This week’s PCs:
- Aragorn – male human fighter, level 4
- Brioche – male human thief, level 4 (sort of)
- Diana – female human fighter, level 3
- Elfred – female elf cleric, level 4
- Fredo – male halfling thief, level 4
- Hermione – female human magic-user, level 4
- Mistamojo – male human cleric, level 4
- Mystic – female elf magic-user, level 3
- Oracle – male human fighter, level 4
- Rusty – male dwarf fighter, level 4
It all started with Brioche unconscious on the floor in front of two very angry ogres. The bigger meaner one was berating the slightly smaller wide-eyed one. The bigger one seemed to be the mother and the smaller one the idiot son who had let a group of adventurers through their lair.
Diana sprang into action and attacked the ogre boy with her sword. Fredo and Krishna joined in by firing off their short bow and crossbow respectively. Both hit the ogre boy, severely wounding it.
Elfred went to Brioche’s aid and stabilised him. Oracle then leapt in front of Elfred to shield both of them from potential attacks. He swung his magical long sword but unfortunately missed. With each attack, the felt the walls and ceiling shake.
Mystic pushed ahead followed by Hermione away from the ogres and discovered another cavern with an underground steam of running water. On the opposite end was dry ground where a seven-headed hydra was resting beside an iron ladder that seemed to lead back to the surface.
Back with the rest of the group, Diana eventually killed the ogre boy with her sword. This really angered the big mother ogre as she stared ragefully at Diana and bashed the wall beside her. This caused some dust and small stones fell from the ceiling.
Mistamojo theorised that intentionally hitting the walls at the mouth of the passageway could very well bring down the ceiling on the mother ogre and block the entrance. He went to the front of the ogre and bashed the wall with his mace. Some more loose stones fell but it wasn’t enough to make the ceiling fall.
Aragorn followed suit and struck the wall with his two-handed sword. This was enough to send the ceiling crashing around the ogre.
Aragaorn, Elfred, Fredo and Mistamojo quickly stepped back from the falling rubble. A few stones hit Oracle but managed to step away in time and carry the limp body of Brioche back to safety as the mother ogre was crushed under the falling rocks that then blocked the passageway.
Meanwhile in the other cavern, Mystic fired a magic missile at the resting hydra which brought attention to both her and Hermione standing by the lair entrance.
Hermione cast a Web spell at the hydra in an attempt to hold it in place.
Unfortunately, the hydra was not even slowed down by the magical web and it rushed across the water toward the two magic-users.
They both walked back. Mystic fired off another magic missile and Hermione cast mirror image generating two illusory duplicates of herself. Rusty walked passed them toward the hydra when the hydra breathed fire into the passageway.
Rusty was blasted with fire but survived it. For now.
Meanwhile, the cavern behind them was starting to collapse. The rest of the party started running toward the hydra’s lair.
To be continued…