Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Rappan Athuk: Tossed off the cloister wall

Session was played on 7/10

Nick, Fighter 7 (Me)
Borumar, Thief 9 (Josh) & Fido
Joho, Monk 7 (Chris)
Koltic, Cleric 6 (NPC)

Nick, still feeling drained from an undead encounter months before, uses a wish he’d been holding onto for years for ogre strength (18!).

Hoping Drucilla has some useful leads for them, they set off to find her. While wandering around they are stopped by a talking wolf who promises to relay their request for an audience. Turning north, they head for the cloister, talk to bill, get a map of the inner cloister, and head over to begin their investigation.

They move slowly and carefully, keeping to the walls to limit the avenues of attack. Investigating the tower to the northwest, they find a flour mill that has most recently been used to grind bones. Borumar digs through the hopper and finds 10gp. From there they head south to the walled garden. The plants animate when the party enters, so they pull back and toss in a bunch of oil, and light it up. While it burns they check out the North East tower, which had been the site of a fire. Nick gets konked by some falling stones while poking about inside.

South of that tower is a corner with some bushes, and after ensuring they aren’t going to attack, they find a torn apart body with a key ring with several keys on it. Back to the garden, they poke about the torched and still smoking remains, and find a little change in the fountain. Heading into the main building using the keys to unlock the doors, they find themselves in the kitchen & pantry. There they find a wrapped parcel with 3 potions and a note that the “cross was secured in the observatory with the unblessed skin.”

A ladder in the kitchen area went up, so Nick checked it out. Opening the hatch above, Nick gets a dresser thrown at him. Nick tries to hit whatever it was that attacked him, but hits nothing. Nick comes back down, and Morgana casts Detect Invisible, but sees nothing, even going back out to the courtyard.

Further exploration find several more bodies, and up on the 2nd floor, Nick steps out to a balcony/lookout wall, and gets tossed off of it by an invisible attacker. Luckily he’s tossed out on the swamp side, and while it hurts, there’s no permanent injury.

Gains: keys, note, potions
Losses: Nick’s Dignity

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