This session lasted from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
A Critical Hit happens on a natural twenty on an attack roll,
and damage is doubled.
There isn't a Critical Misses rule, but sometimes on a
natural one on an attack roll something embarrassing and
funny but usually non-damaging happens.
Karl puts on Ring. Karl takes it off. Karl puts it
back on. Orm scratches him, but the scratch doesn't heal instantly.
Went back to 3rd level of the dungeon.
Maury successfully opens a lock! (For the 2nd time in
this dungeon, we think.)
5 Adventurer corpses, one dressed as a magic user: 120 gp, 400 ep,
scroll. Nothing else worth taking.
Found room with pool of clear water, with a figure chained at the
bottom, struggling. Can't reach it with a 10 foot pole. Can't pull
it up with rope and grappling hook. Men see it as a beautiful woman
and the women see it as a handsome man, while Avarey sees it as
a beautiful elven princess. Tied a rope to Maury and sent her
down to pick lock. Takes a couple of tries. Maury puts other
rope noose around the figure. She sees the figure wither into a
skeleton. We pull them both up. Maury gets the boots and pouch
off the skeleton, which convinces Orm that it's not as it seems.
The pouch contains thieves tools, 157 gp, 45 sp, and 2 gems, worth
150 sp each. There is a rusty longsword. Orm smashes the sword
against the wall. It breaks.
Orm touches the figure, and sees it wither into a skeleton. He
bashes the bones into pieces, then wipes the bone dust from his mace.
The others see Orm bash the beautiful man/woman into pieces,
then wipe the blood from his mace.
Back to the village.
Pay 3 gp each to the hirelings, 18 gp total.
Total gold from last time and this: 6031.5 gp, so 753.93 gp each.
Total XP from last time and this: +816 XP each! With a 5% XP
bonus that is +856 XP!
So ends The Idol of the Orcs!
Messenger arrives with letter for us. From Mortimer Bean, scribe of
the Library of Tobin. Commends us for driving out orcs. Offers us a
job retrieving the Hyperion Cantos from the estate of Tazimack
the Red, which had been checked out from the Library years before by
Tazimack the Red, who has since died at his estate in in the
village of Tolb. They'll pay us 1000 gp.