3/9/13 – 34th Session – Module HM7 – The Expedition
Game Date: 5/1/900 N.Y.
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 52, hamingja: 3
Aurel (Metellus) – domur: 50, hamingja: 3
Basileus Arkonides (Chris) – domur: 50, hamingja: 1
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 50, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 54, hamingja: 3
Neferata (Jess) – domur: 50, hamingja: 3
Thrand Hallsteinsson (Josh) – domur: 50, hamingja: 3
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 46
Oxana the Lady-In-Waiting (NPC)
Dunyasha the Lady (NPC)
Orinn the Svartalfur Prisoner (NPC)
Odhinsdagur, the 1st of Harpa, 900 N.Y.
Aurel made a quick trip back to the surface to scout and look for any indication of nearby settlements, but found nothing – not really a surprise, considering that they were within the former desolation of a white dragon. Aurel returned to his companions as they planned to assault the lair of the trolls.
The heroes knew that these were true trolls, very dangerous opponents who would swiftly recover from any wound, unless scorched with acid or fire. So they knew they had to carefully prepare their attack, lest the trolls be able to recover and thereby overcome them, A plan was devised in which Caelrath went ahead of the rest of the party, using a spell of invisibility to approach unseen, and attack with a fireball from surprise. Then the rest of the party would rush in an attack.
And so, protected by several spells (mage armor, shield, haste, invisibility), Caelrath approached the lair of the trolls in advance of the rest of his party. He saw that there were six trolls, and three of them were close enough together to be the target of his fireball. He cast the spell, blasting three of the trolls with fire, but thereby becoming visible. While the trolls moved to attack, Caelrath further protected himself with a mirror image spell.
Then, as the rest of the party came rushing to his aid, Caelrath used his ring to recover his fireball spell and blast the trolls again (this time getting four of them in the blast, since they had come closer together in their rush to attack him. In the furious battle that followed, Basileus Arkonides bravely absorbed the brunt of the trolls’ attack, while Estrid summoned flaming spheres and Caelrath blasted them with scorching rays. Thrand Hallsteinsson set his arrows alight, while Aurel attacked in a flurry of blows that included stunning blows.
Though the battle was furious, in a short time the heroes emerged victorious over the trolls. The heroes would now be free to search the room for scattered treasures . . . and to investigate the dark corner of the trolls’ lair that even the trolls seemed to avoid . . .
XP Earned: 12,804 (2134 each)
Total XP: 47,571
XP to level 8: 51,000