Caeside has changed into a rat and scampered into the other room while the rest of the party takes position for the oncoming onslaught.
10 Goblins burst into the outer room searching for the potential noise. One of them is very nervous about the opposite door, as if he doesn’t want to disturb whomever is behind it.
Arnel and Silverfeather fire an arrow at the first goblin through the doorway; however, both arrows just miss his head and he ducks back out to argue about what the goblins should do next.
Ambrosia casts Cloud of Daggers focused on one of the Goblins and two of his buddies are instantly shredded by the knives.
One of the goblins runs off shouting something in goblin (clearly a call for reinforcements).
Once the dagger cloud disappears the Goblins slam the door shut. Silverfeather shoots again, but misses and we are left alone in the room.
In the hallway, another 2 goblins come in with a Bugbear and 2 hobgoblins, before sending 2 goblins away. Now a weird cat and mouse game of the Bugbear trying to get us to come out of the room and Ambrosia speaking in goblin trying to convince them to come in.
The two goblins who circled around have decided to come in through the hole in the rubble and fire two arrows at Madox, but miss. Madox throws a dart at one killing it.
A guttural goblin scream is echoed by Silverfeather’s mimic ability. 2 Hobgoblins charge the door and slam it open.
Caeside rolls a nat 20 so that no one notices him shapechange back
Silverfeather rolls two "1"s causing his bow to snap.
Arnel fires, but it bounces harmlessly off the hobgoblin’s shield.
Ambrosia throws her dagger at one of the hobgoblins (“23”) and does 5 damage to a hobgoblin. He sneers before yanking the dagger out.
The goblin up high fires again at Madox and misses.
Caeside unleashes his Thunderwave 12 damage – Bugbear goes flying across the room and slams against the opposite wall dazed (the wolf does the same). Goblins are dying or mostly dead from the spell (3 dead and 2 mostly dead?)
The surviving 4 goblins attack Caeside, only one hits for 4 damage.
Bugbear swings with a morning star at Caeside and misses. Wolf attacks as well and…
hits for 7 damage knocks Caeside to the ground prone.
Hobgoblin attacks Ambrosia and slices for 3 damage.
Madox rolls a 1 and apparently took a small effect from the Thunderwave the door slams into him (1 damage bruised).
Silverfeather moves to assist Ambrosia, misses with his sword, but hits with his dagger – 9 damage killing hobgoblin.
Arnel jumps over the barrier and attacks the other hobgoblin but clangs off his mail.
Caeside’s second Thunderwave hits 2 goblins killing them, wolf is dead, and Bugbear does not go down and swings morning star… nat 20 for 17 damage nearly killing Caeside. Barks order to goblins to finish him. One of the goblins missed so bad he actually kills his buddy. Seeing what this path has caused him to wrought, he flees hopefully seeking to better himself in another life.
Hobgoblin hits Arnel for 7 damage.
Now everyone gangs up on the Hobgoblin, Silverfeather decapitates the hobgoblin.
Madox misses the goblin up high with a dart. The Goblin fires back at Madox and misses before fleeing.
Caeside stands and step back and transforms into the FORM OF A BEAR!
Madox runs in punching and slashing the Bugbear hitting for 7 damage. The humanoid is nearly dead, his wounds taking a toll.
Another Cloud of daggers, this time centered on Madox kills the Bugbear!
XP… DM Says: 1072 for this session and the previous 2 sessions.
We decide to go into the north tower with a stone altar where one main shaman and two acolytes are praying… a tentacle reaches for Madox but misses…
Initiative – Monster 20, Shaman and crew 17ish, Caeside 25, Madox 9, rest of our crew is waiting to get into the room
Caeside attacks the Monster slug… thingy – hits for 12
It attacks back for 5 damage with a tentacle and bites for 4
Madox gets hit by the acolytes for 8 damage, Madox rolls 2 14s which just misses
Arnel attempts to get by the bear and is grabbed and bit for 15 total damage, dangling in mid-air
Silverfeather attacks one of the acolytes for 16 damage killing him
Arnel attacks the monster with her dagger rolling a 1 – a tentacle slaps it out of her hand
Ambrosia manages to get into the room.
Monster attacks Arnel again, but she catches the tentacle holding it away from her eyes.
Caeside moves to attack the Old Goblin allowing for an attack of opportunity which does 7 damage. The Old Goblin is praying, apparently for something to smite a giant bear who claws him for 11 and goes to finish him with a bite. The old goblin grins, touches Caeside, “Magbulbiet”
Silverfeather fires an arrow at the monster, hits for 11 damage. The thing screams and starts flailing
Arnel tries to slice it with a rapier… hits for 8 damage and kills the thing dropping Arnel for 2 more points of damage in her fall onto the ground.
Madox finishes off the acolyte
XP – everyone gets 120 more
Silverfeather starts devouring the monster worm and apparently harvesting
Searching the castle, listening at the doors, until we come upon an unconscious dwarf… ROCKSEEKER!!!
Caeside detects something… alien behind the other door. Silverfeather and Ambrosia check and Cure Rockseeker
This other thing disappears around the corner, Caeside and Madox rushes into the room. Silverfeather and Arnel tries to head the thing off. Shadow is nowhere to be seen.
The shadow runs towards the forest, Silver fires and hits for 11 damage
Underneath the things cloak is the glint of metal. It runs. We give chase.
Tracking the creature/thing… Silver and Madox manage to find him, the thing attacks Silver for 21
Attacks again for 8 damage
Madox uses Step of the Wind to close on the guy
Madox attacks but misses
Silverfeather attacks for 9 damage
Madox burns a luck point but still takes 9 points of damage
The creature is wearing a gray/green cloak with silver mask with red eyes. Uses only fists
Madox uses Flurry of blows and hits twice for a total of 14 damage
Silverfeather attacks for 13 damage
Silverfeather uses second wind and recovers 4 point
Madox uses Flurry of blows and hits twice for just enough to snap it’s neck. We remove the mask and find the thing has NO FACE!!!
Silver isn’t convinced it isn’t another worm
In his possessions are a rolled up scroll in a scroll case with a map and a potion.
Map shows the location of Wave Echo Cave
220 sp 160 ep and 2 more potions
After a Short Rest…
4 hobgoblins and 2 wolves are approaching the castle
Silverfeather and Arnel use the arrow slits to start peppering the hobgoblins. Silver kills one immediately.
Plus we find out there is an owlbear in one of the rooms we didn’t search
Caeside transforms into a dire wolf and we go hunting
Hobgoblin fires and misses Madox
Silverfeather fires at the hobgoblins hits one for 19 points
They return fire but miss Madox and Silver
int – caeside 23, madox 21, then wolves
Caeside knocks one to the ground
Madox uses Flurry of blows and deals 14 damage
Wolf attacks back but misses
1 wolf down
Caeside attacks the prone hobgoblin, but it’s shield is blocking the dire wolf’s teeth
Arnel attacks the other wolf and hits for 9 and 4 damage
Hobgoblin hits Silver for 8 damage
Caeside and Hobgoblin struggle on the ground. Hobgoblin does 3 damage, Caeside misses
Arnel attacks the hobgoblin on the ground for 6 damage and kills him
Silver goes and hits the other hobgoblin for 10 damage
Then gets the last hobgoblin to surrender
Which he does
Rol, the bugbear, was this one’s leader. He followed orders
The worm is a Grik… megloubiet is a demon the goblins worship
Paid to take the dwarf
A woman wearing a mask paid them to take the dwarf. Possibly an elf. Mask was a hunting cat mask.
Had rockseeker for a couple of weeks. Got him from goblins.
Faceless one came to buy the scroll. “They can devour your face and wear it for their own.”
These are their woods. “Elves are invading our forest.”
The elf woman said her people are returning and taking back what is theirs. They wanted the map back which would take them to something they wanted. She spoke goblinish.
Silver really needs to know more about the Grix. It might be a demon worm.
Hobgoblins have settlements in the northern portion of the forest.
Hobgoblin’s name is Targor of the Bloodsoaked Clan
Elf woman came out of the swamps.
Targor returns to his village to deliver our message to stay away from this place. He has a family. He uses the sword to earn his keep.
xp 200 for rescuing Rockseeker
xp 120 for the battle
Cargor is released and he leaves…