Grand Duchy 33

Grand Duchy of Adventure

Session 33
October 9, 2014

Battling a Demon

Gromdain, 12th of Flaurmont

The members of the Grey Company had been invited by the Star Sisters to stick around and observe the ritual required to destroy the demons trapped under the mound. More precisely, the Star Sisters said they could hang out on the mound while they did what they needed to do below, out of sight. The Grey Company positioned themselves around the dark crack in the earth at various places. Griffin sat high above on the top of the mound with his crossbow ready, Marcel took up a position down below, along the edge of the strange bubbling pool, he intended to be a visual focus for anything that came out of the rift. Draven stationed himself off to the right, near the stairs leading up and down the mound. He kept his holy symbol at the ready, incanting a powerful prayer of protection to his Patrons. Ree found a spot off to the left of the rift, hidden behind some rocks while Iris stayed down in the camp below the mound to keep an eye on the big picture.
The Grey Company takes up their positions around the rift

One by one, the Star Sisters climbed down into the crevice and disappeared. There was no sound or other signs to indicate exactly what was going on down below. Eventually it was Syareen's turn. She bid the party farewell and thanked them for their work in helping dispatch the demon who had been possessing Bailakask the Werewolf. She entered the chasm and was not seen again.

Finally the last Sister descended, but this time, something different happened. The sounds of some muffled commotion could be heard from below followed by a scream. Before anyone could go to check, a huge plume of steam came blasting out of the rift followed by a demonic roar! Something had gone wrong!

Inwitsorh the Frost Demon
The opening of the crevice seemed to explode and a huge, multi-legged white bear demon emerged! With a ear-splitting roar the creature lumbered out of the smoking crack and engaged the Company. It led off with a blast of frosty breath at Marcel down below while Draven moved in with his holy symbol and Griffin took careful aim with his crossbow. 

Seeing the symbol of the Church of Karameikos held aloft by the young Acolyte enraged the demon who proceeded to charge at him in an attempt to crush him. Fortunately the protective aura around Draven prevented the demon from slamming into him. Marcel moved to climb up the short escarpment to come to Draven's aid. Griffin let his silver bolt fly it struck the demon in the back, eliciting a cry of pain. The demon, who announced his name as Inwitshorh, proclaimed that it would destroy all that opposed it charged toward Griffin up above. 
Draven and Marcel confront the demon

Ree was attempting to utilize some of her magic to help out with the fight but was unsuccessful so she flung her silver blade at the beast, distracting it from its charge toward Griffin. The demon turned and charged back across the ravine toward Ree, striking her hard. Griffin clambered down while Draven and Marcel approached from behind. The Grey Company's silvered weapons were put to good use once again during the battle and seemed to be what turned the tide against the demon. 
Inwitsorh goes after Ree

The beast got several good hits in on a few Company members and Draven moved about the battlefield on the ledge healing his companions while trying to push the demon back into the rift with his holy symbol. Marcel and Griffin both struck telling blows with their weapons and eventually the beast faltered while trying to cross back across the crevice. It struggled to get free then suddenly, for no discernible reason, it seemed immobilized. It was still breathing and its demonic eyes still peered about, but it could not move at all. A faint call came from somewhere below the best to "finish him!" and the Company happily complied.

As the demon was being finished off, the ground around the crevice began cracking and shifting, indicating that a cave in was imminent. The Company quickly retreated just as the demon and half of the ledge disappeared into the darkness below. A blast of steam erupted from the even wider pit now left in its wake followed by projectiles of molten and solid rock. The sound of boiling water could be heard as a heavy torrent of water spilled from the nearby pool down into the chasm and coming into contact with the magma below. It was too hot and steamy to immediately see down into the rift so the Company retreated to a safe distance.


Another good +Roll20 for the campaign, though we were down one player. Again, we are finising up a little side trek that I had inserted into the wider story arc after coming across +Michael Prescott's amazing blog (I'll See It When I Believe It) and Patreon site for his maps and adventures. I used much of what he had written, though of course I had to change it quite a bit to fit my setting. I encourage everyone (though of course NOT MY PLAYERS!) to go by and check out his stuff, it is truly amazing, both the artwork and the adventures! Well done and thank you for sharing (I hope to get on board and patronize you at some point!) 

Cast of Characters: 

Garrett "Griffin" Constantine, a Thyatian rogue of a gambler from Penhaligon rolled by +Arne Jamtgaard 

Marcel Maasa homely but sincere wielder of spears aspiring to cooking greatness commanded by +Christian Blouin 

Draven Rickart, a Thyatian Acolyte of the Church of Karameikos ministered by +Jason Packer 

Iris Varda, a Thyatian explorer and historian searching for answers and adventure guided by +Alex Safatli  

and +Jason Woollard as The DM


  1. Thanks for the pointer to that blog! It's good stuff.

    1. Yes it is! He is quite good! I love the story he is weaving with the different adventures.