Session 3: Evil Shed
The session begins with the party rushing Ben into Von Gloom manor, worried about his poisoned condition. Peter tries to wake Ben, who eventually stirs and reassures them that the poison is not lethal and he will recover. At this moment, a the painting girl from the backyard storms into the house, accusing someone of touching her belongings in the guest house. Peter proudly explains that the guest house is now his personal church to Laydi'wahni, but the girl becomes enraged and transforms into a Stone Giant. The giant attacks Peter, but Ben intervenes, declaring that he "Protects this child". The giant, seemingly moved, returns to her human form and stomps off to her new room in the manor, slamming the door behind her. Victor reveals the severed head of Hixxlrr, one of the most dangerous villains in history, which is still alive. Peter, with the power of Laydi'wahni's true sight, can see and hear the head cursing them but the others can not. Victor produces a strange metal box lined with the symbols of all the good aligned Gods and places the head inside, activating it and causing immense pain to Hixxlrr's head. Victor explains that as long as the head is trapped in the box, Hixx'lixxapis "Poison, Sickness and Disease" will devote the entirety of his power to defend Hixxlrr in his time of need, ultimately refusing service to all those who worship Hixx'lixxapis and rendering them powerless. Victor reveals his plan to collect the four remaining heads of the four remaining evil high priests, which he believes will deny service to every cleric of every evil god. He calls this a "Divine denial of service" and speaks of it with great pride. Both Peter and Ben are amazed by this plan and decide to swear their loyalty to Victor and his goal of collecting evil heads in an effort to defeat the evil Gods of Cruul. Peter himself was so excited by the plan that he consumed alcohol, for the first time, in honor to Victor Cauldron, geniu inventor extraordinaire. The following day, Ben and Peter traveled to town and began to preach at the local shrine. Drawing a large crowd, Peter spoke words of faith and advice to the people of Vaneesh as they shared their woes and worries with both the ranger and the cleric. They heard the following problems from the public.
- Bob Barker said his teenage daughter "Bobalina" was missing.
- A local woman said her teenage daughter "Zelenda" was also missing.
- Various parents spoke of missing children much younger who went to see "The puppet man"
- A angered farmer spoke of wolves killing his she nightly.
- Many in the crowd speak of the local drug problem plaguing Vaneesh.
24 Dec 2022