Forgotten Realms: Age of Worms
Daggerford, Entry into the Old Observatory, Session Ten
The old observatory sat in silence as the young heroes surveyed the exterior. Here I sit in my plush chair with the comforts of home as the group searched out more danger to confront. In a way I envied them, but my adventuring days are behind me. As I scry I see them open a lower door under the entry way, as I viewed the party I saw the ugly undead creature come flying out from the shadows. I think it was a Grave Mite, but I could not be certain. The nasty critter took a couple wicked bites out of grog before they quickly dispatched it. After a cursory search the group followed Grog the half-orc up to the entry where he searched for traps, and possible defenses. After opening the door, he was promptly met with three heavy cross-bow bolts, but his exceptional dexterity allowed him to evade being stuck by any of them. In the entry room stood three skeletons. As a group they coordinated an assault on the room and was able to quickly destroy the skeletal undead before they could wreak any substantial injuries on the party. The heroes continued exploring the old observatory, but at this point it looked as if an owl familiar might have spotted Azeryths Raven familiar “Horus” when it went up to the lit window on the third floor. No alert or offense came upon them so they continued to search out the remaining rooms on the ground level. It was not until they entered the main dining hall where they realized they were up against a psychotic necromancer. The necro by the name of “Filge” was the resident of the abode according to his animated dinner party. It appeared this necro was sick and crazy. Azeryth appeared to be very animated when they realized it was a necromancer they were dealing with. It was obvious he was not too pleased. I had a laugh watching the reaction on the parties faces as Grog sat down at the head of the table enjoying the crazy pantomiming of the dead dinner guests. The party finished clearing the lower level, and then explored the second floor where they found the main living quarters of the necromancer. Filge’s taste in décor was much like the suspected mind of the man. It appeared that the group found a few items of interest along with the necro’s spell book. As the group searched Nyphystra picked up a platinum piece off a preserved head and it triggered an alarm. At this point it was guaranteed they alerted anyone in the observatory. No offensive action appeared, but a voice from the upper floor come calling. It sound like Filge looked to coax the adventurers up to the third floor. As I watched the party make preparation’s to assault the necromancer on his terms I grew apprehensive, and felt a slight fear for their safety. I was sure this would be a true test of the parties’ skill, and tactics in combat.
~ Talon’Var Kreshyn
26 Mirtul, 1374 Year of Lightning Storms