This week we'll be recapping my Council of Thieves Pathfinder game. I went back on a previous ruling and allowed Ultimate Magic with a few banned items, mainly because I decided in the time between sessions that Council of Thieves will be my last Pathfinder RPG campaign for a while. Honestly, the system is really burning me out.
So, we start this session with Urguk, the half-orc sorcerer and Elsbeth, the half-elf rogue quite dead. Also, Darien the Oracle is about to go MIA for a while because Jeff needs some time off. Thus, after everyone was up to speed and looked around the room, the group headed back out of the Nessian Spiral to get their friends raised and perhaps sell a few items.
Once the party was hale and healthy again, and explained to the Children of Westcrown how everything is proceeding, the group returned to the Nessian Spiral. In order to raise the characters, my players used the Prestige Points that they had gained from the Children of Westcrown to pay for the raise dead and one of the restorations, and I let them buy off their other negative level with a Hero Point because they have limited time and would have to wait for a week to get another restoration cast.
The new informant explained to the group that the Council of Thieves is split between factions, and that one of their old contacts is a member of the Council of Thieves. He also tells the PCs that the cleric they killed was a diabolist that had summoned the Cerberus and was planning on trying to get the pit fiend under control of the "young" faction of the Council of Thieves.
After some illusions and some combat, and the dwarf taking some chunks out of the paladin's rear end, the paladin and the rest of the party finish off the succubus (who took a few magic missiles full on as well), and the group finds another of their old contacts held hostage.
They drop her back at her home, come back to the Spiral, use the newly found Keyrod to shut down three of the cooling towers (and thus shutting down three of the pillars of Hellfire), and we called it a night.