Session Thirteen Log
Millions of spiders, spiders for me!
Level 2 (semi-forcibly recruited)
Level 2 (forcibly recruited)
The second day was more eventful.
During the last leg of their journey, the party had to turn east and climb the foothills back into the Edion mountains. Unfortunately for them, a small pack of worgs had caught their scent and the party did not spot loping over a low hill towards them.
When the party did gather their wits, it was almost too late! The worgs were too fast and without hesitation charged the party from the rear. The charge was devastating. Clint and Alton were felled in a single round!
The party were put on the back foot and received savage blow after savage blow.
However the party are a hardy bunch and weathered the attacks. Fighting back they managed to dispatch a worg and then another. The tide was turning and eventually all the worgs were defeated.
However the party were quite depleted, after reviving their fallen comrades they felt the need for a rest. They pressed on towards the quarry. The party knew that close to the mine were some abandoned and dilapidated old buildings that would provide some shelter and protection.
They arrived without any trouble and took a short rest.
Towards the end of the rest the most perceptive party members heard the crunch of gravel and rock beneath the skittering of many feet...
The party ascertained it was 7 giant spiders advancing towards.
A quick decision was made and they grabbed their weapons and bundled out of the old buildings.
The 2 fighters, barbarian and monk formed up loose frontline with the magic-user and cleric 60 foot back, ready to hurl ranged spell attacks.
Combat ensued - and it did not go well for the players.
When the giant spiders advanced, they were in 2 small groups. The smaller group of 2 spiders moved forward and webbed Alton and Turwin. Meanwhile the larger group of 4 moved into melee range with the frontline.
The party had not yet fully recovered and Alton was taken down in the first round, soon after a spider was killed and Tracey went down. The spiders then started webbing up the 2 fallen comrades. The remaining party members realized what fate would await them if they lost the fight.
Meanwhile the other small group of 2 spiders turned their attention on Clint and Valtius.
This piled the pressure on to Turwin and Berta. Turwin, put up a good fight for awhile, managing to burn a couple of spiders before going down.
Valtius had used a 'Sleep' spell to good effect and stopped 1 spider.
But the remaining spider was still advancing on the spellcasters. Valtius tried to hold off the spider but was knocked out of the fight.
Then there were 2.
At the front, Berta was unrelenting. She killed a spider which granted her the shortest of respites before the other 2 spiders turned towards her. Berta held her ground and killed another giant spider before being felled by the remaining spider.
In this time Clint had killed the last spider in the small group.
Then there was 1.
It was Clint versus the remaining giant spider.
Clint did not want to risk being bitten by the giant spider, he was a 1st level cleric and was worried a single bite would probably be enough to finish him.
As the giant spider scuttled towards him, Clint fired his crossbow and fell back. The spider drew closer and failed to web Clint up. Clint fired again and fell back again. The spider pressed on.