Demons in Elfwood

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Demons in Elfwood
Purple Dragon episode
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Episode no. Episode 41
Date 2008-10-24
Game Master Panzerman
Characters Dorian Wolfe
Jorstag Carmog
Klaus Stierheim
Experience 5,500
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In which the knights face the Marilith and her minions.

A Marilith


Rumiziel guided the knights into the great forest where the borders of Cormyr, the Dalelands and Cormanthor met. The heroes spoke with their guide and the twins Kyril and Kiril about the recent battle, and learned that some of the cultists had worn robes with the symbol of Orcus. The undead had moved with purpose and intelligence, probably guided by a necromancer. The elves had fought drow before, and recognized the ones they had fought recently as surface drow.

Soon enough, the party saw a perimeter of skeletons and dretcheds which guarded a clearing. Inside the clearing, large, hulking figures guarded an altar and a robed high priest. As one, the knights charge through the skeletons as a scythe through wheat and crashed into the defenders at the altar. A mage hidden among the skeletons invoked a prismatic spray which weakened the knights. While the elven rangers skirmishes against the drow, the knights dispatched the ogre skeletons near the altar.

The true threat soon manifested. A fearsome Marilith appeared from nowhere next to Sir Jorstag, swords striking in a blur. The brave knight fell, and both his comrades and the Marilith thought him dead. Determined to avenge is fallen comrade, Sir Dorian faced the demoness but he fared no better than his comrade. Only the healing touch of Florian saved his life.

Sir Dorian recovered, and swore vengeance for his fallen friend. The remaining knights charged the Marilith. Surprised at being bloodied by mere mortals, she assessed the situation and prompltly vanished from from the field. The remaining enemies were dispatched without much difficulty.

Once again, Sir Jostag survived grevious wounds, and his scars will serve a reminder of his courage and fortitude. Some elven survivors were found alive after fight. They told the knights that the demoness had prepared a trap for them.

There appeared to be a difference of opinion between Rumiziel and his friends (who used white fletchings on their arrows) and some of the elves survivors (who used red). The reason for this is not known to the knights, but the fact the the elven ranger specifically mentioned the white fletching on his arrows prior to the battle is noteworthy and cause for some concern.


The treasure listed below has been added to the loot bag.

  • Claw Bracers +5, Keen
  • Cloak of the Bat
  • Amulet of Natural Armour +5
  • Bag of Holding II
  • Bag of Holding IV
  • Bag of Holding IV
  • Wand of Lightning Bolts (5d6, DC: 13, 50 charges)
  • Wand of Fireballs (10d6) (28 charges)
  • Wand of Lightning Bolts (10d6) (39 charges)
  • Elven Cloak
  • Elven Boots
  • Bracers of Armour +8
  • Gloves of Dexterity +6
  • Rapier +5, Keen, Speeding, Mithril -> Florian
  • Rapier +3 keen <- Florian
  • Ring of Free Action
  • Ring of Protection +5
  • Ring of Mind Shielding
  • Ring of Regeneration
  • Ring of Spell Turning
  • Oil of Magic Weapon (+5) x6 -> Florian
  • Oil of Keen Edge x2
  • Potion of Haste
  • Potion of Flying x2
  • Potion of Swimming
  • Potion of Cure Critical Wounds x12
  • Potion of Bull's Strength x6
  • Potion of Bear's Endurance x6
  • Potions of invisibility x2