Episode 30: Nail in the Coffin
(Anna) Evelyn - Human Paladin of Lathander
(Holly) Strix - Tiefling Sorcerer
(ProJared) Diath - Human Rogue
(Nathan) Paultin - Human Bard
The heroes are in Castle Ravenloft. They just killed Rahadin.
Diath points out that they still need Strix's tarokka item (the sunsword) in the 'room of bones.'
After a lot of discussion, Diath gives Strix a potion of polymorph. She makes herself look like Rahadin. Then she uses prestidigitation to re-create Rahadin's aura of moaning souls.
The group is going to pretend to be Rahadin's captives. They think that the bone room is down in the dungeons, so down they go.
After a lot of exploring, Diath falls into a pit trap. He slides down a ramp into a cell. Evelyn is able to rescue him.
The group ends up in a massive basement full of crypts.
Evelyn is magically drawn to one - the crypt of St. Markovia.
In the crypt, the group sees dust that they think might be the remains of St. Markovia. The group thinks that if Diath snorts it, he'll be cured. He declines. Strix quietly puts some of the ashes into a potion bottle and keeps it.
The spirit of St. Markovia appears and blesses Evelyn's weapon, Lightfall. She calls Evelyn "Lady Marthain." Lightfall is imbued with the powers of a mace of disruption.
Diath Drinks Ashes
There are many bats on the ceiling of the crypt. They suddenly start squeaking and flying around.
Strix makes a mixture of wine and the ashes of Saint Markovia. She wants Diath to drink it. Diath does!
He is in intense pain. Diath doubles over. Chris tells Diath that this is what it feels like when someone turns undead.
Diath barfs up a black substance. He churns out more of it. Evelyn thinks the evil is coming out of him. It worked! He's not a ghoul anymore.
Paultin decides to clear out the bat swarm. He drunkenly tells them to go away, and they do.
The heroes head up some stairs. Mist coalesces, and Strahd appears! Paultin says "Nice to see you again, sir."
He tells the heroes that their gods can't save them now. The group makes a very poor attempt to pretend they are prisoners of 'Rahadin.'
Diath throws a dagger. Strahd turns to mist. It was an illusion.
The group is really bothered about Paultin hiding the fact that he met with Strahd before. Evelyn casts zone of truth and the group interrogates Paultin. They become convinced he wasn't actually going to betray the party.
The group encountered a shadow demon and Strix got it to back off by pretending she was Rahadin. End of session.