Jacques, being Jacques, detonates a grenade on himself, making these disgusting abominations take fire damage. I cast Bull’s Strength on Aakpesh and Vayu, and stay put to provide flanking on the not-huge tumor. Aakpesh smites the one in front of me, and even if I was capable of describing the sheer wrongness that I inhaled, I wouldn’t. Thanks for that, Aakpesh. Also, everyone’s now sick – I’ll need to cure them when the danger has passed. For now though, I step back and Channel Sarenrae’s Positive Energy into my crew.
Having just healed everyone, I make a calculated risk and lob a grenade at the giant tumorous mass. Yes, it will hurt my party, but I can heal them. Again. Jacques, however, has other ideas. He leaps up and grabs grenade mid-air, and in one smoothe motion, pyromances/alchemizes it before redirecting right into a mouth on the far side of the blob. Boom! A few dozen mouths belch black smoke – this was much more effective than my idea. These guys can’t recover from fire damage.
10lo finishes it off, and for some reason, it erupts, throwing goblets of flesh in every direction. Chunks of tumorous raw meat drip like stalagmites from ceiling. Let me just tell you – if you think they smelled bad on the outside…
Finally, a moment to breathe (just not through the nose). Seerath has the run of this place, so therefore likely has keys to all doors. This makes barricading ourselves in a room to rest for the night not the best idea. At least we can smash tubes and whatnot to prevent or at least reduce further mandroid creation. The process is also low on material, so further creations should be even weaker.
10lo finds a few grenades and keeps one, giving me two. There’s really no way we can continue without resting, so we head back out. On the way, I check a screen for an update on the glowcloud: it has about 8 more hours. We say the phrase to pass safely through the ward, and return to the surface.
A child playing with a yo-yo see us exit, covered in tumorous bits of gore, and takes off running. In short order, a few council members arrive. To help convince them of the power and wonder of Sarenrae, I do a bunch of heals and remove disease on Jacques and Aakpesh in front of them.
They lead us to a horse trough – we’re appropriately not allowed inside the council chambers until we clean up. One thing’s for sure: we’re going to wreck this trough. These few representatives ask if it’s finished – oh no, no. We’re just getting started.
Session Date: 06/29/17, Prior Journal XP: 180, Session XP: 960
Title Source: Necrophagist – Fermented Offal Discharge