Game occurred on August 12, 2012
Racing towards Ssussun’s house after being rescued from the cemetery fight by the two Avengers, the party faced off against The Unknown Soldier, his animated cart drivers (and their horses), and the slain orc spirits and whatever bodies they could animate (including the body of Boomer, Nikolai & Nulath’s old war buddy). The battle was pretty fierce, though the party received some “help” from the rakshasha Kalarel, whose illusions tormented the horses and The Unknown Soldier in somewhat sadistic ways.
When the battle was finally over, the party investigated the body in the coffin that the spirits appeared unable to animate, and discovered that it contained a vampire named Righteous Fist of Harmony, who was part of a super-secret Dambrathi strike force known as “Glare Unit”. As it was super stormy & cloudy, she rushed off to the cemetery to help defend Dambrath. After a short rest with some healing and replacing of dead soldier bodies, the party also headed to the cemetery.
They arrived on the scene just in time to see the ghost of the orcish exarch about to destroy both avengers and the vampire, but at the last minute an elderly human stepped up, raising his solar holy symbol high, and used holy power to turn undead in a burst around him. This set the vampire ablaze with radiant energy, but the ghost only turned and backhanded the old man with his axe, shattering bones and knocking him into a pile of ghouls (who proceeded to begin eating him). The party fought off the ghouls, while the two Avengers took the opportunity of the brief distraction to put their last energy into an attack, which called down the sun’s fury and exploded the ghost in a cloud of ravens.
Some of the party helped the vampire get to cover (since it was now sunny), while the barely conscious human handed a rare pouch of phoenix down feathers to Akara, asking her to save the boy. Realizing that Sikel, the Death Avenger, had cast the Final Rite ritual on himself and might not be able to come back from death, she used it on Ssussun, the Solar Avenger. She also used her holy power to cleanse the priest of the undead disease eating away at him, and took him to be healed.
In the aftermath, the town was super greatful, offering several magic items and some gold as thanks for saving them. The party met the reclusive shardmind mage Sunquartz, who eventually figured out that she could regrow Kyone’s cracked crystal, if given enough time (at least a week). The old cleric/mayor has been in bed, healing from his many wounds, but it appears that he will not walk again. A day later, an owl arrived with a scroll that was a message for Nikolai from Axeblood Steelshovel, back in Ionia.
The party took their first break here, resting for at least a week while waiting for the crystal to be repaired.
EXPERIENCE: The party gained 500 XP for this and the previous fight
- 1000 GP
- Battleaxe of Shared Wrath+1 (Akara)
- Robe of Scintillation+1 (Art)
- Sunleaf Hide Armor+2 (Nulath)