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Tracy's HackMoor(v4) 2017/04/06 - Banshee Lords (T1)
Games are (usually) on Thursday nights sometime after 5:30PM at World's Best Comics, 9714 Warwick Blvd Newport News, Virginia 23601.

Again we had a half-sausage, half-pepperoni pizza, large but not extra large.

Last week we played the old Milton Bradly version of Axis and Allies hence no report.

We had a minimal quorum and the party decided to march back down the spire where they had been resting after destroying the vegetation in the valley below by fire, using a fire elemental in broad swaths.

We had a return of a Player with his character Numrendir.  We made some convoluted excuses how to bring him back, since he stayed back in town.  It involved Jacko's demon girlfriend gating out of this plane, teleporting to town, getting Numrendir, and back again.  Don't ask.

There were caves on the edge of the valley, and the party decided to explore one sending Huang and Honda in first.

That is where they made their first encounter of the day, a Banshee Lord.  One who can kill with its death scream in a 60 foot radius.  Also anyone within the same range even without the scream needs to save versus fear or become paralyzed.

Huang did not make his fear save.  Honda did, saving versus both the scream and the fear and fought the Banshee Lord bravely.  All the others (outside) were thankfully out of range.  Numrendir and Elefus came in to help.

Meanwhile a Confusion Beast attacked Honda from the flank, Elefus finished the job causing a Threhhold of Pain on the Confusion Beast, letting Numrendir perform a coup de gras.  Then Elefus finished off the Banshee Lord.

Aerys then joined the group in the cave.

Aerys, Huang and Honda went ahead down a passage leaving Elefus and Numrendir back in the main cavern as backup.   Coming upon an intersection, Aerys went right and shortly came to a dead end.  Huang and Honda went straight and came into combat with another Confusion Beast.

Whilst they were fighting it, another Banshee Lord came up from the one passage they avoided behind them and started screaming.  Thankfully Aerys had bumped her head and went unconscious at just the right time.  Elefus and Numrendir were just out of earshot.  Again Elefus came in just in the nick of time and defeated the Banshee Lord (So as not to forget, the Confusion Beast was defeated by Honda).


Debriefing:  It turns out I was too lenient with the Banshee Lords.  While it says against the Banshee Lord's scream a character must save vs. "magic" or die, it does NOT say to save versus "Death Magic" or die, which is an explicit different category and easier to save against.  I should have been able to kill off more characters.

Perhaps next time, there are more Banshee Lords on this level.  Of course after I send this off the Players will attempt an argument.





Grok the Dwarf, a third level Doughboy (Battlemage subclass).
Jacko, an Albino Dork Elf, a Probe (an Infiltrator, Thief subclass).
Aerys, an Elvariel, a Larcenist (Thief class).
Baronet Huang - a Master of the North Wind of the Stone Tiger Order, (Monk class).
Numrendir - a human Conjurist (a Conjuror, Magic User subclass) - Gone off to

Count Elefus, a human Abbot of Heimdall (Cleric class).
Baronetess Honda - a Human Datai Samurai, Steward of Catan (formerly Temple of the Frog)
Gnomex, a Gnome Brother of Geardal Ironhand (Cleric class.)
Sum Dum Gai - Brother of the Winds (Monk, Fighter subclass).
Gangnam Bang Mi - Sister of the Winds (Monk, Fighter subclass).
Sum Ting Wong - SheMale Brother/Sister of the Winds (Monk, fighter subclass).
Tanzen - a Fae-Born first level Pinger. (Fist level Invoker, a Magic User subclass).
Vixine Numar, a human Servant (a Chosen One, Cleric subclass). Recently raised a level.
A Dark Enchantress Demon. Grok's new girlfriend who folds her wings over her shoulders to look like a cloak.
A Madger, a half humanoid, half badger creature who made a deal to serve with the party.
Two Mynxes, half female humanoid, half cat. They can shape change either way.
Six Icosahedrones.

Gargoyle (Elefus henchperson, demoted from Sidekick, out of town on business, acting as courier to BlackMoor).
BlackMoor to check his Investment Account.
Junkbot Jackson - a human Tracker/Adept (a Ranger, Fighter subclass and Cleric).
Gerry Castagere, human Fingersmith, (Thief class) and ever loving devotee of Elefus.
Fundisha - a half-Elf Swordsperson/Tout (Fighter and Infiltrator, a Thief subclass).
Sir Weasel, human Guild Soldier, Warlock, & Champion (Thief, Magic User, & Fighter classes) he stayed back in BlackMoor.
- and nine Pilgrim henchmen of various levels. (They wear hoodies.)
Slade Wilson - Dwarven Professional (a Bounty Hunter, Fighter subclass) Left behind at Catan.





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Tracy Johnson



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