Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Session 26: Go West Young Man!

Following their defeat of the Fyrsnaca, the Abolitionists decided to go west in search of the priestess of Lyanna who could teach them the language of the Blink Dogs. Their first obstacle, however, was the large swamp just west of Roskilde. The first day of travel was uneventful, but on the second day, they came across a giant otter under attack by a small group of skeletons. The skeletons were easily dispersed, thanks to the power of Adreham, but it seemed the otter wanted to tell them something.
They followed the gestures and chirping of the giant otter, and there they found the trail the skeletons left. The trail led through the swamp to a small mausoleum. The mausoleum was empty, but stairs set between two sarcophagi led deeper into the darkness.

Flint walked fearlessly up to investigate the coffins, and was rewarded for his courage by a bite from a bone naga! The naga and its partner attacked, and a fierce fight ensued, but the Abolitionists were victorious. They then proceeded deeper into the grave, down a staircase labeled with a single word: SENET. At the bottom of the stairs, they found a few side rooms, including one containing the vestments for a priestess of Kilmar. In the main room of the tomb, there was a large sarcophagus, but the tomb was empty, guarded only by a pit trap. However, a couple of natural looking tunnels led deeper into the barrow.

In a large chamber to the left, they fought two spider demons, tougher than the ones they fought several months ago. In another chamber, this time to the right, two umber hulks awaited and were easily defeated. There was still, however, one path to explore, leading upwards into an area of finished stone, and at the base of the path, a stone pillar shaped like a woman screaming, running from that path.