The Gilded Rose Part Four - Confronting Our Assailants
After having left the confines of the Cloakwood Forest, our group of heroes ventured deep down south to the forgotten tower of Durlag. Hoping to find some easy treasure, the group entered with caution. Bows and swords were raised, ready to fight whatever evils lay inside.
The group decided to check the upper levels out first. Here they encountered a ghost, a possible friend of the late Durlag. The ghost attacked the group and Mad Man
and The All Seing Eye
died in one swift stroke from a cloudkill spell. Quin
went invisible and gathered their belongings. She and Tiax
went to the closest temple, resurrected their friends and headed back into the tower. This time around Mad Man
was out for revenge and the ghost stood no chance against his fury.
On the top level of the tower, the group encountered a succubus. Although she did not attack straight away, her threats made Tiax
and Mad Man
uneasy and they took the fight to her. Mad Man
finished her off with a devastating blow.
Seing as the only other way is down, our heroes went down to the basement and into the first level of Durlag's Tower. Many enemies and traps awaited them, but careful planning and skill proved to be the savior of the day.
The four riddles were solved, but the fight exhausted the group. Love was still standing and disappeared after the group had rested. He did leave behind his bottle of love as a reminder of the battle that could have been (I could have edited the savegame to give me the wardstone, but I opted to keep the game as clean as possible).
With the door into the lower levels locked and sealed forever, The Gilded Rose went north to the glorious city of Baldur's Gate. They were met by Elminster again and a representative of the Thieves' Guild. They were offered a job to steal some items. Sounding easy, Quin
accepted the job on behalf of the group. Before leaving the Guild, Quin
found a special book and upon reading it, she learned some tricks as to stay ever vigilant and agile in combat (19 -> 20 dex).
The group left the Guild and wandered into a random tavern. Here they were greeted by another band of adventures. A drink was shared, but the festivities were ruined when a rival adventure band entered the tavern. A fight ensured between the two groups with The Gilded Rose as the ultimate winner.
Before any real work was to be done, the group decided to explore the city. They came upon a wizard's tower. Quin
opted to explore it invisible while the rest of the group stayed behind. Inside she found another strange tome and upon reading it felt she had gained a better understanding of the intricate mysteries of magic.
After returning to the group, it was decided that play time was up. Time to confront the Iron Throne. They made their way to the dockside and found the building described in the documents taken from Cloakwood Forest. Making their way to the top, they discovered a plot to dupe the Grand Dukes into going to war with Amn. Despite their best efforts they could not stop the emissary of the Grand Dukes from going to a meeting at the top floor. Our heroes went to investigate and were assaulted by a group of six well skilled men. A battle ensured.Quin
stayed in the shadows before entering the fray while Mad Man
hacked away in delight. Tiax
summoned his ghast while The All Seing Eye
summoned a few skeletons to keep the ranged support busy. An enemy was captured in a Hold Person spell and when Quin
entered the fray, it was all over.
Rummaging through the pile of bodies, our heroes discovered the whereabouts of the real leaders of the Iron Throne and evidence implicating them in the troubles plaguing the Sword Coast. They headed back to Duke Eltan and reported their findings...Next Up
- Candlekeep revisted
Edited by Yogohong, 18 April 2011 - 09:09 PM.