Day 342 8PM The party is on the Bloody Carnage – facing southeast just after 8PM at night. The sky is clear and there is no moon. Tessa’s forces are on the starboard side, 300’ away – vague glimpses of the Luck of the Draw can be seen by lantern light. Beyond Tessa’s sloop is the attacking frigate, the Lord of the Pit. The Splash is off the port side, about 500’ away and the Wildcard is beyond the Splash. Straight ahead, 300’ and closing is the oncoming Purrl.
Damiano slays the halfling ranger (Pia) while Temujin flies to the top of the main mast and cuts the pennant off the Bloody Carnage.
Ray joins Pyrlig and becomes invisible, but Ray Lan must have b.o. because Pyrlig moves mid-ship, heading towards the aft to join with the rest of the party. Nico moves aft-ward to Mittens while his diplodocus starts shattering the deck. Mittens stays pat as the party converges.
Damiano grabs Pia and flies up the hatch to join Pyrlig. When he meets up with Nico, Pia goes into the corpse-bag. Temujin flies down to join the party aft-ward. All by himself mid-ship, Ray moves back to join the party, where Pyrlig casts moment of greatness upon everyone and then Nico hastes the party. The party quickly discusses the details and decide to split up. Pyrlig, Ray & Nico start flying over to the Purrl while Temujin, Damiano & Mittens fly towards the Luck of the Draw.
Temujin, Damiano & Mittens flying to the Luck of the Draw spot a D.B. Fireball strike the deck of the Luck of the Draw but they can’t identify the caster in the dark. Pyrlig, Ray & Nico continue flying to the Purrl
Temujin, Damiano & Mittens start closing in on the Luck of the Draw, seeing the Lord of the Pit alongside and attacking sailors pouring over the deck onto Tessa’s sloop. Still no one could spot the caster.
Aboard the Purrl, Ray noted a small fellow floating off the deck, over the sea and mentioned it to Ray and Pyrlig. Ray flew up to the trickster and sliced him up with his claws. Pyrlig flew up to the trickster and hit him with an umbral ray. The halfling didn’t suffer from any blinding side effects but winced at the pain. Nico went below deck and attempted to dispel passwall but failed.
Damiano notes the dire straits of Harlan and Tessa – he moved to the Lord of the Pit to attack an officer; he strikes true, but takes cold damage in return. Temujin moves up to the aft deck of the Luck of the draw with Harlan and Tessa. The officer attacked by Damiano steps back and points a Finger of Death at Damiano – who withstands the massive damage and just winces a bit. Temujin healed Tessa. A second caster/officer attempted to cast Feeblemind on Damiano but he resisted it’s effects. Mittens cast a chain lightning upon the Lord of the Pit vessel hitting many sailors and killing one officer.
Ray sliced up the halfling caster who was tottering/floating in the air, only to receive a flame strike cast by Father Pyrlig – the halfling fell into the sea. Nico calls upon the ship and crews villainy and infamy and casts control water to reduce the flooding in the Purrl and hold off further flooding for some time. Two other casters, unseen, cast baleful polymorph and curse of magic negation upon Father Pyrlig but his faith and resolve was strong.
Damiano flies up 10’ and throws daggers as the officer – 2 hit true past his magical defenses. Temujin shot the caster, yet he still stands alive. The officer Damiano was fighting steps to the ship’s rail and casts ice strike at Temujin and moonstruck at Damiano. Temujin, Tessa and Harlan take the cold damage but Damiano’s mind stays intact. Another officer attempts a baleful polymorph but fails. Mittens closes in on the mid-ship officer and attacks.
Aboard the Purrl a great wave crests and lands on the main deck. Two huge elementals stand up and attack Pyrlig and Ray. Ray attacks the smaller elemental and Pyrlig follows up with a chain lightning up the two elementals. Nico summons an earth elemental who sidles up behind the larger elemental and strikes it.
Damiano threw daggers at the officer he was targeting and slays him. Temujin attempted to sleep the second officer but his resolve is firm (and he was chocked up on caffeine). However Mittens claws up the second officer.
Ray, Pyrlig and Nico’s elemental all gang up on the single, larger, elemental with weapons, slams and magic missiles. Pyrlig is hit by a slay living spell, but survives, taking just a bit of pain.
The officers slain, Damiano wades into combat with the sailors still trying to get aboard the Luck of the Draw. Temujin casts stormbolt and Mittens cast lightning ball upon the deck of the frigate further thinning out the crowd of sailors.
Ray slays the largest elemental and it dissipates into sea water. Pyrlig starts to heal himself but is then struck by a freezing sphere for more damage. Nico’s earth elemental turns upon the smaller water elemental.
Damiano continues to wade through sailors aboard the Lord of the Pit. Temujin adds to the chaos by casting creeping doom between the two ships to hem in the frigate’s attackers. Mittens looks around for that missing spell caster but finds no one in sight.
Ray attacks the elemental again, but it clings to life, but is looking tatty. Father Pyrlig channels healing, and pain against the elemental. The water elemental shrinks and transforms to the body of a dead gnome lying upon the deck.
With the immediate combat over, Kroops, Badger, Otondo, get the crew back in order to get the Purrl ship shape now that the immediate danger of sinking is over. Sandara is still nowhere to be found. Pyrlig, Ray & Nico (and Nico’s flying elemental) start flying towards the Splash – which is also sitting low in the water. The water about the ship is thrashing but he churning power of many water elementals hammering away upon the hull of the Splash. A large round hole, possibly from a disintegrate spell also is evident.
Temujin, Damiano & Mittens continue to defend the Luck of the Draw from the continual flow of attacking sailors from the Lord of the Pit.
And the battle continues…
[end of session 165]