We head back to the Welcome Wench. Balyx resolves to get a proper bath and ends up at the temple of Pelor, soliciting a hot cleansing bath to wash the death dog saliva from his scales.
Caela decides to head to the Scrollsmith to find a way to deter future attacks. She finds some options for spells and potions, but the party finds it difficult to justify the expense.
12 gold spent on the day, for food, lodging, and a bath. The night passes without incident. In the morning, we cast Pass without Trace and though we are not sure if it is the work of the spell or the gods simply smiled upon us, but we arrive at the Moathouse without any encounters. We scope out the entrance and see the tracks of multiple large amphibious creatures heading in and out. Jarry casts Invisibility on Balyx and he moves toward the entrance. Something stirs in the reeds and a large, green shape emerges glistening from the water, although we are not certain that we have been seen.
Balyx casts Misty Step and transports himself, invisible, onto the ramparts. He sees the ruins of the Moathouse, along with a brown slime heading up to an elevated portion. Lauris uses Mage Hand to push Balyx off the rampart. As Geth and Lauris look out at the frogs, they notice that they are not looking at us. Lauris casts Silent Image and creates an image of a giant fly. Most of the flies tongue the fly repeatedly except two, who jump directly towards Geth, who just barely sees them coming in time to duck under and behind them. Geth stealthily disengages and the rest of the party begins to creep across the bridge still under the influence of Pass without Trace.
Inside, Balyx can see a creature bobbing up and down as though it is eating or cleaning. He recognizes it as a blue dragon, but he can’t tell how large it is. He can see the top of it over a barrier about three feet high.
Gems (page 45 blast)
3 paintings worth 75gp each
9 gems valued at 50 gp @
7 amulets of Saint Cuthbert
2 Potions of Animal Friendship
1 Bag or Pouch
1 Potion of Fire Breath
3 holy symbols of Saint Cuthbert, valued at 150g apiece.
A jade symbol of Saint Cuthbert