Slingbill | Human Monster Hunter | Mats
Sigurd Slapptask | Human Bounty Hunter | Flan
Quatsing | Caliban Avenger | Martin
Ernie ”MacWyvern” Lint | Elf Survivalist | Berndt
Iznogoud | Caliban Dashing Rogue | Djuro
Session Six – Dead by Dawn
After having talked to Constable Gremin, you went to pay a visit to the village Priest – Shaman Brucian. Dawn was beginning and the extent of the damage and violence from the passing night became evident in a much visceral way. Dead and undead bodies everywhere, where they had fallen in battle. No one answered at the priest’s house, so you invited yourselves and searched the house, but no evidence of foul play was uncovered. Next, you went to the church nearby. A lot of villagers was laying out rows of bodies in various states of decay in front of the church. You found the priest inside, working to help his flock.
The Priest told you about the fateful night a month ago:
- Jean and Luc had come in the middle of the night with the horribly mangled and dead Marcel on a cart.
- Brucian had attempted a Raise Dead spell from his scroll, but it had not worked.
- After the failed resurrection attempt, Luc and Jean had stormed away from the church.
- This was the last time he had seen Jean or Marcel, although a letter from Jean had told him about Luc being sent away to the stilt house in the swamp (by Jean).
Meanwhile, Slingbill and Quatsing have gone to the Full Moon Inn, where they discover that young Luc seems to have awakened from his insanity as from a bad dream.
After having talked to Shaman Brucian, everyone gathered at the Inn where Luc recounted the story of Marcel’s obsession with the Scroll of Hyskosa and his frantic search for the fabled document. He also told them of the fateful night when he and Marcel found the scroll and how they got attacked by the ancient undead in the Old Cemetery, and how they were saved in the last moment by Jean.
The PCs and Luc went to the d’Tarascon Townhouse to search for the scroll, which was found hidden behind a bookcase on the second story of the eerily silent and empty house. They also found a black cloak with red liquorice in the pockets. The meaning of the cryptic text on the scroll was however impossible to figure out.
After a brief discussion the PCs decided to search the d’Tarascon Mansion for further clues, well aware of the monsters waiting there in the dark rooms…
Well armed, and ready for battle, our heroes enter the abandoned mansion through the front doors. Finding nothing they proceeded to the left (south) finding…nothing. Then, after searching the large ballroom with the stairs (where they fought last time) they were suddenly attacked by ten snarling things coming out of several doors and attacking from all directions! The battle was furious with lots of wounds dealt to the heroes, but at last all the abominations lay dead and mangled on the floor.
This was another type of monster: fast, cunning with a blood-curdling shriek, razor sharp claws and a vicious poison bite that would paralyse a large man in seconds! Curiously, all the monsters wore the remnants of servant or field worker clothes…
We left of just when the head of the last of the beasts thumped to the floor with a dull thud…leaving our heroes drenched in blood and gore, wounded and scared…