Dungeon Delving 101
So you decided that the back stairs would be safer. Signs of archaeological digging and a future raid on Sandpoint. Perhaps you thwarted the attack with the decimation of the dungeon. Time will tell as the PCs cross their fingers.
So then, instead of killing the wizard, Lyrie runs away to play with the yeth hounds. They were quite nasty. Much worse than those simple goblin dogs over the last few days. A temple dedicated to Lamashtu, how nice. Now it’s covered with blood, some of it belonging to the party. A jail, with nothing but bones, and then the bunk and bedroom area.
So you interrupted the bugbear Bruthazmus and his sneaking into the goblin harem. Ah, the smell of cheap goblin perfume, so Grunt is that used for under the arm or a splash on the neck? Again, nothing but blood.
You soon met the body guard Orik Vancaskerkin. The mercenary who apparently made a very poor decision in joining Nualia. Well, at least he didn’t die, did he? That’s what he gets for the scam involving a tiefling prostitute, a shifty alchemist, and an elixir of love.
Next came the tentamort, or land squid. Luckily, all saved against having their internal organs turning to mush.
Next came more stairs down and an interesting trap. Grunt proceeded to breaking all the moving parts, well, except for the pit. Not too much else happened there. Don’t the monsters know to always cover your obstacles with direct fire.
The encounter with Nualia and her yeth hound definitely wasn’t as tough as expected, for the boss encounter. The party found the hound to be the hardest of the two met.
The transmutation room, the place where some devious experiments took place was soon next. Of course, as far as the party was concerned, it was all about the cash, and the pretty valuable surgical instruments.
Malfeshnekor was tough, probably too tough. Perhaps easier if Messi had realized that his sword really was magical (or the DM knowing it is what really mattered). Boy, could have used the party of nine from the first day the adventurers started.
And finally, the cleric gets to use his fabulous turning. At least he rolled high enough for healing, as opposed to his attack dice. The shadows were picked off one by one, with only some half-strength impact to Grunt. Then, at the end, a very large hermit crab, mmm good.
Many tough encounters, almost ending with one that you probably should have lost. Instead, you’ve made an enemy of one badass advanced elite greater barghest Malfeshnekor, that you’ve released into the world. I don’t expect any problem, I mean, he’s only been imprisoned for a really, really, long time. Maybe he’ll be happy and appreciative that you released him, perhaps he’ll send you a gift on your birthday?
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Many, many action points were depleted. Good thing that you get more at 4th level. Messi went down I believe three times and once for Grunt, but no death – always a good ending.
Chapter 1 Rise of the Runelords: Burnt Offerings is complete. Time for some R&R, or at least some time to identify…
PCs in attendance:
Grunt – half-orc fighter – Blake
Messi – elven rogue – Jerry
Mykel – human wizard – Chris
Var – human cleric – Kendall
Time passed: 5 days
Total game time since campaign start: 22 days
Experience points per person: 3900 (those that attended leveled up to 4th)
If applicable (duh, all those that attended), please level up your characters, then send me a copy.
3,261 gold after selling all loot
Party loot: (magic)
CLW and CMW potions are not shown
? Leather Armor
? Cloak (Mykel)
scroll comprehend languages
scroll minor image
scroll see invisibility
scroll whispering wind
? cloak (Messi)
everburning torch (3)
? arrows (2) elf bane?
? banded mail
? Dog hide armor
? breast plate
? bastard sword
? Sihedron medallion
? jade amulet
30 eternal candles (25 gp each) – 5’ radius everburning
Spell Book (0 – All; 1st – Comprehend Languages, Detect Secret Doors, Floating Disc, Identify, Obscuring Mist, Sleep; 2nd – Locate Object, Minor Image, See Invisibility, Spider Climb)
goblin wives (4)
yeth hounds (3)
aasimar fighter / cleric
giant hermit crab
Total since start of campaign: 186
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