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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rise of the Rune Lords - Session 7

Questioned Tsuto but he's unresponsive. Odo ate half his foot and he still resisted.  Garrick even leaned on his stump with his staff and still couldn't get him to answer any questions.  Astra and the others think he might be under some sort of compulsion.  Father Xanthos is going to try and perform a blessing on him to remove any demonic taint but it will take time for him to prepare.  Time that we just don't have with 200 goblins about to descend on Sandpoint.  Garrick became quite agitated that no one seemed to be taking the threat seriously.

Spent 150gp on Wand of Cure Light Wounds.  Garrick will be the weilder of the heal stick and responsible for keeping the fighters fighting.

Ameiko - Remebers a line from a story: From the keeping Maltheshnakor the Barghest will come reaping.

Barghest is a Fiendish relative of Goblins.  Shapechangers: Wolf form and Humanoid form. Can feed once per month can devour non-evil humanoid corpse to grow. When it consumes enough it sheds it's skin and becomes a greater Barghest.  

Get a voucher for 300gp from the Mayor to be used to purchase supplies.

Niska warned me to beware of the rickety bridge also the well and spawn of sin.

We hit the tunnnels the next morning.  We ran into a creatures in the first chamber.  Garrick thought he recognized it but it was only after we had dispatched it and he could examine it closer that he realized it was a Sin Spawn. Good old Niska! Her visions are always  They were common during the Thassalonian Empire and were a result of some of their rituals but Garrick can't remember much more than that.  We followed the tracks further on and discovered a statue of a beautiful woman made of red marble. Her hair is being held back by what looks like blades. She looks enraged and is holding an actual Ranseur and a book with a 7 pointed Star and symbols on the cover.  Ociram recalls that one of the symbols is called Sihedron rune. It represents one of the 7 sins from the Thassalonian Empire.  We're all beginning to think that the Thassalonians were a little sinister.  

We followed the tracks into an area that was obviously an old prison.  There's a wooden rickety platform 10 feet above the floor.  Niska's warning said bridge, but she's not always precise.  It's not trapped but Sapphire does hear breathing beneath the platform.  Astra shot an arrow at the platform and two Sin Spawn walked out.

One of the Sin Spawn bit Odo and caused him to become sickened. The second attack knocked Odo unconcious! ACK!  Garrick moved quickly to poke him with the heal stick.  Then Astra went down and Garrick ran to her taking an AOO for 5 damage on the way.  THEN Sapphire went down and Garrick ran to her with the heal stick.  With Sapphire back up, her, Odo and Cadmus dealt with their Sin Spawn while Ociram and Astra took care of theirs.  Sapphire opened their Sin Spawn's throat after it was down and Astra did the same to be sure they both stayed dead.  It was a hard and close fight.  If Garrick is going to be the heal stick weilder, he needs to make sure he positions himself more strategically and he needs more movement.

REMINDER!!! ADD LONGSTRIDER TO YOUR STANDARD SPELL LIST.

Odo and Garrick at full health.
Odo sickened for 6 minutes
2 AP