Friday, August 12, 2016

Stonehell: Bone Things

Session 15 was played on 7/8

Wilhelm, drunk Dwarf 3 (Julia)
-Hammond, war dog
Tobias, Cat, Cleric 1 of Persephone (Mollie)
Shelly, a vegetarian recovering alcoholic halfling Thief 3 (Nadia)
Leroy, human fighter 1 (Mike)

Stayed in town
Tink, a pretentious Elf (but I repeat myself) and former barkeep (Hanna)
Frank, halfling 1 (Emily)

Wilhelm manages to gather up a number of his earlier companions and heads back to the dungeon to try to recover the golden flail to restore Tobias to his original human form. They stop by to visit Rocky, and ask about where the fairies took their gold, where the golden flail could be found, and where Mal Nul was hiding. The answers were less than specific.

They then pressed on into the quiet halls, where a wandering clatter of skeletons came upon them. Tobias turns them with ease, sending them running back into the darkness. They head down one of the crypt halls off of the pillar room, and immediately run into problems. More skeletons and a ghoul come out to play dropping 2 of the hirelings and Wilhelm. Wilhelm and one of the hirelings survives, but the other had his throat ripped out.

Further down in the dark a loud bang, and the rattle of lots of bones heralds the arrival of a large skeleton thing. It nearly fills the corridor, and seems to be made up of the bones of multiple beings all collected into some unholy monstrosity. Two hirelings are slammed aside, Tobias fails to affect it with his faith. Everyone else still standing leapt into the melee and broke whatever curse held it together through sheer physical assault (and Wilhelm's magical flaming dagger).

Leroy, Shelly, Wilhelm, and the last 2 standing healthy-ish hirelings, after bandaging up everyone else who was still clinging to life, checked out the next crypt. It was full of about a dozen large rats. Easy pickings... Sort of. The rats were vicious but ultimately exterminated. Shelly field stripped them, and took their pelts. Wilhelm took a lucky rat's paw.

Given everyone's injuries, it was decided to camp out in one of the (now) empty crypts. This would have gone better if 5 giant centipedes hadn't started crawling across the sleeping party. Their startled cries and sudden movements shocked the bugs, causing them to attack the apparent threat. Shelly, Wilhelm, and one of the hirelings were all bit and poisoned.

Deciding they'd had enough, they gathered their loot and dead and headed home. Wilhelm throws a riproaring party and wakes up at the end of it with almost a dozen hat boxes in his room at the inn, each containing a kinda fancy hat. The hirelings are given "I survived Stonehell" t-shirts and bonus of 200gp to divide among themselves.

Gains: 4,180gp worth of assorted treasure
Losses: 3(?) Hirelings
Kills: 3 skeletons (6 turned), 1 ghoul, 1 bone thing, 12 rats, 5 giant centipedes

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