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Summary[edit | edit source]
Episode 23 - Van Richten's Wild Ride[edit | edit source]
The Party[edit | edit source]
Paultin's Return[edit | edit source]
Meanwhile, dead Strix is in mists of Barovia. In the fog, she sees dark grey forms. She meets a little kid named Jesper who died of an illness. She thinks that the longer they stay here, the less real they will become.
They run into the crazy kid who tried to kill the group a while back. He has no feet. He is weird and creepy.
Van Richten[edit | edit source]
After some discussion and thought, Diath quietly approaches one of the vestiges.
Diath agrees to the pact and he becomes an emaciated, ghoul-like thing. Blinding white light fills his eyes. He's been invested with ancient power. He can use the resurrection power once and then it is gone forever.
Diath will need the spell component to cast the spell. The spell component is a 1,000 gp diamond. Diath heads into the treasure area to look for such a diamond.
Strix's Resurrection[edit | edit source]
The group goes up to the entrance. It was blocked by rubble, but they see that something has since burrowed a tunnel. It was Van Richten. Apparently he used some kind of creature to create the tunnel, and then let it go.
The group exits the temple and piles into Rictavio's Wagon. He drives like a maniac. They go through Tsolenka Pass. Here comes that winged creature that Strix heard but didn't see. It's a roc, a massive, powerful bird.
The roc scoops up the entire wagon. Strix uses hellish rebuke to damage it. The roc drops the wagon right on the edge of the bridge, and the wagon doors open. Strix falls out and plummets into the chasm. She thinks she can assume gaseous form to save herself. She does.
The carriage is teetering. The horse is tethered to it. Diath tries does a sweet maneuver to get out of the wagon and succeeds. The roc is flying away. That's where they stop.