Monday, October 24, 2016
The battle rages on as the group attempts to take out the three defenders. Once there is only one left, that one opens the door behind him and retreats into the next room, getting out of sight. This leaves the party a brief moment or two to get some much needed healing done and regrouping to press on into the unknown. Llyrana leads the advancement into the next room followed by Zaigon and Black Mage. Haligon hangs back in order to lend healing support when needed. But just as the group finds some new enemies in the room they just entered, a couple more come down the rope ladder and attack them from the rear.
While this development causes them some consternation at first, Haligon with the help of Black Mage and Llyrana's excellent bowshots, neutralize the rear attack quickly and then concentrate on the frontal assault. There they not only are engaged with an excellent bowman, but a cleric and several other mongrelment and a tiefling join the fray. Channeled energy rockets back and forth between the groups as well as other spells flying away. In the end the heroes are able to crush their enemies. They then take the time to explore this area as well as rest before continuing on. They find some valuable items and some documents that the enemy cleric, named Hosilla - yep you read that right: Hosilla, had in her possession. It read:
In addition to the note that gives them clues to searching out remaining Baphomet cultists in Kenabres (the safe houses) and the other monetary and equipment treasures left behind from the recently deceased, the heroes also find a long darkwood case with a breathtaking longsword inside - a weapon of obviously superior craftsmanship with a razor-sharp blade that appears to be made of shining gold. While the group is able to ascertain that it is indeed a magical longsword, they are unable to figure out what it really can do.
The rest of the exploration of the evil mongrelmen's abode goes rather simply, with just a couple more battles - one with two Baphomet cultist priests, some dire rats, and a couple more mongrelmen. This battle ends up with the priests contained in a pile of their own limbs after Black mage successfully knocked them over and slid them across the ground using his hydraulic push spell. And the second battle occured shortly after with three demons - the lowly but still quite dangerous dretch. Llyrana's tiger was beaten into unconsciousness and it took the heroes quite a bit to bring these abominations out of existance. In the end they were successful without any losses and also found the way out to the currently used Kenabres sewer system. This is when our heroes then returned triumphant back to Neathholm for rest, resupply, and to gather their friends they left waiting for them to clear the way.
During the next session the heroes see what has become of Kenabres