Thursday, October 7, 2021

Stonehell: The Lost Level: Unlucky NPCs

 Session 178 was played on 8/22

Morgana, Mage 8 (Reggie)
Lada, Thief (Robby)
Borumar, Thief 9 (Josh)
Gimble, Mage 3(4) (Scott)
Biffin, Fighter 6 (NPC)

Borumar drops another 500gp at the spa to help them fund their operation. People are going to be coming from town to go to this spa… Biffin hangs out at the bar, trying to look inconspicuous.

Meanwhile Morgana and Gimble visit the wizard’s school. Lady Sabine meets with them, they chat about the dungeon, see if there’s anything they should know. She asks 2 favors of them. The first, to drop off a letter with the mage’s guild along with a renewal payment to reactivate her membership. The second, to bring her the ogre’s cast iron cookpot if they should happen upon it. She wants it as a potential focus for necromatic magics.

After collecting Borumar and Biffin, they head back to town, drop off the letter, check to see if there are any ranged magic weapons for sale (there aren’t). They then pack up and head to the Lost Level.

Passing through the Gargoyle Bubble room, they circle around to where the thieves had previously ambushed them. Hearing arguing voices from behind the door, Morgana prepared a sleep spell. Throwing open the door, the party was met with an arrow. Morgana let loose the spell, and they heard several bodies hit the floor. Moving in an angry dwarf tossed an ax at them, and then an invisible woman with a short sword stabbed Morgana. The dwarf and Biffin closed on each other, the dwarf seriously wounding Biffin. Morgana lashed out with her staff, and then her Cockatrice bit the unfortunate backstabber and turned her to stone. The dwarf was then knocked out, and he and the two sleeping humans were tied up.

After healing up a bit, they woke the youngest looking human. Another adventuring party, having bought a copy of their map, decided to see what was to be found, but they lost their copy when their wizard was killed by a ‘fog dragon’ in the abandoned library. Feeling a little bad about having basically wiped their party, Morgana offers to help them get out of the dungeon, and he accepts. They leave Rada the stoned thief behind to hopefully return and return her to flesh.

Back in town, Morgana commissions Boris to make her healing potions. Building a new temple is expensive, and the income is welcome!

Gains: New friends?
Kills: Rada the thief

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