The party continues on its path towards Zhentil keep and a massive storm approaches. High winds, rain, hail and lightning forces them to find shelter. They eventually find what looks like a cave entrance at the base of a hill. At the top of the hill also appears to be an abandoned tower that looks in ruins from this distance. They choose to go into the cave as its closer to get out of the storm.
As the enter, it opens to a large room that doesn’t appear to be a cave at all. In fact its has carved walls and three closed door opposite each other. In the corner, the see a ugly half-orc also seeking shelter and a Storm-Peace is declared. After some brief conversation a loud crack of thunder is heard and it shakes the entire room. Bits of rock falls from the ceiling opening up small holes. Water starts leaking in and eventually panic stricken rats start falling upon them through these holes.
The rates seems weak but numbers are high. After getting bitten all over the place, they kill them all.
After healing wounds, they examine the doors. The half-orc barbarian is intent on eating the rats and starts searching for wood to start a fire. The only wood he sees is the large doors so he picks up a large rock and starts bashing it repeatedly making a ton of noise. Eventually the party convinces him to stop. Jeff picks the lock on the first door in the middle.
They walk down a narrow hall and it opens into a what appears to be an old torture chamber. A hole in the ceiling goes straight up and has a old rope coming down it. They are then ambushed by 2 hobgoblins who heard them coming a mile away. They kill the creatures and a Belt of Lifting is found. (+1 STR for determining carry capacity only) Merritt’s characters see’s its slightly magical, doesn’t tell the party and takes it for his own……
They continue down the hall and see a corridor to the right. It looks like musty spider webs so Jeff leads and is trying to search first. He fails a spot check and trips a near invisible silk line and a web net drops on him. From above, a large spider that was hiding also drops on them. They kill the monster. They find 75 gold and a Pearl of Power- 0 level…They also find a Cleric in the corner all webbed up that was going to be the spiders next meal. They cut him free but he is badly wounded for now…(Dan)….
After licking wounds, they continue forward into a main chamber. They see a large alter with what appears to be a body on the table. An undead Bugbear knight rises and attacks. The cleric tries to turn the creature but fails as its too powerful. The Half-Orc Barbarian rages and does a majority of the damage and crushes it. They find 250g and a MW Short Sword.
Total EXP Earned 750
Merritt -50 for being a douche…