Pangleode

2009-04-07

The Battle with Besetldeed continues… Squarescales fails his save against Muurcaado’s soul, and he is ordered to feast on Hidmiquu’s body. However, Squarescales shakes off the domination just before he goes to eat Hid. Squarescales successfully convinces Besetldeed that he is still possessed by Muurcaado.

Meanwhile, Frengele exchanges arrows with a Solar Angel (who tries to use his slaying arrow each round to kill Frengele). The Solar eventually goes down to Frengele’s multishot.

Besetldeed traps Hidmiquu’s body and soul in a gem. He also casts a Wish spell to stop time. He turns Kerrivious to stone, puts Frengele in temporal stasis and orders Muurcaado’s soul to self-destruct Squarescales.

But, Squarescales isn’t actually possessed, and he uses telekenesis to pin and suffocate Besetldeed, knocking him unconscious. Squarescales then kills Besetldeed. U’ulgan leaves the area, killing any angels he sees guarding the place. Squarescales takes his fallen friends into a nearby room, and summons Bludfase and a cleric.

Bludfase and the cleric want to cast zone of truth in order to see if what Squarescales is saying about Besetldeed is true…

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2009-03-18

After teleporting into library, Frengele hears a sound behind one of the back walls. Hidmiquu phase-slides through the wall and sees a round wizard’s casting room with a magic circle. Inside the circle is U’ulgan, and Besetldeed is questioning him. Hid phases back into the library. Frengele fires a couple arrows into the wall, one particularly well shot arrow punches through the 5 foot wall.

Besetldeed looks through the hole and casts prismatic wall, separating the PCs from one another, stranding the ranger. Kerrivious dimension doors into the casting room, and breaks the magic circle, freeing U’ulgan. Squarescales and Hidmiquu phase and teleport into the room. Hid grabs Besetldeed.

Besetldeed casts time stop and traps the PCs in forcecage, reveals a symbol of death and summons an angel. U’ulgan and the angel fight each other. Hid and Squarescales phase and teleport out of the forcecage. Besetldeed casts meteor swarm, doing minimal damage to Kerrivious and Hidmiquu.

A huge elemental and two medium elementals come around the back of the library, where Frengele is trapped. A Solar Angel accompanies them, with his arrows of slaying. Frengele and the Angel have a shoot-out, and Kerrivious fights the huge elemental.

Meanwhile, Squarescales does massive damage to Besetldeed with two tandem disintegrate spells. Hidmiquu attacks Besetldeed again. Besetldeed warns Hid of his “contingencies,” which are “deadly.” Besetldeed uses his ring to cast wail of the banshee, which kills Hidmiquu.

Murcaado’s soul awakens at Hidmiquu’s death, and attempts to take over Squarescale’s body, ordering him “to kill the angel only after you feast on Hidmiquu’s body, and destroy his sword [Protiase]”

The game was called just before Squarescales rolled his will save vs. Murcaado’s soul.

Murcaado – 28
Hidmiquu – 27
Red Angel – 25
Huge Air – 19
Med Air – 15
U’ulgan – 13
Besetldeed – 12
Kerrivious – 12
Squarescales – 12
Solar – 10
Frengele – 10

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2009-03-10

Hidmiquu visits Glans the Human Gemsniffer, who is hostile toward Hid. Hid convinces Glans to send Jonhs to Hid’s apartment for his money. Glans tells Hid that a young boy from Bronchlin’s temple gives him the job orders for Jonhs.

That night, Bludfase calls on the PCs, tells Hidmiquu that they shouldn’t be flashing their badges all over town.

Tweftwim (who appears to be suddenly aged) tells the PCs that there is a Small Council meeting the next day.

At the Small Council, Besetldeed tries to downgrade the badges the PCs got from Bronchlin. Bludfase disagrees and so their badges stay. Besetldeed orders the PCs to kill the cockroaches that are infesting the city.

The PCs visit Sufa Sasog, who tells them that someone, a young boy from Bronchlin’s temple came to order the thousands of cockroaches from him.

Back at the house, the PCs order Tweftwim to summon Golan, the boy librarian. When Tweftwim and Golan return, they are accosted by Jonhs and his gang. Jonhs roughs up Golan, who promptly morphs into a man-sized cockroach. Hidmiquu kills the cockroach, and Jonhs and his gang flee into the streets. There are more giant cockroaches in the streets.

The PCs gather together in their apartment and attempt to leave, but find that they have been teleported into an underground, adamantine, dimensionally anchored seal. Tweftwim starts to age quickly. The Kinematic is at work, aging the PCs. Squarescales, being human is especially vulnerable. Squarescales punches a hole through the dimensional anchor by dispelling a portion of it, and teleports the rest of the party out, into Besetldeed’s library.

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3-2-2009

PCs were granted badges by Bronchlin. These turn out to be Diastchlin Defender Captain badges, normally worn by high ranking Dwarven Defenders.

PCs are told by Besetldeed that their apartments were overrun by cockroaches, and that they will need to sleep in the royal apartments at the temple.

Party consolidates their treasure, and sells off trade-in items, upgrading their equipment (Boots of flying, Robe of Archmagi w/+6 Cha, Genez’s +1 Adamantine Gim of Outsider Bane, etc.)

Party then suspects something strange about Besetldeed’s story that their apartments were infested with cockroaches. They investigate the rooms. The rooms are guarded by Ospik the Dwarven Defender, and a small contingent of guards. Invisibly, Hidmiquu sees that indeed, there were many thousands of cockroaches in the apartments. He also discovers Jonhs the Janitor inside, collecting bags. Jonhs seems shady as he attempts to hide when he hears someone coming. He says that the bags contained poison, and that he was asked to clean them up.

The party agrees to split up—Hidmiquu tails Jonhs and Squarescales, Frengele, and Kerrivious go to the Lajma intake warehouses to investigate the “S” symbol that was seen on the bags that Jonhs was cleaning up.

Jonhs enteres a pub, leaving the bags outside. Hid follows him in, and eventually Hid gives some money to a dwarf in order to keep an eye on Jonhs. The dwarf immediately buys Jonhs a drink. Hid discovers that the bags Jonhs left outside are gone.

Squarescales discovers that the bags came from an animal importer called Sufa Sasog. Their shop is in the Warehouse District.

Hid follows Jonhs to his house in the Stevedore’s District, and phases into his house behind him. Hid discovers an envelope, with an armorer’s address and the number “100” written in large letters below the address.

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2-23-2009

PCs open chests in Murcaado’s Lair, some of them are trapped, but no lasting harm comes to them (Squarescales has -4 temporary strength damage). Within the chests are 100,000 gp worth of art objects, coins and a suit of magic armor. Frengele also skins Murcaado and gets two masterwork and one normal hide armor’s worth of scales from the dragon.

Near the chests was a cone of incense that caused the PCs to have a vision: Angels like bugs on their bodies, the angels are swept away and a great green and glittering vista opens before them. Bronchlin appears, with Bludfase on his back. Bronchlin points to a river going east, and then points to himself. The vision ends and the PCs can understand the music of the musicians.

The party breaks through the ice and discovers a rushing river below. They take the very heavy chests and dive into the east-flowing river, pulling the chests along with them. A short time later a trap door appears in the underground river. Hidmiquu fails to get his chest out of the hole, but Squarescales casts web and catches him before he and the chest float away.

Inside the trapdoor, the PCs are greeted by a gruff dwarven guard. They appear to be in Diastchlin. Eventually, the Dwarves let the PCs go and they are able to return to their apartments in the city. They are informed by Tweftwim that Bronchlin is intent on leaving the city to visit his lord Menduga at Central Ventral and that he is choosing a new Hand.

The PCs go to Bronchlin’s palace temple and see U’ulgan there. U’ulgan agrees that they should barge in on the meeting and say their peace. They do so and are greeted warmly by the Gold Dragon God Bronchlin. There are debates on both sides about who should be the Hand; Bludfase thinks it should be a dwarf as Diastchlin is a dwarven city, but Bronchlin wanted to make a statement of diversity by naming his loyal servant Besetldeed. The PCs cannot decide who to trust given the prophecy they heard from the musicians.

Bronchlin goes with his original choice: Besetldeed, and plans on putting Bludfase on duty away from the temple palace. The PCs plan on observing both Besetldeed and Bludfase.

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Musicians & Treasure

At the Heart of the Land
Resides the Dragon’s Hand
Now a dwarf, once a wing
Now a poisonous sting

A god goes to the seat of his lord
His thralls their duties will abort
Angel feathers smite demon tails
Who truly wields the righteous scales?

At the Heart of the Land
Resides the Dragon’s Hand
Now a dwarf, once a wing
Now a poisonous sting

The council of wroth and evil mind
May be the wisdom to save his kind
Whose faithfulness will be put to test
Who will show their bloodiest best?

To return to the Heart of the Land
Back to the palm of the Hand
You must partake of the wing
And then you may sing

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10-1-2008

PCs speak with Grazz’t at the entrance to the iceberg lair. Grazzt offers protection, etc. PCs blow him off. He shrugs and teleports away.

They enter the caves and a magic mouth gives them a trivia question about Speeceti, which they answer, and it tells them to watch their steps. Squarescales detects magic and find some spots on the ground. The PCs avoid these spots.

They enter a large prison room with two prisoners, a sleeping ogre and a dreadlock guy, who is swaying to some distant music. His name is jerry and he goads the PCs into using up their fire abilities in order to penetrate the ceiling—he claims Muurcaado is there. They breach the ceiling and find only an abandoned trash room.

Squarescales approaches Jerry and he is actually a tentacle sticking through the floor. It attacks. One of the PCs casts a wall of fire on the floor, to create a hole to get through. Muurcaado breaks through the hole first and breathes on the PCs then casts freezing fog on Squarescales and Frengele. She then tries to focus on Hidmiquu, but Hid has Protiase the Dragonbane Gim, and he wounds her badly.

Squarescales dispels the freezing fog and uses a quickened, maximized, fireball, which brings Muurcaado to the brink of death. Hidmiquu finishes her off, but she has an orb phylactery of a dracolich. Protiase tells Hid to destroy the orb before Muurcaado can rise again as a dracolich. Frengele hits the orb with a critical arrow and shatters it.

The soul of Muurcaado, interrupted during the phylactery transfer, goes into Squarescales’ body, giving him an extra level of Dragon Disciple, but cursing him with Muurcaado’s desires.

The PCs have to deal with the musicians in the room, and the treasure.

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9-23-2008

PCs enter Lolth’s portal, fall into freezing water. Take damage from cold environment.

Spinney surveys the area and sees that there is an iceberg a mile away and an island a half mile away. They summon eagles and go to the island.

At the island, they find shelter and start tracking some large animal.

They come across a large gnoll who looks like Yeenoghu, the god of the gnolls. He is using a dart rifle and hunting a lizardeer. He shoots the lizardeer and Frengele also shoots it. The lizardeer staggers to unconsciousness. Yeenoghu hears Hidmiquu sneaking up and calls out to Flaptus. Hid pretends to be Flaptus, successfully Because Yeenoghu is CE, Hidmiquu attacks and kills Yeenoghu. Frengele takes the dart gun.

Flaptus arrives in a gyrocopter and is afraid when he sees the Aspect of Yeenoghu dead. He abandons the party after telling them there is shelter in the southeast.

The PCs find the shelter (with the symbol of Yeenoghu above the door), and find finely appointed but very small accommodations within. Squarescales finds one of Flaptus’ notebooks detailing weapons sales to Yeenoghu.

The PCs rest up and make coats for themselves out of the lizardeer and bugbear rugs in the shelter, then they summon some eagles and fly out to the iceberg. It is crawling with white dragon hatchlings.

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9-15-2008

During the battle against the Bone Naga, Hyrodid and Kerrivious were transported to another dimension. The Mutant Guide advised the PCs that the Bebelith Porter could open a multi-portal and find the missing NPCs.

PCs are further guided by The Mutant Guide and by Palps, with Kiva and Nataza.

They face the Bebelith Porter, Gethshuq, who asks them to bow down to Lolth. He is impressed that they killed an ambassador of Orcus, and especially with Spinney’s ability to spot the bebelith in hiding. Gethshuq grants Spinney the power of Lolth (increasing Spinney’s hitpoints and conferring the ability to quick cast 1 spell per encounter, and +10 to Spell Penetration to Squarescales.)

The PCs take a shortcut and have to fight a Glabrezu and a couple haughty armored drow guards. They then take a secret door to Lolth’s grand chambers, entering in the mirror room before the great room.

There, a white dragon and a Chasme assassin are standing guard and attack on sight. The dragon’s breath weapon and the Chasme’s darkness ability neuter Frengele, but Squarescales is able to blast many fireballs and lighting bolts to kill the foes.

Three aspects of Lolth appear: The Feast, The Envoy, and The Womb. She resurrects the slain Palps and forces the PCs against the wall as she copulates and eats Palps, Nataza, and Kiva. She grants them one request in her lusty afterglow, and the PCs ask for passage to Muurcaado’s lair. She activates the mirror portals, and restores the PCs as if they had rested for a full day.

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~9-8-2008

Party is guided by the Mutant Guide and Palps into the Demonweb. There they come into contact with a servant of Orcus, the Bone Naga Ambassador. They kill this ambassador, who is accompanied by two Ogre Zombies.

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