Saturday, April 15, 2006

April 4th Session 16

April 4th Session 16
Diamond Lake
Under the Dourstone Mines

Septimius Flavius Perfectus (Mike) Human Fighter-3
Crag Skullbugger (Greg) Dwarf Barbarian-3
Rollo Mojo (Josh) Human Warlock-3
Sandreus III (Ben) Human Bard-3
Appius Umbrius Laurentius (Michael) Human Cleric-3
Tiberius (Jeff) Scout-2 Fighter-1
Shamus (Steve) Ranger-3

Agustus (Michael) Human Cleric-1 (Deceased)
Drake (Jeff) Human Rogue-2 (Deceased)
Primus Ironius Perfectus (Steve) Human Cleric-2 (Deceased)
Kioska (Lewis) Human Druid-2 (Retired)
Slyver (Mark) Human Rouge-2 (Retired)

Sleeping safely for another night the group decided to push on into the cave system of Demogorgon. They hiked all the way back to the ledge and climbed down the spike staircase. At the bottom of the cavern they climbed back up to the cave where they encountered the female barbarian. They searched her lair and found a preserved head of a shadow elf, 200 gold, and a wand. Continuing through the winding tunnel they came out the other side at the bottom of a rope bridge that spanned about 20 feet over a dark chasm and climbed upward at a angle to a ledge about 10 feet above their current position. Rollo chose to use his spider-like ability and travel across via the side walls. Appius chose to go across first, second across was Septimius. Just as Appius reached the other side three warriors leaped to attack, two with javelins and one with a morningstar. Appius held his own as Septimius moved as quickly across the bridge as Rollo fired from his position on the walls. Crag was next to cross as Septimius dropped two of the sightless warriors with his mighty attacks. The third warrior ran up the tunnel as fast as he could. Tiberius crossed the bridge and along with Rollo began take pop shots at the retreating warrior. Luckily the tunnel was long and steep and the screaming warrior didn’t get very far before he was shot down. The adventures gathered up the valuables and Septimius, Crag, Sandreus, Appius, Rollo, Tiberius, and Shamus headed up the steep tunnel. About halfway up two more warriors appeared at the top of the tunnel and began hurling javelins at the single file line of adventures. Septimius arrived first and with one attack dropped both sightless grimlock warriors. The rest of the group came out of the tunnel and got their first view of the large chamber about 60 feet across and about 20 feet deep. The other strange fact about the room was the 10 foot ledges. There was one right in front of the group and one in front of the tunnel going to the left and two separate ten foot ledges in front of the tunnel in the back of the room going right. The tunnel on their right and behind the group didn’t have a ledge, but it sloped downward very steeply into the darkness. Rollo spider-climbed up the first ledge with a rope and tied it off so other members of the party could pull themselves up the ledge. Septimius and Appius were the first up when the party heard some noises coming from the tunnel off to their left. Septimius and Appius took up defensive positions, as Crag and Sandreus were the next up the rope. Emerging from out of the tunnel were six grimlock warriors. They engaged Septimius and Appius, but not before Septimius dispatched the closest one. Sandreus began singing and Rollo, Shamus and Tiberius began raining down damage upon the grimlocks from the lower portion of the room. Septimius whacked a couple more grimlocks and Crag drop one of his own when a huge grimlock emerged from the elevated tunnel of to the right. The grimlock charged Sandreus as he was the closest target. Sandreus tried unsuccessfully to avoid the attacks and attention of the huge warrior. Septimius disengaged the small grimlocks to engage the huge warrior. Crag and Appius finished the last of the regular grimlocks, but this new warrior was a lot tougher. Septimius took a few hits and the ranged warriors inflicted enough damage to finally drop the warrior. The group explored the two rooms the grimlocks exited and gather all valuables found. This left the one remaining option, the tunnel that sloped steeply downward. The tunnel curved downward for about 100 feet and opened into a huge natural cavern about 80 feet narrowing down to only 20 feet across about 80 feet from the room entrance. Halfway across the room was a 10-foot drop and the last ten feet of the room was raised and covered with a fire and lots of smoke. Around the smoke there was something chanting and throwing something into the fire making even more smoke. Septimius, Crag charged forward. Rollo climbed the wall up to the roof and approached from the ceiling. Sandreus and Appius cautiously moved forward and Tiberius and Shamus followed closely behind. As Septimius and Crag jumped down six grimlocks emerged from the shadows. Tiberius began firing on the enemies and Septimius and Crag began frantically attacking the new enemies. As Rollo looked from the roof he spotted the creature next to the fire and fired his eldritch blast as the target. The target responded by cast a Spiritual Weapon at Rollo. Tiberius was also able to spot the mysterious spellcaster and also began firing at the new target. The groups two front-line warriors dropped about one grimlock around each. They quickly dispatched the grimlock guards and ran forward to fight the grimlock spellcaster. In the meantime, Rollo was beginning to show the wear of a spiritual weapon constantly pounding him. Appius was just able to get to Rollo before the spiritual weapon could finish the job. At the base of the cliff the group found a rope to climb up. First to act was Crag. He climbed up the rope to engage the spellcaster. Before he could reach the spellcaster he had to make a saving throw. Luckily he had no problems and was able to make his attack. Septimius was second up the rope, but before he could reach the top of the cliff the spellcaster blocked his progress by standing at the top of the rope. Crag was alone in combat with the spellcaster and found that it was difficult to hit to grimlock regularly. Finally he was able to get in a couple of solid hit and the grimlock had to pull back from the edge and allow Septimius up the rope. Once Septimius and Crag engaged the spellcaster together the battle end very quickly. Finding lots of treasure the group once again decided it might be best to go back to their sleeping room now that they had finished off the followers of Demogorgon.


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