PCs prepare a strike against the portal defenses. They buff up and launch an attack. As the enter the portal area, they are hit by dispel magics that remove a few buffs.
They see a nalfeshnee, glabrezu and glowing portal. The PCs seem to have the advantage in the fight, but an invisible Xacarba redirects Ramirez’s divine power spell onto the glabrezu. PCs do take out the glabrezu with some difficulty after Kayden dispels the divine power and its mirror images, but a couple of mass suggestion spells from the Xacarba gets Ramirez and Anevia to retreat. Remaining PCs don’t feel confident enough to win so they teleport out.
PCs retreat to the Fulsome Queen’s lair and make preparations for another assault. They are contacted by Galfrey and Khraigorr who are impatient. They say that they have controlled their side of the portal and have been fighting off counterattacks from the demons. They are worried that Areelu Vorlesh would take notice and might personally intervene. They do warn that the portal would be awakened for the next assault but multiple dimension anchor spells might be able to neutralize it.
PCs get the message and determine that the next assault will be the final assault on the portal. The demons would be sure to have replaced the glabrezu with other defenders. Ramirez casts a spell to find more info on the Xacarba and determine that it can redirect spells from anyone within 30’ if they don’t concentrate. It also has some nasty poisons.
PCs return and see that the glabrezu had been replaced by a clockwork dragon and 2 iron golems in the shape of dragons.
The fight starts off horribly for the PCs as Quinnlyn gets placed in a force cube cast by the portal, Anevia gets dazed and staggered by the nalfeshnee, and Kayden gets feebleminded. The PCs turn it around when Bomaris gets a good series of attacks and brings down the Xacarbra. Quinnlyn eventually gets out of the force cube after her second dispel attempt and Kayden seals off the golems and clockwork dragon with a wall of force spell. The portal seems to have more powers since it actively chooses its targets and it has more powers than before with greater dispel magics and unholy blights in evidence.
Quinnlyn fails a dimension anchor attempt against the portal, but Kayden succeeds twice and neutralizes its powers. PCs gang up on the nalfeshnee as it moves around the portal to get around Kayden’s wall of force and does tremendous damage to it. It withdraws through the portal and the PCs easily dispatch the clockwork dragon and remaining iron golem.
PCs ready the ritual to close the portal.
End Session 86