It’s all about alliteration today, as our ongoing effort to archive the adventures of our audacious association of intrepid explorers indefatigably ensues. Courtesy of Ghalt. –GM
26th day of Sarenith, 4716 AR
So after our successful annihilation of more tieflings (demon worshipers, AGAIN), we decided after some debate (not really), to retake the bridge spanning the dried Ahari river basin. Beyond lay Citadel Drezen.
My initial idea was to get the prisoners that were on Paradise Hill, but the catapults on the stronghold were in range of it, and they could mess us up. So we decided to sneakily swipe the bridge, so we could take the stronghold more easily, so we could not worry about getting squashed by a catapult as we freed prisoners.
I didn’t particularly care about the logistics, I just wanted to kill some stuff.
So me and Deathwish used our superior stealthiness, and our climbing skill to get to the ropes. I forgot to mention why we didn’t just do a full scale assault. They had these mutated Auroxs that were like all demon-y, and they were tied to the supports of the bridge. So they could just have them pull, and collapse the whole thing, which would really suck, so we cut the ropes to make it so they couldn’t do that.
So anyway, we snuck in, and were able to get three of the four ropes cut before the stupid beasts smelled us. One charged me and pissed me off quite a bit by biting me (the pain was nothing compared to its breath, trust me). Deathwish ran to the last rope and chopped it, then was trampled by two angry demon cows. I turned and filleted one with shards of earth. I suddenly felt much more powerful, and was then gored twice by those dumb beasts. Luckily, my tough skin made it not very painful, and I was angrier than ever.
I turned and launched a blast of earth at the one to my left’s head. Right as the blast left my hand, I had a mental picture of the number one showing on a multisided die, and it veered off to the right and killed a bird out of the sky. I blinked a couple of times, and blasted it again, landing a solid rock in its behind and killing it dead. Meanwhile, Deathwish had been doing his usual: slicing and dicing. He downed the last one, and started climbing up to the top.
While this had been happening, the rest of our demon-slaying crew had been hiding behind a rock nearby. They then ran out and charged the few crossbow-firing tieflings on the bridge. I ran up the wall of one of the towers after seeing a blast of magic, hoping I could get the drop on a demon. I wasn’t that lucky, unfortunately. I looked up onto the tower, saw nothing, looked lower, and saw the nastiest tiefling I have ever had the displeasure to happen upon. He was a lump with another lump in the front, which I assumed was his head, and a third that was his hump.
While he was gibbering some silly spell, I blasted him across the tower, nearly killing him. The rest of the party was busy killing the rest of the tieflings that were at the tops of the other towers, and the ones on the bridge. Then, that rude lump of a tiefling clawed me right in the arm. At this point I was really just done with all of the crap I had to put up with to kill some demons. And I couldn’t even find demons, so I was supposed to fight tieflings?! So I put all of my anger and frustration into a powerful metal blast that tore him in half, as in, one half still on the tower, one half on the other side of the bridge.
I then proceeded to loot the scoundrel’s body, while the rest of the tieflings surrendered. He had some cool potions on him, and a wand of dimension door, which we realized could be very useful for infiltrating the stronghold, which we will do tomorrow. It was pretty fun, but I need to sleep. That battle kinda did hurt, and we will probably assault the stronghold tomorrow, so I need my rest.
Whoever is reading this, kill some demons. Bye for now.
Deathwish – vanaran ranger 7, champion
Ghalt – hobgoblin kineticist 7, champion
Idanogin – ifrit bard 6, marshal
James – aasimar paladin 6, champion
O’Connell – aasimar paladin 5, hierophant
Unit 11 – aasimar ranger 6, trickster