Grab A pint sit by the hearth because it’s time for a tale of adventure! The field marshall was in need of our services once again, it seems the grandson of one of the tribal leaders of a local Shoanti tribe was murdered in the riots. Now this in its self was a problem but a corpse peddler grabbed the body and is suspected to have sold it to Rolth. Now Shoanti tradition dictates that the body must be whole to do funeral rights, whole body’s and necromancy do not go together well.
We set out to an eerie underground cemetery with a local church, after some prayers from our resident paladin we set foot into a dark mausoleum. No sooner do we enter then a great skeletal owl beast and some skeletal minions spring to life. Now I’m well traveled I once saw a monk remove a bandits heart and seal the wound in one motion, but this was something else Thalacos called upon his gods divine power and smote the owl beast in a dazzling display of pure holy might. The unearthly beast was staggered and crumbling and was made short work of. We found a sea of bones that the owl beast was using to summon skeletons to his aid a sad fate for many.
Further in we encountered all sorts of wretched beasts. We decided to split up to cover more ground I went with the two gnomes and our mysterious oracle. We encounter a grotesque flesh golem of sewn together animated parts. With a mighty ballad inspiring courage into my allies Scapp, Fiddle and his snake fuzzy, and the samsaran destroyed the abomination. After inspecting the golem we found a darkened leg with Shoanti tattoos, I knew at this point we were in for a delightful evening of searching for dismembered limbs.
Further in at this time Nissa and Thalacos encountered a rock golem the oozed acidic blood but it was no match for them we met up and continued into the mausoleum. After dispatching some lesser beasts and macabre abominations the group needed to split. Fiddle, Scapp, and the oracle encountered a treasure trove of arcane knowledge. The elf, the human and I went down a passge way, I singing a merry ballad, we encountered a foul flying demon who summoned a battalion of minions, Ha I said you’ll need more than that bring an army bring 10 armies! I was stricken with blindness it seems the room was enchanted with some dark aura. Nissa’s arrows flew, Thalacos’s sword smashed through bone and armor and I inspired my allies. It was quite the battle as the foul beast began to read through some scolls a blinded Thalacos ran throught the skeletons and grabbed the beast pinning its wings and crushing it in his grip. Nissa dispatched a few more skeletons and helped Thalacos with the summoner with it dead the skeletons became motionless. Victorious we regrouped and explored the rest of the tomb finding the Shoanti boys body returning it to the field marshal and averting a war all in a days work!
The marshal informed us that Trina was to be executed! I was furious we went to the ceremony ready to stop the execution, you would think it was more a seasonal ball than an execution. When just as we were about to Blackjack a local legend appeared! He halted the executioner and whisked Trina away. He stood back to the sun, cape billowing, damsel in one arm, he drank a potion and lept from the building, this is the kind of guy I can get behind! With blackjacks rescue the locals now questioned Trina`s guilt and I became a little more certain of the queens. The rest from here is a tale for another time, but do the valiant heroes join up with blackjack? Who did murder the king? What of the necromancer Rolth? and jsut who is blackjack?