Shadows of Keron, Episode 9: Citadel of the Winged Gods, Part 3

I’m feeling a bit under the weather, so a short writeup this time. There wasn’t much progress this session; the group meandered through the jungle, fighting off flesh-eating apes, poisonous snakes, and environmental hazards, before becoming trapped at the top of a ruined building, besieged by jungle tribesmen.

When we called the session, the group were about halfway through killing off the tribesmen, as per the picture below. When we break halfway through a combat, I find it easiest to snap a picture of the setup using my mobile phone, rather than scribble on rough paper (which always seems to get lost).

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The Warforged was actually wounded this time, which considering how much armour he wears and that his first action is always to cast Armour on himself, is quite impressive. Admittedly he did it himself, by critically failing a Spellcasting roll. The jungle tribesmen swarmed him, but even with wild attacks and gang-up bonuses they were unable to get through the armour.

The main noteworthy thing about the session was the huge number of jokers drawn for initiative – very nearly one per combat round, and sometimes two.

The kobold represents Jura, the gargoyle Kiran. The central 4×4 area is a building on top of the ziggurat, and the biro is a Barrier spell cast by Kiran to seal off one side of the building from attack. The yellow poker chips represent areas of staircase blown up by The Warforged’s Blast spells. Currently there are 17 tribesmen left off-tile to the top, 13 to the right, 4 to the bottom, and none to the left.

Credits: Dungeon tile, WotC; figures, WizKids and WotC.

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6 thoughts on “Shadows of Keron, Episode 9: Citadel of the Winged Gods, Part 3

  1. Playing with your group should be lot of fun, or, in alternance, they can cause suicide in the GM :). The combat described below was intended to be a very remote eventuality. I wonder how they’ll behave in the following parts…

    • It’s an equal mixture of the two. Three of the players are my children, though, so I’m getting used to it by now… Of the rest, two are my daughters’ husbands, two are old college gaming buddies, and two are their children. =]

      • So a family game! Very nice! I also play with my uncle (he taught me to play) and his two sons. They are a very good party!

    • I got them from eM4 Miniatures, here

      They are fun to use. They’re my generic horde of whatever bad guys the PCs are up against this session. I keep wanting to draw little faces on them with a marker.

  2. From the photo I see a very nice NPC sheet (N’dula, if my eyes are good enough to read it). Can you post them?

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