Matt's Rise of the Runelords

Hook Mountain Massacre, Session 13 5/1/10

Etina Jewelfist, Monk
Kajsa Bramblington & Mrow, Druid and Firepelt companion
Kloq Swarqmor & Bully, Ranger and dog companion
Yseult Angevin, Cleric of Cayden Cailean
XP: 3200 (51425, 9th lvel)
Stuff: +1 viscous adamantine polearm

Skull’s Crossing, December 11th 4708AR
After defeating the trolls the party looks around the rest of the top floor, a cursory examination revealing no more trolls but does reveal a stairway down into darkness behind a sign reading “Down to Wet Papa! All hail Wet Papa GRAUL!” in giantish.

Being dutiful adventurers the party heads down into the depths where after some good amount of time they find a set of stone doors. Passing through they find a scum covered pool of water in a large room, a large pile of skulls blocking the double doors opposite their entrance, as well as 4 other doors. As they spread out int other room Kajsa is surprised and felled by a scrag, a water troll, and it’s vicious polearm. The party reacts swiftly and brutally putting down the creature, but Kajsa is truly dead. A moment of morning, the party presses on exploring the rest of the area.

The side rooms contain more pools of water and a scale model of the dam. Unable to discern anything about the model the group sets about clearing the skull pile so they can pass into that room while Mrow guards Kajsa’s body. In this final area of the dam the party finds the desiccated body of large scaled humanoid. Somehow still alive the creature asks to be released from it’s bonds. The party discovers that it’s life force is somehow connected to powering the dam, and that it was brought here thousands of years ago by the Wrathlord Karzoug to power the dam along with a companion who succumbed to the draining effects some years ago). Ysuelt swears to aid the creatures escape in return for it’s information on how to fix the dam and save the town. Unfortunately for the devil creature Ysuelts best involves stepping into the matching power cell and causing the dam to power up and drain the last remaining bit of the creatures energies turning him to dust. A grinding stone sound rumble through the room as water begins to pour through the opening spillways and the party high tails it out, grabbing Kajsa’s body and making for town.

Pressing on into the night the party arrives in Turtleback Ferry to the town attempting to shore up and secure in the face of the rising waters. Maelin informs them he can not raise Kajsa, unfortunately, so the party starts making contingency plans. On the morrow Ysuelt will take Etina and Kloq back to Magnimar via teleport and procure the materials needed for her to cast raise dead. Wile there they will also restock supplies they are running low on, such as their wands, and dispose of loot and such they have been acquiring while in the northern areas.

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