12 Madrot 150: Descend into Slaughtergarde Armory to explore the west side.
It seems we will never leave this awful place. It just seems to go on and on but I know we have to keep this portal from being re-opened or really bad things will descend upon us. I shudder to think what would come through if we fail.
So we head back down and take one of the lifts we have not used yet. It leads us to a corridor with 2 hallways. Kytex says something about left containing evil and since we are just fumbling around in the dark anyway, we head to the left. Sven activates the fiery archway and much to his surprise there is a DRAGON behind it. Oh my it’s really a real and true to life dragon!! It’s not quite as big as I thought dragons would be but still it is really nasty looking. It makes sounds as if it is actually talking but I do not understand it or maybe I am imagining it. I mean, come on, a TALKING dragon.
Well this thing proceeded to tear into Sven. It was so fast and it’s attacks were coming from all directions. These damn portals keep opening and closing and at one point Sven and Kytex were on the other side, with the dragon, all by themselves!!! I activated the portal and when it opened Sven was down and Kytex was fighting the beast so it didn’t eat poor Sven. I imagine he would have made a tasty meal for that dragon. I mean he has a good bit of muscle to fill up that big dragon belly. I was very glad that we did NOT find Sven sticking out of the dragons mouth when we got back inside.
Wren saw the terrible situation and ran to Svens aid. I moved in as well and Jotas continued blasting the beast with spells. As we hacked at the dragon we saw two tieflings emerge. It seemed as if this dragon was talking to them. Sven, Kytex, and Jotas had weakened the dragon that with one last hit I managed to take it down. The rogue was attacking Wren and she was not doing to badly against him. But the others finally took out the tieflings and we managed to regroup at that point.
Kytex helped me get two barbs off the dragon that I think I can get made into really exquisite daggers.
We slayed the mighty dragon, Oraxtrik and his sniveling tiefling rogue and wizard. Then rested in dragon’s chamber. (not sure our characters actually discovered his name)
13 Madrot 150: Descend western stairway deeper into Slaughtergarde Armory;
After we rested we had room after room of gnoll soldiers, barbarians and clerics of Vangal. It seemed we headed the wrong way in looking for one of the 2 missing items. But then finally in last room there were 30 of gnoll clerics guarding this weird box that had little heads all talking or maybe it was chanting. It was very disturbing and I was very happy when Jotas lit up the heads and the cleris with a fireball. HA! No more chanting for you Creepy Heads!
We managed to take them down without any casualties and claim from them The Ark of the Resurgent Mountain (The force for good bound and reversed).
We returned to dragon chamber to rest and heal. We had a couple of visitors in the night but the boys dispatched them. Sadly we still have one more piece to find.
14 Madrot, begin further exploration, seeking the sigil.