Here is the full party:
James Blaylock = Elven Ranger PC
Exardell = Mystic PC
Duffles the Unfortunate = Mage PC
Joan = Fighter NPC
Perry = NPC Thief
Sherry = NPC Cleric
Glevina = NPC Elven Ranger
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)
The party chose not to pursue the lava men further and talked with them instead. If the party left the section of the dungeon inhabited by the lava men (and to NEVER enter the temple that the lava men worship at), the lava men give the party some information.
The party learned:
– The lava men wouldn’t mind all the demons being cleared out of the dungeon
– That a giant magma dragon lives in the lava below level 6 (the party can see the lava below and could potentially fall in it)
So far, the party has respected this truce. I am as surprised as you are!
They wandered south of the lava men and ran into some flame ogres. Unfortunately, Perry the Thief was peeking around the corner when the flame ogres ran up and was turned into “perry paste” with a single punch.
The ensuing combat was not going well for the party, so they pulled out the ROD OF STRANGE THINGS again. A quick wave of the wand and…
…a banana with arms and a mustache appeared to fight on the party’s side for several rounds.
Odd, I know, but it was on the table of things that can happen! And that banana helped them win!
Even with the banana on their side, the fight was tough. The Staff of Healing (called the “feel good stick” by the party) was in heavy use. Naturally this led to the following being spoken:
“Sherry! Hit Joan with the feel good stick!” (pretty sure that there are many videos online of this exact scenario)
It makes sense in context, I swear!
Despite the difficulty of the fight with the flame ogres, the party chose to keep exploring, rather than return to town for rest / healing. They found an ominous door, which opened on its own. The voice of Vord, the powerful demon whose consort the party slew, rang out.
They pushed on anyway.
Upon confronting Vord, the demon lord, the party pulls out the ROD OF STRANGE THINGS and a portal opens to another plane, sucking Vord in… similar to the high priest of the previous floor.
That was anti-climactic.
But now, there is an angry demon lord out there… still alive… still hungry for vengeance. I am sure this will have no consequences at all.
The rest of the session was spent freeing the slaves Vord had, looting his treasury, and reading in his library about some strange deity-ish being that lives on this floor.
Rather than re-enslave the slaves or send them to the surface to be free, the party is trying to monetize them / make them employees of the party. Unfortunately, Vord’s use of the slaves was mostly for… uh… NSFW purposes, so they don’t have many skills useful for adventurers. But we’ll see what happens next time!
Keep your composure when the party uses the term “feel good stick”.
Remembering the Fallen
Perry the Thief (punched to death by a flame ogre)
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