Episode 35: Fee, Fi, Fo and Fum
Journey to Citadel Adbar
During the second week of travel, a huge windstorm hits. Evelyn is separated from the group. She was riding on Mourning Glory and was enjoying the splendor of nature and got carried away. Chris says that this is his way of explaining Anna's absence.
Lafaria lets the group sleep in her cave. As the night rolls on, the dryad realizes that giants are coming. Lafaria wakes up the group and warns them. They can feel the earth trembling as the giants get closer.
A giant bellows, "I smell the blood of a human!"
The group takes a peek outside the cave. One giant is twice as big as the others. She sends her three underlings toward the cave.
They are hill giants. The big one is female screaming for food. Her name is Fum.
Paultin tries to convince the giants that the heroes aren't a filling meal. The giants decide to eat the tree instead. The tree is Lafaria’s home and she is not too happy about that idea. The group goes to battle with the giants.
The dryad has a branch of her tree pick up Strix, who casts fireball at the giants. The owlbear attacks a giant.
A giant tries to push over the tree. Paultin casts fear on Fum and she fails her saving throw. She flees, but her husbands are still fighting. The group is quite amused that all of the males are her husbands.
Diath rolls a death save and gets a natural one. That counts as two failures. One more and he's dead for good. Strix misty steps over to him and tries a heal check to stabilize him, but she rolls a 5. She stuffs snow in his mouth, hoping maybe that will help. It does not.
Lafaria goes down. Paultin goes down again.! Both of them are making death saving throws. It's just Strix and Zog versus two hill giants. Then Zog goes down. It's all up to Strix. Two giants are still standing.
She tries to scare off the giants with thaumaturgy, creating a shadow demon bigger than it. She rolls really bad.
She is hit. She takes 16 damage, but she's still up. She lets out a hellish rebuke. The group is wishing that Evelyn was here.
The giant staggers back. Murderbot fires a dart into it. It dies! The other giant flees, trying to catch up with his wife.
Lafaria is about to die. She's breathing her last breath and is beyond saving.Lafaria rubs sap on Strix's head. She says: “Hellstroth dons his elven crown.” Strix has gained a boon from Lafaria - the power to polymorph. She can cast the polymorph spell on herself a few times. End of session.