Given I missed my write up session last week, I have decided to do a double session this week for convenience.  Given the trauma of previous weeks we decided to leave our mark on this strange and foreboding place in which we found ourselves.  With our ranger advocating her presence with Lily waz ‘ere graffiti and the Cleric Crafting Onatarian symbols across the stones.  Much to our amusement this caused much confusion to the GM’S Monday night gamers,  resulting in  several mishaps in their adventures too – whoops! During our natural state of excavations we uncovered splintered remains of coffins and forced tunnelling excavations by some random creatures that we had yet to encounter. Although, this would not take too long as Baylan, our thief is pulled away by some long spindly creature which turns out to be a ghoul of a horrific nature.   The 7ft Monk is petrified by this act Feasting Ghoulwhilst the Cleric kills the Ghoul by taking on the Monks power of pummeling and making a clerical cry of ‘Onator Protects’. In his traumatized state the monk is slowly being dragged away from the party into some dark recess.  Our resident Warforged spots the action and runs through to attack said ghoul by removing several bodily parties putting the ghoul into a state of residual shock.  Lily focuses her bow on another target and takes them down with a single bolt, has Susan does the final damaging blow to the one mourning over its lost body part and soon to be dinner.  Susan then spots an open cavern, which looks like another ghoulish cavern and spots a large pile of skin and skulls, obviously the dining room and turns and leaves. The team make their way down a secondary exit room instead leading down into even darker and deeper caverns, only to be greeted what can only be described as a large mutated crayfish.  Trevor ( S’yvian’s Toad) spits acid as S’yvian herself focuses on conjuring an owl of gigantic proportions.  Gwen passes to the Cleric a shield of faith by Onator he misses his hit leaving others to think his faith may not be as strong as he would like others to be believe it is, and question whether Onator really does Protect, as he is grabbed by the Crayfish and is slowly crushed within its  pincers. Susan brings down blow, causing some damage to the Crayfish.  Lily misses and hits Baylan.  Gwen misses and hits Susan.  The Cleric who seeing all this starts to lose faith not only in Onator but his companions and tries to break free.  The Crayfish sensing the movement grabs on tighter to his prey forcing the Cleric to pass out, at such point the Crayfish drops him to the ground.  The Cleric remains lifeless and still on the ground. Baylan in anger at this action attempts a backslash and although fails the back stab still manages to catch a pincer and do some damage. The ranger follows up with another  cross bolt as S’yvien lets loose an arrow taking it through the eye straight into the brain.  The crayfish collapses in writhing before falling still.  On close inspection and examination the meat is totally edible and so they gather up as much as they can carry and take it back to their store-room before heading back into the depths. Down some of the side corridors they can hear rattling of what sounds like chains but no clear direction from where this noise is coming from, so they opt to continue on their merry way. Coming across once more a closed-door, the cleric now fully recovered attempts to knock down the door, and fails, and is heard to mutter something about still recovering from his pinching incident.  Upon his second attempt he successfully pushes it open as the team become surrounded by what can only be described as 7ft Gnolls.

Gnoll

Gnoll

S’yvien attempts yet another acid cloud but misses entirely and hits the back wall.  She sits and mutters to herself at how can she conjure a celestial Octopus and Badger but can’t manage a simple Acid cloud.  Susan fires her crossbow and misses, whilst the monk is appearing to have a heart attack in the corner.  Lily takes another cross bow shot causing severe damage.  The cleric now feeling he has something to prove, takes out the Gnoll directly in front of him. S’yvien then summons yet another celestial Owl, and then attempts to hide but nearly falls over Trevor who croaks and moves out the way making her stumble quite ungracefully  and making her very visible to all around her. Gwen then successfully hits Susan – oops wrong person, as Grim-Tooth misses with his sling.  However, the Gnolls then take a step out of the adventurers’ action and also manage to hit several of their own party.  Lily now filled with confidence from her previous encounters goes for the cross-bow again, but this time misses and manages to  de-active Susan who looks very put out by this as she powers down murmuring ‘Mummmyyyyyyy!!!’ Baylan opts for safety by doing a hide and tumble and attempted back stab only to miss and put himself in harms way. The Cleric who is finding that Onator does not always protect retreats a little and casts some healing spells.  S’yvian’s Owl appears and does 2 points of damage whilst  S’yvien herself uses up her scroll of stinking cloud disabling several members of the Gnoll army. During this time Gwen is fixing up Susan just in time for her to use a sword carry out a killing blow and cleave another Gnoll in the follow through.  Grim Tooth fired up by this action manages to perform a critical and carries out what can only be described as a mind crushing blow of Oberon standards. Lily follows this with a further critical and takes out another one of the blighters.  Grim Tooth goes for another hit shot, as the Gnolls start to attempt a fight back but misses both Baylan and Grim Tooth.  Susan comes up behind them and takes one out with a single blow before following the others down a small passage, where they are dry heaving from the stinking cloud and taking them out one by one.

The preceding corridors have seen lots of traffic tooing and frooing from the current door.  The group knocks and a human figure opens the door and looks at the group.  Baylan steps forward requesting assistance as they have forgotten the password and they don’t wish to die.  The human looks less than impressed and dismisses the request as more humans in cloaks appear.  Other humans further down the passageway start making strange whistling noises, which Gwen comments on this being a primitive form of communication and urges us to kill them, kill them quickly before more hoards arrive en masse. Susan successfully fires her cross-bow once more and executes a death stroke in the process, whilst Grim Tooth misses and his mysterious heart attack re-appears.   Cleric uses his recently acquired  battle-axe and splits one of the humans heads wide open.  S’y vian this time manages to conjure a celestial Centipede as Baylan shoots causing damage to another human.  The centipede manages to take a swipe and although it does Dexterity damage  the human saves itself from long lasting health damage.  S’y vian considers doing yet another attempt at our Acid cloud test but is told ‘not to do it’ . Then from no where maniacal laughter is heard echoing around the corridors from nowhere before it slowly comes to a chilling end: https://youtu.be/qc8vxx6J5Xw

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