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jueves, 4 de enero de 2018

Black Box: La Llamada de los dioses - Session 23

With this post I'm going on with the campaign log of La Llamada de los dioses I'm refereeing for my regular game group at La Cofradía del rol, for previous campaign sessions you may read these links: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22

Original image of the cave by absent_friend_79 (Pixabay / CC0)
Cubo gelatinoso by Manu Saez

As always remember you may find spoilers, so if you are playing the campaign or think about playing it you probably do not want to read more beyond this point (or perhaps you want, who knows).

To write the chronicle of this session I was helped by Laura, who acted as a notary during its development.

Original image of the cave by absent_friend_79 (Pixabay / CC0)
Cubo gelatinoso by Manu Saez

The situation was very complicated for Flynn and Luna, because a gelatinous cube is not a monster to be despised like that (imagine a shaky and semitransparent cube with parts of a human skeleton and a corroded sword inside, undoubtely the remains of a not very lucky adventurer), so they had to run to avoid the slightest touch from the creature and passed in front of some closed doors until discovering they are heading in to a passage leading to a cul-de-sac with another door at the end, and from inside that door there were shouts...

Ogre by tinyfroglet (CC BY 2.0)
Jaskinia Lokietka Sala Rycerska by Rafał Kozubek (CC BY 2.0)

Meanwhile Alanna and Hassba, who rested inside the pantry, went down to the lower level of the complex and found Belacqua (the half-elf magician who met them in The Drunken Goblin inn in session #21), who appeared in the complex after going out of the blue light fountain, just as it had happened with the new characters that have joined the campaign. After this happy reunion they continued exploring the passages carved in the rock and reached a cave with voices of ogres and humans coming from within, arguing about what it seemed a plan and achieving to understand the words “intruders” and “promises of gold”, prompting them to act and combat these new enemies and although Hassba was not so successful in performing his profession (he failed one of his assassination attempts hidden in shadows) and were injured during combat (healing themselves after the combat) they could beat them.

As I said the situation of Flynn and Luna was not very promising and clearly wasn't the time to face the gelatinous cube, so they decided to open the door and had the unpleasant surprise of finding a torture chamber with a ckleric of Penumbra and two ogres as well as one of their victims... They were out of the frying pan and into the fire, so it was not a matter of staying there for a long time and, demonstrating incredible agility (what a good dice rolls!) they achieved to evade the monster who found himself face to face with the cleric and the ogres, occurring the inevitable fight as you can imagine.

Fire-hell-inferno-flame by Skitterphoto (Pexels / CC0)

After a narrow escape from the cube Flynn and Luna retraced their steps and get interested again in the little man they had seen surrounded by mountains of paper in the cave discovered in the previous session. The little man was a wizard who attacked them with a Fireball spell which seriously affected Luna leaving her with 0 Hit Points and disapearing afterwards, but Luna, recovered thanks to one of the clerical spells of Flynn again manifested one of her misteryous abilities and the little man appeared again with nose bleeding, moment in which they took advantage to kill him.

After the combat Flynn and Luna had the opportunity to examine the large accumulation of papers in the cave and discovered something that caught their attention and recognized as a really useful element that could help them in their mission: Hanging from one of the walls... there was a map of the underground complex!, so they did not hesitate to take it and flee quickly, because the gelatinous cube could appear at any time since probably the torturers could not finish with such a dangerous creature.

Regarding Alanna, Hassba and Belacqua they continue to explore the zone and discover a cave with a cristal sphere resting on a pedestal inside which without any doubt it was the same as the one taken by the dark elf while escaping from the The Drunken Goblin. Without deciding to enter they continued to explore and discovered a lair of giant spiders they tried to avoid but them, atracted by the corpses near, appeared and the characters are forced to fight managing to overcome them, so they could search the treasure and personal blongings of previous victims in the lair and rest while in the distance they heard a strange chant, a chant adoring Penumbra...

Flynn and Luna, who also are listening the same chant, flee from the gelatinous cube moving unstoppable through the maze of tunnels and finally they manage to find the rest of the group (to everyone's joy), but it is not the time of great joys, because the cube certainly seems unbeatable, but it happened that Alanna, with a sudden inspiration, remembers that the cube's weak spots are fire (wow, we go back to one of the topics of my group of players!) and conventional weapons, so they have the means and the opportunity to defeat the creature.

While her partners are prepared to fight with the use of arcs and other attacks from a distance Alanna, caught by a strange sensation, separates from the group without the rest of them noticing and enters the cave of the sphere and looks inisde it, moment in which she receives a vision (you know, the time when the referee writes a note and hand it to he player and the rest of the group begins to stare at them with curiosity and suspicion). However Alanna does something else because she lifts the sphere from the pedestal... which is a mistake, since immediately the shadows begin to grow around her and heavy steps and the roar of a great beast are heared, a beat that without further delay begins to attack her taking advantage of the prevailing darkness. While the group is attacking the cube Belacqua also tries to enter the cave but the darkness has solidified making an impenetrable barrier so, using her infravision, she discovers a dragon-like being who, in addition to trying to bite her partner, also tries to skewer her with a tail ending in a stinger that looks really dangerous, but this not happens because the half-elf wizard is guiding the movements of Alanna so she evades the attacks and finally defeat the beast, moment in which the magical darkness that surrounds her vanishes and can leave the cave without hindrance.

While this was happening the characters have managed to destroy the gelatinous cube (although they they had not taken the loot the creature might have, you know the internal fluids of these beings are somewhat acid) and the praising song to Penumbra still rumbles through the walls of the underground complex...

What will happen in the next session?

As is customary to say:

To be continued...

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