I’m actually a bit behind on my session reports. I still owe you part 2 of session 4 (from 11/12), and all of session 5 (from 12/21). Because we should be finishing up Thunderspire today, I’m going to give a quick recap of the events.
After evading the shadow dragon again, and sending the gnoll army down into a deep crevasse. Using the clues they discovered, they found the path to the Well of Demons. They confronted and defeated several more groups of gnolls in the outer rooms, as well as finding and freeing the giant boar that they’ve been keeping their eyes open for. Making their way into the central portion of the Well they encountered 3 ghosts that told them how the Well works, and what items they needed to collect.
Searching around they barely managed to survive a chamber of pillars with magic mirrors, almost becoming forever trapped in an oubliette. Then they fought some demons in a room full of acidic blood while being whipped by giant minotaur statues. Finally they retried the last item from a series of chambers with demons and demonic pillars that attacked them with a variety of powers.
With all the focuses needed to open the inner sanctum doors, the adventurers place the items, and the door begins to slowly open. It also summons the final guardian - the shadow dragon!! In a running battle that spans the entire inner area of the Well the adventurers defeat the dragon for the 3rd and final time!
The great doors open, and within a demonic gnoll leads a foul ritual that seems to be draining the life out of the final two slaves taken from Winterhaven.
I’m really looking forward to today’s game, and not just because we’ll be wrapping up Thunderspire. Even more than that I’m really looking forward to is the return of Kalarel - an encounter you’ll only know about if you downloaded the Myrhdraak H2 Orcus Conversion!