Chapter 4.0.1 “Game of Death”
Adventure areas: Shadelands: Sacred Cave
The energy coalesces into the form of a glowing crystal. In his mind, he knows what this device can do. He knows he can energize any mechanical device and give it endless power. He knows he can enhance the power of any magical power exponentially. This is what Ioun has been searching for... and what the Demon King was afraid of. He knows now what he must do...
"The damn Demon is making this too easy for me..."
The chamber doors close, and the huge Orc known as Maxus presents himself. Four giant creatures appear in each corner of the room and begin slowly closing in on the unprepared party.
A shadow-like nightmare streaks out from Jace's hand, the Orc steps aside confused. Trayzen stands up straight, black tendrils streaking through his eyes and ears. "Nooooooo!", he yells before falling dead to the ground. "Die from your greatest fears, turncoat!", Jace says with gritted teeth.
"The hell was THAT!?", Maxus says confused.
The fight rages on until finally the party manages to defeat the massive monsters. Tired from Maxus' challenge, the Orc steps forward, flexing his huge arms. "Dis outa be fun. I haven't had a real fight in a long time!"
Maxus rushes forth, and with one blow, so fast even the quickest of you could only see a blur, he kills Adio's Tiger companion Hobbes!
Moments later, Lawrence is impaled and wrapped up in a grapple by the strange symbiotic green skin of Maxus.
Adio uses his Judgement sense again to find out that the skin is that of a Spined Devil. and Maxus has grafted itself on his body!
With this knowledge, Adio casts a Banishment spell. Hearing the holy words being spoken, Maxus turns to look at Adio with terror on his face, "What are you doing! You can't do that!", he yells in horror.
Adio casts his spell and nearly rips the Devil Skin from it's host. Maxus screams in agony as the skin rushes to bond with its host.
Adio musters up all his willpower and casts a second Banishment! This time, the Orc and his Symbiote are flushed into a portal to the Hell Plane.
The smell of brimstone fills the air as the portal closes, the Orcish screams of terror stop.
Next time on, "Maxus is cooler than Venom", will Spider-Man have any other influences on how the DM writes this campaign?? Find out next time, on The Amazing Orc-Man!