Zed reaches for the dagger and speaks to Urgog from across the channel. "These spirits wont let us leave unless we sacrifice someone to them it seems. They've even provided us with their weapon of choice." He says as he spins the dagger in his hand. "It seems as though we may well be trapped here forever unless someone is slain."
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Shaxus - Lvl 8 Bard, College of Swords - Storm King's Thunder Shanxus - Lvl 4 Fighter, Champion - One Piece Homebrew Snaxus - Lvl 1 Rogue, Arcane Trickster - Heist of Waterdeep Amelia - Lvl 8 Cleric, Order Domain - Lvl 4 Fighter, Champion - Ravnica Homebrew Rha'EL - Lvl 3 Paladin, Oath of the Reaper - Tiamat Homebrew Zed - Lvl 2 Fighter, Gunslinger - Curse of Strahd
Eldon looks at Urgog and the rest of his companions "No, we won't sacrifice anything to this false idol. These unholy abominations won't have a say on anything we do." with that he will launch a flame of radiant energy at one of the chanting specters.
Eldon casts Sacred Flame onto the ethereal apparition but nothing seems to happen. The apparition continues floating and chanting as the radiant flame showers over it. The apparitions move through the air afterward, alternating their formation. They all now shout "Lorgoth the Decayer! We awaken thee!"
Suddenly, the water begins to ripple and the ground shakes violently. From the dark cave in the west wall, arises a large monstrosity and steps into the ritual chamber upon being called upon by the cultists. Lorgoth the Decayer slithers up to the dais and will assault those who failed to make the sacrifice.
Zed evasively maneuver's away from Lorgoth the Decayer, seeing that this monstrosity is unlike anything he's encountered previously. He swiftly skulks through the murky water and take refuge in the corner of the ritual chamber while mending his wounds. Meanwhile, Urgog fierce tenacity fuels his anger as he violently strikes at Lorgoth the Decayer despite it's frightful presence. His hammer breaks upon Lorgoth's abdomen, chunks of refuse and muddy mound hurls from its body upon impact. Eldon and Cinna are stricken with fear from the arrival of Lorgoth and seem to be paralyzed as they remain motionless.
It now goes to Lorgoth the Decayer's turn.
The large mound glances over to see the helpless druid and cleric as they stand motionless. He gauges them as the weakest due to this, and lurks toward them. He peers down onto Cinna as he approaches the platform they're standing on, and raises his fists to slam her twice.
Multiattack onCinna First Attack: 18 Damage: 12
Second Attack: 12 Damage: 14
Upon slamming her, vines from his arms coil around Cinna, and viciously yanks her into his body. Lorgoth the Decayer engulfs Cinna, whom is now Grappled, Restrained, and Blinded. Cinna is unable to breathe while engulfed and will need to make a Constitution Saving Throw next round (DC: 14) or take 7 bludgening damage.
It now goes to the party.
Cinna needs to make the Con save. If she succeeds, then she may make a Strength check to escape the grapple.
Zed warns the others that he's bolting, and rushes through the murky water to approach the wooden wheel. He spins it, and he can hear the gears grinding roughly as they've not been used in quite some time. The portcullis raises from the water slowly as Zed spends this turn spinning the wheel to raise the gate. Urgog and Eldon work together in attacking Lorgoth the Decayer, but the Guiding Bolt seems to be simply absorbed by Lorgoth's body as he suffers no ill effects from it. Urgog rams his glaive into Lorgoth's body with his fierce prowess. Much to his surprise, Urgog sees that vines begin to coil and wrap around the glaive firmly as Lorgoth is impaled, and his glaive is now stuck inside Lorgoth. Urgog will need to make a strength check to yank the glaive free.
Unfortunately for Cinna, she failed the saving throw and now falls Unconscious while engulfed by Lorgoth. Cinna will need to begin making Death Saving Throws, and she's out of reach by everyone else.
It now goes to Lorgoth the Decayer.
As he's consuming Cinna, he sees the cleric in front of him, and will use his multi-attack to slam Eldon twice.
Multi-attack onEldon First Attack: 27 Damage: 28
Second Attack: 23 Damage: 14
Eldon's eyes widen as Lorgoth the Decayer's massive fists crashes down upon him. Lorgoth's might smashes Eldon into the platform with a thunderous thud that echoes throughout the ritual chamber. Urgog and Zed can see blood and bodily fluids explode from Eldon's body as he gets crushed to death.
(OOC): R.I.P. Eldon
It now goes to the party. Cinna will need to make a Death Saving Throw. If she doesn't post within 24 hours, that's an automatic failure. Since she's engulfed and can't breath, she'll take another 8 points of damage next round, resulting in a failure for her death saves. Urgog's glaive is stuck inside Lorgoth and will need to succeed on a Strength check to rip it out. Zed opened the portcullis and is free to flee if he desires.
Urgog realizes that Lorgoth the Decayer is too overwhelming and he rushes after Zed as Zed is rushing back upstairs. The slippery slope behind the portcullis is difficult terrain, so Urgog doesn't get too far, while Zed is close to getting back up to the first level of the basement. Cinna fails the death save and takes damage, so she now has two failures. She can make another death save next round (and pray that it's a nat 20) or take 9 points of damage to join Eldon and Kestrell in the afterlife.
It's now Lorgoth the Decayer's turn.
Seeing that Eldon's body has been crushed, and he's consuming Cinna, he'll chase after Urgog. This large plant creature isn't able to move as fast. Lorgoth moves up to the portcullis, where the entrance becomes too narrow for a typical large creature to fit through. Fortunately for Lorgoth, his body is malleable and can be distorted to fit through this tight space. Urgog peers over his shoulder, down the slope he climbed through, to see that Lorgoth's in pursuit and that his large body is squeezing through the narrow space. Urgog is out of his reach however, and cannot be attacked.
It now goes to the party.
Will Zed and Urgog continue running? Is Cinna finally going to post? We'll see.