Friday, October 06, 2017

Vaults of Vyzor, session #20

Hey, all!  It's midterm grading time and this one will have to be brief.

Roster

  • Ilse Raagenkampf, LotFP specialist/quack chirugeon (Perttu Vedenoja)
  • Chuckles the Dungeon Chicken (NPC Pet)
  • Lobat Greel, Martial Master (Jesse Goldshear)
  • Persimion Finch, Fighting Man (Galen Fogarty)
  • Barnabus Sleet, Muscle Wizard (Maxime Golubchik)
  • Emma Bright-Eyes, Muscle Witch (NPC henchwoman)
  • Sharene, Elf Muscle Wizard (NPC henchwoman)
  • Dale Bidwell, Fighter/Valet (NPC henchman)
  • Gachos Disco-Wang (NPC demon)
(Barnabus brought a whole second party along with him!)

First Expedition

Not this kind of cyclops in a tux, the kind
that has 13 HD and does 3d10 damage.
Pulled by the geas laid on Barnabus Sleet, the party entered the vaults below the Azure Towers.  There they discovered several trap had been reset.  (Barnabus left a note at one point complementing the maintenance staff for their work.)  The machinery on the ceiling around the monster cages was active, zapping the critters into agony with esoteric blue energies.  Out of pity, the party released the gargoyle and ghoul from their cage via a knock spell.  They wandered off and were encountered again later without violence.  The 2 chimerae were also released.  They were on the verge of death and no threat to the party.  The muscle magicians carried them to the surface.  The 2 mariliths encountered in previous expeditions were also rescued, but only after the party killed the bejesus out of their new jailer, a cylcops in a tuxedo.  The cyclops had a giant briefcase full of the gold, which the party quite liked.  

The party's efforts to make it over to the first level of the Verdant Vault via the connecting tunnel was cut short.  They encountered some uncanny valley near-humans with long earlobes and eyes with double-pupils.  They were carrying laser pistols.  Ilse was grazed by one shot for 8 points of damage, meanwhile Gachos Disco-Wang was completely incinerated!  Only Barnabus's ring of lightning bolts got the party out of that mess.  Lobat, a laser pistol wielding greaser from the Gathox Vertical Slum, was pretty stoked to find a zap gun that did more dice than his.

Second Expedition

I am loving my new
wandering monster charts.
This time the party decided to enter via the Verdant Scriptorium, discovering that Barnabus's geas was not barring him from doing so.  At least at the moment.  The Bargain Wolves were not home and the party made quick time to the chamber adjacent to the summoning room.  Here they encountered five floating blue orbs, like some ghost hunting TV show malarkey.  These malignant weirdos fired blue zaps at the party and Dale was nearly killed with a critical hit.  The best move of this fight was probably when Lobat zapped his own tube of hair gel, causing it to explode among the blue orbs.

The party then made their way to the former site of the gnome wrestling arena, which had been converted to a foundry and machine shop of sorts.  The gnomes were working on strange machinery under the tender supervision of whip-wielding orcs.  The orcs were temporarily routed and 49 gnomes were rescued and brought to the surface.

Aftermath

Carousing was a bit of a fiasco.  A drunken Persimion Finch made a sloppy pass at one of the Ink Witches, and has been turned into a swine for his trouble.  Ilse and Barnabus got married while blotto, much to the Muscle Wizard's consternation.  I also suspect that I am forgetting other shenanigans that occurred.

Good ol' Barnabus is investing a bunch of his own money into building a new section of Vyzor Village for gnome inhabitation.  A henchman of the Sorcerer of the Blue Mask bought the strange machinery that was recovered.  And the Jarrod Memorial Library is now guarded by two pet chimeras.

ONGOING ROLL OF THE DEAD

Gachos Disco-Wang (NPC demon), John Lackwit (o-level loser), Szazsraz the Lizard Wizard (Chris Wilson), Iter the Physick (NPC), That Pictish Bastard (NPC), 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

Lobat Greet (Jesse Goldshear), Brax of the Tallstones (Brad Black), Mike O'Nidd (Matt Barclay), Kilic (Alex Joneth), Barnabus Sleet (Maxim Golubchik), Laurantha the Unbeautiful (Cullen), 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)