consideration and excessive deliberation, the party decided to pick the lock to
the warehouse. Operating with stealth and great caution, Lauris picked the lock
and opened the door. Inside were twelve human corpses and four Kenkus, who
engaged the party in combat. The party killed two of them, and the other two
began to flee. Culdock used Thaumaturgy to make his voice unnaturally loud and
knocked one down in fright. With an Entangle spell, Geth restrained the fleeing
two and the party began to interrogate them only to find that they can only
speak through mimicry. They repeated phrases in different voices, one voice
saying to lock the prisoner in back, another explaining to take someone to the
sewers, following the yellow signs and to the boss, and another saying Xanar
sends his regards.
Checking around the
room, the party found a man in a foul-smelling closet, who was very beat up,
much like the conditions of the room.
The man in the
closet asked if we had found his friend Floon. Culdock asked the man to
identify himself, and he replied that his name was Rainier Neverember, and he
believed that he had been kidnapped for ransom. He explained that he and Floon
were out drinking and he was so sorry that Floon had been mixed up in this, and
he thought that whoever jumped the two of them got them mixed up and thought
Floon was him.
As best the party
could tell, he was telling the truth. Rainier explained that he and Floon were
hanging out at the Skeever and that they said that his father was said to have
embezzled a large pile of gold when he was Open Lord and hid it somewhere in
the city. Rainier did not know whether or not that would be true, because he
hadn’t spoken with his father in years. The Zenterem thought that they could find
the gold with an artifact called the Stone of Golor, which was recently stolen
from the Xanathar. Rainier offered to join in looking for Floon, and the party
accepted his offer.
Checking around the
room, Geth observed something funny near the room at the back. Further
investigation revealed it to be a secret door. The party decided to check
upstairs before opening the secret door.. The only thing of interest was a
system of bells attached to strings, and Culdock, intrigued, took them, along
with an intricately folded paper bird from a table.
The party moved on
to check the secret door, and found two crates. Gherkin borrowed Kulve’s
crowbar to pry open the crates. When opened, one was found to contain four
paintings worth 75 gold apiece, and another contained a bag with fifteen
unmarked silver bars inside, worth 50 gold apiece.
Kulve and Rainier
both noticed that someone was coming and alerted the group. A column of
guardsmen entered. The sergeant, Stagget, demanded to know what was going on.
Culdock, holding four valuable paintings, successfully deceived the sergeant
into believing he had entered with the paintings. Upon sighting Neverember,
Stagget with great consternation asked what his family was doing involved with
all this. Neverember offered him much the same story as he did the party, and
Stagget turned to the rest of us and asked what we were doing here. Gherkin
explained that we had fought the Kenkus but everyone else was dead upon our
arrival. Geth explains that we were hired to find a man named Floon. Stagget
asks if Volo put us up to this, and Geth answered in the affirmative. He
conferred with his men, who reported that the scene is consistent with our
Having finished the
investigation, Stagget tells the party to get out and stay out of trouble with
the gangs. Geth explained that he needs to get his compatriots from the back
room, where they pocketed five silver bars between them. Lauris stealthily
grabbed five more silver bars for himself, and was observed only by Geth.
The party ventured
over to the Old Xagblob shop to see if the owner would be interested in buying
the paintings. He was not.. The party headed back to the Yawning Portal on
Neverember’s suggestion to regroup, rest and discuss the plan.
to the bar owner, arranged to store his paintings in the back of the bar. The
rest of the party put money down on a common room and ordered food.
Back in the room,
Geth brought the subject to the silver bars and said that it sounds like
everyone gets two silver bars apiece. Culdock said he thought it was one
apiece, to which Geth replied that Lauris grabbed an extra for each of them.
They divvied the silver accordingly.
The party decides
to make for the sewers first thing in the morning. They arose and ordered food.
They asked around to find the entrance to the sewers, and someone pointed them
in the right direction. They approached the sewers and the odor was repugnant,
but only Kulve retches. Culdock cast Light on Geth’s scimitar, and Gherkin
hands Lauris two torches. It was really nasty down there. There was a channel
of sewage that divides into two paths. Geth noticed a yellow chalk marking on
one and took the lead down the path, with Gherkin right behind him.
After a long trek
through the sewers and completely losing track of time, the party came to a
vertical shaft with a ladder with the mark they have been following nearby.
There is a metal plate at the top, but blocking the way was a floating orb
about the size of a grapefruit, with a large eye in the center and four smaller
eyestalks. It bared its teeth at us.
Geth charged the beholder and slashed it with its scimitar. Culdock cast Spare the Dying on Geth just in case. The beholder bit Geth! Rainier shot the Beholder with his shortbow. Lauris shot the Beholder with his shortbow. The Beholder made a hissing sound and fell to the ground dead.
whatever pronoun in which you identify:
From the point
that you stumbled into the thriving metropolis of Waterdeep you have
accomplished what few can claim.
1. Shared beverages with questionable business
2. Visited BOTH reputable and disreputable
3. Spent the night sleeping it off
4. Made a gallant effort in covering yourself
with raw sewage
5. Killing bird-creatures that were doing
nothing more than occupying a warehouse
If this were the
real world I would say that the campaign, so far, represents a typical trip to
BUT IT IS
After killing a
small Beholder you have rounded the corner to find yourself faced with a
ladder. At the top of the ladder is a
circular-lock securing a circular-door.
suggest that the party make use of the internet to discuss the next course of
You are fortunate
to have not had to roll Fortitude checks because that turd really looks