The Wrath of the Righteous

The Fall of Staunton Vhane



The Fall of Staunton Vhane

The Sword of Valor Session XXI
WotR XXXVIII
8/30/15


-With Konneshka dispatched we pause briefly to regroup and heal.
-We return to through the receiving court and notice a half-lowered portcullis
-Deciding it is best to cut off reinforcements from the outside we go in search of the mechanism.
-We try one side of the entrance finding four tiefling cultists, quickly dispatching them with a flurry of my arrows and a single blow from Renli, but there was no mechanism to be found.
-We find a few notable items including a magical arrow, the head to the other side of the entrance
-Opening the door reveals a Sarkorian giant and an Owlbear, along with the mechanism we seek.
-The giant is surprised to see us but the Owlbear shrieks and charges clawing Renli
-Lucius, Artie and Renli all strike back landing solid blows
-The owlbear strikes back landing another blow on Renli
-Lucius dispatches the owlbear and the giant roars, clearly enraged at the death of his pet
-Renli moves in and strikes the giant
-Artie moves in and lands an arrow, but slips into a hidden pit covered by illusionary rubble, landing on spikes coated in poison (passes save)
-Aldrick suggests the giant get me out of the pit, but the giant can’t see through the illusion
-Artie tries to climb out but fails, falling back in
-The giant sees through the illusion but can’t reach Artie
-The rest of the group repositions
-Artie attempts to climb out again, starting up but scraping himself on the spikes, causing him to lose his grip and slide back down.
-The giant reaches his club down waving around for Artie
-Lucius drops a rope down, and the giant gets mad, yelling at Lucius that he will get Artie out of the hole
-Artie grabs hold of the giant’s club
-The giant pulls Artie out and grabs him with his other hand, then places Arty on the ground, while simultaneously lifting his club
-As he does, the rest of the group collectively attempts to shove the giant into the hole and succeeds
-Artie steps up to the pit and peppers the giant with arrows but they all bounce off his armor
-The giant stands up and begins to climb
-Aldrick drops the portcullis
-Lucius switches to his crossbow
-Renli repositions
-Artie hits with two arrows
-The giant climbs out and Renli slashes him as he stands
-Aldrick repositions
-Lucius finishes the giant off and he falls back into the pit
-We take a quick look around the room and finding nothing of note we bend the portcullis mechanism then press onward
-The near door had a relief of Iomadae that had been defiled with the unmistakable sounds of an orgy behind it. We figure this is the chapel
-We can also hear women wailing and sobbing coming from back in the officer’s court
-We discuss briefly and decide to enter the chapel, Lucius kicks in the door
-A chapel indeed with a statue of an armored woman and tapestries on the dias, and a tapestry of the armored woman kneeling before a man in green robes.
-Three men are engaged with a woman on the dias, a fit muscular woman with brown hair who appears to be a spitting image of Iomadae. The men appear familiar to us, possibly from our army.
-Tapestry on the far wall appears to be Iomadae kneeling in front of Aeroden before her ascension.
-Arty moves in and feels the urge to join the orgy but shakes it off, the rest of the party follows suit.
-Arty gets closer and gets dominated, told to keep the others from interrupting her ritual
-Lucius and Aldrick cast spells to help suppress Artie’s domination
-Renli moves up and attacks, landing a blow
-Arty says a quick word of thanks, then shouts “I think not Bitch” and slams three arrows into her, killing her. She was a succubus
-The three men cry out and flail at Renli
-The group knocks out the men, and we search the altar and tapestries
-We find a open secret passage behind the tapestry in the back and proceed down the hall
-We come to a room and Renli finds another secret passage with assistance from Radiance.
-Four statues in full plate flank the room, one at the end has a banner pole with no banner. An alabaster altar sits in the middle with a bowl of water and a cup next to it. Lucius detects the altar as overwhelmingly good.
-Renli approaches the altar, hears a voice in his head “Do not be afraid to drink” and so he does. We all follow suit and are healed and refreshed.
-Upon closer inspection the statue is of queen Galfrey bearing the banner.
-The other location to look for the banner was off the officer’s court,so we head back in that direction
-Upon entering the receiving court we are confronted by a host of cultists, 5 harpies, a bulky female tiefling and Staunton Vhane.
-Vhane gives a speech about the inevitability of the Abyss consuming the worldk, and offers to spare us if we join him, his soldiers stand by at the ready with bows drawn, awaiting our response
-Arty says “If you like the Abyss so much we can help send you there” and lets loose a volley, dropping a tiefling
-Vhane orders the attack, only managing to land one arrow
-Aldrick drops a spell, damaging
-Renli says the Abyss will never take hold on this world, steps forward and attacks dropping a cultist and smacking another
-Lucius notices the sword Vhane has, shouts what have you done with Halrun, steps up and dispatches the cultist Renli had hit.
-Vhane buffs and his sword shimmers
-Arty casts a spell, creating an explosion of arrows that drop 5 more cultists
-Aldrick casts blessing of fervor
-Renli buffs and moves up
-The harpies move up and attack, landing blows on Aldrick, Artie, Lucius and Lan
-Lucius casts a spell and slips past the harpies, moving up and attacks Vhane, missing
-A wraith appears to materialize from Vhane’s weapon, and Vhane slashes at Lucius striking a solid blow, and the wraith misses.
-Arty hits a harpy with a pair of arrows
-Renli dispatches another tiefling that tries to move past him
-The female tiefling moves up and does an acrobatic roll into position, striking at Renli and sundering his shield, shattering it
-The rest slash at Renli, striking a single blow
-Aldrick buffs us all with Mythic Prayer
-Renli grabs his sword with both hands and lands three hard blows on the female tiefling
-The harpies strike Aldrick, Artemis and Lands each once.
-Lucius lands three hard blows followed by a devastating strike, but Vhane still stands
- Vhane strikes back then withdraws toward the officer’s court
-Artie drops two harpies, but the unarmed harpy deflects his last arrow
-The tieflings miss Renli, but the female lands a solid blow and a staggering slash
-Aldrick drops a burst of radiance killing 5 more tiefling
-Renli pursues Vhane, landing another blow, dropping him
-The harpies hit Aldrick
-Lucius charges Vhane’s body and slams Halrun’s sword into him
-Artemis drops two more harpies
-Female charges Artie, landing a blow
-Aldrick bursts radiance again
-Renli moves back in and throws a javelin at the female
-The last harpy hits Aldrick
-Lucius puts Vhane’s body in the portable hole
-Artie misses with 5 arrows
-Female lands a blow on Artie
-Aldrick hits the harpy twice
-Renli charges the female, landing a heavy blow
-The harpy hits Aldrick and Artie
-Lucius moves back in toward the female
-Artie puts an arrow through the female’s head then hits the harpy
-Aldrick hits the harpy
-Renli dispatches the harpy
-Renli and Lucius had heard a horse in the officer’s court, we head back in that direction…

~Artie



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