We take the Hammer of Carris to give to King Cliff.
The dwarven cleric shows us to the door to the next level and mahal is the keyword for the door.
Through the door Seamus O Houston goes to scout ahead. He can see that there has been a battle. In the distance there are several golems. This is a staging post to the next level.
Out of the darkness a shadow attacks the leprechaun and flees to hide behind a chest, as Jerome rushes in and casts daylight into the area.. Captain Nick and Arya head in,the light drives the shadows.
Through the doors the shadows are writhing. On the walls are various weapons. The quality is very high. The other side is armour and helms…. it’s all top of the range.
The top of the stairs there is more dead bodies and the building is sturdier.
Arya triggers a trap bolt.
, as she walks past the sacks of gold, which Captain Nick empties out the sack and refills it. to trigger traps as we go forward the golem comes to life and picks up the gold. And clears way the gold. So Captain Nick picks some gold pieces and lobs them ahead so the golem sets off the traps and the heroes follow along. All the traps are cleared.
As Seamus steps onto the stairs another golem activates and follows him. As he runs up, the stairs the bigger golem also activates and smacks the leaping leprechaun back to the bottom of the stairs. Seamus jumps off the stairs and the first golem stops.
Captain Nick calls again and hears. A voice say don’t say anything. Eventually we get communication with some very young dwarves, who ask if there is any food.. the golem is told to stand down.
After a long negotiations Arya and Captain Nick do a trade for dwarven armour. There is a huge rumble and a large purple worm erupts out of the ground. Seamus quickly tells us about it. Captain Nick fires an exploding arrow across the other side of the room. The purple worm eats the dwarves and the gold and the defence golem. A few minutes later the worm then burrows.
Arya asks about where the door is to the next level. She asks the dwarf child what his dad’s name is it’s Findum.
Seamus goes through to open the door, gets a shock and pushes through the door and turns invisible looking for the door control., finds the guardroom which is locked, he uses a knock spell and opens the door and steps into the room. There is dead dwarf in there. Seamus finds 5 levers and pulls down the first two, the second one opens the gate.
Seamus triggers a Sythe trap and Captain Nick slides a paving stone down the corridor and triggers a fireball trap, which hits the invisible leprechaun. Arya goes down the corridor crawls down under the sythe trap and heals the leprechaun. However Arya sets off another fireball trap, which really hurts the leprechaun who runs on ahead and heads into the nearest forge and steps into a Gelatinous Cube….
Arya revives the hapless leprechaun and casts her aura of vitality to heal the party. Jerome rushes ahead to defend the remainder of the party and peers down the hole to see an Umber hulk clambering up the hole. It mesmerises Jerome. Captain Nick shouts about standing on the fireball trap, which Arya does calling on everybody me to hit the ground. A fireball hits the Umber hulk, which causes it to go back down the hole, as Jerome strangely runs into the wall.
Captain Nick lobs a gas bomb down the Hole to deter the Umber hulk. Captain Nick throws the leprechaun across the gap. After checking the coast is clear Seamus uses mage hand to tie the rope and the character gets across. a banshee starts to form from and Arya and Captain Nick step forward to to take it out, it wails in pain which knicks the Leprechaun. Unconscious again. The paladin again stabilises Seamus. captain Nick give him his last healing potion..
Then we notice that there is a rust monster wandering down the corridor….. whilst behind us the Umber hulk has crawled back out of the hole.
Jerome shoots the rust monster, which squeals and flees, whilst Captain Nick tries to push the Umber hulk back down the hole., which he does.
Ahead of the party some mushroom folk appear and Arya speaks to them and they also blow spores into Seamus face, which results in his intelligence rising dramatically (6)
There might be some information it’s very hot, there is lava running though it. It suddenly occurs to Arya that if there is lava we will need some form of fire protection…. which should be found in one of the forges. The heroes go looking for fire protection kit. One of the forges has dwarven sized.
The light coming from the forge appears to be more organic than normal…. it turns out to be a fire elemental is trapped in the forge.
Seamus finds a beautiful ornament of a bag of gold at the end of the rainbow.. the next corridor is really well made…. further investigation shows a micro fine line and the zone is warmer.
The party continues down the corridor and when they reach halfway down doors at either end slam down. Plugs blow out of the walls and water starts flooding, the heroes charge down to the stone door, with some serious heaving we lift the door and then stick some pitons in a wall of stone. And we all slide under the door.
After a short rest we are just getting ready to go when another banshee appears and screeches, Seamus knocks the creature over, the heroes charge quickly over to strike it down.
Walking into the next area we enter a large cavern, which appears to be where the ore comes up from the mines.. initially there lights on everywhere from the light gems. There don’t seem to be any shadows in here. We turn the daylight off….
As we move into the room, there is scuttling of spiders and a dryer and the drow appear. And a mindflayer .
Seamus casts haste on Jerome and Arya and a horse on fire appears and flees. The mindflayer flies down and moves out of sight, the drow also leap down and the dryder fires an arrow at Seamus. Jerome charges forward and gets into the mix critically hit, Arya follows up and kills the mindflayer, before turning her attention to the drow. A spider webs the ranger to the wall..
Darkness appears around the drow next to Arya and starts trying to cut her up, one of the hits is poisoned and sends the paladin to sleep, she drops her weapon, which rolls away, whilst webbing the paladin.. Jerome breaks out of the web, kills the drow, which dispels the darkness. Jerome kicks Arya awake, she breaks out of the web, rolls her shield over and turns the dryder, before scrambling over to collect her light glaive and stand up.
Seamus fires out scorching rays against the spider and the drow the magical after effect makes the creatures inconsolable. The other drow runs across and levitates down the hole, Jerome races over and pushes the mindflayer and drow bodies down on the descending drow, before racing onto a stair and losing an arrow at the dryder, stunning it.
The dryder is decapitated and searched.
There are two potions on the mindflayer. Has a health potion and an oil of ethereal ness.