Tomb of Annihilation Session 79 Recap

Our heroes engage in a grueling, epic showdown with a multi-eyed, invisible monstrosity.

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Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

We’ve had several show-stopping boss encounters throughout the campaign, including the Steel Predator, a Zombie T-Rex, Tinder the young red dragon, and the King of Feathers. None of them hold a candle to the extra-long, single-encounter session that encompassed the beholder boss fight on the third level of the Tomb of the Nine Gods.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 78 Recap

The party braves teleporting statues, chaotic winds, and horror-curtains in their quest to collect all 10 crystal eyes.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by I’Jin
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

The third level of the Tomb of the Nine Gods is proving the largest. It also features its own key-seeking side quest in the form of ten crystal eyes, prompting the party to explore each and every room to open a mysteriously large door.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 77 Recap

The northeast side of level three holds a rotating crawlspace, a shadowy duplicate, and a tomb surrounded by picture-tiled floors.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by Wongo
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

After chasing Yakka the cursed skull halfway through the dungeon last session, the party found themselves in a watery hallway. From there they explored the entire northeast side of level three, including rotating crawlways, shadow-horrors, and a coded tile floor.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 76 Recap

Descending to the third level of the dungeon the party battles more Tomb Guardians, and find a cursed skull.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by Wongo
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

Jeremy Crawford has his love of role-playing and voicing hags – I have my animated skulls. The flameskull from Wave Echo Cave, the chamber of skulls from The Weeping Colossus, and now Yakka the cursed skull from the third level of the the Tomb of the Nine Gods.

Yakka became such a centerpiece of the session that the party had to deal with it as soon as possible. Thankfully we collectively dealt with both Yakka, and that pesky Nangnang-possessed Gray Slaad, in one fell swoop.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 75 Recap

The party comes to face to face with the architect of the Tomb, Mr. Withers; George battles a sworn enemy.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Papazotl
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by Wongo
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

Combat is always on the table in D&D. I was fully prepared for a violent end to the dialogue session with Mr. Withers, but I wasn’t prepared for one player to break off and start a whole different fight somewhere else.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 74 Recap

The party finds the fifth primal god of Omu, as the god-possessions become more difficult to manage.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard – inhabited by Nangnang
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue – inhabited by Wongo
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

You never quite know what your players will latch onto, whether it’s a certain NPC, a specific storyline, or a magic item. In my case, I’ve been delighted by how much my players have responded to role-playing their primal god possessions – much to their own detriment!

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 73 Recap

A conjured earth elemental comes in handy as the party descends into the second level of the Tomb.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue – inhabited by Moa
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon – inhabited by Obo’laka

Last week’s session ended in a cliffhanger, with Mannix waking up the mummy inside Wongo’s tomb, with only half the party beyond the wind blade tunnel. The mummy emerged and showered waves of fear using its Mace of Terror, but all three PCs in the room made the save.

Annoyed, the monkey-mummy punched Mannix with a Rotting Fist – a crit, and down goes Mannix. Roll for Initiative!

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 72 Recap

We explore the rest of the first level of the Tomb, including two more primal god tombs.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

After making it through most of the first level of the Tomb of the Nine Gods last week relatively unscathed, this week’s excursions prove much more painful with undead in Moa’s Tomb, a Mimic chest, and the cruel chests in Wongo’s Tomb.

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Tomb of Annihilation Session 71 Recap

We explore the first level of the Tomb of the Nine Gods, the Rotten Halls.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Starring:
Mannix, level 9 Yuan-ti Inquisitive Rogue/Divination Wizard
Khaless, level 9 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 9 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 9 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 9 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

After encountering Mr. Withers, aka the Dungeon Concierge, the party explores most of the first level of the Tomb of the Nine Gods (the Rotten Halls), performing admirably except for one magical fountain they just couldn’t resist.

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D&D One-Shot Special – The Blood Halls of Emerald Cove Recap

The one-shot crew searches for missing villagers in an abandoned temple in this special Friday the 13th session.

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Starring:
Scarlet O’Fair, lvl 4 Human Paladin of Devotion
Falafel, lvl 4 Half-Elf Bard of Lore
Corven, lvl 4 Kenku Monk of the Long Death

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for a one-shot adventure, starring our semi-regular one-shot crew, last seen exploring the haunted mansion of Brightblossom.

This time Chris and I swap seats in the DM’s chair, as the party investigates missing townsfolk and a village with a murderous past.

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