Saturday, August 19, 2017

Vaults of Vyzor, session 13

Roster

Ilse
Rose the Trash Elf Burglar (Kiel Chenier)
Pokey the Giant Porcupine (pet)
Bufo the Wizard (Makali'i F)
Magic Meryl (Nick Kuntz)
Arthur the Dungeon Terrier (pet)
Ilse Raagenkampf, LotFP specialist (Perttu Vedenoja)
Chuckles the Crypt Cockerel (pet)


After consulting Perttu Vedenoja's wonderful infographic, the party opted to take a stab at the relatively un-explored vaults below the Rosy Chambers.  The Chambers serve as the private pleasure dome of the Sorcerer of the Blue Mask and many debaucheries were witnessed en route to the dungeon below, including something involving the recreational use of Evard's black tentacles and someone they were convinced is Santa Claus on holiday from the North Pole.

Rose's bit of mapping
This party absolutely wrecked the goblin guards in the first room, as well as the goblins and their bugbear boss in the adjacent barracks.  They actually make friends with Beefo and Bafu, the last two survivors of the group.  The party finds out from them that the goblins in the Vaults are on the verge of extinction, as they were slaughtered and the survivors enslaved when the Orcs of the Red Hand took over several upper levels.  Beefo was later slain in a surprise attack by a pair of wandering silver shag monsters.

In a northern room the party found a corridor that seems to connect the Rosy and Citrine Vaults.  They also found evidence of green slime on the level, in the form of dehydrated trace slime, like it dried out and died for want of some fool to drop down on.  Poor green slime.


Later the party met a friendly mysterious monk wearing a patch indicating his membership in the Red Dragon Fighting Society.  He shared both his rations and many clues about the dungeon:
  • nearby, a manticore guards the stairs down
  • the boss of this level is the Duke of Ghouls and he has a bunch of gold
  • the third level of the Citrine Vaults is home to a Secret Dojo of the Red Dragon Society
How truthful any of this stuff may be has yet to be determined, though Chuckles the Chicken did suggest that some sort of big solitary monster is located where the monk said the manticore is.

Turns out this monk is an evil S.O.B. and his wine was poisoned.  Bufo the Wizard blew his save and succumbed to the poison well after the party ended its delve.

Magic Meryl's map.
I don't have my map in front of me, but I think something doesn't look quite right south of that oblique corridor.

Ongoing Roll of the Dead

Bufo the Wizard (Makali’i F)
Beefo the Gerblin Drinking Buddy (NPC)
Willy Whats-His-Name (0-level Loser)
Poor Brother Rupert (cleric hireling)
unnamed serving boy (0-level hireling)
Gwalin Rustbritches (dwarf hireling)
Jarrod the Magic-User (Ian Reilly)
Jonesy (0-level NPC)
Little Liam Linkboy (0-level NPC)
Limpy the Naileteer (Jeff Call)
Engsal the Enchanter (Alex Joneth)
Elfbraham Lincoln (Jeff Call)
Littlens (0-level NPC)
Biggens (0-level NPC)
Stimpy (0-level NPC)
Ren (0-level NPC)

Bafo the Friendly Gerblin inherited
all of Bufo the Wizard's stuff