Class/Level: Spellscarred Oracle 9
Adventure: Mummy's Mask Book 3
Location: Chisisek's Tomb
Catalyst: Jamirah (though the was only the end)
So this was just bad all over. All the care and tactics they were previously displaying tossed right out the window. Didn't help that my druid player couldn't join us due to his internet crapping out.
So PCs enter the valley with the tomb in broad daylight. No scouting, no attempts to hide, no nothing. They fight the giants (I placed two since I have 6 pcs) and cultist. Seps gets lucky and I have him start coming out first turn. Fight goes okay, but they do get messed up enough to have to heal. This is where things go bad.
While four party members are down on the ground healing, the two with climb speeds (catfolk ninja and vanara inquisitor) had already climbed way up and were exploring Jamirah's camp. I had her exploring the tomb since I didn't want to risk TPKing the party right away during the previous battle and did not expect this turn of events.
So Jamirah makes her perception roll and hears the two. At this point I have her jump them. And things just go to heck and back. Ninja almost dies (single digits). Inquisitor bull rushed off the cliff to a 160' drop to teens HP.
The other four, thinking to take cover from Jamirah, rushed into the temple they haven't explore yet. The one with the two lamias and the cultist. Plus the 6 in the hole above who also make a perception check to hear the fighting below.
They engage the lamias, I manage to use Deep Slumber on the Suli Fighter and had the other lamia coup de grace her. She almost failed that, it was real close.
At this point five of my six are in the temple and they are just having a hell of a time with everything in there while Jamirah, under vanish and haste, comes up behind. Ifrit Sorcerer gets snuck attcked by her and drops. She should've died but I forgot about her bleeding attack, which is good because it probably would've been a TPK otherwise.
Next Jarmiah manages to get up to the Oracle, who uses Invisibility Purge finally. But Jamirah gets a full attack anyway and hits all four, 1 a crit. Dead Oracle.
So fight continues, only the Oread druid isn't in single digits. They finally managed to get through all three casting's of Jamirah's mirror images, drop the lamias and all but one cultist. They tried to phantasmal killer her but she made the fort save. Finally a Glitterdust blinded her and the Suli Fighter charged and took her down.
A lot of other stuff happened (it ended up being a very long and tense fight). But those are some highlights. The Oread Druid who couldn't make it is already calling for a reset since he wasn't there. Sometimes I love this game!