Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Second game - into the depths again.

#4againstdarkness

So Wei-Fang and his new friends managed to return safely to the village and the wizard him self to his order. Fearing he would fail the test because they didn't manage to clear out the dungeon, he was pleasntly surprised when he passed the test. None of the teachers had counted on the dungeon being so large and the amount of spells and other items found more than enough made it up for not clearing it completely. Also killing two minor dragons was considered quite a deed. As the students were allowed to keep everything they found Wei-Fang sold the gems and jewelry landing 680 gold pieces in addition to the 427 gold pieces they had found as well. He also sold two scrolls of escape, keeping one, giving him an extra 200 gold pieces. They now had 1307 gold pieces to share amongst them.

Now properly graduated from The Order of the Whitestar, Wei-Fang is tasked with investigating another dungeon not far from the village. Recent studies have indicated that an old artefact "Book of Eternal Death", a necromancer book, might be hidden within its depths. Wei-Fang accepted and went to the inn to ask his friends if they were willing once more to travel with him. Without hesitation they accepted. They decided to just pool all their loot and buy whatever they needed. Any surplus gold would be stored in Wei-Fangs room in the Whitestars tower to be kept safe.

## Shopping
First they invested in 3 extra bandages so they all had a set. Ichabod upgraded to a sword (but kept his knife) and added a bow to his armory. Katarina also bought three potions of healing adding to her overall healing capabilities. They also bought an extra lantern just to be sure. After shopping they returned the 967 gold pieces left over in a box in Ichabods room and headed out for the next dungeon.

Bandages x 3         15 gp
Sword                 6 gp
Bow                  15 gp
Healing potion x 3  300 gp
Lantern               4 gp
Total               340 gp



## Warband
Wei-Fang The Wise (wizard) - Level 3 (spells prepped : fireball x 2, lightning bolt x 2, sleep x 1)
Urag the Noble (Warrior) - Level 3
Katarina (Cleric) - Level 3
Ichabod (Rogue) - Level 2


Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Minions         : 0
Vermins         : 0
Bosses defeated : 0
Loot - gold     : 0
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (3), Sleep (2), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 3
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons

[*] This includes the scrolls and staffs Wei-Fang has brought with him from the previous adventure.
Scroll of sleep (1)
Scroll of escape (1)
Scroll of protect (1)
Scroll of lightning bolt (1)
Fireball Staff (1)

As I proceed, I will use scrolls and staffs/wands before Wei-Fangs normal prepped spells.

## 0 - Entrance -
After a few ours walk from the village up into the nearby mountains they managed to find the cave Wei-Fangs superiors talked about. Behind bushes and covered in moss a huge double door revealed it self to them. Uraq and Katarina had to work hard to get it open but finally managed to push them in revealing a rectangular room that extended to the north. Wei-Fang lid up the lantern and stepped into the room. Some old torches that had long since been working hung on the wall and on the floor scattered bones and pieces of wood could be seen. Not finding anything of interest he stepped forward and saw that he was in a corridor leading east and west. He turned to look back at his friends.
"Uraq, Katarina, will you take the point again? We shall be heading west."

As usual, the fighters lead their steps into the dungeon followed by Wei-Fang and Ichabod.

## 1 - Corridor - Empty
The corridor continued west and looked unused. Nothing were lying on the floor, nor did they see anything on the walls. Wei-Fang considered searching the corridor for anything interesting, but deemed it to be too close to the entrance to actually be worth the effort. He urged them to continue along the corridor and they turned north then east again.

## 2 - Corridor - Empty
The corridor continued east with a door leading south and at the far end another door leading north. Like the previous part of the corridor, this stretch was also empty although the air was getting more and more stale. Sticking with his "choosing left first" theory, Wei-Fang nodded at the door to the south.

## 3 - Corridor - Empty
Uraq pushed the door open and revealed a short corridor and a wall of collapsed stone and rock. He shaked his head at Wei-Fang and closed the door after him, before he headed for the door at the end of the tunnel.

## 4 - Corridor - Empty
With a loud creak the door opened revealing yet another corridor leading north and after a short turn east and then north ended in a door. Once more Wei-Fang decided against search the corridor further. He was certain that the treasures would be hidden in a room further into the dungeon.

## 5 - Corridor - 5 L4 Hobgoblins
The corridor continued north and Uraq and Katarina trodded along in the light from Wei-Fangs lantern. Turning east and then north they were almost surprised to see 5 hobgoblins around the corner, but without hesitation they charged the group. While surprised only one hobgoblin fell to Uraqs attack, the others easily dodged Katarinas. Still startled by the sudden attack none of the hobgoblins manage to hit Uraq or Katarina.

Uraq snarled at the hobgoblins and pushed his sword through the stomach of one, while Katarinas mace crushed the heads of two of them. The last hobgoblin steeled his nerves and attacked Katarina but she brought her shield up and deflected it while Uraq rammed his sword through the side of the beast dropping it to the floor. Searching through their remains they only found 8 gold pieces in all. Not much to bring home, but the dungeon was yet fresh and could reveal more.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 0
Minions         : 1
Vermins         : 0
Loot - gold     : 8
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (3), Sleep (2), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 3
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons

## 6 - Small Room - Cursed Altar
Stepping over the bloody corpses of the hobgoblins Uraq and Katarina leads the party further along the northern corridor that ends in a small room with a door to the north. On the eastern wall there's a small altar which Katarina begins to examine after slinging her shield onto her back. At the moment she touches it a pain runs through her hand and arm and she falls to her knees. After a moment she regains her composure and tries to ready her shield again. It doesn't take her long to figure out that something is wrong with her arm and she fears she have been cursed. Not wanting to take any chances so early in the adventure she blesses her self and feels relieved when it seems that a darkness leaves her arm and leaving her as good as new.

They take a few minutes to get a bite to eat and drink, before Wei-Fang got up and nodded to the door. "Ok, lets get on with it!"

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 0
Minions         : 1
Vermins         : 0
Loot - gold     : 8
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (3), Sleep (2), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons


## 7 - Corridor - Empty
Uraq opens the door and when the lantern lits up the other side a new corridor opens up for them. A few steps in there is a t-section with another corridor leading east. Wei-Fang considers going east, but returns to his original plan and points to the corridor leading north.

## 8 - Corridor - Empty
The Corridor continues for some time before making a turn east followed by a turn north. Once more there is no sign of anything and Wei-Fang begins to wonder if his fellow wizards have led him on a wild goosechase or if he should begin searching every part of the corridor for hidden doors and the like. But he decides to continue and then revert to a proper search if nothing reveals it self later on.


## 9 - Round Room - 5 L3 Skeletons
They follow the corridor and ends up in a round room with a door on the oppsite side of the corridor. In front of the door is a skeleton in armor and on each side there are two more skeletons dressed in the same way. The moment Uraq sets his foot on within the circle the room makes they begin to shamble towards the adventures. Uraq and Katarina smiles grimly at each other and attacks. A moment after 4 skeletons have been smashed to death but the last one continues towards Katarina as if nothing happened. She blocks the attack with her shield and then annihilates the skeleton by smashing her mace downwards through is skull and further through the chestbones. Armor and pieces of bone flies every where while she smiles with grim satisfaction.

And grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I forgot the +1 bonus again!!!!!!! Not that they needed it at all, but still!!! Oh well - if I haven't used them in this adventure, I will just discard them.

Ichabod steps into the room watching the carnage. Besides the shattered remains - the room is empty. He nods at Uraq who is about to open the door. At first he can't open it, until he discovers that it opens into the room. He yanks the handle and has to jump back as stone and rocks comes tumbling out. Obviously a collapsed part of the tunnel system. Wei-Fang scratches his head and sighs. "Ok, my friends lets go back to the t-section and see what we can find." They walk back in silence through the empty tunnels and turns east at the t-section and soon they are at another t-section with a corridor going north and a door to the south. Once again left is chosen.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 0
Minions         : 2
Vermins         : 0
Loot - gold     : 8
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (3), Sleep (2), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons

## 10 - Corridor - Empty
As they proceed they can see that the tunnel is going straight ahead. On the left there is a doors and on the right side at the end there is also a door leading east. Not wanting to move a way from his principle Wei-Fang points at the first door on the left side.


## 11 - Small Corridor - 5 L3 Fungi Folk
Uraq opens the door which wakes up 5 fungi folk. Knowing they are poisonous he attacks them before they can ready them selves and kills two in his first strike. Katarina charges after him and kills one. The last two attacks the fighters but are no match for them. Uraq easily finishes off the last two, not even breaking a sweat. They search through the mushy remains but only finds 1 gold piece. But there is also a door behind the fungi corpses. And after pocketing the gold piece they head for the door.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 0
Minions         : 3
Vermins         : 0
Loot - gold     : 9
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (3), Sleep (2), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons

## 12 - Small Corridor - 1 L3 Zombie
They open the door and find a small blind corridor that is empty except for the very animated zombie that with a moan moves toward them. Without even stopping Uraq steps into the room and cleaves the undead in half. (yes without the blasted bonus - AGAIN). As they can get no further, they go back to the long corridor and take the door at the northern end.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 0
Minions         : 4
Vermins         : 0
Loot - gold     : 9
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (3), Sleep (2), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons


## 13 - Room - Empty
Uraq opens the door and side by side with Katarina steps into a small corridor ending in a room with a door opposite the corridor. The room is empty but they are so deep in the dungeon that Wei-Fang decides that they should search the room for hidden doors or treasures. They spend a good time searching the room until Wei-Fang finds some paper with some scriblings in a language he can't really get to grips with at the moment. (CLUE)

They take a short drink and then presses onwards to the door to the east.

## 14 - Corridor - Empty
The door reveals a corridor with a door to the north and to the south. Otherwise it is empty. Wei-Fang points to the northern door and Uraq pushes it open.

## 15 - Room - Wandering Healer
They enter the room which is lid. much to their surprise. A man was sitting on the floor next to a very small campfire, heating water over it in a small bowl. "Greetings travelers. Come in, enter please. Join me around the fire." The party sits around the fire warming them selves by the flames. He offers to heal them but as they are in perfect health the decline his offer. Instead they share some food with him before they move on. As they move to the door to the north the wanderer tells them that the corridor beyond it has collapsed. Instead they say their goodbyes and press on to the east of the corridor.

## 16 - Room - Empty
The room is empty barring a blessed temple giving Wei-Fang a one time +1 against Undead or Demons.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 0
Minions         : 4
Vermins         : 0
Loot - gold     : 9
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (3), Sleep (2), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Wei-Fang has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons


## 15 - Corridor - Wandering monster - 1 L5 Giant Spider
They go back through the corridor, planning to go south through the door but suddenly a large spider drops from the ceiling. Ichabod hears enough to warn Wei-Fang and both of them fend of the attacking spider before Wei-Fang casts a sleeping speel on the creature. They find 10 gold pieces amongst the spiders remains. (Bad roll for 2x 2d6 treasure rolls) then they open the door to the south and discover an empty crossroad

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 1
Minions         : 4
Vermins         : 0
Loot - gold     : 19
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (3), Sleep (1), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Wei-Fang has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod gains a level (D6=6) and is now level 3

## 17 - Corridor - Empty
The eastern corridor ends blind and they decide to go west instead.

## 18 - Rounded room - 5 L3 giant centipedes
They enter a rounded room with 5 centipedes shuffling towards them. Uraq attacks and kills 2 of them quickly followed by Katarina who fells another two. Ichabod misses but Wei-Fang fires off a lightning bolt and kills of the last one. As the room is otherwise empty they gather them selves and move back to the cross road and takes the southern corridor.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 1
Minions         : 4
Vermins         : 1
Loot - gold     : 19
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (2), Sleep (1), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Wei-Fang has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons

## 19 - Large room -  1 L5 Giant Spider
A giant spider drops to the floor and Uraq, Katarina and Ichabod charges in and quickly dispatches it. Almost as meager as the last spiders result they only find 20 gold pieces.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 2
Minions         : 4
Vermins         : 1
Loot - gold     : 39
Loot - gems     : 0
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (2), Sleep (1), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Wei-Fang has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Uraq gains a level (D6=6) and is now level 4

## 20 - Large room - 5 L3 Goblins
They open the door to the south and turns left through a corridor, revealing a large room with 5 goblins in it. Uraq, Katarina and Ichabod charges them before they know what happens and seconds later the goblins bodies lies scattered and bloodied on the floor. They search their remains and find a gem worth 40 gold pieces.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 2
Minions         : 5
Vermins         : 1
Loot - gold     : 39
Loot - gems     : 1 (40 gp)
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (3), Lightning Bolt (2), Sleep (1), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Wei-Fang has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons

## 21 - Large room - Empty Armory
They open the door to the north and after a few steps through a corridor they come upon an armory filled with weapons. They search through the weapons, but end up keeping their own. After that they open the door to the west only to discover that it opens into a collapsed corridor. They begin their journey back through the dungeon to find another way through it.

## 14 - Corridor - Wandering monster 4 L4 Vampire Frogs
As they move back through the corridors they encounter nothing and begins to relax when suddenly the eeiry sound of vampire frogs hit them. Unable to determine where they come from Ichabod and Wei-Fang is attacked by them. Ichabod fends them off while Wei-Fang takes a hit. Without thinking he lets off a fireball and kills two of the frogs. Ichabod kills another before the last frog attacks him. He deflects the attack and cuts through the frog, killing it.
They find some jewelry worth 70 gold pieces.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 2
Minions         : 5
Vermins         : 2
Loot - gold     : 39
Loot - gems     : 1 (40 gp), jewelry (70gp)
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (2), Lightning Bolt (2), Sleep (1), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Wei-Fang has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons


## 22 Room - 2 L5 Trolls
They move back through the corridors without encountering anything further before they reach the yet unexplored corridor to the south. They push open the door and the squeaking sound wakes up two large trolls.

The sleepy trolls are taking completely by surprise as Uraq charges in and kills them both with blood splattering all over the floor (D6 + L : 6 + 4 = 10). His friends steps up and makes sure the trolls are chopped properly to death. They find a wand of sleep and hands it over to Wei-Fang.

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 2
Minions         : 6
Vermins         : 2
Loot - gold     : 39
Loot - gems     : 1 (40 gp), jewelry (70gp)
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (2), Lightning Bolt (2), Sleep (4), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Wei-Fang has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons

## 5 Corridor - 7 L1 Vampire Bats
As the room has no other exits they move back through the corridors until they are attacked by vampire bats. After fending them off rather panicked both Ichabod and Wei-Fang fights back easily killing them all. (Ichabod rolled 4 and Wei-Fang rolled 6) Gathering their senses they continue back to the corridor at the entrance and continues east.

## 23 Room - Final Boss - 1 L5 Ogre
As they move east and then north they come into a room with no other exits. At one corner a sleeping Ogre rises and smiling lets his big club fall expectantly into his hand. Uraq and Katarina wastes no time and charges the beast. Uraq hits the ogre (LP:6), while Katarina misses. Ichabod also charges in a hits the ogre (LP:5) Wei-Fang points his hands at the Ogre and lets loose a lightning bolt hitting the ogre square in the chest (LP3 => L4). The ogre (now level 4) attacks Uraq who barely manages to deflect the forcefull blow. Not finished with the attack the ogre charges Katarina, but also fails to hit her. Uraq counters and draws a deep cut across the ogres chest (LP:2) that makes it stagger backwards into a hit from Katarinas deadly mace (LP:1). Stunned by the heavy blow its easy for Ichabod to finish the ogre off letting the heavy body fall to the ground with a heavy sound.

They search through the ogres belongins finding 100 gold pieces and pockets them before heading out of the dungeon with a somewhat disappointed Wei-Fang who found no sign of the "Book of Eternal Death"

Effects and stats:
-----------------------
Bosses defeated : 3
Minions         : 6
Vermins         : 2
Loot - gold     : 139
Loot - gems     : 1 (40 gp), jewelry (70gp)
Loot - Other    : -
Spells left     : Fireball (2), Lightning Bolt (2), Sleep (4), Escape (1), Protect (1) [*]
Healings left   : 3
Blessings left  : 2
Uraq has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Ichabod has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Wei-Fang has a one time +1 against Undead or Demons
Katarina gains a level (D6=4) and is now level 4

Finale
I was rather lucky throughout the adventure with very few monsters attacking me. Also heading back out were very sparse on wandering monsters so felt more or less like a walk in the park.
I actually started this adventure some time ago, but severe illness in close family and changing job took me away from it. The next adventure will probably be an attempt of the Cave of the Kobold slavemasters to try and see how fixed adventures will work. After that - who knows - onwards into the unknown. I am pretty sure I will take Wei-Fang and his friends to new dungeons, perhaps with some monsters that will be a challenge for their level.

If you are interested you can get the rules here : http://www.ganeshagames.net/product_info.php?cPath=1_55&products_id=295 (only $8 so really a steal)



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