The most recent session concluded the second arc in the Rise of the Runelords campaign with the defeat of Xanesha, the lamia responsible for both Aldern Foxgloves reign of terror in Sandpoint and a string of ritual murders in Magnimar. The battle started when the party was confronted by a hired assassin, seeking the death of key party members in reply to the defeat of Justice Ironbriar’s Norgorber cult. They handily defeated the woman through both martial skill, and the well timed use of a charm enchantment.
After entering the clocktower the party was confronted by the flesh golem Scarecrow, a creature who has long haunted the seedier portions of Magnimar. After his defeat came the long and arduous climb up the clocktower, interrupted by the falling of one of the clock bells, and shortly after the long plunge of a certain flaming inquisitess. This only served to spur the party further and they quickly returned the favor to a faceless stalker with the aid of a grease spell. A second stalker tried to take sinda down the tower with him, collapsing the stairway under them both, but a quick thinking gnome risked life and limb diving after the falling Sinda and catching her in a featherfall spell.
Upon reaching the top of the tower there was no sign of the lamia, but there was a large winged demon circling ready to attack. All but Ionacu quickly saw through the illusion however and the inquisitor pierced their true foe’s invisibility and revealed her to the party. Ionacu was quickly charmed by the temptress nd made his best efforts to convince the party to spare the creature, but they paid no heed. They quickly blinded and corned the lamia, showing her no mercy.
After collection their treasure and finding clues to a greater plot the party descended the tower. Where will they go next? What greater rewards have their brave deeds earned them? We shall see.
and this friends, is why I am not a writer
Experience awarded to players present: 2600