Shattered Star

Session 32
Beyond the Doomsday Door - Part 2

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Abadius 24, 4717

  • Our Red Cap companion tried to escape, so we trapped her in the hallway with the Doomsday Door.
  • We thoroughly searched the level we’re on and bashed down a wall to discover it leads up to a trap door in the floor of the abbey.
  • We descended the stairs and came upon four Werebears that attacked us. Halfway through the fight, two Shoggti joined in the fight from behind the Werebears! We managed to kill them all.
  • We fell back to the “lighthouse” to rest for few hours using nap stack.

Evening of Abadius 24, 4717

  • Back down the stairs, we found a shrine to Sarenrae. When Onos prayed in the shrine, he received a vision that there is still a little bit of faith in Pharsma left in Ardathanatus – he may still be redeemable.
  • Grath disable some kind of magical water trap.
  • We found another Doomsday Door.
  • We found a shrine to Desna covered in orange slime. Inside, another horrible Quillpoth creature attacked us. It gave us some problems, but we killed it.
  • We returned to the upstairs Doomsday Door and fortunately, the same combination opened the lock. We descended the stairs on the other side.
  • We entered a room with another Doomsday Door in it. There is a fresco of an ancient priest prophesying the death Aroden – 10,000 years before his death!
  • We came to a room with a large boulder in it.

Loot

  • 922 sp
  • 1,262 gp
  • Abbey books (+ 2 to checks on certain checks)
  • Art objects (Kob-Kog) ( gp)
  • Book of Demon Lord Poems ( gp)
  • - 3 Photophobic Cloak ( gp)
  • + 1 Composite Short Bow [+ 2] (1,280 gp) x15
  • Death Bill (7,318 gp)
  • Doomsday Key (4,500 gp)
  • + 1 Elf Bane Arrow x10 (83 gp)
  • Fancy cloak (180 gp)
  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Calistril 20)
  • + 1 Full Plate (1,325 gp)
  • Garnet (5,000 gp)
  • Gem (100 gp) x7
  • Gold holy symbol to Mestama (230 gp)
  • Greataxe of Life Stealing (13,015 gp)
  • Heavy crossbow (25 gp) x8
  • + 1 Small Light Fortification Leather Armor (2,072 gp)
  • Large chain shirt (100 gp) x4
  • Large Masterwork Battleaxe (160 gp) x4
  • + 2 Leather Armor (2,080 gp)
  • Light crossbow (17 gp)
  • Masterwork Longbow (187 gp)
  • Masterwork Longsword (157 gp)
  • Masterwork Scythe (159 gp)
  • Masterwork Short Sword (155 gp) x15
  • Screaming Bolt (167 gp) x80
  • Scythe (9 gp) x8
  • Sliver of the Calistria chair
  • Silverware (1,300 gp)

What’s Next

  • Retrieve a sliver of wood from the Chair of Calistria for Ayamyra. (Got it).
  • Return to the shrine of Desna to clean and possibly consecrate it.
  • Consider using the Groetus Divination if we get stuck.
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Session 31
Beyond the Doomsday Door - Part 1

Abadius 24, 4717

  • The first room was guarded by six Skulks. A Clockwork Golem also joined the fight. They were all killed/exploded without too much trouble.
  • In an ice-filled room, we found four Ice Golems We exploded these as well.
  • We found a room with six more Skulks and wrecked them. The fight spilled over into the next room where there were .four more Skulks and a Tiaga Giant. The Tiaga Giant nearly killed Pavo (who was saved by Breath of Life), but we prevailed in the end.

Loot

  • 922 sp
  • 712 gp
  • Abbey books (+ 2 to checks on certain checks)
  • Art objects (Kob-Kog) ( gp)
  • Book of Demon Lord Poems ( gp)
  • + 1 Composite Short Bow [+ 2] (1,280 gp) x15
  • Death Bill (7,318 gp)
  • Doomsday Key (4,500 gp)
  • + 1 Elf Bane Arrow x10 (83 gp)
  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Calistril 20)
  • + 1 Full Plate (1,325 gp)
  • Garnet (5,000 gp)
  • Gem (100 gp) x7
  • Gold holy symbol to Mestama (230 gp)
  • Greataxe of Life Stealing (13,015 gp)
  • Heavy crossbow (25 gp) x8
  • + 1 Small Light Fortification Leather Armor (2,072 gp)
  • + 2 Leather Armor (2,080 gp)
  • Light crossbow (17 gp)
  • Masterwork Scythe (159 gp)
  • Masterwork Short Sword (155 gp) x15
  • Screaming Bolt (167 gp) x80
  • Scythe (9 gp) x8
  • Sliver of the Calistria chair
  • Silverware (1,300 gp)

What’s Next

  • Retrieve a sliver of wood from the Chair of Calistria for Ayamyra. (Got it).
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Session 30
Beyond the Doomsday Door

Abadius 24, 4717

Loot

  • Abbey books (+ 2 to checks on certain checks)
  • Art objects (Kob-Kog) ( gp)
  • Book of Demon Lord Poems ( gp)
  • Doomsday Key (4,500 gp)
  • + 1 Elf Bane Arrow x10 (83 gp)
  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Calistril 20)
  • + 1 Full Plate (1,325 gp)
  • Gold holy symbol to Mestama (230 gp)
  • Greataxe of Life Stealing (13,015 gp)
  • Light crossbow (17 gp)
  • Sliver of the Calistria chair

What’s Next

  • Retrieve a sliver of wood from the Chair of Calistria for Ayamyra. (Got it).
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Session 29
Windsong Abbey - Initial Foray

Abadius 23, 4717

  • In an ornate bathing room, we had to fight a Hill Giant and a Redcap. It turns out they were backed up by an invisible Medusa. The Medusa turned out to be a high level priestess and was very tough to deal with. We also learned that Craig uses a specially weighted d20 to roll our miss chances. Bastard.
  • The statue in the room turns out to be Koriah Azmaran (the woman Lady Heidmarch was speaking with when we first came to the manor). We brought her back with the Stone Salve.
  • Koriah was able to give us a little information. Her father (a Cleric of Desna) is the person hiding in the central tower.
  • We descended the stairs and had to fight three Ettins and their leader. We wiped them out and made our way to the central tower.
  • We rescue Cora’s father (Casamir) and leave the abeey for our hiding spot.
  • Casamir was able to give us a little information:
  • In the basement is a special door that has a very complicated lock and only the high priest (now dead) knew how to open it.
  • The man who led the attack on the abbey is an ex-priest (Ardathanatus , an Elf, of course) of the abbey. He is now turned to chaos & evil.
  • A priest of Nethys is helping the Elf.
  • Ardathanatus has the Shard of Envy. He is at least 15th-level!
  • He gave us the token and password for the magically sealed door to the center tower.

Abadius 24, 4717

  • We came into the abbey during the day this time.
  • We also found a clue to the combination for the special door.
  • In the north tower we saw iron boots run upstairs, so we suspect the Redcaps are on the 2nd- and 3rd-levels of the tower.

Loot

  • Abbey books (+ 2 to checks on certain checks)
  • Art objects (Kob-Kog) ( gp)
  • Book of Demon Lord Poems ( gp)
  • Doomsday Key (4,500 gp)
  • + 1 Elf Bane Arrow x10 (83 gp)
  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Calistril 20)
  • + 1 Full Plate (1,325 gp)
  • Gold holy symbol to Mestama (230 gp)
  • Greataxe of Life Stealing (13,015 gp)
  • Light crossbow (17 gp)
  • Sliver of the Calistria chair

What’s Next

  • Clear Windsong Abbey for Bevaluu Zimantiu.
  • Retrieve a sliver of wood from the Chair of Calistria for Ayamyra. (Got it).
  • Clear the Abbey of threats. Consider taking out the last of the Giants. Descend below the Abbey.
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Session 28

Abadius 23, 4717

  • We killed two more waves of Hill Giants & Ettins.
  • We decided to enter the abbey through the burned out roof of the largest building.
  • There were six Dust Mephits waiting for us. They were joined by a Redcap leader/spellcaster. She fled after her Invisibility was foiled by our Faerie Fire.
  • In a large grand chamber, 3 Mummies and an Juju Zombie Bugbear attacked us. The Juju Zombie brutalized Grath before we killed it. Sawyer dropped the Mummies in an Acid Pit and made the most disgusting soup any of us have ever smelled.
  • Then we found a pair of Vrocks. We killed them without too much trouble.

Loot

  • + 1 Elf Bane Arrow x10 (83 gp)
  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Calistrial 20)
  • + 1 Full Plate (1,325 gp)
  • Greataxe of Life Stealing (13,015 gp)
  • Light crossbow (17 gp)
  • Sliver of the Calistria chair

What’s Next

  • Clear Windsong Abbey for Bevaluu Zimantiu.
  • Retrieve a sliver of wood from the Chair of Calistria for Ayamyra. (Got it).
  • Fight off waves of Giants.
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Session 27
Pavo...Goddamn It...

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Kuthona 28, 4716

  • We find a boat heading to Magnimar and book passage.
  • We arrive in Sirathu (village of lanterns) for the night.
  • We party new year’s eve away.

Abadius 1, 4717

  • We arrive in Abkin.

Abadius 2, 4717

  • We arrive in Melfesh.

Abadius 3, 4717

  • We arrive in Biston.

Abadius 4, 4717

  • We arrive in Ilsurian.

Abadius 6, 4717

  • We arrive in Whistletown.

Abadius 7, 4717

  • We arrive in Whartle.

Abadius 10, 4717

  • We arrive in Magnimar.

Abadius 11, 4717

  • Pavo goes full retard and tells his dad everything about our quest for the shards; endangering us and everything he hope to accomplish.
  • Bevaluu Zimantiu (Priestess of Desna) is interested in us going to Windsong Abbey.
  • Pilla Linuveshi (a Harrower) has seen the Abbey after it was attacked. She’s in Sandpoint.

Abadius 12, 4717

  • We speak with Bevaluu.
  • The Abbey is built on a old temple to Groetus which happens to have a Doomsday Door on site.

Abadius 17, 4717

  • An Elf (Ayamyra) comes to talk to us about going to the Windsong Abbey.

Abadius 20, 4717

  • We go to Sandpoint.

Abadius 21, 4717

  • We arrive in Sandpoint and talk to Pilla.
  • There are redcaps and Giants at the Abbey.

Abadius 23, 4717

  • We arrive at Windsong Abbey, scout it out, and commit our initial foray.
  • We decided to ambush the Giants ( hill giants and ettins) in the village and wiped them out.

Loot

  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Calistrial 20)

What’s Next

  • Clear Windsong Abbey for Bevaluu Zimantiu.
  • Retrieve a sliver of wood from the Chair of Calistria for Ayamyra.
  • Fight off waves of Giants.
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Session 26
Return to Kaer Maga

Kuthona 26, 4716

  • We begin the intensive search of the Black Keep.
  • The small pool is a magical pool called a Naming Pool, which serves as a portal of some kind. Is this what the Caulborn are after here?
  • In a public bath filled with dark water, Grath gets attacked by three Mohrgs! We manage to kill them all without anyone getting paralyzed.
  • We find several items we had overlooked on our first trip through the previously explored areas.
  • We found a woman (a Pale Stranger) with self-loading hand crossbows in the stables. She drops Grath like a bad habit. Holo & Pavo managed to kill her before she could take out anyone else.
  • Before we could investigate anything else, four Caulborn and two floating brains enter the Black Keep behind us. As expected, they betrayed us.
  • Holo, under the effects of a Confusion spell, killed Onos.
  • We managed to kill all the fuckers. With Onos dead and most of Sawyer’s spells gone, we decided to leave this place.
  • Did some selling and buying to get Onos raised from the dead.

Kuthona 28, 4716

  • Spent two days in the library.
  • Onos is back from the dead.
  • We leave Kaer Maga for Magnimar.

Loot

  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Abadius 20)

What’s Next

  • Can cast Restoration on Abadius 7.
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Session 25
Death of the Dark Rider

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Kuthona 25, 4716

  • We made our way into a dinning hall which was serving carrion and other offal. Six Shadow Mastiffs were there eating and they (of course) attacked.
  • Their baying split up our party and we closed the door to try to regroup.
  • The Black Rider opened the doors and entered the fray.
  • In a long brutal fight that almost killed most of us we finally managed to kill all our foes.
  • We discovered a pillar with three desiccated angels bound to it and the Shard of Gluttony floating above it. Pavo claimed the Shard which caused the magic of the pillar to end, melting the angels into gray goo. Also, we believe whatever wards were keeping the Caulborn out of this realm have now been removed.
  • Completely drained of resources, we decided to barricade ourselves in the room to rest.
  • After a couple of hours, the Fey horse-woman (Nuckelavee) attacked us. We ended up killing her and re-barricading ourselves into the room to rest. Our plan is to search the rest of the keep in the “morning” and then return home.

Loot

  • + 1 Amulet of Natural Armor (1,000 gp)
  • + 2 Handaxe (4,153 gp)
  • + 2 Full Plate (2,825 gp)
  • + 1 Manual of Bodily Health (13,750 gp)
  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Abadius 20)
  • Spy Eyes (1,500 gp) x4
  • Horseshoes of a Zephyr (3,000 gp)
  • Lesser Wings of Flying (Mechanical; 11,000 gp)
  • Masterwork Longsword (157 gp)
  • + 1 Shadow Leather Armor (2,2455 gp)
  • Spine Flail (6,654 gp)

What’s Next

  • Can cast another Divination on Kuthona 28.
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Session 24
Into the Dark Forest

For the long, narrative version, go HERE. For the bullet points, continue below.

Kuthona 25, 4716

  • We used a combination of Invisibility Sphere and Dimension Door to bypass the river of death. Inside the chamber we found a strangely carved pillar along with two Caulborn and a … brain sac.
  • “Seek the Black Keep.” They told us about Undead and a Dark Rider we’d have to deal with. Then they “activated” the Dark Menhir (the pillar) and we were transported to the Dark Menhir in the Dark Forest.
  • Horrid worm swarms ooze out of the menhir – the “price” for our transportation. We just Air Walked away from them.
  • As we approach the keep, three Wyverns flew out of the castle to attack us.
  • We dealt with the Wyverns, set up a new Invisibility Sphere and blazed into the keep through the Wyvern’s nest.
  • We found a small library were a Puckwudgie was fucking a pair of legs with the entrails scooped out. So gross. Then four Wraiths attacked us from the bookcases. We killed the Puckwudgie and three Wraiths. The fourth Wraith fled and we gave chase.
  • We found a lab/workshop. There is a Bonesage from Eox sitting in a chair. Maligast of Eox offers to chat. Maligast turned out to be a Lich! We managed to kill him, but he turned out to be just a Simulacrum.
  • We found some cool scrying devices in a bag and we were able to see some horrible Fey horse-woman in a bath.
  • In a huge hall, we we were attacked by the top half of the legs we’d seen earlier ( Mananangal). Still so very, very gross. During the battle, two Hungry Fogs pour out and attack us. We killed them all!

Loot

  • + 1 Amulet of Natural Armor (1,000 gp)
  • Book ( gp) C8
  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Abadius 20)
  • Spy Eyes (1,500 gp) x4
  • Horseshoes of a Zephyr (3,000 gp) C6
  • Leather Armor ( gp) C6
  • Lesser Wings of Flying (Mechanical; 11,000 gp)

What’s Next

  • Can cast another Divination on Kuthona 28.
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Session 23

For the long, narrative version, go HERE. For the bullet points, continue below.

Kuthona 24, 4716

  • Grath manged to stuff the robe of the Bloat Mage under the door leading to where the Hellwasp Swarm was hanging out; trapping them in the one room.
  • Behind a different door, a floating brain and a pair of Gibbering Mouthers. Grath was blinding by Mouther spit and the floating brain drained Sawyer’s intellect with just a touch.. Still, we managed to kill them all and search the room.
  • In another room with water covering the floor we found a metal cage with a very strange fish (a Grodair) inside. In a room on the other side, we could see Silasni (the Dark Naga from the previous adventuring group). Sawyer tried to Charm the fish, but we still triggered the trap which sealed the room and started to raise the water. Luckily, Grath managed to sever the cap controlling the fish and we were able to work on simply freeing the fish from the cage.
  • Rather than have the Grodair try to escape this place on his own, we had him wait in the watery room for us to return and we could help him get out.
  • Silasni asked us for help getting through a magically trapped door. She seemed to be in possession of all her faculties. The door had a Sihedron Rune on it (Greed pointing up). Grath disabled the trap on the door.
  • Silasni did not want us coming along and was willing to fight us to stop us. We gave her numerous chances to surrender, but she forced us to kill her.
  • Using the Foo Dogs Onos summoned, we ran quickly to kill the Moonflower and the Kytons as well.
  • The last room in the lab was a circular room with walls of glass that glowed like the sun.
  • We passed through the Sihedron door. Beyond is a natural cavern with a bridge passing over a river.
  • As we moved into the room, we were attacked by five Water Elementals! Dark water pours out of the river, flooding the area and allowing the Water Elementals to have an advantage over us and sickening Holo. Two Hydrodaemons in the river are summoning more Large Elementals and putting Pavo to sleep with their spit.
  • We were all very hurt and were forced to retreat back to the library.

Loot

  • 1,173 gp
  • + 1 Amulet of Natural Armor (1,000 gp)
  • + 2 Cloak of Resistance (2,000 gp) x2
  • + 1 Human Bane Crossbow Bolt x10
  • Fortifying Leeches (3,000 gp)
  • From the Minds of Monsters (+ 1 Tome of Clear Thought) (recharges on Abadius 20)
  • + 1 Human Bane Crossbow Bolt (83 gp) x10
  • + 1 Leather Armor (580 gp)
  • Lesser Wings of Flying (Mechanical; 11,000 gp)
  • + 1 Seeking Light Crossbow (4,170 gp)
  • Light crossbow (17 gp)
  • Longsword (7 gp)
  • Masterwork Composite Longbow (200 gp)
  • Masterwork Dagger (151 gp)

What’s Next

  • Can cast another Divination on Kuthona 28.
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