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This is Episode 75 of Dice, Camera, Action.

Summary[ | ]

Episode 75: Apex Predator[ | ]

The Party[ | ]

(Matthew Lillard) Bag of Nails - Tabaxi Hunter

(Anna) Evelyn - Human Paladin of Lathander

(Holly) Strix - Tiefling Sorcerer

(ProJared) Diath - Human Rogue

(Nathan) Paultin - Human Bard

The Red Dragon[ | ]

The waffle crew is in the Lost City of Omu. Paultin is wearing the ring of winter, a very powerful and evil magic item. A red dragon named Klauth is demanding that he hand it over.

When the session begins, Klauth is flying 180 feet away from the group.

Chris notes that Klauth can smell treasure from thousands of miles away.

Evelyn tries to parlay with the dragon. "We're real good at negotiating.."

Bag of Nails sits crosslegged and tells the dragon how proud he would be to be slain by it. He's trying to stall so that the group can have time to figure out what to do.

They are near a wall that can be climbed over. Paultin says has an idea about what to do here. He doesn't want to hand over the ring of winter, not at all.

Strix casts death ward on Paultin and runs toward Diath, who is heading for a partially-collapsed wall.

Paultin also tries to parlay. He calls up to the dragon: "My dude!" Paultin makes a vague offer to share the ring of winter? Persuasion check: 25! No, the dragon isn't biting.

The Airship[ | ]

From the sky comes the Acquisitions, Inc airship. The ship floats up over the trees and drifts toward the dragon.

There are 3 figures on the deck of the ship: A half-elvish woman. a gnome or halfling in a vest, and manning the harpoon gun is a tiefling.

The ring of winter is evil and sentient. It wants nothing do with Klauth and does not want to end up sitting in its hoard.

Klauth grabs Paultin and holds him in front of his mouth. Paultin tries to lie his way out of it, but Klauth doesn't buy it. Paultin casts cone of cold right in Klauth's face. "Plan B, my dude"

Bag of Nails hits the dragon and causes it to drop Paultin.

The dragon breathes fire on Bag of Nails and does 91 points of damage. Bag is hurt, but still standing.

The group is running away. Paultin dimension doors to safety. Bag of Nails stays where he is and hits the dragon again.

The heroes are fleeing into a maze. The yuan-ti show up and attack the dragon. Klauth is not using his wands.

Klauth collapses a wall on the group. All but Diath are buried. The yuan-ti are buried, too.

Strix casts gaseous form and escapes the rubble. Paultin notices that a snake (a yuan-ti in snake form) is crawling over his body.

Bag of Nails gets on the airship and is ready to fire the harpoon.

Klauth stomps on the rubble. Then he reaches down and clears away the rocks that were pinning Paultin.

Evelyn is pinned under the rubble. Strength check: Natural 20! She explodes out and is free.

Paultin considers handing over the ring. No. The ring has taken control of him, and refuses to let him remove it.

Diath helps Paultin up and tries to steal the ring. Paultin resists. End of session.