Miscellaneous Adventures of a Bunch of Misfits

Undermountain - Another Adventure pt 12
Tree

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

Open the trapped door – leads to hallway
Continue north – another door. 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 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 - 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 - 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 check it. The room 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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Arena Vampires
DM Riley Sampson

In this Arena game Llewellyn fought a female Eastern vampire and used the spell Sunburst (from a magic wand he carried) on it. Jessica took out 3 Zombies. Ariel took out 1 Zombie and Gwen took out 2 Zombies. LLewellyn, Ariel and Gwen all got gold armor they found on walls and in rooms Johnny took out one Zombie and is creeped out bye Llewellyn because he is always flirting with her. Also in the campaign was Zack.

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Undermountain - Another Adventure pt 7
Disillusioned about monsters

DM – Amy
Characters – Lee, Stealth, Bumble, (no notes from this game available so not certain what other characters were present.) (The paladin was not present – that much I remember)

The party was back at the start of their map. They’d traveled a complete circle but the room they were in held one other door to the north.
When Stealth listened, she could hear sounds. Quietly she and another (Zack?) slipped in to investigate – they discovered a room full of wererats. They quickly returned back to the party and informed of this situation. The group discussed how they were going to proceed. No one relished the idea of battling weres without powerful magics or silver. And just as they spoke that 3 large sacks appeared in the room filled with silver weapons of every possible notion.
It seemed they were being spied apon and someone wanted them to deal with the wererats. Several of the group warely picked out weapons from the sacks, Bumble picked out a silver warhammer, and Stealth a silver dagger. Lee however refused – she would battle these creatures with fire rather than accept weapons from an uncertain source.

Once all were prepared, the group entered the room. As the thieves had report the room held several wandering wererats. At hearing the approach of the group though the wererats, rather than immediately attack, instead moved into a rank and file formation in the centre of the main room. There were easily over a dozen wererats possibly closer to 2 dozen. But none made a move to attack rather they stood still in rows and line watching the party as the group approached.

This baffled Lee. She told the others to hold off attacking, stay alert and cover her. She strode forward – her weapon undrawn and introduced herself. There was no response from the wererats, but they shifted position, tensing as Lee approached nearer – as if expecting her to attack.

Lee was able to move passed the first row of wererats unharmed to the other side of the room where there was an exit. Perhaps they didn’t need to fight their way through the creatures.. and if the creatures weren’t attacking them they likely weren’t the evil things the party had been sent down there to deal with.

Lee was just in the midst of ordering the others to walk around the wererats single file, when someone, Lee never did discover who let loose an arrow (on accident or on purpose was also in question) towards the wererats. This attack prompted retaliation by all. The party was swarmed.

Things were looking bad, about the only good out of it all the wererats were attacking with sword rather than tooth and claw and there was less likely chance and surviving members would have to be put down due to lycanthropy.

The battle was intense though it seemed as if the wererats were mostly just defending themselves and Lee after realizing that her steel sword was not doing any permanent damage opted for her martial arts. Broken bones and flesh might heal but she couldn’t see how a wererat could survive being deprived of oxygen. She grabbed her opponent around the neck and put it into a sleeper hold. It struggled fierce but she held on… she could feel it losing consciousness when she noticed amidst the battle in front of her several of the silver-killed wererats were suddenly blurring and becoming human… and that wouldn’t have been a surprise but for when she looked back to the wererat in her own grip she saw it blurring as well as it struggled for its last breath and it was Sir Francis!!

Lee immediately let loose her grip and pounded the paladins back to get him breathing again. He did so but slumped to the ground unconscious.

Calling for a cease to the battle, shouting “lower your weapons, they are human” the battle eventually ceased and to Lee’s amazement after a moment the fallen bodies and the remaining survivors all simply vanished. What the hell!?

(TBC)

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Undermountaina - Another Quest pt 6
Clawing Claw/ Kuo-toa and more popping out/in

The party had barely started away from the Library when the familiar sound of popping came. With it, Jonny, Adric Fire, Finn, Perry and Merek were missing. It was decided that the group would continue, but leave marks indicating their direction of travel. But it was hoped that if they were to return and pop-back in.. that they would be able to find the group quickly enough.

A few more pops and two new adventures arrived in their midst. One was a Captain of a pirate ship, Capt’n Pat. The other surprisingly was the older brother to Sir Francis, a Zack Drake – a self-admitted thief.

They traveled along a hall with Stealth and ? in the lead. They found a Crawling Claw – a disembodied hand along the wall. Battle ensued.

Around the corner from that they met up with a kuo-toa who seemed to be standing sentry by a door.

The fishy smell of the creature was quite foul and several of the party ended up on their knees vomiting. Of the others that had stronger stomachs, one (or two) knew the Kuo-toan language and were able t communicate with the creature. It too had seemed to have been ‘popped’ or summoned into the lair and it was lost looking for its companions.

As it did not seem evil or pose any threat the party left the creature to continue its search on its own as they moved on. The party moved northward through the door and then northward again through another. This led them back to their original entrance to the underground lair by the well.

The room had one other exit. Dare they take it?

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Undermountain - Another Quest pt 5
Pop-ups?

In the aftermath of the troll battle the sound of popping can be heard.
To the groups horror they discover some of their members have disappeared and been replaced with strangers.

Lee, Stealth, Finn, Bumble, Sir Francis, Merek, and Star remain of the original group. Arabella was missing! The prisoners lost two of their numbers Nova and Dalton, leaving just Adric Fire and Edward the pirate.

Introductions were made and the group added Jonny, Johnny Caid, Perry Grin and Kenji to their numbers.

Unfortunately the group did not get along well and it split into two small factions. The original crew (minus it’s missing members and those who kept popping in and out – it was rather confusing keeping track of who was present at any given time) travelled to the north-west and found a room filled with spider webs. Avoided the giant-spider there to check the secret room beyond. (pause this group)

And the 2nd group mainly newcomers and a popped in Sir Francis and Finn (who had disappeared from the other crew suddenly just before entering the spider room)
This group went south into the caves and snuck up on 3 gnoll children who were sleeping. A mis-step woke them suddenly and though they tried to fight, two were captured, and one was killed by the defenders. Edward thought to keep the other two as a pets. One escaped and hasn’t been seen by the party again. They headed back to library.
(return to original group)

The secret door lead to a treasure chest when attempt was made to open it, the chest turned grabbed at the party and attacked. It was a mimic! Battle. Mimic killed. Treasure found.

The party found a magical staff (Icestaff – given to Jonny), a sliver dagger (given to ?) and a 2 handed bastard sword (given to ?). After the treasue was distributed the party regrouped with all new and original members and it was decided to head North after avoiding a troop of gnolls in the Library – no doubt headed down to meet up with the gnolls fought in the cave.

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