We have cleared out a section of the temple and start into a new area of fun, excitement, harpies, demons, ice, zombies and cowardice.
Charlie – Yarar Azar, brother, deva warpriest (Leader), Sarenrae. Sun rising in the shadows.
Heidi – Hawada, kitsune scout (striker). Snugly death fox girl.
Wendy- Zashi, tiefling swordmage (guardian). Jedi.
Dan M. – Sumna, tiefling Warlock Assassin (Striker/Controller). When in doubt, set them on fire.
Ali – Tala Ananda, half giant Slayer (Striker). Titanic two-handed twizzling tart of turmoil.
Wade – Reza, elf druid (Controller/Striker). Tree hugging cuisinart of death.
We had finally secured a place for ourselves and had taken time to rest up. I served an amazing goblin family recipe of snails, tripe and rat tar tar. I had even found a nice cinnamon glaze for the rats.
Everything was going well until Hawada asked me what were the ingredients. I regaled her with the hunting, preparing and serving of the food when she started compulsively vomiting. At first, i thought she was giving me the traditional goblin vomitorium compliment when I remembered that was not a custom of her people, katapesh, humans or most folks.
Well, it got bad when Zashi also got sick with an amazingly perfect shot into the meal collection bucket. Realizing the sensitive nature of others stomachs I took action. Luckily, I had 5 ampules of Stomach Rx™ which I got Sumna, Tala, Reza and Yarar to take.
The next morning, Zashi and Hawada stayed back at basecamp while the rest of us went and explored. (OOC: Heidi and Wendy were out.)
We explored a new section. We found a section that had statues of six of the seven dark gods. We then came across a room filled with harpies and lizard men and rope bridges. The fight was much more challenging without Hawada, Zashi and Zashi.
I should point out that Sumna attempted to ‘negotiate’ with the harpies. He even tried to pimp me out to them. I really appreciate that he tried for me. He knows how hard I have been working lately. I really felt like the team has come together when Sumna is willing to be my wingman for the gurrls.
We learned from the harpies that one direction led to the Ettin (our first encounter in the labyrinth) and the other direction led to a DEMON. Sweet! We are so like real adventurers after we bag our first demon.
So we go to the next room and it split. into a bunch of options. One opens to a room where the crystal woman (head in a crystal) says her body is. That we could reunite her soul to her body. That she would help us and be all buddy. We also learned that she is the wife of the guy imprisoned here. What a divorce! Looks like she got her alimony as a giant crystal.
Anyway, the other room was frosted over. We went in and it froze behind us as Corpsicles exploded out of their icy prisons. It got so suddenly cold but Yar put up the Sarenrae protective mojo that stopped us from freezing to death.
Reza seemed to really find a groove and pounced from one cold zombie to the next. Soon the whole group of them was dead.
The freeze locker led to another room which had the demon. And what did we do? We ‘negotiated’ with the demon. Letting him go.
So disappointed. So very disappointed.
I made a secret vow that I would eat demon before we left the Pyramid of Shadows.