Molten Throne


Kallista – Chris Hudson
Nud – Fletcher
Dray – Wulf
Umber – Bleys
Genevieve – Jen
Myrrdrin – Ben
Fah – Biicchi

Begin session with recap of recent winter downtime montages.

Fah buys a CURE WOUNDS SCROLL from Sister Genevieve
Genevieve made a CURE WOUNDS SCROLL

Myrrdin set up a shoe shine shop in the center of town and live at Gryffin Hall. He ports around his stool and shoe shine kit. <skill roll INVESTIGATION=success>

Kallista lives in The Well and researches Primordial, befriends the Imp, and miscellaneous wizardry.

Mr. Umber got new heavy armor made, trading away the Marilith breastplate.
Kallista finds a tiny flaw in the magic of the breastplate that can make it extremely vulnerable. It is not a curse, but a triggered event.

Dray went home to Tilt to perform his Studly duties (occupation), goes on a random unspecified mission, gains enough exp to level to 4th. He spends his earnings to earn the goodwill of the children of town, then trains them in basic health and fitness exercises such as Qigong or Tai Chi.

Between Umber and Dray, a significant impact has been made to the thieves' guild activities

Sister Genevieve frees Walter Wheat, earning a reputation as a legal scholar despite it being a fluke. She purifies the fountain in The Well. She lives in the church, makes some scrolls, and fails to notice something.
Brother Goebel runs a small shrine in Waiholla that gives out soup to poor people. He appears to be a heretic, by rumor. He is not evil but he teaching a rare lost gospel that the saint of freedom is a test for humanity, that the choice for freedom is the correct one.
Genevieve researches his lost gospel. This gospel has existed for as long as the church has (1499 years). Messianic heresy. She is aware but not able to act on it

Nud is living in his tree grove. Went on a few adventures, including the soup kitchen. He searches for a pet called Chaser and makes friends with the Squirrel King. Nud's pet wolf does not have any serious mechanical effects. 4

Klog is living at Gryffin Hall with Arthur. Did the side quest, got familiar with the area. Created a militia/fight club

We are escorting a prisoner for a court case. The identity of the escorted is shrouded in mystery.
Mister Umber finally reveals that the prisoner is Cardinal Triumph.
Umber has arrested the Cardinal of Waiholla under the authority of the Marchguard and wants to present the Cardinal Triumph was conspiring to keep the incredibly ill to incubate and transmit diseases that could be cured by paying a fee to the church.
Mr. Umber has not only eyewitness testimony but also a ledger proving the Cardinal was skimming off of the excess profits.
Mr. Umber hid this from Genevieve on purpose, but when it is revealed she supports Umber.
Kallista INVESTIGATES the ledger and rules that it is totally legit, and he was using his position of authority as well as his knowledge of diseases to enrich himself. He was the top of the pyramid. His money has been diverted in villas in the country. He may or may not be supporting families at both locations.

On the road to Dunkirk, the party is ambushed by the Cardinal's men
Mr Umber leans down to the manacled Cardinal and asks, "Did you pay your mercenaries well, False Priest?"
The Cardinal grins his split lips and spits at Umber's feet, saying, "Of course I did, Fool!"
Mr. Umber replaces the gag and blindfold and sets him on the ground

Sister Genevieve casts Bless on Fah, Umber, and Klog.

Cardinal Triumph
(name chose a kid on his baseball team he coaches that he hates the most)
Just looks around and makes a smug face.

Cultists and Veteran Mercenaries, as well as hooded Cult Fanatics who appear to be spellcasters.

Dray sparks a SCORCHING RAY at three cultists, injuring two and killing one of them.

Reuben casts darkness and hides, but his dark field covers several Cultists

Fah attacks the nearest Cult Fanatic.

Cultists Ululate and strike at Dray with their SCIMITARS, missing terribly. The second hits, and Dray casts SHIELD, but is still hit.

Cultists attack Kallista, but miss when she casts SHIELD

Cultist 6 misses Anzu.

Cultist 7 misses Klog

Cultist 8 fumbles against Fah.

Klog asks if he can use the cultist's blood to dye his hair, uses RAGE, and swings his LONGSWORD, decapitating the cultist. He then moves to join Klog

Mr. Umber HEXES Cultist 4, then cuts him in half with his LONGSWORD.

Veteran 1 targets Fah and swings his LONGSWORD but misses. He follows up with his short sword and misses as well.

Veteran 2 targets Klog with LONGSWORD and deals a smidge of damage, then follows up with the SHORT SWORD for a little more damage.

Cult Fanatic 1 casts HOLD PERSON on Umber, who makes his save, thanks to Genevieve's Blessing.

CUlt Fanatic 2 is stuck in Reuben's darkness. He tries to escape it. He does not realize there is a big mastiff nearby and gets mauled in an attack of opportunity. However the CF easily escapes with no damage. He then tries to cast HOLD PERSON on Klog, who succeeds in his save with Blessing.

Cult Fanatic 3 fumbles in his attack with his dagger on Fah.

Cult Fanatic 4 is stuck in the darkness and randomly escapes the darkness. He throws a HOLD PERSON at Klog. Klog saves.

Nud casts Faerie Fire targeting the veterans and cultists, affecting two of them.

Kallista casts MIRROR IMAGE on herself and stabs a cultist with her dagger. Flappy gives her advantage. She stabs C5 but deals a small amount of damage

Sister Genevieve summons a SPIRITUAL WEAPON (Mace) and uses it to crush Cultist 1.

Cardinal Triumph attempts to escape with disadvantage, but he fails miserably. It is obvious that he is trying something though.

Fah damages Cult Fantaic 3 severly but it stays up.

Cultists attack and miss.

Fah targets Cultist 8 and kills him.

Klog wounds Veteran 1 with his LONGSWORD.

Mr. Umber moves his HEX to another target and attacks Cult Fanatic 1, wounding him and spraying blood everywhere.

Nud's Wolf is caught in the darkness but finds his way to Nud by smell. He points at CF1 and yells, "Chase, Chaser, Chase!" Chaser misses.

Veteran 1 swings again at Fah, missing with the LONGSWORD but hits with the SHORT SWORD and cuts Fah's arm.

Veteran 2 attacks Klog twice and misses.

CF1 targets Mr. Umber and attempts to cast INFLICT WOUNDS.
Mr. Umber, "Consider grovelling, it might permit you to live."
CF1 misses.

CF2, in the darkness, tries to escape. he eventually ends up on the far side of the darkness and starts to move back towards combad.

CF3 attempts to attack Fah with INFLICT WOUNDS but fumbles.

CF4 is going to make a perception roll and heads towards where Reuben lurks in the darkness. He casts an AoE spell but Reuben makes his save

Nud pulls out Contempt, his Thorn Whip, and hits CF3, wouunding him and pulling him towards Nud. Fah has already used his reaction and does not get an attack of opportunity.

Kallista disengages from the cultist, who takes an attack of opportunity. Cultist 5 misses completely. She then moves past Cardinal Triumph and casts TASHA'S HIDEOUS LAUGHTER on CF2.

Sister Genevieve moves the Spiritual Mace over to the Cult Fanatics, then casts Sacred Flame but he saves. The Mace hits, and kills CF3.

Cardinal Triumph attempts to break free and fails again.

Dray targets Cultist 5 with a Fire bolt but misses, despite Anzu's aid. He then moves over towards Cardinal Triumph.

Anzu leaves to help Reuben, who then targets CF4 and hits with CHILL TOUCH.

Fah swings his LONGSWORD at Veteran 1, and hits because of Faerie Fire. Kallista screams at him for not stomping on the head of the incapacitated cultist.

He then takes an ACTION SURGE to attack again, wounding but not killing Veteran 1.

Cultist 5 moves over to attach Genevieve. He misses

Cultist 6 runs around in the darkness, and runs right into Genevieve. He attacks and misses.

Klog presses his attack to Veteran 1 but misses despite the advantage of Faerie Fire.

Mr. Umber tries to whale the Cult Fanatic and heavily wounds it, and then applies additional SMITE damage

Chaser continues to hound and miss his target.

Veteran 1 hits Fah with the LONGSWORD but misses with teh SHORT SWORD.

Veteran 2 misses Klog with both attacks.

Cult Fanatic 1 uses the DISENGAGE action to escape from the surrounding Marchguard

Cult Fanatic 2 is incapacitated and makes a WIS save to escape, and rolls a natural 20. He is no longer incapacitated but is still prone.

CF 4 is in the darkness, has a sense of what is happening and tries to move out of the darkness. He stumbles past Reuben into a pond, sloshing water, and provokes an attack of opportunity. Reuben stabs CF4 for heavy damage.

Nud uses CONTEMPT on Cultist 6, pulling him towards him and provoking an attack of opportunity. Sister Genevieve spanks him with the mace.

Kallista targets CF1, who seems to be warming up for a big AoE Spell, with MAGIC MISSILE, cast at 2nd Level, Killing him instantly.

Sister Genevieve moves her Spiritual Mace to swing at the prone CF2, wounding him.
She then swings COMPASSION at Cultist 5 and misses.

Cardinal Triumph continues to struggle with his bonds and failing.

Dray hurls a FIREBOLT at cultist 5, dealing heavy burn damage to him, but not killing him.

Anzu harrasses Veteran 2. Reuben blasts Cultist 5 with an Eldritch Bolt but misses.

Fah assaults Veteran 1 with his LONGSWORD and deals heavy damage to him, but he continues to fight.

Cultist 5 attacks Genevieve with a knife, slashing her and cackling.

Cultist 6 attacks Genevieve, slightly wounding her.

Klog blows a kiss to Veteran 2, then attacks Veteran 1 but misses.

Mr. Umber moves the HEX and his full attention to Cultist 6, killing him.

Chaser moves towards Cultist 5 and sicks his balls. Cultist 5 dies, bleeding from all orifices.

Veteran 1 looks around, getures towards Veteran 2, and surrenders. "Just trying to make a living"
Veteran 2 sheathes his weapons, then surrenders. "I'm just a working man."

CF2 Hisses, "you scum!" He then stands and casts INFLICT WOUNDS on Veteran 1 but misses.
CF4 is still in the darkness, flees the darkness, looks around and heads towards Nud. Nud shouts "bring it!" and dodges an INFLICT WOUNDS.

Nud Damages Cultist 4 with CONTEMPT the Thorn Whip

Kallista asks if we need to keep any of the cultists. Mr. Umber replies we only need the Veteran, so she solves all the cultist problems with a MAGIC MISSILE.

Flanky the Bat gives someone advantage.

Round 6
Sister Genevieve misses with a sacred flame and also misses with the SPIRITUAL MACE while attacking the final Cult Fanatic.

Cardinal Triumph finally frees himself from the manacles, pulls the gag from his mouth and…
Casts SANCTUARY on himself.
He then tries to flee, provoking attacks of opportunity. He is wounded slightly but starts to flee.

Dray fails his save and cannot attack the Cardinal, so flings a Magic Missile at Fanatic 2 and follows the Cardinal, staying adjacent

Reuben moves up next to the Cardinal and attempts to intimidate him, within the magical darkness.

Fah uses TURGID to cut at CF 2, wounding him.

Klog critically hits CF 2, slicing him up and killing him thoroughly.
Veteran 2 sees that, and quickly unbuckles his weapons belts.

Mr. Umber circles around the magical darkness and waits to see if the Cardinal escapes.

Ultimately, the priest realizes he can't get away, and surrenders. The Marchguard is as good as rumors made them out to be.

The two Veterans surrender, and admit that the Cardinal, saying they were on retainer to the Cardinal.
They leave behind their arms and armor and agree to spread the legend of the Purple Pirate Pants and the Marchguard.

Encounter EXP: 482

Next time: the Court of the Margrave



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