Session 15: Charm of the Skuu-bus#
Cast- The King’s Recruits: Sparrow/Horam, Kriv, Edran, Mia, Gareth 2.0
Rings of NPCness: Hemmingway, Nimaketh
NPCs of note: Greyack Sparrowsong, Fiona
With Flintston the wererat necromancer vanquished, the remaining wererat forces disband. Those who do not surrender or flee are quickly cut down by the Platinum Knights of Erelhor.
Thedanwald has been saved, but word and gossip suggests that many other small settlements were attacked by the wererats and weren’t so fortunate.
The party rest until midday and depart with Baron Greyack Sparrowsong. The party head west along the King’s Road and they plan to reach the Cross Roads by nightfall. The King’s Road is free of the undead that had previously plagued it. However there is more traffic on the roads, as refugees and farmers seek the safety of Rovnol or other nearby townships and fortified settlements.
Around midafternoon the wagon is waved down by a figure walking along the road. The female Dragonborn is grateful that they stopped. She notices Kriv amongst the party and propositions him. Kriv is immediately interested in the proposal and dismounts Honour the horse.
The party are in differing views on the matter. Some believe that the trials of the past few days warrant a release of tension; others are aware that they still need to get Greyack to the Grey City as soon as possible.
Gareth 2.0 observes the female Dragonborn and detects that she is using arcane magic to glamour Kriv. Gareth 2.0 signals to Horam that something is not right with the situation.
While Carli and Gareth exit the wagon to stop Kriv getting nearer to Fiona the dragonborn, Horam begins to swear an Oath of Emnity upon her.
Seeing that she is quickly getting outnumbered, Fiona spreads her dragonborn wings and flies into the air.
Horam disappears in a flash of shadow and mist and appears in the air above Fiona. He strikes Fiona with his blade as he lands on her back. This causes the two to crash into the forest floor below.
As the party rush to reinforce Horam, Fiona changes her form. Instead of a female dragonborn, they discover that she is in fact a succubus.
The battle with Fiona begins. Despite being outnumbered she is a formidable force. Fiona uses her powers to glamour and dominate Mia’s mind, and she momentarily attacks her comrades.
The combat is fierce for Horam, who is attacked by a dominated Mia and his life force is siphoned out by Fiona.
When Fiona is defeated she dies in a fiery burst. The party collect themselves, Horam makes sure to smack Kriv across the back of the head as they climb aboard the wagon and set off.
At nightfall the party stop to rest at the Cross Roads. Due to the recent attacks and the influx of refugees, the intersection has been turned into a protected and guarded and camping ground. The party are able to sleep through the night undisturbed.
Setting off early at 6am, the party begins to head north towards the Grey City. The day is uneventful, and though the roads are congested with refugees, they reach the outer walls of Rovnol by 4pm. The plains outside the fortified walls have been turned into a sea of tents, as refugees are arriving at the city in greater numbers than the city guards can process.
The party is waved through the gates immediately with their important passenger. They ride through the city towards the inner gates, passing through these until they reach the Platinum Spire—the seat of the royal family and base of operations for the Platinum Knights who serve and protect the realm.
The party bring Baron Greyack to the Spire and he is escorted to safety. As the wagon is emptied a man approaches the party. He is a tall man with an eye patch over one side of his face adorned in the armour and arms of the Platinum Knights. He instructs them to follow him into the depths of the Spire.
- The title is an in-joke, referring to the DMs incorrect pronunciation of succubus through this particular session.