Siliceous

The Chase and More Preview
June 26, 2010

After leaving Rowena in the shrine to reflect and thank Corellon for renewing her life, but not her hair, the party departed only to be ambushed by henchmen of the Stonearm Scourge and others.

Ja’ Elle’s handspring assault on the stonearm guard definitely drew the attention of the opposition. While Craynor and Atli charged in to help their little friend avoid an untimely end, Tyzzer Zaneen and Bui went minion hunting. While hunting, they attracted the stonearm commander’s elephant mount. Benjin Ulf kept his distance and utilized his outstanding ranged attacks to support the others who eventually turned the tide of the battle. Bui divinely negated most of the commander’s damage during the fight. The stonearm commander ran and Alaria teleported away when your victory seemed assured.

Alaria seems to have escaped, but can Atli, Bui, Craynor, and Tyzzer Zaneen catch the commander? We’ll find out next time.

Many, many questions remain… What information might the commander have if you catch him? Was Alaria a stonearm? Who is Denthain and who did he intend to help, us or them? Why were cultists working with the stonearm thugs?

And… Do you try to find Bantos II near Lambasa for Bellanamus and Corellon? Do you return to Lambasa to meet with Elrilmarium? to attempt to put together more clues?

Beyond these questions, the party must decide if they are to help the WJN, the mayor of Standhall, the hardbacks, and/or try to find out more about the assassination of the Lambasan Crow? And, are you ready to take on Adalaentar, the menacing red dragon?

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A Stonearm Ambush
July 25, 2010

October 21st, 993 Mid-day

We start by recovering in the mystical Corellon shrine. Bui performs the ritual Comrades’ Succor (Blow) and the group heals those most in need.

Tyzzer Zaneen asks Bellanamus why the trees are bleeding. It’s because they are magic.

Bui asks about Bantos. Bellanamus tells us that he used to be a devout worshiper of Corellon and we can find him easily near Lambasa. We are a little concerned that we might need to prove that Bantos is a traitor and murderer.

We check out the broken font and alter and see grafitti that says, “Corellon watches and does nothing.”

We decide to leave the shrine and head to Lambasa. Ja’ Elle and Benjin Ulf are going to stealth and find out info.

As we phase back into the real we see a group with a bunch of Stonearms, Denthain, and Alaria and an elephant. They want a fight, and we are happy to oblige.

INITIATIVE!!!! Craynor, Ja’ Elle, and Atli attack some tough Stoners. Tyzzer Zaneen and Bui take on some minions (both slipping and falling in the river in the process). Benjin Ulf does his own thing.

The elephant charges Ja’ Elle and misses. Whew.

Denthain says “I will help you!” Then runs away . . . WTF?

More fighting . . .

Ja’ Elle, Craynor, and Atli all fall and revive during the battle.

We kill everyone other than the leader and Alaria and they run away. All except Ja’Elle and Benjin Ulf chase after them.

End session. Next time, the chase!

TZ has no dailies or encounters, 31 hp, 5 surges + SW. Ben has no dailies other than armor and weapon dailies, has yield ground, 57 hp, 7 surges + SW, never bloodied. Ja’Elle has 54 hp and 2 surges, no SW

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Corellon's Hidden Shrine
June 19, 2010

Notes – Chris, Initiative – Ted

Session . . . something.

October 18th, 993

We begin running from the crumbling ruins of Haverthold Asylum. Rowena is dead (for now).

On October 21st, We approach the smoldering city of Lambasa. We are met at the gates of the city by both city and Scarlet Guards. Scarlet Guard talks.

The guards check everyone’s ID’s, especially the elves’. We must leave our weapons at the gate. As we walk around town, people are parting in front of us. They apparently don’t like seeing badasses carrying dead bodies.

We head to the University and talk to Elrilmarium, whom Rowena studied with. He suggests she needs help . . . Duh. He gives us directions to a fancy Corellon shrine. We need the password – blah, blah, blah. He wants us to help Laeralin and possibly more.

He says Craynor is also around where this shrine is. Convenient.

A chick comes running out of a bar and wants us to help get her out of town. We kind of escort her to the city’s edge. We don’t know if we can trust her, but oh well. Her name is Alaria. We get our weapons back.

We run into Craynor! But there is someone right behind him. His name is Denthain. We like him. He wants to help, but we say no. We continue to the shrine.

Tyzzer says the words. We are transported to some strange woods. We decide to go east and run into a stone wall. We follow the wall around until we get to an opening. Looks like a fancy magic shrine. We’re not sure if anyone is following us, so we are leery and wait a while to do anything. No one comes, so we continue to look around.

We leave an offering of a 1000 gp piece of “art” at the western font. Rowena is doused in some of the water and comes back to life. (She has a -1 to all twenty-sider rolls until 2 milestones).

The room gets dark. A few of us here a voice saying “Elanora, is that you?” “Dracon, Lucovol, blah, blah, blah . . . “ We see a ghost thing at the alter. Well, kind of since it’s dark, but that’s what happened. Oh, we can see it because it’s glowing. Now that makes sense.

INITIATIVE!

A flying guy joins the fray and whacks Craynor.

A ballista thing joins and hits Craynor and Atli with 2 bolts.

A bunch more flying guys enter the fight and take on Tyzzer.

Big fight . . .

A spirit keeps chanting while reading a book on a lectern in the shrine. He is apparently summoning angels to try to kick our asses, and he is really focused.

Ja’Elle and Rowena succeed in removing the book. The spirit becomes unfocused. The fight continues . . .

We win!

The ghost comes back and apologizes. He thought he was alive and calling his friends to worship at the temple. Bantos II murdered all of them. Bantos=bad. The ghost’s name is Bellamamus. He kind of wishes Bantos had come back so we could kill him. He wants us to find and kill Bantos.

Bellanamus rewards the healers in the group with: Rowena’s robe becomes a +2 robe, Tyzzer’s armor becomes +2, Bui’s armor becomes +2, Atli’s armor become +1 armor of sacrifice (AV 41).

The shrine will only last for another hour or so, enough time to worship, take a short rest, but not long enough for an extended rest.

Plans are in the works for next time…

Tyzzer = both attack dailies used, action point used, 52hp, 7 surges left. Others noted on their character sheets. Atli has armor of sacrifice +1 party spent 1000 gp

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What's Next?
June 4, 2010
My fellow companions in this campaign we call life, I address you as your warlord on the cusp of great events. The choices we make now will affect the lives of all of us in ways that even the greatest sages of Siliceous cannot predict.

We have vanquished the evil of Haverthold Asylum, but we face a greater evil still, that of the red dragon Adalaentar. While subduing this beast is a task worthy of our assemblage of adventurers, we must not allow our lust for adventure to overcome our responsibility to those in needs. Although she and I have had our differences, Rowena must be brought back from the beyond. Her skills are still needed here on our mortal plain. Hopefully we can find a healer of sufficient skill in the ruins of Lambasa to revive her. And we must not forget our headstrong companion, Craynor the Barbarian. He has surely served his debt to society and must be allowed to continue to follow his path – whether that path leads him to support the greater good, or to put his personal demons to rest through exacting revenge on the godless gnolls who slaughtered his tribe.

Our party is strong in its diversity. At this time of uncertain crossroads, we must look to each other for support and guidance. We must gain faith from the devout Dragonborn Paladin Atli. We must learn from the Half-Elf Cleric John Collins, named “Bui” for his willingness to sacrifice all in his quest for the acceptance of every race and person. In these times of need, we must even look to the crafty Halfling Rogue Ja’Elle, and the headstrong Dwarven Ranger Benjin, as it will take all our cunning and confidence to overcome the trials ahead.

Of course, we must also remember those who have fallen in the line of duty: Derezim, Delxsen, and Elios. May they rest in peace, and let us never forget their sacrifice.

Above all else, if we remain united in our efforts to vanquish evil from our beloved country, and defend our continent’s borders against all who would harm it, we will not fail!

- Your humble warlord, Tyzzer Zaneen

Commander,

Haverthold was an abomination; both the man and the asylum he bastardized. I began my journeys looking to help those who did not have a voice, but never did I expect to be confronted with such a blight. I would sooner have had the rubble of that place crush me as it did Rowena than leave the souls of the asylum’s inhabitants trapped there. We can only hope Rowena felt the same.

But I am dwelling on the past while you muster us towards our next objective. Please know that my resolve has only been strengthened, even in the face of these daunting times. There are those who can not fight these battles for themselves, and we still have strength in our arms, minds and hearts. Let us put our strengths out in front of us like a shield, pulling those who need us to the safety behind our front.

May the darkest evils lead us to the brightest future.

- Bui

Dear friends,

If you are reading this, then I am already gone. Likely Derezim gave no warning before charging into insurmountable odds, Ja’Elle fell asleep while scouting for danger, or Tyzzer yet again failed to stand between the enemy’s blade and my weak frame. My demise seemed but a matter of time, and it seems that time ran out. Even so, I didn’t say it often but I relished the time we spent adventuring together. I’m aware I’m not always the most enjoyable companion, but you accepted me and are the few in this world I consider friends. Please deliver my spellbook to the University of Lambassa as a donation for study.

Please see after my hawk, Raven, as best you can. Perhaps his presence will keep me in your minds as you continue on to the greater accomplishments I know you are capable of.

- Rowena the Elven Wizard

Open Storylines

Leads to date:

1. Resurrecting Rowena – priority #1!

2. Craynor and Ara’s immediate plans:

a. Reunite with party?

b. Help the WJN?

3. Standhall Mayor Shem Wartburg wants updates from the party about potential dangers in the area.

4. Mayor Shem Wartburg of Standhall told us that the King’s missions include:

a. Capture and bring hardbacks in for questioning. We helped two and found them refuge with Friend. Filmoore came from Mar Dir, through a dimension door. His creators talked with large soft shells (giants). Filmoore’s friend Magnus was captured in Lambasa. He mentioned a dimension door that led into the foothills. He has been alive for 15 years, in Terkent for about 6 months.

b. Find out how to defeat the dragon. This may be a possibility. A long while ago, a red dragon made us pee ourselves, but Elios saw a dragon rider. The dragon’s name is Adalaenter, aka town destroyer, ransom collector (15th of each month), general threat.

c. Work against the Rhendlichian elvish insurgency. Ara has joined the WJN. The elves may be on our side.

5. Nan mentioned to Tyzzer that he was still storing Thax III’s bones to be returned to Tinsack in Rhendlich. Will we do this? If yes, when?

6. What about Craynor’s gnolls? Many are now dead, maybe all.

7. Who assassinated the Lambasan Crow and why?

8. Not all Scarlet Guard are loyal (some seem to be, others not so much). Why?

9. Who is PR III (aka Phyl)? We found a note he sent to the Blood Arm orc raiding party.

10. The dastardly Stonearm Scourge seems to be following us!

11. At dusk, the sky becomes a deep/severe red. A burst of light zooms across the sky. The sky lessens in severity after a half hour. This is what Friend described as a sign of the Fiend taking a town down. Why?

12. Why are hill giants in Terkent?

13. What about Benjin’s parents? They are missing in Rhendlich, but are capable.

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Rhendlichian Gnolls, Trolls, Ogres, and Laeralin MIA
January 9, 2009 SMALL GROUP

Craynor and Ara trying to win the trust of the Woodland Justice Network

10/9 – A messenger from Leogrator says Craynor and Ara must destroy the gnoll bands to the west, over the bridge. They are told to capture one gnoll and return him to the WJN.

While crossing the bridge, Craynor and Ara stumble and fumble into a troll. The troll tears into Craynor. Ara stuns the troll. The heroes bravely run away.

10/10 – After resting, Ara and Craynor cross the bridge uneventfully.

They carefully continue and spot a gnoll. After much well-planned out scouting, 5 gnolls are found in the woods, just west of an old shelter. Ara color sprays 3. The other 2 run to get help. By the end of the fight, Ara and Craynor have defeated 16 gnolls, including 1 sergeant. Craynor recognizes the band of gnolls and from the same group that killed his parents back in Rhendlich. How strange! Craynor takes the +2 scale and the +2 great oathaxe (AV73) from the gnoll sergeant. They loot the gnolls. After not finding more gnolls, Ara makes Craynor a necklace out of gnoll ears and teeth. Craynor wears it with pride. They return to camp.

Leogrator’s messanger says thank you for defeating the gnolls, but not capturing one will hurt chances to fight this organized group of gnolls in the future.

10/10 – A friend of Laeralin tells us that Laeralin is in great peril! He last went southeast to the caves with two others to clear them for the WJN. Ogres are there, and maybe something stronger. He should have returned a day ago. The council is soon to meet and Laeralin’s voice is important in helping to determine the current direction of the WJN.

Ara and Craynor are told to clear the caves of ogres by Leogrator’s messanger. They set out.

At the caves, we find two dead ogres and a sign of a struggle. In another cave, we find what is suspected to be one of the two elves that traveled with Laeralin. Then Ara and Craynor wallop two ogres outside of a cave. They enter the cave and handily defeat an ogre chieftan. They find more gold. Ara gets a steadfast amulet +2 (AV 154) and a cape of the Mountebank +2 (AV 149).

They find another dead elf. They track a single set of humanoid footprints, presumably Laeralin’s, as far as they can. He seems to have headed off in a different direction, not directly back to the WJN. Where could he have gone?

Ara and Craynor return to rest and report back.

10/11 – Ara and Craynor return to the bridge. The troll is back. Ara and Craynor make quick work of the first troll, but his partner in trolliness attacks, too. By the skin of their teeth, Ara and Craynor defeat the other troll, too. They collect a masterwork short sword (sold), a gemerald adorned crown, and Gloves of the Bounty Hunter (AV 134). In total, they have added 9800 gp worth of treasure to the party total (all added).

Plans for before next time – convert to 4th edition.

Plan to resurrect Rowena.

WJN and Ara?

Craynor?

Assign to a PC – masterwork Silver Dagger, Immovable Rod, Scroll of Vampiric Touch, Potion of Gaseous Form, Golem Manual, Flipin’ Book, +1 heavy mace (presumably already in Bui’s hands)

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Craynor's Difficult Escape and Missions of the WJN
December 30, 2009 SMALL GROUP

The Great EscapeCraynor, Ara, Gruu, and the Woodland Justice Network

Craynor – sees Dallonstar in his cell on the night of 9/27. He asks why am I in a cage? There is an orc who wants to escape in the next cell. There are 3 elves in the cell across from him. The bars don’t budge and this place is well guarded. Craynor yells at the guard, Rune, who is yelling at the elves. Each week, Craynor is visited by Dallonstar. Sal, a human, replaces the orc for a little while. Then, a drunk replaces Sal. Eventually the orc is brought back. He says he was tortured. At one point a drow is put in the cell with the elves. Later, the drow is removed. Each time Dallonstar visits, Craynor tells him to go away. On 10/6, Dallonstar says rumors of the dragon coming to destroy Lambasa are swirling. There may be an evacuation of the prison. What will happen? Craynor levels up.

On the night of 10/7 after the guard goes into the guard room, the orc says he may have found a way out. Craynor hears clanking and then hears and sees the door to the orcs room starting to open…

Ara – joins the Woodland Justice Network (WJN) on 8/16 with Laeralin. He is introduced to the WJN from 8/16-9/14. He learns their basic principle is to work outside of organized civilization to help maintain/restore justice without exposing the WJN. On 8/23, Ara works with Racnaar Glowhare on hiding in the wilderness (gains a +1 hide in the wilderness). Racnaar tells Ara of the many injustices done to elves and the need for the WJN to help right those wrongs. On 8/25, Ara trains with Ibeluan on moving silently (gains a +1 to move silently in the wilderness). Ibeluan shares Racnaar’s perspective that the WJN is to serve persecuted elves. Ara receives two potions of cure light wounds. Ara works with Rucirn starting on 8/27. They work on spotting and climbing (Ara gains a +1 to spot and climb in the wilderness). Rucirn, like Racnaar and Ibeluan, feels strongly that the purpose of the WJN is to bring justice to elves. Ara is given 2 cure potions (1 light, 1 moderate). Rucirn previews the upcoming challenges for Ara, in order to join the WJN.

On 8/30 Ara meets with Laeralin. Then he passes his first challenge with flying colors as he dazes the guard who was brutalizing an elf commoner. Laeralin favors how Ara handled it. Leogretor thinks Ara may have been too light. Ara gains 2 cure potions (1 moderate, 1 serious).

Ara meets with Leogrator and is presented with the second challenge on 9/14. Ara gives a great plan on how to help elves escape and what to do next. 5 council members critique the plan on 9/15. Ara did very well again. Ara has learned that Leogrator wants to punish those who have done wrong with strength, while Laeralin wants to bring justice without ruining the rep of the WJN. Laeralin tells Ara that “The Woodlanders should provide justice for all, not just elves. Others in the council are not seeing this. They are looking our for elves only.”

Laeralin tells Ara that Craynor is in jail. By 9/22 the trial results are in. Craynor will be in jail. The dragon payment was missed a week ago. On 9/30, Laeralin tells Ara is that the dragon will arrive in Lambasa on 10/7 or 10/8. There will be chaos and likely an evacuation of the city. The Woodlanders see this as a great chance to help elves who have been unjustly jailed. Your friend is there, too. This a chance to help a trusted human (trusted by Ara and Laeralin) and enlist his help. There will be a jailbreak. If we go, we can help Craynor get out. The dangers include the dragon, the town watch, the Scarlet Guard, and upsetting the WJN council by helping a human. 10/1-10/5 the 5 elf group travels along an unmarked path to Lambasa.

10/5-10/7 Laeralin and Elavar Arcanscape sneak into town using disguises. Ara and the others wait for the evacuation panic to enter.

On 10/7, the expected evacuation occurs, Ara and the others make it into town. There is a confrontation in front of the jail. The elves win. The elves continue the fight inside the jail and win again. Meanwhile, the dragon arrives in town and Craynor is set free by Gruu the orc.

The elves help Craynor and everybody out of jail. Run! No pursuit noticed. Nobody else at the first meeting point. At meeting point two (after Ara levels up), we meet Laeralin and the others. A hippogriff attacks. We run and are attacked by 2 medium and 2 small earth elementals and one Town Guard/Summoner. They call for help. We win!

Help arrives. We fight 4 guards, 1 guard/summoner, 1 small earth elemental, and 1 large earth elemental. Craynor’s rage expires and he fall unconscious. Ara is knocked unconscious by the last guard. Laeralin and the elves save us. We reunite an head back to the WJN.

Craynor is not allowed in. Ara and Laeralin are blamed. The two PCs will need to prove themselves, especially Craynor. Leogrator demands this in order for them to earn the trust of the council.

10/8 The two are looking to capture an ettercap for the WJN, to help with a Woodland problem. They defreat 5 monstrous medium spiders with little problem. Ara is stuck in the web of an ettercap. Craynor splatters ettercap parts all over the forest and then pummels the second ettercap to unconsciousness. They return with the captured ettercap to the WJN.

10/9 The next challenge will be dealing with Rhendlichian gnolls that have been a problem for the WJN. The goal will be to destroy many and to capture one and return him to the WJN for questioning. This will be the second of three challenges.

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An Epic Battle, the End of the Asylum, Derezim's Heroic End, and Rowena In Great Peril
December 26, 2009

10/16 Bui casts restoration on Tyzzer and lesser restoration on the rest of the party. We rest.

10/17 More restoring. All hp and abilities back to ass-kickin’. Rest one more day to recover Bui’s spells

10/18 Back into the asylum. INITIATIVE! Children of the Asylum (Shadows). Kills: Tyzzer 2, Atli 1, Derezim 1

At door formerly known as the Bloody Door – big, bad wight bites the big, bad one (Derezim kicks ass, Tyzzer swings at the air). When he dies, the clock starts chiming like crazy (and doesn’t stop)

Blood Room – Bui finds Masterwork Silver Dagger, Immovable Rod, Scroll of Vampiric Touch, Potion of Lesser Restoration (used later), Potion of Gaseous Form, and Golem Manual.

Flipin’ Book

Renald tried to help patients, but used unconventional (immoral?) methods.

Mark swore never to use lab, but used methods from dad that worked

Luc cursed father, gloating over Mark, crazy shit

Next room = Furnace and Ash. Fight and kill 8 skeletons. Choke. Run through room. Miss out on some cool treasure.

Next = Warehouse/Storage. Find 2 kits worth 200 gp each.

Up Steps to Room/Office in shambles and charred. Filing drawer has files, accounts, etc. See two notes (Vam Doadson, Marda Balram). Unlock Door.

Room = Locker room with benches. Open fused locker and find 6 gp, black club, chain w/keys, and +1 heavy mace.

Finale – Go into main entry. See Mark’s real body lying by the desk.

Chime is going nuts.

4 Children of the Asylum appear and attack.

Luc = Big o’ bone devil attacks. We might get boned.

We finally follow Derezim’s advice and run into the hallway. Unfortunately by this time, Derezim has seen Luc up close and is cowering in the opposite corner. Luc ices the door shut and kills Derezim.

We run down to the basement and back up through another entry to continue the fight. Luc dies!

Mark’s body dissipates

Asylum groans

Asylum begins to collapse.

Everyone runs.

Atli grabs the unconscious Rowena. Tyzzer grabs the dead Derezim.

Tyzzer gets out with Derezim.

Atli can’t save Rowena. ☹

The Asylum is rubble.

We pause the game.

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Saving the Ghosts of Baby A and Lena
January 2, 2009

10/15 3 pm Go find Baby A in the nursery. Tyzzer takes her spectral hand and we lead her back to the 3rd floor of the tower. After falling twice, Ja’Elle makes it across the gap. Tyzzer and Ja’Elle try to encourage Baby A to cross to no avail. Ja’Elle secures a rope at the top.

Tyzzer climbs up the rope with the baby on his back. 85 feet up, Tyzzer is ambushed by 5 vargouilles. We kill 4, 1 gets away. Rowena’s web helped. Benjin shot one. Ja’Elle killed 3.

Tyzzer and the baby go to the ledge, followed by Ja’Elle, but Lena is not there. She shows up around 6:00. Tyzzer talks to her and eventually she comes off the ledge and she says she is ok. Baby A disappears and the moaing increases. Lena thanks us. We learn a bunch from her. We leave. As we leave, the moaning increases dramatically. It went from the background to the forefront.

We head to the bloody door room and run into 3 allips. Bui turns them.

They return and hypnotize everyone but Ja’Elle and Rowena.

Everyone else joins in eventually. We kill all 3 allips. Many of us take wisdom damage.

We rest outside. The night passes uneventfully.

10/16 We wake up. Bui is leveled up!

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Derezim Destroys the Undead Elios, then Falls 60' Twice
November 21, 2008
  • Ability damage- a few Strength Point losses – see individual PC sheets. Plans for this time: complete 2nd level. Find out what happened to Lena. Baby A? Others? More info on Vam Doadson?

10/15 Door attacks Derezim. We fight door. Door shatters. We fight door more. We kill door. We enter room.

In the operating room, we see two ghostly figures, one operating on the other. The operatee screams! Both have the same face.

We find a healer’s bag, 2 flasks of acid, 2 flasks of antitoxin, and 10 tindertwigs.

We enter a ruined operating room. There is a man shaped layer of ash. We fight 3 oozes who used stinking cloud. We defeat them.

Immediately after we beat the oozes, Elios is attacked by two specters. Elios dies twice. He is reduced below 0 hp and to negative levels. We mourned. He becomes a specter and Derezim kills him good.

We find a scorched key in the ashes to a door we already opened.

We enter the ward with beds. A bed and the wight of Dr. Cham Klein attack us. It’s not Luc. We win.

We find a cure moderate wounds ointment, and another key for the door we already opened.

We travel to the third floor. Derezim tries to balance on the beam and falls 60’. Bui flies to the bell tower and sees Lena (we think). He tries to talk her down but she jumps. Derezim falls 60’ again.

Future plan: Find Baby A and bring her to Lena’s Jumping Tower of Fun.

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Tyzzer Restored, Vam Doadsen's Mouse, and the Stethenfield Story
October 25, 2008

(Ja’Elle’s luck factor down by 2 (through 10/10 in Terkent) * Ability damage Bui 6 Con, Benjin 6 Con, Rowena 6 Con, Derezim 4 Con + 11 Wis, Atli 4 Str + 2 Wis, Elios 2 Con + 1 Wis, Ja’Elle 2 Luck (thru 10/10) + 6 Wis, (negative energy level info = DMG 75-76 and MM 8); Make sure items are equipped (Bui – scroll of divine power, ? potion from bones room), Elios +1 bone short sword, +1 shield Derezim?, 3 sleep arrows on Ja’Elle, 10 purify liquid drops on Rowena, 1 cure moderate wounds potion on Ja’Elle

10/7 5:30 pm – We had planned to visit Abbe Lias to tell him that we had destroyed Ikim Vaas… but wait, what was that? An unexplored doorway? Ew, that looks cool!

We went down, attacked and picked the lock to the hallway, leading to the table room, where we had fought Ikim Vaas.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch… Craynor appears before the parole board. His work on the penitentiary printing press was looked upon favorably. However, his inclination to repeatedly rape his roommate was not. In the end, he was granted a weekend furlough. His behavior on this furlough will determine his parole (addition by Craynor’s lawyer, Jeff E)

The next door is opened to the large room with tables. It is burned or something. Then a small kitchen room with stuff. Nothing of value.

A new door in a hall.

Dwarf vs. door. Door wins round 1

Thief vs. door. Door wins round 2

Dwarf vs. door. Door gets hit hard

Dwarf vs. door. Door hit again.

Dwarf wins!

Dwarf wins!

Dwarf wins!

We enter the room. There is old water in the tubs; tainted rain. There are manacles and a torture type thing. Elios sees a drawer with a journal. There are handwritten notes about methods of treatment (torture) including hydrotherapy baths, a spinning wheel was tested. Rowena sings. Nasty tubs. Elios cranks the wheel. After three rotations, 3 plastic mini’s fall out and turn into allips. They hypnotize all of us except Rowena with their babble. Rowena dispels magic. Many of us are free of the hypnotism. Elios is reduced to 0 Wisdom and starts a very bad dream. We destroy all three allips. The moaning in the asylum grows louder. We find 22 +1 Ghost Touch bolts (Atli takes for his crossbow) and a +1 Ghost Touch club (the fighters redistribute weapons so everyone is happy).

Wait. What? We remember to go to Abbe Donovan Lias. We tell him that we freed Ikim Vaas. Abbe is relieved. He restores Tyzzer and provides us sanctuary to train. We train for 7 days.

10/8-14 We train. We regain all of our ability scores and hit points. Many of us move up a level.

10/15 Abbe Lias is freed. He disappates. The moaning in the asylum grows louder. We go downstairs and check the door. It’s magic is fainter than last time. We go upstairs. We are greeted by 6 Children of the Asylum. Bui turns two of them. We kill one. They come back and we kill the rest. We lost some strength when they hit us. Everyone is still alive.

We enter another room after checking the door for traps. We see 5 adult sized cradles. We hear weeping. After inspecting the cradles, we hear weeping from 1 of them. We try to talk to the incorporeal figure inside. He keeps sobbing. We open the cradle and talk to him. He answers 3 questions. He seems to want his mouse? After thinking for a bit, DM enters the room, and we remember that we found a mouse skeleton awhile ago. We go to get the mouse. Baby A starts following us again. We take the mouse to Vam Doadsen. He is comforted and stops crying. We ask him all sorts of questions and he gives us lots of information about the people from the asylum.

We put together that Baby A is Lena’s daughter. Lena Duchene is Dr. Stethenfield’s wife. She gave Vam the mouse. The mouse is named Alice. Lena married Mark. Luc pretended to be Mark. Luc imprisoned Mark. Luc and Children of the Asylum started experimenting on Mark. Mark trying to organize resistance to Luc. Luc = Dr. Stethenfield. Renald = original Dr. Stethenfield. Mark and Luc are twin brothers. Lena committed suicide or was pushed (?) off the tower at some point. Luc was locked up when he was young and tried to escape at least 17 times.

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