Session was held on July, 4th in my place. It was a nice meeting but I was made sure about two things: table is necessary to create mood and atmosphere. Sitting around one, players are less distracted and concentrate on game. Second thing: abundance of books is wrong, as players flip through them, instead of playing.
Party made a camp between two walls: of jungle and rock cliff. Carlin cast a spell that should create a sphere of protection, but instead of it he created nice village cottage, who was perfect accommodation for heroes. He learned that it was his modification of spell, much to his surprise. Next morning PC's set of to city but their way was blocked by thick wall of trees. They were scarred and hostile to Ren, who in their eyes was an abomination. Forcing their way, through bush heroes pressed on. At first the found carcass, covered with glossy, fat and black flies, which attacked Xandos. It turned out that body was belonging to a human child, who was eaten alive, it's bones broken and drained of marrow. Next Xandos, who was checking their bearing, was attacked by poisonous snake. Fortunately, with Moradin's favour, he was saved from poison. While the marched onward, their bad luck was on, as suddenly from the trees large rock flew, hitting Connal and almost crushing his bones.
Next day party stumbled upon a mysterious circle of trees standing upon marshy shallow. In the middle of it the saw primitive, ruined building inside which some magic was detectable. All except Ren descended there and began searching. In the meantime Ren learned, that trees are treants who were ordered to kill any living creature which tries came out. He informed his friends and they began frantically thinking, how to avoid war with tree-guardians. Ren tried convince them to let their friends go, but treants were under orders from ever-present, ever-living queen of forest. He was not to met or speak to her, also. Next day Connal invoked a spell of walking through winds and skies and transported friends out of dangerous, salt area.
After deliberating, how to speed up their journey, party moved on and soon came upon overgrown remains of abandoned city. The moment they entered city, they were attacked by grey apes, who fought with rage. Due bad tactics and wizard's overconfidence Connal was struck down and barely saved. Apes were defeated and we ended session.
Behind the Curtain
Connal reached 8th level of experienc.
I made some mistakes during gre apes mistake. My bad.
Table is very necessary, as it mobilizes players and focuses their attention.