Last week on the Daggerford Investigations ended with a Super Hero Landing and the killing of a slimy worm.
Dusk has fallen and we are standing in a pile of slime. The hero’s continued with the ghost investigation. Sir Axialrod stops looking left and jogged up the street.
Errich asking why are we not looking for the man in the “Midnight Blue” robe. Azim and Errich looked from the roof and the remaining party on the ground. But Jareath could find no evidence was found. The Bell Tower it is then.
Errich approached the Tower quietly, expertly opened the door and called the remaining party members. Entering the Bell Tower, Errich opens an internal door revealing 15′ × 15′ chamber with Turven inside. Turven decided he didn’t want Errich’s pie delivery so began transforming into a were-rat. Jareath moved first, striking with his new silver rapier. Azim moved next but stubbed his toe and banged his head. Sir Axialrod moved in, did nothing. Janthyra just prepared for other attackers (coming down the tower stairs), but none eventuated. Errich snuck between Sir Axialrods’ legs stabbed the were-rat and slunk away. With attackers all around Turven tried to leap up the ropes but was cut down by the combined efforts of Azim and Sir Axialrod. Nothing was in the room. The party decided to sneak up the stairs.
The second floor had a door which Errich opened. The rat warren. Ulfgrim led the party in, surprisingly Giant Rats attacked Janthyra and Ulfgrim. One Rat took a fancy to Janthyra biting her leg repeatedly. Jareath struck from the doorway not killing the Giant Rat (were-rat). Errich threw his dagger and watched as it bite deeply. Ulfgrim missed. Azim moved to the space vacated by Jareath, squeezed the rats nuts making it mad. Sir Axialrod offered some advice and put his shield in front of Ulfgrim. Both were-rats missed. Janthyra cast Frost Bite killing the were-rat. Huzzah.
In the middle of combat Errich picked up his dagger and opened a door, despite the chirp from Jareath (something about being an amiture. Ulfgrim took the advice of Sir Axlalrod and struck the were-rat. Sir Axialrod threw his hammer, but as it was not silvered didn’t have much effect. Meanwhile out in the corridor Jareath opened his rule book and had an argument with anyone who would listen about how damage damage-resistant were-rats were taking. The soon-to-be dying rat missed his attack due to Sir Axialrod’s shield. The were-rats were finally defeated by Sir Axialrods thrown dagger.
Errich searched the rooms looking for trinkets and odds and ends…. finding some amber, topaz and lots of coins (500gp worth). Huzzah.
As the hero’s headed up the stairs a magical symbol on the wall activated, send lightning at Ulfgrim. Luckily he was able to avoid most of the blast. Ulfgrim had to call on the power of his Godess to cure himself though. On level three of the Tower another set of crowded rooms confronted the “Murder Hobbos”…. much like the rooms below. But contained nothing of value or any rats nibbling on Janthyra.
Level four contained the ropes used to activate the bells and the party could feel the crisp outside air. Also the cry of an angry rat standing on a cross beam 20’ above the hero’s. Strangely the hybrid were-rat started to cast a spell while two of his brood swung down to attack. Azim acted first started to climb some ropes, reaching the level of the were-rats. He then attempted to push the spell casting rat off the beam, but slipped on the beam. Squim (the spell casting were-rat) release his spell …. summoning a large translucent squid thingy……. Cthulhu watch out.
Errich also climbed the ropes and also tried to push one of the brood off the beam but failed. Both were-rats failed to hurt the party. Sir Axialrod attacked the squid hitting it with his dagger. Then struck with his shield but did nothing. Jareath cast Bane on enemies that could see him. Ulfgrim swung at the beast, hitting. Janthyra failed to hit with a Fire Bolt. Azim struck the lead were-rat, Squim missed. Errich struck with both daggers. Both were-rats failed to hurt the party.Sir Axialrod hit the Cthulhu Squid. The Cthulhu Squid failed to hurt the party as well. Jareath pushed his rapier slowly into the Squid killing it. Janthyra failed to hit with another spell, Witch Bolt this time. Ulfgrim hit. Azim succeeded in grappling Squim and takes a step off the beam….cool. Another super hero landing this time on Squim….. Squim got hit by the planet! Followed by a punch to the snout …… super cool! Squim now angry and hurt turns and tries to bite Azim.
Errich tried a cheap shot but misses. Then seeing himself alone with the rat scampered down the ropes.. The were-rat follows and attacked from above while holding onto the ropes. Jareath inspires Azim. Ulfgrim struck the were-rat.. Janthyra cast twin Fire Bolts killing one rat on the ground and hitting the were-rat on the ropes. Azim failed to hit Squim twice. Errich took the cowardly approach struck the rat and then disengaged out of the room. The were-rat then cried as the bards annoying tone caused him to miss Azim. Sir Axialrod then stepped forward and killed the rat. Jareath struck Squim. Ulfgrim used Sacred Flame but the were-rat dodged aside. Janthyra release another Fire Bolt killing the last bell ringer of Daggerford.
Up….. the stairs end abruptly. A gust of wind hits the hero’s faces as they look out across Daggerford. As the hero contemplate the view two Gargoyle attack, surprising everyone except Azim. Azim yells a warning and threw a dart at the Gargoyle hitting it in the chest, taking a chunk out of the Gargoyle. Jareath is bitten and clawed. Sir Axialrod is also clawed. Jareath now reacts and hits the Gargoyle. Azim throws another dart, hitting again. The Gargoyles claw Sir Axialrod. Errich encourages Jareath. Janthyra’s cast Frost Bite but failed to hurt the Gargoyle. Ulfgrim stepped forward tand hit it. As did Jareath. Azim misses with a dart throw. The Gargoyle misses Jareath, the other moved into the space vacated by Sir Axialrod, falling into the classic “stand there so we can hit you trap”. Sir Axialrod struck the Gargoyle with his shield. Errich didn’t want to throw his weapon away stepped forward praised Jareath (and had a look in his pocket…. with an disapproving look from Azim). Jareath cast Dissonant Whisper. Azim missed. The Gargoyles both hit their intended targets. Errich helped Jareath again and put the item back, Jareath noticed this time. Janthyra missed with another Fire Bolt. Ulfgrim, Jareath and Azim missed. The Gargoyles didn’t have much success either. Sir Axialrod hit. Errich pick pocked Jareath of his dagger then threw it at the Gargoyle hitting it in the eye. Janthyra hit with a Fire Bolt. Ulfgrim missed again. Jareath cast Dissonant Whisper causing it to flee away from him. He then moved behind Azim. Azim prepared to throw at the gargoyle as he came back into range, and hit. Sir Axialrod hit and knocked over the other Gargoyle. Errich stepped forward and pushed his dagger into the Gargoyles chest and watched it die. Meanwhile Ulfgrim hit the other Gargoyle. Jareath mocked the Gargoyle as Sir Axialrod nearly killed it. Errich encouraged Ulfgrim, as Janthyra blasted it to pieces with a Fire Bolt ….. battle ends.
The hero’s search the tower but find nothing.