2 July, 2013

So we were in this temple and Ank was asleep and Shoop was asleep and some people came and started shooting fire at us, so we fought them and it was not going well, and then Ank woke up and took care if it all. Which was good, but then he opened up their heads and started eating their brains and [the dwarf] told him to stop it.
Ank has illithid brain worms (oh noes!)
My floating disk was still going, so we put shoop on that and then we tried to leave the caves but everything was different and I think were are back in Halaster’s maze.

We found a room with some supplies, so I took some blankets and some rations and some lamp oil and some other stuff and it all fitted in my new magic bag.

Then we found a corridor with three rooms and there was a plque that said one doo goes back to where you came from, and we opened it and it was the dwarf city so we went though there and there was a big eye thing with eyes (which are called beholders, by the way) and we had a fight. I couldn’t do much, but I had a blanket in my bag so I threw that over its head with my “other” hand and I looked through my stuff to see if there was anythihng useful and I had some glue so I got eolith to throw it on the beholder and it worked byt the beholder just ripped the blanket off and became very cross.

General hilarity. Eunice’s “other hand” is her “Far Hand” power, of course, which she can use twice per encounter. The DM explicitly gave her two blankets from the storeroom. So blanket+far hand+beholder … . Even better, Eunice filled her pack with a bunch of miscellaneous stuff from the enchanter. I used the “Foaming Plaster” last week, this week I found a use for the “sovereign glue” 🙂
I had another blanket, and things were not going very well for the beholder, so it opened up some kind of portal and now we are all in Menzoberranzan and everyone else is here and I don’t know what’s happening.
Suddenly, Menzoberranzan.

An underground temple

25 June, 2013

So, we all wandered down into this hole. Below, a small underground lake with some islands.

Fight fight fight. Swimming was very inconvenient for the guys wearing armour, until Eunice – for the first time ever – used a ritual: Tenser’s Floating disk. DM ruled that eunice could stand on it and direct it mentally, so in effect we had a boat to ferry people around.

Next island, fight fight fight. It became clear that these islands were a submerged structure, possibly a temple.

Next island – a doorway. A trapped doorway. Eunice triggered it and was dazed, seeing a vision of her room at home. Character wise, she now has a bad case of homesickness.

Beyond the door, a passage down to a big underground room. An abandoned temple of Lolth. An altar at the end, with a statue of a spider. Shoop touched the altar, and the statue shrank to the size of a small token, which went into the bag.

We got a wave of, of “yes, this is what you are supposed to do”. Halaster seeks to displace the gods, and even Lolth is on team divine, it seems, plotting against him.

I don’t doubt that that token will come in handy when (if?) we finally find the Drow. But they are deep underground, and Eunice wants more than anything now to go home.


(Pinged to level 5. The psion powers are useless! Picked a daily that involves pushing things, because forceful orb and orb mastery. Retrained that lightning spark power for a power that involves pushing people, because the forceful orb doesn’t apply to the “Forceful Push” power – it’s not an implement power, and because the rest of the part fucking hates the lightning thingy. For the treasure hunter special, I took skill focus (perception), because skill focus doesn’t stack with psionic skill thingy so pointless having it on thievery.)

GoodGames – Eunice finds a … thing

19 June, 2013

Very straightforward game – we beat up an Illithid. A single one. Took the whole party to do it.

The dwarves gave Eunice a shiny, earlier, but Eunice doesn’t really have a lot of use for dwarvish shinys. Shoop found something interesting on the Illithid, and swapped it with Eunice. It’s a Bag of Holding.

I have finally christened my cheap-ass sewing machine, and sewn together a Bag of Holding for Eunice. I’m quite pleased with it, it’s suitably Illithid, suitably … wrong. I had to compromise, seeing as I’m dealing with conventional materials – boring real-world matter. But you get the effect, I think. More I shall not say.

Oh – except that it’s purple.