We are in big trouble. We all want to get the hell out of Shadowspawn’s shanty but none of us want to admit we’re yellow. We’re wounded, low on spells, poisoned…Ronn’s Rock better be worth it because the only thing it might end up being good for is a place to bury our sorry corpses. We bear down and try to kill the evil hag witch. She might just be protecting her home or Gwinn’s garden that is. Maybe someone should cast calm animal on her?!!
Gwinn casts long strider then acrobatically retrieves his fallen weapons. Jann’s spell fails. The hag witch’s heat spell is now taking affect. The spell affects anyone wearing or holding anything made of metal-like my scale mail- Yikes (8 damage)!! The hag starts casting again and Gwinn gets her with an attack of opportunity. Gwinn’s poison seems to have no effect. Jann and SS miss their attack of opportunity but I manage to get a shot in.
Thankfully our distractions works and the hag’s spell fails. In frustration she flies straight up into the air above Serpenhelm’s Serendipity.
SS moves away from the area around the cauldron. Ron heals himself while Vipette goes in the hood. I swap my axe for my bow and shoot the hag witch in the ass. Very satisfying. Sam flies away bravely (Ronn showed her how) with one murder sprite on her tail. The remaining sprites attack SS and they all miss except the one that claws him. RT starts singing “home home on the range” and surprisingly we feel heartened and stronger.
The masterworks cauldron is well supported and hung from a strong steel tripod. Jann examines it closely in the hopes of destroying it. Recognizing it’s futile she casts her favorite burning sphere into the cauldron. She figures if she can’t destroy the cauldron perhaps she can burn off its magical contents. The corrosive concoction in the cauldon explodes catastrophically. ☺ Boiling spray hits 2 sprites and Jannela who has innate heat protection. Jannela is ok. One of the sprites dies from the spray.
The hag sends lightening at Gwinn which he and the lucky Vipette evade. Angrily the hag pulls out another wand. In the meantime Gwinn kills another sprite.
An impressive showdown is taking place in the skies above Gwinn’s garden. The sprite just misses Sam in a deadly aerial exhibition. Two sprites go after Shadowspawn. One hit’s and the other misses. Thankfully SS escapes the poison. In retaliation, SS swings his morning star at a sprite and misses with the aplomb of the great Ronn Tellius. I then miss the hag witch as well. Must be well attended RT classes ….or I have really bad dice…
Sam does a loop de loop and manages to bite the sprite chasing her.
Gwinn poisons Keenu and then waits for just the right moment. Thankfully Jann ‘s burning sphere is burning off the fog. We are finally getting a look at Jannela’s joint. Not done, Jann then casts a fireball at the hag. “that had to hurt” Jann thinks but the hag seems to shake off the damage. She cackles evilly. Vipette like her master waits for a better moment to strike. Ronn continues to sing and throws his dwarven hammer at the hag. A great strike for 19 damage. I’m sure we will all hear about that momentous hit in a tale or two.
Sam kills the sprite it injured. RT misses his next throw. SS kills the sprite beside him. I miss.
A sprite tries to get me and misses. One attacks SS and misses. The Hag starts casting with a wand and Gwinn attacks at that opportune moment. The hag sees him attacking and slaps Gwinn for 15 damage. (HP 15 is all he had). He is staggered and disabled but follows through on his attack anyway. Haggy takes 4 damage, constitution damage and is down 2 on initiative and AC. Gwinn is somehow unconscious with -7. Vipette is ok. The hag summons a swarm. Ronn magically and soothingly heals Gwinn up to 11 hp. SS aims for the sprite in front of him and misses. Serp takes a hit from a sprite. Jann jumps up to the hag who gets a shot into her with 13 damage. Jann casts touch of idiocy on the Hag Witch successfully overcoming her resistance to spells (affecting her intelligence, wisdom and charisma (like she has charisma?!)).
My friends are in trouble, I take careful aim and finally and successfully hit her with 3 arrows. Sing about that Ronn!. The hag flees and becomes invisible but focuses a swarm at me. Jann gets an attack of opportunity with her magical claws but doesn’t do enough damage. Sam charges at the remaining sprite and misses. Gwinn casts heal light wounds on himself. Feeling better he uses his detect poison ring to hunt down the invisible witch. She is undetectable but he laces Keenu with poison once again for good measure. I take more damage from the swarm but manage to kill the last sprite.
SS heals and RT heals Gwinn another 17. They come on strong and retarget the new enemy. Two gorgons approach the cauldron. Sam attacks and kills a few in the swarm. She wants to help but their death is meaningless. The gorgon attacks SS and misses. I hit one of the gorgons. Gwinn misses with Keenu and pulls out his crossbow. The hag returns to visibility and Jann throws a fireball at her. RT uses and epic point to re-role and the hag roles a natural 1 resulting in 29 damage to the hag. SS then does an amazing roll away from the gorgon while shooting at the hag. His strike delivers the coup de grace! She falls straight out of the sky and hits the ground with a satisfying splat. Dead.
Gwinn picks up his poisoned Keenu. A gorgon hits me with its tail. The other gorgon scratches and spits at Ronn. Damage from acid spittle-gross. Sam keeps attacking the swarm. Gorgon 2 takes an opportunity to attack RT again when he flies away with Gwinn. I flee as well badly harassed and hurt by the swarm.
Jann, while no one is looking jumps down to the ground and loots the hag. She had 3 wands and a pouch of potions on her. Jann grabs all the wands (including the one used to summon the swarm) and the potions. SS tries flying away from the gorgon The gorgon takes this opportunity to inflect more damage on SS (8). SS shoots it back. The swarm now refocuses its attack on the gorgon but the gorgon is too big and powerful. The swarm looks like a cloud of midges beside it.
We await our next encounter to determine our fate and the fate of our new home.