Vlad Draculastein – Lvl 5 Flying Dampyr Head and zombie body.
Tysis – Lvl 5 Fighter
Tarvinir – Lvl 5 Magic User
Greed – Lvl 6 Homanculus
Srehn – Lvl 5 Barbarian
Ritzy – Lvl 6 Homanculus
3 Throghrin, magic missiled, stabbed, and then finished off with the acid sword.
240 EXP/5 players = 48 EXP apiece
9 Strangulating Elderberry Bushes: Hacked, smacked, and magic missiled.
261 EXP/5 players = 52 EXP apiece
Total: 100 EXP apiece
Casualties: Vlad’s body is pretty crushed up right now, and has one broken, useless arm.
The group bedded down in the tunnel for the night, and found that Ritzy had vanished during his watch. Turned out he’d been waylaid by a bunch of throgrin, who are hideous monsters combining qualities of ghouls, hobgoblins, and trolls. They paralysed him and dragged him back to feed the blood drinking roots of their foul elderberry bushes.
The party tracked them down and did battle, with Vlad getting badly crumpled by the entangling, crushing vines of the evil plants. Once the monsters had been defeated and Ritzy brought around, they climbed up thru the canopy of woven branches covering the sunken chamber where the bushes were being grown, and snuck away, avoiding the lone hill giant who sat watching the top of the shaft next to the overturned hulk of the hunting lodge.
Marching back to Castle Von Himmel, they encountered Uncle Nukus stalking something large and horrible in the forest by the road, armed with a garden rake. The wily supercentinarian pounced on his prey but was knocked back, and an infuriated owlbear with a rake stuck in its forehead has charged onto the road into the party’s midst.
And that was all for the Creepy Crawl. A couple days after this session I got laid off, and this epic campaign passed into the realm of legend among my former co-workers at [Company Redacted]. If any of you guys are reading then here's to ya!
I guess it's kind of an anti-climax, but that's generally the way campaigns end in my experience. They get rolling, hit some high notes, and then life intervenes somehow and that's that. It was fun while it lasted, though.
Don't shriek 'cos it's over, howl 'cos it happened.
Despair not, my gentle readers. I've got something exciting to announce, so watch this space for more very soon. Let the rumor mongering commence.
|A little bat told me, somethin's comin'... somethin'... creepy.|