This is Episode 61 of Dice, Camera, Action.
Episode 61: End of the World
(Anna) Evelyn - Human Paladin of Lathander
(Holly) Strix - Tiefling Sorcerer
(ProJared) Diath - Human Rogue
(Nathan) Paultin - Human Bard
(Dani Hartel) Captain Xandala - Elf Sorcerer
At the start, the group is on an airship. Strix is gone. She had vanished (summoned by Omin Dran) but the group has no idea what happened.
The airship is lifting off. The crew is dead. They were agents of the red dragon, Klauth. The waffle crew is trying to run the ship on their own under the tutelage of Captain Xandala.
Diath wants to know what happened to Strix, so he draws his sword, Gutter, and summons Shemeshka. She is wearing a ball gown, crimson and gold. One her head is her "crown", which is a wreath of razorvine and in one hand is a cigarette in a cigarette holder.
Diath asks about Strix and she says that she did a little research. She says that Omin Dran used an infernal contract to summon Strix.
Shemeshka speaks on a number of topics, suggesting that the group doesn't need Strix because Xandala is a suitable replacement.
She also says, "The Skizziks are coming for you." That's Strix's family. She also again drops the name "Lorcatha".
Artus and the Ring
Xandala wants the ring of winter from Artus. Artus says she isn't who she says she is. Paultin wants the ring, too.
Paultin makes a high persuasion roll. Artus decides that he will travel with them and decide whether or not Paultin is worthy to wear the ring.
The group knows that Strix is in Chult and they want to get there as quickly as possible. Xandala is worried that Klauth will find them. She grabs the sending stone that her former crew used to communicate with Klauth and throws it over the side.
Evelyn realizes that her mouse, Juniper, is freezing. Since Evelyn is a construct, she has no way of warming up Juniper. She hands Juniper to Xandala and suddenly, Summerwise the pseudodragon eats Juniper. Xandala rolls a 20 to persuade Summerwise to spit the mouse out. Evelyn resuscitates Juniper with a lay on hands.
The group notices that Paultin is sick. He says he has motion sickness/allergies.
Xandala quietly observes that Artus is not wearing the ring of winter. She points it out to everyone.
Over the course of a few days, Paultin loses some max hp and gets sicker and sicker. He's got the death curse. Artus says that Paultin will be dead by the time they get to Chult.
The Return of Strix
Strix appears on the deck of the ship. She declares that she won the dinosaur race. She says Omin is nice and that Jim is an asshole.
Strix tells the group about Acererak and the Soulmonger. Xandala wants to find a quicker way to Chult.
After much debate, Diath summons Shemeshka again.
Shemeshka has a vial and a scroll for them. They can use this stuff to summon the Sewn Sisters. The affected heroes will need to suffer through three things in order for the sisters to stave off the death curse.
They ask Shemeshka, "Where can we find the Soulmonger?" It's hidden under the city of Omu. Strix points out that she was just in Omu, so she knows where it is.
Shemeshka agrees to teleport the group to Chult if Diath does something for her. She casts a geas spell on Diath. This spell forces a quest on Diath. If he strays from it, he will suffer incredible pain. She wants Diath to find a person named "Mr. Fox". She wants his spectacles and the spellbook that he took from her library, X the Mystic's Arcane Grimoire.
They have to pick people. They exclude Godfrey and Xandala.
Xandala suddenly turns and casts dominate person on Artus. Xandala gives a speech about how the Harpers are ineffective and that she's going to take care of things herself. She has "plans for this world."
Strix tries to stop her. Roll initiative! Here comes Klauth the red dragon. End of session.