The Blushing Mermaid
Karxik is sucked into the crystal ball, and we now have the dilemma of who is next. We have to solve this problem quickly.
It seems the City Guard didn’t quite trust Xavril’s card game, and the captain is really angry. He wants to know how his good friend wants nothing to do with him, after playing the card game with Xavril. I often wonder why this little thief does these things. Everything in nature has its meaning, but chaos takes so much effort and time to create.
Xavril does his patented leap through a closed window trick…
We need answers, and Elaine may have heard them while training the City Guard.
We pay Elaine a visit, but she seems far too elated to see us and is acting very uncharacteristic.
We drink her tea, after I purify it, and she asks us if we want training in the backyard. What could possibly go wrong?
We comply and go out back to find that the training dummies are actually clay Golems, and our host is actually a werewolf in disguise. I also spot what looks like Elaine’s body in a heap.
We fight this beasty and eventually kill her, and the booty is pretty sweet
5 to Dex)—Xavril
We flee quickly and are traveling through an oblong tunnel. FIND THE PATH tells Xavril which tunnel to travel down, but we are confronted by four Illithids, including the slippery squiddy that got away. We fight and ultimately win but not without a price. Xavril and Sabel are both turned against us, so I must use another Miracle from the ring to take us to the Ethereal Plane. We hang out for two days and rest, heal, read, and try to help Sabel from going insane. This poor elf is really being taken for a ride.
We return in the very spot we left, take the correct tunnel, and come out into a chasm that is easily a 100’ drop. There is sinister laughter coming from the bottom of the pit.
Xavril summons his Obsidian Goat and we all fly across, all the while hearing the sinister laughter and breathing below.
Xavril recons once again, and finds two Ice Devils at the end of the tunnel, also a familiar war party of Drow are tailing us behind. We all hide—Sebal not so well. We wait for the party to pass in order to cause the Ice Devils to fight them. We are in a perfect position to catch them with their panties down, except that Sebal is just standing there, thinking he is under perfect cover.
The party discovers him and the Priestess yells, “Where are the others?! Find them!”
Sebal runs down the tunnel hall and dimension-doors next to me, once they are alerted.
The Ice Devils meet the Drow party, and we start the fight. The devils are being banished, while summoning six Bone Devils, the Drow wizard disappears, and I cast TRUE SEEING to catch him with his panties down. Jenella does her FOUR KICKS TO THE FACE. Sebal shoots arrows. Xavril backstabs and devastates with evasion. Huge spells are cast and eventually the Priestess falls, the devils are vanquished, her entire party is killed, save the wizard who time stops and flees. We have destroyed the Master’s informant! And the booty is AWESOME!
Drow Elven Chain +1 (X4)
Drow Shortsword +1 (X4)
Drow Hand Crossbow (X4)
Ring of Energy Resistance (Fire +20)—Mine
Ring of Mind Shielding—Mine
Demon Armor (Full Plate)
+2 Small Shield
Staff of Healing—Mine
Boots of Striding—Mine
Gloves of Dexterity +6—Xavril
Mummy Lords and Resurrections
We come to a low hanging room with four figures—one of which is on a stone throne. These figures are wrapped in cloth and are strangely attired—this is a Mummy Lord and its mummy minions.
We begin the fight doing very well. I cast some FIRE SEEDS and fire damage the lot, before one of my seeds is backfired and I take a huge amount of damage.
The Mummy Lord dimension-doors over to me, and I cast HEAL on it to slay it. My spell fails, and the Mummy Lord says, “You like to Harm!?” He casts HARM on me and nearly kills me.
Jenella and Xavril are taking care of the other four mummies, while Sebal is firing arrows at the Mummy Lord and dispelling his blade barriers. He casts SLAY LIVING on me, and I fall to my death.
Jenella and Xavril end the Mummy Lord, but Sebal loses his life
Xavril resurrects me with the Ring of Three Wishes…