by Rawq Elrid (Doug s) 4-6 hs
TL;DR: Rawq and fellow adventurers open an obelisk/crypt and fight a hoard of zombies. Roscoe's Recap | Ayten's Recap
The tavern is oddly silent and vacant, as Rawq enters followed by Roscoe, Benedict, Morgrimm and, the much taller of the team, Ayten. Dougal is just finishing up a late breakfast as he turns his eyes to the group. Rawq smiles sheepishly and announces, “Good to see you, Dougal! We actually have a tale and a trinket to share with you this fine morning."
Benedict walks up to the fully occupied table with a large glass of wine and five small mugs of Dunkel as Rawq continues his recounting of the most recent adventure. “…then we finally chisel our way around the heavy, stone vault door when we feel a rush of stale air escape the chamber. We had open the sealed door, but then the slab crashed down and broke into a few large pieces. Inside, the anticipated darkness was disrupted by four beams of white energy radiating from the corners of the room to the four corners of the giant, stone spire. As we entered, the beams flickered and dissipated followed by a huge crunching thud as the pointed based of the spike struck hard into the floor. I found magical some inscriptions around the base of the spike, as confirmed by Morgrimm’s divination of magicks, and took rubbings to examine later with arcane experts in town. Ayten, Benedict and Morgrimm discovered elaborate mosaics in fine shape on the chamber walls depicting scenes of some ancient elven race in scenes of combat and judgment.”
“Upon closer inspection of the floor at the spire’s point of impact, Roscoe and I found a large circular gate or swirling portal door. There was a metallic box in the center of the portal which contained sixteen small tiles with two-digit numbers etched on the surface of each one. Benedict and Roscoe surmised the tiles were some type of a combination lock puzzle…no doubt remembered from some halfling game played in their youth.” Rawq takes a swig of ale from the undersized mug, glances briefly at Benedict in dissatisfaction, then focuses back on Dougal to progress the story.
“After much thought and group debate, we all resolved the proper arrangement of number to open the strange door…which was followed by the entire stone spire to slip through the opening and smash into large pieces as it landed one hundred feet down into a huge crypt below. Benedict volunteered to descend into the room below by rope, but was suddenly attacked by a ghostly claw that chilled his flesh to the bone. Several shadowy creatures lurked around a torch Roscoe had tossed down and we retaliated with ranged attacks plus chunks of rock debris.”
“We lowered Morgrimm down into the crypt in order to use his divine energies to tame the dark creatures and he did indeed send half fleeing to the outer walls of the room. By now, it was clear a more powerful being was manipulating what we identified as zombies! In defense of our holy companion, Ayten was lowered by Benedict to assist and I climbed down the rope Roscoe was anchoring. To my amazement, Ayten was able to transform himself into a large bear and tore into the leader of the undead, who we now recognized as the ancient elf depicted in the mosaics above. After several exchanges of physical combat, we were able to combine forces to take down the powerful commander, but Morgrimm and I were overtaken by two zombies and beaten into unconsciousness. Roscoe, Benedict and Ayten skirmished with the remaining walking dead and thinned their ranks until we were able to regain our wits. Moments later, the unnatural beings were defeated and we were able to gather some remnants from the tomb chamber.”
As Rawq finishes the story, he pulls out a glimmering bloodstone gem and hands it to Dougal. “We all agreed that the divvy of trinkets should include you in pursuit of building your community here in the island. Drink up, my friends!!”
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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