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Summary[edit | edit source]
Episode 26: The Greater Good[edit | edit source]
The Party[edit | edit source]
Arabelle[edit | edit source]
The heroes are on the boat in the lake, accosting the man (his name is Bluto) who is trying to drown Arabelle.
Paultin arrives, riding on Valentina. He's heading straight for Van Richten, who is on the shore. Paultin knows Van Richten killed his parents, but he doesn't know why. Paultin grabs him. Van Richten hits Paultin with his cane.. and rolls a 20. Paultin takes 11 points of damage.
Bluto starts choking Diath. Bluto ends up in the lake, sinking. The group is pretty much fine with Bluto drowning.
Van Richten's Crime[edit | edit source]
Paultin casts suggestion on Van Richten, but he makes his save. Van Richten says he spared Paultin's life way back when. Paultin's family was responsible for the death of his son, Erasmus. Van Richten says that if the group defeats Strahd... "I will let you kill me." They shake on it.
Van Richten realizes that he somehow lost the hag pin. Diath actually stole it from him the day before. The hag pin is needed for the ritual.
Van Richten explains that the group must use the hag pin on the little girl for the ritual to work. One prick of the hag's pin would kill her, just as it would Paultin. The group isn't too keen on killing Arabelle.
The Debate[edit | edit source]
Paultin tells the little girl she's being selfish for not wanting to be stabbed by the hag pin. She isn't happy about this and tries to pick his pocket. Evelyn is watching. Arabelle steals his eyes of charming. Evelyn calls her out and Paultin gets his item back.
The waffle crew has a debate over whether to stab the kid with the pin. Evelyn insists that the group are heroes and they are not killing a kid. She says that they are not leaving Barovia until Strahd has been dealt with, even if the vistani could get them out.
The Vistani Camp[edit | edit source]
Luvash has a big treasure hoard, divided up into boxes and containers. The group is allowed to take one container. The heroes convince him to give them two.
Strix assumes gaseous form and goes through each container. She goes into a rolled-up carpet but she can't make out what is in there. Chris describes it as if there is a lump in it and indicates that there is something inside.
Luvash tells them that one of the containers had a diamond in it (Diath needs one for his resurrection power) but Strix says there isn't one. Luvash gives a hearty laugh. He lied. He's so jolly about it that the group can't help but cut him some slack.
The group chooses the carpet and unrolls it. That's where the session ends.