Miscellaneous Adventures of a Bunch of Misfits

Undermountain Adventure #14
The Caterpillar Paladin?

DM: Sinthija
Characters: Lee, Stealth, Ashlee (DS), Lady Jess, Jonny, Zack, Sir Raymond, Orion, cameos by Adric Fire and Cascadia.

Cadelle killed one of the caterpillars (am I missing a scene from before this?) It turned out to be an unknown Paladin! Cadelle is shocked and alarmed at this discovery. She’s just unintentionally killed someone. For her theirs a big difference between being hired to kill and being tricked into killing.

Lee is fighting the other caterpillar and tries to knock it out instead of killing it. Doing so doesn’t change its form. She reasons that it is in fact a monster, since when fighting the altered wererats, they would transform back into human once unconscious. Trusting this to be fact, she kills the second caterpillar. It remains a giant caterpillar.

During this Cadelle takes off upset, around the corner. Ashlee is checking doors.
Lee orders everyone to follow after the two thieves, she brings along the paladin corpse. She has an idea and places the regeneration ring she has from Cadelle on the corpse and it slowly revives and becomes conscious. It introduces itself as Derek.

Because Derek is still injured and the ring takes too long to heal someone fully, Lady Jess does a lay of hands on him.

Ashlee opens a door and discovers a room with 8 skeletons. Jonny checks for magic on the skeletons and the door. They don’t appear to be illusioned or altered.

Jonny and Adric Fire rush in to kill them in an attempt to impress Lee. Jonny kills 2. Adric Fire quickly dispatches 6 of them – crushing the head of the last one in front of Lee impressing her.

In the room was a rusted 2 handed sword ( Vorpal +5) – (believe this was given to Adric Fire??)

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Undermountain Arena (#13)

DM: Sinthija
Characters: Kyria, Tom, Jonny, Lee, (the herb couple)
- no notes taken regarding this scene other than “Arena mage vs Halaster” and it was 7 hrs of play in total

Undermoutain continued…
DM: Sinthija
Characters: Sir Francis Drake, Star, Arabella, Kenji, Johnny Cade, Zack Drake, Sir Raymond, Jonny, Lady Jess, Lee and Stealth with camoes by DarkShadow and Teneway.

All but Finn & Bumble pop back in and the Arena folks (Jonny and Lee) return
It is Zack’s birthday – sing the birthday song. The party discovers captives in the cells. They manage to open the cell doors (how?) and within find… Teneway and ???

Teneway recognizes Cadelle and chaos ensues regarding the thief (aka former assassin) (note: I’d forgotten that she’d been pardoned by the King so that wasn’t brought up in game)
Teneway confronts Stealth and grabs her arm to arrest her for her crimes.

Others in the party, including the paladins (Sir Francis, Sir Raymond and Lady Jess) all break them apart and defend Stealth/Cadelle. There is more noisy commotion as everyone is speaking loudly over everyone else trying to say their piece. This attracts wandering monsters – namely 4 carrion crawlers. Battle ensues. Teneway focuses on dealing with the creatures. Star throws a fireball, burning not just the carrion crawlers but Johnny Cade as well, or at least his clothes. Naked mage!

After Teneway and Stealth come to an uneasy truce with the understanding that once topside Teneway will bring Cadelle to the King to face her crime, the party continues on along unlocked hallway west and finds a locked door (south). Cadelle is too upset to deal with it properly and DS is the one who unlocks.
Inside are 20 orcs. Another battle.
The room is cleared and those injured rest.
Kenji and Merek try to be smooth and sprawl on the table (one of them falling off _ Kenji?) While they rest, 4 cave fishers attack, another battle and the cave fishers are beaten.

(fade)

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Undermountain - Another Adventure pt 12
Tree

DM – Flipspage
Characters – Lee, Star, Stealth, Jonny, Kenji, Nova, Johnny Cade, Zack

Open the trapped door – leads to zig zag hallway (not taken)
Continue north up a few stair – another door to the left (west). Hears yawning, Stealth checks it out. A tree. Climbs.. attacked by branch. Jonny followed up tree, also attacked and hit. hung upside down.
Tree talks to Lee and group….

“Halister and I were friends for many years he wanted me to be apart of the under mountain project but when my work was done he had no intention on having me even close to be his partner, I heard rumours of him being like this, after all the work was done. We had a two man celebration for our hard work. I had a drink of whatever it was he had made for me. and then I’m this. I stand in the very spot I stood. I have been here for more than a hundred years, I just want to die but the moisture in the walls and the well deep down beneath me is keeping me alive. I need someone to kill me. This is the only way I’ll be free.

I have been thinking of my life before I was turned into this…
it was not a very nice one…I do want to die"

The wizard-tree wants to die, if not it will end up being used to create unending numbers of orcs. Doesn’t want that. Lee agrees to kill it.
Tree opens up and a tunnel down is followed to where its heart is. Lee says a final farewell and stabs her sword through the trees heart.

Tree transforms back into the mage… a dying “thank-you”
Continue on to the sound of fighting. Zack checks door to the right (east) but is unable to unlock. Stealth also unable to unlock. Lee kicks down the door.

Oddly enough their talking had attracted attention behind the door and a file of 7 orcs were knocked down in domino fashion when Lee kicked open the door.

Lee pulls her sword to defend if the orcs attack but doesn’t make the first move. She instead tries to confirm with the mage if the orcs were ‘real’ orcs or more illusions.

Star, and several others that speak orc, greet the orcs as they scramble back up to their feet. they diffused the aggression and a fight was avoided.

Lee stalked off to the north, upset that the mission – to kill off the creatures down here- was being completely ignored. Why were they here now , if they weren’t going to clear out the maze of rooms and kill monsters?

Upset, Lee opened the final door to the north at the end of the hall, without waiting for the following thieves to check it. But though it was trapped, Lee JUST managed to dodge out of the way of the large log that swung down from the ceiling at her entrance.

Others filed in afterwards (game paused).

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Undermountain - ?

(unsure of what game or who was being played)

left off 8 werewolves (silver bags)
bite by illusionary wererat
when at hlaf hitpoint 46 (all stats go +1)
not when in an open area

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Undermountain - Another Adventure pt 11
Resting and the gnoll-hunt

DM – Amy
Characters – Lee, Star, Stealth, Jonny

Party is resting in the room that the Dopplegangers were found in. Lee healed up (10 hp)
Hear noise in the hall. It is orc-speaking gnolls looking for a gnoll child named Gwon. They leave without incident. Rest for 6 hrs – head north.

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Arena - Something smells fishy
Kirsten's first attempt

DM – Riley / Kirsten
Players – Amy, Kirsten, Cynthia, Riley, Vaughn & Adric (camio)
Characters: Noko, Miranda, Gwendolyn, Jonny, Maevelin, Adric Fire, Scumbag Steve, Zack, Stealth, Johnny Cade, DarkShadow

Began off with several characters (Noko, Miranda, Gwendolyn, Jonny, Maevelin, Adric Fire, Scumbag Steve) all being suddenly ‘popped’ into individual rooms. Each room was identical with no door, a single torch and bookshelves lining the four walls. Various magical or reactionary things happened when each party member attempted to investigate their surrounding.

Scumbag’s inspection of the torch resulted in a Kua-toa appearing in his room. He fought with it and called apon his diety Cerebus to accept the Kua-toa in sacrifice -which it surprisingly did – appearing before the startled cleric, snapping at the unfortunate fishman and disappearing but not before granting his faithful with his blessing. (double hitpoints for the scene) and breaking the wall to his cell.

Maevelin had scoured her ‘library cell’ in search of a secret means in or out and for her efforts found a hidden door behind one of the shelves, when she pushed on the door hard, it gave way easily and was dumped 10 feet below into an large circular arena.

Jonny was also visited by his War God when called upon after his attempt to escape resulted in Jonny being trapped behind a wall of light that was shocking. The war god granted him a magical weapon and broke down the wall of light.

Eventually all the ‘prisoners’ escaped or were eventually released into the central arena then came the booming voice, foretelling their doom. Suddenly a lighthouse appeared in the center of the arena and Maevelin led the way to investigate.

At the bottom was an empty room with a single ladder leading up. So up she went. Halfway to the top she noticed a side hallway (which was odd for spatially there should have been no way for the room to exist in the lighthouse) and she left the ladder to check it out. The others followed.

There they saw a casket, which Maevelin opened to reveal what looked to be a wrapped mummy. Seeing nothing of value, she turned around to head back to the ladder when the mummy moved and grabbed her shoulder while at the same time unraveling the bandages at its face.

A scuffle ensued but ended swift and without bloodshed when it was discovered that the mummy was no other than Johnny Cade, an adventuring companion of Jonny’s.

Another doorway appeared off to the side and again Maevelin led the way to check it out. (end of Riley’s DMing)
(Kirsten continued on)

A series of ‘pops’ sounded and the party lost Miranda, Gwen, Noko, and Jonny but gained the thief Zack.

The hallway travelled around to a room that was occupied by …. several Kuo-toa. The smell of them caused several of the party to be physically ill.

When the vomiting stopped, two other doorways suddenly opened but before any could investigate, more popping sounded. Zack and Johnny Cade had disappeared and then the party checked out the side door which revealed a suit of glowing armor covered in rusty brown slime. The Kuo-toa seemed alarmed at their interest in the armor and moved to stand around it protectively.

Their smelly arrival forced the others to make a hasty retreat less the vomiting begin again. With only one other route to take the party exited the room in the direction opposite the way they entered.

This new hallway led to a series of kitchen/dining rooms that seemed to magically change every minute or so. There didn’t seem to be any other exit to the room and Maevelin was getting a bit frustrated. (dinner break)

Again there was a couple ‘pops’ and new arrivals – Stealth, and Jonny. With the arrival of the ‘professional adventurer’, a secret passage into the adjoining rooms were found. But even this didn’t aid in the party achieving anything until the party came upon a library.

A study of the books, had Maevelin discovering a book of traps and secret doors. Interested she pulled out the book – a map of this very library fell out and a secret door was marked on the map. A quick study of the book and map informed the anti-paladin that they needed to find another book titled “First Level Spells” in order to trigger the secret door.

The book was found on another shelf to the left and when pulled, all other bookshelves collapse leaving just that one standing. Frustrated Maevelin attempt to topple the shelf on her own but required the help of Jonny to do so. A faint door outline was seen.

Stealth then proceeded to ’unlock’’ and open the secret door. Inside was… ‘Stealth’.

The real Stealth groaned at the sight of the doppleganger and mentally vowed to make Johnny Cade pay next time she saw him.

Both Stealths claimed the other was false and tried their hardest to convince this to Jonny. Jonny in order to determine who was who.. tried to glean information from Stealth and ‘Stealth’. Both seemed to share information/memories from Undermountain but not from before, so to prove her identity Stealth gave up her name ‘Cadelle’ to Jonny when the two were alone in secret room after Maevelin and the other Stealth were popped out into the library room.

Jonny vaguely recognized the name and Cadelle was quick to assume he’d heard her name associated with her being wanted for questioning in the attempted murder of Lady Teneway of the Darkskies, a few years back. She assured Jonny that she was changed and that would never happen again. Jonny seemed clueless as to what she was talking about but went along with it.

Meanwhile, in the library, Maevelin and ‘Stealth’ appeared along with Johnny Cade and Zack once more. When Zack greeted the unknown doppleganger with a smile and a ‘Hi". It returned the greeting with a “Hey babe” and instantly Zack knew that she wasn’t the real Stealth and attacked it. He got one good hit in before darkness filled the room and the creature disappeared with a pop. The door to the secret room locked shut and a booming voiced sounded. (?)

So armed with the knowledge that she was the original Stealth turned to head back to the library when the door locked shut.

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Undermountain - Another Adventure pt 10
Flirting with danger

DM – Amy
Characters – Stealth, Lee, Johnnie Cade, Jonny, Zack Drake and Bumble (with pop-ins by Scumbag Steve, Star and Kenji)

mimic/fire
pop-ins
Jonny flirting with Lee
Zack flirting with Stealth
Star flirting with Johnnie Cade
Bumbling hanging with Steve and Kenji

3 wererats (didn’t kill) struck with torch.
Johnnie summoned 3 dopplegangers to help fight (Star, Stealth and Lee)
Steve found blue flame torch – has no heat to people- does not burn but will cook food.

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Undermountain - Winchester group
~ the brothers run into some drumming ghouls

DM: Amy
Characters: Sam & Dean Winchester, Kiki, Kenji, Hillanda, Agate & Miranda, Sir Francis, Marco and Kera.

2 ghouls drumming (25 ghouls altogether?) – Kiki hurt bad, last shot by Paladin, last shot by Hillanda. Dean kept pulling Sam away. But he was poisoned by ghoul bite – but it was blessed by Marco. Kera cast armor on two people (Sam and Dean I believe)

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Undermountain - Another Adventure pt 9
Mimic in the hall and Kuo-toa room

DM – Amy
Characters – Zack Drake, Johnny Cade, Hulk Hogan, Jonny, Sir Francis Drake, Duncan, Lee, Stealth, Star

mimic uphead to the north. Kua-toa to the east
Duncan busted down door after Stealth failed to unlock – inside the kuo-toa were being held prisoners. (Con checks to not vomit at the stench of the room) Friendly talk, map drawn guiding the kuo-toa to the wet well exit.

Lee left fighting the mimic after others disappear. But with Duncan’s help the mimic is killed.

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Undermountain - Another Quest pt 8
Alcohol Spritzers

DM – Amy
Players – Sinthija, Riley, Kirsten

Characters: Lee, Stealth, Bumble, Merek, Arabella, Kenji, Star, Johnny Cade, Zack Drake, Jonny, Camo by Katlen

The battle with the wererats over, Lee had thrown a torch into the next room to the north to check it, while Cadelle checked the hallway to the east (dead end room after 70 ft). Lee’s large room to the north appeared empty. As the group gathered, the annoyingly familiar ‘pop’ of people magically being taken away or added sounded.

When the party did roll-call – they discovered the paladin missing Again and an unfamiliar face. While the others took a moment to get to know this newcomer, Katlen, Lee had the rogues and Merek check the three other entrances to the room. All seemed to show naught but long hallways. Katlen disappeared with a pop. Thinking to continue north, Lee gathered everyone together and had the rogues lead the way.

The hallway walls had patches of brown mold on them and as the rogues approached the mold, they found themselves robbed of body heat, literally chilling them to the bone. Zack fell back immediately, and Stealth not long after though her extra time in the area cost her – she was chilled so bad that she shook and stuttered as she talked.

Using the magical torch, which Lee had picked up, they tried to warm Stealth with its flame and with blankets piled about her.

Each time anyone approached the section of hallway with the mold, they grew chilled and it seemed as if the mold grew bigger.

Zack offer ale to Stealth thinking the alcohol would warm her from the inside. She laughed and commented about needing something stronger than ale. He offered one of his 2 whiskey flasks. She declined.

When Zack then tried to light a new torch to add to the fire, they discovered fire and magical fire do not mix.. Boom! Stealth gained a few more singes. (2 hp)

Bumble detected for magic, but the mold was not magical. Then he prayed for Gond to assist with Producing Flame.. the flame however only seemed to grow the mold even faster. Then came the thought that if fire or heat grew it, then cold might shrink or kill it.

A check of their magic and spells showed a serious lack of cold-based spells.

Johnny Cade though perhaps monsters might be of use and he summoned 3 dopplegangers, who appeared in the images of Lee, Stealth and Star.

Thinking to leave by another route, the other two hallways were checked and more mold was found in each.

Bumble in the meanwhile, prayed to Gond for the ability to Resist Cold and braved the hallway to test a theory. He splashed both oil and alcohol onto the mold to see if either had effect. Oil seemed to do nothing, but alcohol caused the mold to wither and shrink away.

With a solution in mind, Bumble had Jonny ask the others for more alcohol, while he worked on creating several odd bottles that could “spritz” out the alcohol in a mist or stream. With 7 wineskins/ whiskey flashes obtained, there was enough to clear the hall and all the group made it past. With Bumble assisting Stealth with another Resist Cold. The Stealth doppleganger was used to help with the spritzing. The other two not doing much.

(scene paused) – 200 xp

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