At Andrew’s (Andrew, Daz, Gerry, Herb & Alex)
Written by Gerry
Cel ran to the dormitory to see if the beds were bolted to the floor, thinking they may need to withdraw to the dorm room and set up barricades. Jaku healed himself in the lull.
Emilia crept up to the dog-leg in the corridor, peered around and fired an arrow at a worm that she could see. Interestingly, whereas she couldn’t previously see in the dark, she now could… She missed, and the worm disappeared behind the wall.Moving further up, she could see a balcony 10’ above the chamber floor. The railings at the front were ruined, and the balcony appeared to wrap around the both sides of the room, disappearing from view. Moving further up, she could see stairs descending from both sides down to the floor. Paintings lined the balcony. But no worms. Just a mass of foam in the centre of the room, and small shapes moving inside it.
Cel returned, learning of Emilia leaving the group. He followed her, and saw Emilia up at the entry to the room. Emilia returned to Cel, describing what she’d seen, then returned to the group to do likewise, leaving Cel to watch the room. The group came up to Cel.
Jaku cast light on a stone, and threw it down the corridor, rolling through the oam to rest against the back wall, casting a orangey-grey glow due to the smear of the foam. Clank flew into the room, resting on a stairway rail to observe. Clank could see worms hanging above the doorway, obviously in an attempt to ambush the party, and others under the stairs.
The casters through cantrips at the foam, burning it away, and killing small worminlings writing around within it. A worm dropped from the roof and rushed the party. Emilia managed to loose an arrow before it attacked Flynn, wounding him severely. Cel fired, wounding the worm again. Clank saw another worm coming out from under the stairs. Flynn fled, running down the corridor and into the pit-room.
Another room rushed from under the stairs. Durathror stretched out an arm, 3 scorching rays hitting two of the worms. Further arrow fire and weapon strikes as the party engaged the worms, withdrawing slowly back towards the pit worm as the absorbed attacks from the worms and strove to maintain their front ranks – Jaku stepping up to replace Flynn.
Casi threw sleep, knocking out one of the worms. The remaining worm in the gallery room charged forward. Flynn continued to flee…
Further spells – magic missiles, chill touch, frost rays from Durathror, Casi and Jaku. One worm still awake after attacking and hitting Jaku. Ed stepped across and killed it. The group reassembled, stepping up to the sleeping worm and killing it.
Moving into the room after checking with Clank, the party inspected it. Cel inspected the remains of something under the foam – his horse. Cold anger. Quickly scouting the gallery, they found the paintings to be Elvish. Durathror wrote down the inscriptions. Cel glanced down the passage out of the balcony at the rear of the room – the passage branched right about 25’ down, and then continued further. Using the wand, he sought for the mask – his focus flitted to the round room, and then away, then back again. Curious. And confusing. Cel’s sense was that the other mask was also being picked up, but how far away he couldn’t tell.
The party withdrew to the dorm room, closing up the door, and taking a rest to catch their breaths and patch up. Then back to the gallery…
- Ed Brightaxe, male dwarf former soldier
- North Nordenwelt Wilds
- Unknown elven ruins
- Unknown elven ruins