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Post by Tasslon on Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:40 pm

ADVENTURE PATH PART 6 Curse of the Crimson Throne Crown of Fangs
Session Notes: 11/19/2017

Castle Korvosa: Second Floor

This level of the castle is where the monarchy lives and receives official visits. It is characterized by spacious and luminous interiors decorated with magnificent tapestries and other furnishings, although the only chair used on the floor is the Crimson Throne itself. The floors and pillars are made of polished marble and fine ceramics, the wooden furniture is made of oak and mahogany, and the ironware is made of silver and brass.

A45. Main Entrance Landing. This landing is where the stairway to the main entrance of the castle keep turns to lead up to the main entrance itself. This balcony is empty and uninhabited at least, it is as the PCs approach. The Gray Maidens in area A54 Gray Maidens (5), Tactics During Combat the Gray Maidens take turns firing arrows through the arrow slits at the PCs below, taking 5-foot steps to let the others have shots as necessary.

Jul Lak'Tal transformed into a medium earth elemental and attacked the group. He then cast a wall of stone spell blocking off A54. Ohni, Leon, Fayrin, Jim Stern "Grumpy Ol' Jim", and Ryuka, starting the guards attacking and killing Gray Maidens (5). These two moved to room A46. Entrance Hall. One was killed and three moved to room A51. Antechamber.

















ADVENTURE PATH PART 6 Curse of the Crimson Throne Crown of Fangs
Session Notes: 11/19/2017: 11/26/2017: 12/3/2017
Castle Korvosa: Second Floor

A46. Entrance Hall (EL 10). This entrance hall is furnished with several side tables on which stand marble busts of previous seneschals, kings, and queens of Korvosa. To a one, each has been defaced with magic to make them appear hideous and foolish oversized noses, gaping snaggle-toothed grins, and bulging eyes being common insults. Queen Ileosa used a wand of stone shape to alter these busts not long after she ordered the castle closed to the public. Creatures: Two Gray Maidens guard this chamber always, standing at attention before the southern doors. They give a cry to the alarm if they see anyone entering this room, possibly bringing additional aid from the Gray Maidens in area A54. They do their best to hold up the PCs in this area if possible to give the castle more time to react to the alarm. Gray Maidens (2). One from room 45 moved here and all three took damage. All three are also deafened. On their turn moved to room 52. And got healed and deafen removed.

A47. Cloakroom. This room is furnished with fine wooden wardrobes, which contain an assortment of cloaks, hats, and galoshes.

A48. Second Floor Midden. This midden is like area A41, but the interior is tiled with fine ceramic and furnished to a higher standard.

A49. Art Gallery. The walls and ceiling of this room are plastered with a fine mortar and decorated with stucco works and frescoes. Portraits of kings and queens hang on the walls as well. All the works of art have been defaced with magic to be rendered hideous in some way or another a particularly well-painted portrait of King Eodred II has even been slashed to ribbons. Once a harem, King Eodred II repurposed this room into an art gallery once he married Ileosa. Of course, Ileosa herself has been at work here defacing and ruining the works of art as well; the shredded portrait of Eodred II was Trina’s work and bears the girl’s signature in the lower right corner.

A50. Chair Storage. This storeroom seems primarily used to store chairs at least two dozen of them, from plain stools to comfortable armchairs some piled one atop the other and others draped with linen. The chairs have been removed from most rooms of this floor on purpose, and testify to the humiliating discipline Ileosa likes to foist on her subjects the Crimson Throne is the only chair used on this floor of the castle.

A51. Antechamber. The imps fled. This room contains several memorabilia of the Arabasti family, such as the battle standard of the five kings and a set of jousting lances on a rack. Creatures: Two invisible cleaning imps always perch on the lances here; if they see any intruders, they quickly flap into area A52 to warn the false queen before hiding from the battle to come. Imps CR 2.


ADVENTURE PATH PART 6 Curse of the Crimson Throne Crown of Fangs
Session Notes: 11/19/2017: 11/26/2017: 12/3/2017
Castle Korvosa: Second Floor

A52. Throne Room. This magnificent room is lavishly decorated with frescoes, mosaics, and hanging tapestries of gilt crimson silk. Three colorful stained-glass panes on the windows present scenes of past kings and queens. A huge fireplace stands in the east corner, its mantle shaped like an enormous stone tree that has spread its branches up to the ceiling. Against the southwest wall, on a low dais of granite, sits the Crimson Throne itself, an iron throne draped with deep red silks and velvety crimson cushions.

Creatures: Although Ileosa herself is not present in the castle, only a few in the castle know that she is elsewhere, for taking her role while she is gone is a cunning simulacrum created from the queen’s own blood and the potent magic hidden in the Sunken Queen. The simulacrum has, so far, done an excellent job masquerading as the real Ileosa, primarily by avoiding much-extended contact with the Red Mantises, Togomor, or the Gray Maidens, claiming variously to be working on her memoirs, entertaining “special” guests, or finishing her grand plan for Korvosa.

When the castle alarm goes off, she swiftly relocates to this chamber, taking her seat upon the Crimson Throne and patiently awaiting the arrival of the intruders. Three Gray Maidens and three black-furred flame-tongued hounds the size of small horses (Nessian war hounds) always stand guard in this chamber, despite the presence or lack thereof of the false queen. When the PCs enter the room, the false Ileosa smiles and greets them as if they were long-lost friends, thanking them for finally seeking her out. She claims to have been observing their progress over the past few months, and thanks them for the assistance they have provided the people of Korvosa before her demeanor turns cold. She informs the PCs that their services are no longer required and that if they leave Korvosa immediately and never return, she will not seek their execution as traitors to the crown. If the PCs allow the false Ileosa this long to speak, she weaves a bardic suggestion into her oration, targeting the party’s strongest fighter with a suggestion to drop his weapons and leave Korvosa.












ADVENTURE PATH PART 6 Curse of the Crimson Throne Crown of Fangs
Session Notes: 11/19/2017: 11/26/2017: 12/3/2017
Castle Korvosa: Second Floor

A52. Throne Room.

False Ileosa Female human aristocrat /bard NE Medium humanoid simulacrum TACTICS During Combat The false Ileosa starts combat by using inspire courage and weaving the bardic oration with a displacement spell via her Harmonic Spell feat. In each following round, she attempts a bardic suggestion (combining each with a spell, like confusion or slow) on one PC, suggesting he abandon his weapons and leave Korvosa. She relies on her other guardians to prevent anyone from engaging her in melee, but if this tactic fails, she draws her dagger and fights back as best she can. Morale The false Ileosa fights until destroyed. Once reduced to 0 hit points, she suddenly becomes rigid and motionless. A moment later, her features run red as she melts swiftly into a pool of blood.

Gard placed an incendiary cloud in the throne room. He then placed a wall of force to block the cloud inside. The False Ileosa, all the Gray Maidens, the Nessian War hounds, Yzahnum were trapped. Yzahnum used magic to get himself and the queen to room A59.

Jim and Gard began summoning angels. Jul Lak'Tal transformed into a large earth elemental and attacked the group. Cast greater shout, and hurt the summoned devils before they could teleport the gray maiden. Ohni, Leon, Fayrin, Jim, and Ryuka. Had to wait. In the end, Gard forced the cloud out of the throne room but left the wall up. Will all the combat 8 gray maidens died?

With the death of the False Ileosa, Yzahnum, Mavrokeras Horned devil, Sermignatto Bdellavritra devil, and the Nessian War hounds. All the Gray Maidens, 12 remaining with Sabin’s help surrendered and join her and your army.

Gray Maidens (2). One from room 45 moved here.

Gray Maidens (20). TACTICS During Combat These Gray Maidens do not leave their positions just before the Crimson Throne and do their best to prevent anyone from entering melee with the false Ileosa.

Nessian War hounds (3) TACTICS During Combat Called by Togomor to serve as guardians with planar binding spells, these three advanced hell hounds move forward to engage any intruders immediately upon the false Ileosa’s command. They’re smart enough to aim their breath weapons to not catch the simulacrum or any Gray Maidens when they breathe. Morale The war hounds fight to the death.

Yzahnum CR 15 Male efreeti rogue /fighter LE Large outsider (extraplanar. Is hiding in the room invisible on the ceiling.
ADVENTURE PATH PART 6 Curse of the Crimson Throne Crown of Fangs
Session Notes: 11/19/2017: 11/26/2017: 12/3/2017
Castle Korvosa: Second Floor

A53. Royal Reception Room. The walls of this room are covered with tapestries and the ceiling is embellished with florid fretwork. A long table, perhaps a dining table, stands in the room, yet there are no chairs to be seen. This table was used as a meeting room when the seneschal or other notables needed to meet; the lack of chairs ensured meetings here were swift and to the point. The stairs here lead up to area A64.

A54. Gatehouse Lower Gallery the Gray Maidens in area A54 Gray Maidens (5), all killed. Tactics During Combat the Gray Maidens take turns firing arrows through the arrow slits at the PCs below, taking 5-foot steps to let the others have shots as necessary. This gallery contains a missile weapons rack and several baskets full of ammunition. Four trapdoors in the floor cover murder holes that overlook area A26. Near each murder, the hole is ceramic urns, everyone filled with a colony of green slime.

The first round, Jul Lak'Tal transformed into a medium earth elemental and wall of stone to the room. No more getting out. Beauregard "Gard" Von Stryfe and his solar angel moved into this area to cast spells: sinking cloud and prismatic spray.

A55. Stage Hall. The ceiling of this hall is open to reveal the balustrade of a balcony thirty feet above and the interior of a lantern dome some sixty feet above. A colonnade along the room’s perimeter supports the balcony and casts a deep shadow on the walls. Along the southwest side of the room is a theatrical stage built on a wooden platform. This hall is used to host small, private shows in the keep for standing guests or seated monarchs to enjoy.
The stage was also used as a place for musicians to perform, their music welling up into the grand salon above (area A72).

A56. Deco Storage. This storeroom is used to store dozens of curtains, props, elaborate hangings, costumes, stage dressing, and other material for the stage hall. There is nothing of any real value stored here.












ADVENTURE PATH PART 6 Curse of the Crimson Throne Crown of Fangs
Session Notes: 11/19/2017: 11/26/2017: 12/3/2017
Castle Korvosa: Second Floor

A57. Royal Foyer. The door to this room is made of solid wood and locked with an arcane lock (CL 15th) that can be bypassed with the passphrase, “Long live the queen!” The door itself is decorated with the Arabasti crest. This cozy foyer is furnished with tapestries, carpets, and a fine mahogany bench. A table near the bench displays three silver platters of cheeses, fruits, and small loaves of fresh bread. A crystal decanter of deep red wine sits next
to the platters.

Treasure: The three silver platters are minor magical items that keep any foodstuffs placed on them fresh and unsoiled; each platter is worth 500 gold pieces. The decanter of wine is worth a further 500 gold piece, although the wine within is unremarkable

A58. Royal Baths. This chamber is dominated by a large, lavishly decorated marble bath. The water within steams with heat, while a large silver mirror hangs on the southwest wall above a short counter covered with vials of perfume, grooming tools, and other devices. To the northeast, a long but shallow planter box gives a leafy green vine a place to root the vine itself grows along the walls of the chamber, its deep crimson flowers filling the room with a sweet floral scent. A stained-glass window featuring the Arabasti crest is on the wall to the southwest.
This bath chamber served Queen Ileosa well over the past several months, giving her a private place to relax after long days of despotism and cruelty. The chamber itself is protected by a permanent private sanctum effect (CL 15th). The marble bathtub is a magical item that cannot be removed from the room without its destruction. The tub remains full of water always, the temperature, scent, and purity of which can be controlled by anyone within the tub as a standard action.

Treasure: The collection of exotic perfumes and grooming devices on the counter is worth 1,200gold pieces in all.








ADVENTURE PATH PART 6 Curse of the Crimson Throne Crown of Fangs
Session Notes: 11/19/2017: 11/26/2017: 12/3/2017
Castle Korvosa: Second Floor

A59. Royal Bedroom. The walls of this bedroom are paneled with dark wood planks and decorated with elaborate tapestries and hanging silks. A double canopied bed dominates the northeast, while to the southwest stand a desk and a stuffed armchair. Stained-glass windows along the southwest wall depict complex patterns of swirling reds, fiery oranges, and bright yellows. Although the chamber appears lived in, Ileosa has moved most of her personal effects to her temporary domicile in the Sunken Queen. The bed here serves the false Ileosa as a place to rest, yet the chamber is, in fact, the lair of a far more dangerous menace.

12/3/2017: Jim and Gard’s angels were noticed

Jul Lak'Tal transformed into a large earth elemental and attacked the group with a greater shout. Ohni, Leon, Fayrin, Jim, and Ryuka moved to room A55. With the angels help they killed everything.

The False Ileosa, all the Gray Maidens, Yzahnum moved here. Mavrokeras Horned devil, summoned three devils Sermignatto Bdellavritra devil summoned three devils. These summoned creatures got the Nessian War hounds, out. One went room A60. Two went room A57.



















ADVENTURE PATH PART 6 Curse of the Crimson Throne Crown of Fangs
Session Notes: 11/19/2017: 11/26/2017: 12/3/2017
Castle Korvosa: Second Floor

A60. Sabina’s Room. This bedchamber seems almost clinical in its spartan decor. A dressing table, empty armor stand, empty sword rack, and narrow bed are the only furnishings here.
A61. Gray Tower Landing The stairs here descend to area A32 and ascend to area A76.

A62. Gray Tower Oubliette. The iron door to this cell features a shuttered eyehole that can be opened from the outside. Inside, the nearly empty room is decorated with a straw pallet, a small table, and a stool. Although currently empty, this oubliette was built to hold special prisoners of the crown. Over the years, few of Korvosa’s monarchs had reason to use this room, but Ileosa imprisoned enemies she wished to keep close to personal torment many times. If during your game an NPC has been captured by Ileosa, he could be found here, shaken and on the verge of starvation. The room itself is awarded by a permanent dimensional lock (CL 15th).

A63. Reservoir. A pool of water stands in the middle of this chamber. A pair of stone basins stand in the west and south corners, and a large stone cistern occupies most of the southeast wall. The good shaft is the castle reservoir, a shaft that drops 120 feet and remains filled with water. Numerous lead pipes branch off from the shaft, leading to various chambers on the lower floors to provide running water to kitchens, baths, and other areas.

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