A fairly straightforward pair of fights this time around. I could probably have run the fight with the water monster better, but it was ok as it was. We did have a bit of a rules controversy at the end when Zelcor cast that Feather Fall. The argument was that even though everyone was surprised by Helanda falling, Zelcor should be able to cast the spell because its casting time is an immediate action, and immediate actions can be cast at any time, even when it’s not your turn. Its a sound argument until you remember that being surprised means you’re flat-footed, and here’s what the rules have to say about that (bold added):
Using an immediate action on your turn is the same as using a swift action and counts as your swift action for that turn. You cannot use another immediate action or a swift action until after your next turn if you have used an immediate action when it is not currently your turn (effectively, using an immediate action before your turn is equivalent to using your swift action for the coming turn). You also cannot use an immediate action if you are flat-footed.
The takeaway? Don’t run games when you’re tired and distracted. And yes, much easier said than done.