Notes from 05/21/2020 - Ghosts and Apparitions

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Notes from 05/21/2020 - Ghosts and Apparitions

Postby MercyDrake » Thu May 21, 2020 9:29 pm

(Session 50)

The party descended the steep set of stairs, Brandt in the lead. With little warning a mist coalesced ahead of the party. It was Strahd and he was angry, telling us we’d outworn our welcome.

Strahd then proceeded to taunt us, inviting Esmerelda to come and fight. Kili activated the Holy Symbol of Ravenkind to bathe the area in sunlight, but the Strahd-form didn’t react as expected. Brandt poked at it with his weapons and found the form insubstantial. The Strahd-form laughed at us and disappeared.

The party Continued down the staircase and arrived in the teleporter room. It was decided to go back to Vallaki and overnight. This would give us a chance to recoup our spells and heal.
The overnight was uneventful, as was the trip back to the back of the castle. More surprising, the party retraced its steps and did not run into any difficulty, winding up in the teleporter room one more time. A discussion ensued about where to go next. It was decided to go up the middle staircase. This stair lead to a long corridor totally shrouded in fog.

Brandt, in the lead, sprang a drop trap, sliding down and to the right, and winding up in the same flooded cells the party had explored previously. Several party members went to retrieve him. All returned successfully to this corridor.

Morpheus then jumped across the 10’ trap with a rope, that was then used to get the rest of the party across. Cat was the final person and somehow managed to walk along the 4-inch ledge to the other side, oblivious to the yawning chasm leading to enough water to drown a dwarf.

There was a stone door at end of corridor that lead to the catacombs. The party saw a number of small crypts, a ceiling alive with thousands of bats, and knee high fog that that hid several inches of slippery bat waste. The party started the search for Pidlwick’s tomb.

The party looked into six crypt areas. One was a huge chamber. One was guarded by a portcullis the party tried to open but couldn’t. It held much stunning white marble, and statues of a stunning young man flanked by angels on either side. That man looked a lot like Ireena’s Sergei.

A dart trap guarded the tomb of Saint Markovia. Brandt and Morpheus took damage from the darts before Cat disabled the mechanism. In the tomb everything was dust except for one thighbone. When Brandt touched that, an apparition appeared and told us that the vampires must be destroyed. “Use me as your weapon.” Brandt took the bone.

In the sixth tomb, one belonging to Prince Ariel du Plumette, we opened the door and discovered a vengeful ghost. Kili turned it and it ran away. But a minute later it was back to age Cat 40 years and to try to possess Calder. Kili and Esmerelda managed to kill it with a Guiding Bolt and rapier attacks respectively.
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Re: Notes from 05/21/2020 - Ghosts and Apparitions

Postby MercyDrake » Thu May 21, 2020 9:30 pm

CAT rolls Initiative: (d20+5) : [16 + 5] = 21
Kili rolls Initiative: (d20+2) : [17 + 2] = 19
Brandt rolls Initiative: (d20+4) : [8 + 4] = 12
Calder rolls Initiative: (d20+1) : [5 + 1] = 6
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Initiative: (d20+4) : [12 + 4] = 16
Strahd rolls Kasimir Initiative: (d20+2) : [20 + 2] = 22
Strahd rolls Morpheus Initiative: (d20) : [6] = 6
Strahd rolls d20+2: (d20+2) : [9 + 2] = 11
Strahd rolls Strahd Initiative: (d20+4) : [17 + 4] = 21
Strahd rolls Kasimir Spell Attack: (d20+3+4) : [4 + 3 + 4] = 11
Kili: bright sunlight
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Rapier Attack: (d20+1+4+3) : [2 + 1 + 4 + 3] = 10
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Rapier Attack: (d20+1+4+3) : [3 + 1 + 4 + 3] = 11
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Handaxe Attack: (d20+1+2+3) : [14 + 1 + 2 + 3] = 20
Brandt rolls Atk/TH +1: (d20+4+4+1) : [19 + 4 + 4 + 1] = 28
Brandt rolls Atk/TH +1: (d20+4+4+1) : [16 + 4 + 4 + 1] = 25
Brandt rolls Atk/TH +1: (d20+4+4+1) : [13 + 4 + 4 + 1] = 22
Strahd rolls 10d20: (10d20) : [4 + 12 + 6 + 11 + 8 + 20 + 18 + 20 + 13 + 10] = 122
Strahd rolls d12+d8: (d12+d8) : [11 + 2] = 13
Strahd rolls d12+d8: (d12+d8) : [8 + 1] = 9
Strahd rolls d12+d8: (d12+d8) : [7 + 7] = 14
Strahd rolls 20d20: (20d20) : [10 + 9 + 11 + 12 + 15 + 10 + 4 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 8 + 2 + 9 + 7 + 9 + 4 + 3] = 124
Strahd rolls d20: (d20) : [16] = 16
CAT rolls Skill: Open Locks (+11): (d20+11) : [6 + 11] = 17
Kili: Brandt slides down to the cells
Strahd rolls Morpheus Skill (Athletics): (d20+4+4) : [17 + 4 + 4] = 25
Calder rolls Skill - Acrobatics (DEX): (d20+1) : [2 + 1] = 3
Brandt rolls Skill: Acrobatics: (d20+4+0) : [19 + 4] = 23
Kili rolls Skill - Acro: (d20+2) : [11 + 2] = 13
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Skill (Acrobatics): (d20+4+3) : [17 + 4 + 3] = 24
Strahd rolls d20: (d20) : [15] = 15
CAT rolls Skill: Acrobatics (+9): (d20+9) : [5 + 9] = 14
CAT rolls Skill: DisArm Traps (+11): (d20+11) : [8 + 11] = 19
Kili: catacombs
Calder: Pidlwick's tomb
Calder: Ezmaralda plays the Harp well and a Ghost appears. I am Pidlwick. My crypt is below the castle thou shall find a treasure worthy of one so talented as thee.
Kili: crypt2
Strahd: Artista DeSlop - Court Ceiling Painter
Kili: crypt3
Strahd: Lady Isolde Yunk (Isolde the Incredible): Purveyor of antiques and imports
Kili: portcullis to white marble crypt area
Kili: stunning young man statue with angels either side
Strahd rolls Morpheus Save (STR): (d20+4) : [13 + 4] = 17
Strahd rolls Morpheus Save (STR): (d20+4) : [5 + 4] = 9
Kili: crypt5
Strahd: Artank Swilovich -Friend and member of the Barovian Wine Distillers Guild
Brandt: http://yyci.com/amcy/DnD/pogs.zip
Strahd rolls d20+8: (d20+8) : [12 + 8] = 20
Strahd rolls d20+8: (d20+8) : [6 + 8] = 14
Strahd rolls d20+8: (d20+8) : [1 + 8] = 9
Strahd rolls d20+8: (d20+8) : [9 + 8] = 17
Brandt rolls Save: Constitution: (d20+3+4) : [9 + 3 + 4] = 16
Brandt rolls Save: Constitution: (d20+3+4) : [2 + 3 + 4] = 9
Brandt rolls Check: Constitution: (d20+3) : [15 + 3] = 18
Strahd rolls d4: (d4) : [3] = 3
Strahd rolls d4: (d4) : [1] = 1
Kili: crypt6
Strahd: Saint MArkovia. Dead for all time
Strahd rolls d20+8: (d20+8) : [4 + 8] = 12
Strahd rolls d20+8: (d20+8) : [17 + 8] = 25
Strahd rolls d20+8: (d20+8) : [13 + 8] = 21
Strahd rolls d20+8: (d20+8) : [14 + 8] = 22
Strahd rolls Morpheus Save (CON): (d20+2) : [12 + 2] = 14
Strahd rolls Morpheus Save (CON): (d20+2) : [7 + 2] = 9
Strahd rolls Morpheus Save (CON): (d20+2) : [13 + 2] = 15
CAT rolls Skill: DisArm Traps (+11): (d20+11) : [5 + 11] = 16
CAT rolls Skill: DisArm Traps (+11): (d20+11) : [7 + 11] = 18
Strahd rolls d4: (d4) : [2] = 2
Strahd rolls d4+2d10: (d4+2d10) : [1 + 7 + 3] = 11
Strahd rolls d4: (d4) : [3] = 3
CAT rolls Skill: Investigation (+7): (d20+7) : [11 + 7] = 18
Strahd rolls 2d10: (2d10) : [6 + 2] = 8
Strahd rolls 2d10: (2d10) : [10 + 3] = 13
Strahd rolls 2d10: (2d10) : [3 + 1] = 4
Strahd rolls 2d10: (2d10) : [1 + 3] = 4
Kili: thighbone radiates evocation magic
Kili: use me as your weapon
Kili: crypt4
Strahd: Prince Ariel du Plumette ( Ariel the Heavy)
Brandt rolls Initiative: (d20+4) : [9 + 4] = 13
Kili rolls Initiative: (d20+2) : [13 + 2] = 15
Calder rolls Initiative: (d20+1) : [18 + 1] = 19
Kili rolls Save - WIS: (d20+3+4) : [16 + 3 + 4] = 23
Brandt rolls Save: Wisdom: (d20+1) : [16 + 1] = 17
Calder rolls Save - WIS (adv vs charm; imm sleep): (d20+2) : [7 + 2] = 9
CAT rolls Skill: Initiative (+5): (d20+5) : [14 + 5] = 19
Strahd rolls Morpheus Initiative: (d20) : [8] = 8
Strahd rolls Kasimir Initiative: (d20+2) : [12 + 2] = 14
Strahd rolls d20 +1: (d20+1) : [4 + 1] = 5
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Save (WIS): (d20+3) : [15 + 3] = 18
Strahd rolls Kasimir Save (WIS): (d20+1+4) : [11 + 1 + 4] = 16
Strahd rolls Morpheus Save (WIS): (d20+4) : [7 + 4] = 11
Strahd rolls d20+1: (d20+1) : [13 + 1] = 14
CAT rolls Save: WIS +0: (d20) : [2] = 2
CAT rolls Save: WIS +0: (d20) : [19] = 19
CAT: CAT fails wisdom save.
Strahd rolls d4: (d4) : [4] = 4
Kili: CAT ages 40 years
CAT: CAT ages 40 years and is frightened.
Strahd rolls Morpheus Save (CHA): (d20+4+4) : [6 + 4 + 4] = 14
Calder rolls Spell Attack: (d20+5+4) : [1 + 5 + 4] = 10
Calder rolls Spell Attack: (d20+5+4) : [17 + 5 + 4] = 26
Calder rolls Spell Attack: (d20+5+4) : [14 + 5 + 4] = 23
Calder rolls Spell: Scorching Ray (fire dmg+CHA): (2d6+5) : [3 + 3 + 5] = 11
Calder rolls Spell: Scorching Ray (fire dmg+CHA): (2d6+5) : [6 + 5 + 5] = 16
Kili rolls Attack: Spell DC 13+lvl: (d20+3+4) : [17 + 3 + 4] = 24
Kili rolls Damage: Guiding Bolt: (4d6) : [6 + 2 + 5 + 5] = 18
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Rapier Attack: (d20+1+4+3) : [3 + 1 + 4 + 3] = 11
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Rapier Attack: (d20+1+4+3) : [9 + 1 + 4 + 3] = 17
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Handaxe Attack: (d20+1+2+3) : [13 + 1 + 2 + 3] = 19
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Rapier Damage: (d8+1+4) : [4 + 1 + 4] = 9
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Rapier Damage: (d8+1+4) : [3 + 1 + 4] = 8
Strahd rolls Ezmerelda Handaxe Damage: (d6+2+1) : [3 + 2 + 1] = 6
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