Brave & Foolhardy
WRATH OF WRAITHS (Session 43)
Some things should never be disturbed.
Game date: October 21, 2011
…continued from Session 42
Travok went mano a mano with one of the Shadow Hook Horrors as Berend was across the room protecting Thia from a second Horror. Meanwhile, the Young Shadow Hulk was slowly backing away from the combined attacks of Heskan and Tavar in an adjacent hallway. The seemingly defensive retreat revealed itself to be more of a cunning set up for the warlord and psion when the Eye of Frost beholder floated around the corner shooting icy rays at the heroes.
Berend caved the head of one horror with such force that thick, brown blood and chunks of chitinous bits splattered upon the nearby walls. Thia summoned a spiritual sword to finish off the battered remains of the other horror that Travok left. Then all the PCs directed their combined force to the beholder and the shadow hulk. The severely wounded hulk soon fell from a blow from Berend’s legendary hammer, Angalia. Heskan and Travok slipped into position against the beholder. “Travok,” Heskan called out to the dwarf. “On my command, go low with everything you’ve got while I hit high and let’s end this thing once and for all. Now!” Axe and sword ripped the beholder in two with such force that hide and guts sprayed across walls, ceiling, floor and heroes in a shower.
The PCs wandered further into the frozen dungeon of the Fortress at the End of the World. A sepulcher for long-dead tieflings could be seen in the dark shadows beyond a vile and wicked shrine. Obsidian succubi statues stood on the altar with arms raised to offer sacrificial babes to an unknown demon for unspeakable rites. Thia was unimpressed. Mausoleums meant treasure free for the taking and the cleric was was done wasting time. Her orb pushed back the darkness as she strolled in among the sarcophagi.
The undead were not so willing to let go their valuables without a fight. Wraiths of various kind and ability quickly swarmed the room crowding around Berend, Travok and Heskan. The wicked risen tiefling Sword Wraith evidently held onto his hatred for his dragonborn enemy as he moved to single out Heskan. The vicious onslaught from the sword wraith and the necrotic aftermath from the death throes of an Oblivion Wraith finally overwhelmed the warlord. Heskan collapsed to the ground but luck and Thia’s divine interference saved him from a worse doom.
The battle with the wraiths took every ounce of energy the heroes had left. Their job of stopping Ikar was still far from over, but one thing was certain…they would need to rest before they tried to tackle anything else. So, they made their way back to find a place to recharge. They could only hope that they wouldn’t be too late to stop a lich from doing something very, very stupid when they woke up later.
“Cold Shadows” (4,600 XP)
“Nessus Shrine” (5,000 XP)
Treasure: Pursuer’s Boots [Travok] and an Elemental Prism [Heskan]
Each character earned 1,920 XP for “Cold Shadows” and “Nessus Shrine”