After fending off some annoying bandits (the party had an easier time than in their last encounter with a similar group), the party returned to Rappan Athuk via the bee cave. (-GM)
25th day of Abadius, 4718 AR
We explored the crypt level further. After looking around in the weird large room, we opened some doors that led into a room filled with wights. We took them down with the help of our FFFG (Friendly Fat Fire Guy). (The huge fire elemental that The Hero of No Name summons with his magical brazier. –GM) We found some swords and some small loot and moved on.
In the next room we found 2 vats of bubbling lava. Straight in front was a portcullis with very sturdy metal bars. The Hero With No Name (who I call Summy the Summoner which ruins the point of being called no name) summons some Earth Elementals to break down the portcullis. While we were standing around, we noticed a shard of metal sticking out of the wall. Summy called the Elementals over to dig it out. Once in hand, we realised it was magical. With a Wand of Identify we found out that it was material to make a +5 weapon. It was only enough to make up to a short sword though. We thought eagerly of the times to come when we could get a free +5 short sword. Of course we did not have the technology to craft such an item at the moment, but one day a crafter might wander somehow randomly into our group. This was one thing I was beginning to wonder about because every time someone died a new person seemed to wander up very eager to start where the person who died had left off. They also seemed to possess the same knowledge as that person. To be honest I guess I joined when my sister died.
In a side room next to the portcullis, there were a bunch of wights. MLK Day is coming up so I hope that there are Blacks and Wights 😉 . We killed them and found a pile of scrap metal in the room. In the pile there was a Figurine of Wondrous Power. It summoned a really fast obsidian donkey. While we were exploring here, we summoned an FFFG to break down the portcullis for us. With a little help from the rest of the party, we took out enough for everyone to get through. And then we saw something that struck fear in every one of our hearts. A fear so deep that it chilled us to the bone. It froze us in place with the shock and the horror of it. It was a…
Da da daaaaaa…
A few minutes later:
“Ok, so ten feet forward and then 10 feet opening to the north. Ok turn right. Oh! There is 70 feet of tunnel with an opening to the south 35 feet in.” Then Summy decided that it was a good idea to waste everyone’s time by redoing the entire map by five feet just because it was making the map harder to draw. Every now and then, one of us would get skewered by these freaking stalactite creatures! Occasionally we could jump out of the way but those times were rare. Then, the party rounded a corner only to come face to face with Lemon Jello. Or that’s what it looked like at first appearance. On closer inspection it was actually Mustard Jelly. Not quite as appealing as Lemon Jello. Soon after, all that remained was a scattering of sticky yellow globs.
We continued on through this horrible mass of walls and turns and dead ends. We found the body of a goblin but there was nothing to steal so we moved on. We rounded a bend and saw at the end of a dead end the body of a holy soldier. The tattoos on his body made it obvious he was a follower of Sarenrae. Valestar said some prayers over the body. Then Summy, who has the sharpest eyes in the group noticed a glittering sword in a sheath next to the body. Valestar unsheathed the weapon and found it to be a +2 Holy Longsword. This was the exact weapon that he was looking for, so he snatched it and walked off without a second glance at the fallen hero. I knelt, said a quick prayer wishing the warrior the best of luck in any future life. Then turned and followed the party into the endless labyrinth.
BlungyBooce, vanaran pistolero gunslinger 8
Death from Even Farther Away, tiefling slayer 9
Gandalf the Bright, oread warpriest 7
The Hero of No Name, aasimar summoner 9
Nioveskirian, dwarven stonelord paladin 8
Shia Labeouf, merfolk bard 8
Valestar Ekhart, aasimar paladin 10