Dark Paths 33

Dark Paths of Riddleport
Session 33
July 21, 2013

Shedding a Little Light on the Subject

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Session Summary

After the initial shock of the flame trap that burnt Guy and singed Aragon at the secret door on the ledge, Snargash moved forward quickly and played several short tunes on his flutes, healing his comrades even though he still carried several wounds himself.

The welcoming comittee
Impatient, Aragon then pushed the door open and rushed into the chamber beyond only to be greeted
by crossbow bolts fired by waiting Drow warriors. The Crew rushed in and engaged the 4 waiting Drow. Aragon and Bodi brought their blades to bare and Guy made good use of the rubble and rocks around to create a crossfire of psionically charged projectiles. Aethel tossed a ring enchanted with Continual Light into the room and the sudden brightness momentarily stunned the darkness loving Drow.
Snargash broke into song as he moved through the battleground, watching out for wounded comrades. Paal kept his bow humming as he took pot shots at the Drow when able to get off a clean shot in the cramped cavern. 
Take that, Aethel!
As they battled on, Aragon spied some Drow reinforcements arriving from an adjoining chamber and he alerted his companions before pushing his way in there, completely chopping off one of the Drow's legs in the process. The others followed him into the next chamber where they engaged a group of Drow again. The tactics were much the same until a Shadow Demon coalesced out of a dark recess
behind Aethel and raked him with his evil shadow claws. Unaccustomed to sustaining serious physical damage during a melee, Aethel fled the room. Aragon took an unlucky hit from a drow blade right across his neck and went down in a spray of blood, though managed to stay conscious but stunned. Bodi raced to the Bladedancer's aid, battling the Drow warrior standing over the fallen Elf.

Suddenly, the room was thrust into magical darkness and for a moment the tide began to turn for the Drow, but Aethel quickly regained his composure and used his light magic to enchant a nearby rock with continual light. The magical light slices through the orb of magical darkness, allowing the Crew to see again, and possibly blinding the Drow.  He told Paal to grab it and toss it into the next room.

Aragon finally snaps out of his stunned condition only to see a large swarm of buzzing insects form ahead of the approaching Drow!

Session Notes

Again there will be no continuing story for two reasons. One, the PCs are right in the middle of a battle, the final battle of the campaign arc, and I don't like doing battles as PbP for this type of important fight unless I know everyone can dedicate time per day to making it happen, and second, I will be out of town on vacation for a week in between this session and our next one and I know I won't have time to keep a PbP battle ongoing!

Battle in the Drow Caverns!

Cast of Characters: 

Aethelarian "Aethel" Flitterseed (267) - Noble Elf wizard played by +Daniel White 
Aragon Whisperwind (272) - Elven Bladedancer played by +Arne Jamtgaard 
Bodil "Bodi" Jantzen (262) - suave and smooth swordsman played by +Mike Biancone 
Guy Greystone (261) - Gnome telekinetic played by +Gren Drake 
Paal Ulfsun (256) - Northman Human ranger played by +Ben Zittere 
Snargash Windblown (267) - Half-Orc monk played by +Amergin O'Kai 
and +Jason Woollard as the DM

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