Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Stonehell: Dragons and Tears

Session 100 was played on 6/8

Koltic, Cleric 6 (Chris)
Jurda, wizard 1 (henchman)
Robin the Bard (0 level human)
Kili, Dwarf Cleric 6 (Matt)
Freya, Fighter 3 (Jen)
Lex the Cheeseman, Fighter 5 (Henchman)
Borumar, ½ Orc Thief 5 (Josh)

Having recovered from their encounter with the carrion crawlers, the party returned to the delve, and once again encounter fire beetles! 7 of them this time. There must be a major infestation in the area. The beatles are tough and hungry, and Jurda and Sir Robin the bard are dragged down by them, and only Jurda is able to be healed in time.

After catching their breath, the party heads back down to the windy halls of level 5. The well armored party is amazingly able to surprise a squad of heavily armored troops. Jurda uses her scroll of Sleep and knocks 3 out of 4 of them out. Kili, Koltic, and Freya charge in and slay the last one standing, then kill 2 of the sleeping ones, strip and tie up the last one. They wake him up, and then question him, but he refuses to say anything but his name, Malforth Dovia, since they’ll just kill him anyway.

Kili offers to give him back his armor, weapon, and the coin and gem he had on him, and to lead him out of the dungeon for info. Somehow he’s persuasive enough, and he talks. He reveals he’s a recently hired mercenary for the elemental temple that just started up a new chapter a couple levels down.

True to his word, Malforth is untied, redressed in his armor, and given back his items. They lead him out, through a swarm of giant rats, and walk with him back to town.

In town, they sell of the extra armor, Freya upgrades her equipment and buys a couple of healing potions. She then goes looking for a hireling, and finds… Malforth. He’s okay with potentially going up against his former employer, so she hires him.

As the party is about to head out, a half orc comes up to Kili with A-A-Ron, who introduces Borumar. With that, they head back to the Delve.

As they near the cave entrance they see something circling overhead…

A Dragon!

Kili, Lex, and Lucrecia book it toward the cave. Borumar, Koltic, Freya, Malforth, and Jurda all stay out to watch the majestic creature… as it swooped down toward them. Too late to make it to the cave, the dragon’s acid breath splashed over them. Borumar wasn’t in the direct line, and was only somewhat burnt. He pulled out a cloth of gold tapestry to try to wipe off Freya, but the dragon saw the gold, and swooped back around. Dropping the cloth, he and Koltic ran, leaving the rest to the dragon. The survivors hid in the cave until the dragon had finished it’s meal, collected it’s treasure and flown off. Then they returned to town, a little worse for wear.

Gains: 500gp gem, some gold coins
Kills: 7 fire beatles, 3 veterans, 8 giant rats
Losses: Freya, Jurda, Robin, Malforth