Episode Two: “The Burning Plague, Part 2” (11/20/03)
[Featuring Ioco, Aerdaluna, and Lorel]
Returning to the mines, the heros went deeper into the caverns.
Before entering the main mining cavern, they were accosted by traps
laid by the kobolds and Luna, lost his hunting hound.
The main cavern was littered with scree. The remaining kobolds
were holed up in the mining ledge where the recent silver ore was
discovered. Inching their way towards the ledge (hiding behind
stalagmites and hugging the cavern walls), they slowly picked off
the kobolds while taking minimal damage.
Luna, summoned a celestial
badger who not only killed one of the kobolds; but, more
importantly, provided the distraction needed for the others to
climb the cables to reach the ledge. Once there, they heros made
short work of the humanoids.
Finding two immature kobolds the warriors put them to a quick
death against the protestations of Luna.
Advancing deeper into the mines, the party encountered a cesspit
full of dead and decaying, disease ridden bodies. A few zombies
briefly accosted the heros as they ran across the chamber,
apparently content not to follow after they left the chamber.
Finally, the party encountered the true source of the disease.
An orc, Jakk of the
Tornclaw tribe, had created an altar to
Gruumsh. Jakk was carrying out revenge against the humans who
had attacked his tribe years ago. The battle was frought with
trepidation until the pivotal moment when Luna managed to charm
Jakk. While they had him in their trust, the heros convinced Jakk
to remove his armor and weapons (so that they could be repaired).
Thus defensless, they quickly slaughtered him. <mike’s pc>
took special relish in slaying one of his hated foes. Immediately
upon Jakk’s death, the fouled wellspring began to clear and all
traces of Gruumsh’s presence
Returning to the town to rest, Ioco spent the next week in bed
recovering from a combined attack of the Burning Plague and Slimy
Doom. During that time, Luna and Lorel cleared out the remaining
threats in the mines and began to clear out and burn the diseased
The inhabitants of Duvik’s Pass hailed the party as heroes and
were especially grateful that the party hauled the silver ore (that
had been mined before the miners died) to the town.
villagers of Duvik’s Pass
Jakk, an orc of the Tornclaw tribe
scroll, 5th (Lesser Restoration, Dispel Magic) (Ioco, 525
1300 gp in coins and gems
+1 good bane heavy mace (desecrated/destroyed)
+1 cloak of resistance (Aerdaluna, 1000 gp)
Equal Share = 433 gp