Thursday, March 7, 2013

Under a Dark Sun: Session 3

Session 3: (3/06/13)
Adventure name: A Dark and Stormy Knight

Current PCs / NPCs
Grom Dunestalker - Half-Giant Psionic Warrior (PC)
Lain - Half-Elf Bard (NPC)
Sadiria - Half-Elf Wilder (NPC)
Russk - Mul (stated as a Half-Orc) Fighter (NPC)

The session begins with the party resting with in the small tomb / dungeon complex the had previously found, waiting out the sandstorm.

The party explores one of the remaining rooms and fights a pair of vargouilles that nearly paralyze the whole party before they are killed. 
Further into the complex, the party happens upon a large humanoid body laying in state upon a stone slab.  Suddenly the body gets up and attacks the group.  The creature dies after only getting in three swings of its club, but the first swing reduces Grom to 1/4 his normal hp total (causing him to retreat a bit and use up the last of the party's healing abilities), the 2nd swing knocks the wind out of Russk (taking him to 1/2 hp) and the third cracking Russk's skull and leaving him bleeding to death on the floor.  A lucky Wild Surge enhanced Energy Ray from Sadiria drop the creature in time to properly bind Russk's wounds.  Lain recognizes the creature as a Bugbear, and dates the tomb to from before the Cleansing Wars.

Exploring the last section of the tomb, the party just manages to spot a spider's web in the light of thier torches.  Grom hsi torch to it and the web bursts into flames, knocking two monsterous spiders to the floor, stunned.  The party makes quick work of the man-sized spiders and rests.  In the morning, the sandstorm is finally over.

Outstanding Plot Hooks:
  • Who were the elves encountered in Session Two?  What were they doing in the tomb?
  • After at least 3 days stuck hiding from the sandstorm in the tomb, the party must be running low on supplies.  I wonder how roast spider tastes?

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