Those who have perused the Semnavoldt wiki may have seen that I've posted synopses of our group's gaming sessions there. With our third session, which we played last night, I am taking a slightly different approach to summarizing the game: I'm posting it in little bits on the Leftundergb twitter feed. I've posted the first encounter from last night, wherein the party concludes a comedy-of-errors battle with a rust monster by immolating the poor thing in the middle of a street. Hopefully it's good for a few chuckles, and I'll be posting the rest of the session in spurts and fits and starts over the next couple of days, probably.
Transcript of the first leg of the twitter feed synopsis is below, to save you some clicking and scrolling:
The resident difficult PC, a gnome priestess of elemental fire, refused as usual to allow us all a smooth start. She wandered out to the edge of the city to look at the stars ("astrology proficiency check", you see) while the other PCs looked for her. The stars hadn't changed too much since she had looked at them the previous evening. "But I need practice." Sure, fair enough. Meanwhile the half-blind half-elf warrior priest, the druggie priestess, and the half-elf wizard are searching streets & cupboards for her. After a rust monster, out from under the city for an evening snack, disintegrates and munches on the gnome's mace, she yells curses and runs. The sounds come to the attention of the other PCs. "That sounds like Serenio!" "I'd know those curses anywhere!" By the time the other three reach her, the metal bands and working parts of her crossbow have been turned to rust. The monster munches. Only Pretty, the half-blind half-elf's dog, can seem to penetrate the rust monster's scales. Ichi (Pretty's person, the nearly blind guy) slashes at the rust monster with his long sword, which crumbles to rust. The monster fixates on Ichi's belted dagger, ignoring the plentiful rust pile at its side. It keeps missing the dagger. Serenio stabs at it with a crossbow bolt, which bends and snaps against the hard plates of its hide. Ichi tosses a flask of oil behind it. Splash! All this time the pacifist half-elf wizard and neutral priestess opt out of this fray for personal reasons. Serenio kicks the monster and hurts her foot. Ichi tries to distract the critter and trick it into walking into the oil spill by throwing cp. Rust monster wants dagger. It misses. "Throw the dagger into the oil!" orders Serenio. She stabs it with another bolt. The tip crumbles. Dagger gets thrown, rust monster follows it into oil. Serenio tosses burning tinder, but it fails to catch. RM munches, turns, fixates on dagger again. Its feet are covered in oil. Serenio tosses burning tinder: WHOOSH! Horrible agonized shrieks as RM burns. The air is filled with the scent of thick, hot iron, burning blood and scales. The RM flares in violent flames for long moments. The pacifist hippie half-elf cries. Ichi proclaims that they have successfully defended the ferrous metals of Dambricks from certain doom. Two tipsy halflings wander by as the creature burns. "Oh, gods, it stinks! What did you do?! That's terrible!" "Oh, you're awful!"
...to be continued..