WHAT!?? CR11? You sent 3-lvl average party vs a CR11 monster? Kubo San will have your teeth!
– Marco 2007-03-27 12:50 UTC
I told you that everybody else wanted to evacuate the town!
I think the high CR can only be explained considering that the kumo had many levels worth of loyal charmed Samurai to fight for her: 20 × fighter-1 guards, 5 × fighter-3 including the eldest son Taiki, 1 × fighter-5 being Lord Onishi himself, and 1 × fighter-7 being the Sensei teaching at the castle dojo.
I bet she won’t be making her lair in a room reachable by flight anymore. She probably didn’t know that Morioka was still around… A terminal mistake, as we’ve now seen.
Other than that, she had 9 HD, a little less than 100 hp, fast healing 5 (regeneration of 5 hp per round), and the awesome raking attack which makes her a decent CR 9 creature if surprised in her lair without the charmed men to help her.
– AlexSchroeder 2007-03-27 13:27 UTC
Discussion via Email seems to indicate that we’ll be staying in Kitsunemori, running through Barrow of the Forgotten King by Ed Stark (maybe scaled up a little, if it turns out to be a cakewalk), followed by some more necromantic action, probably using Dungeon Dive 4: The Necromancer's Lair by Mark Gedak.
– AlexSchroeder 2007-03-27 19:18 UTC