Run time: 2h 30m –- the second half of the previously planned session! This would have been 2h long but the Earth Elemental, and the characters fighting it, developed a chronic case of the sucking.

Characters deep in underground realm. Arken shows them the important bits, at speed as the Forestborn and Earthborn soldiers are now in battle.

  • Lava pits, with rickety pumps pumping it out as an energy source. Must be negotiated. Locker room nearby with suitable equipment for characters to protect from heat, but on the other side of the lava pits. Diminutive creatures (“Atar”) controlling the apparatus, will work on unless pestered, react with hissing anger if interrupted. No weapons, AC 10.
  • Hopefully power generation apparatus is sabotaged by characters. This sets off an alarm that lasts for a few minutes before power dies.
  • Further on, encounter “royal guards”. Earth elemental forms from the wall to block the exit.
  • Throne room.

In the Throne room, Lord Granite sits backed by the portal much as the Forestborn Queen had.

He sighs. “My wizard,” he says simply. “Deal with them.”

Once the wizard is despatched, Granite mocks. “It took long enough for the creatures of this realm to make their pathetic stand before me.” He notices Ailsa/Forestborn and Arken. “I see you have allies, too. Curious that you should choose to befriend them. And you have some of my property. Interesting.”

The characters dropped Ailsa and Arken at the Lava Pits, but I blagged Granite’s knowledge of them anyway.

He stands.

“Let’s make it more interesting.”

And steps backwards through the portal.

End session.


Arken, male Earthborn Ftr2
HP 16
Init +4; Spd 30 ft.; AC 14; Attack +5
melee, or +6 ranged; SV Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +2;
Str 16, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 11.
Skills and feats: Hide +4, Jump +8, Listen +2, Move
Silently +4, Ride +9, Spot +2; Dodge, Power Attack.
Short spear: Atkbonus 8, Dmg 1d6 19-20×2

Ailsa, female Forestborn Drd3/Sor2
HP 17
Init Mod +0 AC 10 Fort +3 Ref +1 Will +8 Spd 30 ft
Attack bonus +3 melee, or +3 ranged
Str 10, Dex 10, Con 11, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 14
Druid Spells Per Day: 4/3/2
Sorcerer Spells Known (6/5): 0th – Detect Magic, Detect
Poison, Mage Hand, Message, Ray of Frost. 1st – Charm
Person, Obscuring Mist.

Earthborn Guard (Melee), Ftr2
HP 16
Init +4; Spd 30 ft.; AC 14; Attack +5 melee, or +6 ranged;
SV Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +2;
Str 16, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 15, Cha 11.
Skills and feats: Hide +4, Jump +8, Listen +2, Move
Silently +4, Ride +9, Spot +2; Dodge, Power Attack.
Long spear: Atkbonus 8, Dmg 1d8 20×2
or Short sword: Atkbonus 8, Dmg 1d6 19-20×2

Earthborn Guard (Ranged), Rng2
HP 14
Init +3; Spd 30 ft.; AC 13; Attack +4 melee, or +5 ranged;
SV Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1;
Str 15, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 13.
Skills and feats: Climb +7, Craft (Trapmaking) +1, Hide +3,
Knowledge (Nature) +3, Listen +3, Move Silently +3, Ride +7,
Search +4, Spot +3, Survival +6, Use Rope +8; Alertness,
Lightning Reflexes, [Rapid Shot], [Track].
Sling: Atkbonus 5, Dg 1d4 20×2
(Rapid shot: second attack per round at -2 atkbonus)

Earth Elemental
HP 40
Init Mod -1 AC 18
Fort +7 Ref +0 Will +1
Str 21 Dex 8 Con 17 Int 4 Wis 11 Cha 11

Slam: +8 Attack 1d8+7 Damage
Power Attack: May subtract from attack roll to boost damage roll
Listen +7 Spot +7

Farah, Earthborn Wiz5
HP 33
Init Mod +1 AC 12
Attack +3 Melee / +3 Ranged
Fort +4 Ref +2 Will +4
Str 12 Dex 12 Con 16 Int 18 Wis 10 Cha 12

Wizard Spells Known (4/4/3/2):
0th – Acid Splash, Arcane
Mark, Dancing Lights, Daze, Detect Magic, Detect Poison,
Disrupt Undead, Flare, Ghost Sound, Light, Mage Hand,
Mending, Message, Open/Close, Prestidigitation, Ray of
Frost, Read Magic, Resistance, Touch of Fatigue.
1st –Alarm, Burning Hands, Magic Aura, Protection from Good,
Ray of Enfeeblement, Shocking Grasp, Sleep.
2nd – Acid Arrow, Hideous Laughter, Knock, Misdirection.
3rd – Fly, Suggestion.


Battle vs Guards & Elemental
INIT: Ezekiel 22 G1 20 Elemental 19 Dan 11 Gavil 10 Esqui 9 G2 9
Earth Ele HP 40 24 22 18 13 7 5 0
Spear Guard 1 HP 14 4 -7
Spear Guard 2 HP 14 11 8 1 -1

Battle vs Farah
INIT: Gavil 16 Ezekiel 13 Esqui 8 Dan 7 Farah 7
Farah HP 33 22 18 15 13 9 7 6 2 1 -7