The party encounters the fabled Goblin City in today’s chapter of Rappan Athuk. (-GM)
30th day of Sarenith, 4719 AR
I have never liked slides. Ever. Not even when I was a wee little baby (already a ranged sneak build at the time but I did not know it yet). So when the party decided to go down a really steep, slippery slide I was not thrilled. I then remembered my new cloak. It was very nice and could let me fly. So I turned into a bat and flew down. There was a closed door at the bottom but I waited for the rest of the party to come down before we opened it. Behind the door were a bunch of goblins.
Now goblins are smart, (cough cough 10 Int cough cough) and they knew that if they tried to kill us they would be blasted to pieces. We stared them down. I could see the fear in their eyes… or was that pinkeye. Hard to tell through all the filth. After we intimidated them enough they said they just wanted to be left alone so they could find some gold. We told them we knew where a lot of gold was on an upper floor. In exchange for this information we asked for new information on the goblin city. It turns out it was right behind this group of goblins. We showed them how to get to the gold vein and took them through a fiery maze level and then we were on our way.
The goblin city, Greznek, was smaller than I had imagined. There were only about 500 goblins or so. We met some of the shopkeepers and talked about what merchandise they had to offer. There was nothing of interest so we moved on. After a little while a goblin approached us and told us that the king would like to speak with us. We had been expecting as much because very few non-goblins were in the city, and no outsiders at all.
When we were let into the throne room, we came face to face with the most intelligent, intimidating, stylish, rich, commanding, powerful, and 4 feet tall goblin we had ever seen. His eyes were flicking around the room nervously. He said that this was the first time a party of our power level had come through and that he would pay us to defeat this pesky hydra. He promised us swords and any loot we would get from the hydra. We were bored so we accepted his offer.
However, it was late in the day and we decided to go off and explore a little area around level 7 where we had fought some minotaurs. We found a very complicated maze with teleporters and random monsters in it. After a half an hour of mapping very Harvey Milk lines and getting turned around a lot, we found our way to the exit of the maze. Which looked exactly like the front of the maze. That was when we realized that the whole maze was just a big waste of time. We sulked off to bed and that is where I must end for tonight.
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