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This is Episode 82 of Dice, Camera, Action.

Summary[ | ]

Episode 82: Drinking Man's Game[ | ]

The Party[ | ]

(Rachel Seeley) Miranda - Elf Druid

(Anna) Evelyn - Human Paladin of Lathander

(Holly) Strix - Tiefling Sorcerer

(ProJared) Diath - Human Rogue

(Nathan) Paultin - Human Bard

The Tomb of Ch'gakare[ | ]

Chris points out that when Paultin met the Raven Queen, she told him that the hand would help him find the skull chalice of Ch'gakare. [1]

Diath has a geas placed on him by Shemeshka. He is magically bound to go on a quest to find Mr Fox, get his spectacles and obtain X the Mystic's Arcane Grimoire.

Diath's geas is preventing him from going after Paultin. Strix casts remove curse, ending the geas.

The heroes head deeper into Omu and come upon some crypts. Evelyn senses that there is a horde of undead here. The group spots balls of light.

They are minotaur spirits/will o wisps. Evelyn attacks the undead with Treebane. She rolls two natural 20's.

The group keeps rolling well. Diath rolls a natural 20 and the wisps have been defeated.

The heroes spot Simon running into a crypt and they follow. In it is a rotten black mummy that is missing one of its hands. It appears that this is the corpse of Ch'gakare, and that this is where Handrew came from.

The Shadar Kai[ | ]

Meanwhile, Paultin is in a forest with twisted trees. He has found the skull chalice of Ch'gakare, which the Raven Queen wanted him to obtain.

The ring of winter tells Paultin, "I feel like I know which way to go", The ring of winter believes that this realm is where it was made.

Paultin comes upon a carriage pulled by Meathook, an ogre zombie. It's waiting there. Someone is nearby, peeing on a tree. It's a dusk elf dressed in Victorian garb. His clothes haven't been mended in a long time.

A female voice in the carriage says "This is taking too long!" Her name is Marisiana.

The pee person is named Lavardo. Lavardo is drunk.

Paultin makes friends with them and agrees to ride in the carriage with them. Lavardo explains that Paultin is in the Shadowfell.

Back in Omu, the group is examining the body of Ch'gakare. They notice something else in here - a portal! Diath goes through. Everyone goes through, including Waffles.

In the carriage, the ring of winter tells Paultin that it believes they were meant to be together in this place.

The road splits. Perched atop a hill is a snow-covered, dilapidated tavern. There are many twig glyphs, protective wards and old crow cages hanging from the building.

Marisiana is holding a bag of carved-off faces.

She pulls out a silver teardrop earring. It appears to be a real teardrop frozen on the end of a hook. It was a gift from a grandmother to a grand daughter.

Despair[ | ]

Meanwhile, Simon leads the waffle crew through the Shadowfell, hopefully toward Paultin. They begin to feel despair. The characters gain flaws imposed on them by the dark realm.

  • Evelyn and Diath: "I can't tell what's real anymore."
  • Strix: "I am convinced that this place is going to kill me."
  • Miranda: "I don't believe I can make a difference to anyone or anything."

Up ahead is a humanoid with a sack on his head riding a horse. He has a longsword. His name is Lord Nihil. The waffle crew makes a new friend!

Lord Nihil asks the adventurers, "Have you seen a coach pulled by an undead ogre? They attacked my estate." He pulls the sack off. The group can see that his face has been shorn off.

Waffles is suffering from despair. She can't tell what's real. She attacks Miranda.

To curb the owlbear's aggression, Strix turns Waffles into a baby chick.

At the bar, Paultin asks about the faces. The shadar kai want Paultin's face. They have a drinking contest. If Paultin loses, they get to cut off his face.

Paultin loses. He wakes up later in a room in the inn. He feels his face. It's still there. He checks the mirror and is relieved to see that he still has his face. He comes downstairs. The shadar kai are drunk. They stop cavorting and laugh. They were just kidding! He can keep his face.

Then they tell him they want to help kill Paultin's friends. End of session.