Monday, November 11, 2019

Stonehell: Scorpions!

Session 110 was played on 10/27

Borumar, ½ Orc Thief 7 (Josh)
Kili, Dwarven Cleric of Cthulhu 5 (Matt)
Joho, Mystic 5 (Chris)

Entering the dungeon through the side passage used by the cultists, they head straight down to level 9, and head north, up around the statues in the stage area, and spot a quintet of elves in battle poses, frozen in stone. One of the elves was attempting to pick a lock when he was turned. Maneuvering around the elves, they take a closer look, and see the elf holding stone lockpicks that are currently inserted into the door. They smash the elf’s arm, and shift the statue away from the door. Borumar sets about removing the shattered bits of stone from the lock. Kili and Jojo keep watch, which means they’re not surprised when a giant scorpion comes around the far hallway.

Kili moves to block the horse sized arachnid, and is immediately grabbed by its massive claw. Jojo runs up and lands 2 solid blows on the bug, and Borumar slips out and around to jab his short blade into the thinner armor of the underbelly. The scorpion spasms, and dies, releasing Kili.

Just in time, as more scorpions are coming! In a slow retreat, the party keeps the scorpions from being able to being able to flank the party. This saves them, as one by one, they kill the grabby stingy creatures. Borumar even survives multiple stings with only a weird discoloration where the venom was injected.

With the threat removed, Borumar is able to successfully open the door, and the party looks inside. More stone people, including a butler by the door line the richly appointed room. A large bed, and a mirrorless vanity are the main bits of furniture that draw the eye. Borumar finds a chest under the bed, and avoids the gas trap, finding 2 vials of oil, a beautiful bow, and a quiver of arrows.

Departing the room, but butler statue by the door comes to life, and sucker punches Kili. The party tries to run, but Kili in his armor is too slow, so they fight, desperately, and manage to destroy the statue before anyone dies, though it’s close for Kili.

Cutting off the scorpion tails, the party then heads back to town.

Gains: Mastercraft longbow, 10 arrows +1, 2 vials of Oil of Stone to Flesh
Kills: Giant scorpions, Butler statue

1 comment:

  1. Are these rooms from the original Stonehell module or your own creation?
    (Fun reading as always. :)


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