Monday, December 4, 2023

Rapan Athuk: Down the Well...

Session was played on 1/30/23

Nick, Fighter 7 (Me)
Borumar, ½ Orc Fighter (Josh)
Blotto, Goblin (Lanse)
Koltic, Cleric 7 (NPC)
Aroon, Fighter 5 (NPC)
Jameth, Fighter 5 (NPC)
Lor’Koth, Dwarf 5 (NPC)
Lt. Marthek, Fighter (NPC)

Nick and Jameth find weapon masters and successfully train, while Aroon and his teacher don’t get along. Koltic sets up a brewery in the castle and gets some decent results after a couple week’s efforts.

Swinging by town for any news or rumors, but nothing worthwhile to be noted.

To the graveyard, the party finds 9 fresh plots, 1 empty grave with the headstone inscribed for Borumar “May He Rest Well”

Heading to the mausoleum with the key in hand, they see 8 gargoyles perched above the door. Lacking any real offensive ranged abilities, they keep their distance, and settle on exploiting the well, rather than face the gargoyles.

Setting up the rope, Blotto heads down first, followed by Borumar and Nick. At the bottom of the well is a watery middle and a pair of passages heading out to either direction, both slightly above the water. Stirges emerge from one! Nick gets bitten and ends up flailing around with it in the shallow water while Blotto and Borumar cut down the other.

The rest of the party make it down the rope, and as soon as the start heading down one of the passages, they feel an oppressive weight bearing down on them. Lor’Koth, Jameth, and Koltic are visibly shaken by the feeling, but Nick manages to convince everyone to press on a little further. Blotto makes a hat from a stirge body.

As they literally crawl through the passage, some rats start coming for the party. In such tight quarters even Blotto was feeling nervous about being unable to defend against the rats, but Koltic used his Book of Yg to summon snakes to come and eat the rats, which they did!

Kills: Stirges, rats

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