We reconvened in Barovia yesterday. It was a lot of fun. I can`t quite believe we are on session 9 already. I`m going to have to start working on some ideas for a campaign or a one shot very soon. I`m guessing we will have Strahd wrapped up by summer. Just a note we play once every 3 weeks or so.
When we left off we were in the basement of the winery, after having just finished murdering a large tree thing. We found 3 holes the size of fists in the ground near the tree. After a bit of checking around for gem stones that might fit into the holes, and just random searching we decided to up and leave the winery.
And Viola! guess who`s standing outside happy as you please. God damn Von Richten. I swear this guy is Gilderoy Lockhart, always taking the credit, but never there for the action. This time around though he actually gave us the credit. I was amazed.
We have a discussion with the martikovs who own the winery, and they need to get back the gems as they help with the wine process. After a bit of haggling, apparently we will be paid in wine. Woot.
By the sound of it Baba o``riley (lasaga, lasanga, whatever her damn name is) has the gems. So we go off for a wander looking for the witch.
Come across a stream. My cleric just jumps in and swims across. The dwarf fighter tosses the gnome across the river. And the thief swims along beside me. We leave Gilderoy with the wagon filled with wine on the other side of the bank (after we beat up the witch we are going to go and drop off the booze in Valaki).
On the other side of the river we meet up with another martikov who is scared shitless. We talk to her and she tells us all about the Baba`s camp, the protection, etc. She knows way too much.... whatever.
So we find the camp of the Baba`O`Riley. From the bushes we sort of scout the whole thing. It`s decided that me and the dwarf are going to create a distraction. The thief & the gnome will be invisible and will sneak into her house (which is apparently a monster) and try and knife her in the back.
And splitting the party.
The dwarf and I find this goat pen, its behind 7 foot tall fences. There are skulls lining the top of the fence. he gives me a boost, up and over I`m in the pen. I throw a rope over and now we are both in the pen. Looks like there are 9 rather normal looking goats in the pen. The dwarf decides to lit them on fire! So now there are 9 on FIRE! goats. in a small pen. Egad we are intelligent.
After some thought, I remember the dwarf has a decanter of endless water, so I suggest before we get burnt to a crisp, that we in fact douse the now BBQ`d goats. At this point we decide to have a bit of a feast.
Cut to the gnome & the thief. They sneak into the monster hut, notice some ravens outside in cages. Once inside the thief does a sneak attack, rolls a crit and double damage. The Baba will never make perogies again. One hit is all it took to utterly destroy her. Somewhat disappointing ending. But team work was cool. While the 2 of them are searching the lair, us 2 idiots (cleric & dwarf) finally set off the skull alarms.
BEEDO BEEDO BEEDO BEEDO!
And they sort of hear it from the hut. The gnome finds a ring that controls the hut, releases the ravens who kill off any scarecrows in the vicinity. We are finally let out of the pen, and hand out nicely bbq`d goat to everyone.
We all get in the monster hut thing and start making our way back to the winery. During the night, the thief decides to steal the ring from the gnome. Seriously those 2 are at each others throats the whole time.
Next morning the Gnome wakes up, notices the ring is gone. I honestly thought he was going to fireball her. He decides to cast an illusion on her that she has no hands. She literally screams at the top of her lungs. They jabber back and forth for awhile.
I get up to relieve myself, while doing so I come up with a plan.
Get back to the table, and they are still arguing. I cast silence on both of them, and dispel magic on the thief so she has hands again. The dwarf gives me a high five and we go off to the winery.
The thief (who doesn`t play the game that often) wasn`t sure how long silence would work, so she basically shut up for like a half hour.
We drop off the gems to the winery, they give the thief this nice bottle of 1000 year old wine. She makes peace with the gnome and gives it to him. He`s still peeved. Afterwards we head off to Valak to deliver the wine. I can`t wait to see what festival is happening this week.
Oh we met a old martikov who is going to help us, he buggered off to scout strahds castle.
that was fun.
I've been quiet lately. My brain has been filled with guitars, and not D&D. I managed to finally quit smoking, and I think its going to stick this time. Every time I quit I start looking at guitars I can't afford because I smoke. So my brain has been filled with that instead of D&D, I'm guessing it'll start receding and going back to RPG things.