Session 84 was played on 12/1
Eiric, wizard 7 (Kat)
- men at arms (Mulligan)
Brie, wizard 4 (Apprentice to Eiric)
Lucrecia Thief 2 (Henchman)
Orpheus, Human Fighter 6 (Henchman)
Darryl, Cleric 6 (Henchman)
Karl, Dwarf 7 (Julia)
- Hobart (dog)
- men at arms (Dar, Lorman, Cadwell)
Lex the Cheeseman, Fighter 4 (Henchman)
Koltic, Cleric 3 (Chris)
- Grishnaz, Goblin
Blix, Fighter 1 (henchman)
Kili, Dwarf Cleric 3 (Matt)
Standing at the entrance of the hothouse, the party pauses to debate what to do next. They settle on the rats, remembering how they sent Orpheus and Koltic off in the wrong direction. Circling around toward the bugbears, planning on looping around to the rats they squeeze through a narrow hallway, and encounter some cyborg-apes! Karl, toward the front, lobs on of his fireball bombs. In return, the cyber-apes shoot a “low power” lightning bolt down the hallway, frying everyone. Karl tosses another firebomb, and Koltic heals Lucrecia.
Thankfully, the bomb seemed to have completely cooked the cyber-apes. With all the hirelings (except Grishnaz) down, plus Blix, the party pauses to decide what to do. Kili and Koltic begin to pile the cyber-ape bodies in the narrow hallway. Then the bugbears appear, ready for a fight, having heard all the noise.
Recognizing the party, they don’t attack, but Gretta asks about payment for the previous weeks, noting that half the party is dead. Eiric happily hands over a bag of gold, and Gretta gives her a big (bug)bear hug.
Deciding that maybe going after the rats now might not be the best bet, the opt to explore this section more, and end up in a room with some sort of weird machine and 2 operating tables. Koltic convinces Grishnaz to get up on the table, while Eiric attempts to decipher the controls. The first attempt makes the machinery hum and flash, but Grishnaz doesn’t seem any different. Trying again, he has a seizure, and just drools vacantly before shaking it off, grinning and says “Grishnaz!” Trying again a third and fourth time, they stop when Kili expresses concern that they’re gonna give the poor goblin cancer.
Losses: Dar, Lorman, Cadwell, Mulligan, Blix