Rise of the Runelords

Session Sixty - Sixty-Two

The Siege of Hook Mountain!

Present Players:  Jaren, Feda, Vincent, Purrcival

Session Notes:

  • The party finds a dragon bone archway that Vincent recognizes as a Blue Dragon
  • They find a gigantic statue that Purrcival recognizes as a Rune Giant, but the party defers messing with it until after the buff / fighting. They see a magic amulet on it but leave it for now.
  • The intersection fight doesn't last that long. The 2 guards and hill giant serving as little more than a speed bump to the well buffed party, but they do cost a bit of time on the buffs.
  • Under strict orders to not charge they refuse to be baited and yell "NO" at Feda's taunts
  • Lunderbud begs from help, but he also receives a chorus of "NO"
  • Feda mother hens Jaren and Jakardros
  • The ogres in the Clanhold room try to stand strong but get steamrolled by the buffed party. One is lucky enough to connect on a thrown axe.
  • The lesser ogres don't matter much but the fighters manage to connect a few times with Feda and Jaren
  • As the last two fighters make their stand, both manage to connect with 2 hits on Feda and Jaren
  • The party quickly about faces as the last of the ogres in the Clanhold room fall.
  • Feda drops a wall of stone in front of the southern hag area, and the party continues onward to the altar room
  • Lamatar hits Jaren with an arrow, and the party charges into combat. Jaren manages to nimbly dodge the stone spikes while Mammy d-doors behind the party invisible with an ogre ally
  • Purrcival runs from the smell and drops a glitterdust successfully illuminating an ogre zombie and Mammy Graul. Graul fumbles the save and is blind for a round!
  • Jaren is force caged by the hidden hag coven. The party is still unaware that they're hanging out under the veil from their coven
  • Some poor rolls has the party on edge. Jaren barely survives some Baleful Polymorph.
  • Vincent being ultimately too suspicious of the saves on Jaren and the women being in the room drops a holy smite behind Lamatar which catches 2 of the hags. One is blinded and hisses out in pain which allows Vincent to pierce the illusion with his will power.
  • Purrcival drops a haste on the party as Jaren pulls back
  • Spiritual Ally was flubbed
  • Mammy slaps Jaren with her staff, but he tags her as she retreats
  • Mammy angrily pursues Purrcival but is unable to land a spell
  • Feda drops Lamatar and a hag
  • Mammy tries to exhaust Jaren but misses as her flab gets in the way
  • Jaren is able to move up and drop her with the benefit of True Sight
  • Purrcival is able to pierce the hag's DR with his arrows and drop the second of the trio
  • The last falls pretty quickly thereafter to Feda's hammer
  • Feda decides to check behind the curtain leading deeper into the dungeon and finds herself faced by 3 living stone giants and 2 zombie stone giants
  • From a massive throne in the back a deep voice laughs at the heroes
  • While the stone giant honor guards stand and watch, the two zombies pound the party
  • They put some heavy dents in Feda and Jaren before one is dropped by a serious of hammer blows and a flurry of arrows from Purrcival who drops it
  • The final zombie falls to a counter attack by Jaren. This causes the two living stone giants to stop standing at attention and readying themselves
  • Barl casts a fireball on the back line
  • Feda summons a veritable army of spiritual weapons and spiritual allies on one of the stone giants. Jaren manages to land some blows as he dodges forward from ranged attacks.
  • Vincent drops a flame strike roasting all 3 stone giants
  • Barl casts a wall of blindness/deafness around the two melee fighters (Jaren / Feda)
  • A swarm of ghostly forms overwhelm one of the stone giants as Jaren flows away in mithral style
  • Barl comes back in with an ray of exhaustion on Feda
  • Purrcival managers to cast hold monster from a scroll and the Stone Giant Wizard rolled a 1
  • Jaren's blade gets stuck to the wizard and he loses it
  • The spiritual weapons continue to swarm the wizard who flies about with Jaren's sword stuck to him
  • The spider nobly tries to web the giant AND DOES SO
  • Barl fails to break it like a pansy
  • Feda allows Jaren to ignore the strength damage
  • Barl continues to flit about but is stopped from casting spells due a lot of webs from the summon monster
  • Purrcival manages to drop the giant leader with a trio of well-placed shots

DM Notes:

  • Nice dungeon overall, the players were completely tapped at the end and had a pretty climatic final fight

Rewards / Loot:

  • Next Session! We don't have time for looting, there's buffs running!
  • Reached level 10

Challenges / Monsters Defeated (Approximately):

  • 8 Ogre Workers
  • 2 Ogre Fighters
  • Frost Wight (Lamatar)
  • Fast Ogre Zombie
  • Mammy Graul
  • 3 Annis Hags
  • Barl Breakbones
  • Relentless Stone Giant Zombies x2
  • Stone Giants x2

 

End Date: Sarenith 30

Comments

Rapida

I'm sorry, but we no longer support this web browser. Please upgrade your browser or install Chrome or Firefox to enjoy the full functionality of this site.