From the Journal of Carok the somewhat: The frequency of undead things seems to have slowed down. We faced another one of those constructs, a bone golem, and fortunately the clerics and fighter dispatched it. (yes Pikes - found himself and started being useful again.) This is good because then seem to be immune to most magical attacks - fire and lightning. They dispatached a cockatrice and Dent fired up a cube that kept multiplying when struck. But, as soon as we rest up in this place a little we get pummeled again. This time is was some knolls or other dog like and foul beast. They had a shaman in there group who bound me up in a temporary paralyzed condition after giving me a blythe. I have been working so hard to make sure Jayal is safe, mostly from herself, but now she came in from invisible and helped the clerics and Pike to destroy them - taking damage in her weaken state. I just hope I can use my wits to keep us both live to get out of here and find her the healing she needs from the mummy rot.
Post by dragonforgotten on Jul 29, 2018 21:37:37 GMT -5
feels like this job is getting more and more bull*** as we progress upwards instead of down. You would'nt think find a dead guy would be this hard. Ive been reduced to a pack mule but I'm not complaining too much since Coark now has made me invisible in exchange for leaving himself vulnerable. Im not sure how i feel about him being so exposed in this tower. If i was well i would be feeling less like dead weight. I think that should be a pun but I'm not known to have a funny bone. Oh look theres another one. I think this illness and this tower are driving me insane if the other adventures have'nt already. Pikes back thanks the gods because now were actually have the muscle power to rip through those annoying golems.
Were resting in the new safe room but i cant sleep again. Im both hot and cold. Ive been awaken in the middle of the night by a cold sweat. Ive been thinking about that lizard from all the way back at Tems prison. Are there more monsters out there that can turn you to stone? If we run into one well, we'll be in trouble. Im going to bring this up with Victor. My gut is telling me that i shouldn't ignore this any longer along with my ignorance with beasts and monsters. Coark may have been joking about the Jala picture book but there might be some use in having a monster manual.
Holy *** I'm amazed at my pin point accuracy on foreseeing the future because look what we have stumbled upon. A room, full of statues and angry chicken snakes. Im going to take the corpse with me. When i get back ill try to study it plus it will make a nice batch of chicken stew. the snake will add to the flavor.
Ah Hyna men, we meet again. I remember these a******. Back when i only had a dagger and a old wooden door. What are the odds, its like a sick remember of my imprisionment. If i wasn't invisible and alliing i would stick my dagger through its throat but thats not my job today. Im not worried, Pike and Victor are struggling but Carok will do his sleeping thing and then the blood bath will star-....
S**, S***! Damn. Carok is frozen, Pike and Victor are fading fast! S***! If i don't do something they'll die and the wizards will be easy picking for these dogmen. I feel afraid for myself in this state but i must go. I wont cower in the corner while they kill my friends. If we die here we die together. I need to make them bleed. I can see the *** who did this to Carok, he has that smug look on his face so I'm going to wipe it off his stupid mug. Ive creeped into the room, pulled back my bow and shot him dead center. Its just too bad there just so damn tough. Its like shooting a brickwall. He coming over. Its time to get ready. What should i do next. Black jack? Not enough time. Dagger? Still in the bag. Ahhhh, f***! You son of a ****! Ill strangle you with your own intestines you ****! Wait Pike? Oh thank god he killed it. The rooms been cleared... Everyone is still here......
Its starting to hurt now. I'm starting to feel worst then when i began. Im really not feeling well. Im just going to lean against the wall, get some rest. Wait for the pain to lessen... ****
I almost felt guilt at dispatching those werebeast, rare that I bloody my own hands. But, they almost had me fooled and certainly would of found a time to attack us by surprise or when we were at our weakest. Thank the gods that Jala reminded be of the wolvesbane, Speaking of Jala, she found a pretty deadly trap by setting is off, luckily she was quick enough not to fall. Then she impulsively threw metal chest into it, reveling how dangerous it really is. The new adventures that wandered in have been helpful. Interesting to see other wizards than Dent and myself. And that dancing poison was a sight to see.
Post by dragonforgotten on Aug 9, 2018 21:53:29 GMT -5
Im not talking about the spider. The spider is just like the courtessa, making me dance until i collapse. Victor is acting reckless, he's run off by himself while we're all her jittering about. I cant believe i couldn't see the trap! I searched three time and i still couldn't see it! The chest was F**** empty! I was so angry i threw the chest down the trap door but oh look there was ANOTHER trap door after that one. i felt bad we had to put the dogs down, blame the beast not the man. From the stories that crazy Grandma Nida. She wasn't my grandma personally but she was like a grandmother figure for all the girls under the courtessas caravan. She would come up with the most craziest stories. One was she would rattle on about all stores from my peoples past. One she would say is that werewolves are men trapped in a wolfs body. they are like rapid dogs at night, unaware of the evil they commit. Slap them with wolfbane and they go crawling back from whence they came. If there was one thing we knew about her was that she was superstitious as F***. She would never let us leave the caravan at night unless we had some stake and some garlic. Her favorite stories she liked to use to scare the S*** out of us was the vampire stories. Vampires that looks like beautiful men who attack beautiful girls dry of their virgin blood. Theres nothing to worry, vampires don't exist in the first place. These near death experience are getting too close. Everyone paralysis, one arrow, one ghoul and a very, very lucky shot. Not bad for an incredibly ill archer with a shaky arm. I have the devils luck.
Another close call for Carok, i had to hold onto the bleeding hole to keep him from bleeding out while everyone else took out the gargoyles. let me rephrase this. I had too put my already bloody hands into another persons blood. This is why you were gloves in a dungeon. Of course i would do it again but he better pray he doesn't get an infection.
F*** hell, i cant even get a somewhat good nights sleep without ghosts coming in here.
I cant believe Dent tried to take that ghosts book, you don't screw with a ghosts obsession. Its basic fact. We found our man and finial we have put the ghost to bed! Yess! Pike and the new Cleric look god awful though, i don't know what we could do to think them. The Cleric looks really bad, he looks like he aged 20 years in a span of twenty minutes. we found my wyvern but we have to set our priorities straight. were too weak to fight it and theres bigger fish to bake.
gos se, the crazy blind old bat was right. Hell no! We've been conned! No one told me we're dealing with F*** vampires! Come to think of it the Courtessa was like a vampire but at least she wasn't a real f*** vampire, i think.... no no, back to the topic at hand. I don't think i brought enough garlic for this. I only have one bottle of holy water, some wolfbane. maybe make some wooden stakes out of the chairs in here. F***, no ones drinking my blood today.
A big error on my part assuming a conversation Jala overheard while listen at a door that was in common and about treasure, I assumed they where humans or at least humanoids. Lesson learned. The gargoyles where terrifying, Jala saved me again.We found the corpse and it is in the shroud - but now there is a vampire. Before this trip I would of told you these beast are only legend, But, now after seeing what the magically alive foul dead can do, I am certain they are real. We must dispatch him, but all I want is for to leave here alive with Jala,
Post by dragonforgotten on Aug 21, 2018 1:17:54 GMT -5
We climbed deeper into the bowels of the fortress and nearly were eaten by leeches not five seconds later. Dent and the sub cleric nearly bit the dust. glade they didn't. It definitely turns me away from the flooded room for good though. Squirrly and Carok seems to be have some terrible luck with theses ghosts and zombie. We can only hope the church can fix them like they can for me. The vampire seems like its ready for us considering he sent a white that speaks and control the other undead. Im constantly reminded that i should have bought more garlic. If only SOMEONE in the church had mentioned this helpful bit of knowledge..
We found a statue that protects from the undead and heals, sadly its still s*** in fixing me. Ive almost forgotten how to feel not diseased at this point. On top of that my pelt might not be saveable. This job has taken too damn long. Im very sad now.
The Vampire has kidnaped his first victim, a girl a few ages younger then me. I should have known. Once again grandmas stories have come true. They do drink the blood of pretty young women. God rest her soul. I felt pity for her at first but the moment she opened her mouth she started to piss me off. How could she worried about such frivolous things like her hair and dress. It just boils my blood to see someone lady? and moan about their misfortunes but do nothing about it. Your in a god damn dungeon full of literal ghosts and ghouls! You don't just WAIT for someone to save your a***, you do it yourself! HE left you alone for how long and you did F*** all! I even offered to teacher her how to defend herself but the silly girl refuses. Its kill or be killed her, you watch after yourself or you die. I gave her a massive earful about all of it. I also found a secret passage way that leads to nowhere, filled with wine. Dent seems to want to start a winery but how the f*** is she going to carry all this garbage around? It could be blood for all she knows. Why she will not let me settle this is beyond me.
We explored more and found another statue room. Were not even going to touch this room. Carok got quit greedy and it bit him and everyone in the a***. Once things calmed down i decided to try to get the bag he wanted since it seemed so damn important. I was halfway their when i stepped into something disgusting and it made a wet squelching sound. It triggered the centipede and i hauled a*** out of there. Stilled failed to get the bag. Well get it eventually.
Post by dragonforgotten on Aug 29, 2018 23:55:45 GMT -5
Well, s*****. Just when I starting to feel better to after drink that mystic holy water. This really is it isn't it? No magic miracles. Just my body being torn to shreds as my mind fades away and i depart back to the light i temporarily avoided. I knew i should have been up front in the formation rather then the back. I could be playing the "I should have, shouldn't haves" but this wont change my fate of being tore apart by dire wolves. At least i can die having sent letters to the other girls of my fate ahead of time, my gut was telling me we wouldn't survive this one. Knowing this i still went. Ive been with these guys for a very long time so i gladly would walk through the valley of death with them.
Sign, im so disappointed in my situation. There was so many things i wanted to do, the girls back home that i wanted to save. I wish i could have at least gotten a sword into the vampire. Honestly i had a chance to escape alive, i had a invisibility potion. I could have waited it out and then come back for revenge but seeing our situation i realized. Everyone is dead. Carok, Dent, Squirrley, our other Cleric. F** Gaston though, that dirty traitor. I hope he suffers in agony as the vampire drains him dry for cleaving through my friends. Also F*** Carra, knew we shouldn't trust her. That weak willed sissy that stole our loot. the only one left among us is Pike, who's traveled to parts unknown on a important mission, and Victor who was struggling against a powerful unknown foe and told us to go on without him as he fought back the hoard of undead. I cant live my life through hatred and single minded vengeance, to live with the death of the people i've been with for so long would have been too much for me to swallow. We die together, my friends. My luck simply ran out. I was powerless to stop him in this life. Ill no longer be dragged down by the sorrow and burden of deaths I've witnessed. Ill be free from the scarres that life has carved deep inside of me and twisted me up inside. I hope if i'm reborn that i can be a rogue once again, i wouldn't have it any other way. Soon ill be rejoined with the Thief god (AN: I think they exist here. Not sure. If not ill take that seat lol) among the pantheon of the greatest tricksters and meet my fallen comrades but know this
I will not go quietly into the night! I may have been unshackled from my mortal body but my spirit will never parish. I've carved a path for other thieves to follow in my wake. I've left them the tools to complete their tasks. It is all here. They just have to take it. Wherever they may go i will go with. Ill watch over them as a protective guardian and in sure they will not fail miserably as i have. They will inherit my will. A stoke of luck in a impossible situation will be me. A chance score will be me, a opportunity will be me. My name will spread across Mystara, Jala the Wild, The Dancing Death. the Mage killer, The Slayer of the triple dragons, Defiler of the undead. Maybe one day when i grow in power and fortune smiles on me i will return to this plane and continue my work. If thieves die they will have a home with me so they wont be alone in death. I will have my vengeance but it will not be through my hands like i thought, but through the hands of my descendants; those greedy thieves who inspire for more from life and refused to be shackled. even though we maybe unrelated to blood you are all my family. I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world. Ursa, Carra, you better watch yourselves and be prepared, you F***ing B*****. Good bye my closes friends, I love you all.
-Jala the 1st Great Thief Lord, Shadow stalker, Mother of rogues RIP may her spirit forever be enteral and her legacy echos through the eons
Ps: Sorry we lost your stuff Victor and Pike, my bad. At least i don't owe anyone anymore and Moz is being taken care of by the sherif.