How the Mighty Fall

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

'I am the Bugbear Slayer!' says our wizard, with some measure of hubris. Not that we entirely doubt this claim of a solo victory against the bugbear, particularly when we were all in the same combat, but the wizard's status of hero is a little shaken when, in the same round, two goblins stabbing at […]

Making Our Escape

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Only Kalarel remains before us. Once defeated, our mission will be nearly complete. Adran moves to strike what is hoped the final blow and Adoni-zedek assists, granting big bonuses for each of Adran's attacks. Getting a +35 bonus for his main weapon and +33 for the off-hand Adran can hardly miss. But he tries his […]

Enjoying my Weapon Whilst it Lasts

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Our final battle with the exarch of Orcus continues. His minions have been whittled down a little but he is still protected by a leech (or lich, his accent is unclear) and an immoleth. I have got myself next to exarch Kalarel, hoping to draw his attacks away from the more vulnerable Adoni-zedek who he […]

Final Fight

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The final fight is before us. There are large bonescythes, ghasts being stinky, zombies dragging cauldrons, and fel vampire minions spewing from a side room. There is also a lich or a leech, we're not quite sure, but it probably wants us to bleed either way. And even though the boss hasn't turned up yet […]

There is no Knowledge (Maths)

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The Hag is not susceptible to helping our plan to overthrow Kalarel and tries to send a warning with a tiny construct. I stomp it in to pieces which pretty much guarantees repercussions. Even without the construct that was running away from us, we are faced with the hag and her two minions, a large […]

Make War Not Love

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

'You wake up after having the undead skin grafts.' That's a relief! It would have been quite a ruse to kill the heroes of the adventure whilst unconscious after agreeing to cosmetic surgery. Maybe we can even turn the situation to our advantage. 'Does the operation count as an extended rest?' Apparently not. But two […]

You'll Find Him a Good Bleeder

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Baldran is defeated and he agrees to assist us with the ritual. But only on the condition that Arath, priest of Orcus, personally gives him the order. That's okay, we are off to talk to her next. It doesn't take much convincing to get Arath on our side, not when I wield and turn in […]

You Don't Have to Retreat, But You Can't Stay Here

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Finally, Baldran is subdued. Using the magic nose, Lughar chooses not to make the final blow lethal, knocking him unconscious instead. We revive him and start to negotiate for his assistance in the ritual, after proving our power to defeat him, but our fight has caught the attention of guards from the citadel, who are […]

Or Maybe Just a Dolphin

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Our fight with Baldran the demon continues, and it looks like it will last even longer when 'the brute on the floor lets out a wail'. It seems we have another monster to fight. And the brute hasn't finished, as it 'explodes in a burst of necrotic damage. The other brute, as part of the […]

Fighting Through a Gate

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Getting past the 'just a bridge' is easy—once we defeat the undead monsters coming the other way, whilst avoiding the bridge's animated attacks trying to send us in to a sea of zombies below—and we press onwards to the city of Hordethrone. An alluring drow flanked by two ogres guards the gate in to the […]