DnD War for the Lost Plane Session 4 Recap

We meet a tentacled monstrosity and descend further into the tower.

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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Starring:
Kaelan, level 13 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 13 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 13 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 13 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 13 warforged War Domain Cleric

The angel had fallen, but the growing mass of tentacles remained. They try to grab us. Gillian summons a cloud of daggers, while Kethra severs a tentacle that was wrapped around Scarlet.

But the tentacles were oblivious, and unending.

I recall the message from the bellboy. Something about speaking with the tentacles?

“Which one of you tentacles can speak the common tongue?” I call out.

I receive curious looks from my new party members. But in response, several tentacles dive straight toward me. Taking a chance, I let them envelop my legs.

As soon as two tentacles wrap around me, I hear a calm, slow voice in my head.

“Hello there. Can you ask your friends to stop hurting me?”

This week’s session opened with a combat encounter against a deva, a winged, angelic being. Scarlet was not happy to be fighting a literal angel. He seemed to me remorseful, but resolute in eradicating all life in this tower, regardless if it was demonic or not.

The wounded angel was the least of our worries however. The room, as described by the tree-lady, contained “all the tentacles.” Masses of giant writhing tentacles shot out from the water, trying to grapple us.

Kethra and Gillian began hacking away at them, but I knew we needed the tenacles to get us to the next level, as per the clue on the bellboy: “MANY ARMS CAN HELP, WITH TWO CAN SPEAK.”

Kaelan felt foolish trying to communicate with the writhing mass, yet the plan worked. Several tentacles dove toward him, and I allowed them to wrap around his legs. As soon as they did, I could hear a voice on the other end.

The creature, whatever it was, could definitely speak, and it wasn’t hostile at all. It needed two tentacles touching someone to speak to them, and obviously no one wanted to be grabbed, making communication difficult.

Once we learned this, TIM and I “spoke” with the bizarre creature, explaining our predicament. It knew exactly what to do, reaching some tentacles over to the stairwell and opening the next set of stairs leading down.

We bid the odd but friendly creature goodbye, and hustled down to the next level. After examining a tree in a sand pit, we heard the sound of a large-scale battle just outside doors to the north, and the telltale sound of bells ringing to the south. Another bellboy!

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Opening the doors we saw devas and horned devils waging war throughout the large room. Both Scarlet and Kaelan are predisposed to jump in, Scarlet with helping the angels and Kaelan with killing demons. But we also spotted doors to the east and west.

Kethra stealthily crept to the western door and slipped inside, barreling into an electric-floor trap. She took some damage but thankfully made the save to avoid being paralyzed.

Scarlet ran up to engage the nearest devil and hurl a javelin. Gillian used Gust of Wind to make sure they wouldn’t charge at us, while Kaelan marked the devil and fired a volley of crossbow bolts, killing it. Scarlet and TIM buffed each other for maximum protection, in case we were attacked by the other rampaging beings.

This looked like a big fight that we didn’t really want to get involved in, however. Without knowing where Kethra went, we checked out the eastern door and saw a similar room to the one she had found, a trapped hallway with electricity arcing through the floor, walls, and ceiling.

Gillian used Dimension Door to teleport her and Kaelan across the hallway. Scarlet and TIM tried a different, and far more painful approach, however. Scarlet would jump on TIM as he dove head first down the hallway, spraying out water like some kind of insane electro slip ‘n slide.

The results were effective and hilariously painful to everyone involved – including Gillian and Kaelan, who were met with a wave of watery electricity. But hey – they made it across the hallway!

Meanwhile Kethra threw out the bell clappers she had lifted from the first bellboy and successfully short-circuited the western trap room (after avoiding the subsequent blast of shrapnel). Hopefully we’ll meet up again when we reach the bellboy.

Voted MVPC – TIM

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