Monday, May 13, 2024

Stonehell: Shadowflame in the Hermitage

Session 233 was played on 10/29/23

Morgana, Magic User (Rob)
Blotto, Goblin Fighter (Lanse)
Koltic, Cleric 7 (NPC)
Aroon, Fighter 5 (NPC)
Jameth, Fighter 5 (NPC)
Lor’Koth, Dwarf 5 (NPC)
Nick, Fighter 7 (Me)

After passing out some healing potions, bandaging wounds, and double checking their supplies, they emerged back into the hall, and continued on toward where they thought the King was. Passing a cistern, they come to a room with a locked portal in the floor. A series of ropes and gears controls a lift that would descend through the portal down to… the next level? The mechanism is rusty. They make note of it, and continue on.

Coming to a T-instersection, with the hall branching to the north, they start to head down the hall when a portcullis drops at the intersection, splitting the party in half! Aroon, Lor’Koth, Bloto, and Borumar are split to the north, while Nick, Morgana, and Koltic are to the south. Then a sliding door opens and a troop of Draugrdwergs and shadow hounds attack the party to the north. The shadow hounds’ breath attack is more powerful than the hellhounds previously encountered. Between the hounds and the 4 Draugrdwergs, the fight goes hard, and Aroon, Jameth, Blotto & Koltic (caught in the shadowflame of the 2 hounds through the portcullis) drop before the party manages to kill the attackers.

Potions are forced down the throats of the fallen, and Koltic is revived enough to use his magic staff to heal the rest. The party heads into the room the Draugrdwergs came from, to catch their breath (again) when another hidden sliding door opens from an adjacent room and more Draugrdwergs and a pair of clankers attack the weakened tired party. Luckily the party’s adrenaline was still pumping and they weren’t surprised, and Morgana got off an Ice Storm while all but took care of the Draugrdwergs. Blotto finished on off by getting his fishing polearm through the nose of one, and ripping out a chunk of brain. Borumar’s daggers are remarkably effective as getting in between the clankers joins, and breaking their inner workings.

Hurting worse than before, Morgana uses a scroll of Hold Portal on the door to the adjoining room, and the door to the hall is hammered closed with pitons. Everyone collapses down to rest.

Kills: Draugrdwergs, Clankers, Shadow Hounds

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