Category: Giantslayer

16 Giantslayer

This topic area is primarily intended as a place to record session summaries for the Giantslayer campaign that I am running. This implies that a spoiler alert that needs to be announced here, as these summaries are intended for myself and my players as recaps of what occurred and transpired during their sessions.

Giantslayer Session #16

Our party of brave heroes picks up their quest after waking from a night of rest in the same locale as the ogres they had defeated last session.  Yes the same ogres that had been debating whether or not to eat the prisoners they had captures..  

Much travel took place as the party continued to make their way southward, attempting to catch up with the giantkin that purportedly had additional prisoners in their possession.

Along their travels, the party encountered

An Auromvorax
A group of Redcaps
A bulette
A pair of leucrottas
An Ettin, rejected by the Storm Lord, and his pet Cave Bear
A rift drake, looking for an easy meal

Giantslayer Session #15

Our party of brave heroes picks up their quest after waking from a night of rest within the tomb Nargrym Steelhand.

Within the tomb, they explore and find a not-quite hidden door, leading down to a the sarcophagus of Nargrym himself.  Upon entering the tomb, they hear the door, a heavy stone door, close behind them and seal itself in the locked position.

Within the chamber, and the sarcophagus itself, the party finds much treasure, but alas the fabled hand of Nagrym and his famous long spear are nowhere to be found.

As they explore the chamber, they realize a creature, who had not been in the chambers explored by the party is……

Giantslayer Session #14

Our brave party of adventurers continued their investigation of the small room wherein they saw humanoid remains within a small hole.

After being somewhat being “volun-told”, that due to her smaller stature she’d be best suited to go down the hole, the party used a rope to create a climbing harness of sorts, and lowered her down.  There saw the remains of medium sized humanoid, and brought it back up, in the hopes that these were the remains that the ghostly cleric was looking for.  

Alas, after transporting these remains back to the ghastly cleric, it turns out these were not the remains being sought.  And now the party had a……

Giantslayer Session #13

Today’s session picked up exactly where the last one left off, with our heroic party holed up in the fort’s bell tower, trying to figure out how to defend themselves and come out victorious against the giant threat.

As the hours tick by, the party starts feeling a sense of dread that progressively gets worse hour by hour, affecting their ability to make decisions and ultimately make them ineffective should a combat start.

As the midnight hour nears, Earnan hears something, not with his hears, but rather with his mind; a strange voice saying “Droja…they are here…”.  Unable to communicate with this ‘voice’, Earnan shares what he’s heard, and the only thing……

Giantslayer Session #12

The party awoke from their generally unconscious state, fully healed, but completely bereft of all their equipment, armor and weapons, and listening to the chants of orcs calling for the bear to be released.

As the party realized what was happening, two strangers, also in this wooden run, warned our party that they should prepare themselves for combat. The party spent a desperate moment finding a few weapons, some of them broken, others hidden below a thin layer of dust and dirt. Just as the party managed to arm themselves to the best of their ability, a dire bear was upon them an attacking them.

After dispatching this bear, and not managing……

Giantslayer Session #11 (and catchup)

Roughly Six months ago, with much trepidation and an incredibly amount of nervous energy, I read off the opening lines of Block Text from “Battle of Bloodmarch Hill”, the first part of Paizo’s Giantslayer AdventurePath, to an eager group of adventurers.

Fast forward to this past weekend, and I’m loving every moment.  I had hoped to chronicle my experiences as a Game Master, as well as the ongoing adventure, but have simply not been able to find the time.  However, I intend to change that starting today.

Since our initial kickoff with 6 players on June 20th 2016, the party has grown and shrunk a couple of times, with us finally settling……