Expedition to Ravenloft Session 3
by, 06-16-2009 at 04:38 PM (2668 Views)
I'll keep this weeks post shorter than my usual with just sharing the highlights before I start preparing for the next game.
* The PC's entered into a "Bride of Dracula" senario with some of the women Strahd has turned over the years (the three brides were Pale Reavers that were "draining" Ireena while the "Master" was away), the PC's scared them off and were able to restore Ireena from a withered weakend and diseased creature on the virge of a necromatic infection into a battle maiden of such strength and rage that became a valued member of the party once again (and protecting their exp award to see her safety out of strahd's clutches).
* After one hell of a skill challenge and battle to follow Alec Van Richten restored the Holy Symbol of Ravenkind and learned some of the history behind it
* Climbing the Highest Spire the pc's fought a tenacious battle with Strahd, his vampiric lietenant Rafail, and two Corpse Vampires, beat them back and smashed the Dayheart Crystal (the only thing in Barovia able to grant vampires tied to it an immunity to Radiant damage and the sun itself). Buried deep within lied the hilt of the Sunsword..and after another lengthy skill challenge the bonding ritual was complete and the Swordmage was now equipped with it.
Now the party faces another challenge. With the Dayheart destroyed, Strahd wants nothing more than the blood of those that destroyed it.