Random Encounters: Norhall Academy for Adventurers and Heroes - Episode 12

From DnD Podcast
Jump to: navigation, search
"Zin feels some sort of strange kinship with this Necro-dancer. They both enjoy the curiousities of the dark. So Zin wants to return in kind these curiosities, and send an Eldritch Blast her way." ~ Matt Spurlin

Contents

Norhall Academy for Adventurers and Heroes: Episode 12

Cast and Player Characters

Non-Player Characters

Locations

Story

Long Story

The Daring Dragoons, having just helped defend the town of Horsk from a Barbarian attack, now head toward the cemetary, where they learned there's some necromancy afoot. Smash heads into town first, and sees five Horskian guards, standing over the bodies of other Horskians villagers. They are also surrounded by evil mysterious fog, the trail of which leads to a nearby door of a nearby house. From this and other houses, Smash can hear screams of villagers, and he decides to go help some of them by running into a building that's on fire. Back outside of town, the captain of the guard tells them to run in and go help, but our heroes decide to stand there and discuss things first. They mention that the barbarians they fought last episode were not vampires, which is some weird timing that they would attack right now, unless they were working together. So that's weird, BUT they need to get Smash, so they run into town after him.

Smash, meanwhile has entered one of the homes in town, and found a family in hiding. It seems the father of the house has died, and the killer is also dead, laying on the ground at the feet of a young girl, who's holding a knife. She yells to Smash to stay away. He tries to stop her before she swings at him, but gets a cut on his hand. He is, however, able to pick her up, whereupon a bunch of other kids try to tackle Smash. They grab his legs, so he just walks out of the burning building with them, meeting up with the others outside. After regrouping, they see the Horskian guards approaching, but now, they can see that the guards are wounded, maybe even undead. The Dragoons are able to skirt around them, but the guards are following them. Slowly.

As they go, they see more fog, and more undead soldiers, eventually coming across a woman, dancing and moving strangely. She dances on top of some corpses, causing them to stir and begin walking around! The fog follows them, seeming to be the cause of their resurrection. 7 such corpse creatures attack them. The party destroys the creatures, thanks to Leon and Sig appearing and slaying the necromancer. After the battle, they all debrief, revealing Jessga to be well and properly missing. The two also remind our heroes about Father Breio, and that he, too needs to be stopped.

And all around them, the city burns.

Short

The adventurers from Norhall head into the city, only to discover that a horde of necromancers has infiltrated, and are causing the dead to fight against the living. They are eventually able to run into Sig and Leon, who tell them that Jessga is still missing.

Quest Log Updates

Rolls

  • Recap
    • Josh

  • Smash rolls Perception to look around the crime scene - 10
    • He sees the trail of fog come from a nearby door

  • Smash rolls Persuasion to calm down the scared child - 4
    • She is very much not calm

  • Smash rolls Athletics to grab the child before she stab - 8
    • She rolls against it - 8
      • She cuts him for 1 damage

  • Smash rolls Athletics again to pick her up - 22
    • He picks her up

Combat begins vs 7 corpses + 1 necromancer


  • Initiative
    • Smash - Nat20
    • Isaac - 18
    • Val - 17
    • Necromancer
    • Zin - 7
    • Bek - Nat1

Round One


  • Smash
    • Melee Attack vs corpse 1 - 8
      • Hit - 9 damage

  • Isaac
    • Casts Sacred Flame on necromancer, requiring a DEX saving throw - 19
      • Success
    • Melee Attack vs corpse 1 - 22
      • Hit - 10 damage

  • Val
    • Casts Bane against the necromancer and corpses 6 and 7, requiring a DC 12 CHA saving throw, all fail
      • They are now bad at doing damage

  • Necromancer
    • Casts Sacred Flame at Val, requiring a DEX saving throw - 13
      • Fail - 2 radiant damage

  • Zin
    • Casts Fire Bolt on Corpse 7 - 23
      • Hit - 3 damage

  • Corpse 7
    • Attacks Bek - 13
      • Miss

  • Corpse
    • Attacks
      • Miss

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Smash
      • Miss

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Smash - 17
      • Hit - 4 damage

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Bek
      • Miss

  • Bek (trust me)
    • Attacks - 7
      • Miss

Round Two


  • Smash rolls Religion or Nature to know about the zombies - 7
    • Fail

  • Bek also rolls Religion or Nature to know about the zombies - 11
    • She knows nothing, Bek

  • Smash
    • Attacks corpse - 16
      • Hit - 10 damage - kills it

  • Isaac
    • Casts Sacred Flame on Necromancer, requiring a DEX saving throw
      • Fails - 8 radiant damage
    • Uses bonus action to cast Healing Word on Smash, granting 6 hp

  • Val
    • Casts Vicious Mockery on necromancer, requiring a DC 12 WIS saving throw - 13
      • Success

  • Necromancer
    • Throws a dagger at Val
      • Miss

  • Zin
    • Eldritch Blasts the necromancer - 10
      • Miss

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Isaac - 15
      • Miss

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Zin
      • Miss

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Val - 21
      • Hit - 4 damage

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Bek - 15
      • Hit - 4 damage

  • Bek
    • Attacks the corpse - 13
      • Hit - 10 damage

Round Three


  • Smash
    • Melee Attack - 11
      • Hit - 13 damage - kills it

  • Isaac
    • Casts Cure Wounds on Val, for 12 hp
    • Melee Attacks corpse - Nat20
      • Hit - 15 damage - kills it

  • Val
    • Ranged Attack vs Necromancer - 11
      • Miss
    • Grants Bardic Inspiration to Isaac

  • Necromancer
    • Creates a Fog Wall around her

  • Zin
    • Casts Fire Bolt on Corpse 7 - 23
      • Hit - 8 fire damage - kills it

  • Corpse
    • Punches Bek - 19
      • Hit - 4 damage

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Isaac - 10
      • Miss

  • Corpse
    • Attacks Smash - 18
      • Hit - 4 damage

  • Bek
    • Ranged Attack vs Corpse - 18
      • Hit - 9 damage

Round Four


  • Smash
    • Attacks corpse - 16
      • Hit - 9 damage

  • Isaac
    • Casts Sacred Flame on corpse, requiring a DEX saving throw - 12
      • Success

  • Val
    • Melee Attacks a corpse with a dagger - 8
      • Hit - 5 damage

  • Zin
    • Fire Bolt corpse - 21
      • Hit - 3 damage - kills it

  • Last Corpse
    • Fucking dies

Combat Ends