Sunday, August 06, 2006

May 29th Session 23

May 29th Session 23
Swamps near Blackstone Keep
Septimius Flavius Perfectus (Mike) Human Fighter-5
Rollo Mojo (Josh) Human Warlock-5
Sandreus III (Ben) Human Bard-4 Fighter-1
Appius Umbrius Laurentius (Michael) Human Cleric of Ixion-5
Miles O’Flannagan (Steve) Human Ranger-4
Crag Skullbugger (Greg) Dwarf Barbarian-4

Tiberius (Jeff) Human Scout-2 Fighter-1 (Deceased)
Shamus O’Flannagan (Steve) Human Ranger-3 (Deceased)
Kioska (Lewis) Human Druid-2 (Retired)
Primus Ironius Perfectus (Steve) Human Cleric-2 (Deceased)
Slyver (Mark) Human Rouge-1/Monk-1 (Retired)
Drake (Jeff) Human Rogue-2 (Deceased?)
Agustus (Michael) Human Cleric-1 (Deceased)

With the worm ridden lizardman still smoldering the heroes chose to go back down the hall, turn left, go back down the stairs, and continue around the perimeter of the complex. Sure enough the next room was barracks for a group of five more lizardmen. They dropped two in the first six seconds of battle, but this time they chose to try and capture one of the lizardmen and ask him a few questions. When they got down to the last lizardman they chose to subdue him rather than kill him. After he fell, Appius awakened him, Crag intimidated him, and Sandreus diplomatically explained to him that they would like to ask him a few questions. Not surprisingly the lizardman seemed very willing to help. First question was about the worm-ridden lizardman. The prisoner Salac had no idea about a worm-ridden lizardman, but seemed very concerned about the mention of worms. Crag and Sandreus pressed him for more information and he explained that the last two clutches of eggs were destroyed by an infestation of green worms. Next they asked about the prisoners taken from the Blackstone Keep. Salac explained that they were in the custody of tribes shaman Hishka, but they were the property of the tribes leader Shukak. Salac fearing for his life recommended they talk to Hishka about the prisoners. The group having Salac, firmly in hand, had him lead them to the shaman. They continued down the hall into a room of lizardmen. Salac explained about the worms and explained how the party had “sort of” offered to help. The lizardmen followed the group into the next room. The next room was different from all the previous living quarters. This room was decorated wood and clay beads hanging from the walls with a small fire pit in the center of the room and several pots of dried herbs near the fire. Also in the room was the oldest looking lizardmen anyone had ever seen and two unconscious prisoners. The shaman seemed more than willing to listen to the adventures and their proposal. The adventures explained they wanted the prisoners and that one of lizardmen had been infested with green worms. The shaman thought for a moment and explained that the prisoners were not his property, but that they were property of the tribes leader Shukak. Hishka said that if Shukak was not around that the prisoners would become his and that he would be willing to give them back to he group. Hishka pointed the bloodthirsty group towards the leaders quarters and wished them luck. They continued down a hallway through a four-way intersection and continued straight ahead into a large room with a makeshift throne. Seated upon the throne was the biggest lizardmen anyone had ever heard of. Besides the throne were two regular lizardmen prepared to defend their leader at all costs. Immediately the battle insured. Crag frothing and foaming at the mouth along with Septimius rushed the leader. Rollo let loose blast after blast upon the leader. Miles rushed one of the guards and Sandreus rushed the other guard. The leader was exceptionally strong and inflicted serious damage one both Crag and Septimius keeping Appius busy healing as fast as he could. Sandreus dropped his lizardman and moved around behind the “King”. Miles finished his lizardman next and began moving forward. Crag and Septimius landed blow after blow, but the lizard king wouldn’t go down. Sandreus having snuck behind the king rushed him from behind and attacked him. The King swung his attacks around and dropped Sandreus in a flurry of attacks with his trident. Although not dead Sandreus was slowly dying. Crag and Septimius took advantage of the king attacks on Sandreus and both landing powerful shots and ended the reign of the lizard king. Crag claimed the lizardman horns as souvenirs for his collection of tough fallen enemies. Rollo told the party that the trident was magical along with a potion and several items behind the throne, a wand, ring, dagger, and cloak. Gathering up their treasure they returned to Hishka. Hishka explained to the party that the prisoners were theirs, but that he needed a favor. The clutch of lizardmen eggs were currently guard by some kobolds who were given to the king to guard the eggs by a dragon ally named Ilthane. Hishka wanted the group to dispose of the kobolds and remove the dragon egg that was a sign of trust between the king and the dragon. The party agreed, but they needed a safe place to camp so they could be at full strength when they encounter the kobolds. Hishka offered his room and explained that none of the lizardmen would harm the party as long as they were in his room under his protection.


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