Underdark Campaign Log #20

As our heroes push deeper and deeper into the underdark looking for the Shards of Day, they find themselves having to fight through a band of duergar who aren't very accepting of outsiders traveling through "their" lands.

More of Jake's artwork here. As we
have grown in number and changed
characters, this image is only 60%
accurate at this point.
  • Blue, Human Fighter (Jake) 
  • Rurik, Dwarf Barbarian (Stetson) 
  • Mercy, Half-Orc Ranger (Jammie)
  • Temerith, Tiefling Wizard (Andrew)
  • Naga, Nagaji Cleric (Rurik's Cohort)
  • Beltin, Aasimar Summoner (Temerith's Cohort)
At the gates of the ancient dwarven city, their progress was slowed by a group of dark dwarves who claimed the area long after its mountain dwarf inhabitants abandoned it. They had encountered a few of the band's scouts in a tunnel on the way to the gate, but this was a fortified position, with the old dwarf defenses making its defenders much more of an annoyance than they might normally have been.

Once they took the gates, however, their struggles were far from over. Not far beyond the gates, the dark dwarves attempted to ambush the group from a secret passage that ran parallel to the main tunnel. Luckily, our heroes spotted the secret door, and pushed it open, foiling the surprise. They still had to fight a squad of dark dwarves in close quarters, which the spellcasters in the group disliked, but they managed to defeat their attackers without much trouble.

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