Our heroes adventured out of City State and into the watch tower south of town. Following the cliff wall they locate their objective. making it around and up the stairs they are denied entry due to two portculli. Unable to break through the lead fighters use their combined strength (after a strength spell is cast by the Mage) and lift the barrier. Then they move to the inner portculli and repeat their actions.
Now within the courtyard, overgrown with weeds and grasses our heroes see several doors and a staircase upward. They start exploring doorways. They find old dirty bedrooms, kitchen and sleeping areas. They acquire several items like bottles, quills, mirror, knife, a ring, and more. They encounter poisonous spiders, a giant pack rat, and then make their way down the stairs.
In the lower chamber they explore a library and the Gnome Illusionist detects magic and then decides to read one of the magic tombs. He is entranced and sits alone reading the book compulsively. The party locates a shrine and within it a secret passage down. This must be the way into the tomb! They locate a Dwarf who suffering from some form of insanity is quickly cured by the healing powers of the Fighter/Cleric (Gary) staff.
The Dwarf's name is Clavus Yapp. He is a 5th level Fighter/4th Level Mage (Apparently Dwarven NPCs can be Mages). Healed of his insanity, he speaks freely with the party and at the news of a secret passage down he starts to grab his gear and prepares to join the party on their adventure.
See you all Thursday night as you head deeper into the dungeons of the watch tower... What are you going to do about the Gnome (Steven V)?
Here are all of the characters who play Thursday night at the Wandering Dragon!
George - 5th Level Chaotic Good Human Ranger (Tracker). He has 55 Hit Points, AC 3, and swings two weapons. He is one of the lead fighters in the party and his most hated enemy are Bugbears. He is played by Scott.
Harly Hardhead - 5th/5th Level Lawful Good Dwarven Cleric (Curate II)/Fighter (Swashbuckler). He has 34 Hit Points, AC 0, and wields a magical bastard sword. He is possibly the most well-rounded character in the group, and is quickly becoming a favored member of the Temple of Odin. He is played by Gary.
Arya - 5th/5th Level Chaotic Neutral Drow Elf Fighter (Swashbuckler)/Thief (Burglar). She has 36 Hit Points, AC -2, and uses a +1 Longbow and +1 Longsword. She is the eldest party member having survived since this campaign started. She is an expert shot (To Hit modifiers; +3 Dex, +1 Elf, +1 Bow) and stealthy beyond compare due to her Cloak and Boots of Elvenkind. She is played by Danielle.
Arthur Lightbringer - 4th Level Lawful Good Human Paladin (Defender). He has 39 Hit Points, AC 0, and uses a 2-Handed Sword (Flame Tongue) named Trollfire. He is the chosen future protector of the Temple of Odin. He is played by Tom.
Wrynn Swiftblade - 4th Level Neutral Good Human Ranger (Courser). She has 41 Hit Points, AC -1, and wields a +2 Dragon Slayer Longsword. She is fearless in combat and her most hated enemy are Ogres. She is played by Liz.
Simon - 5th Level Neutral Half-Elf Magic User (Thaumaturgist) and 4th Level Thief (Robber). He has 29 Hit Points, AC 4, and possesses magical skills that are unquestionably critical to the party's survival. He is played by Steven H.
har' Ael Raer 'aser - 6th Level Chaotic Good Drow Elf Druid (Initiate of the 4th Circle). He has 34 Hit Points, AC 0, and carries a magical Snake Staff. He is the second longest lasting character in the party. He is the party conscience, recorder of party health, and a favored Druid of Ehlonna. He is played by Ian.
Sniffiblin Globen Hammer - 4th Level Chaotic Good Gnome Illusionist (Master Trickster). He has 17 Hit Points, AC 8, and is one of the newest members of the party. He was found hiding for his life in a Red Dragon's lair. He is played by Steven V.
Morgrath - 5th Level Chaotic Good Half-Orc Fighter (Swashbuckler). He has a massive 61 Hit Points, AC 0, and is notorious in battle. He is a 2nd line fighter and has recently built himself into a solid character. He is played by Jeremy.
Im - 1st/1st Level Neutral Half-Orc Fighter (Veteran)/Thief (Rogue) He has 9 Hit Points, AC 5, and is unproven in combat as he is the the newest member of the party. He is played by Julian.