Session 3 of the weird new world campaign was played on Friday 10/3
The party consisted of the following:
Max, Human Bard 1 (Yann)
Verdt, 1/2 Elf Wizard 1 (John)
Nessendra, Wood Elf Cleric (Erindale)
Kethra, Human Fighter 1 (Nikki)
Riia, Human Ranger 1 (Hanna)
Not in attendance:
Embara, Wood Elf Fighter 1 (Erica) - left the campaign
Bach, Dragonborn Warlock 1 (Erik) - sick
Descending the stairs, the party found the lower chamber mostly empty, with a collapsed wall opening into the garden. Through the hole numerous roots intruded into the chamber, some thicker than a man’s leg. The rest of the room was filled with scattered vegetable debris. Within the tangle of roots was an old man who spoke to the party, demanding they depart. Since they didn’t the roots flexed, and the old man emerged and began to walk toward the party.
Verdt shot a flame bolt at the approaching old man, dropping him to the ground with a smoking wound in the center of his bony chest. At this, the roots flexed themselves from the ground, and attacked the party. (2 Twig Blights, 1 reskinned Grick, and 1 Vine Blight). It was a tough fight, in no small part because Riia the ranger (whose favored enemy is plant creatures) stayed on the stairs and tried to attack with a bow for something like 6 rounds (she’s built as a melee ranger). Once the fight concluded, the old man’s body was examined, and a thin root was found wrapped around his neck and piercing the back of his skull.
Battered, bloodied, and bruised, with no sign of the missing children, the party decided to return to town to recover before continuing the search. On the way back, as they passed through the marsh between the manse and the town, several giant crabs emerged from the muck and attacked the party. Due to their lessened numbers and drained resources the creatures were another tough fight, but a bit faster than the blights. They brought one of the dead crabs back with them, and gave it to the innkeeper to cook for dinner.