Session 15-The Siege and Investiture of the Everard Keep of Lord Thomas Havelyn in the Lake States

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Jack Hollingsworth
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Session 15-The Siege and Investiture of the Everard Keep of Lord Thomas Havelyn in the Lake States

Post by Jack Hollingsworth » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:36 pm

Session 15-The Siege and Investiture of the Everard Keep of Lord Thomas Havelyn in the Lake States, Part One

Knowing that Amadeus is captured and [at least] awaiting execution, the Nessian Chord remains hidden in the hidden tower basement for nightfall. They redistribute contents of their Bag of Holding and break out after sundown is certain. Coming out in the keep's armory, they employ the forge to destroy the weapons present. A guard comes down the stairs and is promptly Charmed by Picket. In the subsequent conversation, the Forsaken gain the password and response (Melchior-Cookies). The guard turns out to be one of Capt. Varnung's rangers; he is grappled and quickly dispatched by Valak. The group ascends the tower and after two flights of stairs they encounter one of Capt. Edderly's men. He is immediately suspicious and blows his alarm horn. The soldier is promptly Chill Touched by Picket and joins his captain in the afterlife courtesy of Valak. At this point, Pretor is enjoined to wait, observing the level, which is full of bows and arrows, until he can use the Fireball wand to kill any approaching guards as well as torching the weapons to boot.

The rest of the group continues to the rooftop rookery, where mad Martin is bewailing the loss of his mass-murdered mass murder. After terminally silencing him, the group sets a trap with flaming oil on the landing. Pretor warns the group that a force is coming up the stairs and attempts stealth to no avail, as Lord Havelyn himself enters the room to consider the situation. The Paladin sees through the ruse and casts a dueling compulsion on Pretor, who launches his readied wand. With an amazing speed, Havelyn launches himself at the warlock and deals him a serious Smite. Pretor fires the wand again and disengages up the stair, with his opponent following none the worse for wear. Xander casts a Bless on himself, Valak and Pretor. Havelyn decides that eliminating Pretor is his priority and attacks again. The warlock uses his Entropy Shield power on the warrior, causing him to miss; but Pretor fails to hit him on the follow-up. While this is going on, Father Donnegan has come behind to cast a radiant spell on the characters at the top of the stairs, supported by Capt. Barhold and an unnamed acolyte. Picket sets off his oil trap, Donnegan's spell knocks out Pretor, and Valak crosses blades with Havelyn. Picket hits the paladin with a Chill Touch, and Valak lays Lord Havelin low with a smite and follow-up, as "Iron Sam" brings his greatsword to the fray.

Jack Hollingsworth
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Re: Session 15-The Siege and Investiture of the Everard Keep of Lord Thomas Havelyn in the Lake States

Post by Jack Hollingsworth » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:31 am

It is important to note that the party (sans my character) did fire off the signal rocket for upon reaching the tower's uppermost floor. There was also some confusion about what Father Donnegan did to support the melee. mutatis mutandis

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