Nib explodes out of the surface of the water like a soaking ball of fury. “Stop ignoring me you fat ugly worm!” He screeches and hammers his fists against the Naga’s hide, but without solid footing to give power to his blows Nib’s fists merely bounce off its hide while his speech gets less and less coherent.
OOC: Moving up to break the surface and make 2 basic attacks with disadvantage against the Naga. This bypasses it’s Cover. 22/12 & 14/25 Miss!
Spending a Ki to Flurry of Blows: 11/23 & 12/16 Another miss!
I’m guessing I should rethink my tactics
The Naga rears back as spells and arrows barrage it. An evil grin forms on its face at Nib's angry shout.
"Asss you wissssh, little morssssel." It dives back under the water and circles beneath Nib.
It murmurs words of power. Whisper tries to figure out what it's casting, but can make it out.
Nib feels a dark power try to wither his life force, but he manages to circulate his ki and prevent the worst of the spell.
Tyrys paces back and forth within Xandra's protective bubble. "Hang in there, cutie-dragon!" She sends two more eldritch blasts at the naga, but this time her aim is spoiled by the refraction of the water.
Whisper starts to reach for her spell book, but stops and stamps her feet in frustration. "Spirits of the dead, devour." Her voice cracks a little, worry evident in her tone. This time, however, the naga evades her spectral fish.
The Naga is clearly wounded, but it seems to have no fear of death. Perhaps it really is immortal.
"I know Alessia! I'm working on it!" Nib says, surging through the water with the Naga hot on his heels. "And I'm...not...A CUTIE!" He growls and lifts himself up out of the pool, turning around and reading an attack just in case the Naga is still in pursuit.
OOC: Spending a Ki to use Step of Wind and Disengage as a bonus action, and then using my move action to climb out of the pool. Holding an action and spending a Ki to attack and try to use Stunning Fist against the Naga if it surfaces to try and attack Nib.
Reaction Attack: 17
Stunning Fist DC 13 Save: 21
It coils partially out of the water and chuckles cruelly.
"It'sss been amusssing play with you foolsss." It begins to chant, lighting crackling across its teeth.
Whisper counter-chants. "Weave of the World, unravel. Power of the Primordial, vanish. Arts of the Arcane, be abjured."
But this time the naga's power is to great. Whisper flaps her arms. "L..k ..t!"
A bolt of lightning arcs from the naga, passes through where Alessia and Nib were as they dodge aside, and grounds itself in Xandra, charring the stalwart paladin!
Tyrys frowns. "Enough of this, die already!" She spins forth two more bolts of energy, striking the naga with one.
Whisper follows suit. She raises her staff. "Fires of the Abyss, dance. Archers of the Inferno, draw. Arrows of Flames, fly." Two of the three streams of fire engulf the naga. As flames billow from its eye sockets it chuckles one last time, "Foolsss..." before its lifeless body sinks beneath the water.
As the party tries to extract its anima as their reward, they find it has none.
Whisper paces back and forth only the edge of the pond, lost in though. Suddenly, she stops and frantically waves her arms.
"I. w.. a .ag.! . n..a! T.e. .an.ot b. k..l.d s.or. .f a .ish! .t .il c.m. b.c. .o l..e .om.tim. i. .he .ex. si. .ays!"
Frustrated, she grabs Alessia and whispers in her ear.
"It was a naga! A naga! They cannot be killed short of a Wish! It will come back to life sometime in the next six days!"
People's positions are a bit nebulous, but the Naga's primary targets are NIb and Xandra. The bolt will hit one other person 1: Alessia 2: Tyrys 3: Whisper: 1d31 Alessia it is!
DC 14 Dex saves for those folks (Nib is not in Xandra's aura yet): DC 14: Alessia +9; Nib +8; Xandra +8: 1d20+9141d20+8161d20+89 Alessia and Nib both save, and since they both have evasion they take no damage. Xandra is not as lucky and takes the full 31 damage.
Whisper doesn't want to give the Naga another round to act, so she casts scorching ray as a 2nd level spell. Scorching Ray x3 +7/2d6: 3#1d20+71022223#2d61099 Two hits for a total of 13 damage, finishing the off the Naga.
"Hmph, what a pain in the arse this is shapping up to be." Nib scratches his head and wrings the water out of his tunic while listening to Alessia relay Whisper's warning."Well, I can't imagine it'll take us 6 days to clear out this place. And if we destroy the heart of the dungeon that'll destroy all the beasties too, won't it? So why don't we just take a moment to catch our breath before pressing on." Nib nods to the pool of water and the passage underneath the surface.