Friday, October 20, 2017

Not So Continual Light

Naoidheamh 24-25, 6638; next holiday, Beastnight, Naoidheamh 35

The Party:

  • Rig Bigny, Gnomish Beastmaster
    • Flit, the bat familiar
    • Clench, the Wardog War-Badger
    • Midnight, the Panther
    • Faufe Yitaw, Dogwere (Badgerwere?)
      • Rawf, Wardog familiar
      • Aroof, Wardog familiar
    • Llarm Paphyra, Elvish Polydoctorate
      • The Metal Man, construct
  • Caranthir, Human Leader of Men
    • Rhea Trueheart, Elvish Nightblade
    • Lucille "Luce" Burwood, Fighter
    • Elenora Garrard, White Mage
  • Gróin of Norston, Dwarven Sapper
    • Laurita Gomez, Priestess
  • Quetgar, Thrassian Assassin
    • Zarc, Thrassian Gladiator
  • Sorvald, Thief
  • Good Question, the Wonderworker
  • Gianna, a Gnomish Trickster

Climbing cautiously up the ladder, the party began looking around the room. The ceiling was much lower - only 20 ft. The room was filled with carefully organized crates and boxes. A summoned Hero poked around, and found something on the west side of the room - something very, very big! He managed to return with an emerald, and the party decided to retire for the night, in the hopes that they could regain their spells.

Overnight, there was a sudden, tremendous crash! And then another, and another - something was trying to smash its way into their insta-fort! Gróin let Quetgar out, and he tore into an iron golem! Gróin quickly reinforced the building.

Eventually, the great beast was destroyed... but a few hours later, a second golem dropped through the ceiling onto the stone structure, and smashed another fist into it. Quetgar tore into the new monster, shrugging off the molten bronze splashing out of it, and soon the creature was destroyed.

Finally, after sleeping in, the party decided to brave the upper room. As they lit Continual Light spells, a voice called out to them. It was angry that they had killed his pet dragon. Caranthir refused to believe that the enormous dragon could be anyone's pet, and said as much. For the next several minutes, the party huddled together, throwing the occasional fireball or Continual Light - only to see the light being snuffed out, almost as fast as they could start them.

Finally, growing bolder, they struck out; they killed a vampire, and injured another. But then, they were assaulted by invisible creatures; fighting, they managed to destroy them, as well as several more vampires. But the main vampire was not visible, and no longer calling out taunts. Caution at the forefront, the party searched the room, finding doors in all four walls, but no sign of the vampire. They found four caskets, presumably for the four vampires, and a fifth, covered in gems, for the elder. Inside was a book - a diary, of sorts. It seems the vampire was not joking; he raised the dragon from birth. He was, in fact, the creator of the tower...

  • Experience from treasure:
    • 1,000 electrum coins (1 stone, 500 gold)
    • 4,000 gold coins (4 stone, 4,000 gold)
    • 5,000 platinum coins (5 stone, 25,000 gold)
    • 1 emerald (1/6 stone, 1000 gp)
    • 1 jacinth-studded gold regalia (1 stone, 11,000 gold)
    • 1 opal-studded silver jewelry (1/6 stone, 1,000 gold)
    • 1 platinum regalia encrusted with flawless blue diamonds (1 stone, 20,000 gold)
    • 1 platinum regalia encrusted with flawless black sapphires (1 stone, 60,000 gold)
    • 2 bags of loose tea (10 stone, 150 gold)
    • 450 casks of beer (3,600 stone, 4,500 gold)
    • 12 4'x4' magically locked chests (486 stone each; 5832 total)
  • Total experience from treasure hauls:
    • This haul: 127,150 XP
      • 14,128 XP each for Rig, Caranthir, Quetgar, Gróin, Sorvald, GQ, and Gianna
      • 7,064 XP each for Midnight, Faufe, Elenora and Laurita
    • Last haul: 31,565 XP
      • 3,507 XP each for Rig, Caranthir, Quetgar, Gróin, Sorvald, GQ, and Gianna
      • 1,754 XP for Midnight, Faufe, Elenora, and Laurita
    • Haul before that: 80,916 XP
      • 16,183 each for Caranthir, Quetgar, Gróin, and Sorvald
      • 8,092 for Elenora and Laurita
  • Total weight of treasure (not counting magical treasure, but counting previously gained treasure): 9778 st (you're going to need to leave some of this behind...)
  • Experience from encounters:
    • 1 Iron golem (5900)
    • 1 Bronze golem (4600)
    • 5 Invisible Stalker (5500)
    • 4 vampires (7360)
    • 1 ultra ancient vampire (fled; 3100)
  • Total experience from encounters: 26460
  • XP per PC: 2940
  • XP per henchman: 1470

Additionally, there were: 9 potions, 9 scrolls, a spear, a war hammer, a longbow, 2 staffs, 3 wands, 2 rods, 14 packets full of dust (separated into two groups), a pair of lenses in a box, 2 rings, and a large case.

Finally, there was an jet black box, wrapped in black cloth. Inside were the fingers and thumb from a hand, preserved in wax. One finger was wearing a plain metal ring...

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