RosterRose Royce, trash elf princess (Kiel Chenier)
Pokey the Porcupine (pet) [Was Pokey actually there? I think we sorta forgot about the pets this session.]
Sneakerly Trull, half-orc thief (Zak S.)
Mozarella, doggie (pet)
Big Gnome, LotFP specialist (Luka Rejec) [Luka wanted to roll up a gnome but didn't have any old school gnome rules handy, so he made a specialist to simulate a gnome with a glandular disorder. I may make a Random Advancement Gnome soon. I was gonna do Druids next.]
Szazsraz, lizard wizard (Chris Wilson)
Lunch, doggie (pet)
|How I imagine Szazsraz.|
Now imagine the first door you open has a wight behind it.
The party then committed some grievous animal cruelty on a pack of harmless, cuddly man-eating crocodiles. When discussing how to best brutalize the poor beasts, Zak repeatedly insisted that the door between them and the crocodiles would keep them safe because "crocodiles don't have hands." I was sorely tempted to quietly scribble the world "mutant" into my key to justify giving them opposable thumbs on the spot.
The party found another set of monster cages. It's a pretty well-known fact now that the first level of the Azure Vault is some sort of prison/zoo/torture chamber for the King of the Elves. One cage contained 8 lady bugbears and their mewling bugbear babies. They claimed that they were intended as hostages from the Lord of the Bugbears to the Elf King and that they assumed they would end up working as servants in the kitchens or somesuch, but instead they've been locked up. The other cage contained a pair of beholders named Sidney and Francis.
The adventurers to the Azure Vault have all faced the same basic problem: their miscreant hearts go out
While this was all going on one of the Elf King's jailers showed up, an ogre that looked like Ralph Wiggum but 8' and mean. He was murdered. Big Gnome started carrying around the dead ogre's big spiky club.
They then took a nearby stairs down to the second level of the Azure Vaults. There they discovered a large library haunted by the librarian lady from the original Ghostbusters. The party checked out some books. Sneakerly fond a book on orcish cruisine, detailing the correct preparation methods for 99 humanoid and demi-human races. Luka came up with some great useless book titles (Big Gnome was looking for the most expensive-looking bindings), but I can't find where I saved them. Of course the whole point of checking these books out was to sell them on the surface, which netted them a tidy profit.
The party then returned to the surface and everyone but Sneakerly got good and properly drunk. My notes at this point are a mess. I think Rose lost what little money she had left gambling (and she still owes a pile to the local loan sharks). Kiel, if you are reading this, your character's silver tooth was also lost. Big Gnome ended up initiated into some sort of sinister cult, but he was so drunk that he can't remember the passwords or secret handshake. Was it Satanists? Pan worshippers? Followers of Cernunnos? Definitely a statue of someone with horns and a big wang was involved. And Szazsraz ended up with a tattoo (not sure how that works with lizards, but what the hey) of two beholders arguing.
|Roses map of the Azure Vault I|
|Azure Vault II|