Kiero is looting the body (of the demon we killed last session). She is standing in for Elliana's "ooh, shiny!" proclivities. Kiero has come across:
- 400 gp
- metal lark pendant, which is Alyria's favored animal
- children's book (singed) written in elven
- Celawen's brothers' book
- small notebook-shaped bag
- The notebook in the bag has some symbols on it, (that require knowledge plains to decipher)
Kiero appraises her stolen amulets. After Kiero hands the metal lark to Bhurrito, a door appears. Tammy knocks on the door, but there is no response. Kiero asks Celawen if she will go with us through the door. Celawen says no, that she should stay and look for her brother.
Suddenly, in a strange twist of fate, Celawen opens the door, goes through it, and vanishes.
The party, befuddled, heads back to the cracked flask for drinks. Tammy helps Kador preserve remaining orc.
The night passes uneventfully. People spend 7 copper, except for Kador, who pays 1.2gp for the night.
Kiero learns spells to read the notebook. The notebook contains instructions to become a demon. It outlines the "despicable acts that you need to do to begin becoming a demon". Kiero believes it would be "bad" if the book fell into the wrong hands, but didn't want to destroy it yet. After the reading, Kiero wrapped the book in several layers of cloth that were soaked in holy water. Then she blessed a bucket of horse water, and bathed herself in it, to wash the "dirties" out.
The book looked like it was "mundane". Some weird dude's notes on how to find a demon that you like, and then to follow them, and forge that demonic connection. After further thought, Kiero decided to burn the book, bless it, burn and bless the ashes, then mix it into a field and bless the field. There was much blessing and activity. If there where the Rabbi from "Robin Hood, Men in Tights", people may have gotten tipsy from all of the blessing. Tammy assisted with the arduous task, and the party grew tired from watching the purification efforts.
After that, the party went back to the inn. Kiero studied and reset her spells. In the middle of the night, in the inn, Kiero woke up to see a hag knawing at her, with biting and clawing. People wake up, and feel an "aura of misfortune", so Bhurrito, having failed a check, has to take two rolls for the next three rounds, and take the lower of those two rolls.
The hag must have come down through the chimney, like a macabre Santa Claus.
Kador got a critical! At one point of damage. It is best described as a Chuck-Norris fail.
The bites of the hag feel like fire. … There is much hacking, biting, healing. Kiero falls unconscious as she is putting her armor on (the armor was off when she was asleep).
- 29 platinum; 201 gold pieces; 10 silver pieces
- 1 pearl, freshwater, worth 11gp
- hematite, worth 7gp
- sardonics - 50gp
- golden ivory decanter – 400gp (art object)
A white door appears near the bar. The party goes through, acting like a caterpillar / conga line. The party appears in a dark room. Kiero lights a torch to bring forth light.
On the opposite side of the room, there is an altar, with a body chained on top of it. When the party is half-way to the altar, initiative!
A shaggy, maniacal ape with horns and hoves appears where we saw the altar a moment ago. It is a demon. Jamie hits, and does no damage. Kador's arrow hits, and does no damage. Kiero summons a spiritual weapon, a war hammer, to fight for her. … A couple rounds go by, and people are able to do some damage. Kador accidentally shoots Tammy for 4 damage.
Not much happens for a while. Most weapons are below damage resistance. Giles continues poking at its back with silver dagger. Jamie performs a critical punch, which surprises both the demon and Jamie. Tammy finishes off the demon using "inflict moderate wounds" for 17 damage.
Group loot of the body:
- azerite – 10gp
- crysophase - 40gp
- masterwork sickle – 306gp
- oil of light (magic) – 25 gp
- protection from evil (portion, magic) – 25gp
- scroll of dispel magic – 375gp
- scroll of identify – 25gp
- 2 wands;
- wand of divine favor – 7 charges
- wand of enlarge person – 40 charges
Jamie and Kador realized that the alter moved at exactly the same moment, and found a set of stairs below. Given a "6th sense", they closed the alter back over the stairs, and decided to rest to recharge spells. There are no doors, windows, or exits, other than the stairs under the altar.
Down the stairs, there is another room, with an altar, and a person chained to it. Deja vu! The altar is on the opposite side of the room. (Think fire escape alternating landings.). It looks like a half-elf. Probably Celawen's brother. We decide to march in battle formation, for flanking bonuses! We see a very shiny, disco-ball-esque demon. Droning beating of wings confuses three party members (Kador, Tammy, Giles). Celawen starts singing a counter-song for the droning wing beat, to bring the three party members back into focus (and not acting like back-up dancers). Disco demon attacks Tammy, and Tammy gurgles at -8 health.
Combat continues, Jamie eventually fatigues this demon as well, and then obliterates it.
- 210pp (platinum); 2116gp;130sp
- amulent - mighty fists +1
- 2 rings:
- ring of protection + 2
- non-magical (?) ring that looks very similar to the one that Bree is wearing.
- It is an "ancient key" to something, that Celawen doesn't remember.
There is a heartwarming family reunion, after Giles releases Celawen's brother from the chains. The alter is moveable again, but we'll once again we'll close he altar and camp out. The night passes uneventfully. The next morning, Kador creeps out Celawen, by munching on orc. The party then moves through the portal. Celawen also goes through the portal after the party, but ends up elsewhere (another place and time).
The party is in a forest, in the middle of the day. We are not sure whether or not this is the same forest as we were in previously. Behrito found the river about 5 day's walk away.
We start walking, when suddenly, Tammy finds that one of her pockets is warm. It's a card! We hug Tammy, except for Giles. The Card is:
Suit of books; The foreign trader
We emerge in a bazar. There are all kinds of things in the bazar, which even include orc, in jerky form!
-12 platinum for ring removal, at temple to Alyria
Sell remaining orc to Bazar.
George's Magical arsenal, which has a magic bag that Jamie is looking for. The store has a 5% discount for clerics. He hands over a bag of minor holding, which can carry 6 cubic feet of material,
Amulet of the remembered. Chooses to exist when it feels like it. The last time it was around was a couple centuries ago. It doesn't exist often on this plane. It comes when it's attention is drawn by a time of strife. Clerics which knew about it were travelers / adventurers that passed away recently.
people going missing on trade routes, being sold as slaves in neighboring villages. Trade routes go through the Lionel.
-2375gp; got bag of holding. 15lbs, can hold 30 cubic feet, and 250 lbs