The party finally made it to Hammerfast. After a brief stop at the Market to pick up some phat lootz, we headed to the Temple of Ioun and met Kendred, a bibliophile gnome. He was happy to give us some gold (not as much as Cale wanted, but no one ever gives us THAT much) for the books, and had another job for us- track down some suspiciously undead-sounding fellows who had made off with a ritual scroll of his.
We talked to an office of the Hammerfast guard, who pointed us towards a temple south of the city where the thieves had been spotted. Finding the temple suspiciously empty and filled with statues/murals honoring the evil god Torog, we headed down through a trap door. Bodies, more bodies, and a dude who had grafted a troll’s arm onto his body greeted us. We picked up a necrotic amulet he was wearing and, well, bad things happened. Where “bad things” means “every undead creature in the area suddenly became very interested in killing us”. We fought off the wight and his zombie friends and felt very good about ourselves until we headed upstairs.
The area around the temple was rapidly filling with hundreds, if not thousands, of zombies. Oops. Our heroes rapidly went to work barring the doors and waiting for sunrise. Things went pretty well… at first… as we fended off the horde, but where there’s an undead will there’s an undead way. The first couple of times our defenses were breached we had no problem fighting off your standard zombies, but shortly before sunrise the great zombie invasion crested. Remember all those hobgoblins we killed in Kiris Dahn? Remember the really, really big orc? Yeah. Not only did we have to greet our latest guests with some undead ass-kicking, we had to keep the doors barred while we are at it. Franzen pulled off some real McGuyver moves as he passed Theivery check after Theivery check, while the rest of the party focused on taking down undead Vox. Many zombies were killed, and our heroes only came close to dying – no actual deaths. Loot collected, we’re on our way back to Hammerfast for some much-deserved rewards (and hopefully a nice extended rest…)Loot
- 90gp for returning the books
- gloves of agility
- duelist shortsword +1
- 260gp worth of junk on all the undead corpses
- 120 gp for returning the scroll to Kendred