Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stonehell: Traps and Ogrevation

Session 80 was played on 10/6

Eiric, wizard 7 (Kat)
- men at arms (Mulligan, Borik, Verman)
- linkman (Dungforth)
- Ghost (dog)
Brie, wizard 4 (Apprentice to Eiric)
A-A-Ron, Thief 6 (Henchman)
Daryll, Cleric 6 (Henchman)
Orpheus, Human Fighter 6 (Henchman)
Karl, Dwarf 7 (Julia)
- Hobart (dog)
- men at arms (Maax, Dar)
- linkman (Gilcox)
Lex the Cheeseman, Fighter 4 (Henchman)
Koltic, Cleric 3 (Chris)
- Grishnaz, Goblin
- Elwyn, Lady at Arms
- Caldwell the gravedigger/linkman
Kili, Dwarf Cleric 3 (Matt)

The mostly boring hanging out in the elevator machinery rooms was loudly interrupted by the ringing of a loud bell from deep inside the machinery. At first the reaction was simply shock, and then annoyance as it kept ringing. After listening to the bell, and beginning to worry about what attention it might get, Eiric had Karl reinstall the missing gear, and almost instantly the bell ceased, and the machinery started to rumble. The elevator room dropped out of sight, and about 10 minutes later stopped briefly, and then the machinery rumbled back to life.

Eiric was standing ready to blast the room with a fireball the instant an enemy was in sight, with everyone else in the doorways, ready to rush in after the spellfire. Luckily it was Orpheus and Koltic who emerged. They spread out the various supplies, and introduced the new hirelings to the rest of the party.

After another day waiting for the time to meet with the vampire lord of Stonehell, the party was restless, and decided to explore the area around the meeting cave, especially since they’d never been there before. While they had a map, no one currently in the party had explored this section.

In the cave of quartz, they collected several stones to bring to Rocky. Deeper on they encountered a half dozen ogres in a cave. They didn’t immediately attack, and neither did the party. The ogers motioned that they were wanting to go in the direction of the party, and the party wanted to pass the ogres. The ogres shifted to the northern side of the room, while the party moved to the south.

It was a trap!

The ceiling rumbled and collapsed down onto the party!! Ghost, Vermin, Elwyn, Caldwell, Max, and Golcox are all instantly buried under a ton of rock, while Lex, Koltic, and Grishnaz are injured by the rockfall. Then the ogres charged! The battle was bloody, mostly for the ogres. Even Eiric got into it, swinging her snake staff, and getting it to wrap (only somewhat effectively) around the neck of an ogre. The assorted coins and goods didn’t seem worth the death toll.

Collecting the bodies they could, the party returned to the meeting room to rest.

Gains: 600gp
Kills: 6 ogres, 1 mummy warden
Losses: Ghost, Vermin, Elwyn, Caldwell, Max, and Golcox

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