Scene: Thay in Forgotten Realms, at an auction for some items, one of which we need to retrieve (a hammer). There’s also a slaver lord we’re supposed to assassinate. Party is split into 3 parts, our cleric of Sune and her patron are in the private vault, the gnome rogues and the druid’s animal companion are in the main auction room, and the druid and I are (rogue/sorcerer/fighter/gold dragon disciple with 24 Int and 4 Wis) in the courtyard looking over the slaves. We’re polymorphed to look human (Thay after all) and the magical auras are damped to throw off detect magic/arcane sight. When we go into the auction, our weapons are wired shut, the gnome rogues disable theirs surreptitiously, but I have mine wired shut still.
Fight has started, priestess of Sune uses greater command. “Kneel!”. About 1/3 fail in the private vault. Recover spell with item, cast again. “I said, ‘Kneel!'” All but 2 fail in her section.
My section is going, the druid has freed 2 of the angel slaves. I’ve gone to one of the guards and try to rip his sword out of his hand with improved disarm.
“Give me that sword!”
I fail. I try again.
“I said, ‘give me that sword!'” Success. Last attack, I toss the sword to one of the angels.
The rogues fail to kill the slave lord and he runs through the courtyard to escape. I spot him and use my bluff skill.
“You coward! Don’t run away, we haven’t finished the job yet!” Some of the guards fall for it and try to stop him, but he escapes.
In the private vault, the 2 who didn’t fail their saves grab an urn that has the 1000 souls of an undead army in it. This turns out to be a cleric of Bane and his minion. They run out through the courtyard, but run out of movement.
My character has great folklore, knowledge religion and appraise, so he recognizes the urn as an evil artifact. My next round, I run over and disarm the urn from the cleric.
“Give me that!”
Using haste, I run over and give it to the other freed angel.
Cleric of Bane’s turn comes. He casts hold person on me. I critically fail. He casts hold monster on the angel with the urn, she fails. His minion runs to the angel and takes the urn. DM says he coup de graces me. I point out that it’s a full-round action to coup and he decides to just run off with the urn with his haste action.
Fight going okay in other two sections, with cleric of Cylindra giving the cleric and her patron some issues, but nothing major. The rogues move into the private vault to help and/or loot.
I use a mental action with an item to cast dispel evil on the hold person on me. Kip up and chase after the cleric of Bane’s minion. By the time I reach him, I only have a haste action left.
“I said, give me that urn!” I rip the urn out of his hands again with improved disarm and then we have to stop for the night due to time.
Can’t wait for next session.