Friday, September 01, 2017

Vaults of Vyzor session 15

Roster

  • Harold the Adequate, fighter (Adam Thornton)
  • Moar Lût, prehistoric pack ape (NPC)
  • Barnabus Sleet, muscle wizard (Maxime Golubchik)
  • Dale the Valet (NPC)
  • Szazsraz the Lizard Wizard (Chris Wilson)
  • Lunch, doggie (NPC, not actually sure if he was along or not. My notes and memory are unclear.)
  • Sneakerly Trull, half-orc thief (Zak S.)
  • Mozarella, doggie (NPC)
This week the party opted to explore the Rosy Vaults, urged on by Barnabus Sleet's desire to locate the Hidden Dojo of Archduke Jackal, reputed to be located on the 3rd level.  They never quite made it to the 3rd level, but they did spend much of their time on the second level, in a region heretofore untouched by known adventurers.




The first room of Rosy II features a river and a defensive wall pierced with arrow slits that are normally manned by orcish archers.  This group got lucky when they arrived, as the orc garrison was busy arguing over the fate of two goblin prisoners.  Rope nonsense got much of the party across before the orcs got hep to the intruders and only Barnabus was shot up a bit.  He managed to sleep a bunch of the orcs and the party murdered the rest (and eventually the sleeping ones).  Except for the greybeard orc captain.  He escaped out a secret door, but Mozarella tracked him halfway through the level.  They caught the tired old orc (he just doesn't have the endurance he used to, you know?) and tied him up.

Old Orc Warrior by GetsugaDante
Interrogation led them to discover that there's a treasury on the level and whenever the orc captain needs to purchase supplies he takes a voucher to the treasurer to draw funds.  The voucher has to be
countersigned by a sorcerer named Tau the Pitiless.  The captain had a letter from this Tau person, so Sneakerly forged a voucher indicating that all the gold was being withdrawn for an audit.  Did I mention that the treasurer is a bigass ice troll?  Furthermore, the treasury is surrounded by these orange forefields that hold back an array of even more horrible monsters.  All the troll has to do is pull a level and hell is unleashed on unauthorized visitors.
Show me your papers!

On the other hand, I like a heavy dose of shenanigans in my game, so I'm likely to give an barely plausible scheme at least a 1 in 6 chance of working.  The die came up a "1" and the party carried out of the dungeon two big honking chests, one full of silver and copper and the other full of gold.

Then the carousing happened.  (And tattoos as well.)  People were scoring xp and getting inked left and right.  Szazsraz may or may not have been making out with a gibber mouther.  What is known is that somehow the Rosy Chambers of Castle Vyzor burnt down and it is all somehow Szazsraz's fault.

Pucker up, baby!
Consequently, no one may use the entrance to the first level of the Rosy Vault until the rubble is cleared.  Furthermore, Szazsraz is persona non grata with the Sorcerer of the Blue Mask.  He is barred from using the Azure Tower entrance to the vaults, as is any party of which he is a member.

All in all, a great session.

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)

AZURE TOWER GUEST LIST

Big Gnome (Luke Rejec), Szazsraz the Wizard Lizard (Chris Wilson), Rose Royce (Kiel Chenier), Sneakerly Trull (Zak S.), Ilse Raagenkampf (Perttu Vedenoja), Persimion Finch (Galen Fogarty), Magic Meryl (Nick Kuntz), Merrill Meadows (Michael Julius), Chef (Richie Cyngler)