Episode 190 - Losing Control

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Jaela and Harper

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Episode 190 - Losing Control

The fight with Askur is coming to its inevitable end! Who shall end up the victors? This NPC dwarf we've only known for 3 episodes? Or our galant "heroes" we've been following for years? Find out next week, on Drunks and Dragons!

Cast and Player Characters

Non-Player Characters

Locations

Story

Askur and the party are introduced. They offer to give mercy, if he helps them take down Longcryer. He refuses and attacks by attempting to charm Harper. The dramatic quest to destroy Longcryer climaxes as Harper gets charmed and Lightning blasts Jett and Jaela, so Jett turns Harper into a baby hippo, that Jett jumps on top of in the form of a monkey wearing a cowboy hat. It is at this time that Harper snaps out of it, and is surprised to find that he is still a baby hippo. Jett decides to return Harper to Harper form, and Aludra ends the fight by using Wind Wall to knock him unconscious. Harper appears to check his pulse, but secretly delivers a small shock, killing him.

They head out and continue investigating. They contemplate resting, and decide to take a short rest. They hide in an empty room, which appears to be Feslan's room. It seems to be recently lived in. They also find a red lacquer box, Camille's jewelry box! When Harper touches it, he once again gets a glossy look in his eyes, and he speaks in Camille's voice:

"Before you take the antidote, there is something you need to know.

Your powers will be gone

If the dwarf Askur still lives--"

Inside the box are two syringes. They interpret that Askur needs to be dead, and just to make extra double sure, they go back and remove his head. Them back in the the room, they deliberate on which syringe, if any, he should take. Despite the fact that the first of Camille's messages said that Longcryer's trap would instantly kill him, they decide not to take either syringe, but give one to Jaela and the other to Aludra until things start to "go poorly". We'll see how this goes.

Inventory Updates

  • +2 antidote syringes

Quest Log Updates

  • [Active] - Longcryer!
  • [Active] - Curse of the Raven Queen
  • [Active] - Investigate merchant deals in Glain, the Jewel of the East, and the Crescent Moon Coins
  • [Active][Sidequest] - Deliver a very small bag of coins to Wilma in Glain, the Jewel of the East
  • [Active][Jaela][Sidequest] - Deliver a letter to Reginald Thornberry
  • [Active] - What are birds?
  • [Active] - Who are the masked assassins?
  • [Active] - Save the shrinking high elf city of Galanthus

Rolls

  • Recap
    • Tim - 18 - Bapped (Joe Dirt gives the recap)
    • Nika - Nat20
    • Jennifer - 12
    • Bachmann (Alexa) - 7
      • Actually was an 18, but he didn't hear it, so re-rolled.

  • They all make Wisdom Saving Throws to avoid being charmed by Askur.
    • Harper - 14
    • Aludra - 22
    • Jaela - 22
    • Jett - 27

Combat begins


  • Initiative vs Askur the Dwarf
    • Jaela - Nat20+1
    • Jett - 19+2
    • Harper - 15+3
    • Askur
    • Aludra - Nat1+1

Round 1


  • Jaela vs Aksur
    • Another WIS saving throw against Askur's charm
      • 21 - Things feel like they're starting to clear up for her, but she will still have disadvantage on the attack.
    • Names Askur as her Oath of Enmity
    • Melee Attack (Halberd) x2 - 20, 12
      • Hit, Miss - 21 damage - flourishes the halberd to make it look cool

  • Jett vs Aksur
    • Another WIS saving throw against Askur's charm
      • 11 - Still feels fuzzy, attack with disadvantage
    • Bestow Curse requiring a WIS saving throw
      • 24 - Success, no curse - Jett becomes a sad jacket
    • Bonus action to cast Bardic Inspiration on Jaela
        • Jett is still in the form of the Dale Earnhardt, Jr. jacket, that Jaela is wearing. This puts him in Melee range when she attacked

  • Harper vs Askur
    • Another WIS saving throw against Askur's charm
      • 7-1+3 - Harper's eyes glow blue, an he lifts into the air, turns on his friends
    • Lightning Bolt on Jett and Jaela requiring an 18 DEX saving throw
      • Jaela - Nat1+7 - 32 lightning damage
      • Jett - 12+3 - 32 lightning damage

  • Askur vs Jaela
    • Melee Attack (Quarterstaff) - 21
      • Hit - 21 bludgeoning damage

  • Aludra vs Harper
    • Jumps onto Harper in the air, tries to grapple him
      • Harper - Nat20+6
      • Aludra - 26
        • Fails to grapple - Aludra is now hanging off of Harper as they fly through the air

Round 2


  • Jaela vs Aksur
    • Melee Attack (Halberd) x3 - 14 & Nat20 & 15
      • Miss, Hit, Miss - 26 slashing damage

  • Jett vs Harper
    • Polymorph requiring a WIS saving throw
      • 12 - Fail
        • He is polymorphed into baby hippo, Aludra is still holding him, they both fall, take 4 damage

  • Harper vs the party
    • Another WIS saving throw against Askur's charm
      • 16 - the spell seems to be broken, his eyes stop glowing blue

  • Askur vs Jaela
    • Melee Attack (Quarterstaff) - 19
      • Hit - 21 bludgeoning

  • Aludra vs Askur
    • Crackle requiring DEX saving throw
      • 14 - Fail - 14/2=7 lightning damage

Round 3


  • Jaela vs Askur
    • Lay on Hands on herself, to 47 HP
      • Bonus action to Melee Attack (Halberd) - 26
        • Hit - 11 slashing damage

  • Jett vs Askur
    • Cure Wounds himself
      • World famous musician Jett Razor is the form of a monkey in a cowboy hat, riding atop the noble King Titus Harper.
    • Ends concentration, turning Harper back into Dad bod form

  • Harper vs Askur
    • Another WIS saving throw against Askur's charm
      • 19 - He feels like he's regained his senses a bit
    • Bonus Action to cast Scorching Ray at 3rd level - 12, 17, 11, 10
      • All miss
    • Magic Missile at level 4 - automatically hits
      • 18+6=24 damage

  • Aludra
    • "Oh, I'm sorry. It's Askur"

  • Askur vs Jaela
    • Melee Attack (Quarterstaff) - 22
      • 21 bludgeoning damage

  • Aludra vs Askur
    • Wind Wall to make a circlular wall around Askur, requiring a STR saving throw
      • 11 - fail - 17 bludgeoning damage, knocking him unconscious

Combat ends


  • They all roll Perception to listen at the door.
    • Tim - 17
    • Jennifer - 22
    • Nika - 2
    • Bachmann - 11
      • None of them hear anything