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Tomb of pride - 17

Prelude

Brunlyn left Navarine with a report of a old mine entrance that had writing on it that was rubbed with charcoal since the letters were in what the explorer, Rance Eshing knew to be dwarven but could not translate. As Eshing is in jail from trying to ship out treasures on a smuggling ship without paying income taxes and transport duties, Brunlyn saw a chance to get some payback for a deal she had made with him that he cheated her on.

Brunlyn herself had to use a comprehend language spell to read the word which translated as a word for place of death because of royal pride

the letter are in a old form of dwarven which used the depth of the carving in stone to emphasize the word for subtler meaning a practice that died out with writing with ink.

The old mine entrance is the mountain closer to navarine above a large swamp. Players have a choice of a ten day journey along the mountain's foot or a shorter journey by use of a transportation kiosk but would take two day to cross the swamp

Summary

The character approach the abandoned frog men village and began to cross the dismal swamp, a few hours in a frog man shaman found the, yelled incoherently at them from a distance and set a giant slug on them under the effect of a charm monster spell Korin leaped to the create it spit at the raft, dissolving part of it before ogren move the raft up to melee the creature.

They found the mine entrance with sign of the place being inhabited, the mine was clearly the work of less skilled workmen but bore a carving that translated from ancient dwarf as the mine when royal pride goes to die, or tomb of pride. Another nearby carving indicated that mine had been opened 8,000 year ago shortly after the dwarves finally won their war with titans who had brought them to this world as slaves

Further in the mine changed to dwarven work and they heard a voice calling out for help, they found a body tied to a stone pillar that turned out to be stuff and calling out for help with a magic mouth spell.

In between them lay a trapper who after being discovered and attack wrapped itself around dravic and began to crush him after realizing it be slain it offered to spay dravis life if the party agreed to let it life, ogren gave his word but dravis continued to attack even after it had been made clear he had been spare only in return for letting the creature live

From it corpse dravic collected 27 black pearl

A 1 foot tall slot was found where deep below a creature who claimed no name asked for the remains of the trapper, after some discussion the party tossed down some scraps

A large decorative carving dominated the cave showing a army of primitive looking dwarf using a magic gate to invade incarna only to be ambushed by a army of beast men led by churls, the dwarf seemed upset with their leader who worn a princes crown which the king of the dwarves had made as a sign of his children being under a assignment to speak with his authority, 3 such crowns had been lost over the centuries

Going down the left path they fought a gigantic centipede and found a tribe of heavily build cat men called quagoth who dropped to their knee at the sight of korin and ogren speaking of them as the masters and asking them to not both feed on the offering, their children as two eating them would finish off their tribe.

As it turned out the master, who looks like a normal dwarf would visit once or twice a year and lay his hand on a child to such out it life, the lesser masters only demanded a weekly offering of food.

As the players plotted the sound of strange discordant music began to play in the distance, what the qaugoth said was the call to deliver food

with two of the tribe as guide they came to a room where the food was to be left, another depiction in stone showed a churl tossing his aged concubines to the dwaves who then ending up breeding with them and a dwarf discovering a cave holy to a god of madness and chaos called the dweller below

soon they ambushed and slaughter a creature that looked like a misshapen 6 foot tall dwarf named Gurn and back track him to the rear door of a fortified stronghold, inside a ant like being in a cage warned them with hand gestures that 8 someones and a ninth with spell awaited them above

They climbed up and fought a band of derro the deranged descended of dwarves and human who at first sought to claim that they believed the party were their long awaited rescuers but at the fight were on they only remark that must be pure blooded dwarves since were such dicks.

Their leader went off to play music on a bejeweled organ made of bone, while a pack of ghoul hound came up from below. After defeating and capturing the remained blinded derro they confronted their leader who stood waiting for them and after taunted them a bit remarked that would always remember the day they almost caught Jac Derro before falling backwards into the depths of a chasm below

From their the party rested overnight before planning to push on to the lower depth to confront Dorn, the eternal, a night interrupted only by 26 trapper eggs hatching and attempting to imprint of Dravic

Quotes

I din't agree not to kill it

it attached me first

you attacked up first
no i just tried

i ain't hauling him up that tunnel

The Spoils

bejewled bone orgon 205gp worth
mw short bow Oil of Erase (cr, 50 gp)
1. Oil of Mage Armor (cr, 50 gp)
2. Potion of Cure Light Wounds (cr, 50 gp)
3. Potion of Guidance (cr, 25 gp)
4. Potion of Virtue (cr, 25 gp)
5. Scroll of True Strike (cr, 25 gp)

Amphora of Vinegar (2 gp, 80 lb) Small Cask of Pickled Fish (2 gp, 5 lb)
Bottle of Olive Oil (3 gp, 4 lb) Wedge of Cheese (8 sp, 4 lb)
silver cheese knife 3gp, silver mug 5gp

500gp black pearl

8 small repeating cross bows

a wagon

Experience Points

CharacterPreviousBonusBaseNew Total

Part 1

CharacterPreviousBonusBaseNew Total
Dravick 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 Need 1300 for level 2

Dravik 38455.0 140.0 5100.0 43695 Need 6305 for level 9
relentlessly vengefull +80
almost a mom +20
first to bleed +40

Ezug 6173.0 0.0 0.0 6173 Need 3827 for level 5

Kard, son of Earl Dolgrum of the Gyrestead 37362.0 0.0 0.0 37362 Need 12638 for level 9

Korin, son of Earl Dolgrum of the Gyrestead 39761.0 120.0 5100.0 44981 Need 5019 for level 9
jumping to slug +40
no sweat, no hauling deadguy +40
jac darrow nose pinch +40

Ogren 38952.0 140.0 5100.0 44192 Need 5808 for level 9
kill the mutant +20
do you eat kids +40
roleplaying poor peception rolls +80

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