Castle Ravenloft: Rampaging Golem (1/18/2015)

CastleRavenloft-20150118A year has passed,
since 3 hapless volunteers ventured into Strahd’s castle to tackle his flesh golem, unsuccessfully.  Today, revered heroes, take their place.  Thorgrim and Allisa attempt to do the job where three had failed.  From Dungeon and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft, its Adventure 11: Rampaging Golem!

Strahd’s twisted experiments with death created a monster that has a shambling semblance of life.

Allisa, Human ranger
Utility: Unbalancing Parry
At-will: Careful Attack, Twin Shot
Daily: Split the Tree
Treasure: Potion of Rejuvenation

Thorgrim, Dwarf cleric
Healing Word
Utility: Consecrated Ground
At-Will: Divine Flare, Lance of Faith
Daily: Flame Strike
Treasure: Ring of Regeneration

The heroes stand side-by-side near the stairs.  There is a hallway west, east, and an open passageway north.

–1–
Allisa,
Scouts the western edge without moving.
Explores a Rotting Nook and it is a dead end.  (white)
Draws a rat swarm.
Rat swarm moves into the Allisa’s and Thorgrim’s tile attacking each.  Allisa is struck for -1 hp (7 remain).

Thorgrim,
With Divine Flare, defeats the rat swarm for +1 XP (1 total).
Instead of taking a treasure card, he takes a Torch item token.
Moves to the eastern edge.
Explores Strahd’s Crypt, passage turns south.  (white)
Draws a blazing skeleton.
Attacks both heroes on their tile.  Allisa is struck for -2 hp (5 remain).   Thorgrim suffers -1 hp (7 remain).

–2–
Allisa,
Moves into blazing skeleton’s tile adjacent.
With Careful Attack, strikes it for -1 hp (1 remain).
Explores to the south, a hallway tile exiting south.  (black)
Draws a kobold skirmisher.
Encounter event: Summoning Circle.  A rat swarm is adjacent to Allisa.
Kobold skirmisher throws its javelin striking Allisa for -1 hp (4 remain).
Rat swarm moves into Allisa’s tile and injures her for -1 hp (3 remain).

Thorgrim,
Uses Healing Word on Allisa restoring +4 hp (7 hp remain).
With Lance of Faith, defeats the blazing skeleton for +2 XP (3 total).
Instead of taking a treasure card, he takes a Mirror item token.
Moves north one tile to the northern edge.
Explores the Crypt of Barov and Ravenovia with exits west and east.  (black)
Draws a skeleton.
Skeleton moves adjacent and strikes Thorgrim with a slice -2 hp (5 remain)

–3–
Allisa,
Runs 6 squares into the tile of the Crypt of Barov and Ravenovia.  She is adjacent to the skeleton.
With a Careful Attack, she defeats the skeleton for +2 XP (5 total).
Instead of taking a treasure card, she takes a Food item token.
She spends 5 XP to reveal Food will Calm the golem.  (-5 XP, zero total)
She explores to the east, Crypt Corner 6-10 with passageway north.  (white)
Draws a wolf.
Kobold skirmisher moves one tile north.
Rat swarm, moves one tile west.
The wolf moves into Allisa’s tile with a pounces her.  She loses -1 hp (6 total) and is SLOWED.

Thorgrim,
Moves three squares into the Crypt of Barov and Ravenovia at the western unexplored edge.
With Divine Flare, defeats the wolf for +1 XP (1 total).  Allisa’ slowed condition is removed.
Instead of taking a treasure card, he takes an Animal item token.
Explores a hallway tile with passage to west.  (white)
Draws a skeleton.
Skeleton moves adjacent to Thorgrim blocking his movement (due to coffins) and strikes him for -2 hp (3 remain).

–4–
Allisa,
Misses the skeleton with Twin Strike.
She declines to move.
Encounter event: Cowardly Flight.  A new hallway tile is placed west of Allisa.  The skeleton retreats there bringing a wraith to its aid.
Kobold skirmisher moves one tile east.
Rat swarm moves one tile north.
Wraith moves one tile east towards the heroes.

Thorgrim,
Moves west into the skeleton’s tile.
Attempts a Lance of Faith, but misses the wraith.
Encounter event: Frenzy
Skeleton attacks and misses twice.

–5–
Allisa,
runs six squares and adjacent to Thorgim.
Resorts using Split the Tree and misses (but defeats) the skeleton.  She strikes and defeats the wraith.  Gaining +5 XP (6 total).
Instead of taking a treasure card, she takes an Portrait item token.
Spends 5 XP (1 total) to reveal Mirror will Calm the golem.
Explores a Lonely Crypt with passageways west and south (black).
Draws a blazing skeleton.
Encounter event: Passage of time.  Both heroes lose -1 hp.  Allisa has 5 remaining.  Thorgrim has 2 remaining.
Kobold skirmisher moves one tile north.
Rat swarm moves one tile north.
Blazing skeleton throws a ball of fire, missing Allisa for -1 hp (4 remaining).  Thorgrim is hit and DOWN.

Thorgrim, down,
uses the first of two healing surges and has 4 hp.
Uses Lance of Faith and misses!   (The heroes have missed 3 of their last 4 rolls)
He moves six squares adjacent to the blazing skeleton standing at the southern unexplored edge.
Explores a tile with passageways west, south, and east.  (black)
Draws a second kobold skirmisher.
Encounter event-attack: Icy Corridor.  Thorgrim suffers -1 hp (3 remain) and is placed one tile south adjacent to a kobold skirmisher.
A kobold skirmisher moves one tile north.
The skirmisher adjacent to Thorgrim strikes him for -1 hp (2 remain).

–6–
Allisa,
Moves six squares into the Lonely Crypt.
Uses Split the Tree and defeats the blazing skeleton, misses but defeats the kobold skirmisher.  She gains +3 XP (4 total).
Instead of taking a treasure card, she takes a Skull item token.  All six items are collected.
Explores a tile to the west with passages west and south.  (white)
Draws a zombie.
Rat swarm moves one tile west.
Zombie moves adjacent to Allisa and misses with its rotting fist.

Thorgrim,
With Lance of Faith, defeats the zombie gaining +1 XP (5 total).
Gains treasure fortune: Eagle Eyes.  The Crypt of Sergei Von Zarovich is placed to the furthest southeastern edge of the map.  No encounter card will be drawn.
Draws a spider.
Kobold skirmisher moves one tile closer.
Spider moves two tiles north.

–7–
Allisa,
uses her Potion of Rejuvenation to restore her Split the Tree power.
Moves adjacent to Thorgrim south.
Explores Crypt Corner 16-20 with passage east.  (black)
Draws a zombie.
Encounter environment: Haunted Mists.  Undead monsters gain+2 attack rolls.
Rat swarm moves one tile west.
Zombie moves adjacent to Thorgrim striking him for -1 hp (1 remain).

Thorgrim,
defeats the zombie with Lance of Faith for +1 XP (6 total).
Gains treasure blessing: Rejuvenating Onslaught.
Spends 5 XP to reveal Torch will Calm the golem.  (1 left)
Moves to the eastern edge of Crypt Corner 16-20.
Explores the Workshop! (white)
Golem moves into Thorgrim’s tile.
Kobold skirmishes moves one tile closer.
Spider moves two tiles closer.

–8–
Allisa,
moves adjacent to the golem and CALMS it (1 of 3) with food.
Encounter event: Passage of time.  Allisa loses -1 hp (3 remain) but Thorgrim is DOWN.
Golem attacks and misses.
Rat swarm moves one tile closer.

Thorgrim, down,
uses the second and last Healing Surge and has 4 hp remaining.
Gives his mirror to Allisa and uses the torch to CALM the golem (2 of 3).
Encounter event-attack: Circle of Death.  Each hero loses -2 hp.  Allisa has 1 hp, Thorgrim has 2 hp.
Golem attacks Allisa hits, but she uses Unbalancing Parry and the golem retreats into the workshop east.
Rat swarm moves one tile west closer to Allisa.

–9–
Allisa,
moves adjacent to the golem and uses the mirror to finally CALM the golem.

The heroes win!

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