by roscoe greenfeld (Joe r.) 4-6 hs
TL;DR: We may have profited nicely from what was in the tomb...or prison….or whatever it was for a hoard of undead. More scholarly adventurers might want to go investigate the monument, it definitely raises many questions. Roscoe hates magic.
A day prior most of us stumbled upon a monument of sorts hidden among the trees, just off the coast, about 5 miles east of the black river tavern. The structure has a massive spire that was just visible amongst the tall trees. The structure itself was a masterwork in stone, barely any noticeable gaps or flaws (as per the dwarves)
That first visit we could not find our way in with shovel or hammer, so we decided to head back and get some proper equipment. We needed to see what was in it!
Benny Greenfeld, Rawq, Morgrimm, Ayten and I (Roscoe) had my fisherman buddy, Rayberto, transport us along the shore 5 miles. We had chisels, sledge hammers, crowbars etc etc anything one would need to get into a tomb or whatever the blasts that thing was; We did not feel it wise to hike through this cursed swamp so weighed down.
Upon arrival (around lunchtime) Rawq and I got to work trying to pry open what appeared to be a door. My brother started a smoky fire which I was certain alerted ever frog face in the marshes…. what an idiot. Luckily for him no threats appeared.
After several hours of Rawq and I working on it (while the rest of our companions did nothing useful whatsoever) we finally freed the door. The entire stone slab fell inward, crashing into large chunks all over the inside of the structure. Inside this chamber was what appeared to be a blue light, some form of energy that fizzled and popped! As I watched the energy sparked out of existence and suddenly the spire that was protruding from the top of the building, was collapsing down to the middle of the room we were peering into.
We entered warily afterwards, around the room was 3 murals. Beautiful drawings of some scrawny elflike people, looked like a judgement of 4 criminals by some blond lady. Also some writing none of us could read.
In the center of the room was an odd panel, and on that panel was a puzzle. Solved it.
A door opened in the floor. Looked like a deep, cavernous room. The torch I threw down looked to be about 100 feet.
It also attracted a small undead hoard.
We threw rocks at them for a while, It was fun but it wasn't very effective. Also something was shooting magics through the hole at us. I hate magic.
We came up with a plan involving ropes, a bear and some magic of our own. Once lowered Morgrimm was able to turn those awful zombies away, buying us time to get down.
I was up top most of this time, holding the ropes. Benny and I came down last to join the fray. I immediately headed for the nasty elf looking Wight that was casting the magics at us as the rest of the foes looked pretty mindless. I got in a few blows, but he was wielding a nasty looking sword and he was able to get the best of me.
I woke up to him and the rest of the undead actually dead, which is how I like my undead…..
We may have profited nicely from what was in the tomb...or prison….or whatever it was. More scholarly adventurers might want to go investigate the monument, it definitely raises many questions.
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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