Archive for May 7, 2011

Swamp Things

Posted in Session Reports: SRaO on May 7, 2011 by Carl

Our heroes are woken by elves at sunrise with news; there is to be a funeral ceremony for the fallen Silanis Nightshadow, and Apocalypsia has miraculously arrived to join the party once more. Thankfully there are no awkward questions as to how she managed to track the party over 200 miles.

The elves invite the party to join them in the solemn occasion. Jerell’s song and Doomsayer Brynn’s speech don’t go down particularly well, but Trellara swallows Apocalypsia’s grade-A bullshit  “sympathy” and asks for seconds.

The party set out for Rhest in two row-boats, and soon arrive at the half-submerged ruins of the town which lies at the centre of a lake. By now it is sweltering and muggy. In an uncharacteristically cautious move the party decide to spend some time observing their target, and realise that although hobgoblins seem to have made some of the semi-submerged buildings  their base, the large lake is circled by several lizardman camps.

The party decide to employ diplomacy; perhaps they can persuade the lizardfolks to join them in the battle against the hobgoblins. They approach the nearest lizardman tents and, naturally, slaughter the occupants to a lizard. Habbakuk and Thovar very nearly become crocodile dinner, but the party survive only to realise that they have forgotten to sway the lizardfolk to their side.

They try again, determined to employ more diplomatic methods this time. Brynn approaches the second camp, and speaks Common loudly and clearly to the savage beastmen.  Inevitably the lizardmen are wiped out once again, although this time the party have the presence of mind to take a prisoner.

This marsh mystic witters on endlessly about the “Winged Master”, and seems quite a cooperative (and stupid) captive. Sadly the party decide to kill him before asking things like “Where does the winged master live? What allies does he have? How many of them are there? Where do they reside? What defences are in place? Where are they most vulnerable?” and so on. Never mind, I’m sure it will all work out fine.

The party toy with hollowing out the giant crocodile to approach the sunken buildings undetected, but in the end decide to go with elven row-boats hidden under lizardman tents. It’s a good thing the storm that has been brewing all day looks about to break.