Dissolution of Peace

Crash

A wonderful hike through the woods

Things picked up where we left off last time…

Cathal was chasing the Automaton up the stairs in grizzly bear form. Fritz meanwhile was preparing to attack the construct while enlarged and invisible. While Fritz distracted the creature, Cathal mauled the automaton to the brink of death. Fritz, realizing that the more they bashed it the more it gave off heat and smoke, told the bear to run as he stepped further up the stairs and took another futile mighty swing at the construct. Cathal was all too happy that Fritz missed it, and took off running at full speed down the stairs to the cargo/animal hold. When he got there, he spent the next few minutes trying to save as many animals as he could.

Bael had caught up with Gavriil and a woman he was bravely preparing to rescue in their shared room. Once realizing that Gavriil was clutching the life ring, Bael decided to follow him off of the ship. upon reaching the stairwell and hearing the sounds of combat below them, they headed up the stairs to the upper deck. While on the move they recruited a young girl to save. Upon arriving, they witnessed a number of other passengers preparing to jump ship and the crew preparing for a massive battle with the destructive automaton. The crew has even re-positioned the ship’s ballista to target the upper deck’s entryway. They hastily jumped off in order to avoid imminent doom.

Not long after Cathal had retreated, and the others has jumped off of the ship, Fritz was rummaging floor by floor in order to find a life ring with witch to escape. He eventually came to infamous room 411. Once inside, he found the three butchered tiefling bodies, as well as an untouched life ring. When he was grabbing the life ring, he realized that the horns and hooves on one of the tieflings were obvious prosthetics. After a closer inspections, he matched the dead man’s face with one on a wanted poster he saw earlier and began stuffing the corpse into his handy haversack.

Meanwhile, Cathal had finished saying his prayers for the animals in the hold and had trained two of the hunting dogs to grip onto the life ring with all their strength. He opened the hold’s door, and jumped out along with his boar and the two dogs. The began floating gingerly towards the ground in a similar fashion to Gavariil’s group.

Still on the ship, Fritz had finished stuffing the corpse into his sack and returned to the stairwell only to see that the creature had continued to spew flame as it climbed the stairs leaving the stairwell a blazing inferno. Since this route of escape was blocked off from him, he sprinted to the next stairwell he could find. He only had enough time to barely make it into the doorway of the second stairwell before the explosion.

From the view of those who had already escaped, something near the top of the ship exploded into a fireball taller and wider than the ship. Flaming bodies were launched off of the ship in all directions. With it came the sound of cracking and splitting timbers. The ship creaked and split into two halves along the central stairwell. Both were consumed in fire and plummeting towards the ground faster now. Debris rained down on those who had already jumped with life rings, many of them were killed. On the ship, Fritz was thrown about and forced to climb a mostly horizontal stairwell in order to leap from the ship less than 30 seconds before it smashed into the trees and then the ground.

In the aftermath of this tragic event, Gavriil’s group was the first to land, with Bael the first to search the now bodiless arm of the serving wench that Gavriil had rescued. Finding a silver ring, he began walking to the nearest burning wreckage looking for more corpses that could be valuable. Gavriil consoled the young woman, gave her a new name that Lathander could be proud of, and lead her towards the wreckage in order to see if there was anyone else they could save. They quickly ran into the imperial fire mage Simon Thrisk. He had barely escaped from the explosion with the aid of a magical trinket. He joined them and raced along to see if anyone else could be saved. By the time they arrived, Fritz had put out his beard fire, and met up with Cathal and his boar. They had been searching the wreckage for the signs of anyone alive and not trapped in the inferno. Even with the combined group’s search, they were unable to find any survivors. The Automaton had accomplished the goals its creators were aiming for them they created this armored sentient bomb.

While everyone was taking their first breath after this catastrophe, Simon recommended that they should get moving before the fires eventually set the surrounding forest on fire. Cathal, at home in the wilderness took charge and set immediately to trailblazing towards the city of Bravil, their original destination. During their walk through the woods, Gavriil taught the stunned young woman about the teachings of Lathander. Also on the walk, Cathal let Fritz know that he was the bear on the ship. They then began talking amongst themselves about how they could possibly have been responsible for the detonation of the walking bomb on the ship. After a couple hours of walking into the night, Gavriil pointed out a perfect camping location for the group. After setting up his own bedroll, he was more than willing to share it with the stunned young girl. The group decided upon watched, and began resting in shifts.

The night passed uneventfully, and the following morning, Cathal transformed into a bird in order to scout the area with a bird’s eye view. After a few minutes of stretching his wings, he got his bearing and flew back down to the party. After a long midsummer day’s walk through a mostly evergreen forest, they came across a deer trail that was heading in a more direct route tot he city. The group decided to follow the trail and to continue walking until well after sundown.

Suddenly up ahead of them, Fritz noticed a hunched over bipedal figure limping toward them. Assuming a wounded person, Gavriil walked up front and greeted the hunched over figure in the dark. Cathal, wanting to help the situation, cast a light spell so that the two parties could see each other. Immediately after doing this, he realized that the creature was a dinosaur trying to trick it’s prey into a false sense of security before striking with it’s pack mates. He shouted out a warning a second too late as the limping creature in front of them straightened up, leapt into the air, and pounced onto Gavriil pinning him under it’s razor sharp claws. seconds later, two more pounced upon Fritz and Bael with similar success. With the party successfully ambushed, they didnt have time to mount a proper defense. Still, after a few moments, the last surviving creature was running and bleeding through the underbrush.

After some healing, The party rested before arriving at the city the following day.

Event & XP Reward

Roleplaying: 150 xp
Roleplaying: 150 xp
Roleplaying: 150 xp
Roleplaying: 150 xp

Event & XP Reward

Escaping: 800 xp
Automaton: 900 xp
Automaton: 900 xp
Escaping: 800 xp

Event & XP Reward

Raptors!: 550 xp
Raptors!: 550 xp
Raptors!: 550 xp
Raptors!: 550 xp



Totals

Session 1: 500 xp
Session 1: 500 xp
Session 1: 500 xp
Session 1: 500 xp

Totals

Session 2: 1500 xp
Session 2: 1600 xp
Session 2: 1600 xp
Session 2: 1500 xp

Totals

Total: 2000 xp
Total: 2100 xp
Total: 2100 xp
Total: 2000 xp


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