Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dragon's Demand: Party Go Down The Hole

Game Date: 2/8/2014
Location: The Game Keep
Campaign: Dragon's Demand, Session 3
System: Pathfinder
DM: Rusty

The Party:
Erevel (Daniel) - Elf Rogue
Halfbeard (Cliff) - Dwarf Ranger
Lilith (James) - Tiefling Paladin
Raz (Matt) - Human Sorcerer
Tanith Tularn (Thomas) - Human Cleric

The Session:
The Party
Last session we found the body of the missing wizard Hunclay, and learned that he was responsible for the destruction of the mage tower.  On the way out of the ruins, we found a pair of notched daggers on a corpse.  We immediately headed back to the treasure room so we could try them in the locks we couldn't open last week.  Success!

There were seven treasure chests.  All told they contained 18500 copper pieces, 4000 silver, 115 gold, 14 platinum, and a teak case containing 30 emeralds.  We spent a good while figuring out how to get everything back to town, made arrangements to convert the copper into silver, and deposited a lot of it in the bank.  Our quest-giver, Lady Origena Devy of Belhaim, rewarded us with an additional 500 gold.  All told, we had 1276.5 gold (2553.6 gold each) and 30 gems (6 gems each).

We poked around town, did some shopping, and collected a few more rumors.  We'd now completed enough sidequests to reach level 2.  After spending some time leveling up our characters, we turned in for the night.  The next morning we set out on our next quest, to drive the kobolds out of the local quarry.

Kobold Quarry
We approached the quarry, and saw six kobolds walking around outside near some caves.  We considered ambushing them, but instead decided to approach and ask to speak to their leader.  They told us their leader was too busy to talk to us.  Raz tried to intimidate them, but that just provoked them into attacking us.

Six kobolds shouldn't have been much of a challenge for our party, but we just sucked in this battle.  Fortunately the kobolds didn't do much damage, but we made up for it by damaging ourselves.  At one point Tanith fumbled and got tangled up in his gear.  Raz fumbled a Ray of Frost spell, giving herself an ice cream headache.  In all the chaos, two of the kobolds managed to get away.  We pursued them into the tunnels.

The Hand of God Adds Tunnels
Erevel led the way, checking for traps.  When we came to a fork, Halfbeard used his tracking skills to pick a tunnel.  At one point Erevel found a pit trap and guided us around it.  Eventually we reached a large room with a pile of vegetables and excrement in the middle.  On top of the mound was a leather sack.  At first we thought the sack was the lure for a trap, so we gave it a wide berth.  Then, in one alcove, we spotted a bound kobold. We spoke to her.

The kobold prisoner was named Nighttail the Glib and she was from a rival clan.  The sack belonged to her, and the pile of refuse was there for other kobolds to throw at her.  Seeing as we had a common enemy, Nighttail offered to help us.  She promised to give us a wand of Cure Light Wounds in exchange for our help.  She also had a pet dinosaur named Hack, who was being held in the next room.

Meeting Nighttail
As Nighttail led us through the tunnels, she mentioned that some human prisoners were being held in one of the rooms.  We'll take care of that after we defeat the kobold leader.  Down another hallway we saw a couple of kobold guards in front of a doorway.  There was a lot of straw on the floor, so Halfbeard tried to trick the guards by throwing an everburning torch at the straw at their feet.  These torches can't actually start fires, but the kobolds didn't know that, and one of them panicked and fled around the corner.  We killed the other one in short order.

 Lilith chased the one that got away, but set off a dart trap.  Once we tended to her wounds, we went around the corner and saw a hole.  Lilith climbed down first, and the rest of us followed.  In the lower room we faced a single kobold.  We finished him off, and prepared to explore the tunnels further.  We ended the session there.

Here's where we left off.

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