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Session Summary #2
« on: September 18, 2019, 10:28:25 AM »
Session #2 was epic.

Cast of Characters
Theren Moonshadow, a Moon Elf Bard played by Payson
Lutheo, a Halfling Paladin played by Dale
Otep, a Half Orc Fighter played by Nelson
Akronos, a Human Wizard played by Alec
Ceress, a Saurien Monk played by Graham
Three human NPC’s Joe, Billy and Fritz (the “locksmith”)

Nathan, the DM

When we ended the last session the players had explored the entire ruins, found the site of a major battle and the circular chamber with the symbol on Ynthar and pit of evil green glowing smoke in the middle of it.

They have a large map, the green fist sized stone with the symbol of Ynthar etched into it, a finger on a chain and other items collected from the site including a magical wand, shield, ring, cat figurine, 2 potions, 3 scrolls, the remains of the dead mages spell book and coins and other small valuables scavenged from the ruins and the dead.

When we pick up for Session #2 the party splits up after a few minutes. Ceress and Otep went back to the flooded cold storage room to see if the location where the water is leaking out could be turned into an escape rout. They would spend the next 30 minutes or so bashing and pulling apart the section of floor that the water was seeping out. When they finally had it large enough to fit through they discovered that there was a natural chamber that the water followed through. They explored it and found that it went quite a ways and would be their best hope for escape without going back to the necromancer running the digging slave outfit. When they checked the collapsed entry hall they could hear the digging crew hard at work trying to get access to them, most likely to kill them all and turn them into zombies.

Akronos sat down in the chamber with the glowing white line around it and all of the dead bodies. He had all of the magic items with him and using supplies scavenged from the wizards lab set about identifying the magical shield and the wand. He discovered that the shield would provide great protection to the one that wears it and utters the word Sumerack. The wand would provide healing but only had 9 charges left in it. During this time he notices that there is a growing pressure on his ears like being underwater but he can’t figure out what is causing it.

Meanwhile, Theren decided to check out the pit of swirling green evil in the center of the symbols of Ynthar. He walked up to the edge and touched the green smokey substance. Immediately his stomach churned and his bowls turned to water. He barely made it to the side of the room to drop his pants and void himself before soiling himself. He decided after that encounter to leave the evil alone for now. He went to the study off the room before the main battle room and found a very interesting book that is close to what he has been looking for for years but doesn’t appear to be actually written by the same author. He lost a lot of time reading this book and trying to figure out why the writing style is different than the author he has been searching for even through it is written under the same.

Lutheo kept watch over different party members while all of this was going on. He too noticed the growing pressure on his ears but couldn’t figure out what was causing it.

The Otep and Ceress came back to tell the rest of the party about the possible exit that they had created. While the party was debating what to do next they all felt a sudden increase in the pressure and then the white line around the battle room flared brightly. Green oily smoke started to pour out of the hole in the banishment chamber and rush towards their room. They backed up into the next room which had two rooms off of it, one the wizards lab and the other the library (each with a dead body in it). When the green smoke hit the white line surrounding the battle room it spread out along the mortar in the walls to go around the room. After passing through that room it rushed past the character and some mist broke off and went into each side room and the remainder rushed past them and down the hall through out the rest of the ruins.

They all looked at each other knowing that bad stuff was happening but not sure what it was. They quickly found out when the skeleton in the next room got up and charged through the door they had left open. Battle ensued and they managed to kill the skeleton without too much injury, pinning it in the door while hacking at it. They heard the skeleton in the next room trying to open its door and realized that all the skeletons in the complex were probably coming alive, except the ones in the room with the protective white line around it.

A running battle ensued. All three of the zero level NPC’s were killed by the skeletons, Lutheo once again was brought to unconscious as well as Otep. The Sumerack shield was put to great use to save the party when they were overwhelmed by skeletons. The scroll of Lightning Bolt was the final key to taking out the last 5 skeletons and saving the party from death.

After the battle the party healed up as best they could. They gathered their possessions and moved to a room near the cold storage room. They barricaded the door leading into that hallway and got an hour of rest before continuing on.

They explored the cavern that the water had been running out and found that it led to the outside after a long, twisting, muddy path. The sun was setting and they used the cover of dusk to make their escape down the hill. They traveled for many hours before allowing themselves to crash for the night and get a solid rest for the first time in who knows how long. A vigilant watch was set to make sure that if pursuit found them they would not all be caught sleeping.

This is where Session #2 ended. They party has escaped with the stone, the map, the finger on a chain, the large locked book and a few more magical items as well as a handful of coins, books and valuables.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 01:34:40 PM by Nathan Sherman »