Ability Focus (trip)
CMB: 1d20+11+2 = 25
 DUNGEON MASTER: Although Shadow's attack fails to pull the horrid beast down, his teeth and powerful jaws add another long, running gash to the creature's collection of oozing wounds. It howls in renewed agony and rage.
 GRUNDIG: solar relising that magic is not the best form af atack agenst this creature desides to cast enlarge on Johan.
 DUNGEON MASTER: [Takes effect next round.]
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias uses his quick channel ability to use two uses of his channel burst healing ability.
Healing Burst: 4d6 = 17 hp healed
Healing Burst: 4d6 = 18 hp healed
 DUNGEON MASTER: Wounds are healed under the power of Mesodias' faith.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias moves five foot back.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The Guardian's four arms rain down blows upon Shadow Splatterface, causing an eruption of fur and blood as the thing rends the faithful hound for a total of 49 damage.
 GRUNDIG: grundig makes his wat past solar and mesodias and casts bulls stringth on Johan

acrabaticks 1d20+2=22 (climbs over and dose front flip landing on his feet)
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan feels a sudden surge of strength in his arms.
 GRUNDIG: solar removes the spell stone call from the bridg and casts greas upon it instead
 GRUNDIG: a snake appers on the bridg behind the creature and lashes out at the beast

attack 1d20+2=6
 GRUNDIG: the wasp swoops in for another attack


 DUNGEON MASTER: The wasp's sting once again strikes the horrible guardian like a dagger.

Meanwhile, the sudden change in footing catches the guardian in apparent surprise: it slips and then falls prone with a tremendous smack on the newly exposed stonework.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan doubles in size, towering over the creature as the enlarge person takes affect. He slashes with renewed strength with his magical longsword (power attack)
To Hit (+1 keen longsword): 1d20+12-2PA = 12 (18 inc. flanking and attacking prone)
Damage (+1 keen longsword): 2d6+8+6PA = nil

To Hit (+1 keen longsword): 1d20+7-2PA = 25 (31 inc. flanking and attacking prone)
Confirm Critical: 1d20+7-2+1 = 25 (31 inc. flanking )
Damage (+1 keen longsword): 4d6+16+6PA = 31

Shadow tears into the beast while it is trying to defend itself on the stone bridge.
To Hit (bite): 1d20+10 = 14 (20 inc. flanking and attacking prone)
Damage (bite): 1d8+6 = nil
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan towers over the prone beast with the warden's sword in hand. As his blade drives into the thing's chest, a spray of red and green liquid flies up into the air. The thing thrashes violently; then shudders and goes still.

[Off rounds; 1,200 xp each.]
 DUNGEON MASTER: The thing's death bellow rings through the air. Somewhere up above in the tower comes another bellow in reply: a deeper bellow that is perhaps even more ferocious--as if such a thing were possible.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan kneels down holding his bloodied blade in both hands. "Gorum thank you for the strength to smite this foe of ours!"
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Looking up to the lightning rod atop the tower, "For now we gather our strength and lick our wounds before we face our next foe within the tower."
 GRUNDIG: "lets hope it has less of a bight my friend" solar says to Johan
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias uses two charges from the Wand of Cure Moderate Wounds to heal Johan.
CMW: 2d8+2 = 12
CMW: 2d8+2 = 11
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "It seems out initial skirmish with the flesh golem has attracted it's partners attention. Did we want to wait here at the base of the bridge to see if it will come to us or head in there?"
 GRUNDIG: it might be better to get in there so we can have some room to fight
 GRUNDIG: as grundig passes across the bridg stopping at the creature. Humming to himself as he works his dagger back and forth upon the finger of the creature untill it comes free tucks it into his sack with the rest of them. then continues to the door where he pears in looking about for sighns of danger.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: The rest of the party follow closely behind Grundig as he proceeds into the ground floor of the tower.
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig sucessfully adds an oozing, skinless finger to his impressive collection.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The room appears much as it did before, save that for now it is emptied of all occumpants.
 GRUNDIG: grundig makes his way up the stairs checking for traps as he goes

perception 1d20+14=33

he then checks the trapdoor for traps
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig discovers no traps. He does note that the trap door apepars to be made of a particularily rare and valuable material: adamantine. It glitters green in the illunation provided by the Dancing Light spell--a fine contrast to the gray of the surrounding stonework.

As Johan passes by, he notes that one of the doors (which remain flung open) seems to have a knife stuck into it.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan alerts his companions about his find, "This is definately does not belong his, it is out of place."
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias casts Protection from Evil on himself and Johan while Grundig inspects the trapdoor leading to the first story of the tower. He also casts Enlarge person on himself.
 GRUNDIG: grundig casts detcetmagic on both the trapdoor and the knife
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig detectsnomagic.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan's curiosity gets the better of him, moving to inspect the knife.
Perception check: 1d20+12 = 20
 DUNGEON MASTER: The knife appears to be pinning a sheaf of papers to the door. They are scribbled with red and black ink.
 GRUNDIG: "hay Johan can you check this door for magic traps as i cannot find them eaven if it said magic trap here"
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "Looks like it has a note attached to it." Johan passes Grundig on the stairs and checks the trapdoor for any traps, magical or otherwise.
Perception check (traps): 1d20+12+3 = 26
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan discovers no traps.
 GRUNDIG: grundig serches his memery for the qualitys of adamantine.

knolage nature 1d20+9=23
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan backs away from the door, "Looks clear to me."
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias moves forward, wanting to see what is on the next level. He puts his emense strength into pushing the trapdoor open.
 DUNGEON MASTER: Despite his distaste for metal, Grundig knows that adamantine is a lightweight, strong material used to craft exceptional weapons and armor. It is quie valuable, and many types of constructs have an aversion to it.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The trapdoor opens to reveal a circular room that is choked with webs. A stone staircase curves along the wall to another trapdoor in the ceiling.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The webs are made of thick strands of white fiber. Whatever left them here must be well beyond the size of normal or even giant spiders.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias moves away from the trapdoor at sigh of the webs. Preferring to wait for the spiders to come to him.
 GRUNDIG: grundig moves up and fiers a fire dart into the web.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The webbing catches fire and burns away quickly--very similiar to the behavior he has noticed from the webbing created by Solar's web spell.
 GRUNDIG: grundig has a good look arround for something that may have made the web

perception 1d20+14=23
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan sheathes his longsword as they wait for something to react to Grundig burning the web.
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig scans the room for several seconds, looking for the source of the webbing but not discovering it. There is no movment anywhere in the room, nor is there any sign of recent activity here.
 GRUNDIG: grundig turns for a seckond "looks like theres nothing here"

he trys to remimber if he knows what may have made the web

knolage nature 1d20+9=27
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan whispers to Grundig, "What is in there? Can you see anything. Be careful."
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig decides that these webs look similiar in form an substance to those of a nasty creature: the ettercap. However, he has never heard of them being quite so prolific with their webbing.
 GRUNDIG: grundig wispers the information down to the others
 GRUNDIG: grundig serches the floor for any sighns of web left in the room

perception 1d20+14=31
 GRUNDIG: grundig fiers another bolt in to a section of web.
 DUNGEON MASTER: Another section of web withers in Grundig's magical flame.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias cats Light apon his belt before climbing up into the room.
 GRUNDIG: grundig makes his way into the room in the patch of web he has cleared
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan lights a torch, before climbing up and into the trapdoor. He draws his blade as they begin to clear away the web.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The web quickly gives way to their blazing torches. The stuff is quite sticky but it burns rather well.
 GRUNDIG: solar makes his way to the top of the staircase
 DUNGEON MASTER: As they press forward up the stairs, the webbing seems to become more thick, and the light shed by its burning becomes all the brighter. Mesodias is about halfway up the stairs, when he turns and points to the wall. "Oooooon!" he says.
 GRUNDIG: grundig casts produce flame and makes his way under the stairs to check under it
 GRUNDIG: using the burning ball in his hand to remove the web
 DUNGEON MASTER: A crude, badly smeared chalk diagram depicts the iron spire atop of the tower, and two strange apparatuses at its pinnacle. There are some words as well, but they are not readily legible. A long arrow points to the pinnacle of the tower.
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig discovers a few discarded bones, which appear to be quite old. But mostly the room is a bare chamber of stone and wood, once it is stripped of its cloak of webs.
 GRUNDIG: grundig trys to figer out what the bones belonged to

heal check 1d20+8=28
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan moves to the trapdoor calling for Shadow. He then picks up the wolf with his supernatural height and strength so Shadow is on the first floor.
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig guesses that they belonged to four legged creatures--most likely pigs and sheep.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "It seems we have found some markings of what appear to be a diagram of the tower however I am unable to make out the writings on the wall," states Johan to Solar.
 GRUNDIG: solar makes his way up the stairs and trys to work out what the writing says
 DUNGEON MASTER: [2 minutes left on the enlarge person & strength buff]

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