Wednesday, September 13, 2006

July 18th Session 29

July 18th Session 29
Sodden Hold and The Free City
Septimius Flavius Perfectus (Mike) Human Fighter-6
Rollo Mojo (Josh) Human Warlock-6
Sandreus III (Ben) Human Bard-5 Fighter-1
Appius Umbrius Laurentius (Michael) Human Cleric of Ixion-6
Miles O’Flannagan (Steve) Human Ranger-5 Master of Many Forms-1
Crag Skullbugger (Greg) Dwarf Barbarian-6

Slyver (Mark) Human Rogue-4/Monk-1 (Re-Retired)
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)
Drake (Jeff) Human Rogue-2 (Not Dead, Indentured)
Agustus (Michael) Human Cleric-1 (Deceased)

The door on the catwalk was unlocked so the group opened the door and found what looked like an empty room above the catwalk so decided to go and investigate if anything was under the catwalk. No soon had the group got ready to climb down the ladder than the platform above the ladder collapsed and fell to the ground 10 feet below. Other than Appius who floated down the rest of the group all took a little bit of damage from the fall. After the fall they inspected the room and found nothing of interest. The group climbed back up on the remaining catwalk and left the room out the catwalk. The group’s next choice was the last door on the right side of the warehouse. Crag and Septimius pounded on the door until they broke the lock and inspected the room. The room was packed to overflowing capacity with desks bookcases and boxes mostly of ledgers of the former Sodden Trading Company. Not finding any door the group began and exhaustive search all of the walls in the room, they even had Rollo spider climb down into the pit and look for a secret door in the pit. Finally someone came up with the idea to search the other end of the catwalk. Miles being the search expert immediately found the secret door.
Beyond the secret door the catwalk lead to a set of stairs that descend into an oblong chamber with an exit on the far side of the room. Besides the staircase was a chest containing some clothing and some gold. After a quick check of the room they found that it had five holding cells. The cells held an elven female, a body of a human male and a cell that contained two human males. The female was very leery of the adventurers not trusting them. Sandreus spoke to her and convinced her they were here to save her. Appius in the mean time decided that the body was not dead, but in need of medical attention. So Crag and Septimius first broke the elf’s door down. Sandreus discovered her name was Ilya Starshine and she abducted while returning home one night by a group of bandits. The second metal lock Crag and Septimius broke down was the one with the body in it. Appius was the first into the room and gave the man a cure light wounds spell to help revive the prisoner. Unfortunately they quickly discovered that the man was deeply disturbed he would have moment of childish laughter followed by intense weeping. The last cell held two men named Martel and Regim who were returning to town when they were attacked by a group of bandits captured and knocked unconscious when they woke the were in the cell. They guessed they had been they for a couple of days. Unlike Ilya who wanted to go home and the old man who had no idea who he was these two wanted to extract a little revenge on the bandits that captured them. The group supplied them with a couple of weapons and sets of leather armor. The decision to help Ilya to escape and the old man they were going to talk back to the church of Ixion. They took the former prisoners to the city gates where they were able to convince some of the guards to take Ilya home and the old man to the church. The group then returned to the warehouse and back to the holding cells. The door to the next room was unlocked. The room was an “L-shaped” room. Thirty feet wide in the front of the room and fifty feet wide in the back of the room, which was sixty feet away. About twelve feet into the room the floor of the room had rotted away leaving just slimy boards behind. Looking below all they could see was murky water with sharp weapons poking out of the water. Carefully choosing a path along the board Sandreus used Prestidigitation to clean the narrow board to make them easier to walk on. The path Sandreus chose had two island of solid wood that was safe to stand on. Behind Sandreus was Appius who stopped at the first island until Sandreus made it to the next island. Miles was next in line followed by Crag then Septimius would bring up the rear with Regim and Martel. Rollo activated his spider climb and scampered along the right side wall around the corner to the final landing that contained the door out the room.
As Sandreus was leaving the second island, Appius was leaving the first island, Miles was on the first island, Crag was heading for the first island and Septimius, Martel and Regim were waiting their turns Sandreus and Crag were each attacked by something invisible. Crag didn’t take much damage but Sandreus took a major hit. Before Sandreus could make a safe get away the invisible attacked Sandreus killing him instantly before he fell the final ten feet into the water impaling himself upon several weapons. Appius quickly backed up to the second island along with Miles. Crag remained on the board and tried fighting the invisible creature somewhere in front of him. As the same time Regim and Martel attacked Septimius. The first invisible creature rushed forward and engage Miles and Appius in combat. Miles fought the creature as a dinosaur and Appius keep healing him to keep him alive. Rollo spider climbed back around the corner and fired some Eldrich Blasts at the invisible creature engaged with Crag. Septimius taking a sever beating was able to drop Martel. It was at this time thing went from bad to worst, Miles was dropped by the invisible creature and his dead body changed into the a doppelganger as Septimius was felled by Regim. Rollo fired a death shot at Regim and dropped him, Appius did his best to fight the other invisible creature alone. Crag got lucky and somehow his invisible creature fell into the water. Crag severely wounded back out off the board back by where Septimius was laying. Rollo spider climbed over to Septimius and was successfully able active the wand of cure light wound and awaken him. Appius drank down a potion of gaseous form and began a slow float out of the room. The invisible creature reengaged Crag and dropped him. The other invisible creature continued to try and attack the floating form of Appius. Rollo evaluating the situation and with an invisible creature trying to attack him chose to make run for it. As Rollo kept the invisible creature busy Septimius pour a potion of cure light wound down Crag throat and prepared to drink his own potion of gaseous form. As Crag lay as though he was dead Appius and Septimius in gaseous form pulled the invisible stalkers away form Crag. Once the invisible stalkers were out of the way Crag ran out room. Appius was the first gaseous cloud out of the room followed by Septimius. Luckily the invisible creatures would not leave the room. The beaten and batter adventures headed back to their inn to recuperate and evaluate what had just happened.


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