Monday, May 26, 2014

Underdark Campaign Log #9

This week, in the aftermath of a dragon attack, our heroes attempt to clear the remainder of the vampire aspirant's tower. Although they took a bit of time for healing magic, they decided that resting without knowing who (or what) else was still in the tower with them was just too dangerous.

Cast:
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  • Kjell, Dhampir Inquisitor (Andrew) 
  • Blue, Human Fighter (Jake) 
  • Rurik, Dwarf Barbarian (Stetson) 
  • Mercy, Half-Orc Ranger (Jammie)
A quick interrogation of the prisoner they captured when they escaped from the prison yielded surprisingly good results. He revealed how many guards he knew to be in the tower, and was subsequently locked up in his cell yet again.

As they descended the tower, our heroes battled several small groups of guards. Though victorious in each battle, they were growing weary. Some in the group were still nursing wounds from their capture in the forest, and continuing to do battle without rest was taking its toll.

By the time they made it to the basement, Blue had fallen in battle and Kjell stayed behind to guard his unconscious form. Meanwhile, Rurik and Mercy (an unlikely pair) fought on and finally defeated the remaining guards, and the last of the aspirant's apprentices.

Blue falls to a volley of arrows from the tower guards.
In the lowest level, a second prison was found, this time full of dead captives - except for a mangy and starved cat of unusual size, which Mercy released and befriended.

Where will our heroes go next week? Perhaps they will continue on toward Dagger Falls in search of more clues about the disturbing increase in slave trade? Perhaps they will explore the surrounding area in hopes that their new base of operations will be a bit safer? Maybe they'll spend time perusing the vampire aspirant's extensive notes and discover more about this vampire organization's activities. 
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