The Gate

After saying their goodbyes to Congrallius and Gui-D, and receiving a bosun’s horn from Congrallius to summon him when needed, the party reconnoitered the mountaintop where the gate to the mortal plane is found. They discovered it protected by about 25 Korreds (flying apes). The party is now accompanied by all of the Duke’s followers, but instead of trusting to force of arms, they tunnel up to the standing stones that make up the gate and jump through. They do so ahead of the Duke’s men, who are left fighting a rearguard action. Snubel lost an arm and fell back in the hole. Ivette was cut in half and Mabill was carried away by two of the apes. The Duke was the last through the gate.

Once on the other side, the Duke’s party visited the native village nearby. The villagers were not friendly, and the Duke retreated. That night the party left only 2 men on guard on each of the three watches. On the first watch, 30 village warriors attacked. Dwain swung his axe and Ranson cast Sleep again and again. Between the two of them, they killed 10 of the warriors, but the rest of the party was knocked unconscious and carried away. Dwain and Ranson tracked Blade’s abductors, caught them, and killed them, rescuing Blade. Then Blade tracked the rest of the attackers to a secret cave in the cliff, guarded by 3 warriors. Ranson put them to sleep and Dwain killed them. Inside they found two caverns full of bats. One of these contained a passage entrance almost filled by guano, but since it was obvious no one had come that way in a long time, they chose a third passage that led on. And there we halted for the day.

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About lostdelights

An old gamer flying his freak flag, I've been playing table-top role-playing games since 1978. I've been building my own system (Journeyman) since 1981.
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