April 21, 2013
998 AC, Summer 15
[Note: Niki/Kyone was not present for this session]
The session began with a sidebar to the break-away group: Greg/Fury & Kyone. Trapped in a different room of the facility, they tried smashing & blasting their way through various doors & walls. Eventually, they found a weak section of wall with energy behind it. This was a large stream of mostly necrotic energy. Fury reached out to it, and was sucked into the flow. While in the stream, she gained knowledge that this was a loop of energy through the whole facility, powering it. As the stream passed different areas, bits of energy were siphoned off, leaving mostly necrotic energy to flow back to whatever the power source was. Fury was able to grab a handhold at one of the outlets, and break in through a vent into the opposite end of the room the rest of the party was in.
The battle was fast & fierce, with the remains of Mr. Wesker appearing as a vampiric mist that attacked the party (or just compelled the party to attack itself). The insane duergar and equally insane githzerai & githyanki prisoners attacked as well, with Holt spending much of his time trying to regrow his innards (though he did utilize a nice dragon claw version of magic missile that Lady Artania had taught him). When the battle ended and Holt left his cell, his body started aging rapidly. He died with a weapon in his hand, calling out “May Helmsgard stand forever!”
The party briefly communicated with the other party via a looking pool, learning that the “dead” side of the facility was where they were doing research into how to bolster various undead creatures to make them stronger. The Retrievers had taken losses, but were going to try and find a way to ride the energy stream to the source so they could shut down the facility. After they left, a horde of zombies was visible through the pool, and a face that looked oddly like an undead younger brother of Lisa/Praxis was visible before the vision magic cut out.
The session ended with the party going down another level, where the sign on the door said that living personnel were not allowed beyond that point. They tricked the door sensor into thinking that Akara was an undead Dr. Arkham, but as the party entered the coffin-filled room to receive Dr. Arkham’s “newly-assigned resting place”, the room sensed the other living members of the party and the hologram appeared to say “Information: You’re all going to die.”
- 250 GP worth of healing salves (for Healing rituals)
- 250 GP worth of arcane powders (for Arcane rituals)
- +2 Vampiric Kukri (lvl 9 weapon) [Greg/Fury]
- Wesker’s notes
- Bag of rotten apples