Mr G's Spellcraft & Swordplay Campaign

Rashid's Last Dance

In which our heroes lose an old comrade again

Our Cast of Players:

  • Aaron (Dave Marasco): Human Priest, level 10.
  • Albrecht (Alan Bates): Human Priest, level 10.
  • Artan (Dave Marasco): Dwarf Warrior/Thief, level 6/9.
  • Edward Nevar (Ricky Paginton): Human Paladin, level 10.
  • Elfire (Max Bryans): Human Warrior, level 10.
  • Kaji (Ian Andrews): Human Wizard, level 10.
  • Patroclus (Jason Paginton): Human Warrior, level 10.
  • Pioden (Craig Baynham-Evans): Elf Warrior/Wizard/Thief, level 4/8/8.
  • RIP Rashid (Max Bryans): Human Thief, level 11.

Hired Help:

  • Nogri: Human Warrior, level 2.
  • Tal: Human Warrior, level 2.
  • Uthilian: Elf Warrior, level 2.
  • Vermox: Human Warrior, level 2.

Total XPs awarded from the previous session: 218,677

What Happened:

Carried over from last time: Pioden and Elfire are unconscious. Rashid is dead.

Kaji uses the Wand of Enervation on one of the ogres, draining it of a couple of hit dice. The weird properties of the room do not seem to affect the ray from the wand.

Artan tries to retrieve his axe from where it ended up after his last throw, but is himself teleported even further away from it to the far side of the room.

Patroclus attempts to attack the ogre nearest to him but is teleported away from it before the first blow can land.

Aaron attacks an adjacent ogre with the Mace of Subjugation and batters it into paralysis.

One ogre teleports from the door at the opposite side of the room to next to Artan and drops the dwarf in a flurry of club blows.

Albrecht uses the Shield of Bashing to good effect and takes down an ogre.

Kaji uses the Rod of Enlargement to enhance the range of a lightning bolt that he casts on the ogre that just dropped Artan. The ogre goes down.

Patroclus finally manages to go hand to hand with an ogre without being teleported away from it, but he fumbles and drops his halberd, spending the rest of the round trying to retrieve it while the ogre lays some serious smack down on him.

Edward, seeing that Pioden is seriously hurt and isn’t going to last out the fight without intervention (assuming any of you do!), prays to the gods and lays his holy hands upon the elf, stabilising him but leaving him still unconscious.

In similar fashion, Albrecht tries to get to the downed Artan, but he is teleported well away from the action before he can get even halfway there, leaving the dwarf bleeding onto the stone floor.

Patroclus manages to retrieve his halberd and then casually runs the assaulting ogre through with it as if that was what he had planned all along. This is the last of the ogres despatched, but several of the party are critically injured, you seem to have no way of getting to them, and cannot fathom any pattern behind the teleporting room.

Looking thoughtfully at a nearby (dead) ogre, Kaji ponders and then plucks the claw shaped amulet from around its shaggy goat hair covered neck.

Seeing this, Patroclus does the same with the ogre he has just killed and steps purposefully forward, clutching the amulet and wishing to appear next to Artan. He is almost as surprised as everybody else when it works! Recovering quickly, he retrieve a potion of cure light wounds and pours it down Artan’s throat, saving him from certain death.

In likewise fashion, Aaron retrieves a claw amulet and, following the same pattern, teleports and ends up next to Albrecht.

There then commences an orgy of healing, but Rashid remains beyond the help of all magic short of a raise dead spell, and neither Aaron nor Albrecht has memorised that particular miracle today.

Taking advantage of the enforced pause of some thirty minutes while the priests do their thing, the opportunity is taken to redistribute some of Pioden’s collection of magic items to more suitable owners.

Ready then to move on, Patroclus hoists Rashid’s lifeless body over his shoulder and looks around for some “what next?” guidance from the others.

To be continued…

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