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How A Party Of Four Level 3s Nuked A Dragon And Somehow Survived

April 25, 2020 All Things DnD
All Things DnD's Story Dungeon
How A Party Of Four Level 3s Nuked A Dragon And Somehow Survived
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All Things DnD's Story Dungeon
How A Party Of Four Level 3s Nuked A Dragon And Somehow Survived
Apr 25, 2020
All Things DnD

It’s always a surprise when you give your group an item at random and it comes back and blows up in your face, or in a dragon’s face. A well executed plan and an awesome turn of events.

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It’s always a surprise when you give your group an item at random and it comes back and blows up in your face, or in a dragon’s face. A well executed plan and an awesome turn of events.

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Welcome to all things D and D Story dungeon, where we share amazing Dungeons and Dragons stories with you every two days. Now, heading inside the dungeon, we have how a party of four level threes defeated a dragon. Our party is running on the five East system through discord and at the time consisted of four players Ah, half giant barbarian name Maximus. A goblin warlock named Fig Ah, Human warlock named Mida and 1/2 elf nature cleric named Falcon. We were generally accompanied by a few and PC's at a time, and the diem had a house rule that we could use a bonus action to call in an NPC to help us fight. It was limited to one NPC per combat encounter to try and keep from overwhelming everyone and make it so. We didn't have to wait forever for our turn to come around again. Overall, a solid system. Since we play through discord, we use a die spot, everyone's roles or public, even the D. M's. While our party was level three, our main ally, Moss went missing. Moss is a level 20 drew it. He doesn't really do much aside from rested home and patch up the party for free, So for him to go missing was unusual. Wall Moss didn't do much. He was a good deterrent that kept less than savory folks from bothering the small village. We took up residency in the party, along with Mosses to Children. Willow embark, left to go and look for him in an abandoned town near Never winter called Thunder T. The place looked awful, and there were signs of a large battle taking place in the area Recently. The party was cautious with their approach, but they were ambushed shortly after by a group of twig blights. We've gotten about halfway through, turning them into Qinling before the D. M pointed out that they were making strange jittering noises and that the party cleric Falcon was able to understand them. Since he spoke, Sylvian, the twig blinds were accusing the party of serving the great swamp that was poisoning them. Upon hearing this falcon called to the others to stop, and thanks to a high persuasion roll, the twig blind stopped as well. The twig lights explain that their home was being poisoned and that if the party truly wasn't serving the great swamp that they should help, and in return they cheer. The treasure they've collected from the abandoned city Falcon relate the message to the others. And with that, the party eventually agreed more so because they felt that they could get more information from the blights if they helped that. And one of the twig blights we named Route had taken a liking to Max the Barbarian to the point that it started budding flowers. It was so cute. We just wanted to make sure the little guy would be okay. After we left spoiler alert, we took him with us. Anyway, With three and PC's in tow, we made our way to the building. We had to clear out some venomous spiders along the way, but eventually made it through town to a large hill where we found a house with a strange tower like spirt attached to the side. The D. M explained that the building looked pretty bad and that most of the spires roof was gone. Root confirmed this was the home that the Great Swamp was hiding in, and the party all shrugged, walked inside. The main room of the house was pretty barren. There was a door that led to the spire, and we were told that we felt a strange breeze from behind the door. Nope, Sal Khan said. That's got to be something breathing. I'm going back outside to find more information. The D. M agreed this was allowed and added that there was a second door to access the spire from outside, with a similar but weaker breeze leaking through it. At this point, the party was pretty, well, terrified, and everyone was silent. We had no idea what was in there, and whatever it was, it was huge If Falcone was correct that the breeze was from the creature's breathing. Can I use Channel Divinity? I have the charm, animals and plants option. I'd like to try and grow a thick vine that I can climb to the roof. Balcon asked. The D M thought it over. I'm not sure if that's how that ability works, but role for it, and that will determine if it works or not, I guess. Natural. 20. The dice God smiled upon us. Well, in that case, route wattles over in places, his hands on the wall and a thick and sturdy vine grows up the side of the building. You are free to climate the D. M states. His voice sounds like he's smiling. Okay, well, I'll do that. Then, Balcom declared, and sew up. The cleric went onto the roof, you see, sleeping at the bottom of the spire, a young green dragon, the D. M announces the party collectively crafts themselves. There was no way we could handle that. Falcons player has him climb back down. At that point, the rest of the party is outside waiting for him. What did you see? Big asked. There's a dragon in their falcon said, going a bit pale. The diem was silent, but we could tell he was rather happy with the sense of dread he managed to build up. That quickly changed a shock. You know that recipe I told you all about? For the philosopher's stone, it requires a young dragons heart. We kind of need to fight this thing if we're gonna complete it, Balcon pointed out. The scales could be useful for armor as well, Big said thoughtfully. Are want one of its tooth? Maximus chimed in. At this point, the D. M remembered he was working with a bunch of beginners that didn't really know just how bad of a situation they were in and that they were going to try and fight the thing he wanted us to run away from. How are we going to do this? Big asked. And the party puzzling it over. We get a sneak attack around since it's a sleeping prone. Right? That is true. Yes. You get one sneak attack around, if you choose. Defied it. The D m. Agreed. Okay, so one person at each door and two people on the roof, we can attack all at once. Balcon suggested if we go on the roof, we could get knocked off. I don't think any of us would survive the fall. Big pointed out and the party was silent. Do we still have those vials of alchemist fire from before? Balcon asked. The party collectively checked its inventory. Between the four of us, there were 20 vials of alchemist fire. Moss had given each of us a few as payment for rescuing his daughter from vampires. That's a story for a different day. Thou. If we each throw all five vials at the same time, that would be 20 d four damage. Suddenly this seemed a lot more possible. The D M. Was silent. Hey, that could work. Mud, we lose all of our sneak attacks. Can we just try giving all 20 vials to one person and just drop them onto the dragon from the roof? Big suggested we need a way to bundle them all together. So they hit at the same time, Balcon pointed out. Okay, so we'll put them in a bag and drop the bag of alchemists. Fire on the dragon. Big stated in the party. All agreed. And Max still has its oil of sharpness. If he puts that on his acts, that would be plus three to attack and damage roles. Is that what you want to do? The D M asks in the party. All agrees. OK, so who's going on the roof? The party was silent. We all pretty much agreed going up there was a death sentence. In the end, Big and Falcon volunteer to go up. Max went to the front door and middle into the back door with everyone in their place. The party waited. We're probably gonna die, huh? Big? Ask Sal Khan. Probably the cleric replied with a shrug. Okay, Big said, Let's do this. I dropped the bag on the dragon. The party was silent as we waited to hear If our plan worked or not, roll for initiative Enrolled 24. The party cheered is we dealt 52 points of damage in one go with that move and woke the dragon up who was now incredibly angry. The order ended up being Fig Balcon Dragon Max Mida. OK, continue with your sneak attack ground. Balcon used a Level two guiding bolt, which by some miracle hit, dealing 25 points Max quickly through his oiled up acts at the dragon, dealing 15 points of damage. Admit it went with good old Eldridge Blast, which missed by the end of the sneak attack, we dealt 92 points of damage. Sneak attack round is over. The D m announced at this point, even he seemed to have a sliver of hope that maybe, just maybe, this wouldn't completely wipe out the party. Big goes to attack and Mrs but uses her bonus action to call in Willow one of the MP sees which put the NPC right at the end of the initiative list. Falcon got in another, guiding both in dealing 18 more points of damage 110 points total. It was still alive, getting angrier, and now it was The dragons turn. The dragon was pissed. Seeing his falcon and figure close together, it fired a blast of poison breath of the two rather than multi attacking for its turn, I'd say you both had about half cover from your position on the roof. The Dems interpretation of the attack was more of a sludgy spit attack rather than a noxious gas, and we were not going to argue the protection of half cover. He rolled for the damage that will be 20 points of damage each. Since you failed, your con saves dropping us to one and to hit points each before we could get in a sigh of relief. The D M continued, however, it did knock you back. Please roll deck saves to keep from getting knocked off the roof from the force of the attack, Falcon managed to latch on to the edge of the roof. Big, however, hit the ground with a resounding thud. Well, it was nice knowing you guys, Biggs player stated. a bit disappointed but not overly upset, since she knew the risks. Max uses his other acts to attack the dragon, dealing 17 more points of damage 117 total mid. His turn came around I cast, which bolted level, too, she said. And with the blessing of the dice, Gods themselves landed the hit role for damage, the diem said, his voice edging toward disbelief. And 11 and a nine. So 20 and the words we didn't believe we would hear rang out of the diem's mouth like the finest poetry. How do you want to do this? We cheered and shouted like a bunch of schoolchildren. But could you blame us? Made to describe how the dragon was electrocuted and fell dead before it could get the chance to take flight. Since Willow was called in, she hurried over to Fig and used a stabilising spell to bring her back. And healer. You guys are absolutely insane. You were supposed to run away, but that was brilliant. Welcome to level for the D. M. Announced, and that is how we managed to take on her first dragon, but not our last thanks for listening to own things D and D story done, Jim. We'd love to have you subscribe and review us on iTunes and Spotify catch our new episode exactly after two days until next time.