“You have your quest,” the ghostly oracle intoned, “And now you must depart this place with great haste. For as I looked into the unseen storm, so it looked back. Your enemy is here.”
Right on cue we felt the entire mountain shake. The oracle continued to speak dire warnings and we looked at each other with wide eyes. We dashed back through the portal into the main chamber with the giant statues.
She was there.
It was our first time laying eyes on the ancient blue dragon. The one who had caused all this chaos for the giants, and thus the world.
She approached like a smug cat who had cornered a mouse.
“How curious that you small creatures would go to such trouble for these brutish, corrupted giants, who did not but enslave and degrade your kind? It was we dragons who raised you up, liberated you, empowered you to throw off your chains.” Her sneer was palpable. It was all we could do to stare.
“You have destroyed plans put into place decades ago. Traveled to the rotten depths of an old giant empire. Killed my servants. Killed my children. And for what? Come forward and claim your answers.”
We’ve had heavy story-focused sessions before, but never has it felt like such an emotional gut-punch. Kudos to our DM for creating another epic, cinematic event in our escape from the Temple of the All-Father, only to follow it up with a series of psychological tortures for our characters via Klauth the ancient red dragon. Continue reading “D&D 5E “Storm King’s Thunder” Session 44 Recap”