Quest for the Staff of Genesis: Game Day 4-11-09 pt.2
After Rididdlethumb finally passed his test and the rest of the party finished with rebuilding the town of Egami, the entire party continued on with their quest. Having recently recieved a vital clue they ventured on to a dungeon purported to contain the next part of the Staff of Genesis. Reaching the dungeon the party entered. The first room they entered contained a fountain. Rididdlethumb examined the fountain and discovered it wasn’t water but was in fact acid. He lost all of his rope in the discovery.
The party discovered the entrance to a secret room underneath the fountain. Inside the room the party discovered very old frescoes depicting a Royal family though there was something familiar about them. Other frescoes depicted the disassembling of what the party determined to be the Staff of Genesis. Coming back up the stairs after finding nothing else of importance in the room and continued on through the dungeon.
The next room contained Orc, Ogres, Drow and Mind Flair. The fiends all seemed to be feasting on human; Bawb, Sir Gallahad, and Rididdlethumb rushed into the room. Nevets held back cowering at the door due to his overpowering fear of doors. Because of his holding back he noticed Andrea shaking off a slight headache just before she vanished from view. Nevets immediately cast a spell of protection. The Drow bodyguards ran into the room and the unconverted Drow yelled, “Attack the traitors!” and the room went dark.
Nevets had targeted the Mind Flare at the back of the room because he knew that his Dust of the Purple Sage bowstring would cause havoc to his party if he fired near them. Unknown to the rest of the party, Andrea had cloaked herself and made a beeline towards the Mind Flare. The remainder of the party were engaging Drow. Andrea killed the Mind Flare by slitting its throat, the Mind Flare’s escaping essence caused Nevets arrow to begin to bounce around the room during which it failed to explode but managed instead to kill every Orc and Oger.
Nevets then cast Continual Light. The evil Drow had to shield their eyes and their armor nd weapons turned to dust. The party was then able easily dispatch the remainder of the Drow (even Hawrayn’s bats and Bawb’s kitty cat helped). Just as the battle was ending, Nevets, Rididdlethumb and Andrea’s annoying bodyguard noticed a woman enter the room from the west. Just as Nevets thought there was something familiar about her she vanished. Nevets and Rididdlethumb (Editor’s note try typing that name over and over) convinced the party to head back to the paintings.
Back in the painting room Nevets and R-thumb immediately noticed that the woman they saw looked a lot like the eldest daughter in the main painting. Sir Galahad then tipped his helmet at “Andrea”. She revealed that it was her sister we saw. Also that her sister was after the same staff the party was searching for. “Andrea” was not revealing much beyond that. Nevets and a few others then heard footsteps approaching. Nevets asked “Andrea” if there was any other way out of the room. Andrea showed the group a secret passage.
The group exited the painting room, Andrea and Nevets stayed behind to booby trap the door to the secret passage using his D.E.T. Cord. Hawrayn summoned spiders to spin webs in the passage way to conceal the fact the party had used the passage. At the other end, ‘Andrea’ and Nevets booby trapped the door at the other end of the passage. The party found themselves in what used to be a library. All the books were piled on the floor soaked in flammable liquid. As the party were searching the book pile they heard the explosive sounds of Nevet’s booby trap going off.
Nevets found a treasure in the pile that he considered very valuable, a book of magic recipes. Nevets flipped through the book and immediately recognized Dust of the Star Fairies, Dust of the Purple Sage (a prime ingredient in D.E.T. Cord) and Dragon Bubbles. Nevets quickly put the book in his pack. The party left the library, R-Thumb walked off down the hall and found himself suddenly stuck in the floor…. To be continued next game session.