Starlight, Star Bright

Player Characters
  • Kay, age 8 - Starlight, The Halfling Thief
  • Sue, age 11 - Alina, The Half-Elf Fighter
  • Tess, age 43 - Circe, The Elf Cleric
This entry is part 15 of 17 in TD3α – Wrath of the Minotaur

Further images on a mural above them depicted Alaxis’ reign over the northern region of the Sunndi.

The floor in the chamber had long and narrow footprints with three toes, which they now recognized as kobold tracks. The kobold tracks went north and south and sometimes west, but never east.

While examining the footprints, they discovered the skeletal remains of a paladin of Pelor still wearing archaic armor; gripped tightly in his hand was a shield with Pelor’s symbol.Heroquest_BorinsArmor

Sue: How do we know it was a he?
Its hand. Smart ass.
Obviously, Pelor would want me to have that shield.
Sue: I want the armor. Is it special or just plate? Either way it’s an upgrade.
DM: It just looks ancient. Like they don’t make them like this any more.

After looting the body of the paladin they headed down the north passage and entered a room filled with debris.

Piled in corners of the room were leaves, litter and branches. The walls here were wet from water seepage and had caused a cave in on the far right section of the chamber. A narrow passage wound north through the collapse.

Sue: Leaves and branches, huh.
Circe: That’s probably our way out. Let’s check it out, but we’re not done with the tomb yet.
Alina: Right. We still need books for the Patriarch.

They headed towards the passage.

Sue: Would you stop!
DM (@Starlight): As you poke about the pile an orange centipede scrambles out from beneath the debris. It nicks your hand and as you wince in pain . . . save versus poison.

Nothing happened. She made her save. It drew a little blood and scrambled back underneath the leaves.

The room they were in was a centipede farm created by the kobolds. Apparently and according to the module, kobolds consider centipede eggs a delicacy. They mash them up in their porridge. Who knew?

After scolding the halfling, they crawled through the clawed out hole.

They pushed away roots that snagged their armor and learned that the passage did indeed lead outside. They emerged from a hole hidden at the base of a tree. It was night and the stars shown brightly above them.

Starlight climbed to the top of the tree and could see Bullhead Canyon not far off. They trekked back and checked on Starlight’s pony and then camped underneath the stars.

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I handed Sue a piece of paper. It was information on a constellation that hung in the night sky. She liked the idea of Greyhawk and its two moons. I actually asked her how bright it was out that night, since her calendar has the moon phases. I thought she would like some fluff. She shared this with the party as character knowledge.

Out of spells and low on hitpoints, they established a watch. The party headed back into the Tomb of Alaxis the next morning.

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