Classic Quest — Game Session — 077

Game summary for April 12, 2022, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Arminious Ironkeep (Human Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Grozzadeth Boulderback (Dwarf played by Kaliegh Belda), Katarina Magdanov (Human Magic-User played by Casey Scruggs), Koehan Rumisar (Elf played by Peyton Harmon), and Valor Eagleclaw (Human Fighter played by Preston Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team rushed the bowls to the Hutaakan priestesses to begin the ritual as Valor and Arminious began regaining their sight.  As the ritual began, ropes dropped down from a hole in the ceiling, and the Iron Ring slid down into the temple!  Golthar came flying down with them.  Arrows and sling stones flew.  Valor and Grozzadeth charged into the fray and killed two of the Iron Ring hobgoblins.  Koehan cast a mighty lightning bolt from his scroll, and it rebounded off the wall to hit Golthar twice!  The wizard survived, but barely.  Golthar cast hold person on four of the party, and they all failed their saving throws!  Gactus, one of the Iron Ring reavers, began backstabbing the helpless Valor.  Jolenta, the other reaver, tried to stand against Grozz but broke it off to go and heal the badly injured Golthar.

Grozzadeth charged the wounded wizard and cut him down!  Then, tentacles burst out of the pit and dragged one of the priestesses into the darkness.  The One oozed out of the pit and through the flames.  With the ritual broken, the Hutaakan high priestess countered the hold person spell and fell back into a defensive position.  The One dragged several of the team into its maw!  The acid inside killed Koehan, and the viciousness of the monster and the death of Golthar was too much for the reavers.  They began fleeing up the ropes back toward the ceiling. 

The party bashed and slashed away at The One.  Within, Grozzadeth fumbled about and found dead Koehan’s magical dagger!  With intense ferocity the dwarf slashed and cut and killed The One from within!  The team then shook the ropes and fired arrows to slay the fleeing reavers.  In the carnage, they discovered another magical key within the remains of The One!  They then used a raise dead scroll to restore Koehan.

The group found Golthar’s journal and learned he was seeking The One to get said key and unlock a fabulous treasure, the wealth of the entire Hutaakan civilization.  The team discussed all this with the high priestess who did not know where the treasure may be.  The group needed to rest and recover spells to use the key.  They made camp in the library along with the high priestess while one of the under priestesses was sent to gather assistance for recovering bodies from the pit.  During their rest, the group talked with the high priestess and after quite a discussion, they agreed to take the treasure and round up the Traldar and try and convince them to leave the valley with the party.  The Traldar amazed by the fierce battle prowess of the group and seeing an opportunity to escape the valley agreed. 

The party loaded up dozens of riding lizards with silver, electrum, and gold, and they departed the valley along with the remnant of the Traldar race.  They traveled back down to the gnoll valley and were soon greeted by the great dragon, Mythranthraxus!  The dragon was impressed by their successes.  It struck a deal with them  It granted them lands in another valley it controls to build settlements and found a new nation with the Traldar, one loyal to and allied with the dragon!  The team set off to establish their new lands and build their settlements laden with the gold needed to found a small country!

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