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Episode 80: Kaboom it May Concern
A magic egg-bomb has activated. It is counting down and, when it goes off, the explosion will have the power of "10,000 magic missiles".
The group rolls initiative. The heroes are in the fane of the night serpent. Lying nearby is the corpse of someone Miranda knew.
Diath realizes that the bomb is going to explode in less than one minute.
Chris has a real life stopwatch going. The players panic.
Paultin thinks that the waffle hut could survive the explosion. The group determines that there is not enough time to cast leomund's tiny hut. It takes one minute to cast.
Evelyn wants to defuse the egg bomb. She make an Insight check to do so. She rolls a 9. No luck.
Strix wants to take it and dimension door outside. She casts dimension door and throws it through. Now it's outside, somewhere.
Diath appears at an elegant costume party. There are humans, a tiefling, and gnome servants holding platters with flutes of wine on them. They're talking in small groups.
There's a band in one corner performing live. The ceiling is arched and has glass panels. Through the glass panels Diath can see a city above. He's in Sigil. Sigil is built on the inside of a hollow donut with weird gravity, so when someone in the city looks up, they see the tops of buildings.
Paultin declares that he thought this would work out a little better.
Diath tries to put the key in the blade of his sword, but nothing happens.
He puts the blade on himself and says, "If you want your investment, put me back..."
Back in Omu, Evelyn's flying down below in the caves with her boots of flying. She comes upon a boat floating on the underground river.
Strix starts crying. Paultin actually yells at her and tells her to try something. Miranda tells Paultin to step back. Paultin goes invisible and he takes a step forward and becomes visible, being somewhat menacing.
Disabling the Bomb
"You can't. It's too late." Shemeshka points out that two members of the group will survive because of their soul larvae.
Diath looks up and sees a huge, weird clock. The hands are moving in strange ways.
He creeps up behind Shemeshka and puts the tip of his blade in her back. "Return me or save them all."
"What if you go back and you can't save them? What will you have gained?"
"I'll save them. If I don't... their fate is the same as mine."
"I suppose I won't lose anything in the long run. But you owe me. Agreed?"
Diath hands over a key and appears back in Omu, right next to the Halruaan bomb. It's lying in the garden of a crumbled down palace.
Evelyn is outside in the lost city of Omu. Sunlight reflects off her blade and shines toward a cliff far away. She sees Dragonbait leading the sidekicks and pets into the jungle, trying to get them to a safe place in case the egg explodes..
Little yuan-ti Typho comes out of nowhere and stabs Miranda in the back. She takes 32 points of damage from the sneak attack and 5 from the poison. She's hurt, but still standing.
The group attacks Typho and he is quickly slain.