After our party found themselves between a rock and a hard place, the party decided to explore the rumor of a shipwreck off the coast. Although they thought that they had left Rappan Athuk, Rappan Athuk did not leave them… (-GM)
26th day of Neth, 4717 AR
Our tale begins in the capital Nerosyan where we stopped after our last finished. (Arvnevurr had returned Nioveskirian to his normal condition.) We bought some Magic Items and headed home. Once we arrive at home base, Valestar detailed a plan to go find a shipwreck we had heard the locals talking about. We didn’t know its exact location, but we could just go down the coast until we saw some landmarks that were detailed on a crude map we got from one of the villagers.
The main landmark on this map was a cave. We set out en route to the coast. We traveled a little away from the coast through some hills near Rappan Athuk. We saw a patrol of goblins, and of course the LAWFUL GOOD paladin wanted to fight and kill these innocent monsters. I disapproved, thinking that it was a waste of time. I killed one then just sat down. So everyone chased and killed these poor creatures while I sat and the group yelled at me to fight. We killed them and they actually had some good treasure on them. We then moved down to the coast.
After walking some distance, we found the cave that was on the map. A swarm of huge bees had occupied the cave and we had to fight off a couple to get inside. At the back of the cave was a tunnel that led downward into the ground. After a while, it became pretty obvious that this was Rappan Athuk. There were fewer and fewer bees. After long hours of walking, we came to the “hive.” The walls were honeycombed, and there was a queen sitting off to the side. The bees ignored us as we passed through.
In a room off the hive, there was a pit about 15ft by 15ft. I could not see down it even after 120 feet, so we tried throwing a torch down. After about 100 ft, it just went out. It did not hit anything; it just disappeared. So knowing Monkey of course, he would jump in after only a little experimenting. And he did. And he died.
The next room was full of zombies wearing suits of armour. We killed them, took their armour, and moved into a huge room with cages in the middle. In the middle cage were some mutated tigers. There were also some deformed monkeys. Suddenly, we got hit by a Cone of Cold. It broke Lone Wolf’s shield and did lots of damage. Then whatever cast the first spell summoned a huge Fire Elemental. While we battled it, this invisible spell caster kept damaging us. It also had shadow clones so there was around a 15% chance of hitting the invisible caster and not one of his (or her) clones. We fought and fought but to no avail. Now I must return to the fight.
Death from Even Farther Away
BlungyBooce, vanaran pistolero gunslinger 8
Death from Even Farther Away, tiefling slayer 7 / magus 1 / arcane archer 1
Nioveskirian, dwarven stonelord paladin 8
Shia Labeouf, merfolk bard 8
Valestar Ekhart, aasimar paladin 10
Monkey, vanara zen-archer monk 9
Lone Wolf, human samurai 8