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Wrath of the Righteous Chapter Five, Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth – Second Session

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Second Session (8 page pdf) – We need to go bleed the Father of Wyrms for his tasty, tasty… I mean super-acidic blood.

But first, some more demodands!  We met one last session and I tried to talk with it but everyone just chopped it up. We meet three more, and while we do some chopping we take the leader, a shaggy demodand, alive. Why aren’t they shaggy? The tarry ones are tarry and the slimy ones are slimy, but the shaggy ones are just fat.  It’s weird.  Anyway, they are apparently the jailers of Baphomet.  He tells us lots of stuff but the most disturbing is that Baphoment was created as a “consort” by Lamashtu – in other words, as a goat-headed (NSFW link!) RealDoll. Disturbing.

Then we go find the giant epic daddy of all nightcrawlers and come up with cunning plans to get its blood, but it turns out running up to it and hitting it a couple times till it dies suffices. We get its Alien-style acid blood and go to Baphomet’s prison. It is guarded by one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eaters.  (Really!)

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Wrath of the Righteous Chapter Five, Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth – First Session

Vescavor Demon

First Session (8 page pdf) – Our righteous heroes head into the Abyss to free the Herald of Iomedae.  We keep wanting to just go kill Baphomet instead.

Iomedae herself appears to us and gives us tests and doodads and sends us to the Abyss to get her imprisoned herald. The Ivory Labyrinth is a suck-hole, you just wander around for weeks till you find things.  The entrance is guarded by a couple interesting waves of critters, but then it’s interminable wandering.

We do take a perverted fly-headed demon captive and use him to lead us to the capital, Blackburn. We try to trade for information with a hivemind of vescavor demons, but everything it has to say either a) we already know or b) is unhelpful because there’s no such thing as directions here,  you just wander around and make Survival and Knowledge: Planes checks (reflecting what we have no idea) till you find your destination.

Oh and we meet a planetar who is just wandering around and wants to join up.  “Uh… OK,” we say.

Wrath of the Righteous Chapter Four, The Midnight Isles – Sixth Session

Hepzamirah

Hepzamirah

Sixth Session (10 page pdf) – We murder our way through the naughtiness mines till we come across Baphomet’s daughter. Then we murder her.  Then Nocticula murders Baphomet.  Then we go shopping.

First up is killing a tentacle monster like they have here. Then horned demons.  And a glabrezu. And succubi.  We just sing the demon-killing song as we kill them (any Megadeth song). And our war cry of “No Witnesses!” echoes off the walls of the demonic mines.

Finally we fight Hepzamirah, a Nephilim sired by Baphomet. With liberal doses of Mythic Bullshit we kill her. Baphomet tries to give us some stick but Nocticula is all like nuh-uh and melts him and gets us out of there and delivers us back to Queen Galfrey and it’s the end of the chapter.

And Nocticula still didn’t try to kill us or sex us up… I’m very disappointed. (Mainly because my character is gay and I wanted to come up with some snappy zinger when she tried to vamp on me.)

Nocticula

Nocticula

Wrath of the Righteous Chapter Four, The Midnight Isles – Fifth Session

The Fulsome Queen

The Fulsome Queen

Fifth Session (11 page pdf) – We explore an island in the Abyss and name its land features after Queen Galfrey in proper British explorer style. Then we meet a sexy slime demon and kill a dragon for its lewt.

The river we were heading up on this Abyssal island was called the Nameless River. Ever one to bring order to chaos, that inspired me/my character to name it the Purifying River of Queen Galfrey. I was somewhat disappointed that didn’t cause an earthquake or something. So I named all subsequent features from their stupid demon names to nice things in the name of the Queen!

Have I mentioned how powerful we have become? Only 11th level but 6 mythic tiers and a bunch of god-given knick-knacks.  When a green dragon that attacked last time turned up again this time, we just beat it unconscious and gave it a scrub-bath and left it lying there with a ribbon around its neck. It’s those little touches beyond just killing things that clearly states “leave them the FUCK alone” to random demon Abyssal residents.

Calanthe just uses her combat actions to use her rod of wonder now rather than cast useful spells.  We’re OK with that.

Calanthe fires the rod of wonder at the left-hand barbican. Loud laughter erupts from the walls of the tower, drowning out all other sounds in the area. Antonius streaks over to the laughing tower. He leaps from the carpet of flying screaming, “Who’s laughing now?”

One of the tieflings screams, “Not me! That would be rude!” His politeness doesn’t save him – Antonius strikes him four times, sending him on the burning path to the eternal forge from which none can ever gain surcease. Then he turns to the other demoniac tiefling and crushes him, flinging his broken body over the burning precipice into the shadowed darkness of the pit down which the lost shall fall forever.

As that effect is permanent, this place is thence called “The Laughing Gate.” Then to “Galfrey Falls.” Then a slime demoness invites us to steal a dragon’s treasure – we are all on board with that plan! Even if she is some refugee from Internet fetish art.

Wrath of the Righteous Chapter Four, The Midnight Isles – Fourth Session

Minagho

Minagho

Fourth Session (11 page pdf) – We need a party favor for when we visit Nocticula, so we go grab Minagho, Baphomet’s minion, as a present. Then we visit Nocticula, and strangely there’s no sex involved. And then we go to an Abyssal island!

What can  you bring the demon queen that has everything? Well, we’re not rich enough to get her something that would impress, so we decide to bring her a key ally of another demon lord. We pay off a demon to narc her out, find her cave, and beat her up. Turns out Baphomet was mad at her and had cursed her bad so it wasn’t all that hard.

Then we get an audience with Nocticula! She gives us info and treats and doesn’t even make us perform sex acts on fly-headed demons (not really sure why not…).

Next thing we know we’re headed to an Abyssal island formed from the corpse of the demon lord of jungles, poisoned water, and dragons. “I wonder what we’ll find there,” said no one…

Wrath of the Righteous Chapter Four, The Midnight Isles – Third Session

Gelderfang

Gelderfang

Third Session (11 page pdf) – To make an impression, we take on Lucha Libre character aliases and go to the local arena and murder our way up the gladiator list till everyone leaves us alone. And then we go to a house party!

So we’re in Alushinyrra in the Abyss and want to gain Nocticula’s attention.  Usually that would call for sex and torture and assassination but we’re all paladin types so we go to the arena to kill demons instead.

We take on stage names and costumes for the event!

  • Antonius becomes “Mindfreak,” dressed in a Ming the Merciless robe and a helmet that looks like a mind flayer head (since trademark violation is super evil!).
  • Calanthe becomes “Stripperella” due to her succubus costume.
  • Tsuguri becomes “The Fiendish Dr. Fu Manchu.” He wears a demon-fetishist rig with green crescent moons and a transparent helmet that looks like it has a brain inside.
  • Tabregon buys leather clothing with floating colored strips and styles himself “Dr. Nasty.”
  • Shawanda is “The Brick.” She has some bricks with her. She’s not the most inventive of paladins.
  • Trystan is “The Elf With No Name.” Mainly because he is determined not to get into the spirit of things and has no stage name.

It goes well, we only have to kill a couple trash mobs before Gelderfang, an incubus with a pizza cutter hand, comes for us.

Shawanda “The Brick” runs up and cuts chunks off Gelderfang, pleasing the crowd and leaving Gelderfang looking horribly maimed. Oh Gelderfang, he’s not pretty no more!

Trystan “The Elf With No Name” shoots Gelderfang again, skewering him. Calanthe “Stripperella” flies in again and strikes Gelderfang with both blindness (which Gelderfang resists) and the rod of wonder (which causes dance music to start playing).

Antonius invokes his titan’s stance and grows to large size and starts dancing to the throbbing techno beat. He crushes Gelderfang’s skull and extracts his brain as the crowd roars its approval. “Mind Freak!!!!” he shrieks in his best mind flayer/Cobra Commander voice. The characters are swarmed with enthusiastic folks of all descriptions from the audience.

Afterwards, we find a night hag selling magic items from the Magic Item Compendium because D&D 3.5e is still holding on in the Abyss.

Then I left before the rest of the group went to win the favor of a succubus lord – when asked what they would do to entertain her, the answer was “Extreme political satire!” But since everyone in the group rolls huge on any skill check you care to name, it all worked out fine in the end.

Wrath of the Righteous Chapter Four, The Midnight Isles – Second Session

Shemhazian Demon

Shemhazian Demon

Second Session (13 page pdf) – We go to the Abyss and murder our way up the wandering monster chart till everyone leaves us alone. And then we go to the big city!

This session is a lot of fights.  We fight to close the gate to the Abyss (with us on the Abyss side) and then we fight random demon attack after random demon attack until finally we kill a shemhazian – a 35 foot tall 12 ton killing machine.  We set its decapitated head upon the battlements of our magical fortress – and the random encounters suddenly stop. Mission accomplished.

Then we go into a big demon city with a clever disguise!

As the characters look around like rubes, a thanadaemon steps in front of them. “Are you escaped prisoners? Do not lie, I will know it!”

Calanthe answers, “We are not. We are here for our own reasons. I am a succubus and this is my cult. And I am shopping for shoes.”

“Would you like me to serve as your guide? I would be happy to do so in exchange for a soul.”

“I don’t think so.”

“If you reconsider, please call for me first. My name is Xugunfarishandoon.”

“Certainly.”

Xugunfarishandoon gets back into its boat and paddles away.

Daemons are stupid.