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Episode 373 - Brain Brine Juice
Release Date: September 07, 2020
Recording Date: September 01, 2020
Episode Length: 1:21:38
Cast & Characters
Michael DiMauro: Dungeon Master
Tim Lanning: Toby Treacletart / Hoby
Jennifer Cheek: Rowan Grey
Mike Bachmann: Skud Derringer
Nika Howard: Lahnik "Lahni" Caplain
Guest Host: Pat Edwards - Doug Rubble
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Alright, time to figure out how to get into Earth Smash 42. This plane is already crowded and we seem late but there has got to be a helpful person looking for a favor. This is the Adventuring Hero way!


Long Story[]

Dipper takes the party to the White Flounder. Lahni asks the clerk if they any unique rooms for them to stay at. They do not. As it turns out, they only have 1 room, which the party promptly procures. Lahni also asks the clerk if he knows the whereabouts of The Sorrowful Man, but is isn't the clerk that responds. Instead, the conversation is overheard by a nearby Dao named Doug Rubble, who says he has connections with the SM. But, in return for his help, he asks for their help in return. He tells them that he wants their help in acquiring some of the brine that surrounds the Elder Brain that controls the dreaded Mind Flayers. No easy feat, to be sure, but it must be for a good cause right? Oh, to make drugs? Okay, cool.

But first, the party spends the night in the White Flounder's room. They go to sleep on slabs, and the next morning, they wake up on slabs. They're then led down through some worm tunnels, eventually, leading to the entrance of the territory of the Mind Flayers. Toby attempts able to reach out with his intellect/magic/some shit to find the brain, at Bercy's suggestion, but is unable. Rowan sees some tracks leading off in a direction, that most likely belongs to the Mind Flayers. Also, Doug Rubble has the ability to to do something called "Earthgliding", where he can, essentially, phase through stone walls and move through them as if they were non-existent. He suggests he do this to the ceiling, while keeping his arms held down below it, holding one of the party members, and dropping them on top of the Mind Flayers, to surprise them. Lahni supplements this with the idea that SHE be the one to be held, and can run in circles in place, making her into living helicopter blades. A horrifying thought to think about, so I refuse to do so any further.

Ultimately, they decide to sneak in. Lahni, of course, can turn invisible, while Toby stays back and watches through Hoby's eyes, atop Rowan, who, along with Skud, will just be doing stealth rolls. Doug Rubble, will phase through the walls. This all falls to shit, however, when Rowan rolls a Nat 1, and Skud doesn't fare much better. They are met with 4 Mind Flayers, who immediately go on the attack.

Toby creates a metal cage around them, and Lahni runs around the room, kicking rocks at them. Rowan shoots arrow, and Skud sends in the BattleBot into the cage to do some beat downs. He then kills one using a Chromatic Orb. All of this is happening over Toby's insistance that they keep at least one of them alive, so that they can question it. After the Mind Flayers use Mind Blasts to stun Lahni, Skud, and Rowan, Toby finally breaks out the spell Wish that he's been saving for a rainy day to restore their hit points, and un-stuns them. Now free, Lahni reaches through the cage and slaps one of them to death. With only two remaining Mind Flayers, Rowan is able to zap them both with a Lighting Arrow, and then shoot a standard arrow at one of them, killing it. Only one left, which needs to be left alive. It's up to Skud to take it down. He uses his Longsword of Wounding to slash his Achilles tendon, taking him down, and ending the fight.


The party enters the White Flounder, where they meet Doug Rubble. Together, the group spends the night in a gross, mothy room, where Doug Rubble tells them he will take them to The Sorrowful Man, if they will first help him acquire the brine from the tank of a Mind Flayer Brain. So, the group heads into the caves to find some Mind Flayers. They do so, attempting to sneak up on them, but end up falling into the room, and a fight ensues. Three of the four Mind Flayers are killed, and Skud ends the fight by slashing both the Achilles tendons on the final one, subduing it.


  • Earthstomp 42 is in two days, and the tickets are all sold out
  • Everyone has Darkvision except for Skud
  • Here is the image of the sexy Mind Flayer that everyone was talking about

In This Episode...[]

Cast and Player Characters[]

Non-Player Characters[]



Toby Rowan Skud Lahni Others General Inventory
Robe of Stars[241]
Broom of Flying[299]
Sending Stone[353]
Dossier on a Warehouse Owner[356]
Diary/Letter opener of Silga Darvo[357]
  • Arrows of Dragon Slaying {x4}[349]
Dancing Rapier[241]
Eyes of Charming[299]
Sending Stone[353]
Kevimp McBallister's groin shotgun[354]
Bag of Infinite Chicken Fingers[369]
Gold Bone Coin that lets him enter the Bones championship[255]
Heavy Armor, atop of his robe, adorned with fish[349]
Sending Stone[353]
Longsword of Wounding[354]
Water Badge[371]
Ferret Wine Ferret[253]
The Orb[257]
Bag of Beans[274]
Boots of Phasing[299]
A Longbow[349]
Sending Stone[353]
"Several" Potions of Fire Resistance[349]
Potions of Haste[349]
Dark Blade[352]
More Sending Stones, just in case[353]
Potions of Underwater Breathing[365]
Bag of Infinite Burgers[369]
Bag of Infinite Moscow Mules[369]

Quest Log Updates[]


  • Recap
    • Jennifer - 17
    • Nika - 19
    • Bachmann - 8
    • Pat - 14
    • Tim - 12

  • Toby rolls Arcana to see what he knows about this Dao situation
    • 17
      • Success - He knows that Dao are very literal

  • Toby rolls Knowledge to see if he can feel where the brain is
    • 25
      • He cannot

  • Rowan rolls Survival to attempt to track the brain
    • 20
      • She can sense that Mind Flayers have been through here, and can follow the tracks that they went to

  • Everyone rolls Perception while in the caves
    • Skud - 24
    • Lahni - 20
    • No one else rolls, because they get distracted by Rowan's roll, but Skud is able to hear some squid-like noises up ahead

  • Rowan and Skud rolls Stealth checks to sneak into the Mind Flayers base
    • Rowan - Nat1!!!
    • Skud - 8
      • They just fall in, Kramer-style

Combat Begins vs 4 Mind Flayers

  • Initiative
    • Toby - Nat20
    • Lahni - 22
    • Rowan - 19
    • Skud - 15
    • Doug Rubble - 10
    • Mind Flayer 1
    • Mind Flayer 2
    • Mind Flayer 3
    • Mind Flayer 4

Round One

  • Toby casts Silent Image to make metal spiky bars surrounding them (and Lahni), to trap them

  • Lahni phases through the bars and kicks up tiny little rocks that hit them in their stupid, Mind Flayer head
    • Nat20, 29, 18, 30
      • Hit, Hit, Hit, Hit - 20+18+8+16 damage

  • Rowan casts Hail of Thorns and shoots 2 arrows
    • Nat1, 20
      • Miss, Hit - 37 damage to the main one, also, they all need to make a DEX saving throw
        • 7 - 2 Fail, one succeeds
          • The two that fail take 10 damage

  • Skud puts the BattleBot in the cage with them, then casts Chromatic Orb on the one that's very injured
    • 20
      • Hit - 20 damage - Kills It!
    • The BattleBot swings at one of the others
      • 22
        • Hit - 22 damage

  • Doug Rubble conjures an Earth Elemental, which "Slams" them twice (that's a form of attack, not a sex thing)
    • 28, 19
      • Hit, Hit - 27 total damage

  • Mind Flayer 1 does a Mind Blast on Skud and Lahni, requiring Intelligence saving throws
    • Lahni - [Nat1], uses Ki point to reroll, Nat20
      • Success
    • Skud - 19
      • Success

  • Mind Flayer 2 does a Mind Blast on Skud and Lahni, requiring Intelligence saving throws
    • Lahni - 15
      • 22 psychic damage, and stunned for 1 minute
    • Skud - 7
      • 22 psychic damage, and stunned for 1 minute

  • Mind Flayer 3 does a Mind Blast on Rowan, requiring an Intelligence saving throw
    • Rowan - 7
      • 22 psychic damage, and stunned for 1 minute

Round Two

  • Toby finally casts Wish, restoring his friends' hit points, and removing all negative conditions (I.e. Stunned)

  • Lahni reaches through the bars and slaps the most weakened Mind Flayer
    • 27
      • Hit - 18 damage - Kills It!

    • Rowan casts Lightning Arrow and strikes at one
    • 19
      • Hit, and requires a DEX saving throw - 5
        • Fails - 21 damage to the first one, 17 to the other
    • Then just does a standard ranged attack
      • 28
        • Hit - 20 damage to it - Kills It!

  • Skud uses the BattleBot to hit the last one non-lethally
    • 23
      • Hit - 23 damage
    • He then runs up and hits him with his Longsword of Wounding in his Achilles tendon
      • 21
        • Hit - 9 damage - "Kills It!"

Combat Ends