Age of Worms Adventure Path – Game Session 34

Game summary for April 26, 2007; present characters included Aker Cruven (litorian exotic weapon master/ritual warrior), Eol Seregon (half-elf hexblade), Grot Bloodtunneler (shield dwarf barbarian/warmain), Lyrin Sinbal (simian incantatrix/warmage), Morak Beardfist (shield dwarf fighter/rage cleric), and Valgen (afflicted wererat human fighter/rogue).

The party mixed and mingled with the gladiators in the Coenoby for a while, learning what they could about the opposition. They found that the team Pitch Blade had won the first match and that Auric’s Warband was favored to win the next. Their manager, Lord Urtos Phylund II, came to deliver their winnings and also revealed his true reasons for bringing them into the games. His father’s corpse has gone missing, and because his father died in an “accident” beneath the arena two years ago, Urtos believes foul play is afoot. He suspects Aridarye is involved but said his father and Prendergast go way back and were good friends. Urtos revealed he was a werewolf and thus Aridarye’s son is the heir to the Phylund family riches. Offering to pay them all of the winnings from the games, Urtos asked the party to explore the understructure of the arena and look for any clues that may reveal what really happened to his father.

The party crept off down a side tunnel and found the old Titan’s House. They went into a pool of water and smashed a stone seal, which forced the water to gush down the exposed cave, carrying Grot with it. He was dumped on his head at the feet of nine slavering ghasts who attempted to eat him. Fortunately, Lyrin destroyed most of them with a fireball.

A side passage was explored and found to look out over an underground gorge teeming with ghasts. The party decided to slip back down the corridor and leave them for the moment. They re-blocked the entrance to the area and found a submerged tunnel leading into a room filled with ochre jelly. The jellies tried to consume the group, but another fireball and several bashing attacks later, all the oozes were dead.

They found the room fed with sewage from above, and the dwarves guessed they were roughly beneath the arena at the moment. The party scaled the sewer chute and Valgen peeked his head out of the hole into a small round room. Ahead lay another room, with a wooden coffin propped against one wall in view.