Here is the full party:
Niblog the Untrustworthy = Assassin PC
Exardell = Mystic PC
Duffles the Unfortunate = Mage PC
Joan = Fighter NPC
Glevina = Elven Ranger NPC
Sherry = NPC Cleric
Broon the Smart Hobgoblin = Hobgoblin NPC who carries a torch / manages finances
Hans = Fighter PC (player is unable to join for a while, so he is sitting at the tavern and visiting the horribly wounded former adventurers)
Please excuse any use of the word “murder” I have used in relation to the party’s antics. I have been reliably informed that what the party has done is NOT murder. It is preemptive self-defense, even when done against friendly targets.
The party returned to level 5 of the dungeon and almost unleashed a hellish Armageddon on the world.
They found some cocoons containing demons, guarded by some cultists. A quick wardrobe change later, they talked their way into the room, before unleashing a whirlwind of violence upon the cultists. Disguises are great!
Using the power of Teamwork™, they were able to release the demons and immediately send them back to hell. Armageddon delayed for now. Except for the whole “returning the demon slaying sword to the town” thing. No biggie.
Further exploration into the level, found the party a cave full of statues. The statues had horrified looks on their faces, so the party correctly realized that this was the work of a medusa.
Exardell borrowed a mirror from one of the ladies (because all the female characters carry compact mirrors for their makeup) and used it to scout the cave. Deep inside lurked a medusa with a bow and a bad attitude. Upon sighting the medusa, they tried to attack it, but could not hit it with their ranged attacks (I gave a penalty to shooting backwards / using the mirror as a way to aim).
Not even Glevina could hit. Normally, when it came to hitting or missing, I guess she never missed…
In order to improve their chances of striking the monster, Niblog and Glevina bravely decided to ignore the mirror and trust in their saving throws!
That was a mistake. The medusa has two more statues and the party heroically retreated back to town. Our longest-serving NPC is gone.
At the end of the session, we rolled up replacements, so we have a new Elven Ranger PC named James Baylock and a NPC Thief named Perry. The “-erry” family sure has a lot of members!
Disguises are a great way to deal with cults that love big, hooded robes.
Remembering the Fallen
Glevina, the Elven Ranger (turned to stone)
Niblog the Untrustworthy, the Assassin (turned to stone)
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