Classic Quest — Game Session — 024

Game summary for September 15, 2020, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Bathory Battleblade (Dwarf played by Preston Harmon), Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Katarina Magdanov (Magic-User played by Casey Scruggs), Lodi Shatterhelm (Dwarf-Cleric played by Chris Harmon), and Riccon Guerrier (Human Fighter played by Peyton Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons. This was a Roll20 session.

The group decided they must have missed the goblin lair near the lake, so they went back that direction and came across some more refugees from Segenyev.  They learned some of their kin were hauled off by Iron Ring slavers and dragged to the north.  They also indicated the slavers seemed to be looking for something but seemed frustrated and unable to locate it. 

The team headed to the source of the river thinking maybe the lair was there but realized, when they found their own tracks, they had already been there a few days prior.  Frustrated, they decided to randomly head off in a direction.  Heading north, they came across a ridge dotted with three mounds.  They watched the mounds overnight with no sign of life or movement.

The group approached the mounds and found them surrounded by circles of desolation approximately 300 yards across.  Entering one of the circles, everything went black and the pillars around the doors glowed with sickly green flame.  The team opened the doorway and entered a downward slopping tomb with painted frescos depicting priests wearing jackal masks.  At the bottom of the ramp stood another door, and beyond it was a thick crystal sarcophagus.  They could see a body inside clutching a resplendent mace.  They discussed and decided they were too scared to open it and left. 

They approached the second mound, and when they entered the desolation zone, the world shifted once again.  Hundreds of slaughtered men, orcs, and goblins lay strewn about a field of battle, and the mound door was hanging open.  They figured the dead had fallen 1 to 2 weeks prior, and the stench was overpowering.  They decided anything that could kill this many was too dangerous for them to mess with.  They looted the corpses instead of going into the mound.  They found a huge number of coins and divided them evenly among the party, with Lodi carrying a double share in honor of fallen JoJo. 

The group left the desolation field and were horrified to find the gold evaporating but the weight, like a curse, still present!