Wierdo's Bhaalspawn BretherenSecret of Bone Hill Part 2 - The Castle
After having done all the quests she could find and resting at the local Inn, Wierdo's party decides to stroll outside (invisibly, of course) and noticed some dudes teleporting in. How strange! They couldn't see the party, but Wierdo didn't want to interrupt any plot lines so she prodded Annakin, the diplomat, to parlay with them.
They teleported the party up to see Mayor Arness in the castle. At first the Mayor was friendly and all of that. Annakin parlayed and kept prodding and we got some quest experience for taking care of the lizard men (and presumably the lizard women as well, but he could never tell the difference). Anni kept prodding and eventually she came out with the beginnings of an evil rant.
From this it quickly degenerated into a throne-room battle, just the kind a berserker like Annakin really lives for! Arness and her adviser, Tellish, seemed to be running for the door rather than fighting! They must be smarter than I thought. Everyone quickly focused on killing them except for Xan, who used a Wand of Monster Summoning to place a group of hobgoblins between them and the door. Annakin
julienned Mayor Arness on her own steps and, with nowhere to go, Tellish fell next. Tellish was carrying a letter that proved to be important later.
The fight was a good one. Everyone put in their best efforts and proved their worth.Annakin defended the entrance as orces began streaming in, Imoen pulled off a good backstab, Yeslick cracked skulls with his Frostreaver axe and Buddha cracked skulls with his fists and feet. Wierdo mostly snuck around and provided missile support.
After dealing with the guards and orcs on level one, the party re-invisibled for level two. This was good as Wierdo later came upon a pod of apprentice assassins. Rather than have a fussy battle, Wierdo and Xan simply snuck up and fireballed the lot of them, and that was that.
The rest of the castle fell pretty easily, like Annakin's flaming sword through butter. I really feel sorry for this acolyte:
After that, the party found some documents implicating Arness, told Holga about Wilbur and rescued Locinda from SOBH Pt1 (who has been captured and tortured by Lothar). Then they killed some more orcs & guards outside, freed some prisoners and went back to town to get some quest experience (some of which I think the party missed due to buggy behaviour).
Finally reading the letter found on Tellish's body, Wierdo was amazed to find out that it was Qualton the head priest at the temple in Restenford! Wow, waddayano? So, off to Restenford the party went.
The first person Wierdo talked to was Pelltar. He asked Wierdo to 'confront' Qualton, and we all know what that means. Wierdo decided to do something BOLD
instead. Qualton had always seemed a bit loopy to Wierdo, and she knew that he had been like this and somehow sick for a while. In their travels Buddha had collected 6 Restoration scrolls, so Wierdo asked him to use one on Qualton. Amazingly, it worked!
So the party were all transported into the basement of the Baron's huge house - which Wierdo didn't know about previously. He said that Qualton would be tried and his state of mind taken into account.
Then there was a few moments pause and Wierdo pulled her party back away from Pelltar, as she felt sure that he was about to send them back to the Sword Coast. Probably because the party was mostly invisible, this worked! Then they found a locked door protected by a Stone Golem. Annakin and Yeslick defeated it, but it did manage to hit Yeslick for 28hp!. Anyway, inside a locked and trapped chest Imoen found a buch of gems and an ....Efreeti Bottle
Anyway, after that Wierdo talked to Pelltar and was sent back to the Sword Coast! That is it for SOBH!
Next: Sword Coast and Baldur's Gate
Edited by Wierdo, 08 April 2011 - 12:17 PM.