Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wine Wizards - Session 7 - Curse Of Strahd - Part Two

A few days past, I've been able to read that rather weird book and increase my constitution , I'm feeling quite good! Ready to start drinking.  Good news is its festival day!

We wander off to the festival, the mayor is going to lit this rather large pyre when it starts to rain!  (really DM??? really).  The gnomish wizard throws a fireball at it and viola fire! The mayor does this rather amusing speech about how this festival will stave off the hard times in Barovia.  Most of the townsfolk don't seem quite impressed.

After the festival we all head off to the bar.  The place is jammed.  The bartender mentions to us, that he is completely out of wine!

(oh the horror!) 

So being heroes & resilient we come up with a plan to act drunk, in hopes that the townsfolk will buy it.  The warrior pulls out his "flask of everlasting water", we all take a swig and make charisma checks.  Cue Gnome on the ceiling again.

Some of the patrons buy it.  Some are amazed at the great tasting water, considering they have basically been drinking mud for years.

The next morning we decide to set off to the vineyard and see what exactly is shaking with these wine wizards.

Follow the yellow brick road
Follow the yellow brick road
Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow the yellow brick road
Follow the rainbow over the stream
Follow the fellow who follows a dream
Follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow the yellow brick road
We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Oz
We hear he is a whiz of a wiz
If ever a wiz there was
If ever, oh ever a wiz there was
The Wizard of Oz is one because
Because, because, because, because, because
Because of the wonderful things he does
We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Oz
We're off to see the Wizard
The wonderful

On the way, we get to a crossroads and there is some discussion about possibly going another route to a different side quest (of which I can't quite remember at this moment, I blame the excellent tasting water).



We walk up the long road towards the winery, and are stopped by a wizard who is wondering what we are up to .  We explain that the tavern in Valkii is out of wine and their shipment is late.

The story goes that a witch and a pile of druids have taken over the winery for some explicable evil reason.  Ismark is with us at this point (somewhat crucial to the rest of the events that unfold).

I should note, that I really do like role playing, but at this point we are about four and a half hours in and I'm itching for a fight.  Honestly I think we all had only rolled dice for the charisma checks in the bar. 

We start to head towards the vineyard and all of a sudden massive amounts of little twig baddies show up.  I cast this cool vine spell that I've been itching to use.

A massive fight ensues, the twig blights are getting beaten up by the vines, but more pour over the dead bodies every round.  The gnome fires a few fireballs spells and is out.  The warrior and thief are firing arrows like no ones business.  No crits unfortunately, but hey that happens.  We manage to land a few good strikes on the druids, killing most of them.

We get backed into a corner, right near the winery building.  Ismark who has been who knows where since the fight started, sticks his head out of the building door and yells "Hey guys its safe in here!"

I cast guiding bolt and destroy a few more twig blights and then head towards the door.

And that is where we concluded.