The Demon Amulet
Abraxas Silvermane the Wizard (Connor), Akkamas Mohaïva the Warlock (Mike), Braxton Chabbone the Spellbound Paladin (Steve), Jone Constance the Occult Detective (Aaron), Kelwyn the Druid (Rodney), Tim the Rogue/Ranger (Shaun), & Bob the Dungeon Master
This Recap was written by Connor (Abraxas)
The Hellblazers face off against the Coldark horde yet again as they search for the Demon Amulet of Baphomet. Braxton charged forward, wounding several Coldarks with his death-dealing greatsword. Tim followed, watching the paladin’s back as they covered the party’s march deeper into the dungeon.
Akkamas slew multiple Coldarks with Eldritch Blasts, while Kelwyn engaged a ferocious bugbear in battle. Soon a lich took to the field, forcing the Hellblazers to follow the trail Abraxas had left for them, leading them to the wizard who had scouted ahead. Tim stood tall, ready to face the lich head on, but Abraxas was quick and threw up a Wall of Force to keep the enemy spellcaster at bay.
But the lich was just as cunning as the Hellblazers. He Misty Stepped through the wall and shrugged off an attempt to banish him, proceeding to create a devastating Cloudkill that crept through their ranks. Thankfully, Tim conjured a Wind Wall that dispelled the Cloudkill and forced the lich back.
Grumbling, the lich moved through the walls, hoping to catch the Hellblazers again elsewhere. Meanwhile, Ziyal had been swarmed by Coldarks, forcing the group to come to her aid. Kelwyn summoned a fire elemental to beat back the cold, which earned the nickname of Johnny Storm.
Braxton pressed on as his friends carried on the good fight, seeing a large passageway to the south west, exactly where they needed to go. But a guardian stood there, a miniature Walking Statue of Waterdeep that proceeded to hit the flying paladin so hard he flew across the room.
At this time the lich appeared again, only to be caught in a Forcecage made by Abraxas, and then set on fire by Johnny Storm. The lich was able to escape by teleporting further south, but was followed by Johnny, whom he finally dispelled, but not after being set on fire a second time.
Ziyal and Akkamas soon had the Coldarks cleared out, leaving Tim the opportunity to slip in past the Walking Statue and secure the Demon Amulet, which was imprisoned in some kind of orb.
Seeing this happen, Abraxas, called for everyone to gather around to be Teleported out of there. Braxton made an attempt to reach Tim so that they could Dimension Door to the wizard’s position, but he was beat back by the statue.
Then then Winter Court Lords arrived — Somerfort, Marner, Collvile, and Neverember — harrying the Hellblazers with fireballs and walls of fire, but they persevered and focused on escape.
Tim ducked beneath the statue and joined up with the paladin and they ported out, appearing beside their cohorts. Then there was only party member left: Jone.
Jone had stolen Lord Durathor’s lantern, the thing that served as his prison. Once he determined Durathor cared only for the destruction of the Blood Brotherhood, and not in the slightest about the Winter Court, Jone slinked his way stealthily through the dungeon until the sounds of battle drew him to the rest of the Hellbazers.
Together at last, our heroes returned to the Shoppe via Teleportation. There they learned that only a Disintegrate spell could release the amulet from the sphere it was trapped inside. But Tim had taken some disintegration bolts from the dead Dran agent Lucio Garibaldi, which they figured would serve the same purpose.
So they had Tim shoot the sphere in the courtyard, releasing the amulet, which hit the ground and blackened the grass. Abraxas picked it up and asked the group: “So, what do we do with it now?”