Another game completed.
Drogo met with Gruffjaw and was gifted a rapier and an apology for his role in the Farnham Debacle. The rapier is magical (+1 to attack and damage) and inscribed with runes. Melhalvir was disappointed he wasn’t given any credit and grumbled that they should return to the town at some point to kill everyone in it. On his way out Gruffjaw also gave Iaini a gift – a ring with an ornate spider carved onto it. We then completely forgot about it. We shall remedy this in the next game.
Brúnhelga refused to meet with Paen so Melhalvir met with her instead. She accepted that she deserved this treatment from Brúnhelga, but asked him to pass on an apology; she felt that the way Brúnhelga had behaved during the Farnham Debacle (not getting involved in the fight, preventing a further battle between the townspeople and the party) showed that she had been wrong about her all along. So she presented her with a gift: The Mace of St Ghandi the Bloody. A very holy artifcact that gives +1 to attack and does +1 fire damage on hit. Also whilst wielding it she occasionally hears the voice of St Ghandi in her mind.
Before heading out Melhalvir decided to use the money gained in the Glubgar adventure to buy himself a better staff/arcane focus.
When at Candlekeep they were refused entry by a guard who has (quote from Dave) “the most annoying voice you have come up with yet”. He explained that they couldn’t come in without a library card. To get a library card they would have to provide Candlekeep with a valuable book that is not already in the library. However Sheldon Lon is known to them so he summoned the head librarian, Armani Darling. The androgynous Armani showered them with compliments and insisted on taking in Sheldon Lon to care for him. Armani explained that even though the PCs were so very, very beautiful the rules of the library could not be over-ruled. However recently another group of adventurers had gone off to find the fabled last book of Count Wakka and Armani knew the location they went to. The party headed off to get the book.
Once there the guys advanced through the cavern and fought a pair of carrion crawlers. As they explored further they came across a strange creature – a Flail Snail. They decided that they would not attack it as it was not coming after them. They then found a cave that had a small hut in it, glowing with a blue light. The cave was full of spiderwebs which Brúnhelga burned away with the spell continual flame (so I guess that there is a cave in the world that is constantly on fire). As Brúnhelga and Drogo attempted to open a trapdoor in the hut Iaini got bored and attacked the flail snail (as it was ever so slowly bearing down on them). It turned out to be tougher than expected and actually managed to knock Drogo unconscious; the state you go to when you are dying. Brúnhelga was halfway down the trapdoor and refused to come back out.
The party recovered from this and set off down the trapdoor after looting some magical potions from some corpses.
They found themselves in a small maze, faced with a carving of a door in a wall. After a bit of exploration they found a couple of animated suits of armour. After a battle the armour went to the door and made it real. Inside was the prize they sought – a book entitled ‘If I did it: here’s how it happened. Confessions of Count Wakka’.
Finally Iaini noticed a small plaque with the inscription ‘I have a tail and a head. I have no body. I am NOT a snake’. Brúnhelga guessed the correct answer (a coin) and a small brick pushed out of the wall. She grabbed the coin that was in there greedily.
Now our heroes just have to return to Candlekeep and get their library card.