Game Results for October 26, 2006

Thursday’s Age of Worms game presented the party with several obstacles. The party left the labyrinth and proceeded into the caves of Bhaal. They descended into a stalagmite filled cavern guarded by a trio of sightless grimlocks. After a quick skirmish, the party defeated the group and moved further into the caves.

Soon, a second cavern presented itself, also filled with stalagmites and stalactites. This larger room also led to a drop off plunging 45 feet straight down into the darkness. Within the room lurked a pair of krenshars and a grimlock kennel master wearing a dire ape pelt as a cloak and a blood-red wolf skull for a mask. His gleaming axe nearly killed Krismorel, but her renewal saved her. Valgen found himself scared of one of the krenshars and spent some time fleeing from it. Several attacks and spells like spiritual weapon, flaming sphere and magic missile later, the krenshars and grimlocks were slain.

While investigating the edge of the drop off, the party found iron spiked had been driven into the stone wall making it possible (although treacherous) to descend. Unfortunately, Firsta and Lyrin discovered there were archers somewhere down in the darkness, and Valgen had to drag Lyrin’s dying corpse to safety for revival by Krismorel. Unfortunately, Firsta was not so lucky; he was flying over the chasm when the archers attacked, and he plummeted to his death. Krismorel used a precious scroll to unleash her only silence spell upon Valgen who then attempted to use a rope to descend into the darkness. His bulky armor interfered, and he fell. He had 45 feet of rope to play out, and the fall was 45 feet (a little less with the stalagmites sticking up). Valgen slammed into the ground with an absolutely silent crash.

Krismorel attempted to follow Valgen down, but she was hit by arrows from the archers and fell from the rope. She did not survive the impact of the fall. Lyrin stayed back from the chasm to await reinforcements or signs of life from his allies. Valgen quickly searched the bodies of Krismorel and Firsta to collect items to help him escape and fortunately found a potion of gaseous form, which allowed him to return to Lyrin. The pair fell back to a secure area to nurse their wounds and mourn the death of their companions.