The party empties a holy tomb? *gasp!* (-GM)
30th day of Desnus, 4720 AR
“Don’t go there friends, it is a very dangerous place that you would not like to visit,” our wererat friend Damien had said. I thought that we maybe should’ve listened to him when I saw the huge ghost of a storm giant flow out of the coffin, raising his 15-foot long warhammer above his head that Illuminated light around the holy shrine we stood in.
You’re probably thinking, “How did you get to this place? Why are you attacking one of a race of giants that served the Titans? And why are you desecrating a holy tomb?” Gods, if Valestar was here for this he would’ve lost all ties with the Paladins.
It all started after we brought back news of victory to Damien: that we killed the spider queen that had harmed him. We had also restored his sight so he kinda owed us a lot. As payment, he gave us a map of the vast amount of mazes and tunnels he and his rats had explored over the years. He also had a large amount of knowledge about the structure of Rappan Athuk.
So back to the huge Storm-Giant-total-annihilation thingy. The giant hesitated for a second, giving us the chance to get the jump on him. I took action first, murmuring an incantation for a spell that would completely burn the giant away in holy fire, but the spell seemed to not affect him. I cursed and shot 3 red-hot rays of fire at the giant, weakening him partially. Kung Fury used this opportunity to move up and launch a flurry of complex maneuvers, striking the giant on the side of his jaw, stunning him and allowing Kung to land additional blows on him, getting a solid blow on his second fist and a savage hook to the kidney. DFSIFA laughed, realizing he would get the final blow and used his stick thrower to strike down the giant.
Kung Fury looked angered by this result – and who could blame him – leaning over and punching DFSIFA’s arm making him drop one of his precious special stones, widening the crack already in it. In the giant’s loot, whose name turned out to be Kor, Servant of Ereg-Tal the titan. A poem on the wall stated that he also lay here resting for eternity.
“Woah!” said Shia. “Ereg Tal died 5,000 years ago fighting the demons in a glorious battle!” Before the building of Rappan Athuk, too.
Kor had some gems, a powerful hammer that could shatter rock, and a belt. Shia looked carefully at the belt, studying it. Then his eyes brighten and he yelled.
“It’s a belt of Titan Strength! It grants the wearer the strength of the Titans and the Brawn!”
I looked to the monk Jackie Chan, the most qualified in my eyes for the belt but then (who woulda thought) the archer DFSIFA tried to claim it, thinking it would help him more than Jackie. He argument was settled quickly and left us with a mad DFSIFA (as usual).
We went into a room across the hall, finding the coffin of Ereg Tal. But to our surprise, Tal had remained untouched by undead spirits like Kor. With the help of Jackie and a woolly rhinoceros which had the coffin tied on its back, we teleported it back to the capital, appearing right in front of the church of the clerics. Store vendors looked at us along with city guards who I wasn’t sure were gonna help out or arrest us for animal cruelty.
Out of the chapel strode the head cleric along with a priest and Valestar, who thanked us for the remains of one of the great titans so the could be dealt with properly.
So we headed back to one of the unexplored places the rat showed us, and we came to a bridge carved to look like skulls. Kung Fury was sure it was a trap devised by someone from his timeline he called by the name of Gittler or Mittler or something. So after an hour of checking the bridge in various ways and a string of curses directed from Kung Fury to DFSIFA, we decided it was safe to cross.
We got across fine, looking around and saw a strange red boulder. DFSIFA identified there was a small hole in the rock and said we should peek through. We detected a strong magic aura in the hole, so we had my good spellcasting friend Madrik the Spell Thief mage hand it out. It turned out to be a ring with 2 rubies on it, each representing a wish we could make.
We kept heading down and got to a body of water we would have to go under, I had to relinquish my more powerful form of a fire elemental to do this. Just as Madrik and I were going to come out the exit, a small shock jolted me. 2 balls of lightning winked out of existence again, 5 appearing around DFSIFA giving him a headache eventually. The wisps were brought down by our physical fighters.
Deckard Cain (Aidan)
“Stay awhile and listen”
Death from Somewhere Irrelevantly Far Away, tiefling slayer 15
Deckard Cain, aasimar flame oracle 14
Jackie Chan, oread flowing monk 13
Kung Fury, sylph martial artist monk 14
Madrik the Spell Thief, wizard 14
Shia Labeouf, merfolk bard 14
Valestar Ekhart, aasimar paladin 16