Temple of Elemental Evil: Adventure 6 The Price of Fire (3.12.2018)

The Price of Fire,
is an adventure from Dungeons and Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil board game and part of the series Campaign A.   This 5-adventure story pits our heroes against a fantasy-aged McGuffin.  A fleeing villain, if escapes, will bring consequences to the Prime Material plane!  This exciting session ends with an epic flourish.

Uncovered rumors of cultists creating a weapon of great destruction has brought the quest to the Cult of the Eternal Flame.

Mistakes and omissions may happen.

Barrowin, 1st level Gold Dwarf Cleric (16 ac, 8 hp)
Her role is blessing the party with the advantage.
300 gp

(2) At-will: Warhammer, Blessed Mace
(2) Utility: Light, Cure Wounds
(1) Daily: Corona of Light

Alaeros, 1st level Human Fighter (17 ac, 10 hp)
Most powerful, he steps up to second for chances at experience.
500 gp

(2) At-will: Battle Axe, Great Axe
(2) Utility: Battle Master, Action Surge
(1) Daily: Lunging Attack

Nymmestra, 1st level Sun Elf Wizard (14 ac, 6 hp)
Nestled in the middle, the wizard waits for her time to strike.
900 gp

(2) At-will: Shocking Grasp, Poison Spray
(2) Utility: True Strike, Dimension Door
(1) Daily: Disintegrate
(2) Treasure: Robe of Eyes, Ring of the Ram

Talon, 2nd level Human Ranger (16 ac, 10 hp)
The experienced ranger overlooks with care of her teammates.
100 gp

(2) At-will: Long Bow, Scimitars
(2) Utility: Danger Sense, Hunter’s Mark
(2) Daily: Colossus Slayer, Volley

Ratshadow, 2nd level Lightfoot Halfling Rogue (15 ac, 10 hp)
The rogue follows, relying on his special skills just in case.
100 gp

(2) At-will: Short Sword, Throwing Daggers
(2) Utility: Reliable Talent, Sneaky
(2) Daily: Killing Strike, Deadly Assault

(2) Healing surges on the table.
No hero brings gold into the adventure.

Our heroes start on the Start Tile.

–1–

Barrowin, 8 hp,
Tries to disarm the trap to her direct south.  Rolls a (9) and fails.  But the trap is “Empty”.
Reveals the Furnace Room with exits west and east.  (white)
Draws an Empowered Air Cultist and a Fire Bat.
No encounters.
The Empowered Air Cultist attacks Barrowin with a crossbow bolt.  Rolls a (20)+5 and hits.  Barrowin to 6 hp and disadvantaged.
The Fire Bat moves adjacent to Barrowin and attacks with a bite.  Rolls a (14)+5 and hits.  Barrowin to 5 hp still disadvantaged.

Alaeros, 10 hp,
Moves south to the unexplored eastern edge of the Furnace Room and adjacent to the Empowered Air Cultist.
Attacks the cultist with Battle Axe.  Rolls a (14)+6 and hits.  Empowered Air Cultist to 1 hp.
Reveals the Guard Room with exits to the north (into the Start Tile) and the south.  (white)
Draws a 2nd Empowered Air Cultist and a Water Cultist.
No encounters.
The 1st Empowered Air Cultist attacks Alaeros with a crossbow bolt.  Rolls a (7)+5 and misses.
The 2nd Empowered Air Cultist attacks Talon with crossbow bolt.  Rolls a (14)+5 and hits.  Talon to 8 hp and disadvantaged.
The Water Cultist moves adjacent to Alaeros and attacks with its coral sword.  Rolls a (12)+6 and hits.  Alaeros to 9 hp and moves into the Guard Room tile.

Nymmestra, 6 hp,
Moves south into the Furnace Room to the western unexplored edge.
Attacks the Fire Bat and the Empowered Air Cultist with Poison Spray.
vs. Cultist (14)+5 and defeats the cultist.  (+3 XP, 3 total)
vs. Fire Bat (6)+5 and misses.
Treasure fortune: Clarity.   Talon loses Disadvantage.
Reveals a tile with passages north, south, and west.  (black)
Draws a Gnoll Archer.
Encounter event: Grasping Tides.  Nymmestra to 5 hp and loses her Robe of Eyes.
The Gnoll attacks Nymmestra with an arrow.  Rolls a (11)+7 and hits.  Nymmestra to 4 hp.

Talon, 8 hp,
Daily: Volley and attacks the two cultists in the Guard Room.
vs. Empowered Air Cultist (17)+6 and defeats it.  (+3 XP, 6 total)
vs. Water Cultist (17)+6 and defeats it.  (+2 XP, 8 total)
Treasure item: Potion of Haste.
Moves south through the Guard Room to the far southern edge.   Trips a spear trap.  Talon to 5 hp.
Reveals a tile with passages west, and south.  (black)
Draws a Hobgoblin Fighter.
Encounter event: Exposed to the Elements.  5 XP to cancel (-5 XP, 3 total)
The Hobgoblin moves adjacent to Talon and attacks with its sword.  Rolls a (3)+7 and misses.

Ratshadow, 10 hp,
Moves south into the Guard Room.
With Throwing Daggers attacks.
vs. Fire Bat (5)+5 and misses.
vs. Hobgoblin Fighter (11)+5 and defeats it. (+2 XP, 5 total)
Treasure fortune: Pouch of Copper +100 gp.
With Cunning Act, moves into the tile south to the west-most unexplored edge.
Reveals a corner tile that exits south. (black)
Draws an Empowered Fire Cultist.
Encounter event-attack: Invisible Stalker Attack.  Ratshadow is without a treasure item but the stalker rolls a (13)+7 and hits.  Ratshadow to 8 hp.
Empowered Fire Cultist moves adjacent to Ratshadow attacking with its flaming spear.  Rolls a (20)+7 and hits.  Ratshadow to 6 hp.

–2–

Barrowin, 5 hp and disadvantaged,
Attacks the adjacent Fire Cultist.  Rolls a (7)+6 while disadvantaged and misses.  She loses Disadvantage status.
Moves west into the tile with Gnoll to north-most unexplored edge.
Explores a hallway tile exiting north guarded by four traps. (black)
No monster draw.
Encounter event: Catpurse.  Taking 2 damage, Barrowin to 3 hp.

Alaeros, 9 hp,
Moves 5 spaces adjacent to Ratshadow and the Empowered Fire Cultist.  He stands on a separate tile.
Attacks the cultist with Battle Axe; (14)+6 and hits.  The cultist is down to 1 hp.  Allowed to move 2 spaces, he steps back one at the southern edge of his tile.
Explores a corner tile with exit to the east. (white)
Monster: Gnoll Archer.
No encounter.
Gnoll Archer 1: Attacks Nymmestra; (5)+7 and misses.
Gnoll Archer 2: Attacks Talon: (5)+7 and misses.

Nymmestra, 4 hp,
Takes a large gamble and moves adjacent to the nearest Gnoll Archer at the southern unexplored edge.
With Ring of the Ram attacks; (17)+5 and defeats the Gnoll Archer.  (+2 XP, 7 total)
Treasure fortune: Pouch of Copper.  +100 gp.
Explores a Massacre Site with 4 traps and an exit only to the west. (white)
No monster draw.
No encounter

Talon, 5 hp,
Uses Potion of Haste!
Attack 1 using Long Bow vs. Gnoll Archer: (18)+8 and hits.
Attack 2 using Long Bow vs. Gnoll Archer: (15)+8 and defeats it.
Attack 3 using Long Bow vs. Empowered Fire Cultist: (19)+8 and defeats it.  No one is injured from its Fiery Deathburst.
Experience (+5 XP, 12 total)
Treasure fortune: Pouch of Copper.  +100 gp.
Talon moves south west to an unexplored edge safe from traps.
Explores a tile with exits west and south with 4 traps. (black)
No monster draw.
Encounter event: Trap Refresh.  2 traps are reset.

Ratshadow, 6 hp,
Moves back to the Furnace Room and attacks the Fire Bat with Short Sword; Rolls (1)+5 and misses.
With Cunning Action, he continues westward to the unexplored edge on Barrowin’s tile.
The Fire Alter has been discovered. (white)
No encounter.

Villain Fire Elemental, 10 hp,
Attacks Ratshadow with a Scorching Ray; (12)+7 and hits.  Ratshadow at 4 hp.

Fleeing Cultist moves 2 tiles into the Furnace Room and a tile away from the Start Tile.

–3–

Barrowin, 3 hp,
Moves adjacent to the Fire Elemental.
Daily power: Corona of Light.  (4)+6 and misses.  The Elemental to 9 hp.
Barrowin, Ratshadow, Nymmestra has Advantage.
Healer: Nymmestra at 5 hp.
Utility Power: Cure Wounds.  Barrowin to 6 hp.
Healer: Ratshadow to 5 hp.
Encounter event: Hidden Cache.  Each hero gains 200 gp.
Encounter event: Cultist Fervor.  Cancelled (-5 XP, 7 total).

Villain Fire Elemental, 9 hp,
Attacks Barrowin with a Scorching Ray; (19)+7 and hits. Barrowin to 4 hp.

Fire Bat moves adjacent to Nymmestra and attacks; (17)+5 and hits.  Nymmestra at 4 hp.

Alaeros, 9 hp,
Rushes full speed and 2 squares from the Fire Bat.
Daily power: Lunging Attack.  Moves adjacent to both Fleeing Cultist and the Fire Bat.  Rolls a (20)+6 and hits.
The Fleeing Cultist is defeated.
Fire Bat is defeated.  (+1 XP, 8 total)
Treasure fortune: Pouch of Copper.  +100 gp.
Utility power: Battle Master.  No encounter card is drawn.

Villain Fire Elemental, 9 hp,
Attacks Alaeros with Scorching Ray; (9)+7 and misses.  Alaeros at 8 hp.

Nymmestra, 4 hp with Advantage,
Daily power: Disintegrate; Rolls (19)+7 using Advantage and hits.  Uses Overchannel.  Elemental at 4 hp.  Nymmestra at 3 hp.
Retreats 6 squares back, three tiles away from the elemental.
Encounter Event: Rage of Imix.  Nymmestra at 1 hp.

Villain Fire Elemental, 4 hp,
Attacks a tile with Volley of Fire.
vs. Alaeros (12)+7 and hits, Alaeros at 7 hp.
vs. Barrowin (9)+7 and hits, Barrowin at 2 hp.
vs. Ratshadow (14)+7and hits, Ratshadow at 4 hp.

Talon, 5 hp,
Moves 6 squares and is two tiles away from the Fire Elemental.
Utility Power: Hunter’s Mark.  Talon has Advantage.  Ratshadow and Barrowin already have Advantage.
Daily Power: Colossus Slayer; Rolls (8)+8 with advantage and DEFEATS the Fire Elemental!

The heroes win!

Aftermath:

Add the Fire Elemental Monster card to the Monster deck.
Add the Flametongue Sword Treasure card to the Treasure deck.

Nymmestra levels up.

Barrowin, 1st level Gold Dwarf Cleric
500 gp

Alaeros, 1st level Human Fighter
800 gp

Nymmestra, 2nd level Sun Elf Wizard
200 gp
(1) Treasure: Ring of the Ram

Talon, 2nd level Human Ranger
400 gp

Ratshadow, 2nd level Lightfoot Halfling Rogue
400 gp

Talon’s moment comes in one, final attack from afar.

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