D&D - Lunchtime Heroes
Session 88 Summary
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- The vrock fighting Age and Dawnbeak left combat to corner some fleeing civilians, taking some swipes from the sidekicks as it flew off cackling
- Leto slung some pretty harsh insults at it, and then successfully ordered Dawnbeak off after it
- Hoss hammered the other surviving Vrock with blows and Norkas fired arrows at it, Romeo rose up into the air ready to firebolt it
- Meanwhile Leto pursued the Vrock into the narrow streets, as he got into view it responded to his ’l’ll save a table for you’ with an ’I’ll take mine to go’ and seized a civilian (nearly getting put off with a hefty wallop from a handbag) before flying up to a nearby roof
- The Vrock fighting Hoss attempted to leap over Hoss’ head to reach a civilian, but Hoss responded with a stunning strike, and knocked the monster to the floor, where Springrise killed it, before riding his lizard up to get into combat with the vrock on the roof
- Dawnbeak attacked the now very injured vrock on the roof, and Norkas finished it off, with arrows. As it died and turned to sludge it dropped the civilian it was holding, Dawnbeak reflexively went to catch her, but she fell.
- The civilian survived but was very injured, Hoss came to assist with a superb medicine roll
- With all the vrocks dead the characters discussed their mutual distrust of Father Calme (except Springrise who said that he seemed to be a fine and upstanding member of the community – Leto “shut up Springrise”)
- They questioned the timing of Calme sending the riders off when the town was about to be attacked (I mean he’s not technically in command of them Axel the banneret is but I see where you’re coming from)
- After a little while poor maligned Father Calme arrived, crossing over to a crate and standing on it as the townfolk gathered around
- Calme expressed sorrow over the two dead, praised the heroes for their intervention saving many more, and emphasised that he must perform a ritual soon to remove the terrible things happening within Redlarch
- Romeo hopped onto a higher crate and accused Calme of being corrupt, and a liar, his argument was very powerful…
- …But Calme responded with a compassionate rebuttal that Romeo was simply infested with the paranoia and madness of the miasma over this place, and that he should be listened to and pitied as an example of how urgently the ritual must be completed
- Calme turned to Leto and publicly implored him to save Redlarch by completing the ritual
- Leto said they’d talk about it later, and left on Dawnbeak to visit his aunt and sister
- His aunt Meridia explained that abyssal energy was drawn to the twins, that anywhere they stayed too long would become a thin place and allow the abyss to leak through, that Leto’s regular travels had prevented it from happening to him when he left the family home. The ritual was designed to sever that connection to the abyss.
- Leto carefully considered this with his understanding of the planes and so forth, and determined it to be bollocks. He thanked her brusquely and left, troubled.