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L:9 Sala Revived

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Starring: Dario-icon.gif Dario, Nict-icon.gif Nict, Malyth-icon.gif Malyth & Tarralon-icon.gif Tarralon
Guest Starring: Isade Assad, Thaddeus-icon.gif Thaddeus, Sala
Challenge: Sala's dream world, Phantasmal Killer
Location: Sala's dream world
Date Played: 09 Oct 2011

Hut of Horror

Dario-icon.gif Dario: Nict sculpts an image of Sala's hut using fire and from that Isade is able to transport us there. When we arrive the fear is palpable in the air as rain pours down sideways outside a nightmarish caricature of Sala's home. To help counter the fear I see affecting the others I pull upon my connection to Venal and "power up" my aura, granting the others the immunity to fear that I naturally have.

Tarralon begins to open the door with his crowbar and changes his mind. He argues that it's possible that we could be tearing down Sala's last remaining defenses against the Phantasmal Killer. This gives me pause, and I knock on the door, yelling for Sala's attention. With no reply I begin smashing the door in. A wave of doubt pours over me and rolls off of me like water and I continue until the door is smashed in.

Meanwhile, Tarralon has carefully opened a hole in the hut window and climbed inside. There seem to be two separate rooms with Sala as a child with her parents and both of them are being attacked by zombies. Given the attack patterns, it's pretty easy to suss out that magic is tricking us into attacking each other. This is made known and we being to explore the hut.

Nict-icon.gif Nict: After our scuffle in the hut. We explore the hut. We find objects that are destroyed on one side on each side of the room. Touching the items to its counterpart produced a whole item. When we discerned what we could of the situation, we moved on to the door at the end of the hall...

Boss Fight

Dario-icon.gif Dario: We open a door and find that the enemy we seek is holed up in the hut—as a room! Tentacles writhe and the fear is so pervasive that it causes my aura to buckle several times. The battle was fierce and seemed to last an eternity. Without the help of my allies, specifically Tarralon and Thaddeus, I would not have been able to hold it at bay while the others used their abilities from afar. As seems to be the case in battles lately, it ends with me barely scratched.

Nict-icon.gif Nict: I opened the door and saw only madness beyond. The thing filled the room... It WAS the room! It grappled me with a tentacle, but I was able to use my power to slip out. Then it dominated my mind instilling such horror that I could control myself. I shot a fireball through my allies (to my horror) & into the monstrous room/creature and I turned and fled. I could not control my fear so great was it. In the end, we were able to defeat this phantasmal killer. Thaddeus attempted to revive Sala, but it was too much strain on the world & he was whisked away. Darrio was able to wake her with a kiss interestingly enough & we all broke our stones to travel back to reality...


  • Dario-icon.gif Dario: Selfless, grants the ability interpose and take the damage for an adjacent ally (see Dario-icon.gif Dario for specifics).
  • Tarralon-icon.gif Tarralon: ???
  • Malyth-icon.gif Malyth: Not yet!, now has to fall to negative |constitution +5| before dead
  • Nict-icon.gif Nict: Flame On 1/day, +2DC to a fire spell.