Monday, September 13, 2021

Stonehell: Nest of Otrogg part 1/2

 Session 172 was played on 6/20

After a long break following the birth of my son, we return to Stonehell!

Morgana, Mage 7 (Reggie)
Borumar, Thief 9 (Josh)
Gimbal, Mage (Scott)
Lada, Thief (Robby)
Biffin, Fighter 6 (NPC
Darryl, Cleric 7 (NPC)

Gimbal starts the session wanting to go party. Borumar, always up for a good time, chips in, and what a bash. 3 days later Borumar is arrested and put on trial for disturbing the peace, destruction of property, and inciting a riot. At the conclusion of the trial, due mainly to a lack of direct evidence, Borumar is required to wear a dunce cap while in town.

Rather than head into the main dungeon, the party opts to take it easy in a newly revealed set of caves that appeared after a rockslide in the box canyon. The rough stone passages that slope down are mainly notable for the excessive bug population. Beetles, worms, spiders, and things with way too many legs scurry away from the light the party brings into their hole.

Early on they’re attacked by more of the nasty big beetles, and Biffin is bit twice through his plate armor before the vermin are squashed. Deeper in, they find the beetle queen laying her eggs. Morgana lights up the chamber with a lightning bolt that zaps the queen and her guards. Once their ears stop ringing, and the spots in front of their eyes ease off, they search the room, and find 10 eggs that survived the evocation. The eggs are packed away.

The next cave is a boulder strewn area with a glowing pool at one end. As they carefully make their way through the boulders, one of them rears up and attacks! A giant snail! Morgana, who has been carrying around a pound of salt forever, finally uses it. Borumar lands a powerful blow against it. Biffin flails uselessly against the shell. Everyone manages to stay out of the snail’s mouth, though Morgana is knocked over as it tries to bum-rush the party before it dies from the burning salt.

Gains: Beetle eggs
Kills: Deathgrip Beetles, Deathgrip Beetle Queen, Bale Snail

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