The Catastrophe, Inc party was lead by Waylan this time as they attempted to pull the bronze doors before them using Mage Hand…no luck. They decided to use ye old grappling hook trick…no luck.
Wayland then approached the door and found out two things 1) they were locked and 2) they PUSH inward…so no pulling needed.
Waylan pulled out his trusty thieves tools and proceeded to ineptly unlock the door, breaking the sleeping gas vial attached to the other side, which Reth breathed in deeply and began is 5000 year slumber.
While Reth’s panther watched over his master’s prone body, Waylan began examining the tomb and identified the Berzerker Axe embedded in the wall.
Silentread found two hidden clay pots, one with Bison or Cattle depicted upon it, and the other with sleeping or dead bodies painted on it.
Phylo took the one with cattle and broke it over Reth’s head and out fell a dozen Pizzel Sticks.
Silentread deftly opened her pot and revealed a Dispel Magic (7th level) scroll which was used to wake Reth up.
Awakened, Reth immediately recognized the Pizzel sticks as food and quickly ate one, then gathered the rest for later…he did not take any more poison damage after consuming one, so Silentread asked for one and ate it too.
Waylan ate one, but Phylo and Faedell held off eating them (and took poison damage)
Then Reth called Jenny (867-5309) and the crypt opened up revealing a lot of awesome treasure.
Phylo took the mask, and Faedell took the chain and the corpse began to stir. So Waylan cast a spell.
Now, ask yourself, what is the appropriate spell for this situation? Hold Person? Turn Undead? Command? NO! Thunderwave, obviously.
Thunderwave cast into the crypt with the corpse and treasure, caused a shower of corpse and treasure to be blasted out of the crypt into the air where the corpse began transofrming into a special Vampire Spawn (Tloques Popolocas) who brought forth swarms of bats, hold person, and mirror image as he attempted to defeat Catastrophe, Inc.
He was dispatched as all foes who face the wrath of Reth, Phylo, Waylan, Silentread, and Faedell are…eventually.
What is the next challenge to await the intrepid explorers?
Will they take an hour to decide how to open the next door?
Who will be the next to fall asleep?
Will they look at the treasure they obtained to find the special item they missed?
Join us next time to find out: Oct 4th 6:00PM