Nineteenth Session (10 page pdf) – “No Substance But Horror” – The party finally finds the bosses of shadow Boroi Manor – and are promptly defeated and enslaved. But maximum kill always finds a way!
So they bust in to kill Nicasor and company but they get a little caught up in murdering the mostly harmless fetchlings lounging around. This gives the bad guys a couple rounds to get ready, which means Nicasor’s up and ready and his summoner friend Elenuta is invisible and already has her eidolon ready and a summon in progress.
It goes bad for the PCs. Sindawe natural-1’s a save and goes down suffocated by the shadowy snake eidolon. He has to spend an Infamy Point to come back into the fight (“I was feigning death, like a 1st edition monk!”). But the snake gets Serpent as well and Nicasor cuts Sindawe down again, and Sindawe has no choice but to surrender or die.
But Nicasor doesn’t want these pirates dead – he wants the Heart dead so he can get out of this damn dimension. He lets them heal and herds them down to fight the Heart for him. It’s a tenebrous tendriculos! I didn’t beef that up from the actual module because I figured they’d be beat to hell by then.
They kill the Heart, and then they turn on Nicasor and Elenuta and get the better of them this time. They break the mirror and are out. When it comes time to demand their shadows back they notice Serpent already has one… And it’s Chmetugo the shadow demon! He’s free and back on the Prime Material. He skedaddles to leave the pirates to decide if they should kill everyone in the county or not. After a moment of it hanging in the balance, they decide not.
And then they tend their wounds and plan their trip to froghemoth country! And they decide to take Rucia the waitress with them, lest she be discovered and tortured to death for being chosen by Desna.
Now here’s a bonus for you – all the bad guys for the whole thing, as I statted them up in Hero Lab, in PDF! Nicasor, Elenuta, the Heart, etc.