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Episode 400 - Power Word Chill
Information
Release Date: March 22, 2021
Recording Date: March 16, 2021
Episode Length: 1:05:42
Cast & Characters
Michael DiMauro: Dungeon Master
Tim Lanning: Toby Treacletart
Jennifer Cheek: Rowan Grey
Mike Bachmann: Skud Derringer
Nika Howard: Lahnik "Lahni" Caplain
Guide
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Wow. 400 fricken episodes. Momma mia. Well, this one is a doozy and a half! Our heroes face off against a powerful new foe and come face to face with some not so new faces. Wow!

Story[]

Long Story[]

After all this time, it's come down to this. The final piece of The Orb is right there. The Tower of Grey stand in the massive throne room of Zuggtmoy, the Queen of Rot. She's holding captive Queen Aludra Wyrmsbane, Jaela, and Lady Adira Harper. They are encased in the walls, made up of a crystalline, gel-like substance. Being trapped by the Orb piece is Orcus, the Demon God of the Abyss. At the sight of seeing Aludra captured, Bucky runs in and throws a handaxe at her, to break her free of the entrapment. It's unsuccessful, but it wake Jaela and Aludra. It also prompts a mighty battle.

There are three small gnomes out on the field. They all look exactly the same. And Toby deduces that these must be Celtra Wimblepuck, or at least, simulacra of her. And he's right. Rowan and Lahni begin to put the beat down on Zuggtmoy, as Toby and Skud focus on the Gnomes. Toby and the Celtras exchange a few Counterspells, and Skud sends out his Spiritual Weapon to duplicate the three. Lahni is frozen in place by one of them, so she hops on out to the Astral Plane. And then, Toby is attacked. Not by Zuggtmoy, or by the three Celtras. But by Eckhart Dayhammer. And Aludra focuses on the battle, to see that Toby is locked in battle. Not with Eckhart Dayhammer, but Trant Thumble!!!

As if that weren't bad enough, the Celtras cast Power Word Kill on Rowan Grey.

And she dies.

Another one casts Disintegration on Skud, and he goes down for the count. Toby stops time, but doesn't do much there. He summons a dragon that doesn't do anything, and he is able to Dispel one of the Celtras. Adira is finally able to free herself enough to teleport herself, Aludra, Jaela, Bucky, and Daisy away.

Lahni is gone, Rowan is dead, Skud is down for the count, and Eckhart Dayhammer is actually Trant Thumble. This may just be Toby's darkest moment yet. With no other options, he reaches out to Vecna, and agrees to their deal. He casts a spell to kill Skud, and then, he turns the spell on himself. He knows that if he dies, he will be brought back to the clone that is cursed with the Eye of Vecna. He may or may not run around grabbing all of the party's effects. It's unclear. Either way, Toby and Skud are dead.

Lahni returns to the Slime Pits to find all her friends dead, and the battle basically over. She's the only one left. She runs over to the artifact and places the Orb on it, in an attempt to release Orcus. This, finally, after all this time, completes the Orb, and it is now, the Cube. The hope is that Orcus will fight Zuggtmoy.

But, instead, Orcus dies...

Short[]

It's the big battle! Things don't go well. Three simulacra of Celtra Wimblepuck make things miserable for the party, as does the fact that Eckhart Dayhammer reveals himself to secretly be Trant Thumble! Rowan is killed, and Lahni shifts to the Astral Plane as Jaela, Aludra, Bucky, and Daisy are teleported somewhere else by Adira. Finally, Toby makes a deal with Vecna, and kills Skud and then himself. He might have grabbed everyone's items, we're not sure yet. Then, Lahni returns to the battlefield and completes the Orb, in an attempt to free Orcus. Instead of freeing Orcus, this kills Orcus!

Trivia[]

  • There's a discussion on if Toby would recognize Trant Thumble. Michael clarifies later that he wouldn't because Trant was a relatively minor lord from Caer, which was destroyed in the Demon Apocalypse, this would have, historically, overshadowed the local rulers of the town
  • Trant Thumble has Winged Boots, allowing him to fly/hover

In This Episode...[]

Cast and Player Characters[]

Non-Player Characters[]

Pets/Familiars[]

Locations[]

Inventory[]

Toby Rowan Skud Lahni Others General Inventory
Robe of Stars[241] - lost when Toby died
Broom of Flying[299] - lost when Toby died
Crystal Ball of Telepathy[299] - lost when Toby died
Sending Stone[353] - lost when Toby died
Dossier on a Warehouse Owner[356] - lost when Toby died
Diary/Letter opener of Silga Darvo[357] - lost when Toby died
Scroll of Teleportation {x2}[374] - lost when Toby died
Leather Helmet[379] - lost when Toby died
Doug the Astral Dreadnought[381] - lost when Toby died
Treasure Map on the back of a portrait of Burt Ballista[382] - lost when Toby died
Rare books {x3}[382] - lost when Toby died
The Arcane Grimoire, Tsugrix Zelentiri[387] - lost when Toby died
Alchemy Jug[387] - lost when Toby died
Scroll of Plane Shift[392] - lost when Toby died
Potion of Greater Healing {x2}[392] - lost when Toby died
Oathbow[234] - lost when Rowan died
  • Arrows of Dragon Slaying {x4}[349] - lost when Rowan died
Dancing Rapier[241] - lost when Rowan died
Eyes of Charming[299] - lost when Rowan died
Sending Stone[353] - lost when Rowan died
Kevimp McBallister's groin shotgun[354] - lost when Rowan died
Bag of Infinite Chicken Fingers[369] - lost when Rowan died
Leather Helmet[379] - lost when Rowan died
Rowan's Tattoo[387] - lost when Rowan died
Scroll of Plane Shift[392] - lost when Rowan died
Potion of Greater Healing {x2}[392] - lost when Rowan died
Gold Bone Coin that lets him enter the Bones championship[255] - lost when Skud died
Heavy Armor, atop of his robe, adorned with fish[349] - lost when Skud died
Sending Stone[353] - lost when Skud died
Longsword of Wounding[354] - lost when Skud died
Water Badge[371] - lost when Skud died
Earth Badge(s)[378] - lost when Skud died
Air Badge[383] - lost when Skud died
Leather Helmet[379] - lost when Skud died
Deck of Many Things[387]{18 cards} - lost when Skud died
Scroll of Plane Shift[392] - lost when Skud died
Potion of Greater Healing {x2}[392] - lost when Skud died
Ferret Wine Ferret[253]
The Orb[257]
Bag of Beans[274]
Boots of Phasing[299]
A Longbow[349]
Sending Stone[353]
Leather Helmet[379]
The Caplain's Secret Ferret Pie/Cake Recipe[387]
Scroll of Plane Shift[392]
Potion of Greater Healing {x2}[392]
Bucky
Scroll of Plane Shift[392]
Potion of Greater Healing {x2}[392]
Eckhart Dayhammer
Scroll of Plane Shift[392]
Potion of Greater Healing {x2}[392]
"Several" Potions of Fire Resistance[349] - lost when everyone died
Potions of Haste[349] - lost when everyone died
Dark Blade[352] - lost when everyone died
More Sending Stones, just in case[353] - lost when everyone died
Potions of Underwater Breathing[365] - lost when everyone died
Bag of Infinite Burgers[369] - lost when everyone died
Bag of Infinite Moscow Mules[369] - lost when everyone died
The BTS[380]

Quest Log Updates[]

Quotes[]

  • "I can't wait to tell her to eat my ass." ~ Rowan, to Zuggtmoy
  • "Sorry, I'm Celtra Etcetera!" ~ Celtra Etcetera!
  • "Aw, if I had known it was gonna be this long to get to my turn, I would have rolled better!" ~ Mike Bachmann
  • "She. Is. Fucking. Dead. She's dead as fuck." ~ Jennifer Cheek, on Rowan Grey
  • "I don't think we have to do math. If you want to die..." ~ Michael DiMauro

Rolls[]

  • Recap
    • Tim - 11
    • Jennifer - 5
    • Nika - 18
    • Bachmann - 14

Combat Begins vs Zuggtmoy


  • 'Initiative
    • Rowan - 23
    • Gnome 1
    • Lahni - 18
    • Toby - 17
    • Eckhart Dayhammer
    • Gnome 2
    • Zuggtmoy
    • Gnome 3
    • Skud - 11
    • Bucky - 5

  • Everyone rolls Perception
    • Toby - 15
      • Doesn't notice anything
    • Lahni - 22
      • Sees the 3 small Gnomes
    • Rowan - Nat20
      • Sees the 3 small Gnomes
    • Skud - Nat1
      • Sees nothing

Round One


  • Rowan
    • Makes Zuggtmoy her Sworn Enemy
    • Casts Hail of Thorns at 4th level
    • Ranged Attack (Oathbow) vs Zuggtmoy (with advantage) - 27
      • Hit - 26 Piercing damage, also requires a DEX saving throw for Zuggtmoy and everyone within 5 ft
        • 16 - Fail
          • 14 Piercing damage
        • One of the gnomes - Fail
          • 14 Piercing damage
    • Ranged Attack (Oathbow) vs Zuggtmoy - 27
      • Hit - 34 Piercing damage

  • Celtra 1
    • Casts Maze on Rowan
      • Toby casts Counterspell at 3rd level - 17, the spell is countered

  • Lahni
    • Turns invisible
    • Monk Punch {x4} vs Zuggtmoy (with advantage?) - Nat1, 17, 24, 25
      • Miss, Miss, Hit, Hit - 19 Bludgeoning damage

  • Toby
    • Casts Dispel Magic against Celtra 1
      • Celtra 1 casts Counterspell
        • Toby casts Counterspell
          • Celtra 2 casts Counterspell
    • Sends Hoby forward using Stealth - 16
    • Toby runs out the front door to hide, but is interrupted by Trant Thumble!

  • Trant Thumble
    • Swears a Vow of Enmity against Rowan
    • Melee Attack (Greatsword) {x2} vs Rowan - 30, 37
      • Hit, Hit - 40 + 20damage

  • Celtra 2
    • Casts Forcecage on Lahni
      • No roll, she is frozen in an invisible blockage

  • Zuggtmoy
    • Moves forward

  • Celtra 3
    • Casts Power Word Kill on Rowan
      • She has fewer than 100 HP, so - Kills her!

  • Bucky
    • Attacks Zuggtmoy 3 times
      • Hit, Hit, Hit

  • Skud
    • Casts Enervation on Celtra 3
      • Fails - 14 damage, Skud heals for 7
    • Casts Spiritual Weapon (BattleBot) to make a tinier version of the 3 wizards to attack Celtra 3 - 23
      • Hit - 12 damage

Round Two


  • Rowan
    • is dead

  • Celtra 1
    • Casts Disintegrate on Skud, requiring a DEX Saving Throw
      • 16 - Fails
        • 65 damage

  • Lahni
    • Uses her Bag of Beans to thrown a random bean on the ground - 77
      • A weird fruit tree appears, with "various treats and exactly one poison" growing out of it. But it can't leave Lahni's square.

  • Toby
    • Rolls Arcana to see if he could Dispel the Magic encasing Aludra, Jaela, and Adira - 27
      • It's some sort of physical thing that may be alive
    • Casts Time Stop for - 4 turns

  • Trant Thumble
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 2
    • time is stopped

  • Zuggtmoy
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 3
    • time is stopped

  • Skud
    • time is stopped

  • Bucky
    • time is stopped

Round Three


  • Rowan
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 1
    • time is stopped

  • Lahni
    • time is stopped

  • Toby
    • Casts Illusory Dragon, made out of Green Dragon Scales

  • Trant Thumble
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 2
    • time is stopped

  • Zuggtmoy
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 3
    • time is stopped

  • Skud
    • time is stopped

  • Bucky
    • time is stopped

Round Four


  • Rowan
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 1
    • time is stopped

  • Lahni
    • time is stopped

  • Toby
    • Drinks a health potion

  • Trant Thumble
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 2
    • time is stopped

  • Zuggtmoy
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 3
    • time is stopped

  • Skud
    • time is stopped

  • Bucky
    • time is stopped

Round Five


  • Rowan
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 1
    • time is stopped

  • Lahni
    • time is stopped

  • Toby
    • Chills

  • Trant Thumble
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 2
    • time is stopped

  • Zuggtmoy
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 3
    • time is stopped

  • Skud
    • time is stopped

  • Bucky
    • time is stopped

Round Six


  • Rowan
    • time is stopped

  • Celtra 1
    • time is stopped

  • Lahni
    • time is stopped

  • Toby
    • Casts Dispel Magic on Celtra 2 - Vanishes it!

  • Trant Thumble
    • Melee Attack vs Skud - 31
      • Hit - 18 + 21 damage - Downs him!
    • Moves toward Bucky

  • Zuggtmoy
    • Melee Attack (Pseudopod) {x4} vs Bucky
      • Hit, Hit, Hit, Miss - a ton of damage - Downs him!

  • Celtra 3
    • Drops Lahni's Forcecage
    • Casts Magic Missile on Lahni

  • Skud
    • is down

  • Bucky
    • is down

Round Seven


  • Rowan
    • is down

  • Lahni
    • Travels to the Astral Plane, still Forcecaged

  • 'Adira
    • Teleports herself, Jaela, and Aludra away (and apparently Bucky and Daisy)

  • Toby
    • Casts a spell on Skud - Kills him!
    • Casts Finger of Death on himself - Kills himself!

Combat Ends, I think


  • Lahni
    • Rolls Perception to see if she can find The BTS in the Astral Plane - 26
      • She can't, I think
    • She teleports back to the Slime Pits
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