December 23, 2012
Delving More Deeper?
The party continues exploring the rough and uneven floored cavern. There only seems to be one direction to go, and the party continues to travel in that direction. There is much climbing and clambering as the passage goes up and down, always damp, mostly down. After about a half hour of underground hiking, the passage begins to angle back up and shortly after that, the incessant dripping stops and the tunnel is much drier.
After another half hour of hiking, they discover a strange chamber. This cavern is bathed in a strange orangish-purple glow that seems to reduce visibility rather than increase it, and in fact, seems to inhibit other light sources as well. The glow comes from a number of large rock nodules placed at intervals about the room. The eastern portion of the chamber is occupied by a still, black pool whose surface reflects the strange light.
As Aragon steps into the room, a large tentacled creature leaps from the water! A battle is
soon upon the Crew as another, large tentacled creature emerged and attacked. They creatures used their tentacles to great affect, striking and grappling enemies and nearly pulling Snargash to a watery death. Normal weapons seemed to have little affect on them, though magic and magic weapons seemed to do the job. Eventually, using magic and a few lucky hits,the creatures are defeated, but not before the two Troglodytes that had fled earlier rejoin the battle. They two are dispatched quickly and they move on to the next chamber to investigate the strange purplish glow.
This next cave is illuminated by strangely glowing crystals protruding from two stony outcroppings that rest on either side of a low natural shelf on the southern wall. This shelf has been converted into a bed of sorts, complete with a luxurious white fur blanket lying crumpled on it, a velvet pillow, and a platinum filigreed foot-chest. A pair of black boots rests beside the small ledge.
A narrow passage leads out to the east.
Bodi begins fantasizing about how he could use the purple glowing crystals to enhance his romantic moments with the ladies while Aragon tries to sense if there are any invisible foes in the area. Everyone else rests. Bodi picks the lock on the foot-chest and it reveals 12 platinum coins with the same strange Elvish script on it, a small black onyx gem, a small black velvet pouch tied shut, a small bottle with a cork stopper with sticky stuff all over it and a fancy brass perfume vial.
Aragon can see down through the twists and turns of the tunnel to the east and can see someone or something moving around in an apparent chamber some distance away.
Up ahead, a strange, hunched over creature ambles up the passage. Itsees the group and grunts a cry of distress.
Due to the timing of this session just before Christmas and New Years, there was no Continuing Story action. Everyone got a well deserved break from the campaign to enjoy the holidays.
Also, Bodi earned a bonus CP for participating in the Continuing Story posting. I award Plot Points for posting to the continuing story posts. A character can earn up to 3 PP per session. The PP can be used as a modifier to any dice roll made during the session. They are 1=1 if used BEFORE the roll or cost 2=1 if used AFTER the roll. I also keep track of all PP earned and whenever a Player racks up 25 PP, they earn a bonus CP for that session. Its a little way to reward the players for contributing to the online- play-by-post aspect of the game.
Cast of Characters:Aethelarian "Aethel" Flitterseed - Noble Elf wizard played by +Daniel White
Aragon Whisperwind - Elven Bladedancer played by +Arne Jamtgaard
Bodil "Bodi" Jantzen - suave and smooth swordsman played by +Mike Biancone
Snargash Windblown - Half-Orc monk played by +Amergin O'Kai
and +Jason Woollard as the DM