Last night’s adventure was brutal. Everyone is looking forward to the end of this dungeon. It is too long, and the search for the missing dryad seems to be going nowhere. It is time to be done and move on to more enjoyable adventures.
Garrulous the Wise, a Wee Folk mage, joined the party. His entourage included Wally the Living Market Wallet, Ignatius (a small fire elemental), and Buddy the Dikdak (aka. a Goldhound). Garrulous rode Buddy.
The party returned to the dungeon and killed the two remaining Kalaleks (Cockroachman demons). They discovered beyond them a room with three stuffed monsters (a Blargle, an Owlcat, and an Owlbear). Abrameowlin determined that the Blargle had been killed by a poison needle. Buddy located a secret door and Abrameowlin determined that there were no traps. When Melian went to open it, a poisoned dart flashed out. She barely dodged it, and it stuck in the stuffed Blargle behind her.
They went into the corridor and celebrated too loudly, attracting the attention of the nearby Cat o’ Three Tails, which killed Ignatius. Bluebell successfully tunneled to the Flesh Golem factory, while Garrulous controlled the creature for a time. Melian and Abrameowlin hid in the bathroom. Garrulous eventually fled after Bluebell and the Cat o’ Three Tails played with Wally for a while then became bored and left.
The party continued on, and Garrulous successfully banished the enormous fire elemental that had burned the party last week. They then killed five giant beetles fairly easily. Melian continued to trust Abrameowlin’s appraisal of traps, though the Griffon really didn’t understand traps at all. As a result, she barely avoided a guillotine and was then electrocuted twice. They found a sauna, and then descended several levels until they reached a secret library with a Rainbow Demon. Things then got very dark.
Melian, Abrameowlin, and Bluebell were all affected by the psychotic emanations of the diaphanous twinkling demon, which brought out their worst. The griffon went into a terrible rage and began attacking the other party members. Melian pushed Bluebell into the griffon and the last survivor of the second Glorious Guard detachment was turned into a fine red mist. Abrameowlin then tore Wally to pieces and turned on Melian. Sanity was restored briefly when Buddy nipped the demon in the rear, but then the party lost initiative and then failed their saves again. The griffon shredded Melian’s left arm and gave a minor wound to her left leg. Garrulous used a tunnel to drop onto the griffon’s back, which temporarily distracted him. Buddy again nipped the demon, and this time the griffon had enough time to disembowel the creature. Buddy licked Melian’s wounds and spun a web around her damaged arm. The party sat in depression for a time, then searched the library, where they found some decent treasure, including a focus crystal for Extend Senses spells and a Circlet of Thought (+2 INT, -4 APP), which went to Abrameowlin.