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Name of PC: Variel
Class/Level: Elven Mage of the Veil 3
Adventure: Burnt Offerings
Catalyst: A failure to heed the "Adventure Party Golden Rule" assisted by Yeth Hounds.
The rogue makes an off-hand comment that it's a bit difficult to be sneaky when the rest of the group is so close. The group moves off, back into the central room. The rogue discovers, but doesn't open, the door into Lamashtu's temple.
The party splits up, spreads out, and starts to open different doors. The mage opens the door leading to the Tentamort, discovers it, but does not approach (the Tentamort is oblivious, continuing to catch seagulls). The barbarian remains in the central room. The cleric heads up and discovers the double-doors leading to the Temple.
The rogue meets up with the cleric, and together they open the doors. The cleric moves away and approaches the door leading to the Tentamort area. The rogue moves up to investigate the altar.
Both Yeth Hounds bay. Rogue and barbarian fail their save. Barbarian runs upstairs and away. Rogue runs. Yeth Hound catches up, crits, knocks rogue into negatives. Other Yeth Hound heads up to the cleric, hits, knocks him prone.
Yeth Hounds gang up on cleric, who channels to bring the rogue back up to positive health. The mage moves into line of sight of the Yeth Hounds while invisible. Next round he drops obscuring mist which saves the group from a TPK.
The rogue works back to the altar via the jail cell room to pick up her bow. Barbarian still running. Mage maneuvers to hit both Hounds with Color Spray. Both hounds make the save. Next round, Hound crits against the mage, dropping him. The mage fails his next stabilization roll, which kills him.
The obscuring mist allows the cleric and rogue to hold on long enough for the barbarian to recover and return. Eventually, with the barbarian in the fight, the hounds finally succumb. The group beats a hasty retreat back to Sandpoint. The male elf is reincarnated as a female half-orc.