Episode 90 of Dice, Camera, Action.
Summary [ ]
Episode 90 - Vicious Mockeries [ ]
The Party [ ]
Anna) Evelyn - Human Paladin of Lathander
Holly) Strix - Tiefling Sorcerer
ProJared) Diath - Human Rogue
Nathan) Paultin - Human Bard
Jerry) Omin Dran - Half-Elf Cleric
Meat Pies [ ]
The group is in
Port Nyanzaru, where their evil clones are wandering around. Evelyn died and is in the afterlife.
A little girl had purloined the magical spectacles and took off, running.
Diath chases after her. He catches up and grabs her.
She starts making a scene in the street, and a crowd is forming. He tries to grab the glasses: Sleight of Hand check: 32. A big tortle tells
Diath that what he's doing isn't very nice.
The girl is demanding payment. The group catches up to them, and
Paultin casts suggestion on her. It works. The group has the spectacles again.
Now that the group once again has all of the things they need,
Diath asks Strix to read X the Mystic's Arcane Grimoire. Once she has, then they'll hand it over to Shemeshka.
It begins to rain. The group ducks into "Sebata's Snake Pies", a little establishment that sells meat pies.
Strix magically corresponds with Omin Dran using her hat. She wants Omin to come and raise Evelyn and Simon from the dead.
She receives a magical sending from
Omin: "Strix, where are you? I don't want to teleport into a hole."
Her response: "I'm at Sebata's Snake Pies."
Mistaken Identity [ ] Omin appears in neatly polished armor. He sees Strix, standing in the rain.
He is with a woman named
Vajra. She is black, slight and has a noble bearing. In her hand is an obsidian black staff.
Diath drops his pie and steps between Omin and Strix, fuming with rage. Omin has used the infernal contract to summon Strix away from the group before, and he doesn't like it.
Paultin draws his sword, confused. Vajra uses her staff to magically make the sword rusty and useless.
Diath goes off on him. Omin says, "You're acting like this is your girlfriend or something. What?" The other heroes stifle laughter.
Omin: "Listen, Dorth. I owe her. Let me do my work."
Omin says the price has already been paid.
The group rolls out the remains of
Evelyn and Simon right on the street . Omin kneels down and examines them.
Port Nyanzaru approach the group. Paultin casts invisibility on himself.
An armored guard calls out, "Stop! Put your weapons down on the ground."
The guards think the group are the evil clones. Citizens begin to gather. Some of them recognize the group.
The guards try to forcibly arrest everyone, including
Omin. They hold Waffles at spear point. Strix casts gaseous form on her.
Paultin tells a guard he slept with his wife last night. Paultin rolls a 24, but it doesn't work out. The guard is gay. "I don't have a wife. Stop lying."
Omin demands to be allowed to collect the bodies before being taken away. The guards agree to it, and march the group through the city.
They pass under a bridge. The heroes spot the evil clones looking down at them from atop the bridge.
Return of the Awful Crew [ ]
Diath curses when he spots them and points them out to the guards.
The players actually play both their regular characters and their evil counterparts.
Anna is playing Evil Evelyn (her name is pronounced "Eh-velyn"). Evil Evelyn spots Omin's symbol of Tymora and dry heaves.
Evil Diath touches Evil Evelyn on the small of her back and says, "This one's for you." He kisses her and swings on a rope down toward the group.
Paultin is thrilled with Evil Diath. He says aloud, "One's my friend but one's... hotter."
Omin casts hold person on Evil Strix. She is held.
Evil Paultin casts crown of madness on Strix. Holly rolls her saving throw.. 15. She made it.
The underside of the bridge has stone carvings of monkeys hanging from it.
Strix casts animate object on a pair of them. Two stone monkeys break away and claw their way up to the top.
Paultin attacks Evil Diath and drops him with the sunsword. This enrages Evil Evelyn, who shouts "Cower before Evelyn of Shar!"
Evil Evelyn casts phantasmal force. Everyone but Omin fails their saving throw. They drop their weapons and run! It appears that Evil Evelyn is higher level than the clones, who are 3rd level.
Phantasmal force manifests their deepest fears:
Strix: Everyone's dead.
Diath: His mirrored self. He hates the idea that everyone sees him as that guy. Also, Strix collared, shackled, enslaved and near death. Paultin: Wearing the ring of winter and being alone in a frozen realm. Evil Strix casts magic weapon on her hands. She has claws. Strix casts fireball at her, dealing 16 damage and killing Evil Strix.
Omin casts stone shape on the bridge. Evil Evelyn fails her save. The ground under her feet softens, causing her to fall through the bridge and land on the ground below. Evil Paultin remains on the bridge, battling a stone monkey.
Evil Evelyn lays on hands with Evil Diath by making out with him. He regains 20 hit points. Gutter is right near him. Evil Evelyn grabs the sunsword. Evil Diath grabs Gutter.
Diath finally snaps out of it. He sprints back and throws a dagger at Evil Diath.
Evil Paultin thunderwaves the other monkey and destroys it.
Strix doesn't like Evil Evelyn and drops a 5th level fireball on both her and Evil Diath. 40 damage. Evil Diath is burned to a crisp.
Evil Evelyn lets out a shriek of rage.
Paultin casts dissonant whispers on Evil Evelyn, which causes her to malfunction and collapse. She's dropped to exactly 0 hit points.
Evil Paultin sees his whole team is fallen and flees.
Omin says, "This was way harder than I expected. What if I need more than you, next time?"
Strix offers that the waffle crew could help the AI group if they need it. The group is brought to a guard quarter.
Evil Paultin makes a stealth check. He evades the guards and blends into the crowd. End of session.