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Episode 425 - The Final Battle: The End
Release Date: September 27, 2021
Recording Date: September 21, 2021
Episode Length: 1:10:37
Cast & Characters
Michael DiMauro: Dungeon Master
Tim Lanning: Toby Treacletart
Jennifer Cheek: Rowan Grey
Mike Bachmann: Skud Derringer
Nika Howard: Lahnik "Lahni" Caplain
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Our heroes dig even deeper calling upon powers they didn’t even know they had as they continue their fight against Trant Thumble. Things are looking grim but the aid from powerful allies might give them the chance they need!


Long Story[]

Melora has risen. Her bow aimed at the vile mass that is Trant Thumble/Tiamat. She fires, blasting through the red head of the dragon. And the head dies. The Tower of Grey find themselves re-envigorated. No longer are they trembling under the fearful gaze of the beast. A new energy seems to wash over them. And the battle continues.

Lahni is able to withstand the influence of the Orcus entity, and she uses her beeg form to give the dragon a noogie. But she's still wounded, so Skud transfers some of his life force to her. He then creates (or continues to use) his Spiritual Weapon as a tiny Melora, fighting alongside them (though it does essentially nothing). All four remaining heads of Trant/Tiamat turn their breath attacks on Melora, though she's able to withstand it. Toby, missing his Pit Fiend friend, uses a Shape Change spell to turn himself into a Pit Fiend, and goes ham on the dragon.

Trant turns his attention to Toby now. He blast him with breath after breath. Toby's barely hanging on for dear life. But not to leave the others out of all the fun, he also breaths his awful breath on the other. Most notably, Lahni, who takes enough damage to loose her Beeg Lahni form. She collapses to the ground, with 3 levels of exhaustion. There, she finds Hoby, still alive, but just barely!

Trant also damages Toby enough to shed off his Pit Fiend form. But he doesn't stop there. He continues to focus his draconic might on the little gnome. Soon, the damage is enough that Toby drops to 0 hp, and dies...

But then, the amulet given to him by Uthgar activates. It shatters, covering Toby in a warm, white light. It seems to be cleansing him, and then, he feels something very strange indeed. The Eye and Hand of Vecna seem to be ebbing away. He can feel the choice, to hold onto them, or let them go. And he chooses to release them. He gives up the burden he's been carrying. And he wakes up. A huge weight lifted off his shoulders, Toby steels himself. He reaches deep within, summoning his inner-most strength. And casts Bigby's Big Hand.

The hand, massive and magical, reaches out toward Trant/Tiamat. The blow connects, blasting through the creature. It closes around where its heart should be. And pulls out... The dead, lifeless corpse, of Trant Thumble.


The battle rages on. Melora juices everyone up, and Trant blast her and everyone with icky breath badness. A tiny, Melora-shaped Spiritual Weapon is no match for Trant/Tiamat, and neither is Lahni, he's noogies aren't enough to hurt him too badly. It does get his attention, however, as Trant turns his heads towards her, and wounds her enought to shrink her down to normal size. Once small, she's able to find Hoby still alive, just pretending to be dead. Toby shape shifts into a Pit Fiend and attacks Trant, who reciprocates. Eventually, Trant hits Toby enough to first remove his Pit Fiend shape, then to kill him! Fortunately, he's resurrected by Uthgar's amulet! And this cures him of his Vecna curse! With full health and spell slots, Toby uses Bigby's Big Hand to pull the dead body of Trant out of the dragon, presumably ending the fight.


  • Skud is uncharacteristically useful in this fight. Also, he hasn't drawn a card in a while. Coincidence?

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]
Crystal Ball of Telepathy[299]
Sending Stone[353]
Dossier on a Warehouse Owner[356]
Diary/Letter opener of Silga Darvo[357]
Scroll of Teleportation {x2}[374]
Leather Helmet[379]
Doug the Astral Dreadnought[381]
Treasure Map on the back of a portrait of Burt Ballista[382]
Rare books {x3}[382]
The Arcane Grimoire, Tsugrix Zelentiri[387]
Alchemy Jug[387]
Scroll of Plane Shift[392]
Potion of Greater Healing {x1}[392] - (one given to Lahni)
Bag of Holding[406]
1 Potion of Growth[409](one given to Hoby)
Potion of Supreme Healing[409]
Oil of Sharpness[409]
Mummy Rot Antidote[409]
Hand of a clone of Bigby[412]
Hand of a clone of Celtra Wimblepuck[412]
Hand of a clone of Thom Vidalis[412]
Greatsword of Lifestealing from a clone of Thom Vidalis[412]
Uthgar Amulets, from Uthgar[421]
  • Arrows of Dragon Slaying {x2}[349](used up on Trant the Dragon)
Dancing Rapier[241]
Eyes of Charming[299]
Sending Stone[353]
Kevimp McBallister's groin shotgun[354]
Bag of Infinite Chicken Fingers[369]
Leather Helmet[379]
Rowan's Tattoo[387]
Scroll of Plane Shift[392]
Potion of Greater Healing {x2}[392]
Potion of Supreme Healing[409]
Oil of Sharpness[409]
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]
Earth Badge(s)[378]
Air Badge[383]
Leather Helmet[379]
Deck of Many Things[387]{12 cards}
Scroll of Plane Shift[392]
Potion of Greater Healing {x2}[392]
Potion of Supreme Healing[409]
Hank, the Draft Horse[409]
1 Shield (+2)[409]
Uthgar Amulets, from Uthgar[421]
Ferret Wine Ferret[253]
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 {x1}[392] - (drinks one)
Potion of Supreme Healing[409]
2 Potions of Sharkness[sic][409]
29 Watermelon, 7 of which are magic potions, and 1 is poison[419]
Uthgar Amulets, from Uthgar[421]
Adira Harper
Winged Boots[410]
Ring of Exhaustion[421]
"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]
The BTS[380]
Tuning fork for each plane (except for Mount Celestia and The Abyss)[412]

Quest Log Updates[]


  • "You mean, he farted on her?!?!" ~ Lahni
  • "Ow, my booty hole!" ~ Toby Treacletart, for some reason
  • "Next episode, we're gonna Crystal Skull him." ~ Mike Bachmann


Combat Begins? Continues? vs Tiamat/Trant

  • Initiative (I believe continued from the last ep)
    • Lahni
    • Skud
    • Trant Thumble
    • Toby
    • Adira
    • Rowan

Round Three?

  • Lahni
    • Rolls a WIS Saving Throw to control the entity formerly known as Orcus - 26
      • Success - She is able to control it
    • Melee Attack (Noogie) vs Trant (White head) {x4} - 15, 22, 26, 30
      • Miss, Miss, Hit, Hit - 25 "Regular" damage + 12 Necrotic damage

  • Skud
    • Casts False Life on Lahni, healing her for - 33 temporary hit points
    • Casts Spiritual Weapon as a tiny Melora
    • Spiritual Weapon Melee Attack vs Trant - 20
      • Miss

  • Trant Thumble
    • All four heads use their Breath Weapons at Melora

  • Toby
    • Illusory Dragon blasts Trant, requiring an DC 20 INT Saving Throw - Nat 20
      • Success - 13 Necrotic damage
    • Casts Misty Step to move closer to Trant
    • Casts Shape Change to turn into Pit Fiend Toby

  • Trant Thumble
    • Breath Weapon (Green head) vs Rowan, requiring a DC 27 CON Saving Throw - 13
      • Fail - 77 Poison damage

  • Rowan
    • Ranged Attack (Oathbow) vs Trant {x3} - 16, 19, 31
      • Miss, Miss, Hit - 44 damage (includes tattoo charge)

  • Trant Thumble
    • Breath Weapon (Black head) vs Pit Fiend Toby, requiring a DC 27 DEX Saving Throw - Nat 20
      • Success - 33 damage
      • Has to make a CON Saving Throw to maintain concentration - 17
        • Success - He maintains concentration!

Round Four

  • Lahni
    • Has to make a WIS Saving Throw (with disadvantage) - 19
      • Success - She still has control
    • Melee Attack vs Trant {x3} - Nat 1 or 8, 5 or 8
      • Miss, Miss

  • Trant Thumble
    • Melee Attack (Bite, Black head) vs Lahni - 24
      • Hit - 32 Slashing damage + 14 Acid damage

  • Skud
    • Casts Bless, to add a d4 to all attack and saving throws
    • Spiritual Weapon Melee Attack vs Trant - 22 25
      • Miss Hit - 18 damage

  • Trant Thumble
    • Melee Attack (Claw, Claw, Tail) vs Lahni {x3} - 37, 34, 38
      • Hit, Hit, Hit - 48 Slashing damage + 28 Piercing damage - Downs Her

  • Pit Fiend Toby
    • Melee Attack (Bite) vs Trant - 22
      • Miss
    • Melee Attack (Claw) vs Trant - 25
      • Hit - 15 Slashing damage
    • Melee Attack (Mace) vs Trant - 32
      • Hit - 16 Bludgeoning damage + 26 Fire damage He is immune
    • Melee Attack (Tail) vs Trant - 33
      • Hit - 31 Bludgeoning damage
    • Casts Misty Step to move 30 ft away, also uses movement to move another 20

  • Trant Thumble
    • Breath Weapon (Black head) vs Pit Fiend Toby, requiring a DC 27 DEX Saving Throw - 22
      • Fail - 67 Acid damage
        • Requires him to make a CON Saving Throw (with advantage) - 24
          • Fail - He turns back into normal Toby

  • Rowan
    • Ranged Attack vs Trant (with advantage) {x2} - 28, 31, 16
      • Hit, Hit, Miss - 46 damage + 41 damage

  • Trant Thumble
    • Breath Weapon (Blue head) vs Toby, requiring a DC 27 DEX Saving Throw - <27
      • Fail - 88 Lightning damage

Round Five

  • Lahni
    • Melee Attack vs Trant {x2} (with disadvantage) - ??, Nat 1
      • Miss, Miss

  • Trant Thumble
    • Melee Attack (Bite, White head) vs Lahni - Nat 20
      • Hit - 38 Slashing damage + 33 Cold damage

  • Skud
    • Casts Life Transference on Lahni, giving her 86 HP (and also, he looses 43 HP)
    • Spiritual Weapon Melee Attack vs Trant - 24
      • Miss

  • Trant Thumble
    • Flies away from Lahni, provoking an opportunity attack from her {x2} (with disadvantage) - 3, 3
      • Miss, Miss
    • Melee Attack (Claw, Claw, Tail) vs Toby {x3} - Nat 20, 31, Nat 1
      • Hit, Hit, Miss - 31 Slashing damage + 24 damage - Downs Him

  • Toby
    • Resurrected from the Uthgar amulet
    • Casts Bigby's Big Hand (at 7th level) on Trant - Nat 1 - Uses Inspiration - Nat 20
      • Hit - 84 Force damage - Kills It!!!