Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Stonehell: Lost Level Hobgoblins and Ghost Girl

 Session 179 was played on 8/31

Morgana, Mage 8 (Reggie)
Lada, Thief (Robby)
Borumar, Thief 9 (Josh)
Gimble, Mage 3(4) (Scott)
Darryl, Cleric (NPC)

Leaving Lady Eiric’s manor, the party heads directly to the main entrance of Stonehell, and to visit Rocky. After the usual pleasantries, they get to the questions!

Q: What do you know about the fog dragon?
A: More than you

Q: What properties does the cauldron on the hidden level have that makes the Sabrine want it?
A: (it isn’t on the hidden level) The cauldron has seen much death and would make a good necromantic focus.

Q: Where is the cauldron?
A: Taken

From Rocky’s chamber they head down to the lost level. Poking around to fill in the map, they stumble on some hobgoblins, who are quickly cut down. Then more hobgoblins show up, and Gimble sleeps most of them, and the rest are killed. One is interrogated, and they learn that it’s another part of the Hobgoblin Occupational Army, a scouting division looking to find out what happened to the legion that was sent before. The still living hobgoblins were tossed in a closet, and locked in. Maybe they’ll escape, maybe they’ll die in there….

Using Invisibility 10’, the party continues their exploration, hearing some awful singing. Gimble thinks the harpies are making the most beautiful music, but is dragged away.

Next they find a crying room. The spirit of a little girl, long trapped, was comforted and released from the curse holding her. In return, the girl shares the treasures she’s collected, including her doll, but also some gold!

Doing a bit more exploring they lift up a stone slab, and find steps down down down to a cave with lots of giant locusts. Running away, as the bugs start to jump up at them, they lower the slab on the bugs. Deciding they’d had enough for one trip, they start to head out. As they reach the gargoyle room, a troop of shadow dwarves is entering the lost level. The groups keep a wary eye on each other, but allow each other to pass without conflict… or even comment.

Gains: electrum from the hobgoblins, gold and a doll from the ghost
Kills: Hobgoblins

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