Wandered Roads 12

Wandered Roads of Varisia
Session 12
June 16, 2012

Campaign Timeline

Unfinished Business Below

Moonday, 3rd of Lamashan

After many deliberations, the party decided that they needed to tend to the safety of the town immediately and take care of the evil dangers lurking in the ruins below. They spent the morning purchasing healing potions and other supplies that would be useful in helping them keep up the fight with the tiny demon sorceress and whatever minions she may have at her disposal. 

Upon reaching the Glassworks, they met some of the mercenary soldiers sent to Sandpoint from Magnimar. They were able to convince Samad the Foxtooth and Philis the Red to accompany them to the catacombs below. The group, without the assistance of Ellie, who had wandered off who-knows where, delved back into the catacombs below the town. They spent some time going through the previously cleared areas to make sure there were not additional threats before heading off along the remaining unexplored passage in their search for the magical invisible flying creature. 

Evil creatures arrive!
In no time at all, they discovered what appeared to be some foul, black altar and while they were examining it, the double doors across the room opened to reveal one of the anger inducing, split jawed creatures they had fought numerous times before. The creature bellowed out a ferocious cry but then retreated behind the doors. Not but a few moments after that, the doors burst open and for of the creatures advanced on the party. The party quickly reacted and engaged their foes while Samad ordered Philis to guard the rear passage so they could not be flanked. 

Paka joins the fray!
Samad proves his worth!
After a few moments of fighting, the bat winged creature showed herself and began using her vile magic to assail the heroes, snapping the bowstrings of Daellin and the dead-eyed Calina and death-touch magic all around. Soon enough, the split jaw creatures were put down and the imp had fled, invisible, back into her inner sanctum. Daellin prepared some magic to allow him to spot her, even while invisible, and helped some of his comrades to do so as well. Paka, the Firepelt companion of Calina leapt right into the middle of the fray, clawing and pawing at foes left and right. Vexeron the wizard made good use of his magic to assault the many foes as well!

The party pushed on and entered the next chamber where Ehlyna was ambushed by the dark creature and her deadly magic.  There were also several fiendish dire
Ehlyna is ambushed by
Dire Rats!
rats on hand to deal with as well. The group moved on, fighting their way up past a spooky looking fountain toward what appeared to be some sort of glowing magical altar. The imp was again spotted at the altar cutting her own hand and dripping blood into the roiling surface. This act created another of the split jawed creatures who emerged and entered the fray.
Kallin kept himself busy making sure all of his companions were up to full strength and doing his best to try to counter the foul magic of their foe.
Philis sacrifices himself to stop
their foe from escaping!

After continued fighting, bowstring breaking and magic casting, the foes were finally vanquished and the party was victorious, though not before Philis was struck by the death-hand touch of the imp while trying to block her escape. 

The entire Battle Scene, created by +Ben Lipe out of Hirst Arts molds.

Continuing Story Doc

Continuing Story Summary

The group took a rest after the battle before trying to sort through what had just happened. Kallin used his divine magic to heal his companions and drank some healing potions to deal with his wounds, as his magic does not work well on himself.

Calina quickly dispatched the tiny, flying imp witch before she could regain consciousness and cause them any further misery. Kallin makes it a point to copy down some of the strange spiky runes that cover the walls of the temple chamber. Calina tends to some minor wounds that her animal companion, Paka, suffered during the battle. 

Samad and Philis secure the exits of the room as the others do some investigating. After some time, the group concludes that they have cleared the threat from the ruins and gathered as much information they could, so they return back to the surface and tell the Sheriff what they had accomplished. 

Samad joins the group at the Rusty Dragon to drink and talk about their most recent exploits. A heavy rain begins to fall that night and continues for the next several days.

Session Notes

This session marked the addition of a new player. We welcomed JeCorey to the table, a close friend of several of the other players. A gamer, but very new to GURPS, he proved to be a quick learner and a great addition to the group. 

This session also saw extensive use of the awesome dungeon pieces we have available. Many years ago, during the first incarnation of our gaming group, we pooled some money and invested in a bunch of Hirst Arts molds and plaster and Ben took up the mantle of dungeon builder. He painstakingly mixed, molded, cast assembled and painted several large bins of modular dungeon tiles, all with offset square grids that could be used to simulate GURPS hexs. 

We use them from time to time, but for this battle in the strangely shaped rooms with several unique features, I had Ben construct an entire battle scene. It was a surprise to the rest of the group when we got it out and was definitely enjoyed by all.

Characters Present:

Kallin Hawkril, Half-Orc shaman and budding Priest of Pharasma - played by +Daniel Ernst
Calina - Varisian Human archer and scout - played by +Carol Coburn
Daellin Silvanthalas, Elven Farstrider Ranger - played by +Ben Lipe
Vexeron, Human wizard - played by +Greg Grady
Ehlyna Fuzziface - Dwarven Warrior - played by +Jodi H
Samad Aldhul, Human ex-mercenary - played by +JeCorey Holder
Ellie - Halfling Finder of Things - played by +Megan McCarron
and +Jason Woollard as the DM

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