Thursday, April 23, 2015

Session LXXIII: Blood'n Guts

Current Player Characters:
Torvin Fulvousmith (Dwarf)
Minimus (Cleric)
Su (Cleric)
Thenus (Ranger)
Wang Du (Monk)
Centari (Elf) 

Hirelings and Henchmen
Biggs - Mercenary
Kray Rouis - Magic-user 

With the intention of keeping their surprise on the Hobgoblins the party makes their way deeper into the lair.  Seeing some young Hobgoblin guards in a distant chamber they charge them killing two of the young ones while two escaped through a door.  Torvin kicked the door in to find a large pillared hall filled with Hobgoblin women and children and the two young warriors warning the warriors of their clan who immediately attack the part.  But the wizards in the party are quick and put most of the warriors to sleep (damn magic-users).  The rest of the Hobgoblin warriors engage the party and a bloody and confusing battle ensues with females and children running around in a panic. 

As these warriors fall, more burst into the chamber from another doorway including some big hulking ones.  These newcomers are dealt with in a shower of blood and guts.
 With all the Hobgoblin warriors slain and the females and the young ones cowering in the corner, Cantari and Thenus slit the throats of the ones sill in an enchanted sleep.

Exploring deeper into the lair the party comes across some now empty living chambers and a locked door.  Centari unlocks the door with his magic.  Inside is a chamber filled with rich fabrics.  But beneath the fabrics is found the real treasure; a locked chest!  Torvin, the rash dwarf, smashes the locked chest but the chest was trapped with poison gas and Torvin Fulvousmith dies a horrible poison inflicted death!

Wanting to rescue the dwarf from permanent death, the party decided to hurry back to town but not before going down a few levels to retrieve their hidden treasures, which they do. But on their way back through the hallways they come across a statue of a half-naked halfling in the hallway where there once was none.  Peeking around they are attacked by a Cockatrice!  Minimus fights off the feathered beast and soon it is slain by the hand of Biggs.

Trying to revive the petrified halfling, Minimus tries to wash the halfling in the blood of the Cockatrice and it succeeds in reviving the little on (why not?), who turns out to be none other than Skwanky Furrytoe still in possession of the Soul Gem (last seen waaay back in session 59 & 60)!

With the halfling and treasure in hand the party works their way back to the surface (good map making helped a ton with this!).  There they found their cart turned over in the snow, the results of an attack by a Chimera on their camp which ate and scared off their horses.

Turning the cart over, they piled their treasures in it and pushed the cart through the snow and back towards Berkinstok.  But one day from town they are attacked by a giant Roc swooping down from the sky....!

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