Archive for November, 2012

The Dark Keep II

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

After looting and carefully searching the entrance room, I heard a metallic clanking sound coming from near the stairs. We went closer to investigate, and discovered the sound was coming from the corridor near the entrance. Carefully, we crept down the corridor until our way was barred by a closed door. Two more doors were on each side of the corridor. We could hear goblin voices behind the door on the end, and could see faint blood stains on the floor leading to the door on the left. Looking through the keyhole of the door on the end, I saw a torture chamber with several goblins. It looked as though one of the goblins was instructing the others on the finer details of the iron maiden.

I tried to quietly open the door so that we could rush in and surprise them, but we were betrayed by a squeaky hinge. The goblins inside were alerted to our presence, but we were able to subdue them. Their leader was rendered unconscious, and the last two goblins surrendered. During the battle, we heard a voice cry out for help in common from beyond a bend in one of the corridors leading from the torture chamber.

We questioned the two goblins who surrendered, but were unable to learn anything. Leshanna killed the first one as an example, and the second out of frustration. We put the leader into the iron maiden to question him when he awakes.

The Dark Keep

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

As we emerged into the large square room, I noticed something suspicious about the area in the middle, and warned the others to keep away. The goblin attacks me first, and deals a devastating blow. I rally, however, swear my Oath of Enmity, and give back as good as I got. Two more goblins with crossbows emerge from a corridor on the other side of the room and join the fray.

The big goblin bull rushed me and forced me into the middle of the room. Without warning, the false floor gave way and I crashed down into a pit. Fortunately, there were no spikes at the bottom, but there was an angry swarm of rats more than willing to finish me off. Niva sent her spirit companion to my aid, and Larksong sprinkled some fairy dust, allowing me to levitate out of the pit.

After a few more rounds of vicious battle, we emerged victorious.