Quest for the Staff of Genesis: Game Day 4-26-09
When we last checked in with the party Rididdlethumb found himself stuck in the floor. Before the party could do anything a dozen Bugbears attacked. The party fought back. Nevets cast Befriend Animal and now has a pet Bugbear. R-thumb tried his level best to attack while stuck in the floor. Andrea and Rayne used their cloaks of invisibility. Aria wasn’t very successful in her attacks but her Drow bodyguard beheaded one. Bawb toasted one with a fireball. Hawrayn cast Thunderbolt indoors, killing three. Rayne and Andrea while invisible managed to dispatch one each.
The remaining Bugbears took the better part of valor and retreated. After defeating the Bugbears the team debated whether or not to rescue R-thumb. The Lawful Good characters swayed the vote and eventually R-thumb was rescued from his rocky trap.
The party continued on into the next room, continuing their search for the next piece of the staff. Entering the room they discovered the remaining Bugbears and two Beholders performing a ritualistic human sacrifice. The beheaded Paladin (I’d love to tell you about him but he was dead), on the altar was wearing the same Eye-of-the-Tiger symbol given to the members of our party. Nevets wondered just how many different parties had been sent out to recover the staff as this was at least the fifth failure his current party had stumbled across.
Galahad with an oath, launched himself at the Beholders. Nevets’ Bugbear attacked the Beholders as well now believing them to be her enemies. General pandemonium broke out as the remainder of the party joined the attack. Hawrayn blinded one of the Beholders which then ran around the room, hit the wall, and fell down dead. After defeating the Beholders and Bugbears, Galahad took his sword and drove it into the altar. In a puff of smoke, Molech and Azmandius, two demons appeared. The demons were upset over the fact that the party had interrupted their sacrifice.
Awash in self-assuredness after defeating the last demon they encountered, the team pressed on. Hawrayn sent his three bats in to attack at the same moment he did. Hawrayn missed but in the nexus created by the failed spell, a fourth bat was created. This bat sucked ALL the heat out of Molech and turned him into an ice statue. The rest of the party turned their attention towards Azmandius. The remaining demon was understandably upset over the fact that the team had incapacitated his cohort, “You will Die!” he told the party.
“You first,” Nevets replied as he cocked his fairy dust bow and let fly an arrow. The first arrow missed but the second connected. The resulting explosion caused the demon so much damage that he fled. The party’s armor all began to have “A”s branded into them. Rididdlethumb and Neaferious Applegate attempted to move the Molech ice statue and became part of the statue. The party was puzzling over the rescue of their now frozen compatriots. Rayne discovered that of the the three doors exiting the room, two were locked and was very warm.
The party opened the warm door and levitated the ice statue through it. The Molech portion of the statue melted away to nothing. Rididdlethumb and Nefearious Applegate were freed, however R-thumb’s bow is now severely afraid of the cold and will refuse to work below 32F….
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