Game Results for February 15, 2007

It was game session 26 of the Age of Worms campaign. While moving through the streets of Waterdeep, the party encountered a strange street prophet who spouted off about the Age of Worms. They also encountered a parade of entertainers and caged animals, including a blue chimera that broke free of its restraints! The party’s new litorian ritual warrior proved his bravery by charging headlong at the beast and attacking it with just his biting jaws! The group made short work of the creature and then proceeded to locate the home of Dagsumn the sage.

Dagsumn was eager to research the items they brought but warned the group it could take a week or so to gather the necessary information. In the meantime, he encouraged them to stay at the Crooked House inn located in the Trade Ward. The party hit it off well with the proprietor, Tarquin Shortstone XXIV. As evening wore on, they were entertained by traveling comedian, Barty the Buffoon. During his act, a pair of courtesans went upstairs with party member Grot Bloodtunneler. Shortly thereafter, Grot walked back downstairs and stabbed Tarquin through the chest with a dagger. He then ran back upstairs.

The inn erupted into commotion and panic with people calling for the guards and patrons accosting the party. Another courtesan ran down the stairs yelling at the party and urging the crowd to detain or attack the group. After feigning being attacked by Evo, she drew forth a hidden short sword and stabbed him viciously. Aker quickly disarmed her, while Lyrin used magical wind to keep the crowd back. Valgen was detained as he tried to make his way upstairs, but Evo used his tumbling skills to evade the wench and the crowd and run to the third floor. Meanwhile, the disarmed woman began striking Lyrin, Aker and Valgen with hammering barehanded blows, dealing far more damage than anyone expected.

Evo found Grot upstairs enjoying the company of the two courtesans, completely oblivious to the events transpiring below. Both of them ran downstairs back to the commotion. The party fought against the woman and she died beneath the crushing hammer of Morak Beardfist. As she died, she resumed her true form, that of a doppelganger! The crowd realized they had been duped, and Morak was allowed to use his healing prayers on Tarquin.

The Watch soon arrived and took a report on the entire incident. They also charged a fine of 100 gp to Grot for engaging in lascivious activity with known ladies of the evening. No arrests were made. The party also discovered a key on the doppelganger’s corpse that matches the markings on an old warehouse in the Dock Ward called Sodden Hold. The party then retired for the evening with plans of seeking out Sodden Hold at their first opportunity.

Game Results for Super Brawl Saturday, February 3

We debuted our Blood Cell Chronicle at Super Brawl this weekend. Four players took off on the first mission with a large set of objectives. After getting dropped in the drop zone, the team moved in on the manor they were to raid. “Hellbilly” Hoost went for the first guard and attempted to slit his throat. Although he injured the guard, the man got a shot off, separating Hoost from his ear. Angered, “Hellbilly” finished the job, but not before the enemies were alerted. “Boomstick” Anders setup his .50 calibur sniper rifle in the tree line and put the approaching guard down. The other two ran into manor and spread the alert.

The team moved in quickly, with “Boomstick” setting up to snipe from atop the West Loggia. The rest of the team fired suppressing fire into the manor, blowing out most of the windows on the first floor. The enemy soon returned fire and battle was engaged. “Boomstick” began picking off targets through windows, while “Hellfire” Hale drew enemy fire. “Hellbilly” and “Rocket Man” Winchester moved in on the East Dining Room with concussion grenades, shotguns and assault rifles. They made fairly short work of a few lackeys and a ghoul. “Hellfire” massacred another lackey in the West Dining Room with a concussion grenade and sent a second ghoul running after shooting him with his M16.

The team moved in while “Boomstick” performed a thermal scan of the second floor and started shooting huge holes in the blacked windows of the east wing. The team cleared the first floor and set IEDs on the two elevators. They then disarmed a claymore mine on the stairwell and moved to the second floor. A sniper began a shootout with “Boomstick” put quickly went down. Unfortunately, “Boomstick” succeeded in damaging his rifle and had to give up his position and enter the house with his trusty 45.

Upstairs, the team rescued Ilsa Lorenz and cleared all but the east wing. They then began moving slowly and discovered Marcus Petrovich waiting for them. “Hellfire” slung a concussion grenade that tagged the ghoul in the face, and his remains were blown out a window and onto the front yard. The team then swept through the rooms, found massive amount of packaged cocaine and captured a day-sleeping vamprie. The group destroyed the drugs, booby-trapped the house, and exfiltrated with the rescued hostage and a captured vampire.

Perfect success.

Game Results for February 1, 2007

It was game session 25 of Age of Worms. The heroes quickly disposed of the spawn-turned Cam, dropping it with a nasty lightning bolt from Lyrin. They then set out immediately north toward the City of Splendors, Waterdeep.

On the road, they were attacked while camping at night by a pair of trolls. After beating the trolls unconscious, they realized they kept healing all the damage dealt. Zebaum and Lyrin found that fire seemed to do some lasting damage, and they burned up both trolls.

A few days later, the gang arrived at the gates of Waterdeep. After a two-hour wait, they are inspected by the gate guards. A kind 400 gp donation to the guards’ favorite charity kept them moving right along through. Once within, the majesty and tragedy that combines to make Waterdeep swept over the party as they realized they now stand in a whole new world.