They were extremely low on hit points. After they fed the kobold bodies to the gelatinous cube, they decided to make camp inside the dungeon and heal up. They secured the door with iron spikes and assigned watch – “Dogwatch” as Sue called it.
Before bedding down for the night, the thief went through the crates, which held nothing of value. The sacks were full of rotten grain.
Kay: I’m going to look in the grain too.
We ended the session here. There was still more to explore in the Tomb of Alaxis. Kay caused the most trouble in character, but I usually went with her shenanigans before Tess and Sue had time to react. However, by the end of the session they were coming together as a tactical unit.
Expecting Different Results
When Sunday came around again it was as if all lessons learned were tossed out the window. Well, at least by Kay.
Exploring further in the tomb they encountered more kobolds and Kay tried to take several of them head on. Tess saved her ass, yet again, while the fighter cleaned up with slaughter.
Tess: You need to sneak up behind them like you did when we first faced these things.
DM: She’s right. You’d have better odds at survival if you’re more sneaky and backstab, but you DO NOT have to listen to bossy over there. You want to take on kobolds like that? Awesome. I’ll help you roll up a new character afterwards.
The Cleric slowly removed an arrow from Starlight’s wounded shoulder – a wound that would leave a scar.
Kay: Neat! Do both arrows leave a scar?
Tess: I’m already out of Cure Light Wounds. All I have left is Bless.
The party cleaned their weapons of kobold blood and entrails as they surveyed the 30×30 foot chamber they stood in. Aside from the kobold bodies that littered the room, it was similar to the first chamber. A mural was on the domed ceiling that displayed further images of Alaxis’ reign and another monument of blue granite dominated the center.
I could tell that Tess had discerned the linear nature of the rooms and corridors. She pushed for the group to explore the north passage. At the end of the corridor they found a wooden door with blood scrawled on the surface.
Sue: What kind of blood?
Tess: Does it say anything?
Sue: How fresh is it?
Tess: Does it look like a pattern or a symbol?
Sue: What height level is it on the door?
Tess: Maybe it’s from an injured kobold or a warning.
Kay: I open the door.
Tess, Sue: Wait!