It was strange having to go into battle against Harold and Sebastian. But Lust’s spell had them completely enthralled and they forced the issue. I can attest that none of us were feeling really comfortable about the situation. This is a guy who knew every spell in existence and controlled adamantine golems galore, which we spied a couple on his ship. Oh, and two more ships were following with other “friends.” This was going to be a long, long day. Shenora was quiet. Maybe 70 years apart did something to lessen her feeling. Or maybe it was the fact that he wanted to kill us. But still, their daughter and grandson were down below decks waiting for the battle to end. And Rami disappeared again. I can only hope he was sent on another mission that is somehow going to help our cause because we are sure going to need him.
They get close, and suddenly it starts getting cold. So cold that our ship becomes frozen in ice. They get closer and approach the ice when suddenly Harold and two of his golems are upon us. I mean almost instantly. Time stop. Damn. Sebastien teleports around and slices pretty much all of us. My Nine Lives spell allows me to avoid his strike hitting my neck but it still hurt. I see pretty much everyone taking a blow. Harold floats out front of the boat, but my attention is elsewhere. Shatral, Maverick, and I have two golems right beside us. Shatral moves in and gets several bites on one of them. I quickly summon some ghouls and a ghast to give me some cover. They don’t last long. I try another spell and quickly learn these damn things are immune to most magic. I knew that, must be getting rusty. Shenora does a great job and captures one of them in a hungry pit. That keeps him busy for a while. I summon some dire tigers and Shatral keeps pounding. That golem goes down. The cats and one remaining ghoul keep it that way.
I turn my attention to what’s going on with Harold and his pet Leviathan which has joined the fray. Sebastien strikes again. I see Arakor is in bad shape a long way off. I teleport over close enough to use my healing hex to help. I am not sure it is enough. But then there is the Leviathan all up in my face. Time to switch places with Shatral. Sorry buddy, but he gets a few strikes in. The Leviathan sends Shatral flying but he’s still up. Someone gets the idea to banish him for a few minutes, to give us time to deal with Sebastien. We find him hiding behind the Brown Star. Arakor has none of that,. My cats help. He dies quickly.
Sinbad appears and revives both of them. Having died and been brought back, they are free of Lust’s spell. And a simple bitch slap to the Leviation seemed to have awoken him from his rage. Harold was dead, his enchantment was over. He was just mad at everything. Geesh, you free a guy 80 years earlier and it’s like he almost forgot about it. But he didn’t I guess and eventually stopped.
Time to run back to our demiplane and rest up. The others will meet their fate another day.