Session Nineteen: The Once and Future Raven Queen (Part 1)

And then they went to the catacombs.

All party members found themselves now able to see the duality of the Raven Queen’s Temple. Descending, they found a ruined entrance chamber, with holes, lava, an empty (unused) grave, and three rabid rat swarms. Defeating the rats, they moved on to the next accessible chamber (deciding not to try and jump over the lava), and found a gelatinous cube that contained a few weapons and bones and a mysterious package.

Stubby took it upon herself to reach in and pull out the package, after determining that maybe attacking it wasn’t the greatest idea. She took some acid damage, and the group then quibbled about who should open the package. It didn’t appear to be trapped, though it was magical. As Stubby and Tāmarai argued, Rinn opened it up and found acolyte armor for the Raven Queen.

Emboldened, Tāmarai started using Mage Hand to pull items out from the cube, and got a shield and a skull before the cube woke up and started to attack them. They opted to simply leave, since it was moving very slowly, and went down a long tunnel to a larger room. In that room were two chests flanking a locked box, and a third chest in a pool of water.

Tāmarai used Detect Magic and determined that the two dry chests had enchantments, the box had ‘holy’ magic, and the chest in the water had illusion magic. After checking for traps, Rinn unlocked and opened a chest only to be transformed into his 13-year-old self for a minute! The chest was empty. Checking out the second chest, however, resulted in triggering a fireball, which took down Rinn and Stubby, and seriously hurt Fisch.

Luckily! It missed Tāmarai, who quickly used her magic to heal all three, saving their lives. As everyone sat and rested, healing up, they checked and made sure the box was not trapped (or seriously locked). Using Mage Hand, Tāmarai opened it and found within a seriously sweet dagger.

The troupe decided to rest up (Short Rest) before moving on to whatever was next in the catacombs.

Items Aquired

  • Acolyte Armor for the Raven Queen (Armor +2)
  • Raven’s Feather Dagger
  • A cursed shield (appears as Armor +2, however actually is -2)
  • Magical skull with unknown properties (necromantic)


  • Rinn Shrike – Half-elf Sorcerer/Rogue (Storm Sorcery)
  • Stubby – Half-elf Artificer/Artillerist
  • Tāmarai Shikomi – Gnome Bard (College of Lore)
  • Fisch – Bear Fighter (regular NPC)