The session opened up with the group meeting Gob, the high elf illusion mage, along the road and him deciding we seemed decent enough and could lead to some exciting stories. The group continued on the path to Cragmaw Castle. From the outside of the castle Fox and Allora decided to stealthily look into the windows of the castle to see what they could view inside. They saw some hobgoblins and bug bears and an alter where a few robed goblins were praying to their god, M[gfdyguidhgdfhgjkdsgsh. They also noticed a side door that might be a worth while way to get into the castle without being detected. Gob their new friend created an illusion at one of the windows so that the group was able to sneak by undetected. Allora picked the lock to the door and then Allora, Fox, Pantherny, and Gobs best friend Hooty went up to the roof to scout what was going on inside.
At the roof they used a crowbar to pull up some planks and peak their heads in. Soon after Panthery was able to smell owl and started to get excited. The group though he was smelling hooty.. little did they know how wrong they were.
The main group continued on deeper into the castle while being directed by the scout team. They eventually found a bunch of barred up doors and Krangor had to use his might to break them down. The continued down the hall to another room with barred doors. They knew there were some sort of beasts inside and without a second though Krangor broke that door down as well.
Inside stood 2 giant Owlbears and 6 little bitch ass bearowls. Seeing as how the Owlbear was part owl the group thought it would be a good idea to send fragile Hooty into the room with the owl bears to try and become friends. As hooty was just an owl and not a diplomat it did not go very well. As a last ditch effort Fox tried to use her animal acumen with them but it just pissed them off more. It was time for battle.
Krangor stood in the door way at the choke point as to try and tank the owl bears. It was very cramped and hard for the rest of the group to get any action so they all feel back and readied actions. All of the owl beasts tried to attack Krangor but only the little shitty bear owls were able to cause any damage. Soon after Gob used his bad ass bless to help out Krangor, Fox, Galthetes, and Allora. Melfias tried to faire fire the group of owl beasts, but as per tradition it missed.
With the group backed up into a more open area the owl beasts made chase and began to get slaughtered. Krangor struck one and released his divine smite in its face. Allora sneak attacked another and really cause some pain. Fox and Galthetes also attacked the shit out of them. Gob used fire bolt to try to bring them down. Melfias sang his songs and sucked. One of the owl bears thought it would be a great idea to leap over the main group and try to crush Gob who was chilling in the back. Luckily, he failed miserable and smashed his face in the ground. The rest of the group ganged up and destroyed his soul. With the big owlbears taken cared of the group went after the stupid annoying bearowls and ruined them quickly. They then checked out the room from wince they came from for treasure.
Inside Gob and Galthetes noticed a treasure up high near the ceiling and they tried to slyly devise some way to steal it from the group. After spending about 5 mins trying to come up with some silly reason of why they needed to go to the roof Allora noticed the treasure as well and, to Gob and Galthetes dismay, the group decided to share its contents. They found some gold, potions, and scrolls. They then continued on deeper into the castle.
In the next room Krangor and Melfias went into talk to the lone Goblin they saw. Melfias, with the help of Gobs illusions, tried to act as a harbinger from the goblin god Mahasioughiuhreqgiuavguixc. The goblin did not buy it and started to try and run away. Krangor chased him down and tackled him. The other 2 unseen hobgoblins in the room fired upon Melfias hurting him quite bad. The group rushed in and took care of them easily. The goblin that Krangor had tackled refused to help the group and instead called to its master that we were there. The master talked from his enclosed room saying we were all going to die. The group could hear footsteps coming for their room as their toughest battle yet was about to start.
There were 3 entrances into the room and the group was basically surrounded. Galtheres went to one entrance to hold them off, Krangor went to another, and Melfias stupidly stood in front of the last. The group quickly disposed of the first two enemies to show their faces, but little did they know there were many more behind them. Also, the bugbear king, his wolf, and drow companion came from their room to join in the onslaught.
Gob tried to take care of these 3 new enemies by hitting them with grease which was pretty effective. It made all of them trip up and go prone. Sadly, right after doing such an awesome spell a hobgolin came in and crit smashed Gobs face in. He dropped harder then the Falcons win chances with 2:12 left in the 3rd quarter of a certain football game.
Soon after they went after their next easy target… Melfias. Little did they know that knocking him out would have little to no effect on the outcome of the battle cause he had done shit the whole time anyways. But ya Melfias got BTFO. He stabilized him self though so he has that going for him. Sometimes though I think he wishes for the cold embrace of death to take him so he does not have to live his embarrassing life as a shitty musician any longer.
With the group down to 4 people and a panther things were not looking good. Luckily the group used all of their resolve and might and started to turn the tables. Krangor and Fox were able to bring the pain to the bugbear with a crown and he dropped soon after. Then Galthetes and Allora brought down the wolf working with the goblin assholes. All this time a worm monster thing had been trying to attack Fox and just kept missing cause Fox has mad skillz. The group slowly but surely and by the skin of their teeth one by one killed the rest of the group of enemies. After the fight the group saw the dwarven brother being held captive in the room the bugbear came from. Exhausted they said fuck it lets take a 10 min rest before we talk to this asshole. And rest they did and it was the sweetest of rest for it was the rest that comes after victory that so closely was not.
NEXT TIME ON STOWEDTON ADVENTURES…. WILL THE GROUP HAVE PTSD CAUSE THEY ALMOST WIPED? WHAT WILL THEY SAY TO THIS DWARF. HE BETTER HAVE SOME GOOD DAMN ANSWERS AFTER THE GROUP WENT THROUGH A TON OF BULLSHIT TO SAVE HIM. WILL MELFIAS EVER GET A SPELL OFF THAT WORKS? HOW DOES FOX KEEP DODGING PEOPLE? IS SHE TAKING PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS LIKE DEER ANTLER AND ELEPHANT TESTICLE? FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO THESES QUESTIONS AND MORE NEXT TIME ON STWOEDTOWN ADVENTURES Z!!!!