Allies Come and Go

As the party engages the drow leading the assault of the complex an unusual ally joins the fight. The duel wielding bugbear made quick work of the drow blademaster awing those who witnessed. Seeing that the party was in capable hands the barbarian retired to the empty armory to rest. The drow poison was clearly taking a toll on him.

Not sure where to go, Cedric approaches the drow guards in front of the double doors. He calmly asks if they have earned their freedom. The drow calmly reply “only in death do you earn your freedom”. Stares are exchanged as another party member approaches and joins the conversation. Cedric asks, “Will you pursue us if we leave” and the guard replies “we are in charge of guarding these doors not you, others will pay for your escape not I”. As the third party member approaches, the guards, sure of an impending battle, let loose a volley of bolts from their hand crossbows. Battle ensues but the guards are quickly dropped.

The party decided to explore the complex before the main troops return. First stop was the sleeping quarters were they dispatched a few more guards and a drow sniper. The party also freed the remaining slaves in the prison.

Next stop was the guest quarters. Each door of this hallway was guarded with glowing spider glyphs. Eon attempted to disarm the first glyph but was instead blasted with a considerable amount of necrotic energy. Shrugging off the blast he opened the door only to be face to face with a mind flayer, one of the Underdark’s scariest denizens. The party rushed the mindflayer and scored several devastating blows quickly felling it before he had time to rape the party’s minds.

The glyph on the next door also proved to be troublesome for the party assailing them with poison damage. Toma peered into the door and saw no creatures. He decided to make his way into the room for further investigation not knowing a master drow assassin was hiding in wait. He took his first step in when he felt the sting of many bolts in his neck. It all happened so quick, and before the party realized what had happened there was a magical darkness in the room. The next sound coming from the room was the cleric hitting the ground bleeding to death with poison racing through his veins. The party rushed into the room and past the darkness only to be ambushed by the drow. She darted between party members slicing each viscously with her rapier the whole time taking mighty blows from the party. In the end it would be the party who would be victorious. It would be Cedric to stabilize the dying cleric and Eon to administer the potion to bring the cleric back.

Cedric after seeing two of the other glyphs disabled the third with ease. Once inside the party searched the room and found a small chest.



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