Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Creepy Crawl Chronicles - Megasession 54

Will YOU be Mongo's Friend?
Greed – Lvl 5 Homanculus – Temporarily installed in donor monkey.
Tao – Lvl 5 Druid
Vlad Draculastein – Lvl 5 Dampyr
Ritzy – Lvl 5 Homanculus – Temporarily installed in donor monkey.
Tysis – Lvl 5 Fighter

Tarvinir – Lvl 5 Magic User
Arongoth of Hogendaus – Lvl 6 Cleric/Vegetable
These characters were not active participants and thus do not get EXP for this session.

Monsters Mashed:
Fire Elemental – Blasted and banished.
2800 EXP/ 5 Players = 560 EXP apiece

Nurse Oso – Werebear – Restrained and knocked on the head.
1070 EXP/5 Players = 214 EXP apiece

Grimling work detail – stomped, run off, and threatened with a blunt excrement
80 EXP/5 players = 16 EXP apiece

The Cleaner – Hosed, burned, magic missiled, and stabbed into loose plasma.
245 EXP/5 players = 49 EXP apiece

Total: 839 EXP per attending player.


This session is notable because we scheduled it as a Friday night long play session after work, rather than the usual lunch hour play typical of this campaign. I recall it was a blast, literally. 

Wouldn't you know it, in an appallingly ironic (heh heh) bit of timing while Greed and Ritzy were de-brained and under the knife of the horribly skilled mad scientist Doctor Dieter Von Himmel, just as the good doctor was connecting the spellcasting shrunken head of Mongo, the Terror of Belgravia, to Ritzy's nervous system, something in Blutarch Von Himmel's slowly exploding attic lab exploded extra quickly, releasing a Fire Elemental onto the roof of the manor house and shaking the foundations of the building all the way down to Dieter's basement laboratory. 

With the slightest tremor of Von Himmel's scalpel, the wrong nerve was connected, and Mongo awoke, took command of Ritzy's body, burst the straps on the operating table, decked both his surgeon and an observing Tarvinir, cast Charm Person on the attending Nurse Oso and suborned her to its cause, and escaped into the maze of corridors and labs under Von Himmel Manor. 

Meanwhile, the party was up above having tea in the conservatory, while the Greed and Ritzy waited in the recovery room as brains in glass jars mounted on anencephalic gorillas. The party hastily assembled at the sound of the tremendous BOOM, their first order of business was to keep the rampaging Fire Elemental from burning the whole place down. 

They did battle with the creature using the Hydro Pump, and I think they summoned a Water Elemental to fight it with the Hook (I guess it still had some charges) that took forever to slush its way up the side of the manor house.) I think a few spells were tossed and desperate gambits were attempted as well.

Once the fiery foe had been extinguished, Doctor Von Himmel staggered up the basement stairs dragging an unconscious Tarvinir (who's player was absent), and told the party the bad news about the little peccadillo on the operating table.

The rest of the session played out as a hunt thru the catacombs under the manor house, searching for Ritzy's powerful new body, now under the control of a wily shrunken head with magical powers. 

They fought several of the Doctor's servants, including Nurse Oso, who had been ordered to attack anyone coming down the stairs, a squad of Grimling diggers expanding the east wing of the facility, and The Cleaner, a tame gelatinous cube that routinely scoured the hallways outside the labs. 

The session concluded before they laid eyes on their quarry, so tune in Friday to find out how they corralled Ritzy's crazed, customized corpus.

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