After recovering from the battle with the vampire, the party reluctantly continued onward, toward the Lost Laboratory of Kwalish.
En route, they came across an orc war party that turned out to be much tougher than the last band of orcs the adventurers ran into.
A little while later, Sytarii discovered that he had not one, but two decks of cards in his pockets. Throwing one of them down, the party suddenly found itself face-to-face with a rather large, very angry, red dragon. This was an illusion created by the card, but as they readied for battle, it was quite apparent that they took the threat seriously. Picking up the card, the dragon vanished.
Some time later, the troupe came across a hunting party of Hobgoblins. Sytarii made a grand show of summoning forth a rather large, very angry, red dragon, and the hobgoblins fled.
Finally arriving at a cave mouth, the party ventured forth, only to find themselves hopelessly lost in a labyrinth. Soon enough, they were charged by a Minotaur. And then another. After defeating them soundly, they miraculously found the way out of the maze and appeared on a rocky outcropping overlooking a large bowl shaped valley with what looked to be a city floating hundreds of feet in the air, held aloft by some horrendously loud engines.
Facing them, at the end of what looked like a dock in mid air, was a sphinx. She challenged them to stump her with a riddle. After a couple of tries and the consequent loss of intelligence, the party was able to ask a riddle she could not solve and so she summoned a flying skiff from the floating city to carry them across the gap.
Alas, our tale pauses here, to be continued next week.
|Character||XP||XP So Far||Level (To Advance)||Treasure|
|3,698||34,314||8 (48,000)||Elven Chain
‘Splashy’ the Water Weird and BackPack
Robe of Eyes
|3,698||33,643||7 (34,000)||Ring of Protection
Wand of Winter
Potion of Giant Strength
Potion of Water Breathing
Scimitar of Wounding
Tattoo of Protection
|Sytarii||3,698||32,701||7 (34,000)||+1 Dagger, “Reszur”
+2 Dagger, “Tinderstrike”
‘Bubbles’ the Water Weird and BackPack
Gloves of Thievery
Cloak of Elvenkind
Boots of Elvenkind
Deck of Several Things
Deck of Illusions
|Taban||3,698||28,658||7 (34,000)||+1 Trident, “Drown”|
|Telfid||3,698||31,523||7 (34,000)||Ring of Fire Resistance
Gauntlets of the Ogre
Potion of Diminution
|Aria||3,698||32,293||7 (34,000)||Skyblinder Staff
Ring of Protection
Wand of Magic Missiles