AIS - The Cyre Job

Pierce's Plight VI

The human story from a decidedly non-human source.

Session 6 (What do you mean “they cut the power”?)

Battered and bruised we woke in the morning to find Jake his old self…We decided to give the only remaining healing potion to Jake as a welcome back gesture…We left the Tomb and a short distance down the corridor found ourselves blocked by the ass end of a devil statue…We took stock of the direction and distance of the dungeon we had explored so far and decided this was the reverse of a room we were in previously…Unable to find a way around the devil’s caboose we back tracked…Next room back was the tomb with the blood fountain…No unexplored options…Next room back is the sewer room…I boosted Jake up and he found a small tunnel (squeezing for a small creature) that the flying Kruthik had jumped us from…Pierce game Guii the “I told you so look” and pulled the grate from the floor…It emptied into a room about 10 feet down…We lowered a rope and climbed down…We found a medium sized tunnel the Kruthik had dug…Single file we headed down…Too not become lost we went left at every intersection…We found paths to other rooms we had been too…We then found a new crossroads room with two high ceiling braces and a bunch of rubble…

Several party members pointed out that there was a slime that normally suggest a Kruthik egg chamber near by…We stepped into the room and found we had not seen several Kruthik hidding in the room…Jake earned this spot by getting most of the attacks dropped on him…Things actually went well, we fought a new type of Kruthik that spits poison spikes, but they had a case of the misses and did not recharge…We headed down the slimiest tunnel out…Finally we found a large deadended room full of eggs and slime curtains…It was at this point that several nature studying members of the party informed the rest of us that there is no such thing as a Kruthik Queen…Any Kruthik female can lay eggs…But there is a Hive Lord that does the male side of things…We headed into the room…We were beset by every Kruthik in the book, including some swarms and a Hive Guardian…He appeared to want to direct things from the back and spit a large blast of acid when things were clear…Guii fireblasted Jake and all the buggy friends surrounding him…Pierce bypassed the main fight and went to stab the Guardian…Crawgle went for the flank and started dicing…Robbie missed with his Scouring Bolt for the second straight encounter….Things went well and we found a +2 Amulet of Protection…We gathered 31 eggs, discovering that about 1 in 5 have the flying mutation…We collected our fee from an ungrateful Tainte Factory foreman…Then the Hobgoblin Priest wet himself when he found out we had found an old goblin tomb…He hustled off to explore it himself and told us that we should talk to some hot elven professor at the University…We headed to the Zoology department head and collected our interns and payment…Guii tried very very hard to squeeze some more loot out of him, but he had nothing…We then headed off for a meeting with the hot half-elven professor…She met outside, told us how we rule, and then asked us if she could borrow the blade for a few days…We declined her offer, informing her that the only thing that would accomplish would be her death or it getting stolen…

She informed us that we had a piece of a crown...It has five pieces…Each piece resides in the tomb of one of the five great goblin warlords…The crown originally was a four piece crown from the elven nation the goblins drove from the continent ages ago…The piece Crawgle uses to kill people is a goblin addition to the crown…She also informed us that she knows the ritual by which the crown could be reformed…We headed back to the Offices and waited around…Unfortunately we received a Summons from the chief of security for Sharn…These were the same spooks that left Arrynt out to dry on his last mission into Cyre…A more unenthusiastic group you could not find…There was no way around the summons other than leaving Sharn and not returning…We reported to the giant ominous building where a gnome played St. Peter and sent us in to see a large scared human that claimed to be head of security…Of course he knew everything and told us that we could do our country a great service if we helped meddled in another countries power struggles…The Goblin Nation had three contenders for unification…Whichever tribe assembled our crown would be defacto ruler…Sharn wants the most civilized tribe to win…We are to go by airship to a set of goblin tombs know as the Six Kings and ingrate ourselves into the favored tribe, helping them find the pieces…There is suppose to be an agent in that tribe already but they cannot help us overtly…He promises that this will earn us the favor of the government and the lucrative contracts would return to Arrynt’s heirs…Not a single person wants to do this because they fooked Arrynt and left him to die…But we find we have no real choice…We swear an oath not to reveal what we learned and Guii requisitions most of the items in the PH for the journey…We then head back to the University hoping for a good cover story from the hot librarian…We find her in the tea room with some unusual fullblooded elves with a serious goth/death metal fetishist for a tailor…They wear skull makeup and have funerary items about their persons…

Apparently everyone and their mother’s know we have the piece of the crown…We should expect the goblin ninjas through the windows every night…These elfs want to see the piece of the crown…we allow it and they confirm that it is authentic…They offer to buy it for three times it’s worth…If only we could sell it…They have undead rulers that may actually be the rightful owners of the crown, but we are stuck helping the Sharn CIA mess with the goblin nations…So we lie to them and they leave politely…Great, add elven ninjas to the que for the windows…The professor really has not found much out…We invite her with us to go to the Six Kings…Pierce attempts to bluff by saying that with six tombs to loot our chances are pretty good there…She sees right through him and badgers us in goblin for more information…We lie and just try and get her on the ship…I think Sam might like her…Show her your crossbow Sam…I hear the ladies love that…We head off for the airship, we hope that will throw the ninjas off our tracks…

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