Comments on 2007-03-26 Freeing Onishi Castle

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

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