Witchfire: I’m Making It Up As I Go Along
A D&D3E Adventure.
Ever have one of those red herrings the characters just have to dive into full force and no matter how you try to persuade to back on the path they just keep trudging on?
Cast of Characters:
- Devon the Wanderer - Human Monk (Shelby)
- Oswin Morror - Human Fighter (Peyton)
- Georgia Buttons - Halfling Rogue (Bailey)
- Thamier Liadon - Elven Ranger (Darryl)
- Lehtias Skylyre - Half-Elf Druid (Erin)
Our heroes fresh from battle with the wererats, when there was an explosion over head and the house collapsed on itself. A beam fell on Darren Thorngage and knocked him unconscious. He is down for the count and pinned by the beam. Lehtias makes sure he is okay and not bleeding out and the party decides to go forth. Georgie Buttons volunteers to stay behind and tend to Darren.
The rest of the party proceeds down the passageway with Oswin taking the lead, followed by Thamier, than Lehtias and Devon bringing up the rear. The passage ends at wall, as Oswin steps forward she discovered she stepped on a pressure plate, she steps off. That’s when Devon get’s a spear to the side. He’s impaled to the wall, meanwhile cursing Oswin out like a bat out of hell. Thamier goes to help her, he takes her down and gives her a potion of healing.
Georgia Buttons runs down the hallway, she heard Devon scream like a little japanese school girl in a horror film. She had tossed some light debris on Darren so that he wouldn’t be discovered. Georgia disables the trap and the party moves on. They find a secret door and open it.
They find a weretiger waiting for them (I guess the trap being set and the Devon’s scream alerted her). She has two short swords and proceeds to attack. The battle is short and sweet the weretiger guard was no match for Oswin. They enter a storage room where casks wine.
Going through another door they open up to find a huge pool room which is used to bathe as well, with benches, coat hooks and two other doors leading out. They open another door and discover another storage room but this time with crates. Thamier goes in to investigate and hears the sound of something breathing, down in a corner is a huge dire rat sleeping, Thamier is about to get a surprise attack and then he sneezed. The dire rat awakes and Georgia goes running down to help him. Meanwhile, the rest of the party hears splash from the pool to see a fish like being emerge, he stands there and looks at the Oswin, Devon and Lehtias and decides he better go and dives back into the pool. Georgia and Thamier finish off the dire rat.
The party looks into the pool and see that it goes ten feet down at one end and see a portal closing, they decide to deal with the situation when the time comes and proceed to the other door.
The door opens up with what used to be the acolyte room, to find that it is now a wererat haven, though since a large number of the beasts have been killed off by the party members there are only a few remaining and the heroes make quick work of that. They search the bunks and tables and pick up items and trinkets, and as they do so a huge Ogre bursts through the door at the other end of the room. He is ticked that the party killed his friends and he rages on them. The Ogre has a neck brace and has a club (sadly it’s a table leg) he hurts a few party members before he is taken down for the count.
The enter a room with a huge bed, with stairs leading up and a desk, table and cabinets (all having been looked through). Except for a chest which they found hidden underneath the stairs, it contains robes, a pitre a small box (with coins, gems and rings. All collection booty). Before they proceed upwards to the church.
As they enter they see a lot of pews piled up along the far wall and three catapults and a huge ballista in the space where the empty pews where. There Mr. Morrigon and two other fellows are looking over their inventory. Surprised to see the party still alive after all the minions they could muster for their cause. They proceed to do battle. And it’s a long hard fought battle with arrows flying, spells casting, bullets flying as well (since Morrigon was firing an arquebus!). In the end the heroes finally take down the trio and at this time the cavalry arrive!
Town watch who were called to the Morrigon residence due to the explosion have been digging around and uncovered Darren Thorngage in the rubble in the basement he tells them off what had happened. And, they happen to hear a shot of some kind coming from this abandoned temple and proceed to investigate. The party are greeted as heroes and proceed to head back to the Temple of Morrow to lick their wounds.