Friday, March 29, 2019

Stonehell: Hard time in the old tombs

Session 91 was played on 3/2

Eiric, wizard 7 (Kat)
Brie, wizard 4 (Apprentice to Eiric)
A-A-Ron, Thief 6 (Henchman) (stayed in town)
Orpheus, Human Fighter 6 (Henchman)
Darryl, Cleric 6 (Henchman)
Linkman (Lolmox)
Karl, Dwarf 7 (Julia)
Lex the Cheeseman, Fighter 4 (Henchman)
Men at Arms (Rawin)
Koltic, Cleric 3 (Chris)
Jurda, wizard 1 (henchman)
Kili, Dwarf Cleric 3 (Matt)
Lucrecia Thief 2 (Henchman)

Continuing in the hive, the party stumbles on half a dozen stoned kobolds who offer a cone of incense if the party promises to not tell on them. They also tell them that it’s “magical” incense, and if they decide to light it up in the temple, they’ll get “so high!”

The party then finds a giant rat skull in a bag, and across the hall, the headless skeleton of a giant rat.

Then, amazingly, they come across a pair of dwarves from the architect's expedition mentioned in the exploits of Jorgen from years back. The dwarves are ready to leave Stonehell and get home, but it’s too dangerous for them to go alone. The party says they’ll escort them out on their way back.

Then they find a single mummy, who is quickly cut down before he can touch anyone.

Throughout they’ve been searching many other empty chambers, and they’re starting to get tired, so head back to the dwarves and some of the nearby empty rooms to bed down. Karl, Kili, and Rawin bed with the dwarves. After much ale and singing, everyone passes out. Rawin wakes screaming as one of the dwarves is shoving a dagger into his chest, while Karl has another bringing a mace down onto his head. The fight is brutal but short, and in the end the two dwarves bodies turn into grey leech like monsters with weirdly soft bones.

Later in the night, the watch sees a giant bear wander by. It sniffs down toward the watch, but then moves on. An hour or so later a pair of reptilian hounds rushes Lex and A-A-Ron. Not the wisest decision the creatures ever made, and it was their last one.

As rested as the party felt it was going to be, they head for the exit, and on the stairs end up chased by some giant spiders. Eiric lobs a fireball back at them, but the flames blow back, confined as they are in the narrow passage. Kili and Lex take the worst of it, but the spiders are toast, and the party survives.

Back in town, news that a massive temple has appeared covering a block that had once been homes in a poorer neighborhood. A Black Sun adorns the temple… and awaiting Eiric back at her house is a priest from the temple. On behalf of his master he thanks her for freeing him, and requests that she next visit his realm as a friend in peace. He offers her a pair of coins, the coins that paid his fare across the river as a token of understanding.

Meanwhile Darryl throws a massive party hoping to counter the sudden popularity of the Black Sun. Lex overindulges and ends up in the garden of his order’s enemy having inexpertly trimmed one of the bushes into the shape of a dick.

Gains: 5 pieces of amber
Kills: Doppelgangers, Mummy, Gaunt Hounds,

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