Enchanting a coin with a “light” spell, the party cast some additional preparation spells (barkskin, more Improved Invisiblity, mirror image, more cold resistance, etc.) and proceeded forwards towards certain death. Since they were using a light spell, no one would be surprised by their approach, and Billy continued to sing the inspiring tune, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”.
Arriving at a series of large chambers carved out of the ice and rock, the party knew the game was afoot. Tossing the coin ahead to the next intersection, Marielle let loose with her first fireball, engulfing the unseen opponents in the next chamber. From the smell of barbecueing monsters and screams of indignation ahead, she knew that she had hit paydirt.
In all, the party was facing the last Jotnar and five large-sized white dragons. The party’s spell-casters pulled Juno, and Tegan back until everyone could be hasted again; a Pray was cast, and Clement was buffed up bigtime with Divine Power AND Divine Favor.
[Clement to add battle details]
With two dragons and the Jotnar dead, and the other three dragons taking heavy damage, one of the dragons burrowed out of the cavern in search of Daddy (Hinterbite).
An erie silence echoed through the chamber after the fourth dragon was toppled. The party was worried that their buffing spells would wear off before they could located their Huge foe. They cast a divination asking Pelor what was the best way to engage Hinterbite before the spells wore off.
[Clement to insert result of Divination]
Interpreting Pelor’s message to mean the the party should stay put and wait for Hinterbite’s arrival, they set up so that only Billy was visible and the others were scattered around the chamber in positions that would make it impossible to Hinterbite to breathe on any two of them at once.
As Pelor had foretold, Hinterbite appeared in the chamber, burrowing his way in from a new angle. The younger dragon also arrived in an adjoining chamber, and so did a couple of canine-like foes. Billy taunted the huge dragon, attempting to cast Fear and Blindness spells at him using scrolls, but Hinterbite easily saved. Meanwhile, however, the rest of the party refreshed their haste spells.
[Clement to summarize rest of battle and aftermath]
- Tegan lay limply on the massage table as the twin masseurs, Nargard and Fjomgard, performed their magic. In the distance, she could hear Billy and Marielle giggling as they rolled around in the massive pile of coins from Hinterbite’s hoard. That sounds fun, she thought … but nothing could assuage her unease. It was clear that Dendritius was up to something, and as usual, he had gone out of his way to involve Les Cinq in his dastardly plans. That slimeball! She couldn’t wait to cut him to ribbons with her swords. But as she lay in a meditative state, she had an almost prophetic sense that Les Cinq would be settling the mind flayer’s hash soon. She had a vision of Dendritius’ eyes glazing over in death and for the first time in hours, she smiled.